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Aspen Riverhouse- Riverfront Family Retreat

Aspen, CO, USA
  • House3756 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay5 - 6 nights

Comfortable family home, 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

The ASPEN RIVERHOUSE is situated in the heart of the Roaring Fork valley and convenient to Aspen and Snowmass. This affordable, comfortable family-oriented home on two private, sunny, riverfront acres, features mountain vistas and direct riverfront access. Abundant lawn with path to the river which babbles year-round!

Only ten minutes to Snowmass, Buttermilk, Highlands and Aspen Ski Resorts and 3 miles to Aspen Airport (served by major airlines). You are also just a short drive to White River National Forest for mountain hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and four wheeling trails.

You can fish all year long just out your back door on the Roaring Fork River, a 'Gold Medal' trout stream. Enjoy river rafting from your backyard or just lounging by the river. An eight person hot-tub on the sundeck overlooks the river and also affords mountain and river views. A separate secluded riverside screened porch with hammock and porch swing doubles as a restful meditation area.

The home also features a large natural stone fireplace with sunken conversation area, dining room seating for up to ten, skylights that brighten the full kitchen which includes utensils and all appliances, vaulted ceilings throughout, gas fireplace in master bedroom. Linen and towels are provided.

Bedroom configuration:

Main- BR 1 King, private bath, spa-shower, river view, deck

Main- BR 2 Queen, private bath, tub/shower

Up - BR 3 Twin+ bunk, hall bath, tub/shower, river view

Up - BR 4 Queen, hall bath, tub/shower, river view

Dn - BR 5 King, private bath, tub/shower, river view, screened door to hot tub deck

Dn - BR 6 Twins+ youth bed, private bath, large shower

Lower level includes recreation room with billiards table, home theater w/Apple TV and wet bar/fridge adjacent to 2BR, 2Baths.

Experienced offsite caretakers provide snow shoveling, emergency maintenance, hot-tub care, etc. Riverhouse has a lovely landscaped yard, a paved roadway and private onsite parking. It is located one block downhill from the shuttle route serving Aspen and all ski areas.

Quiet and tranquil yet just minutes from the shopping, restaurants, and night scene of incomparable Aspen.

Keywords: Riverside, riverfront, riverview, Mountain View, Private, family, retreat, reunion, home, spacious, views, outdoors, fishing,


Bill Parsons

Member Since 2000
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Bill Parsons

Riverhouse is only a place, made priceless by memories of rich summers, fun winters and happy holidays with four generations of family and friends amidst the splendor of God's creation. We gather as often as we can to enjoy this blessing. Let us share our Riverhouse with you. Warmly, Bill & Terri Parsons

Bill Parsons purchased this House in 2006

Why Bill Parsons chose Woody Creek

Riverhouse exceeds our needs by allowing room for everyone to have their own space with ample outdoor spaces for children/grandchildren to play in safety. Easy access to world-class fishing on site and other summer watersports. We especially enjoy being in a more relaxed setting while having easy access to all the wonters of the Roaring Fork Valley with skiing, hiking, cycling, etc. only minutes away.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 king
      • Bedroom 6
        2 twin/ single, 1 child bed


        • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 5
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 6
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain
              Situated in the Roaring Fork valley with panoramic mountain views including Red Rock Mesas and Aspen Mountain in the distance.
            • Mountain View
              Expansive views of Roaring Fork valley including Aspen Mountain.
            • River
              Perched over the Roaring Fork River a Gold Medal Trout river.
            • Water View
              Picturesque Roaring Fork River and surrounding mountains.
            • Waterfront
              Direct Roaring Fork River waterfront with riverside screened porch with hammock and fire ring. Step into the river to wade up or downstream for trophy trout.
            • Waterfront
              Direct waterfront on picturesque Roaring Fork River with gold medal trout fishing.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          One each on the main and lower levels.
                        • Filtered Water
                        • Fireplace
                          Massive stone wood-burning fireplace in cozy sunken conversation area off living area.
                        • Firewood
                        • Free Local Calls
                        • Gas Fireplace
                          In master bedroom
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Hydronic radiant heating with radiant floor heating in lower level (great for curling up for a movie in front of the home theater).
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Living Room
                          Views of Aspen Mountain and surrounding Roaring Fork Valley. Adjacent to sunken conversation area, dining and kitchen.
                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Local Maps
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Parking
                          Abundant parking on the main/street level and large lower level circular drive area.
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Printer
                        • Telephone
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                          Including beach towels for the outdoor hot tub.
                        • Washing Machine
                          One each on the main and lower levels.
                        • Water Cooler
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace


                            • Lobster Pot
                            • Blender
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Fully equipped.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully equipped.
                            • Dishwasher
                              New Bosch dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Gathering place open to living/dining and overlooking conversation pit and fireplace. Mountain views.
                            • Catering Available
                            • Microwave
                              New Microwave
                            • Oven
                              New Jenn-Air range/oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Staples to share.
                            • Refrigerator
                              New side-by-side in kitchen Bar unit in rec room
                            • Stove
                              New Jenn-Air range/oven
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Round table with leaves seats 4-10, bar seats 4.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • MP3 Dock
                                    • Books
                                      Small collection of local interest books and guides.
                                    • DVD Player
                                      On both TVs
                                    • Game Room
                                      Lounge area on lower level with home theater, pool table, game table and wet bar.
                                    • Games
                                      Many board games, puzzles, cards, etc.
                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • CD Player
                                    • Pool Table
                                      Full size Brunswick professional pool table.
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      80+ channels.
                                    • Stereo
                                      Receiver with iPod/iPhone jacks and wireless Bluetooth in living area, Surround Sound receiver in lower rec room area.
                                    • Television
                                      Two flat-screen TV. 42' in living area also viewable from kitchen. 60' home theater with Apple TV in lower rec room area.


                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Large wood deck overlooking river with outdoor seating grouping, swing and dining furniture.
                                        • Deck Furniture
                                        • Gazebo
                                          Riverside, screened porch with hammock, swing & lounge chairs
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Room for kids to play and sled in winter.
                                        • Outdoor Furniture
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Large natural gas grill on deck outside living area.
                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Four world-class ski resorts just minutes away. Receiver type ski/snowboard rack available for your car.
                                        • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Wood Deck
                                        • Yard

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Private large outdoor hot tub overlooking Roaring Fork River maintained year-round. Especially fun when snowing after a hard day on the slopes.
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                                • museums
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • synagogues
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting

                                                              18 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great property/perfect for large ski groups

                                                              Ann P.

                                                              We stayed at the Aspen Riverhouse for 6 days (March 4 -10th, 2018) and had a great time. Our group consisted of 5 older adults and 5 college age adults. The house had ample room/never felt crowded. The view out the back is incredible with the river only steps away at the bottom of a small hill at the back of the property (could actually hear the river flow while we slept which is always nice). The owner has a fire pit set up along the flat area on the bank of the river with around 12 chairs which was great (seeing bald eagles flying along the river was a special treat). The location is great as it is easy to get there from the airport and only about 6 miles or so to both Snowmass and Aspen. We also made frequent use of the pool table which (unlike many rentals I have been to) is actually high quality. We actually ate in a fair amount and the kitchen/dining area worked well for us. I would definitely recommend this property to others looking for a reasonably priced home able to accommodate large groups.

                                                              Lovely home in a perfect setting!

                                                              Leigh B.

                                                              We had a great time at the Riverhouse! It has tons of room and is in a perfect location on the Roaring Fork River. The beds were extremely comfortable and the house was well appointed with everything we needed, and more! The owners were very helpful with good advice for making the trip easy and memorable. We hope to return to this special place!

                                                              Beautiful and convenient spot on the Roaring Fork

                                                              Alison C.

                                                              My family had a wonderful stay at the River House. It is a beautiful spot, amazing to sleep to the sound of the river. Responsive landlord, and convenient location - 10-15 minute drive to Aspen, 10 minute drive to Snowmass, 20 minutes to Basalt, an RFTA stop and near a bunch of awesome trails. Affordable and highly recommended.

                                                              Large home close to everything in Aspen

                                                              Kevin H.

                                                              We loved the location on the river. Had privacy but only a short drive to town, airport or ski resorts. Plenty of room in the house to stretch out.

                                                              We had a travel related problem and the owner could not have been more helpful! The owner's help was very appreciated. Would definitely consider same location the next time we travel to Aspen.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Kevin,

                                                              We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that we could accommodate your weather related delay. I know you had good skiing. We look forward to your return and hope you will try our spectacular non-winter months by the river. The fishing is great!

                                                              Best regards,

                                                              Bill Parsons, Riverhouse

                                                              Wonderful Anniversary vacation with our family and friends!!

                                                              Shawn & Pauline W.Morgan,mn

                                                              We were so pleased with this amazing house by Aspen. It was so much more then we imagined. We had 11 of us celebrating our 15 year wedding anniversary. Plenty of room for everyone! Loved the views, balcony and especially the path down to the river. We spent a lot of time down there as well as in the screened cabin by the river. Every morning as our guests awakened, we all met on the balcony. The views of the mountains were amazing! The sounds of the river flowing were so relaxing. We will definitely be back! We did not want to leave. It's also in a great location! Thank you Bill and Terri! You have an amazing house!

                                                              Fantastic trip, comfy house!

                                                              Melissa K.Franklin, EI

                                                              We really enjoyed our stay at Bill & Terri's River House. There was plenty of room for us to spread out, and it was very well-equipped for all ages and activities. Bill was great to work with - responsive when booking and with follow-up questions. The visitor guide that he provided was very helpful, and made us all want to come back in the summer to bike, hike, fish and enjoy the screen house! All of the ski hills were close by (we went to all but Buttermilk), and we went into town a handful of times to eat, browse, and shop. Dinner at Woody Creek Tavern was fun, and we also enjoyed swimming/hot tubbing at the Snowmass Rec Center. Thanks for sharing your home - we hope to be back!


                                                              Aspen, CO, USA

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                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              *Weekly rates are lower than published daily rates. *Off-season rates significantly lower. *Minimum 5 nights during High-season, 4 nights during Off-season. *Ask about discount for more than one week. *Rate and availability subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                                                              18 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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