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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:
December 17, 2017

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


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


Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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3 bdrm house, fenced yard, Minutes from Monarch Ski; Salida Dining and Shoppi
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

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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The place is just...awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed a couple of days in June. Location is great. Close to town, yet far enough away. Sounds of the South Fork of the Arkansas River lulled us to sleep every evening. Back deck was where we spent most of our time. Loved the retro kitchen!! If we stay in the area again, this would surely be the place. Terrie is great to work with and even checked on us to make sure everything was perfect. (Which it was!!) Would highly recommend this place to family and friends. Thanks Terrie!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely decorated cabin between Salida and Monarch.

  • 4 of 5

We did enjoy our stay in this charming cabin despite unusually warm weather and no AC so the cabin stayed warmer than we preferred. The kitchen was well appointed and stocked with all nice cookware and dishes. Cell service and internet was good if you want to stay connected. The deck in the back is very nice, and the creek is just a short walk in the backyard.

The king bed needed some repair as one leg appeared to be broken so suspect the owner who was very attentive and helpful will have taken care of that. Fans and maybe ceiling fans might be a helpful addition for summer visitors. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and honest review. I replaced the bed frame with a new frame. Thank you for letting me know - I had no idea! It has been an unusually hot summer. I have 2 fans - which I now keep in the living room. Ceiling fans are a great idea, especially in the bedrooms! Thank you, again. I would welcome you and your family back, anytime.
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Truly a "gem". Perfect Location. Comfy artsy house

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy 3 bedroom house - intriguing and artistic interior decoration - large deck with professional stainless steel barbecue overlooking tree lined creek and mountainside behind house - beautiful view of Mt Shavano from front corner picture window in living room - quiet, pleasant mountain neighborhood with occasional celebrity sightings down the street - perfectly located half way between Monarch Mountain and Salida - easy, scenic, low traffic 15 minute drive to both.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great daycation

  • 4 of 5

Everything was just as described. We found plenty of extra towels and linens. The kitchen was very well stocked. We enjoy our stay.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.