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Ouray Caretaker's Riverfront Cabin Romantic Seclusion

Ridgway, CO, USA
  • Cabin700 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR OPENING MAY 15, 2018. TO MAKE RESERVATIONS Call 970-318-1133 Faster If you CALL FOR A REAL PERSON. NOTE: WE DO NOT RENT TO OUTSIDE USA! - 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. This new (2010) secluded, private cabin, nestled among beautiful Ponderosa Pine, Cedar, and Pinion trees, is located 3 miles north of Ouray, CO, right off the old narrow gauge railroad grade now County Road 17, and sits right next to the Uncompahgre River. The cabin has a large front deck which is great for relaxing and watching the river. Views of the river and Mt. Abrams are spectacular. This is a great place for honeymooners who wish to be in a peaceful place, yet close enough to town for other activities. BUT IT IS DANGEROUS TO SLEEP ON THE GROUND BY THE RIVER, REMEMBER WE HAVE BEARS! RACCOONS! AND SKUNKS!

***Pets Cannot Be Left Alone At The Cabin and Must Be Supervised At All Times.***

Bird watchers will love this cabin where Hummingbirds, Chickadees, Steller’s Jays, Grosbeaks, Nuthatches, Bald and Golden Eagles, and Red-Tailed Hawks abound. Wild animals such as white-tailed deer, elk, big horn sheep, and bears may be seen on their way to drink at the river. Caution should always be taken staying in the wild, wooded mountain areas and always watch your children and pets.

Star-gazing while watching the Milky Way, meteor showers, and other heavenly bodies here are exciting since the sky is so clear and the cabin is away from the big city lights that block the sky. Bring your telescope and/or binoculars for day and night use. The full Moon will astound you!

Staying at the Caretaker’s Cabin will give you a treasure chest full of memories that will entice you to return year after year.

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Owner

Jim and Nancy Kendrick

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Jim and Nancy Kendrick

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS NOW. 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. FOR A REAL PERSON CALL US AT 970-318-1133. Jim and Nancy Kendrick have lived in Ouray, CO for more than 32 years. Jim is originally from the Ventura, CA area and Nancy is from Houston, TX. They have both hiked, rock hunted, jeeped, and/or climbed practically every area in Ouray County and the surrounding areas. If they don't know how to find what you are looking for, they know someone who does. Feel free to ask for any information you might need.

Jim and Nancy Kendrick purchased this Cabin in 2010

Why Jim and Nancy Kendrick chose Ridgway

We chose to build the Caretaker's Cabin because we love the land, river and mountains here and we own a home and 5 acres right next door across the creek. It is so beautiful and has a hillside to the north that is covered in lupine flowers with delightful perfume every May and June. We offer this cabin to people to enjoy the quiet tranquility of nature in this special spot. We feel the seclusion, quiet and privacy of the area should appeal to people who want to 'get away from it all.' It is the only piece of property in Ouray County that is truly on the river out of town for rent.

What makes this Cabin unique

The Caretaker's Cabin is unique because it is right on the Uncompahgre River and the seclusion and privacy allows one to meditate, be at peace and one with nature without being too far removed. There is still TV and news, but no phones unless you bring your cell phone. With the peace and quiet there are many species of birds and animals that pass through the property. The picture postcard views of the river and mountains are great for artists and photographers alike. The Ute Indians used to come here to summer along the Uncompahgre River and believed in its healing properties. Just south of the cabin is the Dallas trailhead for hiking up into the mountains. From Ouray there are many other hiking trails. Be advised that our trails start at around 7,800 ft and many go as high as 14,000 ft. In Ouray, you can rent a jeep or take a jeep tour, go to the hot springs pool, walk around town to see the historic mining homes, or go to the historic mining museum. There are many places to shop and eat. Ten miles north of Ouray is Ridgway, CO, where you can eat and shop, too. Head a little west along Highway 62 and at the Dallas Divide you can see the panoramic view of the magnificent 14,000 ft. Sneffels Range of the San Juan Mountains.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 queen, Sleeps 2 children, 2 slim adults or 1 average adult.
      • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Water View
            • Waterfront

              Theme

                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Linens Provided
                          TOWELS AND BEDDING, ETC..
                        • Air Conditioning
                          A/C NOT NEEDED HERE.
                        • Fireplace
                          CABIN A HAS LARGE WALL HEATER. NO FIREPLACE INSIDE AND NO CAMPFIRES ALLOWED OUTSIDE.
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          NO
                        • Garage
                          NO
                        • Heating
                          LARGE ELECTRIC WALL HEATER.
                        • Internet
                          NO INTERNET AT CABIN, BUT FREE A LIBRARY IN TOWN 3 MILES NORTH.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          NO
                        • Living Room
                          YES.
                        • Parking
                          RIGHT OUTSIDE CABIN AT BASE OF STAIRS.
                        • Parking Off Street
                          PARKING AT END OF DRIVE.
                        • Telephone
                          VERIZON IS THE ONLY CELL TOWER IN THE OURAY MOUNTAINS. PUT PHONE ON ROAMING AND OTHER MAJOR CELL SERVICERS SHOULD WORK, BUT NO GUARANTEES. THE CHEAPER CELL PROVIDERS WILL NOT WORK, SUCH AS CRICKET.
                        • Towels Provided
                          YES
                        • Washing Machine
                          NO
                        • Wood Stove
                          NO WOOD STOVE. THERE IS A BBQ GRILL OUTSIDE IN PARKING AREA.

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully Equipped with plenty of dishes and utensils.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                              Large size with Freezer that holds lots.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  Pull out table
                                • Dining Area

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      DIRECTV
                                    • Books
                                      A FEW BIRD AND WILD LIFE BOOKS. SOME BOOKS ABOUT OURAY AREA.
                                    • Game Room
                                      NO.
                                    • Games
                                      MONOPOLY.
                                    • Music Library
                                      NO.
                                    • Pool Table
                                      NO.
                                    • DVD Player
                                      LOTS OF MOVIES FOR DVD PLAYER.
                                    • Stereo
                                      NO.
                                    • Television
                                      DIRECTV WITH STARZ AND LOCAL DENVER NETWORKS.
                                    • Toys
                                      NO.
                                    • Video Games
                                      NO.
                                    • Video Library
                                      YES.

                                      Outside

                                        • Balcony
                                          ELEVATED DECK.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          GREAT VIEWS FROM DECK AND NICE TABLE TO EAT OUTSIDE.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          NO.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          ALL NATURAL TO THE AREA-RUSTIC.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          GAS GRILL.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              IN OURAY.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              NO.
                                            • Sauna
                                              NO.

                                              Attractions

                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing

                                                              Notes

                                                                • THREE (3) NIGHT MINIMUM STAY.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  33 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Wonderfully Remote

                                                                  Lann B.Spokane, WA USA

                                                                  This is just what we were looking for. It felt like we were miles from anywhere even though Ouray is only about 10 minutes away. We chose to explore every day driving around the Skyway, but if I did it again I'd just sit on the deck and listen to the river. It was a very comfortable place, clean, with everything we needed. There was even a horse that came by every day and hung out at the base of the stairs. We really enjoyed this place.

                                                                  Very nice, private home

                                                                  Kevin A.

                                                                  We really enjoyed the cabin. It was a bit of a challenge with the trailer but we surely managed. Beautiful property and would be booked again if and when I come back. Everything was in order and well supplied. Thanks for sharing your place with us

                                                                  Private and close to town

                                                                  Hillary B.

                                                                  My husband and I, plus our dog, chose the Caretaker's Cabin as our base for six nights to enjoy the Ouray/Silverton area. The cabin is perched right above the Uncompahgre River and we loved hearing the rushing waters as we drifted off to sleep. There is even a little trail off the driveway that leads to the river bank. However -- the main road is right across the river and while you cannot see any vehicles, you can hear the traffic noises from the porch - not awful, but a reminder you're still in town. The cabin itself is simply furnished with adequate pots, pans and utensils for cooking and BBQ; the bed was comfy, with lots of extra blankets and pillows available. We were checked in and taken care of by Linda, who was an exceptional surrogate host. Because we had no phone service in Ouray (and it appears many visitors have the same issue), plus no wi-fi at the cabin, Linda bought and left a cell phone for use during our stay. While it's nice to get away from it all, it's also reassuring to have some method of communication in case of an emergency, or to call into town. The cell is now a new feature of the cabin. Thanks! In summary, a relaxing and fun place to stay in a convenient location, and I do recommend!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your review.

                                                                  Nancy Kendrick

                                                                  Charming cabin in the woods next to the Uncompaghre River

                                                                  Suzanne B.

                                                                  If you like seclusion and the sound of rushing water this place is perfect. The cabin has all the amenities one needs and is in a very peaceful wooded environment. We so enjoyed the front porch where we ate all of our meals and chilled out on the lounge chairs while basking in the surrounding beauty. The cabin is conveniently located for so many activities including hiking, jeeping, dining etc. Although we did not get to meet Nancy and Jim, Linda guided us to the cabin and answered all our questions throughout our stay. Would strongly recommend this cabin for anyone who wants to get away and experience the most awesome mountain scenery in Colorado.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Jim and I are so glad you liked Linda and our cabin.

                                                                  Hope you come again,

                                                                  Nancy

                                                                  Secluded Cabin by the river.

                                                                  Nice secluded cabin in the woods near the river just outside of Ouray. Great place to relax and enjoy some solitude. I would definitely recommend.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Than you so much for the great review. We are very happy you chose us and hope to see you again.

                                                                  Best wishes,

                                                                  Nancy Kendrick

                                                                  Great place to stay was very secluded

                                                                  Justin P.

                                                                  Had a great time. The cabin was very nice and the people were great to deal with. Highly recommend it to everyone.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your kind review. Jim and I and Linda and Cameron try very hard to make everything as perfect as all of your experience can be. Come visit us again.

                                                                  Sincerely,

                                                                  Nancy Kendrick

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Ridgway, CO, USA

                                                                  Check Google Earth and put in 1516 County Rd. 17, Ouray, CO 81427 to see where we are. This is not our mailing address which is PO Box 854, Ouray, CO 81427.

                                                                  Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate
                                                                  5.46%

                                                                  PET FEE IS $25 PER NIGHT PER PET Non-refundable Price based on 2 Adults & 2 children who can sleep together or 1 average adult. We do not provide rollaways. If 3 adults or 4th adult is an extra $55.00 per adult per night plus tax.

                                                                  $205avg/night
                                                                  33 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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