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3 bdrm house, fenced yard, Minutes from Monarch Ski; Salida Dining and Shoppi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom with Mountain Views, backs up to river

Imagine yourself staying in a 1200 sq. ft, 3 bedroom, 1 bath log home, on a quiet lane. You wake up, drinking coffee on the deck, nestled among tall aspen and spruce trees, backing up to a mountain stream, with views of The Continental Divide Alpine Range from the large, front windows. Shut your eyes, and roll back to the 50's - knotty pine, original rounded refrigerator and stove, retro chairs and table, BUT wireless internet, flat screen TV's, down comforters, gas fireplace. Forget your busy outside life, and relax in the cool, mountain air.

The house is located approximately 8 miles from a super Walmart in Salida, and 8 miles up to Monarch Ski area, a 10 minute drive. Picture yourself- skiing fresh powder in the morning, lunch at the house, then back for 3 more hours of skiing. Or, cross country skiing. Or, snowmobiling with the family, dogsledding thru the meadows, snowshoeing on mountain trails. You'd think this was high season, but, oh the summers! You would love mountain biking the Monarch Crest Trai; it is right outside the front door. Then, you could hike and ski the 13ers and 14ers, as seen from the living room windows. Next day? Take your friends and family on a world class white water rafting or kayaking on the Arkansas River. And fishing - it's a Gold Medal River! Fly fishing is some of the best in the world. Next day, drive up to the many ghost towns, 4 wheel adventure riding, cross country horseback riding, hiking the Continental Trail or Colorado Trail. 30 minutes to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. Grab a good book, chair, and head back behind the house to the Little Arkansas River for quiet time.

Creature comforts? 53in. flat panel TV in living room, 24 in. TV in large bedroom, DVD, VHS, assortment of DVD's, books, games. Satellite internet, gas fireplace, large deck with porch, outdoor gas grill, small porch in front. King sized bed, queen beds in other two bedrooms. Beds all have 400+ Egyptian Cotton Sheets, down mattress covers, down comforters, 100% Egyptian cotton towels. Front loading washer and dryer with iron.

Six people in 3 bedrooms is perfect, but if needed, there's a full pull out sofa bed in the living room.

The town of Salida is 8 miles east on hwy 50, and offers many amenities: wonderful restaurants, art galleries, live music, hot springs pool, white water rafting, pubs, horseback riding, mountain and road biking, fly fishing in the Gold Medal Arkansas river, bowling, hiking and biking trails all within walking distance of downtown. This is a all year round paradise!

Book 6 nights, and the 7th night is free!

More Details

Terrie Cole
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Terrie Cole

Moved to Salida from Glenwood Springs, Co

Terrie Cole purchased this house in 2014

Why Terrie Cole chose Salida

Salida has everything I have ever wanted - sking, biking, hiking, climbing, rafting, fishing, art, music, history, great people!

What makes this house unique

This place was a step back into the past, a simpler time. It reminds me of my childhood, when kitchen were used for great meals, living rooms for conversation, and outside for exploring


Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom3 - 1 king
  • There are 3 bedrooms, plus a sleeper sofa in the living room, with a double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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3 bdrm house, fenced yard, Minutes from Monarch Ski; Salida Dining and Shoppi
average rating of 4.78125 based on 32 reviews

Super cute and super clean.

  • 5 of 5

It is a “ gem “, perfect for our women’s boondoggle in Salida. The cabin is larger than the pictures portray. It is very well appointed with all the fun stuff of our youth. Great place. Thanks for sharing this adorable cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming to Monarch Gem. I’m so glad that you had a fun girl’s getaway. Please come for a discount! Cheers, Terrie
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Quaint property with just the right amount of space and amenities for a family of six.

  • 4 of 5

We loved this location and the array of amenities available at this home.

Everone had enough space to get comfy and settle in for our week-long stay.

We loved having a complete kitchen with plenty of options for cookware, dishes, utensils and small appliances. The adorable kitchen has a "retro" vibe and we really liked it; however, the electric stove top is a bit dated and finicky to use. Oven worked great and we loved the warming area above the oven area.

All of the bedrooms were well appointed and beds were very comfortable. There were nice and clean comforters, duvets, and pillows for everyone to snuggle!

BONUS . . . the laundry room has GREAT appliances and it actually made doing the laundry enjoyable. This is huge after a couple full day of outdoor activities!

The only downside was the trash situation. There is no garbage service, so if you stay for several days, the garbage you make will pile up.

OVERALL - this was a fantastic location and we would definately consider staying at Monarch Gem again!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad. That you had a nice. Stay at Monarch Gem. It is a retro cabin, with the original kitchen appliances. I will check the stove and make sure it’s working properly, as I have not been made aware of any difficulties. I do have trash service - I even have a bear proof container outside, but it’s by the gate. You might not have noticed it. Thanks for letting me know, as I can move it up onto the deck by the door. I hope that you will return. I take these suggestions, seriously! Cheers, Terrie
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Would definitely return!

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Monarch Gem! Comfy beds, stocked kitchen (loved the retro kitchen, bathroom, lamps, etc.)! Also, a great location. Terrie was awesome and made sure our check-in went smooth.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay for skiing on Monarch Moutain

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and ski on Monarch Mountain. This was the first time skiing for our kids and we loved this little house. Plenty of room for 5. Loved the scenery out back of the house and would think this would be a great place in the summer too. I had baked and brought food for all our meals to cook in the crockpot. Perfect distance to the family friendly mountain at Monarch. Comfortable beds for all. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family trip!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this quirky and fun retro house for our Labor Day trip to Salida. Rooms were cozy, quiet, and comfortable. Loved sitting on the back porch, and taking morning walks down the road looking at the gorgeous scenery. Perfect location close to downtown Salida as well as the brewery and winery! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words it is a fun little house and it will welcome you back anytime I will give you discount so please come back!
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LOVED the retro decorations and the Bungled Jungle Creatures

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, quaint house with tongue in cheek decorations. All of us five women kept finding things that reminded us of our grandmother's houses. We coveted the melamine dishes displayed in the kitchen, loved the fridge with its door that closes with finality, and the lamps in the living room! And we are already huge fans of the Bungled Jungle, so living with three of them was so much fun. All of this retro or eclectic paired nicely with the upgrades, like the shades in the living room. To top it off, we were surrounded by hummingbirds everytime we sat on the back porch enjoying the warmth of the day or the cool of the mornings. Truly a getaway!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twisted Cork Cafe
Independent White Water Inc
Elevation Beer Company
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Salida, Co
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy. 50
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Poncha Springs, Co
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Monarch Ski Area
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $15
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check in time: 4:00 P.M.
Check out time: 11:00 A.M.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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