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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.

Jul 23 2014

How to Make Online Reservations

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Making an online reservation for lodging in Aspen is easy. Our online booking engine shows live availability for our lodging options 24 hours a day and 365 days a year – so no matter your schedule, you can always plan your getaway. By following a few simple steps outlined here, you can select your vacation dates, locate the accommodations that are right for you, and even make a payment. This week, our blog team breaks down everything it takes to book that amazing getaway to Aspen, Colorado – summer or winter.


Step 1 is to visit the home page of our website. Here, you can choose from more than 200 condominiums, townhouses and private homes that are close to downtown Aspen and Aspen Mountain. We also have lodging available at Aspen Highlands, located just outside of Aspen. Aspen Mountain is world-renown for its outdoor adventure, ranging from Frisbee golf to world-class skiing and snowboarding. Aspen Highlands is a local’s favorite and includes the impressive Highlands Bowl. Determining what you want to do in Aspen while you’re here can help you pick the right accommodations.

Frias Properties more than 200 condominiums, townhouses and private homes that are close to downtown Aspen and Aspen Mountain.

Frias Properties more than 200 condominiums, townhouses and private homes that are close to downtown Aspen and Aspen Mountain.


From the home page, click “Vacation Rentals” at the top left of the page.  There, you can view all of the different lodging options that Frias has to offer. The Google map at the top of the page will give you an idea of each complex’s location. On this page, you can select a specific unit here and view units, or you can use the orange search box to search properties that meet your criteria. Simply enter as much info in the orange box as you can for best results.

The Vacation Rentals page displays our selection of condominium complexes.

The Vacation Rentals page displays our selection of condominium complexes.


At the top of the home page (and every other page on the site) is our live reservations availability search widget. It’s in the upper left-hand corner just below the Frias logo. Here, you can enter your stay dates, number of guests, and number of bedrooms needed. For the stay dates, a calendar will appear when you click in a date field. Fill out as much information as you can, and click “search.” You will be taken to another screen that will present available lodging options.

Our booking widget is located in the top left-hand corner of every page on our site. Begin your search now!

Our booking widget is located in the top left-hand corner of every page on our site. Begin your search now!


From the “Search for Aspen Lodging” page, you will be redirected to the “Accommodations” page. This page will display a number of unit types. It will also show photos and prices for these units based on the dates you have selected. To see specific units, choose a unit type and click the orange “view units” button to the right. Once you select “view units,” specific units will display under each unit type with the heading “Available units.” Note: Many of our units differ in layout and décor, so it’s important that you choose one that fits your style and personality! When you find the one that’s right for you, hit “select.”


Once you’ve selected your lodging, you will be taken to the “Your Itinerary” page, where you can review all the details of your stay. You will see your accommodations, your dates, your rental cost plus tax, and your total due. There is a “make changes” button if you need to alter any of your plans. From here, you will begin the payment process.


On the “Your Itinerary” page, enter your personal information and credit card info. (Frias has a very secure credit card system and does not share or sell private information to any other business or third party.) Please read the disclaimer at the bottom, check the box, and click the orange button that says “Process Reservation”.


Once you payment has been processed, you will be sent an e-mail confirmation. You can also print this page for your personal records. You are officially booked! You will begin receiving correspondence from us about any important news or information concerning your reservation as your vacation date draws near.


A vacation specialist is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. (Yes, it’s a real person!) Give our team a call at (800) 542-7736 or e-mail us and reference your name or confirmation number, if you have one already. you can also use the “click to talk” button in the top right corner of our web pages to get questions answered as well.

And, as your getaway gets close, contact our concierge desk  or call (970) 925-9075 for assistance in planning outdoor adventures, dinner reservations and more!

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Jul 16 2014

How to Plan the Perfect Visit To Aspen

Published by under Lodging

Summer or winter, Aspen is the choice for many.

Check out our Aspen vacation planning checklist!

Sometimes planning a mountain getaway can be a daunting task. There are so many options to choose from that even once you decide on Aspen, Colorado, as your vacation destination, it’s difficult to narrow down all the variety that the town has to offer. Many choose Aspen for their mountain vacation based on its world-class skiing, shopping, restaurants, culture and other numerous outdoor activities – summer or winter. This week, our blog team offers up an Aspen vacation planning checklist to assist you in planning your next getaway.


Aspen is known for its amazing winters, and deservedly so. Aspen has four big mountains to ski or shred;  Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk and Snowmass. Each mountain has its own unique traits and personality. You can enjoy the variety, all at your fingertips. The local buses provide free transport to and from the mountains to downtown Aspen. Continue Reading »

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Jul 09 2014

Aspen Weddings – The Ultimate Mountain Destination to Marry

Published by under Local Interest

Aspen, Colorado, is one of the world’s most renowned locations for a destination wedding. Each year, numerous couples exchange nuptials amidst the beauty and majesty of the Rocky Mountains, and no place is more popular than Aspen. Nestled in the White River National Forest, Aspen provides the ultimate, unforgettable mountain wedding experience! Continue Reading »

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Jul 02 2014

Finding Your Resort in Aspen

Published by under Lodging

When it comes to resorts and finding the right resort in Aspen, Colorado, there’s no need to look further. Most are near attractions that Aspen offers – shopping, culture, nightlife, and of course outdoor adventure. Often times, choosing the right resort might be difficult – due to the fact that there are so many in Aspen to choose from.

This week our blog crew takes a closer look at a few of the best resorts that Aspen has to offer. We’ve recruited the help of Kevin Burton, Frias’ web marketing manager. Part of Kevin’s job is keeping track of our entire photo library – which includes photos of every unit we manage. Kevin has been to every complex – and practically every unit – that Frias manages. So you could say he knows the cream of the crop.

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Jun 24 2014

Hiring a Property Manager Vs. Going It Alone

Published by under Lodging

When trying to decide between hiring a property manager for your property or going it alone, there are many varying opinions on the subject. Many people choose to hire a property manager for their home or second home, mainly because of the numerous challenges of property ownership. This is especially true in Aspen, Colorado, where snow removal and other maintenance issues are vital – and needed on a daily basis. Being VRBO in Aspen may look enticing and more lucrative… but is it?

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