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A River Runs Through It -- Jacuzzi (seasonal) & 20' TIPI overlooking the river

Ridgway, CO, USA
  • House1900 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Three acres with beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on the river, mountain views.

From the moment you enter, you see and feel the vibrance of the Uncompahgre River and the majesty of the 14 thousand foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains.

The house has an open floor plan allowing for great entertaining, with lots of natural light. Our home was completely remodeled two years ago. Attention to detail is apparent: the aspen tongue and groove ceiling, luxurious carpet, tile, fully equipped gourmet kitchen (including spices), travertine bathrooms with fabulous vanities and high end fixtures. There are four comfy recliners and two fireplaces. The upper, covered, wrap around Trex deck overlooks the river and is a peaceful place to relax. When you are on the lower, covered deck, off the master bedroom, you are 'at one' with the river. The grassy areas have multiple creeks that flow to the river. Paradise!


Linda and Tom Tramel

Member Since 2013
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Feb 21, 2018
About Linda and Tom Tramel

We are a happily, retired couple and have been married for 32 years. A River Runs Through It has been a part of our lives since 1979. Linda grew up in New York (Flushing, Long Island) and Tom is from Tennessee (Smithville, near Nashville). Tom was a Sales Supervisor for Coors Beer, in Tustin, CA and has also managed a country band in Nashville, Tennessee. Linda is a professor Emeritus from Phoenix College. She directed the Child and Family Studies Program and taught Marriage and Family Life and Child Development. Together we have four grown children and 4 granddaughters. Our guests are the most important reason we are here. Our primary goal is your utmost satisfaction. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to enhance your vacation experience.

Linda and Tom Tramel purchased this House in 1992

Why Linda and Tom Tramel chose Ridgway

Our property was passed down from one generation to the next. We think it is the most special property in Ouray County and have been told that by many friends, family and visitors.

What makes this House unique

Being ON THE RIVER with MOUNTAIN VIEWS, makes for a dramatic setting. And what a feeling to fish from your backyard! Our house sets up perfectly for two couples; ample private space and together space. Ridgway is now home to RAT (Ridgway Area Trails), a developing new Mountain Bike Trail system, ACCESSIBLE FROM OUR HOME!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master bedroom suite opens to the river. Two recliners.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • The king suite has two recliners and a recumbent bicycle.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Large travertine and glass shower with seat and rain head.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Both bathrooms have hairdryers.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          View the San Juan Mountain Range and Mt Abram from the picture windows.
        • Rural
          Enjoy animal life on and near the property: elk, deer, fox, herons, eagles, ducks and geese, llamas, yak, horses and cattle.
        • Water View
          See the Uncompahgre River from both decks, the living room, dining room and kitchen.
        • Waterfront
          Over 100 yards of private riverfront right on the Uncompahgre River. Hear the water from every room in the house!


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Century Link
                    • Fireplace
                      Two fireplaces.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking on premises.
                    • Telephone
                      Land line with free, national long distance calling.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster oven


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  Many books and pamphlets about our area.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Play Horseshoes by the river!
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV
                                • Stereo
                                  Surround sound upstairs. Sony sound bar downstairs.
                                • Television
                                  55' flat screen with surround sound speakers. 32' flat screen


                                    • Balcony
                                      There is a spectacular, upper, wrap around deck that overlooks the river. There are comfortable rockers, chairs and an outdoor dining table and chairs.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Two large covered decks.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Lush grassy areas.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Enjoy your private Jacuzzi spa on the lower deck, outside the master suite, overlooking the river. Spa is available from May through September.


                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Ceiling fans in all rooms. Soft water system.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  20 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  The Perfect Family Winter Getaway

                                                                  Mike and Karin N.Harrison, AR

                                                                  We met our son and daughter-in-law and their two teenage sons at A River Runs Through It. Linda and Tom's house was perfect. The accommodations were great, the kitchen was completely equipped , the views were spectacular, the location central to all we wanted to do and Clyde the cat was a perfect addition to our family (we were disappointed he declined our invitation to go home with us). Oh, and the showers were exhilarating! We used the house as our headquarters for winter fun, including snow shoeing, alpine skiing, snowmobiling, trout fishing, ice climbing, eating at Ridgway's great restaurants and sightseeing. We were there to make happy memories and we definitely made lots of them. Thank you Tramels for sharing your beautiful home on the banks of the Uncompahgre River with us!

                                                                  Amazing Spot!!

                                                                  PAULA M.Ft. Myers, FL

                                                                  We cannot say enough great things about the house, "A River Runs Through it" !! The property on the river was amazing with a beautiful river running through it with a fantastic 180-degree view of the San Juan Mountain snow-peaked mountain range. Linda and Tom were super nice and very welcoming. The house was nicer than a 5-star hotel in that everything in the kitchen and the bathrooms were all well-equipped and well-stocked for whatever we needed. We also enjoyed their beautiful home with beautiful art and decorations. They have great taste! We really love the area and I am sure we will be back, if Linda and Tom will have us again. It was truly one of the best vacations we've had and we have travelled all over the US, Europe, and Asia. I believe it had a lot to do with the accommodations the house offered (comfortable and beautiful atmosphere) and the beautiful location of the house. We were able to walk to the Ridgeway Park and there were many delicious restaurants and beautiful hikes all nearby to enjoy. Thank you!, Linda and Tom!!

                                                                  Nice house and Awesome Area

                                                                  mike w.

                                                                  My family had a great time during our stay at this house. The house it set up very well and worked perfectly for a base camp for our vacation. Owners were extremely helpful with tips on the area. We did numerous day trips and found Ouray to be our favorite. We could have easily spent another week here as we could not get to all the wonderful activities available in the area. The only surprise to me was the amount of traffic on the main road and the fact that sitting on the decks you really heard a lot of road noise.

                                                                  Fantastic Experience!

                                                                  Dana C.Gwinnett County, GA

                                                                  This property is exactly as pictured, but so very stunning in person. Comfortable furniture, beds, modern bathrooms and everything you'd need in the kitchen. If we had been traveling without children I think we'd have sat outside and listened to the river the whole time! But we had young ones and loved the fact that the deck was gated and there were no concerns about someone escaping to the river. That is much appreciated! This property would have been 5 star even if it had been deep in the woods. The icing on the cake was the grand location. Absolutely gorgeous. I recommend continuing up the road past the house for a beautiful drive right outside your door. Highlights for us this stay besides the house: Box Canyon Falls in Ouray, Million Dollar Highway, the free gondola in Telluride and the Durango Silverton Railroad was fantastic! The kids loved the Railroad Museum and swim beach right here in Ridgway. We will definitely be back!

                                                                  Sweet Piece of Property!

                                                                  Scott W.

                                                                  Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our weeklong stay at Tom & Linda's! The house is located directly on the Uncompahgre River, so the master bedroom can hear the river. Our teenage boys even spent a night in the teepee, also listening to the river as they fell off to sleep. we liked being just outside of Ridgway, with easy access to town and only a scenic hour drive from Telluride. We ate several meals on the deck with both mountain and river views. Everyday, we took advantage of the paved trail ( just steps from the front door), going on walks or runs either toward the lake or toward town. There wasn't a thing we needed that wasn't readily available in the kitchen and house. Tom and Linda were welcoming and friendly and available to field questions. We would definitely stay here again on future trips to the area!!

                                                                  Fantastic family vacation home that absolutely exceeded our expectations!

                                                                  Kelly H.

                                                                  Cannot say enough great things about this home! We have been bringing our family to this part of Colorado for years. This has been our absolute favorite trip. Linda & Tom were terrific hosts that greeted us upon arrival and were extremely responsive when we had questions during our stay. Their hospitality was second to none! The home was beautiful, open, and had great mountain & river views with wonderful outdoor space. The location is perfect for visiting Ridgway, Ouray, Montrose, Silverton & Telluride. During our stay, we jeeped, hiked, fished, kayaked, grilled out and more. The sound of the rushing river was there to lull you to sleep & pleasantly greet you in the morning. This was simply a magical place!


                                                                  Ridgway, CO, USA

                                                                  AMAZING LOCATION! Your neighbor is the Colorado Ridgway State Park. Enjoy the free walk-in entrance, just a few steps away. Walk, hike, bicycle, roller blade, snow shoe or cross country ski from the house, to the park or into the town of Ridgway. Ridgway State Park has a swim beach and opportunities for boating and wind surfing. We are just 15 minutes to Ouray, the Switzerland of America and Jeep Capital of the world, also, internationally known for ice climbing. You can soak in the nearby Hot Springs, take a 4X4 Jeep Tour, old mine tours, rent ATV's, drive to Silverton over the Million Dollar Highway. Spend the day in Telluride, just a short drive away. Enjoy championship golf at the Divide Ranch and Golf Club and horseback riding, a few minutes away.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  No cleaning fee. No taxes. Check or Visa/MasterCard Guests will sign a rental agreement prior to occupancy.

                                                                  20 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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