Thursday, June 30, 2016
The hotel was built in the 1880's by one of the owners of Macy's department store. It is a smaller boutique hotel with only 94 guest rooms. It has been fully renovated while maintaining its original masculine Victorian style. We were extremely pleased to be accommodated with an early check-in on arrival. The room was comfortably sized and attractively decorated with a modern lodge look complete with faux animal heads. We freshened up and hit the streets.
The Hotel Jerome has a fantastic location in downtown Aspen on Main Street. It is in easy walking distance to the Rio Grande Park, Aspen Mountain, shopping of any kind, a bike rental shop and great food and wine, all of which we enjoyed during our short 4 day and 3 night stay.
We also made use of the Hotel Jerome's Mercedes GL-450 loaner car. They allow each guest to borrow it for four hours during their stay at no cost. We drove to nearby Glenwood Hot Springs, aka The Spa of the Rockies, to check out the world's largest hot springs pool. This venue had a bit more of a waterpark or amusement park feel than others that we have enjoyed. Another group that we spoke with had used the car to drive up into the Maroon Bell mountains, also very doable in the allotted time frame.
On our final day, the hotel was quite full with a wedding party so we did not get the late checkout for which we had hoped but the hotel was able to keep our bags until our departure time. Again, they provided our ride to the airport.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
|The Judge at the Houstonian|
"The Sidewalk Judge" line were the first that I had seen of Seward Johnson's art. This series is a tribute to an earlier generation of men who would while away their hours in town talking to passersby. Each looks ready to enjoy a casual chat should someone decide to join him. Always seated on a park bench, everyone is welcome to sit for a bit and share their thoughts. Each of these reminds me of my grandfather.
|The Judge in Napa Valley|
I will be looking for more doppelgangers in my future travels. Do you have any Seward Johnson sidewalk art near you?