About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
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.
Roslyn and Walter Atwood
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Vacation from 9/21/17 - 9/25/17
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.
Most Beautiful View Ever!!!
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!
Some the most beautiful scenery was viewed in panarama from the home. The home was very comfortable.
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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here...wildlife was abundant, views were outstanding, and the house was very comfortable. We hope to come back!!
Great house, beautiful view and great owners.
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.
This was the best vacation home. We came in a day early. I called them to see if we could get in a day early. Walt was very wonderful about it. He said there would be no problem. I would highly recommend them!
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
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