Aspen is very popular for honeymoons. Newlyweds not only enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains, but also the number of intimate activities that couples can enjoy. Aspen is a first-class destination with a reputation for exceptional service and quality. When it comes to honeymoons in Aspen, many couples say, “I do!”
Lisa Jennings, Frias Properties’ group sales manager, works with wedding parties and newlyweds to plan and execute the perfect mountain nuptials during both the summer and winter months. Lisa can help accommodate a large wedding party or an intimate affair. She has extensive first-hand knowledge of all of Frias’ lodging options, and can help you select the perfect accommodations for you and your new spouse!
Today, our blog team sits down with Lisa to figure out what’s needed to plan the perfect Aspen honeymoon.
Q: Help us plan our perfect honeymoon. How many days should we plan?
A: “To receive the full Aspen experience and [to take in] all of the activities, I would say a week.”
Q: What’s the difference between flying in to Aspen or flying in to Denver? What do we need to know?
A: “All of our condominiums at Frias Properties include free transportation to and from Aspen airport, thus, making it very convenient and easy. There is no need to rent a car once you are in the town of Aspen. We have extremely efficient free public transportation. Flying from Denver can save on cost and it is a beautiful drive. In the winter, you do need to be mindful of the sometimes treacherous conditions.”
Q: What’s your Top 3 SUMMER lodging recommendations for newlyweds?
A: The Chateau Roaring Fork and Chateau Eau Claire offer patios with beautiful views of the Roaring Fork River. The Hyatt Grand Aspen is located in the heart of downtown Aspen. The Chateau Chaumont and Chateau Dumont complexes are at the base of the gondola and offer direct access to all of Aspen’s restaurants.” [Click links to view properties.]
Q: What’s your Top 3 WINTER lodging recommendations for honeymoons?
A: “The Fasching Haus offers fantastic on-site service.  The Ritz-Carlton Club at Aspen Highlands is ski-in ski-out located at the base of Highlands.  The Independence Square hotel is a bed and breakfast located in the heart of downtown Aspen.”
Q: Is location important? We want to be close to everything, but we also want our privacy!
A: “Yes, you are in luck because everything in downtown Aspen is within walking distance!”
Q: We need help booking dinner reservations and whatnot. Do you do that?
A: “Yes, we have a wonderful concierge named Mariya who will assist with dinner reservations and other activity bookings. You will be in good hands with her services!” [Call Mariya at 970-925-9075 or e-mail Concierge@FriasProperties.com.
Q: What SUMMER activities would you recommend? Anything fun … or romantic?
A: “Hiking – definitely go up to Maroon Bells! Horseback riding, rafting, Jeeping, fly-fishing, hot-air ballooning. There are endless opportunities in Aspen!”
Q: What WINTER activities would you recommend?
A: “Skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and visiting all of Aspen’s fantastic restaurants.”
Q: What’s the one thing in Aspen we should not miss?
A: “A ride up the Aspen gondola to take in the picturesque views of the town and scenery.”
Thanks, Lisa! To contact Lisa to talk about group lodging accommodations or your wedding plans, call 970-429-2453 or e-mail Lisa@FriasProperties.com.
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