Stunning Views, Short Drive to Telluride Bluegrass/Bluesnbrews
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ophir house description
Built in 2007, this is a beautiful custom-made home tucked away in the high alpine valley of Ophir. The town of Ophir consists of about 250 people and 50 dogs; there is no commercial enterprise at all. It is a quiet place with a 'village' feel, and the nearest groceries and gas are down the road in Telluride and Mountain Village. The former mining town still retains its rustic feel, as the nearest paved road is 2 miles down valley, and nothing has changed in the surrounding 13,000 ft. rocky peaks. The hiking and backcountry skiing opportunities you can access out our door are literally endless, and in summer months, you can 4-wheel over the Ophir pass to visit scenic Ouray for a soak in its famous hot springs, drop into the historic mining town of Silverton, or perhaps catch the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge train for a tour through the deep and impressive Animas River Gorge.
The home is oriented toward the south, to maximize the solar potential streaming in through large windows. It sits high on the sunny side of town, on a corner lot, with truly AMAZING views.
The house is a comfortable 2,600 square feet on three levels. As you enter from the north, you'll come through a generous-sized mudroom to store all your gear for your many adventures. There is a half-bath in the mudroom. Through another door to the main living area; kitchen with vaulted ceilings, timber-frame construction to the south and east, sunroom and dining nook to the south, and a sitting area with 50' LCD and 3D flat-screen TV to the west.
Upstairs is the master bedroom and master bath. The master has one king sized bed.The master bathroom has a shower. We have great water pressure, and with our water-softener, it really is a great shower. The walk-out basement level has two bedrooms. One has bunk beds. The other has a queen size bed. On this level is a full bath tub and shower, washer and dryer. The hallway and ceiling between the two bedrooms features climbing holds.
We have 2 boys, so there are toys galore, including a Wii gaming system, and a trampoline. Should you be bringing younger children, we can line you up with a very trustworthy babysitters who will drive to Ophir. The going rate is about $12 per hour.
As this is our only home, we can only rent to you during our vacations: weekends, holidays, and time off from school. Just email me for availability.
When you come to stay here, realize that you are in a family home. We're not moving out to accommodate your stay. The house will be clean, but not empty. Family photos and art adorn the fridge and the walls. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, it's probably not the right rental for you.
Keywords: cabin, home
- 2600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Dogs who are well-behaved, house trained, and calm are welcome. Ophir has lots of dogs. This is both good and bad, depending on your dog. They are intimidating ( mostly big dogs live here, like Rotweiller, Husky, Labradors) but friendly. The mudroom has a dog door, as does the door to the main level. The outside doggie door can be closed. ...moreless
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
lots of granite counter space, stainless steel appliances, all Kenmore. Trash compactor, recycling bins, and a Breville Espresso Machine !! There is also a regular drip-style coffee maker too....moreless
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
Lopi Endeavor is the name brand. It is super efficient and warms up the house quickly. There is in-floor heating for the lower level and in the master bath. Main level also has baseboard heat, which is rarely used. The solar heat does the job well. You'll never feel cold in our home....moreless
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine:
- 14' TRAMPOLINE with safety net in the back yard.
Satellite / Cable:
DirecTV is our provider. We have HBO and lots of kid channels including Discovery, Nickelodeon, PBSkids, Cartoon Network, and tons more. You can order movies; we also have a huge library of kid and adult (not porn) DVDs....moreless
- Video Game Console:
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Video Games
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Computer Available
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Rock Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Comfortable and gracious stay in breathtaking Ophir valley
Comfortable and gracious stay in breathtaking Ophir valley
Just returned from a wonderful week in Ophir staying at the Rutledge house. The location of this rental is perfect for anyone wanting to hike, fish (in summer), mountain bike, pan for gold, or just enjoy the outdoors in a peaceful and gorgeous setting. Every window in the house has a stunning view of the San Juan Mountians. Both Telluride and Mountain Village are a short drive away and have great restaurants and activities (the gondola ride between the two towns is a must). The house itself is comfortable and clean with a lovely deck and well appointed kitchen. We have two children (7 & 10) who were happy to have access to toys and the trampoline out back and the house is very kid friendly in general. But the master bedroom is apart from the children's main play area so even couples without children (or families that like some space) will enjoy the rental. Owners extremely helpful with everything and the neighbors in Ophir are really friendly and helpful as well. We will definitely be back and are so grateful to have such a lovely place to stay in this most serene and peaceful place.
- Guest DMZ (United States)
- Date of stay 06/25/13
- Review Submitted 07/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Great home with all the amenities you could want or need. Picture-postacrd views out of many windows, a great deck for grilling or just watching the clouds drift by. We love that Ophir is a quiet little neighborhood with friendly neighbors. This home is conviently located to several hiking spots in the area, but also close to excellent 4-wheel roads and just far enough away from Telluride that you really get some solitude. The owners are friendly and very helpful with any questions. Thank you for sharing your lovely home - our weeks stay was NOT long enough - but we did come away rested and relaxed! Thanks!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/27/10
- Review Submitted 07/07/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Festival/Holiday ...... $500/night Summer season .. $400/night .. $2000/week (6 nights) Fall and spring...$350/night...$1,800/week 50% of total due to reserve dates. Two night minimum stay. $50 pet fee per trained, leashed dog; 2 dogs max. Cancellations 30 days prior to stay. 29 days or less=no refund (get trip ins.!) $150 damage/cleaning deposit refunded if you leave it as you found it. BLUEGRASS special rate: book all 5 nights: $2,000 Wednesday-Sunday
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We truly love the Telluride area. This is our dream house. We built it to maximize the incredible views, and take advantage of the solar power for light and warmth. We'd like to share it with others who truly want a memorable mountain experience. This is not our second home, it's our only home. It's not perfect. It is 'lived in'. It's not the Hilton, it's Casa de Rutledge. We don't have a landscaped yard. The dandelions won the war over our nice sod years ago. We hope that you will feel comfortable, kick your feet up, and feel right at home in ours. Cheers!
- Primary: (970) 728-6756 (Colorado, USA)
- Secondary: (970) 708-0212 (Colorado, USA)
looking at the east and south side of the house.
Master Bathroom with skylight.
Basement bedroom with bunks and west facing window
We built the sunroom just so we could have BIG Christmas trees.
at the Ophir playground, about 1/2 a block away.
sunny kitchen with espresso maker
cozy wood burning stove
Basement bedroom with queen bed and large South facing window.
Climbing wall on walkout level.
downstairs full bathroom with tub, shower, and heatlamp
Never too cold to ride in Ophir.
Ophir avalanche. 2009
summertime view to the south.
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