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Mountain Retreat of Your Dreams, Near Telluride

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Double rainbow! Our house is the closer one on the left.

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Last updated: 08/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Nestled in the tiny mountain hamlet of Ophir, CO at 9700 ft above sea level, our house has incredible views of 13,000 ft+ peaks in all four directions. With 4 bedrooms and a loft, 2.5 baths, and parking for at least 5 cars, we can accommodate large gatherings of friends or family.

The downstairs was built as a mining cabin in the 1940s and exudes a rustic charm, but with modern amenities. The kitchen, remodeled in 2012, has beautiful granite counters, a propane gas range, stainless steel appliances, a wine rack, and an island. The open floor plan connects the kitchen seamlessly to a dining room that can seat 10 and a spacious living room with huge windows on one end, 50-inch plasma TV in the middle, and a cast-iron wood stove on the other. The downstairs wood floors were refinished in 2014. The downstairs bath was remodeled in 2013. Two medium bedrooms with queen beds and a small bedroom with a twin bed complete the downstairs. All bedrooms have double-cell honeycomb blinds.

A spacious upstairs with dormer ceilings was added in 2001, with an office/den, a loft reached by custom steel ladder, and a master BR/bath suite. The den has a desk with amazing views through 13 (count 'em) windows, a propane fake-wood stove, double sleeper sofa, half bath, and mini-kitchen with small sink, microwave, and mini fridge. The office has an L-shaped desk, brand new wireless printer/scanner/fax and a 32' LCD TV. The master BR suite is bright and airy, with a huge window looking down valley towards the Wilson Group of 14ers, and a spacious bath with 2 sinks, partly enclosed shower (with a window of course), and hot tub.

But the decks are what the house is all about. The front deck overlooks the dirt street, with views to Ophir Pass to the east, Waterfall Canyon and Pilot Knob to the south, and Sunshine Peak to the west. Sunsets are gorgeous, and you'll sometimes see ground-level clouds working their way up the valley. A hummingbird feeder attracts some local color. The private back deck is accessed via French doors from the 2nd floor MBR, and looks directly over a meadow and up the steep, aspen-covered slopes of Silver Mtn.

The house is our second home for skiing and escaping the Arizona heat, so it comes with plenty of entertainment - a corn hole set, a ping pong table in the garage, and lots of board games and puzzles.

A few other things are worth mentioning. The house has a mud room side entrance into a laundry room with 2013 front loader washer and dryer. We have DirectTV with HBO and a DVR. The satellite wireless internet is OK for skype or emailing files, but not fast enough to stream a netflix movie. Cell phone coverage does not quite make it to the town of Ophir, but we have a cell phone signal booster that enables you to text, and most of the time you can make and receive calls from the desk on the 2nd floor. In any case, we have a land line with unlimited domestic long distance. The closest grocery store is in Mountain Village (the upper entrance to the ski area) about 18 minutes away. The town of Telluride is a 25 minute drive. But hey, we do have a tiny post office near the start of the dirt road into town.

Speaking of roads, you'll want 4-wheel drive if there's any chance of snow, which means September to May in Ophir. But 2WD is fine in the summer.

There's a playground in town with a basketball court. Most of the neighbors are full-time residents, with plenty of kids and dogs running around. There are lots of hiking trails directly from town, and you're not far from Trout Lake, Alta Lakes ghost town, Lizard Head Pass, and hiking or mountain biking off the free gondola from Mountain Village to Telluride. Marmots are a common sight driving into town, and beavers, porcupine, and elk are not uncommon in and around town.

We're here most of the summer, but check the calendar and see if it's available when you're interested. Come explore Ophir and the high peaks of the San Juan Mountains, or use our retreat as your home base for one of Telluride's many festivals.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs, not cats. Ophir is a dog paradise....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    double sink, slate floors, lots of windows, some frosted...moreless

  • 1st Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Newly remodeled in travertine, LED lights, glass shower wall...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Half Bath: toilet

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Taboo, Trivial Pursuit, Settlers, Seafarers, Traverse, Scrabble Deluxe, Ticket to Ride, Pass the Bomb, Mancala, Cribbage, Anagrams, Monopoly, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Some CDs....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with HBO...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Oldie but goodie. CDs and radio only. Also iHome for iPod in 2nd floor den. Clock radio in Master BR. Telluride's KOTO radio station is awesome and eclectic....moreless

  • Television:

    50' plasma 1st floor w/ DVR 32' LCD 2nd floor den...moreless

  • Toys:

    If you consider corn toss a toy. Nice hand-painted set. Also all-terrain bocce....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Donnie Darko, Full Metal Jacket, Something About Mary, etc....moreless

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Playground

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    13,000 ft peaks in view in all 4 directions. Silver Mtn starts 100 yds away. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Ophir has about 200 residents and no retail....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced hot air with ducts throughout house....moreless

  • Internet:

    HughesNet satellite internet with wireless throughout house and decks. Not fast enough for Netflix. Skype is about its upper speed limit....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Easily fits 5, could fit maybe up to 8 cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line with two portable phones. No cell service,or maybe just enough to send/receive text. We're working on getting a signal booster that will allow calls to be made....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New front loader in 2013...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    In 1st floor living room. Fake wood stove in 2nd floor den - burns propane....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless 2-door side by side...moreless

  • Stove:

    4-burner propane...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Front and back with amazing views. Back deck is on 2nd floor and has privacy, with no houses behind ours. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    In Mountain Village. I'm a tennis guy, so I don't know anything about the golf setup. Frisbee golf - there's a real course in Telluride Town Park, or just call your own holes right from the house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Au naturel. Wildflowers, aspens, meadow grass, rocks....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane...moreless

  • Tennis:

    2 courts in Telluride Town Park. 5 at Peaks Resort in Mountain Village. Summer clinics mornings at 9am....moreless

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer + Early Fall
Jun 21 - Sep 2, 2015
3 night min stay
$350
$1,750 $4,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350
$1,500 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Bluegrass Festival: $2000 for all 5 nights.

Summer and ski season: $400/night, $2000/wk, $4000/mo.

Fall and spring: $350/night, $1500/week, $3000/mo.

50% of total due to make reservation, 50% due 1 week ahead.

Cancellations: 100% refund of deposit up to 60 days, 50% refund up to 30 days.

$50 pet fee per trained dog; 2 dogs maximum.

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Last updated: 08/09/2015
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Location

74 Miles
Nearest Airport
Montrose Regional Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many in Mountain Village and Telluride
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mountain Village
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
CO 145
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Mountain Village and Telluride
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Telluride (Mountain Village upper base)

Car: Necessary

 

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Speaks: english, un peu de francais

 

Photos

  • Double rainbow! Our house is the closer one on the left.

    Double rainbow! Our house is the closer one on the left.

  • Kitchen w island, granite (2012), refinished wood floors (whole 1st flr - 2014).

    Kitchen w island, granite (2012), refinished wood floors (whole 1st flr - 2014).

  • 2nd floor den w loft and mini-kitchen, half bath. Loft has queen inflatable bed.

    2nd floor den w loft and mini-kitchen, half bath. Loft has queen inflatable bed.

  • Rear 2nd-story deck looking west to Sunshine Peak and Wilson Group of 14ers.

    Rear 2nd-story deck looking west to Sunshine Peak and Wilson Group of 14ers.

  • Master bath. Walk-in shower w window. Hot tub not working-OK as bathtub. 2 sinks

    Master bath. Walk-in shower w window. Hot tub not working-OK as bathtub. 2 sinks

  • Master bedroom, 2nd floor. Double honeycomb blinds, walk-in closets.

    Master bedroom, 2nd floor. Double honeycomb blinds, walk-in closets.

  • 1st floor, green bedroom w queen bed. All BRs have double-honeycomb blinds.

    1st floor, green bedroom w queen bed. All BRs have double-honeycomb blinds.

  • 1st floor, yellow bedroom w twin bed.

    1st floor, yellow bedroom w twin bed.

  • 'Old' Ophir from short hike behind house (red roof in foreground). Tilt-shifted!

    'Old' Ophir from short hike behind house (red roof in foreground). Tilt-shifted!

  • Driving into Ophir in winter, looking towards Ophir Pass. Our house on far left.

    Driving into Ophir in winter, looking towards Ophir Pass. Our house on far left.

  • Close-up of Pilot Knob (13,738') from front deck.

    Close-up of Pilot Knob (13,738') from front deck.

  • House looking north with 13,000' Silver Mtn in background.

    House looking north with 13,000' Silver Mtn in background.

  • Main living area is very open. Dining area is off to the right, sofa behind me.

    Main living area is very open. Dining area is off to the right, sofa behind me.

  • Upstair den, great views from desk. Propane faux wood stove. Double sleeper sofa

    Upstair den, great views from desk. Propane faux wood stove. Double sleeper sofa

  • Front deck looking east towards Ophir Pass.

    Front deck looking east towards Ophir Pass.

  • View of rear deck and Waterfall Canyon.

    View of rear deck and Waterfall Canyon.

  • Downstairs bath remodeled 2013.

    Downstairs bath remodeled 2013.

  • View west from master BR towards horse pasture. Windows have screens.

    View west from master BR towards horse pasture. Windows have screens.

  • 1st floor blue bedroom w queen bed.

    1st floor blue bedroom w queen bed.

  • Early October snowfall. Aspens still yellow!

    Early October snowfall. Aspens still yellow!

  • Old Ophir and Waterfall Canyon from hike behind house. 'New' East Ophir to left.

    Old Ophir and Waterfall Canyon from hike behind house. 'New' East Ophir to left.

  • Scenery in Waterfall Canyon in August.

    Scenery in Waterfall Canyon in August.

  • Corn toss! We also have a ping pong table in garage.

    Corn toss! We also have a ping pong table in garage.

  • Living/dining areas with 50' plasma, DirectTV DVR, stereo. Table can seat 10.

    Living/dining areas with 50' plasma, DirectTV DVR, stereo. Table can seat 10.

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  • Bathrooms
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