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Mountain Home--Fabulous Views, Hot Tub, Sauna

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 1/2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 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 three bedrooms and 2.5 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
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

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: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Basement - 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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Mountain Home--Fabulous Views, Hot Tub, Sauna
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 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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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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Perfect location in Rocky Mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 7 that road tripped through CO, WY, SD & MN this summer. I would say this home in Salida was our favorite spot. Not only did we thoroughly enjoy this beautiful home in a quiet, mountain setting, but we also fell in love with Salida and what it had to offer...hiking, fly fishing, shopping and within a fairly close distance to the Royal Gorge. We ranged in age from 2-65 and all of us were very happy with this spot. For me, the best part of the day was returning to the house to sit on the deck and take in the incredible sunsets over the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. We were also able to make scrumptious dinners after shopping at the local market and cooking in the fully equipped, large kitchen. So very happy that we chose to rent this home!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for 3 nights and it was a wonderful experience. David & Cathy were easy to get in touch with when we had questions about the property. The house is located about 5-10 minutes outside of downtown in the foothills and has incredible views of the collegiate peaks- loved being able to sit in the hot tub after a day of skiing at monarch mountain (30 minutes away!) and appreciate the views.

The house was very clean and well maintained. There were 10 of us- a mini college reunion of sorts- and the beds were all comfortable and clean.

We loved having a fireplace, and enjoyed a nice fire every night. The kitchen is spacious and stocked with pots/ pans for cooking a large meal.

Would highly recommend renting this house, we hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

There were 5 of us that stayed here, but would be really comfortable for 10 or more. The house was clean, stocked well, and in a great location. The views were wonderful. The rental process was very professional and organized. On the trip we enjoyed rafting, visiting downtown Salida, the Royal Gorge, and an off-road excursion through Tincup Pass. We had a great time and would entertain a return trip during winter.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • 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 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.4%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.