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Beautiful Custom Home with Idyllic Views in the Frying Pan River Valley

(22 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home with Mountain and River Views

Master bedroom has King Bed, second upstairs bedroom has Queen Bed and private or semi-private well-appointed bathrooms. Downstairs bedroom has one queen bed and full bathroom. All rooms have top-quality furnishings and linens.

The open kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances and every gadget a chef could need.

The home has 2 large deck areas with mountain and river views. The decks have outdoor dining and sitting furniture and a BBQ.

Angling guests can be standing in the Frying Pan River 1 minute from the house. Out the back door is a wonderful 45 minute scenic hike to a waterfall, beginning on a historic wagon-train trail. There is also a small rock climbing area a short (15 minute) walk out the back door. Road bike riders will enjoy the 15 mile ride from Basalt to Ruedi reservoir, one of Colorado's most scenic rides. There is also great mountain biking nearby.

A tremendous amount of wildlife resides in the Frying Pan Valley. Sightings of Elk, Mule Deer, Bighorn Sheep, Bear, Coyote, Fox, and Bald and Golden Eagles are common. Bighorn sheep, Mule Deer, and Wild Turkeys are often right on the property.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Basement Play/Toy room filled with cool toys...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Specific bed layout is listed above. An air mattress is available to accommodate guests if the beds available are not adequate, or in an acceptable configuration, etc....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Since my home is located in a semi-rural area, my property manager may be seen during your visit. She will never be in common areas of the home while you are renting. There is specific information in my rental agreement, which will be e-mailed to you to finalize any booking....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth compatible receiver (you can stream music from any Bluetooth device i.e.. I Phones)...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat Screens in Great Room and Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    wi-fi. There is a wireless network for checking e-mails and basic web functions. Service speeds may not be adequate for streaming movies, or other high band-with requirements....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    at least 12 settings...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Top-of-Line in every way....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Ruedi reservoir is 10 miles further up the Frying Pan Road....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Big decks with great views....moreless

  • Golf:

    5 courses within 30 minute drive...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    guests may pick fresh herbs and veggies in season....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 30 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 16, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 17 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Aspen Pitkin County Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Basalt
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Roaring Fork Club
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Colorado 82
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Basalt
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Reudi Reservior

Car: Necessary

The home is located in a beautiful setting in the Frying Pan River Valley. The Frying Pan River flows into the town of Basalt, which is about halfway between Glenwood Springs and Aspen. The valley is home to several species of wildlife, and is known world-wide for exceptional fly-fishing.

It is important to know that renting my home in the winter months requires a 4wd vehicle, as the road to the home is usually snow-packed.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: My wife and I are Blessed to be raising our 2 boys in this magical setting. Regarding booking my home: I find it best (necessary), to have personal phone conversation with my renters prior to booking my home. Please provide as much detail as possible about your group in your inquiry and I will respond with my cell number for a follow up call. I feel strongly that this personal connection makes sure that the booking is perfect for both parties. Check out my reviews!

Why the Owner Chose Basalt, CO, USA:
Our home is in an amazing, rural and private setting, yet is only a 8 minute drive to the restaurants and conveniences of Basalt. Aspen is a 40 minute drive. There too many activities to list within 30 minutes of the house, and the views are just spectacular.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our property manager could be available for cooking and/or cleaning, for a small fee. Flyfishing gear (rods, reels, waders, etc) are available to use at no charge (subject to security deposit), and fishing advice is always free :)

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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Links to more information:



  • From Behind House

    From Behind House

  • Dining / Kitchen

    Dining / Kitchen

  • Dining / Great Room

    Dining / Great Room

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Guest Bedroom #1

    Guest Bedroom #1

  • Playroom / Toyroom

    Playroom / Toyroom

  • Front Yard Bighorn Sheep

    Front Yard Bighorn Sheep

  • Fall bighorn sheep from master bedroom deck

    Fall bighorn sheep from master bedroom deck

  • Winter Wonderland, 40 minutes to Aspen/Snowmass

    Winter Wonderland, 40 minutes to Aspen/Snowmass

  • "7 Castles" rock formations behind the house.

    "7 Castles" rock formations behind the house.

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom Deck and View

    Master Bedroom Deck and View

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • Guest Bedroom #2

    Guest Bedroom #2

  • Western Deck

    Western Deck

  • Frying Pan River.  House is visible in right side of this photo.

    Frying Pan River. House is visible in right side of this photo.

  • World famous Frying Pan River

    World famous Frying Pan River

  • Winter view from master bedroom deck

    Winter view from master bedroom deck

VRBO #569037

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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