Mountain Retreat of Your Dreams, Near Telluride(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
The downstairs was built as a mining cabin in the 1940s and exudes a rustic charm, but with modern amenities. The kitchen, remodeled in 2012, has beautiful granite counters, a propane gas range, stainless steel appliances, a wine rack, and an island. The open floor plan connects the kitchen seamlessly to a dining room that can seat 10 and a spacious living room with huge windows on one end, 50-inch plasma TV in the middle, and a cast-iron wood stove on the other. The downstairs wood floors were refinished in 2014. The downstairs bath was remodeled in 2013. Two medium bedrooms with queen beds and a small bedroom with a twin bed complete the downstairs. All bedrooms have double-cell honeycomb blinds.
But the decks are what the house is all about. The front deck overlooks the dirt street, with views to Ophir Pass to the east, Waterfall Canyon and Pilot Knob to the south, and Sunshine Peak to the west. Sunsets are gorgeous, and you'll sometimes see ground-level clouds working their way up the valley. A hummingbird feeder attracts some local color. The private back deck is accessed via French doors from the 2nd floor MBR, and looks directly over a meadow and up the steep, aspen-covered slopes of Silver Mtn.
The house is our second home for skiing and escaping the Arizona heat, so it comes with plenty of entertainment - a corn hole set, a ping pong table in the garage, and lots of board games and puzzles.
A few other things are worth mentioning. The house has a mud room side entrance into a laundry room with 2013 front loader washer and dryer. We have DirectTV with HBO and a DVR. The satellite wireless internet is OK for skype or emailing files, but not fast enough to stream a netflix movie. Cell phone coverage does not quite make it to the town of Ophir, but we have a cell phone signal booster that enables you to text, and most of the time you can make and receive calls from the desk on the 2nd floor. In any case, we have a land line with unlimited domestic long distance. The closest grocery store is in Mountain Village (the upper entrance to the ski area) about 18 minutes away. The town of Telluride is a 25 minute drive. But hey, we do have a tiny post office near the start of the dirt road into town.
Speaking of roads, you'll want 4-wheel drive if there's any chance of snow, which means September to May in Ophir. But 2WD is fine in the summer.
There's a playground in town with a basketball court. Most of the neighbors are full-time residents, with plenty of kids and dogs running around. There are lots of hiking trails directly from town, and you're not far from Trout Lake, Alta Lakes ghost town, Lizard Head Pass, and hiking or mountain biking off the free gondola from Mountain Village to Telluride. Marmots are a common sight driving into town, and beavers, porcupine, and elk are not uncommon in and around town.
We're here most of the summer, but check the calendar and see if it's available when you're interested. Come explore Ophir and the high peaks of the San Juan Mountains, or use our retreat as your home base for one of Telluride's many festivals.
Member since: 2014
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
In Mountain Village. I'm a tennis guy, so I don't know anything about the golf setup. Frisbee golf - there's a real course in Telluride Town Park, or just call your own holes right from the house....moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 4 - Apr 10, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $50
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Taxes Not included
Bluegrass Festival: $2000 for all 5 nights.
Summer and ski season: $400/night, $2000/wk, $4000/mo.
Fall and spring: $350/night, $1500/week, $3000/mo.
50% of total due to make reservation, 50% due 1 week ahead.
Cancellations: 100% refund of deposit up to 60 days, 50% refund up to 30 days.
$50 pet fee per trained dog; 2 dogs maximum.
No hassle. Cleaning fee included. Damage coverage added by VRBO.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Double rainbow! Our house is the closer one on the left.
Kitchen w island, granite (2012), refinished wood floors (whole 1st flr - 2014).
2nd floor den w loft and mini-kitchen, half bath. Loft has queen inflatable bed.
Rear 2nd-story deck looking west to Sunshine Peak and Wilson Group of 14ers.
Master bath. Walk-in shower w window. Hot tub not working-OK as bathtub. 2 sinks
Master bedroom, 2nd floor. Double honeycomb blinds, walk-in closets.
1st floor, green bedroom w queen bed. All BRs have double-honeycomb blinds.
1st floor, yellow bedroom w twin bed.
'Old' Ophir from short hike behind house (red roof in foreground). Tilt-shifted!
Driving into Ophir in winter, looking towards Ophir Pass. Our house on far left.
Close-up of Pilot Knob (13,738') from front deck.
House looking north with 13,000' Silver Mtn in background.
Main living area is very open. Dining area is off to the right, sofa behind me.
Upstair den, great views from desk. Propane faux wood stove. Double sleeper sofa
Front deck looking east towards Ophir Pass.
View of rear deck and Waterfall Canyon.
Downstairs bath remodeled 2013.
View west from master BR towards horse pasture. Windows have screens.
1st floor blue bedroom w queen bed.
Early October snowfall. Aspens still yellow!
Old Ophir and Waterfall Canyon from hike behind house. 'New' East Ophir to left.
Scenery in Waterfall Canyon in August.
Corn toss! We also have a ping pong table in garage.
Living/dining areas with 50' plasma, DirectTV DVR, stereo. Table can seat 10.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 15, 2017
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