|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
At the end of the rainbow we designed, built, and completed our French Country style dream house in 2010 called A and H Wildflower Ranch. We have a sunny custom kitchen with lots of counter space and an open floor plan to the main living area and dining area, 2 master bedrooms that have either a patio or balcony, an additional bedroom with attached bathroom, an office, and atrium sun room. There are doors from all rooms leading to the exterior patios and decks that surround our home.
We have an inviting and open floor plan that provides lots of sunlight. The many windows throughout our home allow you to enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Sopris, the 31 acres of open-space which includes a pond, the Roaring Fork River, as well as the Flattops Wilderness Area north of Glenwood Springs. Not only can you enjoy the views from the interior, but you can also relax outdoors while watching and listening to wildlife, birds, the stream, or consider the night sky from decks and flagstone patios that surround our home. Inside, there are little nooks with cozy spots for relaxing with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and a good book. We have an eclectic collection of books for browsing or reading and an assortment of games. Our custom kitchen has ample room for preparing, cooking, and visiting. Due to our stone and stucco exterior, the house remains comfortably cool even in the heat of summer without a swamp cooler, although we have ceiling fans in many rooms.
We are located halfway between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. Our neighborhood consists of acreages with most of our neighbors owning horses. This creates a peaceful country feel to our property. Our central location makes this a perfect place to stay allowing you to explore up and down the valleys, no matter your vacation preferences. There is something for everyone here in the heart of the Rockies. If you would like to view more pictures scroll down this page to where it says 'click here for more information' and view our website.
Keywords: Acreage, mountain views, stream through the property
Clay is a designer and builder. Cindy is an art teacher. We love to work, play and enjoy family and friends with our dog Ernie. We spend a lot of time outdoors gardening, hiking, camping, wildlife watching, swimming, kayaking, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, hunting and star gazing. We have thought about moving, but we love this area with the sunshine and climate too much to seriously consider going elsewhere. We prefer to invite family and friends to come and stay here instead!
We bought this property in 2006 and designed and built our dream home on the 7 acres. We completed the building in 2010. We fell in love with this property as we walked the open-space and down to the pond and Roaring Fork River. We love the views from this end of the 7 acres. We are outdoor loving people and we have found ourselves within easy distance of a huge diversity of outdoor experiences year round. We are pass holders at the world famous Glenwood Hot Springs and know why the Utes called it Yampah or 'Big Medicine'. We like that we are approximately 10 minutes away.
We placed the house on the edge of the open-space to maximize the views and the water feature. We have a stream running down in front of the south side of the house that provides a wildlife corridor year round. We have a wide variety of birds that live and eat here. We also enjoy the many species of mammals, such as, fox, deer, elk, bobcat, chipmunk, and rabbit just to name a few, that use this corridor.
We have a fabulous view of Mt. Sopris. In addition, we have a trail that circles the whole subdivision. A section of the trail runs alongside the Roaring Fork River where you can walk, run, fish, skip rocks, enjoy watching the blue herons in their rookery, the nesting pair of ospreys, or the elk that winter along the river. There is a pond with a variety of waterfowl depending on the time of year you are here. You can walk, cross-country ski or snowshoe along the trail. In addition, we are 3 miles from the bike trail that follows the old RR tracks up and down the Roaring Fork Valley. This bike trail begins in Glenwood Springs and continues all the way to Aspen.
My family and I were not very pleased with our stay. First, the property owners live on site above the garage. That information was not provided to us before our stay. Second, the house was not very clean. The shower curtains were all riddled with soap scum, the washing machine had dirty clothes left in it which smelled of mold, the beds were not very clean, and the kitchen utensils still had food on them. The owners are very big on recycling and composting. I think it's great that the owners take pride in conservative however, I just wish that they provided the necessary supplies to be able to compost. The compost bin was an old ice cream container so it made it kinda difficult to fit composted items in there. The highlights of the stay were the beautiful view of the mountains. Also, the size was accommodating to our large family. It was very close to town which made commuting easy. Overall, I think I would have been able to enjoy the stay better if the house was clean and if the owners living on site was disclosed.
This house is spacious. Plenty of room for large groups. It was clean and well maintained. Main drawback- Home Owners live on the property (above the garage), which was not disclosed at the time of rental. This is a key piece of information for renters and should be provided.
The house is large and perfect for multiple generation get-together, as it has enough room for everyone, beautiful gathering/sitting areas and a marvelous kitchen. It is clean and its many libraries could keep you in the house quite easily -- but the area is so lovely, it is difficult to keep inside. It is located close to Glenwood Springs and Carbondale with many outdoors activities and Aspen is a short drive away.
Cindy and Clay were extremely responsive and know and obviously love the area. They suggested activities and answered any questions immediately. We would come back in a heartbeat.
What a lovely home for a fabulous getaway! Impeccably clean and cared for all the comforts of home in a breathtaking location! Thank you for having us we had a lovely time!!
This is a wonderful secluded countryside home with nice views of the Roaring Fork Valley. The house easily accommodates 8 people in their own double bedroom with bath. The fully equipped kitchen and gas grill on the deck allowed us to prepare all our dinners at the house and enjoy the large dinning room and views in the evening. Cindy and Clay were very nice and we would definitely come back here again.
We traveled to the Carbondale area to visit friends who were summering in the area. We have three boys under the age of 8, and we needed a space that would give them room to roam. This home had plenty of indoor and outdoor space for all of us to enjoy. It was clean and no-corners have been cut in the construction of the home. If we were to visit the area again, we would consider this home for our stay. The owners are a terrific couple and have a great property.
Fly fishermen: You can walk down to the Roaring Fork River from the house.
Hunters: We have parking for your ATV/dirt bikes/boat/trailer.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 21 2015 - Sep 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$150.00 + Tax|
|Notes||A deposit is required to secure your reservation. Payment in full is required 30 days prior to your reservation. We accept Visa and Mastercard. We can also accept personal checks as long as it is 30 days prior to your reservation.|
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