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11 of the Best Airbnbs in Aspen, Colorado

by Sarah Lamagna
Updated January 24, 2021

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There’s glitz, there’s glam, and even an aerial tram — but Aspen isn’t just full of diamond-studded millionaires with Michael Kors handbags.

There’s hippie coffee shops and dive bars and outdoor enthusiasts roaming the streets and the surrounding mountains. There’s even a Magic Mushroom House — although, to be fair, the architect said he got inspiration from a nautilus shell, not from hallucinogens.

Aspen might be known for its rich taste — we mean wealth in this case, not chocolate — but it’s also home to some of the most down-to-earth people Colorado has to offer. Whether you’re visiting Aspen for the first time, a repeat customer, or here for an extended stay, you’ll find the perfect airbnb in the list below.

1. First-Class Living

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Why you should stay: just add a faux-fur coat and a pair of oversized sunglasses to your wardrobe to fool the locals into think you’re just another millionaire on a ski vacation.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $964/night

Impress your friends and family when you book this stunning $5 million dollar home. You won’t need a level to show that this home has everything balanced. Whether it’s entertaining your business associates at the island bar top with a few cocktails or romancing your honey in the soaking tub, this home exudes confidence and class.

“This home is amazing and so beautiful! Perfect to have intimate family time with great views of the snowy mountains of Aspen. Couldn’t have ask for a better place to stay while we were here.”

Dorothy, Glendora, CA
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2. Serene Riverfront Retreat

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Why you should stay: those meditation apps will finally come in handy.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $322/night

The walls ooze with relaxation in this comfortable, secluded condo. Start your day on the breakfast bar sipping your favorite morning drink whether it be calming tea, strong espresso, or a hefty Bloody Mary (we don’t judge).

After a full day adventuring around town and the surrounding mountains, snuggle up with a good book on the fur-lined chair next to the fireplace. When night falls, view the stars on the deck overhanging the Roaring Fork River with your cocktail of choice and then fall into the large king bed for the most restful sleep.

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3. Million-Dollar Mansion

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Why you should stay: no need to bring slippers — there’s heated floors throughout!

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum Stay: 2-7 nights depending on the season
  • Rates from: $1250/night

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a millionaire? Or perhaps you already are and need a place to truly feel like home? Then look no further than this exquisitely-designed home in Aspen’s West End. Crack open that Dom Perignon and view the sunsets on one of the multiple patio spaces or from the comfort of the living room sofa — yes, there’s wall-to-wall windows.

Make sure you’re not too tipsy to relax in your very own soaking tub (there’s one in almost every bathroom) and take in the mountain views surrounding the home. But if business is what brought you to this luxurious mountain town, not to worry: this home has the perfect space to set up shop.

“OMG. This place is amazing, with a combination of luxury, well thought out decor and striking views. This is the best place to stay in Aspen.”

Kyle, Dallas, TX
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4. Aspen Highlands Lodge

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Why you should stay: who needs one massive patio when you can have three?!

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $645/night

Is the Ritz-Carlton not really your jam? Would you rather wake up to elk in your front yard and bluebirds singing as the sun rises through the trees? Look no further than this secluded mountain lodge nestled among Aspen’s namesake trees.

It’s the perfect hideaway for anyone who needs some R&R with its country-living aesthetic and down-to-earth décor. Round out your restful paradise with a hike through the surrounding forest — bonus for winter visitors: you can ski to and from the Aspen Highlands Resort — and then a soak in the private outdoor hot tub.

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5. Ski-in/out Mountain Condo

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Why you should stay: literally the largest refrigerator we’ve ever seen.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 5 nights
  • Rates from: $1050/night

Got kids who get bored with pretty much any vacation you’ve ever taken them on? Yeah, we thought so. Bring them to the ideal mountain retreat that will suit any child’s needs: from toddler to teenager! Included in your stay is a bunk room fit for even the tallest of adults (the twin beds are extra-long) and a gaming console to satisfy those who would rather stay inside than romp around on the slopes.

But if slopes are what you’re after, store all your gear in the enormous mudroom as you walk into your stay. Make sure to grab a farm to table dinner at Elk Camp before you leave (psst, they have a kid’s menu!).

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6. Aspen Haus

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Why you should stay: if Austin Powers and elegance had a baby, you’d get this home’s interior aesthetic.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $654/night

If you didn’t think pink and brown went together, you’d be wrong and it couldn’t be more right in this mid-century modern home. This British-inspired home mixes pops of color with soft hues of browns and white from the bright pink lounge chair to the throw blankets on the beds.

Geometric patterns are scattered throughout the home with just enough character without being overwhelming. If you weren’t a tea drinker before your arrival, you will be now! Make sure to remember to put that pinky up as you sip your hot beverage as you lounge around the wood stove.

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7. Luxurious Mountain Home

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Why you should stay: blare those Mary J. Blige tunes with the in-home sound system throughout — or maybe The Greatest Showman Soundtrack? No judging here.

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $3600/night

Feel as if you’re walking into a Victorian castle with this spectacular home’s vaulted ceilings, classy wallpaper, and faux fur accents. No need to BYOB here — craft up a fancy cocktail from the bar cart shared by your generous hosts. Or perhaps practice your culinary skills in the stunning kitchen, but it’s definitely BYO chef.

Live like the king (or queen!) you know you are flop into any of the lounge chairs found in almost every room, including a bright lime green one found in the master walk-in closet. Oh, and there’s a private hot tub.

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8. Romantic Downtown Loft

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Why you should stay: the bathroom is simply divine.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 5 nights
  • Rates from: $650/night

Located in the heart of downtown Aspen, you’ll feel as if you’re miles away from any civilization in this romantic setting. Warmth and coziness abound throughout the home where three is most definitely a crowd. The soaking tub sit at the foot of the bed — that’s right, the bed, so take your love affair from the tub to the mattress in one swift motion without batting an eye. If a tryst is what you’re after, this is the place for you.

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9. A Hidden Gem for Vacationing Friends

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Why you should stay: no need for a car — steps away from the slopes and downtown’s amenities.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $540/night

You cannot beat this secret condo situated in plain sight next to Shadow Mountain Lift — or as the locals call it: Lift 1A — where the lines aren’t nearly as long as the more popular Silver Queen Gondola. If you’re visiting in the off-season (aka non-winter), the hiking trails on Aspen Mountain are just a stroll away. But if the homebody life is more your style, this home has everything you’ll need including a communal, heated outdoor pool.

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10. The Mountain Queen

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Why you should stay: perfect for those better at après ski than the “ski” part

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 3-5 nights depending on the season
  • Rates from: $487/night

With a coastal interior aesthetic, you’ll forget that you’re staying on the edge of a mountain slope in the Mountain Queen condo — that is, until you look out any of the numerous windows. It won’t matter when you visit — there’s skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, and restaurants and bars throughout any season.

“This place was absolutely perfect!! The best of both worlds, having the mountain out your back door, and town being a short two blocks away.”

Melissa, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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11. The Alm Haus

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Why you should stay: a private oasis with a private hot tub

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $395/night

It’s not often you find a place to stay in Aspen that doesn’t share a wall with another home, let alone having it be less than $400 per night. The Alm Haus is as unique as they come including floor to ceiling (it’s vaulted by the way!) wood walls – a true mountain cabin.

Plus, another thing it’s got going for it that you don’t often see with other vacation stays in Aspen: it’s pet-friendly! So bring Miss Pickles because she won’t want to miss the endless scents in the backyard. Yep, that’s right! You have an entire backyard to yourself too. We’ll wait while you bring your jaw up off the ground.

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Plan Your Trip to Aspen, Colorado

There is something to do in Aspen for every personality out there. Check out these must-do recommendations!

  • Make sure to download The Downtowner app which offers free electric vehicle rides around downtown Aspen.
  • Grab your skis and pride flag for one of Aspen’s most famed traditions: Gay Ski Week – the longest running week-long ski even in the nation.
  • If you’ve brought the family along, make sure to check out Aspen Center for Environmental Studies where kids can take a variety of programs including explorer photography and snowshoeing. Then head to the Pitkin County Library for storytime.
  • If adventure is what you’re after, backpack the Four Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells Scenic Area to get from Aspen to Crested Butte and back!
  • Or simply take the shuttle to the famed Maroon Bells known to be the most photographed peaks in the entire United States.
  • If the more obscure is what you’re after, check out the almost-Aspen mayor and renowned author, Hunter S. Thompson’s shrine on Snowmass mountain.
  • Take a scenic walk through one of Aspen’s famed artists (musically in this case) at the John Denver Sanctuary.
  • No need to break the bank when shopping the iconic Aspen stores. Instead, head on over to The Thrift Shop which has been opened since 1949 and well-known among the locals.
  • You won’t be able to beat the Happy Hour at Zane’s Tavern – $0.50 wings and $7 pitchers of beer. Your après ski game will be spot on!

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