|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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!
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
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.
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.
Five of us made arrangements to rent this house a couple of months before our trip. It was just about the only house available in the Almont, CO area given the late notice and the fact that we only had one week available for the vacation. The owner of the house did not make contact with us before our arrival, so I contacted him a few days before our scheduled arrival date. He was cordial, and explained how to access the house.
The house is well located halfway between Taylor Reservoir and Crested Butte. If you're there to ATV, the location is excellent. Very scenic area. The house was clean when we arrived. Plenty of parking in front.
We encountered several problems with the house -- mostly minor, some less so. The biggest problem was that there were mice in the house on both the first and second floors. We saw them several times. The kitchen is very disorganized and the cookware is in poor condition. There are multiple light bulbs out throughout the home. The ceiling fan and light are not working in the master bedroom. The shower in the master bedroom smells of mildew -- especially when the steamer is turned on. Maintenance is required on the patio furniture (staining) and yard maintenance is needed (weeds and grass high and around the children's play set in the back yard). The bed pillows are of poor quality, as are some of the beds. There are large gaps between the logs in the log wall in one of the downstairs bathrooms -- perhaps needs chinking.
One partial roll of paper towels was left in the kitchen for us. I called the owner when we ran out and he suggested we go to Gunnison to buy more (20 miles away). When I explained that other VRBO properties we've rented have supplied paper towels in the kitchen, he said that wasn't his policy. We hung up the phone and in a few minutes he was at the front door with paper towels. We were grateful -- but why weren't they there to start? Also, I received a call from the owner about the internet service -- which was spotty. He asked that we limit internet usage because the service there is cellular and he was close to the monthly data limit. Our party was not responsible for the internet usage -- I suppose guests who had stayed earlier in the month were. At any rate, with that they are charging for this rental, this should not have been an issue.
All in all, we would not rent this property again. Or recommend it.
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.
We enjoyed our stay so much. Ample room and more for 7 of us. Easy access to everywhere we wanted to go and things to do. Lovely house!
We stayed here for 3 nights and 4 days. Arrived Thursday afternoon to have Courtney meet us at the house. He was very nice, laid back and gave us good instructions which were actually pretty small and simple. We had a large group. 3 couples and 2 children and dog. The house is perfect for just about anything. Each one of our friends said the house was awesome. The kitchen is so roomy we had dinner in each night. It's right next to Dr. Park which is an awesome ride if you are experienced rider. We were able to get to trail 401 pretty quickly if you take the short cut way to Crested Butte.
Overall I would book this place again in a flash. The creek, patio, kitchen, bathroom (all of which had their own theme) was very nice and felt like home.
Thank you again as we completely enjoyed this property and will tell all our friends about it.
We stayed here for four nights this July, and it was not nearly enough time. The house is beautiful and the location is excellent for fishing, biking, and relaxing. The patios are perfect for watching a storm pass or catching the morning sun while you drink coffee. I would recommend this place to anyone.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
|cleaning fee||$200 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
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.
Groups larger than 10 are required to rent the apartment additional.
The Apartment is available upon request and an extra charge of $150 per night. Please contact us for more information.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.