For such a small town, Aspen is packed with lodging options. The city boasts more than 30 hotels, dozens of bed-and-breakfasts, and an abundance of condominiums and homes to rent. Choices run the gamut from luxury suites to cozy lodges. Properties of note include the St. Regis Aspen Resort with 179 rooms right at the base of the mountain, and the beloved brick-walled Hotel Jerome, which received a massive renovation in late 2012.
There's no bad time to visit Aspen, but the winter season requires much advance planning to secure reservations. Visitors in summer will need to make plans in advance for camping at the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, through which only buses are allowed.
During big events, such as the Aspen/Snowmass Jazz Festival, championship ski race or Aspen Music Festival, the town is crowded with visitors: Book early.
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