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Aspen Tree House: Luxury in the the Heart of the Real South Park

(11 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a ideal place for children to explore. However, the house is not childproof for younger kids, such as baby gates for the stairs. We urge you to be vigilant with the youngest guests....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smokers are welcome to smoke outside, but please be careful as fire danger can be high in the Rockies....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There is a single step to enter the house. The first floor is accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    With two leaves stored in the table, it will seat eight comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are dishes and silverware for at least eight people....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Our new kitchen features high-end appliances, plus all the cookware, plates, glasses ... even spices and condiments ... everything you need for a true culinary adventure!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments, spices, flour and sugar are included....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$220

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 3.9%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fairplay
46 Miles
Nearest Golf
Breckenridge
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
285
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jefferson
42 Miles
Nearest Ski
Breckenridge
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Michigan Hill (Jefferson, CO, USA):
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Photos

  • Summertime at the Aspen Treehouse.

    Summertime at the Aspen Treehouse.

  • A wintry evening at the Aspen Tree House

    A wintry evening at the Aspen Tree House

  • Our great room is an ideal place for conversation, games and dinner.

    Our great room is an ideal place for conversation, games and dinner.

  • Ready for breakfast on the deck?

    Ready for breakfast on the deck?

  • Enjoy your conversations with a backdrop of the Continental Divide.

    Enjoy your conversations with a backdrop of the Continental Divide.

  • The master bath features a double vanity.  Watch out for deer passing by!

    The master bath features a double vanity. Watch out for deer passing by!

  • The second bedroom has a king sized bed ...

    The second bedroom has a king sized bed ...

  • The loft bedroom has a comfy trundle bed, which can be configured as two twins.

    The loft bedroom has a comfy trundle bed, which can be configured as two twins.

  • Step out of the loft to the balcony for a bird's eye view.

    Step out of the loft to the balcony for a bird's eye view.

  • The sofa in the media room can be pulled out to create a queen sized bed.

    The sofa in the media room can be pulled out to create a queen sized bed.

  • Nearby hiking trails lead to some of the most spectacular views in the Rockies.

    Nearby hiking trails lead to some of the most spectacular views in the Rockies.

  • Sunset over the continental divide

    Sunset over the continental divide

  • All the beams and railings were harvested from the aspen on our property.

    All the beams and railings were harvested from the aspen on our property.

  • Gather around our soapstone stove on those chilly evenings.

    Gather around our soapstone stove on those chilly evenings.

  • Our kitchen comes with high-end appliances, cookware, spices and condiments.

    Our kitchen comes with high-end appliances, cookware, spices and condiments.

  • Get up close and personal to the fabulous Aspen gold in the Fall.

    Get up close and personal to the fabulous Aspen gold in the Fall.

  • The master bedroom, with king size bed, has access to the deck.

    The master bedroom, with king size bed, has access to the deck.

  • The master bath includes an oversized shower.

    The master bath includes an oversized shower.

  • ... with it's own spacious full bathroom.

    ... with it's own spacious full bathroom.

  • Or you can set up the trundle as a king!

    Or you can set up the trundle as a king!

  • Watch DVDs, BlueRay 3-D or Netflix on our 60' HDTV. Surround sound?  Of Course!

    Watch DVDs, BlueRay 3-D or Netflix on our 60' HDTV. Surround sound? Of Course!

  • Enter via a bridge.  No stairs to climb, which is  great for weary travelers!

    Enter via a bridge. No stairs to climb, which is great for weary travelers!

  • Summer flowers on Georgia Pass, a short and spectacular drive away.

    Summer flowers on Georgia Pass, a short and spectacular drive away.

VRBO #638341

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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