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Beautiful Riverside Retreat!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 2 bath right on the the Eagle River and White River National Forest

Gorgeous apartment right on the Eagle River! Just minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek, Minturn is still a small ski town where life moves at a slower pace. We are within easy walking distance to Minturn's shops and restaurants. This is one of the few spots in the Vail area where you can't hear the endless sound of I-70, instead you hear the burbling river. Includes gourmet kitchen/Viking stove, 2 gas fireplaces (in the great room and master bedroom), master en-suite bathroom with jetted tub.

This property used to provide the "Rooms on the River" when it was part of the Minturn Inn on Main street. Now this coveted spot is all for you. Tucked out of the way on a quiet street it's the perfect place to relax after a hard day of mountaineering.

The apartment consists of the great room and the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom has a king bed, private bedside fireplace, en-suite bathroom with jetted bath tub, glass shower and small outdoor porch space.

The main room contains a queen bed with privacy curtains which has direct access to the main bathroom and shower. The main room also contains the full gourmet kitchen, breakfast bar, round table that seats 6, 50" tv with cable, and pull out sleeper sofa. The apartment opens directly out to the yard right on the river.

The entire apartment is private including private entrance. The yard is shared with us, however we rarely use it since our children prefer the front/street side of the house where they can ride their bikes! My wife or I will often be out fly-fishing in our backyard river in the summer evenings and we're happy to share the space and tell you what's biting!

Unfortunately, we are not wheelchair accessible. Or even high-heel accessible. Boots are recommend to walk through the shoveled path that takes you to the riverside entrance. There is a sturdy rope to help guide you but you must be sure-footed.

Our family of four lives in the completely separate upstairs. I'm normally available for anything that comes up, but do not want to impede on your relaxing riverside vacation.

Our home is a non-smoking property, no pets please.

Pack n' Play with fitted sheet in unit. Ironing board/iron, fan, extra blankets, picnic basket/backpack, hair dryer in each bathroom.

Minturn is a small town away from the bustle of Vail and Beaver Creek. There are several restaurants including a great breakfast diner with a full bar, and a sandwich shop/bakery with espresso bar. For dinner, there's a pizza place with a pool table and arcade games, a cook-your-own steak joint, a local winery with an open porch in the summer, and amazing wings and BBQ are a dangerous one-block away. Quaint gift shops, a record store and the best fly shop in the mountains are all within walking distance! Then, when you get back to our house, we are one of the few places off the main street so it is ultra cozy and quiet.

The world class mountains of Vail and Beaver Creek are literally minutes away and accessible by bus. Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fly-fishing, mountain biking and river rafting is right out your door.

There is free parking in the driveway for two cars. There is a bus stop a 3-minute walk away that will take you to Vail for $4. Ubers and taxis are also available.

More Details

Spence Neubauer
Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Spence Neubauer

I moved out here to be a ski bum back in 2007. I was a "liftie" at Copper Mountain before getting my EMT and becoming a ski patroller. I met, proposed, and married my wife on Copper Mountain. We started a family and moved to Denver, but that was too far from the mountains. We moved to the Vail Valley with our two children in 2013 and couldn't think of living anywhere else.

Spence Neubauer purchased this apartment in 2017

What makes this apartment unique

You can't beat the river sounds or the mountain views. We're so close to Vail and Beaver Creek. And we have private fishing in our backyard.


Minturn Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Garden Plain kansas

Best place ever!

  • 5 of 5

this place was incredibile! Spence and his wife Stephanie

were so very helpful and their home in Minturn was just

a great place to stay and unwind. Its decorated so cute

and the extras they provided were very appreciated.

Id give it the highest star rating there is!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacey! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and loved having you!
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

We are so happy we chose this location. This place is right on the Eagle River. You can hear it from the house. The rental is in the basement of the owners residence. Plenty of natural light and beautifully done. Every detail was thought of and the owners were right upstairs in case we needed anything. We rarely saw them all week but had their cell just in case. Short drive to Vail or Beaver Creek. You can easily walk to town for shopping and restaurants. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very nice and clean. Nice host. The view of the river was great.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful river view, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed this lovely setting with the serenity of the river in the backyard. Spence and his wife are wonderful hosts, there if you need them. The cottage has easy access to great hikes and restaurants and a short drive to world-class fly fishing. Clean and very well stocked! Enjoyed the free bottle of red wine and basket of snacks, board games, and interesting books. Very roomy accommodations for three people. Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very comfortable riverfront oasis

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptionally comfortable, nicely furnished property in a beautiful setting.

Host Spence and Stephanie went above and beyond to provide for every little comfort.

We arrived to a basket of snacks and bottle of wine, whole bean coffee, a fridge full of condiments. Lots of towels and extra soft blankets. The property is spacious and felt much more gracious than the photos indicate. Host Spence and Stephanie were always available, if needed as they lived upstairs yet they were never intrusive.

We enjoyed the spa tub in the master bedroom and also really enjoyed listening to the sound of the river 24/7. Vail, and all it has to offer, was only a few minutes away, but we loved coming "home" to this comfortable and peaceful river retreat at the end of the day, away from the hustle bustle of the I-70 corridor.

This is one of the very best vacation rentals we have found over many years of doing short term rentals. Thank you Spence and Stephanie!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tulsa, OK

Peaceful and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property in Minturn, CO very much. The setting is absolutely gorgeous. The spacious, comfortable unit is the bottom floor of a private home. There is a separate entrance, dedicated parking and your own grassy yard right on the banks of the Eagle River. Although the owners, Spence and Steph live above the unit with their two adorable sons, you hardly know they are there. They are great hosts who are responsive to anything you might need. The rental is beautifully decorated and equipped with not only the essentials, but many extra touches that will surprise you. Minturn is a charming little town with several good restaurants and fun shops to check out. Grocery shopping is 10 minutes away at the West Vail exit off I-70. We enjoyed bicycling and hiking right from the house and all around the area. We definitely look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Kirby's BBQ
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Eagle-Vail Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Minturn Country Club
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.