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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

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 pool table and tv entertainment center and other games for every one to enjoy. 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!

More Details

Brian OConnor
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2017

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.


Alma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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
  • 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
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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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Aspen View - Beautiful Log Home with National forest and your own babbling brook
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful house, breathtaking view!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cabin setting with incredible views. Mary and Brian were easy to work with and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was great. While we were only in town for a short trip, we will be sure to come back here time for much longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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  • 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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  • 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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