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Starry, Starry Nights and Mountain Vistas!–3 Miles to Downtown Salida

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

A quiet retreat in the Colorado Rockies set in the pinon hills north of Salida, Colorado, this recently-completed guest house is a base for year-round adventure or relaxation.

The cottage offers ample parking and a private patio. It features one large bedroom with a queen-sized bed. Additionally, the bedroom has a large closet and a sitting area. The spacious bathroom has a tiled shower. The living room has a full-sized sleeper sofa, adjacent dining area and a 32 inch LCD flat screen HDTV with basic satellite service. Wi-Fi is provided. The cottage is well suited for two couples as the bathroom is accessible from both the living room and the bedroom providing privacy for both sleeping areas. In addition, both sleeping areas exit directly to the outside. Eat in, using the new electric cook top in the kitchen which also has a double sink, refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffeemaker. Dishes and cooking utensils are supplied.

The cottage is 7 minutes from historic downtown Salida with great restaurants, art galleries, shopping and plentiful free public parking. Ski Monarch and Mt. Princeton Hot Springs are 30 minute drives into the mountains. Additionally, within three miles of the cottage are fishing access to the Arkansas River and fishing at Franz and Sand Lake. Outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy rafting, hiking, and mountain biking in the area ( Sun-filled days and starry, starry nights, and spectacular mountain vistas make this a perfect Rocky Mountain getaway!

**Please note: VRBO and HomeAway recently provided an 'Instant Quote' function that does not always provide a reliable total cost calculation. Please contact the owner for an accurate quote.**

Check-in time: 4:00 pm unless other arrangements have been made.

Check-out time: 11:00 am unless other arrangements have been made.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Starry, Starry Nights and Mountain Vistas!–3 Miles to Downtown Salida
average rating of 4.96875 based on 64 reviews

One of a kind find

  • 5 of 5

Becky and I were looking for a place where we could escape the heat of Arizona. We had lived in Colorado for years and wanted to return for the summer. Ron's cottage was a great find. We spent two months (July and August) here and enjoyed every minute of it. Salida is a special place with so many options for activities in the summer. The cottage is close to town and all it's offerings. Our dog loved the roads for his morning walks. This would be a perfect place for a ski vacation because it's so close to Monarch where we had skied for years. The small refridgerator was a challenge for two months but we supplemented it with a large ice chest. We will be back for another month next summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom and Becky, We are happy that you enjoyed your 2-month stay in Salida and the casita, for the most part, served you well. The fridge is a bit small but space is at a premium in the kitchenette. We are happy that it is not deterring you from coming back next summer! Thanks for your kind review and we are looking forward to seeing you then. Ron & Rose
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  • 5 of 5

This was the most relaxing stay that my wife and I have ever had in Colorado. Very quiet and lot’s to see and the dog loved it.

Will stay again, all of the other reviews are correct 5 stars. The owner had a paper posted with places to go and restaurants we ordered the pizza with salad very good

Thanks again for this little Colorado hot spot.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ron, we are happy that you and Cindy and your pup enjoyed your stay in Salida. You're only two hours away so please come again!
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Best vacation ever !!!!

  • 5 of 5

The adorable little cottage was clean , had everything we needed and very comfortable. The view was amazing . We went zip lining , took a train through the Royal gorge , a gondola ride up Monarc crest , went to the Great Sand Dunes, had lunch and enjoyed the soothing hot springs and on and on and on. There is so much to do and see . The owners Ron and Rose are amazing . So if your planning a trip to Colorado totally look this place up . It was perfect !!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that Starry Nights could be part of your best vacation ever! You certainly packed in a lot of activities over a relatively short period of time. Please come again. There are still plenty of other things to see and do in the Salida area! R & R
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  • 5 of 5

The owner was wonderful! We had everything we needed. What is listed on here is exactly what you get. They had plenty blankets, towels, etc. The casita was super clean and the bed was very comfortable. Location is perfect and the views are beautiful! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Mandy. We are happy that Starry Nights served you well and that you will be back to see us!
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Bringing In A New Year In A Little Piece Of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most amazing and relaxing time ever. It was a piece of paradise, getting away from the hustle and bustle of a large city.

I enjoyed cooking steaks(awesome) on the grill with a view that I will never forget.

We took our daily walks in the peaceful atmosphere and enjoyed the wildlife.

I will forever remember the fantastic snowmobiling and the views that were so postcard gorgeous.

A huge thank you to Ron and Rose for all they do to make you feel at home.

Looking forward to staying again.

10 Star rating from Texas.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dee, we are happy to hear that you and Ken had such an enjoyable stay in Salida and at Starry Nights. We hope to have you back with us again! Ron & Rose
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Beautiful location, excellent value

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect. Quiet peaceful neighborhood. Short drive to Monarch Ski Area.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy, Austin, that you found Starry Nights to be to your liking. Come again!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Salida Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $25
Tax Rate 7.3%

Please note: VRBO and HomeAway recently provided an "Instant Quote" function that does not always provide a reliable total cost calculation. Please contact the owner for an accurate quote. The sales tax of 7.3% is applied only to stays of less than 30 days.

Check-in time: 4:00 pm unless other arrangements have been made.
Check-out time: 11:00 am unless other arrangements have been made.

Travelers may pay upon arrival with cash, check or PayPal.

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Salida Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Wi-Fi is available.

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