Architectural Digest: 7 Mountaintop Destinations Perfect for a Summer Getaway
July 21, 2021
Here, culture is taken as seriously as outdoor pursuits. In a day, it is par for the course to enjoy a hike through wildflower-laced meadows, pop into a lecture by an artist of Venice Biennale fame and attend a late afternoon concerto, before dining at the Aspen outpost of Japanese hot spot Nakazawa.
In a day, it is par for the course to enjoy a hike through wildflower-laced meadows, pop into a lecture by an artist of Venice Biennale fame, and, perhaps, attend a concerto before having dinner at Matsuhisa’s Aspen outpost. The town is jubilant with the return of the Aspen Music Festival, Jazz Aspen Snowmass JAS, and Theatre Aspen. Also on tap: new exhibits at the Aspen Art Museum (specifically Precious Okoyomon, who will transform the rooftop into a garden installation where invasive and indigenous plants cross-pollinate to music); workshops on sculpture, printmaking, photography, and fine art; lectures at the iconic Anderson Ranch Arts Center; and the opening of new galleries, such as Almine Ruiz-Picasso’s Almine Rech and White Cube.
Stay: Rent a tucked-in-the-trees house, or book the Little Nell, known for its glamorous restaurants and adventures such as “Ride and Dine,” a 15-mile trek to a ranch in Old Snowmass for a stylish alfresco meal.