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Heart of Downtown Basalt - Historical Penthouse Apartment

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View from the kitchen shows the soaring 19' high ceilings.

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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1560 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs that do not shed considered....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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  • Guest Bedroom: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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  • The Guest Bedroom consists of 1 double bed as well as 2 single (twin) beds - which are loft beds. The loft beds are accessed via ladders and best suited for older children, teens and adults. The double bed is ideal for a couple or younger children. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

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  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • The master bath features a claw foot soaking tub, dual sinks and walk in shower. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games:

    Antique game table features backgammon, chess and checkers. Poker chips and decks of cards supplied. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Family heirloom furniture from c. 1900...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Secure, locked and heated underground parking directly across the street....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Many party platters and serving dishes....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled summer 2013...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    4 public golf courses within 10-30 minutes drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rafting, tubing and kayaks are available through Blazing Advertures....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ajax, Buttermilk, Highlands and Snowmass Mountain are 15-20 minutes by car. Bus service can eliminate parking hassles. Sunlight Mountain is 30 minutes in Glenwood Springs. ...moreless

  • 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

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Seasoin
Jun 16 - Sep 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$400
$2,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $357 Nightly

Fall
Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
$2,250

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $321 Nightly

Holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 6, 2016
3 night min stay
$400
$2,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $357 Nightly

High WinterSeason
Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$375
$2,250

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $321 Nightly

Spring Season
Apr 1 - Jun 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
$2,250

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $321 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350
$2,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $357 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Departure Housekeeping $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 12.2%

Notes:

Nightly Rates range from $350.00-

$400 per night. 3 night minimum required.

Please inquire about weekly rentals.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Aspen Airport
Basalt
Nearest Barpub
Brick Pony Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Roaring Fork Club
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Glenwood Springs
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 82
Basalt
Nearest Restaurant
Brick Pony Restaurant
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Aspen, Snowmass, Highlands & Buttermilk Mountains

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!

 

Owner info

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from the kitchen shows the soaring 19' high ceilings.

    View from the kitchen shows the soaring 19' high ceilings.

  • Floating shelves, stainless appliances, large quartz countertop & large pantry.

    Floating shelves, stainless appliances, large quartz countertop & large pantry.

  • The long hall leads to the bathrooms and bedrooms.

    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.

    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.

    Double skinks, claw foot tub and walk in shower in the master bathroom.

  • Half bath for convenience.

    Half bath for convenience.

  • Front view of the restaurant below and apartment upstairs.

    Front view of the restaurant below and apartment upstairs.

  • Hike and photograph Maroon Bells minutes up the road.

    Hike and photograph Maroon Bells minutes up the road.

  • The fall colors at Ruedi Reservoir

    The fall colors at Ruedi Reservoir

  • Friendly locals and small town living.

    Friendly locals and small town living.

  • Smowmass Ski area is a 20 minute drive or take the shuttle across the street!

    Smowmass Ski area is a 20 minute drive or take the shuttle across the street!

  • The Roaring Fork River in Basalt directly across the street!

    The Roaring Fork River in Basalt directly across the street!

  • Front living room windows overlook all the activity on main street

    Front living room windows overlook all the activity on main street

  • The dining area next to the open kitchen  comfortably seats six.

    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.

    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.

    The large armoire in the master has hanging space, drawers & shelves.

  • View of the master bathroom from the bathtub area.

    View of the master bathroom from the bathtub area.

  • Pony Up at the Brick Pony Pub!

    Pony Up at the Brick Pony Pub!

  • Christmas 2014

    Christmas 2014

  • Full moon over Basalt

    Full moon over Basalt

  • Center of Midland Avenue

    Center of Midland Avenue

  • Gold medal fishing across the street.

    Gold medal fishing across the street.

  • Ski Aspen. 20 minute drive or take the shuttle across the street.

    Ski Aspen. 20 minute drive or take the shuttle across the street.

  • Ruedi Reservoir. a beautiful drive up the Frying Pan Canyon.

    Ruedi Reservoir. a beautiful drive up the Frying Pan Canyon.

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