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Roaring Fork Riverfront Mid-Valley Aspen

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Entertainment room, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Unsurpassed mid valley location. Riverfront home with private flyfishing. 25 minutes to Aspen or Snowmass, 20 minutes to Aspen Highlands Ski resorts.

Very warm and peaceful home with natural beauty in all directions. Home is situated on a high riverbank with stunning 180 degree views of the Roaring Fork River as it flows through the 5 acre parcel. Unobstructed views of the Elk Mountain Range. Private Gold Medal fishing on the property. Outstanding year round dry fly fishing on the adjacent Frying Pan River. The Crystal River and the Colorado River are also nearby.

The 3800 sq ft. home includes unobstructed views of the Elk Mountains from nearly all rooms. A large den with large screen plasma TV, Blu-Ray, and sound system is central to the three lower floor bedrooms, each of which have a queen bed. The master suite and bath offers a king size bed, privacy and river views. A wonderful screened outdoor living room is perfect for summer evening get togethers. Fall asleep to the babbling of the river. Gorgeous landscaping includes spacious lawns and surrounding pastures. Hot tub overlooking the river.

Local bicycling is second to none with numerous dedicated bike paths. Endless opportunities for outstanding mountainbiking. Bike along the Roaring Fork River to Woody Creek and Aspen. River rafting is a popular activity and a great way to experience the outdoors. Other attractions include numerous superb restaurants and outstanding art galleries. A first-class grocery market, gourmet restaurants and movie theaters are within 1 mile.

Ski Snowmass and other Aspen resorts are an easy 25 minute drive up the highway. Sunlight Ski Resort just 20 minutes away. 1 hour to Beaver Creek and Vail just beyond. Visitors will also appreciate the sleeping comfort associated with the lower elevation (6400 ft. vs 8000 ft. at Aspen) as well as a warmer, sunnier climate.

Great home for a family vacation or a very private getaway.

Abundant wildlife and natural beauty. The surrounding natural features include red rock cliffs set against bluebird skies. Cottonwoods and pinion give way to the higher aspen and pine groves. Bald eagles are seen regularly fishing the river in winter months. Elk and deer are common sightings on the property. This property borders the Rock Bottom Ranch, a 114 acre nature preserve maintained by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

A number of outstanding public golf courses are within an easy drive. Lakota Canyon was recently cited as the number one public course in Colorado. River Valley Ranch is also outstanding as are the Aspen City and Ironbridge courses.

20 minutes to Aspen Airport. One hour to Vail-Eagle airport. 45 minutes to Rifle Jet Center.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

Why Owner/manager chose Northwest Colorado

The perfect mid valley location. Warm and sunny at 6400 feet elevation. Views range from riparian riverfront and surrounding pinion and red rock up into the aspen and pines on surrounding mountains.

What makes this house unique

An excellent home for a family retreat or romantic getaway. Expansive views of the Elk Mountains from the deck and lawns. Sweeping elevated views of the Roaring Fork River from home and deck perched 60 feet above river level. Elk, bear, bald eagles, osprey and herons are common sightings from the deck.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Roaring Fork Riverfront Mid-Valley Aspen
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

Not sure where to start, as we enjoyed everything about this home and property! The house is so very comfortable and had everything we needed. My husband and I love to cook, so between the kitchen and grill, we rarely ate out during our week stay. Our dogs had a great time too, exploring the grounds and pasture. We enjoyed taking in the views of the Roaring Fork from the deck and hot tub. It was great to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the river. You can fish from the property and while secluded, the house is really close to shopping and lots of outdoor activities. The owners are wonderful people to work with so we have already booked our time for next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to be!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this location 3 times in the past 24 months. It's a pleasure every time. It's a great location, great amenities and very comfortable. Sleeps our group just fine. Hot tub is a great treat. Proximity to river, restaurants, etc. just top it off. We will return as often as they allow and will book as far in advance as possible. It's just a really great place. Thanks Joe & Theresa!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alpharetta, Ga

Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with daughter, son-in-law and their dog spent 3 days in this wonderful house. It was the most comfortable, homey vacation rental that we have ever stayed in. It worked out great for us - we hiked during the day and it is close to hikes in Aspen as well as Glenwood Springs. We used the hot tub in the evening. There were lots of movies to watch and the deck is great for sitting out and reading My son-in-law loves to fly fish and it was so easy for him to just walk out back and fish for a while. The kitchen was great - we loved the waffle iron! We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place owned by awesome people!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our 6-person multi-generational group. The kitchen had everything we needed, and the living spaces were large and comfortably furnished. We spent many happy hours around the dining room table Farkle-ing, watching the herd of deer come by each evening and feeding the horses next door apples. After a hard day of skiing, nothing was better than relaxing in the hot tub with a beverage and the stars (or snowflakes, as the case may be). The home is very convenient to both Snowmass and Aspen, and we made the short drive each day for skiing and/or shopping.

Joe and Theresa were helpful at every turn, patiently answering every email (is there a crockpot? Yes - 2), request for information (believe their restaurant recommendations), or panicked phone call (our daughter has locked her bedroom door from the outside!). I believe they sincerely wanted us to enjoy their home, and enjoy it we did. We will be back again, if they'll have us!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Basalt Home

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for anyone between the age of 4 and 80. If you are looking for a relaxing home with beautiful views, this is the perfect place. The home is very roomy and comfortable. Anything you would need in a kitchen you'll find there. The home owner is great to work with. He's very quick to respond with any questions or needs. This is a great location for anytime of the year with lots to enjoy. The pictures on the sight are nice, but the home is even better in person!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA, USA

Very comfortable home, amazing site

  • 5 of 5

Imagine you had a cousin, say a successful doctor, who would lend you his house on the Roaring Fork River just outside Basalt, and that he had a housekeeper who kept the place immaculately clean, and a spouse with an interest in interior design...well that will give you a good sense of what it is like to stay in this property.

More about the house: There were only two of us, so we just used one level. It it has two levels, each with its own living room area and very high end television, and other audio equipment, so it would work very well for a family as well. The furniture is high quality western casual,There is a wonderful screen porch and a deck overlooking the river. Everything (except milk) that you would need is already there. There is a coffee maker - and coffee. The refrigerator has mustard, pickle relish, etc. The bedrooms are spacious and very nicely furnished. The wireless is fine. We had one question about it at the beginning; I emailed the owner and he responded very promptly and resolved the issue completely.

More about the site: The site is amazing. The only sound you can hear - and you can hear it from every room - is the rushing river. There is a large and well kept yard, with a hot tub, badminton net and equipment, boat, etc. And our favorite (we didn't actually try the hot tub, play badminton, etc.) - you can sit on the deck at sunset with a glass of wine (nice wineglasses BTW) and watch the sun set in the river, with the Rockies as backdrop. We said to ourselves every doesn't get much better.

A couple things to be aware of. The address is El Jebel, not Basalt, but you are about 5 minutes by car from "downtown" Basalt,...we drove in most morning for coffee at the Midlands Baking Company. There is a Whole Foods and a conventional market even closer, as well as a number of restaurant. But you absolutely need a car.

The master bath has a contemporary, "no door" design, where partitions are cunningly arranged so that you have privacy without the door. It works well, but it took us a day or two to get used to it.

Second, I am pretty sure that I would recognize the owner's children on the street...there were a lot of family pictures. This is not a cooky cutter, sterile, Marriott; you are very much in someone's very nice home. We thought that was a plus, but the ambiance is different from renting a standard decoration condo in Aspen.

So yes, we would certainly go back. And next time we might even try to wade the river

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Aspen Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
River Valley Ranch
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bella Mia
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Car: recommended

Outstanding golf, Unlimited biking opportunities, Hiking (the Maroon Bells are nearby), private Gold Medal fishing on the property, Downhill Skiing at Aspen Highlands, Ajax, Buttermilk, Snowmass and Ski Sunlight


Rates & Availability

Carbondale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
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Carbondale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Riverock fireplace, four satellite TVs, HighDef. TV, High speed internet access, Deluxe full kitchen, Dining area w/fireplace, Absolutely no smoking

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