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Last updated: 11/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


How long has it been since you were able to look up at the stars and actually see the Milky Way? Our condo is away from town, in the high mountain valley south of Cuchara, and you won’t believe the views! Sunrise in the morning over the Spanish Peaks, sunsets in the evening over San Isabel National Forest, and the stars at night! Wildlife roam the mountains. You may see deer, elk, big horn sheep, black bear, mountain lions, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, and beavers. If relaxing isn’t your thing, then enjoy the fishing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, golf at Grandote Peaks…all yours!

Cuchara, just two miles away, is home to the famous Dog Bar. (Yes, people do take their dogs there!) And the excellent Timbers restaurant, as fine as any in the area.

And if that isn’t enough to entice you, take Highway 12 (Highway of Legends) south to Trinidad, past Monument and North lakes for unbelievable scenery. Or go north on the highway to La Veta, where you will find unique treasures from the artists who reside there. And the bakery in La Veta is the best!

Don’t forget the Great Sand Dunes Monument, about an hour away. And the Uptop Ghost Town on Old La Veta Pass gives you a glimpse into early Colorado. Also, San Luis is the oldest town in Colorado, and is just southwest of Cuchara.

We fell in love with this area when we visited a year ago, and found ourselves buying a condo. We love it, but aren’t totally retired yet so can’t be there full time. So we are sharing it with you and know that you will enjoy it! Our condo is an end unit, so it is very quiet and has views from `windows on three sides.

Spend summer evenings on the deck enjoying the cool air, or winter evenings inside by the fireplace just relaxing!

Three full baths ensure lots of privacy! Kitchen has been remodeled to include deep sink and full-size dishwasher. Wood flooring gives a beautiful warmth to our home. New refrigerator with icemaker is great!

One bedroom with twin beds, one bedroom with a queen bed. Pull-out sofa in the loft, pull-out sofa on the main floor. There are two very nice inflatable twin beds available (inflate immediately). Come enjoy!


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    There are two blowup twin beds complete with air pump - great for when you have extra kids along....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Two bathrooms upstairs with the two bedrooms. One is a shower bath, the other a combination shower/bath. A beautiful tiled shower bathroom is on the ground floor....moreless


  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful view from the deck on to the old ski slope (no skiing any longer). Snowcapped in the winter, sometimes snowcapped in the summer....moreless

  • Village:

    Two miles from Cuchara Village, quaint mountain town - small - with a few restaurants and fun shops....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Snowboarding


  • Dining:

    Dining table next to large picture window with beautiful view of the trees and mountain....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacked Efficiency Washer/Dryer on second floor....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    CenturyLink Internet provided in the summer. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    two sofas, one recliner, one chair, one ottoman, coffee table and end tables. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    parking in driveway. Garage is not available for use....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline provided in the summer...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked Efficiency Washer/Dryer on second floor....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig, plus coffee maker, plus Magic Bullet...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New full-size dishwahser...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    JennAir Stove, new side-by-side refrigerator...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics, plus spices and some canned goods....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New Side-by-side with icemaker...moreless

  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrought iron table and four chairs, with umbrella, on deck....moreless



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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $125
  • Tax Rate 4.6%


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Last updated: 11/13/2015
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120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dog Bar and Grill
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grandote Peaks
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Colorado Highway 12
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dog Bar and Grill, Timbers Lodge

Car: Necessary

Our condo is located in the San Isabel Forest at 9000 feet, a beautiful high plateau where one can enjoy the mountain views, hike, golf, shop the galleries in La Veta, or just enjoy the stars!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are Okies and fell in love with the Rockies. It is close enough to use we can drive it in one day - and escape the heat in the summer and enjoy the snow in the winter!

Why the Owner Chose Cuchara:
We love the coziness of the condo, the deck where we can enjoy coffee and the sunrise, or maybe a glass of wine and the sunset. The trees surround us, yet we can view the snow-capped mountains. This is an undiscovered area - we found it when my sister built a retirement home a few miles away.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The deck, the coziness of the condo, the wood walls - all have the feel of a cabin in the woods. The loft is above the dining/kitchen area, and the living area is then open, giving the condo a very spacious feeling.

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  • Living Room and spiral staircase

    Living Room and spiral staircase

  • Morning Mist at San Isabel National Forest

    Morning Mist at San Isabel National Forest

  • Our condo - end unit

    Our condo - end unit

  • Our condo, the end unit

    Our condo, the end unit

  • Living Room, HD TV and DVD/VHS player

    Living Room, HD TV and DVD/VHS player

  • The loft with foldout couch

    The loft with foldout couch

  • Great place to watch the hummingbirds!

    Great place to watch the hummingbirds!

  • New pedestal sink

    New pedestal sink

  • Ristra from a trip to Taos

    Ristra from a trip to Taos

  • Trees along the lane

    Trees along the lane

  • The deck surrounded by trees

    The deck surrounded by trees

  • The beautiful Aspens!

    The beautiful Aspens!

  • Morning View

    Morning View

  • Ready for dinner with a view!

    Ready for dinner with a view!

  • New refrigerator!

    New refrigerator!

  • Our  morning chipmumk enjoying breakfast

    Our morning chipmumk enjoying breakfast

  • Local Bear - but we haven't seen him!

    Local Bear - but we haven't seen him!

  • New Shower

    New Shower

  • Woodburning Fireplace

    Woodburning Fireplace

  • Remodeled kitchen

    Remodeled kitchen

VRBO #441626

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 15, 2015

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