Spectacular Mountain Castle Retreat

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Last updated: 12/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Commanding breathtaking views and situated on 80 acres bordering National Forest and the Fraser River, our beautiful home has been featured in Colorado Homes and Lifestyles and shown on the Home and Garden Channel's Dream Builders!
Located only minutes from Winter Park Ski Resort, the Devil's Thumb Cross Country Ski Facility, and the 27 hole Pole Creek Golf Course. Access from the door to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking, and fly fishing on the gold medal Fraser River. This 8000 square foot home comes with all the necessary amenities to make your stay perfect: all bedrooms with private bathrooms, large master suite with conversation nook and fireplace and a private study, two living rooms with fireplaces, 4 decks, 2 patios, enormous kitchen with table to seat 12, formal dining room for 12, conservatory, outdoor hot-tub, and billiard room. Non-smoking.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 8000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 12. Additional kitchen table seats 12. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen built for the serious cook. OR the serious eater who wants a catered dinner....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Additional cooking items including crock pots, pots and pans, baking dishes, and plenty of room for food stuffs....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large. Awesome. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    48' range built for the pro cook in the family - or the wanna be who doesn't want to be intimidated by too much gadgetry....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    3 decks face Byers Peak and the canyon below. 2 porches offer additional relaxing and viewing opportunities....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $400
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 5.7%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 12/01/2015
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver Internation Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pole Creek Golf Course
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Fraser, Colorado
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 40
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Winter Park Resort

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Downhilling, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Bird watching, Sunset watching, Relaxing


Owner info

About the owner: Craglough House was built by Bill and Joyce Carpenter as their dream home. Joyce is a social worker in the Social Work Department at the University of South Florida. Bill is a professor and chairman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The house is modeled on Cragside, a Victorian mansion in Northern England. David Elfring, a renown archtect, captured the spirit of Cragside but with modern conveniences.

Why the Owner Chose Tabernash:
Joyce and I fell in love with Colorado many years ago. We spent several years looking for the perfect spot. We found the current location in the early 1980s and then proceeded to buy all the land we could afford. By 1997, we had aquired 80 acres and then started house construction. Improving the road, bringing in electricity, telephone, and building the house were epic tasks. You will enjoy the products of the effort.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Towers over 30 acre meadow below

    Towers over 30 acre meadow below

  • First snowfall of winter

    First snowfall of winter

  • Meadow from Dining Room Deck Summer

    Meadow from Dining Room Deck Summer

  • Entrance Porch

    Entrance Porch

  • Entrance to living room with massive fireplace

    Entrance to living room with massive fireplace

  • Conservatory


  • View from Kitchen Balcony

    View from Kitchen Balcony

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Rec Room Sideboard

    Rec Room Sideboard

  • Bedroom 1.  THe Southwest Suite

    Bedroom 1. THe Southwest Suite

  • Bedroom 3.  The Alhambra Suite

    Bedroom 3. The Alhambra Suite

  • Bedroom 5.  Canyon View Suite

    Bedroom 5. Canyon View Suite

  • House before Storm

    House before Storm

  • Meadow from Dining Room Deck Winter

    Meadow from Dining Room Deck Winter

  • Stonework


  • Entrance Hall

    Entrance Hall

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Rec Room

    Rec Room

  • Rec Room Fireplace

    Rec Room Fireplace

  • Bronze at top of stairs

    Bronze at top of stairs

  • Bedroom 2.  The Scottish Suite

    Bedroom 2. The Scottish Suite

  • Bedroom 4. Trundle Bed Suite

    Bedroom 4. Trundle Bed Suite

  • Bedroom 6.  The Master Suite

    Bedroom 6. The Master Suite

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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