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Enjoy the Heart of the Rocky Mountains

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Great Room is upstairs & bedrooms are downstairs. Glass garage doors open.

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Last updated: 07/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our peaceful home overlooks one of the more serene and dramatic landscapes in the Aspen area. In this tranquil hideaway, the glass curtain wall brings the outside indoors to offer an ever changing landscape and wildlife.

While inside, rich calming colours and textures echo the hues of the natural surroundings. With its proximity to the lake, guests are treated to up-close sightings of the incredible number of animals and birds that wander through the alpine meadows.

Red Table Mountain rises dramatically above the wildflowers and Aspen groves while the lake, Ruedi Resevoir, lies below.

It is situated 34 miles from Aspen, 15 miles up the Gold Medal Fishing of the Frying Pan River from downtown Basalt, Colorado.

Our lodge offers a uniquely American Western experience drawing from contemporary safari living in a completely glass-walled Great Room with beautiful 'eagle's nest' views from all aspects.

It is: 4 bedrooms, 5 baths 3450 sq ft. contemporary glass house sitting at 8200 feet above sea level & designed to take in a 360 degree view of 11,000 ft. White River National Forest mountains and 13 mile long Ruedi lake.

The first floor has a mud room, and four bedrooms including en suite full bathrooms. Master bedroom has king size bed, two other bedrooms have a queen size bed and a double bed.

Three bedrooms open out onto the downstairs deck.

It sleeps 8 people comfortably. The second floor is a great room and kitchen and has 18 ft. high full glass, floor to ceiling windows, as well as two 12 ft. rollup glass doors that open to an 8 X 54 ft. deck with BBQ grill and furniture.

The deck sits 18 ft. above ground level with a spectacular open view of the mountains and lake down below.

The great room is 1759 sq. ft., and includes Mies van der Rohe designed furniture, Louis XVI antiques, a walnut live edge dining table, zebra rugs, fur throws and a see through fire place in the middle of the room, bathroom, walk-in pantry, as well as a dining room table that seats 8 people.

The house includes wireless high-speed internet on request for 10 per day. The open kitchen features large counter tops, 2 dishwashers, 2 wine coolers, 2 sink areas, double oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, Nespresso machine, refrig,and freezer.

The back 16 ft by 44 ft. glass wall overlooks owner's 3 acres of seeded wildflowers and the surrounding White River National Forest mountain peaks.

Area wildlife includes: mule deer, fox, mountain grouse, chipmunks, blue birds, humming birds, elk, coyote, bighorn sheep, bald eagle, osprey, and peregrine falcon.

Spring brings an abundance of wildflowers. A garden with 'in season' fresh vegetables each summer is available for guests. Hiking trails are a few steps away.

A few minutes away are scenic drives along the Ruedi high country lake and Frying Pan river. There is excellent trout fishing on the lake and the upper and lower Gold Medal rated Frying Pan River and on back country lakes. Various lake and streams are either accessible by car or by hiking and riding trails. See the forest map for complete information. Auto excursions can take you up-valley to historic old railroad towns, lime kilns, RR tunnels, Hagerman Pass, back country outfitter for horse back rides, camp grounds and recreation areas. And of course there are miles of trout fishing waters. 25 to 45 minutes away is the historic town of Basal, El Jebel, Carbondale, as well as Aspen and Snowmass, for more recreation, entertainment, arts, shopping and amazing restaurants.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside only....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 double

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  • MBR Suite, king, full bath, ext door to deck GBR Suite, queen, full bath BR, queen, full bath, ext door to deck BR, double, tub, ext door to deck...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub

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  • Full bath in3 bedrooms 5th bath off Great Room/Kitchen area

Other Amenities

  • You will be located in a beautiful Rocky Mountain setting with endless opportunities for sightseeing and recreaion...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    The Stereo is wired throughout the house and includes speakers in every room...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Ruedi resevoir, a huge lake, with a yacht club provides magnificent fishing and water sports. The deck looks out on the lake, a mile downhill....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The great room has a glass wall 16' high x 50' long that looks out on Red Mountain....moreless

  • Resort:

    34 miles from Aspen & Snowmass...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Cross-country skiing trails ...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    34 miles from Aspen; 45 miles from Sunlight Ski Resort...moreless

  • Water View:

    Lakeview from balcony....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    dining at kitchen counter or dining table in Great Room or deck...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Extra large great room...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    local...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    2 dish washers...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    separate refridgerator and freezer and wine cooler...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    overlooks surronding mountains and Ruedi Lake...moreless

  • Boat:

    Ruedi Reservoir 15 minutes away...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    upper and lower decks...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    12' x 25' vegetable garden in season...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Aspen-Snowmass 45 minutes away...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$400
Christmas 2015
Dec 1 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$500
$3,000 $8,000
Skiing Rate
Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$400
$2,500 $10,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $250 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 5%

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

33 Miles
Nearest Airport
Aspen
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Meredith and Thomasville hangouts
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Roaring Fork Club
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Glenwood Springs
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Frying Pan Road
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Basalt downtown--lots of choices
33 Miles
Nearest Ski
Aspen [Ajax], Snowmass, Highands and Buttermilk
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rocky and sandy beach near boatdock

Car: Necessary

Our peaceful home sets at the base of Red Table Mountain, some 8000 feet (2500 meters) above sea level, high above Ruedi Resevoir and the town of Basalt, Colorado.

The two-storey, 4 bedroom home features four en-suite bedrooms [all with private baths] and sits in a quiet 34 home area on large lots isolated and surrounded by millions of acres of high mountain natonal forest near many streams and lakes.

With its floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms, our home embraces the spirit of the West.

The Great Room with its soaring ceiling affords an unobstructed open views across to Red Table Mountain and below to lake Ruedi.

The two suites include a king size bed, en-suite bath, with deep-soaking tubs sitting on radiant heat floors, with additional glass enclosed showers and water closets.

Our cancellation policy is strict and non-refundable upon deposit. Cell phones do not work at the house; there is no TV reception and internet satellite is slow and available at an extra charge of $15/day.

Bud and Sandy Mulcahy are involved in clean water projects in Kenya [ www.africawaterwells.org ] and African mounts are present in many rooms.

The kitchen is designed with entertainment in mind and private dining can be enjoyed on any of the three decks.

Our home is at the western edge of the Hunter Frying Pan Wilderness, a huge expanse of mountains and Alpine meadows, rivers, wildlife sanctuaries. The house is 34 miles from downtown Aspen and its four skiing mountains comprising the Aspen Skiing Company:

Aspen Mountain [Ajax], Buttermilk [easy], Snowmass [the highest vertical in the United States], and Aspen Highlands. Winter highlights include skiing, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, and sleigh rides.

In summer, the surrounding wilderness areas and their rich and varied ecosystems offer opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, 4 wheeling, hunting, flyfishing, and nature safaris.

Our home has its roots in the American West, in the ranches that wind through the Gold Medal flying of the Frying Pan River, and in the Rocky Mountains that rise up as a backdrop to the wide open Alpine Meadows it sits on.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Bud Mulcahy: retired professional engineer living in Arlington, Texas, engineering graduate of University of Texas and currently founder and director of AfricaWaterWells, a volunteer humanitarian organization doing community water and school development in Kapkesembe, Kenya (see africawaterwells.org)

Why the Owner Chose Basalt:
Our family has lived, worked and played in Colorado for many years.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Soak up the great outdoors offered by this location. The glass walled structure has no other like it for living in comfort with closeness to pristine outdoors.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Great Room is upstairs & bedrooms are downstairs.  Glass garage doors open.

    Great Room is upstairs & bedrooms are downstairs. Glass garage doors open.

  • Dining area has glass garage doors that roll open to Colorado outdoors and deck

    Dining area has glass garage doors that roll open to Colorado outdoors and deck

  • Kitchen area overlooks back acreage & backs onto BLM land and National Forest

    Kitchen area overlooks back acreage & backs onto BLM land and National Forest

  • Kitchen area is perfect for entertaining: 2 wine coolers & 2 dishwashers.

    Kitchen area is perfect for entertaining: 2 wine coolers & 2 dishwashers.

  • Great room glass walls. 2nd floor.  Neighbor is Eagle County Sheriff.

    Great room glass walls. 2nd floor. Neighbor is Eagle County Sheriff.

  • View of backyard from kitchen area.  Looking north to National Forest ski areas

    View of backyard from kitchen area. Looking north to National Forest ski areas

  • View of rainbow from the deck

    View of rainbow from the deck

  • Guest suite has large bathtub, shower, and water closet.

    Guest suite has large bathtub, shower, and water closet.

  • Deer grazing by garden - picture taken from Great Room of frequent visitors

    Deer grazing by garden - picture taken from Great Room of frequent visitors

  • Ski touring in backyard.

    Ski touring in backyard.

  • Low hanging clouds seen from balcony.

    Low hanging clouds seen from balcony.

  • Frying Pan River fly fishing 7 minutes away.

    Frying Pan River fly fishing 7 minutes away.

  • The house is on 4 acres & overlooks lake-Lots of parkin for trailers-2 driveways

    The house is on 4 acres & overlooks lake-Lots of parkin for trailers-2 driveways

  • Living area on 2nd floor next to fireplace.  Rear glass windows are 16' x 50'

    Living area on 2nd floor next to fireplace. Rear glass windows are 16' x 50'

  • View of Great Room from kitchen

    View of Great Room from kitchen

  • Fall view of the mountains from the Great Room

    Fall view of the mountains from the Great Room

  • Master suite has shower area, bathtub, VC, and deck overlooking small pond

    Master suite has shower area, bathtub, VC, and deck overlooking small pond

  • View of the house with the mountains in the background

    View of the house with the mountains in the background

  • Deer grazing by the road on drive to house.

    Deer grazing by the road on drive to house.

  • Back yard view.    Home of elk herd in high valleys.

    Back yard view. Home of elk herd in high valleys.

  • Nearby Ruedi Reservoir 5 minutes from house

    Nearby Ruedi Reservoir 5 minutes from house

  • Cooking in the Great Room.  Garden out back with fresh lettuce & onions

    Cooking in the Great Room. Garden out back with fresh lettuce & onions

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/04/2015
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