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Carriage House - Quiet Setting on 5 Acres of Heaven, Great Views, Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom/ 1.5 Bath with Monument Views, Surrounded by Ranch Lands, Pets Welcome

Come enjoy the wide open spaces of Western Colorado! Leave behind the hustle and bustle of typical tourist traps - Fruita offers no waiting, friendly locals with tons of adventure. From River Rafting, Horseback Riding Guides, Hiking in the beauty of the Colorado National Monument, hundreds of epic mountain biking trails, Jeeping, genuine local festivals, eateries with homemade goodness and small uncrowded breweries.

The Carriage House sits on 5 acres, surrounded by beautiful Colorado ranch land and cattle fields. The property is very quiet, private and the ultimate in peaceful. If you want to get away from it all - this is the home to make your vacation epic.

Whole House Comforts:

:-) High Speed Wi-fi

:-) Efficient Refrigerated Air Conditioning and Baseboard Heating System

Living and Dining Rooms:

:-) The bright and cheerful living room has full size sectional sofa with queen size sofa sleeper.

:-) There is a 55" flat screen TV with full cable channel line up plus a DVD player and a few movies.

:-) The large dining room table has seating for 4. Great for dinners or a work area.

:-) Full size front loading washing machine and efficient dryer


:-) There is a queen size bed in the bedroom with full size closet. We have fresh quality, high tread count bedding, down alternative comforters, pillows, and soft towels - all provided as a our high standard of service to our guests.

:-) There is a queen size sofa sleeper in the living area. PLEASE note that the Sofa Sleeper provided is not comfortable for adults and should only be used for those who are not particular about the mattress they sleep on. If you are utilizing the sofa sleeper, we would suggest you bring your own additional mattress support.


:-) The large master bathroom has 2 sinks and a walk-in shower. There is a convenient 1/2 bath off of the living room. Bathrooms are stocked with fluffy fresh towels, small soaps and shampoos.


:-) The fully equipped kitchen has top end appliances including super quiet dishwasher, side by side refrigerator with ice and water dispenser, microwave, ceramic stove top and large oven.

:-) Lots of counter top and cabinet space for cooking and storing you goodies.

:-) The home has all brand new dishes, crock pot, cups, wine glasses, pots, pans, silverware, utensils, coffee maker, toaster and more - Everything you should need!

:-) Some spices and starter items in the cabinet for you when you arrive plus paper towels, trash bags, dish detergents, scrubbing pads an more


:-) This is a dog friendly home and property - so bring all the family with you on your vacation! There are other large friendly dogs on the property and an occasional raccoon, coyote, and skunks that pass through at night. Please keep them safe since this property is not 100% fenced.

:-) Built in 2008 and is 800 SF and is all on the ground level.

:-) The back patio has a dining table for 6

:-) Large gas BBQ grill that is attached to the home so propane tanks are not needed.

:-) There is plenty of parking is just outside the front door for vehicles and trailers (no camping please).

:-) There is a bike washing station in the back yard.


It's just 1.5 miles to downtown Fruita that has small town shopping, summer concerts, farmers markets, festivals, restaurants, pubs, breweries, large chain grocery store, and a new recreation center with pool and hot tubs. If that is not enough for you... It's only 6 miles to the iconic Fruita mountain biking area of North Fruita Desert Area (aka 18 Road) and just 8 miles to the famous Kokopelli Trailheads. The Carriage House is situated on the far west side of the property with amazing views of the Colorado Nation Monument and the owner's main home is located on the east side with a large pond in the middle.

Don't Compromise your vacation - Stay at Fruita's Best Vacation Homes

More Details

Kristy and Mike Driver
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Kristy and Mike Driver

Kristy and Mike have been providing property management services for luxury properties for the past 30 years. Developing our skills while servicing distinctive properties in Aspen, Breckenridge and Vail. We fell in love with the Fruita area because of it's year round sunshine and abundance of outdoor activities. Moving to Fruita in 2002, we began restoring properties and enjoying every moment!

Our goal is to make every stay in our homes memorable.

Kristy and Mike Driver purchased this house in 2008

Why Kristy and Mike Driver chose Fruita

We built the Guest House in 2008 on 5 acres of property just outside of the Fruita City limits. The home is perfectly situated to maximize the views of the Colorado National Monument.

We enjoy the wide open space, no neighbors and yet just 5 minute drive to town.

What makes this house unique

The houses are surrounded by green grass all summer and makes the hot summers feel cooler. The extraordinary views of the Colorado National Monument remind us to take in the beauty every day.


Fruita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Fully tiled stand up shower with double sinks
    Half Bath - toilet , The half bath is located next to the living room and laundry
  • The master bathroom has a over sized walk-in shower large enough for wheelchair access, 2 full sinks and a toilet. There is a linen closet and under sink cabinets for storage. We provide a couple of bar soaps and small bottles of shampoo and lotion to get your started during your stay.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has queen size Bed (1) with pillow top mattress with fresh linens. The living room has a full size Sofa Sleeper (1) with additional bedding and linens in the closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Carriage House - Quiet Setting on 5 Acres of Heaven, Great Views, Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.9506173 based on 81 reviews

Lovely country setting with great views. Easy Access and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Carriage House. So peaceful and perfect for a quick getaway from the city. Access was very easy! Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Odessa, FL

Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

During our 4 week Colorado trip, we stayed at 4 VRBO/Airbnb homes and this was our favorite! Firstly, everything was like new and so well equipped! 5 acres of grass and ponds that our dog loved! Very peaceful and quiet with gas BBQ. We got some fantastic meat and vegetables in the Fruita area and cooked out daily! Fruita is famous for many things, but we really loved the Palisade peaches which were in season. The bed was very comfy and it was great to have a 1 1/2 bath. All in all, first class!

Nice walking trail on the side of the house, plus the property is fenced in.

Thank you for letting us enjoy your lovely space!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spacious one bedroom -great views and close to CO Nat Mon.

  • 5 of 5

Responsive and friendly owners. Great location with great views of Colorado National Monument. Easy to find and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and perfect for 2 active dogs!

  • 5 of 5

The inside of the property was spotless and so comfortable and clean. The outside was even better and our dogs loved swimming in the pond. Gorgeous grounds and I’d love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

We took a sister trip to this lovely home and found it to be even better than the VRBO ad. It is beautiful, quiet, comfortable, and easily accessible to local attractions. The serenity of the setting was so relaxing. The house is very modern with the amenities. We would only suggest there be more detailed instructions for anything electronic there so that people who are not very technology minded can operate the TV, air conditioning, oven, fans, and DVD player better. We would stay there again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property. It was in the perfect location for hiking and mountain biking. It had everything we needed to have a relaxing and fun vacation in the Grand Junction valley. My dog loved the amazing yard and walking paths nearby. It was truly one of the best vacation rentals I have ever stayed in...thanks for making our vacation memorable.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Grand Junction Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several local pubs & breweries downtown Fruita!
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Adobe Creek National Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak Train station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots of Yummy Local eateries in downtown Fruita!
Nearest Ski
47 Miles
Powderhorn Ski Area
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Highline State Park
Car: recommended

Enjoy the local activities, festivals, atmosphere and mountain biking mecca of Fruita! There is no fighting crowds, full parking lots and long wait lines in Fruita - Come Visit and Discover all there is to love about Fruita before the masses do! The charm of the small festivals, weekly free concerts in the park, farmers markets to enjoy the fresh foods from the area and with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, you just can't go wrong when you stay with us.

Breakfast and Coffee in Fruita!

- Bestslope Coffee Company 129 N Peach Street (970) 639-8622

- Camilla's Kaffe 206 East Aspen Ave (970) 858-7950

- Judy's Family Restaurant 435 Highway 6 & 50(970) 858-8351

- Morning Mission Coffee 502 Hwy 6 & 50 (970) 858-5233

- Aspen Street Coffee: 136 East Aspen Ave (970) 858-8888

Finer Dining in Fruita!

- Suds Brothers Brewery 127 E. Aspen Ave(970) 858-9400

- Dragon Restaurant 576 Kokopelli Blvd (970) 858-8655

- El Tapatio Restaurant 402 Jurassic Avenue (970) 858-1011

- Rib City Grill 455 Kokopelli Drive, Suite 5 (970) 858-6566

- Fiesta Guadalajara 103 Highway 6 & 50 (970) 858-1228

- Pablo's Pizza 456 Kokopelli Drive (970) 858-8300

- Hot Tomato Pizza 124 N Mulberry (970) 858-1117

- Munchies Pizza & Deli 319 West Aspen Ave(970) 858-0953

Fast Food in Fruita!

- Domino's Pizza 225 East Aspen Avenue, Suite B (970) 858-2302

- Pizza Hut 1041 Hwy 6 & 50 (970) 858-1234

- Subway 401 Jurassic Ave. Unit A (970) 242-2485

- Starvin Arvin's Restaurant 555 Raptor Rd. (970) 858-8444

- Taco Bell 599 Kokopelli Blvd. (970) 858-9846

- Wendy's 403 Jurassic Ave (970) 858-1899

- McDonald's 55 Jurassic Court(970) 858-3843

Cocktails and Entertainment in Fruita!

- Copper Club Brewing 233 East Aspen Ave (970) 858-8318

- JD's Bar and Catering (BBQ)155 N. Mulberry St(970) 858-3995

- Suds Brothers Brewery 127 E. Aspen Ave(970) 858-9400

- Kannah Creek Brewing Co. 456 Kokopelli Blvd (970) 639-8296

Grocery and Liquor Stores in Fruita!

- City Market 135 S. Plum Street (970) 858-9506

- Center Town Liquors 136 South Mesa Ave (970) 858-7901

- Fruita Liquor Mart 423 E. Hwy 6&50 (970) 858-9842

- In The Middle Liquors 303 Highway 6 & 50(970) 858-7791

- Jackalope Liquors 404 Jurassic Ave. #B (970) 858-2071

Desserts and More in Fruita!

- Enstrom Candies 01 Kokopelli Blvd, Suite C (970) 858-4518

- Gears Frozen Yogurt 211 E Aspen Ave (970) 208-7555

- Dairy Queen and Grill 598 Kokopelli Drive (970) 639-8610

Things to do in Fruita!

- Colorado National Monument (970) 858-3617 (Hiking, Sightseeing, Cycling. Fee assessed at the gate)

- Museums of Western Colorado Dinosaur Journey 550 Jurassic Ct (970) 858-7282

- Fruita Community Center 324 N Coulson St (970) 858-036 (Workout Equipment, Basketball Court, Library, Indoor/ Outdoor Pool, Hot Tubs.)

- Highline Lake State Park 1800 11 8/10 Rd, Loma (970) 858-7208

- Rimrock Adventures 927 Highway 340, Fruita, CO 81521 (970) 858-9555 (Horseback guides, Rafting Guides and Self Guided, Kayaks, Canoes and Stand Up Paddle Boards, Summer Rodeo Shows on Tuesdays)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $30 has a strict cancellation policy. If you cancel this reservation 60 days prior to your
arrival you will receive a 100% refund. Within 60 days there is no refund - so if you are unsure that your
plans change or simply that life happens, we encourage you to purchase the Travelers Insurance.

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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