Few places offer the same panorama of beauty, outdoor recreation, and entertainment found in Aspen, Colorado. An Aspen vacation rental in the heart of the city puts you just steps away from all that’s exceptional about this iconic mountain village. Easily accessed from major highways and airports, Aspen is a leading year-round destination for many good reasons.
Silver mining drew its first full-time residents in the 19th Century, and now it’s the skiing, hiking, cycling, fishing, the performing arts, unique shopping and fine dining that pull people here. When you combine your vacation in Aspen with a house rental, you’ll have everything you need the moment you arrive to enjoy all that this mountain town offers, and you can
- Simplify packing and reduce baggage by using the washer and dryer inside the Aspen vacation rental.
- Stretch out after a hike on comfortable furniture in a spacious living area.
- Use a fully equipped kitchen and serve the same healthy meals you eat at home.
- Enjoy easy access to the vibrant life in Aspen day and night to get the most from all this area offers.
Arts and Culture
The city is home to the Aspen Music Festival & School, has over 100 restaurants, where you might spot celebrity chefs enjoying the local cuisine. The Aspen Music Festival is held each summer in the southeast corner of the city and hosts concerts open to the public. Students from around the world attend and renowned professional musicians offer master classes. The performances occur through late June to August and ticket costs are nominal.
Noted thinkers and scientists present public lectures throughout the summer months, some in conjunction with The Atlantic magazine at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Theater lovers can enjoy the live plays, lectures, films and opera at the Wheeler Opera House, one of Aspen’s most respected landmarks and organizations.
Art galleries and boutiques abound in downtown Aspen, where you’ll find unique art galleries, jewelry, home décor and clothing.
The Great Outdoors
Just off Main Street, you’ll find Aspen Mountain Summer Road that will take you to the summit of Aspen Mountain, a five-mile distance one-way. Aspen sits at 7,908 feet and the peak of Aspen Mountain reaches 11,211 feet, earning this hike a moderate to strenuous rating. The gravel road connects to seven other trails for hikers and mountain bikers.
The adventurous can go paragliding or take a balloon ride from Aspen for a different perspective on the breathtaking scenery summer and fall. If you’re more comfortable on the ground, outfit yourself from one of the local cycling shops for road or mountain biking. Fly fishing an exciting quiet way to spend a day, and Aspen has plenty of outfitters. Winter skiing in Aspen-Snowmass is legendary, and passes are available for visitors.
Staying a week in a downtown Aspen vacation rental gives you the luxury and comfort you want, with all the conveniences you need to enjoy this exceptional place.