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Bill Schiffbauer

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Quiet, Secluded, Spacious Home 10 Minutes to Ski Area

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Southwestern Colorado House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Spacious, open floor plan home located on a quiet, secluded two acre parcel. Soaring windows offer views of mountains and the natural setting of this home.

Home has three levels. The master suite, spaciously situated on its own level, is designed for full privacy. Views of the St. Sophia range are inspiring and the evening alpenglo must been seen to believe. Marble fireplace gives this room a warm, romantic ambiance. Master suite bath offers a soaking tub and two person shower.

On the central level the great room offers spacious seating, gas fireplace, large screen TV and full view of the trees and mountains. A large, snow melt heated patio is off the great room. It offers a gas grill for those evening steak dinners.

Three guest bedrooms, and two full bathrooms, are located on the entry level. Each bedroom has a queen bed and forest views.

Gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with six burner gas stove and electric convection oven. You can prepare meals fit for a king, or your family, in this chef's kitchen. Cherry dining room table seats six and has views of the mountains.

It is less than a ten minute drive to the gondola which gives you full access to all of Telluride's world-class skiing. Market and liquor store are located in the parking complex making it convenient to pick up that forgotten treat after skiing. Mountain Village offers the Golden Door Spa at the Peaks, shops, and fine dining. Telluride with a host of outstanding restaurants and shops, is also only a short ten minute drive from your front door. You can also ride the free gondola to Telluride from Mountain Village. The views at night are not to be missed.

Winter guests please note while Fox Farm Rd and our drive are paved it snows (hopefully) at our home, elevation 9850'. Therefore while the roads and driveway are plowed as necessary--a 4WD vehicle is highly advised for our guests to comfortably access our home.

On site manager (Bill) lives in the above-garage apartment. He moved to Telluride over 20 years ago and owned / personally managed a Telluride B&B for 13 years. He's been involved in several civic activities throughout his 20 years in Telluirde. He currently volunteers at the Telluride Historic Museum. Check it out while in Telluride.

Bill knows how to treat our guests! Take a look at some of our comments below.

Thanks for considering our home for your Telluride stay....

++ Please contact Bill for updated price and availability,Thanks ++

Dale and Laurie

Keywords: Quiet, private, relaxing!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bill Schiffbauer (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Bill Schiffbauer

We call Houston, Texas our home. We have two sons and the four of us love to ski, hike, bike, and even white water raft. We love the outdoors!

Bill Schiffbauer purchased this house in 2011

Why Bill Schiffbauer chose Southwestern Colorado

We visited Telluride several years back and fell in love with this beautiful area. We thought we had purchased it mainly for skiing but after visiting in the summer realized we had so much more. The beautiful mountains, water-falls, and cool temperatures are quite up lifting coming from the hot humid climate in Houston.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, secluded, yet very close to all the charm and fun of Telluride, Mountain Village, and outdoor activities.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Quiet, Secluded, Spacious Home 10 Minutes to Ski Area
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

This is a very nice, clean, well equipped house in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying at this house. There was plenty of room for everyone! The house had everything we could possibly need. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything necessary for cooking a big meal if needed. Bill, the caretaker, was very friendly and helpful. The view from the upstairs is beautiful! The house was secluded, yet very convenient to Mountain Village. The house was everything that it had been advertised to be. We would definitely stay there again if we had the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You ! We do our best to provide a well maintained property for our guests and appreciate it when they take the time to let us know we met their expectations. Bill
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Texas family looking to unwind!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home with everything you would need right at your fingertips. We enjoy eating in and cooking and can sometimes be surprised by what a vacation home may have available, but there was no need to worry here. Everything you could imagine or need was in the kitchen, well organized, and labeled. We loved it!!! Home was extremely clean (yay!!!) and Bill was so very attentive and helpful. It was great knowing someone was right there available if needed. We enjoyed our time and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeri, I am always pleased when a guest takes the time to let me know their visit was a great family experience. I do try to have the home meet all expectations and help when I can. Thanks, Bill
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Knoxville, Tennessee

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit. The unit was as advertised and Bill was very helpful when we asked for information. We were outside of Telluride on the mountain with a perfect setting. This is a quite place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Terry, You guys were great and as apparently you left some elk for next year come again. Bill
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St. Louis, MO


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this lovely home! The house is perfect for a getaway, and we agree that Bill was very helpful! It is a beautiful part of Colorado and has it all! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your remarks. Sounded like you really enjoyed your hike to Hope Lake. It truly is a wonderful place to experience.
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Scottsdale, AZ

Dream location for an incredible trip!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I regularly visit Telluride to ski, but were interested in seeing what the summer was like. With Bill's guidance (the caretaker for the home), our trip was nothing short of amazing. He suggested great hikes, a 4-wheel drive tour, and ensured we had everything we needed in the home. The house was absolutely perfect. The afternoon summer showers didn't put a damper on our trip because we were able to sit in the sun room sipping wine, listening to the rain drip on the roof while we gazed out at the beautiful landscape. I also loved that this house was close to Mountain Village (one street away) but away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist crowd that comes with it. We used Mountain Village as our home base and took the gondola everywhere, but were able to escape back to our house and enjoy the quiet of the woods. We'll be back to Telluride again next summer, and look forward to visiting this house, and Bill again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nicholle, Thanks for your over the top review ! Always glad when our guests have a great visit and hope to see you again. Bill
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Chicago, IL

Great House, Great Property Manager

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in a great location and a 5 minute drive to the ski lift. This is really an amazing house – just don’t rent it when I plan to return. The house has everything you need and is very accommodating to families. Bill, the property manager, made sure we had a great experience. In fact, we had serious car trouble the first 3 days we were in town. So, Bill picked us up and made sure we got to the ski lift every day until we were able to get our car fixed. Really great service and experience. Can’t wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bryant, I do my best to insure guests have a positive experience. I am happy to have been able to help you and your father with your car difficulties. Thanks for the kind words and please come again ! Bill
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Mountain Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 5 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Film Festival
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Blues & Brews
Sep 16 2016 - Sep 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Color
Sep 19 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Ski Season
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
January Value
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Feb 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
Spring Value
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 5.9%

$175 cleaning fee per visit
Winter visitors will need 4WD

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Southwestern Colorado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
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