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Starting at $350 per person per night
Chair Mountain Ranch, 178, Marble Road, Gunnison County, Colorado, 81623, United States
Starting at $150 per cabin per night
Nestled in the spectacular Rocky Mountains, near Marble and Redstone, Colorado, is Chair Mountain Ranch. There is something extraordinary about the Crystal River Valley, something the Ute Indians held sacred and early explorers recognized the moment they set foot in the shadows of these majestic mountains. The spirit of old world travelers, miners and Native Americans live on in the area. Surrounded by the Elk Mountain Range, Maroon Bells Wilderness and the Ragged wilderness, Marble and Redstone offer endless hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, jeep trails as well as serenity among the aspen and evergreen forests.
Unique Features: The ranch is located right in the middle of all the action. Aspen and Snowmass village are about 1.5 hour drive from Marble and offer some of the best in dinning and window shopping. Aspen remains very busy during the summer while Snowmass Village stays much quieter and hosts the Snowmass Balloon Fest. There are plenty of Mountain Biking trails in Snowmass and a variety of hiking trails can be found in the area but can be very busy during peak months.
Accommodations: Chair Mountain Ranch offers five cabins and two apartment suites to comfortably accommodate you and your family while exploring the historic towns of Redstone, Marble and the ghost town of Crystal home to the famous Crystal Mill. Serenity abounds with no cell phone service within 20 miles, no shopping malls or other distractions enabling you to fully enjoy the Rocky Mountains the way they are meant to be enjoyed.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Cabins. The cabins feature two bedrooms, small kitchens, full bathrooms and living rooms. The kitchens come stocked with pots, pans, eating utensils, coffee pot, toaster, full size stove/oven and fridge. They provide everything you need except for groceries, be sure to pick-up supplies for smor’e making! The cabins comfortably sleep four along with your favorite puppies.
Dining: There is no on-site restaurant but they can easily recommend some good restaurants nearby. The cabins have kitchens for meal preparation. With towns like Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Snowmass Village and Aspen nearby there are plenty of great restaurants. Carbondale is the closest town to Redstone and Marble. It is only 20 miles from Marble away and offers some delightful dinning opportunities as well as great shopping. Glenwood Springs is a short 40 minute drive from Chair Mountain Ranch home to the famous Hot Springs pool.
Activities: Be sure to visit the Crystal Ghost Town. The famous former Crystal Mill sits high over the Crystal River below. You’ll need high clearance 4×4 to reach this townsite with a few buildings remaining, about 5.5 miles from town. The route continues to Schofield Pass a dangerous 4×4 road and back route to Crested Butte and the ghost town of Gothic. Also check out the Marble Quarry. The Yule Marble Quarry was founded in the late 1800s. This is where the town gets its name. Its marble is of the best quality, rival of the classical Italian and Greek marble. It’s almost pure calcite marble, with only a minority of mica, feldspar and quartz.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them. Touted as one of “The Top 10 Adventure Towns in the U.S.” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, there is plenty to do in Carbondale including biking, kayaking and world-class fly-fishing. In winter, excellent cross-country skiing can be found at Spring Gulch.
Location: The Town of Carbondale is located in the Roaring Fork Valley, downstream from Aspen and upstream from the mouth of the Roaring Fork River at Glenwood Springs. The town proper sits on the south bank of the river, at the confluence of the Crystal River. Carbondale’s horizon is dominated by the 12,953 ft (3,952 m) tall Mount Sopris several miles to the south of town. It also boasts a rodeo, the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, held every Thursday night, 7:30-9:00 pm, from June 3rd-August 19th. Everything from bronc riding to a calf scramble is there, with events such as hide racing and ribbon roping falling into the schedule.
Closest Airport: The nearest airport to Carbondale is Aspen (ASE) Airport which is 22.6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Eagle (EGE) (23.1 miles) and Grand Junction (GJT) (73.5 miles).
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: Yes. There are some pet friendly cabins.
Weddings: Yes. There is a minimum two night stay required when renting the entire ranch. There are enough beds to sleep 34 people with additional room for camping if needed. With 8 acres, one acre yard, large covered barbecue area, five cabins and two apartments your next event or wedding can be accommodated with peace of mind. The large, flat yard is perfect for large tents, tables and provides lots of room for gatherings while food and drinks are prepared in the covered cooking and eating area.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: The main apartment building features two large apartment suites with one upstairs and the other downstairs. Both have private entries with a common laundry facility on the first floor. The kitchens in both apartments include pots, pans, utensils, coffee pots and toasters. Features 1,200 square feet with two bedrooms, full kitchen that opens to the living-room and a full bathroom. The large living-room features a lovely fireplace for those chilly mountain evenings. The apartment sleeps up to seven people with plenty of room for a roll-away if needed.