This property arguably has one of the finest residential views in America!
Located just 8 minutes from Ridgway, 45 minutes from Telluride and 20 minutes from Ouray. Situated on 35 acres and bordering a family owned and operated ranch for 115 years, a very private yet convenient setting. Large Ponderosa Pines, wildlife includes, deer, elk and turkey which you will most likely see every day. The home has high end finishes and very comfortable. Many of the Marlboro commercials shot on this ranch as well a James Cagney film.
Fall colors are spectacular with Aspen and Oak virtually turning every color.
Keywords: Southwest, Colorado, Views, Mountains, Vacation Home, Ridgway, Holidays, for Rent, Ouray, Telluride, Hunting, Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Golfing
I'm originally from Santa Fe NM where I grew up. My family has owned this property for 114 years and I decided to relocate to help with the operation. Ridgway is an outdoor enthusiasts dream and offers 4 seasons.
The Owner purchased this house in 2007
This property has been my personal residence for the past several years. I chose Ridgway to help assist with family ranch operations and the incredible outdoor experiences.
VIEWS and PRIVACY! Very convenient location, just 8 minutes to Ridgway. Wildlife and photography, large Ponderosas and a very relaxing setting! This home is clean and very comfortable.
We are returning guests and cannot say enough wonderful things about this incredible property!! We leave and we are already planning our next visit. Our family of 4 (2 kids - ages 11 and 8) think that this location is absolute paradise. The kids are able to snowboard/sled on the property, snowshoe, hike, climb rocks, and many other things that all kids should be able to do. They get up in the morning and they are out the door enjoying the wonderful location. We also love the astronomy lessons that our kids can do at night...star gazing is amazing! This property is located perfectly - close and easy access to towns (including Telluride), but not too close if you want to escape the city life. We are so very thankful to Mike for allowing us to share in his paradise!! Amazing location, house, amenities...can't wait until we visit again!! Thank you!!
Four of us traveled to Ridgeway from the Colorado Springs area to view the fall colors and do some fall kayaking. This home with the floor to ceiling windows overlooking Mt. Sneffles and the mountain range was so relaxing that one of our days we chose to stay home and enjoy the solitude and breathtaking beauty. During our time there we heard Coyotes talking to each other, Elk bugling and Turkey's passing through. On our last morning there we saw about 12 Elk walk across the meadow. Michael was a wonderful host and was available by phone if needed. Anyone looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to spend time should consider this property!
I'd give this property more than five stars if they were available. This is a beautiful house. The views of Mt. Sneffle from almost every window, the wildlife wandering around the property, and the privacy afforded were all simply amazing. The house itself is wonderful - very well laid out, great fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer (very welcome at that point in our trip!) and did I mention the views????? There are windows everywhere to take advantage of the spectacular scenery. You can lie in bed at night and see multitudes of stars from every vantage point. Mike was extremely friendly and helpful - also very patient and understanding when I put the wrong zip code on the check I mailed! We fully intend to stay at this amazing place again. Thanks for sharing with us, Mike.
We could not have asked for a better vacation. The home is spectacular! The views are magnificent!! The pictures listed here are great but to experience it is wonderful. Mike made sure we were well taken care of and answered all our questions. We grilled out every night and packed a picnic for the day to go on our hikes! When you walk behind the house to the meadow you will be able to see at least 100 herd of elk...fabulous!! Right out our bedroom window and front window several days we saw deer. We did not really want to venture to far off because we enjoyed the relaxation of the home and the gorgeous views of Mt. Sneffles, we could not get enough of the views! We highly recommend renting Mike's house!! Thank you Mike for opening your house to us it made for such a fantastic vacation!!
My husband and I rented this home and we could not have been more pleased. The home is fantastic and the views are unbelievable. It was the perfect cross of an upscale hotel and a home (and I mean that it a very good way). We will definitely book this home every time we visit this area of Colorado. Mike was very helpful and easy to deal with. Just an overall fabulous experience!
This home was far and away the most perfect place for our Colorado get away. The house is situated exquisitely to take in all of majestic Sneffles and the rest of the mountains in the Sneffles part of the range (which in my opinion, is one of the most gorgeous ranges in the country!). The house was beautiful, clean, comfortable, well appointed, and had everything we could have needed. The beds were especially comfortable after a long day of hiking and and we awoke one morning to views of the range and a herd of elk grazing in the meadow. Magical!! My camera is probably still warm from all the amazing photos I took at dawn, dusk and just about every moment we were at this lovely home. Words truly cannot describe the beauty of the environment, and the loveliness of this home!
If you come to hike, be sure to check out the Blue Lakes trail. We only went as far as the lower blue lakes, but we've never been on a more beautiful hike (and this is saying something!) Bountiful, colorful wildflowers at every turn...turquoise blue lakes....amazing vistas....you get the idea!! Heaven! We enjoyed a nice dinner in town one night, but honestly, the home was so comfortable, we also enjoyed just renting a movie and having a quiet dinner at the house. It was perfect! The house is well situated to make a quick trip to nearby Ouray or into Telluride, if you desire, as well.
Michael was incredibly responsive and he took the time to talk me through everything I would need to know upon our arrival. I would rent from him again in a heartbeat. We are already looking forward to and planning our next trip, and without a doubt, I'll be renting this amazing home again!
Thanks, Michael, for your gracious help, for sharing your lovely home, and for providing the venue for memories that will truly last a lifetime!!!