Here’s just a taste of what lucky Aspen visitors enjoy
Aspen is one of America’s top culinary towns
The luxury resort town has unparalleled winter and summer activities
Premium accommodations and top-notch service will blow your mind
If you want to see how the rich and famous live, you owe it to yourself to visit Aspen. This Rocky Mountain’s winter and summer playground offers plenty of active things to do like dining or skiing in the winter and hiking, concerts, and events in the summer. On top of that, it boasts plenty of Aspen luxury resorts, a lively music scene, and a regular roster of intellectual and cultural offerings that rival what can be found anywhere else in the country.
So what Aspen luxury will you find if you go there? We’ve got details.
Internationally recognized restaurants
Because it is Aspen, visitors can dine at any one of several restaurants serving innovative food by leading chefs who are often superstars in their own right. If you’re eating at the right place, you’re likely to see a celebrity – or several – at a table across the room.
Restaurant openings at Aspen keep locals buzzing for weeks prior as anticipation builds. Such was the case when the Food Network’s Iron Chef winner Nobu Matsuhisa opened his Japanese cuisine and sushi restaurant. At the same time, long-standing local spots hold their own. This is exemplified by the J-Bar at the Hotel Jerome regularly hosted gonzo journalist and Aspenite Hunter S. Thompson in its heyday. Locals and regular travelers continue to flock there.
World-class winter sports
Colorado has plenty of skiing and snowboard resorts, and Aspen’s mountains are among the most beautiful and well cared for. In Aspen, the relaxed skiers’ vibe is present throughout the town in Winter — there’s even a chairlift at the high school.
Aspen was first known for offering winter sports in a luxurious environment. Winter is a time when the town shines.
Aside from this, Aspen takes winter sports events to a new level. Sure, they’re the site of the internationally-known X Games, but the town also hosts to Aspen Gay Ski Week in January, and it comes alive during the holidays. Also, a highlight of every season is the Apres ski cocktail classic, a four-day event that is celebrated throughout the entire town and features celebrity mixologists.
Stellar summer activities
Though Aspen is known for winter sports, there’s plenty to do in the summer too. A top ten list from Out There Colorado doesn’t begin to cover everything, but its a start. At the top of the list is the Food Network’s Aspen Food and Wine Classic. There’s also the Aspen Ideas Festival, which features speeches on a variety of topics given by nationally recognized professionals at the height of their expertise. Classical music lovers can attend a session during the nearly two-month-long, can’t-miss Aspen Summer Music Festival.
Lodging options that cater to the needs of two and four-footed guests
When you stay in Aspen, you have top of the line lodging options that cater to whatever their guests need. The hotel Jerome, Little Nell, and the Limelight hotel are some of the most well-known and historic in town. They feature richly appointed rooms and amenities, full maid service, helpful staff, top of the line spas, and a knowledgable concierge.
The St. Regis Hotel in Aspen typifies this level of service and even takes it a step beyond. They’ve added a Bernese Mountain Dog to their staff as their mascot. He’s a working mascot and regularly tucks in visitors as part of the hotel’s turndown service. He also earns his keep helping visiting dogs feel at home, and he’s great in photos.
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