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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Linda and Tom Tramel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

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 Southwest

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!


Ridgway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom suite opens to the river. Two recliners.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The king suite has two recliners and a recumbent bicycle.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

A River Runs Through It -- Jacuzzi (seasonal) & 20' TIPI overlooking the river
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Sweet Piece of Property!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Ridgway and the house was very nice and comfortable. The home owners were wonderful and so very friendly. The house is close to many attractions and the river is amazing to sit by to relax after a day of adventures. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "A River Runs Through It" .

  • 5 of 5

Linda and Toms home is beautifully furnished with very comfortable chairs. It has a great setting right by the river with river sounds and a really nice view. I especially enjoyed sitting on the decks in great chairs.

Linda and Tom were very accommodating and were just a phone call away to answer any questions we had. Thanks Linda and Tom for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best little house in Ridgway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful and comfortable home. We couldn't quite believe we had this little gem to ourselves for six whole days (that went by much too quickly)! The well-stocked and immaculate house and grounds are beautifully kept and the view of the mountains together with the riverside setting can't be beat. Ridgway and the surrounding area is gorgeous and the location is perfect for exploring all the region has to offer.

We can't say enough good things about our hosts, Tom and Linda! So friendly and responsive from start to finish; meeting us on the first day for a quick house tour and sharing great local recommendations (The Adobe Inn!). We hope to come back to the area and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else! Five stars for sure!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this great house for 1 week. Everything was in excellent condition, and Tom and Linda are wonderful hosts. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Don't you love it when something exceeds your expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We planned a weekend with our two girls and their husbands and two grandkids. We figured out how to sleep everyone (we brought a blow up bed for the kids) and proceeded to have the most wonderful time. Everyone was so thrilled and amazed at what a great house this turned out to be. We played horseshoes by the river every night, walked through the park on trails that were spectacular, we rafted, jeeped, hot tubbed and horseback rode all within a very short distance. We went to Ridgway to eat, we went to Ouray to eat and we cooked and ate outside by the river. The views were unbelievable. Everything was perfect. Everynight we slept with the master doors opened and listened to the river. What a beautiful sound. We were entertained by deer and by a huge marmot. We can't wait to go back. Tom and Linda are so easy, nice and the house was in perfect condition.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Montrose Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The True Grit
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Divide Ranch and Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 550
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Ridgway State Park Marina and Beach
Car: recommended


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.


Rates & Availability

Ridgway House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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

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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