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Sneffels Retreat! Enjoy Amazing Views in Peace & Comfort!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


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.

More Details

Marsha Waugh
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Marsha Waugh

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.

Marsha Waugh purchased this house in 2010

Why Marsha Waugh chose Ridgway

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Elk Meadows House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique sink, slate floors on main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Granite top sink. Travertine shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Quaint! Pedistal sink, bamboo floors. Off master bed room.
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very private and relaxing. Master bedroom has half bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Log bed. Comfy!
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Custom built in beds suitable for adults! Cozy bunk room!
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size sofa. Located in family room, near bathroom.
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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,


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Sneffels Retreat! Enjoy Amazing Views in Peace & Comfort!
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful stay in a great house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Marsha's house which is located in a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The winter views are amazing! Thanks for the nice review.
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Great place for a winter vacation! December 2016

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at the Sneffels Retreat. The house is spacious and cozy, even with temps in the single digits during our visit. Marsha the owner had even decorated for Christmas which made it feel like home even more. There is an awesome sled hill right next to the property that we used daily. We would and have recommended this place to all our friends. Can't wait to go back..

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you had a fun time with your family! We have so much fun sledding as well. It's convenient to play outside then go inside and enjoy a cup of cocoa and cozy up to the wood stove while gazing at the winter wonderland. We are happy you came for the Christmas 🎄󱀠holiday. Thanks again!
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Perfect Family-Friendly getaway

  • 5 of 5

We live in Denver and have a very energetic toddler, so wanted to find someplace close enough to make travel relatively easy while still 'feeling' like we adults were getting a good escape from our day-to-day grind. We are so lucky to have found Sneffles Retreat, it was absolutely perfect!

The nearby towns are ideal for day-tripping, both with plenty of activities. Ridgway is precious, with a great park to play at, fun shops and a few restaurants. We accidentally discovered that they have a great Labor Day parade too! And Ouray is stunning! We visited the Hot Springs Pool, played on the town playground and looked at the mining equipment, and even completed the Perimiter Hike (split between two days), a great way to 'earn' refreshments afterward at the Ouray brewery. Can't wait to visit again!!

The cabin itself is thoughtfully furnished with just the right supplies. We were perfectly comfortable in nice beds and comfortable lounging couches and seats. Plus our toddler loved the stash of toys that the owners left out for playing. The kitchen is also very well equipped, a nice plus since we love to cook!

A perfectly quiet, picturesque escape. We'd love to visit again.


  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Sneffels Retreat. The The house was clean, comfortable and had all of the amenities we needed. We especially enjoyed the spectacular views from the house and deck. The house is in a truly beautiful location with many views and things to do near by.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Overall, the house is very clean and furnishings are much nicer than you see in a rental. Vies from the house are beautiful. We like the location...felt remote, but could be in Ridgway in 10 minutes and Ouray in 20 min or so.

We plan on staying there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Expressive home with and extraordinary view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and it felt like home! The deck off the living area provided a wonderful outside space were we observed the gorgeous mountain range, hummingbirds and deer! The accommodations were very comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. There was solitude but we were not isolated, the neieghbors were a comfortable distant from each other. We highly recommend the Sneffels retreat and would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Montrose Colorado
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Log Hill Mesa
Nearest Train
95 Miles
Amtrak Grand Junction
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 550, CO 62
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Ridgway has awesome restaurants!
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Elk Meadows House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum 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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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