1 . The Crestwood

Snowmass Village, Colorado

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It’s hard to beat the elevated style of living offered by Aspen luxury hotels, but The Crestwood rivals some of the best with the sleek exteriors and upscale interiors of its luxury accommodations. From studio condos to three-bedroom townhomes, this Snowmass Village luxury resort offers nothing but the best for truly discerning travelers.

We thought The Crestwood was a pillar of luxury even before its extreme makeover to the tune of $15 million. Outside, the exterior of this condo resort has been fully restored with stone, wood and other rustic-chic touches. And inside, the upscale condos have been treated to upscale upgrades like granite counters, tile baths, oversized tubs and stone fireplaces – just to name a few. Or, head to Full Circle Massage, Esthetics and Yoga for relaxing massages and results-driven facials. Of course, all that luxury isn’t worth a lick if you don’t have a hassle-free way to enjoy it. Luckily, the friendly Crestwood staff goes out of its way so you don’t have to lift a finger on your Aspen vacation. Skip waiting in line for equipment rentals; Crestwood’s onsite ski service and rental center lets you reserve your gear and have it waiting for you upon arrival. You can forget the taxi or rental car while you’re at it; Crestwood offers complimentary shuttles to the airport and ski lifts. You don’t even have to wait for dinner reservations; Crestwood’s fully-equipped kitchens and grocery shopping service make it easy for you to dine on your time!

Population

1,887

Fun facts

The Crestwood puts you so close to Aspen’s prime ski territory that the nearby gondolas practically come and go right above the hotel’s slopeside hot tub.

Related Onsite Offerings

Take a dip in the Crestwood’s brand-new heated pool and not one, but three outdoor hot tubs.

2 . Limelight Lodge

Aspen, Colorado

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We chose the Colorado lodge in our No. 1 spot for its admirable ability to offer all the luxury of its Aspen contemporaries – without a trace of the pretense. Family-owned and operated, the Limelight Lodge is perfect for those who prefer to carry their own bags, but still want the comfort of a full-service hotel on their Aspen vacation.

An Aspen icon for decades, the Limelight Lodge has weathered the years with style and grace. But by far the most stunning feat performed by this Aspen retreat has been its transformation from a three-room lodge to a full-service, luxury hotel. Following a two-year demolition and reconstruction, the lodge’s sleek, contemporary exterior bears little resemblance to its former self. Fortunately, the same spirit of family-owned hospitality and superior service that has become the Limelight’s trademark has been preserved. The Limelight Lodge promises the luxury of other Aspen resorts – and we’re happy to report that it delivers. Even the lodge’s so-called standard rooms come with upscale upgrades like flatscreen TVs, wireless internet and granite countertops. The two-bedroom condos are even more luxurious, with kitchens or kitchenettes, balconies and iPod docking stations in each. But the highlight of the Limelight is its ideal location, where you are just steps away from downtown shopping, dining and more during your stay.

Average temperature

Low 7 degrees, high 77 degrees F.

Related Onsite Offerings

Bring your furry friends – the Limelight Lodge was Aspen’s first pet-friendly hotel!

Highlights

The Limelight’s sleek pool area, complete with two hot tubs, is just one of the highlights of the lodge’s recent renovation.

3 . Hotel Jerome

Aspen, Colorado

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Every hotel has a story, but few are as timeless – and lengthy – as that of the historic Hotel Jerome. For more than 120 years, this Colorado boutique hotel has welcomed discerning travelers with its grand lobby, elegant dining options and luxurious guest rooms and suites. The good life never goes out of style at this Aspen luxury hotel.

Historic. Romantic. Inspiring. This boutique hotel in the heart of Aspen is sure to go straight to your heart. In fact, we can’t think of a better place to propose to that special someone. And Aspen is the perfect place to get down on one knee, with so many untraditional – but timeless – romantic pursuits nearby. Hot air balloon rides through the Snowmass Valley and over lofty Elk Mountain peaks. Gondola rides to the top of Aspen Mountain. Or, strap on a pair of ice skates and pop the question over hot chocolate at the Aspen Ice Garden. Who could say no? Your stay at Hotel Jerome is also a great opportunity to scope out potential wedding venues, starting with the hotel itself! You’ve created so many wonderful memories on your Aspen vacation – why not add a touch of nostalgia to your wedding with an elegant ceremony at Hotel Jerome? Here, intimate venues – like the garden terrace and grand ballroom – blend with historic charm for any style of wedding in every season.

Related Onsite Offerings

Hotel Jerome offers Diamond in the Rock Engagement Packages to help you celebrate this momentous occasion in style; champagne, in-room dining and a special gift are all included!

Fun facts

You don’t have to be at the beginning of your love story to appreciate the allure of this historic Colorado hotel. Anyone can enjoy Hotel Jerome’s fine dining, elegant rooms and convenient Aspen location.

Highlights

Dining al fresco – and in the historic dining room – features elegant fare like roasted chicken, herb-roasted lamb noisettes and Rocky Mountain trout.

4 . Residence Hotel

Grand Junction, Colorado

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Terry Butler, the owner of the Residence Hotel has traveled the world – and now you can too, all without ever leaving the premises. Inspired by her global travels, your gracious host has decorated this luxury hotel in the distinctive style of a European drawing room, but you’ll find Victorian, French and even Oriental touches throughout on your Aspen vacation.

You’ll find only seven apartment-style rooms in the Residence Hotel, but your host has made the most of each one with an eclectic blend of artful décor and luxurious comfort. Each is individually appointed with unique touches and outfitted with upscale amenities, including marble baths and steam showers. Tented fabric ceilings and cameo portraits lend a European flair to the French Studio room, while cheetah prints and imported art makes the Explorers Suite a rare treat. It’s like having the luxury of multiple vacations in one, with a tour of exotic locales and countries, all from the comfort of your room. The owner of the Residence Hotel lives on the premises, and you’re sure to be inspired by her adventurous spirit on your Aspen vacation. Fortunately, this luxury hotel’s location – minutes from all the sites and attractions – makes it easy for you to pursue any style of Aspen adventure. Like heart-racing whitewater rafting on the Roaring Fork River or single-track mountain biking on the steep, yet scenic slopes of Aspen Mountain. But you don’t have to choose just one; the hotel’s packages include both, plus breakfast in bed to start the day off right and cozy down comforters to sink into each evening.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Residence Hotel’s owner turned host can help you customize your Aspen vacation with upscale add-ons like dinner and dancing at the prestigious Caribou Club.

Highlights

Crystal chandeliers, Persian rugs and museum-quality artworks are featured throughout this Colorado luxury hotel.

Fun facts

Originally a collection of apartments, Butler began buying up leases and renovating the apartments to form the Residence Hotel.

5 . St. Regis Resort, Aspen

Aspen, Colorado

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Aspen has earned a reputation as a playground for the rich and famous, but the resort in our No. 4 spot offers an introduction to the other side of Aspen. Breathtaking Rocky Mountain views, soothing spa treatments and spirited adventures await you at the St. Regis Resort.

Looking for an Aspen vacation that is both adventurous and glamorous? Let the St. Regis arrange an exhilarating mountain bike tour of the Aspen backcountry, a challenging day of play at the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club or a clay target shooting adventure with Aspen Outfitting. But the St. Regis is big on pampering, too. From the chilled champagne and truffles that greet you to the essential oils, mountain honey and juniper extracts featured in the massage treatments and body wraps, its Remede Spa is a sophisticated space for spoiling oneself. With an oxygen lounge, Vichy waterfall room and Kashwere throws, this is one spa sanctuary that is sure to surpass all your expectations. Speaking of exceeding expectations, we can’t think of a better way to end an adventure- or spa-filled day than the luxurious suites at the St. Regis Resort. These upscale spaces are the definition of pampered bliss, with Pratesi linens, nightly turndown service and bath amenities from the Remede Spa. And the skilled chefs at the St. Regis restaurant blend mountain influences with fresh ingredients for comfort foods with a gourmet twist.

Highlights

Enjoy a stress-free ski vacation with the help of St. Regis Resort’s outfitting partner, Aspen Sports.

Related Onsite Offerings

Double vanities, marble baths, Bose sound systems and flatscreen TVS are additional luxury offerings in the St. Regis suites.

Fun facts

The restaurant at the St. Regis serves up mouthwatering cuisine, including dishes like wild pacific sturgeon and roasted rack of lamb.

6 . The Little Nell

Aspen, Colorado

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When you think of Aspen, you probably think glamour, glitz and luxury at your beck and call. And you’d be right – if you’re staying at the legendary Little Nell, that is. Let America’s most famous mountain inn – and Aspen’s only five-star diamond property – wrap you in exclusive comfort and luxury on your Aspen vacation.

The Little Nell is a consummate Aspen ski hotel straight out of the magazine pages. This Colorado mountain town has been blessed with the power of four, with the Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass Mountains all within its borders. It’s never been easier to make the most of all that magnificent powder, with the Little Nell’s ski concierge ready to wax and store your skis, or have equipment rentals ready and waiting. And it’s never been easier to hit the slopes; the Little Nell has the only ski-in, ski-out location in Aspen! This is the full-service Aspen luxury resort we promised. We’ve heard of down duvets and feather pillows, but the goose down sofas at this Aspen luxury retreat were something new. We really shouldn’t have been surprised; the Little Nell has a history of laying new ground on the well-traveled path of Aspen luxury. There’s no finer example of this than the spacious, self-contained Pfeifer Suite, with its wet bar, oversized Jacuzzi, Bose sound system and selections from the hotel’s private art collection. From unpacking your luggage to walking your dog, the hotel’s friendly staff is there at every turn to ensure you a hassle-free Aspen vacation.

Fun facts

In 1947, Aspen Mountain opened with the world's longest ski lift.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Little Nell pampers four-legged guests with personalized I.D. tags, food and water bowls, dog beds and selections from a special pet menu.

Highlights

With more than 20,000 bottles of wine in its private cellar, the Little Nell’s Montagna restaurant is sure to have the vintage of your choosing.

7 . Viceroy Snowmass

Snowmass Village, Colorado

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Luxury and sustainability: you will find both at Vicery Snowmass.

Just because a resort is sustainable doesn't mean you have to skimp on luxury, and Viceroy Snowmass is the resort to prove it. Their LEED gold-awarded hotel offers luxury accommodations in the mountains of Colorado. Each room offers luxurious touches from designer-chosen glassware to modern fireplaces and plush linens. But your room isn't the only place where you'll find luxury. In the 7,000 square foot spa, you can indulge in a warm red clay body wrap or a shea butter full body massage. If the spa wasn't indulgent enough, you can savor a meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine Will Nolan, a 2012 Finalist for Food & Wine's The People's Best New Chef; enjoy a new twist on breakfast with chicken apple sausage or sample pan roasted red snapper in the evening. All this and more awaits you at Viceroy Snowmass!

Address

130 Wood Road Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 USA

Highlights

The spa at Viceroy Snowmass was listed among the "Hot Spas" in May 2010 by Conde Nast Traveler, and it's no wonder. From Ute-inspired traditional therapies to contemporary beauty treatments this spa offers luxury and variety.

Fun facts

Viceroy Snowmass was designed and registered with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and was awarded Gold certification. In fact, the building is 30% more energy efficient than the design standard for traditionally constructed buildings.

8 . Aspen Square Condominium Hotel

Aspen, Colorado

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When dealing with the upscale, we’ve found there’s a fine line between opulent and overdone. Fortunately, we found a downtown Aspen condominium hotel that manages to be both modern and chic, without going overboard. Mountain influences meet modern sensibilities at Aspen Square Condominium Hotel.

Rustic chic: the only way to describe the luxury accommodations at Aspen Square. Authentic mountain touches (think antler chandeliers) are paired with state-of-the art kitchens for a comfortable and stylish stay on your Aspen vacation. We loved the welcoming mountain ambiance created by wood-burning fireplaces, exposed beams and granite and stone accents. And we certainly appreciated the convenience of stainless steel appliances and our condo’s fully-equipped kitchen. But what we still can’t get over is the beautiful sunset that painted its way across the majestic Aspen Mountain peaks outside our suite’s balcony. We think this Colorado luxury hotel is the perfect place to work and play on your Aspen vacation. Aspen Square offers a balanced blend of state-of-the-art equipment, elegant meeting spaces and scenic natural beauty. With unique spaces like a poolside courtyard, elegant floral displays and full catering featuring creative menus, productive Colorado corporate events and memorable destination weddings practically plan themselves!

Related Onsite Offerings

Luxury reaches a whole new level with the not one, but three tiled baths in Aspen Square’s three-bedroom deluxe condos.

Fun facts

Love to ski? At Aspen Square, the gondola is just 64 steps away (yes, they counted).

Highlights

Authentic mountain touches like vintage skis and snowshoes turned artwork on your condo’s walls.

9 . The Gant Aspen

Aspen, Colorado

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Five championship tennis courts. Four ski-able mountains. Three steaming hot tubs. Two sparkling pools. One quintessential Colorado family resort that lets you enjoy them all: The Gant Aspen. This Aspen resort pairs private vacation rentals with full-service hotel hospitality for a simply unforgettable Aspen family vacation!

The Gant Aspen has everything you’d expect from a Colorado family ski resort: ski lessons for the little ones, bunny hills for beginners and equipment rentals for every age and skill level. But its ideal Aspen location puts you in proximity to so much more. With gondola rides on Aspen Mountain, trout fishing in Colorado streams or wildflower picking on the surrounding trails – this is one Aspen family resort that practically forbids boredom. And with upscale condos and complementary transportation to and around town, this luxury resort ensures your family vacation will be anything but boring! We loved the Gant Aspen’s charming brick exterior, architectural details and upscale accommodations – and so will you on your Aspen family vacation. Set on five landscaped acres, the resort makes it easy to enjoy peace and quiet (slightly) removed from the action of downtown Aspen. Vacation rentals range from comfortably cozy to lavishly luxurious, and are appointed with wood-burning fireplaces, private patios or balconies and expansive windows with mountain views.

Fun facts

In the 1800's, Aspen (once called Ute City) was the nation's largest silver producing mining district.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Gant Aspen ensures your absolute comfort with daily housekeeping, grocery delivery and even dishwashing services!

Highlights

The Gant Aspen’s exterior, with its waterfall, terrace and sparkling pools, is almost as stunning as the luxury condos found inside.

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