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5 Best Aspen Lodging Properties

This week, we keep it simple: The 5 Best Aspen Lodging Properties. Straightforward and to the point, we tackle the topic head on. There's no shortage of vacation rentals in Aspen, so even sifting through the massive inventory is a daunting task, let alone making a decision. To help us, we recruited Frias Properties reservations manager Mike Duffy. Mike helps vacationers from around the world plan the perfect Aspen vacation, so he knows all the ins and outs of Aspen lodging.

Here's our 5 Best Aspen Lodging Properties, in no particular order.

Offering 2 bedroom standard and deluxe units. Additionally, one 4-bedroom luxury unit. Why do guests like this complex? It's convenient for skiing Aspen Mountain. Shadow Mountain, 800 S. Aspen St.

Mike's comments:" This complex is across from historic Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain. There are not many ski in/ski out lodging options on Aspen Mountain. The terrain at Lift 1A is some of the best on Aspen Mountain. My personal favorite area to ski! Due to its ski in-ski location, it is very popular in the winter. In the summer, you will have a nice view of the town and surrounding mountain landscape, especially Red Mountain.

Comprised of two buildings - East and West - the Fasching Haus offers 1-, 2-, 3- and a 6-bedroom suites, standard and deluxe ratings. Guests rave about the heated outdoor pool, hot tub, front desk, onsite parking.Fasching Haus, 747 S Galena St.

Mike's comments: "Location! This complex is 2 blocks from the gondola. One block from Rubey Park bus terminal. Very convenient for skiing Aspen Mountain and to the buses for Highlands, Snowmass, and Buttermilk. This complex is popular for both summer and winter. It is great for skiing and close enough to walk to bars, restaurants and shopping.

Offering 1- and 2-bedroom units. All deluxe rated. Located on Main Street, guests enjoy easy access to Aspen Mountain and good location on the bus route to Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk. The Innsbruck Aspen, 233 W. Main St.

Mike's comments: "Very nice units with luxurious finishes, transportation around the town, pool-hot tub, and onsite parking. Most importantly, has PET FRIENDLY units. Close to the West End for the Music Tent and Aspen Ideas Festival in the summer. Great property to ski the "Power of Four" (Aspen, Snowmass, Highlands, and Buttermilk). Popular for both seasons.

Offering 1-, 2- and 4-bedroom units. Standard and deluxe rated units. Amazing pool/hot tub facility. Large on site conference room.Chateau Eau Claire/Roaring Fork, 1034/1039 E. Cooper Ave.

Mike's comments: "The property is extremely popular in the summer due to its beautiful location on the river. Guest love the location on the Roaring Fork River. The units back up directly to the river. Many have patios and decks overlooking the river."

Offering 3-bedroom luxury townhomes. Wonderful pool and quiet location near Glory Hole Park.Clarendon, 625 S. West End St.

Mike's comments: "Guest love the privacy and spacious units. Very popular for both seasons. Close to town for skiing, shopping, restaurants and night life."