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Bright Star Ranch Amazing 5 bedroom log home on 40 acres with hot tub

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Amazing Views In Every Direction!

The Bright Star Ranch is a custom log home situated on 40 acres with gorgeous mountain views in every direction. While enjoying the great outdoors... As you lounge on the large wrap around deck or from any window inside the home, you will see some of the most majestic views in all of Colorado, including the Collegiate Peaks, San Juans and Sangre de Christo mountain ranges. In the evenings take in the twinkling lights of Salida in the valley below

The home has five bedrooms, three full baths, den, loft, large great room, dining room and modern kitchen with breakfast bar. The mudroom has large capacity washer and dryer and plenty of room for organizing sports equipment.

Master bedroom has a private balcony and seating area plus a private bathroom with a large whirlpool tub plus separate shower and two sinks. Beautiful stone fireplace and the views from the great room allow you to relax in comfort. Loft with library is stocked full of interesting reads and comfortable lounging.

The house has wireless internet, satellite TV and a great log outdoor playset for the kids!

The Bright Star Ranch is perfectly situated near most area activities, including skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, horseback riding, hot springs, shopping and more!

We do occasionally allow weddings here, but not without prior approval and a facility fee (based on size of wedding). Do not send a booking request if you plan to have a wedding - you must send an inquiry first so we can determine if your wedding will be approved and what the fee will be.

More Details

Property Manager
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018


Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ground floor bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , there is one set of bunkbeds, and two single twins
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Bright Star Ranch Amazing 5 bedroom log home on 40 acres with hot tub
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

Stunning Mountain Home / Near Downtown Salida - 25 minutes from BV

  • 5 of 5

Bright Star ranch was settled close to downtown Salida and about 25 minutes from Buena Vista. We were visiting for the Seven Peaks Music Festival and this was a great home for 4-5 guests. You will need a rental car as there are no other options for transportation in these mountains. The views are absolutely stunning. The house was spacious and filled with any necessities needed for the weekend. Pam was a kind and informative host. The only thing that made me skeptical was the separate payment instructions that are very unclear when booking the VRBO. When I spoke with Pam on the phone, it was perfectly clear and I felt confident that she is an experienced and trustworthy property owner (which she is and proved to be!), however, VRBO should make it CLEAR as possible that she only accepts payment on her own platform. The VRBO receipt looks like you've paid in full, but they only charge the rental fee - you THEN have to pay on the separate platform to be 100% paid, which confused me because I had to submit two different payments, even though on all VRBO platforms, it looked as though I had paid in full. Overall the house is incredible, the views are unreal and we had a great stay.

Thanks Pam!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jay! It IS a great house, one of our most popular cabins. I agree, VRBO should make that more clear, especially in their template responses and receipts. I do try to make it clear in the listing in the section called Additional Information About Rental Rates. and I regret that it IS confusing!
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Perfect for our group

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful scenery, adequately furnished and comfortable for our group of 10 of three families. Looking forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Country Gem!

  • 4 of 5

Log cabin tucked back on private acreage, perfect for a large gathering with kids and dogs. Worked perfect for our ski weekend. Plenty of room with very nice bedrooms! WE LOVED OUR STAY!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, poorly stocked

  • 3 of 5

Lacks effective heat, kitchen utensils and normal amenities. The venue and property are amazing

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you were disappointed with anything at Bright Star, but if you had called or emailed while you were there, we could have taken care of any issues. For example, there are four thermostats in the house, is it possible you didn't see them all and so the house wasn't warm enough as a result? I would have sent my manager over with anything you felt was missing in the kitchen. I would love a list of items that weren't there, so we can restock for the next renters. Also, can you let me know what amenities were not there? We have wifi, Dish TV, soaps, paper products, etc. Please let me know what you expected - we want every renter to be happy!
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Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home is gorgeous and the views are magnificent. A perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Secluded Home

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice time at the home. About 15 minutes from Salida, 20 minutes from BV and 20 from Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. Home has equipment and accessories for large groups (2 coffee makers, big plates and a crock pot) and of coarse lots of what you would expect and need (plates, cutlery, etc etc). We were 7 adults and were never cramped and enjoyed the place.

The only call out is that the master suite is directly above the kitchen and can be loud.

The acreage is great, and there is a cord of wood for guests to use which is wonderful.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $240

Rates based on 10 person occupancy. $10pp/pn for persons above occupancy. All stays require a $240 cleaning fee Minimum stay of three nights during high seasons, with some exceptions. Weekly price is based on 7 nights. Applicable taxes apply. We don't use VRBO Payments for the rental amount. Once we accept your booking, your card will be charged only for the VRBO service fee. We can take credit card info for the rental amount by phone at 800 539 0133, or you can use our online reservation form to send your credit card info online - This is confusing, I know, since you will get an email saying the full amount was charged! You can always wait to check your credit card statement online to make sure that is the case.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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