Splurge vs. Steal: Magical Mountain Retreats In Aspen, Colorado

Our Splurge: 651 Conundrum Creek Road, Aspen, Colorado, listed by Krista Klees of Palladium Properties for $8,900,000.

Is there anything more magical than spending the holidays in Aspen? Second home owners in Colorado know all too well the joys of waking up to freshly fallen snow, the exhilarating feeling of hitting the slopes, then heading home for a well-deserved meal or dip in the hot tub beneath the stars. We’ve covered Aspen extensively in the past and can’t stop now.

Today we showcase two exquisite Aspen retreats in our latest Splurge vs. Steal, each with unbelievable locations and fabulous interiors, but with price points that are miles apart. Let’s see which one suits you best.

Splurge: Off The Beaten Path Oasis in Conundrum Valley For $8.9M

Ever dreamed of owning a postcard property? Well now is your chance! This magnificent Aspen gem is surrounded by towering pine trees dusted in snow and nestled on an extremely private lot in the Conundrum Valley.

The five bedroom, five-full-and-one-half-bathroom cabin affords 4,783 square feet of living space, over 350 feet of river frontage, plus two large ponds and water rights. Cabin-style architecture adds to the rustic charm and the panoramic views are unbelievable. In fact, this property is so secluded you’ll feel like you are living world’s away, but in reality, are situated only a short drive from town.

Sweeping porches are perfect for watching wildlife! Can you imagine a day of snow-shoeing across this private, 2-acre lot made up of mature Aspen forest?!

Inside, soaring two-story windows and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace create a warm and inviting ambiance. Take off the chill and warm up by the fire while watching the snowflakes fall outside your window.

The stunning chef’s kitchen epitomizes rustic elegance. It comes outfitted with custom copper countertops and range hood, Wolf range, and commercial-grade appliances. Multiple dining areas offer ample space when hosting family and friends.

And the oversized master is no slouch either. It offers a sitting area with fireplace, huge walk-in closet, and spa bath with steam shower, and custom marble tub.

All the bedrooms are generously sized for comfort, each with unique touches from natural stone to exposed wood beams. There’s even a custom bunk bed we are sure the kids will love!

A perfect year-round escape, the beauty of this Aspen mountain home abounds.

Krista Klees of Palladium Properties has listed 651 Conundrum Creek Road, Aspen, Colorado, for $8.9 million.

Steal: Aspen Mountain Townhome 5 Minutes From Center of Town For $4.74M

For nearly half the price of our splurge you could live in this Aspen Mountain townhome boasting exceptional views and a luxurious interior. The newly remodeled gem features four bedrooms, four-full-and-one-half-bathrooms, and a gracious 2,508 square feet.

It’s ideally located just five minutes from the center of town, and according to the listing, is “bathed in radiant light all day.” The home includes modern touches like clean lines, high ceilings, skylights, and sleek finishes.

A few highlights include heated bathroom floors, state-of-the-art Sonos home entertainment system, and flat screen televisions throughout. We love the stacked stone fireplace and walls of windows bringing the outdoors in.

For those who love to cook, the kitchen is sure please. It is well-appointed with Bosch stainless appliances and a gas cooktop/oven, met by waterfall counters with bar seating, custom cabinetry, and an elegant tile backsplash. The open feel looking out to the great room will inspire the most mouthwatering creations to serve guests during your stay.

No detail is left unturned, including the bedrooms which feature Eurotop luxury firm estate collection mattresses by Stearns and Foster, and a private spa-quality bathroom. Guest rooms are equally finished to the highest level.

A Sonos music system throughout the home plus a NEST integrated temperature control system are the ultimate convenience. Outdoors there’s so much to love! A cozy sitting area with fire pit and mountain views complete the experience.

What more can you ask for in an Aspen luxury retreat?

Casey Slossberg of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 155 Lone Pine Road Unit 1, Aspen, Colorado,  for $4.74 million.