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

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


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.

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Kenny Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Kenny Smith

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!

Kenny Smith purchased this house in 2002

Why Kenny Smith chose Northwest

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.

What makes this house unique

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 :)


Basalt House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Custom Home with Idyllic Views in the Frying Pan River Valley
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week...!!!

The house was perfect, and Kenny was incredibly helpful.

We Highly recommend this beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Jonathan! I hope you will visit again. Best, Kenny
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One of our top vacations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week of June 24 and loved every minute of it. This beautiful house provided the perfect base for our daily adventures. This house was fully stocked with everything you need for a week away. Kenny was easily accessible for numerous hiking and fly fishing tips.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jill, I am so happy that you guys had a great time exploring the Frying Pan River Valley from my home! Good job on the waterfall hike! Stay in touch, and I hope you will visit again. My Best, Kenny
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Awesome home.

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and very well maintained. While there was other homes around it, it felt as though you were isolated. The owner made sure we were happy and if we needed anything. Definitely will stay here again in the future. The master bedroom view is breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm very glad you guys were happy with my home and I hope to see you again next summer. Best, Kenny
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Beautiful area and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

Kenny was very accommodating to all our requests. The house is large and has everything you need. Very clean. Quiet area. Wonderful hiking trail behind the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home was perfect for our stay. Kenny was a pleasure to work with as well as an incredible resource for local information. The setting is lovely; we spent mornings on the deck off the master bedroom and evenings on the deck off the kitchen living room area. We cooked each night during our stay and found the kitchen to be as well stocked as ours at home. We were so comfortable in Kenny’s home we considering staying home all day! Luckily we decided to explore and that was a good choice as the spectacular beauty in every direction we went was not to be missed. We live in a large east coast city and it was refreshing to drive and enjoy the spectacular scenery around every bend in the roads. One of our favorite signs we saw said no gas stations for 60 miles! I think the best thing we can say about this experience is we are already looking at our calendar to determine when we can rent Kenny’s home again!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wendy, I am so very glad that my home provided a great "home base" for your adventures! I really hope you return for another visit! Best, Kenny.
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Awesome everything!! We came for the Frying Pan, Rainbows and Browns and got much much more!

  • 5 of 5

Spectacularly sited, gorgeous three bedroom house. MBR looks out to an enormous range. We had a full moon during our stay, hated to go to bed, the views were so stunning! Mule deer graced the front lawn each evening. BigHorn sheep grazed between MM 1-2, wild turkeys spotted between MM 1-9. We even saw bald eagles cruising the length of the Frying Pan. Kitchen was fully stocked with all manner of cooking utensils, laundry room perfect! Wrap around decks made watching the sunrise and sunset so comfortable. 4WD vehicle essential for getting up the road and driveway during the winter months. Fishing was phenomenal.....26", fat rainbows and feisty browns. Our 17 year old was in heaven. Kenny is fantastic, responsive and full of fly fishing, skiing, hiking secrets. Our six nights were so memorable, we hated to leave! Now we just can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, I'm thrilled that you guys had such a great time during your visit! What a bonus to see so much wildlife! (March is a great month for that). I really hope you will visit again some day! Best, Kenny
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Aspen Pitkin County Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Downtown Basalt
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Roaring Fork Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Colorado 82
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Downtown Basalt
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Basalt House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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