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Sneffels Retreat! Enjoy Amazing Views in Peace & Comfort!

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ridgway house description

With our unique location, you can enjoy all the mountain benefits of exercise, adventure, sight seeing, or shopping, then escape for solitude and relaxation in a homey atmosphere. Soak in the nearby hot springs pools, enjoy one of the local restaurants, or relax on the deck and eat in.
Our 4 year old home is clean, with rustic charm of the old west, sprinkled with modern conveniences and antiques. We use green friendly cleaners.

Keywords: Outdoor activities 365 days a year, easy access to Telluride, Ouray, and Ridgway. Enjoy antique furnishings, and all the comforts of home. A piano, fully stocked kitchen including spices. Watch birds, elk and deer seasonally on the property. Hike, bike, or ski from the front porch, or curl up with a good book on the sofa or deck, and enjoy incredible views of 14,150 ft. Mt. Sneffles in the San Juan Mountain Range. Bathrooms on each level. Open, comfortable, and inviting.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Very private and relaxing. Master bedroom has half bath....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Log bed. Comfy!...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

            Custom built in beds suitable for adults! Cozy bunk room!...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Full size sofa. Located in family room, near bathroom....moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) This is a fold out sleeper sofa bed., Baby Cribs (1) This is a play-n-pack, Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Antique sink, slate floors on main level...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Granite top sink. Travertine shower....moreless

          • Bathroom 2

            Quaint! Pedistal sink, bamboo floors. Off master bed room....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            New dishes! Baking pans, muffin tins cookie sheets, Magic bullet, stock pots, cast iron skillets....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Garlic press, and all other large items, (ladles, spatula, ice cream scoop, etc.)...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Freezer has an ice maker. Refrigerator has cold storage for fruits and veggies....moreless

          • Dining:

            Our dining table can expand to seat up to 10. We have a booster seat....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Everything you need for everyday meals, to holiday dinners....moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Living Room:

            Large spacious area to enjoy views and visits. Sits 8 to 10 very confortably. Watch the wildlife through the windows, catch the sunrise and sunsets on Mt. Sneffles peak. ...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Heats the upper two levels. It has a glass front so you can enjoy the dancing flames, while feeling the efficiency of the heat....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Stacks on top of washing machine for easy access. We also have a small clothesline on the back deck for air dry items....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels provided for in house use. Please bring additional towels for use at the hot springs pools....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Limited parking at the top of the drive....moreless

          • Parking:

            Room for several vehicles next to house....moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric baseboard. Clean and quiet....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Table and bed linens are provided....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Not necessary at our elevation....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Front loading....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Piano, Art , Hardwood & slate floors, Granite tile counter-tops, Passive solar and clean electric heat, Blow dryer, Swing, Out door seating,Bose ipod/iphone hook-up, Mini library,...moreless


              • DVD Player:

                Enjoy DVD's in the family area. Bring your own, or select ones from our family library....moreless

              • Toys:

                Ask in advance. We have a swing under the back porch. Suitable for young and old!...moreless

              • Games:

                A great assortment! Cards and card games, Apples to Apples, and many more....moreless

              • Stereo:

                We have a Bose docking station for iphones. Ask owner for details!...moreless

              • Books:

                We have books for all ages. From Mother Goose to Tony Hillerman....moreless

              • Video Library:

                We have several family friendly videos on sight....moreless


              • Telephone:

                We have a cell booster, so you can use your cell phone, access emails, and texts....moreless

              • Mobile Phone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Hot springs pools in Ouray and Ridgway. (The Ridgway pool is clothing optional.)...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Rigs fly shop in Ridgway offers fly fishing guides, rafting trips, and water sailing at nearby Ridgway State Park....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Wrap around deck is fully enclosed by sturdy metal rails, and gate....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    A wrought-iron table and 4 chairs, plus 6 Adirondack chairs....moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    World class Telluride ski area is 45-50 minutes from us. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grill with tools including veggie grill....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Golf at near by Log Hill Mesa....moreless


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

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Sneffles Range from the house! Our cabin is in the mountains, and enjoys the 4 season changes....moreless


                      • Restaurants
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Golf
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Rafting
                      • Swimming
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Ski Privileges Optional
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Hiking
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Ski Lift Privileges
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Sledding
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Hot Air Ballooning


                      Write a review 5
                      from 28 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Jun 8 - Sep 13, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      Christmas/New Years
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Cleaning fee 3-4 night $100
                      • Taxes Included


                      Please ask about our 2 person rental discounts! Also, if you are a return guest, we offer a 10% discount. If you have special requests, or additional questions, please feel free to contact us!

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                      Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Montrose Colorado
                      95 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak Grand Junction
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      US 550, CO 62
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Telluride Ski Area
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Log Hill Mesa
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Ridgway has awesome restaurants!

                      Car: Necessary

                      Mountain climbing, 4 wheeling, Weekly concerts in the park during the summer, Ice climbing, Near to Music Festivals, Wildflower festival, Mushrooming,Canoeing, Near Ouray County Fair Grounds, Excellent dining in Ridgway, Quaint shops, Weekly farmers markets, Concerts in the park, Hiking, Hot air Balloons, Rodeo, Parades


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: Jody and Marsha welcome you to their dream home. As outdoor enthusiasts, they have spent over 20 years exploring the hidden wonders of western Colorado. They completed their mountain retreat in 2010 and hope you too will come experience the grandeur of the San Juan Mountains. Jody is research scientist who has spent his career cleaning up the legacy waste of the Cold War. He loves downhill skiing, biking, and mountain climbing. Marsha, a music teacher, loves spending time hiking, mountain biking, and playing with their grand children, 2 cats, and 2 llamas. She teaches Tai-chi, Yoga, and Pilates. They both love traveling and spending time with family. They are happy to help their guests enjoy there home, and create life long memories.

                      Why the Owner Chose Ridgway:
                      Jody grew up in Durango and always wanted to live in the mountains. After spending their honeymoon in the San Juan mountains, Jody and Marsha dreamed of having a place to share with family and friends. This spot is within an hour of many of the area's attractions. Our newly built home lets you experience life in the mountains with all the comforts of home at the end of the day.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      With year round access, our guests can enjoy travel any time of the year. The cozy home allows you a place of refuge along with all the modern amenities. Our guests love the antiques and art that are displayed in the house. It is wonderful to sit on the sofa and watch the sunrises, and sunsets on Mt. Sneffles. The deck is a great place to relax, read, or eat. Seasonally, we watch the deer and elk stroll through the property. Hawks and other birds fly overhead. During the summer months, hummingbirds dart around stopping to drink from the seasonal wildflowers.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • Summer lupine flowers.

                        Summer lupine flowers.

                      • June 2014 from our deck

                        June 2014 from our deck

                      • Living area, with main bath on right.

                        Living area, with main bath on right.

                      • living room and loft

                        living room and loft

                      • main bath/shower

                        main bath/shower

                      • Master bedroom with half bath.

                        Master bedroom with half bath.

                      • downstairs bedroom

                        downstairs bedroom

                      • Winter view of Mt. Sneffles from front windows.

                        Winter view of Mt. Sneffles from front windows.

                      • downstairs bath/shower and laundry

                        downstairs bath/shower and laundry

                      • winter wonderland

                        winter wonderland

                      • A hike on Dallas Trail near the cabin

                        A hike on Dallas Trail near the cabin

                      • No trick photo! Back of house.

                        No trick photo! Back of house.

                      • June 2014 from our deck

                        June 2014 from our deck

                      • Open family and dining area.

                        Open family and dining area.

                      • Facing south.

                        Facing south.

                      • main bath/shower with antique wash basin

                        main bath/shower with antique wash basin

                      • main bath/shower

                        main bath/shower

                      • Master half bath.

                        Master half bath.

                      • downstairs family room

                        downstairs family room

                      • downstairs family room

                        downstairs family room

                      • downstairs bunk room

                        downstairs bunk room

                      • A favorite fall hike 4 miles from our cabin.

                        A favorite fall hike 4 miles from our cabin.

                      • Looking at the cabin from the Elk Meadows water tank. (House with white car.)

                        Looking at the cabin from the Elk Meadows water tank. (House with white car.)

                      • Our town!  Our cabin is up on the ridge in the upper left.

                        Our town! Our cabin is up on the ridge in the upper left.

                      VRBO #348668

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                      $175 - $225 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 08/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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