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A Lovely and Family Friendly Wilderness Home with Stunning Views and Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Secluded with Stunning Mountain Views

This is a beautiful and comfortable mountain home with spectacular views, a massive redwood deck including a 4 person hot tub. This family friendly home has an amazing living room with large native rock functioning fireplace and formal dining room. The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped and recently remodeled. Mountain views from every window! Three bedrooms sleep a total of 9 along with bunk beds and a futon bed in the basement to accommodate 5 more. The basement includes a home theater with surround sound, washer/dryer and wood burning stove.

**** Please note that for those of you considering a wintertime stay, be advised that for your safety, you'll need a four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle. It is wise to have such a vehicle for wintertime Rocky Mountain travel in general and this is particularly true to safely navigate our plowed, mile-long road to our home!*****

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Steven A. Cappa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Steven A. Cappa

Married 34 years and now with 3 young adult sons and a lovely daughter-in-law, we've resided in this lovely mountain region for the past 14 years, formerly serving as Directors of Marble Retreat (, the lodge of which is located on the same property, 300' below the house. Writing a new chapter in our lives, Patti and I have returned to my first love of academia and, as a result we are now residing in the city of Grand Junction, CO and are wishing to share the peace, joy and beauty of our Marble home with others. As a hobby, Patti and I have remodeled much of the home with our own hands and continue to do so as time allows.

Steven A. Cappa purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why Steven A. Cappa chose Northwest

When one sees the home and the location, one readily understands why we are making it available to others as a vacation rental. The home is nicely appointed and cozy making it very comfortable for long afternoon naps or making a gourmet meal. The hot tub is a wonderful end to a long hike, day of fishing or cross country skiing. We believe the upper Crystal Valley is one loveliest in the state. Our home's remote and very private location, surrounded by towering peaks and pines, says it all!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

It is a modern, up-to-date mountain home with most all the amenities, save for cell phone service and Internet!


Carbondale Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Within upstairs Master Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Adjacent bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Located in the basement!
  • 2 bathrooms on 2nd floor (one in upstairs master bedroom) and bathroom with shower located in the basement.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed is located in the loft!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed is located in the loft!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed is located in the loft!
  • All currently available bedrooms (upstairs only!) have sleeping lofts!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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A Lovely and Family Friendly Wilderness Home with Stunning Views and Hot Tub
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
Denver, CO

The Perfect Gathering Place!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us were lucky to be able to spend a long weekend at the Marble Retreat and we absolutely loved our time there! It is truly off the grid with beautiful scenery and complete privacy. The fully-stocked, well-appointed cabin was more than we could've expected! It had plenty of room for 6 adults and we took full advantage of the kitchen by preparing all of our meals for 3 days. It was truly a communal space that was perfect for game nights and story-telling on the outdoor patio... we didn't even miss wifi! Thank you Steve and Patti for a lovely weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and cozy home

  • 5 of 5

We Loved our stay at this secluded, very well furnished home. The kids enjoyed ALL the board games and dvds that were available...even the piano! This cabin had everything that one needs in the kitchen and bathrooms!! very comfortable beds and even an air mattress if needed. Lovely views from the huge decks!! We didn't want to leave this home! home was very clean with a HUGE library!!! would recommend to big family and groups with children. hosts were gracious and considerate to include ways of staying SAFE and HEALTHY in the remote area.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words and as I wrote to you earlier, you and your entire clan are most welcome in our home anytime in the future! Brings us great joy to read of folks memorable stays in our mountain home!
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Beautiful view. Secluded location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. Beautiful views from the huge deck.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The cabin was very well equipped and clean. It is large there is plenty of room. We enjoyed the jacuzzi. The cabin is isolated. Very beautiful views.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

This property delivered MORE than we expected. Very secluded with beautiful mountainous views, comfortable and simply felt like home. I have stayed in several properties over the years and never have I felt so welcomed by the owners. I highly recommend this property and will certainly refer my family and friends. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Time at HomeAway and it was Exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

All necessities and expectations cared for! Secluded location with infinite views of the mountains... two wood burning fireplaces and tons of room!!! Owners were super responsive and cared for everything we asked!!! Absolutely recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Aspen Airport or Eagle Vail Airport
Nearest Golf
26 Miles
River Valley Ranch- Carbondale
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Glenwood Springs
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
CO State Highway 133
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Redstone Inn
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Car: necessary

This lovely mountain home is located @8,000' in a remote location affording stunning views of the Crystal River Valley and access to the Maroon Bells Wilderness, the Crystal River Mill and other backcountry attractions in season.


Rates & Availability

Carbondale Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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