Rooms with a View: Bear House Near Ouray(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)
Bear House sits on a shelf about 100 feet above the floor of the Idlewild valley, privately located at the end of a spur on a 1.3 acre wooded lot. The home features an inviting great room with tongue-and-groove cathedral ceilings, a spacious, well-equipped kitchen, and generous master bedroom and bath. Two additional bedrooms and an adjoining full bath occupy a partial second story. You can enjoy your meals inside on a large dining room table or outside on a wooden porch. This porch and large windows that span the northeast facing aspect—including great room, master bedroom, and upstairs bedroom—offer stunning, unimpeded views across the valley to Cutler Creek and Baldy Peak directly to the east, the Bridge of Heaven area rising sharply above Dexter Creek, and, in the distance to the north, the south rim of the Ouray amphitheater.
Located in the great room is a collection of books about the region’s history, jeeping in the area, and hiking trails, as well as trail and road maps. You’ll also find a small library of other fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, and games. A utility room, located off the kitchen, has a washer and dryer. The property also has a 2.5 car garage to park your car and store outdoor gear.
**NOTE: We receive internet connection through a Verizon hotspot. In this rural area, cable or fiber optics are not available for internet. This option (“broadband”) is very much like using a hotspot on your cell phone, thus to supply data to the house is expensive. Because of this, we have to limit the amount of data each guest can use during their stay. Please be aware of automatic updates and notifications that might unnecessarily use your limited data.
You will only have a certain amount of data to use, and we will let you know so that you can budget your use and keep track of it how you wish. We are very sorry about this, but we of course have the same problem when we are there. There are several places in Ouray that have Wi-Fi if you need to use data. We thank you for your understanding. But if you want to spend time using data, then perhaps houses in between Ouray and Ridgway will not be suitable for your needs.
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Member since: 2013
- 1838 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
Dining area just off the kitchen in the great room. Pine log table comfortably seats 6. Two stools are set at a kitchen counter. Outdoor dining is available on a large 6-sided table on the patio...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
In this rural area, cable/fiber optics not available, thus data is expensive and very limited. No streaming or gaming. We are sorry about this inconvenience. Ouray has places that have free Wi-Fi....moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 4.9%
Manager's cancellation policy:
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Ouray is widely renowned as the Jeep Capital of America. Old mining roads, some passing historic ruins, abound in the San Juans. In winter, Ouray transforms into the Ice Climbing Capital of America, highlighted by the climbing park in the town's box canyon. The area is also well-known for its splendid hot springs, whether enjoyed at a public pool in Ouray or private resorts (such as the Wiesbaden in Ouray or Orvis Hot Springs near Ridgway).
Year Purchased: 2012
About: We are Sara and Steve, a university researcher and professor currently residing primarily in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We have regularly recreated, relaxed, and revitalized in the Ouray area for years and, indeed, were married just off of Bear Creek trail, high above the Uncompahgre gorge south of town. We recently bought this house to spend more time in the region doing things we love, introduce our young son to the joys brought by outdoor adventure and beauty, share good times here with family and friends, and perhaps ultimately adopt this place as our primary residence. On a seasonal basis, we’re also happy to rent our home to visitors. Whether you’re just now discovering and exploring the Ouray region or, like us, have been revisiting it for years, we very much hope you enjoy your stay.
Why Idlewild Estates, Ridgway, CO, USA:
We had looked to buy a piece of this area for years. When we stepped into Bear House and experienced its spacious warmth, private feel, and breathtaking views, we fell in love with it.
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Back of house
A view south along the side of the house past the back deck
A view of the kitchen
view from master bedroom doorway
View from front door
Window view from the master bedroom
The master bath
Upstairs bedroom with queen bed
Bath shared between the two upstairs bedrooms
A twilight view from the back of the house
Front of the house
View from the back of the house south toward Ouray
Dining room and living room from kitchen
view from master bedroom doorway
The master bedroom with queen bed
Upstairs bedroom with queen bed
A view though the windows
Upstairs bedroom with upper twin bunk and lower full bunk
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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