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Log and Stone Home Perfect for Family Vacations

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Carbondale cottage description

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.

There are NO CLEANING FEES on rentals of 7 days or longer. $125 for groups more than 4 people, $100 for 4 or less

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 (Memorial Day - mid-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 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 for movies and Netflix, but we don't get TV stations.

Keywords: log home, mountains, rural, unique, hand built, cabin, stone, sunny

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We are not interested in renting to large groups of college students or partiers, especially at X-games....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            You're welcome to smoke outside if you clean up the cigarette butts...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            attached bathroom, incredible views...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

            The two twin beds are mattresses in a loft of the bedroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            The twin bed is in a loft of the bedroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            This is our study, with a truly comfortable fold out sofa....moreless

          • Loft

            The lofts are in bedrooms 2 and 3, so read the details there...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2 or 3) these are in lofts in bedrooms with a queen bed as well....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • community swimming pool, outdoor firepit, covered porch with hammocks, wood burning sauna, community tennis court, wildflower lawn, several outdoor hangout spots, access to some of our recreation equipment: (bikes, tubes, water sport stuff)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                We also have Netflix streaming...moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 9 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available:

                    with high speed internet, and access to Netflix streaming....moreless

                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    high speed...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone:

                    (4)...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Easy access for your computer...moreless

                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    It's the karma system -- please replace roughly what you use....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Bicycles
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) East side is a patio with picnic table, west side is covered porch with hammocks, table and also (after July 2012) another small patio with lounge chair and picnic table....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    If they fit, you're welcome to use our cross country gear, snowboard or skis...moreless

                  • Tennis

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    open from June to September...moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter 11/20 - 3/31
                  Nov 20 - Apr 1
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  Summer, Winter
                  Jun 1 - Sep 5
                  2 night min stay
                  $300
                  $1,820
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,200 $4,286
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                  • cleaning fee if less than 7 day rental $125
                  • Tax Rate 5%

                  Notes:

                  There is a 5% tax and, if you stay less than a week, a $125 cleaning fee added to the base rate


                  Cancellation policy:

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                  Last updated: 10/15/2014
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                  Location

                  21 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Aspen
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Glenwood Springs
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Ski

                  Car: Necessary

                  tube the ditch behind our house, trails from the door, outdoor firepit, starry skies, usually good snow December -mid March

                   

                  Owner info

                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, spanish

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Our front yard view.

                    Our front yard view.

                  • Cozy woodstove warms the house in winter.

                    Cozy woodstove warms the house in winter.

                  • Snow is typical from December - Mid-March. This is early December.

                    Snow is typical from December - Mid-March. This is early December.

                  • Study room / 4th bedroom

                    Study room / 4th bedroom

                  • Cross country skiing / hiking from our doorstep.

                    Cross country skiing / hiking from our doorstep.

                  • Master bedroom looking out to small deck.

                    Master bedroom looking out to small deck.

                  • Let it snow!

                    Let it snow!

                  • Community (40 houses) tennis court - very rarely used.

                    Community (40 houses) tennis court - very rarely used.

                  • Tree house loft in Claire's room.

                    Tree house loft in Claire's room.

                  • Second floor loft

                    Second floor loft

                  • West porch showing one (of two) hammocks and sky swing.

                    West porch showing one (of two) hammocks and sky swing.

                  • Part of the view from our house

                    Part of the view from our house

                  • Open air / vaulted ceilings

                    Open air / vaulted ceilings

                  • Dining area just off kitchen.  Table retracts for two or expands for 12.

                    Dining area just off kitchen. Table retracts for two or expands for 12.

                  • Stone and log throughout the house.  This is the living room

                    Stone and log throughout the house. This is the living room

                  • Late spring / early summer

                    Late spring / early summer

                  • This is the subdivision (40 homes) hot tub and swimming pool, open Memorial Day

                    This is the subdivision (40 homes) hot tub and swimming pool, open Memorial Day

                  • Queen bed and upper loft in Tae's room

                    Queen bed and upper loft in Tae's room

                  • Double bed in Claire's room

                    Double bed in Claire's room

                  VRBO #406067

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

                  $225 - $300 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Speaks: english, spanish
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