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Ridges Townhouse with big deck. Sleeps 5. Near Biking, hiking and downtown

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,536 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Rattlesnake Retreat. Over 1600 square feet, sleeps 5 with golf course views

Rattlesnake Retreat is an updated 2-story townhome in the Redlands (The Ridges- On Rattlesnake Ct.) A fantastic retreat while enjoying all the Grand Valley has to offer. It is walking distance to Redlands Mesa Golf Course and neighborhood parks, complete with tennis courts and playgrounds. Over 1500 square feet in this 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home with a 2-car garage. After a day of wine tasting, mountain or road biking, relax on the large deck with golf course and Monument views.

The master bedroom and second bedroom are upstairs with 2 full baths. Office/bedroom is on first floor. The townhouse is passive solar and has a solar sunroom. There is a digital thermostat-controlled evaporative cooler, forced heat, stainless appliances, and a wood-burning stove. Two flat screen tv’s and wifi will make you feel at home. Enjoy the large deck with propane gas grill and patio furniture to eat and relax.

Hiking and biking trails are literally just out the front door. Ride single-track in the Ridges or down the hill at the famed Lunch Loop and Tabeguache Trails, or road bike the Colorado National Monument, with access to the west side right up the road. It’s less than ten minutes to downtown Grand Junction and centrally located to both Fruita and the Palisade wine country. Redlands Mesa Golf Course is an award winning public course, so bring all your gear.

In January, 2016 we made some improvements. New living room furniture, dining room furniture and stainless appliances have been added, as well as a complete update of the master shower. We hope you will enjoy these.

More Details

Wendy Weinberg
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Wendy Weinberg

My husband is winding down to the last few years of working. My background in the hotel industry is a good fit for the vacation rental business. In 2013 we moved from Grand Junction to Tucson, where I put this townhouse on VRBO/Homeaway with immediate rave reviews. With our plan to retire and summer in Grand Junction on hold, we bought a condo in the AZ White Mountains to use as a vacation rental. We recently sold it to another family to use as a VRBO. As this is my business, I travel between my properties fixing and stocking up on things for my guests to enjoy. We now have a second property in Grand Junction; a condo at Lakeside, which sleeps 4.

Wendy Weinberg purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Wendy Weinberg chose The Ridges

We purchased this townhouse to use as a second home and for our future retirement. We raised our family nearby in the Redlands and always liked the Ridges. I lived here for four months to make sure our home is a great choice for your vacation stay. When we bought it we had no idea how much we would enjoy the hiking and biking right outside the door. There are so many trails, you won't do the same one twice. I never tire of sitting on the large deck and looking at The Monument and golf course.

What makes this townhome unique

Location, Location, Location! The Ridges has so much too offer. Hiking, biking and golf are right out the front door. It is only 5 minutes to downtown Main Street. Once inside the townhome, you are charmed by its serenity. We love the large deck for relaxing and entertaining and the views of the golf course, mountains and Colorado National Monument are fabulous. It is unique with a passive solar heating system complete with a solar sunroom. It is spacious with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a garage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect place to spend a few days. Comfortable and well appointed. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. The owner, Wendy, was very responsive and helpful. Location is great for activities in Grand Junction or for day trips to Moab and other areas. View from the back deck was great for evening cocktails. The price was very reasonable.
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The Ridges Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1536 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Upstairs guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main floor half - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest - 1 queen , Brand new pillowtop bed
    Main floor office/guest - 1 twin/ single , Combination office and extra bedroom. Top of the line bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Ridges Townhouse with big deck. Sleeps 5. Near Biking, hiking and downtown
average rating of 4.75 based on 64 reviews

Rdiges Townhouse

  • 5 of 5

Our time at the townhouse went without a hitch, The landlord, Wendy, is the best that one could ask for. We were extremely pleased with our stay and would highly recommend this property.

Great location. Easy to get into town and to the monument. Great views! Great place!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed your 4+ month stay while you were remodeling your new home. We enjoyed having you both and thanks for staying on top of the property. Good luck in your new home.
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Very well-equipped unit with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

A terrific place to spend some time. Very close to hiking, biking, shopping, restaurants, breweries, wineries. The unit is lovely and there is so much to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your one month stay in Grand Junction at our townhouse. You were here for perfect weather to enjoy the views from the deck and sunroom. Please come back soon.
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What a great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family lived it! It was clean, beautiful and awesome views! Very thoughtful owners that take great care to make you feel welcome. With the Colorado Monument close by its hard to beat!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I assume your family loved it as well as lived it. LOL. Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad it worked out well for you all. Come back anytime.
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Las Vegas, NV

Perfect for Couples Biking Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse accommodated two couples very nicely. Lots of comfy places to sit in the living room plus we spent time on the deck every night enjoying the views and the cooler evening air. Loved having the garage to hold all of our bikes and gear plus a full driveway with room for both vehicles. Very convenient to GREAT restaurants in downtown Grand Junction and super easy to enjoy what Fruita had to offer as well. We rode fun mountain biking trails overlooking the Colorado River and biked the Colorado National Monument! Wendy, the owner, was great before, during and after our trip...very responsive in answering any questions. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and it was a good choice for you and your friends while biking in the area. I'm glad the garage worked well to store all your bikes. It was a great time of year to enjoy the deck. Come back and see us again soon.
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Azle, Texas

Great Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family to spend a few days. Comfortable and well appointed. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed.

The owner, Wendy, was very responsive and pleasant to work with.

The location is great for activities in Grand Junction and it's an easy drive to the Colorado National Monument, Grand Mesa and Moab, UT.

The view from the deck was wonderful for evening cocktails and morning coffee.

Having access to the 2-car garage was especially nice for parking out of the sun.

Be prepared for the "swamp cooler" if you're there in the summertime. It works quite well for keeping the house cool & comfy but does make a bit more noise than a typical AC (though it didn't bother us). Ceiling fans in all rooms is also very nice.

The description says the dining table will seat 4 however it easily seats 6 (and there are 6 chairs).

There is an allweather room that would be nice for cooler evenings but doesn't have much furniture.

Games, puzzles, DVD's as well as cable TV are available for use as well.

I have high expectations when I travel and recommend Rattlesnake Retreat without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely detailed review. This is great for others to see what you liked about our townhouse. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the deck. You were there at a perfect time of year to really enjoy it and the sunroom. We hope to host you again when you are back in the area.
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This home was very lovely and comforting!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect, Wendy was accommodating and kind. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice words. Come back and see us soon.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Grand Junction Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown bars
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Redlands Mesa Golf
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak California Zephyr
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown restaurants
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

We are located in The Ridges, an area in The Redlands. 3 miles to quaint downtown Main Street and 20 minutes to Fruita or the Palisade wine country. Ride your mountain bike out the door to the Tabeguache Trail, well known for its single track or cycle the iconic 23 mile Colorado National Monument. Hiking, golf, and tennis are located in the Ridges.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

** Country Jam Weekend - June 18-22. For all those booking for Country Jam, there will be a $10 per person, per night charge for more than 3 guests. And a $350 security deposit.

Owner'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.