Historic Cottage on Private Estate with Swimming Pool & Tennis Court on Site!

Ice House

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Property Details

Type: House

Size: 1400 ft2

This charming cottage, the Ice House, is beautifully situated on a turn of the century private estate, the Crystal Farm, within the breathtaking and pristine Crystal River Valley. It is surrounded by by towering red cliffs, mature trees, incredible mountain views and is within 200 feet of the Gold Medal waters of the Crystal River! During summer months amenities include a swimming pool and a tennis court, just steps from the front door!

Please Note: This 2 level cottage is ideal for a couple, or a family with 2 children, ideally between 8-12 years of age due to the steep loft stairs and tight sleeping area. It is NOT suitable NOR available to rent for 4 adults.

As a Keylink guest we are pleased to offer you a 10% discount at  Glenwood Adventure Company with the purchase of online tickets! You will receive this discount code plus a link to promotional offers at Iron Mountain Hot Springs and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in an email three days prior to your arrival. 

John Cleveland Osgood, a coal baron, resided at the nearby Redstone Castle and built the Crystal Farm in the 1890s to provide food for the inhabitants of the town of Redstone. This historical cottage served as the original ice house where ice was cut and stored for use by the town and the Redstone Castle. The Ice House is now a guest house that offers a once in a lifetime experience to its' guests!


The custom leather furnishings and rugs, antler chandeliers, unique mountain decor and wood burning stove create the perfect atmosphere for an amazing mountain getaway experience. The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare meals and the dining room, with a beautiful antler chandelier, offers great views of the Crystal Farm Estate and red mountain cliffs. 

On the upper level, the nicely appointed bedroom features a comfortable queen bed and the cozy loft area accommodates 2 older children with two single mattresses. The loft is great for kids however due to the steep ladder access and low railing in the loft, this space is only suitable for children of at least 8 years of age.

The spacious bathroom is on the lower level and is equipped with an oversized bathtub, great for long soaks.

The swimming pool is located behind the main house and is ONLY open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Both the tennis court and swimming pool are shared with owners of the estate.


Main level:

Bedroom 1: (Queen)

Bathroom 1: (Soaking Tub & Shower)

Loft: ((2) Twin floor beds))


THIS IS A NON SMOKING PROPERTY. The use of tobacco, cannabis or vapor devices is strictly prohibited.  Disregarding this Rule may result in a fine.

We HIGHLY recommend you purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance to help protect your vacation since NO REFUNDS if cancelled less than 30 days of arrival; inclusive of illness, storms, road conditions or road closures. We suggest CSA Travel Protection, www.vacationrentalinsurance.com. Inquire about coverage details.

NOT AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR MORE THAN 2 ADULTS, only exception is a family with 2 adults and 2 childrend AT LEAST 8 years of age (due to the steep ladder and low railing).

Dog friendly, limit of 3 dogs. PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT PET FEE.

Though this home does not have air conditioning, there are fans for your comfort. Due to the location and elevation, the home usually remains comfortable during summer months.

This rural cottage is located in the Colorado mountains, which is shared with many creatures both great and small. This may include, but is not limited to, ants, elm seed beetles, box elder bugs, flies, wasps, and on rare occasion even a snake or a mouse. They may find their way into the home if doors or windows without screens are left open so we strongly encourage you to keep doors and windows without screens closed at all times. We encourage you to not book this home if this makes you uncomfortable. Refunds will not be given for critter sightings.

There is no cable TV however there is a Smart TV with streaming capabilities.

The bedroom is on the upper level and the bathroom is on the lower level. There are 12 stairs to climb from the kitchen and dining room to reach the upper level and 2 steps to from the kitchen and dining room into the bathroom.

This home is not wheelchair accessible.

Included in the price of your rental is a $59 non-refundable damage protection insurance policy in lieu of a damage deposit. This is required protection insurance provided by Waivo for up to $2500 in accidental damage. The full agreement and list of coverage details can be found here


The Crystal Farm is located within a short drive to the charming and historic towns of Redstone and Marble and a 20 minute drive to unique shops and excellent restaurants in Carbondale.

Nearby areas to explore include:

  • Swimming pool and tennis court (on site)
  • Historic, quaint mining town of Redstone- 1.5 mi.
  • Original marble quarry- 10 mi.
  • The Crystal Mill (built in 1892)- 15 mi.
  • Unique shops and great restaurants in Carbondale-18 mi.
  • World class ski resorts at Aspen and Snowmass- 46 mi.
  • Local ski favorite, Sunlight Mountain Resort- 40 mi.
  • Glenwood Springs Hot Springs and Iron Mountain Hot Springs Pools- 30 mi.
  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park- 31 mi.
  • Fly fishing in Gold Medal waters of Crystal River
  • White water rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing
  • Numerous cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking and horseback riding trails
  • Excellent golf courses nearby

The Ice House is truly the perfect place for a romantic couple's mountain getaway! Relax and enjoy the spectacular setting of this private estate in the heart of the Crystal River Valley!


  • Please DO NOT text displayed phone number since this number does not receive texts.
  • Minimum age requirement of 25 to rent this property.
  • Check-in time 3:00PM, Check-out time 10:00 AM
  • Extra person charge of $15/night applies for more than 2 guests.
  • Additional clean required for stays of 10 days or more. PLEASE INQUIRE.
  • Additional cleaning fee for excessive cleaning or laundry may apply.
  • Special events or larger gatherings are not permitted, maximum of 4 guests.
  • For security purposes the exterior of the property is under 24 hour video surveillance.
  • A limited stock of basic guest supplies are provided to start off your stay.
  • A drip coffee maker is provided. Please bring your favorite ground coffee as it is not supplied.
  • Cancellation policy: Full refund if canceled at least 30 days of arrival, 50% refund if cancelled between 14-29 days of arrival, NO refund if cancelled less than 14 days of arrival.
  • Rates and amenities are subject to change without notice.