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Secluded Mountain Home, Two Master Suites

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

This lovely home is snugly tucked into the very top edge of a 9,000ft. ridge, boasting spectacular 180 degree views over the Cimarron and the Sneffels ranges. The house is secluded at the very end of the road with it’s own cul de sac, hence no traffic other than that which is intended for this address.

This home features two master suites and a third sleeping area with a full size innerspring futon and a full bathroom across the hall.

The main area upstairs incorporates large living area with gas fireplace, dining area and spacious kitchen, cathedral ceiling and full length windows looking out onto the wraparound deck to maximize the breathtaking views. There is a gas barbecue grill on the upper deck. The fully equipped kitchen with Italian porcelain tile counters, granite sink, fridge with ice-maker, second fridge for drinks, smooth top range, dishwasher and compactor is a cook’s dream. The large island has four stools and the attached dining area seats eight with built in leaves in the dining table. 

Phone, satellite flat screen TV and WIFI is available.

Large laundry has front load washer and dryer and Italian porcelain tiled floor, the main area has solid wood floors and Berber carpet in the bedrooms. We personally designed and custom built this home for retirement, an escape from the Phoenix summers and utilized quality materials for beauty and comfort. Custom made Roman shades at all windows and doors offer the most expansive views and extra insulation.

  Downstairs is a beautiful large walk out basement area with in-floor heat and Berber carpet, a second master suite, small gas fire for ambience, with down comforter and identical 180 degree views of valley and mountains with full bathroom - when we are in residence we use this for our family and friends accommodation. There are two fold away beds also available.

Roads are open all year and there is much to offer for recreation in every season whether you are looking for a relaxing break from the world with a glass of wine on the deck or a good book by the fire, enjoying stunning sunsets or high energy sports in the mountains! The fabulous Telluride ski resort is less than an hour drive for snow sports in winter and hiking and biking and jeeping other seasons. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing from the door.

The famous Swiss- like town of Ouray is only 30 minutes drive, offering unique stores and restaurants and trailheads for hiking, biking and ATV’s

The National forrest is only minutes away.

The little town of Ridgway is 8 miles down the mountain, offering quaint stores, antiques and a variety of restaurants, including first rate Thai food and the award winning Colorado Boy Brewery with their fabulous pizzas. Bicycle rental and fishing excursions are available in the town.

Our friends and family have enjoyed many wonderful vacations with all there is to offer locally, excellent restaurants, unique stores and antiquing for the less energetic.

More Details

Roslyn and Walter Atwood
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Roslyn and Walter Atwood

We are each from coastal regions, one from Boston the other from Australia so our first love may have been the ocean but the lure of the cool mountains and the opportunity for family and friends to also enjoy winter sports made this location ideal. We needed a retirement escape from the oppressive heat of the AZ desert summers and everyone who has ever visited in any season has fallen in love with our mountain retreat.

Roslyn and Walter Atwood purchased this house in 2000

Why Roslyn and Walter Atwood chose Elk Meadows

In the mid 1990's we visited friends who had a cabin on this unique ridge overlooking pine and aspen forested valleys and mountain ranges. The first morning when we awoke to find three large bucks with huge antlers snoozing outside our bathroom window sold us on the area, the breathtaking views only cemented this goal! Since then we have observed multiple examples of the local wildlife, birds from tiny finches and brilliant bluebirds to Golden and Bald Eagles, elk, mountain lion and Black Bear. Our visitors highlight is likely to be a bear sighting!

What makes this house unique

There are only about 10 homes with this unique position and views and the enticement of living in a pristine forest of wildlife, the laid back lifestyle and a wonderful climate was irresistible so we determined to seek a lot on this same ridge. When this two acre lot came available, in spite of the challenges of building up here, we jumped at the chance to purchase the property and then with great care and loving attention to detail we built our home here in 2000.


Elk Meadows House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , bidet
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 Den - Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) DOuble bed size Inn - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 Master (Downstaira) - 1 king
    Master Bedroom (Upstairs) Cal king - 1 king , King in Master bedroom
  • ,
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Secluded Mountain Home, Two Master Suites
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Located about 8 miles up a dirt and gravel road with beautiful vistas around every curve. The house is in a peaceful quiet location literally at the end of the road. The sun rises over the mountains with you there to watch it on the porch, cup of coffee in hand. Wildlife and beautiful mountain views are everywhere. Hummingbirds by the dozens feed at the feeders and approach within inches so you can get a good look.

We had a bear visit us one night and try to pry open the top of the trash can. He was unsuccessful and walked away having provided the family some entertainment.

The house was nicely appointed with everything we needed, and was clean. This home exceeded our expectations and we can recommend it without reservation.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most Beautiful View Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

The title doesn't begin to describe the location of this wonderful house. The night we arrived on September 14 a storm came through. The next morning the mountain tops were covered with snow. Absolutely beautiful. The house has everything you would need or want for a vacation. It was very clean and well furnished. Be sure to hike up the hill behind the house. There is a beautiful little stream flowing up there. It was a complete surprise. We would definitely return. One of our most memorable vacation homes ever!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation from 9/21/17 - 9/25/17

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property and enjoyed our stay very much. The views are incredible and the stairs at night were quite a sight. Note for owner: please mention on rental instructions that the "Schlag" button should be pushed first, before entering access code. It took us a while to figure this out.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Some the most beautiful scenery was viewed in panarama from the home. The home was very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful experience with daily visits by hummingbirds.

Walt was a great host, helpful in many ways before, during and after our stay. We look forward to coming again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here...wildlife was abundant, views were outstanding, and the house was very comfortable. We hope to come back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great house, beautiful view and great owners.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this rental and it was excellent. The view doesn't get any better. My wife, two kids and I were very comfortable and really enjoyed our stay. Everything is as described and we would rent this house again and would recommend it to our friends. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware, dishes, utensils, knives and everything else you could want or need. The beds are comfortable and bathrooms, showers, etc were great. Everything is well cared for and in good working order.

We enjoyed feeding the birds and sitting out on the porch watching them. We had lots of hummingbirds and a big assortment of songbirds, jays and a few chipmunks around just about all the time. I enjoyed drinking my coffee out on the porch in the mornings and watching the sun set out there in the evenings.

We have stayed in some other parts of Colorado and in some other towns in this area and we liked Ridgway. There are some good restaurants in Ridgway and you are close to Ouray and all the jeep trails and tourist stuff there and also close to Montrose where you can get just about anything you might possibly need.

The owners of this rental are very responsive and are very helpful as well. If you have an issue they will take care of it promptly. They are very friendly and accommodating. We had great communication from them before, during and after our stay.

You won't be dissapointed with this rental. Book it and go enjoy! I hope we can go back and do it again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
45 minutes- 1 hour, Montrose or Telluride
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Log Hill
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
15 minutes drive
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Approx. one hour drive, Telluride
Car: necessary

12 minute drive down the mountain to Ridgway, a unique little town with a Railroad museum, antique stores, coffee shop, award winning brewery, Thai, Chinese and Mexican food, award winning distillery, Pizza etc.,tennis courts, and many other attractions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.45%

Rates subject to change without notice.
See Standard Agreement Terms for details.

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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