Destination guide

Head to the adventurous city of Aspen

Enjoy the live music and other features of Aspen. This city's skiing, mountain views and hiking draw many visitors. Aspen Mountain and Independence are just a couple of the must-sees. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Aspen

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the city? Travelers enjoy fun activities like skiing and hiking. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Aspen has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Aspen Mountain (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Snowmass Mountain (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Aspen Highlands (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Buttermilk Mountain (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Silver Queen Gondola (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Shadow Mountain (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)

Seasonal weather in Aspen

Aspen is well known for its skiing. If you've planned your trip around snowy activities, consider visiting in January, February, April or May, when snowfall averages 14.56 inches and temperatures average 10°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Aspen

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Aspen is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wagner Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Hunter Creek Trailhead (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Smuggler Mountain (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Grottos Trailhead (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Maroon Lake Scenic Trail Head (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Maroon Lake (9 mi / 14.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Aspen

Fly into Aspen, CO (ASE-Pitkin County), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), which is 31.5 mi (50.8 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Aspen?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,305 house rentals around Aspen. From 724 Houses to 29 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Aspen is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Aspen?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Aspen:

  • Aspen Mountain: 667 vacation rentals
  • Buttermilk Mountain Ski Area: 1,820 vacation rentals
  • Knollwood: 286 vacation rentals
  • Aspen Highlands: 125 vacation rentals
  • Red Mountain: 71 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Aspen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Aspen. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Summit Express Ski Lift: 1,741 home rentals
  • West Buttermilk Express Ski Lift: 1,766 home rentals
  • Ski Butlers: 1,750 home rentals
  • Wheeler Stallard House Museum: 1,726 home rentals
  • Maroon Lake: 2,445 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Aspen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Aspen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 724 Houses in Aspen. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Aspen include:

  • Cabins: 29 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,252 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 29 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Aspen?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,023 vacation homes with pool available in Aspen.

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