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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house

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Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3

Description

Alma 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

Owner
Brian OConnor
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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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 South Central Colorado

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 beautiful pool table and a foos ball table certainly to entertain the kids as well as the adults. A large screen tv center and board games round out our rec. area. The walk-out basement leads out to our stream side fire pit a great for roasting marshmallows and a easy walk down to the valley floor gets you to some great fly fishing and hiking around beaver ponds in the Alma state wild life area.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Aspen View - Beautiful Log Home with National forest and your own babbling brook
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
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Damon and Denise

  • 5 of 5

Aspen View is a wonderful place to spend your vacation. We came to Colorado to spend some time with our son who is stationed at Ft. Carson and our oldest and his family. Brian and Mary made our stay very comfortable and inviting. The house is beautiful and the views are next to none. We loved our stay there and will definitely be back in the future. We recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle if you stay in the winter as the roads and drive are very steep. It is a short drive to Breckenridge to the north and Fairplay to the south so there are plenty of things to do and see. Thank you Brian and Mary for a wonderful weekend !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ABOVE AND BEYOND

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We have stayed in many VRBO's and by far Aspen View tops them all. Normally we would eat out at least 2 or 3 times during our week long stay but we enjoyed staying at Aspen View and grilling every night and enjoying the deck and spectacular views! We had our coffee in the sunroom every morning. Our 22 year old son and his friend enjoyed the lower level all to themselves, we played pool and foosball several nights after dinner. Aspen View is absolutely a masterpiece and you can tell Brian and Mary put their heart and soul into their home. We had everything we could possibly need to accommodate us on preparing our meals. We hiked several trails around the home and took a few day trips into Breckenridge, FairPlay and Alma. We saw a moose not far from the home by the lake. It was the most relaxing vacation we have had in a very long time. Brian and Mary, thank you again for allowing us into your beautiful home. We will definitely be coming back!

Robbie and Joy

Arlington, Tx

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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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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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

Rates & Availability

Alma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter
Dec 4 2016 - Apr 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
 
 
summer
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 
 
fall
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125

Summer: Jun 01-Sept 30 .. $225/Night
Winter: Dec 01- April 21 .. $250/Night

Holidays: Christmas, President's Day, 4 of Jul,
Memorial Day, Labor Day ........ $250/Night
All Others: $175/Night (1 Nights Minimum)
Payment by personal check receives a 10% discount
50% due on reservation, remainder due within 45 days upoun arrival


Credit Cards Accepted:
* Visa
* MasterCard

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

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Amenities

Alma 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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