Heart of Downtown Basalt - Historical Penthouse Apartment
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
BEST LOCATION for skiers and fishermen anywhere! Our historical penthouse apartment in the heart of Basalt, (exact center of downtown Basalt) is a fisherman's dream location as it is steps away from the convergence of TWO major rivers (the Roaring Fork River and the Frying Pan River). Skiers are delighted as there is no need to negotiate unnecessary parking with the bus stop a mere steps away. Walk to 9+ restaurants and pubs as well as 2 fly shops, clothing stores, shoe stores, jewelry shops, grocery store, art galleries, yoga studios, hair salons , ice skating rink and so much more. Whole Foods, Starbucks, City Market and a movie theater are less than 3 miles down valley.
OUR PENTHOUSE APARTMENT
The street level of our historic building was built in 1890 as a general store, which sold dry goods, groceries and horse wagons. It now houses the ‘Brick Pony Restaurant” which is the locals favorite restaurant and watering hole.
The second story of our Historical W.W. Frey building features our fabulous penthouse apartment, which was completely, lovingly and authentically renovated in the summer of 2013. It is city loft living at its best. Soaring 19’ ceilings, original brick walls, hardwood floors and upscale, sophisticated touches throughout. Signed and numbered prints by Todd White (the creator of “Sponge Bob SquarePants”) are displayed in a galley-like arrangement on 100-year old brick walls. Original paintings by Earl Biss decorate the bunk room and hallway. Watch the street activity or play backgammon and checkers at the antique game table overlooking the main street of Basalt. The dining room table, buffet and hutch are heirlooms from early 1900’s. The open kitchen is a cook’s delight and features grey quartz countertops, new stainless appliances and floating wall shelves, which display dishes, stemware and serving pieces. All of the cabinet hardware pulls are actual railroad spikes to further showcase the town’s early railroad history. The pantry is fully stocked with staples and spices. …including small appliances such as a Mixmaster, Cuisinart and juicers…..everything you need to host a fine culinary evening for family and friends. An oversized bathroom features a walk-in shower, Jacuzzi tub, an antique double vanity and antique hutch. The master bedroom features luxurious linens, a very large armoire with 8 drawers and a closet for your personal use. The unique bunk room sleeps an additional 4 people.
The entire building, distinguished by its decorative ironwork, recessed restaurant doorway and original tin ceiling is one of Basalt’s best examples of the turn-of-the-century architecture that embodies the spirit of the “Old West”. Look for bullet holes that still decorate the restaurant tin ceiling and buckshot marks at the apartment entrance! Our apartment is located in the heart of downtown on main street and you can view the activity, vitality and excitement that this downtown location offers so there can be some restaurant and street noise from time to time. When we are here we like to sit at the game table that overlooks the main street, open the windows and listen to the occasional music and observe the happenings.
Also provided is underground, heated and secure locked parking across the street.
The outdoor activities are unlimited…they include biking, golfing, fishing, skiing, ice skating, horseback riding, hiking, birding, snowmobiling and skiing. Perfectly situated, Basalt is minutes from Snowmass and Aspen, yet a world away in pricing. Enjoy year round mineral baths with the Hot Springs in Glenwood, also minutes down valley.
SKIING - AJAX/HIGHLANDS/SNOWMASS/BUTTERMILK - minutes up valley, made even easier if you take the bus. SUNLIGHT is 30 minutes down valley. BEAVER CREEK and VAIL are about an hour away.
BIKING - We are in the middle of the Roaring Fork Valley with easy access to bike paths to Aspen, Woody Creek and Glenwood Springs. Buses can carry your bikes back if you had too much biking fun!
CROWN MOUNTAIN PARK - 3 miles down valley. Features walking paths, tennis, biking, soccer fields, horseshoes and a dog park. Gorgeous mountain views with just a short trek to the river. Across the highway are bowling, antique stores and an upscale nursery.
GOLF - Four public courses within a 10-30 minute drive. Aspen Municipal, River Valley Ranch, Iron Bridge and Lakota Canyon.
WILLITS SHOPPING CENTER - Less than 3 miles down valley. This complex features, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Susie's Consignment Shop, 3 restaurants, a yogurt store, hair salon, Bristle Cone Sporting Goods and so much more.
If you want to be in the midst of activity ……..steps away from the convergence of two gold-medal fishing rivers, and in the exact heart of downtown Basalt’s restaurants, quaint shops, art galleries, summer street fairs and farmer’s markets….then this is the sophisticated penthouse apartment for you.
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- On floor 2
- 1560 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
The Guest Room features a full size bed and 2 sleeping lofts to accompany 4 guests total. The lofts beds are accessed via permanent ladders and best suited for older children/teens and adults....moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- STEPS AWAY FROM EVERYTHING! The exact spot where the Roaring Fork River and Frying Pan River converge. Gold Medal water Fly fishing at its best. is..... seriously.....steps away. Ruedi Reservoir is 15 miles up the Frying Pan Canyon and is a breath taking 'must drive'. Taylor Creek Fly Shop and Frying Pan Anglers are yards away from our front door. All 9+ restaurants or pubs are steps away. The four Aspen/Snowmass ski hills are a 15 - 20 minute drive from our parking spot. Hiking, biking, ice-skating and golf courses are minutes away. Did we mention, 'LOCATION'? This place has it. All this and a 1890 historical apartment that feels like Doc Holiday could walk in at any moment and play a game of cards with you....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Whitewater Rafting
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Pantry Items
- Ski & Snowboard:
Water Sports Gear:
Colorado Fly Fishing at its Best! From the Frying Pan river, Roaring Fork, Colorado and Crystal Rivers, you can enjoy the best Fly Fishing Colorado offers all within the Roaring Fork Valley....moreless
- Housekeeper Optional
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Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 6, 2016
3 night min stay
Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Apr 1 - Jun 15, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 16 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $100
- Departure Housekeeping $150
- Tax Rate 12.2%
Nightly Rates range from $350.00-
$400 per night. 3 night minimum required.
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Located in the middle of Downtown Basalt at the center of Midland Avenue. This is Basalt's main street where dining, shopping and the convergence of the Frying Pan River and Roaring Fork Rivers are just steps away!
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I grew up in Denver moved here in 2000. I purchased the Bistro Basalt restaurant which was the locals gathering spot because I fell in love with the building and the history behind it. I sold the restaurant after 7 years of operating it but remain the owner of the building. It is the oldest and most gorgeous historical building located in the center of Midland avenue (our main street). The restaurant down stairs -The Brick Pony Pub, still remains the locals favorite.
Why the Owner Chose Basalt:
Location, location, location. A beautiful newly remodeled historical building in walking distance to everything Basalt has to offer. Winter activities and summer activities are endless. A few minutes drive to Aspen and 3 top rated ski hills and the exact point where two gold medal rivers converge.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The upstairs penthouse has been restored to fit the sprit of the old west .Very comfortable and great views. My wife and I spend most of our time here as we love the area and especially the building!
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View from the kitchen shows the soaring 19' high ceilings.
Floating shelves, stainless appliances, large quartz countertop & large pantry.
The long hall leads to the bathrooms and bedrooms.
The bunk room has a double bed and two loft single beds. Also the washer/dryer.
Double skinks, claw foot tub and walk in shower in the master bathroom.
Half bath for convenience.
Smowmass Ski area is a 20 minute drive or take the shuttle across the street!
Pony Up at the Brick Pony Pub!
Hike and photograph Maroon Bells minutes up the road.
The fall colors at Ruedi Reservoir
Friendly locals and small town living.
Front living room windows overlook all the activity on main street
The dining area next to the open kitchen comfortably seats six.
Behind the sliding barn doors are a coat closet, bunk room and half bath.
The large armoire in the master has hanging space, drawers & shelves.
View of the master bathroom from the bathtub area.
Front view of the restaurant below and apartment upstairs.
Ski Aspen. 20 minute drive or take the shuttle across the street.
The Roaring Fork River in Basalt directly across the street!
Full moon over Basalt
fall on the Frying Pan
Center of Midland Avenue
Gold medal fishing across the street.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015
- Property typeApartment
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