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Colorado Rocky Mountain High - Home of the Famous Yule Marble Quarry

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 bath + Large Gazebo w/Queen bed

Nestled in the small town of Marble, surrounded by towering pines, and 13,000 ft peaks, this completely remodeled 1905 home is updated with all the amenities of comfort and joy! Deer are daily visitors, and the bears have been known to visit occasionally as well -- nature surrounds you! Full living room and kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath + detached Gazebo for overflow guests, sleeps 6 comfortably with room for additional sleeping bags, Satellite Flat-screen TV, free long distance. If you want to experience this quaint mining town in the hub of activity, outdoor recreation, the magnificent Marble quarry, experience the night skies, and live immersed in history, this is your opportunity. Step back in time, while enjoying all the comforts of home...The Larkin House is awaiting your arrival, and we are looking forward to meeting you! Remember to bring your libation and groceries with you...full kitchen to create dinners for family and friends...nearest groceries and gas are 28 miles away! Outdoor covered dining, grill, and fire pit for your enjoyment.

Gary Bascom or Kimberley Perrin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Gary Bascom or Kimberley Perrin

I was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After discharge from the Marines, looking for adventure I ventured West. I came to Marble in 1988, and was offered a job working in the historic Colorado Yule Marble quarry in 1990. The quarry was just re-opening after being closed for 50 years...I saw it as a challenge, just outside my front door. In 1997, I moved to this property to rent because of the awesome location to meet and great visitors from all over the world that wanted to learn about the quarry, and perhaps wanted a piece of the 'rock'. I opened my small side-job business, Abstract Marble, to be able to create gifts, and sell marble to sculptors, those who wanted a garden stone, a memorial stone, or just wanted to chat. Employed with quarry operations for 23 years, and served as Mine Superintendent until 2013. The quarry is an awesome place to work, the stone is one of the finest marbles in the world -- and home of marble that built the Lincoln Memorial, and serves as the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington. In 2013 the opportunity to assist one of the previous owners open a new white marble quarry, and I now am involved in a new operation.

Gary Bascom or Kimberley Perrin purchased this house in 2011

Why Gary Bascom or Kimberley Perrin chose Marble

In 2011 the Kansas owner of the property decided to sell, and the property included their little vacation home...a 1905 structure that had been left from the days of the old Larkin Hotel. After the hotel was torn down, only the little house remained. Starting February 2012, I completely remodeled and updated inside and out. The house still has enchanting charm...little quirks that make it memorable and a true treasure in this awesome Crystal River Valley. I raised 3 boys and 2 girls in the Marble area -- hiking, fishing, hunting...wandering the woods, and enjoying the ever-changing scenery. I never get tired of waking to see what Mother Nature has accomplished each time the sun rises. This is the place people dream of visiting, some never get to see it...and I live here! I never take for granted the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the fresh air, the peace of a very small town...maybe 85 locals year-round, maybe 300-400 during the summer.

What makes this house unique

Two minute walk to the Crystal River (excellent fishing) and the marble mill site ruins. The Marble/marble Symposium begins July 4 thru mid-August, watch artists create fine sculptures out of one of the world's finest marbles. Slow Groov'n BBQ is the only restaurant in town 2 blocks away...and is fun and fabulous! 4-Wheel drive tours available from vendor in Marble for visitors that want to visit Crystal city and Lead King Basin. Enjoy a 15 minute walk to Beaver Lake (more fishing), and easy access to 4-wheel drive road to ghost town of Crystal City, Lead King Basin, Schofield Pass, and Crested Butte, and back country hiking trails in Snowmass Wilderness. 12 min. to the Cleveholm Manor, and restaurants/shops in Redstone. 30 min. to Carbondale for lots of fine dining. 1 hr. north to Glenwood Springs for white-water rafting on the Colorado River and Hot Springs. 1 hr-15min to Snowmass Village and Aspen for shopping, dining, and a lift ride to the top of Aspen Ski area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Marble was great, weather was cool with some rains...

The house is well appointed with extra touches, immaculate, and very comfortable with great linens. Great sleep, quiet and cool! Hope to visit again.
Jun 2015
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Marble House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets not to be left alone at property - either inside or outside. Pets feet must be cleaned if they are muddy or wet before entering the house.
  • Pets are not allowed on the furniture. Please bring pet sleeping pillows if necessary. All excrement must be immediately picked up and disposed of.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 - Small bath, full tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Detached Unit - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2): Queen bed in Gazebo and queen bed in master bedroom, double bed in 2nd bedrrom., Twin hide-a-bed in Living Room . Space for sleeping bags for children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
Artists love this location...with my small business, Abstract Marble right outside the door, it is like strolling thru the 'candy store' looking over the new pieces of marble that change daily. Enjoy the escape to the mountains, the ambiance of a a small mountain town, live the history, enjoy many activities, or simply relax, take a nap in cool mountain air.


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Colorado Rocky Mountain High - Home of the Famous Yule Marble Quarry
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

AWSOME! We loved our stay

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you stay, Elizabeth. Hope we will see you again. Gary and Kimberley
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Comfortable home in Marble, CO

  • 5 of 5

This house in Marble is a great way to get away from everything. With no cell or internet, you can truly enjoy some time away. The house is comfortable, the owners are very helpful, and there is a lot to in the area - hiking, biking, fishing, etc. We look forward to another visit soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful note...we were pleased to have you as guests, and hope you will think of Marble for future "get aways" -- kinda nice to escape to the quiet beauty of mountains, streams, and nature.
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Perfect for our family of three!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late Friday and were happy to find the house clean and inviting. The kitchen had everything we needed for every meal. (Like others and the hosts remind you, be sure to bring food with you as there isn't a grocery in town. Also be sure to have enough gas to get back to Carbondale.) There were plenty of towels and toiletries for the three of us. Our 8 year old daughter loved the sloped ceilings in the bedrooms and her comfy bed with plenty of warm blankets. The town of Marble is wonderfully sleepy, except for the delicious local BBQ place. During our short three days we took a short walk from the house to a water fall, spent time playing in the Crystal River, learned about the marble mine's history, visited nearby Redstone, and spent a day in Glenwood Springs. Kimberley and Gary are very gracious hosts and we highly recommend their house in Marble.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hosts

  • 5 of 5

I came to marble to go to the crystal mill and frankly I was a pain in the ass before I got here but Kimberly and Gary were very gracious with me. The house is cozy and very well kept. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and I plan to stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Junction

cozy house & wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the cozy little Larkin House with our 2 dogs! It was great to escape the summer heat of Grand Junction and enjoy the beautiful wild flowers. The electric fireplace provided ambiance as well as heated the place on cool evenings. Gary and Kimberley are wonderful, attended to our needs and gave us privacy to relax. They even greeted us with a bottle of wine! The house is perfectly located to walk anywhere in Marble for a hike to the Quarry or a trip to the Slow Groovin' BBQ. This trip was also enjoyed by a jeep trip to Crystal City with the Crystal Jeep Tours. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and it's extensive history and even invited us to the Marble Museum for a tour. Marble is a magical place and the residents feel like family!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corlette, Australia

Charming Mountain Get Away

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very comfortable for our gathering of family and friends. We never tired of the gorgeous mountain view through the living room and kitchen windows. The listing description and photos accurately portrayed the property. It was impeccably clean, well-equipped and well-maintained. The owner was very helpful before and during our visit yet respected our privacy.

We stocked up on groceries before driving to Marble as we knew the tiny village did not have stores. Great grocery stores are available 30 minutes away in Carbondale. Don't miss a yummy meal or two at the BBQ restaurant a few blocks from the cabin.

I appreciated the upstairs bedrooms so early risers could enjoy coffee and conversation without disturbing late sleepers. The gazebo was spacious and attractive, the nicest bedroom. Even though it does not have it's own bathroom, it was first pick with our group.

We enjoyed the videos of Marble history, especially the quarry, that the owners left for us to watch. The electric fireplace was a charming and easy to operate feature in the living room. There is a small but excellent selection of books about the region to read if you wish.

Marble is a gathering point for sculptors in the summertime and some that live there year round. We enjoyed the galleries in town and could not resist taking a few beautiful pieces of art home with us. Don't miss the beautiful reflections in the lake early in the morning. A trip up to Crystal City by 4x4, mountain bike or foot will reward you with spectacular scenery. We enjoyed an afternoon in Redstone, a charming village with interesting shops and cafes. Aspen is close enough for a day trip. We hiked on a few of the many beautiful trails in the area.

We highly recommend this cabin to anyone planning a visit to Marble.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
B-B-Q restaurant
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles

Four Wheel drive tours available from vendor in Marble for visitors who want to visit Crystal City and Lead King Basin. July/August is wildflower season in Lead King Basin. Sculptors symposium July 4 thru mid-August -- watch professionals sculpt the famous Colorado Yule marble into beautiful works of art.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $100

$145/day rate is for 2 people per night or per week. Additional guests will be charged $25/person per night. Dogs are accepted on an individual request, and must not be left alone in the house, or in the yard. $945/week rate averages the daily rate of $135/night for 2 people.

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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