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Mountain Home--Fabulous Views, Hot Tub, Sauna

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + 1 Convertible bed, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Located on a ridge with a panoramic view of the Arkansas River Valley and the spectacular fourteen thousand foot peaks of the Sawatch Range, this vacation home is tastefully furnished with a Sante Fe and southwest decor. This scenic property has comfortable rooms with open and airy floor plans, large picture windows, and and a hot tub on the deck. There is a large basement furnished with a sofa bed, TV with Satellite, and is the perfect get-away for the children. The kitchen has everything you need from pots and pans to blender and toaster. The four bedrooms and 3 baths are complete with linens and towels.

Want outdoor adventure? Ski and snowboard at Monarch or go snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Have an exciting day of white water rafting, kayaking, or fishing on the Arkansas River which features the exciting Royal Gorge or Brown's Canyon. There is also ATV trail riding, hiking, or mountain biking. Splash around in the natural hot springs of Salida or golf at the nearby public golf course.

Prefer shopping? Historic downtown Salida offers art galleries, antique shops, and great restaurants. End your day relaxing on the deck of your fabulous vacation home watching the stars from the hot tub or relaxing in the indoor sauna.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About The Owner

Marsha and I have always been fans of the great outdoors and particularly Colorado for its clean air, breathtaking views, and awesome weather. My grandfather owned a mountain cabin near South Fork where our family used to vacation. This formed an indelible picture of what the ideal lifestyle should be for me.

Each of us had careers in the corporate automobile industry with relocations every two years from California to New York and numerous places in between. We are now semi-retired and trying to spend more time with our family and friends in the area of Colorado that we so love.

Twelve years ago we purchased a mountain property containing 124 Ac along with two partners with the intention of building our dream home. This property is at 10,000’ elevation near the old mining town of Bonanza SW of Salida. In the meantime, we needed a place to stay while we formulated plans and crunched numbers for “The Bonanza Property”.

Fortunately for us, the closest town that met our needs was Salida. We rented one of the two houses in Wood's Ridge each summer and had our family and friends join us for the fun. Everyone liked the freedom to do whatever they wanted during the day, then rendezvous at the house for dinner and begin the adventure stories. Needless to say, we were all hooked.

Our family loves it. They always seem to be too busy to come see the folks in TX (none live in the state) but are never too occupied to make it to Colorado even with virtually no notice.

We have been renting one of the two houses at Wood’s Ridge for some time now. We were very close to starting construction on a new home when this house came up for sale. We knew the owners and were so excited when they offered it to us before it went on the open market.

We hope you and your family and friends will enjoy the views, the fresh air and the wonderful and unpretentious residents of Salida as much as we do.

Jay and Marsha Collier

The Owner purchased this house in 2012


Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • CANCELLATIONS *60 days before arrival date=100% refund less $75 cancellation fee. *30-59 days before arrival=50% refund less $75 cancellation fee.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Full size beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Private Hot Tub on Deck with Great View, Indoor Sauna


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Mountain Home--Fabulous Views, Hot Tub, Sauna
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
Parker, CO

Nice home with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We had a little family weekend getaway at this property and really enjoyed our stay. The home was very clean and tidy and provided everything we needed to cook meals. It's always nice to stay in a regular home instead of a hotel. The view from the balcony overlooks the Arkansas river valley and the mountains beyond. The hot tub was a nice feature also. The home is only a couple of miles from Salida, but in a secluded area that's quiet and peaceful. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our little slice of heaven in Salida. Please come back again soon! Jay & Marsha Collier
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Colorado Springs


  • 5 of 5

Amazing views. Perfectly located to attractions. Cozy and comfy. All the amenities!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO

Amazing views!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at #138227 for the 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday, and we all enjoyed it immensely! The home was extremely comfortable and accommodated everyone's desired sleeping locations. The spacious kitchen, dining, and living room were perfect for our gathering place, and for all of the cooks and one Chef at the same time. David and Cathy were wonderful hosts, and very friendly and just great folks. I couldn't get over how convenient and well thought out the building of the home was. There was nothing to figure out as far as light switches and location of doors were smartly designed. We loved the wrap around deck and of course, the hot tub. And to top off a great time, they even opened Monarch Ski Resort for skiing and snowboarding for our group's young adults and their children, couldn't have been more perfect! But what I personally loved the most was the amazing views this wonderful home had! I was in awe every day and just took it in, as well as the crisp freshness of the air. Thank you "The Colliers" for sharing your beautiful abode with us, the stay will never be forgotten! Vickie R.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice large home. Had 5 people total in our party yet could have easily handled double that amount. Hot Tub and Sauna were very relaxing (used both every day). The views from pretty much anywhere inside and outside of the house are awesome. Very calming and relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Lovely, spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect experience we had when staying at this comfortable and spacious home. The views were so Colorado perfect especially each morning while we enjoyed coffee on the deck as the sun rose over the mountains.

The proximity to so many fun activities, and restaurants made our reunion a fun one.

The home is very well taken care of and appointed with all that you need to feel at home and enjoy good company. I look forward to going back for ski season.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family reunion, and loved it. We enjoyed the views, hot tub and spacious kitchen/front room. This was our second time here and will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

This home is rented for personal vacation use only. Any other use including large gatherings or parties is not allowed unless pre-approved by owner. No smoking, use of firearms, or driving ATV's other than in the driveway as access only. RESERVATIONS MAY BE CANCELLED MORE THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK-IN WITH FULL REFUND MINUS A $75 CANCELLATION FEE OR 30 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK-IN WITH A 50% REFUND MINUS A $75 CANCELLATION FEE.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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