Aspen, Colorado

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Aspen is truly a year round destination. The community’s mantra - mind, body, spirit - is as fresh today as it was 60 years ago. Aspen made a name for itself as a winter destination when visionary skiers, philosophers, blue-collar workers, and locals created a cultural hub high up in the Rocky Mountains centered around skiing. Summertime and the seasons that bookend summer, however, illustrate the “mind, body, spirit” ethos that makes Aspen so special. 

What sets Aspen apart from other mountain towns is the striking beauty of the natural landscape and the close-knit community of locals who have planted roots in this idyllic mountain town. Aspen is, without compare, the greenest, healthiest, most sophisticated and most beautiful small town in America. Often referred to as the Rocky Mountain playground for the rich and famous, no matter how you choose to spend a day in Aspen, there is an unforgettable experience right at your doorstep. A place like no other place.

The Small List

  1. 7908 Aspen - Located on the historic Hyman Mall, the meticulously appointed supper club, oozing with sophistication and glamour, is 7908 Aspen (Aspen’s elevation in feet) where "altitude is everything and mountain luxury is at its finest". Roger Wilson, Owner and Master of Ceremonies, has cultivated a local team of Aspen’s BEST bartenders, sommeliers and managers. His extreme dedication is not only to his primo staff but also to the jet-setting crowd and locals alike, to whom he has vowed an ultimate, fine dining experience combined with a city chic ambiance and lounge for all to escape with Resident DJ, Bryan Normand, who will be spinning vinyl and moving you throughout the night.

  2. Betula - Flavorful and fun, where the elegant, stylish and fashionable have found a home made by restaurateur Juan Carlos Perez Febres and his wife, who picked up a little piece of St. Barts and dropped it in our mountains. With influences from France, South America, and the Caribbean, the thoughtfully curated dishes from the land and sea are an experience for all the senses. Friendly and cozy, welcoming locals and jet-setters alike, Betula is here to stay!

  3. The Little Nell - Aspen's only Five-Star, Five-Diamond boutique hotel, with a cosmopolitan, modern design and an intimate, timeless appeal. In the heart of downtown, just steps from the Silver Queen Gondola, you can experience the invigorating mountain air, world class couture and consignment shopping, and boundless adventures all year round.

  4. Hotel Jerome - One of Aspen’s crown jewels offering the perfect retreat where you can explore abundant outdoor activities and world-class dining and shopping. This landmark hotel is renowned among Aspen’s luxury hotels for its relaxed elegance, gracious service and authentic mountain spirit.

  5. The St. Regis Aspen Resort - Ideally located at the base of the majestic Aspen Mountain and within steps of the historic town, this iconic resort hotel offers premier services and world class accommodations tailored to exceed every expectation.

  6. Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro - A slice of Switzerland in the Rocky Mountains. Ski In and Dance Out at this iconic, high-end European restaurant at 11,000 feet serving lunch, Aprés ski and select snowcat dinners. There is no shortage of Verve Clicquot, sizzling raclette or spectacular mountain views...the party never stops!

  7. Casa Tua - Casa Tua offers an unparalleled dining experience by blending elements of the five senses in a sophisticated space adorned with fine artwork meticulously selected and ever-changing. Superb Northern Italian cuisine with only the best and freshest ingredients and a members-only club upstairs.

  8. Matsuhisa - The premiere sushi restaurant for Japanese fare located in a charming Victorian house in downtown Aspen - the first Matsuhisa location outside of Chef Nobu’s original Beverly Hills restaurant. A lively and stylish spot with impeccable service and outstanding sushi and cocktails.

  9. La Crêperie du Village - Aspen’s only authentic French and Fondue restaurant where St. Tropez meets Paris with an incredibly cozy and charming ambience, perfect for a casual lunch, après-ski, a romantic candlelit dinner and so much more. Seductive and sexy!

  10. Acquolina - A casually chic and polished trattoria and pizzeria with stylish and genuine Italian fare that will make your mouth water and an atmosphere that will make you feel like you’re at home. Eat, drink, and enjoy!

  11. Cache Cache - Consistent, heartfelt and upscale French-American cuisine with an impeccable wine list in a warm and sexy atmosphere. This chic bistro never disappoints with impeccable service and a commitment to excellence.

  12. Caribou Club - Aspen's first and only exclusive private membership dinner and dancing club, opened in 1989, offering world class dining, an extensive wine list, and an über-sexy bar and nightclub. Whether you sink into one of the overstuffed couches for an after dinner drink, dine in the exceptional restaurant, or dance the night away, you will be rubbing shoulders with those "in the know" of Aspen's finest. Special and large events available on and off premise.

  13. Steak House No. 316 - In the heart of downtown Aspen this sexy, clubby, and dimly lit steakhouse is a cut above the rest for fine, prime steaks and chops as well as a variety of seafood and vegetarian dishes.

  14. Jimmy’s An American Restaurant and Bar - The finest and fiercest American comfort food in Aspen. Hands down Jimmy’s is the local’s favorite bar featuring an award winning selection of Tequilas and Mezcal.

  15. Jimmy's Bodega - An impeccably fresh seafood and raw bar restaurant offering a variety of Coastal Seafood Cuisine. Serving wine, cocktails, and mezcal on a spacious patio in the heart of downtown Aspen, it’s the place to see and be seen.

  16. Campo de Fiore - Using the freshest local ingredients and imported goods from Italy, Campo creates dishes that will entice your senses and delight your palate. Enjoy the authentic Italian cuisine while basking in the glow of Aspen Mountain in the warm, vibrant, and lively atmosphere.

  17. L’Hostaria - Where authentic Italian cuisine is prepared with old fashion cooking techniques and served with loving attention to detail and great respect for the best ingredients. A warm and inviting restaurant with an extensive wine list.

  18. Bosq - With an extreme passion for flavor, entertaining, gathering friends and sharing a unique food experience in an enchanting environment, Bosq was born. The extremely unique menu and New World Cuisine has been carefully crafted from experiences all over the world by Chef C Barclay Dodge with flavors from the Mediterranean to China.

  19. Ajax Tavern - Best known for Après ski, truffle fries, and people watching, don’t miss a coveted seat on the sun-drenched mountainside patio with a bottle of Veuve and dancing as the sun dips behind the mountain. The best seat in town! Glamorous yet easy.

  20. Chef’s Club - Guests can experience the spectacular signature dishes of great chefs from all around the country with a seasonal, innovative menu at Chef’s Club featuring signature dishes from star chefs, including Eric Ripert, Daniel Boulud, Mario Batali, and Marcus Samuelsson, to name a few.

  21. WOW Aspen - No Time? No Excuses. Trying to cram a workout into your busy schedule? WOW lets you book one-on-one sessions with Aspen's best certified personal trainers whenever and wherever you want to train. Plan ahead - or start in as little as 30 minutes. You pick the workout, the date/time, the location, and they provide the specialized trainer.

  22. Aspen Lash - "Empowering Women One Lash at a Time." Aspen Lash offers the best and the latest in eyelash extensions. They use only the finest quality products to maintain the integrity and health of your own lashes. Enhance your natural beautiful lashes by this dynamic duo who have created an environment of professionalism, perfection and art at Aspen Lash.

  23. Salon Tullio - Salon Tullio's chic atmosphere is triumphed only by it's prolific stylists, who form lasting bonds with their clientele by tailoring services on an individual level. Their highly trained and enthusiastic stylists respect the uniqueness of each individual client and are committed to excellence.

  24. Pine Creek Cookhouse - A unique Aspen Restaurant dining experience; bike, ski, snowshoe or take a horse-drawn sleigh ride under the stars to the romantic Pine Creek Cookhouse for gourmet mountain fare.

  25. Aspen Mountain Club - Offering exclusive, breathtaking views of the Elk Mountain Range at one of the world's most exclusive private clubs, the Aspen Mountain Club presents beautiful food, beautiful people, and a charming atmosphere. A hidden gem. Members Only!

  26. FOOD & WINE Classic - The superstar of all culinary events where each year, the world's most accomplished winemakers, celebrity chefs, and culinary experts come together in one breathtaking setting. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the pinnacle of good taste, mingle with celebrity chefs, and enjoy a pleasure-packed weekend at the base of spectacular Aspen Mountain.

  27. JAS Aspen - With a mission to present and preserve jazz and related forms of music through world-class events, performances and educational programs, JAS presents multi-day festivals, weekly performances and outstanding jazz musicians throughout the year.

  28. Aspen Music Festival and School - Founded in 1949, the Aspen Music Festival and School is regarded as one of the top classical music festivals in the United States, noted both for its concert programming and its musical training of mostly young-adult music students. AMFS offers 400+ classical music events during the summer and an intelligently curated mix of concerts.

  29. Aspen Security Forum - Top level present and former government officials from all relevant agencies such as the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, State, Justice, and the Treasury gather to answer critical questions about national and homeland security.

  30. Aspen Ideas Festival - A premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times. A stimulating and invigorating conference that brings great minds together to share ideas, raise challenging questions, and inspire thought to action.

  31. Rotary Club of Aspen - The Aspen Rotary Club is part of Rotary International, a humanitarian organization which embodies the spirit of "Service Above Self." Aspen Rotary's Ducky Derby raises more money to help more people in the Roaring Fork Valley than any other fundraiser of the entire year! The Aspen Rotarians meet every Thursday at 7am at the Mountain Chalet. All are welcome.

  32. Belly Up - Where Aspen goes for music! Renowned music venue with big name acts.