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Million Dollar Views Perched on Top of a Private Knoll. Amazing Night Skies!

(27 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This is a 3 story home with main living area on second floor with access to deck...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 3-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Main floor bedroom, accessible from the den room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Third floor master suite with loft, steam shower and tub...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Bedroom on second floor which is main living area...moreless

  • Luxurious bedding and towels provided.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom accessible from den room...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Bathroom with private access from bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Bathroom accessible from great room...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

    Bathroom accessible from master bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The town of Westcliffe has some quaint shops, a few dining spots, movie theatre (two shows a week), bowling alley, public pool, library, clinic and radio station. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    360 degree views of two mountain ranges; the Sangre de Cristo range and the Collegiate Range....moreless

  • Rural:

    No street lights to interfere with the evening stars, Pinon, Ponderosa Pine and ample wildlife without the view of another home. The county has earned the International Dark Sky's status. ...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas Hot Air...moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee machine....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dishes, pots/pans, utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic provisions to include supplies for coffee and spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    Available in town at St. Andrews Golf Course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Activity available at Lake DeWeese...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Activity available at Monarch Ski Resort...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Available at Club America in Town ...moreless

  • Indoor Pool
 

Reviews

5
from 27 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard rate
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
Fall/winter 2017
Sep 1 - Jan 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$325

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 6.9%

Notes:

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Silver West Airport (FBO)
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
St. Andrews Golf Course
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 69
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Letter Drop
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: 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 !

Why the Owner Chose Westcliffe, CO, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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Photos

  • Western view form the deck

    Western view form the deck

  • Front entry of home, which faces the east, with the western view in the back ground

    Front entry of home, which faces the east, with the western view in the back ground

  • Dining Room with great views to the south and east - additional chairs available to seat 8

    Dining Room with great views to the south and east - additional chairs available to seat 8

  • Great room with access to the deck.  Upright piano available for the musically inclined.

    Great room with access to the deck. Upright piano available for the musically inclined.

  • Mudroom front entry with laundry facilities on other side of wall

    Mudroom front entry with laundry facilities on other side of wall

  • First floor den room with sleep sofa. Access to third bedroom from this room.

    First floor den room with sleep sofa. Access to third bedroom from this room.

  • Guest room on first floor

    Guest room on first floor

  • Powder room on main floor

    Powder room on main floor

  • Master Bathroom with enclosed shower

    Master Bathroom with enclosed shower

  • Main floor bedroom with deck access and private bath.

    Main floor bedroom with deck access and private bath.

  • Annual stampede, bring yer boots and wear yer hat!

    Annual stampede, bring yer boots and wear yer hat!

  • Crestone Needles as seen from the valley floor

    Crestone Needles as seen from the valley floor

  • View of home from the ten acre property

    View of home from the ten acre property

  • Great room with log burning stove, open to dining room and kitchen with access to deck

    Great room with log burning stove, open to dining room and kitchen with access to deck

  • Great room with views of the mountains and wood burning stove.

    Great room with views of the mountains and wood burning stove.

  • Large gourmet kitchen with seating for 4 at the island, two sinks - great for entertaining.

    Large gourmet kitchen with seating for 4 at the island, two sinks - great for entertaining.

  • Another view from the den, showing stairs to main floor.

    Another view from the den, showing stairs to main floor.

  • Den room on first floor level, with walk out to grounds, gas log stove, cabinet with television monitor for DVD's

    Den room on first floor level, with walk out to grounds, gas log stove, cabinet with television monitor for DVD's

  • Top Floor Master Bedroom Suite

    Top Floor Master Bedroom Suite

  • Master bathroom suite - soaking tub

    Master bathroom suite - soaking tub

  • Vanity in master bathroom

    Vanity in master bathroom

  • The west view of downtown Westcliffe

    The west view of downtown Westcliffe

  • The road leading to Westcliffe

    The road leading to Westcliffe

  • Tranquility can be yours!!

    Tranquility can be yours!!

VRBO #511749

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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