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Budget-Friendly Cultural Activities in Aspen

Aspen, Colorado is known internationally as a hub for the rich and the famous, full of glitz and glamour and costly experiences, but our beautiful mountain town offers so much more. Here are some of our favorite budget-friendly cultural activities in Aspen.

Music on Aspen Mountain
1. Music on the Mountain

Summer Is In Full Swing In Aspen

Wander through town and you may hear someone say, "I came for the winter and stayed for the summer." And it’s no wonder. Aspen has been enchanting guests season after season with an events calendar overflowing with activities for everyone. From cultural events to athletic pursuits, surprise and delight are just around the corner.

Aspen in Spring Is a Wonderful Thing

While most skiers pack up and head home once the snow starts to melt, the friendly staff at the Molly Gibson Lodge wants to let you in on a secret. In this fickle season, winter storms give way to bluebird days, and mountain trails and river fishing are just starting to heat up. Spring is primetime for off-mountain recreation, including shopping, festivals, biking, rafting and more. It’s also the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy the very best Aspen has to offer.

Affordable Aspen with all the Extras

There are two words that are rarely seen together, but you’ll find them sipping wine by a roaring fire, enjoying stunning views of Independence Pass. That’s right, “affordable Aspen” is a thing, and it’s alive and well at the Molly Gibson Lodge, right in the very heart of Aspen. This quaint, 50-room lodge is loaded with little luxuries included in a nightly room rate that’s half the size of its 5-star friends: iPod-docks, plush robes and free WiFi are all happily included.

Make This December One to Remember in Aspen

If you’re trying to book Christmas week in a world-class ski resort like Aspen, chances are good you may already be too late. But here’s the good news: the early weeks of December are loaded with holiday spirit and much lighter on crowds. Plus, if you purchase your ski tickets at least seven days in advance, you are guaranteed to save money. 

Living Aspen Like a Local

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to call Aspen home, this is the perfect time to find out.  It’s shoulder season and the town belongs to those who wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else. You’ll get a rare glimpse of an authentic mountain community without the crowds and limousines. This is the time of year when restaurants and spas lower their prices for “locals appreciation,” so why not join in the fun and the savings? Shoulder season is the perfect time to rub elbows with the people who call Aspen home.

Make a Great Holiday Escape to Aspen

Simply Google “Christmas countdown” and you’ll find several websites watching the hours, minutes and seconds tick by until the doorbell rings and guests arrive. If simply reading that sentence causes you some anxiety, then this might be the year to put the holiday back in the holidays. So before your To-Do List gets too long, take a moment to imagine the possibilities of celebrating the season in Aspen.

Five Sensational Ways to Fall for Aspen

Save Up To 20% Off Fall Lodging!

Get your calendars out and start planning:  leaf peeping season in the Rocky Mountains is just around the corner, and there are only so many weekends to get out and enjoy the spectacular autumn foliage. While you can’t go wrong with a beautiful drive up to Aspen, there’s more to do than meets the eye.

Five Aspen Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List

Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time to plan your next vacation in Aspen. While you can’t go wrong with strolling around town, enjoying the fresh mountain air and sampling the good eats, you might want to consider adding one or more of the following five Aspen adventures to your bucket list.

Mountain Top Yoga and Meditation

Ski Aspen & Bring on the Culture

Culture in Aspen

It's time to take in some culture now that the holidays are over and we can settle into 2016. Aspen is a hot spot for live music and shows, from the Wheeler Opera House, Belly Up and Little Nell.