Away in Aspen
Your guide to a dreamy mountain escape
While summertime festivals draw globe-trotting culture vultures, the iconic ski town is best known for its glamorous winter wonderland vibe: heated gondola rides up jaw-dropping mountains, endless terrain for skiing and snowboarding, custom cowboy hats, and après-ski fondue.
Aero is now in North America with our first flights connecting from LA to Aspen. Enjoy an easy, low-contact getaway with family and friends (furry ones, too). From booking a driver to securing accommodations, restaurant reservations, and ski lift passes, our Concierge team can connect you.
Health and Safety
Pitkin County asks that all travelers to Aspen acknowledge the CDC's travel recommendations and local requirements, including wearing a mask in public, limiting personal gatherings to no more than 10 individuals from two households, and getting tested 1-3 days before your trip.
Where to Stay
Best for location and value
Situated on the slopes of Aspen Mountain, just two minutes from the nearest ski lifts, W Aspen makes an excellent base for exploring nearby restaurants, shops, art galleries, and museums. Don’t miss the stunning rooftop wet deck, which includes a pool, hot tubs, fire pits, and a full bar. Contact our Concierge for special partner discounts.
Best for Old West chic
Come for the Western-inspired accommodations (tree-stump lamps and cowhide chairs) at Hotel Jerome, which opened during Aspen’s silver-mining boom in 1889, and stay for hot cocoa and house-made donuts at the sprawling outdoor patio with epic views of the mountain. Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson was a regular at the hotel’s J Bar in the 1970s.
Best splurge for skiers
Enjoy ski-in/ski-out access to Aspen Mountain at the 92-room Little Nell, Aspen’s only five-star hotel. Guests stay extra cozy with gas fireplaces in every room and glamorous après-ski at Ajax Tavern, where wintry fare like pasta bolognese and wagyu steak offer a hearty refuel. Furry friends are more than welcome (there’s even an in-room pet dining menu).
Where to Eat
Best for gourmands
Set in a charming Victorian home, Matsuhisa Aspen is the elegant Rocky-Mountain outpost of the Nobu empire. Think mouthwatering sushi with a Peruvian flair, like yellowtail sashimi with jalapeños, king crab tacos, and yuzu soy-spiked sashimi (open for dine-in or take-out, but remember to make reservations well in advance of your trip). Contact our Concierge for special partner discounts.
Best for take-out dining
While the seasonal menu is ever-changing at the Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop, located on Aspen’s Restaurant Row, you can always count on – no surprise – fabulous artisanal meat, cheese, and bread boards. This winter, Meat & Cheese is open for in-market shopping and take-out lunch and dinner only. Almost everything is made from scratch.
Best for après-ski
Located mid-mountain at Aspen Snowmass, Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro offers ample room for socially distanced, outdoor dining. You’ll be transported to Switzerland with a multi-course lunch of fondue and raclette. Ski-in/ski-out lunch seatings are from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Private dinners where guests arrive by snowcat from the base of the mountain are also available.
Best for views and atmosphere
After strolling through the contemporary collection at the always-invigorating Aspen Art Museum, stop for lunch at SO Café in the sculpture garden, where you’ll find an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the mountain. The museum is currently open at reduced visitor capacity and requires a reservation for timed entry.