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Million Dollar Views Perched On Top Of A Private Knoll. Amazing night skies!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bath Sleeps 8 with Sleep Sofa For Two Lux Accommodations

3 story home perched on a knoll with commanding 360 degree mountain views. Located in Custer County, Southern Colorado. 2 1/2 hours south of Denver.

Community recently received International Dark Skies recognition for shaded lighting which preserve the night time views of the Milky Way and the heavens above.

Experience mountain living with luxurious accommodations. Perfect for those wanting to escape the hustle of city living. Stellar star lit nights and quite days without the sounds of cars, lawn mowers and neighbors.

House features include; great room with a wood stove for chilly nights, dining room to seat eight and a fully stocked gourmet kitchen complete with the cooking and serving utensils to present any meal. Guest room, den with sleep sofa, full bath and gas fireplace on first floor. Kitchen, dining room, guest room 1 1/2 baths and wood burning stove on second floor with walk out deck. Master bedroom suite, gas stove, 5 piece bathroom and loft on 3rd floor. The house comes fully supplied with fresh linens, paper goods, washing and laundry supplies and an adequate supply of local Pinon or Ponderosa to burn on a cold Colorado night. Flat screen monitor with a collection of movies and books are available.

The ten acre property has large Ponderosa, Pinon, outcroppings and creates a natural park for contemplation and hiking. The large 900 sf deck provides a perfect perch to view the sunrise and sunsets. There is a barbeque perfect for cooking a buffalo steak or fresh trout if you had a lucky day on the river. From the deck you can see hawks, eagle, deer and now an then a curious bear or bob cat just exploring.

The property is located fifteen minutes south of the town of Westcliffe. Go off roading via Medano Pass through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Hike around the property or venture off to the many hiking trails and high altitude lakes in both the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The Arkansas River is nearby and offers great fly fishing and level 5 river rafting. Local Out Fitters provide horse back riding by the hour, day or week. Plenty of antiquing available in nearby Florence and Salida Colorado.

Summer time in Westcliffe offers many activities. Out door theatre in the park, Blue Grass Festival, Western Days, Movies at the local theatre, bowling or a dip in the community pool. Come in the spring when the snow still falls, enjoy the dry heat of the summer with the cool nights, come in the fall and see the splendor of the Aspens turning to gold.

More Details

Gene Neiges
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Gene Neiges

In 1999 we moved to Westcliffe from New York to provide our daughter the experience to grow up in rural America. Being avid skiers we enjoyed the short commute to Monarch and participated in many community activities in Westcliffe from joining the Rotary Club to being an active member in the community theatre group. Today we live in Denver. We hope that you enjoy our home as much as we !

Gene Neiges purchased this house in 1996

Why Gene Neiges chose South Central

We selected this property because of its 360 degree views that people seek when considering southwestern vistas. Ten acres and rock outcroppings to explore on foot. Our home is perched on its own knoll, with complete privacy and an abundance of wildlife along with quick access to a paved road.

What makes this house unique

Three level living - each floor with one bedroom and full bath along with 1/2 bath on main floor. Spacious deck for viewing above the tree line (spotting scope provided). Magnificent sunsets and starry nights. Gourmet kitchen with two sinks, Quartz and Soapstone counter tops, gas cook top, double oven and an outdoor gas grill. Indoor wood burning fireplace and two gas log stoves. WiFi, flat screen monitor for DVD's, surround sound stereo along with a Kawai Piano for the musically inclined. Luxury linens, bedding and bath towels provided. Kitchen equipped with Keurig coffee maker, ice maker, microwave oven and basic cooking equipment.


Westcliffe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom accessible from den room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom with private access from bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Bathroom accessible from great room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Bathroom accessible from master bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main floor bedroom, accessible from the den room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Third floor master suite with loft, steam shower and tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bedroom on second floor which is main living area
  • Luxurious bedding and towels provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
A variety of tourist attracting events in town such as Blue Grass Festival; Community Theatre, Art Shows, Rodeo, Classic Car Show, Tennis Courts, Golf Course, Horse Back Riding, Community Pool and Fitness Center, Bowling


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Million Dollar Views Perched On Top Of A Private Knoll. Amazing night skies!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Best place to stay in Colorado!

  • 5 of 5

Building a cabin in the area and rented this place to stay with my brother's family.

At first was totally turned off by the price but once we realized what we got, it was almost a steal!

Great place to rent with the best view in Colorado, possibly the entire planet!

Our host made sure we were taken care of and felt at home while there.

Will definitely be back!

It is a beautiful home and well worth a visit!

Thanks again for opening your home and letting us stay there, truly a remarkable place!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The beauty of America

  • 5 of 5

The place is fabulous! The most incredible views anywhere in the Wet Mtns! The home is very warm with outstanding amenities.

THE only downside is having to leave. We will definitely come back here! Love it!

Thank you Gene.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mtn Views

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property!!! Owner and management were so nice to work with!Def will stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always rewarding to have repeat guests and knowing that the property and the surrounding country side are an allure to bring them back again. Perhaps after the second visit it starts to feel like their home in the mountains!
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Best views in the area

  • 5 of 5

When we travel we go with another couple all over 60.. This house has 3 stories, one bedroom on each floor. The elevation at Surveys Peak is 8,700 ft. Some people may have a problem with this.At times it was a chore getting up the stairs especially to the 3rd floor bedroom.

That being said we drove all over that valley, east to west & north to south, taking the main highway & every backroad we could find. We didn't see any other house that could come close to the amazing views this house offers!! The valley & the higher mountains right outside the living room and the deck was some of the most spectacular views we've ever seen! While doing dishes looking out the back windows on the Wet mountians, was just as beautiful!

We only had 2 nights when we could see the stars, but for someone who grew up in small town in the 50's, this was the night sky I remember as a child!! Walk out on the deck you immediately see the Milky Way, the big & little dippers. If your more knowledgeable about the constellations, I'm sure there are few if any you can't see on a clear night!! Anytime you look you will see some of Gods greatest creations, day or night, even if it's raining, you can watch lightning dance across the night sky! This is a one of a kind property. And it is breathtaking.

This house is in pristine condition..the one thing that you need to be careful of is there is no handrail on the stairs from the bottom floor where you enter the house to the second floor, where the living area, kitchen, one bedroom & the deck are. You do have full use of the garage which came in hand when a sudden small hail storm hit. The weather changes hr to hr,

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like a millionaire!

  • 5 of 5

You will love, love, love this gorgeous place. This was a splurge for our family and we loved every bit of it. Truly the kitchen is the best equipped property of the VRBO properties I've stayed in. Several spices in the cabinet. The last day I read the whole day on the deck. We had zero problems and our deposit was refunded promptly. My advice...BOOK IT! You won't be sorry.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful from the moment we pulled up. The views are truly amazing and the house was perfect. The kitchen was large and able to keep my 3 kids fed :) Plenty of room to spread out. The deck was great and just showed off the spectacular views. Will definitely be looking for a repeat visit for next year's Bluegrass Festival!


  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Silver West Airport (FBO)
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
St. Andrews Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
State Highway 69
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Letter Drop
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Monarch Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Day trips to Sands Dunes National Park, Monarch Ski Resort, Florence Antique Row, Bishops Castle, Royal Gorge, Scenic By Ways, Pueblo Zoo, Nature & Raptor Center, Mission Wolf. Events: Westcliffe Rodeo, High Mountain Hay Fever Blue Grass Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, Bowling, Community Pool, Golf Course


Rates & Availability

Westcliffe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard rate
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/winter 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 6.9%

Meet the Property Manager in town & he will escort you to the property and review the accommodations. Snow plowing is provided for immediate access to the property upon arrival and four wheel drive is suggested during the summer and is essential in winter. Subsequent snow plowing will be at the expense of the guest. Winter bookings are by special consideration, ask for additional details.

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.
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