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Paradise in Aspen. 5 Bedrooms at 'the Fort' and the 'a' Frame Chalet.

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Last updated: 08/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Castle Creek house description

This legendary property is available for rent. It is known as 'The Fort' and has appeared in numerous magazines and books (The Log Home Book, Sex and the City - both the book and a column). It is a full scale log fort (a wall has been brought down to open up the courtyard). The 'backyard' has a pond as long as a football field, gazebo, around 8 acres with a 1/4 mile of river front (Conundrum Creek) footage. Located in the Conundrum Valley, at the other end of the road is trail head to the Conundrum Valley trail. Which is perhaps the most beautiful hike in all of Aspen (ask anyone). At the end you'll find natural hot springs.

NOTE: The Fort consists of a 3 story Main House - the bottom floor is the living room, kitchen, dining area with a pantry with refrigerator, freezer, washer and dryer. The second floor is a bathroom - which includes a toilet, bidet and tub (with shower), and a walk in closet. The 3rd and top floor is the master bedroom.

In the Fort, but seperate from the main house are 2 turrets each with a bedroom upstairs and a bathroom downstairs. They are seperate from the Main house - one is 20 feet (the stairs are around 5 feet from the rear door of the main house. The other is caddy-corner to the main house - around 40 feet away.

The 'A' Frame is situated on the other side of the pond, around 200 yards from 'The Fort'. It is home-made house from 'the '60's. Also known as 'The Rand' house - which was built by a couple who always wanted to build their own home. So it is rustic and funky and charming. And it has this split level layout - and with a massive fire pit and long vent - it has been called The Flintsotne's Playboy Pad. The place Fred would have called his bachelor pad in his younger years. It was featured in the Aspen Magazine in a Box back in the day, as a booklet called 'Homeward Bound'. That issue was curated and edited by Andy Warhol.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                I was say it was not recommended for families with children under the age of 3 due to separate sleeping quarters and no childproofing. There are knick-knacks around the place - candlesticks, little sculptures that can be knocked over. The place is not childproofed. I've never had children and am not familiar with potential hazards. That said, if they're old enough to sleep in separate quarters (the bedrooms are separate from the house - in the turres), they will probably remember this place for the rest of their lives. ...moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 5-10

              • Master Bedroom Turret: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2 in the Back Turret: 1 king

                A 'turret' with a bedroom upstairs, bathroom downstairs....moreless

              • Bedroom 3 in Front Turret: 1 queen

                A 'turret' with a bedroom upstairs, bathroom downstairs....moreless

              • 'A' frame bedroom (#4) right side: 1 queen

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              • 'A' frame Bedroom on the left side (#5): 1 queen

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              • Queen size Beds (1)

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1 in the Fort Main House: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom in the Gate turret: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom in The Back Turret: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom in the A frame: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • 3+1

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Seating for 8. Possible to bring in additional dining tables on porch, move some furniture and seat 16 for those grand dinner parties. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                There is a refrigerator and a separate, large freezer in the main house. Regular refrigerator with freezer in the 'A' frame...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                1 Kitchen in the main house at the Fort. Another kitchen at the A frame. ...moreless

              • Microwave:

                Large and powerful new microwave....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Wood Stove:

                There is one of these at the A frame. Can be used for heating, but it does have a real propane-fired heater. ...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Beautiful stone fireplace at The Fort. A big sexy firepit at the 'A' frame. ...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Some cushy Pinzon towels are provided, as are terry cloth robes. ...moreless

              • Heating:

                Propane gas furnace and heated floors....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Wood Fireplace

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Flat screen TV in master bedroom and living room with DirecTV and DVR in Fort. Flat screen and BluRay player in the 'A' Frame living room. (soon to have screen and player in 1 bedroom). ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Hard drive with iTunes based audio system - 17,000 songs - 99% uncompressed. Welcome to bring a hard drive and copy it. ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Significant DVD library at The Fort, VHS tape at the 'A' frame. ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Yes in both living rooms there is HD flat screens...moreless

              Communications

              • Internet:

                HughesNet (satellite). Much faster than dial-up or ISDN, and consider 'high speed', but not as fast as a fast DSL. ...moreless

              • Telephone:

                4 cordless phones at The Fort. 3 cordless phones at the 'A' Frame....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                A lot of grounds as illustrated. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Water View:

                There is 1/4 mile of creek front footage on the the property. And pond as long as a football field....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Surrounded by the Rockies. ...moreless

              • Ski-In
              • Lake View
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Holiday Season
              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $10,000
              WEDDINGS, ETC.
              Jun 1 - Jun 1, 2015
              1 night min stay

              $5,000
              flat fee
              Summer
              Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $1,200
              $7,000

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              There are 2 homes on property.

              The Fort property has 1 main house & 2 turrets (turrets consists of 1 bdrm upstairs+1 ba downstairs) = 3 beds, 3ba

              "A' Frame has 2 bedrms, 1 sleeping loft, 1 ba.

              Price is for the whole property and both homes.


              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Last updated: 08/08/2014
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              Location

              7.9 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Sardy Field aka Aspen/Pitkin County Airport
              4.7 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 82.
              7 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Either Pine Creek Cookhouse, or downtown Aspen
              6.5 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Highlands, Aspen (Ajax)
              6.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Highlands, Pine Creek Cookhouse, or downtown Aspen

              Car: Necessary

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 1988

              About: I'm a screenwriter - My Cousin Vinny, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Ruthless People. My Cousin Vinny was largely writtin the 'A' frame/chalet. The movie Rudy was written at the Fort by my friend Angelo Pizzo.

              Why Castle Creek:
              When I first saw this property -I thought you could use the backyard in a movie that needs to show a version of Heaven. Surrounded by mountains and trees - it's truly breathtaking. When it came up for sale - I couldn't resist. I HAD to buy it! A lot of locals are familiar with the place and consider it the prettiest spot in all of Aspen. Or at least one of the prettiest spots.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              End of the road privacy, romantic and cozy with drop dead gorgeous grounds.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

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              • Kitche in The Fort.

                Kitche in The Fort.

              • Bedroom in turret at The Fort.

                Bedroom in turret at The Fort.

              • Living room in The Fort

                Living room in The Fort

              • Living Room in The Fort.

                Living Room in The Fort.

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              • Kitchen in the 'A Frame'

                Kitchen in the 'A Frame'

              • Bathroom in the 'A Frame'.

                Bathroom in the 'A Frame'.

              • Loft in the 'A frame'.

                Loft in the 'A frame'.

              • The Fort in winter.

                The Fort in winter.

              • Master bedroom in The Fort.

                Master bedroom in The Fort.

              • Stairs in Fort which lead to Master Bedroom.   Note stairs made of one log.

                Stairs in Fort which lead to Master Bedroom. Note stairs made of one log.

              • Castle Creek.  There is 1/4 mile of this on the property.

                Castle Creek. There is 1/4 mile of this on the property.

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              • Bedroom in the 'A Frame'.

                Bedroom in the 'A Frame'.

              • Bedroom in the 'A Frame'.

                Bedroom in the 'A Frame'.

              • Overview of living room area in the 'A Frame'.

                Overview of living room area in the 'A Frame'.

              VRBO #429872

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Thursday, August 28, 2014

              $1,200 - $1,429 per night (USD)
              5

              5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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