The Rebel Ridge Guest House overlooks Bear Basin Valley with stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the west and the Collegiate Peaks to the northwest. Located just 11 miles east of the picturesque town of Westcliffe, CO, this convenient location offers easy access to the Sangre de Cristo range and is just minutes away from fantastic hiking in the Wet Mountains. An ideal getaway spot and a great basecamp for all your mountain adventures.
Rebel Ridge Guest house sits atop Tonso Peak on 70 acres of pine and aspen forest. This is a mountain setting yet very accessible. We are located just four miles from paved road and accessed via county-maintained roads, making year-round access one of its best features. Need more space? A second house on the property is also available for rent separately on VRBO. Look for the Bear Basin Mountain House listing.
There are two houses on this property and I would like to keep them both rented as much as possible. The houses are about 50 yards apart and share a parking area. If you absolutely do not want to see another human being during your stay please let me know this when you book and I will gladly block the dates for the other house. On the other hand, if you are more social and would not mind saying hello to other guests in the driveway you need not do anything. I will leave the dates open for the other house and it may or may not be booked during your stay.
Guests will have access to the entire house and deck area as well as the forested grounds. Feel free to take a walk in the woods and enjoy the birds and wildlife that inhabit the area. There are closets in the bedroom for guest use. Help yourself to any of the food items and spices in the kitchen cabinets.
Interaction with guests:
I do not live on the property full time but will sometimes be staying in the larger house nearby while working around the property. If I am not physically present I will be reachable anytime if you have questions during your stay. Feel free to contact me at any time on my cell and I will do my best to assist you. Most people do not have good cell phone coverage at the guest house but can often get a text out. If this is the case you can text me and I will get back with you via text message.
Other things to note:
Please double check the address with a mapping application to find the house and realize that many cell phones will not have coverage once in the mountains. AT&T seems to be the only carrier with service in our area. You can also turn on wifi calling on your phone to access your cell service at the guesthouse.
A note for winter guests:
There are a couple of things you should know if you plan to book with us between Nov 1 - May 1. Our guest house sits at 8900 ft. elevation. Although we do not get lots of snow until spring, we often get a few inches at a time throughout the winter and while we do have road maintenance, it may be icy in spots and difficult or impossible for a rear wheel drive vehicle to make it up our lane. I strongly recommend you have a front wheel drive or four wheel drive vehicle to get here during the winter months.