This is where the Wild West has been domesticated! The 8 bedroom Main Lodge has custom touches throughout including dramatic relief carvings in select wood timbers. The formal dining room seats twenty and features rare Zebra wood floors. Stair railings are wrapped in leather, there are His and hers dedicated offices and dressing room. The hyperbaric Den/media room with oxygen, humidification and air conditioning was designed to make acclimation to our altitude a breeze; watch a movie while breathing pure oxygen – altitude issues at approximately 9400 ft will never bother you. Outside there are two hot tubs on upper and lower levels for your convenience (one claims to be the largest in Colorado), and a professional grade outdoor kitchen complete with wood fired pizza oven rounding out the amenities. Below the house is a 5’ tall basement crawl space that the owners have turned into a princess/daughter’s dream play room along with an extensive, 2200 sq ft, temperature controlled, wine storage room.
Traveling in a counter clockwise direction from the main lodge the next building is known as Gentleman’s Ridge. All but the historic cabins were renamed by the current owner after favorite Aspen Mountain ski runs. The entire building consists of Gentleman’s Ridge Cabin on the right, Trainor’s Cabin on the left and the garage below that runs the expanse of the two.
Gent’s Ridge is a two story, one bedroom, guest cabin with reclaimed barn wood floors and cabinetry, there’s surround sound and a mounted flat screen TV for a modern twist, and a cast iron wood stove in the corner. The kitchen is equipped with a farm sink, The lofted bedroom is upstairs and enjoys a large en suite bath with a walk-in stone tiled shower.
Trainor’s Cabin is aptly named as the state of the art “Trainor’s Gym”. Replete with every piece of equipment conceivable for the serious Aspen workout. On the outside Classic barn doors close over the glass French doors when not in residence or for complete privacy. Surround sound, flat screen television, powder room, even a aquatic treadmill. The room is light and bright and is warmed by the tongue and groove ceiling and a second set of French doors leading to the Brazillian wood deck that overlooks Gent’s Ridge.
Last Dollar Cabin on the Main Property overlooks the front pond and is currently used as a Property Manager’s office. It’s outfitted with state of the art security monitoring equipment for the entire compound. This cabin could easily be converted back to a one room guest cottage with storage loft, kitchen, and bath with tiled and updated stall shower.
A meandering stone walk leads to the log guest cabin which faces main lodge. This one bedroom + loft cabin features a full kitchen with copper-finish counter tops and matching farm sink. There’s an inviting living/sitting space with wood burning fireplace on stone hearth. A ladder leads to sleeping loft with 2 twin beds, and in the bathroom there’s a fresh stone tiled shower/tub.
A stone path leads to the nicest of the guest cabins. Built in 2008, a gracious entry leads to three guest suites. The guest master has views of Montezuma’s basin from the dutch door that opens out to the front deck. A very comfortable living area with open floor plan to the kitchen is graced by a large stone surround, wood-burning fireplace. French doors open to a deck facing the Ashcroft Valley. Down the hall is the bunk room (three custom twin bunks) and loft. The master suite is a charming French-inspired room with décor in a pleasant French Blue.
Treehorn and the Homestead cabins are the two historic cabins on the site. Built between 1907 and 1908 it’s hard to imagine this was once a chicken coop. Small but charming one room guest cabin with bath and a small utility kitchen.
The Homestead Cabin was established in 1907 is slightly larger than the Treehorn with a small sitting area and wood burning fireplace. Bath has a tiled, stall shower. There’s a nice outdoor fire pit on stone patio in front – the ideal place to enjoy a summer sunset.
The Crystal Lake House has 2 buildings and 4 bedrooms on 21 pristine acres surrounded by ponds – two of them are stocked. The main house and sports court are ideal for entertaining with 2 kitchens, entertainment hall and full press basketball court. Main house consists of 2 wings connected by a heated, interior “bridge” all under one roof. Main Living Room has gas fireplace, lots of windows from which to enjoy the private wooded vistas. A generous kitchen in the main hall walks out to stone patio surrounded by Aspen groves. Walk across the interior ''bridge'' to the Entertaining Hall with two story vaulted ceilings, massive river rock fireplace and lots of sun drenched windows. This property can be sold separately for $4,375,000.
The Ashcroft House is a modern take on a multi-level log cabin boasting 4 bedrooms and a dedicated office with 5 full baths on 7.4 acres. The property features an outdoor hot tub and views that go on forever. Inside a wood burning fire place is the focal point of the living room. There are 3 primary levels: from the slate stone entry level, wood floors and logs accent the house. The open kitchen with Saltillo tiles, and a large center island w/ electric cook top opens to brick patio overlooking the valley. The Master bath features a marvelous stone surround, jetted, soaking tub looking out to an Aspen grove. Four bedrooms includes an ADU with private entrance. Offered individually for $3,375,000.
American Lake House is a classic and CHARMING log cabin remodeled in 1996, sitting on 3.2 miles below American Lake. This luxury log cabin takes one back to a simpler time without deprivation of the luxuries of modern living. Stone surround wood-burning fireplace, oak floors, TV room off main living, play or sleeping loft in main living area with vaulted ceilings, old-world wood-burning cook stove graces the kitchen. Large, sunny wrap around decks face Montezuma’s Basin and overlook the firepit with carved wood benches in front of the house. Master suite features his/hers baths with claw-footed tub and river rock stone shower, walk in closets and vaulted ceilings. Bunk room has pass through bath and shower stall.
Elk Mountain Lodge is a breathtaking retreat that rests on over 82 acres in the spectacular Castle Creek Valley. This compound consists of several parcels which are separately available for purchase. Its rustic yet refined decor is in complete harmony with its magical, natural surroundings. Explore the unfettered wilderness or simply relax at the edge of two serene trout ponds. This alpine inspired estate is perfect as a corporate retreat or for a family wanting it all. There is no other property that exists in the Aspen Valley, much less the U.S, that can compare to Elk Mountain Lodge. The property as a whole consists of 4 distinct parcels with a total of 82.6 acres. 12 buildings including the 14,987 sq ft main lodge, 3 additional single family homes.
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