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Great for Gathering! ***Comes with Sunlight Ski Passes!***

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Same property as Bear's Den, Alpen Den, and Casa Del Sol

***For the 2017 / 2018 ski season, Alpen Haus guests will have access to two transferable ski passes for Sunlight Mountain Resort***

The Alpen Haus is a beautiful, secluded home along Four Mile Creek that easily accommodates 8 to 10 guests depending on sleeping arrangements. We own The Alpen Haus, The Bear's Den, The Alpen Den and Casa Del Sol, which are on the same several-acre property. You can rent multiple places to accommodate larger parties. The Alpen Den is actually the lower level of the Alpen Haus, but has its own private entrance and its own patio. Renting the Alpen Haus and Alpen Den together accommodates approximately 12 guests very comfortably. Discounts may be available when renting multiple places! All four of our places would allow for a total party of 16 to 20 guests.

***Note - due to our location outside of town, we are only subject to 3.9% state and county sales tax vs. the 11% tax required at properties located in Glenwood Springs proper.***

The Alpen Haus is a stunning 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home perfect for your family gathering. Plenty of decks, patios, and gathering areas. Private and scenic for your perfect vacation.

The master bedroom features a king bed and a premium bathroom within the bedroom. Of the other two bedrooms, once features a king bed while the other has a queen. There are also two queen-sized sofa beds available in two separate areas. There is a powder room / half bath located on the main level for those guests sleeping on the sofa beds.

A fully equipped kitchen gives you the freedom of eating in if you’re too tired to try one of the many fabulous restaurants in the area. Relax in the large living area and enjoy cable TV, wireless internet, or simply unwind with a good book. The Alpen Haus has its own private patio off of the back that offers beautiful views of the surrounding hills and endless stargazing at night. It is a great place for lounging and grilling.

The property also features a recreation field and a horseshoe area. The field is great for volleyball, badminton, croquet, or for just tossing a ball (all the gear is available for your use).

Almost forgot...there is ping pong and foos ball in the garage!

This is the perfect home away from home for your Glenwood Springs vacation. Centrally located, yet off the beaten path, The Alpen Haus is a short drive to both downtown Glenwood Springs and Sunlight Mountain Ski Area. The Alpen Haus is located in the peaceful hills west of town and shares nearly 6 acres of wooded private property along Four Mile Creek. Don't come this far to stay downtown when you can enjoy wildlife viewing during the day and stargazing at night. Accessible year round, The Alpen Haus has it all.

Glenwood Springs is truly a wonderful vacation spot with all its available activities. We are close to alpine & cross country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, biking, rafting, fishing, shopping, or just soaking in the world famous hot springs... you’ll never run out of things to do! We welcome both short and long terms stays.

Approximate Distances to Local Attractions:

Sunlight Ski Area & Nordic Trails 6 miles / 12 minutes

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort 6.5 miles / 12 minutes

Spring Gulch Nordic Area 10 miles/ 20 minutes

Downtown Glenwood Springs 6 miles / 12 minutes

Carbondale 10 miles / 20 minutes

Snowmass 30 miles / 40 minutes

Aspen 40 miles / 1 hour

Eagle County Airport 34 miles / 50 minutes

Vail 65 miles / 1 hour 15 minutes

Rifle 33 miles / 40 minutes

Palisade (Colorado’s Wine Country) 80 miles / 1 hour 30 minutes

Here are the links to the other listings if you are interested in having a larger group:

Alpen Den - Sleeps 4 to 5

https://www.vrbo.com/328505

Bear's Den - Sleeps 4

https://www.vrbo.com/328501

Casa Del Sol - Great for couples, but can accommodate up to 4

https://www.vrbo.com/174015ha

***Special Note for winter guests - All wheel drive or four wheel drive autos are required when staying in December, January, and February. Difficult conditions may also exist in November and March. We have the driveway professionally plowed and generally do not have problems. However, inappropriate cars can and do get stuck as elevation changes exist on the driveway as well as the possibility of slick ice and deep snow. Stuck cars do cause problems as the driveway services three separate properties. You are required to provide information about the cars that will be driven during the winter. Guests that become stuck are responsible for all associated costs.***

More Details

Owner
Mark Spidell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Mark Spidell

Mark and his family are experienced VRBO hosts with multiple properties in the area. Providing a great guest experience is something we take very seriously.

We respond to guest inquiries 7 days a week. Please feel free to contact us for information by phone, 970-948-9474, or email.

Mark Spidell purchased this house in 2015

Why Mark Spidell chose Northwest

This house is just a short walk from our home. This allows us to be nearby if the need arises, but far enough away to provide privacy. With great views, the peaceful sound of the creek and the proximity to the great outdoor adventure, this property is truly special.

What makes this house unique

This property is special because of its location and unique design. It is close to town but also feels rural. You can adjust your plans easily as it is near many different activities. Awesome snow at Sunlight...10 minutes away. Want to go river rafting...10 minutes away. Awesome snow in Aspen...45 minutes away. Want to going for a bike ride...leave from the house or drive a short distance to some beautiful trails and paths. The back road to Carbondale starts a quarter mile away, and meanders through scenic ranch land where you often see elk grazing and the occasional coyote (a great road for biking or running as well).

Amenities

Glenwood Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Off the kitchen and living areas
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off the hall near two smaller bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Awesome master bath with tile and glass shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King bed in the master!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , New Queen Bed!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Great for Gathering! ***Comes with Sunlight Ski Passes!***
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
Buena Vista, CO
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 12 adults who stayed in the Alpen House and the Alpen Den for a weekend. The Alpen house was incredibly spacious and beautiful! There were plenty of sheets, blankets, and pillows for everyone (including the sleeper sofas), and plenty of towels. We cooked dinner in the gourmet kitchen for 16 people and had more than enough dishes and large pots and pans to feed a crowd! We really enjoyed the ping pong table and foosball table as well. Having only 2 1/2 bathrooms for 8 people in the Alpen Haus was a bit of a challenge, but we managed!

The Alpen Den is less impressive than the Alpen Haus but still had everything you might need and was comfortable and more than adequate. Mark was very easy to work with - very quick to respond to emails, and very flexible in letting us have a late check-out since the property was not rented the night we were leaving. Thank you Mark for sharing your beautiful property with us! We will definitely book again next year! Seeing a bear was a huge bonus! I would definitely recommend this place for any large groups looking for a nice place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bang Bang

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, this rental was very spacious, and provided all the accommodations you may need! I will be renting this property again in the future and would recommend this place to those that have family's or just need a private get away. Mark the host was very attentive, I felt if there was anything that could have gone wrong he would of been more than available to assist!

Thanks again!

The Carey's

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House, Wonderful Location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent experience staying at Mark Spidell's Alpen Haus! The house was very comfortable and clean, with a great kitchen. The location was lovely, quiet, and beautiful. I can't say enough positive things about our experience. I would highly recommend this place to anyone! We loved the ping pong table!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Very spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and there was plenty of room for 7 of us to spread out and relax. The house was clean and very comfortable. The boys loved the game room in the garage. The only minor negative was the rental unit in the basement had dogs that barked. We all had a wonderful weekend in Glenwood. Thank you again for a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review! Sorry to hear about the dog barking. I was not aware until after you left or I would have spoke to the other guest. Sadly the other guest was in violation of our house rules.
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room, great kitchen, garage full of table games to keep kids happy/busy, cozy beds, very clean, and well take care of. Will for sure be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked the accommodations on this property a year in advance due to the family dynamics / locations. Pictures were accurate and the communication with Mark was super! All of the "residences" were as described and very nice. The main residence (Alpen House) was very useful in accommodating our eating and meeting. Well stocked, great directions for using the facilities and welcoming. I would recommend this property to any / all who are interested in a Colorado vacation / reunion. Ease of access and many activities was also a plus!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Eagle County Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Kanpai
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Iron Bridge
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Glenwood Springs Train Station - Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-70 Glenwood Springs exit
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Kanpai
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Hot Springs Pool

Sunlight Mountain Resort

Aspen Colorado

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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