LOG AND STONE HOME PERFECT FOR FAMILY VACATIONS

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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LOG AND STONE HOME PERFECT FOR FAMILY VACATIONS

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Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7 - 11)

Our hand built log and stone home is in central Roaring Fork Valley, a little closer to Aspen than Glenwood Springs. We have stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, and a delightful house and yard from which to enjoy the views. Our home has a cozy, rustic feel, and there are incredible opportunities for recreation. Amenities include a wood stove, a porch with hammocks, a fire pit in the front yard, a wood burning sauna in the back, a community swimming pool and tennis court in the summer, and cross country skiing, hiking or biking right from the door.

There are NO CLEANING FEES on rentals of 7 days or longer. $125 for groups more than 4 people, $100 for 4 or less

We have a rural feel, with preserved open space to the north, east and south. We're on three acres, but it feels much larger because of the open space in three directions. We're perched three miles above the highway (so there's easy access to shopping and local communities, with a great bus system connecting the valley), with inspiring views of the mountains. Wildlife abounds, with sightings of deer, fox, coyote, elk and many birds. The weather is often delightful, with warm (not hot) summers and snowy winters -- definitely distinct seasons. We're about a half hour from the ski slopes of Aspen or the hot springs and other attractions of Glenwood Springs.

The sauna is available all year, and after heating up you can jump in the snow in the winter, or in a small stream in the summer. The community pool and hot tub (Memorial Day - mid-September) are little used, so often it's like a private pool. You can enjoy the cultural and recreational activities of the valley, and then relax with the amenities in and around our home.

Out our door: trails for hiking, biking and cross country skiing; gardens; hammocks and a multi person swing; wood burning sauna (and a little creek in the summer to jump in when you're steamy); community swimming pool, hot tub, play ground and tennis courts in the summer within walking distance; fire pit area in the front yard; lots of wildlife.

At the bottom of the hill: (a three mile drive) grocery shopping, movie theater, restaurants, a bus system that will take you up or down the valley, antique and craft shops.

Aspen: (a half hour drive) alpine skiing, X-games, many festivals (food & wine, classical music, ideas, physics institute, hot air balloon, etc), museums, groomed cross country ski trails, golf, theater, all kinds of music, white water rafting, fishing, incredible hikes and bikes, Maroon Bells, internationally renowned speakers, etc

Glenwood Springs: (a half hour drive) world's largest hot springs pool, white water rafting, Fairy Caves and amusement park, Yampa Vapor Caves, hiking and biking, fishing, golf, Ski Sunlight.

Other attractions in the valley: fly fishing on the Frying Pan River, ghost towns, the art and craft village of Redstone, hiking in the Wilderness Areas, mountain biking, an Aspen to Glenwood bike path, free concerts most nights of the summer.

The bedrooms are laid out as follows:

Master bedroom has a queen bed and a small outside deck, with attached bathroom (and have we mentioned the views?)

Bedroom 2 has a queen bed and a tree fort (yes, you have to climb a tree) with a twin mattress in it. Children should probably be at least 5 or 6 to use this bed. This shares a bathroom with bedroom 3, and the bathroom is across a hall / balcony

Bedroom 3 has a queen bed and a sleeping loft with a twin mattress that's accessed by a ladder.

Bedroom 4 is our guest room / study. It is downstairs, and uses the downstairs bathroom. It has a queen fold out couch / bed -- but it's high quality (made by American Furniture with a three platform design instead of the metal bars) and is just as comfortable as the other beds. This room also has a large flatscreen TV for movies and Netflix, but we don't get TV stations.

Keywords: log home, mountains, rural, unique, hand built, cabin, stone, sunny

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Peter

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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In June, 2012 we became retired school teachers, ready to expand our horizons. We love outdoor adventure, rural settings (although we're not opposed to some classic, big city adventures, either), and simple activities.

Peter purchased this cottage in 1988

We built this house, stone by stone and log by log. We're very proud of it, and sometimes we can't believe we're willing to leave our incredible home and valley. Yet we enjoy traveling and seeing other parts of the world and other cultures. When we return, we're always amazed by the views we get 365/24/7, and the cultural and wilderness opportunities outside our door.

Although this is our primary residence, it's set up more like a second home -- with our gear in storage and basically empty closets, dressers, etc. On the other hand, the spice racks are full, the book shelves and game closet offer distractions, and we've left a notebook full of ideas / opportunities / hiking trails / events.

It's the best of both worlds. Sometimes we find ourselves never leaving our property for days at a time, surrounded by the natural world immediately outside our door. We read in the hammocks, have a fire in the firepit, cross country ski from our doorstep or swim in the community pool. Other times we're catching a free lecture from the Aspen Physics Institute, or one of the many free concerts throughout the valley, hiking or biking in world famous wilderness areas, attending art openings, provocative lectures, or full moon bike rides... As I said, sometimes we question why we're willing to leave.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Basalt Northwest Colorado
Russell, KS
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PERFECT MOUNTAIN GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Before we even arrived the owner stayed in touch with us, helping us to be prepared for our vacation. It was a wonderful mountain get away. The location was centrally located to Glenwood Springs and Aspen. It was so nice to spend our days fishing, hiking, shopping and whatever activities we wanted to do. We really enjoyed the Glenwood Caverns. Then in the evening, we would cook a meal and enjoy time with our family by sitting outdoors around the fire or watching a movie in the study. One evening, we watched a doe and her fawn come up to the yard. The deer spent about a half hour in the long grasses next to the property. We got some great pictures. We are already planning our trip for next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Log and Stone Home Perfect for Family Vacations
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406067vbi
+1 (970) 618-8306
Basalt Northwest Colorado
5

WONDERFUL HOME!

  • 5 of 5
Our family loved being in this home. There were ten of us. We had one infant, and the rest were teenagers and up. This home was very warm and inviting with plenty of places to relax and get comfortable, inside or out. Beautiful views, close to great hiking and biking, and a lovely pool. Very easy to get a hold of the owners, and they always answered our questions promptly and with great information. Would definitely go again!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Basalt Northwest Colorado
Iowa City, IA
5

PERFECT MOUNTAIN RETREAT HOME

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at this wonderful home this past Fall with some friends and colleagues while participating in a yoga retreat and training in Carbondale. The house amazed all of us - gorgeous wood and stone work, cozy fireplace, and lots of palpable love! The kitchen is very well-stocked for those who like to cook. The house has a cabin like feel without feeling at all crowded. In fact, the floor plan is quite open, yet it is as though you are nestled by the house and protected from the mountain winds. While we were there, the first big snow of the season fell, and everything was cloaked in a lovely blanket of snow.
The house was built by the owners themselves and they have obviously put a great deal of care in the place. The views are stunning - especially in the morning as you watch the sun glow on the mountains.
I will definitely stay here again when returning to the area. The owners were prompt in their communication and super helpful. They've left lots of detailed writings about the house and the area that are both helpful and engaging to read.
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Log and Stone Home Perfect for Family Vacations
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406067vbi
+1 (970) 618-8306
Basalt Northwest Colorado
5

FALL VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 10, 5 Adults and 5 Children were lucky to find this warm log home to stay in while vacationing in CO. It had plenty of room for all of us! It had everything one would need for cooking, laundry, bathing, passing the time. The pictures do Not do it justice. It is Huge! Thanks Peter!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Aspen
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Glenwood Springs
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

tube the ditch behind our house, trails from the door, outdoor firepit, starry skies, usually good snow December -mid March

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Availability & Rates

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Basalt Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer, Winter
Jun 1 - Sep 5
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,820
 
 
Winter 11/20 - 3/31
Nov 20 - Apr 1
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,200
$4,286
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning fee if less than 7 day rental $125
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes There is a 5% tax and, if you stay less than a week, a $125 cleaning fee added to the base rate

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Basalt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , attached bathroom, incredible views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , The two twin beds are mattresses in a loft of the bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The twin bed is in a loft of the bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is our study, with a truly comfortable fold out sofa.
    Loft - The lofts are in bedrooms 2 and 3, so read the details there
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2 or 3) these are in lofts in bedrooms with a queen bed as well.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • spelunking
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
community swimming pool, outdoor firepit, covered porch with hammocks, wood burning sauna, community tennis court, wildflower lawn, several outdoor hangout spots, access to some of our recreation equipment: (bikes, tubes, water sport stuff)
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