This luxurious home is located on Spring Creek frontage with views of the only Colorado covered wooden timber framed bridge. This 3000+ square foot home is built from three cabins that were reclaimed from the famous Spring Creek Resort as well as other reclaimed wood structures. World class fishing and hunting is this area is its legacy. Other mountain activities are at their finest as well. With Harmels Ranch Resort within walking distance, makes for a fine dining experience on the banks of the Taylor River. White water rafting is top notch on the Taylor River with many options to choose from. Other activities include horse back rides, Mtn. Biking on Dr. Park trail or other famous trails nearby, rock climbing, zip lines, fishing on rivers and lakes, hiking, biking, golfing, mountain climbing, 4 wheel driving tours, mine tours, wildlife and bird watching, boating, and more. Adventure awaits so come and live it up!
- Chateau / Country House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
So much to do you will want to extend your vacation!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 14, 2018
About Courtney Scales
This home is mosty finished with antique lumber and historical cabins.. The construction was inspired by the log cabins that were once part of the Spring Creek Resort founded in the early 1900's. A mostly reclaimed lumber home was built green and includes a Geo Thermal heat/cooling system. This home holds special value due to its creek frontage and historical nature along with the many activities that the Rocky Mountains hold.
Courtney Scales purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2003
Why Courtney Scales chose Almont
The privacy in a desireable mountain location, which has many activities to enjoy, makes this home a place to return to. Close to both Gunnison and Crested Butte also makes it a very unique experience. This large home also has a separate apartment above the garage with a big deck to add to the large and comfortable accommodations. Private fishing and creek access with viewing, camping, or grilling at creekside are a great benefit for our guests.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Private creek access with world class trout fishing. Also, backcountry access is straight out the front door. This is a private creek hangout with grill, fire pit, and views in a location that is remote but also a short drive to Crested Butte, Almont, or Gunnison. The nearby ranch resort adds extra activities and a great restaurant/bar. Lots of sun, fun, and Mountain views.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
House was very nice and owners were very easy to work with. It was a very relaxing environment and we loved it here!!
Fun family get together !
The house worked out really well. We enjoyed sitting on the deck and listening to the stream. We watched the stars and a bond fire on a couple of nights. Proximity to Harmels and the Taylor Reservoir were perfect. Considering doing it again next year.
The Good: This home has a lot of character and is well located. The Problems: Home was dirty and dusty. Kitchen was in disarray. Kitchen drawers were filthy. Furnishings were very tired. Windows in some bedrooms had no coverings. Bedding was mismatched. Outdoor furniture needs to be replaced. The grounds were especially disappointing as the grass and weeds were very high.
Thoughts: For the money we paid we expected a much better maintained home. If you want "Wow" this is not it. Perhaps a group of guys going fishing would be ok with these accommodations. The owner did mention that he was making a change to his cleaning crew. Hopefully that will help. My family had a great time in the area inspite of our accomodations. By the way it took 3 weeks for me to get my deposit back.
These are one if top worst that ever rented this home. Complain about everything! Made our decision to stop renting the gorgeous high end home much easier. Not worth the money with the nonstop headache. People like this are not happy with anything ever. Your texts to me were nasty from the start. Not sure why everyone else loves them home but you? I'll do your review next which actually matters. Your review doesn't because after this summer...this home will not be available any more. But I think from all the rave reviews, everyone knows that your never pleased.
Amazing & close to OHV trails!
What an incredible home, we fell in love with it! It has everything you will need for your stay. My favorite room was the kitchen, it's huge & so pretty! Pictures just don't do this place justice. Our family all met there to ride side by sides at Taylor Park. We also found trails just a few miles away from the house we could ride on. We had 3 pickups with 22' trailers and a car, there was room to park them all. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!❤️
Absolutely beautiful!!! This is our favorite place to stay and will return in the future.
There is a lot of space in this cabin for lots of people. Love the huge kitchen, back deck, and front porch.
The property was excellent. Wonderful deck, with a small stream beyond the deck as well as a fire pit, provided wonderful evening ambiance. Well appointed including a steam shower in the master bedroom. We loved the large round dining table for cocktails and conversation.
Only two slight negatives. 1) Why VRBO will not provide an actual address to the property is beyond me. It was a hassle trying to track down the owner to verify we were at the correct property. 2) The dishwasher was full and there were dirty towels in the master bedroom hamper. No trash bags or dishwash soap.
We will recommend to friends and family
Strongly recommend Garlic Mikes in Gunnison for dinner.
Thanks for the Review! Just a note, there were trash bags in the laundry room and extra dish soap too. Above the washing machine. I will find a less conceled spot because now you mention it, its not very obvious.
Sorry about the towels in the hamper. Its alot of cleaning to do and must have been overlooked. I will mention it to cleaning service.
Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay!
This scenic and remote home is unique due to its short drive to Crested Butte or Gunnison. Most amenities can be located within a 10 minute drive with all others within a 30 minute drive. Lots of great restaurants nearby and mountain activities just out your backdoor. This home includes private fishing on Spring Creek. Also, motorbike, ATV, 4-wheel drive, or OHV enthusiasts have the privilege of accessing a variety of rides from the driveway of this home. One can go to Aspen, Almont, or Crested Butte all on 4 wheel drive roads and/or single track. Park and ride! Privacy is the main attraction to this luxurious home. Wildlife is often just a look out the window. Full access year round can make this rental the type of vacation one wants to return to for all seasons.
Additional information about rental rates
Complete payment due on total rental fee is required 15 days before check in, unless other arrangements have been made. Someone will meet you at the property for your check in time that must be made in advance. This home is a max of 12 persons total, but some exceptions may apply. Any groups larger than that will loose there $1000 damage deposit if not verified, and be charged an extra fee of $50 per extra person per night. Any excess garbage or extra messes left behind inside or outside will result in a loss of damage deposit. There is a dumpster outside by the driveway. No loud machines, motorcycles or ATV are to be used on the property so as to not disturb the neighbors. No keg parties or loud celebrations. This will also result in loss of damage deposit.