Award-Winning Architecture at Gorgeous, Secluded Mountain Retreat(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
5+ bedroom on Specie Mesa sleeps 12+
Inspired by the Telluridium mines of the 1800s, our compound of houses has an elegant yet rambling flow that accentuates the stunning views of sandstone valleys and mountain ranges.
The Laybourne Mesa Retreat is a place to:
• Come together over gourmet meals in the chef's kitchen.
• Build a campfire in our beautiful sandstone fire pit.
• Enjoy the outdoors with volleyball, hiking, hammock-swinging, picnicking or frisbee golf in the summer - and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and igloo building in the winter.
• Curl up in front of a roaring fire with a good book, or watch a great movie on our flat-screen HD television.
• Reconnect with friends and family in a house that offers groups opportunities for both privacy and community.
It's simply the most beautiful base camp you could ever find for adventures in Telluride, Ridgeway, Ouray, Durango, Mesa Verde, and more! Please note that Telluride and Ridgeway are each about 45 minutes away from the house - a bit more in the winter.
The 'train house' with 3 full-sized beds in private berths and a gang shower.
Sleeping tower with two bedrooms, each with its own private half-bath.
Formal guest room that sleeps 3 with its own full bath.
Master bedroom with full bath and a bed that rides out on rails so that you can sleep under the stars!
A large 16 X 16 miner's tent with 2 cots for summer adventures!
frisbee golf course
beautiful patio with a giant polished sandstone table
Traulsen fridge and Viking stove
giant outdoor chess/checker board
collection of rare animation cells
custom-built log banquet table that seats 20 posed on the mesa's edge
gas grill, charcoal grill and a smoker
playful and artful decor
lots of games and toys for young ones
and breathtaking views!
This home can be rented in combination with the fabulous, dog and horse-friendly
http://www.vrbo.com/757067 (right down the road) for larger family gatherings and groups.
This home is also available for sabbatical visits and extended stays - at a highly discounted rate. Please contact us for more information.
(Please note that the property is not available for weddings or large events.)
Member since: 2013
- Chateau / Country House
- Max. occupancy 12
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 20 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
Chef's kitchen with Traulsen fridge and Viking stove. Many small appliances incl. stand mixer, rice cooker, fondue set, etc! Tons of flatware & servingware.This kitchen can feed a small army...moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
2017 Film Festival
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
5 night min stay
Fall Foliage Special!
Sep 8 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Service $250 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Tax Rate 5.9%
We offer significant discounts for smaller groups. Please inquire and we'll hook you up!
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1993
About: Kit and Gerry Laybourne built their home on Specie mesa, near Placerville, CO, as a kid magnet. 'We wanted to build a vacation home that would make our teenaged kids want to hang out with us!' Gerry reports. 'That's why we designed the property to be so much fun and to have so many unique places to hang out.' Emmy Laybourne and Sam Laybourne, Kit and Gerry's children, are now grown up with kids of their own. They are delighted to share this very special, playful, beautiful retreat with the public. 'Our hope is that this home, which has brought us so much joy over the years, will now become a gathering place for a select handful of families,' says Emmy. 'We welcome you and your loved ones to come and enjoy our home on Specie mesa.'
Why Placerville, CO, USA:
Kit and Gerry chose this area because they wanted to have a secluded lot with views of nothing but mountains. The house is situated on over 125 acres of land - plenty of breathing space!
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
'My favorite spot on the property is the sitting porch,' says Emmy. 'The porch is really comfortable, but the view is stunning, so you're in this warm, cozy setting, gazing out at sandstone valley and the hazy mountains beyond it. I just love it up there.'
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Award winning compound of houses on 125+ acres, 22 miles out of Telluride.
The master bedroom is a cottage with a bed that rolls on wheels onto a deck.
Charming and cozy guest bedroom
A bunk in the sleeping berth train.
The sitting porch.
The patio and the bottom of the observation tower.
Sunset from the obervation tower.
The fireplace and card table in the Living Room.
Sunset on the mesa!
Giant Christmas tree in the living room!
The home is based on Telluridium mines from the 1880s.
The home sits on the edge of Specie Mesa, outside Placerville, CO.
The master bedroom bed in action.
The 'Train' sleeper. Three berths sleep up to 6 people.
The chef's kitchen. Can feed a small army.
Double rainbow off the sitting porch!
Out for a stroll on the walkway between the living room and the kitchen.
The Living room. (Flat screen TV is behind those cabinet doors!)
Log table set for company!
This is on your commute to Telluride!
Good times at the sandstone firepit.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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