Ascroft Hotel View

Hotel View

Photographer: Josh Hill

The view from Hotel View in Ashcroft, a ghost town near Aspen, Colorado. Visitors can walk around the hotel (including the second floor) and a few other, smaller buildings. Volunteers rebuilt the hotel after it collapsed, but some of the more impressive features are original, and it's by far the most famous building in town. It served several roles simultaneously in the early 1880's: hotel, brothel and Chinese restaurant.