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Roomy mountaintop home with sweeping Views of Sneffels Range and the Cimarrons!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Elk Meadows Hacienda

Elk Meadows Hacienda is a roomy, comfortable home situated on one of the highest elevations in Elk Meadows subdivision. It has sweeping views of the Cimarrons to the east and the Sneffels Range to the south from the great room, kitchen, and deck.  The house is furnished in comfortable southwestern colors and furniture. It’s a roomy, yet cozy, relaxed environment to come home to after a day of sightseeing, hiking, or exploring. With 2600 square feet of living space and a large great room with soaring vaulted ceilings, your family will enjoy plenty of room to spread out and enjoy yourselves.  

The Details:

— Three bedrooms sleep six. Master bedroom with king bed, second bedroom with queen bed, third bedroom with two XL twins.

— Sleeper sofas on both levels for a total of four extra guests.

— Three full bathrooms. One en suite bath in the master, one off the great room, and one in the lower level near the queen and twin bedrooms.

— New, private deck with a brand new gas grill

— Well-equipped kitchen with Jenn-Aire gas stove and stainless steel appliances

— Front-loading washer and dryer

— High-speed internet, cell phone booster, DirecTV

— XBox, board games, puzzles, books

— Quiet location near the end of the street.

— Central to all the recreational opportunities of Ridgway, Ouray, and Telluride, with hiking, Jeeping, shopping, dining. Just five minutes from National Forest lands and access to primo backcountry hiking and four-wheeling.

— Unique, green architecture. Elk Meadows Hacienda is a timber and straw bale house, exceptionally energy efficient, and oriented to make use of passive solar energy.

More Details

Pam De Pena
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Pam De Pena

Like many people, we visited Ouray and Ridgway on vacation and dreamed of having a place of our own here someday. In January 2015 our dream came true when we purchased Elk Meadows Hacienda. We live in the house most of the year, and are delighted to be able to share our home when we're away.

Pam De Pena purchased this house in 2015

Why Pam De Pena chose Ridgway

The first time we drove out to Miller Mesa and Elk Meadows we were blown away by the views. And the first time we walked up the stairs to the great room in this beautiful house, our reaction was just, "Wow." We love the views in all directions; the soothing quiet and privacy; the ponderosa pines, gambel oaks, and aspens all around us; the wildlife; and the constant presence of those gorgeous mountains.

What makes this house unique

Inside the house, you feel like you're on top of the world. Sometimes you can see the weather coming over the Sneffels range to the south, while the sun shines on the Cimarrons to the east. Sometimes you'll see clouds in the valley below the house, and rainbows (sometimes double!) after a rain. It's a unique and magical place.


Elk Meadows House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main level bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower level bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master with king bed and en suite bath Second bedroom with queen bed Third bedroom with two extra-long twins
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
Elk Meadows Hacienda is situated in a quiet mountain community seven miles above Ridgway, Colorado. The view of the Sneffels Range is spectacular. Ridgway is centrally located to Ouray and Telluride.


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Roomy mountaintop home with sweeping Views of Sneffels Range and the Cimarrons!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Owners do an excellent job to accommodate renters needs. The kitchen is awesome if you are into cooking and the views are absolutely beautiful. Our family had so much fun! I highly recommend this place to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a GREAT place! Very spacious & cozy at the same time. it was even nicer than the pictures indicated (this is a "WOW" house). The views off the deck were incredible - definitely worth the drive up the hill. We often had buck mule deer in the drive way. The 3 full bathrooms were a definite plus for a group of adults. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We do everything we can think of to make our guests comfortable for a memorable vacation. Looking forward to seeing you again!
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, quiet destination in Ridgeway near Ouray and Telluride. We were very happy with the layout of the house, the cleanliness and overall experience. The top and bottom floors function as almost two places with 2 bedrooms, living area and bathroom downstairs and master, main living room and deck upstairs. We will return here on our next visit without question!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! Thanks for taking time to write this nice review. We love to make our guests comfortable and we're looking forward to welcoming you back for your next vacation!
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Elevated and exhilarated in Colorado

  • 5 of 5

The views alone are worth the cost of a stay at this home. However, the home met or exceeded all of our expectations: comfortable beds, lots of room, well stocked kitchen, good WIFI and TV reception, information on the area. The owners were quick to respond to some questions and needs we had.

Two things, though , a renter needs to be aware of: The house is located several miles on a well maintained road ( about a 15 minute drive to the highway -this was not a factor for us but could be for some) and the driveway is gravel and steep but also well maintained.

Because of the exceptional beauty of the surroundings of the home and the comfortable way it was outfitted, we would not hesitate to stay here again. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and cozy cabin,.!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was there to make a nice week in the mountains! We enjoyed every minute of our stay! Close to everything but still a bit away from the tourists!! Bring the Jeep for a nice trail ride or spend time doing absolutely nothing!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Comfort and Views!

  • 5 of 5

I have to say that we enjoyed our stay so much more than we ever thought we would! The owners of this beautiful home thought of everything that a vacationing family might need, plus some! Roomy, comfortable, and the most beautiful views you can imagine! We were only there three days, but are already planning a much longer stay next year! Thank you for all that you provide for your guest, we will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Montrose, Colorado MTJ
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Colorado Boy
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Car: necessary

Ouray Hot Springs, Orvis Hot Springs. Free live concerts every Thursday night in July in Ridgway. Farmer's Market every Friday during the season in Ridgway.


Rates & Availability

Elk Meadows House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 4.9%

The house is also stunning in winter but requires snow tires and four-wheel drive for access. The driveway can be blocked for up to two days after heavy snows. Please inquire if you are interested in winter rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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