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Spruce Ridge Vacation Rental Close to Monarch Ski Resort on Llama Ranch

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Tucked away in the aspens and overlooking the Little Cochetopa Creek and national forest, our modern vacation home with 1000 square feet is located 10 miles west of Salida, Colorado and 20 minutes/17 miles from Monarch Ski Resort. Spruce Ridge Guest Home is private, secluded and scenic. It is ideal for 1 couple or for a young family of up to 5 using the sofa beds. However, it is not suitable for 5 adults.

Your home away from home is completely furnished. There is a large bedroom with a queen sized bed with soft, luxurious sheets for the ultimate in sleeping comfort, a sleeper sofa, private bath and an outside deck. The living room has a sleeper sofa and/or single bed, an adjacent second bath and two outside decks. The kitchen has all the appliances of home. You'll also find a utility room with washer/dryer, and a pantry and mudroom for your hiking boots, day packs, ski boots, and jackets.

The vacation home is available for short-term and monthly rentals year-round. You'll be staying on our 35 acre llama ranch at 8,450 feet and surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest. We are on a county maintained road three miles off of US Hwy 50 and 20 minutes from either Salida or Monarch Ski Resort. Our county road is plowed regularly in the winter as is our driveway. Nevertheless, AWD or 4WD vehicles are advised for any winter vacation in Colorado.

With national forest bordering our ranch on 3 sides, you have unlimited recreation including hiking, world-class whitewater rafting and kayaking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and fly fishing in the Little Cochetopa Creek that flows right by the cabin. Salida, 10 miles away, boasts the largest downtown historical district and the largest indoor hot springs pool in Colorado. Within a 30 minute drive there are several other hot springs resorts. Salida is also renown for its diverse arts community, galleries and weekend bands.

During the summer, with reservations, you can experience one of our day or overnight llama treks with experienced staff and all equipment provided. Fall provides spectacular colors as the changing aspens contrast with dark green pines. In the winter there’s snowshoeing and cross-country skiing from the cabin, and Monarch Ski and Snowboarding Resort with classic champagne powder is only 20 minutes away. Premier snowmobiling and cross-country ski trails are close by.

We offer a non-smoking environment inside and outside. Because of our llamas and desire to have an allergy-free cabin, pets, including companion pets, are not allowed. Adults and well-behaved children are always welcome.

Our guest cabin is shoe-free inside so bring your slippers of thick socks.

Keywords: Secluded Modern Cabin

More Details

Owner
Dan Jones
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

About Dan Jones

My wife and I, Dan and Lillie Jones, have lived on our 35 acre llama ranch since 1991 with 7 llamas that are used for our llama outfitting business. We built the vacation home in 2007 to provide guests like yourself a place to stay in our corner of paradise. As previous guests have said, 'your vacation home is tucked away and secluded, yet easily accessible to summer and winter recreation and is the best kept secret in Colorado.'

Dan Jones purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Dan Jones chose South Central

Our vacation home is beautifully situated on a year-round creek with mountain views and access to millions of acres of year-round recreation. We have treasured our privilege to live here and to share it with others with our year-round modern guest cabin and our outfitting business.

What makes this cabin unique

Many folks enjoy the seclusion, our year-round creek with fishing for brook trout, seeing llamas grazing from three decks and windows, the myriad of on-site and nearby recreation, the 27 plus species of birds around our vacation home, and of course, the stunning Rocky Mountains with the greatest concentration of 14,000 foot peaks (15) in the United States.

Map

Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Salida Golf
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Italian, and American
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Resort
Car: necessary

Amenities

Salida Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Linens provided; hair dryer in each bathroom; soap and shampoo provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One queen sleeper sofa in bedroom; one queen sleeper sofa in living room with an adjacent private full bath. Cabin is ideal for 2-4 or a family of up to 5 people. It is not suitable for two couples or two couples and children or for 4-5 adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Call us for information about our Spruce Ridge Llamas Adventure Treks, or visit us on the internet. We offer guided day and overnight llama treks, all equipment equipment provided. Advance reservations are required.

Reviews

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5

Lovely cabin, gorgeous views, Brook babbles just behind cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot, very clean cabin, very comfortable. Our boys loved the llamas. A really great experience.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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The property was great! Clean, modern and very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Dan was a great wealth of knowledge to the area we were staying. The only issue I had was when I was booking the property, nowhere on the site is it state that I needed a 4x4 vehicle. Luckily, there was no snow and things worked out great. So maybe for future tenants, specify a little better on the type of weather conditions for the time of year and whether or not an all wheel drive vehicle will be needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view, nice place, and clean! We will make sure we keep this place in our books to come back to.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfy cabin nestled in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Perect place to get away & enjoy the beautiful area! Cabin is new & very clean & has everything needed to relax after a day of skiing. Close to Monarch ski & easy drive to Salida or Buena for shopping. Can't wait to coma back!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A very special getaway

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the guest house modern and well-equipped, the views are amazing as well. We were also close to several hot springs areas. All in all, this was what the doctor ordered.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

Dan has made this retreat second to none! The cabin is like home, well appointed and so comfortable. The view is fabulous and the babbling creek just off the deck makes the experience that much better! We enjoyed visiting with Dan and greatly appreciated his knowledge of the area. We relaxed, we ate well, we saw the gorgeous scenery, we hiked and we did nothing but enjoy the outdoor space. Loved the cabin, the llamas and Dan. Hope to return for a llama adventure. Well done Dan!!!! Thank you :)

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

The guest cabin will accommodate one couple fine; two couples will be uncomfortable. Each additional person up to 4 people is $10 extra per night plus tax. You can make reservations by calling us or online through VRBO. We strictly enforce the no smoking inside/outside and no pets policies. Failure to abide by these policies will result in a $450 charge to your credit card for professional cleaning services and you will be asked to leave our guest home immediately and forfeit any remaining balance. Check-in time is after 4pm; check-out time is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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