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Star Mesa - Peaks, Pond, Privacy! Great Retreat!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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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.

All our homes are "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, paper towels, napkins and toiletries.

SEE RENTAL POLICIES TAB for seasonal nightly minimums. Summer bookings: July - mid August is our busiest time of year. We ask for a 4 night minimum stay at that time. 2 and 3 night stays may be taken closer to the check-in date at management discretion. Thank you for understanding.

Cleaning Fee $95. Max of two pets at $15 per pet per night.​ We provide live customer support access from 8:30am-10pm and Accidental Damage Protection up to $1500. Discover, Visa or MC accepted. Payment by check saves 2.9% transaction fee. Bookings over 6 months in advance pay in full 60 days prior. Acceptance of the terms of the Rental Agreement is required at the time of reservation.

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Property Manager
Pinon Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Pinon Vacation Rentals

Pinon Vacation Rentals

201 F Street

Salida CO 81201


Why Pinon Vacation Rentals chose South Central

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Star Mesa - Peaks, Pond, Privacy! Great Retreat!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 26 reviews

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: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, Colorado


  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five with young children and we had a wonderful time. The views were breathtaking and the cabin was in great condition. We enjoyed taking walks, sitting on the patio, mountain biking on the nearby gravel roads; and the highlight for my kids was canoeing in your own private pond. Wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gig Harbor, WA

My wifa and I stayed at S...

  • 5 of 5

My wifa and I stayed at Star Ranch in early August and we were delighted with our visit! The Coyotes sang us to sleep and the deer walking on the front porch woke us each morning. Salida, with the largest historic district of any Colorado town, is just 20 minutes away and the Arkansas River at the bottom of the hill was very accesable. You have to try the coffee at 'Bongo Billy's" with a deck right on the river. We sat and watch the Kayakers play in the riffs right in town while enjoying a good Espresso. We spent one entire day on the deck at Star Ranch waching a storm move across the mountains and reading. How relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wichita, Kansas

Just Lovely!! The house ...

  • 5 of 5

Just Lovely!! The house was a short drive up into the mountains from Hwy 50 with great views and privacy. It was very quiet at night and the birds woke us up every monring. The house has every thing you need for a weeks stay. Our kids played in the little stream daily and the dogs loved the fenced yard. The pond was another bonus for short canoe floats. We were close enough to enjoy whitewater rafting on the Numbers and Big Horn sheep Canyon with our 10 year old and a day trip tp Pike's Peak. We had sucha great time we did not want to leave and considered the cabin "home". It was a great experience staying at Star Mesa.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Thanks for the opportunit...

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the opportunity to stay at your cabin. It was perfect - having a place that allows dogs is a huge bonus. The cabin is great, nice views of the Sangre de Cristos and the Arkansas valley. A great change of pace from Denver - very relaxing. Will plan on coming back later this summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pembroke Pines, FL

The solitude and the gorg...

  • 5 of 5

The solitude and the gorgeous views of the valley are two of the major attractions for visitors to this wonderful property in the shadow of the Twin Sisters peaks. Although you're not more than 20 minutes away from the small downtown of Salida, you feel like you're in another world. Comfortable accommodations (including satellite TV and high-speed internet service), a nice warm wood stove and the abundant wildlife that frequents the area, made Star Mesa the perfect week long getaway for me.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2006
  • Stayed: Sep 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
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Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach

Galleries, Hot Springs are a short drive


Rates & Availability


  • $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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Howard Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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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