308 S Hunter St, Aspen, CO Lunch, Dinner $
While staying in Snowmass, CO, we caught the free shuttle bus from the “downtown” area of Snowmass to Aspen one evening. More about the free shuttle at the end of this post.
Because our stay in Aspen was very short – only a couple of hours – and it was a freezing cold January night, we decided to do some quick research and pick a restaurant near the shuttle bus stop and one with some atmosphere. After a search on Urban Spoon, we headed just down the road to La Palapa, advertised as an authentic Mexican food joint.
Because we’re from SC, we wanted to try some Mexican food in [...]
On our weekend ski trip to Colorado, we were eager to book a Starwood Resort using Cash + Points to keep the costs down. Mainly based on availability, we settled on the Wildwood Snowmass for 4,000 Points + $60/ night. The alternative was paying $220+ a night, so the Starwood Points yielded about a 4¢ return — perfect use for Starwood Points.
The resort hotel just reopened under the Starwood program in November 2012 after an extensive renovation. Before that, Trip Advisor reviews all cited the need for updating, accusing hotel management of letting the resort slip a bit.
We were excited to try it out during its inaugural season.
We got in [...]