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Fryingpan Retreat/ Romantic Getaway/ Flyfishing Access Near Aspen, Co

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms/1.5 Baths - Sleeps 4 Comfortably. Can accomodate 6.

Newly gutted and remodeled, this charming, romantic cabin is a real home, filled with character and comfort. 360 degrees of exquisite views of the mountains, the Frying Pan River, and the majestic Seven Castles red rock cliffs. Relax in the English garden or on the expansive back deck with hot tub and stunning views. This is a unique alternative to traditional lodging, vacation rentals and/ or hotels in Aspen, Basalt, or Snowmass.

The retreat is located 5 miles from the quaint, downtown Basalt and 23 miles from Aspen and/or Snowmass! Driving time- only 10 minutes to downtown Basalt with excellent shopping and world-class restaurants- And only 30 minutes to Aspen's world-famous ski areas, shops, and amenities!

Whether you are seeking adventure or peace and quiet, the Roaring Fork Valley has it all.

More Details

Christina Grandy
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017


Basalt Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Fryingpan Retreat/ Romantic Getaway/ Flyfishing Access Near Aspen, Co
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

great vacation loved it

  • 5 of 5

It was the best!!! Stunning veiws beautiful house. I took my boat to Ruedi reservoir for water skiing . Drove to Aspen several evenings for classical concerts and wonderful resturants. The whole trip couldn't have been better. Chistina was wonderful and very helpful. I give it a 5!!!! can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Bend, WI

Could have achieved 5 stars

  • 3 of 5

My fiance and I chose this home based on some of the previous reviews. What we did not know was the home had been sold/remodeled recently so the reviews were not current. We started the trip scrambling some to get signed paperwork to the property manager. I don't know if we missed the paperwork or if it was not sent to us in a timely manner. It was not enjoyable trying to find a place to color scan documents and email them - Minor inconvenience

We arrived at the property and found it clean and inviting. One of the reasons we chose this property was the fireplace. When we tried it Saturday evening, it worked momentarily then quit. There were no directions on how the fireplace worked. The FP was out of gas and was fixed on Monday. Despite the fact there is a paid cleaning service, We discovered the dishwasher was inoperable. A breaker had to be replaced, Fixed on Tuesday. Tripped breakers also shut down the hot tub for a couple of days. Fixed by Tuesday. Smoke detector backup batteries decided to fail in the middle of the night so we had to remove batteries . These should be replaced on a regular schedule so this does not happen. Beautiful kitchen was woefully equipped. There was a coffee pot, and microwave. A few pots and pans that Goodwill would have rejected and a few utensils. Only towels in the home were bath towels, no hand towels for the bathrooms, no kitchen towels and no towels available for hot tub use. Have I mentioned the dog from next door that come over to bark? ALmost forgot... the pillow cases on the master bed fit about 2/3 of the pillow, and the fitted bottom sheet seemed too small for the mattress.

The Positive: Christina was very apologetic and tried to respond to our needs. On Wednesday she delivered pots/pans, a decent knife block with reasonable knives, a toaster oven, fire extinguisher, hand and bath towels, additional utensil's. I think she addressed most of our concerns and future renters will have a better equipped property.

Summary: having to wait several days to have concerns addressed detracted from our stay. We did enjoy the area and overall the property was nice. I would be willing to recommend this property now that some of the issues have been addressed. Hopefully Christina will take our advise and create a manual that explains the operation of heat/fireplace.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fantastic experience; gorgeous home;

  • 5 of 5

One of my most wonderful vacations

Beautiful setting

malestic almost spiritual views

restaurants in Basalr

near fishing

ski slopes


  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home

  • 5 of 5

My college age son and I thoroughly enjoyed staying in this home. It was very well furnished, comfortable and the views were fantastic. The owner is very hospitable and loves to give helpful advice on fishing the Frying Pan River and other lakes and rivers in the area. Basalt is a small, very quaint town. We enjoyed its pace much more than the hustle and bustle of Aspen. The hiking and fishing in the area is the best around. I wouldn't go elsewhere in Colorado for either. This is the place to rent in the Frying Pan Valley!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wonderful vacation at Frying Pan Retreat

  • 4 of 5

My extended family stayed at The Frying Pan Retreat over the Christmas holiday of 2013. We couldn't have had a better time and recommend the property with no hesitations.

There were 3 generations of us on this holiday trip: my wife and I, our oldest daughter and her husband and their two children, ages 5 and 7. The 3 bedrooms fit us all nicely and the property is a real home - we felt as if we were sharing the holiday experience at another family members home.

The drive into the small town of Basalt is a little over ten minutes and the road hugs the Frying Pan River. Wow! It is a beautiful drive and once in Basalt there is a selection of all pricing of restaurants that we had dinner at about half of the nights we were on this holiday. The other nights we fixed dinner at home in the fully stocked kitchen. There is a Whole Foods and a City Market within the Basalt town limits.

We skied at Snowmass 3 of the days we were staying at The Frying Pan Retreat, and the drive was a reasonable 40 minutes.

But we could have stayed at the house and never left and just sat by the wood stove reading, or stared out the window at the truly unbelievable views of the red rock formations. Truly a lovely vacation and we hope to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We use VRBO for every vacation. When we selected this property we were concerned because there were no ratings. Since staying there we decided that everyone was just keeping this piece of paradise to themselves. The photos do not do it justice. Some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see is from the covered side porch, the living room window and well, just about every window of the house. There are beautiful English Gardens, a huge back deck with a wonderful hot tub, and acreage that includes the "gold medal" frying pan river. Step off the back deck and onto a wonderful trail that takes you on a 2 hour hike to a waterfall. It is hard to pull yourself away from the property to go hiking, fishing and cycling but all of those activities are right there to experience. The owner, Christina, is wonderful to work with and is helpful in guiding you to all of the many sights and activities in the area. We would recommend renting a 4 wheel drive vehicle (we rented a truck which was less expensive than a car) as 4 wheel drive does help, even in the summer, because the road to the house is a bit rutted. You can't get these kinds of views without climbing a bit of a country road though so it is worth it. The property is located about 5 miles from the town of Basalt but it is an easy, scenic, drive along the river. The home is well equipped. The master bedroom and bath are upstairs, as well as another good sized bedroom with twin beds. There is a large bedroom and half bath downstairs, as well as a mud room, kitchen, living and dining. This stunningly beautiful and peaceful property far exceeded our expectations. We would definitely go back and we have recommended it to our friends. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Boating, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Hot Air Ballooning, Tennis & Golf


Rates & Availability

Basalt Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
Nov 1 2017 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.0%

$250-$300/ night, + $500 deposit, + 5% tax, + cleaning fee of $130 (to be left in cash on the kitchen counter upon day of checkout)
Please contact owner for further details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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