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Sneffels Retreat! Enjoy Amazing Views in Peace & Comfort!

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Last updated: 03/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Home, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Panoramic views

With our unique location, you can enjoy all the mountain benefits of exercise, adventure, sight seeing, or shopping, then escape for solitude and relaxation in a homey atmosphere. Soak in the nearby hot springs pools, enjoy one of the local restaurants, or relax on the deck and eat in.
Our 4 year old home is clean, with rustic charm of the old west, sprinkled with modern conveniences and antiques. We use green friendly cleaners.

Keywords: Outdoor activities 365 days a year, easy access to Telluride, Ouray, and Ridgway. Enjoy antique furnishings, and all the comforts of home. A piano, fully stocked kitchen including spices. Watch birds, elk and deer seasonally on the property. Hike, bike, or ski from the front porch, or curl up with a good book on the sofa or deck, and enjoy incredible views of 14,150 ft. Mt. Sneffles in the San Juan Mountain Range. Bathrooms on each level. Open, comfortable, and inviting.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Very private and relaxing. Master bedroom has half bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Log bed. Comfy!...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

    Custom built in beds suitable for adults! Cozy bunk room!...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Full size sofa. Located in family room, near bathroom....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) This is a fold out sleeper sofa bed., Baby Cribs (1) This is a play-n-pack, Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Antique sink, slate floors on main level...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Granite top sink. Travertine shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    Quaint! Pedistal sink, bamboo floors. Off master bed room....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Piano, Art , Hardwood & slate floors, Granite tile counter-tops, Passive solar and clean electric heat, Blow dryer, Swing, Out door seating,Bose ipod/iphone hook-up, Mini library,...moreless


  • Books:

    We have books for all ages. From Mother Goose to Tony Hillerman....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Enjoy DVD's in the family area. Bring your own, or select ones from our family library....moreless

  • Games:

    A great assortment! Cards and card games, Apples to Apples, and many more....moreless

  • Stereo:

    We have a Bose docking station for iphones. Ask owner for details!...moreless

  • Toys:

    Ask in advance. We have a swing under the back porch. Suitable for young and old!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have several family friendly videos on sight....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Sneffles Range from the house! Our cabin is in the mountains, and enjoys the 4 season changes....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Our dining table can expand to seat up to 10. We have a booster seat....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Not necessary at our elevation....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacks on top of washing machine for easy access. We also have a small clothesline on the back deck for air dry items....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard. Clean and quiet....moreless

  • Internet:

    We have internet! ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Table and bed linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large spacious area to enjoy views and visits. Sits 8 to 10 very confortably. Watch the wildlife through the windows, catch the sunrise and sunsets on Mt. Sneffles peak. ...moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    Room for several vehicles next to house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Limited parking at the top of the drive....moreless

  • Telephone:

    We have a cell booster, so you can use your cell phone, access emails, and texts....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided for in house use. Please bring additional towels for use at the hot springs pools....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Heats the upper two levels. It has a glass front so you can enjoy the dancing flames, while feeling the efficiency of the heat....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Garlic press, and all other large items, (ladles, spatula, ice cream scoop, etc.)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New dishes! Baking pans, muffin tins cookie sheets, Magic bullet, stock pots, cast iron skillets....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Everything you need for everyday meals, to holiday dinners....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, sauces, condiments, and some staples....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Freezer has an ice maker. Refrigerator has cold storage for fruits and veggies....moreless

  • Stove:

    Ceramic cook top. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Wrap around deck is fully enclosed by sturdy metal rails, and gate....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Can be rented in Ridgway....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A wrought-iron table and 4 chairs, plus 6 Adirondack chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf at near by Log Hill Mesa....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available upon request....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill with tools including veggie grill....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    World class Telluride ski area is 45-50 minutes from us. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rigs fly shop in Ridgway offers fly fishing guides, rafting trips, and water sailing at nearby Ridgway State Park....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Hot springs pools in Ouray and Ridgway. (The Ridgway pool is clothing optional.)...moreless



Write a review 5
from 52 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning fee 3-4 night $100


If you are a returning guest, we offer a discount. Also, if you have special requests, or additional questions, please feel free to contact us!

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/16/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Montrose Colorado
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Log Hill Mesa
95 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Grand Junction
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 550, CO 62
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ridgway has awesome restaurants!
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Telluride Ski Area

Car: Necessary

Mountain climbing, 4 wheeling, Weekly concerts in the park during the summer, Ice climbing, Near to Music Festivals, Wildflower festival, Mushrooming,Canoeing, Near Ouray County Fair Grounds, Excellent dining in Ridgway, Quaint shops, Weekly farmers markets, Concerts in the park, Hiking, Hot air Balloons, Rodeo, Parades


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Jody and Marsha welcome you to their dream home. As outdoor enthusiasts, they have spent over 20 years exploring the hidden wonders of western Colorado. They completed their mountain retreat in 2010 and hope you too will come experience the grandeur of the San Juan Mountains. Jody is research scientist who has spent his career cleaning up the legacy waste of the Cold War. He loves downhill skiing, biking, and mountain climbing. Marsha, a music teacher, loves spending time hiking, mountain biking, and playing with their grand children, 2 cats, and 2 llamas. She teaches Tai-chi, Yoga, and Pilates. They both love traveling and spending time with family. They are happy to help their guests enjoy there home, and create life long memories.

Why the Owner Chose Elk Meadows (Ridgway, CO, USA):
Jody grew up in Durango and always wanted to live in the mountains. After spending their honeymoon in the San Juan mountains, Jody and Marsha dreamed of having a place to share with family and friends. This spot is within an hour of many of the area's attractions. Our newly built home lets you experience life in the mountains with all the comforts of home at the end of the day.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
With year round access, our guests can enjoy travel any time of the year. The cozy home allows you a place of refuge along with all the modern amenities. Our guests love the antiques and art that are displayed in the house. It is wonderful to sit on the sofa and watch the sunrises, and sunsets on Mt. Sneffles. The deck is a great place to relax, read, or eat. Seasonally, we watch the deer and elk stroll through the property. Hawks and other birds fly overhead. During the summer months, hummingbirds dart around stopping to drink from the seasonal wildflowers.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

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  • Summer lupine flowers.

    Summer lupine flowers.

  • June 2014 from our deck

    June 2014 from our deck

  • Living area, with main bath on right.

    Living area, with main bath on right.

  • living room and loft

    living room and loft

  • main bath/shower

    main bath/shower

  • Master bedroom with half bath.

    Master bedroom with half bath.

  • downstairs bedroom

    downstairs bedroom

  • Winter view of Mt. Sneffles from front windows.

    Winter view of Mt. Sneffles from front windows.

  • downstairs bath/shower and laundry

    downstairs bath/shower and laundry

  • winter wonderland

    winter wonderland

  • A hike on Dallas Trail near the cabin

    A hike on Dallas Trail near the cabin

  • No trick photo! Back of house.

    No trick photo! Back of house.

  • June 2014 from our deck

    June 2014 from our deck

  • Open family and dining area.

    Open family and dining area.

  • Facing south.

    Facing south.

  • main bath/shower with antique wash basin

    main bath/shower with antique wash basin

  • main bath/shower

    main bath/shower

  • Master half bath.

    Master half bath.

  • downstairs family room

    downstairs family room

  • downstairs family room

    downstairs family room

  • downstairs bunk room

    downstairs bunk room

  • A favorite fall hike 4 miles from our cabin.

    A favorite fall hike 4 miles from our cabin.

  • Looking at the cabin from the Elk Meadows water tank. (House with white car.)

    Looking at the cabin from the Elk Meadows water tank. (House with white car.)

  • Our town!  Our cabin is up on the ridge in the upper left.

    Our town! Our cabin is up on the ridge in the upper left.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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