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Secluded Rocky Mtn Retreat Nr Telluride Bluesnbrews - PRICE REDUCTION!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,980 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)


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.

More Details

Anita and Frank Lambert
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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!


Placerville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1980 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Dual sinks, lots of cabinetry storage
  • Custom wood cabinetry with luxurious granite countertops and undermount sinks with bronze faucets. HUGE Rocky Mtn shower with 6 foot whirlpool tub and 3 sided fireplace in master bath complement master suite.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Custom designer home with radiant heat wood floors tucked away amongst the aspens and ponderosa pines! Walk 300 feet up the hill for incredible views of the end of the Sneffels Range in the San Juan Mountains! Very comfortable queen murphy bed in 2nd bedroom or use as office w/fold down desk. Also comfortable sofa bed in sitting room. Home theater with surround sound featured in main living room and upstairs master BR.


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Secluded Rocky Mtn Retreat Nr Telluride Bluesnbrews - PRICE REDUCTION!
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful vacation home. Perfect location to see the sights the San Juan mountains has to offer.

  • 4 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Gorgeous house in the aspens

  • 5 of 5

Great location, convenient to Telluride but also secluded. Ridgway is closer and really laid back. Owners are good communicators and are committed to making the stay a good experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed our slice of paradise amongst the aspens and ponderosa pines! It is indeed unique and convenient to everything. We appreciate your thoughtful comments and hope you can come back to the magical San Juans again soon!
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Absolutely Gorgeous Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Sky Mountain Ranch Retreat actually exceeded our already high expectations. Thick forest surround this beautifully designed and decorated home. If you truly like to get away from it all, this is the place. Frank and Anita were just a text away should we have had any problems or questions (although we didn't during our week long stay), and checked in with us to make sure all was well. We stay in mostly secluded homes and cabins while vacationing throughout the west each year, and this was by far our favorite. Ridgeway is only 15 minutes away with its quaint atmosphere, shopping and restaurants. We enjoyed being close to great hiking trails in the wilderness of the northern San Juan Mountains, as well as Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and were only a 2 1/2 hours drive from Moab, Utah which we visited twice during our stay. Should we make it back to this region again in the future, there is no other place we would consider staying. Thanks, Frank and Anita, for sharing your beautiful home and a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your delightful review! Yes, we agree that this peaceful, secluded getaway really restores all the senses. Being amongst all the nature really calms the soul and takes us away from the daily toil and grind. There is no other place quite like the magical San Juan Mountains! We appreciate your sharing your outstanding experience at our Aspenhaus and we look forward to having you back again!
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Beautiful and Private Setting

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful and well-appointed vacation home that has been meticulously maintained. The setting is very quiet and private; just what we wanted for rest and relaxation. The general location, close to skiing, hiking, and other opportunities for outdoor activities served our interests in exploring this gorgeous area.

The home and kitchen are well-supplied for anything one might need. The hosts are professional, well-organized, and very responsive. The experience could not have been better.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks for your kind review. We are very pleased that you chose our piece of heaven for your San Juan getaway. It is really great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and had such a lovely experience in the magical San Juan Mountains. We look forward to having you back again, and wish you an incredible summer!
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peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully furnished well equipped home located in a secluded spot between Ridgway, Co. and Placerville, Co. It has a peaceful quiet feel though very easily accessable. The owner is very cooperative and kind. The beautiful deck is a wonderful retreat after the crowds in Telluride. We also enjoyed nearby jaunts Ridgway, Ouray and the black canyon of the Gunnison.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you found our piece of heaven so relaxing and rejuvenating. We love exploring the trails around the Black Canyon National Park and staring down into its depths! Come back and experience more of the magical San Juan Mountains very soon!
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Great place to stay in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed all of the amenities and location of this property while exploring a number of adventures around the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the San Juans hold many wonderful secrets and amazing vistas and opportunities to explore! So glad you could stay with us! come back and play in our cool mountain air again soon!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
True Grit, Ridgway
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Divide Ranch & Club, Loghill, above Ridgway
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Grand Junction
Nearest Motorway
0.12 Miles
Highway 62
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Thai Paradise, Ridgway CO
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mountain Village above town of Telluride
Car: necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change. Please check for updated rates. Stay for a week and get one night free!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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