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Star Mesa - Peaks, Pond, Privacy! August Openings!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Nothing compares to a vacation at Star Mesa with it's peaks, pond and privacy where five acres looks and feels like a thousand. The private pond and incomparable views of the Sangre de Cristo peaks and the Arkansas river hills make this a place you will return to again and again. Wildlife and amazing starlight are part of the scenery here. Star Mesa is dog heaven with a huge fenced yard.

This beautiful log home includes:

~ two bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, plus a comfy queen sleeper sofa in the living room

~ a kitchen built for entertaining with a large entertainment bar and an open living/dining area

~Brand new gas stove/oven

~ front deck with a porch swing and amazing views of the 'Twin Sisters' peaks a large covered back deck with views of the pond and hills beyond.

This home is "vacation ready" with a fully appointed kitchen, towels and linens. Hand, dish and shower soaps are provided as well as TP, trash bags and coffee filters. Bring your own laundry detergent, napkins and toiletries.

Manager provides live in-home guest support from 8:30am-10pm and Accidental Damage Protection coverage up to $1500 per reservation for accidental damage to the property.

~Max of two pets at $15 per pet per night; acceptance of the terms of the Pet Policy is required.

~Discover, Visa or MC accepted for payments.

~Acceptance of the terms of the Rental Agreement and all Rental Policies is required at the time of reservation.

~Cleaning Fee is $120.​

*Send us an email inquiry if you have questions, we would be happy to hear from you!

**This home is rented for personal vacation use only, any other use including large gatherings or parties is not allowed. Renters must abide by all rental terms and policies, as well as all local applicable property covenants, restrictions, regulations and laws. Any evidence of smoking, use of firearms, driving ATV's other than in the driveway as access only, unapproved over-occupancy or pets, unauthorized use of property grounds, damage resulting from violation of rental policies, and/or excessive mess may result in charges up to $1000.00 to the Guest's credit card on file, as authorized by Guest's approval of the terms of the Rental Agreement. Reservations may be cancelled more than 30 days prior to check-in with full refund minus a $125 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after this cut-off date for any reason. No refunds will be issued due to weather conditions.**

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More Details

Property Manager
Pinon Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2004
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:
April 23, 2018

Why Pinon Vacation Rentals chose Howard

Star Mesa is right in the heart of Colorado! The river, mountains and natural beauty are all right here. The property is private and quiet, yet just a beautiful twenty minute drive to amazing, friendly Salida.

What makes this cabin unique

The delicious water from the well, the wild turkeys, deer and birds, the changing light on the mountains, all of the seasons, the peace, the beauty... and the delightful cozy home!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time relaxing here at Star Mesa. It was great to get out of the city and star gaze a little while sitting by the camp fire each night. Our two golden retrievers seemed to have the time of their lives sprinting around the yard and taking dips in the pond. Reading on the back porch during a thunder storm was a joy. We only strayed from the cabin a few times, including trips to view fall colors.. This property was easy to settle in to - fresh & clean bedding, every kitchen contraption one could desire, plenty of firewood and detailed instructions. Thank you!
Sep 2014
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Howard Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
Delicious well water. Phone (bring a phone card for long distance, some cell phone services have limited reception), High-speed Internet Service, Bath tub, Horse Pasture and Stalls available for additional fee


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Star Mesa - Peaks, Pond, Privacy! August Openings!!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 31 reviews

Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Your cabin was simply wonderful! The view was better than we expected! We will be back

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing escape for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most adorable little cabin and perfect for our family of six and dog! Location was amazing for hot springs and dirt bike trails! The one addition we would want would be a hottub but that is simply icing on the cake/ one of our best family vacations!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No need to look any further

  • 5 of 5

It was so comfortable. Like home away from home. The beds were great. Everything in the kitchen was easily accessible and well stocked. It was great for our family. The coffee maker was worn out so we replaced it with a new one. We are already planning another visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting!! Very comfortable and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 5 night stay and would definitely go there again. Very quiet and some what remote. Has wifi but no cell service. Not a bad thing. Saw lots of wild life and our dogs enjoyed the large fenced yard. We were a short beautiful drive from Salida. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin near Salida

  • 5 of 5

Very private, with great views from the deck. Big fenced yard is perfect for dogs. Well laid out and equipped. Easy access to everything in the area.

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely House - Amazing Views

  • 4 of 5

This is a comfortable cozy home. It's well equipped. Loved that it is dog friendly with a fenced yard around the house and lots of room to walk and enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. It does have (as described) Peaks, Pond and Privacy. Truly a five star experience - except that the house is in Howard, Colorado (not Salida). On warm summer days and nights this would not make a difference. In the winter, the 20 minutes to Salida on icy roads meant that we stayed in every evening. And enjoyed it. But - it's not in Salida.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galleries, Hot Springs are a short drive


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • $225-$245/nt
  • US Dollars
  • $225-$245/nt depending on season, call for price quote
  • Full Payment Due 30 Days before your stay
  • Cleaning Charge $95
  • Pet Fee $15/night per pet
  • Local Sales and Lodgings taxes apply

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