“Vacation condos offer a different experience from hotel stays,” noted Alex de L’Arbe, Marketing Director at Frias Properties which manages 200 Aspen vacation rentals including 30 luxury single-family homes with up to 7 bedrooms. “They are gathering places to share the day’s adventures. Many have wood-burning fireplaces. ”
Families staying at the Chateau Eau Claire condominiums managed by Frias can gather around the large pool and hot tub while taking in views of Aspen Mountain. Since these are river frontage condos, Dad can test his fishing skills on the Roaring Fork River. Fasching Haus is the quintessential mountain condo property with a pretty patio and pool in the center. Fasching Haus is only two blocks from mini-golf, CP Burger, and the bus to Maroon Bells. Frias guests have access to full service concierges to help plan activities such as rafting, hiking and biking.
The Gant is another family-friendly condo rental option with two pools—one next to the grab-and-go café and one in a more secluded location. Three hot tubs, barbecue grills, wood-burning fireplaces in every unit and a concierge on the property help make the Colorado vacation experience complete.
The Aspen Square Condominium Hotel is a great family option in a central location just one block from the gondola ride to hike around the top of Aspen Mountain. Even the studios have full kitchens. The free parking is a big bonus for in-town. Not to mention, that gorgeous pool area. On-site concierges will help plan activities.
The Hyatt Grand Aspen, a residence club with rentals, offers on-site planned activities weekly—a barbecue by the pool, Family Movie Night, Arts & Crafts and Evening Story Time.
Families staying at the Villas at Snowmass Lodge not only have use of the Snowmass Club’s family and kiddie pool, kids can enjoy fun-filled days at the club’s summer day camp and at Camp Elevation, a Friday night, Saturday and Sunday day program. Mom and Dad can schedule in a date night or a day hike.
The Westin® Kids Club at Westin Snowmass offers activities such as Story Time with local authors, field trips to the Mammoth Discovery Center and Sing-a-long & S’mores by the fire while parents take a break at the spa or bike the trails on Snowmass Mountain.
Guests staying in one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom units at the Viceroy Snowmass will have a full kitchens for preparing meals and the convenience of 24-hour room service. Call ahead to have one of the full service concierges put together an itinerary of adventure activities that works within your budget—perhaps a guided hike and a fly-fishing excursion.
Leave it to the concierges at any of the top hotels to help you explore the best of summer in Aspen and Snowmass. However, if you are looking for an affordable option that is within walking distance to the Music Tent and the Aspen Institute, check out the Aspen Mountain Lodge. With its on-site parking and breakfast by the fireplace included, even guests on a limited budget can enjoy Aspen. If Snowmass is more your style, any hotel or condo there will give you easy access to an Elk Camp gondola ride to the epicenter of mountain fun.