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A Glimpse Of Paradise!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,696 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Breath-taking Mountain Views

This mountain home will make you want to stay on vacation forever! We are on 2+ acres of land - so plenty of room for your jeeps and/or atv's if you bring them!

When you walk in the front door, you will be welcomed with an open living space, high ceilings and huge windows that face south towards the San Juan Mountains. The open kitchen allows for great entertaining. The master bedroom is on the main floor with a king size bed. A second bedroom with a queen size bed is also on the main floor. A bathroom & shower are on the main floor. The upstairs loft is spacious with an area to sit & relax and a bedroom that sleeps up to four people (2 twin beds and a queen bed). A bathroom and shower are also upstairs. A nice size utility room with a washer & dryer is available for use. There is an attached two car garage.

The outside deck faces south towards the stunning views of Mount Sneffels and the San Juan Range. A charcoal grill is available for your cookouts.

If you want to sleep out under the stars, there is plenty of space to pitch a tent. It is quiet and perfect for star gazing!

More Details

Rick & Andrea Arnhold
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

About Rick & Andrea Arnhold

We LOVE the mountains! We live in Eagle, CO and love it here. But we also love going to Ridgway as often as possible to enjoy 'America's Switzerland'.

Rick & Andrea Arnhold purchased this house in 2013

Why Rick & Andrea Arnhold chose Ridgway

In the summer of 2013, we had a family reunion. As we were driving up the road to this house, 7 miles from the town of Ridgway, every minute was more and more impressive. Then we arrived at this house and saw it was for sale. It was love at first sight! A few months later, we became the happy owners and hope you will enjoy your stay as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

The views sold us on the house! Also, it is remote enough to feel like you are away but easy access to everything! The house is a warm & cozy mountain get-away!


Elk Meadows House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1696 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • A pack-n-play is also available for a baby.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

A Glimpse Of Paradise!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

The place is quiet and perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We would go back every chance we get. Spectacular views!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house. It was clean & in a beatiful location. We saw deer, elk, and a bear with 2 cubs within a few miles of the home. I was pleased to find the loft has a door so it feels like a 3rd private bedroom of you want to close it off. There are 7 miles of gravel roads to get up to the house. We cooked and used the grill, the house has a great set up for meal prep and hanging out with friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise, indeed

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to stay 3 nights this fall and are already planning a return trip. Fantastic location w/ the perfect balance of isolation and accessibility. Cozy comfort w/ every convenience and accoutrement we desired - and nothing we didn't (the TV wasn't missed one bit). Hard to say which was better - watching the sunrise on Mt. Sneffels each morning or gazing at the Milky Way each night. The owners made everything easy. A truly special place. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fourth of July in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The views are amazing. The neighbors are friendly and the location is great. The house is spacious enough for six people easily. The home has modern amenities and wifi and we had no problems with the residence during our stay. The location is between Ouray and Montrose and is only an hour away from Telluride. Our only problem with the location was that the road to Ridgway from the house was full of washboards and potholes. This is not a problem with the property itself.

The owners are great. They contacted us early on and were available for questions and to help when needed. We really enjoyed our vacation here and would recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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awsome getaway !!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Ridgway Colorado, could not have bin better. From our first day of arrival to nine days later, nobody wanted to leave this beautiful home. The description of this home was spot on!!! beautiful views , spacious room, easy access. Our group of six, had not one negative comment about this property. We would recommend this listing to everyone ...Also. the owners were so very helpful, pleasant, and a phone call away if we needed anything.. Thanks again...from Pennsylvania

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

I find it challenging to choose a rental home when I'm not familiar with the area. Well, this home was perfect and met all of our needs for the week we stayed. We have 4 children - 14, 13, 11, and 8 and they thoroughly enjoyed this home and the property surrounding it. The views are fabulous and the house was large enough for all of us. We are a large family therefore, eating out can be $$$$. We cooked at least 2 meals at the cabin and found the kitchen to be adequate for our needs. The property was clean and well maintained and the photos are exactly what you get - a fabulous home.

Activities that we enjoyed:

White water rafting - RIGS in Ridgway - very fun

Ouray hot springs - Ouray (after 6pm, they close the slide and obstacle course and still charge full price). This was $60 for 6 of us and we didn't feel worth the price.

Paddleboarding - rental at RIGS and went to Ridgway Park - also swimming here which kids loved. Can take floats and tubes as well.

4 - wheel rental - Ride n Adventure in Ouray. We drove ourselves and did the Yankee Boy Basin - kids thought this was very fun.

Telluride - scenic drive. Free gondola up the mountain and over to Mountain Valley. Our kids really liked Mountain Valley - there are other kids and families everywhere. Great hiking at top of mountain.

Eats in Ridway: welded elephant in Ridway (BBQ - they run out by evening so get there early), Thai Paradise, Kate's Place for breakfast ($$$).

Ouray - pizza (don't remember name)

Mountain Valley - Crazy Elk (pizza). Fun place to eat with foosball, pool, and courtyard out front where kids gather (all ages).

Telluride: Smuggler's Brew Pub - okay. Kids didn't like the chargrilled burgers.

We are a family of 6 and found the grocery in Ridway to be $$$. The next time we visit, we'll be sure to stop in Durango and purchase a few things (especially meat).

Overall, we highly recommend this rental. It is so fabulous that once the word catches on, this place will be rented all year long.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write the comprehensive review. We are thrilled you had an enjoyable vacation and that our home accommodated all your needs. I’m sure other guests will benefit from your recommendations for the surrounding area. We do most of our shopping in Montrose which is approximately 25 minutes North of Ridgway. It has everything you will need and there are several antique stores along the way that are fun to visit if you are in to that kind of thing. If you come from the South, you are correct that Durango is your best bet for stocking up. Thanks again for choosing our home. The Arnhold’s
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Montrose Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
46 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 550
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
46 Miles
Car: necessary

We are located 7 miles up from Ridgway with fantastic mountain views! It is 18 miles to Ouray, 14 miles to Ridgway State Park, and 46 miles to Telluride.


Rates & Availability

Elk Meadows House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 4.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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