Nurture Rest, Romance, Good Health and Adventure at Risco Rojo!(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Exquisite Eco-home Provides Vacation for the Senses
The zero net energy eco-home sits against the backdrop of one of the Animas Valley's most dramatic red sandstone cliff formations. 360 degree views will dazzle you from dusk to dawn! Artwork from around the world offers a visual feast indoors. There's also superb wildlife viewing opportunities: elk, deer, wild turkey, bear, bobcat, coyote and various raptors frequently make appearances.
Located on 10 acres along pastoral County Road 250, the 2000 square foot modern rustic-styled home offers privacy, seclusion, and a delicious amount of peace and quiet.
Or lack thereof! A continuous fresh air exchange system makes for luxurious comfort and superior indoor air quality. This home is perfect for allergy or chemically sensitive guests, thanks to zero VOC paints, natural finishes, no pets/tobacco/cologne/perfume policies and use of gentle, unscented cleaners.
Great care was taken in selecting quality beds, mattresses, carpets, rugs, linens and towels, etc. - the majority made from natural products and fibers that pamper the body in a way synthetics can’t. An extra plus: I keep Risco Rojo fastidiously maintained and impeccably clean!
I provide coffee, tea, cream, spices, oil, sugar and a variety of other condiments to make it easy and affordable for my guests to enjoy the fully stocked kitchen. An attached greenhouse often has fresh herbs available too!
And if that isn’t enough to tempt you…
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Risco Rojo is less than 15 minutes to Durango and only 20 minutes to Purgatory Ski Resort. It’s as an ideal adventure hub, offering immediate access to premier southwest Colorado biking routes (road and mountain), national forests, winter sports and scenic hikes. Trimble Hot Springs and the Dalton Ranch Golf Course are three miles away and Missionary Ridge Road is just a couple miles north. Any guest with artistic tendencies will also find ample inspiration at Risco Rojo with the changing light dancing on the cliffs and across the valley.
SEE HOW LOVELY ECO-DESIGN CAN BE TO LIVE IN
The home is a fine example of efficient, sustainable design - powered almost entirely by active and passive solar systems. Experience the incredible comfort this house offers over conventional built homes. Other technology features include in-floor radiant heating, heat-recovery ventilation system, induction stove, LED lighting, ultra-efficient appliances and an outlet for electric car charging.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE HOUSE
The home is well suited for 4 people (an ideal spot for couples traveling together), but can accommodate 1 or 2 more people with the day bed and trundle in the Reading Room (and another 2 people in the attached Tree Ghost Studio…inquire about additional cost for this option).
The Verde Suite with king bed provides spectacular east, south and west facing views of the Animas Valley. The Terlingua Room has a queen bed and is cozily tucked away on the first floor with views to the east and north. Exquisite granite, natural stone and tile designs adorn both bathrooms.
The house is fully furnished and stocked with linens, towels, cookware, kitchen utensils and a BBQ grill. The outdoor fire pit is perfect for a roaring blaze and making s’mores. There is also Wifi, a TV with DirectTV satellite service (including movie channels), a full stereo system (with outdoor speakers), and a Sonos player in the Verde Suite. Safely store bikes and other gear in the spacious garage.
Guests are welcome to consume marijuana on the premises, but there is no smoking indoors (vaporizers okay).
I love meeting my guests and helping to make their vacation a success! I’m available to assist you with questions about the home technology systems and the area in general. For additional fees, I can stock the refrigerator before your arrival, provide housekeeping, prepare meals for your party during your stay (advance notice required), provide bike shuttles and/or offer other concierge-like services.
I sometimes stay in the attached Tree Ghost Studio, (the apartment with separate entrance on opposite side of house; also available for rent to sleep another 2 people) and will always inform guests if I plan to do so. I may also need to occasionally access the garage and greenhouse while working the garden, as well as the main house to water indoor plants, or perform other maintenance duties. Entry times with estimated lengths of stay are coordinated with guests ahead of time by text to ensure respect of privacy.
Questions? Please send!
Member since: 2014
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Cannabis (marijuana) consumption allowed on the premises.
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter Wonderland Escape
Jan 13 - Feb 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 1, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Risco Rojo enjoys panoramic views, especially spectacular at sunrise/sunset.
View from Tree Ghost Studio deck - really great for wildlife viewing.
Stylish custom kitchen w/ ultra-efficient appliances including induction stove.
Views and ample light around the dining space.
There is also a day bed with trundle to sleep two more people semi-privately.
Welcome to the sunniest, warmest place in the house: the Verde Suite spa!
To soak or shower? Decisions, decisions...
Being on the first floor, it's perfect for those who don't want to manage stairs
The laundry room also houses a large utility sink - conveniently near kitchen.
Verde Suite king western walnut live-edge bed with organic Savvy Rest mattress.
If you love hummingbirds, you'll love Risco Rojo. Four species sighted in 2016.
This wild turkey was very curious about a guest and his breakfast.
Down valley view at sunset with fire pit in middle view.
Entryway provides ample hooks for coats, purses, keys, backpacks, etc.
Living room and dining room to right of kitchen
The Reading Room loft sits next to the top of the stairs - bring a good book!
Comfy chairs beckon...
The Verde bath stocked with about every toiletry item you could need.
The Terlingua room has a comfortable queen mattress on a beautiful iron bed.
Terlingua bath on first floor - some wonderful stone and glass tiles.
Bi-facial solar panels make energy and provide shade.
Landscaping designed to blend in with pops of colorful touches here and there.
Kokopelli yard art at sunset.
Another wildlife visitor...
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, January 14, 2017
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