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Guest Services

At the Aspen XO House, we believe in turning your stay into an extraordinary adventure. Our dedicated team of private chefs, sommeliers, masseuses, yoga instructors, personal trainers (and much more!) are here to ensure that your Aspen experience is nothing short of magical. Whether you're a connoisseur of fine dining or prefer comfort food with a gourmet twist, our chefs tailor their menus to your preferences, creating delectable dishes right in the comfort of your own lodging. 


Sommeliers are on hand to curate personalized wine selections, recommending rare vintages or local favorites to savor. Whether you're hosting a celebration or simply wish to enjoy a glass on the roof deck with a mountain view, our sommeliers will elevate your experience with their extensive knowledge and passion for the art of wine.  Our roster includes skilled masseuses and bodywork experts.  Our yoga instructors offer private sessions to help you find your inner Zen, while personal trainers can assist you in maintaining your fitness routine, ensuring you stay at the top of your game during your stay.


We're committed to providing you with the ultimate in guest services, creating unforgettable moments and turning your vacation into a dream come true.  Let us help create your perfect Aspen experience.  

Chef David focuses on bringing a fine dining level of service into the intimate setting of people’s homes.  He has worked in establishments throughout lower Westchester and has traveled to his parents’ home country of Chile to work abroad learning the techniques of Chilean cuisine.  Chef David returned to NYC to work under Michelin starred chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park for their summer and winter pop up restaurants E.M.P Summer House/Winter House, and at their sister restaurant The NoMad in Manhattan. In Aspen he worked at 7908 as their Sous Chef/Pastry Chef.  Chef David now brings his knowledge of cooking and hospitality to a more personal experience between Aspen and New York and is always sure to make a one-of-a-kind experience.

Chef David

Michael Ziemer is a world-class chef who has spent 25 years honing his skills in restaurants and catering operations – including 14 years at the Caribou Club of Aspen exploring world cuisine through research, travel, and menu development. He has found a niche in the world of luxury catering, one focused on quality sustainable ingredients, timely service, creative menus and events that hosts will take pride in and guests will remember. Let him share his passion with you and create a meal that is sure to impress you and your guests and make memories for a lifetime.

Chef Mike

Danny Pettit is a Massage Therapist with over 18 years of experience. He acted as the lead trainer for over 16 years at St. Regis Spa in Aspen, Colorado. Danny has helped tens of thousands relieve chronic pain, improve performance, and relentlessly chase their passions. When he is not working, Danny loves traveling the world and exploring new places. He is a CrossFit addict, and shamelessly not seeking recovery.

Danny Pettit

Chef-Owner Jacob Burkhardt has elevated the classic comfort food of the South with passion and ingenuity, cultivating a unique and evolving culinary experience. He works closely with his farmers, ranchers, and purveyors to source the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. Hominy has gained a loyal following with its Southern Fried Chicken, Sorghum Glazed Baby Back Ribs, High-Country Boils, Shrimp & Grits, Wood-Fired Oysters, and artfully crafted cocktails. An array of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options are also available. Located in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley, Hominy Southern Kitchen brings high-quality, delectable food to the culinary scene of the expanding Willits area. Hominy offers off-site catering, and on-site events in the dining room and outdoor porches.

Hominy Southern Kitchen

Lori Small began helping people lead healthier lives the moment she turned a passion for fitness into a career by becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  She furthered her personal training certification to specialize in Optimum Performance Training for Youth, Pre-Natal Clients, Seniors and Elite Athletes, specifically golfers, skiers and triathletes. Lori offers custom designed training programs for peak performance, injury prevention and complete fitness with expert coaching and life changing programs to fitness enthusiasts of all levels.  Training options include: group fitness, hiking, lymphasizing, online training, private training, stretch and flexibility, swim training, water aerobics, and more.

Lori Small

Marisa Hallsted is a certified Sommelier with 15+ years of experience specializing in the art of food and wine pairings.  Her “Guided Journey of the Senses” tasting includes curated wine selections and food pairings and a two-hour interactive sommelier guided experience.  Wine from around the world including both old and new world producers are artfully selected for their small production, rich history, incredible quality and seamless compliment to the personalized menu.  Additionally, Marisa is available to select wines for your Aspen visit to pair with private dinners, or to keep stocked at the house.  Cheers!

Marisa Hallsted

Michaela Carpenter (@mk.adorn) is the only specialty piercer in the Aspen area and is available in downtown Aspen for house calls or piercing parties.  She offers ear and nose piercings and custom styling.  MK Adorn selected jewelry includes beautiful gold, diamond, fine materials, and luxury jewelry for clients to select from to ensure a curated look.  Michaela is an APP Certified Piercer.

Michaela Carpenter

Marisa has over a decade of yoga teaching instruction with a focus on Vinyasa, Hatha, restorative pranayama (breathwork) and meditation.  She will lead you through an all-level, personalized 60-minute Yoga Class.  Add on the optional ‘Journey of the Senses’ champagne and cheese tasting if you so desire to enjoy some well-deserved bubbles and bites at the end of your restorative yoga session.

Mindful Vine Yoga Instruction

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