established in 1976

Glenn Frey, Jimmy Buffett and Steve Weisberg playing with two other men from the Aspen Times April 1, 1976.

Glenn Frey, Jimmy Buffett and Steve Weisberg playing with two other men from the Aspen Times April 1, 1976.

This unique property situated in the Rocky Mountains belonged to not one, but two world-famous musicians who came to Aspen to escape, create, and draw inspiration from a place where the sound of the river drowns out other noise. It was purchased by Jimmy Buffett in 1976, and more recently the guest house and personal recording studio of legendary singer songwriter Glenn Frey of The Eagles. Frey named the place Mad Dog Ranch and converted two log outbuildings that Buffet had built into a state-of-the-art recording studio. This world class recording studio was designed by Frank Comentale of the famous Hit Factory in New York City specifically for Glenn Frey.

In January 2016, Julie Garside began a massive renovation of the main house and guest cabin to preserve the ranch’s history, uniqueness, and character. As a partner in Mad Dog Ranch Studios, which includes the property’s recording studio that was refurbished in 2016, Garside hopes many more legendary musicians will travel the bridge, forging new creative paths at this magical locale.

We look forward to your visit.

The Mad Dog Crew