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Romantic River Front Guesthouse on 5 acres: sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4 (1 king and 1 queen sleeper sofa), 1.5 baths


PRIVATE FISHING - September thru November is awesome. Green drakes, hoppers and all kinds of mayflies. Always hatches of PMD's and Blue Wing Olives on the Frying Pan River which is only 3 miles away. There is always good fishing year round. A private tributary of the Roaring Fork runs in front of the house and the river is about 100 yards away. The tributary averages 40 feet in width with 9 separate pools. Hundreds of catch and release trout. We are across from a nature conservancy with a path leading across the island in front of the house to the Roaring Fork River. We have an exclusive fishing easement which opens up over A MILE of fishing in both directions with no access allowed from the conservancy side of the river.

BIKING - We are in the middle of the Roaring Fork Valley and just 1/2 mile from the 45 mile long bike path from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. There is easy access to all levels of biking from our homes. The Missouri Heights are close by for the more adventuresome and the Frying Pan River road outside of Basalt is one of the most scenic rides in the country.

GOLF - Four public courses within 10-30 minute drive; River Valley Ranch Golf Course, Iron Bridge, Aspen Municipal and Lakota.

CROWN MOUNTAIN PARK - Just up Valley Road a quarter of mile with walking, biking, tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, horseshoes, and a dog park. Beautiful views and a lovely walk to the river.

ASPEN/BASALT/CARBONDALE - Music and art festivals, shopping and dining, museums and lots of local culture. Golf, hiking, biking, fishing, birding, horseback riding,site seeing--there's lots to do.

WILLITS SHOPPING - Just 1 mile up valley enjoy WHOLE FOODS, Starbucks, 9 upscale restaurants, movie theaters, specialty food stores and bakery, grocery, apparel, kitchen and other shops. Carry out food is available, too.

WINTER BENEFITS! We only get about 25% of the snow that is received in Aspen which means you almost never have to worry about getting out of your driveway to go skiing. Our south facing home overlooks a deer and elk migration corridor. This means that you will watch the animals cross the river and feed on our south facing river banks almost on a daily basis. We live close to Highway 82 which is the four lane road leading to the ski slopes. This road is usually the first cleared and ready for full operation by 8 am in the morning. The fishing is also excellent in the winter. One of the deepest holes on the Roaring Fork is located in front of the property. Go deep with small nymphs and a big brown will be the reward. It is easy to cross and wade both sides as the water is low and slower.

Aspen/Snowmass/Buttermilk/Highlands ski areas are an easy 25 minute drive up valley. Sunlight ski resort is 20 minutes down valley and Beaver Creek and Vail just an hour away. The climate is warmer and sleeping is more comfortable at the lower elevation (6500 ft).

If you need more room, see the main house listing at 208552.

The guest house is expensively decorated and yet has an ease of living to it. The sound of the river and changing lights through the Aspen trees create an atmosphere that cannot be purchased.

It fronts 1,200 feet at the confluence of the Roaring Fork River.

The 1100 square foot guesthouse provides privacy and has its own garage, upstairs bedroom, kitchen, bath and TV. Downstairs there is another TV, pool table, half bath and pull out queen sofa bed. An outside deck has incredible views!.

We have a homebook with all the information you will need.

Overlooks river and nature conservancy, private fishing, easy access to ski slopes, 200 yards from main highway 82 to Aspen and Snowmass. The valley's largest grocery store, 9 outstanding restaurants,10 theater movieplex and a 10 lane bowling alley within 1 mile. Hot Springs and worlds largest outdoor pool within 20 minute drive in Glenwood Springs.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About David

I have traveled all over the world and enjoy an active life style of snow boarding, golfing, bike riding, fishing and hiking.

David purchased this house in 2003

Why David chose Northwest Colorado

When I saw the views from this property I was compelled to buy it. It is in a spectacular location and I can enjoy all my activities.


Carbondale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • This 2 story guest house has an upstairs that includes a king bed, full bath, kitchen and TV/living area and balcony with chairs that overlooks the river and wildlife area. Downstairs contains an entertainment center, pool table and queen sofa bed and half bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Romantic River Front Guesthouse on 5 acres: sleeps 4
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful! Grand views, great restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this cozy home. We could spend hours on the deck watching the river, the deer and beautiful birds gliding by. This is a special place to connect with nature. We were just minutes from skiing, wonderful restaurants, WholeFoods and a very nice grocery. Everything was delightful and we plan to book again this summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional Fly Fishing Experience

  • 5 of 5

Another fantastic weekend at this property! My 18 year old son joined us this time to celebrate the end of school and enjoy some incredible fishing on private property on the Roaring Fork. When we got there, we realized runoff had just begun but that didn't slow things down. This is his review:

"It was hard to notice the rain, high spring flows and cloudy water with a 25 fish day. Hardy 14-16" brown were the norm with 20" fish a possibility on each cast. Great fishing in a beautiful setting!".

Can't wait to return! Thank you David for sharing your beautiful place with us!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend on the Roaring Fork River

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary with a much needed getaway in early March. The guesthouse was a PERFECT choice! We enjoyed the beautiful views from the deck with our morning coffee and evening cocktails. The sounds and sights of the river and wildlife were absolutely amazing! We fly fished every day and caught and released beautiful rainbows and browns! Looking out from the deck all you can see is river, trees, wildlife and mountain views. However, we were only a short drive away from Basalt and Carbondale for great shopping and restaurants. The property has a well stocked kitchen though if you want to eat in. David was a great host. He even had fresh flowers for us in the living room. We will definitely be heading back for another visit very soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They sent me photos of their fish caught out front of cabin....once they got a double hook up....your welcome
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Relaxing retreat on the Roaring Fork River

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying in the Guest house. We absolutely love it here!! The guest house is so comfortable and clean! The balcony faces the Roaring Fork River and it's so relaxing listening to the sounds of the river. The Guest house is just on the edge of town so it feels so private but so close to everything! I love having a kitchen so we don't have to eat out all the time.the studio apartment is big enough that you don't feel claustrophobic .My husband just has to walk down the bank for some of the best fly fishing around! We have stayed here 2-3 weeks at a time and the bed is SO COMFORTABLE!! That is so important to get a good nights sleep! A roomy closet to put our clothes in and a nice bathroom with extra storage.

Location is ideal ! Close to Aspen and Glenwood Springs.

Great customer service! Owner willing to help out in any way he can.

We recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience Colorado in the best way possible!!

Mike and Shari

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado

Beautiful and Stress Free

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to go to relax and unwind! My daughter and I decided to go on a 'retreat' to get away from the city for a few days, and boy did we find the right place. Right by the river and isolated if you want, or close enough to go and sight see, shop, or eat if you want. There's a hide a bed downstairs, and a half bath, making this gem really a 2 bedroom guesthouse. Open your windows and you can relax to the river as you listen to the birds and other wildlife. Coffee on the porch in the mornings, or wine at night...the choice is yours.

Thank you, David for being a great host and a true' Southern Gentleman'!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Guest house was beautiful on a beautiful property, quiet location, but very close to grocery store (brand new Whole Foods and very nice City Market) to stock the refrigerator. Greatly appreciated being able to bring the four legged members of the family along. House very clean and very well maintained. Took several driving trips to view the surrounding area. Would recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Russets -- CLOSED
"Love to sit at the bar and enjoy the local's company or have lunch on the patio or a great d..."
Crystal Theatre
"Stroll Main Street and enjoy a movie at the original cinema. Then, perhaps, a nice dinner i..."
Phat Thai
"Great Thai food--love the red curry shrimp!"
Bella Mia
"Excellent northern Italian food--salmon specials every Thursday! "
Red Rock Diner
"Blue collar breakfast and lunch--local's hangout!"
City Market Food & Pharmacy
"Best grocery store in the Roaring Fork Valley and just 2 minutes away!"
Whole Foods Market
Smoke Modern BBQ
"Wow! Great food and music, too. Get there early!"
Zheng Asian Bistro -- CLOSED
"Very good and you can take out!"
River Valley Ranch Golf Club
"Best public golf course in the Valley and located in Carbondale."
"Tapas Bar and wonderful food!"
Movieland 7
White House Pizza
"Good food and music."
Village Smithy Restaurant
"Very popular breakfast/lunch. Good food. "
Zheng Pan Asian Bistro -- CLOSED
"Excellent asian food--take out, too! Located in City Market shopping center, just 1 mile up..."
Rock Creek Grill -- CLOSED
"A favorite breakfast place for locals. "
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
7...sports,locals hangouts
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
River Valley Ranch
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Glenwood Springs
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
9 outstanding ..biggest grocery in valley
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Car: recommended

Spring skiing is fabulous, warm temperatures, soft snow!

Fishing...the trout are waking up and hungry, pale morning duns are hatching, and the days are beautiful. Some people ski in the morning and fish in the afternoons!

Guest house for rent located on 4.9 acres above a tributary of the Roaring Fork River. Sleeps 4, 1.5 baths. See VRBO 208552 for additional information on the main house. Incomparable views are protected by a perpetual wildlife conservation easement. Private fishing with 9 separate pools for rainbows and browns. Perfect area for horses. Two story guest house with one car garage contains full kitchen, pool table and sleeps four. Just 22 minutes to airport and skiing and a half mile to Crown Mountain Park. We are just 10 minutes below Basalt and 10 minutes above Carbondale. There are 9 excellent restaurants within 1 mile and a new Whole Foods. There is a fabulous grocery store and movie complex just five minutes away up valley. Glenwood Springs is just 20 minutes down valley where you will find the hot springs spa and shopping. Aspen is 25 minutes up valley where you can enjoy all it has to offer--music, art, etc.

WINTER BENEFITS! Elk and deer sitings almost daily. Level driveways with limited snowfall, easy access to four lane road that leads to ski slopes. NEW...park and ride transit stop a half mile from this property...will offer rides on new hybrid vehicles every 30 minutes to the ski slopes for $3.00/round trip...the vehicles will have their own lane for fast traffic free travel..GARAGE...the guesthouse offers a warm garage for easy access to the guesthouse without having to go outside to get to car

Golf: River Valley Ranch, Ranch at Roaring Fork (par 3), Aspen Golf Club, Dakota Golf

Ski: Aspen/Snowmass, Buttermilk, Highlands, Sunlight 22-25 minutes to all ski slopes via a four land road which is the first to be cleared of snow in the morning.


Rates & Availability

Carbondale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 28 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Summer 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $55
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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