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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
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:
October 13, 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 Nathrop

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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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.


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
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. Refer To Rental Agreement & Liability Wavier, owner needs hard copy signed & emailed back to me. 2. NO ATV's on property
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • 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 able to 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, downstairs 2 queens in guest room # 2, upstairs 3 Twin or Single Beds room # 3, upstairs 1 queen in loft and 1 Sleep Sofa Chair that converts to twin in loft, upstairs
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • 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
Mt Princeton Resort, one mile offers messages, facials, nails etc.


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Fabulous Scenic Mountain Home - Sleeps 12!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Everything about it is great

  • 5 of 5

One word sums this place up....WONDERFUL!! Honestly cannot think of one thing that could have made it better. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words!
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Perfect hot springs and fishing get away

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect venue for a get away for those who needed to get out of the city for a weekend of hiking, fishing the Ark and soaking at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. The home is perfectly laid out for large groups that don't want to feel crammed together. The open layout is great for cooking large family style meals while multiple outdoor seating areas allow for quietly sipping a drink by yourself while over looking Chalk Creek. It is close enough to make a few trips to the hot springs several times over the weekend to soak yet far enough out of town that you can listen to the wind through aspens and decide to curl up with book at the fire pit.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review! You are wonderful w words. Thank you! And come back soon!
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Atlanta, GA

Great location next to the chalk river and hot springs. Large property and secluded.

  • 5 of 5

House is awesome and holds a huge family. Fire pit is next to the river and the view is magnificent. Only thing is that we wished there was a Hottub and then it would have been the perfect house.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

truely amazing vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time here! The house is spacious yet cozy, had anything we needed and beautifully decorated. The property was amazing and so beautiful. The fire pit down by the river and views of the mountains were absolutely perfect and breath taking!! We could not have asked for anything better.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bekki, we try for that exact response!
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St. Louis, Missouri

Great home, great location, photos do not do it justice.

  • 5 of 5

The home is spotless. Amenities are exactly as described. The stream out back is perfect. Closer to Buena Vista, but also close to Salida. Great location for visiting Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon NPs, hikes, rent a Jeep and visit Tin Cup pass. Elizabeth is great to work with. The internet is unfortunately slow, and only Verizon cellular reaches the site, so know this and you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you & just so folks know, there is a landline so phone service is available. : )
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Plano, Texas/ USA

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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those kind words! Please come again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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