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County Carriage House on 5 acres - No extra cleaning or pet fees!

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

800 SF Private 1 Story House, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 2-4) on 5 acres

The Carriage House is 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. 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.

Built in 2008 and is 800Sf in size, the home is all on the ground level. The back patio has a dining table for 6 and a gas BBQ grill. There is a fully equipped kitchen with newer appliances and all the dishes, cookware, and dining essentials you will need to make a meals.

Fresh quality bedding, comforters, pillows, towels are provided as a standard of service.

There is plenty of parking is just outside the front door for vehicles and trailers (no camping please). And, inside the garage area we have a bike storage/ hanging station with an exterior hose for washing.

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.

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.

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More Details

Kristy and Mike Driver
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

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!

Kristy and Mike Driver purchased this house in 2008

Why Kristy and Mike Driver chose Northwest

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 allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding


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County Carriage House on 5 acres - No extra cleaning or pet fees!
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 68 reviews

Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really did love our stay, the home was so perfect. Fruita was quiet, just what we needed, took a great hike in the recommended Devil's Canyon and found a few pumpkin patches while venturing out in the area. Definitely would want to come back again. Our dogs love it too, although we didn't let them loose as they aren't fully trained and our older dog is a bit skittish but they had a good time too. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Keep Coming Back

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property on multiple occasions. We keep coming back for the following reasons:

1) central location

2) very clean and comfortable

3) allows our dog and she loves the large lawn

4) private and on a spacious lot

5) has everything we need and want (fully equipped kitchen, television for sports)

You can't go wrong in renting this place or any of the other properties owned and managed by the Drivers!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

The house was delightful. Every possible amenity was provided. The yard and setting are lovely also.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this carriage house. Our dog was able to go on vacation with us. It was tranquil and the setting lovely. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great folks in a cool little town. Cristy and Mike are a great couple with a fantastic property.

  • 4 of 5

I spent nearly a month in The western slope area of Colorado. I stayed in hotels, VRBO properties and even camped in the desert. I have a unique job that requires me to have to prep gear and food for week long excursions into the bush. Renting a VRBO property allows me to have a place that's more like a home than a room or extended stay hotel efficiency can offer. Staying Witt Christy and Mike at the carriage house in Fruita was the way to go. I had myself, my business partner and two 4X4 Toyotas full of camping and recovery gear and enough food for 8 people for 5 days. No way would I have been able to prep from a regular hotel room.

The place itself was fantastic. A decent efficient sized apartment connected to a large garage / barn (carriage house). Ample kitchen for prepping food. All the comforts of home. 5 minutes away from one of the coolest little towns I've had the pleasure of spending time in. If you like great bohiemian style pizza, good coffee and craft beer, go hang out in Fruita. Not to mention the amazingly warm and friendly people and of course the epic mountain biking.

Christy and Mike have a beautiful kept property with an amazing view of the surrounding mountains and Mesa. If you're lucky, you may even get a visit from Valentino, the four legged and very mellow furry resident.

I enjoyed my stay and will return!

Tony Cerruto

Overland Experts LLC

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

Loved the carriage house. It was very comfortable and a great place to return to everyday after our day trips to Moab, Grand Mesa, Black Canyon, Ouray and Palisades.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grand Junction Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
End Zone Sports Bar and Suds Brothers
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Camilla's Cafe, Pablos Pizzeria, No Coast Sushi
Car: recommended

The Guest house is located 1.5 miles from Fruita's town center, 6 miles to North Fruita Desert Area (18 Road Mt. Biking Area), 8 miles to Kokopelli Trailheads in Mack, and 5 miles from the west entrance of the Colorado National Monument.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.9%

Please notify the owner of any additional people or pets that will be staying with you. This may change the nightly rate. Rates are subject to change without notification. Directions and check in instructions will be sent to your email when the final payment has been made for your reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.