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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: 11/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Basalt house 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 and Guest bedrooms have king size beds, two other bedrooms have a queen size bed and a twin bed.

Three bedrooms open out onto the downstairs deck.

It sleeps 7 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. 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

  • 2 story
  • 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 7, Beds for 7

          • 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: 1 twin/ single

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          • MBR Suite, king, full bath, ext door to deck GBR Suite, king, full bath BR, queen, full bath, ext door to deck BR, single, full bath, 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 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

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          • Full bath in 4 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

                  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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                  Winter
                  Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $500
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $300

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $250 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 5%

                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 11/25/2014
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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.

                  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.

                  • 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.

                  • Snow play in early spring

                    Snow play in early spring

                  • 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.

                  • 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.

                  • 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

                  VRBO #471720

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

                  $300 - $500 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

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                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 11/25/2014
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