The Aspen Institute has secured and negotiated preferred rates at select Aspen hotels for Aspen Children’s Forum guests.  Hotels, rates and information on securing reservations follows.  July is peak season in Aspen, therefore guest are strongly encouraged to book your hotel rooms as soon as possible.  Availability at each property is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Negotiated rates are for the nights of Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, 2017.  Please discuss rates for pre- and post-event night lodging directly with hotels for extended stays.



Hotel Jerome




Address: 330 E Main St., Aspen, CO 81611


Negotiated Rate: $475 per night, plus fees and taxes


Make a Reservation:

Please call Veronica at 970-429-7696 to make a reservation. Reference the “Aspen Children’s Forum.”




Aspen Meadows Resort



Address: 845 Meadows Rd., Aspen, CO 81611


Negotiated Rate: $285 per night, plus fees and taxes


Make a Reservation:

Please visit this link to make a reservation within our room block:

Please note:  the room block only includes the nights of July 12th and 13th.  If you would like to extend your stay, please

contact Rachel Pulley at


The Limelight Hotel



Address: 355 S Monarch St., Aspen, CO 81611


Negotiated Rate: $345 per night, plus fees and taxes


Make a Reservation:

Please email or call 800-433-0832 and reference “Children’s Forum” to book a room.




The Gant Hotel



Address: 610 S W End St., Aspen, CO 81611


One Bed/One Bath Standard $295
Two Bed/Two Bath Standard $395
One Bed/One Bath Premier $355
Two Bed/Two Bath Premier $395
Three Bed/Three Bath Premier $645

Negotiated Rates:






                                                    Make a Reservation: 

Please call The Resort Reservations Department at

1-800-345-1471 and reference the “Aspen Institute Children’s Forum” to book a room.


Since The Gant offers larger rooms, we recommend this property for families.




While there are no rooms being held at The Little Nell or the St. Regis for Aspen Children’s Forum guests, both properties have limited availability.  Please call to book right away.


The Little Nell



Address:    675 E Durant Ave., Aspen, CO 81611


Rate:          $575-750 per night, plus fees and taxes


Make a Reservation:

Please call 888-750-8727 and reference “Children’s Forum” to book a room.



The St. Regis Hotel



Address:  315 E Dean St., Aspen, CO 81611


Rate:        Best available rate


Make a Reservation:

Book online at







Cancellation Policy:  During the summer in Aspen, the standard hotel policy requires a 50% deposit be taken at time of reservation.  The remainder of the deposit will be charged thirty (30) days prior to arrival.  Any amendments or cancellations made within thirty (30) days prior to arrival will forfeit 100% of the reservation; amendments/cancellations made outside of the thirty (30) days will be refunded.  Speak to each property directly regarding their specific policy.







Flying to Aspen
Please book flights into Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE), which is an approximately 10 to 15- minute drive from Aspen hotels. Summer schedules include direct flights from Denver, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Each hotel identified by the Aspen Institute for guests offers complimentary airport transportation (see details, below).
Driving to Aspen
Driving from Denver to Aspen takes approximately four hours depending on traffic and weather. Colorado Mountain Express provides shuttle transport from Denver International Airport to Aspen for a discounted rate of $99 per person each way. Six shuttle runs depart daily from the Denver airport; click here for the schedule. To book a reservation, call 800-525-6363 or click here and reference code “Institute” to receive the special rate.

Shuttle Transportation within Aspen
The hotels identified by the Aspen Institute provide complimentary shuttles to and from the Aspen Airport. An event shuttle will circulate during select hours with stops at the Aspen Meadows Resort and the hotel properties. A schedule will be available closer to the event. Forum guests also may take the public-transit Cross-Town Shuttle, which runs every 30 minutes.




Temperatures should run from the high-­70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (21-­26 C) during the day and may dip to as low as the 40s (5-­10 C) at night. Aspen weather can change very quickly; summertime storms are not uncommon. The use of sunscreen is advised.
Dress code for the Aspen Children’s Forum is “Aspen Casual” – for example – slacks or jeans, a button-down shirt and a sweater. Comfortable shoes are recommended for walking around the Aspen Meadows campus. Bring a light jacket for the evenings. Sneakers or hiking boots are recommended for outdoor recreational activities.

High Altitude
Oxygen levels are lower at high altitudes. Coupled with the dry climate, conditions can contribute to the symptoms of altitude sickness – nausea, insomnia, shortness of breath, headache, accelerated pulse and nasal congestion. To avoid symptoms, plan to stay well­‐hydrated, avoid alcoholic beverages, keep physical exertion to a minimum and if needed, take in additional oxygen at an oxygen bar.





Aspen boasts a variety of popular activities that guests may enjoy, particularly if they should bring family members or friends along.  Some suggestions:

  • Hiking – A variety of hikes, for every ability level, are located within steps of downtown Aspen.
  • Bike from Aspen to Woody Creek Tavern – A flat gravel path on the Rio Grande Trail runs between the end points. Woody Creek Tavern is a historic Aspen restaurant that the late Hunter S. Thompson often frequented. There is outdoor seating, great food and margaritas. Transit also is available for those that may choose to bike ride one way and take a bus back to their hotel.
  • Gondola Rides to the Top of Aspen Mountain – The Silver Queen Gondola rises to the 11,212-foot summit, where guests can grab lunch, go for a quick hike or just enjoy spectacular views from the sundeck.
  • Bike Riding with Blazing Adventures – Experience the majesty of the Rocky Mountains on a guided bike tour.  There are tours for the beginner and intermediate rider on paved and unpaved roads.  For the more advanced rider, Blazing Adventures also offers off-road and single track trails.
  • Shopping in Aspen – Downtown Aspen offers a wide range of shopping options, from consignment to designer, and from camping gear to evening wear.
  • Remede Spa – St. Regis Aspen –  Spa guests enjoy complimentary access to all Remède areas including a newly refreshed oxygen lounge, steam caves, cold plunges, hot tubs, fitness center, and Confluence waterfall.
  • More Activities – Information on hot air-balloon rides, horseback riding, paragliding, rafting, jeep tours, rock climbing, road biking, etc., can be found on the Aspen Chamber’s website.
  • Childcare – “” is the recommended source for guests seeking babysitter services.





If you have any questions about lodging or travel to Aspen, please contact

Rachel Pulley at