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Spectacular VIEWS through HUGE windows make sunsets on the 14'ers an unforgettable experience as you sit near the crackling wood stove inside -or peer over the pinons while relaxing outside on the deck.
BRING YOUR HORSES and ride off onto BLM lands to and across the Arkansas River just 2.5 miles away on well established trails through the back gate.
Or - perhaps you prefer to ride cross country bikes, a 4 wheeler, snowshoe, or snowmobile!
For hunters and marksmen there are nearby archery and shooting ranges. The list of recreational opportunities continues with skiing, hiking and recovering in hot springs.
The facilities consist of 25 acres, fenced and cross fenced, a large garage/barn and a smaller barn. Plenty of room to park your RV, boat, horse trailer or camper. Horses are welcome in pastures and barn. OUTSIDE dogs are welcome in an enclosure.
Further Details: Please - for yours and future guests' comfort, safety, and health - no smoking inside any of the buildings or home and NO ANIMALS IN THE HOME.
This mountain get a way is fully furnished with all linens and kitchen necessities. We provide a large screen TV which receives via direct TV . An additional TV on the system is located upstairs. There is a video library for those who may find themselves wanting to relax with a movie. Satellite Internet access provided for those bringing laptops!
The master bedroom has a king size bed, plenty of storage for clothing, and a private bath with large soaking tub plus more big windows for viewing the moon over the mountains. Tucked away in the closet is a stacked washer/dryer. Upstairs there is a large sitting area with a double futon, a second bath with shower and a private second bedroom with four twin beds. A small refrigerator is located in the sitting area for late night snacks of those sequestered there! Overflow guests will be comfortable on the recently added queen size convertible sofa in the living room!
Main floor and outdoor activities: The main floor is an open plan, inviting and comfortable for relaxing. It blends into the kitchen and dining so no one feels isolated from other guests. The kitchen is fully furnished with small appliances, utensils, linens and serving supplies for the appointed chef to use. Basics (salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, spices, and flour) are in cabinets for guests use.
HORSE BACK RIDING is super and the trails on the BLM between the property and the river are easy or challenging depending on your mood and no trailering required! Many trails have been GPS'ed and mapped for your convenience. Photo opportunities are endless so be sure and bring sturdy cameras for all your outdoors activities! The Colorado Trail may be accessed by trailering a short distance up the highway.
4 WHEELING in the area is another activity accessed from the property or via short drives to trail heads.
The surrounding area: Aspen Ridge is a favorite in fall and for the more daring, many trails over passes and to little ghost towns or nearby mountain towns are mapped for guests.
Winter brings the fun of SKIING both cross country and downhill. Nearby Monarch (18 mi.) is a family oriented ski mountain covered in all natural snow. To have an unforgettable experience on cross country skis, plan an evening event with friends over Old Monarch Pass in the moonlight. Pack along some hot chocolate or schnapps- and remember those cameras again!
FISHERMEN will delight in the Arkansas River which is famous for its trophy trout. Spring and the 'mayfly hatch' is favored by fly fishermen sporting waders and hats while scouting out the best holes to try out the newest equipment.
RIDE THE ROCKIES is an annual road biking event and frequently makes a stop in either Salida or Buena Vista.
King Bed: King bed has featherbed and down comforter to add to comfort of guests. Twin/Single Bed (4) : Twin beds have down comforters for those chilly nights. Convertible Bed: Futon for two has all the linens and pillows nearby to quickly add sleeping comfort for additional guests. Convertible sofa in living room is queen size and has all linens located nearby....moreless
For the comfort and safety of all guests, NO smoking permitted in house or outbuildings. This property does not lend itself well to young children with the fencing, stairs, raised deck, etc. Therefore we set the minimum age limit at 12 years of age. We are pet friendly, providing OUTSIDE accommodations for your pets and horses. NO pets allowed inside for the comfort and cleanliness of all guests. Guests are invited to bring their horses and ride off the property onto miles of trails, including crossing the Arkansas River! Barns and pastures are supplied with water tanks and safe fencing. Cell phone service is strong as the towers are in clear view off of Mt. Princeton. Like a picture postcard! Gorgeous sunsets viewed through picture windows or from the deck/balcony. In addition to grills, the deck has an abundant supply of chairs for lounging or sitting around the table. ...moreless
(2) Large screen in living room. Smaller one in sitting area on second floor...moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Salida restaurants, hospital, shopping, historical district, groceries, hot springs pool, art festivals, Fibark, river activities are all 10-12 miles by car or bike....moreless
Views of 14,000 ft Collegiate Peaks from deck and picture windows. Monarch ski area 20 minute ride by auto or by bus from Hot Springs in town. Colorado Trail trail heads 10 minutes or less. ...moreless
BLM public land is just out the back fence and stretches to the river via a large number of trails. Cross the river and enjoy even more wide open country to explore on foot or horseback. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Hunting Big Game
Hunting Small Game
Seating for 8 people
Forced air heat for winter guests' comfort in addition to the wood stove....moreless
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
cleaning (per visit)$75 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
Pet Fee$25 + tax
Booking locks your rate. NO smoking, NO inside pets, GUESTS must be min. 12 yrs of age due to safety issues. RATES LISTED ARE for up to 4 guests. ADDITIONAL GUESTS are $20 EACH/PERSON/NIGHT to a maximum of 10 guests. Min. 3 night stays unless prior arrangements are made with owner. $400.00 deposit required upon booking dates. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Checks/Credit Cards. 6.8% tax Cancellation policy: If canceled 60+ days out, 100% returned; 30-59 days out, 50% returned: under 30 days, 0% returned unless extenuating circumstances.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Central Chaffee County, on Hwy 285, easy access. Near many art and music festivals, FibArk river festival, bike and running marathons, archery range and firing range tournaments, fishing and rafting the Arkansas River. Buena Vista is 14 miles and Salida is 12 miles - both have restaurants, medical facilities, and shopping conveniences. A gas station/quick shop is just up the hwy 1 mile.
Other Activities: Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Hot Air Ballooning, Ziplining, Horseback riding
Golf: Several golf courses in the area provide leisure time for the golfers in your group! All provide magnificent mountain views and convenient access to the towns of Buena Vista and Salida.
Ski: Monarch Mt. via Hwy 50 is a family resort with all natural snow. Equipment rental available on site or from several local establishments. Located about 18-20 miles from vacation rental.