Historic Granite Home on the Arkansas River(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- 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!!
Member since: 2015
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 7.3%
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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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
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.
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Enjoy the evening out on the deck
Family room with 3 way fire place
Dining room with three way fireplace
Master Bedroom with original tin ceiling and wood floor
Newly remodeled full bath room
View from the deck of beautiful sunset west of Granite over Quail Mountain
Big horn sheep right above the house
Hummingbirds right outside the kitchen window.
A western tanager visits the bird feeder on the deck.
Interlaken trail head at Twin Lakes is only 5 minutes away
Granite Haven in Spring
Family room with original tin ceiling and sleeper sofa
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.
Second bedroom with queen size bed and original wood floor
Utility/Mud Room. Painting on door by Mini Neil ~1960's
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!
View looking north of Granite on a frosty morning
Rare rosy finches are Granite residents in the winter.
Autumn colors hiking up Quail Mountain.
Mt. Elbert mirrored in Twin Lakes
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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