Aspen / Snowmass Area

Aspen / Snowmass Lodging

Aspen/Snowmass has one of the largest selections of accommodations that one can find in a Rocky Mountain resort destination.   You can find some of the best accommodations in the central core of Aspen or the heart of Snowmass Village with the absolute highest level of amenities and finishes.   However, both Aspen and Snowmass Village have neighborhoods and areas that feature large private homes that homeowners make available to rent to guests that offer fantastic values.   And while many people prefer to stay within the center of Aspen or Snowmass Village - outer lying neighborhoods with shuttle service are very popular as one can get more house for the money - and still just be a few minutes from the center of activities. 

West Aspen

West Aspen

West Aspen includes the established Cemetery Lane neighborhood, in addition to the area north of Main Street. Typically known for single family homes and a variety of duplexes, this is a quiet area of town and very family-friendly. With easy access to the Aspen central core, you avoid the hustle and bustle of downtown, but maintain a convenient distance to all 4 Aspen/Snowmass ski areas, bus stops, the Rio Grande bike path, and downtown Aspen. Read more about West Aspen.

The West End

The West End

No neighborhood in Aspen can match the beauty and charm of the West End. Exquisite Victorian homes rest on beautifully manicured lawns. At one time the neighborhood bustled with activity. Kids running around. Parents mowing lawns. Picnics and cocktail parties.

These days, however, the West End is mainly comprised of neighbors who only live there a few weeks a year. The West End is also the home of the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Music Festival & School -- two organizations vital to Aspen’s cultural activity and summer economy. The Institute holds its world-renowned Ideas Fest every July, attracting a plethora of dignitaries and royalty, and the Music Festival hosts a nine-week classical festival each summer that attracts music lovers of all ages.

Also nestled among the West End are the Yellow Brick Schoolhouse, which has been converted to a daycare center, and the Red Brick Center for the Arts, occupied by local nonprofits like Aspen Public Radio and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation.

The West End is a brisk walk away from Clark’s Market as well as downtown, and bus routinely travel Main Street, which runs parallel with the neighborhood.

The neighbors:
 Jack Nicholson, Lance Armstrong and other celebrities, as well as a smattering of longtime locals and ski bums who bought property there in the 1960s and 1970s.

Smuggler

Smuggler

Downtown Steamboat Springs is also known as “Old Town.” That’s because it was here long before there was a ski area! In the late The Smuggler neighborhood is nestled right up to Smuggler Mountain, famous for the popular hiking trail of the same name. Smuggler homes often have panoramic views of Aspen Mountain and feature easy access to downtown. Read more about Smuggler.

Aspen Central Core


Aspen Central Core


Aspen's Central Core is best known for its luxurious penthouses and high-end condominium offerings. The central core is the hub of shopping, dining and nightlife, and most importantly, the gondola up Aspen Mountain. Most second level and higher units in town have breathtaking views of Red Mountain, Independence Pass, Aspen Mountain and all the way down-valley. Read more about Aspen's Central Core

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain is filled with luxury Aspen real estate and is known for appealing to Aspen's elite. With breathtaking valley-wide views from Independence Pass to Mt. Sopris, Red Mountain properties typically have larger lots and premier homes. Although not walking distance to downtown, the short drive down the mountain is easy and convenient, and worth it for the views Red Mountain offers. Interested in Aspen real estate on Red Mountain? Read more about Red Mountain.

East Aspen

East Aspen

East Aspen is home to mainly single family homes, larger yards, quieter surroundings, and typically less traffic. The Roaring Fork River bends through East Aspen and river access is convenient using the city parks and trails system. Interested in Aspen real estate on the east side of Aspen? Read more about East Aspen real estate.

Cemetery Lane 

Cemetery Lane 

A remnant of old Aspen can be found on Cemetery Lane, which runs alongside the Aspen Golf Course. Unlike Red Mountain or the West End, Cemetery Lane is home to full-time residents. Many of the neighbors are longtime locals who never sold out. Others are newer residents to Aspen who’ve decided to make it their year-round home. The homes are a mix of new and old and new, and mostly free market. A strictly residential neighborhood, Cemetery Lane is secluded from Aspen but has a number of sidewalks and trails that put residents a healthy walk or quick bike ride away from town. Bus service is also available.

McClain Flats

McClain Flats

McClain Flats is easily accessible using Cemetery Lane. It is about 10 minutes from downtown, but the sprawling views far outweigh the commute. Homeowners here enjoy truly breathtaking views of the entire Elk Mountain Range that surrounds McClain Flats. Every home in this area is designed to take full advantage of the views. This is a quiet area of Aspen and lots are much larger than in the downtown core. Read more about McClain Flats.

Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village and Snowmass Ski Area are across the valley from McClain Flats and a short 15-minute drive from Aspen. Here you'll find an abundance of ski-accessible Snowmass condos and single family homes throughout the village. With a brand-new base village recently completed and a handful of recent on-mountain improvements, Snowmass has become one of the top family ski destinations in the world and it is also home to the annual Freeskiing Competition of Hanging Valley and the Burn Cliffs. New, high-end restaurants along with old favorites, as well as a variety of shops, boutique hotels, a brand-new Westin hotel, and a world class children's center have come together to make Snowmass Village real estate a great investment and something to enjoy for years to come. Read more about Snowmass Real Estate.

Woody Creek

Woody Creek

Just down-valley from Snowmass and McClain Flats is the one-horse town of Woody Creek. Home to the infamous Woody Creek Tavern, where pigs fly and margaritas are known to flow, Woody Creek is not short on character. Nestled on the Roaring Fork River, several properties offer riverfront access or river views. Woody Creek is a perfect area to house horses and spread out a bit. Ranch property is prominent in Woody Creek and offers exceptional views, in addition to being frequented by elk herds. Read more about Woody Creek.