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Fryingpan Retreat- GREAT Flyfishing, SKI, Boat, Bike, & Hike

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms/1.5 Baths - Sleeps 4 Comfortably. Can accomodate 6.

Newly gutted and remodeled, this charming, romantic cabin is a real home, filled with character and comfort. 360 degrees of exquisite views of the mountains, the Frying Pan River, and the majestic Seven Castles red rock cliffs. Relax in the English garden or on the expansive back deck with hot tub and stunning views. This is a unique alternative to traditional lodging, vacation rentals and/ or hotels in Aspen, Basalt, or Snowmass.

The retreat is located 5 miles from the quaint, downtown Basalt and 23 miles from Aspen and/or Snowmass! Driving time- only 10 minutes to downtown Basalt with excellent shopping and world-class restaurants- And only 30 minutes to Aspen's world-famous ski areas, shops, and amenities!

Whether you are seeking adventure or peace and quiet, the Roaring Fork Valley has it all.

More Details

Christina Grandy
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018


Basalt Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Fryingpan Retreat- GREAT Flyfishing, SKI, Boat, Bike, & Hike
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
austin, tx

Stunning views at this peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This new, modern house near Basalt provided our family with the perfect getaway. We had our daily pick of two views: dramatic red rock cliffs and verdant, lush green mountains. Our favorite part of the morning was drinking our coffee with our picture perfect view. All of the casement windows easily opened for constant fresh air. The beds were very fluffy and comfortable and the whole house was tastefully decorated with lots of areas to lounge. The back porch had seating and dining areas and an easy to use hot tub. The kitchen was well equipped for all our cooking needs. Most of all, it was very quiet and peaceful, just the sound of the wind. We hiked in nearby Ruedi Reservoir and drove to Lyle and Morman Lakes as well. We were close to many wonderful hikes in Snowmass including Capital Creek Trail and Cathedral Lakes Trail. There are many options for dining in Basalt and their farmer's market is delicious and fun. You should go and rent this house!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear wonderful family from Austin, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the kind compliments on my home. You inspire me to make the most of my vacations. Getting out into nature and having fun...restoring bodies and hearts! Look at y'all taking the time to not only research the area, but to also get after your goals! I LOVE how you took advantage of your surroundings! Please come back any time. You are always welcome here. Warmly, Christina
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Beautiful setting high above the Frying Pan, with great views and nice breeze to keep house cool.

  • 5 of 5

Christina, the owner, was very attentive and responded to inquiries promptly. Her directions and house instructions (from driving directions to instructions on the washer and dryer) were very clear so we never really needed her help. The house is newly renovated and in great shape. For part of our 10 day stay we had our son, wife, and 5 & 7 year old sons. There is only one full bath which worked better than we expected (staggered waking and sleeping times helped a lot). There is a copious outdoor space on the back deck to enjoy the spectacular views down valley and up to the red rock formations ("castles'). The drive to and from Basalt along the Frying Pan is beautiful, and you don't mind the drive into town or to El Jebel for groceries. Christina also has done a nice job with the gardens in the front - very attractive and lots of flowering plants.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are dear.Thank you! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back any time. We loved having you!
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  • 5 of 5

My family loved staying here during our week in June. Great location and very clean, overall appears to be new inside. My only suggestion would be to have a nice patio table on the back porch to enjoy dinner or lunch and enjoy the views. The owner Christina is very accommodating and helpful and responds quickly to any concerns. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular and breathtaking views from this beautiful, comfortable, clean, and gorgeous home!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we inquired about Christine's stunning home, all of our expectations were exceeded! Christine was so kind, accomadating, friendly, and helpful. From the fully stocked kitchen, to the cozy bed and linens, to the warm hot tub, to the impeccably clean house, this place was such a treat! It was a perfect retreat away from the big city where we live and we appreciated the sounds/sights of nature and how quiet it was. It is conveniently located just minutes from the cute town of Basalt where there are some great restaurants and stores. We plan to return again someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Bend, WI

Could have achieved 5 stars

  • 3 of 5

My fiance and I chose this home based on some of the previous reviews. What we did not know was the home had been sold/remodeled recently so the reviews were not current. We started the trip scrambling some to get signed paperwork to the property manager. I don't know if we missed the paperwork or if it was not sent to us in a timely manner. It was not enjoyable trying to find a place to color scan documents and email them - Minor inconvenience

We arrived at the property and found it clean and inviting. One of the reasons we chose this property was the fireplace. When we tried it Saturday evening, it worked momentarily then quit. There were no directions on how the fireplace worked. The FP was out of gas and was fixed on Monday. Despite the fact there is a paid cleaning service, We discovered the dishwasher was inoperable. A breaker had to be replaced, Fixed on Tuesday. Tripped breakers also shut down the hot tub for a couple of days. Fixed by Tuesday. Smoke detector backup batteries decided to fail in the middle of the night so we had to remove batteries . These should be replaced on a regular schedule so this does not happen. Beautiful kitchen was woefully equipped. There was a coffee pot, and microwave. A few pots and pans that Goodwill would have rejected and a few utensils. Only towels in the home were bath towels, no hand towels for the bathrooms, no kitchen towels and no towels available for hot tub use. Have I mentioned the dog from next door that come over to bark? ALmost forgot... the pillow cases on the master bed fit about 2/3 of the pillow, and the fitted bottom sheet seemed too small for the mattress.

The Positive: Christina was very apologetic and tried to respond to our needs. On Wednesday she delivered pots/pans, a decent knife block with reasonable knives, a toaster oven, fire extinguisher, hand and bath towels, additional utensil's. I think she addressed most of our concerns and future renters will have a better equipped property.

Summary: having to wait several days to have concerns addressed detracted from our stay. We did enjoy the area and overall the property was nice. I would be willing to recommend this property now that some of the issues have been addressed. Hopefully Christina will take our advise and create a manual that explains the operation of heat/fireplace.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kari, I am delighted that you would be willing to recommend this property now that the issues that concerned you were addressed during your stay. I know getting married can be super stressful - and not having your needs met during such an important time- can prove most challenging! Thank you for acknowledging that I did accommodate your wishes as soon as I could. AND I did take your advice and created a helpful, instruction manual. Thank you! Please feel free to read the above reviews from guests who have enjoyed the property since your visit. They have all been 5 stars. Yay! Warmly, Christina
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great vacation loved it

  • 5 of 5

It was the best!!! Stunning veiws beautiful house. I took my boat to Ruedi reservoir for water skiing . Drove to Aspen several evenings for classical concerts and wonderful resturants. The whole trip couldn't have been better. Chistina was wonderful and very helpful. I give it a 5!!!! can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Boating, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Hot Air Ballooning, Tennis & Golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150

$250-$300/ night, + $500 deposit, + 5% tax, + cleaning fee of $130 (to be left in cash on the kitchen counter upon day of checkout)
Please contact owner for further details.

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.

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