Come feel the ambiance of Old Mexico in this spacious hacienda-style home with large, arched windows capturing 180 degree views of Mt. Sopris & the Frying Pan & Roaring Fork River Valley. Marble, granite, tile, limestone & large, log vigas enhance the interior design. Enjoy the amenities of the dramatic Great Room with the spacious high ceilings, fully equipped kitchen, dining room & inviting, sunken living room with the Natural Boulder fireplace & Indoor Atrium. Relax in the large, comfortable family room that host a TV, DVD & Stereo system with surround sound installed in both living areas as well as the outside veranda. Three, large bedrooms with queen beds await you at days end. The master bed & bath hosts a marble jacuzzi tub, skylight & access to the back veranda & gardens.
Breathe the clean, fresh mountain air as you meander among multi-tiered gardens with elaborate stone walkways & viewing platforms totally surrounded by open space. Dine on one of three enchanting patios to the serenade of a tranquil stream & waterfall. Glimpse the occasional wildlife as they traverse through this park like setting.
While surrounded by all this nature, the town of Basalt rests within walking distance & offers unique boutiques, art galleries & a sumptuous variety of exceptional restaurants. Aspen & it's sister resort, Snowmass Village, with their world renowned ski slopes & shops are 20 miles south while Glenwood Springs & it's Olympic size natural, hot springs pool & vapor caves lies 22 miles north of Basalt.
Whether you enjoy the activities of winter or summer, this home will welcome you at the end of the day & you will return home from your vacation refreshed & rejuvenated. Come, experience the magic of Basalt's HILLSIDE HACIENDA.
John & I have lived here for 35 years. We had a stone company specializing in marble, granite, tile & masonry. John designed & remodeled the home in 1998. We retired a year ago & now spend most of our time visiting our children & grandchildren who are scattered from Washington state to New Mexico. We also enjoy volunteering with Habitat for Humanity & traveling.
The Owner purchased this house in 1976
As a child, I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area & fell in love with the mountains when visiting family in Lake Tahoe. When the opportunity arose to move to Colorado, I jumped at it. Going from the fast pace of the city to the snail pace of the country took quite an adjustment. The population of Basalt was about 500 people; the perfect place to raise a family.
Even though the population has increased, Basalt still remains a small, peaceful, mountain town. I love waking up in the morning & looking out at the majestic, snowcapped mountain across the valley. You can't help but breathe a deep sigh of relief at the peace & quiet that surrounds you. As you walk outside, you may be greeted by two or three deer grazing on the grass or the gobble of a flock of wild turkeys sharing the hillside with you. Mother Nature never fails to amaze me. I love it here & I'd love to share what this property has to offer with others.
John and Sandy,
We loved the eight weeks that we spent at Hillside Hacienda-the art and Southwest artifacts, the quiet, the deer and wild turkeys peeking in the windows on an almost daily basis, drinking our morning coffee while enjoying the changing faces of Mt. Sopris-All contributed to our enjoyment of your very unique and special home. Our family and friends who visited all felt the magic as well.
We especially enjoyed the evenings of great food and great conversation while getting to know both of you better. We look forward to you visiting us at our home so that we can try to return the warm hospitality you extended to us.
Thank you for everything!
P.S. Glad to see the snow finally start-just as we were leaving-someone will have better ski conditions than we did.
Just returned from a wonderful summer at the Hacienda. Couldn't stay at a more perfect home. Waterfall stream in backyard, gorgeous view of Sopris in the front. Interior adorned with exceptional Indian and cowboy paintings and sculptures.
Have stayed in Basalt for many summers and this was definitely our favorite! Can't wait to return.
Thank you Sandy and John.
Nice place but I would only recommend this place for retired couples without kids. The woman who rents this place out lives above the garage and thats way to close! She was
always home and peering out the window. She actually snapped at the end of our stay
and swore at my wife. BUZZ KILL!
My wife and I spent a month in this warm, rustic, very comfortable home, from August 15 - Sept. 15. Everything was perfect when we arrived; towels, linen, TP etc...fully equipped kitchen, DirecTV and spacious living. But the best part is the incredible views from the front lawn and the restful waterfall in the back. Gas BBQ is easy to operate and the quiet stillness at night is wonderful. Close to fishing and hiking. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, even though we were attending to business interests in the Valley. We would definitely come again.