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River Rock Ranch! Western Ambience on the Roaring Fork River

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Carbondale Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome! Come and make yourself at home at River Rock Ranch. Enjoy your morning coffee or favorite brew, as the sun rises through the pictures windows. Come and be surrounded by six acres of secluded country living right on the Roaring Fork River. The main floor of the two-story home features cathedral ceilings, large open living room, wood insert fire place, dining area for six, a fully equipped Chef’s kitchen, laundry room and a full bath. Located upstairs are three spacious, comfortable guest suites: master king suite with pool table, two queen suites and two Jack and Jill full baths. Come, take in the panoramic views of the river valley and majestic mountains while you keep an eye out for wildlife and experience complete relaxation.

The Ranch offers patios, fire pits, and expansive lawns to play football or games. A short walk, 200 yards, from the house takes you to our private stream and pond. You'll have 425’ of river access for fishing or kayaking. Enjoy outdoor patio dining and riverside picnics. WI-Fi, cellular service, and satellite TV are all available. Located 15 miles from I-70, five miles from Hwy 82. Nestled between Glenwood Springs and Aspen (35 minutes away); two miles east of historic downtown Carbondale. Most pets and horses are welcome; reasonable pet fees apply.

Our wish is for you to relax, feel at home and enjoy the ranch as much as we do. We plan to meet your vacation expectations and surpass them with a super clean home filled with numerous amenities on a beautiful ranch set in the mountains. Manager will personally greet you when you arrive at River Rock Ranch, as they reside on-site in private studio. Your privacy is respected. You might see us outdoors as we attend to the property. We are there to assist you with your stay as much or as little as you like. We are knowledgeable with the area for outdoor recreation, town life, and unique activities to ensure that you have a memorable trip to the Colorado Rocky Mountains.







ASPEN & ROARING FORK VALLEY is the GATEWAY to all-season Fun!

* FLY-FISHING GOLD MEDAL WATERS: Frying Pan, Roaring Fork, Crystal Rivers


* WHITEWATER RAFTING and TUBING: Roaring Fork, Crystal, Colorado Rivers

* MOUNTAIN CLIMBING: Pyramid, Capitol Peak, Mt. Sopris

* FAMOUS HOT SPRINGS POOL: Glenwood Springs, Redstone

* RELAX: take a nap, read a book by the river, pond or patio

* GOLF: award winning courses



Buttermilk, Snowmass, Sunlight ski resorts

* ATV and SNOWMOBILE: numerous trails

* VILLAGE ADVENTURES: caves, rodeos, festivals, restaurants, galleries, museums,

live music, wine tastings, antiques in Aspen, Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale, Marble,

Redstone, Snowmass, and Glenwood Springs

All within a 35-mile radius from River Rock Ranch.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Lorie Dickman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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based on 36 traveler reviews

River Rock Ranch! Western Ambience on the Roaring Fork River
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
Greeley, Colorado


  • 5 of 5

Once you get here, you'll never want to leave! It really is that beautiful!! The house is amazingly well taken care of, clean and tastefully decorated. It was perfect for 3 couples, as the three upstairs bedrooms were large and the beds comfortable--views from every window. The living room, dining room and kitchen were open, allowing for a great gathering place for conversation, games and cooking. We cooked many amazing meals in that well equipped kitchen---6 burner gas stove was a dream--plenty of spices, pots/pans, utensils--even a popcorn popper!! Lorie even shared her abundant garden with us! A short walk through the grassy pasture takes you to the Roaring Fork River front where you can fish, read a book in the Adirondack chairs or just enjoy the peaceful sound of the water. We loved watching Lorie and Alain feed the trout in the private pond---those fish are huge--no fishing allowed in the pond! You won't be disappointed with the location either as it is easy access to the best of Colorado. The property is just 2 miles(one mile of gravel road and then easy access to bike path) from the adorable town of Carbondale, close enough to ride into the very bike friendly town for breakfast--recommend The Village Smithy--or ride to Aspen on the tree lined trail. It's absolutely gorgeous! We went to the affordable and casual Ranch at Roaring Fork par 3 golf course and had a blast--some of our group is more serious than others about the sport but a good time had by all! Drive to the quant town of Redstone for some artsy shopping, the town of Marble for views and their busy restaurant The Slow Groovin' BBQ. It will not disappoint. Drive over McClure pass to Paonia and visit one of the wineries---the Azura Winery had great wines and a wonderful view from their patio--but there are many more that we didn't have time to try. And then there is the whole reason we went there! Fishing! The Roaring Fork, Crystal and Frying Pan Rivers are full of trout. Stop by the Crystal Fly Shop for flies or a guide, so helpful--and yes, we caught fish!! We all loved the owners, Lorie and Alain, and their sweet dog Maddie. They are respectful of your privacy if that's what you prefer. But we enjoyed their company and one of our highlights was a lovely evening on the patio sharing hor d'oeuvres, wine, French moonshine and a warm fire! A very special couple indeed! Combined with this property, this house and this location and the only thing left to do is enjoy paradise!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property was terrific. It's peaceful, quiet, beautiful and conveniently located. Lorie and Allan are considerate and gracious owners.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely oasis by the river

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time visiting Colorado but our stay at the ranch was magical. We had been driving all day - it was hot. Arriving at the ranch was heavenly. The property is green and shaded; the inside of the house is cool and tranquil. Lori was a considerate and helpful host. We felt quite welcomed. The ranch was so peaceful that we were quite sad when our stay was over. If we ever visit Colorado again, we would definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time!!

  • 5 of 5

Lorie and Alain made us feel extremely welcomed! We had a wonderful time and the place was exactly as described and more! Very convenient to downtown Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, and Aspen. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful and so peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We hated leaving! The property is beautiful and so peaceful. Whether we were relaxing on the porch or by the river, the views were amazing and helped us forget about the rest of the world! The house was immaculate- and considering it's a ranch, that's rather impressive. Just as the rental description, promised, the house was well stocked with top of the line linens, towels, and other supplies. Best of all, Lorie and Alan were a pleasure to meet and get to know. We sought them out several times to get advice about restaurants and talk about their property. We really enjoyed our talks with them, We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Fort Collins, Co

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying at River Rock Ranch. Everything was absolutely perfect -- the space was beautiful, every bedroom was charming and comfortable, and there was ample seating outdoors for gazing upon the beautiful surroundings. We loved listening to and watching the birds out on the patio. The location was really nice too. Carbondale has a sweet downtown that's just a few minutes drive from the ranch, and access to CO-82 was easy which made outings to Basalt, Aspen, and Glenwood very easy. Lorie, her husband, and their sweet pup greeted us warmly and made us feel very welcome. The hosts were very respectful of our space and gave us lots of privacy. I highly recommend the ranch for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Aspen, CO
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Carbondale, CO
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
River Valley Ranch
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Glenwood Springs, CO
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 82
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Carbondale, CO
Nearest Ski
26.5 Miles
Aspen, CO
Car: recommended

Sightseeing & Tours: Redstone Castle, Marble quarry, Crystal Mill, Avalanche Hot Springs, hot springs pool/vapor cave at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Maroon Bells, Food & Wine Festival, Music Tent, Wheeler Opera House in Aspen


Rates & Availability

Carbondale Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 17 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300

*additional fee of 3.9% lodging tax is not included in VRBO total, manager will collect on arrival day- Please inquire.
*additional fee of 5%-10% cleaning is not included in VRBO total, manager will collect on arrival day- Please inquire.
*additional pet fee or Horse Boarding is $35.00 per night, manager will collect on arrival day- Please inquire.
*rates are applied for six guests; any additional guests ($25/night/guests)
*check in time: 3:00pm/check out time:11:00pm
*Standard Cancellation Policy up to 20 days prior to reservation date
*advanced bookings 4 to 12 months; cancellation policy up to 30 days prior to reservation date

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Carbondale Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Main floor
  • *Depending on the number of guests occupancy King Suite and Queen Room may have to share bathroom #1 (ask owner).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom 1 also has a futon sleeps 1 adult comfortably-max 2
  • Master King Suite has pool table
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Most pets and horses are welcome; $20/night for dogs and $20/night for horses. Pasture and hay available. Horses must be current on vaccinations and coggins. Parking available for horse, ATV and snowmobile trailers. Bring your own raft/kayak and fly fishing gear and have river access from our Ranch. Bring your own bicycle to connect with the paved bike trail one mile from the Ranch. Bring your downhill/cross-country skis and snowboard as winter sports are close to River Rock Ranch.

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