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Stunning Views, Short Drive to Telluride Bluegrass/Bluesnbrews

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Last updated: 06/19/2012

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  • Internet:Yes
  • 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

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            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

          • Kitchen:

            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:

            I love Aemono, a service based in Telluride. Check them out online....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher


          • Wood Stove:

            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:

            We have an elliptical trainer, and a Bowflex weight/resistance trainer, Ab mat, small free-weights, workout videos galore (dance oriented), Wii Zumba. ...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is space for three cars in our driveway, two are end-to-end, so you can park a trailer if need be. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            New in 2007, Kenmore front-loader. Super quiet....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New in 2007, Kenmore front-loader....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • 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:

                Wii console with 2 standard controllers, 2 nunchuks, a wheel, and a classic game controller....moreless

              • Video Games
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • Video Library
              • CD Player


              • Telephone:

                From the house, you will have to use our phone. Cell service is bad or non-existant in Ophir. Verizon service is good once you get to Highway 145....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                We have satellite internet by Wild Blue. It's not lightning fast, but remember, you're on vacation. Faster than dial-up for sure. ...moreless

              • Computer Available

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Enjoy a margarita on our huge, sunny deck. The views are incredible....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill


              • Adventure
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    I've travelled to many places and I truly believe that Ophir is something special. You are surrounded by 13,000 foot rugged peaks. Some call it the Alps of Colorado. ...moreless


                  • Live Theater
                  • Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hiking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sledding
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Rafting
                  • Basketball Court


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                  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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                  The property's calendar has not been updated in over 26 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                  Telluride Bluegrass Festival June 20 - 23, 2013 (40th anniversary), Blues and Brews Sept. 13 - 15th, 2013 (20th anniversary), The Ride Festival July 13, 14th, 2013,


                  Owner info

                  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!

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                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:



                  • looking at the east and south side of the house.

                    looking at the east and south side of the house.

                  • Southern exposure

                    Southern exposure

                  • Master Bathroom with skylight.

                    Master Bathroom with skylight.

                  • Gotham City

                    Gotham City

                  • Basement bedroom with bunks and west facing window

                    Basement bedroom with bunks and west facing window

                  • We built the sunroom just so we could have BIG Christmas trees.

                    We built the sunroom just so we could have BIG Christmas trees.

                  • at the Ophir playground, about 1/2 a block away.

                    at the Ophir playground, about 1/2 a block away.

                  • sunny kitchen with espresso maker

                    sunny kitchen with espresso maker

                  • cozy wood burning stove

                    cozy wood burning stove

                  • Basement bedroom with queen bed and large South facing window.

                    Basement bedroom with queen bed and large South facing window.

                  • Climbing wall on walkout level.

                    Climbing wall on walkout level.

                  • downstairs full bathroom with tub, shower, and heatlamp

                    downstairs full bathroom with tub, shower, and heatlamp

                  • Never too cold to ride in Ophir.

                    Never too cold to ride in Ophir.

                  • Ophir avalanche. 2009

                    Ophir avalanche. 2009

                  • summertime view to the south.

                    summertime view to the south.

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                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014


                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  Contact owner for availability
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                  (970) 728-6756 (Colorado, USA)

                  Speaks: english
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