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Award Winning Cow Creek Suite: Edge-Of-Town Quiet & Convenience With Great Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

To help ensure your safety and the quality of your rental experience the Town of Ridgway and County of Ouray have established standards that all short-term rental properties must meet in order to be licensed to operate. Cow Creek Suite operates under

License No. STR2017-16

issued by the Town of Ridgway (see photo). Before choosing a short term rental property make certain it is operating legally with their valid, government issued license prominently displayed in their listing.

Custom built in 2007, Cow Creek Suite's immaculate and luxuriously comfortable accommodations, the quiet edge-of-town location and affordable rates have combined to make it one of Ridgway's most popular vacation rentals. And when readers of the Ouray County Plaindealer were asked in 2013 to name the best lodging in the County they voted Cow Creek Suite second only to the City of Ouray's iconic Beaumont Hotel - recognizing Cow Creek Suite as one of your top lodging options in all of Ouray County as well.

With great second-story views of adjacent meadows and the surrounding San Juan Mountains, you will love this family friendly, two-bedroom property featuring private full bath, laundry, and fully-equipped kitchen and dining facilities. The suite is smoke and pet free and features allergen barrier bedding and an AccuClean(TM) Whole Home Air Filtration System.

Offering 960 square feet of living space, the large, open great room and vaulted ceilings throughout provide spacious living quarters. Private decks facing east and west let you enjoy sun or shade any time of day. With a queen bed in one bedroom and two twin beds in the other, the suite comfortably sleeps four (five with a youngster on the available cot).

With 400 thread-count 100% cotton sheets, plush carpeting, high-speed, secure wireless internet service by CenturyLink, premium HDTV service by Dish Network with 'The Hopper', custom woodwork and historical area photographs and art, this spacious suite is outfitted to be your favorite home away from home.

The convenient, edge-of-town location is as quiet as it gets, yet directly across the street you can access Ridgway's network of wide, pedestrian and bike friendly sidewalks for a quick, easy walk or ride into the center of town and all of Ridgway's many fine restaurants, shops, and attractions - including the Ridgway Visitor Center, Railroad Museum, Town Park, County Fairgrounds, and the River Trail. (The River Trail traverses the Uncompahgre River corridor to Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, Ridgway State Park, and the awesome hiking trails and single track mountain bike paths surrounding Ridgway.)

SUMMER GUESTS PLEASE NOTE! Thanks in part to a growing family of repeat guests, half the suite's summer dates are typically reserved by January 1st so if you have specific dates in mind please book early.

NOT AVAILABLE? If Cow Creek Suite is booked for the dates you want and you're a party of just one or two guests, be sure and check out our brand new Cow Creek Suite For Two. Just type its vrbo property ID number (597318) in the vrbo search bar, check the calendar and let us know if any of its open dates work for you.

Keywords: Suite, Apartment

More Details

Mary Beth and Bob
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Mary Beth and Bob

Hi I'm Mary Beth - husband Bob and I have been offering vacation rentals to travelers to our area since 2007. I've lived in Ouray County since 1974 and Bob since 1999 and we enjoy sharing what we've learned about this special place we call home and its many attractions. We look forward to hosting you and your family and promise to do our best to make Cow Creek Suite your favorite home away from home!

Mary Beth and Bob purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Mary Beth and Bob chose Ridgway

Cow Creek Suite is ideally located between Telluride and Ouray along the San Juan Skyway, perhaps the most scenic of the entire Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway System. This paved highway forms a 236 mile loop in the southwest part of Colorado traversing the heart of the San Juan Mountains. The property is just 37 scenic highway miles from Telluride's incredible snow skiing and summer festivals, yet only a short walk or drive to Ridgway and Ouray's natural hot springs, unique historic attractions, affordable shops, great restaurants and limitless outdoor adventures. (Think Outside!)

What makes this apartment unique

Our convenient edge of town location will save you time getting to all the places you want to go in "San Juan Country" yet provide you with a quiet and peaceful night's sleep, privacy and beautiful mountain views from every window.


Ridgway Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Linen closet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Child Beds (1) Folding Cot.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Southwest CO 2 bedroom near SanJuanMtns

VRBO Bear stayed here

May 27, 2011

This apartment is ideally located right in Ridgway and offers one of the best views of the mountains. Close to everything on the Western Slope, when you stay here, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of it all. Thanks to the hosts' attention to detail, this mountain retreat feels like brand new and the extra details like fluffy bath towels and extra blankets made it special. The beds were comfortable and the rooms quite spacious. The kitchen is stocked with spices and everything else you need to prepare a home cooked meal. The abundance of windows made it perfect for viewing the snow-capped mountains. At night, the stars seemed like giant clusters of lights. Amazing how many more there are when the city lights don’t interfere! The two decks made star gazing a nightly ritual. I spent a cool afternoon shopping in the quaint stores in nearby Ouray. A late afternoon snow shower gave me a chance to enjoy an early dinner at The Ouray Brewery. With the sun shining and warm winds, some hiking near the waterfall the next day was just the ticket. This Ridgway suite was ‘just right’ for this Colorado mountain loving Bear. I know you’ll enjoy it too! The VRBO Bear

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Award Winning Cow Creek Suite: Edge-Of-Town Quiet & Convenience With Great Views
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 65 reviews

Comfortable apartment in good location for seeing the area

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the 2nd floor apartment. The apartment is bright and well maintained. It is located in the small town of Ridgway. This worked well for our fishing and hiking trip in the area. It is also very close to several good restaurants. The closest large grocery and other stores are 25 minutes away in Montrose. The kitchen is stocked with basic cookware of lower quality. The outdoor decks are very nice. And so are the views of the mountains and valley.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stephen for pointing out in your review some of what you enjoyed the most about your stay at Cow Creek Suite. We were sorry to learn that you found the Wearever stainless steel cookware to be not up to your standards and that you felt this warranted just a 4 out of 5 star review. We know how important guest reviews are to HomeAway travelers so would like to assure our future guests that the apartment is stocked with the same Wearever stainless steel cookware we use in our own home and which we have never found to be lacking in quality. We encourage travelers to read all of the reviews we've earned over the past ten years!
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Neptune Beach. FL

The best place we have ever rented.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful view of mountains from the dinner table. A very clean apartment with a kitchen stocked with all the needed condiments.

Thanks for making our vacation an outstanding success. We had absolutely no problems.


  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the top places .perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in great location very good to travel around the area

More important it is beautiful , relaxing, comfortable,clean,big.

They have everything you can possibly need.

It's also remote enough from the road so we had a very good night sleep

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

Ridgway August Stay

  • 5 of 5

Second summer stay. The perfect Ridgway spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful week at cow creek suite in ridgway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 2 kids had a wonderful weeks stay at cow creek suite in Ridgway last week. The first thing i noticed was everything was sooooooo clean. My wife's first comment was "the pictures really didn't do it justice, much roomier than i expected. My family really enjoyed the ability to cook and eat breakfast and dinner everyday with all the amenities of home. Most of all just let me say this,(and Im not one for giving out flattering comments regularly), I was contacted on 3 different occasions by Bob during the week to check on us and make sure everything was satisfactory. I've never met Bob in person but there is no doubt He and Mary Beth do want to be sure that everyone that stays at their property are happy and pleased with there stay. As we were driving back to Texas my wife and I both said to each other, "we are definitely coming back". We would give six stars but we ran out of stars. LOL Thanks Bob and Mary Beth

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good place and location

  • 4 of 5

The unit was nice and clean. Overall, I was impressed but the only thing knocking it was the quality of the beds. We all didn't get the best rest because of that, but overall it was a value rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: PROBLEM SOLVED - NEW MATTRESSES! We would like to assure our future guests that the quality, condition and comfort of our beds is superb as attested by the 16 repeat guests we've been honored to host in just the past year as well as by the guest who's review concluded "...the bed was one of the most comfortable beds on which we have ever slept!" (We encourage you to read all of our reviews.) This being our first complaint we immediately checked with the subsequent guests during their stay and learned that while the master bedroom queen mattress was providing superb comfort the Sealy Posturepedic twin mattresses in the second bedroom were not. Upon further inspection we found that someone had flipped the foundations upside down which likely caused the mattresses to fail prematurely. There are now brand new mattresses on the twin beds in the second bedroom. We sincerely thank our two most recent guests for providing this feedback enabling us to ensure Cow Creek Suite remains second to none among area vacation rentals.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Montrose, CO (airport code MTJ)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Divide Ranch & Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Panny's Pizza, Salads, Soups, Ice Cream
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Car: recommended

Four-wheeling, ATVing, Ice Climbing, Natural Hot Springs


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.0%


WAIVER OF 3 NIGHT MINIMUM: We will gladly waive the 3 night minimum wherever our availability calendar shows only one or two open nights...just inquire before booking.

MONTHLY RATES: During the months of November through April this unit is made available for one to six months terms at the fully furnished, all-inclusive monthly rate of $1895, discounted to $1795 for three months or more and $1695 for all six months. Included are all utilities and town services (water and sewer, weekly trash and recyclables pick up), secure high-speed wireless internet service from CenturyLink, premium HDTV service including "The Hopper" from Dish Network, and monthly professional cleaning service. There are no taxes on monthly rentals, however since the HomeAway/VRBO system cannot accurately quote this automatically please inquire at 970.275.4500 so we can manually generate an accurate quote for you.

CANCELLATION POLICY: NOTE THAT THE STATEMENT OF "PROPERTY CANCELLATION POLICY" BELOW IS INCORRECT. WE DO OFFER REFUNDS FOR CANCELLED DATES WE ARE ABLE TO RE-BOOK! See the Rental Agreement for complete details of our very reasonable cancellation policy which in our experience provides our guests with much more flexibility than the limited options offered by HomeAway.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund