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This mountain home is located on a corner lot in a private neighborhood 2 miles north of Ouray. There is a secluded patio with outdoor fire pit, shaded by Pine tress. The patio takes up much of the small back yard, but there is plenty of room in the front for kids to play! Over-sized attached 2 car garage. The original owners of this house built a small log cabin style house. A few years later they enlarged it by adding a large living room with an loft bedroom above it and a large 2 car garage with laundry and entryway. When we purchased this house in 2006, we renovated it from top to bottom, replacing the lovely 80's carpeting with wood flooring, a new kitchen and bath downstairs and a new enlarged bath upstairs, with a skylight in the large shower, allowing for a great view of the surrounding pines while showering. When renovating, we turned the open loft bedroom over the living room into a semi-closed off bedroom by building a full height wall with double closets. There is still open space between the living room and the master bedroom, so there may be some noise that carries over. Living there, my husband and I had no problems, but if you have a large group, your experience may be different.
There is one bedroom downstairs with a full bath. Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms, one with 2 queen beds, one with a king bed, and a large bathroom with double sinks and view shower. The living room has pullout sofa bed.
Quiet, yet close to town. Hiking trails within walking distance. An abundance of wildlife is visible regularly, birds, small animals, deer, elk, even bears!!
Keywords: mountain home, quiet, shaded, upgraded, cathedral ceilings, 2 fireplaces, close to town,
plus a single 4 ' thick sleeping pad stored in closet...moreless
King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a 'Western' king sized bed., Queen size Beds (3) Two queen sized beds 2nd upstairs bedroom & a third in the downstairs bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Great/family room has a queen sized sofa bed....moreless
multiple ceiling fans, cathedral ceiling w north facing windows and wood burning fireplace in Family/great room provide for great ambiance....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(2) Basic Dish network package. Large screen TV in Family/Great room hooked up to 'surround sound' system and regular TV in second upstairs bedroom. (the one w the 2 queen sized beds.)...moreless
50' rear projection in living room, 32' in 2nd upstairs bedroom....moreless
Small selection of 20-30 DVDs in Family/Great Room TV console. DVD, CD & VCR players....moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
The western view is the ridge line for the Sneffels Mountain Range. There is an old mining railroad track frequently utilized as a trail by area deer and mountain sheep descends to the far side of the creek directly across from the house....moreless
The western property boundary is Corbett Creek....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hot Air Ballooning
Hunting Small Game
Can seat up to 12 if you don't mind being intimate....moreless
Holidays 2014 Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2014 3 night min stay
Ice Festival Jan 8 - Jan 12, 2015 4 night min stay
Spring Jan 13 - May 21, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer May 22 - Sep 7, 2015 5 night min stay
Fall Sep 8 - Nov 24, 2015 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas/New Year's Dec 24 - Jan 5, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Pet Fee$15 + tax
Property Damage Protection$49
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ice climbing at the Ouray Ice Park, home of the International Ice Climbing Competition, Jeep and ATV trails,hiking, exploring old mining sites, motorcycle rallies, 4th of July water fights, New Year's Eve Fireworks in a glacial canyon. John Wayne filmed his only Academy Award winning film TRUE GRIT in Ouray County. Many of the film locations for various scenes in Ouray & the Town of Ridgway are easily accessible.
The Ouray Hot Springs Pool & town park are two miles to the South, the Wiesbaden Vapor Caves are in Ouray off of 6th Ave. and the clothing optional Orvis Hot Springs are 9 miles to the North just outside the Town of Ridgway.
Ouray has multiple hiking trails, including the Perimeter Trail, which allows hikers to hike completely around the City of Ouray. Good lake & fly fishing at the Ridgway Reservoir. Guide services available or stop in at the Ridgway Conoco for supplies, information & licenses.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We are retired paramedics from San Francisco, resettled in the mountains to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of city living. We had visited Ouray several times prior to our move and although the lifestyle change was 180 degrees, we have really enjoyed the quiet and slower pace of our mountains.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Master bedroom skylights allow views of the moon & stars as we fell asleep to the quiet with only water sounds from Corbett Creek to lull us to sleep or the occasional soft 'whump' of snow cascading off of the pine boughs in winter.