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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

More Details

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

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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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 34 reviews

Awesome mountain home for family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had family members from VA and GA join family members from Colorado Springs for a post-Christmas get together. It couldn’t have been more perfect! The house was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed! It was a welcoming, cozy home, with majestic views. We enjoyed the grand stone fireplace every night. The master suite was spectacular! The kitchen was stocked with everything imaginable and looked like Joanna and Chip Gaines (from Fixer Upper) decorated it! The location was perfect as we were less than an hour away from snowmobiling and skiing. We will never forget this beautiful home and are so thankful we stayed there! Would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, thank you! This review is as good as we could ever hope for and we hope you return! Have a wonderful New Year!
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Perfect! In every way!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous scenery, accommodations superior! Great place to gather with loved and treasured friends. We will return!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw, thank you!
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Denver, CO

Incredible experience.

  • 5 of 5

My entire family (12 people) spent 3 days at Christmas here. It was an amazing adventure, a memory for a lifetime. Thank you for such an incredible space, for us to gather.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Only thing I didn't like was leaving!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained and well furnished home with great views and a peaceful relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed feeding all the birds from the porch railing and seeing the deer come up to the yard every day. Close to fun little towns and shopping. I really liked seeing the Elk and Antelope herds in the large pastures near Nathrop. We cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner in the large kitchen and grilled steaks on the outdoor grill. The fire pit by the running creek was a great place to smoke a good cigar and chill. After 10 days, none of us wanted to leave. We're ready to go back and do it again.

Thanks Elizabeth

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw, love this and yes return! Always welcome!
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Cabin to perfection, Wildlife, and Mountains!

  • 5 of 5


Bill and I loved every minute of our time in your fabulous Colorado cabin! I had high expectations that were far exceeded when I experienced it. Bill did not know what to expect and was blown away from the moment we drove in the driveway, and there were deer surrounding the property. Bill loved feeding the deer and the birds.

The cabin is fabulous with every detail to perfection! It’s spacious, clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated, and sitting in a valley of beauty surrounded by gorgeous mountains!

We enjoyed long walks in a beautiful setting, and eating and shopping in Buena Vista, Gunnyson and Salida.

I would definately reccomend Mt. Ralphmore to my friends and family!

Thank you for a wonderful memory,

Gayle M.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much!
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  • 5 of 5

I have come to this gorgeous vacation home for several years, now. It is relaxing, gorgeous, peaceful, fun, inviting, and comfortable! From the creek, to the walks/hikes, views of mountains, deer, birds, foxes, and fabulous air to breathe, I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!!
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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

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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