As the leaves turn, luxury Aspen hotels roll out the red carpet with special rates for Colorado residents. With proof of residency, you can get really low rates (up to 40% off) at participating Aspen hotels. Rooms at these rates are limited and won’t last long. Various hotels offer the special from September through early November. You’ll need to check with each individual hotel. To find the rates, you should usually look at the “Specials & Promotions” page on most hotel websites. Don’t see it? Call the hotel directly. Some hotels offer it, but don’t post it publicly on their website. In the past we’ve stayed at The Little Nell, St. Regis and Hotel Jerome for rates far less than the average traveler will pay. This year, we’ll be staying at the Sky Hotel for $129, plus free valet parking and 15% off at the bar. That compares to the rack rate of $215 this time of year. Not a Colorado resident? Do you have friends in Colorado? If so, see if they want to join you for a quick stay in Aspen.