Aspen has a reputation for being the playground of the rich, but it’s great whatever your budget. True, your flexible friend can get hurt, but only if you choose to mix with the in-crowd. Aspen is a 19th century boomtown, restored to past glories. It’s full of character. Within its cobblestone pedestrian mall beats the heart of the town: shops, restaurants, bars and galleries housed in perfectly restored historic buildings.
The Village of Snowmass is a pleasant ski-in/ski-out village, 12 miles from Aspen, with some nice restaurants and good shops. The two towns are linked by a great bus service, making it easy to stay in Snowmass and still enjoy the experience of Aspen’s town.
Aspen Mountain, Ajax, is right in the heart of the town. The other ski areas are a short drive/bus ride. Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands are full of interest to advanced skiers and intermediates. Buttermilk is great for novices and Snowmass offers a variety of terrain for all skiers. You can’t go wrong with all the options that the Aspen area offers!
Why Go There?
Misleading reputation. Aspen need not be any more expensive than any other Colorado resort
Excellent snow record; wonderful Colorado powder
Characterful, beautifully restored old mining town
One of America’s best ski areas – good for all standards
Good lift system. Few queues
Superb children’s facilities; excellent ski school
Great nightlife, restaurants and shopping
Snowmass is fine ski-in/ski-out resort in it’s own right
The Gant: Situated in a peaceful enclave at the base of the mountains, The Gant provides outstanding condominium accommodation with a wide array of deluxe 1 to 4 bedroom units. All have full kitchens, fireplace, and private balcony. Facilities include two heated pools, hot tubs, sauna, and private shuttle around town.
Aspen Club Lodge: A blend of rustic lodge and luxury amenities, including health club privileges at the renowned Aspen Club. The lobby has views of Aspen Mountain and you can ski right from the door. Cosy fireside bar and a sumptuous breakfast are included in the standard and deluxe room rates. 1 & 2 bedroom suites are also available.
Hotel Aspen: This hotel is just a short walk to everything in Aspen. The rooms are large and beautifully appointed, featuring king or queen size beds, many with plush down comforters and down pillows. All rooms come equipped with a wet bar, small refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, humidifier, and VCR. Most rooms open onto terraces or balconies and some have private Jacuzzis.
Sardy House: If you are looking for something romantic, this is the place. An elegant Victorian masterpiece where guests enjoy pampered luxury and impeccable service. Graciously appointed rooms and suites, all are different (8 price catagories) but each has the usual mod cons. And except for two units with antique tubs, all bathrooms have Jacuzzi tubs. Gourmet breakfast is included. The candlelit restaurant is one of Aspen’s best and the bar is intimate and relaxing. Heated outdoor pool, spa, and sauna. Located in the heart of Aspen, close to the shops and restaurants, there is a shuttle to the lifts.
Hotel Lenado: An intimate bed and breakfast in the heart of Aspen. This inn features stately spruce beams, crafted woods, and a casual atmosphere. Rooms are particularly characterful with log beds and lots of nice homey touches. The friendly bar, stone fireplace in the lobby, and the rooftop hot tub are just some of the pleasant amenities at this hotel. There is a shuttle to the lifts.
Aspen Square: Aspen Square Condominium Hotel is located just across from Aspen’s Silver Queen Gondola and right in the heart of Downtown Aspen. They feature Fireplace Studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom condominiums, each with a fully equipped kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, comfortable living room seating area and private balcony. Full service amenities include an attractive lobby and front desk, concierge, pool and hot tub, health facilities, underground parking and daily housekeeping service.
Molly Gibson: Small, intimate, with an emphasis upon guest services, the Molly Gibson Lodge offers a variety of room styles featuring wood-burning fireplaces, in-room Jacuzzis, and one and two-bedroom apartments. A daily breakfast is featured and a courtesy van is on call for transportation to and from the airport, Gondola and restaurants. Apres ski by the fire in Molly’s Bar and relax in either of two outdoor Jacuzzis and heated pools. The Molly Gibson is just 3 blocks from the centre of Aspen and is a good value for money.
The Stonebridge: The Stonebridge recently underwent a complete renovation and continues to make improvements every season! All of the sleeping rooms, hallways, and common areas have been redecorated in a warm comfortable lodge atmosphere. Offering the most reasonable rates in the village, which includes a deluxe continental breakfast, the inn is only 50 yards from the slopes and features two hot tubs, an outdoor pool, and sauna on site. The bar in the lobby is a great spot for apres ski as well.
Snowmass Mountain Condos: There is a huge range of condos to choose from in Snowmass. The majority of the accommodation here is perfect for families or small groups that are looking for standard and deluxe, self-catering units. Many boast some impressive amenities and most are within easy distance to the Village Centre by using the Snowmass shuttle system.
The Crestwood: The Crestwood offers you condominium comfort right on the slopes of Snowmass. Each unit is privately owned and decorated according to the styles and tastes of the individual owners. The Crestwood is comprised of 124 condominiums ranging in size from studios to three bedroom townhouses with various facilities include a swimming pool, two therapy pools, a sauna and an exercise room. Walking distance from the Village Centre and ski-in/ski-out access.
Day Trip Options:
Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk
Two Centre Options: