Woody Creek/McLain Flats Real Estate
Rustic, bucolic appeal in a tranquil and rural setting northwest of Aspen proper
A short 21-mile drive northwest of Aspen will lead you to the Woody Creek and McLain Flats neighborhoods. These secluded countryside communities offer sprawling views, properties with plenty of land, and all of the luxury and opulence of living in Aspen. It could even be said that both Woody Creek and McLain Flats are hidden gems when browsing for properties in and around Aspen. An experienced Aspen realtor can help you find your dream home for sale in Woody Creek or McLain Flats.
While most assume that celebrities visiting or living part-time in Aspen only reside in the most exclusive of communities, this is not true. Many of Hollywood’s A-Listers have found that both Woody Creek and McLain Flats provide an unmatched level of seclusion and privacy that cannot be achieved in the heart of Aspen. One well-known hangout for celebrities in these neighborhoods is the laid-back Woody Creek Tavern.
Although the median list price of homes around Woody Creek is a modest $687,500, there is a wide range of options for every style, budget, and square footage preference. There are plenty of exceptional values awaiting home buyers in this area. You can easily score a luxury property in these neighborhoods for far less than you’d pay in Central Core, Red Mountain, and the like.
What to Love
- Undisturbed countryside setting
- Privacy of each neighborhood
- Exceptional value for top-tier luxury properties
- Reasonable drive to Aspen
People & Lifestyle
Woody Creek and McLain Flats deliver the utmost in privacy and escapism. Those who crave the solitude of country life in an upscale home will want to consider relocating to the area. McLain Flats has a private neighborhood situated at the top of the mountain — which provides residents with phenomenal views.
On top of being an exceptional place to get away from it all, both Woody Creek and McLain Flats are close to a number of top spots for outdoor recreation. Whether you enjoy rock climbing, bicycling, or hiking, adventure awaits.
Things to Do
Woody Creek and McLain Flats are almost exclusively residential and rural, with only a few commercial buildings between both communities. However, when it comes to outdoor recreation and nature exploration, there is much to do and see in the immediate and surrounding areas.
The Roaring Fork River — a favorite among rafters and kayakers — runs through Woody Creek. You can choose to conquer the waters from your chosen vessel or simply walk alongside the river to appreciate its beauty. Nearby, you can take a snowmobile tour or rent an ATV or UTV with Western Adventures Inc.
Venturing out further from Woody Creek and McLain Flats, you can visit both Triangle Peak and Sloane Peak. Around this same area, bicyclists can ride along Frying Pan Road, which runs along the pristine Frying Pan River. Both communities also have several single-lane roads, which are excellent for hiking and bicycling. No matter where you go, you’re sure to be enveloped by stunning views of the natural Colorado landscape.