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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Extraordinary 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Log Home With Fabulous Views And Amenities

You have found a 'True Diamond in The Rough'. 'THE CABIN' at Ruedi shores offers everything you would expect in a 1st class fully furnished 2500sq' rustic log mountain home. This is not your ordinary cabin. Nothing was compromised when designing this fully furnished, short or long term, vacation rental. Built in 2006, the home offers high quality furnishings. It was meticulously constructed of hand-hewn Montana timber logs. The 1200sq' Brazilian hardwood deck wraps around the main floor level providing an extraordinary spread for gathering with family and friends while being surrounded by national forest that offers wonderful views of the mountains above and the valley below. The kitchen is complimented by granite counter tops and new stainless steel appliances including a duel fuel Viking gas range. There are two gas fireplaces, one located in the living area and the other in the recreation room on the walk-out ground level. The Recreation room is divided between a beautiful mahogany pool table on one side a 65 inch HD flat screen on the other. The Cabin is also outfitted with WI-FI and DIRECT TV. The home is fully supplied with quality bedding and linens. The laundry area is equipped with a pair of top of the line Electrolux, large capacity, front load washer and dryer.

The surrounding area is a mecca for 'year round' outdoor recreation. If you're looking to get away from it all or simply seeking an area that offers a true Rocky Mountain recreational experience, then you have found it. 'The home sits conveniently above the head waters of the 'Gold Medal' Frying Pan river and Ruedi Reservoir. All personal watercraft are welcome. There is plenty of parking space for multiple vehicles and trailers at the cabin. Ruedi Reservoir is one of the best kept secrets in Colorado. It offers more then 220 square miles of boating and open water recreation in the summer. While these two highlights are two of the more obvious area attractions, it doesn't stop there. The fall season offers some of the best elk and deer hunting in the state. In addition, the winter months invite world class snowmobiling, cross country skiing and any outdoor winter activity that you can imagine, including ice fishing on Ruedi for that dedicated angler. All of this is conveniently nestled in the tranquil and majestic White River National Forest. 'The Cabin' is an exceptionally scenic 20-25 minutes drive which meanders up the Frying Pan river from the town of Basalt. Bald eagles, Big Horn sheep, Elk, deer and wild turkeys are a common site. Basalt offers excellent dining options, several boutique's for the casual shopper and a choice fly fishing outfitters. There is also a General Store in town to pick up your basic essentials. An additional 10 minutes further down valley the Willet's Town Center offers additional shopping, multiple dining options and a list of retailers including Whole Foods market and City Market for stocking up on your complete grocery list. Aspen and Snowmass are located, "up valley", approximately 45-50 minute drive away from the cabin.

Once you have discovered this true 'Diamond in the Rough' and what the Ruedi/Frying Pan valley have to offer, we are confident you will return year after year to create lasting memory's with friends and family.

****our Goal Is To Provide Everything You Would Expect To Make This One Of The Best Fully Furnished 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Vacation Rentals In The Valley. We Will Make Every Effort To Accommodate Your Needs.****

More Details

Dan Guggenheim
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Basalt Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Steam shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All beds are fitted with new quality linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews
San Antonio, Texas

Great Log Cabin Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a lovely setting above Ruedi Lake, great views from the living areas and the large deck. Upon our arrival, we were delighted to see a full rainbow over the mountains. The owner was so helpful. The cabin was in perfect order, with many amenities, tasteful decor and comfortable furnishings. We grilled steaks our first night. Our grand kids loved the pool table! The guys enjoyed terrific fishing on the Frying Pan River close by. We saw water skiers on the lake. We enjoyed an excursion to the town of Basalt, less than half hour drive on the scenic Frying Pan Road. There is a new Whole Foods Market in the area. Once the kitchen is stocked, there's no need to leave the cabin! This is a perfect place to relax and renew, in a majestic setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All Oklahoma Lakes

Great House

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house over the Thanksgiving weekend and it was very enjoyable. The owner is very easy to work with answered all of our questions and had the house in perfect condition when we arrived.

This property is about a 30 minute drive out of Basalt, the drive follows the Frying Pan River, it is a very pretty drive with Lake Ruedi at then end of the main road prior to turning on the private road that leads to the house.

The three story foot print makes is nice for large families, the bottom floor has the large television and pool table for those that want to stay up late and the master is on the third floor away from the activities on floor 1.

The hot tub and fire pit provided for after dinner activities and relaxing conversations. Grill worked perfectly as does all of the kitchen equipment.

Thank you Dan for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific cabin, beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful fall break at the cabin. It is so peaceful and relaxing and well-appointed with everything you need!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful 3 story Cabin nestled on the side of a mountain!

  • 5 of 5

The directions to the cabin where so detailed and correct! We got there after nightfall and they came in handy! This place has class, comfort and the best beds and linens ever! Beautiful views, great porch and balcony. We want to go back!

The only draw back was the typical septic smell in the loft bathroom. A sign with Cabin name at the driv way entrance would be helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Cabin & Host

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed the weekend at the Cabin and loved every moment. From playing pool in the first level to dining on the deck in the cool mountain weather. Everything was very clean and nicely decorated. We enjoyed watching the local wildlife and visiting Basalt. Dan answered every question we had and quickly responded to our emails. Look forward to going back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scenic Quiet Well Kept

  • 4 of 5

This rental is beautiful and in a beautiful location. The views from the decks and hot tub are amazing! We primarily hiked in the surrounding mountains near Aspen and Independence Pass. It is a bit of a trek to these areas, but a very scenic drive in the Frying Pan Valley. The owner, Dan, also suggested a hike at the end of Frying Pan Road which was super scenic with mountain views and lakes (Hagermans Pass). We would definitely love to vacation in this area again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Aspen Pitkin County
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Roaring Fork Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Glenwwod Springs
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Aspen,Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Ruedi Reservoir
Car: necessary

'The Cabin' is located in a small sprawled out mountain side community backed up to the White River National Forest. This beautiful rustic mountain retreat is conveniently located and just minutes away from Ruedi Reservoir and the gold medal waters of the Frying Pan river which is surrounded by thousands of square miles pristine Rocky Mountain wilderness. World class fishing, water sports on Ruedi reservoir, unlimited hiking trials, and off road motoring are just a few local attractions that make this area so unique and inviting for those outdoor enthusiast.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee <10 days $180
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

7 guest or more the nightly rate is $499.00. 2 night rental rate is $499 per night. An additional $200 charge applies to the weekly rate for 7 guest or more(Dec. 20th thru Jan. 2nd excluded). 7 guest or more the cleaning fee is $220. Max 8 persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.