Renting A Home Away From Home For The Holidays

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Katie Shapiro

From taking the title of “Best of the West" in Ski Magazine’s Resorts of the Year Awards to landing a spot on Travel + Leisure’s “Most Romantic Holiday Destinations for Couples,” Aspen Snowmass continues to rack up accolades every season. We might be a bit biased, but it’s true: there is no place more festive to spend the holidays in the entire world.

While Aspen Snowmass is known for its abundant five-star resort offerings, sometimes a ski vacation is only made better when you rent a dream home of your very own. Whether it’s having enough space for your extended family, wanting to cook up your favorite family recipes, avoiding the hustle and bustle of a busy hotel or staying in town for the full season, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty (ASSIR) has experienced Brokers specializing in Aspen & Snowmass, luxury rentals. 

Wildwood lane  West Hyman Ave

Pioneer Springs  Capitol Peak

 

 

So, if you’re still looking for a picture-perfect, holiday escape there’s still time to make it a most memorable one in Aspen Snowmass. To help guide you, here are ASSIR’s top four tips to consider when starting your rental search:

1. How far in advance do you recommend booking a rental property for the holiday season? 

We recommend booking for the holidays as far out as possible to ensure having your first choice available. We book the majority of our holiday rentals in September, October and November, but often our most sought-after properties can be booked as far as a year in advance. While most of our holiday inventory is booked, we have received a few new listings recently and have had a couple of cancellations, so always inquire no matter how last minute you are starting your search.

2. What is the price range for vacation rentals in Aspen Snowmass?

For the winter season, the most affordable property in our inventory is about $400 per night, but not in the preferred area of Aspen’s downtown core or Snowmass Village. Most of our rental properties with a prime location fall around $1,000 per night and our most exclusive property is $25,000 per night. We are always able to accommodate any budget.

3. How does ASSIR help clients navigate the property search?

Initially, we ask for preferred location, dates, the makeup of the group, budget and any other specifications the client might have, such as ski access. After we gather some options, we send the client rental brochures - ASSIR’s rental brochures are arguably the most thorough among the competition. 

4. How does ASSIR help clients feel confident in a “sight unseen” booking?

Photos, a Google Map search and a conversation on the phone usually help clients feel confident in their decision. We often discuss location, walkability, specifics on ski access and various other property details. The last thing we want is for someone to be disappointed, so we do our best to convey all the information thoroughly and accurately.

ASSIR also goes above and beyond the service standard for rental agencies in the Roaring Fork Valley through an exclusive partnership with Covet Concierge, owned and operated by longtime local Karen Boyd. With more than a decade of experience as a concierge for five-star resorts and luxury rental companies, most recently at the Residences at the Little Nell, Boyd branched off on her own in 2017 and provides unparalleled five-star service 24/7 to all of ASSIR’s rental clients through her company.

concierge gift basket

 

Upon booking, Boyd works directly with clients to provide a custom itinerary along with the coordination of the following services:

  • Ground transportation
  • Welcome basket upon arrival stocked with wine, fresh fruit and gourmet snacks
  • Grocery shopping and pre-stocking the kitchen
  • Dining reservations
  • Babysitting services
  • Ski equipment rentals with in-home fittings
  • Pre-purchase and print lift tickets

For an additional service fee, Boyd will also assist clients in pre-arranging holiday decor with Christmas tree delivery, hiring and planning special in-home events with a private chef, reserving additional adventure activities and running general errands — no request is too small. Although she’s anticipating juggling 30 rental clients in the months ahead, Boyd is a one-woman-show and remains on-call throughout your entire stay.

Karen Boyd

And since she’s always busy booking the best of Aspen Snowmass for her clients, we also asked Boyd to recommend a few of her favorite things:

Holiday Tradition

Watching the New Year’s fireworks over Aspen Mountain 

aspenchamber.org

Festive Restaurant

Taking a sleigh ride to dinner at Pine Creek Cookhouse

pinecreekcookhouse.com

Family Restaurant

HomeTeam BBQ

hometeambbq.com

On-Mountain Restaurant
Breakfast at Gwyn's High Alpine on Snowmass Mountain

gwynshighalpine.com

Aprés Ski Spot

Ajax Tavern in Aspen

thelittlenell.com

Venga Venga in Snowmass Village

eatvengavenga.com

Spa Treatment

A massage at Remède Spa in the St. Regis followed by a glass of champagne in the oxygen lounge

stregisaspen.com

The Spa at Viceroy in Snowmass

viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Hair & Makeup

Salon Tullio

salontullio.com 

Holiday Shopping
Kemo Sabe

kemosabe.com

Pitkin County Dry Goods

pitkincountydrygoods.com

Florist

Sashae Floral Arts & Gifts

sashae.com 

Coffee
SO Café on the top floor of the Aspen Art Museum 

aspenartmuseum.org

Yoga Studio
Aspen Shakti

aspenshakti.com

Bar
Jimmy's

jimmysaspen.com

Tourist Activity

Snowmobiling to the Maroon Bells with T-Lazy-7 Ranch

tlazy7.com

 

Click here to download the complete ASSIR Rental Brochure and click here to learn more about Covet Concierge.

 

 

 

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Snowmass Base Village Update - May 2018

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Sara Kurz

 

In January 2018, East West Partners Snowmass Base Village released fourteen whole ownership residences, with eleven residences at the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass and three luxury residences at Lumin. Since then, they have released eleven more whole ownership residences at One Snowmass West. Below is an update on the inventory for sale in all three buildings, as well as exclusive details for One Snowmass West.

SNOWMASS BASE VILLAGE INVENTORY

ONE SNOWMASS WEST

11 Units For Sale

One Snowmass West residences currently for sale include two 2-bedroom units, six 3-bedroom units, two 4-bedroom units and one 4-bedroom plus den penthouse.

One Snowmass West residences feature:

  • Spacious floor plans
  • Natural wood detailing throughout
  • Floor-to ceiling window walls to showcase sweeping up-mountain views and the plaza
  • Generous private balcony
  • Kitchens with contemporary European appliances from Gaggenau
  • Spa-like master bathroom
  • Rooftop terrace with infinity-edged spa and firepit
  • Smart home thermostat and lighting control

Amenities include:

  • Private ski storage locker rooms that connect directly to skiway
  • Concierge
  • Fitness center and yoga studio
  • Turnkey property management availability through Snowmass Mountain Lodging

Additionally, all One Snowmass West residences are pursuing a LEED Gold certification with a Healthy Living designation. Interior finish options include: mountain modern, alpine refined or contemporary rustic. Renderings of each option are shown below.

CLICK HERE to view the Brochure.

CLICK HERE to view the Floor Plans

CLICK HERE to view the Pricing Sheet

 

MOUNTAIN MODERN

 

ALPINE REFINED

 CONTEMPORARY RUSTIC

CONTACT one of our Sales Associates today for more information. 

 

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Year-End 2017 vs 2016 Market Report

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Sara Kurz

We are proud to release an in-depth report on all properties sold in Aspen, Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and New Castle. Our report is unique in that we compare the market in these areas in 2017 to 2016. Our report includes segmented single family and condos/townhomes/duplex information for each area. We also include fractional statistics for Aspen and Snowmass Village.

CLICK HERE to view.

 

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The New Mountain Contemporary

Posted on October 6, 2017 by Katie Shapiro

For the past decade or so, the Aspen Snowmass real estate market has been dominated by two prevailing architecture styles: the traditional mountain look, or on the opposite extreme, contemporary. But according to one of our top-producing agents Andrew Ernemann, the needle has tipped so far in the direction of contemporary, that buyers are now looking for a mix of both — what he calls “The New Mountain Contemporary.”

How did we arrive at this new aesthetic? Local builders and esteemed architects are finding ways to marry the best of both.

Traditional mountain homes like 18 Cascade Lane in the Five Trees neighborhood in Aspen with dramatic log beams, wood paneling, exposed beams and heavy textiles are still highly sought after by homeowners seeking the quintessential Colorado Rocky Mountain home.

18 Cascade Lane is listed by Craig Morris for $6,750,000. Photo by Mountain Home Photo.

On the other end of the spectrum is 930 West Hallam Street in West Aspen — new construction with clean lines, large windows and an open floor plan.

930 West Hallam Street is listed by Lex Tarumianz for $5,995,000. Photo by Lightform 3D.

Situated between these extremes is 62 Bennett Court —a five bedroom spec home in the famed Red Mountain neighborhood designed by Denver-based Mountain Contemporary Architects with interiors finished by Aspen-based Kristin Dittmar Design.

62 Bennett Court is listed by Andrew Ernemann for $9,825,000. Photo by Mountain Home Photo.

Ernemann explains, “This home in particular—the finishes really resonate across the board with this style we’re seeing continually evolve. When you walk in, it feels clean and certainly new. There’s amazing light coming in from all sides and looking beyond the kitchen and dining room into the living room, the barn wood wall [with a built-in TV and fireplace] bring rustic elements into the modern mix. It’s a subtle reminder that you’re in the mountains.”

328 Deer Ridge Lane in Snowmass Village also seamlessly blends contemporary floor to ceiling windows, a white and grey palette, and an open floor plan against reclaimed wood and raw stone accents.  

328 Deer Ridge Lane is listed by Garrett Reuss for $4,975,000. Photo by Mountain Home Photo.

“Buyers in this market are seeking a fresh look to meld with the classic mountain lifestyle that they grew up with,” says Garrett Reuss. “This home combines the timeless aesthetic features of rustic stone and reclaimed wood and combines it with a light and open plan for a more modern, sophisticated style.”

And, perhaps, the trend is not just local. In Quebec, Canada 647 Rue Chapleau is a Scandinavian-inspired home in the Mont-Saint-Hilaire area. White walls, an open staircase and contemporary furnishings are blended with a floor to ceiling fireplace and exposed beams.

647 Rue Chapleau is listed with Sotheby’s International Realty Québec for $725,000 Canadian dollars ($580,418 US). Photo by Sotheby’s International Realty Québec.

Partner of Aspen-based CCY Architects Rich Carr agrees with Ernemann’s overall observation and explains, “The stylistic pendulum has swung back and forth—from cliché mountain traditional to quite clean modern and now trying to find a balance in between.”

Carr adds, “We’ve always focused on creating architecture that marries the best of modernism and regionalism; not mimicking the past, whether it’s traditional or modern, but creating original design solutions that embody contemporary lifestyles, and at the same time, speak to the richness, textures and traditions of Aspen and the Rockies. It’s been very gratifying to see the market leaning that way more than ever.”

Special thanks to:

Sotheby's International Realty Québec

 

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