When we booked the accommodation for our 3 weeks we were concerned about the matching of the internet photos and what we would actually find. The match is very close. 106 Lakeside is a very well equipped 2 bedroom /2 bathroom apartment. The kitchen had all the necessary equipment to manage successfully all meals.
The apartment is essentially on three levels with the first level (ground floor) a garage and a set of 10 plus stairs to the apartment entrance on the second level which has the kitchen, dining /living room and then up to the third level with the two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a separate laundry. When we finally arrived, the place was very clean and well stocked with linen and towels. The small touches in each bathroom were appreciated. Indeed there was a high level of attention to detail.
I had occasion to meet the owner and I understand why the apartment is so good and well maintained.Value for money, 106 Lakeside is hard to beat in "Aspen" and in the high season. Basalt is emerging as a nice alternative to Aspen. The addition of Whole Foods to Basalt/Willits is a huge plus. City Markets in downtown Aspen and Basalt is not in the same league as Basalt Whole Foods.
There was some traffic noise from the front bedroom but not elsewhere in the apartment and certainly not in the back bedroom . I did not find the road noise to be an intrusion. When looking at the map/location of 106 Lakeside you may be concerned about the proximity to highway 82 I would not make that the deal breaker.
I would suggest that if you are going to stay at Lakeside, that you have/rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle and especially if come from Australia. If the season is good then there will be a lot of snow, and safety when driving to the ski fields becomes a consideration. Parking for our 4 wheel drive vehicle was directly at the bottom of the stairs.
We have made a commitment to return to 106 Lakeside in the 2015 snow season. We are at a stage of our lives where we have a range of financial choices and we choose to return to 106 in 2015 for the comfort, the quality and value. Then there is Whole Foods (WF) with an excellent " grog shop" next door to WF. In summary everything worked well and is to be seriously considered when visiting the Aspen Ski Fields