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Delightful Rustic Home 10 minutes from the Historic Town of Telluride CO

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 acre mountain lot, San Juan vista, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, sleeps 7

Our 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom cabin style home offers very affordable accommodations, only minutes from Telluride. Secluded 2 acre lot at 9500 feet, with fabulous views of the San Juans Mountains, towering aspens and spectacular sunsets enjoyed through the wall-to-wall windows. All the amenities, including a gas and wood fireplace, large high-def TV, high-speed wireless internet, wifi and plenty of parking. At half the price of in-town facilities, you will appreciate easy access to Telluride's festivals and fabulous dining yet relax in peace and quite at the end of the day. The world class Telluride Golf and Ski Resort is just five minutes away. Bike, hike or just hang out at one the world's most historic resort towns. This is your home away from home.

Location: Our home is in the Ski Ranches, one mile from the entrance to Mountain Village Ski & Golf Resort. We are five miles from the town of Telluride with access to Hwy #145. The town is accessible by road or by Gondola. We often drive to the parking in Mtn. Village (free) and ride the Gondola (free) to the ski area or into town for shopping or dining. Most everything from the Gondola is within walking distance and there is no hassle with parking.

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Mike & Lynn Gardner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Mike & Lynn Gardner

We built our home in Telluride Ski Ranches in 1978. Lived there for many years before moving to Montana where we now live. We continue to maintain a strong connection to Telluride and our home there and visit 4-5 times a year. Hopefully more once we retire. The family is spread out now but we all find time to get back and enjoy the unique beauty and adventure that this place offers.

Mike & Lynn Gardner purchased this house in 1978

Why Mike & Lynn Gardner chose Telluride

We hope our guests will appreciate the love that we have for this amazing place. Two acres of secluded aspen forest at 9500' next to the National forest and only a few minutes to town and the Mountain Village.

What makes this house unique

It is truly a great mountain cabin, with wood stove, gas fireplace and gas furnace (of course) and mountain views through continuous south-west glass walls. The National forest is the backyard. Yet it has all the amenities. Plenty of fire wood. Two south decks. Three comfortable bed rooms and three bath rooms. Utility room and fully stocked kitchen.


Telluride House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sunshine Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , lava rock vanity
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , glass door shower w/travertine tile
    Aspen Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , marble tile and soaking tub
  • Beautiful updated bathrooms with full amenities.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Aspen Main Floor Master - 1 king
    Sunshine View 2nd Master - 1 queen
    Cozy Bunk Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin XL over Queen Bunk Beds
  • Aspen and Sunshine View bedrooms enjoy private bathrooms both with exquisite views of Mt. Wilson. The Cozy Bunk Room has a lava rock wall and rustic log twin xl over queen bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Delightful Rustic Home 10 minutes from the Historic Town of Telluride CO
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 45 reviews
Austin, Texas

Telluride Ski trip

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property for our annual Spring break trip.. This was our 5th time in Telluride and our favorite stay yet. The house is about >5 minutes from the mountain village parking garage and upper gondola, it actually felt faster to get to then some of the condos in the village that have to be driven through the neighborhoods to get to the garage. The proximity to the main drive made getting to the main town easy by vehicle. The aspen trees and snow on the ground made for wonderful pictures outside the home and inside, lots of natural light and visual texture that gave the home a lot of warmth. All the facilities worked great, good sized dining table for parties up to 7 or so, and plenty of room for cooking. We ate about half the meals there and half in town or at the village. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property and will likely be renting it for next years once the school schedule is out!

Good luck and we love Telluride!

D and T

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our first stay in mountains of Telluride

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, cozy family home in the mountains! We enjoyed our first trip very much! Looking forward to snow and skiing next time! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge

Very Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights here while the Aspen were turning gold. The house is spacious and well decorated and the kitchen had a number of condiments. The view of Mt. Wilson through the floor to ceiling glass panes (which needing cleaning) and from the deck was impressive was impressive. It is easy to find during daylight but not so easy after dark.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Houston TX , Fulshear TX

Great home, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this mountain home. It was very comfortable, clean, and was perfectly located for us. It is fairly secluded and sets right up against the national forest, yet it is close to town.

We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Perfect home in the mountains of Telluride

  • 5 of 5

This home was very cozy and exactly what we had expected--wonderful for or family and two cocker spaniels. Great patio and fabulous views of aspen trees and mountains-- thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy rustic house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We just left this great mountain home. Mike and Lynn were fabulous owners to work with- very responsive, helpful and easy to reach. The house is in the perfect location- just outside of mountain village away from hustle and bustle but sits just a few minutes from the gondola to telluride, which we took almost every day. The kitchen was well stocked with everything easy to find. The master bedroom and bath were really nice and there were lots of extra pillows and blankets for anyone who needed them. Our kids stayed in the other two bedrooms and each had its own bath so there was plenty of privacy and separation for a family of five when needed. We loved the cozy TV room and watched many movies there after a day of hiking. We also loved the deck in the morning, listening to the birds and enjoyed the view of the mountains and aspens all around. The only thing that took some getting used to was the headroom in the top bed in the bunk room. Our teenage son couldn't really sit up in bed,, but he adjusted quickly, by only going up when it was time to sleep, and did fine. A smaller child would be happy and cozy up there. We loved this house and would definitely stay here again. For us, the best part of our stay (besides how affordable this home is) was being able to bring our dog. She loved the house as much as we did. Telluride is an amazing dog friendly town with fabulous hiking, biking, culture and dining. Mountain village was fun and also had some great free entertainment. We will be back- thanks so much Mike and Lynn!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mountain Village
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mountain Village
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Mountain Village
Car: necessary

Telluride is an exquisite mountain village town located at 8600' elevation, nestled in the San Juan mountains, the highest concentration of 14,000' mountains in the United States. Born in the 1880's, Telluride has shed it's mining legacy and transformed itself into a modern jewel of restaurants, shops and galleries. Offering world class skiing, a fabulous 18 hole public golf course, hiking, biking and mountaineering- Telluride has all the adventure you can handle. Numerous art and music festivals bloom throughout the summer, bringing quality entertainment to this very hospitable town. The jazz, blue grass and film festivals are national attractions. This is a place of energy and beauty that is still in touch with it's raw historical past. A rare gem that blends sophistication and exuberance with a town that still appreciates the magnificence these mountains have to offer. Come visit.

Golf: Mountain Village Golf and Ski Resort offers one of the most picturesque 18 hole public golf courses I have ever played. The back drop of the Snuffles mountain range is stunning. The par 71 course is well maintained and at 9500' elevation you will hit the longest drives of your life.

Ski: Telluride ski resort offers 1700 acres of skiable terrain, 16 lifts, 84 trails with a vertical drop of 3500 feet and over 300' of annual snowfall. Trail difficulty is balanced and the children care and learning to ski facilities are exceptional.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
extra person fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.9%

Typically, the deposit holds the property until 45 days prior- when full payment is due,Rates apply for most dates except special occasions and festivals, then the rates are slightly more.

On occasion we will allow additional people to stay beyond the limit of six. Additional people are $100 extra for their stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.