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

Bedrooms 1
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, queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a much preferred inflatable queen mattress.

~ 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:
September 22, 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:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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
  • 1 Bedroom, 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!!
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  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and serine as they said. It rained every day. but that didn't slow us down. There was plenty to do and see, and the wildlife around the property was amazing even with our dogs out. The fenced yard was great for the dogs.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed Star Mesa and look forward to hosting your family again soon.
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Amazing family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Star Mesa was such an amazing place for our family getaway. Our children and dogs really loved playing in the fenced yard, exploring the property, watching the wild turkeys, humming birds and deer, and eating on the back porch. We were able to get away and spend some real quality family time here. We will return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome !

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding beauty , quiet. Peaceful ,great house ! We loved it and so did our dogs !!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and description of Star Mesa don't do it justice. This truly is an escape from everyday life. It's secluded yet close to many fun activities. The cabin is clean and accommodated our family of four and two dogs with plenty of room. It was so relaxing sitting on the back deck looking at the amazing views and watching the neighboring horses and cows that visit periodically. The pond and canoe were a huge hit with our kids. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable , peaceful, and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

It was great, I brought a lot of utensils with me that I didn't even need. My daughter and I had an awesome time. As I wandered through the cabin I noticed a variety of different styles of decorations, quite interesting. therefore my daughter Alyssa added a small nic nac to add to your decorations. She hopes you can find it! Again thanks for allowing us to spend time in your special place. God Bless - Frank & Alyssa

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Star Mesa is Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We loved every second of our stay at the Star Mesa. The cabin was cute, cozy and equipped with everything you need. The views are amazing from all directions. We saw Mule Deer, Wild Turkeys, Birds and Horses. The pond was low due to the drought but when full it would be amazing. This is Dog heaven. We have an Australian Shepherd and she had a blast running around the yard and watching the wildlife from the Deck. It was nice to have the fenced in yard for her to run freely. This was our slice of heaven and will miss it until next visit.

When in Salida visit "The Crystal Shop" and say hi to Paul, it's an amazing shop!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: 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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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