Aspen’s Hidden Gem

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.

In the heart of Aspen

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. As a lifelong wanderlust, Butler’s voyages have taken her to far reaches of the globe, where she’s 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.

The Residence Hotel is unmistakable: A prominent location, unrivaled architecture, design, and aesthetic, and a treasured example of the fading history of Aspen – all enhanced by Terry’s singular vision and personality.

Boutique luxury hotel in a 130yr old historic building with eight elegant suites.

Premier location in Aspen Block Building on Galena, two blocks from the gondola on Aspen Mountain and surrounded by dozens of restaurants and retail shops.

Rooms are spacious, featuring 20 ft. ceilings and are filled with the finest furniture, art and antiques.

Full-size kitchens in all but one suite; wood burning fireplaces, jacuzzis, canopy beds, and marble bathrooms in most suites.

Brimming with crystal chandeliers, Persian carpets, marble, and hand-painted Mexican and Portuguese tiles. Museum-quality paintings, down comforters, and Ralph Lauren Linens adorn each suite.

since 1996

History and Heritage

These are the things that make The Residence a pillar in the Aspen community, and even with two decades of loyal and distinguished guests that span from entertainers and athletes to artists and politicians, somehow the hotel still maintains a subtle mystique as the city’s hidden gem.

Your host 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. As a lifelong wanderlust, Butler’s voyages have taken her to far reaches of the globe, where she’s 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.

The Residence Hotel is one of the few hotels left anywhere that has the owner, Ms. Terry Butler, living on the premises. Having been a Colorado rancher for many years she started the hotel shortly after selling her Woody Creek Ranch to actor Don Johnson.

The hotel is filled with her personal collection of art and antiques and her presence certainly insures an attention to detail and service most unusual to find.