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Where Victorian Meets Cottage Farmhouse

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,259 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 6 Sleeps Comfortably

Relax and enjoy the Salida scene. Perfect House to visit for those who want to enjoy the slower pace of life and/or Salida. Due to the antique nature of the property, it is NOT recommended for children.

This 112 year old home has been entirely remodeled with attentive care to re-use the original molding where possible. The two-bedrooms sleep six. The upstairs bath includes a claw foot tub and shower combination. The lower bathroom is a shower , sink and toilet only. The kitchen was re-modeled in 2006 as we popped the top to make the ceilings 10 feet tall. It includes a customer hand made, wood topped island. New carpet in 2014. Back deck added in 2008 and is wired for sound. Totally re-landscaped in 2007. Laundry facilities on-site. Huge deck under a large tree for relaxing the afternoon away.

Doug and/or Leanna Lampshire
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Doug and/or Leanna Lampshire

Doug and Leanna are Colorado Natives who fell in love with Salida and wish to share the beauty, charm and pace this gem has to offer.

Doug and/or Leanna Lampshire purchased this house in 2005

Why Doug and/or Leanna Lampshire chose South Central

Why go new when you can relive the past but with all the conveniences of today's time?

What makes this house unique

Sit on the love seat rocker on the front porch or spread out and grill on the back deck.


Nearest Airport
3.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
The 110 Year Old 'Vic' as in Victoria
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Salida Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Hiway 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
does the river count?
Car: recommended

This is outdoor and small-town enthusiasts heaven. There are 12 '14teener peaks' within an hour, gold metal fly-fishing waters and some of the finest white-water rafting in the US. Ski nearby at family-friendly Monarch and/or enjoy excellent restaurants in the heart of downtown on 'F Street'.


Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1259 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , clawfoot tub is original/ resurfaced in 2006
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Fantastic Water Pressure!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Tastefully decorated. Wall to wall carpet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Outdoor and recreation enthusiasts heaven. A wonderful setting with a relaxing floor plan. Sit in front or back on the porch or the deck.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Where Victorian Meets Cottage Farmhouse
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Yard is awesome and house is adorable!

  • 5 of 5

Property exceeded our expectations. It was super clean and very charming. The yard was by far the best surprise. It was huge for our two dogs, one who loves to play frisbee. No complaints at all. We will be back if we return to the Salida area. Only thing I would add would be WIFI. But that's the only downside. The upsides far exceed that. Home is so close to everything. We biked from the house to trails for both mountain and road cycling. Also loved the chilled glasses in the freezer :)

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Sunflower Cottage in Salida. Please come back, the chilled beer mugs will be waiting for you! doug & leanna
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Loved the house and its location.

  • 5 of 5

Darling decor, up to date kitchen and bathrooms. We especially liked the deck and front porch. We did miss the WI Fi cabability when looking up information or for just reading the paper. Some of us just used our phones. All in all, a great rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claudia. It was nice to have you stay with us again. Doug and Leanna
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Sweet and comfortable place, well cared for, many amenities, good location, exceptional yard.

  • 5 of 5

Communication with the host was very good, the location was very good, there were exceptional amenities provided, very well cared for place. Lovely back deck and yard, sweet dining room, large and well laid out kitchen, TWO very comfortable queen size beds in the master, and a lovely front porch and swing. Unusal layout means you walk through either another bedroom or a bathroom and the dining room to get from the master to the kitchen. Second bathroom is out and down short stairway from the master. NOTE: NO WIFI.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lucia, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Please look us up next time you are in Colorado! doug & leanna
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  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect, and in our brief interaction, the owners seemed lovely.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula. Please come visit us again at the Sunflower Cottage. Doug and Leanna
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Beautiful, Immaculate, Spacious Home in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time and wish we would've stayed another night! The house was immaculate and had everything that we needed. I would absolutely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review Stephanie! We would love to have you back in Salida sometime soon. Doug & Leanna
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A Wonderful Place to Stay in Salida, Colorado

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the Sunflower Cottage and would love to stay there again. As the pictures indicate, the house has been beautifully restored and very comfortably furnished. We especially appreciated the large deck area with a fenced-in yard which was perfect for relaxing outside with our Golden Retriever, Since we enjoy cooking, we also really liked the fact that the kitchen had everything that we could possibly need, often not our experience with vacation home rentals. All in all, we found the Sunflower Cottage to be a very special and welcoming place and the Lampshires to be very accommodating and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, It was a pleasure having you at the Sunflower Cottage. We love sharing this special 113 year old cottage with those that appreciate older houses and this fun and laid back environment here in Salida. Please come back to visit us. Doug & Leanna Lampshire
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $47.5
Refundable damage deposit $175
Cleaning $85
2nd+ Pet Fee (Each) $34.5
Tax Rate 2.9%

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.