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Above it All - Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,593 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This house, at 35 Janss Lane, is 5 homes from the very top of Wood Road, which runs up the center of the mountain. Our view incluces everything from Daly Peak to Sam's Knob, Big Burn, the Cirque, High Alpine and Elk Camp. The ski access takes you to the bottom of the SECOND lift, Coney Glade, letting you avoid all the crowds at the bottom of the mountain. With a week ski pass and groceries, you would enjoy incredible privacy - or you could go to Aspen and schmooze with the glitteratti. Easy ski-in access is just indirect enough to preserve your privacy - there are three alternatives to ski or walk out.

Four bedrooms with en-suite baths, all with mountain views - two kings, one twin, one quad. Sleeps 10. Hot tub accommodates 8 or more. Wireless high speed internet; all the usual TV and audio equipment. Weber gas grill on the deck.

Ready and waiting for your perfect vacation!

Keywords: ski-in, short walk out or intermediate ski out, best view on the mountain

More Details

Property Manager
Carol Ward
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, My husband speaks Portuguese, French and Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Carol Ward

My husband and I, both physicians, bought this lot in 12 hours sight unseen when my brother, a local real estate agent, called to tell us that it had gone on the market. I grew up in the Aspen area, and knew how special this lane is. Even though we were not thinking retirement, both of our sons ended up going to college in the west, and this home that we built quickly became our favorite holiday haven. Skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hiking, pack trips through the mountains, summer concerts - We love it all.

Carol Ward purchased this house in 1998

Why Carol Ward chose Snowmass Village

For years we considered buying, because our family didn't fit well into my brother's or my mother's home. Not until the perfect lot became available did we consider buying and building. We look down at the valley AND up at the ski hill - on a special little ridge off Wood Road, where several of the very first homes were built. (Mr. Janss was the original developer of Snowmass.) With binoculars, you can see this house from every high point on the mountain.

What makes this house unique

The house is spacious and every bedroom has a view. The two 'kids'' rooms - 6 twin beds in two rooms with intervening rumpus area - are separated from the 'adult' king bedrooms by a whole floor, allowing privacy. The hot tub is on the lowest level with the kids rooms. The large deck is off the living-dining room kitchen. The steam shower and the Jacuzzi, inside, are good for tired bones, as well. The fully appointed kitchen makes large meals for many people an easy assignment. We have every book you never read in high school, as well as best sellers, thrillers and beach trash. And we have a piano.


Snowmass Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3593 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Steam shower in the quad room, jacuzzi in the master
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) porta-crib in closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Above it All - Sleeps 10
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful house. It is very spacious and comfortable, and has all the amenities needed for a memory filled vacation. What could be better than relaxing in the hot tub overlooking the mountain after a day on the slopes? The house is spacious and bright, with incredible views from every window. 4 Large bedrooms and 4 1/2 luxurious bathrooms provide plenty of space for large groups or families. We enjoyed playing the piano, sitting by the fire, cooking family dinners and watching skiers go up and down the mountain. After dark, the sky was filled with countless bright starts, such an amazing sight!

There is so much to see and do in the area. We came to ski, but also enjoyed a snow shoeing trip to Pine Creek Cookhouse, a show at the Belly Up in Aspen and a mountain tour with a naturalist at the top of Elk Camp Gondola. The owners were very gracious and responded quickly to all inquiries. We highly recommend staying at this amazing home.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review! You did find the Pine Creek Cookhouse, one of my favorite spots for a meal. I'll never forget walking 1.5 miles on the snow by starlight only - a zillion of 'em. A religious experience. Come back any time!
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Great house, great location, great views, everything worked

  • 5 of 5

Our all-guys ski group has stayed at this house for a long weekend in January for nine years straight. We love the location and the house is very comfortable and welcoming. It is well equipped and everything works which is not always the case with rental experiences. The great experience keeps us coming back. See you next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this unsolicited review! Hope to see you gentlemen for nine more years!
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Perfect Place for Snowmass/Aspen in the Summer

  • 5 of 5

Most people think of winter when they think of Snowmass/Aspen. But we planned a family get-together for the July 4th holiday and brought the families from Oregon, Washington, and Colorado together. This house was perfect for all of us! We filled the 4 floors! All that we had to bring was our clothes and food. We enjoyed a couple of evenings with a fire in the beautiful fireplace, had family laughs and conversations around the huge dining room table, enjoyed time in the evening on the decks, and all around enjoyed the comfort of this beautiful home! The only thing that would have made the week 100% fantastic was if the hot tub heating element had not gone out. We did not let that dampen our time! Snowmass Village with live concerts in the evening and fun shopping in the day was great! White water rafting and the adventure park in Glenwood Springs was awesome! The 4th of July festivities, parade and fireworks was spectacular! Meeting Kevin Costner was unbelievable! There are so many things that happened during the week it would take a small book to write it all down. It was an awesome vacation and many many thanks to Carol and Chuck for sharing their home with us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I want to meet Kevin Costner! Happy you had a great visit!
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Dedham, MA


  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home at the top of Wood Run. We had 5 adults and 2 children and there was plenty of room. The kitchen, dining room and living room were spacious and filled with light and incredible views of Snowmass and the surrounding mountains. The 2 upper bedrooms were beautiful, and the bedrooms on the lower level were great for families with a big bunk room for kids. We very much enjoyed the board games and hot tub as well (although not at the same time!). The owners were very helpful before and during our stay. For experts, it is easy to ski-in/ski-out to the driveway. For intermediates or beginners it is necessary to walk up the road - but only a couple of minutes. All in all, we had a wonderful time in this beautiful house and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this fabulous mountain home in Snowmass Village for the past four years. Just got back to hot Dallas after two wonderful weeks at the home. Our stay could not have been more enjoyable.

The location is superb with terrific views from all windows and the wonderful deck. We did not try the hottub this year, but it did look inviting. The home's physical layout is really well thought out. We had our daughter and 3 grandkids during our stay this year and the house worked well for us. Plenty of room and the kitchen/dining area is better than our home in Dallas.

Cannot say enough good things about this property! We will be back for certain.

The Burnetts

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly designed, absolutely welcoming

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in this Jans Road home both winter and summer, with and without, our friends the owners in residence with us. The home is superbly designed for multiple families or up to 4 couples with on suite baths throughout. The views from the kitchen remind you are in a skier's paradise. You may even be tempted to try skinning up the mountain with the fit bodies you can watch doing just that each morning as you sip your coffee. The large dining table and cozy living room inspire guests to just hang which, to my way of thinking, is what a vacation is all about. And don't forget the summer months. Fabulous hiking, fishing and some truly breathtaking (as in harrowing....) mountain biking are there for the taking.

P.S. I am in the Elk Camp photo (in red).

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Aspen Airport (Sardy Field)
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Zane's Tavern on Wood Road
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
2 mi.
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
6.7 Miles
US 82
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
down hill
Nearest Ski
0.05 Miles
100 yds away
Car: recommended

Ski in and ski out of our house, one of the highest on the mountain, to Green Cabin. In summer, walk 10 minutes up the hill to the start of the 36-hole frisbee golf, or start a world class hike or mountain bike ride right from the house. Gold medal trout streams are just minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.8%

50% upon reservation, balance 30 days prior to occupancy

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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