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Frias Properties offers a wide range of Aspen lodging for you and your travel group to choose from; gorgeous ski-in and ski-out Aspen condo rentals, economical studio accommodations, and fully appointed private vacation homes. Frias has more Aspen vacation lodging choices than any other travel company in the Aspen, Colorado area. Guests enjoy complimentary health club privileges, courtesy transportation to and from the Aspen airport, concierge services and 24/7 management services.

Our Aspen real estate professionals are intimately familiar with the entire Roaring Fork Valley. We focus on the details, so you can relax knowing we’ll find the property that’s perfect for you. Contact one of our Colorado real estate consultants to start the real estate process whether you are a property buyer or selling your home, condo or fractional ownership interest.



Jun 20 2016

Aspen Air Service Update for Summer 2016

Published by under Vacation Planning

The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport announced that American Airlines and United Airlines are expanding their air service and schedules into Aspen for the 2016 summer and fall seasons.

With more flights coming directly to Aspen, it's even easier to plan a summer getaway.

With more flights coming directly to Aspen, it’s even easier to plan a summer getaway.

American Airlines is offering new summer nonstop flights from Chicago/O’Hare International Airport (ORD), expanding their existing daily flights from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW). American’s summer seasonal service from DFW, LAX and now ORD began on June 2. Flights from LAX and ORD are scheduled to operate daily through Aug. 15, while daily nonstop flights from DFW are now scheduled to continue into the fall season, daily through Oct. 5.

United Airlines will offer new summer nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport. This will add to their existing summer service from Denver International Airport, Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles. New nonstop flights from San Francisco started June 9 and continue through Aug. 15. Seasonal nonstop flights from Houston resumed June 3, while flights from Chicago and Los Angeles began June 9. United will continue to operate daily year-round service from Denver with as few as four flights daily at times during the spring to as many as nine daily during the summer.

Aspen is a small airport, but prior to 9:30 a.m., there are up to seven flights departing within 15 minutes of each other. The airport will be operating at near capacity during this summer and the airlines and TSA recommend passengers with checked bags arrive 120 minutes prior to departure and 90 minutes prior with carry-ons, especially if your flight departs before 9:30 a.m. TSA will be open at 5:15 a.m., ticket counters open at 5:30 a.m.

With a busy summer ahead, we suggest getting to the airport a little earlier for your flight.

With a busy summer ahead, we suggest getting to the airport a little earlier for your flight.

Please plan accordingly. Remember to account for traffic, parking, ticketing and other issues that may add time to your arrival. Do not risk missing your flight!

Smiddy Limousine provides complimentary Aspen airport transfers for Frias Properties guests. Reservations must be booked a minimum of 24 hours prior to travel. Aspen airport transportation can be scheduled by calling our front desk staff at (970) 920-2000. Guests can also book direct with Smiddy Limousine by calling (970) 925-7505.

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Mar 16 2016

Where to Stay in Aspen

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There are a lot of different choices when it comes to lodging in Aspen. From the ultra-luxurious to the  very affordable, Aspen offers something for everyone. The town often carries a stigma of only offering high-end pricey accommodations, but truth is there are plenty of reasonably-priced condominiums, homes and lodge rooms available for any length of time – from a couple of days to many months. This week our blog team tackles where to stay in Aspen on your next getaway. Continue Reading »

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Mar 09 2016

What Does It Take To Have a Vacation-Ready Condo Rental?

Published by under Property Management

Ever wonder what it takes to prepare your condominium for rental? There are a lot of steps involved, but a seasoned Aspen property management company like Frias Properties knows what it takes to get a property vacation-ready. This week, our blog team takes a closer look at how the Frias team prepares a new vacation rental. Continue Reading »

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Mar 02 2016

Ullr Nights is a Festive Winter Party for Friends, Family and Children

Published by under Things To Do

Pay your respect to the Norse God of Snow, and you will be rewarded with bountiful snowfall! That’s the philosophy behind the weekly winter party at Elk Camp Restaurant and Elk Camp Meadows known as Ullr Nights that takes place from 5-9 p.m. every Friday during the ski season in Snowmass. The weekly party is quickly becoming one of the most popular winter activities in the Roaring Fork Valley. This week our blog team fills you in on everything you need to know about Ullr Nights, including all of the fun activities. Continue Reading »

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Feb 24 2016

New Restaurants in Aspen for 2016

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Anne Burrows, a professional real estate broker with Frias Properties, creates a Valley Dining Guide every year for her clients, customers and friends. Her 2016 Dining Guide lists what she believes are the best restaurants in the Roaring Fork Valley. This year, there are a few new restaurants in Aspen that are getting a lot of attention – a wide spectrum of culinary delights ranging from prime Japanese beef to Italian specialites. This week, our blog team sits down with Anne to get her take on the newest Aspen restaurants.

Check out these new restaurants in 2016.

Check out these new restaurants in 2016.

Here are Anne’s top new restaurants for 2016:

New to Aspen this year is the Aspen Kitchen, located on the top floor of the recently-constructed building at the corner of Hopkins and Galena. The Aspen Kitchen offers an inspired menu for foodie types looking for interesting soups, salads, mains and sides.

Aspen also welcomed Maru to its restaurant roster. Maru, a Japanese restaurant in the former Takah Sushi space, features sushi and sashimi items but also offers non-fish entrees such as duck, Waygu sirloin and Kobe beef.

Also new this year is The Monarch, a steakhouse in the Dancing Bear space once occupied by Brexi. Along with luscious steaks and a selection of sauces, The Monarch provides fish and chicken options as well as an exceptional Caesar salad, prepared tableside.

Nello Alpine, an offshoot of Nello New York, is another newcomer. Nello Alpine, serving Italian specialties, is located in the space previously occupied by Zeno in the Residences at Little Nell next to the Gondola.

Little Annie’s, a longtime local’s favorite for casual dining was closed for a few months but, thankfully, is open again and serving lunch, dinner and one of Aspen’s very best burgers.

El Rincon (formerly the Cantina) has closed, too, but Mi Chola is scheduled to open in the same location during the winter of 2016.

Gone from Aspen’s dining scene are Boogie’s Diner and Finbarr’s.

By the way, many of Aspen’s best restaurants offer a bar menu which is a great way to save a little money and still enjoy the restaurant’s food and ambiance. Go early to snag a seat at the bar or at a bar table.

Aspen’s restaurants and real estate rival the best anywhere and meet the expectations of its residents and visitors who travel the world and are accustomed to interesting and innovative cuisine, homes and hotels. Be sure to check out the down valley towns of Basalt and Carbondale, where you will find additional interesting restaurants and real estate opportunities that may be more affordable.

Anne Burrows

Anne Burrows

Anne Burrows is a longtime professional real estate broker and your ideal source for up-to-date information on condominiums, homes and building sites currently for sale. Please call her for expert advice if you are thinking about buying or selling  property anywhere in the Roaring Fork Valley. (970) 379-0776. Her email address is anne@anneburrowsaspen.com.

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