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There's no shortage of lodging in Aspen and the Roaring Fork, but you'll pay the highest rates in the state. Downriver alternatives like Carbondale and Glenwood Springs are attractive for budget hunters—but you'll face heavy traffic when commuting to Aspen. Before booking down-valley, however, look for special deals in town that might include lift tickets and parking. If you're staying for more than a weekend or are traveling with a large group, condominiums are an affordable option and have the added bonus of a kitchen.