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Popular amenities for Aspen vacation rentals

Stay near Aspen's top sights

The John Denver Sanctuary17 locals recommend
Aspen Mountain Ski Resort57 locals recommend
Aspen Art Museum72 locals recommend
Independence Ghost Town5 locals recommend
Wheeler Opera House33 locals recommend
Aspen Recreation Center15 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Aspen

  • Total rentals

    1.3K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    570 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    620 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    170 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    850 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    17K reviews

Your guide to Aspen

Introduction

Celebrities, counterculture icons, and mountain lovers of all stripes have long been drawn to Aspen, one of Colorado’s most popular getaways. This resort town in the Rocky Mountains brings understated sophistication to the alpine slopes. In addition to the nearby ski resorts, famous for their dry and powdery snow, you’ll find downtown Aspen filled with upscale restaurants, galleries, and a notable art museum. This is also the original home of the world-renowned Aspen Institute, founded here in 1949 as a retreat for intellectuals, artists, and business leaders. If culture and skiing aren’t on the day’s agenda, chances are you’re out hiking and biking through the photogenic landscapes.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Aspen

Each season shows off a different side of Aspen, a truly year-round destination. If it’s snow you seek, book one of the area’s vacation rentals for the winter months, as February and March typically offer the best conditions on the slopes. Daytime highs in the winter months are usually a tad above freezing. Pack warm coats and boots, as the temperatures get colder the higher you climb. Spring gradually brings warmer weather, even though the snow on higher-elevation hiking and biking trails may not entirely melt until May or even June. (In late spring and early summer, wildflowers bloom throughout the region.) Annual festivals take advantage of the mild summer weather, with typical highs in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit. Crowds thin in the fall, when the bright autumn colors reward hikers and photographers.


Top things to do in Aspen

Ski resorts

With snow-dusted mountains defining Aspen’s skyline, you’ll find slopes around town for almost any kind of skier. Four resorts make up the area’s world-class winter sports scene: Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, and Aspen Mountain. Added together, they offer more than 5,000 acres of snowy terrain.

White River National Forest

There are plenty of reasons White River National Forest remains the most visited national forest in the United States: Within its sprawling 2.3 million acres, you’ll find 11 ski areas, more than 2,500 miles of trails, and peaks climbing to 14,000 feet above sea level. Of all the scenic views in the forest, the Maroon Bells — a pair of giant mountains — may be the most photographed.

John Denver Sanctuary

Fans flock to this meditative park, set along the Roaring Fork River, to pay their tributes to the famous musician. The late “Rocky Mountain High” singer and Colorado poet laureate lived in Aspen for much of his life. In the Song Garden, you’ll find lyrics to many of his hit songs etched on river boulders.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are some of the best things to do in Aspen?

    Popular activities in Aspen include hiking through the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, skiing at Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort, and visiting the Aspen Art Museum. Adventure seekers often explore the Rio Grande Trail by bike, while wellness enthusiasts enjoy the hot springs at Glenwood Springs, located just 41 miles (66 km) from Aspen.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Aspen?

    December to February is a popular time to visit Aspen for winter sports enthusiasts, with events like the Wintersköl festival in January adding to the appeal. Summer, from June to August, attracts hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, with the Aspen Music Festival and Aspen Ideas Festival being key attractions during this period.

  • What are the best places to stay in Aspen?

    Downtown Aspen, West End, and the East End are popular areas to stay due to their proximity to shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Snowmass Village, located about 8 miles (13 km) from Aspen, is a favorite among winter sports enthusiasts for its easy access to the slopes.

  • What are the best places to visit in Aspen?

    Visitors in Aspen often enjoy the Aspen Art Museum, Wheeler Opera House, and the John Denver Sanctuary. The Maroon Bells, often referred to as the most photographed mountains in North America, are just a short drive away. For history buffs, the Wheeler Stallard Museum and the Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum are popular spots.

  • What are some hiking trails in Aspen?

    Aspen is known for its scenic hiking trails. Some of the popular ones include the Maroon Bells Scenic Trail, Crater Lake Trail, and Hunter Creek Trail. For a longer trek, the challenging Four Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness is often recommended.

  • What are some family activities to do in Aspen?

    In Aspen, families often enjoy exploring the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, a 25-acre (10-hectare) nature preserve. You can also take them to the Wheeler Stallard Museum for a touch of local history. For outdoor activities, the Silver Queen Gondola ride up to Aspen Mountain is frequently suggested, and in winter, the Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort is a favorite for family-friendly skiing and snowboarding.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Aspen?

    Day trips from Aspen often involve exploring natural beauty. Independence Pass, about 19 miles (31 km) away, offers stunning mountain views. The historic town of Glenwood Springs, 41 miles (66 km) away, is known for its hot springs and the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. The ghost town of Ashcroft, just 11 miles (18 km) south of Aspen, is also a popular choice.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Aspen's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Aspen's top attractions. We offer over 3,330 vacation rentals near Belly Up, and over 1,640 vacation rentals near Aspen Art Museum, and so much more! Experience the best of Aspen right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Aspen?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Aspen. From over 600 condo rentals to over 190 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Aspen?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 570 vacation rentals in Aspen featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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