Weekender’s Guide to Aspen

Staff Writer
Where to eat, sleep, and play in this mountain chic city

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Whether you’re looking to take to the slopes, snowshoe across the mountains, or just keep warm with a smooth scotch, Aspen will never disappoint. Area Daily correspondent Lisa Loverro takes us to a few of her special finds in this sophisticated and laid-back mountain town.

The recently updated Limelight Lodge is a beautiful, contemporary lodge offering sweeping views of the mountain with a relaxed lobby lounge that serves up pastas and pizzas for a quick bite around its roaring fire.

If you’re looking for a party scene, the Sky Hotel is your place. The vibe around the pool is cool, complete with eye candy galore and a scenic mountain backdrop. The outdoor fire pit is a great place to relax after an exhausting day on the slopes.

For breakfast or lunch, there’s no place better than Peach’s Corner Café, an organic restaurant in the heart of downtown (try their kale salad). Be sure to check out the new BB’s Kitchen for pastas and salads, or Ellina for sophisticated dishes and a wine list that has earned them a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

The legendary Little Nell is still high on our radar for a festive and lively après ski scene fueled by the Terrace Bar’s unique tapas menu. And if you're feeling energized, head on over to the Belly Up for live music and dance the night away.

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