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A Private Mountain Hideaway High Above The Uncompahgre River Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,220 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Experience sweeping vistas of the San Juan Mountains and the lush river valley ranches below. Take in amazing mountain sunsets as you grill out on the spacious deck. Unwind at night with a glass of wine in the private hot tub as the Milky Way arches across the mountain ranges. These are just some of the many rewards for choosing Red Rock Overlook as your vacation getaway near Ouray.

The 2-bedroom, 2-bath home sits 150 feet above the Uncompahgre River Valley 6 miles north of Ouray and 4 miles south of Ridgway, Colorado. The 5 acre property is carved out of the red rock mountainside in mature Pinyon and Juniper forestland. The east side of the property is BLM land, so long hikes around the property are unlimited.

The house has an open kitchen, great room, living room and dining room with large windows looking south and west onto the 13,000 ft San Juan peaks. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll need to create memorable meals. The dining area easily seats six. The living area is comfortable and has a large flat screen TV with satellite TV, surround sound, WiFi connectivity, Xbox, and DVD.

There are 2 bedrooms, each with a full bathroom. The master bedroom has a king bed and the second bedroom a queen bed. The great room sofa has a queen sleeper. Six guests can stay comfortably. The side-entry mudroom is equipped with new high-efficiency washer and dryer for getting those muddy hiking clothes or wet ski clothes turned around fast.

The home's location midway between Ouray and Ridgway makes it ideally situated to access all the activities in the area conveniently, while retaining the solitude of a remote setting with no neighbors other than bighorn sheep, deer, and elk.

Activities within 5 to 15 minutes drive include: Ouray Hot Springs waterpark, Orvis Hot Springs and Spa, rock climbing, ice climbing at the world-famous Ouray Ice Park, a multitude of hiking trails, Jeep/4WD trails, world-class fishing, Ridgway State Park & reservoir, cross country skiing, horseback riding, mine tours, and innumerable scenic drives into the mountains of the "Switzerland of America."

Within an hour's drive: Telluride with its extensive ski slopes and summer festivals, the Million Dollar Highway to the old mining town of Silverton with its narrow-gauge railroad, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and Owl Creek Pass and Silver Jack Reservoir in the Cimarron Mountains.

During snow season, even though snow-plowing is maintained, an all-wheel drive vehicle is needed for the driveway to the property.

More Details

Sheri and Dan Marley
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Sheri and Dan Marley

We are Sheri and Dan Marley and live in central Illinois. Sheri is a dance teacher at a university. Dan is a family practice physician. We are avid outdoor photographers, hikers, and Jeep enthusiasts. We've been in love with the Rocky Mountains for 45 years. Dan was a forester prior to becoming a physician, and worked in the Ouray area and San Juan mountains and we just knew we had to make this area our home away from home.

Sheri and Dan Marley purchased this house in 2013

Why Sheri and Dan Marley chose Ridgway

We had looked at places in Colorado to live once we retire. When Sheri saw Ouray and the San Juans, we knew it had to be here. We found this lovely secluded home up for sale but it needed some work. We worked hard getting it into shape. We had always stayed in vacation rental homes for our stays in the area so decided to make our place available to others when we are not living here. We come out usually 5 times a year for a week or two. We really strive to make the home comfortable with all the amenities travelers might need to have a care-free, incredible San Juan mountain experience.

What makes this house unique

The home has five acres of mountainside property, adjacent to Bureau of Land Management land, allowing free access to the forest and red rock hills surrounding the home. Lots of wildlife up here: chipmunks and squirrels, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, foxes, turkeys, lynx, and very rarely bears. We have driven up the driveway to find 12 Bighorn sheep placidly grazing around the house. Large herds of elk bed down in the hay fields below the house through the summer.

Perhaps one of the primary benefits is simply the seclusion. There are no close neighbors. So if you want to walk out on the deck in your PJs, who cares?

The hot tub is so nice after a day skiing in Telluride or hiking the mountain trails, or to just watch for shooting stars on a summer night.


Ridgway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1220 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If staying during snow season (November through April) you MUST have a 4-wheel drive or All-wheel drive vehicle--driveway is steep, 1/4 mile long.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with en suite full bath, 2 dressers
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with full bathroom, one dresser, one closet
  • Queen sleeper sofa in living room can sleep 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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A Private Mountain Hideaway High Above The Uncompahgre River Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Amazing vacation home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sheri and Dan were great to work with during booking and it was a very simple process. The home was just as described and very clean. On a clear day there are great views from the deck. I highly recommend their home if you are looking to stay in the beautiful San Juan mountains.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is AMAZING!!! We highly recommend this place!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to stay in Ouray, CO then skip those places and stay here. It's a short trip over to Ouray ( couple of miles ) and the view is absolutely breathtaking. It was truly an honor to share Dan and Sheri's home. It is well stocked with everything you need to cook or anything else for that matter. We did not want to leave!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the warm words! It was a joy to work with you and to host you as our guest. Thanks for helping out with the propane tank issue--now we will always have a spare on site! Come back soon!
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Great area and home!

  • 5 of 5

Sheri and Dan are great! We had great time climbing and enjoying the wildlife! Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.


  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Quaint, relaxing with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for me and my family! We have friends who live in Ridgway and have visited often over the years. This place was the perfect size for us, had everything we needed to feel right at home. Kitchen was well stocked, and they had lots of games, books and movies to watch too! They interacted with us prior and during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. Would highly recommend this home for a relaxing stay away.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, secluded home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for Thanksgiving weekend and although I brought my entire kitchen with me to be safe, I didn’t need anything! The house was stocked with everything you’d need to cook a (large) meal! We enjoyed hiking all day and coming back to relax in the hot tub. Dan was great regarding quick communication and responses during the booking process too. We’d love to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Best little mountain town in the US!
Ouray Hot Springs Pool And Park
Recently renovated hot springs water park open year 'round.
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
World famous! Just 40 minutes from our vacation home.
Telluride Ski Resort
Exceptional HUGE ski area just 40 minutes from our vacation home
Kate's Place
Best place for breakfast in Ridgway! We love it! They do breakfast and lunch only.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument
An amazing National Monument just about one hour from our vacation home. One thousand foot ...
True Grit Cafe
Lots of local color and flavor. Kinda Tex-Mex. If you love John Wayne, ya gotta go! Very ...
Ridgway State Park
Great place for fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and fishing. Late in the summer...
Orvis Hot Springs
This place is only 3 miles up Hwy 550 from our house. It is a "swimsuit optional" hot sprin...
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour
We've never actually been on this tour. But those we know who have say it is great especial...
Imagene Pass
This is one of our favorite Jeep trails! It is an all day trip leaving from Camp Bird Road ...
Last Dollar Rd
A beautiful scenic drive that cuts across the Sneffels range from Hwy 62 west of Ridgway to ...
Ouray Ice Park
Great world-class ice climbing just on the south end of Ouray. The ice is "grown" by "ice fa...
Taco Del Gnar
Light, gourmet tacos and Mexican--perfect for lunch. Very informal. Everything is very fresh!
Silverton colorado
Approximately a one hour drive south of our vacation home, this historic mining town is a gr...
A very upscale, gourmet, locally-sourced restaurant in Ridgway. Call ahead for reservations...
Box Canyon Park
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Montrose Regional Airport, Montrose, CO
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Ridgway, Colorado
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Grand Junction, Colorado
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Ridgway, CO
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Telluride, Colorado
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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