Aspen is a heady cocktail of snowy, backcountry beauty, strenuous physical challenges and clever chatter, topped off with dashes of wealth and glamour. There’s so many great adventures on offer here, and so many possible ways to enjoy yourself that there’s not one clear notion of the best places to stay in Aspen, it really depends on why you’re here.
If you’re here to ski then the best places to stay in Aspen will be the ski lodges closest to the three main lifts. But if you’re here to escape then the best places to stay in Aspen are a bit further out of town, in amongst the extravagant scenery.
There aren’t that many outdoor activities you can’t do in Aspen - you can even go sailing or kayaking at some times of year - and everything you do here is against the extremely beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. And after you’ve skied or hiked or biked etc. to your heart’s content, you might be interested in checking out the huge wildlife sanctuary that is the Aspen Centre for Environmental Studies, or the Ice Age Discovery Centre, where they unearthed a mammoth’s tusk! Aspen also has a number of galleries if you’re looking for an indoors-y day.
The resort is an extremely busy place, especially during the ski season, so if you want to be sure of a bed in one of the best places to stay in Aspen, do yourself a favour and book well ahead!
Contemporary home-from-home self-catered apartments or rooms offer prime location for the mountains, an outdoor pool and walking distance to town. Large rooms with bathrooms and all mod-cons. The Lounge has happy hour served with a seasonal inspired menu. Great choice for family adventures.
Elegant hotel in the heart of Aspen, with Old West-inspired atmosphere and decor combined with contemporary features. The comfortable rooms are furnished with rich fabrics, and the communal spaces are elaborately and authentically decorated. The restaurant, bar and spa are all popular and sleek.
Stunning views, luxury features in the heart of Aspen - a winter and summer nature haven. Large modern rooms, notably comfortable with fireplace and mountain or city views. Element 47 offers farm fresh Italian cuisine with a fine wine list. Relax at the spa, by the pool or explore the mountains.