There are two things that people usually know about Aspen: The first is that it's absolutely breathtaking. The second is that, unfortunately, it's one of the most expensive mountain towns in the U.S. Booking at a hotel or resort will run a traveler anywhere from several hundred to thousands per night, but there might just be a way to save that money yet.

Airbnb has made many expensive places affordable for travelers and, luckily, Aspen is no different. Travelers shouldn't expect to pay less than a couple hundred once fees are added, but hey - that's a lot better than looking at a $600+ room per night! Here are the best Airbnbs in the heart of Aspen, broken down by price.

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Under $150 Per Night

Rudi Creek Gem: Studio With Two Bedrooms, One Bathroom

With the exception of rare cases, anything in the heart of Aspen that's under $150 will probably be a studio apartment, room rental, or something only slightly larger. However, with all the amenities a person could need, being situated in the heart of Aspen, and looking out over gorgeous views, the space doesn't matter as much as the experience. That's the case with the Rudi Creek Gem, which is an adorable and rustic studio cabin.

  • Cost/Night: $115
  • Amenities: Self-check-in with the keypad, free WiFi, bathroom essentials, washer & dryer, indoor fireplace, patio, backyard access, lake access, full kitchen, outdoor furniture, pet-friendly.
  • Things to Note: No cell service, no TVs.

Gorgeous, Cozy, Mountain 'Chalet': One-Bedroom, One Bathroom Apartment

This apartment is changing the way that Aspen guests view apartment rentals. Revel in the luxury that is this rental by soaking in the hot tub or taking in the tranquil views from the patio. While it is about 25 minutes from Aspen, the amenities included are worth the short drive to the state's most popular peak.

  • Cost/Night: $150
  • Amenities: Pet-friendly, WiFi, TV, washer & dryer, air conditioning, bathroom essentials, ethernet internet connection, indoor fireplace, full kitchen, BBQ, and backyard access, hot tub.
  • Things to Note: The apartment is attached to the host's home, the apartment is single-level with no stairs.

Private Room Rental At Seven Castles Basalt: One-Bedroom, One-Bathroom

This private bedroom features its own private bathroom and for anyone thinking a one-bedroom isn't spacious enough, this is the listing to change their mind. The views over Seven Castles Basalt are unreal, and waking up to this every morning will surely have visitors thankful to be saving some money - and to be surrounded by so much nature.

  • Cost/Night: $89
  • Amenities: Pet-friendly, bathroom essentials, full kitchen access, the host greets guests, dedicated workspace
  • Things to Note: No WiFi, no TV; property sits on four acres of wildland, is within walking distance to the Frying Pan River, and is only five miles from Aspen and the Basalt Center.

Under $200 Per Night

Casita With A Sopris Mountain View: One-Bedroom Guesthouse

In Mexico, a casita is translated to mean 'little house' but in Aspen, it means a little house with big views and awesome features. This rental features mountain views, a private entrance, an outdoor seating space, and skies dark enough to stargaze every single night. Both the bedroom and living spaces feature doors that open up onto the back porch, making for easy outdoor access overlooking the gorgeous landscape.

  • Cost/Night: $165
  • Amenities: All bathroom essentials, full kitchen, TV with standard cable, ethernet connection, free WiFi, dedicated workspace, private entrance, nearby laundromat, patio access, backyard access, outdoor dining area, BBQ, EV charger.
  • Things to Note: Not pet-friendly; the casita is adjacent to the main house but is very private.

The Domicile Tiny House: Three Bedrooms, One Bathroom Tiny House

The Domicile has been newly completed and offers guests a glamping experience that's like no other in the area. Aspen's beauty is seen from a whole new perspective when renting this inexpensive alternative to full-sized house living. The home includes everything one would expect in a tiny house with so much more, including a unique architectural design that fits seamlessly into the landscape around it.

  • Cost/Night: $165
  • Amenities: Guests get the entire house to themselves, bathroom essentials, bedroom linens, free WiFi, dedicated workspace, small kitchen, pet-friendly
  • Things to Note: No TVs; the tiny house features prototype insulation that keeps it warm and toasty during Aspen winters, surrounding views overlook the yellow birch trees that fill Aspen forests.

Other Reasons To Consider An Airbnb In Aspen

Sticking to a budget might be the reason that many visitors turn to Airbnb in the first place, but there are so many more reasons to love it. When guests book a rental, they're also booking an experience - and anything from tiny houses to casitas (as seen on this list) could be waiting out there for them. These experiences are intimate and personal, which is different from what one might get from a hotel or resort. They feature unique views that hotels won't have, and a level of privacy that's second to none.

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