PERFECT BASE CAMP!!
Submitted: September 13, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
I wnated to come to Carbondale to Climb Mount Sopris, and to watch the USA PRO Cycling Tour. Upon our arrival Bill and Wendy met us at the door. They were immediately very gracious and were very interested in what we were going to do and filled us with a ton of insider information that only true locals would know.
The house itself is beyond compare. The living area is ultra comforatble, beautifully decorated with amazing artwork. the kitchen is immaculate (the whole house is spotless) and has everything you need within arms reach. The bedrooms are just great. One bedroom upstairs and one down made for each party having more privacy than I"m used to when I go out of town. I'm a big matress guy and that is the first thing Iook at when I rent a place. Little did I know that the top of the line linens and Tempur pedic mattress would conspire to keep me in bed later than intended. Most comforatble bed I have ever slept in. The view from my Bedroom window and the deck is of Mt. Sopris. For me it was sobering knowing I was going to try to tackle it, but it was also wonderful to see it at sunset, at dawn, and throughout the day. Water was hot and pressure was good!! The air conditioning worked wvery well, and was easy to operate. Bill and Wendy also provided written instructions on how to operate the tv and VCR (this seems to be missing in some rentals, but not here). The nieghborhood is dead quiet at night, and pleasant during the day with people on bikes cruising around all day.
It is situated within walking distance of the local market, and just a little bit Firther is the center of town with a bunch of great places to eat (ask Bill and Wnedy, and they'll clue you in on the insider info)! I have stayed in a bucnh of Home away places, and this by far was the very best.
It is worth noting here that I was injured climbing sopris (I made the summit!). Bell and Wendy went far beyond the call of duty by locating immediate emergency care, and Bill actually drove me to the ER, and waited while they fixed me up. Staying in this extraordinarly comfortable and beautifully appointed home made our trip that much more enjoyable. It is also within striking distance of Aspen, Redstone, Marble, Glenwood springs.
I just can't say enough about the home and the proprietors. It is PERFECT!!! I would recommend this property to couples, families or individuals looking to explore the wonderful area around Carbondale. Were coming back next year and bringing the bikes!!
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