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Aspen Riverhouse- Riverfront Family Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,756 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

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,

More Details

Bill Parsons
Member since: 2000
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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.


Bill & Terri Parsons

Bill Parsons purchased this house in 2006

Why Bill Parsons chose Aspen

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.


Aspen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3756 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Printer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 19 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Aspen Riverhouse- Riverfront Family Retreat
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Large home close to everything in Aspen

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Great property/perfect for large ski groups

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a perfect setting!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and convenient spot on the Roaring Fork

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Anniversary vacation with our family and friends!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic trip, comfy house!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Woody Creek Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Snowmass or Aspen
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Glenwood Springs
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 82
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Woody Creek Tavern
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Car: recommended

World-class Skiing, Restaurants, internationally acclaimed Aspen Wine & Food Festival, Summer Music Festival, Jazz Aspen/Snowmass, Winter X-Games.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

*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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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