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Advantages of Staying in an Aspen Condo Rental vs. a Hotel

Posted: 21 Oct 2015

If you're planning to take a vacation to Aspen, Colorado, there are a lot of decisions to make. One of the first questions any traveler asks is, "Where do I stay?" Often times, the privacy and quality of your lodging accommodations can make or break any dream getaway. In Aspen, this decision usually comes down to one question: Do I stay in an Aspen hotel or do I get a condo rental?

Many times, the added benefit of renting a condo or home can far outweigh the cost. And, frugal travelers will tell you that you can really save big money, if they know a few tricks of the trade. So this week, our blog team takes a closer look at the advantages of staying in an Aspen condo rental vs. a traditional hotel. Why a Condo?


Aspen has a number of condominiums, townhouses and private homes available for rental close to downtown and the Aspen Mountain gondola. Frias Properties alone manages more than 200 individually-owned condominiums near the Aspen core. Frias represents all type of lodging, ranging from affordable standard condominiums to luxury accommodations at name brands like the Hyatt Grand. With so many options readily available, the Frias reservations team is able to present a number of options to potential guests. VARIETY. Frias-managed condominiums are mostly individually owned, meaning that each property has its own unique character and dA(c)cor. Properties range from the traditional mountain lodge look to more contemporary accommodations you might see in New York City. All properties feature modern appliances and a number of amenities. Guests who book with Frias Properties appreciate the variety and flexibility to choose what amenities are important to them.

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME. Condominiums, townhouses and private homes come fully equipped with a complete kitchen, everything from pots and pans to wine glasses, typically. Frias works closely with each owner to ensure that the property is stocked with all the basic kitchen items and utensils that a guest might use. Many units come with microwaves, coffee makers, toaster or toaster oven, full silverware and drinking glasses, and pots and pans, just to name a few items.

Being able to eat breakfast or lunch at your residence can help save money for that fancy dinner after a night on the slopes. Guests who stay at Frias Properties condo rentals like the Chateau Dumont and Chateau Chaumont can ski down Aspen Mountain and walk to their unit, only one block from the gondola! Guests love the easy in, easy out convenience aEU| and savings of avoiding the pricy slope-side restaurants.

PRIVACY. If you want privacy, there's nothing better than a private home. Townhomes are a great option in Aspen, too, as guests only have one or two attached neighbors, in most instances. Condominiums are still a step up in privacy from a traditional hotel.

YOUR GEAR. Guests who visit Aspen love to play with their toys - everything from skis and snowboards to mountain bikes and standup paddleboards. Condominiums often have outdoor ski lockers or extra storage available to stash you gear. Frias vacation specialists can make sure you have space; and the company also works closely with third-party vendors that can handle your gear or luggage for an added fee.

CONCIERGE. Frias Properties offers a full-service concierge desk that assists guests with everything from lift ticket purchasing to making dinner reservations and lining up a baby-sitter. Our concierge team is available to assist current and future guests with executing the perfect Aspen vacay! Call (970) 429-2449 to reach the concierge desk.

FREE RIDES. Frias Properties guests also receive complimentary transfers to and from the Aspen airport. (Excludes Independence Square hotel.) Guests love the convenience of flying into the local airport, getting a free ride into town, and walking everywhere while they are here! Avoiding a hefty car rental bill can save guests big bucks. Guests who book a luxury property receive complimentary on-demand in-town transportation for the duration of their stay!

IN THE CLUB. All Frias Properties guests also receive complimentary passes to the Aspen Club & Spa for the duration of their stay. The Aspen Club & Spa is the town's premier full-service workout facility and spa. Guests can obtain their complimentary passes from any Frias front desk during regular business hours.