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20% Off at River City Chalet - a Glorious River Front Home - Fishing & Rafting!

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River City Chalet's location is pure Arkansas River magic - front & center!

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

20% off valid through September 2, 2015 with 3 night minimum stay.
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Pets are welcome with pre-approval and an additional fee.

River City Chalet is a gorgeous, open concept, sun filled home with private access to the Arkansas River. It is only 2-3 blocks from downtown Salida so walking, strolling or biking is super easy. Lounge on the back deck in the morning or afternoon sun and watch the rafts float by or grab your fishing pole, raft or kayak and maximize your adventure at this amazing home. It's easy to make River City Chalet your FIBArk headquarters!

Quick Facts:
*Three bedrooms: one king, one queen and two twin beds.
*There is a loft with a futon and tow roll-away-beds for extra sleeping.
*A large kitchen has a ton of counter top space and ample seating for entertaining and family gatherings.
*The open concept kitchen opens into the living and dining rooms
*A comfortable, large deck with a gas grill and the large yard that slopes gently down to the river’s edge
* There is an awesome gathering area around the fire pit for smores, marshmallow roasting or happy hour celebrations

Adventure surrounds this amazing RIVER FRONT home in historic downtown Salida, Colorado. River City Chalet is a premier Salida vacation rental that is only 5 doors down from the Salida Boat Launch. It is an ideal location for strolling the streets of historic downtown Salida, tubing the Arkansas River right from the spectacular back yard and for watching the world famous FIBArk Festival. This open concept, custom house has 3 bedrooms (1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds), a loft futon, 2 rollaway beds and 2 bathrooms (downstairs: shower/tub combo - upstairs: shower) and sleeps 8-10.

**MORE DETAILS ABOUT RIVER CITY CHALET**
The lovely 2000 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath custom home is located directly on the Arkansas River and has super easy access to restaurants, breweries, distilleries, extensive and varied 4-wheeling, ghost town exploring, gem hunting, hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, & zip lining.

The lovely master bedroom is downstairs and has a sumptuous king bed. The second bedroom is upstairs has a wonderful sleigh queen bed while the third bedroom has two twin beds and is located on the second level. There is a loft futon and 2 rollaway beds for additional sleeping. All bedrooms and the living room have flat screen TVs, luggage racks, full length mirrors and ceiling fans.

There are TWO bathrooms in this river side home: one is upstairs and has a toilet, sink/vanity and shower. The second bathroom is downstairs and has a toilet, vanity and shower/tub combo.

The well equipped kitchen is huge and has great counter space, a dining table that seats 6, an island/breakfast bar with seating for 4, a built-in microwave, a dishwasher, an ice maker and all the kitchen essentials you would expect at home including a built-in wine fridge/cooler! There is a laundry room with a washer/dryer and iron/ironing board for guest use.

High speed wireless Internet and cable TV are included.

The inviting living room has ample seating, a flat screen TV/DVD player, a ceiling fan and huge windows that allow you to watch the river where kayaks and rafts float by.

The huge back deck overlooks the awesome might of the Arkansas River, has comfortable seating for added outdoor living, a gas BBQ grill and a phenomenal fire pit for making yummy s'mores.

Truly, this home has it all!

Pets may be accepted with prior approval and are subject to a $15 per pet per night fee.

**ABOUT SALIDA**
Our luxurious, slice of mountain paradise is located in a close-knit, historic community that wholly embraces energetic, peaceful, laid back lifestyles. Salida is a beautiful & charming town of 5500 people that is a short distance from the famed Rainbow Hiking Trail; offers world class mountain biking trails; has been featured on HGTV as the 'Town that Decorates an Entire Mountain and is called 'The Little Soho of the West because of its plentiful, nationally acclaimed artists/galleries and large number of year-round art events.

River City Chalet is THE HOUSE to rent during FIBARk. Each June, the largest whitewater rafting festival in the country, FIBArk (short for First In Boating on The Arkansas), begins the week before Fathers Day. World champion kayakers compete during 6 days of grueling competitions, daily/nightly free live music is offered and a super fun atmosphere abounds. In the past, New Belgium/Fat Tire has sponsored the event but now, a terrific local brewery, The Eddyline, is the key FIBArk sponsor. Obviously, great beer selections are guaranteed. The most popular and funniest FIBArk event is the Hooligan Race (5pm on the Saturday before Fathers Day) where contestant teams construct theme rafts from items such as bales of hay, empty kegs, tires, floats, sofas, & bath tubs then try to navigate over rapids and under the F Street Bridge. Hollering, hooting, and hysteria richly fill the air when rafts pass through the Boat Ramp Rapids as contestants jump for money strung high across the Arkansas. Most rafts eject people, break apart, or completely flip over!

**ABOUT CHAFFEE COUNTY**
Our County enjoys over 330 days of sunshine annually; has the most 14,000+ ft. peaks concentrated into the smallest geographical area in the USA; is 30 minutes from the Continental Divide/Monarch Pass; has numerous, easy to reach hot springs; and boasts of having the most rafted stretch of any river in the United States (Arkansas River). In addition, Chaffee County is home to the most craft microbreweries & distilleries per capita in the United States and has numerous high quality gems/minerals on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Great day trips include The Great Dunes National Park, Black Canyon at the Gunnison National Park, the ghost towns of Turret and St. Elmo, a drive along Aspen Ridge especially in the fall, hiking/biking/gondola-ing along the Continental Divide, visiting the awesome Royal Gorge & driving to Leadville, the highest town in the country at 10,200 ft. We live in a truly special & blessed area and would like to share it with you.

We invite you to come stay at River City Chalet. There are hair dryers, an iron/ironing board, and local maps/brochures. We will be happy to provide information on places to visit and where to rent bikes, tubes, kayaks, horses, ATV's, Jeeps, etc. If there is anything we can help you with, please ask. If you have not experienced the unique community that is Salida in the Heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, you need to come soon.

Again, pets are welcome with prior approval. Additional pet fees are $15 per pet per night.

Please note a Damage Protection Policy is required and will be included with each reservation. Security deposits are not accepted.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Parents should keep careful watch of young children as this is river front property and the river can be dangerous....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is allowed in the house. There are sand filled buckets on the back deck. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are considered with prior approval and are $15 per pet per night. Pets are not allowed on beds or furniture....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    The downstairs Master bedroom has a comfortable king bed...moreless

  • Loft & 2 Rollaway Beds: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The upstairs loft has a futon. 2 rollaway beds are available...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    The upstairs queen bedroom has a 19 inch flat screen TV....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    The bedroom is upstairs, has 2 twin beds & a flat screen TV....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1),Single Beds (2), Futon (1), Rollaway Beds (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The sunny downstairs bathroom has a shower/tub combo...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    The upstairs bathroom has a sunny corner shower....moreless

  • The downstairs bathroom has a toilet, sink and a shower/tub combo. The upstairs bathroom has a toilet, sink and shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Pets are considered with prior approval. Pet fees are $10 per pet per night. A Damage Protection Policy is included in reservations. CANCELLATIONS: Guests canceling a reservation more than 45 days prior to arrival will be refunded the rental cost minus a $150 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 45 days of the arrival date....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Local hiking and biking books are available for guest use....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A variety of games are provided for guests and are located in the loft....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen TV's in all bedrooms and in the living room...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    River City Chalet is an easy 2-3 block walk to downtown Salida...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain views are seen throughout Salida and Chaffee County. There are more 14,000+ peaks in the area than any other area in the continental United States....moreless

  • Rural:

    Chaffee County has about 18,000 people while Salida has roughly 5500 friendly residents....moreless

  • Water View:

    River City Chalet's river front location has an awesome outdoor space, deck and fire pit for private enjoyment of the Arkansas River....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    River City Chalet has private access to the Arkansas River. Fish, tube, kayak, raft and skip rocks directly from this river front property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seating for 6 at the dining table with seating for 4 around the kitchen island....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Indoor gas fireplace Outdoor riverside wood firepit...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed wireless Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Many extra sheets, blankets, pillows, etc. are available in various closets throughout River City Chalet....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off street parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed wireless Internet...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    8-10 cup drip....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full place servings for at least 12, lots of pots and pans, coffee maker, 2 crock pots, built-in wine fridge/cooler....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The open concept kitchen has all the amenities you'd expect in a well equipped home. It even has a built-in wine fridge/cooler!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Owner supplied: spices, trash bags, paper towels, napkins, coffee filters....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge deck with lots of comfy furniture that overlooks the Arkansas River...moreless

  • Golf:

    Salida Golf Club...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available at various places in Salida. Tube rentals are also available....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Xeriscaped...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Extra propane tanks are in the laundry room....moreless

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 12 - Sep 6, 2015
4 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Spring Break 2016
Mar 3 - Mar 24, 2016
4 night min stay
$375
Summer 2016
Jun 9 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2016
4 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12.9%

Notes:

Please note that pet fees are $15 per pet per night, an e-check is preferred for payment and

a Damage Protection Policy is added to each reservation.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver (150 miles) Colorado Springs
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
River's Edge
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Salida Golf Club
150 Miles
Nearest Train
Denver
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 50
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boat House
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Monarch Mountain

Car: Recommended

Salida is such a special slice of HEAVEN. It's listed on the National Historic Registry, is called the Little Soho of the West because of it's plethora of art galleries and hosts the largest whitewater festival in the United States - FIBArk. River City Chalet is a fabulous place to base you FIBArk festivities from.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: Hi there, I'm Lisa and I assumed management of River City Chalet in January 2015 for the owners who are also my friends. The location of River City Chalet is beyond amazing, the owners custom built the home themselves and continue to make significant improvements to it each year. I also manage my own home, High County Heaven, as a vacation rental. Since River City Chalet is a new listing on VRBO, we don't yet have any reviews but if you would like an idea of what to expect, please look at the reviews from my property: www.VRBO.com/457456. They will give you great insight. We look forward to hosting your next or annual vacation at River City Chalet on the Arkansas River, just 2-3 blocks from historic downtown Salida. Happy traveling to you! Lisa

Why Salida:
River City Chalet has an epic location: it's 2-3 blocks from downtown Salida and is directly on the Arkansas River. The home was lovingly built by the owner and his son and has many stunning features including a hand carved stairway and loft railing.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Guests fall in love with the location and amenities of this amazing home. The back deck is a fabulous place to relax, unwind, absorb nature and the sounds of the passing river. There's river access for fishing, tubing, kayaking, rafting and it's an easy stroll or bike into downtown Salida.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Some Spanish

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  • River City Chalet's location is pure Arkansas River magic - front & center!

    River City Chalet's location is pure Arkansas River magic - front & center!

  • The grand master bedroom has an inviting KING bed, ceiling fan, flat screen TV.

    The grand master bedroom has an inviting KING bed, ceiling fan, flat screen TV.

  • The upstairs twin bedroom has 2 single beds, 3 windows, and a flat screen TV.

    The upstairs twin bedroom has 2 single beds, 3 windows, and a flat screen TV.

  • The loft showcases hand crafted railings lovingly made by the owner and his son.

    The loft showcases hand crafted railings lovingly made by the owner and his son.

  • The sun drenched upstairs bathroom has a toilet, sink and shower.

    The sun drenched upstairs bathroom has a toilet, sink and shower.

  • The upstairs bathroom has a spacious corner shower and views from the window.

    The upstairs bathroom has a spacious corner shower and views from the window.

  • River City Chalet is perched at river's edge and is an awesome place to relax.

    River City Chalet is perched at river's edge and is an awesome place to relax.

  • The large back deck extends the living space and has river and mountain views.

    The large back deck extends the living space and has river and mountain views.

  • The large kitchen has it all: massive counters, island seating and great space.

    The large kitchen has it all: massive counters, island seating and great space.

  • The dining room is surrounded by windows. Eat while you watch the glorious river

    The dining room is surrounded by windows. Eat while you watch the glorious river

  • The downstairs bathroom has a vanity, toilet and a shower/tub combo.

    The downstairs bathroom has a vanity, toilet and a shower/tub combo.

  • The living room windows and sliding glass door open to the back deck and RIVER!

    The living room windows and sliding glass door open to the back deck and RIVER!

  • The kitchen has tons of counter space, an island with bar stools and great views

    The kitchen has tons of counter space, an island with bar stools and great views

  • The upstairs queen bedroom has a lovely sleigh bed and 2 sun filled windows.

    The upstairs queen bedroom has a lovely sleigh bed and 2 sun filled windows.

  • The downstairs bathroom has a super clean shower/tub combo, vanity and toilet.

    The downstairs bathroom has a super clean shower/tub combo, vanity and toilet.

  • Huge windows open to the river and scream RELAX, UNWIND AND ABSORB the water.

    Huge windows open to the river and scream RELAX, UNWIND AND ABSORB the water.

  • Views of the river from the upstairs loft are welcoming, amazing and beckon all.

    Views of the river from the upstairs loft are welcoming, amazing and beckon all.

  • Chop veggies and prepare meals on the island as you watch the river pass by.

    Chop veggies and prepare meals on the island as you watch the river pass by.

  • Views of the mountains surrounding Salida are seen all over this lovely property

    Views of the mountains surrounding Salida are seen all over this lovely property

  • The Arkansas River is the life of Salida and River City Chalet is RIGHT ON IT!

    The Arkansas River is the life of Salida and River City Chalet is RIGHT ON IT!

  • The peaceful property invites ultimate relaxation, unwinding and re-charging.

    The peaceful property invites ultimate relaxation, unwinding and re-charging.

  • Light a crackling fire and relax on the shores of the famous Arkansas River.

    Light a crackling fire and relax on the shores of the famous Arkansas River.

  • Stunning views amaze from the loft. Flags, water, mountains, sky, trees. Heaven!

    Stunning views amaze from the loft. Flags, water, mountains, sky, trees. Heaven!

  • The upstairs loft has a comfy futon for extra sleeping and a cool Kid's Cave.

    The upstairs loft has a comfy futon for extra sleeping and a cool Kid's Cave.

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