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Idyllic Location, Great for Families, Short Drive to Telluride.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3+ bedroom, 2+ bathroom, Mountain Views

Remodeled in 2012, this custom timber-fame home is located at the base of Wilson Peak on East Wilson Mesa. The house sits on 60 acres and borders National Forest. You can walk out the front door and access a superb trail system, which connects our property to the Wilson Mesa Trail. During summer months the hiking, horse back riding, and mountain biking possibilities are endless. During winter, one can enjoy cross-country skiing and snow shoeing on the same trails. The property boasts a well-stocked, stream-fed trout pond, a mere five-minute walk from the front door. A fenced pasture with lush, native grasses is the perfect place to keep your horses, should you care to head out on a high mountain ride through aspen and pine forests. The home is oriented toward the South to maximize the solar gain that streams through the large windows of our sunroom (also known as the “moon room”). It sits on the edge of a large meadow with stunning views of Wilson Peak and Sunshine Peak.

The house is a comfortable 2500 sq. ft with an open floor plan. As you enter from the north, you’ll come through a generous sized mudroom with ample hooks, and storage for all of your outdoor gear. Walk through a second door and you enter the main living area with timber frame construction throughout; kitchen with vaulted ceilings, dining room, and a cozy living area with a beautiful soapstone wood stove. The modern, industrial-style kitchen has brand new appliances, granite counter tops, and bar seating around a large island. Upstairs is a bedroom with a queen bed, bunkroom that sleeps 6 people, and full bath. Back down the stairs and through the kitchen to the East is the “original” cabin where the TV room, bedroom/sunroom, full bath, and upstairs master bedroom lie. The sunroom has a queen pull-out sofa. The master bedroom has a king bed and half-bath, which are accessed by a spiral staircase.

During the summer months there is a large outdoor living space with a deck and patio, which look out across the lush meadow and directly at Wilson and Sunshine Peaks.

There are many kids in the family, so there are plenty of toys. Should you be bringing younger children, we have a pack-n-play and changing table. We can also help line up trustworthy baby sitters as a number of our good friends work and teach at the pre-schools and elementary school in town.

This home is available to rent at all times of the year.

More Details

Eri Raley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Eri Raley

Our parents bought this piece of property in 1970. A few years later they built a small, 800 sq/ft cabin and out-house. For the first 10 years we used the cabin as a summer and winter get-away. In the early eighties my parents added indoor plumbing and electricity, and our family of six moved into the small cabin full-time. In the winter months we would snowcat and snowmobile in and out to attend school in Telluride. Our mom was a middle school teacher and our dad was the local emergency physician. The living quarters were close and the commuting was hard, but we all loved it. Over the years we've all grown up, moved away, and started families of our own. Our loving and generous parents gifted the property to all of the kids in the late 1990s. Thankfully, this property that we endearingly call 'The Mesa,' has remained our homestead where we gather year after year to celebrate being together as a family. A few things have changed over the years; the road is plowed and maintained year-round, and we did a major remodel in 2012 to accommodate everyone's growing families, however; the heart of soul of this special place remains. We hope that you too will visit and enjoy the beauty, peace, and tranquility of our home away from home.

Eri Raley purchased this house in 1970

Why Eri Raley chose Telluride

Our parents love for the outdoors and adventure is what drew them to Telluride in the 1970s. They purchased 60 acres on Wilson Mesa from a Basque sheep herding family. In the late 1990s the land was handed down to the next generation, who have made improvements and remodeled the home over the past 10 years. Having grown up on 'The Mesa' and in the town of Telluride, the area remains near and dear to our hearts. The youngest daughter, Erin and her husband Matt, still live in the area and care-take the property. We all love to ski, hike, climb, raft, fish, and bike in the area. We treasure living on Wilson Mesa, and love being part of the fun and funky community of Telluride.

What makes this house unique

The view to the South will capture your heart and imagination. Wilson Peak is one of the most filmed and photographed mountains in the United States, and we get to look at it every day, up close and personal. Hiking, biking, skiing, and hunting in the vast National Forest and Wilderness is unmatched. The wide open, lush meadows fill with wildflowers in the summer and glitter with snow in the winter. The aspen and pine forests are home to huge herds of elk, bear, mountain lion, deer and hundreds of birds, hawks, and other fun critters. One could spend a lifetime exploring this area and still discover new and beautiful nooks and crannies every time you set out on an adventure.


Telluride House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sun room with a queen sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed , There are 2 trundle beds in addition to the 4 bunk beds.
  • All bedrooms have ample drawer and closet space for your things.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Idyllic Location, Great for Families, Short Drive to Telluride.
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

what a view!

  • 5 of 5

Such a peaceful, incredible place. There is nothing better than waking up to the first light on Wilson Peak. I highly recommend this place

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House and Location

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house and Property. My family and I enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay here!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do the house justice. The breathtaking photo of the mountain supplied in the photos is the view you see from EVERY room! This house is both beautiful (post and beam throughout), inviting, comfortable, spacious, and stocked with anything and everything you might need. The owners were accommodating and helpful every step of the way, including the most precise directions to the house I've ever encountered. Our family spread out through the "yard" of 60 + acres and a pond. Our dog thought he had died and gone to heaven! I highly recommend staying here if you want peace and quiet, country atmosphere, and a beautiful and well appointed home to won't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing property with unreal views

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect. Located slightly outside of town you can enjoy the property in privacy. There is a ton of room to explore without ever having to exit the grounds. It was amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views and cabin! Great for kids. Easy getting to Telluride. Further info below...

  • 4 of 5

Loved the cabin and surrounding property. Pond, Canoe, 1.5 mile hike from backdoor to stunning views on the Wilson Mesa Trail where you can hike for miles! Mountain Bike from the front door on public land for MILES! About 7 miles in on the dirt road, once on Hwy 145 just a quick drive to Telluride. STUNNING views of Mt. Wilson. Beautiful Cabin...amazing kitchen, great open setup, wonderful for families with, books, arts & crafts, fun bunk beds. Three things that are not described well in the info. 1) Master bedroom up steep spiral staircase, so not easily accessible for everyone. 2) Double bed isn't really a bedroom...more of a 4-season porch with a pullout couch. Used two of the twin trundle bed mattresses from the bunk room for the double bed to make it more comfortable. 3) There is another cabin on the property about 20ft from this cabin. If you are looking for complete privacy, would suggest asking the owners if anyone is staying at the other cabin. We had someone staying at the other cabin 7 out of 10 nights we were there. Other guest was family friend (first night the owner was there which was great!), she was very quiet and didn't disturb, but it was unexpected as we didn't know and isn't described well in VRBO info. Overall, wonderful place. Would stay again if in the same area. There is so much to do and not enough time...we will come be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay/Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

My family and in-laws stayed here towards the end of July/first of August, 2017. This was my first time to Telluride. This was a fantastic home! It was one of the most well stocked homes I have ever stayed in (i.e., the kitchen was fully stocked with every pan/knife/glass/spices/napkins/linens you could ever want.) Our children loved the cozy bunkroom. The linens in the beds were wonderful! In the evenings, all of the bedrooms/rooms have screened windows that easily open, so we had them open at night and could hear the creek and wind in the trees. The stocked trout pound (about 5 minute walk from the back door) was stocked with beautiful trout, and was fun for catch and release. They had hummingbird feeders which we filled up (per their instructions) and hummingbirds came in droves. On two evenings, we saw large deer grazing in the backyard. And to have the national forest as your "backyard" is amazing. The drive to Telluride was very easy - about 25 minutes (as there was road construction), but an easy, beautiful drive. It was fun to visit the town during the day, but come back at night. Would highly recommend, and we hope to revisit next summer! The owners were so helpful in answering all of our questions and provided excellent fly fishing recommendations.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Mountain Village
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 145
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Car: necessary

Telluride has breathtaking mountain scenery. The area boasts world class skiing, mountain biking, hiking, 4WD jeep roads, fly-fishing, rafting, climbing, and road biking. There are a number of amazing music and entertainment festivals through out the year such as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride Blue and Brews, Telluride Film Festival, and Telluride Jazz Festival. There are dozens of award-winning restaurants, a lively bar and entertainment scene, as well as wonderful shops. People who visit this magical community fall in love with it, and end up coming back year after year.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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