Aspen Meadows Resort

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 3, 2009 5:54 pm


845 Meadows Road, Aspen, CO 81611

In the early 1950s, Aspen Institute founder, Walter Paepcke, commissioned the renowned Bauhaus architect and artist, Herbert Bayer, to give shape to an idea. It was Paepcke’s vision to transform forty acres of farmland into a secluded destination where business executives and other leaders could take a step back from their hurried lives and careers to speak candidly and reflect upon a variety of important issues they faced – uninterrupted and amidst the Aspen landscape.

Building upon this vision, Bayer sought to create a unified environment – a place where the spirit could be moved by Aspen’s natural setting, the mind could thrive and art could serve both aesthetic and functional purposes. The Bauhaus school believed that environment, culture and community should not merely exist alongside each other: but, in the ideal setting, these aspects should be integrated and intertwined.

Between 1953 and 1973, Austrian-born Bayer helped create what is today known as the Institute’s original grounds. By weaving outdoor walkways through his landscape architecture (known as earthworks) to connect the seminar rooms to the comfortably simple residential complex, Bayer intended the design of the place to constantly remind the visitor of his or her relationship with nature, mind, and body. The property is the epitome of an all-inclusive Bauhaus environment.

The grounds are not only rich with architecture and outdoor sculptures – there is also an immense collection of artwork, which can be found inside almost every building. Although the paintings and tapestries are too numerous to catalogue, we still recommend that you step inside a few of the building and view the indoor artwork as well.

    *  Pull out Sleeper Sofa
    * LCD flat screen televisions
    * Study area
    * Wet bar
    * Mini refrigerator
    * Microwave
    * iPod dock
    * Cisco VoIP phones
    * Complimentary Wireless and DS3 Fiber Line Internet access