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QUESTION: What is Dancing Bear Aspen?
ANSWER: Dancing Bear Aspen is a boutique Private Residence Club that embodies Aspen's singular blend of rugged alpine charm and sophistication. The intimate mountain retreat is nestled in the historic red-brick heart of downtown Aspen, just a few steps from one of Colorado's most renowned ski slopes. This nineteen-unit Private Residence Club offers Owners a refined yet inviting year-round home away from home with 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath residences available for fractional ownership. Highlights include a state-of-the-art fitness center, private movie theatre, spa grotto, family game room, Owners' wine room and cellar and a private rooftop terrace providing an unparalleled outdoor living experience in Aspen with the best views of downtown. The residences are offered in 1/8 fractions and include membership in Timbers Collection – a host of services and amenities with travel partners – as well as reciprocity within the Timbers Resorts portfolio.
QUESTION: Where is Dancing Bear located in Aspen?
ANSWER: Dancing Bear Aspen is located at 411 South Monarch Street in downtown Aspen, overlooking Wagner Park. The Club occupies one of the most sought-after addresses in this world-renowned town, just steps from the Gondola Plaza, extravagant shopping, dining and all the other pleasures Aspen has to offer.
QUESTION: What are some of the primary advantages of ownership in a Private Residence Club like Dancing Bear Aspen?
ANSWER: Ownership at Dancing Bear Aspen provides a unique opportunity to own a private residence in downtown Aspen at a fraction of the cost of traditional whole ownership. Dancing Bear Aspen eliminates the hassles associated with owning a second home and replaces those hassles with all of the services and amenities of a fine boutique hotel. At Dancing Bear Aspen, you can enjoy all the privacy you may prefer, while also being a part of a fun and vibrant club of like-minded owners. Owners have a dedicated staff that knows each member's individual preferences to ensure each vacation is flawlessly organized. Owners have countless on-site and around town amenities at their fingertips, and just outside their front door are all the wonderful things that Aspen has to offer.
QUESTION: As an Owner, how often may I use my Dancing Bear Aspen home?
ANSWER: Dancing Bear Aspen allows owners to confirm vacation weeks months in advance while also maintaining the flexibility to visit on the spur of the moment. Owners are ensured six weeks of vacation time each year. Once Owners have had the opportunity to book two planned vacation weeks for the upcoming season (both winter and summer); the club then opens to Owners for booking an additional vacation week on a space-available basis. The third option for usage is on a short-notice basis within thirty (30) days of arrival. Subject only to the reservation procedures, there is no limit to the number of times you can vacation at the Dancing Bear Aspen each year, and there is no additional cost.
QUESTION: Will I always stay in the same residence?
ANSWER: Owners have equal access to all nineteen residences. Each residence is on the corner with expansive views of the surrounding valley. The spacious floor plans are luxuriously furnished with gourmet kitchens, extravagant appointments, washer and dryer and impeccable detailing. Of course, Owners may request a specific residence too.
QUESTION: Does ownership at Dancing Bear Aspen mean I own an interest in real estate?
ANSWER: Yes. Owners will own a deeded 1/8th interest of a specific unit. With the flexible usage structure, Owners have access to all nineteen residences and may not always stay in the residence they own.
QUESTION: Can I use more than one residence at a time?
ANSWER: Owners may enjoy bringing additional family and friends on their vacations to Aspen. If so, Owners can request the use of two or more residences at the same time. The owner's reservation system is designed to provide for this type of flexibility in usage. This is just one more advantage to ownership at Dancing Bear Aspen.
QUESTION: What happens if I cannot use one of my planned vacation weeks?
ANSWER: Owner usage will always fluctuate from year to year, and you have a number of flexible options beyond simply canceling one set of vacation dates and booking another. You can send your friends and family to enjoy your club as unaccompanied guests. Or, perhaps you may choose to deposit your vacation week into the Timbers Reciprocity Program and explore the other destinations within the Timbers Resorts portfolio of boutique resorts and residence clubs.
QUESTION: What other expenses will I incur as an Owner at Dancing Bear Aspen?
ANSWER: Aside from your annual Homeowners Association Dues, you are only responsible for the nominal cost of housekeeping when in residence.
QUESTION: What amenities and services are available to an Owner at Dancing Bear Aspen?
ANSWER: Owners at Dancing Bear Aspen enjoy a full complement of amenities and services:
- Inviting lobby with a front desk, fireplace and check-in area
- A European-style bistro restaurant, Monarch, with indoor and outdoor seating (summer)
- Underground parking garage
- Concierge and valet services
- Club Assistant to assist with luggage, skis and airport transfers
- Fitness facility with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and private massage room
- Luxurious theater-style media room with hundreds of movies available on-demand
- Recreation room with pool table, ping pong, flat-screen television and Wii gaming system, as well as a young tykes’ play area and X-Box room designed for older children
- Private Tuscan-style intimate wine cellar/party/meeting room
- Owner's in-residence ski locker room
- Owner's private, year-round, climate-controlled storage area
- Owner's personal wine storage
- Wireless and high-speed internet access
- Owner's business center
- A fourth-floor rooftop deck and patio boasting magnificent views of downtown Aspen and Aspen Mountain, with three outdoor spas/soaking tubs, outdoor fire pits and intimate seating areas
- Indoor rooftop Owner's Lounge with fireplace, TVs, bar and service area