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Cattle Creek Mountain Haven

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Creekside, 5 1/2 Acre, Adobe Mountain Home: 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Hot Tub

This beautiful, light-filled, 4 bedroom, two bath, 2400 square foot home is situated on five and a half acres of mountain property nestled in old cottonwoods, fruit trees, beautiful gardens, a labyrinth and fountains and all with a creek running through it. The house is very much a sanctuary made of real adobe bricks covered with exquisite, marble-like plaster, large log beams, real corbels and all sorts of santa fe-like details. The kitchen is large with an island and adobe benches that look out through large picture windows towards the creek. The high-ceilinged living room is a wonderful place to relax while sitting by the adobe fireplace and bathed in sunlight streaming through french doors. A hot tub sits on a raised brick patio, overlooking the creek, where you can watch the abundant birdlife during the day and the stars at night. There is a spring-fed pond and many out-buildings on the property, including a barn once featured in the movie 'flash back'! The property is located on a popular road bike circuit and there is hiking on blm land right out the front door. It is less than fifteen minutes drive to carbondale and glenwood springs where you will find excellent dining and a world famous hot springs. Aspen, known for its great skiing in the winter and music and hiking in the summer is only 35 miles away. Or you can just stay put and enjoy the quiet days and star-filled nights, miles away from city lights and sound!

Janice and A.O. Forbes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Basic Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Janice and A.O. Forbes

Janice and A.O. Forbes built and have lived in this adobe home since 1994. They both teach in Carbondale and have for the last 27 years. They have raised three children here along with several chickens and two lovely yellow labs. They love traveling and exploring the world as well as many outdoor activities.

Janice and A.O. Forbes purchased this house in 1994

Why Janice and A.O. Forbes chose Carbondale

After looking at several properties around the Roaring Fork Valley we fell in love with this property because of the privacy and the beautiful old growth Cottonwoods that have grown up around the creek. We love having ready access to the wilderness, the sound of the creek and the abundance of wildlife, while still being close to both Carbondale and Glenwood. Our home is our sanctuary and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

There are many unique benefits to our home. Daily we see several types of birdlife (turkeys, Blue Heron, Great Horn Owls, Eagles, Hawks) Falling asleep to the sound of the creek is always lovely. Due to the lack of light pollution the stars are exceptionally brilliant. It is quiet and serene both around the house as well as on many of the great walks and hikes available right from the door. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind!


Carbondale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Cattle Creek Mountain Haven
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Manzanita, Oregon

Cotton Hollow

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts, great house, great property, great views, great small mountain nearby with great cafes......just a very nice relaxing way to spend time in true Rockies. Thanks to our gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeremy! Come back any time!! You are wonderful guests!!!
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  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing. My self and my guests were able to relax and enjoy the surroundings prior to my wedding. We enjoyed the proximity to both Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Aspen.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home! Please come back anytime! Take care, Janice
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oklahoma city, ok

Beautiful gardens, peaceful mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, gorgeous flowers and peaceful setting. Janice and A.O. are gracious hosts! Very easy to work with and very accommodating. Their home is beautiful, kitchen was very functional, comfortable bed and bedding. Outdoor areas are fabulous. We stayed in June when flowers were at their peak. We loved our dinners on the patio and coffee in the mornings on the back porch with the gorgeous views! There was a beautiful water garden in front and a stream running through the back of the property so wherever we sat we had the peaceful sound of water. We even had fresh eggs from the chickens!

The location was great, easy access to Carbondale. We preferred this location to town for the peaceful setting, view and easy access to atv and mountain bike trails. The home was bigger than what we needed but we wanted the rural location. This home could easily accommodate a family. The master suite upstairs is spacious and private. It's a very comfortable home, has all amenities needed. We didn't want to leave! Thank you Janice and A.O. for opening your home, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you loved our home and gardens!! Please come back!!
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denver, co

amazing house and Yard in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here and we loved it. My wife and our two kids and the family dog. The house is amazing, my wife is a painter and the art inside the house was great, and I love plants and the yard was like a calming oasis, with the water feature and the beautiful flowers everywhere. There is not cell service which was great for me. We would go back in a heartbeat. Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your wonderful review! That's just how we feel about our home and love it when others feel the same!! Please come back anytime!!
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Durango, CO

Great girl's getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home is located on a little secluded piece of paradise. Very comfortable and fresh eggs for breakfast. Hot tub for our weary bones, yet close to all the activities we had planned. We cancelled 2 dinner reservations to stay at home and cook. The best part are the charming owners who made us feel so welcome...fresh flowers on our arrival and all. We would book again and invite the owners to Durango for a visit too.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are soooo glad that you enjoyed your stay! We loved meeting all of you and hope you will return!
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Beautiful home & gracious hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for our group of 7! It has all the amenities you need and more. A short drive to Basalt and Aspen without sacrificing the feel of a peaceful, mountain retreat. The property itself is beautiful and sits right along the river. The hot tub was a huge perk after a long day out in the cold. And our 2-year-old especially loved the extremely friendly chickens in the coop behind the home. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Aspen & Eagle/Vail are each about 45 minutes away
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
2 premier 18+ holes, 1 public 18 , 2 public 9
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Glenwood Springs 15 minutes away
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Many restaurants in Glenwood and Carbondale
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.