Residing in the Valley offers an abundance of travel opportunities, drawing visitors from all corners of the globe to our cherished slice of paradise. Often, the allure of our hometown can be overlooked, but exploring it can yield a fresh perspective on the place we affectionately call home.
To help you embark on the perfect staycation, we've meticulously crafted an itinerary that unveils the hidden gems of our beloved city.
Where to Stay (The Distillery Inn)
Nestled just a stone's throw away from Aspen, Carbondale, aptly named the Ultimate Rocky Mountain Hideout, you'll find The Distillery Inn—a truly unique haven. This groundbreaking establishment, the first of its kind globally, is ingeniously housed within a working distillery. Here, you'll discover five luxurious hotel suites available for nightly rental, providing an unforgettable stay amid artisanal craftsmanship.
Book an Adventure (Aspen Puzzling Adventure)
Experience the thrill of being a tourist in your own town with Aspen Puzzling Adventure. Immerse yourself in a captivating 2-hour walking adventure that transforms Aspen into an interactive game. Armed with your smartphone as your guide, you'll decipher clues and conquer challenges scattered throughout the city. The entry fee is per team, making it an ideal group activity.
Eat Like a Tourist (The Woody Creek Tavern)
Indulge in a tourist-worthy dining experience at The Woody Creek Tavern. Despite being locals who know the culinary scene inside out, we can't resist recommending this iconic establishment. When seeking recommendations for where locals dine, this is often the resounding answer. Since its inception in 1980, The Woody Creek Tavern has exuded a warm, welcoming atmosphere, quickly becoming a beloved hangout for both residents and tourists who aspire to feel like locals.
Learn the History
Uncover the rich tapestry of our towns by delving into their unique histories. Explore the Frontier Historical Museum and Doc Holliday Museum in Glenwood Springs, the Thompson House Museum in Carbondale, and the Wheeler Stallard Museum and Holden Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum in Aspen. Each museum offers a captivating journey through time, providing insight into the heritage that has shaped our community.
Just Good Old Fun (Glenwood Vaudeville Revue)
For an evening of pure, unadulterated fun, head to the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue. This two-hour family-friendly show boasts professional talent delivering a delightful medley of hilarious skits, jokes, high-energy dance numbers, whimsical novelty songs, and original concepts that are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and banish your worries.
No vacation, even one in your own town, is complete without a visit to one of our rejuvenating hot springs. With an array of options at your doorstep, we won't pick for you—after all, you're a local now! Embrace the luxury of choice and select your favorite hot spring, savoring the therapeutic benefits and scenic beauty of this quintessential local experience.
As you embark on this staycation adventure, you'll rediscover the splendor of your own city and gain a newfound appreciation for the treasures that surround you in our beloved Valley. Enjoy every moment of this local escapade!
Of course, this doesn't imply that you should forgo traveling to other states and countries. However, exploring your own city can transform your perspective of home, making everything feel refreshingly new when you're through.