Aspen Tree House: Luxury in the the Heart of the Real South Park(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Three Bedroom, Three-And-A-Half Bath In Aspen Forest With Mountain Views
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. During the winter, the local trails are great for cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Or you can drive to Breckenridge in about an hour for world class skiing and snowboarding.
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 old-fashioned 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. Unless you come in the winter, when four-wheel drive is advisable, any vehicle will do. Once you're there you can get around by vehicle, foot or mountain bike. During the winter, you can add cross-country skis, snowshoes or one of our two sleds to your modes of transport.
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
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
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
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
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Apr 1 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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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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 is 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 five 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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Summertime at the Aspen Treehouse.
A wintry evening at the Aspen Tree House
Our great room is an ideal place for conversation, games and dinner.
Ready for breakfast on the deck?
Enjoy your conversations with a backdrop of the Continental Divide.
The master bath features a double vanity. Watch out for deer passing by!
The second bedroom has a king sized bed ...
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.
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.
Sunset over the continental divide
All the beams and railings were harvested from the aspen on our property.
Gather around our soapstone stove on those chilly evenings.
Our kitchen comes with high-end appliances, cookware, spices and condiments.
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 bath includes an oversized shower.
... with it's own spacious full bathroom.
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!
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.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
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