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Fabulous Views 1 Mile from Salida

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

There are 'Fabulous Views of the Sangre de Cristo and the Sawatch Mountain ranges from the large deck. There are wonderful views from all the windows.Many fourteeners are visible. This 2800 sq foot vacation home is located in the middle of the Colorado rockies. Enjoy the awesome rafting in the summer, and skiing at Monarch ski area in the winter. Downtown Salida offers many gourmet restaurants, art galleries, and great shopping. The Arkansas river valley is unbelievably beautiful and offers wildlife viewing that is unmatched in Colorado. Mule deer are frequently seen from the large deck. This house is newly furnished with new beds and flat panel t.v. There is a country ambience while the nearest grocery store is only 1.5 miles!! The Arkansas river is only a half mile away!

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Mary or Dave drawbert
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Mary or Dave drawbert

Dave and I are recently retired and live in Breckenridge, Co. He worked as an attorney for 35 years and I worked in healthcare. We are hoping to spend more time in Salida now that we are able. We are motorcycle and bicycle enthusiasts. Our winter interests include alpine skiing and nordic skiing. Opportunities for all of these sports are abundant in the Salida area.

Mary or Dave drawbert purchased this house in 2007

Why Mary or Dave drawbert chose Salida

We fell in love with Salida for so many reasons. The weather there is so much warmer than where we live ( Breckenridge,Co) yet we are only 75 miles away. The ambiance in Salida captured our hearts immediately. All of the great art galleries and restaurants are definitely a plus. We love the 'high desert' scenery. Our home has unparalleled 'views' that attracted us to this particular home. The proximity to Monarch ski area helped us decide on Salida!

What makes this house unique

Incredible views can be enjoyed form every window in our home. The view of Monarch Pass from the front huge window of the house are extraordinary! Wildlife is everywhere, especially mule deer. While the feeling of the home is 'countryish', Salida's downtown area is only 1.5 miles away. The roads in our neighborhood are all paved- perfect for walkers. Just down the road is Sand Lake - a small lake with plenty of geese and ducks for the little ones to feed. This lake is also stocked with trout.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dave & Mary, Thank you for the use of your home. Wehad a woderful vacation and enjoyed your place. The location was great. We rafted 2 days, zip-lined,4-wheeled, hiked, went to the Hot springs, and enjoyed the town.It was so nice to come back in the evenings and grill out on your deck.What a nice breeze. You were right about not needing air-conditioning.How I wish it were like that in Iowa1 The views were great also. There was one deer that we thought was going to ask to move in he was there so much! We would love to stay again sometime and will recommend your place to anyone we know who is going out your way. Thanks again, Jan
Aug 2009
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The Fritz
Laughing Ladies Restaurant -- CLOSED
skanga meats and seafood
"great deli and grassfed meats and butcher services"
Boathouse Cantina
River's Edge
"good food. nice seating by the river during the summeer."
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Salida golf club
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Monarch SkiArea

New built regulation size horseshoe pit. New regulation size foosball table. New bean bag toss game added ( corn hole)


Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • one bathroom on the upper level with large walk in shower. One bathroom on the main level with a bathtub. There is no bathroom on the lower level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) New King sized beds in two of the bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (1) two twin beds in one bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen convertible sofas available in upstairs loft and in lower level
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Fabulous Views 1 Mile from Salida
average rating of 4.969697 based on 67 reviews

Nice view, close to fun activities, clean and roomy space

  • 5 of 5

Thanks, Mary and Dave, for your hospitality and attention to detail! We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

The views from this house are incredible. The kitchen is fully furnished with everything

needed down to the salt and pepper. The owners are very nice and helpful. Would

not want to stay anywhere else in Salida!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not bad but Not what I expected

  • 3 of 5

The house was large and equipped with everything we needed (except A/c) there was a swamp cooler but it didn't cool the entire house. If you were in the living room it was fine. Considering the heat during the day it wasn't enough. Also the house faced west so the afternoon sun was terrible (had to keep the blinds closed to help with the heat). The view of the mountains was pretty, but know that you look at the back of another house and then the mountains in the distance. Also, we really couldn't enjoy sitting on the deck facing the mountains because it was so windy and direct west sun in the afternoon.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Suzanne, I'm very sorry to hear that our home was not what you expected. During your stay, there was a heat wave. Since we installed the evaporative cooler, it has only been used about 10 times. The weather while you were there was very unusual for Salida! I hope you enjoyed your stay in spite of the heat! Regards Mary and Dave
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. Had plenty of space and didn't need anything. Plenty of blankets and towels. Also, tons of storage for clothes and ski stuff which is amazing. Having two bedrooms with king size beds is also very nice. The owners are very nice. Called and checked on us the first day to see if we needed anything. We will be back for sure. We had two families of four and we had so much space to move around. The kids loved the basement. There was a nice big tv with a DVD player and fun games down there too. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is a "keeper" !!

  • 5 of 5

The location was excellent, quiet and peaceful yet close to town. Roomy, clean and attractive! The view from the wrap around deck is breathtaking!! I almost hate to give it a high rating because more people may rent the house and it might make it hard for us to ever get a chance to rent it again in the future!! We sure hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highlands Ranch, CO

Perfect Place to Stay for Salida Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Six of us, aged 11-70, stayed here for a long weekend in July. Every one of us loved it. The house is so spacious and clean and well-appointed. The views are amazing. We came for the Salida Classic bike race, and could actually watch the road race from the deck. So awesome! Thank you Mary and Dave for a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 7.3%

we do require a signed rental agreement and a copy of the primary tenants' driver's license

Owner'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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