Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927


Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property


Ponderosa Place is located on two private hillside acres with panoramic views to the north, east and south. The ponderosa pines stand as sentinels through the property providing privacy, shade and color. Backyard aspen also quake in the breeze. The large east and south facing deck provides a warm quiet place for coffee on crisp mountain mornings, and, transitions to afternoon shade as the sun moves to the west.

The main level of the home has a wonderful great room, dining room and kitchen that opens to the wooden deck. For groups of four, there are two large bedrooms, one king and one queen, located on this level each with a private vanity and toilet. The pullman style bath provides a shared tub/shower combination between the two vanity areas. The bath area is accessed through your private vanity area. To reach this level, there is an interior stairway through the garage or an exterior stairway on the deck. The property is not suited for those who have difficulty with stairs.

For groups of six, adding the lower area of the home provides a large third queen bedroom, sitting room and bath with vanity, shower and toilet. The sitting room has a 32" flat panel TV. If you are traveling in a group, this area provides a nice quiet private separation from the main floor.

A spacious garage is available as you arrive to store your bicycles, ice cooler, fishing and other mountain gear. This is an impeccably clean garage with carpet (not for autos).

Ponderosa Place is entering the vacation rental market for her sixth season. You'll find everything you need in the kitchen from a spice rack to a blender.

Games are available for quiet time and rainy afternoons - cards, dominos, Yahtzee.

The laundry room on the lower level is available for your use.

Please call for more information.

Keywords: house, home retreat, vacation home,

More Details

Steve and Laurie Shingle
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Steve and Laurie Shingle

It has been our dream to own mountain property in Lake City Colorado since we first traveled there decades ago. While continuing our careers in Utah, we've decided to open our home to Lake City visitors over the coming years until we can retire.

Steve and Laurie Shingle purchased this house in 2012

Why Steve and Laurie Shingle chose Lake City

Ponderosa Place provides high views of the surrounding mountains. While it is close to town and all the services, it offers privacy not found in town in the busy summer season.


Lake City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor bath has two vanity/toilet areas.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On lower level with private bedroom and sitting area
  • Main floor bedrooms have private vanity and toilet areas with direct access to shared tub/shower combination. Lower level bathroom has vanity, toilet, and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Main Level - 1 king , Private toilet/vanity area w/adjoining shared tub/shower
    Bedroom 2 - Main Level - 1 queen , Private toilet/vanity area w/adjoining shared tub/shower
    Bedroom 3 - Lower Level - 1 queen , On lower level with private bath & sitting area with TV
  • Baby Crib and baby high chair also at location
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The home has approximately 2000 square feet. The main level with living, dining, kitchen, two bedrooms, two vanity areas and tub/shower combination has approximately 1375 square feet and accommodates four guests. The lower level with sitting area, bedroom and bath has approximately 625 square feet and accommodates two guests.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

93% Complete
6% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Great Home, Great Location, Vacation Too Short

  • 5 of 5

We were very fortunate to have had such a great experience with Home Away and Teresa Pippen when booking and staying at this location. This was our first experience using Home Away and it was perfect.

After my first phone conversation with Teresa I was at ease that everything would work out perfectly. Teresa provided me with email updates the week or so before our vacation to update us on the current weather conditions. The directions to the home that she provided were perfect. It was simple to find. The home is as described and the pictures that you see on Home Away are current. The home is very comfortable. Both Teresa and the owners have thought of everything to make certain those visiting have everything they need during their stay. I only wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Teresa for everything!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My entire family stayed here over the holidays. Nine of us comfortably slept, cooked and played in this beautiful, roomy house. We'd do it again in a heartbeat. Theresa was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Ponderosa in December and we couldn't have been more comfortable. The home stays warm and cozy and has plenty of room for a large family. The home provided everything we needed to feel relaxed. The views were amazing and the resident deer and Lab gave the home an added treat. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Green Valley, AZ.

Beautiful Mountain Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Ponderosa Place couldn't have been more comfortable and relaxing! Extremely well cared for home in the trees with everything we needed. Enjoyed the spacious kitchen and living area! Owners have paid great attention to details. Wonderful windows make you feel like you are up in the trees! Loved our time on the deck! Looking forward to returning soon! A perfect place to enjoy family and friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Could Not Have Been Better!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Ponderosa Place June 15-19, 2014 and had a fabulous time. The house is attractive, spacious, very clean, and extremely well organized and supplied. It's close to town, yet peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed the deck overlooking the back yard and the deer that came up in the evenings. There is a lot to do and explore in this area -- the Alpine Loop is a wonderful all day adventure with amazing scenery; the road from Slumgullion Pass to Powderhorn is also a treat; and Lake City itself is charming. Our only complaint is that we should have stayed longer, but am certain we will return and stay at Ponderosa Place again! Marshall & Janet

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Fort Worth, TX USA

Lake City Relived

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. Comfortable, great views, quiet, relaxing. Very equipped kitchen, you can cooking anything you desire. Will definitely be back and already recommend to everyone I know. Thanks for letting us stay in your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Gunnison, Colorado
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lake City
Nearest Golf
55 Miles
Gunnison, Colorado
Nearest Train
160 Miles
Grand Junction, Colorado
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lake City
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Monarch, Crested Butte, Wolf Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake City Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake City Auto




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.8%

Standard Rate of $225 per night applies to main level of home with up to four guests. Online quotes are for main level with up to four guests. Rate for main and lower levels of home is $265 per night for up to six guests. $125 cleaning fee waived for stays of seven nights or longer. VRBO has online quote limitation and does not show waived cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties