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

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


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

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:
January 20, 2018

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 Glenwood Springs

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


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Great for Gathering! ***Comes with Sunlight Ski Passes!***
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Great weekend with friends, house was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend with friends, house was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

Great place to enjoy Glenwood Springs and surrounding area! Would re-visit again without hesitation. We were a party of 14 including 6 kids and utilized the Alpen Haus and Alpen Den. Everyone was very comfortable and the shared living space left plenty of room for all. Owner very responsive and helpful. Was available to answer questions and address any concerns. Thank you Mark...we would certainly recommend your home!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blaine, WA

Lovely in Winter

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas at this lovely home. Wide open spaces with plenty of room for our family. Clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need in stock. We rented the lower level of the house as well, (the Alpen Den) which was also pleasant and well stocked. It was handy having washer/dryer sets on both levels.

We luckily awoke to a white Christmas, and the grounds surrounding the house were transformed into a beautiful winter landscape. It would be just as nice in summer, when using the outdoor fire pit would make evenings very special.

Close proximity to Glenwood and the hot springs were a big plus and made it easy to do last minute shopping. We also visited Aspen and Snowmass, within easy driving distance.

Mark was very accommodating and easy to work with. We would happily return to create more special memories in this special place!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Thanksgiving!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect spot for our family to share Thanksgiving! The kitchen is fully equipped with an 8 burner stove and double oven! It made the huge feat of preparing Thanksgiving dinner a breeze! The house overall is impeccable and we look forward to another stay. Bonus! We had 3 deer hanging out in the back yard one day.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buena Vista, CO

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: September 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: August 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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