Log and Stone Home Perfect for Family Vacations
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Our hand built log and stone home is in central Roaring Fork Valley, a little closer to Aspen than Glenwood Springs. We have stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, and a delightful house and yard from which to enjoy the views. Our home has a cozy, rustic feel, and there are incredible opportunities for recreation. Amenities include a wood stove, a porch with hammocks, a fire pit in the front yard, a wood burning sauna in the back, a community swimming pool and tennis court in the summer, and cross country skiing, hiking or biking right from the door.
We have a rural feel, with preserved open space to the north, east and south. We're on three acres, but it feels much larger because of the open space in three directions. We're perched three miles above the highway (so there's easy access to shopping and local communities, with a great bus system connecting the valley), with inspiring views of the mountains. Wildlife abounds, with sightings of deer, fox, coyote, elk and many birds. The weather is often delightful, with warm (not hot) summers and snowy winters -- definitely distinct seasons. We're about a half hour from the ski slopes of Aspen or the hot springs and other attractions of Glenwood Springs.
The sauna is available all year, and after heating up you can jump in the snow in the winter, or in a small stream in the summer. The community pool and hot tub (June - September) are little used, so often it's like a private pool. You can enjoy the cultural and recreational activities of the valley, and then rest and relax with the amenities in and around our home.
Out our door: trails for hiking, biking and cross country skiing; gardens; hammocks and a multi person swing; wood burning sauna (and a little creek in the summer to jump in when you're steamy); community swimming pool, hot tub, play ground and tennis courts in the summer within walking distance; fire pit area in the front yard; lots of wildlife.
At the bottom of the hill: (a three mile drive) grocery shopping, movie theater, restaurants, a bus system that will take you up or down the valley, antique and craft shops.
Aspen: (a half hour drive) alpine skiing, X-games, many festivals (food & wine, classical music, ideas, physics institute, hot air balloon, etc), museums, groomed cross country ski trails, golf, theater, all kinds of music, white water rafting, fishing, incredible hikes and bikes, Maroon Bells, internationally renowned speakers, etc
Glenwood Springs: (a half hour drive) world's largest hot springs pool, white water rafting, Fairy Caves and amusement park, Yampa Vapor Caves, hiking and biking, fishing, golf, Ski Sunlight.
Other attractions in the valley: fly fishing on the Frying Pan River, ghost towns, the art and craft village of Redstone, hiking in the Wilderness Areas, mountain biking, an Aspen to Glenwood bike path, free concerts most nights of the summer.
The bedrooms are laid out as follows:
Master bedroom has a queen bed and a small outside deck, with attached bathroom (and have we mentioned the views?)
Bedroom 2 has a queen bed and a tree fort (yes, you have to climb a tree) with a twin mattress in it. Children should probably be at least 5 or 6 to use this bed. This shares a bathroom with bedroom 3, and the bathroom is across a hall / balcony
Bedroom 3 has a queen bed and a sleeping loft with a twin mattress that's accessed by a ladder.
Bedroom 4 is our guest room / study. It is downstairs, and uses the downstairs bathroom. It has a queen fold out couch / bed -- but it's high quality (made by American Furniture with a three platform design instead of the metal bars) and is just as comfortable as the other beds. This room also has a large flatscreen TV.
Keywords: log home, mountains, rural, unique, hand built, cabin, stone, sunny
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room seats 9
- Wood Stove
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Iron & Board
- Shared Hot Tub:
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Garden Chairs:
- Lawn / Garden
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Hunting Big Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Ice Skating
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
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Perfect Mountain Retreat Home
Perfect Mountain Retreat Home
I stayed at this wonderful home this past Fall with some friends and colleagues while participating in a yoga retreat and training in Carbondale. The house amazed all of us - gorgeous wood and stone work, cozy fireplace, and lots of palpable love! The kitchen is very well-stocked for those who like to cook. The house has a cabin like feel without feeling at all crowded. In fact, the floor plan is quite open, yet it is as though you are nestled by the house and protected from the mountain winds. While we were there, the first big snow of the season fell, and everything was cloaked in a lovely blanket of snow. The house was built by the owners themselves and they have obviously put a great deal of care in the place. The views are stunning - especially in the morning as you watch the sun glow on the mountains. I will definitely stay here again when returning to the area. The owners were prompt in their communication and super helpful. They've left lots of detailed writings about the house and the area that are both helpful and engaging to read.
- Guest fandango
- Date of stay 11/08/12
- Review Submitted 12/26/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Our family of 10, 5 Adults and 5 Children were lucky to find this warm log home to stay in while vacationing in CO. It had plenty of room for all of us! It had everything one would need for cooking, laundry, bathing, passing the time. The pictures do Not do it justice. It is Huge! Thanks Peter!
- Guest Bridget K.
- Date of stay 10/12/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 5
2 night min stay
|Winter 11/20 - 3/31
Nov 20 - Apr 1
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
There is a 5% tax and, if you stay less than a week, a $125 cleaning fee added to the base rate
- Tax Rate 5%
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- Nearest Airport: Aspen at 21 Miles
- Nearest Train: Glenwood Springs at 20 Miles
Year Purchased: 1988
About the owner: In June, 2012 we became retired school teachers, ready to expand our horizons. We love outdoor adventure, rural settings (although we're not opposed to some classic, big city adventures, either), and simple activities.
Why the Owner Chose Carbondale:
We built this house, stone by stone and log by log. We're very proud of it, and sometimes we can't believe we're willing to leave our incredible home and valley. Yet we enjoy traveling and seeing other parts of the world and other cultures. When we return, we're always amazed by the views we get 365/24/7, and the cultural and wilderness opportunities outside our door. Although this is our primary residence, it's set up more like a second home -- with our gear in storage and basically empty closets, dressers, etc. On the other hand, the spice racks are full, the book shelves and game closet offer distractions, and we've left a notebook full of ideas / opportunities / hiking trails / events.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It's the best of both worlds. Sometimes we find ourselves never leaving our property for days at a time, surrounded by the natural world immediately outside our door. We read in the hammocks, have a fire in the firepit, cross country ski from our doorstep or swim in the community pool. Other times we're catching a free lecture from the Aspen Physics Institute, or one of the many free concerts throughout the valley, hiking or biking in world famous wilderness areas, attending art openings, provocative lectures, or full moon bike rides... As I said, sometimes we question why we're willing to leave.
- Primary: (970) 618-8306
- Secondary: (970) 963-3883
Cozy woodstove warms the house in winter.
Part of the view from our house
Snow typical December - Mid-March
Dining area just off kitchen. Table retracts for two or expands for 12.
Stone and log throughout the house. This is the living room
Late spring / early summer
This is the subdivision (40 homes) hot tub and swimming pool, open Memorial Day
West porch showing one (of two) hammocks and sky swing.
Our front yard view.
Open air / vaulted ceilings
Study room / 4th bedroom
Cross country skiing / hiking from our doorstep.
Master bedroom looking out to small deck.
Let it snow!
Community (40 houses) tennis court
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