Home to four incredible skiing mountains, a full line up of annual festivals and the regular occurrence of casual celeb spotting, Aspen is known as America’s richest winter destination, the location to be all year round.
From the snowy bliss in skiing season to the countless activities in the warmer months, Aspen is deemed as a luxurious destination to any visitor. Flooded with top-notch celebrities, the renowned winter paradise is popular amongst the rich, famous and virtually anyone who owns a private jet. With the A-list status tracing back to the early sixties, the lasting prestigious appeal continues. Boasting countless exquisite features, an Aspen getaway is designed for the more extravagant traveler, where the vacation is assured to be a higher end lifestyle experience.
When to go?
In terms of crowds and prices, ski season, December- March and summer during the festival peak are the most popular periods. Summer time promises the bliss mountain experience with temperatures as high as 70s, whereas September is quieter, filled with bursts of natural colour and the thinning out of crowds. June is popularised for rafting in the best snowmelt-fuelled rapids and autumn for the falling of leaves, holding a gorgeous image.
Aspen as you can tell showcases some of the best homes, landscapes and activities all perfect for each extravagant guest. You may wonder then, how could you possibly spend a million here in a week? Very easily for those who love a good splurge!
Firstly, staying in the most elaborate, lavish homes. With Aspen famous for it’s 5 star accommodation, vacation rentals and top celeb homes, you’re spoilt for choice on a vacation home. Ranked the 11th most expensive zip code region in America, whether you’re looking to rent or buy a home on your trip, the investment is worthwhile for a top-notch time away.
Extra services galore! Staying in a vacation rental means an endless supply of extra amenities available for you to indulge in. Enjoy bottles of the finest wines, champagnes, chef service, a personal trainer, armed or unarmed security, a butler, waiter, high end bath products and much, much more for a truly lavish vacation (all of which we can offer in our properties).
Designer stores – For those heading to Aspen with a true love of shopping, you’re in for a fabulous treat. A handful of the most famous names have recently made their debut to Aspen including Dolce & Gabbana, Helmut Lang, Rag & Bone and Burberry, the perfect antidote for any shopaholic. Whilst shopping, why not buy a designer ski jacket at Monclear, an esteemed clothing brand to look super trendy when hitting the slopes.
Take a trip down to the spa – The notable St Regis Remede Spa is the most luxurious spa in all of Aspen. Prided as a sanctuary for A listers, you’ll receive nothing more than the top treatments and utmost relaxation. Their most famous package is 6 hours long which includes a 60 minute massage, 60 minute facial, 60 minute scrub, light lunch, mani/pedi and access to all the amenities such as the oxygen lounge, hot tubs or steam caves.
Walking on the wilder side – If you’re more of an adventurer, grab the chance of participating in the many outdoor activities available. From horseback riding, cycling or hiking through the mountainous trails, there’s more than enough to do on your trip. Best experienced in the summer months, grab the chance of absorbing the heart warming atmosphere as you go. The ‘Grottoes’, caves on the Independence Pass , along the Roaring Fork River are known to be a fantastic spot to explore on your hike.
Festivals – No trip is complete without heading to one of their fantastic festivals including Aspen’s Music Festival in the summer and Aspen’s Idea Festival.
Lastly, book a private gourmet dinner party – With the esteemed Tim Goodwell, a Food & Wine ‘Best New Chef’ having recently opened Ricard Brasserie & Liqor Bar in Snowmass, book yourself a private dinner with him. Cooking up a fancy French feast, indulge yourself in 9 perfectly crafted, sumptuous courses in your own room, where Goodman himself prepares the plates. Including an array of the finest wines to pair with the dishes, the overall experience immerses you into utmost luxury.