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Fabulous Scenic Mountain Home - Sleeps 12!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-13)

Welcome to Mt. Ralphmore!

Absolutely the best in every way...location, scenic views & price. This mountain retreat is built in the Heart of the Colorado Rockies(more 14,000' mountains here than anywhere else in North America), breath-taking mountain views in every direction, best view of the famous Chalk Cliffs.

Overlooks & constructed on the banks of the beautiful Chalk Creek w/ floor to ceiling windows.. Enjoy the beauty (magnificent) & sounds of nature (bubbling creek below), watch the wildlife (deer, elk, fox) fish, hike or sit out on the 40' plus wrap around porch. The large screened in porch is great for outdoor eating and relaxing as well.

This is a warm & wonderfully built abode w/ all the comforts & amenities (maybe more) of home. With 3 full baths and 6 separate vanities, everyone gets accommodated.

Mt. Ralphmore is located just 15 min. & 23 min. respectively from the historic towns of Buena Vista & Salida, where charm, dining, shopping & galleries abound!

The San Isabel National Forest, St. Elmo (famous ghost town & great place to feed the chipmunks or rent jeeps/snowmobiles), Mt Princeton Hot Springs (Colorado's #1 hot springs)& the Arkansas River (great rafting or fly fishing) are all right here.

Monarch, Ski Cooper & Copper Ski Resorts are all 35-45 min. away, as is Leadville (lots of history there). Breckenridge is just a bit over an hour & Vail is 1 hr. & 30 min. Located 90 miles from Colorado Springs, flying in & out is easy.

Plenty of activities to enjoy year round. The best place to take a family, take a friend, take a break & take a vacation!

Keywords: Mountain Home

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Elizabeth Baker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017

About Elizabeth Baker

We live in Dallas, have a career in real estate and a passion for design. We enjoy sharing what we have been blessed with!

Elizabeth Baker purchased this house in 2008

Why Elizabeth Baker chose South Central

We have been coming to this area for over 40 yrs. We built in this particular area because it is in such close proximity to all that Colorado has to offer. The view is tremendous and the location fabulous. It just does not get any better than this!

What makes this house unique

The best home in the area w/ the finest views. A very warm inviting home that sits on three+ acres overlooking Chalk Creek, the Chalk Cliffs, Mt Princeton & Mt Antero. Hearing the bubbling of the creek or viewing the Chalk Cliffs at sunrise, walking down Bunny Lane or driving up to St. Elmo, memories for a lifetime will be made.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have been meaning to write you all week about our visit to Mt Ralphmore. WE LOVED IT! The house was beautiful and met all of our expectations. The kitchen was fantastic and large enough to handle all of our cooks. We loved the sound of the creek running behind the house. We got lots of pictures of the deer in the yard. Our 7-year-old granddaughter let the deer eat from her hands almost every night. The location was perfect for riding our 4-wheelers and Can-Am. We rode nearly a hundred miles on our 4-wheelers and Can-am. The hot springs were so convenient. The weather was so nice--then we had to come home to very hot and sultry conditions. We even had to hunt out our hoodies one night and sit by the firepit! Just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our visit and how much we appreciated your willingness to work with us. Thank you again.
Jun 2016
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Nathrop House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs & also has three separate sink and dressing areas
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • 3 separate bathrooms makes for large groups to still get ready with ease.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Loft + Den - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 King size in Master room # 1,2 queens in guest room # 2,3 Twin or Single Beds room # 3,1 queen in loft # 4 and1 Sleep Sofa Chair that converts to twin in loft # 4
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Fabulous Scenic Mountain Home - Sleeps 12!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Warm, family friendly home that comfortably slept all 9 of us!

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with how comfortable and well appointed the house was. The setting is quite beautiful with easy access to great bike trails. Loved the overstuffed lazy boy chairs and the huge dining table which accommodated all of us. Our only suggestions to make our stay even better would have been a gas grill and a hot tub! Ha! We ranged in ages from 2 months to 67 years. Our 2 year old and 4 year old grand children loved playing with your toys and books. Thank you for a lovely family visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope you come back soon!
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Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable and equipped with everything our family needed for a wonderful week's stay . The views from the large deck were spectacular. Within a few steps we were able to catch several trout from Chalk Creek.

Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your beautiful Mt. Ralphmore with us.

We would definitely recommend this home to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those kind words! Please come again!
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The house was roomy and the views beautiful. We especially enjoyed the new sitting area by stream

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect place for my mother's 70th birthday with her family around her.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests! You were a big help !
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not enough words to describe

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with half my kids and grandkids and can not say enough how impressed I was with this property. I think the statement that best summarized how it was came from my son in law the last night. This place just seems like home. From when you first walk in till you leave you are completely comfortable even with a house full of people. the lodge is beautiful from top to bottom and views are more than I can describe from the creek running by in front to the star filled night it was amazing. Thanks for letting us share your home.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our guests and strive to make your stay as welcoming and warm as possible. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your treasured memories.
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Very large and beautifully decorated home on a private lot that backs up to Chalk Creek.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Buena Vista for a family white water rafting trip. Our most memoriable experiences, though, were at the home!

This home is huge and provides all the necessary home conveniences that are needed such as linens, dishes, towels. Surprisingly to us, the home backed up to Chalk Creek and the kids were able to fish while the adults BBQd on the wrap around deck. We also enjoyed the fire pit as well. We hope to return in 2017!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Anniversary Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We are from Colorado and my parents lived in Nathrop for many years. We were seeking a comfortable home where we could have my parents, my husband, my brother and me all comfortably stay and enjoy time together My parents were celebrating their 50th Anniversary and my husband and I our was a perfect week! The setting could not have been more beautiful and the home more perfectly appointed. I won't be surprised if we all decide to stay in the same location during the next family adventure!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Eddyline's Brewery in BV
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Buena Vista
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
HWY 285
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Eddyline's on South Main
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Car: necessary

Mt. home is just one mile from natural hot springs and all that has to offer. Kids and adults enjoy the year round pools and springs and spa. Another wonderful short and beautiful drive is on up the road to St. Elmo, old historic ghost town with seasonal offroading vehicles, feeding the chipmunks and antiquing. Great spots to sled in the winter months. Agnes Falls, another short drive up the road, one can hike up and see gorgeous sights all in under an hour.


Rates & Availability

Nathrop House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.3%

Before booking please call Elizabeth at 214-244-7475.
The cleaning fee is in addition to rental fee. The security/damages fee is fully refundable per rental agreement terms, i.e. when property is left in good condition and checklist followed.
Best Way to Pay is via Paypal. To Book; 214-244-7475.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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