Aspen is not only a winter destination for amazing skiing and winter sports but is also an amazing spring and summer vacation destination for anyone. Aspen is home to one of the country’s best contemporary art museums, high-end restaurants, boutiques, as well as the globally recognized Aspen Institute. The relaxed elegance, the small-town vibe and its jaw-dropping mountain scenery gives Aspen the uniqueness that makes it one of our top getaway destinations. To ensure that your trip is peaceful and hassle-free, we have curated the perfect guide of Aspen so that you won’t have to spend your vacation looking through thousands of sites.
Where To Stay
The Little Nell - 675 E Durant Ave
The only 5-star, 5-diamond Aspen hotel, The Little Nell is the hotel to stay when in Aspen. Featuring 92 rooms that are all different so that it will accommodate anyone’s preferences and needs, rooms that overlook Aspen Mountain, the Red Mountain range or Continental Divide, and an amazing staff and services that will make any request possible. The Little Nell, with its health center, pool and jacuzzi, in-room amenities, pet amenities, and even an Audi test drive to experience Aspen, is one of the best hotels to stay when in Aspen.
What To Do
Known as the most photographed place in Colorado, The Maroon Bells is one of top things to do Aspen for its breathtaking views. “A reflective lake and two giant snow-striped mountaintops, named Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, anchor a blissful panorama exemplified by a symphony of color that changes with the seasons.” There are three hiking trails (Maroon Lake Scenic, Maroon Creek, and Crater Lake) to take which will allow you to experience the true beauty of The Maroon Bells.
While in Aspen be sure to check out the amazing work and artists at the Aspen Art Museum. The museum is a non-collecting institution that presents the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art. With its innovative and timely exhibitions, education and public programs, immersive activities, and community events, this museum is worth visiting while in Aspen.
Where To Eat And Drink
Cache Cache - 205 S Mill Street
An upscale French-American cuisine restaurant with an extensive wine list, Cache Cache is one restaurant that you must visit when in Aspen. With its authentic food and wine combined with its warm atmosphere and impeccable service, this restaurant will for sure make for an amazing meal and experience. Featuring local ingredients and a focus on clean and satisfying food, Cache Cache is committed to excellence to ensure its guests with the best service. The menu features items such as Colorado Prime Filet Mignon with whipped potatoes, brussels leaves and dijon-green peppercorn sauce, braised red cabbage en cocotte and even Alaskan king crab. The wine list at Cache Cache changes everyday due to the fact that Aspen is a global destination and that their list should represent the viticultural world.
Bosq - 312 S Mill Street
Step into Bosq and you’ll be transported to a place of complete bliss with its clean look and expertly curated color palette to make this restaurant look like the perfect modern alpine getaway. This Chinese restaurant is a innovative place that is focusing on a unique and fresh approach with flavors from local farms. The menu features items such as ora king salmon with local wild watercress, celeriac, ink potatoes and buttermilk and dill, peking duck, and also waygu steak. Bosq is one of the most talked about restaurants in Aspen right now, so be sure to check out one of the hottest restaurants.