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RIDGWAY'S FINEST: Mountain views, backs to open space, open floor plan, in town!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Spacious Living Area, Modern Kitchen, Views, Outside Patios

Ridgway's finest rental! Nestled between Ouray and Telluride, Ridgway is the gateway to the San Juan Mountains, located at 6,985 feet. This unique, in-town location offers the 'best of everything' at your finger tips. Enjoy the spectacular views while cooking, dining or relaxing in this comfortable, open home. It is fully furnished with all the necessary amenities to dine in and watch movies, or grill outside and watch the wildlife. This small town has a lot of character with plenty of opportunities for the adventurous tourist or those seeking stillness in nature.

'Meadows to Mountains' is a short walk to town, which has everything one might need: restaurants, gift shops, grocery store, brewery, community park and much more. Two blocks away is the Chipeta Resort and Spa which has a hot tub and spa treatments available with a reservation. Across from the Chipeta are two brand new very nice public tennis courts, soccer fields and an amazing skateboard/bike park (please bring your own equipment for these). The town itself has weekly summer concerts and farmers markets (all within walking distance). Ridgway is a 15 minute drive from the scenic town of Ouray, 45 minutes from Telluride, and 30 minutes from the Montrose airport.

Some additional highlights of the area include easy access to hiking, four wheeling, horseback riding, hot springs, local rock climbing crags, climbing fourteeners, and over 20 miles of mountain biking trails. Ridgway State Park is located 10 miles from town and can be accessed via a paved biking trail or car. The park has three entrances that provide access to a swimming beach, boating ramp, fishing, camping and hiking. The Umcompahgre River runs through town with easy access to fly fishing and kayaking from the house. The nearby Divide Ranch and Golf Club offers breathtaking views of Mt. Sneffels, one of the tallest and grandest peaks in Colorado.

More Details

Keith Garvey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Keith Garvey

We are a young couple that enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling whenever our schedules allow. Keith owns a small guide service and spend his summers mountain guiding in the Alps. Krista is an elementary teacher and enjoys the benefit of having summers off.

Keith Garvey purchased this house in 2012

Why Keith Garvey chose Solar Ranch

We love Ridgway and our friendly community. Ridgway is a small town with a BIG heart. We understand the value of taking a break from the daily routines, and due to the nature of our professions we leave during the summer to travel in Europe. We were fortunate to buy this property, and have put our heart and soul into fixing it up. We welcome others to enjoy our piece of rural solitude!

What makes this house unique

Our large, in town lot backs to open space with dramatic mountain views and wildlife watching. The scenery is captivating 24 hours a day!


Solar Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom and bath; clawfoot tub and separate shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double bed and futon couch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Orvis Hot Springs located 10 minutes from town; Ouray Hot Springs and pool located 20 mins from town; Summer Music Concert series Thursdays in July (free); Farmer's Markets held in town every Friday; Community playground and skate park


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average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
Cedar Falls, IA

Perfection: the sequel

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay, the first was two couples in 2015; this year we had three couples. The home is perfectly laid out for multiple traveling parties and has everything you need for a restful stay. The location is convenient to wheeling and outdoor activities and only a short drive to the shopping options in Montrose. We were so pleased to make this home for a week!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, CO

Great family get-away

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time in this house. Great layout, kitchen is well designed and location in town is great for going to the farmers market, the brew pub, and the concerts. It backs up to open fields with a great view of the San juans, and it is right across the street from soccer fields and basketball courts. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We are so glad you had a wonderful time again and look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Comfortable and picturesque

  • 5 of 5

Great house perfect for our family including kids! We rode our bikes to the park most nights and enjoyed the view from the back porch. Beautiful town between ouray and telluride with endless outdoor activities. Had a great stay without any problems. Thanks for making it so easy with the app!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing home with excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming to Ouray since I was a child but never stayed in Ridgway. I actually prefer Ridgway now after staying at Krista and Keith's home. It is on the edge of town (but still blocks from the center of town) which is ideal for unobstructed views of the mountains. I took several pictures from the living room window of beautiful sunsets and enjoyed watching the prairie dogs. From the bed in the master bedroom I saw a shooting star over the mountains as we lucked out with clear skies during a meteor shower. The house has a great set up for relaxing and enjoying the truly amazing scenery SW Colorado provides.

There were several maps and books on hiking as well as up to date publications from the surrounding area. There was more info on the area than is found at most hotels.

The kitchen was well-stocked and beautiful and there's a store within walking distance. We grilled out 3 nights and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Krista and Keith were prompt (often within minutes) with communication and professional. I even forgot some clothes and Krista is mailing them to me.

I would love to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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awesome spot, awesome service

  • 5 of 5

All good! The views! The valley. honest walking proximity to town, coffee, shopping, yoga and park.

The bedrooms are lovely, beds firm and cozy. The main rooms are spacious, and kitchen is good for cooking large meals while socializing.

We especially adored the sound of the running water that came from the stream adjacent and the majestic, unspoiled valley views from all rooms.

the neighbors are close on both sides, but very quiet and the design of the place opens onto the undeveloped meadow and mountain/valley view -- so the place feels much more secluded than it first appears/actually is.

On arrival here was some quick confusion about the cleaning timing, but we worked it out with Caroline. She was very helpful / responsive and got the place all ready in no time.

The place is cool in the summer-time but at the hottest heat of the summer day you will be warm. There is a swamp cooler provided which will help with sleeping for one bedroom in the heat.

The town river, and a reservoir for swimming are super-close by.

We have relatives in town, and were dazzled by the localism and proximity of it all.

So glad we rented this spot. It worked like a charm.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was a great basecamp for exploring Ridgway, Ouray and the surrounding area. The home was comfortable for three couples since the layout allowed each of us to have our own bedroom and bathroom. The neighborhood was quiet and is in walking distance to the market, park and several restaurants. The views from the home are amazing! I would highly recommend staying here when visiting Ridgway or Ouray!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Montrose, CO
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Colorado Boy Brewery
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Divide Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 550
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thai Paradise
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Telluride Resort
Car: recommended

Colorado Boy Brewery & Pizzeria (fine micro brews);

Taco Del Gnar (yummy tacos and fresh margaritas);

Thai Paradise;

Taco Del Gnar (inexpensive tasty tacos)

Adobe Inn (Mexican cuisine);

520 Burgers; The China Palace; Cimmaron Cafe;

Kate's Place (friendly atmosphere and tasty breakfast);

Oriental Chinese


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $125
Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.5%

Weekly rentals receive the 7th night free. Cancellation or changes to an existing reservation will be fully refunded if occurrence is prior to two months of check in date. No refunds will be provided within two months of rental date. Please consider purchasing Vacation Protection in the event something unforeseen happens shortly before or during your stay. There is an option to "get protected now" below.

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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