Entire home/apt
13 Guests
5 Bedrooms
11 Beds
Per Night
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Affordable Snowmass Big Mtn View

The Space
Bathrooms: 4.5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 11
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 9:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $250
Weekly discount: 9%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

You don't have to pay Aspen Extreme prices to spend a week in Aspen-Snowmass. Sure, you could rent one of the other homes on our street for almost twice as much, or save by renting a dilapidated shack down the hill for about the same price as ours — but you've lucked out and stumbled upon our killer big mountain view, so save those bucks for a new pair of ski boots and spend a minute reading our affordable tale.

A Snowmass Pioneer, my grandfather paid cash for a small plot of land at the end of a jeep road back in 1966 and built himself a cabin overlooking the future town of Snowmass Village. In the 1980s, concerned that those working in the valley were no longer able to afford to live in the valley, he dedicated the entirety of his retirement to organizing what is now the crown jewel of the Aspen/Snowmass community: the Affordable Employee Housing Program.

In 2005, with the roof leaking, the single-pane windows drafty, and the property taxes mounting on our grandfather's lucky strike, we sold the homestead and set our sights on a seldom-used, modern, comfortable home with a remarkable view just one ridge west.

In 2010, after five years of my family allowing a property management company to hawk our home at $(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)/night (and somehow still owing money at the end of the month), I decided to move out to the mountains and try my hand at it myself.

It turns out that cutting prices in half, upgrading the amenities, and flashing a friendly smile works wonders — We now sell out each winter, pulling in just enough to ensure that this view will be enjoyed by my family (and yours) for generations to come.

This fall, we will be digging out the grass turf and revegetating with native plants, doing our part to keep the valley as it was in 1966 when my grandfather took a jeep ride in search of paradise.

I hope you are able to make it out this winter. Think snow, and I'll see you on the slopes!

=== Bedrooms
There are three primary bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and one bunkroom with a bathroom across the hall.
* Master bedroom with King bed, private bath with jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower, TV
* Queen bedroom (+pull out couch) with private bath, TV
* Two Extra-Long Twins with private bath
* Bunk room with full on the bottom twin on top
* There are also two inflatable beds which can be set up in any of the bedrooms, or in the Fireplace room. (Frankly, they are super-comfortable.)

=== Kitchen
Major Appliances: Refrigerator/Freezer, Stove Top (electric, sadly), Oven, Dishwasher (with the exception of heavy grease and tomato sauces, no need to pre-wash, it's a beast!)

Small appliances: microwave, toaster, fancyish blender.

Matching plates, silverware, cups, wine glasses, cutlery, Unmatching tea (coffee) mugs.

Plenty of cast-iron, non-stick pots/pans, giant pasta boilers, baking pans and tins, knives galore, whisks, flippers, spatulas, can openers, and etc, etc, etc.

… or you can eat out!

=== Common Areas
Dining room table seats 8, second table seats another 4.
Amazing mountain views.

Fireplace Room with comfy couches.
Amazing mountain views.

Outdoor hot-tub.
Amazing mountain views.

Laundry Room
Amazing Washer, Dryer, Ironboard, but, sadly, no mountain views. Bummer.

There is also a TV in the fireplace room, but, honestly? If you are watching TV … you are doing the vacation thing wrong! There is so much to do and see here!

=== Transportation
Included with your stay is a parking pass to a 'secret' lot that puts you 50 feet from the slopes.

A Shuttle bus stop 300 meters away that will whisk you to an escalator to the slopes.

Dial A Ride - Taxi Service provided at $1/person. Will take you anywhere in Snowmass.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

6 nights minimum stay
Affordable Snowmass Big Mtn View

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About the Host, Cody

Snowmass Village, Colorado, United States
Member since October 2010


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