October 2011

Cabin Up for Historic Designation

This is a great effort being put forth by a long time local and real estate colleague. Thank you for your efforts Jeff!

Former Fritz Benedict cabin up for historic designation
by Curtis Wackerle, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
Thursday, October 27, 2011

An early Scandinavian immigrant’s cabin that was originally built near today’s Owl Creek Road in Snowmass in the 1880s, and is now a restored structure on Neale Avenue in Aspen, could become a historic landmark.

In between the cabin’s journey from the site of what is now the Timbers Club to the hill above Heron Park, it came under the care of influential Aspen architect Fritz Benedict, who rescued the then-deteriorating structure in the 1970s, moved it to his Stillwater Road property east of Aspen and had it restored.

Fall Tips and Reminders

Winter is on the horizon here in the Rocky Mountains.  With temps dropping below freezing at night its important to get your Aspen home ready for winter now.  Here are a few tips to help you prepare.
-Have your heating system inspected and serviced
-Change furnace filters
-Drain sprinklers
-Drain exterior hose bibs and faucets.  If you leave the hose bib active during the winter make sure the hose is not left attached to it
-Wrap your trees to prevent deer and other animals from eating the bark
-Clear gutters and downspouts of debris so water can flow freely
-Have your chimney cleaned and inspected
-Adjust and replace weather-stripping on exterior doors
-Have your heat tape / under roof heating system inspected for proper function and don’t forget to turn on the time clocks
-Have your roof inspected

An Evening On Restaurant Row

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Oftentimes people wonder just what there is to do in Aspen besides ski or snowboard? The answer is and easy one for us: eat, walk and enjoy the beauty of the Rocky Mountains!

 Weather you are here for just tonight or are on a week or longer Aspen vacation this local’s choice list can help you enjoy Aspen the way we do. With so much to choose you will soon feel the evenings fly by with a real taste of what the “Aspen Dream” can really mean.  Follow our lead and see just what we mean…