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Wowza 25% Off Thru June 7! Heavenly Seclusion Just 5 Minutes to Downtown Salida

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The driveway is 1/2 mile long, turns at the end then climbs a small hill to High Country Heaven, the house that sits on a panoramic mesa. Enjoy lovely blue skies and seemingly endless natural landscapes at this slice of heaven high in the Colorado Rockies.

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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The current discount is 25% off published rates through June 7, 2015 with a 2 night minimum stay. The published rate is not the discounted rate so please contact the owner for a quote.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN STUNNING, UNOBSTRUCTED MOUNTAIN VIEWS AT SALIDA's PREMIER VACATION RENTAL, HIGH COUNTRY HEAVEN.

Kid, Pet and Horse Friendly
Includes WiFi (DSL) & DISH Satellite TV (America's Top 120)

NOW THIS IS COLORADO! Heaven meets Earth in the glorious Colorado Rockies at Salida's PREMIER vacation rental in historic Salida, Colorado.

Our ENTIRE county has less than 19,000 people....you want peace? It's epically easy to leave behind the masses of people, forget your day to day reality and totally immerse yourself in the unique, graceful splendor of Salida and at High Country Heaven. Relax on the back deck under billions of bright, twinkly stars while you roast marshmallows over the firepit. Indeed, we live in a truly special & blessed area and would like to share it with you.

High Country Heaven is a striking 2200 sq. ft. custom home secluded on 11.5 treed acres that offers unobstructed, panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. It easily accommodates up to 8 people, has 2.5 bathrooms and is a mere 5 minutes from downtown Salida, fly fishing, biking, hiking, golfing and whitewater rafting. Monarch Mountain Ski Area, zip-lining, gondolas, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, 4 wheeling, ghost town exploring & crossing the Continental Divide are just 20-25 minutes away. The location is ideal at just 2.5 hours from Denver and 100 miles from Colorado Springs & Pueblo.

**ABOUT HIGH COUNTRY HEAVEN**
The superbly appointed, custom 2200 sq. ft. home is nestled among the splendor of pinon pines & juniper trees and has 11.5 picturesque acres of private seclusion in the magnificent Rocky Mountains.

There are sleeping accommodations for EIGHT in three bedrooms (two queen bedrooms on the main level and one queen bedroom upstairs) and on a comfortable futon in the quiet, spacious loft. A pack-n-play is available upon request. The home has 2.5 super clean bathrooms (1.5 on the main level & 1 upstairs) that feature an oversized jetted tub, a massive shower, a shower/tub combo, 3 sinks and 2 toilets.

All bedrooms contain luxurious queen mattresses, luggage racks and full length mirrors.

The 11.5 pristine, treed acres that surround this heavenly home border BLM land (Bureau of Land Management) and offer stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, easy access to 4 hot springs and 2 National Parks, restaurants/breweries/distilleries/wineries, extensive and varied 4-wheeling, ghost town exploring, gem hunting, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, hummingbird watching, whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, fly fishing, hunting & zip lining.

We offer a well equipped kitchen (coffee press, coffee maker, electric kettle, spices, blender, food processor, crock pots, pots/pans, microwave, stainless steel appliances {fridge/icemaker, stove/oven, dishwasher}), coolers for loan, TV/DVD player, cable, a huge jetted tub, high end linens, a BBQ grill, a fire pit, 3 outside decks with lots of outdoor furniture, & a horseshoe pit for your guaranteed enjoyment.

The spacious back deck offers majestic views of Methodist Mountain, has plenty of seating/tables for morning coffee/tea, happy hour enjoyment, stunning sunrises, sunsets & frequent rainbows, hummingbird listening, star gazing, relaxation, and amazing views.

There is a large laundry/mud room that has an HE3 front load washer and dryer, utility sink & numerous board games to play and sports equipment to enjoy.
Pets and children are welcome!
A pack-n-play is available for guest use.
Wireless Internet via DSL is provided.
Satellite TV/DISH is provided (America's Top 120).
Monthly pricing is available upon request.

**ABOUT SALIDA**
Salida is THE place to ramp up your adventure meter and blow the gauge far off the high end of the fun scale. Do you want to zip-line, snowmobile, horseback ride, ski or snowboard, soak in a hot spring or absorb an art gallery, eat at a great restaurant, drink a fabulous local wine, beer or distilled liquor, go 4 wheeling or ATVing, visit a ghost town, go whitewater rafting or kayaking, rock and gem hunt, cycle or mountain bike, camp, golf, or fish, climb a 14'er, hike or hunt, listen to music outdoors or go to a fabulous festival? Then High Country Heaven is THE place to be.

Salida, Colorado's largest Historic District, is a close-knit, friendly community that wholly embraces energetic, peaceful, laid back lifestyles. The beautiful & charming town of 5500 people is a short distance from the famed Rainbow Hiking Trail; offers world class mountain biking trails; has been featured on HGTV as the 'Town that Decorates an Entire Mountain;' and is called 'The Little Soho of the West' because of it's prolific, nationally acclaimed artists/galleries and large number of year-round art events.

Each June, the largest whitewater rafting festival in the country, FIBArk (short for First In Boating on The Arkansas), begins on the Tuesday before Father's Day. World champion kayakers compete during 6 days of various competitions, daily/nightly free live music is offered and a fun, festival atmosphere abounds. In the past, New Belgium/Fat Tire has sponsored the event but now, a terrific local brewery, The Eddyline, is the key FIBArk sponsor. Obviously, great beer selections are guaranteed. The most popular and funniest FIBArk event is the Hooligan Race (5:30 pm on the Saturday before Father's Day) where contestant teams construct theme rafts from items such as bales of hay, empty kegs, tires, floats, sofas, & bath tubs then try to navigate over rapids and under the F Street Bridge. Hollering, hooting, and hysteria richly fill the air when rafts pass through the Boat Ramp Rapids as contestants jump for money strung high across the Arkansas. Most rafts eject people, break apart, or completely flip over! The Hooligan Race is a must see event in your life.

**ABOUT CHAFFEE COUNTY**
Our County enjoys over 330 days of sunshine annually; has the most 14,000+ ft. peaks concentrated into the smallest geographical area in the USA; is 30 minutes from the Continental Divide/Monarch Pass; has numerous, easy to reach hot springs; and boasts of having the most rafted stretch of any river in the United States (Arkansas River). In addition, Chaffee County is home to the most craft microbreweries, wineries & distilleries per capita in the United States and has numerous high quality gems/minerals on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Salida is also close to two National Parks which make for great day trips: The Great Dunes National Park and Black Canyon at the Gunnison National Park. Other stellar sites include the ghost towns of Turret and St. Elmo, a drive along Aspen Ridge especially in the fall, ziplining in Big Horn Sheep Canyon, hiking/biking/gondola-ing along the Continental Divide, visiting the awesome Royal Gorge & driving to Leadville, the highest town in America at 10,200 ft. We live in a truly special & blessed area and would like to share it with you.

We cordially invite you to come stay at High Country Heaven and help yourself to a light breakfast of tea, coffee & organic oatmeal as well as plenty of clean towels and linens, hair dryers, iron/ironing board, and local maps/brochures. As hosts, we will be happy to provide information on places to visit and where to rent bikes, horses, snowmobiles, skis, ATV's, Jeeps, etc. If there is anything we can help you with, please ask. If you haven't experienced the unique community that is Salida in the Heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, you need to visit soon.

Friendly pets are welcome with prior approval. Pet fees are $15 per pet per night.

Please note a Damage Protection Policy is required for each reservation and a cleaning fee will be added.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    11.5 acres for your children, dogs and horses to run, play and scream in delight!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING: No smoking is permitted inside the house. Evidence of smoking will result in a minimum $300 cleaning charge. Sand buckets are provided on two of the decks. Please use them to deposit cigarette butts. Salida is a high mountain DESERT and as such, THERE IS TYPICALLY EXTREME FIRE DANGER PRESENT, THEREFORE DO NOT FLICK BUTTS (LIT OR UNLIT) ONTO THE PROPERTY. Please, please, please, dispose of extinguished butts safely and properly. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    PET POLICY: GREAT NEWS! With PRIOR approval, we accept friendly and well behaved adult pets. Pet fees are an additional $15 per night and fee flexibility may be considered for extended stays. In addition, a fully refundable pet deposit may be required. Pets are absolutely not allowed on furniture or on beds and may not be left unattended in the house or on the property. Owners are responsible for all damage caused by their pets. Pet waste must be picked up within a 50 yard radius of the house and we would prefer your pet to be recently bathed. After all, it's a vacation for your pet, too! Please provide the pet's breed, age, whether or not they are crate and/or professionally trained. If you would like services/products for your pet, please call Karen @ TLC Pet Supplies & Services, 719-539-7777. Our property includes 6 fenced acres, 2 corrals and a 2 stall Quonsett for horse, llama or burro/donkey boarding. Please inquire about additional details and fees....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main floor master has a sumptuous memory foam mattress....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    The upstairs queen bedroom is huge, sunny and relaxing....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    The 2nd floor queen bedroom has a luxurious mattress....moreless

  • •The master bedroom is located on the main level and has a new Queen ​memory foam mattress •A second main floor bedroom has a luxury queen mattress •The upstairs bedroom has a luxury queen mattress •The upstairs futon converts to a comfortable full-size bed •There are 400+ thread count (or higher) linens on all beds •You'll find ample amounts of high end blankets & feather pillows •There are luggage racks in each bedroom •Full length mirrors are located in all bedrooms •Each bedroom has an alarm clock •All rooms have artfully tasteful reading nooks, corners & walls ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    2nd floor walk-thru bathroom, walk-in closet & linen closet....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    1.5 bathrooms-separate toilet/shower/jetted-tub area-2 sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: shower

    See additional details on this expanded (0.5) bathroom...moreless

  • Both bathrooms are extra large and sunny. The main, downstairs bathroom is separated into two rooms. One room has a sink, toilet and linen closet while the other room has a jetted tub, a massive shower and a sink. It's super easy for multiple people to use the separated bathroom at the same time. The upstairs bathroom has a combo shower/tub, toilet, sink, walk-in closet and linen closet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Wireless internet, cable, flat screen TV; DVD, hair dryers, coffee grinder and press, electric kettle, coffee maker, crock pots, large jetted tub, W/D, dishwasher, juicer, food processor, coolers, blender, microwave, picnic blankets, 5 speaker surround system for iPods/mp3 players, BBQ grill, outdoor fire pit, large deck with plenty of outdoor furniture, indoor fireplace, iron and ironing board, electric mixer, board games, DVD movies/exercise videos and an outdoor horseshoe pit. A pack-n-play is available upon request. Well behaved pets are accepted upon approval. Pet fees are $15/night/pet. Our property includes 6 fenced acres, 2 corrals and a 2 stall Quonsett for horse, llama or burro/donkey boarding during your stay. Please inquire about additional details and fees. A damage protection policy is included in each reservation and there is a $70 cleaning fee. CANCELLATIONS: No refunds within 30 days of arrival date. Cancellations more than 30 days prior to arrival are charged $150....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Our books are to share, not to take home, please. There are several books on the area, mountain biking trails, hiking trails....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    & a DVD library...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, cards, & sports equipment. A horseshoe pit is outside near the back deck....moreless

  • Music Library:

    DISH Network includes numerous Sirius/XM music channels....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Pool tables are 5 minutes away at The Victoria Tavern (143 N F St, Salida, CO 81201, 719-539-9003) and Elks Club (148 E 2nd St, Salida, CO 81201, 719-539-6976)....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Provided by DISH Network - America's 120 package...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Salida is literally a 5 minute drive from. High Country Heaven has peaceful solitude yet the convenience of historic Salida is within easy reach....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    High Country Heaven has floor to ceiling windows that totally maximize the surrounding mountain views. This luxurious gem is secluded yet is only 5 minutes from downtown Salida. It truly is a HEAVEN!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining table seats EIGHT people and the kitchen island has additional seating for FOUR on saddle stools. Oversized, south-facing windows overlook magnificent, panoramic mountain views....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The portable AC unit is rarely used..we're at 7200 feet above sea level so most summer days are breezy and fairly cool....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    HE3 dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The home has an inside gas fireplace/stove and an outside gas firepit for easy indoor and outdoor ambiance....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    ExerFlex Health & Fitness is the local fee based gym. 709 Palmer St, Salida, CO 81201, 719-539-3408...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced gas furnace....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless Internet via DSL is included in your stay....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury linens, 200+ count, colorful and not boring!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room has a leather couch, several chairs and tables, a flat screen TV and a DVD player. The majestic mountain views from this room are incredible....moreless

  • Parking:

    High Country Heaven is graced with 11.5 wondrous acres....parking? Pick your spot, folks!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    High end towels and plenty of them....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    HE3 washer, use the EXPRESS setting and minimal detergent. We provide the detergent....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker, electric kettle and coffee press. Coffee, sugars, filters available in the walk-in pantry....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for at least 12. Gourmet utensils, kitchen appliances, 3 crock pots, roasting pans, cookie sheets, brownie pans, soup pans, pie dishes & a whole lot more. We probably have everything you need....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel & super quiet!...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The meticulously equipped kitchen has stainless steel appliances that include a stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer. It also has an island and a walk-in pantry....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Stainless steel with standard and convection oven capabilities....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We supply coffee, coffee filters, spices, hot chocolate, sugars, creamer, teas, oatmeal, trash bags, paper towels, hand soap, dishwashing and dishwasher soap, and laundry detergent....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel, bottom freezer, ice-maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless steel, 4 burner with warming and bridge areas....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    One of the 3 decks is an elevated balcony...this one has stunning views of 'S' Mountain and Methodist Mountain....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be rented at several businesses in downtown Salida and include Absolute Bikes at 330 West Sackett Avenue Salida, CO 81201 719-539-9295 ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 decks grace this home: front, upper & back. Lots of seating, a BBQ grill and a gas grill for marshmallow roasting. There are marshmallow roasting sticks in the walk-in pantry for guest use....moreless

  • Golf:

    Salida Golf Club is located 5 minutes away. 404 Grant St, Salida, CO 81201, 719-539-1060...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center (RMOC), 14825 Hwy 285, Salida, CO, 81201, 719-539-2420...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front and back gardens are xeriscaped and are responsibly irrigated....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ grill with 2 spare tanks....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Monarch Mountain 23715 U.S. 50, Monarch, CO 81227, 719-530-5000 Rentals: Mountain Sports Haus, 10240 U.S. 50, Poncha Springs, CO 81242, 719-539-7618...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Salida Hot Springs Indoor Pool is a short 5 minute drive away at 410 W Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201 719-539-6738...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$290

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 24 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$290

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Holiday
Dec 4 - Jan 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$290

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$280

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $80 + tax
  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.9%

Notes:

Pet fees are $15/night/pet. Pets must be approved prior to the reservation be accepted and guests must agree to the pet policy. A Damage Protection Policy is required and will be added to each reservation.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 05/29/2015
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Location

  • Amicas

    "Kathy, the owner, has put together a tremendous eatery/brewery. The beer rocks, the pizza is..."

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  • Currents Steak & Seafood

    "Great Happy Hour - BYGO. The food is wonderful and is more fine dining at a reasonable price..."

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  • Laughing Ladies Restaurant

    "Locals love the food. It's definitely fine dining, Reservations recommended."

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  • Boathouse Cantina

    "Great river views especially during FIBARk. Fun place to watch sports. Expanded bar menu is ..."

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  • Canyon Marine Whitewater

    "Gotta love these adventurers! The know how to raft the Ark and are close by our house."

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  • The Maverick Potter

    "Mark's pottery is fabulous, he has been featured on a local PBS documentary, he caters to ch..."

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  • Rivers Edge

    "Great location, fabulous outdoor spaces, inviting firepits designed by a local artist, good ..."

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  • Free the Monkey Consignment

    "The owner, Emily, gives so much time and money back to both Salida and Buena Vista (her sist..."

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  • Ruby Blues

    "Mike has a terrific selection of gently used high end clothing at reasonable prices."

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  • Elevation Beer Company

    "Great local Brewery. Monday is BYGO on first round. Bring your own food and join the locals ..."

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  • Moonlight Pizza & Brew Pub

    "Love their lunch special from 11am - 2pm DAILY. Great owners, great beer, wonderful outdoor ..."

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  • The Fritz

    "Decent beers on tap, tapas oriented food, there's usually a good reasonably priced daily spe..."

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  • Fiesta Mexicana

    "Good food, nice employees, fast service. It's hard to go wrong with Mexican Food!"

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  • Safeway

    "Not too bad for a small town chain grocery store. The employees are super friendly and we al..."

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  • Ploughboy Inc.

    "The owners, David and Kerry have an incredible sense of quality everything, support local en..."

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  • Simple Foods Market

    "Wonderful selection of organic, natural and local sourced foods. Easy location."

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  • Twisted Cork Cafe

    "Wine tasting, nice food, OK inside atmosphere, really nice outdoor, riverside patio, great f..."

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  • Country Bounty Restaurant & Gift Shoppe

    "Great breakfasts! Super nice owners and employees who donate frequently to the community."

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  • Patio Pancake Place

    "THE locals place to breakfast in Salida. Always busy, good/simple food. "

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  • 216 Ferraro's

    "Real Italian food, wonderful desserts!"

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  • Los Girasoles

    "The best Mexican food in Salida. Good prices, great portions and friendly service."

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  • TLC Pet Supplies & Services

    "The owner, Karen, will take super care of your pet, suggest wholesome/healthy food, groom yo..."

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  • Anderson Motor Co

    "Craig offers Jeep rentals, RV rentals and a ton of advice on where for 4 wheeling in the cou..."

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  • Captain Zipline

    "Zip-lining is always fun! This one goes through a canyon/river."

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  • Shallots

    "Check out the AMAZING front bar - it was handcrafted from recycled materials by the boyfrien..."

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  • Monarch Mountain

    "Monarch is always in the top 5 ski areas in CO for SNOW!! Small hometown feel, short, varied..."

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  • Eddyline Restaurant and Brewery

    "Great beer, friendly employees, the new MEGA sponsor for FIBArk,,,,what's not to love about ..."

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  • Monarch Snowmobile Tours and Rentals LLC.

    "One of the few snowmobiling businesses who offer both tours and rentals. Ask for a 10% off d..."

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  • Independent White Water Inc

    "Ask for Mikey Shorts as a guide and tell him Lisa sent you. He's a local living legend, will..."

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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport & Colorado Springs
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Amica's Pizza & Brewery
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Salida Golf Club
150 Miles
Nearest Train
Denver
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 50
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Moonlight Pizza & Brewery
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Resort

Car: Necessary

Do you want to go zip-lining, snowmobiling, horseback riding, skiing or snowboarding, visit a hot springs or an art gallery, eat at a great restaurant, drink a fabulous local wine, beer or distilled liquor, go 4 wheeling or ATVing, visit a ghost town, go whitewater rafting or kayaking, go rock and gem hunting, cycling, camping, golfing, or fishing, climb a 14'er, hike or hunt, listen to music outdoors or go to a fabulous festival?

Do you want to go zip-lining, snowmobiling, horseback riding, skiing or snowboarding, visit a hot springs or an art gallery, eat at a great restaurant, drink a fabulous local wine, beer or distilled liquor, go 4 wheeling or ATVing, visit a ghost town, go whitewater rafting or kayaking, go rock hounding, cycling, camping, golfing, or fishing, climb a 14'er, hike or hunt, listen to music outdoors or go to a fabulous festival?

About Salida:

This delightful slice of mountain paradise is private luxury located in a close-knit, historic community that wholly embraces energetic, peaceful, laid back lifestyles. Salida is a beautiful & charming town of 5500 people that's a short distance from the famed Rainbow Hiking Trail; offers world class mountain biking trails; has been featured on HGTV as the 'Town that Decorates an Entire Mountain;' and is called 'The Little Soho of the West' because of it's plentiful, nationally acclaimed artists/galleries and large number of year-round art events.

Each June, the largest whitewater rafting festival in the country, FIBArk (short for First In Boating on The Arkansas), begins on the Tuesday before Father's Day. Champion kayakers from around the world compete during 6 days of various competitions, daily/nightly free live music is offered and a fun, festival atmosphere abounds. In the past, New Belgium/Fat Tire has sponsored the event but now, a terrific local brewery, The Eddyline, is the key FIBArk sponsor. Obviously, great beer selections are guaranteed. The most popular and funniest FIBArk event is the Hooligan Race (5:30 pm on the Saturday before Father's Day) where contestant teams construct theme rafts from items such as bales of hay, empty kegs, tires, floats, sofas, & bath tubs then try to navigate over rapids and under the F Street Bridge. Hollering, hooting, and hysteria richly fill the air when rafts pass through the Boat Ramp Rapids as contestants jump for money strung high across the Arkansas. Most rafts eject people, break apart, or completely flip over! The Hooligan Race is a must see event in your life.

ABOUT CHAFFEE COUNTY

Our county enjoys over 330 days of sunshine annually; has the most 14,000+ ft. peaks concentrated into the smallest geographical area in the USA; is 30 minutes from the Continental Divide/Monarch Pass; has numerous, easy to reach hot springs; and boasts of having the most rafted stretch of any river in the United States (Arkansas River).

In addition, Chaffee County is home to the most craft microbreweries, wineries & distilleries per capita in the United States and has numerous high quality gems/minerals on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Salida is also close to two National Parks which make for great day trips: The Great Dunes National Park and Black Canyon at the Gunnison National Park.

Other stellar sites include the ghost towns of Turret and St. Elmo, a drive along Aspen Ridge especially in the fall, ziplining in Big Horn Sheep Canyon, hiking/biking/gondola-ing along the Continental Divide, visiting the awesome Royal Gorge & driving to Leadville, the highest incorporated town in America at 10,200 ft.

We live in a truly special & blessed area and would like to share it with you. We cordially invite you to come stay at our home and help yourself to a light breakfast of tea, coffee & organic oatmeal as well as plenty of clean towels and linens, hair dryers, iron/ironing board, and local maps/brochures. As hosts, we will be happy to provide information on places to visit and where to rent bikes, horses, snowmobiles, skis, ATV's, Jeeps, etc. If there is anything we can help you with, please ask. If you haven't experienced the unique community that is Salida in the Heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, you need to visit soon.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: My husband & I are 45 & 50 respectively. We trek to savor tasty microbrews, enjoy frequent doses of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and expose ourselves to new opportunities that allow us to give and learn. When we aren't traveling, we volunteer in our community and dog/cat sit (pro bono) for friends. We practice an organic, active and environmentally conscientious lifestyle that's filled with good karma and lots of pay-it-forwards. We're super easy guests and generous hosts. I also manage a friend's awesome river front property, River City Chalet, in downtown Salida. For details, go to VRBO.com/228694

Why the Owner Chose Salida:
High Country Heaven is an AMAZING home with surrounding vast and wild acreage that inspires & brings peace & serenity to all who stay here. Elk and deer roam the property and you can access BLM trails directly from High Country Heaven. Do you have dogs? No leash is necessary on this huge property. Pets are welcome with prior approval and are $15 per night per pet.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The magnificent mountain views from the numerous floor to ceiling windows are unparalleled in Salida. High Country Heaven is an open concept house with plenty of space for 8 people and is a terrific base for the varied and numerous outdoor activities that make you shout - THIS IS MOST DEFINITELY COLORADO!


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Speaks: english, Some Spanish

 

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  • The driveway is 1/2 mile long, turns at the end then climbs a small hill to High Country Heaven, the house that sits on a panoramic mesa. Enjoy lovely blue skies and seemingly endless natural landscapes at this slice of heaven high in the Colorado Rockies.

    The driveway is 1/2 mile long, turns at the end then climbs a small hill to High Country Heaven, the house that sits on a panoramic mesa. Enjoy lovely blue skies and seemingly endless natural landscapes at this slice of heaven high in the Colorado Rockies.

  • The gorgeous gourmet kitchen has stainless appliances, an island, a walk-in pantry and a window over the sink for wildlife and nature viewing.

    The gorgeous gourmet kitchen has stainless appliances, an island, a walk-in pantry and a window over the sink for wildlife and nature viewing.

  • Bring your drinks, coffee and marshmallows to this awesome outdoor space with gas firepit, Adirondack chairs & built-in panoramic views.

    Bring your drinks, coffee and marshmallows to this awesome outdoor space with gas firepit, Adirondack chairs & built-in panoramic views.

  • Open spaces and wonderful places adorn the 11.5 acres that are a part of Salida's premier vacation rental. It's simple to create memories here....just drive on the property and walk in the door!

    Open spaces and wonderful places adorn the 11.5 acres that are a part of Salida's premier vacation rental. It's simple to create memories here....just drive on the property and walk in the door!

  • Lounge on the leather sofa while being amazed by dazzling views of Methodist Mountain, elevation 11,988 ft, in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Colorado Rockies. WOW - NOW THIS IS COLORADO!!

    Lounge on the leather sofa while being amazed by dazzling views of Methodist Mountain, elevation 11,988 ft, in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Colorado Rockies. WOW - NOW THIS IS COLORADO!!

  • The downstairs hallway incorporates several of the homes many artistic vingettes. The elevated window at the end is one of the three windows in the massive shower. The laundry/mud room (1st door on the right) has a HE3 washer and dryer, 2 baker's racks with many coolers/bags/picnic blankets your use, tennis/badminton rackets, and board games your enjoyment.

    The downstairs hallway incorporates several of the homes many artistic vingettes. The elevated window at the end is one of the three windows in the massive shower. The laundry/mud room (1st door on the right) has a HE3 washer and dryer, 2 baker's racks with many coolers/bags/picnic blankets your use, tennis/badminton rackets, and board games your enjoyment.

  • This sunny corner of the spacious upstairs bedroom is a wonderful area to relax, unwind, and absorb peace, serenity and tranquility.

    This sunny corner of the spacious upstairs bedroom is a wonderful area to relax, unwind, and absorb peace, serenity and tranquility.

  • Downstairs bedroom with queen bed, 2 night stands & lamps, a dresser and luggage & coat racks. 'Metal Head,' who adorns the dresser, is a unique piece of Colorado art. She is even more amazing in person.

    Downstairs bedroom with queen bed, 2 night stands & lamps, a dresser and luggage & coat racks. 'Metal Head,' who adorns the dresser, is a unique piece of Colorado art. She is even more amazing in person.

  • A breathtaking view of fabulous Methodist Mountain, elevation 11,998 ft., from the private balcony located directly off the futon/loft area. Note the avalanche chute on the left side.

    A breathtaking view of fabulous Methodist Mountain, elevation 11,998 ft., from the private balcony located directly off the futon/loft area. Note the avalanche chute on the left side.

  • The back deck contains a gas BBQ grill, a gas firepit, numerous Adirondack chairs and other occasional seating. Off this serene back deck is a family horseshoe pit.

    The back deck contains a gas BBQ grill, a gas firepit, numerous Adirondack chairs and other occasional seating. Off this serene back deck is a family horseshoe pit.

  • Another stunning view from the expansive back deck. Enjoy hummingbirds zipping by as you enjoy your morning coffee or tea or watch deer graze during an afternoon drink. Heaven and Earth meet in the beautiful Rocky Mountains at High Country Heaven.

    Another stunning view from the expansive back deck. Enjoy hummingbirds zipping by as you enjoy your morning coffee or tea or watch deer graze during an afternoon drink. Heaven and Earth meet in the beautiful Rocky Mountains at High Country Heaven.

  • A portion of the MASSIVE spa-like main shower with the mountain themed frameless glass door, 3 shower heads, 2 windows, 2 sconces and a bench seat. Welcome to the mountains!

    A portion of the MASSIVE spa-like main shower with the mountain themed frameless glass door, 3 shower heads, 2 windows, 2 sconces and a bench seat. Welcome to the mountains!

  • Panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains are guaranted from the back deck. Complete with a gas BBQ grill, a gas firepit for marshmallow roasting, ample seating, the deck invites you to enjoy morning coffee, an afternoon happy hour or a stunning sunset. There's a horseshoe pit and garden off the backside of this amazing deck.

    Panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains are guaranted from the back deck. Complete with a gas BBQ grill, a gas firepit for marshmallow roasting, ample seating, the deck invites you to enjoy morning coffee, an afternoon happy hour or a stunning sunset. There's a horseshoe pit and garden off the backside of this amazing deck.

  • Surround yourself with stunning mountain views at the dining table which easily seats 8 people. Around the kitchen island, there are an additional 4 saddle stools.

    Surround yourself with stunning mountain views at the dining table which easily seats 8 people. Around the kitchen island, there are an additional 4 saddle stools.

  • Enjoy the open concept floor plan while watching wildlife from the plethora of huge windows that take full advantage of the breathtaking scenery. The house is surrounded by 11.5 acres of pinon pines and junipers and is 20 minutes from Monarch Mountain.

    Enjoy the open concept floor plan while watching wildlife from the plethora of huge windows that take full advantage of the breathtaking scenery. The house is surrounded by 11.5 acres of pinon pines and junipers and is 20 minutes from Monarch Mountain.

  • The sun drenched living room with flat screen TV, satellite/cable, DVD player and DVD library. 2 of the 5 sumptuously large windows in this sun light filled room are shown here

    The sun drenched living room with flat screen TV, satellite/cable, DVD player and DVD library. 2 of the 5 sumptuously large windows in this sun light filled room are shown here

  • The spacious, main floor master bedroom has a queen memory foam mattress, a walk-in closet, a dresser, 2 side tables, a bench, and a leather chair and ottoman. A wide variety of artwork grace the walls in this serene master bedroom.

    The spacious, main floor master bedroom has a queen memory foam mattress, a walk-in closet, a dresser, 2 side tables, a bench, and a leather chair and ottoman. A wide variety of artwork grace the walls in this serene master bedroom.

  • The spacious upstairs bedroom has a queen bed, a dresser, a bench and a leather chair/ottoman. There's plenty of space to unwind, relax and enjoy your stay.

    The spacious upstairs bedroom has a queen bed, a dresser, a bench and a leather chair/ottoman. There's plenty of space to unwind, relax and enjoy your stay.

  • The roomy loft has a futon that converts into a double bed, several tables, 2 chairs and a rocking chair for relaxing. There is a private balcony that is accessed through the front, left of the picture. The views from it are smashingly incredible.

    The roomy loft has a futon that converts into a double bed, several tables, 2 chairs and a rocking chair for relaxing. There is a private balcony that is accessed through the front, left of the picture. The views from it are smashingly incredible.

  • The large upstairs bathroom has a shower/tub combo, a sink, toilet, linen closet and walk-in closet. There's no cramped quarters here!

    The large upstairs bathroom has a shower/tub combo, a sink, toilet, linen closet and walk-in closet. There's no cramped quarters here!

  • The upper level, walk-thru bathroom continues with the wonderfully whimsical art that graces this stunning home.

    The upper level, walk-thru bathroom continues with the wonderfully whimsical art that graces this stunning home.

  • The toilet and sink in the main floor bathroom are separted from the rest of the bathroom so multiple users can enjoy privacy. The huge, 3 head shower, a jetted tub, and another sink are adjacent to this very cool 'Room of Doors.'

    The toilet and sink in the main floor bathroom are separted from the rest of the bathroom so multiple users can enjoy privacy. The huge, 3 head shower, a jetted tub, and another sink are adjacent to this very cool 'Room of Doors.'

  • The sumptuous main floor jetted tub invites guests to relax, unwind and recharge. Enjoyment is guaranteed. What a way to spend a morning or an evening!

    The sumptuous main floor jetted tub invites guests to relax, unwind and recharge. Enjoyment is guaranteed. What a way to spend a morning or an evening!

  • The tack shed and hitching post on the property scream OLD WEST. Talk about a TRUE COLORADO EXPERIENCE - High Country Heaven delivers it!

    The tack shed and hitching post on the property scream OLD WEST. Talk about a TRUE COLORADO EXPERIENCE - High Country Heaven delivers it!

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