About Galliwest House

Enjoy yourself at our mountain retreat home!


A perfect house for small groups or multi-generational families to enjoy a fun filled mountain vacation in winter or summer. 


Galliwest has been extensively remodeled and enlarged to sleep 13, making it one of the largest private homes with ski-in-ski-out access available for rent in Snowmass (6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths + powder room, not counting the adjacent caretaker unit). It is on Woodrun I, the first on-mountain residential area in Snowmass. Ski down to the base village to buy lift tickets and catch the gondola. Ski home for lunch or an après-ski hot tub. Snowmass is one of the most diverse and popular mountain resorts in the US, with 3362 skiable acres, 50% intermediate level, 32% advanced, 12% expert and 6% beginner. You can ski down to lifts serving all levels from Galliwest. For toddlers there are even gentle magic carpets.


Arriving at Galliwest, park in the garage or the ample driveway. An elevator in the stairwell rises from the 1st floor garage and mudroom/ski storage area to the 3 upper floors. The top floor has living room, dining room, kitchen and TV room, with gorgeous views in all directions, beautifully furnished for large groups. The entire house has been redecorated with new appliances, tableware, furniture, beds, linens, etc. On the 2nd and 3rd floors, there are 4 large master bedrooms, with king sized beds, flat screen televisions, en suite bathrooms, and sweeping valley views. Two of them open onto balconies or decks. Two have 2-person hot tubs in the bath/shower. Two have large walk-in showers. A new hot-tub patio with 7-person Jacuzzi opens from the stairwell between the 2nd and 3rd floors, making an après ski gathering spot. Two smaller bedrooms, one with two twin beds, one with a queen and a twin, are most often occupied by children or young adults and have beautiful serene views into the forest behind the home. 


The living-dining area on the 4th floor opens onto large front and back decks. A big fully equipped kitchen that invites multi-cook meal preparation communicates with a dining area with two long tables seating 12-16. 


The spacious living room has a comfortable fireplace area (perfect for relaxing after long days exploring & skiing) and a TV room with big-screen HD TV, DVR, DVD and stereo. We encourage guests to explore the games cupboard for board- and card-games. Cathedral ceilings and top to bottom windows make it a spectacular living space. 


There is a fully equipped office area on the 3rd floor, with two large desks, a computer and printer/scanner/fax. The Broadband WiFi Internet access serves the entire house, free to guests. There is a laundry area on the lower bedroom floor, with a laundry chute down from the 3rd floor. The unit is ideally suited for extended multi-generation families, like ours, or for 2-3 families that like to ski together, or for 4 couples with a few children. The house maintains a feeling of seclusion because of the aspen and spruce woods on its hillside lot. One can walk to Snowmass Village mall or base village, or take the free shuttle from 100 yards down the hill or the $1-a-ride special taxi service. Free shuttles leave from there for Aspen, Buttermilk, Tiehack and Aspen. With a personal car it is only a 5 minute drive to all amenities and a 20 minute drive to Aspen Highlands. Check http://www.aspenchamber.org or http://www.snowmassvillage.com for a list of all events. There is always something fun going on for all ages! Anyone who books this season will receive a 10% discount, on the next season's rental, for every subsequent season in which they return, provided they book at least 6 months in advance.