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Dramatic Panoramic Mountain Views! HOT TUB! Luxurious, comfy & near all!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2000 Square Foot 2 Story, 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, Enormous Deck, Awesome Hot Tub

Enter San Juan Paradise @ 7900 feet. You'll be enticed to stay outside, as your jaw drops at the panoramic views. Upon entering you will discover that views are endless in this upscale artistically custom decorated home with slate floors, a cozy fireplace, dining area, family room and very large kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Relax in the master's comfortable rustic king size bed and shower with pebble stone floor. You can see the reflection of Mt. Sneffels (a 14'000’ peak) while gazing in one of the master bath mirrors. If dry air and hard water don't please you, not to fret, the water is softened and the air humidified. As you make your way down the custom aspen railing to the guest bedrooms, you will first come upon the ‘Bear’ themed bathroom. This bath has custom cabinetry, a bath tub and shower. Enter next the ‘Winter Mountain’ bedroom, which contains all custom aspen furniture; 2 murphy beds, a flat screen TV and plenty of storage space. Across the hall is the 'Queen' room with lodge decor bedding, a desk and walk in closet. Behind the Queen bedroom is a laundry room with washer and dryer for your use. To maximize your outdoor experience in the pleasant weather months, there is a seating area on both the East & West sides of the patio, and a 3rd garden patio area mid level on the East side. There is a propane grill for your use and be sure to take advantage of relaxing in the excellent hot tub year all year round. San Juan Paradise does not disappoint! Special extra - Meal service & massage can be arranged upon request.

More Details

Jill Parisi
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Can speak/understand some Spanish (if written)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Jill Parisi

Owner’s have called Arizona and Colorado their home for over 2 decades. With passions as diverse as hiking, ski-ing, ice-climbing, ATV’ing, snow-shoe-ing and water sports. Originally from NJ, I personally fell in love with Ouray County when first coming to this area in 1984 as a teenager. I was so blown away & enamored with the beauty and the unique rugged majestic mountains, that I vowed to myself one day I would own a home here. Dreams do come true.

Jill Parisi purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Jill Parisi chose Southwest

We custom built & designed our home in 2006 & have enjoyed it immensely over the years. After traveling all over Colorado every year since moving to AZ in 1989, my family agreed and were convinced that what I had recognized at 19 years old still remained true. This special place is where we determined to build our 2nd home. Life circumstances has prevented our using it as much as we have in the past. So this brings the choice of sharing our wonderful home with others who can appreciate its specialness rather than to let this jewel sit idle.

What makes this chalet unique

The most unique benefit of San Juan Paradise is that you are surrounded by the mountains on 2 acres which truly gives you the feeling of being away from it all. Yet at the same time there are all the amenities close by & the comfort of being home. Access on an extremely well maintained paved county road makes getting here a breeze. You will want to get outside as much as possible and enjoy everything this area has to offer. If you prefer not to travel outside of the neighborhood, Village activity abounds and beckons with friendliness. Steps away to walking paths, snow shoe trails, hiking, cross country ski trails and roadways are very bike friendly. To maximize your outdoor experience while at home, enjoy dual seating areas on both the East and West sides of the home. Great care & pride were taken in personally designing, decorating and hand selecting every piece that went into the home. From the antler cabinet pulls, to the whimsical lighting, to the custom designed furniture, the list goes on.... I hope you enjoy San Juan Paradise as much as we have & encourage you to leave your comments in the guest book.


Ridgway Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Pebble stone shower floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Called the Bear Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Upstairs powder room
  • Master has double sinks, vanity and custom shower All bathrooms lodge decor, custom cabinetry
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Children/light adult beds
  • Master Suite - Custom Furniture, King size comfortable bed with custom bedding, lots of storage space Bedroom 2 - Walk in closet, desk, tasteful lodge decor Bedroom 3 - All custom furniture, Murphy beds, Flat screen, dressers, children's books
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Reverse Osmosis, Water Softener, Home Humidifier system. Please do not hesitate to email with any and every question you may have.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Dramatic Panoramic Mountain Views! HOT TUB! Luxurious, comfy & near all!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Fantastic Mountain Home with Great Views

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with everything about this rental. Jill is very nice and communication with her is easy. Her home is nice and the amenities are simple and solid. The only slight negative was the minimal kitchen pots, pans and knives situation. Everything else was fantastic!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. Am concerned that some of my pots, pans and utensils have been taken. Actually in the past, I've received comments about how well equipped my kitchen was. Glad that I will be getting up there this weekend! So sad that this has occurred. Thank you for notifying me.
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Could not have been better!

  • 5 of 5

I was unfamiliar with this side of Colorado, but after visting Ridgway Ouray and Telluride, I must say that this is the best area in Colorado. So much so, my wife and I are considering buying land around there. The house it self is amazing, a person truly feels like you are in the mountains, the views are incredible, the hot tub is perfectly placed for a beautiful relaxing soak for all times of the day. Jill the home owner is great, she send you information about the area, whats going on and is available through talk or text at all times.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and love the area : )) I do as well - definitely my favorite on the continental US!
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a beautiful setting - secluded with majestic views of mountains. Fantastic star viewing at night.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice!!

Had a good time!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a well cared for and well-equipped property where a couple or family can fully enjoy the mountains and all they have to offer! You never have to leave the property because there is plenty to do right there but it is also centrally located to lots of wonderful Colorado adventure possibilities! Ridgeway is a great little town with a number of great restaurants, bike trails, a grocery store and amazing views all around. Ouray is only about 25 minutes drive with more hiking trails, restaurants, shops, etc. Telluride is about 40 minutes away. The possibilities are endless for adventure opportunities but our favorite thing to do was hiking around the home and admiring the stunning mountain views from anywhere inside or outside the beautiful mountain home! We would definitely return to this wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - I'm glad you enjoyed my home as much as we do. For sure, come again! Happy trails. Jill
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Spectacular House with 360 Degree Mountain Views

  • 5 of 5

My family of five (which includes three teenage boys) absolutely fell in love with this house and all of Ouray County. The house is beautiful inside -- open and spacious -- with all the amenities you could want. The views of the mountains from inside the home (especially the kitchen, living room and dining room) are fantastic. The deck has the most amazing views of multiple mountain ranges, that are mind-blowing -- and they change dramatically as the lighting changes throughout the day. The night skies are awesome and fun to watch from the hot tub. Did I mention the breathtaking views every time you leave the neighborhood? It never got old!!

We made day trips to Ouray (jeep tour and hot springs) and Telluride (hikes) and had fun biking in Ridgway (to and in the state park). We also hiked the neighborhood trails to Inspiration Point (great views!). We loved Colorado Boy Brewery, in addition to the breweries in Ouray. We also caught a weekend of a great craft fair in Ridgway.

I would highly recommend to families, couples, groups, retreats. It's a very special place, and the owner, Jill, is amazing. (She was super helpful in recommending things to do, both before and during our trip). I was lucky enough to meet her in a yoga class in Ridgway!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review - I'm so glad that your family loved Ouray county and the awe inspiring views as much as we do. It was fun meeting you in Yoga, as it is rare that I have the opportunity to meet my amazing guests.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Montrose Regional
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Colorado Boy Brewery & True Grit
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Divide Ranch & Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Silverton & Durango
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 62 & 550 - San Juan Skyway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Divide Ranch & Club
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Telluride Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Ouray County is simply awe inspiring - and San Juan Paradise is engulfed in it's beauty no matter where you are in or outside of the home. This is an ideal retreat for every type of traveler. Hiking, hunting, biking, golfing, snow shoe-ing, and cross country ski-ing right in the neighborhood. Relax in the hot-tub and be prepared to have your breath taken away by the magnificence surrounding you both day and night. Wildlife sightings are a daily treat, as are endless stars and the milky way. Exceptional Panoramic Views - San Juan Mountain Range to the South, Cimmarron Mountain Range to the East & Grand Mesa to the North! Enjoy evening alpenglow, every weather & star phenomena imaginable!

Upscale comfort - a 2000 sq' home facing the San Juan Mountain range is a cedar Lindal A-frame home with a 1500 sq' deck and hot tub. It is beautifully and artistically decorated with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a gourmet kitchen and sky wall. The main living area and master bedroom with a very comfortable king size bed are on the 2nd floor. Downstairs are 2 bedrooms - one with a Queen and another with the two single murphy beds and a Flat screen TV. The roads to your dream are all paved - ahhh. Town is a quick drive 1000 feet below.

A must see right in the neighborhood is Inspiration Point. Here you will feel as if you are standing on top & at the edge of the world. A not to be missed picture spot.


Rates & Availability

Ridgway Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 25 2017 - Jun 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Aug 16 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall-Winter 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125

Ideal for couples or families, no more than 4 adults preferred.

Credit card payments are subject to 3% fee, deducted post stay from security deposit refund. Check or bank transfer encouraged to avoid fees to all parties : )
Rental agreement can be found either by e-mailing owner or when you click the book it now button (it is in blue writing and can be clicked prior to booking).
If stay is longer than a week, and you would like housekeeping service it can be arranged for an additional charge of $65-100 depending upon needs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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