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Indoor Solitude, Outdoor Access for a Perfect Getaway

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Exterior design creates lovely, comfortable nooks of sunlight and shade.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Eco-modern home, 360° Scenery & Trails Available May-Nov

For a memorable visit to Grand Junction, stay at this architecturally distinctive, high desert retreat on 10 acres less than 10 minutes from downtown. This home was designed for two writers who value quiet, love entertaining guests and enjoy the easy access to trails in this mountain bike mecca.

The two private wings are joined by a great room and spacious open kitchen with sweeping views in all directions. While the quarters sleep up to seven, the ideal accommodation is for two couples (with or without children).

With its seamless joining of town and country plus indoor comfort and outdoor activity, Echo Canyon Retreat provides an ideal base for cyclists, wine tourists, hikers and photographers, day trippers and I-just-vant-to-be-aloners. Extended families, JUCO tourney fans, Tour-of-the-Moon riders, hardcore mountain bikers, house hunters and reuniting classmates have all enjoyed themselves here.

Outdoor seating areas ring the house to maximize the views as well as take advantage of sun and shade. Interior finishes and fixtures are upscale but not so lavish you can’t feel comfortable using them. You’ll appreciate special touches such as the five direct entries outdoors, twin ovens, solid core interior doors and three custom showers for active visitors. Oh, and two tucked-away, built-in desks for those who can’t leave work at home.


We overlook the Grand Valley at the midpoint of wine country and biking bliss. The entrance to the Colorado National Monument is within a half-mile of the front door, and Bangs Canyon Recreation Area is accessible directly from our land. You don’t even need a car to explore the nearby Lunch Loop trails, ride Rim Rock Drive over the Monument or take in a tour of the valley’s vineyards. At night, you can enjoy both the stars and the glimmer of city lights.

Fruita and Palisade offer many more options within a half-hour radius. Within less than two hours, Moab’s arches, Glenwood Springs’ mineral pools, the Grand Mesa’s alpine lakes and Black Canyon National Park beckon.

Both bedroom suites feature queen beds and their own entries to the outdoors. The larger master suite is connected to a spacious bathroom with water closet and step-in steam shower. Between this bedroom and the great room, a book-lined stairway leads to a cozy study with a single bed and a sunrise-facing balcony.

The family suite has an attached bath and walk-in shower, plus a TV/exercise room with a queen-size hide-a-bed, making this arrangement ideal for parents with kids. A powder room off the main entry also has a shower and can serve guests using the auxiliary rooms.

Because we’re readers, our rooms feature plenty of light, something the hospitality industry in general still hasn't learned. Everything but the study and balcony are on one level. Passages and doorways are ADA-compatible.

Children are welcome. Smoking is not. There’s Wi-Fi, a Blueray player and cable TV, but if your kids’ idea of fun is Disneyland instead of exploring desert canyons, there are some better options for your family in the area.

PLEASE NOTE: This home was designed as a private residence and is being rented for similar use. It is not intended to be an events center or a facility to host large groups who are not staying at the house. While this is not to discourage you from having guests during your stay, we ask that you respect our neighbors and the character of the subdivision. If you have any questions about uses for meetings, family reunions or larger receptions, please discuss your plans with the manager prior to booking.

For more details on the many nearby recreational opportunities, visit our website.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24 or over, please....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Younger children should be supervised outdoors. This is semi-wild country....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Coyotes prefer the place to themselves....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Some limits to patio areas....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    15x15 plus wide entry, walk-in closet...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    12.5X12, walk-in closet, private entrance...moreless

  • Tower Room: 1 twin/ single

    Upstairs study, walks out to balcony...moreless

  • Media Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Fold out queen sofa bed...moreless

  • All four rooms have privacy, arranged in two wings of the house. Maximum sleeping arrangements best for extended family, two couples with children or close group of friends. Media room connects to guest room, making the suite good for couple with kids....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Step-in tiled shower....moreless

  • Powder Room: toilet, shower

    Double duty as front bathroom and guest shower....moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Private water closet, step-in tiled shower/steam feature....moreless

  • Technically, these are all 3/4 baths. But who needs to crawl in and out of tubs? We designed 3 bathrooms (and the hot water supply) to accommodate a group returning from a run, golf or bike ride. Who wants to wait an hour for last shower?...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Property is professionally managed with concierge services designed to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Please inquire about any special requests or preparations for your arrival....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A selection of fiction and local geology, recreation, history....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Some CDs, but you want your own music, right?...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable with bigger selection in media room. But you don't come here to watch TV....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Receiver attached to house sound system. Listen to radio or bring your iTunes and plug in....moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat screens. 1 in media room with sports package, HDTV, Blueray player can stream Netflics. 1 in master with basic cable....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    360° views of Monument, Bangs Canyon Rec. Area, Grand Valley and Book Cliffs...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seating and table for 8, plus 3 at the bar, all in the great room/kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas. Also outdoor natural gas grill....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Media room has yoga mat, small hand weights, mirrors for checking your golf swing....moreless

  • Garage:

    Double garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Geothermal heating and cooling....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI included....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The two-story great room is designed for congregating, cooking, eating together....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private drive to house. Parking well off street. Pad for 2 cars plus garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Digital land line. Free long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart Coffee On-Demand Coffee Maker, coffee grinder, small Krups espresso machine....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for 8-plus....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large, full kitchen with new JennAir appliances, prep sink & ample counter space. L-shaped granite-topped bar with 3 seats on one leg, barware cabinets, wine slots & beverage refrigerator on the other...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Conventional microwave plus convection feature....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, cooking oils & hot sauces. Paper products. Possibly other non-perishables. Ask....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side with water/ice dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas cooktop. Two electric ovens, one with convection. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    21X8. Bring up porch furniture or sleep outside. Great views up and down valley....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patios on four sides, all great views. Three are covered or semi-covered. North and South sides large....moreless

  • Golf:

    Inquire....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Xeriscape yard surrounded by natural contours and vegetation. This is the high desert, and we want to conserve water....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    3-burner Vermont Castings. Natural gas....moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275
$1,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning and Restocking $155
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 4.9%

Notes:

Available May through November only

Rates and fees are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Reservations are not considered “guaranteed” until $349 initial payment has been received. If Guest cancels Guest’s reservation upon notice of thirty (30) days or less, the Initial Payment will be NON-REFUNDABLE. Balance is due two days prior to arrival.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

9.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dos Hombres
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Redlands Mesa Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack Station
4.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-70 Business Loop
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dos Hombres, Azteca, Laughing Dog Coffeehouse
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Powderhorn Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

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Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: My name is Michelle and I own CrashPad - a vacation rental management company serving Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade, Colorado. I grew up in the area and feel very fortunate to get to call it home. I love cycling and want to share the great things our valley has to offer with the world. If you can do it outdoors, you can do it within 45 minutes of any home we manage. Skiing and wine country tourism too! A few notes about the owner: Charlie grew up in Western Colorado, his wife on the Great Lakes. When it came time to retire they loved both regions too much to choose just one, so they built this house as a winter getaway. It reflects their active interests (biking, golf, hiking) and contemplative pursuits (reading and writing). The landscape here inspired Charlie's forthcoming novel, MONUMENT ROAD.

Why Grand Junction, CO, USA:
In 1999 with another family member, the owners bought a sizable stretch of property that abuts the Bangs Canyon Recreation Area with its extensive trail system. They worked with a local architect to take advantage of the site's scenic prospects while respecting others' views and leaving a modest footprint in the fragile desert. The adjoining public lands and large private lots create a feeling of privacy. We can be off by ourselves on trails within a minute, reach the grocery store in five and get downtown on a bike in 25. Of all the great views we could have highlighted with the name, we chose Echo Canyon, visible out our south windows and reachable in 45 minutes on foot or by an intermediate mountain biker. It represents the many other parts of the landscape accessible here but also off the beaten path.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house was designed and built from scratch and it reflects the owners lifestyle and love for this remarkable landscape. (Their brother-in-law calls its architectural style 'Frank Lloyd Left.') They have decided to share it with others who share a love for the outdoors and the indoors, and for peace and quiet. (They lived here for years before deciding to bring in the TVs!) We keep a selection of bikes available for use, so if you don't bring your own, inquire about what we have.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • Exterior design creates lovely, comfortable nooks of sunlight and shade.

    Exterior design creates lovely, comfortable nooks of sunlight and shade.

  • The house borders No Thoroughfare Wash (foreground) and Colo. National Monument.

    The house borders No Thoroughfare Wash (foreground) and Colo. National Monument.

  • A powder room with a shower? Our guests like to exercise more than powder!

    A powder room with a shower? Our guests like to exercise more than powder!

  • The spacious kitchen's fully equipped with appliances, counter tops and scenery.

    The spacious kitchen's fully equipped with appliances, counter tops and scenery.

  • A gas fireplace warms the sitting area without polluting the valley.

    A gas fireplace warms the sitting area without polluting the valley.

  • Another view toward Echo Canyon. Divided glass helps birds see house, not sky.

    Another view toward Echo Canyon. Divided glass helps birds see house, not sky.

  • We've put the TVs in private areas vs. in the great room.

    We've put the TVs in private areas vs. in the great room.

  • Master bath has tiled steam shower and private commode.

    Master bath has tiled steam shower and private commode.

  • Media room can convert to sleeping room. Guest bedroom through the door.

    Media room can convert to sleeping room. Guest bedroom through the door.

  • Guest bedroom is accessible from the south patio as well as through the TV room.

    Guest bedroom is accessible from the south patio as well as through the TV room.

  • Upstairs study's a cozy place to read, work or sleep.

    Upstairs study's a cozy place to read, work or sleep.

  • Below, you can see a trail we like to walk up from our house--or bike down!

    Below, you can see a trail we like to walk up from our house--or bike down!

  • Echo Canyon Retreat is tucked into the desert landscape next to public lands.

    Echo Canyon Retreat is tucked into the desert landscape next to public lands.

  • Powder room and kitchen are just off the  welcoming entry.

    Powder room and kitchen are just off the welcoming entry.

  • We hope you'll enjoy our art along with our views.

    We hope you'll enjoy our art along with our views.

  • Great Room has a communal feeling with multiple areas to settle in.

    Great Room has a communal feeling with multiple areas to settle in.

  • The view from our south patio. Eagle's wing rising. Echo Canyon in right shadow.

    The view from our south patio. Eagle's wing rising. Echo Canyon in right shadow.

  • 15-ft-square master bedroom steps right outside to the trails.

    15-ft-square master bedroom steps right outside to the trails.

  • Spacious master bath. We believe in separate countertops but sharing one sink!

    Spacious master bath. We believe in separate countertops but sharing one sink!

  • Did we mention views? The Monument's straight ahead. Guest suite to the left.

    Did we mention views? The Monument's straight ahead. Guest suite to the left.

  • Media/exercise/sleeping room reflects our not-so-big-house design approach

    Media/exercise/sleeping room reflects our not-so-big-house design approach

  • Guest room has connected bath, own linen cabinet and walk-in closet.

    Guest room has connected bath, own linen cabinet and walk-in closet.

  • Balcony off the study has great views of the valley and up-canyon.

    Balcony off the study has great views of the valley and up-canyon.

  • Can you spot the house from the trail to Echo Canyon? It's on horizon in center.

    Can you spot the house from the trail to Echo Canyon? It's on horizon in center.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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