Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Aspen, Colorado has become one of the top ski destinations in the United States. Aspen’s natural beauty and mountainous landscape have made it a year-round playground for skiers, hikers, and lovers of the outdoors.
There are a lot of unique Airbnbs and vacation homes in Aspen. And with everything from Airstream glampers to luxury ski lodges, it can be hard to pick the best one! If you’re planning a trip, be sure to stay at one of these incredible vacation rentals to make your trip that much more special.
Check out our list of 12 amazing Airbnbs in Aspen so you can spend less time planning and more time hitting the slopes!
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Top 10 Things To Do in Aspen
- Go Skiing! Aspen is home to world-class ski resorts. Check out Aspen Mountain – this resort first opened in 1947 and put Aspen on the map as an iconic ski destination.
- Take a ride up the Silver Queen Gondola. This 14-minute ride takes you to the summit of Ajax Mountain, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and the town of Aspen below.
- Photograph Maroon Bells, the two peaks in the Elk Mountains. Enjoy their majestic image reflected across the still waters of Maroon Lake.
- Soak in a hot spring. Take a visit to nearby Glenwood Springs which is home to a hot springs pool that was used by Native American tribes.
- Visit the Snowmass Ski Area – it has more than 3,000 acres of ski terrain and 150 miles of intermediate and expert trails.
- Explore the Rio Grande Trail. Aspen is home to many different hiking and biking trails, but the Rio Grande is one of the easier trails which makes it a perfect choice for families.
- Go paragliding. Aspen is a haven for adrenaline junkies and paragliding is an Aspen adventure that should be at the top of your bucket list. Imagine soaring over the high peaks and valleys from above!
- Go whitewater rafting. Spend a day on the water soaking in the landscapes with Aspen Whitewater Rafting Company. They offer a variety of excursions suitable for all ages, levels, and preferences.
- Drive the Independence Pass. This 20-mile scenic drive will take you to a height of 12,000 feet above sea level, where you can enjoy amazing mountain views.
- Grab a drink at Aspen Brewing Company. Enjoy finely crafted beer with indoor and outdoor patio seating where you can soak in the views of the mountains.
Why Stay in an Airbnb in Aspen
There are lots of advantages to staying in an Airbnb in Aspen. For starters, you can search for the exact location you want to be – whether that’s right in the heart of downtown Aspen or closer to the ski resorts in Snowmass Village.
Another reason to choose an Airbnb in Aspen is that the properties are much more unique than a standard hotel room. You’ll have a vast array of unique vacation rentals from which to choose – an Airstream glamper, a million-dollar townhouse, or a luxury ski lodge to name a few.
The value of staying in an Airbnb can’t be beaten either. If you are traveling as a large group it’s much more cost-effective to split the price of a single vacation rental.
The 12 Best Airbnbs in Aspen
Best Aspen Airbnbs for Couples and Solo Travelers
If you’re looking for a bit of luxury right in downtown Aspen, check out this modern condominium. You will love the floor to ceiling windows that overlook the mountains and the designer upgrades throughout the home. It’s right next to a ski trail, so this is the perfect place to come and relax in after a day on the slopes.
After a day of skiing you can enjoy the wood-burning fireplace in the living room, or cozy up in the master suite for a movie night with the king platform bed and flat-screen TV. Onsite amenities for this Airbnb also include an outdoor pool and hot tub, all surrounded by stunning views of the mountains.
This Airbnb is located in downtown Aspen so there are incredible restaurants, nightlife, and shopping just outside your door. Plus there’s a direct ski access trail to Aspen Mountain as well as ski storage right outside your door, so you can be on the trails in seconds.
Take advantage of a 2-for-1 deal at this unique Aspen Airbnb! You’ll get access to both a 2018 Airstream that is equipped with modern amenities, as well as a deck and yurt just outside of it. This glamping setup is a perfect place for nature lovers as you’ll have unparalleled views of Mount Sopris and the other nine peaks visible from Ten Peaks Ranch.
The inside of this 2018 Airstream has all the comforts of a modern RV including a kitchen with modern appliances, TV, bathroom with shower, and a separate bedroom. The yurt has seats inside so you can enjoy the fresh mountain air with some shelter from the elements. Spend your nights stargazing and your mornings soaking in the beautiful sunrise from behind the mountains.
This unique Airbnb in Aspen is in an ideal location for outdoor activities, with hiking and fishing just a short drive away. It’s in close proximity to Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, and Aspen so the opportunities for outdoor recreation and souvenir shopping are unlimited.
This beautiful studio condo has been furnished with an effortless blend of rustic and modern finishes. It’s just steps away from ski lifts and hiking trails, so it’s a perfect choice for solo travelers or couples headed on an Aspen ski holiday.
This corner unit has large windows that fill the home with natural light and provide sweeping views of the mountains. After a day outside, cozy up in the living room on a down-stuffed queen sleeper sofa by the fireplace. There’s a king-sized murphy bed if you want additional space during the day. As a guest you’ll also have access to the outdoor pool area where there are two spas, a pool, sauna, gym, and BBQ.
This home is in Snowmass Village, steps away from the Village Express Lift, Snowmass Mall, and great hiking trails including the classic Rim Trail. This home also comes with a private ski-locker outside the front door.
If you love alpacas, then you must check out this unique Airbnb near Aspen! This rustic tiny home is on a gorgeous 53-acre Alpaca ranch, so these friendly animals will be right outside your door. Spend your evenings sitting on the porch, watching them play as the sun sets.
This building was built in the early 1900s and has since been completely renovated. It is now equipped with all the amenities you need for an amazing stay. It’s a studio-sized apartment, so this would be a perfect Aspen Airbnb for solo travelers and couples.
The hosts provide a light breakfast of muffins, cereal, bagels, yogurt, or fruit to get your morning off to a great start. They will be nearby to ensure you have an amazing stay on their serene farm. This home is in Silt Colorado, close to Glenwood Springs and a variety of ski trails.
Best Aspen Airbnbs for Small Groups and Families
If you’re looking for a top of the line Airbnb to rent in Aspen, then check out this $5 million townhouse. This designer three-bedroom home is immaculately clean and packed with luxurious features.
Enter the house into the living room which is decorated with modern furnishings and boasts gorgeous mountain views from the large windows. It’s the perfect place to relax at night with a comfortable couch, smart TV, heated floors, and indoor fireplace. The open-concept main floor opens up to a kitchen and dining area with a 7-burner gas oven and large dining table.
The whole family will sleep like a dream here in the three bedrooms, each equipped with memory foam mattresses, room-darkening shades, Smart TVs, and en-suite bathrooms. This home also comes with a two-car heated garage with snowmelt, so no worries about shoveling during your stay.
This newly-constructed home is in the West End of Aspen, so you’ll be close to everything. The Aspen chairlift is just 0.8 miles away and you’ll be within walking distance to town, golf course, trails, and live music venues.
Nestled along the Colorado River, the Earth House is a dream destination for nature lovers. It’s built right into the hillside, with a grass rooftop and beautiful views of the nearby Colorado River and surrounding mountains, making it one of the most unique Airbnbs in Aspen!
This home has a beautiful sunroom with mountain views where you’ll love curling up with your morning coffee. It’s got a fully-stocked kitchen and living room, with 2 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Gather the family around the large projector screen for movie nights or spend your evenings sharing stories over the outdoor fire pit.
This home is located in Glenwood Springs, just minutes away from downtown. You can walk across the street to access a sandy beach on the Colorado river, a community garden, and Glenwood Hot Springs. Fishing, rafting, hiking, and biking are at your fingertips and Aspen is less than an hour’s drive away.
For those families and groups looking for a bit of luxury on your ski holiday, check out this incredible ski-in/ski-out penthouse suite in Base Village! With vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and two decks offering panoramic views of the mountains, this is the perfect place to unwind after a day on the slopes.
Natural light floods into this well-designed and furnished space. White faux fur pillows, blankets, and furnishings really complete this classic winter wonderland vacation home.
You’ll be able to make amazing family dinners here in the gourmet kitchen that boasts expansive countertops and Gaggenau appliances. On the outside deck there’s a grill and comfy loungers for your use. This Airbnb has three bedrooms including a master suite with floor to ceiling marble and a grand soaking tub and steam shower.
This home also comes with extra amenities including ski storage, spa access, a fitness center, climbing wall, and complimentary wine from the cellar. It’s in the heart of Snowmass Base Village, known for its world-class 3,000+ acres of incredible ski terrain. You can also find retail shopping, fine dining, hip bars, live music, and more in the village.
This newly refurbished top floor luxury condo has been designed with amazing amenities inside including handcrafted furniture, top-of-the-line appliances, and state-of-the-art technology. It’s also got ski-in/ski-out access to the Aspen Mountain ski trails.
The main space of this home has an open concept living room and kitchen with high vaulted ceilings and large windows that flood the home with natural light. Cozy up on the custom-designed oversized sofa by the fireplace and watch the snowfall. Or step outside onto the balcony to enjoy some fresh mountain air. This home also has an integrated control system for the in-wall flat screen tvs and SONOS sound system which you can operate from any tablet or iPad.
Located at the base of Shadow Mountain lift, this Airbnb is perfect for those on a ski holiday. Just a couple of blocks away you’ll find Aspen’s numerous shops, restaurants, bars, and nightlife. Plus you’ll have access to the free Downtowner Shuttle which can take you anywhere in the Aspen Core.
Best Aspen Airbnbs for Large Groups and Events
Located on 30 acres and surrounded by spectacular scenery, this expansive Aspen villa is a perfect choice for large groups! It’s packed with luxury amenities, including a pool, a hot tub, and al fresco dining.
The interior of this home is beautifully decorated, with exposed brick walls, fireplaces, and a gorgeous spiral staircase leading to the master suite. Step outside onto the deck and enjoy amazing views of Snowmass Mountain, equestrian pastures, and the surrounding valleys. You may even spot wildlife from your backyard!
The outside of this home continues to deliver, with a pool and hot tub, ping pong table, a large picnic table, and firepit – all with amazing views of Snowmass Mountain. There’s also a playground for children, horse pastures, and Snowmass Creek flowing through the property.
This Airbnb is located in Old Snowmass where you can take advantage of the backside access to Snowmass mountain with a campground lift. It’s conveniently located 30 minutes from downtown Aspen and 25 minutes to Snowmass Village.
This luxurious Airbnb in Aspen is an absolute dream to stay in! The exposed brick and wood finishes give this beautiful Aspen cabin an authentic ski lodge feel. And as an Airbnb Plus property, you can expect one-of-a-kind details and exceptional hospitality here.
This home has 6 bedrooms, each decorated with wild wallpaper that gives them a personalized feel. With 6 1/2 baths and sleeping space for up to 16 guests, this home is a perfect choice to host a large event. Soak up panoramic mountain views from the A-frame vaulted living room, or cook up amazing meals in the fully-stocked kitchen. Step outside onto the deck where you can enjoy mountain views, or relax your muscles in the hot tub next to the outdoor fireplace.
This home is located in Aspen with endless outdoor recreational activities nearby including skiing, hiking, biking, and river rafting. Aspen Villages is just a short 10-minute walk away, or you can take the free shuttle. There you’ll find shops, restaurants, and amenities to enjoy.
Perched on Snowmass Mountain, you can enjoy ski-in/ski-out access and beautiful mountain views from this spectacular ski chalet-style vacation home. The interior of this Airbnb has a rustic elegance, perfect for your next family ski holiday.
This four-story home has been extensively remodeled, retaining a ski chalet feel but with modern amenities including an elevator to make this home accessible to all. The living-dining area invites guests to mingle, and includes a fully equipped kitchen and dining area that can seat up to 14.
The living room has high ceilings and is surrounded by large windows and sweeping views of the surrounding scenery. With 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths spread across two floors, this is the perfect Airbnb near Aspen for multi-generation families or large groups because everyone will have their own space. It also features an outdoor hot tub which is perfect for relaxing after a day on the slopes!
This home is located on Snowmass Mountain with ski access and mountain biking and hiking trails just a short walk away. The house is about a 10-minute walk from the Snowmass Mall and a 5-minute drive to Snowmass market.
This incredibly lavish Aspen ski chalet perched on Snowmass Mountain is the perfect choice for a family getaway or a vacation with a group of friends. This property is part of Airbnb luxe so you can expect a pristinely designed home equipped with luxury amenities, services, and a dedicated trip designer.
This six-bedroom home has been recently renovated with beautiful details throughout including vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and a large fireplace. This home has a mountain-lodge inspired feel, but the open-plan great room and contemporary exterior add a modern appeal. And everyone will love the outdoor hot tub and wet bar!
Enjoy game nights in the living room with a card table in front of the television and fireplace. Make use of the fully equipped kitchen and dining area that overlooks the serene backyard. If the weather is warm you can take advantage of the outdoor barbeque. Each of the 6 bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom and there are two master suites with fireplaces, private terraces, and striking mountain views.
Enjoy ski-in, ski-out access to Fanny Hill at Snowmass Mountain. Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Aspen Mountains are all within 12 miles so you can enjoy a new slope every day. In the warmer weather, take advantage of the fresh mountain air from the deck that overlooks the garden and pond. Snowmass Base Village is just a mile away and downtown Aspen is 10 miles away.
That’s it – 12 of the best Airbnbs in Aspen! Do you have a favorite vacation rental in Aspen? Let us know in the comments below.
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