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A river almost runs through it...

Entire guest suite hosted by Alison & Ryan
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bathroom
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You'll love the gorgeous Frying Pan Valley and the sound of the river from our lovely mother-in-law apartment, located on the lower level of our classic Colorado A-Frame with separate entrance and plenty of privacy. 1-BR, 1-bath with murphy bed in the kitchenette. Dogs welcome for $50 pet fee.

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Come experience the Roaring Fork Valley's best kept secret! Located just 24 miles north of Aspen, near the quaint streets of historic downtown Basalt is the Frying Pan valley, where the famed gold medal waters of the Frying Pan River meander through dramatic red rock spires and steep mountain hillsides.

This cozy 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment features a decent size bedroom/living area with queen size bed and large sofa with a queen size sleeper bed. The second room is a kitchenette with a super comfortable Murphy bed for extra guests. The bathroom has a bathtub and shower and is stocked with basic necessities in case you forgot something. We provide a ton of clean linens and towels. Enjoy a large private deck surrounded by the steep forested hillside and lush terraced gardens that provide peace and privacy. Wi-fi, cable TV, and furnished kitchenette provide all the comforts of home. We live upstairs with our two pugs and young son, so you may hear us walking around, but there is no door connecting the two units and the lower level is very private.

Our classic Colorado A-Frame home is located five miles from downtown Basalt across the street from the Frying Pan River. Behind the house are the magical Seven Castles, a series of dramatic red rock spires that tower over the valley. Access the 7 Castles hike and climb a series of waterfalls from our back door. Located just one mile from a big horn sheep refuge, wildlife outnumbers humans in this quiet little mountainside hamlet.

Up valley you'll discover an endless outdoor playground, beginning with the shores of Reudi Reservoir popular for boating, fishing, camping, paddle boarding, and picnicking on the scenic beaches. From there, continue on to Chapman Reservoir where motorized boats aren't allowed--ideal for kayaks and canoes. Easy access to White River National Forest and surrounding wilderness provides infinite possibilities for hiking, hunting, snow mobiling, cross country skiing and more.

Discover Colorado's authentic side in Basalt, where the quaint downtown street is packed with shopping and dining that rivals what you might find in Aspen for a fraction of the price. From our location, you can have the best of both worlds with easy access to remote wilderness and all the amenities Basalt has to offer. Buses to Aspen run every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. from downtown Basalt.

Enjoy a true Colorado getaway with all the amenities of Aspen at a fraction of the price. Ask us about fishing guide services that can grant you access to the private waters of Seven Castles Bend, located right across the street. We are happy to provide any information or guidance you need to plan your stay.

We look forward to having you at the Margo A-Frame!

Ali & Ryan Margo

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 queen beds, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Patio or balcony
Garden
Hair dryer
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Basalt, Colorado, United States

We live in a beautiful, rural area on a dirt road where the wildlife outnumber the people. It's a little busier in the summertime, when there are cyclists pedaling by, fisherman in the water across the street, and boat traffic heading up to Ruedi Reservoir, 9 miles up the street where you can go boating, paddle boarding, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, and more. The house is located close to Frying Pan Road, so you can hear cars driving by, but it's also across the street from the river, so you can hear that, too. It is very quiet at night.

Hosted by Alison & Ryan

Joined in August 2012
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We are longtime residents of the Roaring Fork Valley and live upstairs with our young son Levi and our pugs, Ernie & Tallulah. We bought this home after living in Aspen for over a decade because we loved it's beautiful rural location that is still only five miles from downtown Basalt. We rent out the guest apartment and love to host guests in this beautiful river valley that is a little off the beaten path and many visitors to the Roaring Fork Valley never get to see. The Seven Castles above our house is a magical and mystical place. We welcome families with children, especially if they have four legs. We feel incredibly fortunate to have created a mountain lifestyle that allows us to indulge in all the activities we enjoy on a regular basis including hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, and hunting (that would be Ryan). Ali is also a certified Bikram yoga teacher and enjoys a regular yoga practice at Vimana House in Basalt. We moved to the Frying Pan valley in June 2012 and are in constant awe of the discoveries this valley has to offer to us every day: the deer that casually inhabit our yard, the big horn sheep who often run along the side of Frying Pan road, the giant eagle we thought was a statue when we first saw it, the massively huge trout that can be fished from the river across the street from our house, and the miles and miles of hiking in wilderness where you are likely not to see a single other person. Some of our other neighbors include wild turkeys, black bears and the occasional but revered mountain lion. We also still love our Aspen lifestyle and the short drive to get there makes it a perfect balance to be close to our beloved ski resorts and all of our friends and social life up valley but to be able to come home to total privacy, peace, and beauty at our little a-frame. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you during your stay. Cheers, Ali and Ryan
We are longtime residents of the Roaring Fork Valley and live upstairs with our young son Levi and our pugs, Ernie & Tallulah. We bought this home after living in Aspen for over a…
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Guests are always welcome to knock on our door, text us or call us if they need anything at all. We are happy to accommodate you and appreciate the opportunity to address any issues or problems you might have during your stay. We also respect your privacy, so don't feel obligated--just know we are here if you need us.
Guests are always welcome to knock on our door, text us or call us if they need anything at all. We are happy to accommodate you and appreciate the opportunity to address any issue…
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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
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Pets are allowed
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