The Best Boutique Stays in Aspen, CO

Aspen, named after the aspen trees that are found in abundance in the area, is a popular ski town in the Colorado Rockies. Founded as a mining camp, Aspen now boasts some of the best ski resorts in the United States.  The town, which is incredibly popular among the rich-and-the-famous, has some of the most valued real estate in the country. It comes as no surprise that it also has some of the most luxurious hotels you can find.

Limelight Hotel Aspen

Staying at Limelight Hotel Aspen means you’re only a short drive away from Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk Ski Area, and Aspen Highlands. As the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from Aspen’s Roaring Fork Airport and around the town, guests will not have to rent a car or worry about transportation.

The Little Nell

The Little Nell’s claim to fame is as Aspen’s only five-star, five diamond hotel. This luxury accommodation is at the edge of Wagner Park and Aspen Mountain. It is a ski-in/ski-out hotel, making the stay here a very unique experience. Located right on the cross-country skiing circuit and with incredible slopes for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, literally at your doorstep, the property is an outdoor enthusiast’s delight. There is also great fine-dining experience at Il Mulino restaurant.

Aspen Meadows Resort

Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains and covering over 40 acres, Aspen Meadows Resort offers 98 spacious rooms adorned with contemporary furnishings. The resort has an array of accommodation like Aspen Junior Suite and a deluxe suite handicap accessible. Each room comes with a microwave and a refrigerator. Plato’s, the award-winning restaurant, is a perfect spot to enjoy a romantic evening while you relish the gastronomic wonders the restaurant serves. If you’re looking for serenity and great views of the mountain, consider booking Catto, Whittemore, or Malott.

Aspen Mountain Lodge

Located within walking distance from Aspen Mountain, Aspen Mountain Lodge is a ski resort that offers a year-round heated pool and hot tub. Consider booking a room with balcony, as it offers some great mountain views. Each unit features a small refrigerator, coffee maker, iPod dock, stereo CD player, and cable TV. Guests will love the free parking and pet-friendly service. During ski season, there is a wine and cheese reception on selected days.

St Moritz Lodge & Condominiums

From condos, lodge rooms, hostel rooms with shared baths, St Moritz Lodge & Condominiums houses 25 rooms constructed in European style. Located on the slopes of Shadow Mountain, this lodge welcomes all kinds of travelers seeking a peaceful stay on a budget. There is a laundry room and pool-sized hot tub. Though the lodge is not in the center, it is only a 15-minute walk to Aspen Mountain and Wheeler Stallard House Museum. If you’re in the city for skiing, sign up for skiing lessons offered only a few miles away. Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain Ski Area are nearby.

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