Welcome to Woody Creek
Tranquil mountain hideaway brimming with cultural vibrancy
Lore, history, and cultural vibrancy enliven the serene community of Woody Creek. This close-knit mountain community is located mere minutes from the bustle of Aspen yet retains its sense of solitude and free-spirited western vibes. Its generous acreages, bucolic ambiance, and sprawling riverfront estates have made Woody Creek a perfect retreat for lovers of wide-open spaces and historical legends.
Cradling a strong sense of camaraderie among the community, Woody Creek offers—at its heart—a charming Community Center brimming with frequent art exhibits, foreign language classes, and author readings. Cyclists and trail runners get their recreational spirit nourished on the Rio Grande trail and everyone gets down for a drink or two at the Woody Creek Tavern, sharing stories and laughter. With stunning gated estates nestled amid rolling hills, grand properties on the Roaring Fork River, and ranches shrouded in the verdant scenery, Woody Creek offers quintessential countryside living with urban amenities at arm’s reach.
What to Love
- Sweeping views of all four ski areas from your windows
- Rich legends with a host of locals to share the lore
- Proximity to the shopping and dining of Aspen and Snowmass Village
- The tight-knit community that values free-thought and serenity
Woody Creek welcomes all free-spirited minds with a shared love for the outdoors and countryside serenity. Interesting legends are often passed around and there’s hardly anything in town without an exciting backstory to accompany it. With a great combo of lush agricultural developments and top-of-the-line facilities, horse owners and cattle rearers have found the idyllic wide-spaced retreat within easy reach of Aspen!
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Everyone in town loves to gather at the iconic Woody Creek Tavern—a rustic space embellished with quirky photos and memorabilia. Serving classic bar bites, the menu features plates of chicken enchiladas and tavern burgers, salsa verde nachos, and side salad paired with tap beer, wine, or heavenly margaritas!
Aside from the tavern, you won’t find an assortment of luxury shops or restaurants in Woody Creek. But being mere minutes from the bounties of Aspen, this lack is easily made up for! Drive over to Francesca's Pasta Market & Empanadas for potato gnocchi and tiramisu like none you’ve tasted before. Love the idea of a sophisticated family feast savored in a 19th-century miner’s cottage? White House Tavern has got you covered, bringing you yummy delights like smoked salmon, creamed corn, and Thai steakhouse salad accompanied with a tasty craft cocktail.
The tuna miso crisps and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño at Matsuhisa is a must-have! Settle into this haute spot and revel in the intimate atmosphere and traditional menu.
Right next to the town’s famous tavern is the Woody Creek Fly Shop, always ready to outfit you for your next trout-fishing adventure. Gear up with great finds here, from flies to waders, and make a quick stop by the gallery space to browse local and international artists' masterpieces.
Things to Do
Ride your horse up to Woody Creek’s iconic honky-tonk, notorious as the former haunt of Hunter Thompson. You’d most likely hear of his legend from locals as you sip a brew, taking in one of his pictures on the wall.
Spread on the sunscreen and head out for a scenic hike along the Rio Grande Trail, running along the course of Roaring Fork River—the beloved Gold Medal water luring locals in for a great trout-fishing exercise!
Woody Creek is served by the Aspen School District, home to premier public schools. A few of the neighborhood’s coveted educational institutions include:
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