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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
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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3 bdrm house, fenced yard, Minutes from Monarch Ski; Salida Dining and Shoppi
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 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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Enjoy a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a home away from home. Peaceful setting with all of the amenities. Loved the gas fireplace in the living room. Comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Beverly it’s even nicer in the winter come back and I’ll give you a discount. It was great having you As guests.cheers Terrie
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Great home , great location!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home! We enjoyed it very much, and will be back soon! Perfect location for skiing monarch and then going into Salida If you want. Mountain spirit winery was perfect as well and right down the road. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jessica. Please come back for an additional discount! Terrie
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Cozy, retro comfortable home close to Monarch skiing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in Terrie’s home. Very clean, comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen and a great retro but cozy feel. Great location too, less than 15 minutes from Monarch but in quiet area. FYI there is no dishwasher or garbage disposal- it didn’t bother us at all, but it may bother other people. Terrie was very responsive and easy to work with as well. We enjoyed coming back to this comfortable place after a hard day of skiing, and we will return!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $15
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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

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.