Trip Report: A Weekend in Aspen

Approach to Aspen
Flight Approach to Aspen
Flight Approach to Aspen

After a long and grueling week of work in Las Vegas I was eagerly anticipating a brief mountain respite in Aspen. This was my first visit to this quaint mountain town, and I was immediately impressed. In my mind I saw the Aspen of celebrities in white ski suits and boots trimmed in fur, but what I found was a laid back summer destination with great outdoor activities, shopping, and dining.

I stayed at the Limelight Hotel in a Grand Deluxe Hotel room.

Bed at the Limelight Hotel
Bed at the Limelight Hotel

 

Kitchenette
Kitchenette

 

Bath Amenities
Bath Amenities

 

View of Aspen Mountain from Room
View of Aspen Mountain from Room

The Limelight Hotel is centrally located and walking distance to all that Aspen has to offer. The rooms are decorated in a contemporary decor and come full appointed with thoughtful amenities like a kitchenette stocked with Keurig pods for coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

I loved it’s young vibe and laid back atmosphere.  It feels comfortable and inviting; luxurious, but not precious. A space that you are happy to come back to at the end of a fun day in the mountains. There will likely be celebrities in residence during your stay, but it’s the kind of place where you wouldn’t even notice.

In the evenings, the hotel is popular with guests and locals alike for its live music and wood-fired oven cuisine.

Wood-Fired Pizza
Wood-Fired Pizza

 

Sangria Sampler
Sangria Sampler

 

Cheese and Charcuterie
Cheese and Charcuterie

A ride on the Silver Queen Gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain is an absolute must. The views are gorgeous and you can have lunch at the top.

Weather changes quickly, so make sure to dress in layers keeping in mind that it is cooler at the top. Also, wear sunscreen as the sun is more powerful at higher elevations.

View from the top of Aspen Mountain
View from the top of Aspen Mountain

I also visited a number of hotels while in Aspen, including The Little Knell (Virtuoso), Residences at The Little Knell, The St. Regis Aspen Resort (Virtuoso), and The Hotel Jerome (Virtuoso).

Pool at The Little Knell
Pool at The Little Knell

My stay was short, but I left longing for my next trip to Aspen. I highly recommend it as a summer destination.

Interested in planning the perfect vacation in Aspen? Send me an email, or give me a call at 508-485-3061.

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Queen Bed

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