Woody Creek

One of Aspen’s greatest hidden gems is this rustic community, which offers seclusion from the outside world.

Welcome to Woody Creek

Irresistibly charming community combining a rural setting and the convenience of modern living.
One of Aspen’s greatest hidden gems is this rustic community, which offers seclusion from the outside world. But being secluded doesn't mean being inaccessible--Woody Creek is only a short drive from Downtown Aspen. Properties with expansive acreage comprise most of Woody Creek real estate, and most houses have captivating views of grazing horses right outside the windows.

What to love

  • Serene environment
  • Rural setting
  • Laid-back lifestyle
  • Panoramic views
  • Rich history

People and Lifestyle

There are a mere 178 total housing units in Woody Creek, making the community tight-knit. As of July 2019, the total population was just 279, guaranteeing a peaceful life away from large crowds.
Despite its small headcount, this urban dwelling attracts many celebrities. Don Henley of the Eagles and John Oates of Hall and Oates once called this tiny village their home. It’s been said that the mountains and rivers that surround Woody Creek inspire art and music.
Woody Creek truly has the best of both worlds. It has an old rustic charm which offers an air of elegance and sophistication while at the same time acting as a perfect playground for the entire family 365 days of the year.

Dining, Entertaining, and Shopping

One of the most popular restaurants in the neighborhood is the Woody Creek Tavern. Here, the most famous dishes include wild smoked salmon, fresh shrimp ceviche, and chicken and vegetarian flautas.
Are you looking for a place to eat lunch? Visit Nest Public Lounge and try their delectable dishes. Served in a pub ambiance, their best sellers include sandwiches, sliders, and tacos.
Nest Public Lounge also has healthy and organic options for vegans. The fact that you can bring your pet to dine with you is a big plus.
Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar (only a short drive into downtown Aspen) is a great spot to hang out with friends while enjoying a delicious cocktail. Their signature drink, Bird of Prey, is composed of gin, coconut milk, and lemongrass.
The best way to shop for luxury items is by going downtown. From high-end brands to local products and art collections, you can find everything you need, from clothing to home decor. One notable destination is The Home Outpost, where you can shop for furniture and antiques.

What to Do

There are a plethora of activities available in Woody Creek. White river rafting at the Roaring Fork River is a top choice, as it is close to the community. Be ready to get wet and wild in this thrilling water adventure.
During summer, you can go hiking and biking on a variety of mountain trails. Come wintertime, take a short drive to Aspen's world-famous ski resorts. Whatever time of the year it may be, Woody Creek will beckon you to go out and have fun.


Woody Creek is part of the Aspen School District, which has one of the most sought-after school systems in Colorado. Highlights include:

  • Aspen Elementary School: Public, PK-4
  • Aspen Middle School: Public, 5-8
  • Aspen High School: Public, 9-12

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