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Colorado Rocky Mountain High - Home of the Famous Yule Marble Quarry

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Living Room with electric fireplace and Sat. TV

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marble house description

Nestled in the small town of Marble, surrounded by towering pines, and 13,000 ft peaks, this completely remodeled 1905 home is updated with all the amenities of comfort and joy! Deer are daily visitors, and the bears have been known to visit occasionally as well -- nature surrounds you! Full living room and kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath + detached Gazebo for overflow guests, sleeps 6 comfortably with room for additional sleeping bags, Satellite Flat-screen TV, free long distance. If you want to experience this quaint mining town in the hub of activity, outdoor recreation, the magnificent Marble quarry, experience the night skies, and live immersed in history, this is your opportunity. Step back in time, while enjoying all the comforts of home...The Larkin House is awaiting your arrival, and we are looking forward to meeting you! Remember to bring your libation and groceries with you...full kitchen to create dinners for family and friends...nearest groceries and gas are 28 miles away!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Well-behaved, trained pets considered....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking allowed outside only...moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Detached Unit

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              • Queen size Beds (2): Queen bed in Gazebo and queen bed in master bedroom, double bed in 2nd bedrrom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Extra air twin bed available. Plenty of space for sleeping bags for children....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Renter, family or friends. No waste dumping....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Electric fireplace...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Artists love this location...with my small business, Abstract Marble right outside the door, it is like strolling thru the 'candy store' looking over the new pieces of marble that change daily. Enjoy the escape to the mountains, the ambiance of a a small mountain town, live the history, enjoy many activities, or simply relax, take a nap in cool mountain air....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Beautiful views of White House Mountain, 360 degree views...moreless

                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        White House and Treasure Mountains, 360 degree views ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hunting
                      • Hiking
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Walking
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Playground
                      • Museums
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Snowmobiling
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer/Fall
                      May 16 - Oct 20, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $150
                      $920

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Cleaning Fee $50
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Rate is for 2 people per night or per week. Additonal guests will be charged $25/person per night. Dogs are accepted on an individual request, and must not be left alone in the house, or in the yard.


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Location

                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      I-70
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      B-B-Q restaurant
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      B-B-Que

                      Four Wheel drive tours available from vendor in Marble for visitors who want to visit Crystal City and Lead King Basin. July/August is wildflower season in Lead King Basin. Sculptors symposium July 4 thru mid-August -- watch professionals sculpt the famous Colorado Yule marble into beautiful works of art.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: I was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After discharge from the Marines, looking for adventure I ventured West. I came to Marble in 1988, and was offered a job working in the historic Colorado Yule Marble quarry in 1990. The quarry was just re-opening after being closed for 50 years...I saw it as a challenge, just outside my front door. In 1997, I moved to this property to rent because of the awesome location to meet and great visitors from all over the world that wanted to learn about the quarry, and perhaps wanted a piece of the 'rock'. I opened my small side-job business, Abstract Marble, to be able to create gifts, and sell marble to sculptors, those who wanted a garden stone, a memorial stone, or just wanted to chat. Employed with quarry operations for 23 years, and served as Mine Superintendent until 2013. The quarry is an awesome place to work, the stone is one of the finest marbles in the world -- and home of marble that built the Lincoln Memorial, and serves as the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington. In 2013 the opportunity to assist one of the previous owners open a new white marble quarry, and I now am involved in a new operation.

                      Why the Owner Chose Marble:
                      In 2011 the Kansas owner of the property decided to sell, and the property included their little vacation home...a 1905 structure that had been left from the days of the old Larkin Hotel. After the hotel was torn down, only the little house remained. Starting February 2012, I completely remodeled and updated inside and out. The house still has enchanting charm...little quirks that make it memorable and a true treasure in this awesome Crystal River Valley. I raised 3 boys and 2 girls in the Marble area -- hiking, fishing, hunting...wandering the woods, and enjoying the ever-changing scenery. I never get tired of waking to see what Mother Nature has accomplished each time the sun rises. This is the place people dream of visiting, some never get to see it...and I live here! I never take for granted the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the fresh air, the peace of a very small town...maybe 85 locals year-round, maybe 300-400 during the summer.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Two minute walk to the Crystal River (excellent fishing) and the marble mill site ruins. The Marble/marble Symposium begins July 4 thru mid-August, watch artists create fine sculptures out of one of the world's finest marbles. Slow Groov'n BBQ is the only restaurant in town 2 blocks away...and is fun and fabulous! 4-Wheel drive tours available from vendor in Marble for visitors that want to visit Crystal city and Lead King Basin. Enjoy a 15 minute walk to Beaver Lake (more fishing), and easy access to 4-wheel drive road to ghost town of Crystal City, Lead King Basin, Schofield Pass, and Crested Butte, and back country hiking trails in Snowmass Wilderness. 12 min. to the Cleveholm Manor, and restaurants/shops in Redstone. 30 min. to Carbondale for lots of fine dining. 1 hr. north to Glenwood Springs for white-water rafting on the Colorado River and Hot Springs. 1 hr-15min to Snowmass Village and Aspen for shopping, dining, and a lift ride to the top of Aspen Ski area.


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                      Photos

                      • Living Room with electric fireplace and Sat. TV

                        Living Room with electric fireplace and Sat. TV

                      • Main House and Gazebo

                        Main House and Gazebo

                      • Kitchen into Living Room

                        Kitchen into Living Room

                      • .Lazy boy at bay window in Living Room

                        .Lazy boy at bay window in Living Room

                      • Full Bed in Main House

                        Full Bed in Main House

                      • Gazebo - dining, cards, games

                        Gazebo - dining, cards, games

                      • 1905 Exterior main house

                        1905 Exterior main house

                      • Full kitchen

                        Full kitchen

                      • Eating area, kitchen

                        Eating area, kitchen

                      • Main Huse - Queen bed

                        Main Huse - Queen bed

                      • Queen Bed - Gazebo

                        Queen Bed - Gazebo

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      VRBO #420323

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                      Date last modified - Sunday, July 06, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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