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The Birds Nest. Riverfront & Most Amazing Views!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Property Sits Just Above The River With Unobstructed Mt. Sopris Views.

This property has it all! Immaculate and private Riverfront apt. with all the amenities. Located on one of the top 10 golf courses in CO. Not only will the views knock your socks off but the bird and wildlife is always a source of entertainment.

New one bedroom (sleeps 4) apt has a private entrance, patio which overlooks the river, king size bed, extremely comfortable pull out couch, WiFi, washer/dryer,TV, and a well stocked kitchen.

We are centrally located between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale and both are a 10 minute drive away.

More Details

Molly/Aaron Garland
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Some French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Molly/Aaron Garland

I moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1978 from Michigan and have never looked back. I am a registered nurse and my husband is a teacher. I have 3 grown children who all grew up here and share the same love of the mountains as we do. Their love of skiing took them all to the professional level where they competed in ski events around the world including numerous appearances in the winter X Games. My husband and I love to travel and are involved in mission work in western Kenya and also guiding young local high school students in a wildlife preserve in northern Kenya. We always love returning from our adventures to the Roaring Fork Valley.

Molly/Aaron Garland purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Molly/Aaron Garland chose Glenwood Springs

We love this area because it offers so much. The recreating is endless, the people are very welcoming and friendly and it was a wonderful area to raise a family. I have lived in the area for 38 years and have never found another place I would like to call home.

What makes this apartment unique

We bought this home 1 1/2 years ago because of its location and views. I feel we have some of the best views in the valley. From your apartment you look upstream a half mile of the Roaring Fork River with Mount Sopris, (12,900feet) in the background and the views downstream are an equal distance. There are not any homes in front of us so the wildlife across the river is spectacular to watch. Deer, elk, fox, coyote call it their home while geese, bald eagles, osprey, white swans, and numerous herons fly above. The river is full of activity in the warmer seasons with fisherman, kayaks, and paddle boarders floating past. What's not to love?!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Glenwood Springs in Garfield County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious bathroom has custom tiled shower. Water and dryer share the space.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size bed and extremely comfortable pull-out couch in living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
You cannot beat our views of the river and our areas largest peak, Mt. Sopris. Fishing is excellent, bring your kayak or paddle board and launch directly below the apartment. There are 5 ski areas to choose from in our area and Nordic trails abound. If you are looking for a quiet, romantic, private, and fully equipped apartment in the most amazing setting, come stay with us! The deer and elk along with bald eagles, osprey, and great blue herons call this home.


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The Birds Nest. Riverfront & Most Amazing Views!!
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Very nice, clean, peaceful, and well maintained place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay. It was very calm and relaxing. The apartment was very comfortable, and clean. The location was great, and had an excellent view. We would definitely stay here again if we were spending time in the area. We appreciate the opportunity we were given. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jacob for the nice review. Sorry we didn't get to meet but happy you enjoyed the trip. Please come again! Best, Molly
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Magical location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Molly and Aaron for sharing your home with us. It was truly magical to be staying in such a lovely location. Being able to listen to the birds, the river and the coyotes each night as we watched the sun set on Mt. Sophris made the evenings special. But, after a BBQ on the back deck, watching the moon rise over the mountains was truly the best treat of all.

You both share such a lovely property for your guests. We really appreciated all the thoughtful touches you added to the apartment. We were comfortable and would stay with you again. It was a terrific experience! Cynthia and Keith

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you also for the beautiful review, much appreciated. Molly and Aaron
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Very Cozy and Great Views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a beautiful part of town, and the views are wonderful. The river is in full view from the plush and comfortable backyard. Town is plenty close, but far enough to feel some seclusion. I stayed with my parents, and there is plenty of room for 3 or 4 people. The owners also were kind enough to mail back a jacket that was inadvertently left in the house.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeremy for the kind review. We really love our place and enjoy others sharing our little piece of heaven. Once again, sorry for the confusion, my cleaning girl apologizes,she was just overwhelmed with her own life. Please come back again!
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A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable apartment has incredible views of the river and Mt. Sopris. It's so quiet and lovely from the patio and the inside of the rental is super nice with many thoughtful touches. The entire area including Carondale is gorgeous and there's so much to do from beautiful golf courses, the many reservoirs, lakes, and rivers, biking, climbing, etc. We had a great getaway from Denver and would highly recommend staying here. The interior feels brand new, the beds are very comfortable, the views are amazing and you have everything you need from grilling outside to cooking inside. We'll be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Quiet basement apartment with great view overlooking Fork river and Mount Sopris. Easy day trips to hiking trails and town.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at Birds Nest! It was clean, updated, cozy, and had everything we needed. It was especially convenient to be able to wash/dry laundry. The views were spectacular and the neighborhood was very nice and safe. We enjoyed the walking trails nearby and even hiked down to the river one morning for a closer look. We were sad to leave. Highly recommend this rental to couples or families. The owners are nice; their hospitality is outstanding! 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Eagle/Vail or Aspen Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Iron Bridge Cafe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Iron Bridge
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Glenwood Springs
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Iron Bridge
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Aspen/Ski Sunlight
Car: recommended

Our property is located midway between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale on the Roaring Fork River with boomer views of Mt. Sopris and the river. We are in Iron Bridge subdivision which has one of the top golf courses in Colorado. We are minutes away from the core of Glenwood which is known for its Hot Springs Pool and Spa, Adventure Park, whitewater rafting and much more. Carbondale is minutes away also which has fabulous restaurants, art galleries, and the Mountain Fair which happens the last week of July. Aspen's 4 mountain resorts for skiing and snowboarding are 40 minutes away and offer some of the best skiing in the state. You can hop on the bike path at Iron Bridge and ride up to Aspen or to Glenwood Springs. There are numerous mountain biking and hiking trails in this area to explore with levels of difficulty for everyone. We have traveled to many places around the world and I have to say that there is no place like home!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.57
Cleaning £56.66

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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