Travel Spotlight: Aspen - Summer 2024

Travel Spotlight: Aspen - Summer 2024

  • Karen Reiter
  • 07/10/24

Since many of our clients have vacation homes in the Aspen Snowmass area, please enjoy our guide for seasonal news including hotel experiences, dining, shopping, culture and events regarding this exciting destination in the Colorado Rockies. We are huge fans, too, and hope to see you around town. Have a great summer.


Sway, Austin’s go-to for elevated Thai cuisine, followed its enamored patrons to their ski and summer homes in Aspen. Oysters with shallots and green nahm jim, and a strip steak dish named Tiger Cry for its red chili paste, are among layered flavor bombs that aren’t typical to Thai restaurants around the U.S. Neither is the fetching décor that has diners asking, “Who’s the designer?” It would be Michael Hsu.

Little Nell News

The Little Nell’s summer luxuries begin with Dior’s spa and pool takeover, the LVMH brand’s first for an alpine territory Stateside. Book signature treatments in Dioriviera’s Toile de Jouy Soleil-outfitted setting, and shop Dior’s many skin-care and fragrance lines through September 2. More experiences include Cinema Under the Stars and Little Nell Culinary Fest with Michelin-starred chefs and Palm Beach master sommelier Virginia Philip.

Art Agenda

Sotheby’s Aspen highlights Wayne Thiebaud, while Aspen Art Museum presents shows for Allison Katz and Nairy Baghramian. Following his ICA, Miami survey, Charles Gaines is being honored at Anderson Ranch’s Recognition Dinner (July 11); also bid on several artists’ works during its Annual Art Auction & Community Picnic (July 13). Perrotin and Gmurzynska galleries exhibit at the inaugural Aspen Art Fair (Hotel Jerome, July 29-August 2). | | |

Mountain Music

The esteemed Aspen Music Festival and School celebrates its 75th summer season with 300 events from operas to classical music concerts by five orchestras. Jazz Aspen Snowmass/Labor Day Experience’s lineup features Sting, Brandi Carlile and more big names. Discover other performances at Bluegrass Sundays (Aspen Mountain); Belly Up; Snowmass Concert Series (Fanny Hill), and down valley at Basalt River Park and TACAW in Willits. | | | | |

Dance & Theater

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s season presents premier companies like Martha Graham and its Gala Performances’ group effort by Joffrey Ballet, Houston Ballet and more (Aspen District Theater, July 10-August 27). DanceAspen’s program includes a new commission by Miami-born choreographer Jamar Roberts and an “Old Hollywood” gala at Hotel Jerome (Various venues, July 12-September 20). Theatre Aspen stages musicals, cabaret and solo plays through September 8. | |

Summer Happenings

Digital native Revolve’s Aspen pop up transformed into a permanent store for men’s and women’s fashions; head upstairs for its Fwrd section’s designer labels. Support Aspen Center for Environmental Studies by attending farm-to-table dinners at Rock Bottom Ranch through August 16. Check out Snowmass Collective’s full program with yoga, stand-up comedy and game nights. El Jebel’s Hominy Southern Kitchen soon launches a different concept in Snowmass. |

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