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.