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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:
June 21, 2017

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 Ridgway

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:
  • 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
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King in Master bedroom
  • King size beds (1) Cal king in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Flexsteel sofa bed downstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two folding beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) DOuble bed size Innerspring mattress on futon
  • 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 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Secluded Mountain Home, Two Master Suites
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 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: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City

Very happy with our family get away! Stunning view!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time in this lovely home with an incredible view of Colorado mountains. Loved sitting on the porch taking in the breath taking view! Very private and comfortable!! Equipped with all that you need! Highly recommend! The owners were so kind and attentive if any assistance was needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great cabin to enjoy the beautiful mountain surroundings and views.

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a memorable winter experience with enjoying the comfort of the cabin and playing in snow, and enjoying the beautiful mountain views.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking View

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The view in every direction is amazing, tree's were gold and red, snow on the mountain tops -- you just couldn't ask for anything better. The bed was very comfortable, a lot of open room in the house and the décor has a warm--welcome feel. Exceptionally clean and neat.

Thank you Walter and Roslyn for sharing it with us!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views did NOT dissapoint!!

  • 5 of 5

Drove into Walt and Rosalyn's place after driving 17 hours through the night and feeling completely exhausted! But when we got there the view woke us up right away and we were in awe at God's creation visible from the front porch! Came third week of September and the fall color was peaking. Very nice place, clean, accomodating. Will definetly be coming back sometime! Cabin is way back in the mountains and very private and secluded. Wish we wouldve stayed more days here. Thank you Walt and Rosalyn for an awesome experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galena, IL

Perfect Home Base!!

  • 5 of 5

We come to the Ridgway/Ouray area every year and have been renting homes for the past 10 years. I believe this was one of our favorites!! The home was easy to find and easy to get to. We spent a lot of time on the deck watching the many Hummingbirds at the feeder! There was plenty of extra "food" made for us to keep the feeders filled, and we did so every day!!

The home itself was perfect! We felt very much welcomed and were immediately 'at home' for our trip!! We had great cell phone service as well as being connected via the internet when we needed it! The bed was very comfortable so we slept well!! I love opening the windows and sleeping with a natural breeze coming in!! I also loved the big shower in the upstairs master, but was able to have a bubble bath in the other upstairs bathroom one night! We really only used the upstairs 'main level', but the downstairs (2nd) master bedroom would have been perfect if we'd traveled with friends or family! It stayed nice and cool down there!

I cooked most nights and had everything I needed in the kitchen... lots of space to work with!! We had a small issue with the coffee pot having a tiny leak, but as long as we didn't fill it in the evening for the next morning, it worked fine! Walter went above and beyond though and immediately ordered a new one to be delivered the next day, which it was! We truly appreciated the attention to detail!

We love to off-road with our Toyota FJ Cruiser and were in town for the annual FJ Summit in Ouray!! The drive down the mountain and into Ouray was a pretty one, so we didn't mind at all! Someone had told us about CR5 a few years ago, and we'd driven up the mountain several times before just for the beautiful scenery! It was great to be so familiar with the drive "home" each night after our adventures on the trails! It's nice to have a home base for our off-roading adventures, as there are many opportunities (off road trails) in the area! We were fortunate enough to get some great photo ops at the house in the form of double rainbows, animals (including all the Hummingbirds) and of course, beautiful sunsets!

For anyone that loves chocolate and coffee I'd recommend Mouse's Chocolates in Ouray!! Yummy!! My stomach is growling just thinking about it!

We would rent this home again and hope to in the future!! We miss all the Hummers!! We can't recommend it enough!!

Our security deposit was immediately refunded, faster than any other home we've stayed in!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your glowing review. We would be pleased to host you again. Walt & Ros
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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

Elk Meadows House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard Rate 2017
May 29 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season 2017 - Fall
Oct 10 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.9%

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.
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