This 8,600 sq. ft custom home is centrally located in the private community of Cerise Ranch, which sits halfway between one of the worlds most sought after destination vacation areas, Aspen, Colorado, and the World's largest natural hot springs, found in Glenwood Springs. Conveniently located less than 3 minutes from the new Willits Town Center in Basalt, the home of the new Whole Foods Market, and less than 8 minutes to downtown Basalt and 10 minutes to historical downtown Carbondale, you have access to great restaurants, retail shopping, a multiplex movie theater, bowling, yoga, massage, boating access on Reudi Reservoir, the 128 acre public Crown Mt. Park, City Market grocery, multiple liquor stores, boutique delis, Starbucks, golfing, Gold Medal fly fishing on the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan Rivers, the new Woody Creek Distillers, hiking, big mt. climbing access (as in 14,000 ft peaks and Mt.Sopris, the single largest land mass in all of Colorado), road and mountain biking, dirt biking, winter ice climbing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, white water rafting, multiple equestrian facilities, summer rodeos, shooting range, and on and on and on...! Want to be near the Roaring Fork Club while attending a wedding, a golf tournament of just going fishing, but can't get housing on site? Come stay with us as other members recently have. The list of fun local activities is endless and at your fingertips!
Just a 'straight shot', 15 minutes to the west on Hwy. 82, is beautiful Glenwood Springs which spans the Colorado River. Apart from the World renowned Hot Springs and 'Spa of the Rockies', you have the Historic Hotel Colorado which has housed the likes of President Teddy Roosevelt and Al Capone, the Glenwood Kayak Park on the Colorado River, the Glenwood Adventure Park (amusement park with altitude), Fairy Caves, the Glenwood Rec. Center, Ski Sunlight, Brew Pub, access to fishing, rafting, and whatever else it is you may want to do on the mighty Colodaro River. There is also paragliding, mini golf, the Glenwood Meadows Mall (Target, Lowes, Pier One, Bed Bath and Beyond, Sports Authority...), Doc Holiday's grave and many, many other amazing things to see and do in this old Wild West town once known as 'Defiance Colorado!'
And now for the good news if you can believe it can get any better!!!
The towns of Aspen and Snowmass Village Colorado are roughly a quick and easy 20-25 minute drive straight east on scenic Hwy. 82. If you would like to experience some of the worlds best skiing, Aspen Mtn. (Ajax to the locals), Snowmass Mtn. (the 2nd largest ski resort in the United States), Aspen Highlands (home of the Highlands Bowl) and Buttermilk Mountain (Home of the ESPN Winter X Games) all are graciously awaiting your arrival! With some of the best snowfall, terrain, views, and grooming capabilities in the industry, these mountains offer something for everyone of all skiing abilities. Don't know how to ski? Take a lesson with some of the most respected Ski Pros in the business with the Ski and Snowboard Schools of the Aspen Skiing Company! Ever wanted to go for a dog sled ride? Visit Krabloonicks Dog Kennel in Snowmass, it's the real deal! Want a snowmobile tour? Visit T Lazy 7 ranch as you head up to the world famous Maroon Bells!
Aspen/Snowmass offers some of the best year round cultural activities and events to be found anywhere on the planet! Chose from the Aspen Ideas Fest, (where the world brightest and most influential people come to hash out solutions to world affairs) to the Snowmass Jazzfest, the Leadville 100 or the USA Pro Cycling Tour! No matter your tastes, Aspen offers a multitude of high level, mentally stimulating, physically renewing activities to either participate in or enjoy as a spectator. Internationally know dignities frequently speak at the Aspen Institute, world famous musicians routinely perform at the Aspen Music Festival, The Wheeler Opera House, The Benedict Music Tent, and yes, also out in the open air at the base of Aspen Mountain! Have you ever seen fireworks in the winter? Come enjoy Aspen's Winterskol Festival. Like professional level rugby, volleyball, the ESPN Winter X-Games, World Cup Skiing? Aspen has them all! Want to attend some intimate 'Theater in the the Park?' Aspen has that to! Do you enjoy eating at some of the finest restaurants anywhere, taking a cooking class, visiting historical sites like the Smuggler Mine, (a working silver mine where the worlds largest single piece of silver Orr was found). Do you want to para-glide off Aspen Mt., bike on Snowmass Mt...? No need to look any further, it is all right here in the Aspen Valley.
While there is much more to do than listed here, we know that no matter when you visit, you will enjoy all the time you spend in the historical Aspen/Roaring Fork Valley, the ancestral lands of the proud Ute Indians, (Aspen was previously named Ute City). Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, the Aspen/Roaring Fork Valley has it all!!!