The Residence Hotel

An Enchanting Boutique-Hotel Experience In The Heart Of Aspen

History & Heritage

The Residence Hotel is currently the longest
operating small business in the town of Aspen.
Inside The Residence, every wall tells a story, and the very building itself has been part of the Aspen community for over 130 years. The hotel opened its doors to guests in 1996 after being aesthetically curated by long-time Aspen native, Terry Butler.

Right in the heart of Aspen

Just a few steps from the base of Ajax Mountain in Aspen, one of America’s finest ski resorts, overlooking the storied village, The Residence Hotel serves as a welcome retreat for guests with sublime expectations. With decades of loyal and distinguished guests that span from entertainers and athletes to artists and politicians, the hotel maintains a subtle mystique as the city’s hidden gem. Here, your stay is as much about comfort and relaxation, as it a global adventure through history. The Residence Hotel’s unique interior design is combined with inspirations from rich cultures across the globe – European, Asian, Indian, and Tibetan. The Residence has an authenticity and a special eclectic feel. Visitors can expect their luxurious and tranquil accommodations to be accompanied by the highest standard of guest services. There is a remarkable sense of homeyness that turns moments at The Residence into lasting memories.

This place is perfect, old world charm and sophisticated elegance.

I recently spent three days at The Residence Hotel in Aspen Colorado. Terry Butler, who could be described as a Grand Dame of Aspen, has created a haven that is both opulent elegance and homely charm. Without a doubt one of the truly excellent hotel experiences I have ever had.

– Michael

Great location in the middle of Aspen's "fun" district!

The Residence Hotel is located in the absolute best spot in Aspen, sandwiched between the shopping and pubs & restaurants. Each of the rooms is unique with a special theme, with ours being French. The windows open to the sights and sounds of Aspen, with a cool breeze negating the need for AC.

– Michael

A very luxurious hotel in the centre of Aspen

We have just come back to Australia after spending a wonderful week in Aspen in summer. We stayed in the Residence Hotel and we were delighted with the quality of the hotel and the size of the two bedroom apartment which also had a large kitchen and lounge room. 

Great Hotel in Aspen

We stayed at the Residence Hotel in June and it was a wonderful experience. We had a two bedroom suite and the décor was amazing. It is located in the center of town, close to restaurants and shopping (Prada was just across the street). Terry is a fabulous host and made us feel so welcome.

– Terry

Best Place to Stay In Aspen

The Residence Hotel is easily the best place to stay when visiting Aspen. The hotel is located in the center of town, so it is just steps away from the gondola, restaurants, Belly Up, and night life. The rooms always exceed expectations and Terry (the owner) is truly a wonderful person. The staff goes above…

The “Original residence hotel in Aspen”

Terry Butler, whose life is like something out of an adventure novel; set out to create a place that any traveler could escape to, yet still get a sense of home. Terry has carefully collected the finest furniture, art and antiques to decorate the halls and rooms at The Residence. With this, the hotel is a true extension of a compelling woman who shares her passion for life, culture, adventure, and love with every guest who enters up the hotel’s stairs from prestigious Galena Street.

Terry Butler


There is no other hotel like the Residence Hotel – not in Aspen, not in Colorado, not in any mountain town. The hotel has absorbed and personifies the history, glamour, and energy of over 100 years in Aspen. It cannot be replicated or rebuilt in any fashion. It deserves to play a key role in the unfolding future of Aspen.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to arrival will forfeit a cancellation fee of $50.00 and 1 nights lodging. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to arrival are nonrefundable. We recommend travel insurance. We look forward to your visit. If we may assist you in any way with your vacation or travel arrangements, please feel free to contact us.