About this rental
High Altitude Lakefront Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 3(Sleeps: 12)
Bunk bed (2)
Bedroom 1 - The Wilson Room
Bedroom 2 - The Sunshine Room
queen · twin/ single (2)
Bathrooms: 1, Half Baths: 1
Toilet · shower
Pool / Spa
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in after 4:00 PM
Check out before 11:00 AM
Maximum overnight guests: 12Infants, toddlers and children count in the total.
Minimum age to rent: 21
Non Snow season check in is 4pm MST (June - mid October); snow season it is 2pm MST. All check outs are no later than 11am MST.
Mid-Nov - late May/early June: if you need snowmobiles for access contact owner about Altamate pricing (lodging + snowmobiles).
Max occupancy of 12. Person 13 turns regular lodging stay to a special event. Contact owner for pricing. Max 45 people for special events.
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About Alta Lakes Observatory
This is Matt "Mattie" Bowling. He is a long time Telluride local who IS The Observatory. So, what is The Observatory? What's the deal? In the summer of 1974, Jim Russell started to build the cabin along with the help of about 25 other young locals while living in the abandoned mining town of Alta. It earned it's name, The Observatory, by the many locals who have stayed there over the years...at 11,300 feet it's so close to the moon and stars! In 2010, Matt and his two brothers, were thrilled to purchase The Observatory from Papa Russell (Jim). Some improvements have been made; however, the soul, the essence of The Observatory remains unchanged. Mattie and his loved-by-everyone-who-meets-her wife, Ana, live in Telluride proper. One of the brothers currently lives in Denver and the other is in Dallas, Texas. It's a small family business and the Bowling brothers are committed to helping you make memories that you will cherish forever - whether you are a once in a lifetime guest or a guest that must have their fix of The Observatory repeated.
Alta Lakes Observatory purchased this Cabin in 1974
Why Alta Lakes Observatory chose Ophir
There are truly but a few places in Colorado that can offer the beauty and remoteness that The Observatory offers. Lakes, meadows of wildflowers, forests, mushrooming, eagles soaring, wild life exploring...someone summed it up by saying 'Oh! THIS is where God goes on vacation!'. Whether you are seeking pure mountain solitude or an outdoor adventure, The Observatory is the perfect location.
What makes this Cabin unique
Adjacent to the Telluride Ski Area, the Observatory is the perfect 'off-piste' back country lodge in the winter. Enjoyed by some of the top extreme skiers from around the world, it is family friendly as well! The Observatory is perfect for snowmobile, sledding, ski or star watching parties! The Observatory. Extremely. Comfortable. Backcountry.