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Anita and Frank Lambert

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

Mountain View Retreat Close to Telluride Bluegrass/Bluesnbrews

15 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Overview

Ridgway Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This unusual designer furnished 2 bedroom cottage above a 2 car garage has the most amazing views of southwest Colorado's San Juan mountains!

Located 1000 feet up above the valley of Ridgway, from the rear deck, the expansive views lead your eye toward Ouray, known as the little Switzerland of America and the Mt Sneffels mountain range.

From the second deck off the kitchen/nook, you have views over Log Hill Mesa and the Cimarron Range. Cool mountain breezes and a stone faced gas-fired fireplace will add much ambiance to your summer evenings.

Fully equipped kitchen with range, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher enable you to enjoy those special evenings at home. Downstairs there is a heated garage, laundry room and an extra den/sleep room designer furnished with two twin beds.

Close by are golf at the Divide Ranch and Club, and 15 minutes away is restaurants and shopping in the rustic town of Ridgway. Also take advantage of the Chipeta Lodge's spa and fitness facility in Ridgway.

Enjoy boating and fishing in the Ridgway Reservoir; walking, hiking, biking are close by, and the town of Telluride with its endless summer festivals and world class dining is less than an hour away.

In Winter Season, enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and excellent restaurants in Telluride's Mountain Village.

Please be our guest!

Keywords: Cottage, Rocky Mountain retreat, secluded getaway, 360 degree views of San Juan Sneffels Range and Cimarron Range adjoining BLM lands/Ridgway State Park Reservoir

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anita and Frank Lambert (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

About Anita and Frank Lambert

The mind blowing views from the Divide Ranch golf course will be jaw dropping as is the drive down Log Hill mesa. You will have incredible views of expansive Pleasant Valley and the Mt Sneffels range.

Anita and Frank Lambert purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Anita and Frank Lambert chose Southwestern Colorado

The cool summer breezes and unhurried lifestyle of the mountains will captivate you. After living in humid South Florida for almost 30 years, the mountains kept calling us back to savor its farmers markets and local produce and incredible views everywhere you look.

What makes this cottage unique

Close by is public BLM land and the Ridgway State Park with its 1000 acre lake with camping, hiking, biking and fishing. Don't forget to look up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and the Curecanti National Recreation Area which are 45 min - 1.5 hr away, east of Montrose. Enjoy boating, hiking, fishing and many other sightseeing opportunities. Check out the Box Canon in Ouray, 20 min away, the little 'Switzerland' of America. Ride the Silverton/Durango short gauge railway through the gorge and near Red Mountain Pass.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to our mountain top retreat! Take advantage of the incredible views, cool mountain air and wildlife viewing! We would love to hear your comments about escape in the San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado! Enjoy!
Apr 2009
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Reviews

4.7
based on 15 traveler reviews

Mountain View Retreat Close to Telluride Bluegrass/Bluesnbrews
average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews
Colorado
5

Little slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for the first sunny week in June 2015. Weather was perfect. This place is incredible. The views are unbelievable, the cottage is perfect, the location is close to so many things, Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Telluride are both about 45 mins away. Ridgway is the best kept secret in Colorado, great little town with fantastic restaurants. Best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the location and views too! It is the perfect place to stay to reach all the things to do in the area! We hope you can come back and stay with us again!
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4

2 weeks on the edge

  • 4 of 5

I stayed for 2 rainy weeks n may with my pooch. What a fantastic cottage on a high escarpment overlooking the valley. Views off both decks and all the comforts of home. 15 mins to Ridgway. Perfect. I didn't want to go home!! Only negative if you're busted up is the long flight of stairs that needs to be mentioned as you will go up and down at least 6 times a day if you have a dog that's the only way in or out!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you can come back next year! Yes, we have a few stairs, but it is truly a 'stairway to heaven' with all the cottage's amenities and the incredible mountain views from both decks! It gets you in shape for all the inviting hiking trails the San Juan Mountains have to offer!
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Portland, OR
5

Seclusion without isolation

  • 5 of 5

Perched high above Ridgway, surrounded by pinyon pines and junipers, there is plenty of privacy complemented with exceptional mountain views from the cottage and the property. It's an easy drive into Ridgway or Ouray for the amenities of town. The mountains are also easily accessed for all they have to offer. The cottage itself is very comfortable - no rustic cabin! It was very cozy for the two of us. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit so much! We hope you can come back and visit again next year!
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Rockport, Texas
5

Breathtaking Views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came for a week long getaway. We had an absolute blast. The house was perfection. So comfortable in every way, wonderful layout. We enjoyed cooking every night on the patio and enjoying the panoramic mountain views. The second day we were there we put a Hummingbird feeder in the tree and saw a Black Chinned Hummingbird, that was a big highlight! Ridgway is such a quaint, fun town with great restaurants. Kate's Place and True Grit were excellent. The drive down Last Dollar Rd to Telluride was our favorite with incredible scenery, definitely God's Country. Thank you all so much for the hospitality, it is truly a magical place. You're caretakers were a pleasure to meet as well, very sweet, helpful people. Thank you & we'll be back and recommending to our friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed the magical San Juans! Yes, those 4 wheel offroad trails are a thrill a minute and are a great way to get a different perspective of the mountains. Please come back and enjoy our cottage again! You are most welcome whenever we are available!
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Atlanta, Georgia
5

Beautiful corner of the world!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our JRT stayed there in August 2013 and absolutely loved it. The house, as advertised, is relatively small, but is very well laid out and furnished. And Ridgway is a a great location. Be sure to check out the hot springs in either Ridgway or Ouray.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Second Visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay to the Ridgway cottage. It is a nice place to stay for couples wanting to get away. Nice and remote on the hillside; you can’t see your neighbors, just beautiful views from both decks. To keep the house cool in the summer, you’ll want to open the doors to both decks to get a nice cross-breeze as there is no air conditioning—which is not a problem as it doesn’t get too hot. Though I might request a screen door on the second patio door as the mosquitoes came at us in the evening.

We continue to highly recommend the Ridgway cottage. All the things we liked about it before remain: owners are easy to work with, stocked kitchen, laundry, pet friendly, remote, clean and comfortable. We didn’t need the second bedroom but for those that do, it is in the garage; separate from the rest of the cottage.

If you are looking for something to do, we recommend taking the longer drive to the North Rim of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and do the Vista Trail hike. You won’t believe the views of the Canyon at Exclamation Point!

Over the years we have stayed in many VRBOs for large family events. Back in 2011 this Ridgway cottage became our first VRBO for just the two of us. Since then we have stayed in many VRBOs across the country as a couple and it has been a great experience. VRBOs are an amazing mechanism to visit remote places.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, there are so many wonderful parks to visit and hikes to be made in the surrounding counties in southwest Colorado. It is truly a paradise to be enjoyed. It is rare to experience mosquitoes at that altitude; an additional screen door may well be a consideration for next year's budget.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Montrose
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
True Grit, Ridgway
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
Divide Ranch & Golf, Loghill
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Grand Junction
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
CR1
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Thai Paradise, Ridgway
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mountain Village above Telluride
Car: necessary

Golf close by at Divide Ranch and Club with spectacular mountain views and lovely clubhouse offering full bar and excellent cuisine! Ridgway State Park very close by, offers hiking biking and walking and camping.

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Rates & Availability

Ridgway Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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6 night minimum stay
$195
$1,170
$3,510
 

Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee per person $40
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $35

Rate is subject to change until confirmed.
Stay one week, get 1 night free! Stay one month, get one week free!

50% check deposit due at time of booking
Balance is due 35 days prior to arrival
Deposit is forfeited should you cancel your stay or we will rebook you at any other available dates within 365 days

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Amenities

Ridgway Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Spacious light filled master bedroom with king bed, two nightstands, 1 tall dresser, generous bookshelves and good sized closet. Window blinds and room darkening drapes do great job!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We offer full concierge services in summer and winter and would be delighted to arrange airport transfers, horseback riding, river rafting, guided hikes/walks, mountain biking, fly fishing, private chef, butler/home stocking services; in winter we offer concierge services to arrange ski/snowboard equipment rental fittings AT YOUR HOME on your schedule; ski/snowboard instruction; snowmobiling; snowshoeing; dogsledding, etc., etc.

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