Welcome to Woody Creek
A small mountain village known for the famous Woody Creek Tavern
Woody Creek is a quaint town located in the Roaring Fork Valley northwest of Aspen and the Roaring Fork River. It sits on a country road, off the beaten path, and has served as a home to a number of celebrities such as John Oates of Hall and Oates and Don Henley of the Eagles.
With a population of a little over 200, the town surrounds the Lee Jones Family’s log cabin built in the 1940s. It’s been turned into a popular landmark known as the Woody Creek Tavern—made famous by Hunter S. Thompson’s frequent visits—and the Woody Creek Community Center.
Homes for sale in Woody Creek are known to be luxury estates, ranches, and upscale cabins. In addition to their gorgeous architecture, they usually come with a great deal of acreage and beautiful mountain views. If you’re looking for an estate escape in the mountains with lots of land, Woody Creek is the perfect place.
What To Love
- Home of the famous Woody Creek Tavern
- Quaint mountain town feel
- Proximity to Aspen shopping and dining
People & Lifestyle
Made for affluent individuals looking for an escape from the hectic nature of modern life, Woody Creek residents are a unique blend of artists, executives, and outdoorsmen who enjoy the wilderness, freedom, and quiet that the town provides. Being tucked away in the expansive land gives Woody Creek residents privacy and the chance to explore their creative outlets while enjoying the natural landscape.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With the extensive land Woody Creek homes provide, people tend to stay on their own property. Woody Creek is not necessarily built around external entertainment since its focus is on its breathtaking land and scenery.
Woody Creek Tavern is the main hub of the town, providing dining, ambiance, and a sense of history. The entire walls of the tavern are covered by polaroids of the guests, so make sure to make yourself a part of the history next time you visit.
If you’re looking for more modern entertainment, Aspen and Snowmass Village, which both have great options for dining, shopping, and arts and culture, are only minutes from Woody Creek. There are over 200 shops in Downtown Aspen while Snowmass Village is filled with opportunities for all-weather adventures.
Things To Do
When venturing out from their own property, Woody Creek residents take advantage of their surroundings by exploring the land and making their way to the surrounding areas to attend local festivals and enjoy natural playgrounds.
The Aspen Farmers’ Market is packed full of local products and artisan goods. Snowmass Village has a free summer concert series that takes place every Thursday night. Aspen’s Jazz Festival comes around every Labor Day weekend and is a must-attend event for any music lover.
For folks looking to stay closer to home, there’s fly fishing, horseback riding, and nearby hikes. The Woody Creek Community Center offers lectures, author readings, art exhibits, and French classes for those looking for opportunities to appreciate arts and culture.
Woody Creek is near a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Aspen School District, K-12, top-rated public school system, student-teacher ratio of 12:1
- Wildwood School, preschool, deep focus on artistic development and exploration of the environment
- Aspen Country Day School, K-8, in a mountain landscape, distinct focus on mind, body, and soul with two yearly outdoor expeditions