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L.B.H. - Sleeps 6, 2-car Garage, 6 miles west of Salida, 7 miles from CO Trail

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Our Little Brown House (LBH) has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a bonus sun room with futon. Two bedrooms are located on the west side of house and the master bedroom is located on the east side of the house. The sun room connects the house and the garage. This arrangement provides privacy for all in your party.

Two queen beds, one full size, and a queen size inner spring futon - sleeps 6 with comfort. Our attached 2 car garage makes for secure and weather tight access to and from the house. Full kitchen, large dining table accommodates 6, living room with picture window view of nearby Mt. Shavano.

More Details

Mark Volkmann
Member since: 2012
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Mark Volkmann

I'm a retired Professor from the University of Missouri-Columbia. My family has been coming to Colorado for the past 15 years, renting vacation properties for a week at a time during summer and winter. Our love of the outdoors (hiking & skiing) took us to several Rocky Mountain locations, including the Collegiate Peaks that surround Salida, Colorado.

Mark Volkmann purchased this house in 2006

Why Mark Volkmann chose Salida

About 10 years ago, I decided to purchase a gathering place for my adult and growing family. I wanted to create a place to spend summer vacations and winter breaks. I considered several of the locations we had stayed in the past, but finally settled on Salida. I purchased the Little Brown House (LBH) because of its spectacular setting and its proximity to all the things my family loves about the west - skiing, hiking, biking and more.

What makes this house unique

What my family loves about the LBH is its privacy on the one hand and its closeness to Salida, hiking, biking, and skiing on the other.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wanted to let you know that our entire party really enjoyed the LBH. It was our favorite stop on our CO trip. Because we have younger kids, we visited the Agnes Vaille Falls, per your recommendation in your Notebook, it was perfect for our group. The last night we were there, a herd of elk came down out of the tree lines north of your place. We counted over 50 of them. Just as it was getting dark, they made their way through the lot just north of yours. They were so close we could hear them snorting and eating, amazing.
Jul 2013
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Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Serves Bedroom #1
    Hallway Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves Bedroom #2 and #3.
  • Both bathrooms were remodeled 2016-17 with wood flooring, enlarged shower in master bathroom and all new fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Sunroom - 1 queen , Futon unfolds to make a queen size bed
  • Two queen size beds are located in bedroom #1 and #2. A double bed is located in bedroom #3, and a queen-size, inner-spring futon is located in the TV Room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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L.B.H. - Sleeps 6, 2-car Garage, 6 miles west of Salida, 7 miles from CO Trail
average rating of 4.882353 based on 35 reviews

Great location, super quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Like the title says, the location can't be beat. Looking out my bedroom window every morning at a 14er is awesome. It was well stocked, comfortable, clean and simple. I'd come back for sure. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in the Salida area!

Would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Hugoton, KS

Great Stay at LBH

  • 5 of 5

We thought the LBH was one of our best VRBO experiences in Salida. The location is great with beautiful views and the house is really comfortable. We loved the fact that we could go out on the deck at night and have great views of the stars. Mark was really good to work with as well. We will look forward to coming back to stay at the LBH during a future visit to Salida.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great views from the back patio

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and found the place adequate for our family's vacation needs. Great location, isolated and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults staying for 5 days and this place was perfect for us. We enjoyed the views everyday. Both the front of the house and the back have wonderful mountain views. The house was very clean and the kitchen was well appointed. The owner was very easy to get in touch with and we did not have any issues. It was even warm a few days but the breezes were great through the windows and doors. There is a portable A/C unit that we used a couple times. Thanks for a great place to celebrate a 60th birthday.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great spot! Comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay with another small family. It rained almost the entire time, so we were glad to have such an accommodating space, equipped with toys for our children!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
103 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Elevation Brew Pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Salida, Colorado
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Amicas Pizza
Nearest Ski
11.5 Miles
Monarch Ski Resort
Car: necessary

The Little Brown House (LBH), located 6 miles west of Salida, 7 miles from the Mt. Shavano Trailhead, and 12 miles from Monarch Pass and the Monarch Crest Trailhead (great hiking/biking on the Continental Divide).

Salida is a community of 5,500 people. We are surrounded by the greatest concentration of 14 thousand foot peaks in Colorado (15 of 54). The town is a haven for hikers, bikers, campers, and skiers. The Arkansas River winds its way along the edge of downtown, inviting rafters, kayakers, fishers, and “beach lovers” alike. Known for a mild climate, Salida is a perfect setting for your outdoor adventure.

The Monarch Ski Resort offers downhill skiing & snowboarding, and the surrounding ski area offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Taxes and cleaning fees are included in your rental payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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