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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. A rare combination of vintage Victorian and modern amenities in a cottage setting. Perfect House to visit for those who want to enjoy the Heart of the Rockies, Salida.Wi-Fi included. 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. Huge deck in the back yard to sprawl out on and sit under the elm tree. Beautifully landscaped corner lot. Laundry facilities on-site.

Doug and/or Leanna Lampshire
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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 Salida

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.


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 ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 2 - toilet , shower , Fantastic Water Pressure!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Big Clawfoot tub is original/ resurfaced. Gorgeous tile
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Windows on three sides. Huge room with closet and dresser.
  • 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 rocker on the front porch or spread out on the back deck.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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Where Victorian Meets Cottage Farmhouse
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful treasure in Salida

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in a home through VRBO in Aspen, Co and was disappointed and I hesitated before staying at another VRBO. I am so glad I had a change of heart. This was a true treat and a wonderful stay. The bedding was crisp and clean as was the entire home. We loved every part of or stay and the home was perfect in every way. We will definitely be back. It was in perfect condition, the beds and pillows very comfortable and the Kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals. Thank you for the great experience!!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Halle, Thank you for the very kind remarks. It was a pleasure to have you and your husband stay at the Sunflower Cottage. Please come again and stay even longer! Safe Travels. Doug & Leanna
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our time at the sunflower cottage. Plenty of room for a family of four, and very close to downtown Salida. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights in the Cottage and had a very good experience. The house was very clean and everything worked great. It is within easy walking distance of downtown. The weather was nice so we were able to have lunch outside on the deck. There is also a big fenced yard for the grandkids to play in. We look forward to returning here on future trips to Salida.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve Happy Holidays and so glad you enjoyed your trip to Salida and stay at the Sunflower Cottage. Doug & Leanna
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Super cute, well-appointed, great owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a reunion here for Thanksgiving and our whole family loved it. The house is adorable, the kitchen is well stocked and the beds are comfortable. Doug was really responsive and nice. The yard is huge and the big deck has a grill and a great view of the mountains. We definitely plan on staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 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: August 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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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'.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $47.5
Cleaning $88.5
Refundable damage deposit $175
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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