About the property
- Chalet1980 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
STAY FOR A WEEK, AND GET ONE NIGHT FREE!!
Only 1/2 hour drive to Telluride's endless festivals, this light, bright custom designed 2000 sq foot cottage which sleeps 4-6 persons, is located on 35 acres, just 18 minutes from Ridgway off highway 62 on the way to Telluride.
Home to varied wildlife, it lies at approximately 8500 ft elevation amongst aspen groves and ponderosa pines. Watch the deer and elk through the spacious windows, and relax on the deck with a cool drink and watch the skies glow while the sun goes down behind the mountains. You will enjoy the 70 degree temps and cool mountain air in the summertime!
If you climb up 300 feet behind the house, you will experience amazing views of the end of the Mt Sneffels mountain range.
Amenities are as follows:
• Spacious bright living room with seating for 6+ persons with wood burning fireplace
. Completely equipped designer stainless steel kitchen with dual fuel range, French door refrigerator with icemaker, microwave, and dishwasher and knotty alder cabinetry
. Upstairs master suite (king bed) with 3 sided gas fireplace and TV/home theater in armoire
• Full bath with dual sinks, whirlpool tub and HUGE shower with jets
• Bright guest bedroom w/murphy queen bed and TONS of cabinetry and SEPARATE walk in closet and private showered bath; fold down desk if you prefer to use this room as a study
• Cosy sitting/dining room with table for up to 8 persons
• Laundry room: washer/dryer and plenty of storage
. Two car garage
. HUGE deck with 5 person hot tub and patio furniture
Ridgway is the northern entrance of the scenic San Juan Skyway, an All-American Road, which serves as a crossroad for commerce, transportation, history and scenery. The San Juan Skyway, one of the most spectacular roadways in the U.S., winds through unmatched scenery — it is a photographer’s dream.
Nestled in the picturesque Uncompahgre Valley and surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks of the Cimarron and San Juan Mountains, Ridgway is the “Gateway to the San Juans.” The movies True Grit and How the West was Won were both shot in the area.
There are many activities for families to enjoy while they are in the area:
Historic/scenic driving, walking, hiking, biking, river rafting, kayaking, ATV and 4x4 jeep touring, hot balloon adventures, horseback riding, hot springs soaking, rock climbing, tennis (in Ridgway Town Park), golfing (The Divide Ranch and Club on Log Hill), in addition to camping, boating, fishing and walking in Ridgway State Park. Visit Mesa Verde National Park cliff dwellings; also take in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison with its spectacular canyon views and cool Gunnison River waters just east of Montrose.
Additionally, Telluride offers festivals almost every weekend of the summer season. Telluride has four waterfalls, high-altitude mining towns, the highest concentration of 14,000-ft. peaks in North America and the most high-altitude passes.
Colorful hiking includes fields of wildflowers that begin to bloom in June and peak in July, with yellows, reds and burnt orange color in late September and early October.
We offer full concierge services in summer and winter and would be delighted to arrange airport transfers, horseback riding, river rafting, guided hikes/walks, mountain biking, private chef, butler/home stocking services; in winter we offer concierge services to arrange ski/snowboard equipment rental fittings AT YOUR HOME, ski/snowboard instruction, snowmobiling, dogsledding, etc., etc.
Keywords: Rocky Mtn vacation escape; secluded mountain chalet; get ready to be amazed by a plethora of outdoor activities, stargazing; wildlife; quaking aspens and COOL, cool mountain air! Only 18 minutes to Ridgway; 1/2 hour to Telluride.
Anita and Frank Lambert
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- May 23, 2018
About Anita and Frank Lambert
As a custom home builder and interior designer, we chose this incredible mountain location as a getaway from the city and traffic of SW Florida. The only traffic you run into here is elk across your road and driveway! Ouray County has one sole traffic light and Telluride has none!! We so much appreciate being the single residence on our own 35 acre parcel in the 300 acre subdivision named Sky Mountain Ranch! The aspens individual green leaves 'quake' in the summertime and provide cool breezes and shade. There are so many outdoor activities close by - visit summer farmers' markets; go whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain climbing, biking, kayaking on rivers and Ridgway Reservoir and golfing at the Divide Ranch & Club or The Bridges or Cobble Creek in Montrose or Devil's Thumb in Delta, CO.
Anita and Frank Lambert purchased this Chalet in 2005
Why Anita and Frank Lambert chose Placerville
We chose this location as it is only 18 minutes to Ridgway and 1/2 hour to Telluride. There are so many outdoor activities close by - in winter enjoy Telluride's world class skiing and snowboarding and snowmobiling. In summertime, visit the open air farmers' markets; go 4x4 offroading, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain climbing, touring and biking, kayaking on rivers and boating at Ridgway Reservoir and golfing at the Divide Ranch & Club or be our guest at Cornerstone - a Greg Norman mountain course, voted #1 in new mountain golf courses by GOLF magazine.
What makes this Chalet unique
Peace and serenity, cool mountain breezes, country cafes and summer open air concerts will draw you back year after year!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect romantic getaway
Beautifully furnished and cozy
Wonderful vacation home. Perfect location to see the sights the San Juan mountains has to offer.
This home was such a comfortable and peaceful place to spend our vacation! The location was perfect for us. We enjoyed many quiet home cooked dinners in the evening thanks to a well stocked kitchen.
If you have a four wheel vehicle, don't miss the chance to venture down the Lost Dollar Rd over to Telluride!!
Yes it is a magical, relaxing place to spend many a special evening! We love to spend evenings in the hot tub stargazing! And yes, Last Dollar Road is such a fun ride as are the other 4x4 roads in the San Juans! Pls come back to see us again!
Fantastic mountain retreat
If you are looking for a restful place to relax and enjoy mountain scenery uninterrupted by most signs of human habitation, this is for you. The house sits on a hillside surrounded by a pine and aspen forest with no other homes or structures nearby. It is very well designed and constructed, as well as immaculately furnished. The living area contains a wood burning fireplace and an elaborate entertainment center. It is fronted by large picture windows which overlook a patio (that extends across the whole front of the house) and provide a beautiful view of the next hillside. Also on the main floor are a well appointed kitchen, a lovely dinning room, and a bedroom/bathroom combo. The upstairs area is devoted entirely to the master suite. It is very spacious and contains a king-sized bed, a large closet and an exquisite bathroom layout, which includes an immense shower enclosure (with a view of the back hillside) and a large jet-spray type bathtub. We very much enjoyed the hot tub located on the patio which we found to be well maintained and ready to use. There is nothing like basking in a large tub of water at a temperature of around 100 degrees in the middle of a mountain forest. We also appreciated the owners allowing us to use the large attached garage. We found plenty of things to do during our week stay. Both Ridgeway and Telluride are within 20 minute drives. Also, there are many roads leading to hiking trail heads along highway 62. In particular, we recommend the Blue lakes trail at the end of the East Dallas Road off highway 62 near Ridgeway. Also, beautiful views of several mountain ranges are available a few miles from the house along road 60 X. In particular, you will be able to see Mt. Sneffels to the east all the way to Lizard Head and Mt. Wilson to the west.
Thank you for sharing all the wonderful features and benefits of staying on our 35+ acres of golden aspens and Ponderosa pines! You are right - there is nothing quite like it. Enjoying Colorado's beauty and outdoors is one of a kind. We appreciate your taking good care of our home, and we hope you can come back to see us again soon!
We stayed for a week for our 25th Anniversary and it was by far the best decision we could have made. We thought about Europe, Hawaii and other more exotic places but we are so happy we chose Sky Mountain Ranch. The house is beautiful, top notch kitchen, state of the art TV with surround sound, super comfy bed and a master bathroom like no other - jetted tub and multi-head shower. And all of this in a fantastic setting in the beautiful San Juan Mountains!
Sitting in the outdoor hot tub under the stars listening to some smooth Jazz was one of our favorites of the trip and roasting a few marshmallows by the fire pit was pretty good too.
5 minute drive to some of the most impressive mountain views you will ever see and then 20 min to Ridgeway for a great market or several places to eat if you want to get out. Ouray or Telluride are 30-40min drive in opposite directions.
Several times we saw small herds of Elk and Deer.
We will be back, maybe soon to see the fall colors.
If you want to relax in a beautiful setting in a wonderful house/cabin and really get away from it all, this is the place!
We are thrilled you chose our place for your anniversary trip - we agree that there is no more unique and peaceful location than the clear mountain air and spectacular wide open mountain vistas of southwest Colorado. Please do come back and see us in the fall - you won't be disappointed by the incredible fall colors! Thank you so much for staying with us.
Spectacular property with all the comforts of home
This being our first experience with a VRBO property, we couldn't have been more pleased. From the moment we pulled into the property welcoming us to Sky Mountain Ranch, we knew this would be a special place. Very secluded, yet close to the best that Telluride has to offer. Whether it be skiing, hiking or simply snowed in for a day, Frank & Anita's place makes you feel you're coming back to a mountain chalet.
Amazing night skies and peaceful days on their 35 acres is the best detachment from the hustle of everyday working life. Nearly every comfort of home is provided, and Frank & Anita are quick to respond with any questions or concerns.
We had an absolute blast, and can't wait to come back. I couldn't give this property a higher recommendation.
We are so excited you loved our slice of paradise! Yes, the stargazing from the hot tub up through the aspen trees is out of this world!! We are so excited you got plenty of snow to help you enjoy the winter wonderland!! Please come back and see us soon!
Gorgeous home in beautiful setting
We love staying at Sky Mountain Ranch, it is a secluded property in 35 acres but an easy drive to Telluride, Ridgeway and Ouray for skiing, hiking, good food and entertainment. Anita's house is very welcoming, has all the home comforts and a few extras - nothing better than relaxing in the hot tub after a day in the mountains. Love the wildlife that is right by your door. Perfect for families. I know we will keep returning to this beautiful home.
We are so excited that your winter vacation in the San Juan Mountains was such a special time for you and your family! It is indeed one of the most unique places on earth! We look forward to having you come back to stay with us again! Many thanks for sharing our custom chalet!
Only 25 minutes to Divide Ranch & Club's 18 hole golf course with incredible San Juan vistas and very cozy clubhouse with full kitchen!
The wildlife is abundant here. Deer and elk make this property their home; you will hear the coyotes across the way when they are ready to feast! Sometimes you will see eagles, turkeys, and grouse or less frequently bobcat, porcupine and bear are seen. Wildflowers abound in the summer and springtime.
The Autumn colors are truly a wonder with reds, gold and oranges.
You can hike and bike right out the front door on trails and dirt roads around the house; below the house, the Whiskey Charlie county trail (4.8 miles) leads you along the abandoned railroad grade to Brown Ranch.
Mountain bikes can be rented in Ridgway/Telluride; hike on the National Forest trails with access from many of the neighboring roads.
Check out the hot springs in both Ouray and near Ridgway. And don't forget to let the stars awe you at night from the deck!
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