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WINTER IS HERE! 20 mins. from Monarch with A BILLION STARS ALL AROUND - PETS O

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 8 (3 bd + loft), 2.5 bathrooms-Seclusion in the glorious Colorado Rockies

YAY FOR YOU! Monarch is scheduled to open November 22. Book your ski/snowboard vacation now.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN TONS OF OUTDOOR LIVING WITH STUNNING, UNOBSTRUCTED MOUNTAIN VIEWS AS YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH NATURE AT SALIDA'S PREMIER VACATION RENTAL, HIGH COUNTRY HEAVEN.

Kid, Pet and Horse Friendly

Includes WiFi (DSL) & DISH Satellite TV (America's Top 120)

NOW THIS IS COLORADO! Heaven meets Earth in the glorious Colorado Rockies at Salida's PREMIER vacation rental in historic Salida, Colorado. Mountain bike directly from this property - no shuttle is needed.

Our ENTIRE county has less than 19,000 people....you want peace? It's epically easy to leave behind the masses of people, forget your day to day reality and totally immerse yourself in the unique, graceful splendor of Salida and at High Country Heaven. Relax on the back deck under billions of bright, twinkly stars while you roast marshmallows over the firepit. Indeed, we live in a truly special & blessed area and would like to share it with you.

High Country Heaven is a striking 2200 sq. ft. custom home secluded on 11.5 treed acres that offers unobstructed, panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. It easily accommodates up to 8 people, has 2.5 bathrooms (2 toilets, 3 tubs/showers, 3 sinks) and is a mere 5 minutes from downtown Salida, fly fishing, biking, hiking, golfing and whitewater rafting. Monarch Mountain Ski Area, zip-lining, gondolas, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, 4 wheeling, ghost town exploring & crossing the Continental Divide are just 20-25 minutes away. The location is ideal at just 2.5 hours from Denver and 100 miles from Colorado Springs & Pueblo.

**ABOUT HIGH COUNTRY HEAVEN**

The superbly appointed, custom 2200 sq. ft. home is nestled among the splendor of pinon pines & juniper trees and has 11.5 picturesque acres of private seclusion in the magnificent Rocky Mountains.

There are sleeping accommodations for EIGHT in three bedrooms (two queen bedrooms on the main level and one queen bedroom upstairs) and on a comfortable futon in the quiet, spacious loft. A pack-n-play is available upon request. The home has 2.5 super clean bathrooms that feature an oversized jetted tub, a massive shower, a shower/tub combo, 3 sinks/vanities and 2 toilets.

All bedrooms contain luxurious queen mattresses, luggage racks and full length mirrors.

The 11.5 pristine, treed acres that surround this heavenly home border BLM land (Bureau of Land Management) and offer stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, easy access to 4 hot springs and 2 National Parks, restaurants/breweries/distilleries/wineries, extensive and varied 4-wheeling, ghost town exploring, gem hunting, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, hummingbird watching, whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, fly fishing, hunting & zip lining.

We offer a well equipped kitchen (coffee press, coffee maker, electric kettle, spices, blender, food processor, crock pots, pots/pans, microwave, stainless steel appliances {fridge/icemaker, stove/oven, dishwasher}), coolers for loan, TV/DVD player, cable, a huge jetted tub, high end linens, a BBQ grill, a fire pit, 3 outside decks with lots of outdoor furniture, & a horseshoe pit for your guaranteed enjoyment.

The spacious back deck offers majestic views of Methodist Mountain, has plenty of seating/tables for morning coffee/tea, happy hour enjoyment, stunning sunrises, sunsets & frequent rainbows, hummingbird listening, star gazing, relaxation, and amazing views.

There is a large laundry/mud room that has an HE3 front load washer and dryer, utility sink & numerous board games to play and sports equipment to enjoy.

Pets and children are welcome!

A pack-n-play is available for guest use.

Wireless Internet via DSL is provided.

Satellite TV/DISH is provided (America's Top 120).

Monthly pricing is available upon request.

**ABOUT SALIDA**

Salida is THE place to ramp up your adventure meter and blow the gauge far off the high end of the fun scale. Do you want to zip-line, snowmobile, horseback ride, ski or snowboard, soak in a hot spring or absorb an art gallery, eat at a great restaurant, drink a fabulous local wine, beer or distilled liquor, go 4 wheeling or ATVing, visit a ghost town, go whitewater rafting or kayaking, rock and gem hunt, cycle or mountain bike, camp, golf, or fish, climb a 14'er, hike or hunt, listen to music outdoors or go to a fabulous festival? Then High Country Heaven is THE place to be.

Salida, Colorado's largest Historic District, is a close-knit, friendly community that wholly embraces energetic, peaceful, laid back lifestyles. The beautiful & charming town of 5500 people is a short distance from the famed Rainbow Hiking Trail; offers world class mountain biking trails; has been featured on HGTV as the 'Town that Decorates an Entire Mountain;' and is called 'The Little Soho of the West' because of it's prolific, nationally acclaimed artists/galleries and large number of year-round art events.

Each June, the largest whitewater rafting festival in the country, FIBArk (short for First In Boating on The Arkansas), begins on the Tuesday before Father's Day. World champion kayakers compete during 6 days of various competitions, daily/nightly free live music is offered and a fun, festival atmosphere abounds. In the past, New Belgium/Fat Tire has sponsored the event but now, a terrific local brewery, The Eddyline, is the key FIBArk sponsor. Obviously, great beer selections are guaranteed. The most popular and funniest FIBArk event is the Hooligan Race (5:30 pm on the Saturday before Father's Day) where contestant teams construct theme rafts from items such as bales of hay, empty kegs, tires, floats, sofas, & bath tubs then try to navigate over rapids and under the F Street Bridge. Hollering, hooting, and hysteria richly fill the air when rafts pass through the Boat Ramp Rapids as contestants jump for money strung high across the Arkansas. Most rafts eject people, break apart, or completely flip over! The Hooligan Race is a must see event in your life.

**ABOUT CHAFFEE COUNTY**

Our County enjoys over 330 days of sunshine annually; has the most 14,000+ ft. peaks concentrated into the smallest geographical area in the USA; is 30 minutes from the Continental Divide/Monarch Pass; has numerous, easy to reach hot springs; and boasts of having the most rafted stretch of any river in the United States (Arkansas River). In addition, Chaffee County is home to the most craft microbreweries, wineries & distilleries per capita in the United States and has numerous high quality gems/minerals on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Salida is also close to two National Parks which make for great day trips: The Great Dunes National Park and Black Canyon at the Gunnison National Park. Other stellar sites include the ghost towns of Turret and St. Elmo, a drive along Aspen Ridge especially in the fall, ziplining in Big Horn Sheep Canyon, hiking/biking/gondola-ing along the Continental Divide, visiting the awesome Royal Gorge & driving to Leadville, the highest town in America at 10,200 ft. We live in a truly special & blessed area and would like to share it with you.

We cordially invite you to come stay at High Country Heaven and help yourself to a light breakfast of tea, coffee & organic oatmeal as well as plenty of clean towels and linens, hair dryers, iron/ironing board, and local maps/brochures. As hosts, we will be happy to provide information on places to visit and where to rent bikes, horses, snowmobiles, skis, ATV's, Jeeps, etc. If there is anything we can help you with, please ask. If you haven't experienced the unique community that is Salida in the Heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, you need to visit soon.

Friendly pets are welcome with prior approval. Pet fees are $15 per pet per night.

Please note a Damage Protection Policy is required and a cleaning fee will be added to each reservation. Security deposits are not accepted.

No ATV's are allowed to ride on the property.

IMPORTANT:

E-CHECK VS. CREDIT CARDS: Use of credit cards for payment will require an additional 2.9% of the total amount of your stay. Please use the E-check option at check-out.

More Details

Owner
Lisa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Lisa

My husband & I are 48 & 53 respectively. We trek to savor tasty microbrews, enjoy frequent doses of live music, and expose ourselves to new opportunities that allow us to give and learn. When we aren't traveling, we volunteer extensively in our community and dog/cat sit (pro bono) for friends.

We practice an organic, active and environmentally conscientious lifestyle that's filled with good karma and lots of pay-it-forwards. We're super easy guests and generous hosts.

We have a vacation rental in Panama City Beach, FL - www.VRBO.com/953423. I also manage a friend's awesome river front property, River City Chalet, in downtown Salida. For details, go to www.VRBO.com/228694

Lisa purchased this house in 2001

Why Lisa chose Salida

High Country Heaven is an AMAZING home with surrounding vast and wild acreage that inspires & brings peace & serenity to all who stay here. Elk and deer roam the property and you can access BLM trails directly from High Country Heaven. Do you have dogs? No leash is necessary on this huge property. Pets are welcome with prior approval and are $15 per night per pet.

What makes this house unique

The magnificent mountain views from the numerous floor to ceiling windows are unparalleled in Salida. High Country Heaven is an open concept house with plenty of space for 8 people and is a terrific base for the varied and numerous outdoor activities that make you shout - THIS IS MOST DEFINITELY COLORADO!

Amenities

Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 2nd floor walk-thru bathroom, walk-in closet & linen closet.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 1.5 bathrooms-separate toilet/shower/jetted-tub area-2 sinks
    Bathroom 3 - shower , See additional details on this expanded (0.5) bathroom
  • Both bathrooms are extra large and sunny. The main, downstairs bathroom is separated into two rooms. One room has a sink, toilet and linen closet while the other room has a jetted tub, a massive shower and a sink. It's super easy for multiple people to use the separated bathroom at the same time. The upstairs bathroom has a combo shower/tub, toilet, sink, walk-in closet and linen closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor master has a sumptuous memory foam mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The upstairs queen bedroom is huge, sunny and relaxing.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The 2nd floor queen bedroom has a luxurious mattress.
  • •The master bedroom is located on the main level and has a new Queen ​memory foam mattress •A second main floor bedroom has a luxury queen mattress •The upstairs bedroom has a luxury queen mattress •The upstairs futon converts to a comfortable full-size bed •There are 400+ thread count (or higher) linens on all beds •You'll find ample amounts of high end blankets & feather pillows •There are luggage racks in each bedroom •Full length mirrors are located in all bedrooms •Each bedroom has an alarm clock •All rooms have artfully tasteful reading nooks, corners & walls
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wireless internet, cable, flat screen TV; DVD, hair dryers, coffee grinder and press, electric kettle, coffee maker, crock pots, large jetted tub, W/D, dishwasher, juicer, food processor, coolers, blender, microwave, picnic blankets, 5 speaker surround system for iPods/mp3 players, BBQ grill, outdoor fire pit, large deck with plenty of outdoor furniture, indoor fireplace, iron and ironing board, electric mixer, board games, DVD movies/exercise videos and an outdoor horseshoe pit. A pack-n-play is available upon request. Well behaved pets are accepted upon approval. Pet fees are $15/night/pet. Our property includes 6 fenced acres, 2 corrals and a 2 stall Quonsett for horse, llama or burro/donkey boarding during your stay. Please inquire about additional details and fees. A damage protection policy is included in each reservation and there is a $115 cleaning fee a. CANCELLATIONS: No refunds within 45 days of arrival date. Cancellations more than 45 days prior to arrival are charged $175

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews
5

Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

High Country Heaven is really a bit of heaven...close to Salida but with a very secluded feel. Mountain views, perfectly appointed kitchen, beautiful decor...this place has it all. Our family of 5 had plenty of room to relax and enjoy the home when not out on adventures. Speaking of adventures, the area has plenty of those. We climbed 14ers, white-water rafted on the Arkansas river, rock hounded and fished the one day it was rainy. We didn't spend a lot of time in the town, but the places that we ate were top notch. There are great art galleries and shops in Salida as well. Thank you Lisa, for providing this awesome place for our family vacation! KS from Milwaukee

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, KS, for writing such a stellar and spectacular review. I'm especially struck by your first sentence, "High Country Heaven is really a bit of heaven." It took my husband, two friends and I a couple of relaxing happy-hour-on-the-back-deck sessions here at HCH to come up with the name "High Country Heaven." Once we did, it was just one of those things you know. Thank you for recognizing that and for reminding me, yet again, what a truly special place HCH and Salida are. Cheers to 14er's and congrats on ascending two. Well done.
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5

Beautiful Secluded Mountain Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an amazing stay at High Country Heaven! We enjoyed every bit of relaxation this place has to offer, while also taking advantage of its great location 5 minutes from Salida. This house is fully stocked with all your essential needs. Sometimes, it's the little things that make your vacation memorable. I so greatly appreciate the attention to detail, cleanliness, and how could I forget, the most comfortable memory foam mattress ever! We will definitely be back with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved the house, decorations and the view! Everything we needed was there.

  • 5 of 5

Wish that we could have stayed a week! It was so homey and a great place to relax. Loved the deck and fire pit along with the view. The house was perfect for the 6 of us. The bedrooms and bathrooms were decorated so Coloradoish! I want to go back with more family and friends. Thank you Lisa!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a truly wonderful 5 star review that allowed me to reminisce about the history of High Country Heaven and of Colorado. THANK YOU, Marsha! How utterly awesome you should mention the way the house is decorated. It's based solely off of the wall mounted area rug by the TV and was developed slowly after that particular purchase. You are spot on with the "Coloroadoish" since most of the remaining items were bought locally including all the coolly patina-ed 1800's tin roof tiles that grace several walls. They were salvaged from a house in Leadville, CO, a mere 60 miles away. Bring your cowboy and cowgirl hats the next time because we'd love for you to return to soak up this incredible and somewhat indescribable peaceful feeling that captivates and embraces everyone who make the choice to stay at HCH. Smiles abound here and I'm so happy you all "got it."
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Aurora, CO
5

Perfect Girls' Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, well furnished home in a gorgeous setting! Close to town and very private. We enjoyed the fire pit. Highly recommend. Pet and child friendly too. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, Lorraine, you about said it all and very well at that! Thank you for the wonderful review. As I sit at the dining room table at HCH this morning, the house is enveloped in a dense cloud while yesterday morning, I could see the Aspens alive in their golden yellow fall jackets standing proudly near the snow capped jagged peaks next to Methodist Mountain. It's so wonderful to be home at HCH. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves in this gorgeous setting as much as I do.
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5

Great family stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at High Country Heaven. The house was perfect for 4 adults, a toddler, and a dog. And HCH was the most well-stocked vacation house we've ever stayed in - from the pantry to paper-goods, and even towels for the dog! Being close to the Methodist Mt. trail system was also a big plus. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the 5 STAR REVIEW! The goal of our team at High Country Heaven is to exceed expectations and to make guests' time at HCH extremely memorable. Thank you for noticing then detailing some wonderful points that allow guests to choose our home as their vacation destination. Much appreciated, Casey.
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Arvada CO
5

A Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough superlatives to describe this lovely home. The kitchen was full of everything one needed, the bedrooms were fresh and spacious, the many fans throughout the house were top-notch quality, and the cathedral ceilings filled the main living area with light. We wanted for nothing. And then there is the view.....coffee on the deck watching the sunrise, wine on the deck watching the western sunset shower the eastern clouds with pink. This property is private but only 5 minutes from downtown Salida. It is close to any sport you want to indulge in and the Collegiate Peaks embrace the entire valley. The property was spotless, linens were clean, pillows and blankets plentiful. Downstairs shower could fit 6 people easily and the tub was jetted and deep. Our daughter, son-in-law and baby took over the large upstairs with loft and balcony so they had loads of privacy. The master bedroom downstairs has a tempurpedic mattress which is lucious. If we could give this property ten stars, we would.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: BEST EVER REVIEW! Thank you so much, Dorsey. All of us who continuously put love and effort into making High Country Heaven live up to your unparalleled review want to thank you for such a detailed, heartfelt and fantastic 5 star review. It gives us great satisfaction, added motivation and continued desire to share our home with guests when we receive a review like yours. To hear that you love and value our home as much as we do is truly priceless. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. It is so rewarding to think that we helped make your time in Salida 10 Star Special. We sincerely hope to welcome you back many times in the future.
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Amicas
"Kathy, the owner, has put together a tremendous eatery/brewery. The beer rocks, the pizza is..."
Currents
"Great Happy Hour - BYGO. The food is wonderful and is more fine dining at a reasonable price..."
Laughing Ladies Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Locals love the food. It's definitely fine dining, Reservations recommended."
Boathouse Cantina
"Great river views especially during FIBARk. Fun place to watch sports. Expanded bar menu is ..."
Canyon Marine Whitewater
"Gotta love these adventurers! The know how to raft the Ark and are close by our house."
The Maverick Potter
"Mark's pottery is fabulous, he has been featured on a local PBS documentary, he caters to ch..."
River's Edge
"SNIFF, SNIFF, closed summer 2016. What a loss. Great location, fabulous outdoor spaces, invi..."
Free the Monkey Consignment
"The owner, Emily, gives so much time and money back to both Salida and Buena Vista (her sist..."
Ruby Blues
"Mike has a terrific selection of gently used high end clothing at reasonable prices."
Elevation Beer Company
"Great local Brewery. Monday is BYGO on first round. Bring your own food and join the locals ..."
Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub
"Love their lunch special from 11am - 2pm DAILY. Great owners, great beer, wonderful outdoor ..."
The Fritz
"Decent beers on tap, tapas oriented food, there's usually a good reasonably priced daily spe..."
La Fiesta Mexicana II
"Good food, nice employees, fast service. It's hard to go wrong with Mexican Food!"
Safeway
"Not too bad for a small town chain grocery store. The employees are super friendly and we al..."
Ploughboy Inc. -- CLOSED
"The owners, David and Kerry have an incredible sense of quality everything, support local en..."
Simple Foods Market
"Wonderful selection of organic, natural and local sourced foods. Easy location."
Twisted Cork Cafe
"Wine tasting, nice food, OK inside atmosphere, really nice outdoor, riverside patio, great f..."
Country Bounty Restaurant and Gift Shoppe
"Great breakfasts! Super nice owners and employees who donate frequently to the community."
Patio Pancake Place
"THE locals place to breakfast in Salida. Always busy, good/simple food. "
216 Ferraro's
"Real Italian food, wonderful desserts!"
Los Girasoles
"The best Mexican food in Salida. Good prices, great portions and friendly service."
TLC Pet Supplies & Services
"The owner, Karen, will take super care of your pet, suggest wholesome/healthy food, groom yo..."
Anderson Motor Co
"Craig offers Jeep rentals, RV rentals and a ton of advice on where for 4 wheeling in the cou..."
Captain Zipline
"Zip-lining is always fun! This one goes through a canyon/river."
Shallots
"Check out the AMAZING front bar - it was handcrafted from recycled materials by the boyfrien..."
Monarch Mountain
"Monarch is always in the top 5 ski areas in CO for SNOW!! Small hometown feel, short, varied..."
Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
"Great beer, friendly employees, the new MEGA sponsor for FIBArk,,,,what's not to love about ..."
Monarch Snowmobile Tours and Rentals LLC.
"One of the few snowmobiling businesses who offer both tours and rentals. Ask for a 10% off d..."
Independent White Water Inc
"Ask for Mikey Shorts as a guide and tell him Lisa sent you. He's a local living legend, will..."
skanga meats and seafood
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Denver International Airport & Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Amica's Pizza & Brewery
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Salida Golf Club
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Denver
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Moonlight Pizza & Brewery
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Resort
Car: necessary

Do you want to go zip-lining, snowmobiling, horseback riding, skiing or snowboarding, visit a hot springs or an art gallery, eat at a great restaurant, drink a fabulous local wine, beer or distilled liquor, go 4 wheeling or ATVing, visit a ghost town, go whitewater rafting or kayaking, go rock and gem hunting, cycling, camping, golfing, or fishing, climb a 14'er, hike or hunt, listen to music outdoors or go to a fabulous festival?

Do you want to go zip-lining, snowmobiling, horseback riding, skiing or snowboarding, visit a hot springs or an art gallery, eat at a great restaurant, drink a fabulous local wine, beer or distilled liquor, go 4 wheeling or ATVing, visit a ghost town, go whitewater rafting or kayaking, go rock hounding, cycling, camping, golfing, or fishing, climb a 14'er, hike or hunt, listen to music outdoors or go to a fabulous festival?

About Salida:

This delightful slice of mountain paradise is private luxury located in a close-knit, historic community that wholly embraces energetic, peaceful, laid back lifestyles. Salida is a beautiful & charming town of 5500 people that's a short distance from the famed Rainbow Hiking Trail; offers world class mountain biking trails; has been featured on HGTV as the 'Town that Decorates an Entire Mountain;' and is called 'The Little Soho of the West' because of it's plentiful, nationally acclaimed artists/galleries and large number of year-round art events.

Each June, the largest whitewater rafting festival in the country, FIBArk (short for First In Boating on The Arkansas), begins on the Tuesday before Father's Day. Champion kayakers from around the world compete during 6 days of various competitions, daily/nightly free live music is offered and a fun, festival atmosphere abounds. In the past, New Belgium/Fat Tire has sponsored the event but now, a terrific local brewery, The Eddyline, is the key FIBArk sponsor. Obviously, great beer selections are guaranteed. The most popular and funniest FIBArk event is the Hooligan Race (5:30 pm on the Saturday before Father's Day) where contestant teams construct theme rafts from items such as bales of hay, empty kegs, tires, floats, sofas, & bath tubs then try to navigate over rapids and under the F Street Bridge. Hollering, hooting, and hysteria richly fill the air when rafts pass through the Boat Ramp Rapids as contestants jump for money strung high across the Arkansas. Most rafts eject people, break apart, or completely flip over! The Hooligan Race is a must see event in your life.

ABOUT CHAFFEE COUNTY

Our county enjoys over 330 days of sunshine annually; has the most 14,000+ ft. peaks concentrated into the smallest geographical area in the USA; is 30 minutes from the Continental Divide/Monarch Pass; has numerous, easy to reach hot springs; and boasts of having the most rafted stretch of any river in the United States (Arkansas River).

In addition, Chaffee County is home to the most craft microbreweries, wineries & distilleries per capita in the United States and has numerous high quality gems/minerals on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Salida is also close to two National Parks which make for great day trips: The Great Dunes National Park and Black Canyon at the Gunnison National Park.

Other stellar sites include the ghost towns of Turret and St. Elmo, a drive along Aspen Ridge especially in the fall, ziplining in Big Horn Sheep Canyon, hiking/biking/gondola-ing along the Continental Divide, visiting the awesome Royal Gorge & driving to Leadville, the highest incorporated town in America at 10,200 ft.

We live in a truly special & blessed area and would like to share it with you. We cordially invite you to come stay at our home and help yourself to a light breakfast of tea, coffee & organic oatmeal as well as plenty of clean towels and linens, hair dryers, iron/ironing board, and local maps/brochures. As hosts, we will be happy to provide information on places to visit and where to rent bikes, horses, snowmobiles, skis, ATV's, Jeeps, etc. If there is anything we can help you with, please ask. If you haven't experienced the unique community that is Salida in the Heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, you need to visit soon.

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $115 + Tax
C. Card fee 1.9% $38 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.7%

PLEASE NOTE:
Pet fees are $15/night/pet. Pets must be approved prior to the reservation be accepted and guests must agree to the pet policy.

E-CHECK VS. CREDIT CARDS: Use of credit cards for payment will require an additional 1.9% of the total amount of your stay. Please use the E-check option at check-out.

A Damage Protection Insurance Policy is required and will be added to each reservation.

Cancellation Policy SUPERCEDES VRBO's CANCELLATION POLICY
1. If you book more than 7 days before your stay starts, you can cancel within 24 hours of making it and we will refund 100%.
2. If you cancel at least 45 days before the arrival date, you forfeit 50% of the reservation cost.
3. Once you’re within 45 days of the start of your stay, no refund is given.

The normal check-in time is 4:00pm with check-out being any time before 10:00am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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