Known for our world class restaurants and shopping, vacationers are sure to venture around town and experience all Aspen has to offer. We, at Aspen Luxury Vacation Rentals, are excited to provide you with the best recommendations for dining and shopping around town. We have Aspen’s best kept secrets in our back pockets and are excited to share them with you!
Most of our visitors consider dining to be one of the most important aspects of a vacation in Aspen and Snowmass – and so do we. While Aspen has some of the best restaurants, when staying at a private residence, you have so many dining options. Dining out can be somewhat of a hassle when you have a large party or a storm hits. One of the main benefits of a private home rental is being able to cook and enjoy private dining in the casual and flexible atmosphere of your rental home.
For those of you who prefer dining out, it is important to contact your Concierge for restaurant reservations as these spots fill up quickly! Call (970) 205-9960 for restaurant recommendations and reservations. Please visit our fine dining and family dining pages for more detailed suggestions. Here is a complete list of Aspen and Snowmass restaurants:
Ajax Tavern: American Cuisine, Classic Aspen, Beautiful Views of Aspen Mountain, Trendy, Buzzing
Betula: French-American fusion, Upscale, Lively bar, Trendy
Element 47: Locally Sourced American Cuisine, Upscale, Romantic, Sophisticated
Ellina: Cuisine, Farm to Table, Casual Chic, Seafood Specialties
JBar: American Cuisine, Local Spot Casual Scene *The Jbar is located with in the Jerome Hotel, a classic Aspen hotel (now owned by Auberge) and located right in town. Worth checking out!
Jimmy’s: American Cuisine, Locals Favorite, Good for Groups, Late Night Bar Scene
Meat & Cheese: American Cuisine, Great Lunch Spot, Intimate, Rustic, Farm to Table
Steakhouse No. 316: American Cuisine, Romantic, Upscale, Elegant
White House Tavern: American Cuisine, Extensive Cocktail List, Buzzing Atmosphere, Great for Lunch
Pyramid Bistro: Vegetarian Cuisine, Located within a bookstore, Charming, Casual
Brunelleschis: Italian Pizzeria, Casual, Family Friendly, Good for Groups
Campo de Fiori: Italian Cuisine, Outdoor Seating, Chic, Good for Groups, Late Night Bar Scene
Casa Tua: Italian Cuisine, Exclusive Scene, Upscale, Trendy – Chic
L’Hosteria: Traditional Italian Cuisine, Locals Favorite, Lively Bar, Good for Groups, Casual Chic
Mezzaluna: Italian Cuisine, Locals Favorite, Family Friendly, Lively Bar Scene, Outdoor Seating
Kenichi: Sushi and Asian Cuisine, Trendy, Lively
Nobu Matsuhisa: Japanese Cuisine, Upscale, Trendy, Extensive Cocktail List, Lively Bar Scene
Jing: Asian fusion, Lively, Modern Chic
Cache Cache: French Cuisine, Upscale, Lively Bar Scene, Classic Elegance, Outdoor Seating
French Alpine Bistro: Romantic, Extensive Wine List, Charming
Su Casa: Mexican Cuisine, Casual, Lively Bar Scene, Family Friendly
*Woody Creek Tavern: Located outside of town, traditional tavern, very unique atmosphere, fun Aspen secret worth checking out!
Mi Chola: Trendy, Lively Nightlife, Family Friendly
Little Ollies: Chinese Cuisine, Casual, Charming, Take-Away Available
Little Mammoth Steakhouse: American Cuisine Specializing in Steak, Family Friendly, Casual Chic
Sage at the Snowmass Club: Members Only, Refined American Cuisine, Organic and Local Ingredients, Sophisticated Menu
Vue Lounge at The Westin: Après Scene, Handcraft Cocktail Menu, Gourmet Appetizers
Base Camp Bar and Grill: Après Scene, Specialty Cocktail Menu, Classic Dishes, Slopeside, Family Friendly, Casual
Big Hoss Grill: Specializes in Barbecue and Breakfast, Italian and American Inspired, Casual, Sports Bar
New Belgium Ranger Station: American Inspired, Craft Brew, Sharing Food
The Stew Pot: Comfort Food, Casual Atmosphere, Family Restaurant
Il Poggio: Handmade Tradition Italian, Family Friendly, Contains Both Casual Cafe and Formal Dining
Slice Italian Bistro: Contemporary Italian Cuisine, Artisan Pizzas, Sports Bar, Casual, Good for Groups
Venga Venga: Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Tequila Bar, Lively Bar Scene, Comfortable, Casual
Aspen and Snowmass have a large variety of shopping to enjoy, from art and antiques to gifts and designer clothing. It’s a wonderful place for a shopping excursion including everything from consignment stores, local boutique stores to high-end designer retail, and everything in between. Aspen’s Saturday Market is another great draw and showcases locally grown produce and artisans while being a great place for socializing too. Live music is on hand to keep your spirits up as you shop around for a little bit of everything. For a list of shopping opportunities, check out this Aspen Chamber webpage or this webpage from Aspen-Sojourner Magazine. If you need something specific please let us know and we will try to help you find what you are looking for.
Here’s a list of fabulous shopping locales to frequent while you’re staying in Aspen
- Pitkin County Dry Goods: Defining Aspen style for 35 years. Internationally renowned for its selection of contemporary clothing, denim, accessories, and sheepskin and leather outerwear for men and women.
- Gorsuch: The original store, opened in Vail Village by former Olympians Dave and Renie Gorsuch, has been outfitting skiers since 1966, and its popularity has spurred outlets in Aspen, Beaver Creek, and Keystone. Sure, you’ll find North Face jackets, Descente snowpants, and top-of-the-line equipment, but also top-tier home furnishings—from French stag wine glasses to Feu de Bois candles.
- Kemo Sabe – World Famous Western Apparel
- Art Tee Gallery: Humorous Aspen tees
- O2 Aspen
- Ralph Lauren
- Christian Dior
- Louis Vuitton
- Moncler: French/Italian label that designs stylish goose down, performance ski wear. This label is so popular that while other luxury brands are scaling back, they continue to open stores in top resort areas.
- Sugar Sweet Clothing
- Aspen Thrift Store
- Susie’s Limited
Only in Aspen could thrift stores be this fabulous! Go to the Aspen Thrift Store, Susie’s Limited and Sugar Sweet for barely-worn clothes by Chanel, Dolce, Armani, Gucci, Fendi, Versace and more!
- City Market
- Clark’s Market
- The Grog Shop
- Aspen Saturday Market (Summer only)
- Meridian Jewelers
- Pierre-Famille Inc
- Maja Du Brul Fine Jewelry
- Van Cleef & Arpels
- Radio Boardshop
- Hamilton Sports
- Four Mountain Sports
- Incline Ski Shop
- Aspen Sports: Rents cruiser bikes, kids’ bikes and trailers from Specialized and Raleigh.
- Stapleton Ski
- Ute City Cycles
- Replay Sports: Sports consignment store
Art & Home Décor:
- Daniel’s Antiques
- Casterline | Goodman Gallery
- Peter Lik Gallery
- Sky Gallery Aspen
- Baldwin Gallery
- Alicia Adams Alpaca
- Covet Aspen