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The Molly Gibson Lodge

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Brushing up on your Victorian-era literature is definitely not par for the course before enjoying a stay at the Molly Gibson Lodge. But, in case you snoozed through high English class, here’s an annotated primer: In British novelist Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel Wives and Daughters, Molly Gibson’s is far from your typical, gentrified English country-sweetheart. She is a loveable, slightly naïve girl-next-door who disdains exhibits of prudish class snobbery and housewife domestication. Her saga is one of unbridled romance, loss, existential mystery, enduring love, and personal rejuvenation. As far as Victorian-era female protagonists go, she is a very sophisticated lady.
The Molly Gibson LodgeThe Molly Gibson Lodge
Thankfully, Hotels in Aspen do not require Spark Notes or a background in literary criticism. However, the Molly Gibson Lodge exudes a similar finesse and social grace to the property’s fictitious Victorian namesake. It provides comfortable and debonair accommodations in a cozy ski lodge design. The Molly Gibson was built in the 1980s, breathing vitality and energy into the design of the then-flourishing ski lodge-as-hotel genre. After a cosmetic update in 2007, the Molly Gibson continues to ooze character with huge wallpapered black and white pictures of the mine at Ute City, posh beddings, and a fresh coat of paint. The result is a stylish and contrary alternative to Aspen’s list of boutique lodging options.

The 53 sundry guestrooms and suites of the Molly Gibson Lodge are foxy and fashionable with satin-accented tones. All rooms are decked with contemporary wooden furnishings, flat-screen LCD televisions, iPod alarm clocks, and embellished by a tasteful antique or the occasional sepia photograph from Aspen’s mining town days. Some rooms include fully functional wood burning fireplaces and fantastic vistas of the snowcapped mountains towering above downtown Aspen. The Jacuzzi Rooms include a deep soaking Jacuzzi tub. Guests looking to curl up fireside in a private living room can opt for the deluxe rooms.

The lodge is situated around a beautiful heated pool and three gurgling hot tubs, including one tucked into the courtyard with stately Aspen trees and pines. The outdoor space is a scenic and enchanting location to sip a cocktail in the afternoon while watching the sun fade over Aspen Mountain. Inside, guests can enjoy après ski by a blazing fireplace in Molly's Bar.

Recently bought by the nearby Hotel Aspen, the Molly Gibson cordially extends superb tradition of service. A complimentary airport shuttle picks guests up from the airport and can assist guest transportation around town. The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast in the morning for hungry skiers, hikers, or shoppers. Located on the perimeter of Downtown Aspen, near Paepake Park, the Molly Gibson is a short five-minute walk to the dining, shopping, and entertainment in the downtown mall and the Gondola up Ajax Mountain.

The Molly Gibson is the pedigree of the modern Aspen experience, providing memorable vacation accommodations with a healthy dose of class, service, and style. The Molly Gibson of Victorian literature was a character known to charm suitors by her personality, looks, and hospitality. When you come to Aspen, don’t be surprised if a similar suiting occurs from your stay at the Molly Gibson.

The Molly Gibson Lodge
101 W Main St,
Aspen, CO 81611
970-925-3434
www.mollygibson.com

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