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Exclusive Waterfront Properties to Beat the Summer Heat

Posted on June 23, 2021 by Lilly Thiemann

Temperatures in the Roaring Fork Valley have hit record highs. Residents and locals alike rely on their favorite water activities to cool down. From rafting in the Roaring Fork rapids, to canoeing across Weller Lake, to swimming near Northstar Nature Preserve, the water-oriented options are endless during a Colorado summer. Below, find a curation of some of our top exclusive waterfront properties, located in close proximity to a body of water that offers a wide variety of opportunities for summer activities.


Photos: 1020 Carroll Drive, Aspen - Listed with Chris Klug 

 Boasting gorgeous sunsets and jaw-dropping views from the highest altitudes of McLain Flats, the sun is extremely strong at 1020 Carroll Drive. To cool down and enjoy your summer days, grab your closest friend or family member and venture out in a canoe on the private lake, located on the property. Be sure to remember your SPF and a hat to protect your skin! 

This property listed with Chris Klug also offers a hot tub with stellar views of the surrounding mountain ranges. When the days reach 90 degrees and the nights cool down to the chilly low 50s, (weather entirely unique to Aspen) you’ll want an option to warm you up, as well! Relax in the hot tub with a few friends or family members with a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail while soaking up the stunning views.



Photos: 68 Bald Eagle Way, Carbondale - Listed with Arleen Ginn 


Described as an outdoorsman’s paradise, the property at 68 Bald Eagle Way listed with Arleen Ginn features a trout-stocked pond and frequent visits from deer, eagles, elk, moose and other wildlife. Not only can you spend an afternoon (or a full day) fishing at the pond, but you can observe the beautiful, pristine wild creatures in their natural habitats. Sit by the pond underneath an umbrella and enjoy a picnic with the family, and you will be cooled to the perfect temperature by the breeze off of the water. 



Photo: 5708 County Road 301, Parachute - Listed with Shawn Manwaring 

Searching for an escape from the busy, crowded town lifestyle? Look no further than this classic ranch property, situated on the Western Slope just outside of Parachute, Colorado. This property offers stunning views, unlimited access to nature, numerous outbuildings, a picturesque pond, irrigated pastures, commercial greenhouse and a private guest quarters. Whether you’re relaxing with the family by the beautiful pond or exploring the wide open spaces of this recreational ranch, this private retreat listed with Shawn Manwaring has you covered for the entirety of the blazing summer heat.



Photo: 80 River Bend Road, Snowmass - Listed with Garrett Reuss

A rare opportunity situated on one of the last remaining 'true' river parcels located on a magnificent stretch of the Roaring Fork River, 80 River Bend Road is Snowmass’ hottest commodity. This home listed with Garrett Reuss offers 5 bedrooms and 6 baths with a private office, family room, exercise room and chef's kitchen. With plenty of space for the entire family to gather and enjoy the soothing sounds of the water rushing by, the property is located less than a mile from the Roaring Fork Club, just over 10 miles from the Aspen airport, and 16 miles from downtown Aspen. Enjoy the stunning patio overlooking the river complete with hot tub and firepit. Bike, fish, hike or stroll directly from your front door to the great outdoors.



Photo: 929 Cedar Creek Drive, Carbondale - Listed with Noel Hallisey and Sandy Smith


At this iconic three-story, log-cabin style home overlooking a shimmering pond on the second green of the favored River Valley Ranch Golf course, summer living is easy! The property draws you in with its air of sophistication and sweeping views of Mount Sopris. Six bedrooms make it large enough for a family reunion or a group of friends to gather, and it offers opportunities for classic fishing, fly-fishing, and relaxing in the sun. The large porch and patio spaces offer spaces to relax in the shade for the days when the sun is just too strong to handle. This home listed with Noel Hallisey and Sandy Smith offers a perfect harmony of convenience and privacy.



Photos: 004452 Upper Cattle Creek, Carbondale - Listed with Terry Rogers and Greg Didier


With mountainesque views pulled from a fairytale storybook into reality, this exceptionally designed timber and stone home listed with Terry Rogers and Greg Didier overlooks the Spring Park Reservoir to the expanse of the Elk Mountain Range beyond. Grand living and dining rooms open onto the extensive patios and make the perfect setting for entertaining near the reservoir. Wake up to watch the splendor of the first morning light from the spacious master suite. If indoor water activities are more your speed, the master bath includes a steam shower and a glorious jetted tub for a perfect relaxation opportunity. Enjoy amazing wildlife and bird watching from beside the calm, clean, beautiful waters of the Spring Park Reservoir!



Photos: 1430 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt - Listed with Ted Borchelt  


An unprecedented home listed with Ted Borchelt that combines an architecturally-sophisticated contemporary design with top-of-the-line equestrian facilities and expansive, irrigated flat acreage, all while being surrounded by private and scenic outdoor spaces. The elegance of this home offers privacy and seclusion yet is extremely convenient and only minutes from the charming city of Basalt. This incredible 37-acre horse property features panoramic views of Basalt Mountain and The Crown and provides access to thousands of acres of horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking trails and hunting right out your back door. A bubbling creek runs through the front yard, and a private pond offers endless opportunities for water activities during the gorgeous Colorado summer days. 




Photo: 2200 S Shore Drive, Meredith - Listed with Sara Kurz


A year-round lakeside mountain retreat perched on the South Shore of Ruedi Reservoir, this property listed with Sara Kurz was newly built in 2017. The spacious Tuscan cedar log home sits on 11.3 private acres at the end of S. Shore Drive, adjacent to White River National Forest on three sides offering a rare opportunity for privacy and access to boating, fishing, elk hunting, hiking, snowmobiling and more! Just a short walk down to fish, swim, hop a boat, or enjoy the two rock beach coves on the banks of the reservoir. 



Photo: 2880 CO Rd 3, Marble - Listed with Bennett Bramson 

A true hidden gem of the Roaring Fork Valley, this property listed with Bennett Bramson connects to 152 acres of protected Conservancy land, which allows exclusive access and use for hunting and fishing, and serves as a horse property. Located in Gunnison County with fewer building and expansion restrictions, this property offers a gorgeous entertaining space on the outdoor patio with a view of the river. Spend your summer days by the water or exploring the acres of open land to create your own special adventures to share with family and friends.




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