A-Frame Club

Client: Zeppelin Development

Location: Winter Park, Colorado

Size: 14,260 sq ft

“Where hospitality meets nature”

The A-Frame Club is a hotel brand consisting of 20-70 cabins integrated into the natural environment. Both modern and nostalgic, the design takes cues from 1970s American ski culture and the iconic A-frame cabins of that era. The cabins are each 475 square feet and include a main floor living room, entry, bathroom, kitchenette, lofted bedroom with an Onsen-style soaking tub, and exterior deck. Each cabin is equipped with custom Malm fireplaces and vintage furnishings. The walls are lined with warm, cedarwood panels and custom millwork. Elevated on piers, each cabin is set up for views with a lighter touch on land. Tall glass windows allow natural light to permeate and highlight views.

The cabins are designed for adaptability. The lofted bed is accessed by a ship’s ladder, and the living room couch folds out as an additional bed to accommodate families. Guests are in control of their space and comfort, from individual keypads for self-check-in to simple, automated controls for heating, cooling, and lighting. 

There will be a central gathering space for guests and locals alike called, The Lodge. Food and beverages will be served daily for guests to enjoy to-go or on the adjacent patio with pergola and fire pits. Numerous experiential zones are created for drinking, eating, socializing, and working. Curated with a mix of tongue-in-cheek novelty and mid-century, taking cues from the 1970s alpine to create a space that is both classic and novel.

The first A-Frame Club will be 31 newly-constructed cabins along with a bar and restaurant in a historic saloon building, located in the Old Town neighborhood of Winter Park, Colorado. Situated on a 2-acre wooded site bordered by the Fraser River, the stand-alone cabins are nestled among mature pine trees, providing solitude and comfort to guests and allowing them to relax after a day skiing or mountain biking.

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