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Family Country Home, Superb Fly Fishing, Landscaped, Close to Steamboat Springs

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Relax & Enjoy Beautiful views from sunny deck of Yampa River Valley hay meadows.

Our lovely 5 bedroom home is perched on a bluff overlooking the Yampa River Valley, hay meadows, the 'Cottonwood Corridor', Emerald Mountain, and the Steamboat Ski Area.
Our property is 20 acres with 1,200' of Yampa River frontage. Many families have enjoyed reunions in the summers here. It is a great place for bird and wildlife viewing with lots of outdoor space for adults and supervised kids to skip rocks, wade and play by the river. Fishing is good for Brown, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout, along with Pike and Whitefish.
The house is 2800 square feet, two stories on a full basement. Downstairs there is a sitting room with a foosball table, TV, full bathroom and two queen bedrooms with large opening windows. A laundry room adjoins the sitting room between the bedrooms.
The main floor has an open floor plan with a wood stove and electric baseboards for cozy heat; living area with TV/Stereo, a formal dining area that seats twelve, informal island and large kitchen. Many windows and both doors open onto a large, south-facing covered deck, which wraps around two sides of the house. An entryway and half bath are also on the main floor.
On the top floor is a beautiful, south-facing sitting room with desk, phone, DSLwifi/fax/copier/printer; the master queen bedroom with private bathroom, another queen bedroom, a double bedroom and full bath with new tiled shower. Large closet in the SW queen room, small closets in other bedrooms, wardrobe and dresser in master bedroom.
The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking including pots, baking dishes, bowls, condiments, spices ect.
New gas BBQ on the deck.
The Yampa River runs in front of the house, it's about a 2 minute walk down a nice path to the river bottom.
It's our home to make yourself at home in!
Discounts may apply to smaller parties, longer stays and repeat customers.

Keywords: Fly Fishing, Sunny deck, Privacy, Home, Yampa River,mountain views, Ski mountain, West Steamboat, discount for small groups, fishing, close to town, quiet, family, romantic, natural habitat, bird watching, wildlife sanctuary, native trees, shady yard, flower gardens, grassy pathways, easy parking
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:


  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in house or on decks, pick up butts. Penalty applies if not complied with....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved pets are welcome. $100. per weekend/ per pet fee....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Excellent Fly Fishing on property, paddleboarding, tubing, kayaking Bird Watching, Wildlife Viewing of fox, eagle, otter, Marmots, deer, beaver, Sandhill Cranes, variety of ducks & geese. Cook out by river, bag toss or walk about. Platform by river for yoga or sleeping out. City golf course 1/8 mile. If you would like a fishing guide, call Joe Carney. 970-819-4499. No other guides are allowed to use property....moreless


  • Books:

    Tons of books; lots of Bird Books and local info. Chambers/Scrabble dictionaries, Atlas, magazines....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    foosball table in basement....moreless

  • Games:

    2 or 3 board games, dominoes....moreless

  • Music Library:

    lots of music available on the TV....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    wifi dsl over the phone line....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    big screen TV in living room, smaller flat screen TV in basement. Netflix, news channel....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few movies, but many selections at the Bud Werner Library in Steamboat....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Main dining table seats 12 easily, also an island which seats four to 8. Three outdoor tables on deck with seating for many....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Fans provided in every room in summer. Not usually necessary....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Avoid high heat setting....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Foosball table...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    wood and electric....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra towels in bedrooms. Call owner if more bedding necessary. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan on main floor. Up and downstairs each have small living rooms too....moreless

  • Parking:

    Easy parking near house for two-three vehicles; more parking near corrals on gravel. Do not drive on any grass. Do not drive anywhere else on property....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Lots of space....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Must be arranged with owner to avoid soft ground....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local, use calling card for long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In basement, with folding table....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    wood stove with glass front for cozy heat on the main floor. Use with caution, only if you know how to operate a wood stove. Thanks....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder, filters, tea, tea pots All you need for caffine!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equiped....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Owner is a ceramicist and has several stoneware bowls/pottery in the kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large spacious with lots of light and windows. Fully equipped. Island for breakfast in kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Vinegar & oil, salt, pepper, herbs & spices, sugar,teas,mustard etc....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Deck overlooks great views of Yampa River valley. ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Great bike paths all throughout Steamboat....moreless

  • Boat:

    Paddleboards, canoes and kayaks can be rented in Steamboat. Ski Haus, Backdoor Sports, Barry Smith....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Weather permitting, spend all your time on the deck. We eat more meals there than inside, it's great....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby, just 1/8 mile west of property....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Backdoor Sports, Peter van Decarr on Yampa St. Barry Smith, Kayak lessons and lives just up-river....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nice treed/yard& lawn and walking trails around property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski & Bike Care, Ski Haus...moreless

  • Tennis:

    At the Tennis Bubble on MT Werner Drive....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Backdoor Sports, Ski Haus...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pools in town at Old Town Hot Springs; more hot springs in Strawberry Park....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring 2017
Apr 13 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
May 25 - Sep 20, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Autumn 2017
Sep 23 - Nov 20, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$700 $700
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • pet fee $100
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600


All holidays are $300.00 more per night

July 4th weekend a bit higher.

Fall rates may be lower.

Please write owner for more discussion on rates...we are willing to negotiate at times.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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nearby shooting range, dude ranches, First Friday Art Walk,

National Forest, Wilderness Area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: We were married on this river bank and have many wonderful memories of this property. It is dear to us; all we ask is that you care for it as you would your own. Our son, Joe, and daughter-in-law, Erin, manage the summer rentals, landscaping, guide fly-fishing guests, and have a small catering biz. They will take good care of you! Jamie and I live in WY with our horses, Red Angus cows and Border Collie. We love Steamboat during 'mud season' and work hard to maintain the property spring & fall. Please write or call us if you have any questions.

Why the Owner Chose Steamboat Springs, CO, USA:
We built this house for our family and lived here for ten years. We love coming to Steamboat and intend to hang onto this property for that reason. We also know how much friends and family have enjoyed the location, and that's why we rent it to special guests, such as yourself!

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
There's easy access to town with country living. Our location is exceptional with river frontage, fantastic views and some acreage for kicking around on. Being on the river is irreplaceable. We love planting trees and have grown most of them from seedlings. Please call us or talk with Joe & Erin about what to do around the area...there's a lot going on! But enjoy the natural beauty by the river first.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Yampa River looking upstream

    Yampa River looking upstream

  • View from River House deck

    View from River House deck

  • trail to the river, from deck.

    trail to the river, from deck.

  • Custom Dining Table seats twelve.

    Custom Dining Table seats twelve.

  • High water in June

    High water in June

  • Looking westerly from deck in fall
with morning fog

    Looking westerly from deck in fall with morning fog

  • seating area upstairs

    seating area upstairs

  • Living room, main floor

    Living room, main floor

  • Balsamroot Wildflowers

    Balsamroot Wildflowers

  • View to the East from deck

    View to the East from deck

  • Queen bed upstairs in SW room

    Queen bed upstairs in SW room

  • Master bed, queen, private bathroom.

    Master bed, queen, private bathroom.

  • View from River House deck, two deer in river.

    View from River House deck, two deer in river.

  • Spacious kitchen with granite counters. Custom island and artwork

    Spacious kitchen with granite counters. Custom island and artwork

  • Yampa river spring runoff with Mt. Werner in background, May

    Yampa river spring runoff with Mt. Werner in background, May

  • High water, late May on Yampa

    High water, late May on Yampa

  • Queen Bedroom upstairs

    Queen Bedroom upstairs

  • Joe & Erin's favorite pastime

    Joe & Erin's favorite pastime

  • View to the West from parking area

    View to the West from parking area

  • Aerial view of River House

    Aerial view of River House

  • Upstairs sitting room, desk with fax/copier/printer.

    Upstairs sitting room, desk with fax/copier/printer.

  • January aerial with 450 inches snow on the mountain. Snowshoeing tracks.

    January aerial with 450 inches snow on the mountain. Snowshoeing tracks.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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