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FALL AND WINTER BENEFITS! PRIVATE FISHING - September thru November is awesome. Green drakes, hoppers and all kinds of mayflies. Always hatches of PMD's and Blue Wing Olives on the Frying Pan River which is only 3 miles away. There is always good fishing year round. A private tributary of the Roaring Fork runs in front of the house and the river is about 100 yards away. The tributary averages 40 feet in width with 9 separate pools. Hundreds of catch and release trout. We are across from a nature conservancy with a path leading across the island in front of the house to the Roaring Fork River. We have an exclusive fishing easement which opens up over A MILE of fishing in both directions with no access allowed from the conservancy side of the river.
BIKING - We are in the middle of the Roaring Fork Valley and just 1/2 mile from the 45 mile long bike path from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. There is easy access to all levels of biking from our homes. The Missouri Heights are close by for the more adventuresome and the Frying Pan River road outside of Basalt is one of the most scenic rides in the country.
GOLF - Four public courses within 10-30 minute drive; River Valley Ranch Golf Course, Iron Bridge, Aspen Municipal and Lakota.
CROWN MOUNTAIN PARK - Just up Valley Road a quarter of mile with walking, biking, tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, horseshoes, and a dog park. Beautiful views and a lovely walk to the river.
ASPEN/BASALT/CARBONDALE - Music and art festivals, shopping and dining, museums and lots of local culture. Golf, hiking, biking, fishing, birding, horseback riding,site seeing--there's lots to do.
WILLITS SHOPPING - Just 1 mile up valley enjoy WHOLE FOODS, Starbucks, 9 upscale restaurants, movie theaters, specialty food stores and bakery, grocery, apparel, kitchen and other shops. Carry out food is available, too.
WINTER BENEFITS! We only get about 25% of the snow that is received in Aspen which means you almost never have to worry about getting out of your driveway to go skiing. Our south facing home overlooks a deer and elk migration corridor. This means that you will watch the animals cross the river and feed on our south facing river banks almost on a daily basis. We live close to Highway 82 which is the four lane road leading to the ski slopes. This road is usually the first cleared and ready for full operation by 8 am in the morning. The fishing is also excellent in the winter. One of the deepest holes on the Roaring Fork is located in front of the property. Go deep with small nymphs and a big brown will be the reward. It is easy to cross and wade both sides as the water is low and slower.
Aspen/Snowmass/Buttermilk/Highlands ski areas are an easy 25 minute drive up valley. Sunlight ski resort is 20 minutes down valley and Beaver Creek and Vail just an hour away. The climate is warmer and sleeping is more comfortable at the lower elevation (6500 ft).
If you need more room, see the main house listing at 208552. The guest house is expensively decorated and yet has an ease of living to it. The sound of the river and changing lights through the Aspen trees create an atmosphere that cannot be purchased.
It fronts 1,200 feet at the confluence of the Roaring Fork River.
The 1100 square foot guesthouse provides privacy and has its own garage, upstairs bedroom, kitchen, bath and TV. Downstairs there is another TV, pool table, half bath and pull out queen sofa bed. An outside deck has incredible views!.
We have a homebook with all the information you will need.
Overlooks river and nature conservancy, private fishing, easy access to ski slopes, 200 yards from main highway 82 to Aspen and Snowmass. The valley's largest grocery store, 9 outstanding restaurants,10 theater movieplex and a 10 lane bowling alley within 1 mile. Hot Springs and worlds largest outdoor pool within 20 minute drive in Glenwood Springs.
This 2 story guest house has an upstairs that includes a king bed, full bath, kitchen and TV/living area and balcony with chairs that overlooks the river and wildlife area. Downstairs contains an entertainment center, pool table and queen sofa bed and half bath....moreless
Pre Christmas Nov 27 - Dec 19, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016 3 night min stay
Winter Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
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Spring skiing is fabulous, warm temperatures, soft snow!
Fishing...the trout are waking up and hungry, pale morning duns are hatching, and the days are beautiful. Some people ski in the morning and fish in the afternoons!
Guest house for rent located on 4.9 acres above a tributary of the Roaring Fork River. Sleeps 4, 1.5 baths. See VRBO 208552 for additional information on the main house. Incomparable views are protected by a perpetual wildlife conservation easement. Private fishing with 9 separate pools for rainbows and browns. Perfect area for horses. Two story guest house with one car garage contains full kitchen, pool table and sleeps four. Just 22 minutes to airport and skiing and a half mile to Crown Mountain Park. We are just 10 minutes below Basalt and 10 minutes above Carbondale. There are 9 excellent restaurants within 1 mile and a new Whole Foods. There is a fabulous grocery store and movie complex just five minutes away up valley. Glenwood Springs is just 20 minutes down valley where you will find the hot springs spa and shopping. Aspen is 25 minutes up valley where you can enjoy all it has to offer--music, art, etc.
WINTER BENEFITS! Elk and deer sitings almost daily. Level driveways with limited snowfall, easy access to four lane road that leads to ski slopes. NEW...park and ride transit stop a half mile from this property...will offer rides on new hybrid vehicles every 30 minutes to the ski slopes for $3.00/round trip...the vehicles will have their own lane for fast traffic free travel..GARAGE...the guesthouse offers a warm garage for easy access to the guesthouse without having to go outside to get to car
Golf: River Valley Ranch, Ranch at Roaring Fork (par 3), Aspen Golf Club, Dakota Golf
Ski: Aspen/Snowmass, Buttermilk, Highlands, Sunlight 22-25 minutes to all ski slopes via a four land road which is the first to be cleared of snow in the morning.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I have traveled all over the world and enjoy an active life style of snow boarding, golfing, bike riding, fishing and hiking.
Why the Owner Chose Basalt: When I saw the views from this property I was compelled to buy it. It is in a spectacular location and I can enjoy all my activities.