Roaring Fork Real Estate Tour

Posted on May 19, 2011 by Mary Kate

I am participating this week in the annual Aspen Board of Realtors "Roaring Fork Real Estate For Sale This Down Valley real estate tour also included the Crystal River Valley visiting Carbondale, CO real estate listings and Redstone, CO real estate listings .  It's a workout, but a valuable opportunity to refresh my market knowledge on all of the current down valley listings from

The tour began in Redstone Monday morning. I thought 11258 Highway 133 was beautiful. It is a 3,793 square foot, three bedroom, three bath home situated on a 3.9 acre lot with 325 feet of Crystal River frontage. The property is adjacent to National Forest land on the Western Flank of Mount Sopris with great sun exposure. It is a big price tag for Crystal River Valley at $2,595,000, but a super cool house for the buyer who wants to be on the river with plenty of space, just twelve miles from highway 82.

Crystal River Frontage 11258 Highway 133 Home

I liked 58 Ferguson Drive in "Old Town" River Valley Ranch. At $475,000 this two story Victorian style home with finished basement and two car garage seems like a good value. It's close to the clubhouse and enjoys all of the RVR amenities including pool, tennis, golf, and extensive trail system. The HOA's are $370 a month and cover all exterior landscaping, maintenance and common areas. No more yard work, painting or shoveling sounds good to me! For the buyer looking for hassle free living with great country club amenities in Carbondale at a reasonable price this is worth seeing.

I think a comparably priced property at Aspen Glen is 112 Golden Bear Drive. This is a bank-owned townhouse at The Peaks situated on the Aspen Glen Golf Course, but overlooking Bald Eagle Rd. instead of the golf course. At $485,000 this three bedroom, two and a half bath townhouse is a deal. If you want a huge house at Aspen Glen and you are fixated on price per square foot value, then 0014 Saddlehorn Court is the place. Located in the quiet corner of Aspen Glen this 5,288 square foot REO is listed for $799,000. I don't think I've ever seen a larger downstairs room. You could build a skatepark down there or set up a paint ball arena.

The pace continued all day yesterday as I moved up valley. I started in downtown Carbondale and moved towards Catherine Store. I toured all of Willits, River Oaks, and Southside. There were a couple of listings in Blue Creek Ranch that I thought were cool. 296 Ponderosa and 162 Bristlecone Drive were the best in my opinion. I like the contemporary finishes of 162 Bristlecone and the fact that it borders open space with access to the Roaring Fork River. The finish work of 296 Ponderosa was excellent. I particularly like the imported Italian tile throughout the house. I think the best single family home deal of the day yesterday was 20 River Oaks Lane in River Oaks Subdivision in Basalt. It wasn't just because the listing broker was serving dessert! This four bedroom, three bath, 3,201 square foot home is located on nearly an acre on the river It's in great condition and listed at $1,150,000. The best condo deal of the day was 718 Lakeside Drive, a two bedroom, two bath short sale condo in Willits Lakeside Condominiums, overlooking the lake for $175,000. It included an additional two hundred square foot storage area beneath the unit. This opportunity will not last!

I hope my report is helpful. I'm catching my breath today, then hitting it hard again tomorrow and next week. I will keep you posted on what I see and where I find the best deals. Call or email me anytime if you want more info on any of the above listings or to discuss a particular area of the market in more detail. It was just snowing again this morning, winter continues in Aspen. We're enjoying some wacky spring weather. Talk to you soon.


I think my favorite house in Aspen Glen was 0089 Sundance Trail. This brand new ranch style home sits next to a large pond with views from the front of the house of Mt. Sopris. I think the finishes and one level floorplan were among the best in Aspen Glen. With forty-one active listings in Aspen Glen and twenty-seven in River Valley Ranch there are lots of options to choose from.

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