Property at a Glance: Frias Properties of Aspen
Since 1974, Frias Properties of Aspen has rented suites, condos, and homes to vacationers in search of Rocky Mountain recreation in the Aspen area. If you stay in a standard room in the Independence Square Hotel, you’ll be in downtown Aspen, just steps from the Silver Queen gondola; be sure to check out the rooftop hot tub and sun deck. Standard and deluxe two-bedroom condos are scattered throughout the Aspen area and equipped with different amenities including full kitchens and wood-burning fireplaces.
- Pamper yourself at the Aspen Club & Spa, where you can schedule a massage or take group fitness classes.
- Complimentary shuttle to and from the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (except for those staying at Independence Square Hotel)
- The great outdoors: Aspen Mountain is a hub of activity no matter the season. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders take to 76 groomed runs; summertime attracts hikers and mountain bikers.
Aspen, Colorado: Fresh-Powder Skiing, Upscale Shopping, and Fine Dining
Located a few hours west of Denver, the city of Aspen is home to some of the country’s best skiing and snowboarding on four mountains: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass Mountain. Known internationally for having light, fresh powder and short lift lines, these mountains are crisscrossed with miles of skiing and snowboarding runs—and you can access all of them with a single lift ticket. Other popular winter pastimes include dogsled rides, ice-skating on outdoor rinks, and hunting snowmen for their buttons.
Aspen’s historic downtown area is lined with red-brick buildings housing upscale boutiques and fine-dining restaurants. You can find a number of art galleries and museums here, too, including the Aspen Art Museum. This gallery-like space hosts contemporary art exhibits, activities, and lectures from local and international artists. The Wheeler Opera House, situated in the middle of downtown Aspen, is also worth a visit. Built in 1889, it’s now used as a venue for movies and concerts.