By Ryan Penn, March 29th, 2018
Inspirato is a private vacation club that allows it's members access to its portfolio in 175+ destinations and includes over 900 vacation options. Their homes are incredible, like this $8.7M standalone home just a five-minute drive from downtown Aspen and ski lifts, or this stunning villa in Sonoma overlooking surrounding hillsides and local vineyards. They have epic destinations like this all over the world (someday I will book Villa Pliniana in Como di Lago Italy, someday).
What makes Inspirato so unique is the travel experience, both before you ever leave, once you arrive - and during your stay. Their hallmark is the consistency of their homes no matter the location. The level of experience is the same no matter where you stay.
So, what if you wanted to make your own residence just like an Inspirato home? Here's what you would need to do.
Have Your Very Own Personal Concierge
And guess what, you likely already have one. Some of the higher end credit cards come with concierge services, like Citi Cards Concierge & Private Pass or Amex Platinum Card Concierge. If you have a card that comes with concierge, just program that number on your phone and voila. You can book dinner reservations, theater tickets, or send your loved one some flowers. Or take it up a notch with a some of the most exceptional luxury concierge services in the world. Inspirato gives its members access to curated events and local experiences as well.
Inspirato Residences come with Sonos sound systems. Download the app (they also have WiFi), and away you go. The sound is impressive, and you can quickly put Sonos speakers all around your home since the components are wireless. You can launch your Spotify or Pandora app and fire up your favorite vacation playlist.
Le Labo Santal 33 Soaps
Most Inspirato residences come with Santal 33 soaps in all of the bathrooms, and it makes for a luxurious experience while traveling. This one is easy to replicate, just order the soaps from Nordstrom's and place them all around your home. You will soon be bathing in this fantastic scent with smells of violet, cardamom, papyrus, cedarwood, leather, and sandalwood. Whatever it's made of, it smells lovely. And gentleman, please be advised that this scent can be somewhat intoxicating for your female travel companion (you've been warned).
If you have stayed at a VRBO or Airbnb, you know that great bedding (or the lack thereof) can make or break a trip. The beds at Inspirato are always exceptional and comfy, It's not cheap, but you can replicate Inspirato or luxury bedding at home. Here's a great article on how to reproduce the Westin Heavenly Bed at home (without breaking the bank).
Interior Design & Decorating
Inspirato goes to great lengths to make the interiors of there homes over the top. Their portfolio of homes are welcoming, tastefully decorated, and comfortable. Take a look at the photos of their residences for inspiration, and hire a great local interior designer to capture that same look and feel.
Cadillac Escalade or XT5
Some of the Inspirato homes include a new Cadillac Escalade for your use while you are on vacation. You could buy one for $75,000 or just dial up Uber Black, or your very own personal driver that already has one like Todd Ferris in Denver.
I also stumbled across this great article 22 ways to live luxuriously on a budget. It covers a lot of the Inspirato principles with more of a lifestyle focus.
Now that your home feels more like an Inspirato residence, you may be tempted to join and travel with Inspirato too.
Ryan Penn is the co-founder of 360dwellings Real Estate & Pure Luxury Group, is a top performing Denver Realtor, and has been an Inspirato member since 2016.