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Cozy 4 Bedroom Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Beautiful, open, airy, ranch style home located next to horse pasture with views of majestic Mt. Sopis from every window. Very private and serene location on the Ranch of The Roaring Fork. A short drive to ski the four Aspen Ski areas without the prohibitive cost of Aspen lodging. Hike, fish or bike the three hundred plus acres of common use land with 3 trout filled steams, seven ponds and two and one half miles of the Roaring Fork River. Trout fishing definately the best in the area. Par Three golf course, tennis courts, playground on property . Awesome new Rio Grande bike path all the way from Aspen to Glenwood Springs where you can enjoy the famous Hot Springs Pool. Perfect location for all outdoor activities all year round. Ideal for multifamily vacations.

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Robin or Robert Watson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Robin or Robert Watson

We split our time between Denver and Carbondale. Robert is a retired Professor of Human Services at Metropolitan State University of Denver and Robin still teaches full time in the Human Services Department at Metro.Most of our time, when we are in Carbondale, is spent fishing, hiking and biking this magnificent valley , listening to music at the Aspen music festival , and watching sunsets in our beautiful backyard.

Robin or Robert Watson purchased this house in 2000

Why Robin or Robert Watson chose Ranch At the Roaring Fork

We have always loved the Roaring Fork Valley, each town having its own unique personality and style. We have been coming here for the past 30 years, hiking and biking and camping. When this beautiful home was up for sale we couldn't resist. It was the best decision we could have made !

What makes this house unique

Upon first look, we were overwhelmed by the beautiful views from each and every window. This was a house that brought the outdoors, indoors. We fell in love instantly !


Ranch At the Roaring Fork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Master bedroom has attached master bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has a king bed with a private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • There are 4 bedrooms, the master has a king size bed , 2 bedrooms have a queen bed each, and the princess bedroom has a 4 poster double bed. There is also a queen sleeper couch in the family room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
There is an addition to this house, which includes 3 office spaces, all with desks and one with a piano. The third office space has a private entry, and is sound proof.


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Cozy 4 Bedroom Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Incredible Home/Property, Amazing Accommodations and a Very Memorable Stay

  • 5 of 5

I had just arrived in Colorado from New York City and was intrigued by the chance to stay in the mountains for a few days. This home/property was the perfect fit. With jaw-dropping landscapes, beautiful green pastures, majestic horses in the near distance and a breathtaking view of Mount Sopris, standing like a mythical giant directly in front of my eyes made me realize the allure of places like Carbondale.

The home is lovely, with perfect accommodations and tons of space. The home was clean, comfortable and terrifically maintained. The backyard, with its patio and hot tub only helped to further my vacation experience. You get the feeling that you are all alone up there, with the stars and the mountains as your neighbors. It's truly humbling to be surrounded by such beauty and serenity.

The owners are very kind, honest, responsible and accountable. Within close proximity to places like Glenwood Springs and Aspen, plus the multitude of hiking and biking options in the surrounding areas made this one of the greatest travel experiences of my life. It's hard to impress a lifelong big city person like myself, but this home/property, the owners and the location left me awestruck and also sad that I couldn't stay for longer. This place is a goldmine and any people interested in Carbondale and the surrounding area(s) would be foolish not to stay here. A terrific experience all around!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pleased

  • 5 of 5

Great location for us as we visited Marble and Aspen during our stay. The house was roomy and clean - perfect for three couples.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My company rented this property for a Retreat..based entirely on the participants escaping the busy city to relax, rejuvinate, and enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of Colorado. THIS PROPERTY WAS PERFECT for all of these items.

Our stay at this property was more than memorable. The home is huge, with a perfect, PRIVATE location immediatly ajacent to a large horse pasture with views of Mt. Sopris behind it. You truly feel as if you are the only home for miles, as there no other properties in sight.

The home is quite large, very comfortable, and has an amazing back yard and patio- fully equiped with a BBQ and state of the art HOT TUB..we sat on the patio, dipping in and out of the hot tub at night, gazing up at the billions of stars around us..In the day time the horses come up to the fence to say hello..they are absolutely beautiful and look like wild stallions!

The owners are responsible, honest, and professional. They provided a very high level of customer service, and went above and beyond the call of duty to insure we had the best experience possible.

The fishing at the Ranch is the best I have ever experienced in Colorado. The stream system goes on for miles, with beautiful back drops of the surrounding mountains- making for a super experience, even if you dont catch anything..which is highly unlikely.

We enjoyed the endless hiking paths, which meander through various streams, the Roaring Fork River, pastures, and small forests. We even able to see some wildlife- a deer, BALD EAGLES!!, and a beaver.


  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood, CO

An extraordinary home/property

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 wonderful days at this comfortable lovely home - 2 couples in our early 60's. The location is spectacular, with a stunning view of Mt. Sopris from every window and with soothing Aspen trees close in. The proximity to Aspen and Glenwood Springs and numerous beautiful places around there to hike, fish, and dine make is most convenient. My only gripe is that we didn't spend more time there as we did busy ourselves with the many nearby activities. A REAL TREASURE!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle. WA

Awesome holiday retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Watson's home in Carbondale was more than we ever could have imagined.We arrived late in the evening,and couldn't see the extraordinary view of Mt. Sopris which was right outside the backyard. We loved the privacy and beauty of the landscape,both early in the morning with the frosted dew on the grass, the beautiful horses, and the sun shinging on the tip of Mt. Sopris. We enjoyed riding your bicycles during the day into Carbondale, having a delicious breakfast at the Village Smithy and then returning to watch the sun set in the lakes and streams while walking the grounds of the beautiful ranch.The evening, of course, was topped off by taking a dip in your hot tub, watching the stars, and even getting to see several shooting stars....Thanks you for your hospitality, and beautiful home to vacation in.We will most certainly make this a yearly event !

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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XGames Stay

  • 4 of 5

Nice home in a relaxing and friendly neighborhood. We enjoyed the private backyard views of the horses and Mt. Sopris. Very roomy and loved the heated garage! The home owners are great to work with and provided lots of help and local information. We enjoyed our stay and would gladly rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2011
  • Stayed: January 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Ski Aspen, Snowmass, and Sunlight in winter.

Bike the Rio Grand Trail from Aspen to Glenwood , spring, summer fall.

Glenwood Springs has Hot Springs, zip line, gondola and cave tours.

Aspen has a wonderful Music Festival from June until mid August along with Dance and Theatre.

Carbondale ,Glenwood and Basalt have delightful weekend street fairs throughout the summer

Farmers Markets in all local towns throughout the summer and fall.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

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.