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Unique Telluride carriage house with private deck & stunning views

Telluride, CO, USA
  • House800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Queen Sofabed,1 Bathrm, sleeps 2 well, 4 if w/kids or good friends!

Welcome to our little slice of heaven. This cozy carriage house is in a great location, walking distance to both Lifts # 7 & 8 (Gondola), on a quiet back alley close to Main St, Telluride. On entering the house, you'll find a compact and tastefully decorated kitchen and living room. With hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances, the spaces blend form & function, & include a gas fireplace and flat-screen TV w/DVD. The deck has great views of the ski area, Box Canyon and surrounding ridges, and is perfect for catching both winter and summer rays & enjoying BBQs. Downstairs is the queen bedroom, with plenty of cupboard space, and the bathroom with large steam shower (no bath). A washer & dryer allows complete self-sufficiency, and underfloor heating keeps it warm in the winter. The classic queen sofa-sleeper upstairs makes this a great vacation home for singles, couples or a small family. If you are looking for a distinctive place to enjoy your time in Telluride, you've found it.

Unique: One of the few free-standing carriage houses in Telluride, this little gem is lovely and unique. Unlike condos where you have to worry about what's going on in the next unit, or from people ' walking' over your head, you are completely separate from your neighbours in this compact little house. Whilst similar in price to these condos, you have more room to move around with it's unique design. The deck is the icing on the cake, with a small gas grill, two chairs and a bench plus cushion that allow for hours just relaxing in the sunshine, while taking in the spectacular mountains around you. If you are looking for a unique 'home' for your time in Telluride, this is it.

Light and airy: Although it's small, the number of windows in the house gives a feeling of open space, with plenty of light and cross-breezes in the summer, and the warmth of the sun in the winter. The light wood panelling enhances that feeling of warmth, and gives you a sense of belonging for however long your stay may be. Downstairs in the bedroom, you have privacy with the up/down blind, which also allows light to filter through, so it's open and airy (and at street level, so not a 'basement' feel). In the winter, the underfloor heating means you'll never be cold, even in the marble floor bathroom.

Location: Right near the River Trail that winds it's way along the San Miguel River in and out of town, the house is located on a quiet back alley, halfway between Lifts 7 & 8 - and the free Gondola to Mountain Village. And only three blocks to the top end of town (the Court House), and all that has to offer in terms of restaurants, nightlife and day time shopping.

For more details on this home, please visit our website: www.abfabescapes.com

Our house is also listed by our Property Managers with HomeAway (Listing 911480) & VRBO (376353).

Town of Telluride Business License # 12476.


Melissa Wood

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom 2
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Sofabed upstairs doubles as daytime sofa
      • The bedroom is not huge, but amply big enough for two side tables, and to walk around each side of the queen size bed easily. The closet (with three sliding doors) is along the side wall of the bedroom and runs the length of the room. It has a top shelf (which usually stores spare pillows/blankets etc.) to put larger clothing items on, or to stack away suitcases. There is no inbuilt shelving, but there are two, 4 tier hanging shelving units on each side of the closet space. There's plenty of hangers and hanging space for long or short clothing. There is a laundry basket on the floor of the closet in the middle cupboard. The two sets of golf clubs (ladies and mens) for guest's use are usually stored on the left side of the closet next to the hanging shelving units. There is high quality carpet in the bedroom, and a large window with up/down blind. Designer side-table lamps allow for reading, and a large floor lamp gives extra light as needed. Bedroom linen has just been upgraded.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The bathroom is compact with separate toilet, heated tiled floors, and a lovely steam room combined with shower. Not much room on the top of the vanity, but a large storage space underneath, and further bathroom storage in the cupboard above the toilet. The medium sized washing machine and dryer (stacked) are at the entrance to the bathroom, with an ironing board tucked in the small space either side of these (iron is usually in the vanity unit).

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Town


            • Adventure
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Parking is not provided on-site, however a permit for street parking (on Pacific Avenue) is included in the rental rate
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Grill
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  CD's & DVD's are available for use in the home.


                                    • Golf Clubs
                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Gas Grill, 2 nesting side tables, 2 single chairs, 1 iron bench with cushion & 1 two-seater chair with cushion for your use. A large standing umbrella is available for shade during hot summer months.
                                    • Golf
                                      A mens & ladies set, with balls, tees etc. are available for use during your stay.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Lockable ski rack on the outside of the building is available for use during your stay.
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • smoking allowed
                                          outside on deck only
                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Steam Shower


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • This small carriage house is best suited to a couple, however, it can definitely cater to a couple with children, or two couples who don't mind the slight lack of privacy, as there is a good queen size sofa bed in the living room that is easily set up at night. The large dining table caters for 6-8, and there is crockery, cutlery and cookware for a small dinner party! The kitchen cupboards are mostly taken up with these (usually two to three cupboards are left empty for non-perishables), but there is space for storage on the counter, and of course in the large fridge. A lovely and full-size oven/range with four hobs means cooking is a pleasure, and the full-size dishwasher complements that! Parking is NOT provided, however, a Pacific Ave street parking permit is available from the property managers on checkin. The parking pad next to the house is not for our home. This house will not disappoint if you are looking for a home away from home.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  23 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great find in Telluride!

                                                                  Karla F.

                                                                  Highly recommended. It is located right in the middle of town, literally a block away from skiing, shopping, dining. Michael and Melissa make sure nothing is missing before you get there. It is a home away from home, really clean and so comfy, the right amount of space for a family of four, amazing views and a great location. What else could you ask for? I would come back to this place any time I am back in Telluride.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Karla, always lovely hosting such appreciative guests!! Glad you enjoyed your stay, look forward to seeing you back in T'ride soon! Melissa

                                                                  Cute Place, Great Location

                                                                  Max K.

                                                                  Melissa’s place was perfect for my family of 4 (2 kids ages 13 and 7). We’ve been to Telluride for our family ski trip for the past three years and highly recommend both the town and this propert. My routine for the past three years(1st time at this place): head to baked in telluride for some breakfast, walk back to the place, take my youngest to the Gondola every morning to drop off at ski school, head back to the place and collect my wife and daughter and head back to gondola for a day of skiing. All made really easy and convenient with Melissa’s place and location. After a day of skiing, we’d relax at the place then wander around town and find some dinner. An awesome way to vacation, especially since the location is so good. The place is close to the Cosmo, There, and right behind Siam for sitting at the bar and having some good Thai food, and if you get tired of walking, just take the galloping goose around town. Telluride is my favorite place to go, so I suggest you try it and there is no better place to stay (or better deal) then here. Thanks for sharing your place, and thanks for the tasty wine welcome gift! We hope to be back again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  You're most welcome Max, and hope that we can host you again on your next visit to the always fab T'ride! Cheers, Melissa & Michael

                                                                  Great mountain getaway!

                                                                  Karen H.Boulder, Colorado

                                                                  Melissa’s carriage house is a great little find. You would never know from the outside how charming it is. It is conviently located in town and situated so you can take advantage of the view. The property is clean and well maintained. The kitchen is great and fully equipped with everything you need. Three of us fit perfectly in the carriage house. Melissa is readily available and very easy to deal with. We loved it and will come back!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Karen and Happy NY to you! Very happy you enjoyed your stay, hope we can welcome you back sometime soon. Cheers, Melissa

                                                                  Perfect Telluride Carriage House

                                                                  Matt P.Roanoke, Virginia

                                                                  My husband and I loved staying at Melissa and Michael’s carriage house which is centrally located in the historic town of Telluride with beautiful views of the mountains.The home is beautifully appointed and comfortable and is on a quiet alley and is conveniently located only a short walk away from grocery stores, restaurants, shops and the gondola. The kitchen is very well appointed which we loved because we like to cook. Melissa made sure we had all the information we needed for a smooth arrival with access to get inside the carriage house easily and a parking permit readily available so that we could park our car in the neighborhood. Addditionally, Melissa and Michael left us a welcoming treat on the dinning room table as a kind gift of hospitality. We found the home to be lovely and clean with nice photos on the walls and a nice bookshelf with interesting books - you can take one and leave one as a replacement which is such a nice thing! The manual they left us had all the information in it we needed about the home complete with instructions on the use of all appliances and TV/Media (the Auvio home blue tooth was great as we were able to play our own tunes from our mobile device). They also provide a very nice full array of spa grade bathroom products (shampoo, lotion, etc) and very nice fluffy towels. The steam shower option is a very nice feature as well. This home was perfect for me and my husband and we very much enjoyed our stay. The deck has a wonderful view of the mountains and on a clear night it affords a spectacular view of the stars and the Milky Way. The carriage house has many nice windows so you can enjoy fresh air and sunshine. We look forward to coming back to Telluride and staying at Melissa and Michael’s sweet mountain home.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  What a glowing review Catherine, thanks so much for taking the time to write it! So glad you enjoyed your few days back in T'ride at our house, and happy you've found us - we hope to welcome you again on another of your visits! Cheers, Melissa & Michael

                                                                  Perect place in perfect setting

                                                                  Great architectural design, high grade materials and finishes, top appliances, and remarkable location with walking access to a world of possibilities. Perfect place for restful, creative, or adventure getaway. We had daily, afternoon summer thunder storms, followed by refreshing walks about town and up the gondola to Mountain Village. Loved the local hikes with trailheads right in town. Excellent shopping and even better restaurants. Melissa made the experience seamless, along with a bottle of wine to welcome us, and champagne to celebrate our 36th anniversary. Thanks! We plan to return next year.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi David, and thanks for the lovely review. T'ride is a most special town and I'm glad you found us, and loved it as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you again! Cheers, Melissa

                                                                  Great cozy place! Beautiful views from the patio deck and wonderful walking distance to everything!

                                                                  David G.

                                                                  We didn't use out car once. Location is perfect and views are outstanding! Highly recommended!!!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks David! We are here at the house now, and the weather remains gorgeous! Melissa


                                                                  Telluride, CO, USA

                                                                  Named for the 90-mile-long San Miguel River, San Miguel County is home to some of southwest Colorado’s most amazing natural sites, including Bridal Veil Falls—the longest free-falling waterfall in Colorado—and the Old Spanish Trail—a 1,200-mile historic route that started in Santa Fe, touched the Telluride region and continued on to Los Angeles. At the heart of San Miguel County are two unique communities: Telluride and Mountain Village. Each with its own charms, the two towns are connected by a free gondola, the only transportation system of its kind in North America. Rooted in history, Telluride is both a bustling ski town and historic jewel. Clapboard storefronts house independent art galleries, old-time bars and delectable eateries. Neighboring Mountain Village offers a modern take on nature and features expansive views and world-class accommodations. During winter, Mountain Village features convenient access to the slopes of Telluride Ski Resort.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Rates are subject to change & negotiable, please check with owner. Summer Festival rates cover: Mountain Film; Bluegrass; 4th July & The Ride; Telluride Film; Blues & Brews.

                                                                  23 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                                  Property # 258968