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Brian OConnor

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Aspen View - Beautiful Log Home with National forest and your own babbling brook

34 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house

Overview

Breckenridge Area House Rental Photos and Description

Log Home, 4 Bedrooms , 3 Baths with pull out futon in lower rec. room (Sleeps 8)

Our home is a custom built log home that sits on one and a half acres surrounded by national forest with a babbling brook right next to the house.Directly below the property there is a river great for fishing or hiking.

Sleeping areas: Master bdrm.-1 king,2nd.bdrm.-1 king,3rd.bdrm.-1 queen,den/office- 1 double,rec room 1 futon

As you enter, there are many custom woodcarvings and original artworks as well as lush plants. There is an open floor-plan that includes the kitchen, dining, and living areas and features a kitchen island for entertaining built from trees from the property. Adjacent to the dining area is a sun-room. This room is cozy with a huge window to enjoy the views across the valley, sunsets and rises, golden aspens, and wildlife. In addition, it has a unique herb garden with a seasonal variety. Please leave a message on one of our phones as well as an email

The Unique Benefits at this House: Have you ever been camping near timberline in the high country and been awakened by an amazing sunrise or sat down with a glass of wine or beer in hand, at the end of a great day, to be stunned by an incredible sunset? At 10,700 ft, amongst a gorgeous aspen grove, and a year round babbling brook,and in floor radiant heating on custom wide plank wood floors with antique hand cut nails.Along with plentiful flagstone,slate & tile throughout,it doesn't get any better than this !

Why the Owner Chose Alma: It's incredibly peaceful! It is close to all the activities that we love as well as Breckenridge. In addition, we have a large downstairs rec room with a ping-pong table, darts, and other games. The walk-out basement leads out to our stream side fire pit great for roasting marshmallows with your children and a mountain croquet course that you will love, along with the fabulous view!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Brian OConnor (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Brian OConnor

My name is Brian and I am an interior trim carpenter, professional woodcarver, and artist. My wife Mary, is a school teacher. We have lived in Breckenridge for over 25 years before building our dream home in Placer Valley, where the aspens and streams meet the sky. If you are looking for knowledge on the best local trails, during your next adventure, come see us. We are both avid mountain bike/back country skier type people and I personally would love to show you the way. Please don't hesitate to call for any info.

Brian OConnor purchased this house in 2005

Why Brian OConnor chose Breckenridge Area

It's incredibly peaceful! It is close to all the activities that we love as well as Breckenridge. In addition, we have a large downstairs rec room with a ping-pong table, darts, and other games. The walk-out basement leads out to our stream side fire pit a great for roasting marshmallows with your children and a mountain croquet course that you will love, along with the fabulous view!

Reviews

5
based on 34 traveler reviews

Aspen View - Beautiful Log Home with National forest and your own babbling brook
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
5

Very nice rental

  • 5 of 5

This house is very cosy & warm. Beautiful views close to mountains. Great location to FairPlay & Breck. Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Me and My family spend last holiday break in this house. I think people in every category can find this house charming and totally fell in love with. Beautiful area, piece, outstanding views, whole house beautifuly decorated for Christmas, even the dinner table set for Christmas dinner- we couldn't find a pleace more "home" so far from home

Everything clean, no dust, hardwood floor a masterpiece, ping pong table to keep the little and the big one busy when not skiing- definately the best vacation house we had since we travel to Colorado.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here in July 2015. Our group varied between 4 and 7 people as family came in and out over the week we were there, and we had all the room we needed. The views were so lovely and the location was convenient for all kinds of outdoor activities. We especially enjoyed the hike around the Hoosier Pass, and taking a bike ride from Breckenridge to Frisco. (Beware there is one steep uphill in an otherwise mostly downhill ride.) We also enjoyed horse back riding at American Safari Ranch (don't mind the rather gruff owners.) The ride showcased beautiful not-to-be missed scenery -the high plains. My son loved challenging us to endless games of ping pong at the house, and we were lucky enough to make a fire in the fire pit a couple of nights. (I understand that some summers it is too dry and fires aren't allowed.) We loved sitting on the deck, and spotted wildlife in the yard (deer,) down the street (fox) and on the Breckenridge ski lift (moose.) All in all, the house more than met all our needs, Brain was easy to work with, and we hope to return some day!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Don't bother looking anywhere else!!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW. This home is unbelievable. It is absolutely stunning. As soon as you walk in through the front door, you are starting directly through the huge windows in the living room to the fourteen thousand foot mountains in the back. The views are unreal. This home is also spotlessly clean and full of natural light. The beautiful houseplants in the living and sun room provide a very special organic touch. The sunroom is a real treasure. The view from this room looks out at the mountains. It is the perfect spot for coffee/tea in the morning or a drink in the evening, though you'll not want to miss the huge balcony off the back of the home in the evening! There is even a grill that we used to cook hamburgers for dinner one night.

Brian was wonderful to deal with. He was very responsive during the booking process. He really put his heart and soul into building this beautiful home. It is meticulously crafted and the wood working will blow you away. This absolutely felt like a luxury getaway for as high end as the house is and how well appointed it is.

It was just my wife and I staying here for our honeymoon but the home is so large that it could easily accommodate more guests. There are 2 large bedrooms and a full bath downstairs as well as a game room. We slept just fine upstairs, had hot showers and all the amenities we needed in the kitchen. If you are looking to stay near the Breckenridge area, definitely consider this home. It is only about 15 to 20 minutes into Breckenridge. We had spectacular service and dinner at the Hearthstone restaurant in Breck. It is in an old Victorian house and the food was wonderful. We also ate at the Briar Rose and enjoyed our meal there as well. We were able to navigate everywhere we wanted to go: Rocky Mountain National Park (about 1 hr and 30 to 45 min drive), the Georgetown loop railroad and retired silver mine tour, exploring Denver, drove to Buena Vista, the Royal Gorge bridge and my wife went ziplining at the Royal Gorge Zipline and Rafting not far from the Royal Gorge bridge and she had a great time. There is a Whole Foods in Frisco near Breck if you'd like to stock up on quality provisions and a nice market and liquor store in Breck.

Thank you Brian and Mary for sharing your beautiful home with us. We really enjoyed our time here in CO and at this lovely home and hope we can stay here again one day if we are lucky enough to make it back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to spend Christmas

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I took our son to Aspen View for his first Christmas along with his grandparents. The property worked out really well for us, it's a lovely home with great views of Mt Bross and Mt Lincoln from the back deck.

The whole place was beautifully finished and with really good attention to detail. The heated floors were especially nice given the rather wintery weather outside and Brian arranged to have the driveway ploughed when the heaviest snow hit.

Despite being pretty close to Breck and Alma we ended up bringing up nearly everything we needed for the week. The kitchen was pretty well equipped for cooking a Christmas dinner for 6, and the beds and bathrooms were very comfortable.

The only thing we really wished we'd brought was a baby gate to put at the top of the rather steep flight of stairs leading down from the main living area. We ended up keeping it barricaded with our pack and play which worked just fine, but it's worth bearing in mind if you have a little one.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of spending a weekend at Aspen View and it was wonderful. This log cabin is the real deal. I was blown away by the evident craftsmanship that went in to the construction. The views from the deck left us speechless. I only wish I had more time to enjoy this spot.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alma, South Central, Colorado, USA (4 Miles to Alma,Co. 10 Miles to Breckenridge,Co.) -- Mountain View: Our views encompass scenery that you would see in a National Park. Water View: Our Babbling brook can be seen and heard from our Master bed. rm .only 20 yds. We also have views of Beaver ponds below us.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, kayaking, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, horseshoes

Ski: The charming world class ski area and town of Breckenridge is a short 20 minutes away. Summit county also has 3 other ski resorts all about 30-40 minutes away. Keystone is popular intermediate mtn. Arapahoe basin features spectacular high alpine and advanced terrain. Copper Mtn. has great terrain for all abilities. Vail ski area about 50 minutes away is allways ranked within the top 3 ski areas in the nation for good reason. 5 star scenery,terrain,size,night life,and dinning all give a visit to Vail a memorable one

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Rates & Availability

Alma House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

Summer: Jun 01-Sept 30 .. $200/Night
Winter: Dec 01- April 21 .. $225/Night

Holidays: Christmas, President's Day, 4 of Jul,
Memorial Day, Labor Day ........ $250/Night
All Others: $175/Night (1 Nights Minimum)
We offer one free night with a 7 day booking and a 10% discount if paid by check



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50% due upon booking, remainder due 30 to 60 days upon arrival

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Amenities

Breckenridge Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • * King Bed (2) * Queen Bed * Double Bed * Convertible Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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