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A mystical cloud bank lingers over the valley with the Rockies behind..

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We think our house is special and I’m sure you will too. The architecture is unique and the state of the art kitchen is huge and fully equipped. There’s attention to detail throughout and exquisite views from every window. Overall it’s 2300sf plus a two car garage. Enjoy a private setting, on an acre, with a few nearby homes above or below in the hilly natural landscape. WiFi.

The upper level has high peaked ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, large flat screen HDTV and superb views from large windows. A modern style and open floor plan is balanced against an eclectic mix of furniture styles and periods. Rich mahogany floors and oriental rugs form the base. In the dining area the mountain views are framed by a grand round window, 4ft in diameter. Opposed to this a smaller circle window centers a 16 ft long galley kitchen with golden toned granite countertops and rich natural cherry cabinets. This kitchen is made for comfortable cooking and entertaining, open and interactive with the living and dining areas. There is a diner style booth at one end of the kitchen and a half bath at the other. A private office/bedroom is opposite the half bath and it's the only other separate room on the upper level. This room has a large table desk for a quiet working area and a trundle couch pulls out to a very comfortable double bed.

Just outside the upper/main level there is a patio carved into the back yard hill. You can prepare your dinner on the gas grill or hang out while looking across to the Collegiate Peaks from the patio.

In the 3 regular bedrooms plus the office/bedroom there are beds for 8 persons. The master bedroom is at mid level with a huge window revealing a panorama of the foothills fading to the Sangre de Cristos on the horizon. It has a walk in closet joined to a full tiled bath with both tub and shower.

The ground level is a few steps down and has two comfortable bedrooms with large windows and expansive mountain views across the valley. Across the hall is a full bath featuring limestone tile. A full size washer and dryer are in the laundry room next to the bath. At the end of the hallway is an interior entry to the two car garage.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Signatory must be 21+...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    It's a great family home or getaway for couples....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO Smoking inside the house....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Trundle pulls out to double, comfy flat spring & mattress...moreless

  • leave the curtains open at night and see the stars and moon silhouette the mountains-wake up to the mountain view ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Limestone surrounds tub and on vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Granite top vanity ...moreless

  • Master Bathroom : toilet, tub, shower

    Ceramic tile in shower, above tub and on vanity ...moreless

  • Clean w/ all necessary towels and washcloths, skylight in master, all baths w/ natural light....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 325 days of sunshine here, lots to do, good food, arts and music in town, sports of all sorts, great local brewery, etc. etc. etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV ; wifi internet...moreless

  • Stereo:

    I-Pod dock; Panasonic mini component stereo, AM, FM, 5CD changer/ player w/random mode...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Great galleries for all arts, restaurants, taverns, brewery, shops, good live music often, theater presentations...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Collegiate Peaks panorama 4 mi. to west from north to south and Sangre de Cristos 3.5 mi south, east to west...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning is unnecessary open windows in late afternoon early evening. Use abundant ceiling fans. Close the windows in the morning. You'll stay comfy....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large full size...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    wood is supplied...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality bed linens are provided as are blankets for the cool nights ( if you like it cool)...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 couches and a large easy chair that reclines...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large gravel drive with side cut out. Easily accommodates 4 vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    large full size...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped: service for 10-12 :complete accessories for cooking include delux anodized Calphalon cookware,plenty of glassware including wine glasses...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Top of the line Bosch, stainless steel inside and out...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    32Lf of granite countertops, natural cherry cabinets,breakfast booth...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, condiments, cleaners, paper goods are generally supplied...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Newer 3ft side by side...moreless

  • Stove:

    New (3/2013) Frigidaire PRO SS gas w/gas convection oven and warming drawer...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    At least 3 rental sites w/in 3.5 miles...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio overlooks the Collegiate Range and snow capped !4,000 ft beauties to west...moreless

  • Golf:

    9 hole course is public and about 2 miles from home...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    river is 1.5 mi....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    new 10/2012 w/searing burner that's great for steak or Ahi tuna...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    25 miles to Monarch Ski area on the Continental Divide with short lines, all terrain types and some of the best powder in Colorado...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Well maintained town courts next to pool complex on Rt 50 about 5 Mi....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Salida has a terrific indoor pool with some jetted whirlpools both private and non private and featuring hot mineral water from local hot springs. Fees for use are very reasonable....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
mid Season*some holiday rate
Sep 16 - Dec 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$330
$1,550 $4,550

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

High Season*some holiday rate
Dec 16 - Jan 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$335
$1,595 $5,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jan 8 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$335
$1,595 $5,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$330
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $90
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

* check in 4pm-check out 10:30am

* add15% to rate for major holidays (incl. Mem Day, 4th July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year)

* cleaning fee is $90

* Deposits refunded only if 60 days before scheduled stay

* Add $20/night/person over 6 persons


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

103 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs
3.19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Salida Boathouse,Benson's,Currents, the Vic
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Salida
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 291
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Currents, Salida
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Monarch Mt

Car: Necessary

Nestled in the foothills at the edge of town, we are the last house on County Rd 156 before it joins the Ute Trail running from Salida into San Isabel National Forest. Turn left on the Ute Trail and there are hiking trails and a wonderful 4wd ride to Aspen Ridge.Turn right and you will be in the center of Salida in 5 minutes. Look in any direction and there will be mountains. To the west across the Arkansas River Valley, running north to south are the Collegiate Peaks. They feature the greatest number of 14000+ ft mountains in any county in the USA. Enjoy awe inspiring sunsets. First light on these mountains isn’t shabby either. To the south you look at the edge of town framed by Mt Ouray (13973ft) and the north end of the Sangre de Cristo Range

This is farm and ranch country so you pass local farms and cattle fields on your way into Salida. It’s a great small town that serves both locals and travelers well. Salida boasts the most historic buildings of any town in Colorado. There are great little galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and taverns. There’s an indoor town pool with natural hot springs soaking tubs. What there is not.... traffic! No interstates here.

Sports and outdoor activities abound all year. Our home is only 5 min.from fishing, rafting or kayaking on the Arkansas River. Hiking and mountain biking trails are everywhere. Head east from town into Bighorn Sheep Canyon and see... possibly bighorn sheep, definitely rocky cliffs anchored by the Arkansas River. Photographers love it here. Head west on Rt 50 and In 25 minutes you will be at the Continental Divide. Ski Mt Monarch. It is known for some of the best snow in Colorado,plenty of easy to steep challenging runs and short lift lines.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Donna and Steve are each self employed . After Steve spent 35+ years of planning,design,and building; it's mostly photography now. Donna has a business helping seniors downsize and staging homes for sale, based in the Philadelphia area.We will spend several months a year here and continue in the Philly area as well. With a great love of architecture, real town life, and the outdoors we both fell in love with this place and feel right at home here. Donna grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Lynchburg, VA and is so glad to be in the shadow of the Collegiate Peaks.

Why the Owner Chose Salida, CO, USA:
Steve passed through Salida on his way up from skiing Taos in 2003 and wanted to return. Seven years later we did it, renting a cabin through VRBO,and buying a season ski pass to Monarch. We fell for Salida and returned again the next winter. It really was a fit and we searched for property. We were hoping to find something ready to live in. Ironically we had passed this home and enjoyed it's ''personality'', but it was not listed. Then at the end of our stay as we weighed our choices and viewed all the comps again, this house came on the market. The owner was the builder and the quality showed. A deal followed shortly thereafter. We feel fortunate to be here. It's such a cool town that's not overdone or pretentious. Especially, we are thrilled to be living in this home. Being above the valley floor expands our views but the house is still easily accessible. We love it here.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Architectural details,rich woods,a fabulous kitchen and oh those views. High enough above the valley we see the town and stars sparkle in the distance at night. The mountains stretch forever like a jagged ribbon tying the sky to the valley below.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • A mystical cloud bank lingers over the valley with the  Rockies behind..

    A mystical cloud bank lingers over the valley with the Rockies behind..

  • The setting moon in the morning sky

    The setting moon in the morning sky

  • Dining adjacent to kitchen with living room and fireplace in distance

    Dining adjacent to kitchen with living room and fireplace in distance

  • Kick back...watch the sunset or the game. Or play a game from the TV stand chest

    Kick back...watch the sunset or the game. Or play a game from the TV stand chest

  • the diner booth breakfast table

    the diner booth breakfast table

  • Good morning! looking east in gulch off Rt 50 5 miles away

    Good morning! looking east in gulch off Rt 50 5 miles away

  • MBR morning light

    MBR morning light

  • Br#3 panorama views of Sangre de Cristos

    Br#3 panorama views of Sangre de Cristos

  • Patio cut into backyard slope views mts south and west

    Patio cut into backyard slope views mts south and west

  • sunset taken  from house driveway

    sunset taken from house driveway

  • about 2 mi nearby

    about 2 mi nearby

  • twisted pinion

    twisted pinion

  • natural sage... no bluegrass

    natural sage... no bluegrass

  • spacious kitchen, lights are from local glassblower's gallery,LR f/p beyond

    spacious kitchen, lights are from local glassblower's gallery,LR f/p beyond

  • let's eat!

    let's eat!

  • By the way radiant heat means all floors are warm underfoot when its cold.

    By the way radiant heat means all floors are warm underfoot when its cold.

  • Main floor office w/ trundle that becomes comfortable double bed, by half bath

    Main floor office w/ trundle that becomes comfortable double bed, by half bath

  • MBR...remember radiant heat in floor

    MBR...remember radiant heat in floor

  • BR#2 views of Sangre de Cristo Mts

    BR#2 views of Sangre de Cristo Mts

  • Secluded patio w/grill looks at Collegiate 14ers

    Secluded patio w/grill looks at Collegiate 14ers

  • Sunset as seen looking west

    Sunset as seen looking west

  • First Ave Salida

    First Ave Salida

  • As taken climbing in Bighorn Sheep Canyon

    As taken climbing in Bighorn Sheep Canyon

  • That's us, Steve and Donna at the top of Tenderfoot Mt overlooking Salida, e-ha

    That's us, Steve and Donna at the top of Tenderfoot Mt overlooking Salida, e-ha

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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