We know it doesn’t feel like it with the endless snow and below-freezing temperatures, but winter is almost over. Hang in there guys, we are so close to spring! Let’s celebrate the onset of warmer weather with an an Aspen spring vacation in one of our great Aspen vacation homes, and you’ll find that spring was worth the wait.
We love Aspen for its unique combination of rustic roots and modern glamour – and also because it’s the ideal year-round destination. Fall is for spectacular foliage, in winter you’ll find endless powder days, and summer is all about food, wine, music and hiking Maroon Bells. In April and May, Aspen spring vacations offer a relaxing, uncrowded escape. Here are our top Aspen spring vacation ideas.
Score Some Bargains: Aspen Spring Vacation
While Closing Day is usually mid-April, late snow can keep mountains like Ajax open for a few additional weekends. As a bonus, lift ticket prices are reduced! Regardless of the snow, though, many shops clear out last season’s gear and markdowns can be 60% … or more. And while some restaurants do close or cut back hours in “mud season,” others reward their customers with great dining deals. Zach, your local Concierge, will give you all the tips!
Take a Day Trip: Aspen Spring Vacation
Glenwood Hot Springs: Glenwood Springs is home to the world’s largest mineral pool. A must-do for any visitor to Colorado, this hot spring-fed swimming pool is longer than a football field and boasts two water slides. A separate adult pool and on-site spa with mineral-inspired services guarantee adults will find their own slice of heaven. Stop in at The Pullman for relaxed yet refined New American cuisine … it’s worth the trip!
Avalanche Ranch: This tiny hot springs near Carbondale offers Japanese-inspired gardens and stunning views of Mount Sopris. They are closed on Wednesdays; reservations are recommended.
Redstone: This local favorite is the perfect way to do some Colorado exploring without having to go too far. Founded as a mining company town, Redstone has a storybook downtown mountain feel with local shops, restaurants, galleries and art studios. Find unique pieces and meet friendly locals at unpretentious hole-in-the-walls.
Ashcroft: Just ten miles outside of Aspen, this creepy little ghost town is perfect for a quick poke around the decaying historic buildings.
Catch Some Culture: Aspen Spring Vacation
Aspen Art Museum: Aspen has a history of making its arts and culture scene a priority. (We’re looking at you, Aspen Food & Wine Classic!) The Aspen Art Museum is definitely a mandatory stop during your stay. A work of art itself, the Aspen Art Museum has a new ultra-modern facade designed by Shigeru Ban, the world’s most buzzed-about architect. The rotating free exhibits ooze good taste with a focus on “the newest, most important evolution in international contemporary art.” See what all the hype is all about and spend an afternoon with this piece of art.
Belly Up: Everyone’s favorite music venue doesn’t announce many of its shows too far in advance, but the calendar is always packed with must-see acts. One no one will want to miss is already on the books is May 10th, with Old Crow Medicine Show performing a tribute to Bod Dylan’s iconic album “Blonde on Blonde.”
You may have missed these Colorado gems if you were distracted by powder day frenzy during ski season. Booking an Aspen Spring vacation in April and May is your chance to experience the area’s best treasures. Your local Concierge Zach can arrange these things to do in Aspen for you, along with many other activities. Contact Time & Place today to make an Aspen vacation rental your backdrop for a perfect vacation in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.