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Impeccable Loft, Perfect Location In Basalt, All Of The Best Of Downvalley Aspen

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Impeccable Loft, Perfect Location In Basalt, All Of The Best Of Downvalley Aspen

You can be steps away from the convergence of two gold-metal fishing rivers, and in the exact heart of downtown Basalt's restaurants, shops, art galleries, summer street fairs and farmer's markets. If you want to be in the midst of this family-friendly location, then this sophisticated penthouse apartment is for you.

The outdoor activities are unlimited. They include biking, golfing, fishing, skiing, horseback riding, hiking, snowmobiling and so much more. Whole Foods Grocery Store and Starbucks are steps away and City Market and the movie theater just around the corner. Snowmass and Aspen as well as Glenwood Hot Springs are all 20 minutes or less away.

You are staying in a designer and builder's dream project, so expect to have the finest appointments not typically found in rental properties! From the $80,000 Italian made Pedini kitchen equipped with subzero, gas range and excellent cookware and dishes to the finest Italian bedding - you will not find a more luxurious, exciting and convenient place to reside during your vacation. We have collected artwork for the loft from renown artists from Eastern Europe, Barcelona, New York and Tibet among others. The style is clean and modern with Ligne Roset furniture from Paris in the living room. The master bed was hand forged and all mattresses in the loft were selected for ultimate comfort. Down comforters, linen, fine cotton duvets and super down pillows are provided to settle in at night. Top of the line large screen TVs are in both the living room and master bedroom. Twelve-foot ceilings and banks of windows add to the modern vibe of the space. The second bedroom is an intimate space that can sleep 4 in two full-over-full beds. There is also an additional single bed pallet that can be used in this room. The rug was handmade in Buenos Aires and is of soft chevron cowhide. Everything is pristine as it was all acquired with our recent remodel.

The spring, summer and fall activities seem to happen more down-valley in terms of horseback riding, golf, fishing and hiking, and you are right in the center of it all! The main bus station is 1 blocks from our unit that you can take anywhere with buses leaving every 20 minutes. If you rent a car you do not have to worry about snow as you have a designated underground parking spot. On days we ski Aspen mountain, we typically valet at The Little Nell, and have a Apres ski cocktail and have our ticket validated, which makes it quite reasonable to park at the very base of the mountain. It is a terrific place to people watch and relax before heading back to our little sanctuary.

You are steps from the bus stop, the best wine store in the valley, as well as two of the top-rated restaurants on the first floor! Jump on the bikes and head to the river or stroll to the 8 screen movie theater or the darling bowling alley that serves rack of lamb! We have done what we feel makes a space both exciting and comfortable to enjoy the best of the best in Colorado. You will be thrilled with the money you will save having the anchors such as Whole Foods so close as opposed to the heart of the tourist areas. As foodies, we love to try every new restaurant and found the choices much more interesting in the Basalt area at basically half the price and it is incredible to have the option of either! Skiing could not be easier - hop on the bus on the corner of our block and be driven or pack your car in the garage and head up the mountain. Everything is so easy to make your trip fantastic!

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Amy Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Amy Smith

After visiting Aspen and Basalt, Colorado yearly for the past 17 years, we took the plunge and bought our dream loft to enjoy and share with responsible guests.

Amy Smith purchased this condo in 2012

Why Amy Smith chose Basalt

We found we much preferred staying in Basalt, as opposed to the central core of Aspen or the condos in Snowmass over our many trips for a multitude of reasons. It is a 'real town' with locals as well as savvy tourists and you are 10-15 minutes from Snowmass and 20 minutes from the Aspen Mountain. If you want to try Vail it is a little over an hour away and you can actually ski both of Colorado's most beloved mountains.

Our loft is less than one block from the new Whole Foods store, the wine store is directly below, the bike store and ski rental directly across the street and three restaurants occupy the bottom floor of our building - all of which have fantastic reviews! The restaurants are located on the opposite site of the building and we reside above Aspen Shane Real Estate office so we have the best in terms of convenience while being quiet at the same time.

Our building has underground parking, a work out facility and a killer roof top terrace with seating and multiple grills to cook out and watch the sunset! You can stroll through wonderful stores all around our loft or visit the General Store and have a milkshake or hot chocolate at the old-fashioned counter. Two miles away is our favorite new restaurant, Heather's, which serves the BEST pot pies on earth and a vast array of home made pastry. We from the South, like to think we have the upper-hand on these delicacies, but trust me, theirs are the BEST! Many nights, they have live music and you will find yourself staying and socializing for hours. You can read more about Basalt in the New York Times as they wrote about the hidden treasure that is like 'The Old Aspen!' We have traveled the world extensively and THIS is where we chose to make a purchase. Wonderful things are meant to be shared, and we welcome you to visit our home away from home.

What makes this condo unique

I would defer to the reviews. We have never had a guest not be happy with the choice and many are surprised that we rent it. It is a carefree way to have exactly what you need to enjoy nature, hotspots and all of the conveniences you expect.


Basalt Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We ask that you treat our home as if it were your own. Please write me if there are any accidents during your stay when it happens.
  • Carry over from rule one. The insurance policy works wonderfully if something happens and I take care of the paperwork. The catch is I must know!
  • Please be mindful that full time residents live within the building and keep the noise level down-even though you are on vacation!:)
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - two full-over-full beds
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Impeccable Loft, Perfect Location In Basalt, All Of The Best Of Downvalley Aspen
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The loft is very nice. The sheets are soft and the beds comfortable. The location is right across the street (walking distance) from Whole Foods, and is very near other restaurants, a spa, a gas station, outdoor shop, and salon...oh, and my favorite kitchen store. You need to park across from the kitchen store and go up the three flights of stairs to the loft, since using the parking garage and going up the elevator is not as convenient.

Amy was readily available by phone, which helped when the codes given were not actually current. This was a pain, but fixed after a couple of phone calls.

The internet didn't work at first, but a call with Amy and the internet company got it up and running quickly. The shower needed some work, but again, this was resolved quickly after the plumber came out the same day that I called.

The fridge and appliances are great! The silverware is a drawer within a drawer, which took us a while to figure out. There was a lot of renovation going on in the building, so it was noisy at times.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We take a ski vacation every year to Snowmass and this year we decided to stay in Willits. The condo was terrific. Very comfortable with everything you could need. The sun just poured in through the large windows...which was a great way to greet the morning! The location was just perfect. There are so many good restaurants right outside the door! Smoke was our favorite. We rented our ski equipment at the Basalt Mt and biking store...again right across the street! I highly recommend a stay at this wonderful place...both the condo and Willits!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise, I am so glad you had such a good time! We felt the same way about the area and that's why we bought there. I really enjoyed getting to finish out the space as I felt would make for our own best vacations. Please know you are welcome anytime! Summer is amazing too!!
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Beautiful condo in a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

The condo was absolutely beautiful and exactly as it is depicted online. We had an issue with the code to enter being changed but with one call the owner helped us out with one that worked. The condo is located in a great area close to shops and restaurants. I'd definitely book this condo again the next time I'm in the area. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Beth. The management of the building made a decision to change the codes to all the doors to be the same. The welcome email here forward has been updated. Glad you loved the building and finally got some snow!
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Very nice apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient to skiing. Nice restaurants and shopping all within walking distance. Overall, a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a great condo! We loved staying here for our Labor Day weekend. Plenty of places to eat and shop within walking distance and centrally located for all Activities within the Roaring Fork Valley! We'd definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment.

  • 5 of 5

The condominium is beautiful with great art and furniture and it is really quiet. I was curious to see if I enjoyed the Willits section of Basalt after several vacations spent in downtown Aspen. Willits offers everything you need and the parking garage makes it very convenient. There is now a Mezzaluna one block away and plenty of other really good dining options. The Whole Foods is practically across the street and makes eating in at night or in the morning really easy. Trips into Aspen averaged 30 minutes due to heavy traffic entering downtown Aspen.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Smoke Barbecue
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Snowmass or Carbondale
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
Three in our building and whole foods next door
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Snowmass, Buttermilk Highlands and Aspen
Car: not necessary

We bought the loft to ski basically but we have enjoyed going in all directions since from the loft. Here are just a few ideas.

Taylor Creek Fly Shop will set you up to catch some amazing fish and the shop is very close to the house! You can't beat the rivers that surround where the loft is located.

We continue to learn new things about the area ALL OF THE TIME! Who knew there was a theme park in Glenwood Springs on the top of a mountain with really fun rides including one that catapults you literally over the entire canyon!

We have also found some very special nature treks including the Town of Marble for some amazing barbecue and horseback riding. There are literally so many things to see nature related in the area there are books and lots of them!

The next town down valley is Carbondale (10 minutes away) and there is a Holistic Wellness Center that will BLOW your mind! It is gorgeous and they serve wonderful healthy and raw food choices, juices coffees, teas. It is a true retreat location for complete rejuvenation.

This year we discovered The Pine Creek Cookery. What a fun trip is between Aspen and Basalt! Gourmet food par excellence and you can take a sleigh there in the winter or bike in the summer. This area is one of my new favorites!

Woody Creek and a burger at the Tavern is always a delicious stop heading into Aspen. Full of charm and history. Best enchiladas I have had anywhere in the country.

Call me for more ideas and places!!




Additional information about rental rates

Departure Housekeeping $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.2%

Call for rates during Christmas week, Aspen Food and Wine Festival, X-Games, and Spring Break.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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