Welcome to the West End
Tucked between Main Street and the Roaring Fork River is West End, Aspen’s darling historic district. Surrounded by rich history, this neighborhood balances a vintage vibe with all of the latest and greatest trends, offering an in-the-know lifestyle. This intimate neighborhood is small and cozy—the kind of place where you know your neighbors—and residents enjoy running errands on foot on walkable cobblestone streets that lead to Aspen’s Central Core.
Historic West End celebrates Aspen’s past, from its early days as a booming silver mine town. Today, homes in West End boast charming, antiquated architecture, and the streets are dappled with Victorian homesteads that date back to the 1880s when silver mining reigned supreme. However, you’ll find everything from quaint miner’s cabins to mansions with lavish grandeur.
What to Love
- Pristinely-preserved historic homes
- Access to Aspen’s slopes
- Active, athletic lifestyle
- 18-holes at Aspen Golf Club
- Evenings at the Wheeler Opera House
People & Lifestyle
This quaint, historic neighborhood boasts quiet streets with an old-school ambiance—peaceful and idyllic. West End’s charm is positively undeniable. With a mix of year-round residents and secondary homeowners, West End appeals to a variety of lifestyles. High-brow residents flock to the area for its one-of-a-kind homesteads, ski slope convenience, and nearby Central Core amenities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
When it comes to dining, West End restaurants have bold flavors, unique environments, and innovative menus. Tucked inside a historic home, the aptly-named White House Tavern
is a purveyor of gourmet sandwiches and good times alongside craft cocktails, an extensive wine selection, and local brews. For pantry goods and a warm meal, stop into Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop
. Half-upscale eatery and half-food store, their menu combines global flavors for mouthwatering entrées that keep residents coming back for seconds.
For local apparel, stop into Pitkin County Dry Goods
for après-ski attire from a family-owned boutique. Luxury fashion brands are also close by in Aspen’s Central Core, where retailers such as Gucci
, and Ralph Lauren
are located. Gorsuch
is a go-to spot for stylish ski wear and everyday apparel.
Things to Do
West End’s convenient location keeps residents near everything Aspen has to offer. With close proximity to Aspen’s Silver Queen Gondola, skiers love this close-knit neighborhood. The gondola transports winter sports enthusiasts from Downtown Aspen up to Aspen Mountain, where snow-powdered slopes wait. Each year, Aspen celebrates Gay Ski Week
, an LGBTQ- friendly travel event. Music lovers flock to the Aspen Music Festival and the Aspen Jazz Festival.Aspen Golf Club
boasts 18 challenging holes, and its public golf course welcomes serious and amateur players and locals and travelers alike. Maroon Creek Club
is home to exquisite grounds with numerous amenities, such as swimming pools, a magnificent fitness center, tennis courts, and an immaculate golf course.
West End students enjoy all of the best educational opportunities Aspen has to offer. With top-rated schools and engaging curricula, students have the tools to succeed. A few of the most notable academic facilities in the area include:
- Aspen Country Day School, PK-8
- Aspen High School 9-12
- Colorado Mountain College, Higher Education