svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay pets
Feedback

Rocky Mountain Paradise (Read Our Reviews!)

(15 Reviews)

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

Calendar

Last updated: 05/18/2017
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Log and stone home, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7 - 10)

Our hand built log and stone home is in central Roaring Fork Valley, a little closer to Aspen than Glenwood Springs. We have stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, and a delightful house and yard from which to enjoy the views. Our home has a cozy, rustic feel, and there are incredible opportunities for recreation in the area. Amenities include a wood stove, a porch with hammocks, a fire pit in the front yard, a wood burning sauna in the back, a community swimming pool and tennis court in the summer, and cross country skiing, hiking or biking right from the door.

There are NO CLEANING FEES on rentals of 7 days or longer. $125 for groups more than 4 people, $100 for 4 or less

We have a rural feel, with preserved open space to the north, east and south. We're on three acres, but it feels much larger because of the open space in three directions. We're perched three miles above the highway (so there's easy access to shopping and local communities, with a great bus system connecting the valley), with inspiring views of the mountains. Wildlife abounds, with sightings of deer, fox, coyote, elk and many birds. The weather is often delightful, with warm (not hot) summers and snowy winters -- definitely distinct seasons. We're about a half hour from the ski slopes of Aspen or the hot springs and other attractions of Glenwood Springs.

The sauna is available all year, and after heating up you can jump in the snow in the winter, or in a small stream in the summer. The community pool and hot tub (Memorial Day - mid-September) are little used, so often it's like a private pool. You can enjoy the cultural and recreational activities of the valley, and then relax with the amenities in and around our home.

Out our door: trails for hiking, biking and cross country skiing; gardens; hammocks and a multi person swing; wood burning sauna (and a little creek in the summer to jump in when you're steamy); community swimming pool, hot tub, play ground and tennis courts in the summer within walking distance; fire pit area in the front yard; lots of wildlife.

At the bottom of the hill: (a three mile drive) grocery shopping, movie theater, restaurants, a bus system that will take you up or down the valley, antique and craft shops.

Aspen: (a half hour drive) alpine skiing, X-games, many festivals (food & wine, classical music, ideas, physics institute, hot air balloon, etc), museums, groomed cross country ski trails, golf, theater, all kinds of music, white water rafting, fishing, incredible hikes and bikes, Maroon Bells, internationally renowned speakers, etc

Glenwood Springs: (a half hour drive) world's largest hot springs pool, white water rafting, Fairy Caves and amusement park, Yampa Vapor Caves, hiking and biking, fishing, golf, Ski Sunlight.

Other attractions in the valley: fly fishing on the Frying Pan River, ghost towns, the art and craft village of Redstone, hiking in the Wilderness Areas, mountain biking, an Aspen to Glenwood bike path, free concerts most nights of the summer.

The bedrooms are laid out as follows:

Master bedroom has a queen bed and a small outside deck, with attached bathroom (and have we mentioned the views?)

Bedroom 2 has a double bed and a tree fort (yes, you have to climb a tree) with a twin mattress in it. Children should probably be at least 5 or 6 to use this bed. This shares a bathroom with bedroom 3, and the bathroom is across a hall / balcony

Bedroom 3 has a queen bed and a sleeping loft with 2 twin mattresses, and is accessed by a ladder.

Bedroom 4 is our guest room / study. It is downstairs, and uses the downstairs bathroom. It has a queen fold out couch / bed -- but it's high quality (made by American Furniture with a three platform design instead of the metal bars) and is just as comfortable as the other beds. This room also has a large flatscreen TV for movies and Netflix, but we don't get TV stations.

Keywords: log home, mountains, rural, unique, hand built, cabin, stone, sunny
Send email

Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    We are not interested in renting to large groups of college students or partiers, especially at X-games....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You're welcome to smoke outside if you clean up the cigarette butts...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    attached bathroom, incredible views...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    The two twin beds are mattresses in a loft of the bedroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    The twin bed is in a loft of the bedroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This is our study, with a truly comfortable fold out sofa....moreless

  • Loft

    The lofts are in bedrooms 2 and 3, so read the details there...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3), Double (1),Twin or Single Beds (2 or 3) these are in lofts in bedrooms with a queen bed as well....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • community swimming pool, outdoor firepit, covered porch with hammocks, wood burning sauna, community tennis court, wildflower lawn, several outdoor hangout spots, access to some of our recreation equipment: (bikes, tubes, water sport stuff)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We have Netflix streaming and movie set up, but no channels...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    (4)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Easy access for your computer...moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    It's the karma system -- please replace roughly what you use....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    at least two available, maybe more if we don't have them on our travels...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) East side is a patio with picnic table, west side is covered porch with hammocks, table and also (after July 2012) another small patio with lounge chair and picnic table....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    If they fit, you're welcome to use our cross country gear, snowboard or skis...moreless

  • Tennis:

    by the community swimming pool...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    open from late May to at least mid-September...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    it's with the communal pool, open late May to at least mid-September...moreless

  • Sauna:

    in our backyard, wood burning...moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    open from June to September...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 15 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Apr 4 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay

$1,500
Summer
May 25 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$295
$1,800
Fall low season
Sep 5 - Nov 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$230
$1,500
Winter 2017/2018
Nov 18 - Apr 8, 2018
2 night min stay

$1,800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$240
$1,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • cleaning fee if less than 7 day rental $125
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

There is a 5% tax and, if you stay less than a week, a $125 cleaning fee added to the base rate


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 05/18/2017
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

21 Miles
Nearest Airport
Aspen
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Glenwood Springs
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Aspen, Butermilk, Snowmass, Highlands, Ski Sunligh

Car: Necessary

tube the ditch behind our house, trails from the door, outdoor firepit, starry skies, usually good snow December -mid March

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: In June, 2012 we became retired school teachers, ready to expand our horizons. We love outdoor adventure, rural settings (although we're not opposed to some classic, big city adventures, either), and simple activities.

Why the Owner Chose Missouri Heights, Carbondale, CO, USA:
We built this house, stone by stone and log by log. We're very proud of it, and sometimes we can't believe we're willing to leave our incredible home and valley. Yet we enjoy traveling and seeing other parts of the world and other cultures. When we return, we're always amazed by the views we get 365/24/7, and the cultural and wilderness opportunities outside our door. Although this is our primary residence, it's set up more like a second home -- with our gear in storage and basically empty closets, dressers, etc. On the other hand, the spice racks are full, the book shelves and game closet offer distractions, and we've left a notebook full of ideas / opportunities / hiking trails / events.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It's the best of both worlds. Sometimes we find ourselves never leaving our property for days at a time, surrounded by the natural world immediately outside our door. We read in the hammocks, have a fire in the firepit, cross country ski from our doorstep or swim in the community pool. Other times we're catching a free lecture from the Aspen Physics Institute, or one of the many free concerts throughout the valley, hiking or biking in world famous wilderness areas, attending art openings, provocative lectures, or full moon bike rides... As I said, sometimes we question why we're willing to leave.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Send email

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Our handmade stone and log home.

    Our handmade stone and log home.

  • Fully equipt kitchen.

    Fully equipt kitchen.

  • Tree house loft has a single mattress in Claire's room.

    Tree house loft has a single mattress in Claire's room.

  • Cozy evenings by the fire.

    Cozy evenings by the fire.

  • A deep, midwinter snow.

    A deep, midwinter snow.

  • Wildlife is very common, right out the door.

    Wildlife is very common, right out the door.

  • Queen bed and upper loft with 2 single mattresses in Tae's room.

    Queen bed and upper loft with 2 single mattresses in Tae's room.

  • A winter view by the fire pit looking toward Aspen.

    A winter view by the fire pit looking toward Aspen.

  • East patio.

    East patio.

  • Cross country skiing / hiking from our doorstep.

    Cross country skiing / hiking from our doorstep.

  • Hikes in area in the fall are spectacular.

    Hikes in area in the fall are spectacular.

  • Dining area, with table that condenses for 2 or expands for 10.

    Dining area, with table that condenses for 2 or expands for 10.

  • A favorite hangout spot in the summer, with nearby pond, picnic table and grill.

    A favorite hangout spot in the summer, with nearby pond, picnic table and grill.

  • Double bed in Claire's room viewed from the tree house loft.

    Double bed in Claire's room viewed from the tree house loft.

  • The view from our front windows.

    The view from our front windows.

  • Second floor loft used as a weaving studio and office.

    Second floor loft used as a weaving studio and office.

  • Study room / 4th bedroom.  Netflix and movies but no TV reception.

    Study room / 4th bedroom. Netflix and movies but no TV reception.

  • Fire pit area.

    Fire pit area.

  • Patio by the by the pond, west side.

    Patio by the by the pond, west side.

  • This is the community hot tub and swimming pool open late May through mid Sept.

    This is the community hot tub and swimming pool open late May through mid Sept.

  • There is no end to outdoor recreation all around us.  Ask about bikes or boats.

    There is no end to outdoor recreation all around us. Ask about bikes or boats.

VRBO #406067

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

Partner Offers

Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-640-7927

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 2 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Send email

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more
svg-report-flag