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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 - 7 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.

More Details

Kenny Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 Basalt

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • As mentioned elsewhere on this site, a 4wd vehicle is required to book my house in the winter months.
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.


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Beautiful Custom Home with Idyllic Views in the Frying Pan River Valley
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

My family have rented properties in many different countries over the world.  Without a doubt this property was the absolute best that we’ve ever been at.  The quality of the building amazing, plus the fact that the owner and his property manager were so very concerned for our welfare during our stay.  That was absolutely phenomenal.  Mr. Smith and his property manager ensured that we got safe transport from the house to the grocery stores even when our vehicle that Enterprise advised was four-wheel drive turned out not to be.


Thank you Mr. Smith and please thank your property manager once again on our behalf.  I give this property a 110%.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Audley, Thanks so much for the review, and thanks for bringing us a big snowfall! I'm so glad you ended up getting a 4wd delivered to you and that your family had a nice vacation! All the best! Kenny
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Lovely views!

  • 4 of 5

What a great location! Feels like the middle of nowhere, yet only about 15 minutes to town. Very comfortable beds and the master shower is a delight. We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and cozy house! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andrey! Hope to see you again in the future! Best, Kenny
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Nice house with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This home was very nice, clean, well stocked and had amazing views.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed! Best Regards, Kenny
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Simply perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Combine a truly beautiful home in a magical location with a responsive and generous host and your vacation becomes perfect. That's what our party of six adults experienced at Kenny's home on the Frying Pan River.

From drinking coffee in the am/cocktails in the pm on the beautiful deck to preparing dinner each night in the well-equipped kitchen to 'borrowing' the available fishing gear, and more - we enjoyed every moment in 'our' Frying Pan home - a great home base for exploring and experiencing all the area offers. Plus, Kenny checked in w/ us multiple times to make sure all was 'good' - going above and beyond. ******

Thank you Kenny for sharing your home. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tina, thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm so glad that your crew enjoyed your stay in my home. I really hope you will visit again. Best, Kenny
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Amazing property.

  • 5 of 5

All we can really say is ditto to all of the other reviews. The photos of the property are spot on, yes it looks this great in real life !! The house is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Our favorite times were sitting on the deck with our morning coffee or evening cocktail and enjoying the incredible view, beauty and silence of the area. We will be back for sure.

Thank you ...

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my home and views! I hope to see you guys again next summer! 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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