ENJOY THE ASPENS FROM THE DECK: SECLUDED HOME 20 MINS TO BRECKENRIDGE

Teresa Lawlor

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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ENJOY THE ASPENS FROM THE DECK: SECLUDED HOME 20 MINS TO BRECKENRIDGE

Alma House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Looking to relax and get away from it all? Enjoy the comfort and conveniences of home in this quiet mountain home. Its remote, yet only a short drive to Breckenridge. Spend your time being active outdoors with skiing, snowshoeing and sledding or sit by the woodstove inside with a good book.

Just south of Breckenridge is the town of Alma, on State Highway 9 between Breckenridge and Fairplay (20 minutes to parking lot at Peak 9 in Breckenridge). Located in the Placer Valley area, you will enjoy beautiful views of the entire surrounding valley and 14,000 foot mountains while hiking the neighborhood. Just down the road, the South Platte River features gold medal fly fishing.

A short drive over Hoosier Pass gets you to Breckenridge for exceptional mountain biking, skiing, shopping, golfing, music and dining. Lake Dillon in Frisco offers boating and paved bike trails. Or, you can enjoy cross-country skiing, fishing, biking, snowshoeing, and hiking, without leaving wonderful Placer Valley. Montgomery Lake and wilderness areas are just a mile away, while the quaint mining towns, Fairplay and Alma, are right down the road.

This well-maintained, family-friendly home is located on a one acre lot and was built around 12 years ago. It sits at the bottom of Mount Bross backed by National Forest and bordered by many other splendid mountain peaks. Want to bag a fourteener? The trail head for Mt. Quandry is just over the pass. Mt. Democrat, Lincoln and Bross trailheads are a 6 mile drive. A grocery store, several coffee shops and the South Park rec center are within a 10 minute drive. In addition to the restaurants and shops, for a small fee you can enjoy pools, hot tubs and workout facilities at the Breckenridge and/or South Park rec center (also has free wireless access).

The house is equipped with all the amenities of home - basic DISH satellite TV, DVD and VCR, stereo and i-pod docking station, 5-zone heating, and a crankin' wood stove. There's videos, DVDs and books, as well as games and toys suitable for the entire family.

The fully-equipped kitchen contains a gas range, microwave oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, trash compactor, and washer and dryer. There's a coffee maker and an espresso machine for those of you who need java first thing in the morning. On the deck there's a gas grill, patio furniture (including a hammock), a chiminea to toast marshmallows among tons of stars to gaze at night.

Two bedrooms (both with queen beds) plus an upstairs loft (with full size futon and twin bunks) can sleep up to eight people (6 adults comfortably) and there's plenty of floor space so 2 more can sleep on an aero bed if needed. There are three baths and plenty of closet storage for ski/hiking stuff. Linens, towels and starter toiletries are provided.

Rafting, Hiking or Biking? In the summer its a quick 30 minute drive south down US285 to Buena Vista and some of the best rafting in Colorado on the Arkansas River. You will find bike and hiking trails all over the area. A National Forest Service office is conveniently located in Fairplay.

Keep us in mind for skiing in winter too: No need to sit in traffic on I-70. This house is 20 minutes to Breckenridge at the bottom of Peak 9; an additional 25 minutes will put you in Keystone; Beaver Creek is an hour's drive from Alma. Note: You will need a 4-wheel drive in the winter.

You will be staying in a wonderfully, warm, cozy and secluded private home with every convenience at a fraction of the condominium and hotel prices of resort towns. There is no internet access or a land line at the house - but who needs it when you want to get away from it all.

Please no smokers or pets. Renters 18 years or older please.

Keywords: Fairplay, Placer Valley, Hoosier Pass, Breckenridge, mountain home, ski house, family friendly getaway, summer vacation cabin, mountain setting, mountain getaway, Colorado house in woods, multiple family home, aspens

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Teresa Lawlor

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english

I am the second owner of this beautiful mountain home and have had it now for eight 10 years. I love living in metro Denver but also appreciate having a place in the mountains to getaway with the kids. We have had wonderful times here with friends and have started renting it out recently. We have had many return guests.

Teresa Lawlor purchased this house in 2005

I lived in the foothills of Denver for 8 years before buying this property. After I had kids I wanted to be close to everything in Denver, but also wanted to enjoy the mountains. Alma is a cute little town and the locals are wonderfully friendly. We love being so close to Breckenridge and the magnificent 14,000 foot mountains. There's skiing, sledding, snowshoeing as well as lots of summer activities like hiking, biking, fishing, boating (on Lake Dillon) and canoeing. Its also a convenient distance from Denver - about a 2 hour drive so it appeals to local and out of town visitors alike - and you can avoid the I-70 traffic by taking US285.

The ride to the house is glorious - what a treat to drive over Kenosha pass to the house on US285 and hit South Park. The views are to die for. Once you arrive at the house its like getting away from it all but with all the conveniences of home. Its great to hang out on the deck and read, make s'mores with the kids at night and watch the stars. The South Platte river and reservoir make it fun to fish with the kids. Alma is a groovy little town with some good coffee shops and restaurants and there's a few great parks for the kids (including 2 skateboard parks). Breckenridge always has something going on during the weekends all year long.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Enjoy the Aspens From the Deck: Secluded home 20 mins to Breckenridge
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Alma South Central Colorado
Colorado Springs
5

Alma House

  • 5 of 5
We had a very nice comfortable stay. The home was just as we expected from the description. Our initial reason for staying here was the access to Kite Lake and hiking Fourteeners, we also spent several days exploring the south park area, and 4wd on back roads like Mosquito Pass Road. Alma has some nice shops and of course Al-Mart. We hope to be back sometime.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. The reasons you listed for staying here are honestly the. Reasons I purchased the house and share it with people. Hope to host you again.
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Alma South Central Colorado
Keller, Texas
5

Perfect accomodations for summer hiking of local 14er's

Perfect accomodations for summer hiking of local 14er's
  • 5 of 5
5 of us spent a week at "The Alma House" hiking the local 14er's. The house was exactly as described, the owner's instructions were accurate and helpful. The location was perfect for exploring the area from Breckenridge to Fairplay with very little driving time. The location was remote but also less than 2 miles to Alma in case a quick run to town was needed. The house was furnished very well. A television upgrade to one from this century would be nice but we were so tired from hiking all day that the evenings were short anyway. All the appliances were functional and the propane grill was very convenient and used often. The view was limited due to the abundance of the Aspen trees that while beautiful in the Summer will be amazing in the Fall. While not the fanciest or largest property, "The Alma House" was a very good value for a family or group looking for economical, comfortable and convenient housing that provides for all your needs.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for all that great feedback. It's true that the house is not the largest or nicest, but it is a perfect getaway and quite economical. And you are definitely right on with the TV comment. I'm hoping to upgrade the tv to a flat screen but am somewhat limited by satellite choices (those 14ers tend to block the signal). And to be honest, shouldn't we go to the mountains to get away from all the electronics? Plus how many vacation rentals can you find these days with a 25 year old VCR? Thanks again!
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Alma South Central Colorado
5

Colorado Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, along with our three year old twins, stayed here for four nights. The photographs are a very accurate reflection of the property though it is quite a bit more hidden in the front due to many aspen trees. It is well maintained, clean, and has all of the things you need to prepare meals in the kitchen. We hit the Safeway grocery store in Frisco and cooked the entire time. We used the bbq grill on the deck once. We found that during our stay it always seemed to rain about 4 pm each afternoon, but only briefly, and then the sun came out. It was cool, and very cool when raining. Bring jackets or fleece for sure. Breckinridge was a pretty drive down Hoosier Pass and took around 25 minutes. Take the free gondola up to Peak 9 where the kids did bungee jumping and had ice cream. If you have multiple kids of different ages and they like the alpine slide, and other physical recreation opportunities check out the peak 9 activities and prices before going up, because once your up, you're soaked for the money and it's not cheap. But it was all worth it! The grocery store in Alma had beef from a good cattle ranch in Salida, we bought the ribeyes. There is a good Italian restaurant in Fairplay and we had an excellent breakfast at Brown Burro in Fairplay (though we never found that egg that slid off the plate!!) . Leadville is around an hour away and has a three hour train ride on the Leadville railroad. There are nice walks right outside the home. The location is quite private on a dead end culdesac and we only encountered people once on our last day. The home is well equipped for kids, both boys and girls in terms of toys and books. We barely watched the tv/dvd/stereo but the setup was nice. Text messaging from the house was hit and miss. Typically texts arrived as going down Hoosier Pass. Cell service (Sprint) worked fine. There is no internet connection but an I pad or laptop would be great for downloading and reviewing photos. And the home was a little bigger than we expected. We made use of only the two first floor bedrooms and never went upstairs to the large loft which i believe would sleep at least a couple more people. Nice to have three bathrooms. The master bathroom is recently remodeled in travertine and stone and is a pleasure to get ready though my kids did not allow me the pleasure. LOL! Book it, you'll lack for nothing!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Alma South Central Colorado
Missouri
5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful hideaway. We saw maybe 3 cars on the road in front of the cabin all week, yet were just minutes into Alma and Fairplay. Very convenient to Breckenridge and to the trail heads for Quandary, Mt. Lincoln and Sherman. Thanks for letting us stay. We hated to leave.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a great time and hope you will consider staying with us again. Thanks so much.
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Alma South Central Colorado
Las Vegas
5

Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5
Not only are the views wonderful but the cabin is just as beautiful. It instantly made us feel at home. The kitchen was well equipped and easy to cook in. The location was far enough to give us the remote feeling while still having easy access to Breckinridge. We are grateful to the owners for opening their home to us.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alma South Central Colorado
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5

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying at this house. It is incredibly
comfortable and a great place to get away from it all!
We spent several lovely nights cooking and relaxing in
front of the fire. And it is a great distance to the
slopes. We highly recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Brown Burro Cafe
Silver Scoop Creamery
South Park Saloon
"Friendly local folk, good pizza and burritos."
Fairplay
"Check out this little town for music festivals, eateries and the historic town of South Park."
Alma
"Great little town close by. Skateboard and bike park with swings and playground, Coffee Shop..."
Breckenridge Brewery
"Always good for a brew, fish and chips are delish as are burgers. Good happy hour. Right at ..."
South Platte River
"Award winning fly fishing in this river."
Mt Bross
"Fourteener and National Forest"
Quandary Peak
Carter Park
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 285, Highway 9, I-70
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
South Park Saloon, Alma's Only Bar
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Breckenridge
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
South Park Saloon
Car: necessary

House is located at the base of Mt. Bross and close to scenic Bristlecone Pine Forest. Access to many fourteeners, great mountain biking and hiking, and world class fly fishing on the S. Platte. Lake Dillon in Summit County is also close for sailing. Buena Vista is less than 30 minutes south for world class rafting on the Arkansas River; easily done in a day trip.

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Availability & Rates

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Alma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Ski Season
Nov 21 - Dec 18
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 19 - Jan 4
4 night minimum stay
$205
$1,330
 
 
Ski Season
Jan 5 - Apr 10
2 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Check in 3 pm; Check out 10 am
Simple rental agreement is required
No pets or smokers

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Alma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bath - toilet , shower , Double vanity sinks, toilet and shower attached to master
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Just off Guest Bedroom on main floor
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to loft, but private
  • 2 Full baths, Master suite bath has double vanity and spacious shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed with separate outside access
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Suite includes master bath w/double sink & shower
    Loft - 1 bunk bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full sized aero bed available; loft includes full bath
  • Sleeping arrangements include 2 Queen size Beds, 1 Full-sized futon located in loft, 1 Twin-Sized Bunk Bed - While bottom bunk may be appropriate for an adult, these bunk beds are bettersuited for children or young adults. Full size aero bed also available. Max sleeping capacity is 6 adults (+ two are children).
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountaineering
  • golf
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • snowmobiling
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
  • snowboarding
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • fly fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
In winter we can provide sleds and snowshoes. If you are looking for something specific please ask.
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