Snowmass Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathroom
This 8,000 sq ft three level log pole home sits on top of a mesa on 6 acres with 360 degree views overlooking the stunning Snowmass Creek valley and the Snowmass ski area. Centrally located within one of the world’s most sought after destination vacation areas (Aspen, Colorado) with short drives (~25 minutes) to some of the world’s best skiing, Aspen Mtn. (Ajax to the locals), Snowmass Mtn. (the 2nd largest ski resort in the United States and offers unique experience of dog sledding), Aspen Highlands (home of the Highlands Bowl) and Buttermilk Mountain (home of the ESPN Winter X Games). The home is ~20 minute drive to the Aspen Airport which has direct flights from Los Angles, San Francisco, Denver, Dallas, and many other cities.
The home can comfortably accommodate multiple families (sleeps 12 very comfortably, best with 10 or less adults) with over 6,000 square feet of living space including 5 large bedrooms (one with gas fireplace, flat screen TV, walk-in robe, ensuite with steam shower and Jacuzzi tub and adjacent office with printing facilities) and a large bunk room with high quality bedding. The property has a large Jacuzzi hot tub overlooking the valley to enjoy after a long day. The home has 4.5 bathrooms, 2 laundry’s (1 laundry room, 2 ironing boards), 2 kitchens (1 large gourmet), a grand room with log fireplace, 2 lounge areas with gas fireplaces and large flat screen TV’s, a 1 car heated garage and parking for 5 more cars outside. The large gourmet kitchen is well equipped for entertaining big groups. It has a large fridge, an 6 burner gas stove and plate grill, two large ovens, a microwave, a large dishwasher, a walk in pantry and it is stocked with utensils, crockery, pots and pans and has a gas grill located on the adjacent deck. The small kitchen has a large fridge, a four burner electric stove, an oven, a microwave and a dishwasher. The home has been set up for skiing with a large ski racking system in the heated garage and a ski room with a bench and storage space for large numbers of boots, jackets and helmets. The home also has free wireless internet throughout.
The property also has one of the best private sledding hills/driveways in the area. It is over 600 ft long and is straight on a steady 10% grade which provides a great activity for everyone.
In addition to being located on a mesa above a beautiful valley and ski area the home is located a short drive to many historic and famous country towns. Downtown Aspen is ~25 minute drive and offers an amazing range of interest including historic buildings, world renowned galleries, designer shops, restaurants and cultural, musical and intellectual events. It is also a set off point for skiing, snowmobiling, rafting, kayaking, hiking, biking and golf. Downtown Basalt is ~15 minute drive and is best for general supplies whilst also being a hub point for fly fishing and boating in the area. Downtown Carbondale is ~25 minute drive and is known for its country rodeo’s, arts and crafts, restaurants and is also the set off point for trips to remote country towns of Redstone and Marble (a famous remote marble quarry). Glenwood Springs is ~45 minute drive and is home to the world’s largest natural hot springs, spa, caves, the famous Hotel Colorado, a theme park, an adventure park, a dude ranch with horses and AWDs, the beautiful Glenwood Canyon and Hanging Falls, and large chain stores for when you need them. All the towns have regular festivals and events throughout the year.
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Events Allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Philip St Baker
Australian, living in Brisbane Australia with wife and two adult boys. CEO of an energy company
Philip St Baker purchased this chateau / country house in 2010
Why Philip St Baker chose Snowmass
The family lived in USA for three years and fell in love with the people, the Rocky Mountains and skiing and bought this home to visit on occassion when time permits.
What makes this chateau / country house unique
This is a beautiful three level log home situated on top of a mesa overlooking the stunning Snowmass Creek Valley and Snowmass ski area and is a short drive to some of the world's best ski destinations. The home is large enought to enjoy with our extended family and friends with 5 bedrooms and a bunk room (most comfortable with 16 or less people so everyone can dine together)