The Inside Scoop by our Local Expert
Aspen is a quaint, beautiful ski resort town located in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and has become one of the most popular skiing destinations. Aside from the outdoor adventures in the wintertime, Aspen in the summer months provides lush greenery perfect for hiking and mountain biking along the Rio Grande Trail. There is certainly something for everyone and that includes the best in hotel accommodations whether one is planning to stay nearby one of the world-class ski resorts or looking for a lovely summertime retreat, there are a number of mountain, resort, and downtown properties to choose from. Mountainside hotels include The Little Nell, a property full of charm with an outdoor pool and terrace, free airport shuttle service, and great on-site restaurants and bars, Hotel Aspen offers guests a free breakfast, private Jacuzzi guestrooms, and a wine and cheese buffet offered during the ski season, and Aspen Meadows with free airport shuttle service, a year-round lap pool, and large, spacious guestrooms. On the other hand, high-end resort properties include The St. Regis Aspen Resort with complimentary airport shuttle service, a beautiful outdoor pool, and the best in luxury accommodations, and the Limelight Hotel with free breakfast, free airport shuttle services, and offers ski lift tickets and ski/snowboard guided tours. Finally, a property in the downtown area is the lovely Hyatt Grand Aspen with free breakfast and airport shuttle. The best time to visit Aspen is between December and February because who doesn't love snow? It is a popular tourist time so if you want to avoid the crowds, early January or February offers great ski conditions and more affordable pricing.