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Where Victorian Meets Cottage Farmhouse

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,259 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 young children.

This 110 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 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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.


Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1259 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Where Victorian Meets Cottage Farmhouse
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Perfect getaway stay in Salida

  • 5 of 5

What a sweet home this is. Decorated very nicely and loved the antique feel to the house. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed to fix meals and the location to downtown is perfect! I am very particular in a place being very clean and this one was immaculate. I would say that the only thing someone would not like maybe is that there is not a bathroom in the master, but it is right outside the door and another one down the stairs. It did not bother us and would stay here again. Thank you Doug and Leanna for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Sunflower Cottage. Please come back for another visit😄
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Plenty of other places to stay.

  • 1 of 5

The cottage house is wonderful. Great location, clean and well appointed. My review is 1 star because of the owner, Doug.

We were refunded our security deposit within less than 24 hours, which was excellent. I received a note from the owners thanking us for our stay and extending an invitation to come back (which we would have gladly accepted). On April 11th (9 days after our stay), I received a note from Doug requesting a check for $75 for drywall damage that was caused by a chair. We were not provided details as to what room, which chair, etc. When we requested timestamped photos showing that we had caused the damage, Doug declined to communicate further. My husband and I have stayed in many rentals and own one ourselves and understand the importance of quality customer care, as well as caring for someone else's property. If we had believed for a second that we had somehow caused the damage, we would have been more than happy to pay $75. If you plan to book this property, be sure to take photos to protect yourself from having to pay for damage someone else caused. Bottom line, Salida is a wonderful place and there are other options.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a lot of fabrication here in this review. First of all , I do allow pets and on an occasion will allow more than one dog but Elizabeth brought three dogs and simply avoided telling me about any dogs at all so she and her husband could presumably avoid the small $45 pet charge! The drywall was damaged in the green room and not only was it damageD but an antique rocker (I assume the piece of furniture that dented the wall) had a leg broken. Part of the nature of short term rentals is trust. Honestly, requesting before and after "time stamped" photos of a wall. Who would have those. Last I knew, attorneys were well-paid; we asked for $75 when 1) they avoided the pet charge, 2) they broke the antique rocking chair and 3) they damaged the drywall. Fellow VRBO owners: BE AWARE OF THE DONOVANS!
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Comfortable and cute

  • 5 of 5

Charming little house was perfect for 4 friends for a weekend. Easy walking distance to the main downtown area. Location was quiet, the house was well-stocked, clean, and the beds were comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kellie. We hope to see you again. I will inspect the property later this week and then communicate with you regarding your deposit. Doug
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Clean, comfortable and would go back again

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this house.

So comfortable & clean.

Easy walking distance to town.

Quite neighborhood.


  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at your cozy cottage! It was so easy to walk or ride bike to downtown. We have been to Salida numerous times before and your place is one of our favs.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage House

  • 5 of 5

This was my third time staying in this lovely Cottage style house and it always feels like home!

It's a short walk to Town, shops, good food, walking Trails, dog Park... and a short drive to ski or many other outdoor activities!

The owners, Leanna and Doug make themselves available to answer any questions and requests. A wonderful Vacation Home! , for couples and families.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Salida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Sep 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 14 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $47.5
Cleaning $74.5
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.

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