. . . built as a school in 1889, the washington school house hotel is now a luxury boutique hotel with twelve rooms/suites, a roaring fire and chic ski lounge, a heated pool terraced in the hillside, even; silvery velvet settees and gilded footstools, carerra breakfast tables and powder rooms too, chandeliers at every turn, and most of all, it promises wine, aspen trees and stars . . .