To the west of the Cemetery Lane neighborhood lies a mesa that is an extension of Red Mountain.
McLain Flats is lined with large homes with expansive acreages, some of which are working ranches and others that are hobby properties. Just like Starwood above it, McLain Flats has some of the best views of the Elk Mountain Range, Pyramid Peak and all four of Aspen/Snowmass ski areas.
Starwood is a gated community and has an expansive landscape dotted with exclusive properties, and was once home to singer-songwriter John Denver where he drew his inspiration from.
Both areas offer rural settings with only being 10 minutes from town.
Just below McLain Flats and Starwood is the funky Woody Creek neighborhood.
Its home base, the Woody Creek Tavern located next to a trailer park that’s occupied by longtime locals, is the main attractant to the area.
The second attractant is the modern-day ranch living opportunities in what is the Roaring Fork Valley’s most tranquil settings.
The Roaring Fork River runs below the tavern, providing a beautiful and peaceful respite and plenty of fly-fishing opportunities.
Woody Creek has a storied history, as it has drawn musicians such as Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Ringo Starr, Jimmy Ibbotson, and John Oates, along with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, the late 60 Minutes anchor Ed Bradley and actor Don Johnson over the decades.