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End of the Rainbow-French Country on 7 Acres, 2 Masters, Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

At the end of the rainbow we designed, built, and completed our French Country style dream house in 2010 called A and H Wildflower Ranch. We have a sunny custom kitchen with lots of counter space and an open floor plan to the main living area and dining area, 2 master bedrooms that have either a patio or balcony, an additional bedroom with attached bathroom, an office, and atrium sun room. There are doors from all rooms leading to the exterior patios and decks that surround our home.

We have an inviting and open floor plan that provides lots of sunlight. The many windows throughout our home allow you to enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Sopris, the 31 acres of open-space which includes a pond, the Roaring Fork River, as well as the Flattops Wilderness Area north of Glenwood Springs. Not only can you enjoy the views from the interior, but you can also relax outdoors while watching and listening to wildlife, birds, the stream, or consider the night sky from decks and flagstone patios that surround our home. Inside, there are little nooks with cozy spots for relaxing with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and a good book. We have an eclectic collection of books for browsing or reading and an assortment of games. Our custom kitchen has ample room for preparing, cooking, and visiting. Due to our stone and stucco exterior, the house remains comfortably cool even in the heat of summer without a swamp cooler, although we have ceiling fans in many rooms.

We are located halfway between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. Our neighborhood consists of acreages with most of our neighbors owning horses. This creates a peaceful country feel to our property. Our central location makes this a perfect place to stay allowing you to explore up and down the valleys, no matter your vacation preferences. There is something for everyone here in the heart of the Rockies. If you would like to view more pictures scroll down this page to where it says 'click here for more information' and view our website.

Keywords: Acreage, mountain views, stream through the property

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About The Owner

Clay is a designer and builder. Cindy is an art teacher. We love to work, play and enjoy family and friends with our dog Ernie. We spend a lot of time outdoors gardening, hiking, camping, wildlife watching, swimming, kayaking, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, hunting and star gazing. We have thought about moving, but we love this area with the sunshine and climate too much to seriously consider going elsewhere. We prefer to invite family and friends to come and stay here instead. We decided to move into a lock-off apartment above the garage when circumstances changed our original plans. This allows us to continue adding to our property. As you may be able to guess, 7 acres doesn't take care of itself! We thoroughly enjoy planting seeds and trees in hopes that we will have a wonderful orchard one day.

Why The Owner chose Northwest

We bought this property in 2006 and designed and built our dream home on the 7 acres. We completed the building in 2010. We fell in love with this property as we walked the open-space and down to the pond and Roaring Fork River. We love the views from this end of the 7 acres. We are outdoor loving people and we have found ourselves within easy distance of a huge diversity of outdoor experiences year round. We are pass holders at the world famous Glenwood Hot Springs and know why the Utes called it Yampah or 'Big Medicine'. We like that we are approximately 10 minutes away.

We placed the house on the edge of the open-space to maximize the views and the water feature. We have a stream running down in front of the south side of the house that provides a wildlife corridor year round. We have a wide variety of birds that live and eat here. We also enjoy the many species of mammals, such as, fox, deer, elk, bobcat, chipmunk, and rabbit just to name a few, that use this corridor.

What makes this house unique

We have a fabulous view of Mt. Sopris. In addition, we have a trail that circles the whole subdivision. A section of the trail runs alongside the Roaring Fork River where you can walk, run, fish, skip rocks, enjoy watching the blue herons in their rookery, the nesting pair of ospreys, or the elk and deer that winter along the river. There is a pond with a variety of waterfowl depending on the time of year you are here. You can walk, cross-country ski or snowshoe along the trail. In addition, we are 3 miles from the Rio Grande bike trail that follows the old RR tracks up and down the Roaring Fork Valley. This bike trail begins in Glenwood Springs and continues all the way to Aspen.


Glenwood Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Twin hide-a-bed, Murphy Beds (1) Queen size
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

End of the Rainbow-French Country on 7 Acres, 2 Masters, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews
Ponder, Texas

Beautiful home and location

  • 5 of 5

Clay and Cindy have done a wonderful job with this's a beautiful spacious home and furnished equally. Easy access to Glenwood Springs and Carbondale/Basalt, and all of the surrounding activities. We were there 3/11 - 3/18/17 for a two family spring break trip to ski at Sunlight Mountain Resort, and the house was just perfect for our 9 (4 adults / 5 kids). It could easily sleep another 2 or 3 on sofas or pallets as there are ample bathrooms and floor space for a large group. Financial details directly with owners was much easier than going through the HomeAway / VRBO headaches. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than imagined

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely stunning. The pictures were beautiful, but they still didn't do it justice. The owners were extremely accommodating, friendly, and helpful. The view was also incredible. The location was very convenient to get to both Glenwood and Aspen. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place for our weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Des Plaines, IL

Great Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at the End of the Rainbow and had a wonderful time. Owners are right on site if you have any questions or problems. Love the fact that they recycle and compost (wish more people did that!). Owners told us about Sheepdog Trials in Meeker, CO and we went to the final day. It was amazing to see how these dogs and their owners work the sheep - will never forget seeing it.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A diamond in the rough!

  • 5 of 5

It is a wonderful gateway just enough away from town to relax, but not too far for supplies and main street shopping. Plenty of space to hike or bike. You are out in the country so be prepared and don't go out alone cause there are wild animals. But sometimes it can be so nice to catch a glimpse of a doe getting water at a pond or eating pants in a neighbor's yard.

Owners live on property and are very helpful. They keep to there area of the house which is above the garage. You get the main house to yourself which is very large. The area has wonderful views. The garden is lovely, but please don't pick the flowers! I agree with the owners that leaving them makes it nice for all guests. They die so fast once plucked and take time to grow back or re-grow.

I have gone before when I was stressed out from work and just recovering from singles. I found it to be the perfect getaway to clear my head and rethink a few things. I would go again every summer if I could!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Glenwood

  • 4 of 5

This home is very spacious and easily accommodated the 5 of us. The wildflowers around the home are wonderful and I took many pictures of them and the views of the mountains. The kitchen is big and made it easy to have many people in it at one time. A few things could be improved upon. All of the queen beds were very firm which none of us cared for so we didn't get a good nights sleep while we were there. I know it's hard to please everyone but one thing you look forward to on vacation is sleeping. The flagstone back patio area is laid uneven so you need to watch your step there and around the outside grill. Apparently this is for a natural effect. Overall we enjoyed our stay and love Glenwood Springs.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family place

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed the home but the views even more. They were spectacular. Very peaceful place to stay

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Aspen or Eagle
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Glenwood Springs
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Sunlight
Car: necessary

Fly fishermen: You can walk down to the Roaring Fork River from the house.

Hunters: We have parking for your ATV/dirt bikes/boat/trailer.


Rates & Availability

Glenwood Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 16 2017 - Sep 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.9%

A deposit is required to secure your reservation. Payment in full is required 30 days prior to your reservation. We accept Visa and Mastercard. We can also accept personal checks as long as it is 30 days prior to your reservation. We have chosen to support our local businesses, therefore we bank locally and have chosen not to use the vrbo and their banking option.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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