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Historic Granite Home on the Arkansas River

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath with mountain views for sure.

Granite Haven is your perfect home away from home, whether you are looking for a peaceful get-a-way or seeking adventure and recreation. We are surrounded by BLM and National Forest which offer peace and solitude, or just sit on the deck and watch the wildlife. On the other end of the spectrum, rafting, hiking, biking, skiing and boarding (Copper Mountain is a 45 minute drive, Monarch is 45 minutes away, and Vail is 1 hour, and Ski Cooper is 30 minutes), and fishing are all easily accessible. In the summer, a beautiful drive over Independence Pass (which is closed in the winter) will get you to Aspen in 1 hour. This is a turn of the century miner's home with approximately 1000 sf., two bedrooms and 1-1/2 baths. Sleeps six. The house has new hardwood floors and an updated kitchen and bathroom complete with washer and dryer in the big mud room entry. Unique tin ceilings are still intact in the original part of the house along with original wood flooring in the bedrooms. The house sits in the side of the hill overlooking the historic Granite townsite and the Arkansas River. Spectacular views of the Sawatch Range. Stay five nights and get two nights FREE!!

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We do have a pack and play available if you have an infant or toddler traveling with you....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Master bedroom has a full size (double) bed with a 1/2 bath attached. 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed. The family room has a sleeper sofa as well....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    We have a DVD library available....moreless

  • Games
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of Mt. Elbert to the North with views of Mt. Oxford to the South, and Quail Mountain to the West....moreless

  • Water View:

    Granite sits right on the Arkansas River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Three way gas fireplace situated between the family room and dining room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water baseboard in main part of house. In-Floor heat in kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom....moreless

  • Internet:

    Web surfing and email are free. We are on satellite internet and request you do not stream videos....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Usually plenty of room for parking. Just don't block the drive to the old School House....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    with grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with everything you need along with a nice variety of spices....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Propane gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Propane gas range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
$1,125
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
$1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 7.3%

Notes:

Deposit of 50% of the total stay is required with reservations.

Cancellations made within 29 days of arrival are subject to a loss of deposit.

Cancellations made within 30 or more of arrival date will be refunded.

All cancellations are subject to a $30 fee and no refund of the vrbo service fee.

Check out time: 11:00 am

Check in time: 3:00 pm


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Central Colorado Regional Airport/ Lake County
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Twin Lakes Inn
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mount Massive Golf Course--America's Highest
17 Miles
Nearest Train
Leadville Scenic Railway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 24
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sage Cafe
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Cooper

Car: Necessary

Historic Granite sits on the Arkansas River just below the Sawatch Range (the most 14'ers in the State of Colorado). Granite is also halfway between Twin Lakes and Clear Creek Resevoir. Granite sits 20 minutes South of Leadville, CO and 20 minutes North of Buena Vista, CO on US Hwy. 24

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Kim is 5th generation Granite. Her great-great-grandfather was a freighter and homesteaded the Clear Creek Ranch just south of Granite. So it was quite natural for us to move back to Granite. Kent is a carpenter and builds everything from cabinets and furniture to new custom homes. Kim is a science teacher at the Buena Vista High School.

Why the Owner Chose Granite, CO, USA:
The town of Granite has a rich history in mining and railroads. The infamous shooting of Judge Dwyer during the Lake County Wars transpired in Granite. In 1876, the year of Colorado statehood, Granite was the county seat. After loosing this distinction to Buena Vista, residents of Granite were unwilling to relinquish the county records to Buena Vista. Residents of Buena Vista then resorted to a clandestine, middle of the night, gunpoint, robbery of the records. Before the mining boom in Leadville, Granite was the hot spot for gold mining, and remnants of these historic mines are all around Granite. Our family history is here, and our roots run deep in Granite. The house was passed down through the family, and we now have the privilege of living in Granite.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Wildlife--Here in Granite we have our own resident big horn sheep herd. The ewes hang out in town summer, fall, and winter. During the spring they go south for lambing and then bring their lambs back to town in the late summer. In the fall the rams join the ewes and enjoy running around the front yard of the house eating the flowers. For bird enthusiasts, Granite attracts rare rosy finches in the winter and hundreds of hummingbirds, broadtail, rufus, and calliope, in the summer. A pair of osprey has a nest just ¼ mile from Granite as well. Granite Haven has feeders right outside the windows so you can enjoy these feathered friends close up. Fishing and Hunting--The gold medal Arkansas River is a stone's throw from the house to catch fat brown trout. For those who prefer delicious brook trout, Low Pass Creek, is ½ mile north of Granite. The native cutthroat trout are also available for those who are more adventurous and willing to hike a few miles to the high lakes up above timberline. Clear Creek Reservoir and Twin Lakes are both less than ten minutes away. Granite is surrounded by BLM and national forest for those interested in hunting elk, deer, and antelope. Hiking and Biking--Chaffee County boasts the highest number of 14ers than any other county in Colorado. Granite is located on the northern edge of Chaffee County, so Elbert, Massive, La Plata, and Sherman are all close trailheads as well. For those who prefer a nice walk in the woods, any direction from Granite offers spectacular views and the sound of running water. Miles and miles of mountain bike trails, including the Colorado Trail, are easily accessible from the yellow house. Ski Cooper is a 30 minute drive from Granite. Copper Mountain and Monarch are only 45 minutes away. Three rafting companies are within 5 minutes of Granite and offer the adventure of Pine Creek, Numbers, and Brown's Canyon sections of the Arkansas River.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Photos

  • Granite Haven

    Granite Haven

  • Enjoy the evening out on the deck

    Enjoy the evening out on the deck

  • Family room with 3 way fire place

    Family room with 3 way fire place

  • Dining room with three way fireplace

    Dining room with three way fireplace

  • Master Bedroom with original tin ceiling and wood floor

    Master Bedroom with original tin ceiling and wood floor

  • Newly remodeled full bath room

    Newly remodeled full bath room

  • View from the deck of beautiful sunset west of Granite over Quail Mountain

    View from the deck of beautiful sunset west of Granite over Quail Mountain

  • Big horn sheep right above the house

    Big horn sheep right above the house

  • Snowy morning!

    Snowy morning!

  • Hummingbirds right outside the kitchen window.

    Hummingbirds right outside the kitchen window.

  • A western tanager visits the bird feeder on the deck.

    A western tanager visits the bird feeder on the deck.

  • Interlaken trail head at Twin Lakes is only 5 minutes away

    Interlaken trail head at Twin Lakes is only 5 minutes away

  • Granite Haven in Spring

    Granite Haven in Spring

  • Family room with original tin ceiling and sleeper sofa

    Family room with original tin ceiling and sleeper sofa

  • Newly remodeled kitchen with views of Quail Mountain & the Arkansas River

    Newly remodeled kitchen with views of Quail Mountain & the Arkansas River

  • Reading corner with plenty of books and games to play if the weather is rainy.

    Reading corner with plenty of books and games to play if the weather is rainy.

  • Second bedroom with queen size bed and original wood floor

    Second bedroom with queen size bed and original wood floor

  • Utility/Mud Room. Painting on door by Mini Neil ~1960's

    Utility/Mud Room. Painting on door by Mini Neil ~1960's

  • View of Granite ~1920. Granite Haven is on the hill next to Schoolhouse.

    View of Granite ~1920. Granite Haven is on the hill next to Schoolhouse.

  • The only kind of traffic jam in Granite--the Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep!

    The only kind of traffic jam in Granite--the Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep!

  • View looking north of Granite on a frosty morning

    View looking north of Granite on a frosty morning

  • Rare rosy finches are Granite residents in the winter.

    Rare rosy finches are Granite residents in the winter.

  • Autumn colors hiking up Quail Mountain.

    Autumn colors hiking up Quail Mountain.

  • Mt. Elbert mirrored in Twin Lakes

    Mt. Elbert mirrored in Twin Lakes

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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