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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!

For Monarch Ski Area discount, Use referral code #1PowderPlace to receive a 10% discount!

Rental agreements must be signed and returned by email or mail at time of reservation. Please refer to terms set forth in contract agreement.

More Details

Terrie Cole
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017

About Terrie Cole

Moved to Salida from Glenwood Springs, Co

Terrie Cole purchased this house in 2014

Why Terrie Cole chose South Central

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • 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 ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

3 bdrm house, fenced yard, Minutes from Monarch Ski; Salida Dining and Shoppi
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

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: Apr 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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A true gem!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was quite wonderful. Spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable and quiet. The owner went out of her way to accommodate our changing dates and responded quickly to my texts. Not only do we plan to come back, but we are telling all our friends about this cool place so close to both Salida and Monarch ski area!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Only good things to say about Monarch Gem. The house was the perfect size for our family of four and well stocked with everything we needed. The beds were very soft and comfortable, so much that it made it difficult to get up in the morning! The aspen woods, South Arkansas river frontage, and fire pit were a treasure trove for our two boys and us. The house is conveniently located between Salida and Monarch Mountain, with easy access to both. Terrie is a great host and was quick to respond to any questions we had. Monarch Gem is a wonderful Colorado mountain home with all of the amenities and wonderful scenery.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here because it is so quiet and peaceful here. Excellent views of the mountains and located on a beautiful stream. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great spot

  • 5 of 5

The Monarch Gem was the perfect spot for us as we spent our days at Monarch and evenings in Salida. The beds are comfy, the kitchen well equipped and the view was beautiful. The cabin had everything we needed. Our kids enjoyed playing Pictionary and the cute monster over the fireplace. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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

Salida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check in time: 3:00 P.M.
Check out time: 10:00 A.M.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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