The beautiful city of Aspen, located in the Rocky Mountains, was named after the Aspen tree. It’s a beautiful green color during the summer months, but changes into a stunning golden color in the fall. It’s also well-known for its skiing with four different mountains close by. Here are five of the top resorts, not necessarily in any order:
- The St. Regis
Located just a few minutes from Aspen’s well-known Aspen Mountain and downtown, the St. Regis is a signature resort. It’s won several awards, including one of the best places to stay in the world. You’ll find extraordinary service and an exemplary Remède Spa for your every need. For a dining experience you won’t forget, enjoy the Chefs Club by Food & Wine. Aspen Mountain has 76 trails and 8 lifts for avid skiers and snowboarders.
- Aspen Meadows Resort
Offering a complimentary Aspen airport shuttle is just one of the many amenities. You’ll love the floor-to-ceiling windows featuring spacious suites with unparalleled views of the Rocky Mountains. With three restaurants onsite, you’ll always have superb dining choices. The resort offers a full-service health club, tennis courts, golf, and nearby hiking or biking trails. This property is also host to the Aspen Music Festival.
- The Little Nell
It’s Aspen’s only 5-star, 5-diamond resort with ski-in and ski-out access. This property offers exclusive heli-skiing trips to Silverton, with over 22,000 acres of ski terrain. The Ski Concierge Team can take care of everything. You can also enjoy snowmobiling on some of the most breathtaking trails you’ll ever see. Don’t miss the scenic view of the Maroon Bells. You’re close enough to the city to shop or experience a first-class restaurant, but there are three different restaurants on the property too. It’s also a favorite place to hold meetings or weddings.
- The Gant
The Gant is a six building, luxury condominium resort that offers shuttle service to downtown Aspen. It’s at the base of Aspen Mountain with easy access to ski lifts. There are two heated outdoor pools, with a grill next to the pool for convenience. Rooms range from one bedroom to four bedrooms; it's perfect for families or groups. By staying here, you'll have access to The Aspen Club & Spa, a world-renowned day spa with the NuTrition Cafe, work-out facilities, and full spa.
- Hotel Jerome, an Auberge Resort
This resort has been recently renovated to offer even more luxury and great service to this historic hotel. With its convenient location to town, well-known dining venues, and mountain spa haven, it’s a fabulous place to stay. It’s also home to the only above ground ballroom in Aspen. With the Roaring Fork River nearby, you can go fly-fishing or rafting in the summer months. If you’re a little more adventurous, then why not take a hot-air balloon ride?