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Close to Town and Dog Friendly Too!

(36 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Eclectic & Peaceful With Character - 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath With All New Furnishings

Relax & Regenerate. Quiet Historic Home, Easy Walk To Downtown Salida. Dog friendly too!

Our welcoming 1901 Victorian with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath in downtown Salida has what you are looking for and more. With the character of a turn of the century home yet all the modern conveniences, you will never want to leave!

You can tell we had a blast getting this house ready for you! A palate of rich colors, new and eclectic furnishings featuring local Salida artists, as well as the necessities of comfort, all welcome you home. Memory foam mattresses, enough pillows that everyone can choose feather or foam and warm blankets will assure you sleep better than ever. Both downstairs bedrooms have Queen beds. The third bedroom (upstairs) has two twins you can convert to a King if you so desire as well as a pull out twin for overflow guests. You’ll be surprised by cozy sitting areas throughout the house. So spread out and enjoy! If you’re traveling with a larger group, you can still find “your space”! The kitchen is fully appointed with Stainless appliances and everything we could think of to keep you happily away from home. The bathroom roomy with a antique clawfoot tub/shower. For warm summer days, each bedroom has opening windows with screens. Downstairs both bedrooms have ceiling fans and the upstairs bedroom has a window A/C unit to keep you comfortable! The living room has a ceiling fan and a variety of doors and windows with screens can be opened for GREAT cross breezes! Colorado cools down at night - even in the summer so we keep the down comforters on the beds so you can choose your coziness level!

Hiking, fishing, mountain biking and skiing are all right out your door. Cute shops, delicious restaurants, the Arkansas River and more festivals than we can count will beckon you. Eat in or dine out. Barbeque in the backyard by the fire pit or eat dinner in front of a movie. Whatever your idea of rejuvenation, Find yourself at home. Bella Dragon is a perfect fit!

Close to downtown Salida - yet QUIET! Shop, dine, stroll in town, then escape the crowd as you head to this peaceful refuge just minutes away. We have suggestions for you furry friends while you spend the day on the mountain or backcountry! We love Apha Dog Care for day-care as well as Laura Holloway for in-home visits and hikes.

We are a mere phone call away for any concerns or questions before or during your stay!
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1568 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Sorry, no games, children's books or movies supplied. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Guidelines apply - you MUST not leave dogs outside when you are not home. We may charge extra to the cleaning fee as it costs us more to have our cleaner vacuum after our furry guests. Please pick up the yard after your pet as well. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 3 - upstairs: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 1 - Purple : 1 queen

    Back of the house - the Master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 - Yellow: 1 queen

    Front of house...moreless

  • Each room is unique! Back (Purple) bedroom is spacious and sunny with rich purple walls, hardwood floors, walk-in closet and dresser. Front (Yellow) bedroom is bright and cozy with golden yellow walls and a smaller closet and dresser. Upstairs bedroom is it's own suite with sitting area and twin daybed with trundle. Could actually sleep 3 due to pullout oversized chair. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower


  • There may only be one bathroom - but it's LARGE! Lovely claw foot tub and shower combination. Plenty of room to hang towels and store your stuff! Dresser outside of bathroom so everyone has room to store their toiletries. Please note, we have installed grab bars for easy entry and exit of the tub/shower but some of our "more mature" guests have said it requires steadiness as it is a high sided classic clawfoot tub. We supply a rubber bath mat for those who wish as well. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We provide a detailed info book about house and the Salida area when you arrive! ...moreless


  • Books:

    Selection of fiction & non-fiction for adults...moreless

  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Less than 1 mile to Historic downtown Salida. Walk to dinner or shopping. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From upstairs sitting area....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Easily seats 8. We have 6 chairs at the table and 2 others in other rooms. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    In upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace inside. Fire pit outside. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Park 2 cars out of the weather AND it's a great place to store bikes, skis and snowboards. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water radiant baseboard...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi Highspeed Broadband Wireless...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sectional sofa with large ottoman, 2 swivel chairs, easy chair with ottoman. Easily seats 10 people. TV. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    On street parking only....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local and long-distance calling...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Cozy bath sheets...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    14 cup Cuisinart Coffee Maker with timer! Has it's own filter. We have a grinder too. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Serving for 8 - dishes, silverware, glassware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wooden deck with dining area. Patio with fire pit and seating area. Umbrella for table is stored in garage. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 12 - Apr 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,300 $3,800
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,300 $3,800
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2018
2 night min stay
$1,300 $3,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,080 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning $75
  • Salida Lodging Tax $3
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13.2%


Please include your mailing address and DOB with your reservation request. This is for insurance purposes.

During holiday and summer season, our refund policy is: 100% refund with a 60 day or longer notice (minus fees), there will be NO refund if cancellation is within 60 days. Non-season, 50% refund up until 1 week before arrival and no fees.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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166 Miles
Nearest Airport
DIA (Colo Spgs is 106 mi., Small Airport in town)
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Salida Golf Club
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Delicious restaurants in downtown Salida!
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Monarch Ski Area

Car: Recommended

“Sweetly unpretentious” that’s Salida. Those are the words Outside Magazine used to describe Salida in 2004 as one of their “Dream Towns and Adventure Hideouts.”

We definitely agree!

Salida does have a lot to offer – to residents, visitors, and those considering relocation. A community of 5,500 is surrounded by Forest Service and Department of Wildlife lands, a haven for bikers, campers, hikers, skiers, and hunters. It is a lovely natural setting with several converging mountain ranges that boast 15 peaks that reach over 14,000 feet in elevation. The Arkansas River winds its way through the valley and along the downtown of Salida; inviting rafters, kayakers, fishers, and “beach lovers” alike. Known for a mild climate, Salida is a perfect setting for your outdoor adventure.

Salida’s charming downtown area, the largest historical downtown district in Colorado, is home to blocks of Victorian buildings with fantastic restaurants, inspiring galleries, tempting boutiques, outdoor sports stores, and an array of shops for kitchen, kids, books, knitters and quilters. It’s a great place to stock up or find a unique gift to take home.

Salida hosts an impressive calendar of performing arts and special events including great theater productions, a fantastic array of music at coffee shops, taverns, Salida High School’s John Held Auditorium, or the Salida Steamplant Performing Arts Center and Conference Center.

Sweetly unpretentious? Maybe. A vibrant community? Absolutely.

(thanks to the Salida Chamber of Commerce for a fabulous description of our favorite mountain town)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I'm a writer and my husband David is a software engineer. We've been married for 19 years, have 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks - who are our babies - and an ornery tabby cat. We love the Colorado lifestyle and can't imagine living anywhere else! Once we discovered Salida, we knew that the combination of small town feeling, breathtaking natural beauty and a thriving community was where we wanted to be. We hope you enjoy our home!

Why the Owner Chose Salida, CO, USA:
Having lived in Colorado since 1999, we have seen much of the state. We have always gravitated towards mountain towns but have found most of them to be either too small, too touristy, too expensive - or even too cold. Salida has it all - great restaurants, stunning beauty, conveniences yet a true sense of getting away!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Too many to list! She's a looker, we must say. The bold colors beckoned us, we entered the cozy sunroom and our shoulders start to relax, then we stepped into the bright open living room and entered a sanctuary! With hardwood floors throughout, a wood burning fireplace, high ceilings, a claw foot tub. rich yet funky colors in the bedrooms - and a private backyard with a fire pit, we knew we found home. Add in the character of an old home, and Bella Dragon is a prize!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcoming and sunny entryway and mudroom. Store your coats and shoes.

    Welcoming and sunny entryway and mudroom. Store your coats and shoes.

  • Warm & sunny!

    Warm & sunny!

  • Front bedroom - warm & inviting!

    Front bedroom - warm & inviting!

  • Cozy nook with twin beds

    Cozy nook with twin beds

  • The view - snowcapped 14 thousand foot peaks!

    The view - snowcapped 14 thousand foot peaks!

  • Bathroom storage

    Bathroom storage

  • Back bedroom with Queen size memory foam bed.

    Back bedroom with Queen size memory foam bed.

  • Spend the afternoon just hanging or looking at the view!

    Spend the afternoon just hanging or looking at the view!

  • A backyard fire pit.

    A backyard fire pit.

  • It's a beautiful day in downtown Salida!  Wish you were here.

    It's a beautiful day in downtown Salida! Wish you were here.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017

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