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Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast & pet-friendly - the Little Hacienda in Silt!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom-queen, 1 sleeper sofa-queen, 1 full-bath & a beautiful mountain view.

This dwelling was originally a log house kit, bought from Montgomery Ward, in 1940. It has since been refaced twice. Because of its age, you’ll find some quaint adaptations to accommodate its log house exterior frame. The latest remodel is in a southwestern fashion; that's why we affectionately refer to it as the Little Hacienda in Silt.

This little house, located 17 west of the Glenwood Springs area, has one-bedroom and an additional sleeper-sofa in the living room. The one bathroom has a walk-in shower, a deep soaker-tub, one toilet and Jack and Jill sinks. There is also an air conditioner and a gas fireplace. A special amenity is an in-house washer and dryer. All linens and towels are provided.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed, a desk, an end table and a chest of drawers. Connected to the bedroom is a walk-in closet.

The living room houses the sleeper-sofa (queen-size), a rocking chair, coffee table and entertainment center.

For entertainment there is satellite television, Wi-Fi within the house, a book library and various games.

The kitchen has a stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee machine, dishwasher and refrigerator. The fully-furnished kitchen also includes a dining table for four, a charming old-fashioned ice box and all needed cooking and dining utensils. Although guests provide their own meals, there is a variety of seasonings, coffee and basic cooking staples to get started.

The large front porch has a couple of double swings, chairs, side tables and a new gas grill with all necessary grilling tools.The side entrance to the house allows for secure storage of various outdoor gear

With our off-road parking we can easily accommodate travelers who may have trailers, from small tow-behinds to large horse trailers and four-place snowmobile trailers.

This little house is perfect for a temporary place to stay due to a job transfer or a visit with a local resident. Our Little Hacienda in Silt is a great solution to many needs. We welcome both short and long term visits.

Owners, Rich and Laura live on site, which makes checking in and out convenient. Any suggestions, questions, issues or concerns can be addressed immediately.

More Details

Laura and Rich Kolecki
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Laura and Rich Kolecki

Rich and Laura are long-term residents of the Western Slope of Colorado, having been in this area for over 30 years. Being outdoor enthusiasts, our interests range from hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, backpacking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing as well as gardening. We are more than happy to share our knowledge of this area with our guests.

Laura and Rich Kolecki purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Laura and Rich Kolecki chose Northwest

Working with the Colorado Division of Wildlife at the Glenwood Springs State Fish Hatchery for over 20 years, helped us fall in love with the area. We purchased the house in 2002 to be our retirement home. The sense of relaxation occurs when sitting on the porch viewing the mountain ranges.

Since our initial purchase and our actual retirement we decided to build a larger home on the property and now would like to share this little hacienda with others.

What makes this cabin unique

This is a quaint, southwestern style home with an adobe-type fireplace and cute tile work throughout the kitchen and bathroom. The covered front porch, with log pillars, entices you to sit down, relax, enjoy the view and life.


Silt Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , double sink, large mirror with very good lighting
  • Large soaker tub, a Jack & Jill sink arrangement, a walk-in shower, hair dryer and a private toilet area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sleeper sofa is queen size
  • The bedroom has one queen-size bed, side table, desk, chest of drawers and a walk-in closet. A window air conditioner is located in the bedroom. The two sleeping areas can sleep 2-4, with 4 being the maximum occupancy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast & pet-friendly - the Little Hacienda in Silt!
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 53 reviews

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Arriving here to the peace and tranquility of the Little Hacienda after several long days of travel was heavenly. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay and certainly intend to revisit in the future. Laura and Rich have created a relaxing, comfortable environment in which guests can unwind and recharge. The Hacienda is spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a speedy review; I think you must have written it before you left! What a joy to meet you both. We welcome you anytime you’re in this area of the country. We wish you safe travels back home.
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Beautiful well kept & well equipped getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Little Hacienda offers outstanding proximity to many activities and attractions in the Western I-70 corridor, while being just far enough from the busy areas to yield a cozy pad with all the amenities. Whether you are a fan of hot springs, 4-wheeling, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, disc golfing, cruises through the mountains, or just reading a book on the front porch of a unique place in the country, Little Hacienda has it all.

Rich & Laura are wonderful hosts; they are there if you need them, and other than that the place is yours to relax in. The place is very well maintained, and it seems like anything you need is exactly where you would expect to find it in your own home. The yard is well landscaped with a nice variety of trees casting shade in all the right places. Well done Rich & Laura, and thank you for the great hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s a great feeling to know that a stay at our Little Hacienda in Silt has helped to make fun memories for so many. Some of our guests have celebrated their anniversaries, birthdays, graduations and even honeymoons! We’ve had those who come for a quick getaway from the big city and some who stay for a month to visit family members in the area. For all of those who have rented our property on the Western Slope, we offer a big thanks! And to Jeff, Bonnie and your furry friend, Maddie, we thank you for your kind comments and look forward to your next stay!
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Excellent vacation rental.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the property very much. House was very spacious and furnished perfectly. It's in a quiet area but also within a few miles of plenty of things to see and do. We enjoyed a lot of the hiking trails. We will definitely be returning as soon as possible. Laura and Rich are the best. I couldn't be happier with this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing & quiet

  • 4 of 5

The Little Hacienda in Silt suited our needs perfectly. It had a fully stocked kitchen, was spacious and quiet. Our hosts were attentive to our requests but totally unobtrusive. Thoroughly enjoyed spending cool and breezy afternoons on the large covered porch.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was unforgettable cozy and very lovely

  • 5 of 5

It's a lovely place perfect for a getaway thanks Rich and Laura for all the commodities you guys offer one of a kind

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your kind comments in our guest book as well. We look forward to your next visit!
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Wheat Ridge

Great little casita with exceptional hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at your property SO MUCH. There is so much to see and do in the area. The house was clean and quiet and the view off the front porch is awesome. Laura was the perfect host. She was SO GENEROUS to give us a boatload of veggies from her beautiful garden when we left and even offered up some produce to use while we were there. However, she was completely unobtrusive and the perfect host. Thanks again and it was so nice to meet you. We look forward to staying with you again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Eagle County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Miners Claim
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Rifle Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate I-70
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Miners Claim
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Slightly off the beaten path, this charming little southwestern hacienda is the perfect home away from home for a couple, a small family or group.

Centrally located, it is a short trip to Rifle and about 17 miles west of the Glenwood Springs area, where there is the world-famous Glenwood Hot Springs and Spa, the Fairy Caves Amusement Park, an entertaining Vaudeville production and plenty of dining choices.

In an hour heading west, you can reach Grand Junction, the wine country in Palisade or heading southeast you can visit the Aspen/Snowmass areas by means of an easy access to I-70 where you can enjoy a day of skiing or sightseeing. A little closer to Glenwood Springs at the Sunlight Mountain Ski area provides a full day of fun as well.

Heading north, for outdoor enthusiasts, there is access to the White River National Forest offering opportunities to view wildlife, hunt, fish, hike, snowmobile, cross-country ski, snowshoe, four–wheel drive, or take a leisurely drive to enjoy the views.

In just minutes you may enjoy water recreations at Harvey and Rifle Gap State Parks. And access to the Colorado River is just minutes away where you can fly-fish and raft. Within 10 miles is a moderate hiking trail to view the Rifle Arch.

This quaint house is surrounded by mountainous ridges and foothills, as well as rolling farm areas. From the front porch to the south you can view the different seasons on the North and South Mamm Peak mountain range, located in the White River National Forest. Looking to the west, the Bookcliffs of Rifle are visible.

This one bedroom, full bath home provides you ample space for relaxing after a long day of fun. There is a sleeper sofa (queen size) in the living room to accommodate two additional guests. The bathroom is accessible from the bedroom and living room area so guests staying in the living room need not disturb those in the bedroom.

A fully-equipped kitchen allows you the freedom to eat on your own schedule. Relax in the living room and enjoy satellite TV, wireless internet, or a book, while enjoying the warmth of a gas fireplace. The large front porch allows you to relax outdoors as you grill your meal or stargaze.

With our off-road parking we can easily accommodate travelers who may have trailers, from small tow-behinds to large horse trailers and four place snowmobile trailers.

If you are looking for a temporary place to stay because of a job transfer or you are visiting a local resident, our little house is a great solution to your needs. We welcome both short and long term stays.

Owners, Rich and Laura live on site which makes checking in and out convenient and any suggestions, questions, issues or concerns can be addressed immediately.


Rates & Availability

Silt Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $200

There is a two (2) pet limit; the pet fee is $30 per pet/per stay. See Rental Agreement for more details. Damage deposit (less property damage costs) will be refunded within 72 hours after check out and after inspection of premises finds the property to be without damage and in good order. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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