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Aspen Tree House: Luxury In The The Heart Of The REAL South Park

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom, Three-And-A-Half Bath In Aspen Forest With Mountain Views

Nestled in three acres of Aspen forest, our new custom mountain getaway is a perfect home base for exploring the Rockies. This is where modern convenience meets rustic charm. Each of the three bedrooms has it's own bathroom. sleeping six people comfortably. You can use wireless Internet to stay connected; or pretend it's not there and enjoy the solitude.

Located in the heart of the South Park National Heritage area, you’ll be close to the natural, historical and cultural wonders of the Rockies. During the summer, amazing hiking trails and fishing are nearby, as well as four-wheel drive trails for off-roading. Even if you just have a two-wheel drive car you have plenty of options.

For example, you can take a trip through the historic 18th Century railroad town of Como on your way to Boreas Pass, taking in the breathtaking views above tree line before descending into the historic mountain resort town of Breckenridge. Eat, drink and shop to your heart’s content before returning over Hoosier Pass and through the quaint historic towns of Alma and Fairplay before heading home.

When you're home, you'll feel like you're truly in an Aspen Tree House, especially on our huge wrap-around deck .... a great place for entertaining! Or snuggle in front of a roaring fire with a good book. (But don't forget to look up once in a while to take in the view of the continental divide!)

Cook up a gourmet dinner on our Blue Star gas range, or nuke a snack in the microwave. And help yourself to the spices and condiments. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes, silverware ... all the things you need to make preparation and eating quite civilized. (The dishwasher makes cleanup easy.)

You can pass the time the old-fashioned way playing cards or one of our many traditional board games. Or you can watch a 3-D Blue-ray movie or catch a classic Netflix movie on our 60” flat-screen TV on the media room.

If it’s a clear night, be sure to go outside and check out the stars. They’re simply amazing at 10,000 feet above sea level! When you're ready to turn in, snuggle into one of our comfy beds (We have two king-sized beds, a trundle bed that can be configured as two twins or a king, and a queen-sized sleeper sofa.) Then wake up to another glorious morning at the Aspen Tree House.

Throughout the year, you won't see many people on Michigan Hill, but those you do meet are quite friendly. Most of the full-time residents are the deer, elk, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, birds, coyotes, etc. And they pretty much keep to themselves!

The Aspen Treehouse is just a 90 minute drive from downtown Denver along scenic highway 285. Once you're there you can get around by vehicle, foot or mountain bike.

This is a very special place to us, and we take great pleasure in sharing it with others. We expect our guests to respect the care and love we have put into our mountain home.

More Details

Tom and Mary Dudzinski
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Tom and Mary Dudzinski

Tom and Mary Dudzinski live in Denver (when we're not at our mountain home). Tom produces video and multimedia programs for educational and non-profit organizations. He also plays drums in a variety of bands. Mary is recently retired from the State of Colorado and is quite busy pursuing her many interests, including sewing, crafts, singing, photography and cooking. We are very fortunate to have our grown children nearby, and enjoy spending time with family and our very special friends both in Denver and on Michigan Hill. We also enjoy traveling ... in Colorado, across the U.S. and around the world.

Tom and Mary Dudzinski purchased this house in 2011

Why Tom and Mary Dudzinski chose Michigan Hill

Since we moved to Denver in 1979, we had dreams of owning our own place in the mountains. We spent many years camping and hiking throughout Colorado, and fell in love with South Park. It's only 90 minutes from Denver, but it feels like an eternity from the city. For us it's the perfect combination of having a true mountain rural experience without the severe isolation. We don't have the traffic and commercialization of the resorts, but when we're up for it, the action is just a short drive away.

What makes this house unique

In 1997, we bought our lot on Michigan Hill, and for 10 years played with ideas and designs for our dream home. In 2007 construction began. It took us nearly ten years to get it to where it is now. It has truly been a labor of love. While we had a fabulous contractor doing most of the major work (we wanted to make sure it was done right!), we did a good amount of the work ourselves ... including harvesting and finishing the aspen logs from our property, which became the posts, beams, railings and trim elements throughout the interior of our house. We also wanted an efficient and sustainable home, which is why we paid a lot of attention to construction techniques, insulation, windows and other maintenance free details. And with three acres of aspen, we rely on that sustainable energy source to provide the primary heating for the house.


Michigan Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed can be configured as two twins or king.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Aspen Tree House: Luxury In The The Heart Of The REAL South Park
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Just breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

My now wife and I had chosen this beautiful property to have a ceremony for just us two and then have her mom and two sisters come up and stay. My wife has lived in Colorado for most of her life and said she had never seen a place so beautiful. The home is surrounded by an Aspen grove but you can still see the mountains peeking through. We slept in the loft which had two separate beds you could slide together. It wasn't as comfortable as the other beds but it had the best view of the stars through the skylight, plus it had a private balcony. There is a beautiful wood burning stove we used every night. It really sets the mood. There is a full kitchen with pots, pans, silverware, spices, everything you need to cook as long as you have the food. Overall, the stay was a wonderful experience. Thanks for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so honored that you chose the Aspen Tree House for your special day! You also picked the most beautiful time of year to be there. We also appreciate how well you treated our home during your stay. Things were in perfect order when we came up after your stay. It's because of guests like you who clearly appreciate our special place and treat it accordingly that we continue making it available for others to enjoy. We wish you both many years of love and happiness together! Tom and Mary
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home in a great location! When you stay at the home, make sure you take a few minutes to look through the book that details its history. Once you read about all the TLC that went into its construction, you'll appreciate -- even more -- the quality of the home and all its "special touches"! The owners are thoughtful, responsive and very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Really had a great stay and Tom was wonderful to work with. Easy access to great fishing and off the beaten path. Beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A memorable weekend

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Aspen Tree House. Our kids found lots to do outside while we enjoyed luxury indoor accommodations. We will hopefully be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! And we're thrilled that your kids had the opportunity to experience and enjoy playing in nature. It rally is a wonderful place for kids to romp freely and safely. It would be great to have you back again. We love sharing our place with folks who truly appreciate our tiny sliver of paradise!
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Fine Fall Folly

  • 5 of 5

The Aspen Tree House was a wonderful place to stay!

The fall colors were incredible--yellow and orange--and it was so great to be in a home enclosed by trees. You could sit on the porch and watch the aspens quake for hours.

The wildlife around the home made for enjoyable night time strolls; we found elk every night, and could hear them bugling to each other, one of us even saw two bull moose.

The fireplace warmed the house up nicely, the beds were cozy, and the kitchen had everything we needed to hole up in the woods for a long weekend.

Tom was very responsive and helpful to us as we planned our stay. Thank you for allowing us to rent the Aspen Tree House for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean Isle Beach, NC

A Great Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month at the Aspen Tree House this summer and had a delightful stay. We are a retired couple with a small terrier and the house was perfect for our time in the mountains. The kitchen was well stocked and well equipped, the beds were comfortable and the furniture, equipment, etc. was all top-of-the-line. There was obviously much care and attention paid to the construction and design of everything. We especially liked relaxing on the deck watching the birds and listening to the aspen leaves rustle.

The owners were very easy to deal with and helpful with information and advice. The mountain community setting was extremely peaceful---we rarely even heard a vehicle on the road below, The aspen grove setting provided much privacy, and the continental divide views from the driveway and the road below were easy on the eye. The house is well-located for mountain drives and hikes and other outdoor recreation. Also---Fairplay was only 20 minutes away for shopping and restaurants.

We hope to return someday for another stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! It is truly a special place, and we are very appreciative of the care that you showed for our dream home. We hope you will return.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
19 Miles
Nearest Golf
46 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
42 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $79

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.

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