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Fine yourself at home. Our welcoming 1901 Victorian with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath in downtown Salida has what you are looking for and more. With the character of a turn of the century home yet all the modern conveniences, you will never want to leave!
You can tell we had a blast getting this house ready for you! A palate of rich colors, new and eclectic furnishings featuring local Salida artists, as well as the necessities of comfort, all welcome you home. Memory foam mattresses, enough pillows that everyone can choose feather or foam and warm blankets will assure you sleep better than ever. Both downstairs bedrooms have Queen beds and the third (upstairs) has two twins you can convert to a King if you so desire. You’ll be surprised by cozy sitting areas throughout the house. So spread out and enjoy! If you’re traveling with a larger group, you can still find “your space”! The kitchen is fully appointed with Stainless appliances and everything we could think of to keep you happily away from home. For warm summer days, each bedroom has opening windows with screens. Downstairs both bedrooms have ceiling fans and the upstairs bedroom has a window A/C unit to keep you comfortable! The living room has a ceiling fan and a variety of doors and windows with screens can be opened for GREAT cross breezes! Colorado cools down at night - even in the summer so we keep the down comforters on the beds so you can choose your coziness level!
Hiking, fishing, mountain biking and skiing are all right out your door. Cute shops, delicious restaurants, the Arkansas River and more festivals than we can count will beckon you. Eat in or dine out. Barbeque in the backyard by the fire pit or eat dinner in front of a movie. Whatever your idea of rejuvenation, Bella Dragon will do you right!
Close to downtown Salida - yet QUIET! Shop, dine, stroll in town, then escape the crowd as you head to this peaceful refuge just minutes away.
We are a mere phone call away for any concerns or questions during your stay!
***Stay 5 nights or longer and we will waive the cleaning fee!***
Each room is unique! Back (Purple) bedroom is spacious and sunny with rich purple walls, hardwood floors, walk-in closet and dresser. Front (Yellow) bedroom is bright and cozy with golden yellow walls and a smaller closet and dresser. Upstairs bedroom is it's own suite with sitting area and twin daybed with trundle. Could actually sleep 3 due to pullout oversized chair. ...moreless
There may only be one bathroom - but it's LARGE! Lovely claw foot tub and shower combination. Plenty of room to hang towels and store your stuff! Dresser outside of bathroom so everyone has room to store their toiletries. ...moreless
We provide a detailed info book about house and the Salida area when you arrive! ...moreless
Selection of fiction & non-fiction for adults...moreless
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Less than 1 mile to Historic downtown Salida. Walk to dinner or shopping. ...moreless
Presidents Day Weekend Feb 12 - Feb 19, 2015 3 night min stay
Spring Break Mar 9 - Apr 20, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer May 1 - Sep 30, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$49
NEW INCENTIVES!! - Stay 4 nights or more and we will waive the cleaning fee. Stay 6 nights or more and we will take an additional $10 off the nightly rate for the entire booking.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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“Sweetly unpretentious” that’s Salida. Those are the words Outside Magazine used to describe Salida in 2004 as one of their “Dream Towns and Adventure Hideouts.”
We definitely agree!
Salida does have a lot to offer – to residents, visitors, and those considering relocation. A community of 5,500 is surrounded by Forest Service and Department of Wildlife lands, a haven for bikers, campers, hikers, skiers, and hunters. It is a lovely natural setting with several converging mountain ranges that boast 15 peaks that reach over 14,000 feet in elevation. The Arkansas River winds its way through the valley and along the downtown of Salida; inviting rafters, kayakers, fishers, and “beach lovers” alike. Known for a mild climate, Salida is a perfect setting for your outdoor adventure.
Salida’s charming downtown area, the largest historical downtown district in Colorado, is home to blocks of Victorian buildings with fantastic restaurants, inspiring galleries, tempting boutiques, outdoor sports stores, and an array of shops for kitchen, kids, books, knitters and quilters. It’s a great place to stock up or find a unique gift to take home.
Salida hosts an impressive calendar of performing arts and special events including great theater productions, a fantastic array of music at coffee shops, taverns, Salida High School’s John Held Auditorium, or the Salida Steamplant Performing Arts Center and Conference Center.
Sweetly unpretentious? Maybe. A vibrant community? Absolutely.
(thanks to the Salida Chamber of Commerce for a fabulous description of our favorite mountain town)
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: I'm a writer and my husband David is a software engineer. We've been married for 19 years, have 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks - who are our babies - and an ornery tabby cat. We love the Colorado lifestyle and can't imagine living anywhere else! Once we discovered Salida, we knew that the combination of small town feeling, breathtaking natural beauty and a thriving community was where we wanted to be. We hope you enjoy our home!
Why the Owner Chose Salida: Having lived in Colorado since 1999, we have seen much of the state. We have always gravitated towards mountain towns but have found most of them to be either too small, too touristy, too expensive - or even too cold. Salida has it all - great restaurants, stunning beauty, conveniences yet a true sense of getting away!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Too many to list! She's a looker, we must say. The bold colors beckoned us, we entered the cozy sunroom and our shoulders start to relax, then we stepped into the bright open living room and entered a sanctuary! With hardwood floors throughout, a wood burning fireplace, high ceilings, a claw foot tub. rich yet funky colors in the bedrooms - and a private backyard with a fire pit, we knew we found home. Add in the character of an old home, and Bella Dragon is a prize!