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Riverfront Luxury w/Stunning Mountain Views. Peaceful Setting 20 mins to C'dale

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

3 BR + / 3.5 Bath Custom Built Home on Crystal River

Welcome to your Crystal River Enclave - A peaceful retreat awaits you overlooking the river! Step out the french doors to the flagstone patio and enjoy the views of the beautiful Crystal River in the backyard and spectacular Ragged and Chair Mountain Peaks.

Indulge in Indoor and Outdoor spaces designed for relaxing in extravagance, while vacationing in this scenic and serene setting, surrounded by mountains and beautifully landscaped gardens adjacent to the river.

Dine at the fire pit, on the river deck or the covered flagstone patio while listening to the song birds and river. Or, choose to feast inside in the great room with the fire crackling and the 8' surrounding windows highlighting the peaks to the south and river to the east. The great room is comprised of the kitchen, large island, dining table and seating area with down sectional and corner fireplace. With more than 24' feet of glass the views are outstanding and bring the outside in.

The library fireplace is toasty and warm while cuddling up with one of the many selections from the well stocked bookshelves.

The gourmet kitchen affords even the most picky chefs with the accouterments to create a lavish meal - you can even pick fresh herbs from the garden or grill the fish you caught in your backyard. Use the Viking stove or grill on the gas BBQ to prepare your feasts.

The Master Bedroom affords 13' of glass overlooking the Crystal River. You will feel as if you are sleeping in a luxurious hotel - outdoors! The king size Tempur-Pedic bed with 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and the sound of the river out your window will lull you to sleep. The ensuite bath is accessed through antique Chinese sliding doors where your air tub, under a candle wall, affords star gazing views at night. The steam and rain shower will rejuvenate you after a hard day of relaxing on the river deck!

The large upstairs queen bedroom with plush pillow top mattress and 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets offers its own retreat looking out to the south and north. The stone and tiled bath offers separate shower and tub and large vanity area.

The lower level queen bedroom offers the comfort of an adjustable air baffled mattress for more or less firmness on each side of the bed with separate controls for each guest. An adjacent bath has a custom tiled shower.

The lower level media room with surround sound and 100 DVD library is perfect for a rainy day.

The upstairs also has an office which could be utilized as an extra guest room with an inflatable bed (bed and linens are available). This room would then share the upstairs bath. Otherwise, relax in the cozy chair and read a book looking out at Ragged Peak.

Come and enjoy the hammock at the Crystal River Enclave!

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Connie or Carey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2016


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Riverfront Luxury w/Stunning Mountain Views. Peaceful Setting 20 mins to C'dale
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Rowlett, TX


  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from the most wonderful vacation at the Crystal River Enclave. This home by far was the most stunning, yet comfortable & relaxing home we have ever been in, and we did not want to leave! Both Connie & Carey are wonderful hosts that make sure you have anything & everything you need. Truly good people who care that you enjoy your stay. But how could you not?! River sounds thru out the home immediately relaxes you, and your soul is rejuvenated. The Crystal River Valley is by far our favorite place to visit, the scenery truly breathtaking! Marble is a warm, welcoming mountain mining town, and Slow Groovin' BBQ is a MUST. Redstone is the most picturesque one street town you will ever see. Too many things to list and do in this area. And you are right in between the adventures in Glenwood Springs that awaits the entire family, and the fabulous Aspen area.

There is no chance you will find a more beautiful, serene home to stay in, and we cannot wait to come back!

Thank you Connie & Cary for opening up your amazing home!!!

PS Do NOT miss going to their Marble Distillery in downtown Carbondale, and trying their award winning mixtures! REALLY yummy, and very cool place!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poor Management/Won't refund security deposit

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here in June of 2015. The place is nice, but do not rent from this Owner. He will not refund our security deposit. Of course, there is no reason not to refund our deposit. We honestly left the place better than how we found it. While he has told us that the deposit should have been sent, that it will be sent, and that he is "committed" to paying us, almost a year has gone by and we are waiting for our refund. Very unprofessional. Now we have to sue him to get our refund back. Renters beware!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and scenic!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in late July 2015 and absolutely loved every minute. Hearing the Crystal River from vented windows at all times of the day and night was heavenly. The house has every amenity you would want--a nice big open kitchen for cooking, comfortable beds and lots and lots of windows to view the mountains and even witness the storms rolling in. It's in between Carbondale and Marble and close to Redstone if you need a meal out. Driving in any direction affords gorgeous mountain, river, and meadow views. We engaged in hiking nearby plus bike riding in Carbondale and fly fishing on the river behind the house. We would definitely stay here again and felt very sad to leave this luxurious retreat and phenomenally scenic area! Plus, the owners were easy to reach whenever we had a question or needed something. This place is top notch!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Boulder, CO

We also did not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this home justice. It is beautifully decorated and very spacious. The master bedroom and master bath are incredible. The owner was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout our stay. I would highly recommend this home if you're staying in the Marble/Redstone area - we could not have been happier with the home, with Carey and with the area. Wonderful trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Little Rock, Arkansas

We did not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We spent four days here, getting together with our Texas and Colorado kids, totally loving our time at the Crystal River Enclave. This amazing property provides a family both places to gather and quiet privacy. The home is architecturally stunning and very comfortably appointed, but the focus is the natural beauty and peace of the mountains and Crystal River. We loved sharing coffee and meals on the porch and by the river and even did some fishing. Great fly fishing awaits fishermen on the Crystal, Roaring Fork, and Frying Pan Rivers. One day we went to Aspen and hiked the Maroon Bells hike, rode the gondola up Aspen Mountain and had lunch, and explored Aspen. We took the scenic drive over to

Marble as the sun was setting over the mountains. This is truly God's country and the Crystal River has

cast it's spell over us this week. The owners of this property are wonderfully helpful, and we are so appreciative of our time in their very special home. We will definitely return and definitely stay longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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  • 5 of 5

Not much more to say! This home is extraordinary -- extremely well thought out and absolutely stunning. And the setting -- gorgeous! The owners are wonderful to deal with and very accommodating. We'd recommend this VRBO to anyone who wishes to spend a relaxing time in the beautiful Crystal River Valley.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Aspen / Eagle Vail
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Slow Groovin BBQ / Redstone Inn
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
River Valley Ranch, Carbondale
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Glenwood Springs
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Slow Groovin BBQ / Redstone Inn
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Aspen / Ski Sunlight
Car: necessary

Located minutes from the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway, this home is situated on the Crystal River with 360 degree views of the Elk Mountain Range. Close to Marble and Redstone, but only 20 minutes from Carbondale, this home offers a serene, river front setting close to many amenities.

The Crystal and Roaring Fork Valleys are known for spectacular Mountain & Road Biking, Jeeping, Hiking, Skiing, Rafting, Gold Medal Fly Fishing, Rock Climbing and simply relaxing by the Crystal River!

This hideaway is conveniently located five minutes south of historic Redstone, where you can visit the old fashioned General Store for fresh ice cream, the historic Redstone Castle for a tour, the Redstone Inn for poolside dining or the numerous art galleries, or conquering the 'bouldering park' on the outskirts of Redstone.

Marble Town, six miles to the east on a winding country road, offers jeep tours and four wheel drive access to the Lead King Loop and famous Crystal Mill Site. Several galleries are located in Marble, as is the historic Marble Mill Site, Beaver Lake, and delicious Slow Groovin BBQ, where the smoker is always HOT and the beers COLD. During 3 weeks in July/August when Marble/Marble is in symposium, you can view world class artist carvers creating unique art in an amazing 'outdoor studio' along a winding path aside the Crystal River.

Kayakers and Fly Fisherman will love the back yard access to the Crystal River. As will the avid bird- watcher, wild-life seeker or the relaxing reader, who wants to sit on the river deck and enjoy the serenity.

Surrounded by the White River National Forest, access to many hiking trails is within 5-10 minutes. Whether a short hike is preferred or a day hike to Crested Butte or Geneva Lake is your style, the options are unlimited for the novice hiker to hard core mountaineer to the experienced rock climber.

The beautiful Avalanche Ranch & Hot Springs are located just 9 miles north on Hwy 133. Visitors can enjoy these beautiful serene, natural hot springs for a daily fee. Local crafts are available in their gift shop.

Carbondale, located 20 minutes down 133, offers many fine dining establishments, a movie theatre, brew pub, several bars, the PAC3 venue hosting nationally acclaimed artists, fly-fishing and rafting outfitters and grocery / retail shops. The public River Valley Ranch golf course received Golf Magazine's prestigious 'Top 10 You Can Play' listing.

Glenwood Springs is a short 40 minute drive where the world famous Glenwood Hot Springs and Ski Sunlight are located. The Glenwood Caverns and Amusement Park offer cave tours and rides for every age via access up the scenic tramway.

Across McClure Pass, you can reach several wineries for tours in the Paonia area only 45 minutes away. Cross over Kebler Pass, just after McClure, and you will be in Crested Butte after a beautiful drive through the world's largest aspen grove.

Aspen is only 15 miles as the bird flies (HIKING!) but a short 1 hour drive - less than 60 miles via car.

Vail is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes through the scenic Glenwood Canyon.


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Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200

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Carbondale Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Steam Shower, Air Tub, Separate Commode Area
    Upper Level Queen Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Separate tub & glass enclosed shower
    Lower Level Queen Bath - toilet , shower , Adjacent to Lower Level Queen - Tiled Shower / Vanity Area
    Main Level Powder Room - toilet , Hand Carved Stone Basin
  • All baths fully custom tiled and beautifully appointed
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper Level Queen Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower Level Queen Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bath - steam shower/air tub Upper Level Queen Bedroom with Adjacent Bath - separate tub/shower Lower Level Queen Bedroom with Adjacent Bath - Shower
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
We are happy to recommend the following providers for other services: Private Chef, Staff, Concierge, Massage

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