Cute Craftsman in Salida
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This house was built in 1907 and is believed to be the only true Craftsman house in Salida; not just Craftsman style–a genuine Craftsman house, bought from Sears Roebuck and Co. and delivered on one of the many trains that once ran through town. The back portion of the house, which contains the kitchen and bathroom, was added sometime around 1945.
In Salida, you’ll see old, sun-baked ranching trucks mix with shiny Porsches, leather-skinned ranchers rub elbows with spandex-clad mountain bikers, and fine art mingle with kitschy bric-a-brac. This house displays a similarly many-faceted personality; it is historic, charming, eclectic and a bit funky.
It has a lovely, covered front porch with a swing, a back patio with a fire pit, and plenty of green grass and shade trees. On the funky side, dowels prop the windows open, a clothespin holds up the shade on the front door, and the porch swing is hung with old climbing rope.
Inside, elegance mixes with shabby-chic. Nicely-finished furniture like a cherry sleigh bed, an antique oak bed, and a beautiful oak rocker are interspersed with a writing desk and dresser that need refinishing and a coffee table made from an old wooden typewriter box.
If you’re looking for a vacation rental that embodies the laid-back pace, unpretentious attitude, and synthesis of sensibilities that make Salida Colorado’s last best mountain town, you’ll absolutely love it here. It's a great, relaxing place to reconnect with family and friends--and to rest up for another day of adventure in the Arkansas Valley.
Enjoy your stay!
Keywords: Cute Craftsman bungalow in town
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Queen size Beds (2) One cherry sleigh bed; One antique oak bed
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
- Whitewater Rafting
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Perfect for Two Couples & One Dog!
Perfect for Two Couples & One Dog!
We are two couples in our early 30s who wanted to stay in Salida to enjoy the town and ski Monarch. This property was PERFECT for us. The large fenced-in yard was great for our dog. The home is comfortable and it's so nice to have queen beds in BOTH bedrooms. The kitchen had everything we needed. The best part was being able to walk to town just a few blocks away for dinner at Amica's and drinks at The Boathouse and Vic's. We loved our stay and should we ever have another getaway weekend in Salida we will definitely book this property again!
- Guest Amy E.
- Date of stay 03/22/13
- Review Submitted 04/07/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers.
This house was adorable from the get go. A swing on the front porch added charm and relaxation. The photos of this gem of a house are great, but don't even begin to really show the homes true charm. High ceilings, large rooms, super comfortable furniture and beds, solidified the decision to rent a home, rather then staying at a hotel. Felt just like home and provided a great environment for my elderly parents to relax and not feel trapped, as they would in a hotel. They spent a great deal of time enjoying the outdoor areas and views from the porch. The cruiser bikes were perfect to toodle around town. You get a true sense of Salida when you get to stay in a home like this. The house was sooooo clean and EVERYTHING you could ever imagine was provided. Perfect location, close to everything, and views of the mountain ranges from every angle. Could not have asked for a more delightful, relaxing, and enjoyable experience. Great memorable times were had here.
- Guest sightseer
- Date of stay 04/27/12
- Review Submitted 06/13/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Great vacation home
Great vacation home
We stayed at this cabin with our two littl girls for the spring break. Very simple, clean and well organized house, tasteful furniture, no clutter style. Jeff was very good to work with. We had to postpone our trip by a day due to sick kid and Jeff did not charge us and moved the entire stay up by a day, quite unusual and unexpected. Its located in a cute neighborhood as well. If we are in Salida again, I am certain we will stay there.
- Guest KH
- Date of stay 03/14/12
- Review Submitted 03/31/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Home away from home!
Home away from home!
This home is exactly as it is depicted and described by the owner. It has all of the amenities one needs for a great vacation in Salida. I loved sitting on the front porch drinking coffee and visiting with the neighbors. The bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen in this cute cottage all feel like home! The two cruiser bikes are perfect for riding around town...one never needs to get in the car after arriving! This home's location is excellent and in a very nice area of town ~ close to all of the shops, parks, restaurants and the river front. The Salida farmer's market held each Saturday is right around the corner which offers beautiful veggies, bread, baked goods and art items. The owner is very kind and most willing to help with information about the Salida area. The neighbors are very kind too! I will return, again and again!
- Guest Cookie
- Date of stay 08/17/11
- Review Submitted 09/01/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
$149/night* SPECIAL DATES: $185/night** 3 night minimum WEEK: 7th night free MONTH: $2,200 * Rates do not include $30 cleaning fee for 2-night stays, $60 for 1-night stays **Xmas/NY (Dec 17-Jan 3), Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, FiBark One dog under 45 lbs. may be allowed. A non-refundable deposit of $20 per 3-night stay is required; each day thereafter is an additional $5.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: I'm an avid river runner, fly fisherman, biker and trail runner.
Why the Owner Chose Salida:
Salida's relaxed pace, friendly people, and accessibility to recreational pursuits make it the perfect town for outdoor enthusiasts.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sip your morning coffee on the front porch swing with a view of Tenderfoot mountain. Walk or ride the provided cruiser bikes into town to visit galleries, watch kayakers, or enjoy a great meal. At night, BBQ on the gas grill, then sink into the Adirondack chairs encircling the firepit with your family and friends, gaze at the stars, and munch smores.
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Front of house showing porch and porch swing.
Living room looking toward front of house.
Front bedroom with antique oak bed and dresser.
Antique oak rocker.
Ornamental wood stove.
Fat browns and fearsome rainbows; fishing on the Arkansas is great!
Back yard, fully fenced with shade trees, a patio set for 4, and a fire ring.
Living room looking toward back of house.
Back bedroom with cherry sleigh bed.
Antique ice box and 20 Time/Life volumes of Western history.
More than 125 DVDs.
Boys and girls cruiser bikes--a great way to explore Salida (not avail in winter
Rafting Brown's Canyon is splashy fun!
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