Snow enthusiasts and outdoorsy folk alike will enjoy the natural beauty and authentic mountain town vibe of Aspen. Located in the gorgeous Roaring Fork Valley of mid-western Colorado, our vacation rentals in Aspen offer easy access to spectacular mountain views and upscale mountain living!
Aspen Outdoor Attractions
Aspen mountain is made up of four ski resorts, spanning over 5,000 miles of terrain - Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk - all of which have terrain for all levels of skiers and riders, as well as ski and ride schools. Aspen will impress all with its ritz and charm, whether you're an extreme skiier chasing glade powder, a park enthusiast enjoying the Superpipe, or a new snow bunny seeing snow for the first time. For instant ski access, consider renting a home in the charming Snowmass Village.
Pay a visit to Maroon Bells and be sure to bring your camera! This is one of the most photographed places in the Colorado wilderness, and for good reason - it represents a quintessential mountain scene with majestic peaks and clear lakes you are sure to find enchanting.
Summer Activities in Aspen
What would this beautiful mountain town be without summertime fun? Hiking, biking, fishing, and whitewater rafting the Roaring Fork River towards Glenwood Springs are favorite pastimes of the summer - in a place this scenic, it's hard not to want to be outside all the time. For more adventure and outdoor opportunities, the slopes and panoramic scenery of Mt. Crested Butte is another great option for a vacation spot!
You might bike or drive up Independence Pass to see a glorious display of wildflowers in early summer, or to see the aspens bursting with colors later in the season as the breath of autumn draws near. Experienced hikers and backpackers will revel in the challenging, yet scenic hiking options, from day trips to overnight backpacking expeditions. It is easy to access all this from Aspen, but if you wish to stay deeper in the wilderness and avoid some of the crowds, take a look at our homes in the peaceful woods of Snowmass.
Aspen's Cultural Attractions
Aspen is an epicenter of mountain culture, steeped in European elegance. Enjoy the vibrant arts and cultural appeal with events like the Aspen Music Festival, the Aspen Food and Wine Festival, and the Aspen Art Festivals. When you're feeling like getting out and exploring the town, take a stroll down the main drag and enjoy the Alps-inspired architecture and the tasteful landscaping. Shopping ranges from upscale to mountain-chic boutiques, serving a wide variety of clientele. You may casually spot a celebrity or two on the street!
Take a gander at some local eateries - Aspen is a proud foodie at heart, and their restaurant selection shows it. Favorite local experiences include taking a Snowcat up to Cloud 9 Alpine Bistro on Aspen Highlands for delicious European cuisine, or enjoying the outdoors by cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking to the Pine Creek Cookhouse for a fabulous, fine-dining experience. Horse-drawn sleighs are available for a romantic ride through a gorgeous landscape.
Our vacation homes in gorgeous Aspen are the perfect getaway to enjoy the wild of the Rockies, Euro-mountain chic, and a special place where culture rubs shoulders with beautiful scenery.
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