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Long a destination for the rich and famous, Aspen still retains a small town feeling but with cosmopolitan amenities and great meeting facilities. It is one of those places that everyone longs to see. It’s truly a unique diamond nestled in the rough of the Rocky Mountains that has a knack for bringing big city experiences to visitors in a way that defies ordinary. A Colorado mining town rich in history, Aspen offers a glimpse to its past with tours at many of the historic buildings including the premier performing arts venue, the Wheeler Opera House, the landmark Hotel Jerome, and the Wheeler-Stallard Museum – now home of the Aspen Historical Society. You can even tour through downtown on the History Coach or go by foot on the West End Walking Tour.
And for those interested in present day wonders, shop Galena Street’s international fashion houses and locally owned boutiques, check out the latest gear and equipment in one of the many outfitters, and stroll the pedestrian friendly downtown core for unique gifts and jewelry amidst impromptu musical performances. There is also a near endless list of outdoor pursuits – whether downhill skiing one of the four world class mountains, dog sledding, fly fishing the gold medal waters, horseback riding through the Aspen groves, rafting, or hiking at the Maroon Bells there is a great deal to explore throughout the year in the surrounding pristine natural playground.
After the sun goes down, Aspen really comes to life – with over one hundred bars and award winning restaurants you can experience the legendary nightlife of Aspen. Take a SnoCat or gondola to an on mountain eatery, enjoy a pint at a local tavern, or relax with a gourmet picnic lunch riverside. Five-Star status quality dining abounds in Aspen.
As a cultural “outpost” famed for its embrace of the arts, Aspen is a small town with big city artistic appeal. The calendar is always full with special events – whether you would like to take in a show by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, attend the FOOD & WINE Classic, visit an art exhibit or lecture, watch the extreme competitions at the ESPN Winter X Games, or listen to live music during the Free Bud Light Concert Series or Bluegrass Sundays. And with free skier shuttles to all four mountains and Aspen’s fleet of hybrid city buses offering free transportation to every local destination your guests can get from point A to point B with ease.
Offering a diverse array of properties in every price range, Aspen has a place for you to meet – be it an intimate occasion at an off the beaten track private ranch or a large conference in a LEED certified meeting facility – and nearly everything in between. For a Rocky Mountain meeting experience that defies ordinary, choose Aspen.