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Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast & pet-friendly!

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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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, is a one-bedroom house, with a sleeper-sofa. 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. A gas grill is available on the front porch with all necessary grilling tools.

The large front porch has a couple of double swings, chairs, side tables and a gas grill. 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.

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Laura and Rich Kolecki
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast & pet-friendly!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews

What a great get away!

  • 5 of 5

Laura and Rich were so friendly and kind! And their place was so great! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy place and easy to get to all the spots we wanted to visit on the Western Slope

  • 4 of 5

One bedroom but spacious. Comfortable and nice view of the mountains. We would go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Virginia

Great Cottage, Perfect Location and Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend an entire month at the Little Hacienda where our hosts, Rich and Laura, made us feel welcome and provided every comfort of home, including fresh vegetables from their garden. The cottage itself was lovely, well-equipped, clean as a whistle and very comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the gas fireplace on chilly evenings and the huge front porch overlooking the front yard was perfect for taking in the mountain views. Our dog had plenty of room to roam and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the horses we met on our long walks. We were within 20 miles of four towns that we enjoyed visiting throughout our stay. Glenwood Springs was a particular favorite since it is known for its hot springs, fine restaurants and historic attractions. If you are looking for a relaxing, beautiful place to visit and enjoy, we highly recommend and encourage you to make the Little Hacienda your vacation home. You'll be very happy you did!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a glowing review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and we welcome you back anytime you make your way back to the Western Slope of Colorado!
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Clean and well stocked - great stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the little Hacienda. It was very clean, roomy and stocked with all of the essentials. Unfortunately, we were only there for two nights, as we were in town for a wedding shower. We would have loved to stay longer to explore the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Trudi. Next time you’re in town, please keep us in mind!
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Cleveland, Ohio

Beautiful little home! Wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

There are so many positive things I could say about this place! From the moment I requested to rent until I ended my stay Laura was helpful and showed an amazing commitment to making us feel at home! So much care was put into making this little house feel like home. From the decorations to all of the cooking supplies, fresh towels, and other added touches, it is obvious that Laura and Rich make hospitality a priority.

Upon arrival, we were surprised at how much space we had! The pictures really don't show how roomy the house is on the inside! We enjoyed having our coffee on the porch in the morning before heading out on our adventures!

On one of our first days here, Laura brought us an abundance of fresh produce from her beautiful garden! She also gave us some advice regarding some activities in the community and other things to do!

The house is very close to a grocery store (City Market) and the kitchen has everything you'll need to make a meal! My friend and I joked that "Everything tastes better in Colorado!"

We loved every moment of our stay and definitely intend on coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Stacy. From the comments in our guest book, it looks like you & Matt packed a lot of activities in, in the few days you were here. We’re glad our location and Little Hacienda helped make your stay in Colorado so memorable and we look forward to your return!
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  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our return trip to the little Hacienda. The hosts Laura and Rich always make you feel welcome and make it feel like your home for your stay. My husband, daughter, and myself can't wait for our next trip back!

Jennifer, Michael and Ella

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jennifer. We look forward to your next annual visit!
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $200

There is a two (2) dog limit; the pet fee is $30 per dog/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.

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Silt Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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