My trip to Aspen, CO

This last weekend, I took my Mom up to Aspen, which is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves the little boutique (read: expensive) shops, the luxury hotels, and the amazing restaurants. Personally, I would rather go to Steamboat because it’s more my speed (read: cheaper), and I like the people a bit better. I can’t imagine living in Aspen, as it’s so remote, impossible to get to by plane unless you want to spend a fortune, and it takes about 4 hours to get to the closest airport.

But I love my Mom, and she wanted to go for her birthday, so I had to grant her request.

There is one thing about Aspen that I love, and that’s the mountains. There’s more hiking trails than you can shake a stick at, and the ski resort is so well done that you can really get anything you want there. We stayed in a beautiful┬ácondo at The Crestwood Condos, which was right on the foot of Aspen Snowmass Mountain. As close as this was to the mountain, I was very surprised that it was so cheap to stay there for the weekend, considering this was Aspen. You can see what’s so good about Aspen in the video. If you haven’t been there, you really should go, but like I said, you need to make sure that your pocketbook is packed before you do! This is for the summer travelers, which is when we went..

 

We took time during the day to hike to Maroon Bells, which was absolutely gorgeous, and if you make it to Aspen, you have to hike here. We also enjoyed some great mexican food on the Snowmass Mountain at a great mexican place, but the name spaces me at the moment. Basically, you had to get on the gondola at the bottom of the mountain, and it was the first stop to get off. The margaritas were great, which was evident as I had to hit the sack a little early!

Aspen is absolutely beautiful in the fall, with the Aspen trees changing color, making for a magnificent view every step you take, because you can see the mountains and trees from anywhere in Aspen.

Thankfully, my Mom got her fill of this gorgeous but very expensive little town, so I won’t have to go back for a while, or at least another year!!