Traveler Reviews

A Valley Jewel

  • Guest Hal (Bay Area)

With so much to see and do in the valley it was great to find such a pleasant surprise in the heart of such a charming town. Extremely well appointed, comfortable beds and spotless. Enjoyed sitting on the porch sipping our coffee, planning our day or watching storms blow through. Easy access to world class fishing and about 30 minutes to Aspen and walking distance to great restaurants. Cant wait to go back!!
  • Stayed August 2014
  • Submitted 
  • Source VRBO

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Tourists without a car, Sightseeing, Families with young children

We will return!

  • Guest Hal (North Carolina)
  • Date of stay June 2014
  • Review Submitted 8/17/14

My wife and I stayed at Aria’s Loft in Carbondale for a week in June., 2014. We have stayed in many VRBOs and Aria Loft ranks among the very best in terms of convenience, amenities, location, and bang for the buck. Carbondale is a wonderful (and vastly more affordable) alternative to the craziness of Aspen. The Loft is located in a residential neighborhood just a couple of blocks from Carbondale’s charming main street, which has a surprising variety of restaurants, a very cool brew pub, a couple of art galleries and some funky antique places.

Recreational opportunities abound. The Loft comes with two good quality bikes so in a couple of minutes you can be cruising down the Rio Grande Bike Trail, a paved (and relatively flat!) bike path that runs 44 miles from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, much it along the Roaring Fork River. Then there is th nearby hiking, world class fishing, kayaking and rafting. (If you are into hiking and trail running, be sure to check out the Independence Run and Hike Outdoor Store in Carbondale.) The Loft itself is spotless, tastefully furnished, private, and quiet. The owners, Marti and Chuck, are wonderful. They also gave us a tour of The Residence, a larger VRBO they also own -- it is to die for.
  • Stayed June 2014
  • Submitted 
  • Source VRBO

Recommended for: Age 55+, Romantic getaway

Midwest Guest

  • Guest Debra (Illinois)
  • Date of stay 09/13/13
  • Review Submitted 09/30/13
I have had the pleasure of staying at the Residence twice in the past 3 years and loved both visits. The house is beautiful with all the amenities you could want and located in a everyone's vision of a small town. The surrounding countryside is magnificent with plenty of things to do and places to visit from hiking to art and beyond. I will be returning.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

  • Relaxing

    • Date of stay 09/13/13
    • Review Submitted 09/30/13
    Beautiful loft, very well-appointed living space, modern and comfortable. Carbondale is a small eclectic town, located in the beautiful Crystal River Valley. Would love to return and spend more time exploring the area. Property was as described and more. Close to everything you need, and within walking distance of many restaurants and galleries/shops. Very peaceful stay, quiet neighborhood.

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

    • Really great experience

      • Guest Ski Racer Mom
      • Date of stay 01/02/14
      • Review Submitted 03/05/14
      We had a great experience. The owners are wonderful and did everything to make our stay comfortable. We were in town because our son was in a ski race in Aspen. He was hurt during the race and had to go to the Emergency Room at Aspen Hospital (another place we'd highly recommend). We felt so lucky to have a nice, homey place to go after we left the hospital. It felt like going home. We'll definitely come here again.

      Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

    • Perfect

      • Guest Jim & Sue (Tucson)
      • Date of stay 09/10/12
      • Review Submitted 10/01/12
      We simply could not have had a better experience at Chuck & Marti's lovely loft. This immaculate and beautifully appointed apartment has all the modern conveniences, not to mention a quiet downtown location with dining, coffee, galleries, and shops only minutes down the street! Ride your bike from the loft to beautiful river trails in minutes. And the best recreation the Rocky Mountains has to offer is a short drive away: hiking, fishing, rafting, or just plain sightseeing. Or just sit on the balcony and read a book. It does not get any better than Aria's Loft. We stayed a month -- twice! And Chuck and Marti are wonderful and accommodating hosts who will make you feel welcome. Even Chula the Lab is happy to see you! Can't wait to return.

      Recommended for: Romantic getaway, great Rocky Mountain vacation.

  • Great stay in Carbondale

    • Guest Mike (NYC )
    • Date of stay 08/23/13
    • Review Submitted 08/29/13
    Arias Loft is a great place to stay while visiting Carbondale (and the surrounding area). The loft is clean and well stocked with everything you need, including a washer/drier! Chuck and Marti are gracious owners who are friendly and accommodating. The loft is in town, so there are plenty of restaurant/bar options as well as grocery nearby. All in all, Arias Loft is comfortable and convenient. We'll be back!

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.


    • Guest Jana (United States)
    • Date of stay 08/08/13
    • Review Submitted 08/20/13
    Aria's Loft met and exceeded every expectation we had. It is beautifully designed and very clean. The bed was wonderfully comfortable. Our hosts were very helpful and pleasant.

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • Great Getaway spot!

    • Guest Ann (Castle Rock, CO)
    • Date of stay 07/09/13
    • Review Submitted 07/21/13
    Marti and Chuck provided a wonderful, restful getaway spot for my friend and me. We had all the comforts of home and more...a quiet neighborhood, a gorgeous front garden and the lovely balcony for lazy breakfast conversation. The listing photos don't do justice to the lovely decor and mountain themed interior. We were given lots of information about the area attractions and restaurants through conversations with our hosts and the myriad of books/guides in the rental. We both thoroughly enjoyed the low key atmosphere and non-touristy setting where we could wander up the Crystal River, stopping in little towns (Redstone, Marble) to see the sights, and sit by the river doing absolutely nothing! Carbondale is a true Colorado mountain town with shops, galleries and local restaurants. Yet, we were close to Glenwood Springs and Aspen if the need for more activity arose! I will definitely be making a return trip to Aria's Loft in the future.

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • A wonderful place to stay

    • Guest Doonie (Dallas)
    • Date of stay 06/14/13
    • Review Submitted 06/21/13
    Very convenient location. Clean and comfortable accommodations. The owners were very pleasant and went out of their way to be helpful. We would definitely stay there again -

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • Feel Right at Home

    • Guest Colorado First-timer (Cleveland Ohio)
    • Date of stay 06/06/13
    • Review Submitted 06/24/13
    Aria's Loft was the perfect spot to get to know Carbondale. Everything is provided to make your stay feel just like home. It is walking distance to Main St. and convenient to CRMS. Don't hesitate to choose Aria's Loft for your next visit to Carbondale.

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • Atmosphere and hosts

    • Guest Cathy D.
    • Date of stay 05/04/13
    • Review Submitted 07/29/13
    I had the pleasure of living at Aria's Loft for two months, and what a treat it was. From the cozy bed to the beautiful paintings (some originals by the owner) to the homey and private atmosphere to the kindest hosts imaginable, this experience was exquisite. I left with new friends and remarkable memories. I can't recommend this place enough!

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • See you next year!

    • Guest Anonymous
    • Date of stay 02/08/13
    • Review Submitted 04/09/13
    Thank you very much for the wonderful week your loft. What a great place! Very relaxing, everything you need. Thank you also for all the extra special touches. Wish we could stay forever. See you next February. Save a place for us. Thanks again, Pat and Karen

    Recommended for: Age 55+

  • Perfect!

    • Guest Steve (Dallas)
    • Date of stay 11/01/12
    • Review Submitted 11/13/12
    My son and I visited Carbondale for a couple days. Not being fans of cheap chain hotels, we were very pleased to find Aria's loft. It was clean, quiet, comfortable, and within walking distance of Carbondale's wonderful downtown Main Street. Great little place! You'll love it.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • Perfect!

    • Guest Patty (Aiken, South Carolina)
    • Date of stay 08/06/12
    • Review Submitted 09/20/12
    My husband and I had a wonderful two week stay at Aria's Loft and we, indeed, felt at home as soon as we walked in. The apartment is light, airy, and very clean with cleverly understated decorations. Marti and Chuck had thought of everything when they designed and built the home. We enjoyed the fact that it is close to the main street in Carbondale and we could walk to all the restaurants and shops. The Wednesday Farmer's Market is just two blocks away as well as a bakery where you can buy a warm fresh baguette. I would not hesitate to recommend Aria's Loft and we hope to visit again.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

  • Home away from home

    • Guest Sue (Illinois)
    • Date of stay 06/27/12
    • Review Submitted 07/08/12
    Comfortable, spacious, quiet, and beautifully decorated...home away from home. The pictures don't do it justice. Chuck and Marti thought of everything you could possibly want right down to fresh blueberry muffins and hot coffee to start the morning. Aria's Loft is so convenient to a stroll downtown or hop on the Rio Grande Trail (bicyclist, walkers, runners) for some breathtaking sites! And after a day of fun, what a great way to end it but with a good night sleep in the king size bed. Can't believe how comfortable it was!! This was our first visit but definitely won't be our last...we're already planning for next year's return visit!

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • Aria's Loft

    • Guest Judy (Parker, Colorado)
    • Date of stay 06/22/12
    • Review Submitted 06/27/12
    Carbondale is such a gem to find - then to stay in the loft was fabulous. I sat on the porch and read one night listening to music from the park. Marti and Chuck proivde everything you can think of, butter, coffee, muffins!, tea - it's all there. They truly have been waiting for you. Great bed. Incredible design and build. Two paintings are by Marti - look for them. I can't wait to go back.

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • Great Carbondale rental,

    • Guest clancie (Pueblo, Colorado)
    • Date of stay 06/14/12
    • Review Submitted 06/20/12
    A wonderful place to stay in Carbondale, a block from downtown. This is a full spacious apartment with all amenities for a very comfortable stay, both for short or long term. Marti & Chuck are very gracious hosts and this is a hidden jewel.

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • Carbondale Cutie

    • Guest Gizelle (Englewood, Colorado)
    • Date of stay 06/08/12
    • Review Submitted 06/13/12
    Can't wait to return to this Carbondale find. This was a girl's weekend with two college friends who flew in from San Diego. We had a remarkable weekend due in great part to the comfort and convenience of this darling loft. Can't say enough about the owners' attention to detail with the fixtures and finishes. We enjoyed the convenient location to Aspen, Glenwood Springs and ate and shopped Carbondale too. Best weekend ever!

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

  • Perfect

    • Guest MikefromGypsum (Gypsum, Colorado)
    • Date of stay 01/21/12
    • Review Submitted 01/25/12
    Our family of four spent a terrific night in Carbondale. This unit is three block to the music concert we saw, and two blocks from old town Carbondale with its wide variety of restaurants. Very comfortable sleeping for all. We cooked a long, drawn out breakfast in the kitchen. Can't recommend this loft highly enough. Best for two but the pull out sleeps kids well also.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • Beautiful Loft in a Great Location

    • Guest Linda from Boulder (Boulder, CO)
    • Date of stay 09/03/11
    • Review Submitted 09/18/11
    My husband and I stayed at the loft in September 2011. We found it to be comfortable, quiet, well-furnished and beautifully done. It's within easy walking distance of Main St, Carbondale and all the little shops and nice restaurants. The Farmer's Market is a treat. We did lots of bicycling, hiking and hot springs sampling. Carbondale is within striking distance of lots of small, interesting communities like Basalt, Red Stone and Marble, and of course, Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Marti and Chuck are lovely and gracious hosts, helpful in all ways. We would certainly go back.

    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • WOW!

    • Guest Mary (CO)
    • Date of stay 06/20/11
    • Review Submitted 06/29/11
    What an amazing little place! Everything was very clean, well maintained, super cozy, and the owners were so friendly and helpful. We loved every minute of our stay here and can't wait to return!! THANK YOU!

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

  • Comfortable Home, Close to Everything

    • Guest Stacey G. (New Mexico)
    • Date of stay 02/09/11
    • Review Submitted 02/11/11
    This apartment is lovely - perfect for a couple. Everything is very clean, and the overall "feel" for the loft is very nice. We used this as our home base while skiing at Sunlight, and it was perfect. We also enjoyed walking downtown to see all of the shops and restaurants.

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

  • Cozy loft with wonderful location

    • Guest S & B (Brazil)
    • Date of stay 01/01/11
    • Review Submitted 03/21/11
    We enthusiastically recommend Aria's Loft after our recent stay. The cozy, quiet apartment is beautifully furnished and appointed. The location is perfect for quick walks to the library, stores, restaurants and the movie theater. And the loft-keepers are focused on doing whatever they can to ensure you enjoy your stay with them. We hope to return for another stay soon.

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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    • Guest Rob & Siga
    • Date of stay 07/30/10
    • Review Submitted 08/24/10
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful place. Great, quiet location in quaint Carbondale.
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    • Review #7420485
    • Location Location Location
    It's always difficult to get a good place to sleep and still be within walking distance to all the amenities that Downtown Carbondale has to offer. This very comfortable house has it all. Extremely well built and decorated with exquisite taste, this house is a must stay while visiting this beautiful mountain town. Winter or summer, this one works!
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    • Review #7420423 
    • THE Place to be in Carbondale
    • Thanks for sharing your wonderful place. Great, quiet location in quaint Carbondale. The Loft is a lovely spot to stay ~ peaceful and immaculate, spacious and artfully appointed. The "Residence" will soon be available for rent. It is an architectural beauty. Stunning actually! The garden out back is a joy. A colorful delight of flowers, trees and edible herbs. The area also includes a dining area, serving bar and hot tub. Incomparable. A#1!

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    • Guest Jerry & Mary Ann, Colorado
    • Date of stay 07/11/10
    • Review Submitted 08/24/10
    What a wonderful surprise Carbondale has been! We didn't know what to expect when we considered coming to this valley. The shops, the concert in the park, the restaurants. and best of all, the creature comforts you provide in this loft. Each night, after a busy and fun filled day, we were able to retreat to the tranquility of "our" home.


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    • Guest Chris, Lesley, Ed, Boulder, Co
    • Date of stay 06/18/10
    • Review Submitted 08/24/10
    What a wonderful treasure you have here! No detail was forgotten. Thanks so much for all of the recommendations and local tips...and especially for allowing us to borrow you bikes - we had a ball in town and down by the river.
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    • Guest Roxy & Jim, Toronto, Canada
    • Date of stay 06/11/10
    • Review Submitted 08/24/10
    We've had a delightful week getting to know the galleries, restaurants, theater, etc in this charming town. Your loft is very well designed and equipped with most attractive furnishings and artistic touches. You have done a wonderful job of creating a perfect, comfortable and relaxing home.
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    • Guest Leo & Margaret
    • Date of stay 05/29/10
    • Review Submitted 08/24/10
    Thank you for your hospitality and you made it feel like our home away from home, and we can't wait to get back here. It's been lovely to have a place in which to entertain our family, relax away the day, or pop in for a quick change before going out to dinner in this charming small town.
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    • Guest Loulie, Ketchikan,Ak
    • Date of stay 04/17/10
    • Review Submitted 08/24/10
    Thank you so much for a lovely place to stay! Just perfect - nothing left out.
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    • Guest Deb & Carol, Minneapolis & Chicago
    • Date of stay 02/22/10
    • Review Submitted 08/24/10
    I am so glad that I found your wonderful listing! We enjoyed staying in the loft and our kids enjoyed staying with us for a couple of evening dinners during our stay. We will return again and again. Here's to your wonderful hospitality.
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    • Guest Nancy & Danny, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    • Date of stay 12/20/09
    • Review Submitted 08/24/10
    What a warm and comfortable little rental this is. We've enjoyed this little hideaway very much and wouldn't hesitate to come back. Thanks for setting up such an attractive place to stay.