It’s no secret that Aspen is the rich and famous’ playground and few things come on the cheap. But that said, planning and a little research can help you save some of your hard earned money while still enjoying the Aspen experience.
Molly Gibson Lodge offers a convenient locale at an affordable rate, and with all the comforts of home to boot. Molly Gibson sits right off Main Street and is a short walk or shuttle to the slopes at an affordable rate. The cozy lodge is pet friendly so your best furry friend can come along. Just across Main Street you’ll find Hotel Aspen, which offers guests relaxing amenities like an outdoor hot tub and pool. Every afternoon in the winter Hotel Aspen hosts a complimentary wine and cheese party around the common room fireplace. Independence Square is ideal for visitors looking to be in the thick of downtown Aspen for a reasonable rate. This modern hotel is housed in a historic building and is less than 250 yards from the Silver Queen Gondola. You’ll be smiling ear-to-ear while you soak in the Square’s rooftop hot tub and take in the views of the mountains, knowing you’re getting a bargain.
No matter when you visit you can usually find a couple free activities to participate in. Both Aspen/Snowmass and the town of Aspen host tons of events from Winterskol in early January—an annual winter festival that features a soup tasting contest and ice sculptures—to the Spring Jam free concert series.