Stunning Home, Short Drive to Telluride Bluegrass/Bluesnbrews
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
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. ...morecollapse
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
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....morecollapse
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
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....morecollapse
- 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....morecollapse
- Video Game Console:
- Video Games
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Computer Available
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Live Theater
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
ReviewsWrite a review
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: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
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 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
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