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The Green Door In The Heart Of The Rockies

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bed 2 Ba & 1,500 Square Feet Of Newly Renovated Living Space

We welcome you to our beautiful log-faced vacation home settled on a quiet double lot just blocks from downtown Salida. Three bedrooms and two full baths can easily accommodate six. The open, easy flow of the living room, dining room and kitchen provide comfortable entertainment space. There is ample room for a family dinner, a game of cards or a quiet movie in front of the fireplace. Mountain views surround! All this while the home maintains its Old West, small-town appeal. The famous Arkansas River lurks just out of view but across the street!

THE GREEN DOOR is completely furnished, with all the modern conveniences: flat screen televisions (2) with satellite, wireless internet, a fully appointed kitchen, all new appliances: refrigerator/freezer with filtered water/ice, microwave, dishwasher, gas range and oven, toaster oven and wine cooler. Pots, pans, dishes, washer/dryer (bring your own laundry soap) are included. All bathroom/bedroom linens are provided. A spacious outdoor patio with shaded pergola and bbq grill are waiting for your relaxation needs. Our visitors will welcome the over-sized two-car garage, off-street RV parking, and the mountain view from the garage porch.

THE GREEN DOOR is a very comfortable six-block walk to downtown historic Salida where you will find amazing Western movement architecture, art galleries, antique shops, gift shops, and great restaurants. Outdoor activities are abundant in and around Salida year round: hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, hunting, fishing and skiing. The list just goes on and on.

THE GREEN DOOR is happy to welcome children with supervising adults, but we strictly enforce a NO smoking/NO pets policy.

More Details

Property Manager
Vada J Ward, Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Owner-limited Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Vada J Ward, Owner

Our family has spent most of our lives in Colorado and we love it more every day. After a two-year search for the 'perfect' spot to share with my grown children and grandchildren - and to retire within the splendor of the Rocky Mountains, I fell instantly in love with Salida. What's not to love? - The amazing Arkansas River, the architecture, the thriving downtown with only ONE traffic light, the nearby sulpher pools, the endless outdoor activities, the safety and freedom for children to explore everywhere, and the quiet, quiet, quiet neighborhoods...................Ah, happiness is a short walk to the river, a good book, a roaring fire, fresh air, and the gorgeous surrounding mountain scenery.

Vada J Ward, Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why Vada J Ward, Owner chose Salida

This particular property was studied carefully before the purchase became reality. The home is wholly on one floor with wide passages from room to room. It's even wheelchair accessible! It's easily cared for; it's totally remodeled, all the fixtures and appliances are new (and most of the furnishings). It's sparkling clean throughout! Yet, it retains that Old West flavor which speaks eloquently for Salida itself.

What makes this house unique

The home sits on a double lot and by Spring will begin to be professionally landscaped beyond the patio and pergola to the garage. There is plenty of room to spread out: room for the unique oversized two-car garage with shaded porch and a view of the mountains; room for the largest RV; and more space for added growth. There's even room for the daily visiting deer! Walk across the street and throw your fishing line in the Arkansas River!


Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master en-suite: walk-in shower, sink, toilet, heated floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw-foot tub with overhead shower, heated floor
  • Bathrooms are fully equipped, and we offer our guests soaps, shampoos.and fluffy towels. We also have towels for use at any number of nearby hot springs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle twin beds
  • Each bedroom has throws for napping comfort, plenty of drawer space for long-term visits, and additional reading lights.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Home is newly and totally remodeled for your comfort. Furnishings are beautiful with every convenient feature. All appliances are new. Prepare meals or bake for family and friends. Home has retained its original Old West, cottage features while offering you and your guests an excellent, modern stay.


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The Green Door In The Heart Of The Rockies
average rating of 4.8125 based on 48 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Green Door house is charming and set up perfectly! We were two families with young kids and the house was great for both adults and kids. Very well stocked kitchen, radiant heat in both bathrooms, lots of games, nice outdoor patio with pergola and BBQ. Easy walk into downtown Salida and about 30 minutes to Monarch ski resort.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your enthusiastic review. We continue to strive to make all guests' adventures to the lovely Arkansas River Valley and our home a memorable vacation. To those contemplating a summer trip, don't forget your fishing poles, bathing suits, and hiking boots!
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Love The Green Door!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at The Green Door. The location is easy walking to downtown Salida, very close to the river, and a great living set up for two families with kids. The kitchen is very well equipped with all that you could need and the patio is a wonderful place to relax. We'll be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Ever Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

We started skiing Monarch in 2000, have been going back ever since. It's a great value, my Grandchildren learned to ski there on Grandpa's dime. We started staying at the Green Door about seven years ago, it's a great house with the best stocked kitchen I've ever rented. The town of Salida has many good to great places to eat and the people are very friendly. I will return as long as I am able.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was very comfortable with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

House is adorable. Very updated and comfortable. There's and outdoor patio surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants. We saw deer right out our door! It was a fabulous place to stay

Property is within walking distance of downtown Salida so we rarely used our car.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We DO try hard to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. Remember: The ASPEN are turning now. They should be in their glory here around mid-October. We're waiting for you.
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We loved the Green door! Perfect location,beautiful,clean, cozy home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this property. We were a family of six and had plenty of room. We even cooked a gumbo one night and had friends over who were also vacationing in Salida. The location is perfect! Walking distance to downtown and right on highway that leads to Buena Vista or Hwy 50. We rode the bikes all over Salida that Mrs. Ward so generously allowed us to use. (In the garage). The house is so cozy and beautiful! We loved the patio and grilled one night. (Also had friends over that night). There were plenty of towels for everyone. She also provided us with BIG towels that we used when we went to Princeton Hotsprings. We will return to the Green Door!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to have read your glowing interest in our home! We constantly try to anticipate our guests' needs/wants. Aspen are already beginning to turn gold. Fall is our loveliest season. Come back!
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Loved it it felt like home very comfortable very well clean and maintained

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay. We had a great time. The house is very clean and beautiful I fell in love with the house . We felt very comfortable. I would recommend anyone to stay there. Beautiful patio. They made us feel like we were home. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: will be golden aspen-viewing season again! A few days in our lovely Arkansas River Valley surrounded by sky-high mountain vistas and glowing aspen......ah, what a treat!
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La Fiesta Mexicana II
Canyon Marine Whitewater
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Central Colorado Regional Airport, Buena Vista
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Salida Golf Club
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
U.S. Highway 285, I-25, and Highway 50
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Monarch Mountain Lodge
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
River Park, downtown Salida
Car: not necessary

Many 14,000 foot peaks for hiking, climbing or mountain biking in the nearby Collegiate Peaks Mountain range. Monarch Ski & Snowboard area is less than 30 minutes on beautiful roads without traffic. The Arkansas River is a short WALK for world-class fly fishing and world class white water rafting.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

Occupancy limited to 6-7 persons. Minimum stay 3/nights, reservations for less than 3/nights will be charged the 3/night rate. Cancellation policy: 90% of initial 50% refunded if cancelled 15 days prior to check-in; 25% of total payments received if cancelled 14-6 days prior to check-in. Salida Sales Tax equals 7.9% (2.9% State, 2% County, 3% City) Salida Lodging Tax equals 1.9%.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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