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Aspen is the Rocky Mountain playground of the rich and famous, however, this Colorado gem certainly offers far more than glitz and glam. It has the perfect balance of nature and luxury. It’s an international hotspot! Enjoy its world-class outdoor adventures, high-end restaurants, luxury boutiques, and stunning scenery at any time of year.
A discerning collection of our favorite places to eat in Aspen.
Ajax Tavern is all about the location. Situated at the base of Aspen Mountain, it’s the perfect spot for watching the skiers descend the slopes. Ajax offers casual fine dining and a great apres-ski scene.
685 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, Colorado 81611
Meat & Cheese
Meat & Cheese is both a chic eatery and market place offering artisanal bread, meats, and cheese. It is very well-liked by the locals. Our personal favorite is the kale salad for lunch on a sunny day.
319 East Hopkins Avenue, Aspen, Colorado 81611
French Alpine Bistro – Creperie du Village
This cozy chalet inspired bistro is highly sought after for the wonderfully romantic atmosphere. It’s one of the most charming restaurants in town with a menu serving fondue and sweet and savory crepes.
400 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
One of the chicest places in town, Cache Cache serves French-American Cuisine in a softly lit atmosphere with impeccable service. They are very well known for their extensive wine list.
205 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611
More Must Tries
Breakfast | On-The-Go
Jour de Fete
This quaint, counter-serve cafe is great for a quick grab-and-go breakfast or lunch. It’s a family run business offering simple, fresh food. You won’t regret trying one of their croissants!
710 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Coffee | Lunch
Located atop the Aspen Art Museum, So Cafe offers some beautiful views. It’s a great place to grab a cup of coffee and get some work done in the morning. It’s also a lovely place to enjoy lunch. Their menu rotates weekly and always offers delicious options.
Aspen Art Museum, 637 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
Lunch | Dinner
White House Tavern
White House Tavern may have a small menu, but they serve up huge sandwiches. Their most popular: the crispy chicken sandwich. Originally a 19th-century miner’s cottage, inside now offers a lively yet casual atmosphere, providing gourmet comfort food and signature cocktails.
302 East Hopkins Avenue, Aspen, Colorado 81611
Kenichi is a local hot spot to see and be seen. In a vibrant, energetic atmosphere, Kenichi serves up contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi. It’s one of Aspen’s hippest dining establishments.
533 E Hopkins Ave #2, Aspen, CO 81611
A discerning collection of our favorite places to stay in Aspen.
Built in 1889, the Hotel Jerome perfectly blends modern luxury with historic heritage. The interiors are absolutely beautiful. The Hotel Jerome offers superb amenities and is centrally located with convenient access to town. Even if you aren’t staying at the hotel, the lobby is worth a visit. While you’re there, stop by the iconic J-Bar for a cocktail or a quick bite to eat.
330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
The St. Regis boasts a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. It’s a refined mountain manor at the base of Aspen mountain offering rustic elegance and world-renowned Remede Spa.
315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611
The Little Nell is the only 5 star, 5 diamond hotel in Aspen. It’s also the only hotel with ski-in, ski-out access to Aspen Mountain.
675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
A discerning collection of our favorite places to play in Aspen.
Something for Everyone
From consignment to high-end designers, there’s something for everyone, but if you’re looking for a more authentic experience, visit one of Aspen’s specialty stores. Pitkin County Dry Goods is an Aspen staple and offers an array of casual designer clothing. Kemo Sabe is the go-to if you’re looking for anything western. They create custom cowboy hats, boots, and beautiful turquoise jewelry.
Cloud 9 is legendary. This upscale Swiss-inspired lodge has a renowned apres-ski scene. During peak season it regularly plays host to ski-boot dance parties as the DJ blasts music and guests spray $125 champagne bottles at each other.
76 Boomerang Rd Top of the Cloud Nine Lift, Aspen, CO 81611
Caribou Club is the most prestigious members club in Aspen. Its exclusivity makes it a favorite among movie stars escaping the limelight. The private club offers world-class dining, an extensive wine list, bar, and nightclub. There are temporary memberships available or if you know a member they can invite you as their guest for the evening.
411 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Aspen Art Museum
The Aspen Art Museum is a contemporary art venue featuring international shows and works by local artists. Exhibitions include drawings, paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations, and electronic media. Admission is free.
637 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611