One of the best hotels in the West, Hotel Jerome, an Auberge Resort, will celebrate its 125th anniversary this winter. It’s impressive to think that people have been skiing this tony resort area (and bunking down at this posh retreat) for more than a century.

Hotel Jerome originally opened in 1889 and has since been an institution for locals and visitors from early silver-mining days of the late-1800’s, the 1940’s when Aspen rose to fame as the ski resort for discerning travelers and the 1970’s when Hunter S. Thompson was the reigning king of J-Bar. A 2012 renovation ensured the property would stay luxe for years to come.

Naturally, the hotel is offering up some snazzy packages to mark the anniversary. We can’t decide which we’d rather have — the 125 Nights of Winter or Aspen Elevated, both priced at $125,000.

Select 125 Nights of Winter and call Hotel Jerome “home” for 125 nights in a Junior King suite, complete with daily breakfast in-room or at Prospect, the hotel restaurant. Each week, you’ll enjoy a custom Auberge Adventure or local experience, including heli-skiing, alpine skiing with Olympians, twilight dog sledding and cooking classes. While away your evenings at Caribou Club, the most coveted member’s only spot in the city, after spending your days using your season ski passes and equipment rentals.

Ready to move in? This package for two starts anytime between now and December 8th.

Don’t have quite so much time? Their weekend-long Aspen Elevated package is the ultimate New Year’s Eve escape. It includes private airfare to and from Aspen, four nights in an Executive One-Bedroom Suite, custom skis designed and fitted by Bomber Ski, first track ski passes, a private lesson, lift tickets and ski rentals for three days, and one custom Auberge Adventure. On New Year’s Eve, you’ll enjoy a private dinner with views of fireworks from a private terrace, access to the Caribou Club, and a spa day at the hotel’s Auberge Spa.

This package is available from December 29th to January 2, 2015.

Not sure about you, but we’d take the residency option in a heartbeat.

HJRoom J-Bar Living Room Lobby