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Great for Gathering!

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


About the property

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

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

Bear's Den - Sleeps 4

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

***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

Mark Spidell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 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).


Glenwood Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Great for Gathering!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Our return visit was as awesome as our first

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege of returning to the Alpen Haus for the second time. It is such an awesome house. It was immaculately clean. The kitchen is very well stocked. The beds are comfortable, and the large family room has 3 great couches to lounge around on. We hope to make this an annual trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The Alpen Haus was wonderful in a beautiful location with views of the mountains and wildlife. It was fully equipped with every amenity you could possibly need for a short or long stay there.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Retreat for a Group

  • 5 of 5

This was a truly perfect house for our two families to enjoy a week together. The common rooms were big and inviting. The large dining table was the place for many a memorable meal. We enjoyed evenings out on the patio with the firepit. The beds and bedding were all comfortable- including both pull-out sofas. And the teenagers thoroughly enjoyed the ping pong and foosball tables in the garage. I would definitely return here again and recommend to anyone looking for a great place to make a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very nice place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

A luxury house, very nice looking, very comfortable. All the amenities including decent wifi, and last but not the least a great host!!!

Mark was there with advice for all our questions, from where best to buy groceries to what time should we best go on a popular trail. The guy is amazing.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. It was great to meet the family and help you guys have the best vacation possible! Hope to see you again!
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Great Place for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We rented both the Apen Haus and Apen Den for our family gathering of 16 (8 adults, 8 kids). The house was very nice and clean. We had everything we needed from a well stocked kitchen to plenty of towels for our large group. There were many nice touches such as shampoo, etc. in the bathrooms and laundry detergent for the washer. There was plenty of space for us all to gather together, but also lots of different areas so we could find our own space when needed. The kids enjoyed playing with the many board games, the games in the garage, and the recreational area. It was nice that the house was locked with a keypad so everyone could come and go as they pleased and not have to worry about a key. Mark was wonderful to work with. He met us right when we arrived to make sure everything was in order and to answer any questions we had. If I were every in Glenwood Springs again, I wouldn't hesitate to stay at one of Mark's places again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super property---had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a family reunion in Glenwood Springs. The location was great and so pretty---very nicely landscaped! The kids loved the yard. It was a very quick and easy (10 min.) drive into Glenwood Springs to go to the hot springs pool and our reunion activities. The open living room/family room and kitchen areas were just wonderful for visiting with relatives. After the "official" reunion, many relatives came up to the house just to hang out and visit, and everyone loved it! The multiple outdoor areas and the garage with its ping pong table and games were super! The house was clean and well-stocked with everything we needed---towels, paper goods, dishes, etc. There is a full size fridge and freezer right in the kitchen. Loved the farm style sink and the 8 burner gas stove (even though we didn't cook this visit)!!! The photos don't really do it justice.

We rented both Alpine Haus and Alpine Den, which was great for our son and his wife, who have 2 little children. Mark was so helpful and very easy to work with. The property felt secluded even though there are other houses nearby. Very enjoyable weekend and we hope to have another family gathering here soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Eagle County Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
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
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Hot Springs Pool

Sunlight Mountain Resort

Aspen Colorado


Rates & Availability

Glenwood Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season 2016
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Ski Season 2017
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 3.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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