Chances are when you think of Aspen, you think of snow sports and aprés ski activities. However, there is a lot more to Aspen than skiing!
Aspen is a great place to visit year-round because of its location in the Rocky Mountains. Winters are perfect for skiing, shopping, and eating surrounded by a picturesque ski town and summers are great for hiking, fishing, biking, rafting, and more!
Plus there are so many Airbnbs in Aspen. Stay at a mountain-facing condo with awesome amenities or a luxurious home tucked into the base of the mountains.
Which unique stay will you choose?
Check out my list of 14 Unbelievable Airbnbs in Aspen, Colorado to help you plan your trip to this breathtaking city!
The 14 best Airbnbs in Aspen, Colorado
Sleeping 7 people, this condo is perfect for a family or group of friends. With a complimentary airport shuttle and ski storage, this stay located right in Snowmass Village offers skiers direct access to the slopes!
Because this condo is located at the Crestwood Condominiums, you also have access to their amenities such as an on site ski shop, steam room, fitness room and outdoor pools and hot tubs.
If it wasn’t for the enticing slope side and shuttle route location, you may never want to leave this cozy place with its fully stocked kitchen and comfortable beds.
With its rave reviews and top of the line amenities, this home is a must book for a group looking for a luxurious Aspen stay. Pets are allowed here if you’re looking for your furry friend to come along on your trip.
This home is located in the exclusive West End, allowing you to walk to everything! But if staying in is something you’re looking for, utilize lots of natural light and the amazing floor plan to spend quality time with your family or friends.
Prepare to fall in love with this beautiful two bedroom, two bath condo. This newly renovated first floor unit is situated directly on the Roaring Fork River with an easy four block walk to the center of town.
No lugging skis and luggage up several flights of stairs! Combine luxury, location and convenience to form the perfect getaway destination, with the sounds of the rushing river just outside your private balcony.
After a long day of skiing, you can relax and unwind around the fireplace in the spacious, tastefully decorated living room. Prepare a delicious meal in your well-equipped gourmet kitchen, then get lulled to sleep by the peaceful sounds of the river in the master bedroom. What more can you ask for?!
Located about 40 minutes from Aspen, stay in Carbondale for a quieter retreat that’s still close enough to experience all Aspen has to offer.
Sleep four comfortably or six when using the brand new queen-size memory foam pull out couch. Enjoy a spacious deck overlooking Carbondale and all the amenities you could desire.
This two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,000 square guest house is your perfect jumping-off point to Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, and Aspen.
This luxury 3 bedroom 3 bath property is situated on Fanny Hill, with gorgeous views of the slope and a short walk to the Snowmass Village Mall, the Westin and only steps away from the Conference Center.
This condo boasts amazing views, beautiful decor, fantastic access to fanny hill, year round community hot tub & so much more!
Ski-In/Ski-Out location onto Fanny Hill is a green run that takes you to the Base Village which houses the Gondola, the Children’s Tree House Ski School, shops, rental equipment, restaurants and all the lively happenings at the new Base Village.
Whether your ski-holiday fantasies include stellar mountain views, a soak in the hot tub to finish a day on the slopes or some apres-ski culture, this residence is ready to fulfill them.
Boasting expansive mountain views, a gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, multiple entertaining areas, multiple guest suites, and an enticing hot tub, you may never want to leave here!
From the villa’s location in downtown Aspen, you’re close to shopping, dining, and about a 1 mile from both the Wheeler Opera House and 1 mile from the Aspen Mountain Ski Resort and iconic chair lifts.
You will love the floor to ceiling windows and designer upgrades in this modern 1 bedroom condo in downtown Aspen. After a long day of skiing, relax by the wood burning fireplace or in the hot tub and enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains.
The ski access trail from Aspen Mountain means that you can access your home directly from the mountain. With the ski storage right outside your door you can put your skis on and access the ski trail to Aspen Mountain in seconds.
Just a 25 minute drive from Aspen, this home offers all the amenities with a lower price tag.
This elegant home inspires relaxation with the beautifully appointed furnishings, spacious rooms, wood burning stove, media room and plenty of natural light. The modern gourmet kitchen is well equipped with stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar and an adjacent dining room that comfortably seats 8.
Centrally located within minutes of shops, restaurants, downtown Basalt and a 25 minute drive to Aspen, Snowmass and Glenwood Springs, this location is the perfect home base!
Perfect for that awaited ski-cation with your family or friends, this charming ski-in/ski-out condo at Enclave has everything you and your family/friends may need to experience a one of a kind vacation.
Step inside and you’ll be welcomed by an open floor plan with gorgeous wood accents and tasteful ski-themed decor. Mountain and ski views can be seen through the large wall-to-wall windows in the living room.Sitting directly on Assay Hill, a beginner-friendly slope, and near the Gondola and Base Village, this location is simply every skier and snowboarder’s dream come true.
With the Elk Camp Gondola just outside your door, hitting the slopes is a breeze.
With it’s stellar reviews and pretty views, many guests say they would love to stay here again!
With a sense of seclusion, the views of the slopes of Snowmass Mountain are the only indication that civilization is close by. An on call shuttle service can transport you to nearby restaurants and shops in Snowmass Village.
11. “Warm And Inviting Aspen Mountain Ski-in/Out Retreat With Beautiful Decor, Parking, Outdoor Pool, W/D”
This newly renovated condo has a wonderful combination of mountain comfort and contemporary elegance. The open concept living room, kitchen and dining area is an ideal space to enjoy the company of your traveling companions. This 2 bedroom/2 bath condo is ideal for a small family or a few friends traveling together.
Tucked right up on Aspen Mountain, the Shadow Mountain condos off an amazing location offering ski-in/out access that is close to downtown. Being one of a handful of ski-in/out condo properties on Aspen Mountain, this premier condo is a hidden gem. Lift 1A is right next to the property and just a quick 5 blocks away you will find Aspen’s numerous shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife.
This spacious top floor condo, at Top of The Village, provides an ideal vacation location in both summer and winter.
This comfortably appointed unit features woodland views, muted colors and a slate fireplace and plenty of beds. With a sense of seclusion, the views of the hillside provide a tranquil view of an Aspen grove on Snowmass Mountain.
Galliwest has been extensively remodeled and enlarged, making it one of the larger private homes with ski-in-ski-out access available for rent in Snowmass.
Retreat with a large group of friends, multiple generational families, or just with multiple couples. The home looks over the Snowmass valley with huge views in many directions and backed up by a huge fir forest.
The house is about a 10 minute walk from the Snowmass Mall (restaurants, shopping) and is a 5 minute drive to the Snowmass market. The neighborhood is a short distance to anything you need while also being tucked on to the mountain and into a quiet patch of woods.
Take in unobstructed views of the Continental Divide from this 3BR/3BA + loft corner unit condo with a private balcony. Vaulted open-beam ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace create a lodge-inspired ambiance.
Best part is as a guest of this condo, you can enjoy access to the Snowmass Condos heated year-round pool and hot tub, sauna, fitness center, and recreation room.
Top 10 Things to Do in Aspen
- Maroon Bells – upwards of 14,000 feet, these twin peaks are a must-see spot for hikers, nature lovers, or photographers. There are multiple trails for hiking or camping and many locations to find the perfect shot, as Maroon Bells is one of the most photographed sites in the US!
- Snowmass – with over 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, Snowmass is a snow sport lover’s dream! Also featuring an ice rink and climbing wall, there’s something for everyone here.
- Aspen Mountain – just steps away from downtown Aspen, Aspen Mountain features world-famous ski runs by day and popular aprés ski activities by night.
- Buttermilk – home to the X Games Aspen, Buttermilk is great for families and beginners as well as freestyle skiers.
- Silver Queen Gondola – located at Aspen Snowmass, the gondola offers a 12,000-foot long ride and takes you quickly up to 11,200 feet in just under 14 minutes, and offers its riders gorgeous views at the top!
- Aspen Brewing Company – offers award-winning craft beer and a rotational seasonal brew list as Aspen’s only microbrewery at 7,800 feet elevation.
- Independence Pass – at 12,000 feet, independence pass offers the state’s highest paved pass that you can drive (32 miles), hike or camp along.
- Hot Air Balloon Ride – offering the most unique view of Aspen, jump on a hot air balloon ride for unique aerial views of the Elk Mountains.
- Glenwood Springs Hot Springs – about an hour drive from Aspen, visit Glenwood Springs hot springs pool to experience the healing properties of the 15 natural minerals found in the water.
- John Denver Sanctuary – this free park offers a beautiful sanctuary to the memory of John Denver. Engraved river boulders with Denver’s song lyrics are placed around offering fans a glimpse into his legendary career.
Why stay in an Airbnb in Aspen?
There are many advantages to staying in an Airbnb in Aspen. For one, you can choose to stay in the part of Aspen that works best with your plans. Plus, many of the condos listed here offer the coolest amenities.
Staying at an Airbnb is also a smart way to budget your money. If you’re traveling with friends or family, you’ll find yourself paying for multiple hotel rooms and spending more time coordinating meetups than enjoying each other’s company.
With an Airbnb, you and your travel pals can split the cost of a large vacation rental, making it much more cost-effective than a hotel (and way easier to hang out together).
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