Aspen

Aspen is one of Colorado’s most popular year-round resort areas. Visitors will not be at a loss for activities ranging from recreation to the arts to culinary delights. During winter or summer, an Aspen holiday is the perfect choice for any season. Aspen sits at the upper end of the Roaring Fork Valley, with the Roaring Fork River, a superb trout stream, running through town. It offers an interesting history, challenging outdoor recreation opportunities, abundant cultural activities, pleasant climate and beautiful natural scenery. Aspen is world renowned for its downhill skiing. Aspen Mountain rises imposingly from town and is one of four ski areas in the valley. Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk mountains all lie within 12 miles of town and offer some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world.

Much of the area around Aspen is public land within the White River National Forest. The spectacular Elk Mountains rise to the south and west of Aspen, with the Williams Mountains and the Sawatch Range to the east. The Maroon Creek, Castle Creek and Hunter Creek Valleys are all easily accessible from town and play host to plentiful hikes. Much of the high mountain area surrounding Aspen lies within designated wilderness areas in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass, Hunter-Fryingpan, and Collegiate Peaks wildernesses.

DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE

With more than 100 restaurants, you are spoilt for choice. Travel by dog sled, sleigh, SnoCat or gondola in the winter or simply dine al fresco any time of year on one of the many outdoor patios. For any meal of the day there is a restaurant, coffee shop, lounge or deli that can fill your cravings.

You can also enjoy poolside cocktails into the early evening in the summer then browse through a few galleries before heading out for an extraordinary meal in the summer. There is also dancing or wine tasting at one of the lively clubs and bars.

 

Villa Ariel

Villa Ariel

Villa Ariel, Aspen

Villa Ariel is a stunning five-bedroom home with direct access to the slopes with contemporary design and a sweeping staircase in the living room. This villa is light and bright t...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: 25 minutes from Main Street
From £3,420per night
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Villa Chepita

Villa Chepita

Villa Chepita, Aspen

Villa Chepita is an ultra-modern estate with a 40-foot high foyer and stunning 30-foot water wall. Villa Chepita is the ideal choice for large families or groups of friends. There ...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Near Main Street
From £26,296per night
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Villa Elisa

Villa Elisa

Villa Elisa, Aspen

Elisa is centrally located and puts you right in the heart of the Aspen experience, and wraps you in the lap of rustic luxury. This sprawling 6 bedroom luxury villa is less than fi...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 16
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Location: 10 minutes drive to the town and ski slopes
From £16,112per night
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Villa Jane

Villa Jane

Villa Jane, Aspen

Winding through the mountains of Aspen, Colorado, Villa Jane is a superbly designed chateau. The delicate elegance throughout every room is exceptionally accentuated by the soft, d...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Location: 10 minute drive from the centre of Aspen
From £26,600per night
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Villa Malia

Villa Malia

Villa Malia, Aspen

Villa Malia was built in 2012 and is an example of the best of Aspen architecture and interior design. This elegant home offers 9000 square feet of living space and boasts spectacu...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Walking distance to Main Street
From £9,880per night
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Villa Molly

Villa Molly

Villa Molly, Aspen

Villa Molly is a spectacular six-bedroom estate on three acres giving you plenty of room to roam in a very private setting, yet all the action of Aspen village is nearby. The best ...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: 5 minutes drive to the town and ski slopes
From £11,020per night
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Villa Serena

Villa Serena

Villa Serena, Aspen

With towering ceilings, massive beams, hand hewn radius doors, and comfortable, classic furnishings, Villa Serena is a very welcoming chalet-style mountain home in one of Aspen's b...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 6.5
  • Location: 5 minute stroll from the centre
From £14,668per night
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GETTING THERE

Aspen Sardy Field Airport is located 5km north west of Aspen. The Roaring Fork Transit Agency provides frequent, free bus services within Aspen, to the airport, the Airport Business Centre and to all four ski areas. British Airways flies daily from London Gatwick to Denver, 350km east of Aspen. United Airlines flies more than 12 times a day from Denver to Aspen Sardy Field Airport. Alternatively, Northwest Airlines flies from Gatwick to Minneapolis/St Paul, with a non-stop forward connection to Sardy Field. Or there are direct flights from Chicago and Los Angeles to Aspen.

Language: English
Flying time: 10 hours
Area Size: 973 square miles
Time difference from UK: - 7 hours summer/-8 hours winter
Currency: US Dollars
Voltage: 220 volts
Driving: Right hand side of the road
Airport: Denver International Airport is Colorado's largest airport and is generally the easiest to fly into and Aspen is a four-hour mountain drive away. Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is Aspen's regional airport, just five minutes from the resort area and there are direct flights from Denver, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Entry Requirements: British citizens require an electronic visa ESTA to enter or travel through the USA
Drink the water: Yes, the water is safe to drink
Health and Safety: No inoculations are needed to travel to Aspen

Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from -11°C to 27°C and is rarely below -18°C or above 30°C. The warm season lasts from early June to mid September with an average daily high temperature above 21°C. The cold season lasts from mid November to early March with an average daily high temperature below 5°C.