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A Glimpse Of Paradise!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,696 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Elk Meadows

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • 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 8 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 ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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


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A Glimpse Of Paradise!
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

very neat and clean with great views

  • 4 of 5

The house had everything that was needed for us to enjoy our stay. The views were fabulous and the kitchen was well stocked. They had ample light to read by and information about all the surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, particularly liked the fabulous view of the snow covered mountains. The cabin was very comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped and the beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is in great condition and well kept by the owners.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, view is beautiful from the house. House is well furnished and had all we needed to make our vaca enjoyable.

Great location from Ridgway, with a short drive to Ouray. We rented a Jeep in Ouray and went over passes to Telluride and Silverton.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place is quiet and perfect.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 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: June 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: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.