Where to Stay in Aspen: A Guide
Our guide to the best homes away from home in Aspen
Snow bunnies, get packing because we’re heading to Aspen. This Colorado resort may well be the glitziest place to go skiing but it’s also the best place to
show off your success take a well deserved break and enjoy bountiful nature while doing so. The Rocky Mountains provide some of the best skiing in the world and when the sun melts the snow, hiking trails are revealed across a landscape that is truly a feast for the eyes.
Whether you’re visiting to après ski like an A-list celebrity or to enjoy a summer escape into lush greenery, we at Plum Guide have collated this handy guide on where to stay in Aspen, so you can lay your head somewhere truly worthy of your taste and sophistication.
Romantic holiday for two
Travelling to Aspen with your better half? When it comes to where to stay in Aspen for a cosy and romantic holiday, Plum Guide has access to some of the most perfect homes around. At Across the Divide in Snowmass Village enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains over your morning coffee and easy access to the slopes when you’re ready to start skiing for the day. A free shuttle stops directly outside the home and transports guests to the village, shops and all ski access points. There's plenty to do in Aspen if you visit in summertime, like enjoying a couples picnic by the river or a romantic horseback ride at sunset. There are also biking and hiking trails as well as tennis courts and golf courses nearby. For a chic and delicious date night try The Edge Restaurant and Bar.
If the focus of your trip is mainly hitting the slopes, why not enjoy the ski in/ski out access from newly renovated Roaring Fork atop Aspen Mountain. There’s a heated outdoor pool for romantic evenings with your partner, and for once there won’t be kids around to threaten the mood. The free Downtowner Shuttle can whisk you off to dinner when you’re ready - that is unless you decide to stay in and snuggle up by the fireplace.
For a lush crash pad close to town, try Scotch Elk. It’s located on a quiet side street less than ten minutes walk from the restaurants, cafes, bars and ski lifts of downtown. The flat also comes with bikes so you can explore the area more easily.
Family time in the mountains
When it comes to where to stay in Aspen as a family there are many options of spacious Plum Guide homes your brood will love. Three-bedroom condo Falling Water offers a supremely comfortable kingsize bed for you and your partner while your kids can enjoy the bunk-room complete with an Xbox at the foot of the bed. Don’t worry about your teenagers not enjoying this holiday because we both know they’ll be happy glued to their gaming all day and night. A heated pool and hot tub make the most relaxing spot to take in the views after a long day of adventure.
With space for all the generations of your family, Crystalline is the sleek and luxurious getaway home you didn’t know you needed. You won’t have to worry about the kids taking ages in the loo as each bedroom here has its own en-suite. No detail is spared at Crystalline - even the floors are heated.
For more a rustic vibe - but still luxury of course (this is Plum Guide after all) - try Vacation Station. This top floor condo has the feel of a cute and cosy cabin with wooden panelling, a fireplace and faux-fur throws everywhere you look. There is a patio perfect for stargazing and an outdoor pool where your little ones will be more than happy to spend the majority of their time if you visit in the summer.
Vacay with friends
When it comes to where to stay in Aspen for a dreamy holiday with your mates, there are lots of big and comfortable houses ideal for a larger group. By The Silver Birch boasts high ceilings, a pool table and its own swimming lake. Splash around with your friends as you remember the times you couldn’t afford such nice holidays – this should be motivation enough to set you back to work posthaste.
The Slope is located just outside Snowmass Village. You and your crew will enjoy making meals on the wood-burning stove or barbecuing outdoors on the fabulous terrace. If cooking in reminds you too much of your uni days, use the dial-a-ride service to take you straight into Snowmass Village for a posh dinner at Krabloonik (they also offer dog sledding tours) or Italian fare at Il Poggio. Assuming you came to ski – and if you didn’t there’s no shame in being here for the 'gram, even at your age – intermediate skiers can go straight from the house to Assay Hill.
If your friend group is the type who loves to play games, why not choose to lay your head at The Snow White House when deciding where to stay in Aspen? This home places much focus on communal spaces so the second living room is basically a games room, complete with foosball and pool tables. In case things get too competitive, you can retreat to your en-suite because yes, every bedroom here has one. It’s just a short walk to town too in case you want to get away from everyone or engage in a slightly more cultural activity like visiting the Aspen Art Museum.