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Large Quiet Mountain Home Close to Ouray.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

This mountain home is located on a corner lot in a private neighborhood 2 miles north of Ouray. There is a secluded patio with outdoor fire pit, shaded by Pine tress. The patio takes up much of the small back yard, but there is plenty of room in the front for kids to play! Over-sized attached 2 car garage. The original owners of this house built a small log cabin style house. A few years later they enlarged it by adding a large living room with an loft bedroom above it and a large 2 car garage with laundry and entryway. When we purchased this house in 2006, we renovated it from top to bottom, replacing the lovely 80's carpeting with wood flooring, a new kitchen and bath downstairs and a new enlarged bath upstairs, with a skylight in the large shower, allowing for a great view of the surrounding pines while showering.

When renovating, we turned the open loft bedroom over the living room into a semi-closed off bedroom by building a full height wall with double closets. There is still open space between the living room and the master bedroom, so there may be some noise that carries over. Living there, my husband and I had no problems, but if you have a large group, your experience may be different.

There is one bedroom downstairs with a full bath. Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms, one with 2 queen beds, one with a king bed, and a large bathroom with double sinks and view shower. The living room has pullout sofa bed.

Quiet, yet close to town. Hiking trails within walking distance. An abundance of wildlife is visible regularly, birds, small animals, deer, elk, even bears!!

Keywords: mountain home, quiet, shaded, upgraded, cathedral ceilings, 2 fireplaces, close to town,

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Ouray House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , plus a single 4 ' thick sleeping pad stored in closet
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a 'Western' king sized bed., Queen size Beds (3) Two queen sized beds 2nd upstairs bedroom & a third in the downstairs bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Great/family room has a queen sized sofa bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
multiple ceiling fans, cathedral ceiling w north facing windows and wood burning fireplace in Family/great room provide for great ambiance.


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Large Quiet Mountain Home Close to Ouray.
average rating of 4.6753244 based on 77 reviews

Cozy home away

  • 5 of 5

Just close enough to town, very cozy but still enough room to be by yourself. Hot springs are not very "hot".

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. I know the Hot springs has been struggling with maintaining their temperatures. Since the renovation, it seems all sorts of older previously unknown problems have come to the forefront. It seems they are slowly making progress on equalizing the temps.
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Houston Tx

Perfect Mountain Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 4 kiddos LOVED this home! This home easily felt like our own home in minutes! We had an amazing time in Ouray (but that’s easy to do). The house is conveniently located close to town. We took day trips to Telluride and Purgatory (easy drives bc the roads were dry). We believe we found the perfect rental home to complete our trip in the Ouray home. The beds/linens were very comfortable. Every detail of this home was thought out to make sure guest have all they need. Most important to me was the house was very clean. We ate “at home” a ton with kiddos and the kitchen was fully stocked. Most of the time you find rentals with one old coffee pot and maybe 4 plates and random silverware. This kitchen felt like I was in my own kitchen at home - nothing was forgotten! The backyard fire pit made for enjoyable afternoons and the 2 indoor fireplaces kept the home cozy and warm. The kids LOVED the hideout room! Any negative review we read beforehand did not apply to us. The home was more than sufficient in space. We didn’t even use the downstairs bedroom. The owner was easy to contact and very accomodating. Seriously can’t recommend this home any higher! We use VRBO a ton and this is by far the best home we’ve ever rented!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind review. That's what we aim for...for guests to feel at home. I am very glad we succeeded!
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The place was great! Very quaint and homey. Was perfect for our thanksgiving gathering.

  • 4 of 5

Suggest fixing the hallway and bedroom closet doors because they could not shut. Noticed some mold in downstairs and upstairs bathroom. Besides these few minor things, we say an overall 4.5 stars. Recommend highly for others to rent! Thank you sooooo much. We had a blast and location was fantastic!!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review!!! Yes the closet doors are a chronic problem. My husband and an outside handyman have repaired them numerous times. This coming spring, we plan on replacing both doors....we give up trying to get them to work properly. I will ask my cleaning service to pay more attention to the bathrooms. The bronze fixtures, although very pretty, tends to make calcium build up and other issues more obvious.
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time at your home in Ouray!! It was so comfortable. We enjoyed the location which felt like being in a cabin in the woods but we were very close to Ouray and Ridgway. It was just what we needed — to spend some family time away. We hope to return in the summer or fall.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind review. I hope all guests have the same experience your family did.
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My brothers family and my small family stayed in this cabin for a long weekend. It was comfortable and warm. Great location to Ouray and Silverton, and Telluride (where we drove one day to spend the day). The cabin had all the amenities we seemed to need. The local manager was also very helpful and accommodating. Just a few notes - the cabin sounds travels - the main room opens straight into the master bedroom on the second floor (vaulted ceiling is open at the top allowing sound to pass through easily). And if the bedroom doors are open upstairs you can hear everything in the upstairs bedroom too. The lighting was very dim! We would enter room and even thought he light was on, had the urge to turn on the lights. Newer brighter bulbs would sure help this problem! The owner has cats. I didn't find this a problem, but my nephew and sister in-law are extremely allergic and could tell with some of the blankets (breathing, weeping, etc). They just slept with the sheets to minimize the symptoms. Just and FYI if cats aren't your thing. Overall we would stay here again and recommend it. The radiant heating downstairs and fireplace sure added nice warmth in the cold evenings.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review....I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The floor plan is very 'open'. One of the many things on our 'to-do' list is to install clear panes between the living room and upstairs to minimize the noise overflow. And a word about cats. There has not been a cat in the house since 2011 and ALL of the linens have been replaced since that time. We do allow dogs however, so that might be the allergen causing a response. I also use as many natural and chemical-free cleaning agents as I can, including for laundry. I'm going to see if I can figure out what might be causing that response.
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St. Clements, ON, Canada

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vicki Rooker
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Vicki Rooker

We are retired paramedics from San Francisco, resettled in the mountains to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of city living. We had visited Ouray several times prior to our move and although the lifestyle change was 180 degrees, we have really enjoyed the quiet and slower pace of our mountains.

Vicki Rooker purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

Master bedroom skylights allow views of the moon & stars as we fell asleep to the quiet with only water sounds from Corbett Creek to lull us to sleep or the occasional soft 'whump' of snow cascading off of the pine boughs in winter.


Ouray Hot Springs Pool And Park
Box Canyon Park
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour
"While you're here, walk over to the horse stables and strike up a conversation with the hors..."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Montrose CO
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Cobble Creek, Montrose
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Grand Junction
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Ridgway State Park

Ice climbing at the Ouray Ice Park, home of the International Ice Climbing Competition, Jeep and ATV trails,hiking, exploring old mining sites, motorcycle rallies, 4th of July water fights, New Year's Eve Fireworks in a glacial canyon. John Wayne filmed his only Academy Award winning film TRUE GRIT in Ouray County. Many of the film locations for various scenes in Ouray & the Town of Ridgway are easily accessible.

The Ouray Hot Springs Pool & town park are two miles to the South, the Wiesbaden Vapor Caves are in Ouray off of 6th Ave. and the clothing optional Orvis Hot Springs are 9 miles to the North just outside the Town of Ridgway.

Ouray has multiple hiking trails, including the Perimeter Trail, which allows hikers to hike completely around the City of Ouray. Good lake & fly fishing at the Ridgway Reservoir. Guide services available or stop in at the Ridgway Conoco for supplies, information & licenses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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