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Jim and Nancy Kendrick

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Ouray Caretaker's Riverfront Cabin June SPECIAL

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Southwestern Colorado Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Open May 15, 2016. MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW! Call 970-318-1133 Faster If you CALL FOR A REAL PERSON. NOTE: WE DO NOT RENT TO OUTSIDE USA! - 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY. This new (2010) secluded, private cabin, nestled among beautiful Ponderosa Pine, Cedar, and Pinion trees, is located 3 miles north of Ouray, CO, right off the old narrow gauge railroad grade now County Road 17, and sits right next to the Uncompahgre River. The cabin has a large front deck which is great for relaxing and watching the river. Views of the river and Mt. Abrams are spectacular. This is a great place for honeymooners who wish to be in a peaceful place, yet close enough to town for other activities. BUT IT IS DANGEROUS TO SLEEP ON THE GROUND BY THE RIVER, REMEMBER WE HAVE BEARS! RACCOONS! AND SKUNKS!

***Pets Cannot Be Left Alone At The Cabin and Must Be Supervised At All Times.***

Bird watchers will love this cabin where Hummingbirds, Chickadees, Steller’s Jays, Grosbeaks, Nuthatches, Bald and Golden Eagles, and Red-Tailed Hawks abound. Wild animals such as white-tailed deer, elk, big horn sheep, and bears may be seen on their way to drink at the river. Caution should always be taken staying in the wild, wooded mountain areas and always watch your children and pets.

Star-gazing while watching the Milky Way, meteor showers, and other heavenly bodies here are exciting since the sky is so clear and the cabin is away from the big city lights that block the sky. Bring your telescope and/or binoculars for day and night use. The full Moon will astound you!

Staying at the Caretaker’s Cabin will give you a treasure chest full of memories that will entice you to return year after year.

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More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jim and Nancy Kendrick (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Jim and Nancy Kendrick



Jim and Nancy Kendrick have lived in Ouray, CO for more than 29 years. Jim is originally from the Ventura, CA area and Nancy is from Houston, TX. They have both hiked, rock hunted, jeeped, and/or climbed practically every area in Ouray County and the surrounding areas. If they don't know how to find what you are looking for, they know someone who does. Feel free to ask for any information you might need.

Jim and Nancy Kendrick purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Jim and Nancy Kendrick chose Southwestern Colorado

We chose to build the Caretaker's Cabin because we love the land, river and mountains here and we own a home and 5 acres right next door across the creek. It is so beautiful and has a hillside to the north that is covered in lupine flowers with delightful perfume every May and June. We offer this cabin to people to enjoy the quiet tranquility of nature in this special spot. We feel the seclusion, quiet and privacy of the area should appeal to people who want to 'get away from it all.' It is the only piece of property in Ouray County that is truly on the river out of town for rent.

What makes this cabin unique

The Caretaker's Cabin is unique because it is right on the Uncompahgre River and the seclusion and privacy allows one to meditate, be at peace and one with nature without being too far removed. There is still TV and news, but no phones unless you bring your cell phone. With the peace and quiet there are many species of birds and animals that pass through the property. The picture postcard views of the river and mountains are great for artists and photographers alike. The Ute Indians used to come here to summer along the Uncompahgre River and believed in its healing properties. Just south of the cabin is the Dallas trailhead for hiking up into the mountains. From Ouray there are many other hiking trails. Be advised that our trails start at around 7,800 ft and many go as high as 14,000 ft. In Ouray, you can rent a jeep or take a jeep tour, go to the hot springs pool, walk around town to see the historic mining homes, or go to the historic mining museum. There are many places to shop and eat. Ten miles north of Ouray is Ridgway, CO, where you can eat and shop, too. Head a little west along Highway 62 and at the Dallas Divide you can see the panoramic view of the magnificent 14,000 ft. Sneffels Range of the San Juan Mountains.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Ouray Caretaker's Riverfront Cabin June SPECIAL
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here. I am so glad we stumbled on this place. It was one of the most private places we've stayed in and had everything we needed. Great location, clean, comfortable, and beautiful. We highly recommend this place! I really hope we get another chance to travel back to the Ouray area. I will be looking this place up! The owners, the cabin, and the whole experience was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We work hard to make our cabin beautiful, clean, and comfortable. Hope we see you again next year. Jim & Nancy
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Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our Ouray visit. The river front setting was great and the cabin was well equipped. The location provided a perfect balance of seclusion and convenience to Ouray and Ridgway. We will definitely stay again when we visit Ouray. Jim was an excellent host. He was accessible and accommodating during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We hope you will come back some time.
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River Music

  • 5 of 5

If you're still over-caffeinated and work-driven by the time you reach this cabin, then you may be in the wrong place. Of course the privacy and the constant music of the river could be just what your psychotherapist has prescribed. Very peaceful cabin. Nice lodging for two adults--might be a bit cozy for more.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I don't think it gets much better.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the caretakers cabin for 7 wonderful days last week with our two sons age 10 & 11. Everything about the cabin was great. Jim was super easy to work with and very accommodating. The cabin was very clean and well cared for.

I brought a JetPack Wifi set up and spent the mornings setting on the deck checking up on work projects and relaxing. My customers were a little envious as they could hear the river flowing in the background.

We have been back home 7 days and it has crossed my mind at least 5x per day that I wish I was back in Ouray enjoying the awesome weather and breathtaking views. We spent most out time Jeeping but also rode the Silverton train. (Take my advice - if you want to ride the train only take the half day trip as it will be plenty). The all day trip was much too long.

We can't wait until we can come back to visit.

I Thanks again!

Chris & Mandy

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you liked our cabin. We hope to see you and the kids next year.
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Doesn't get any better! Fabulous Cabin & Location, first Class owners! Highly recommend :)

  • 5 of 5

We are seasoned Ouray travelers & have stayed at many different Cabins, Hotels & even camped. We love to jeep in the high country above Ouray, look for mineral specimens as well as & hike & climb. This was our first time to stay at Caretakers Cabin & we have found "our place" (finally)! No more searching the web. We will always come back here. We arrived in Ouray, called Jim & he answered! No recorded message. Jim was so courteous & accommodating! We met him at the cabin & he made us feel right at home. The setting is serene & very private. My husband, myself & our teenage daughter were very cozy in the cabin. We took a walk down to the river which is quite beautiful & untouched. We spend a lot of time jeep-ing & climbing so not much relaxing during the day. It Was awesome to come home to this beautiful cabin, relax in lounge chairs on the deck & just listen to the river. My husband & I enjoyed meals on the deck & our pups enjoyed lounging there as well. We asked Jim for a fan & he came right over. We had the pleasure of getting to know Jim (who is also a rock hound). Jim recommended some great rock hounding & jeep-ing spots. We were so delighted as we have purchased many books that claim to give rock hounding spots that are seldom found. Jim also recommended great climbing spots which thrilled my daughter! One evening a deer came right up to the cabin. There is an animal trail behind the cabin so you never know what you might see. One evening I saw a beautiful meteor shower! The nights were amazing, with our fan in the window bringing in the cool night air & the beautiful sounds of the rushing river. Our daughter enjoyed the satellite TV & my husband enjoyed the book selection during our down time. We love to grill & were happy that a grill is provided. If you are looking for an amazing secluded cabin that offers all of the comforts of home, look no further. You have found it. I've heard Jim & Nancy have other smaller rentals. I would have confidence in anything they list. Caretakers Cabin is our choice & we will be back! Thank you Jim & Nancy! The love you put into the cabin shows! Exceptionally clean & very nice decor. Thank you for a wonderful experience! Sincerely, Andreia & Tim Havas

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. It shows why Ouray & our cabin are great places for a vacation.
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the first few days of June and loved it. It is on the river and private. The kitchen has every thing that you need. We had telephone service and since we had a Jet Pack, we were able to get internet. This place is quiet and secluded. It is about 10 minutes to Ouray. You can't go wrong with this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have the best Guests. We strive to make your stay with us as worry free and peaceful as possible. We love return visitors because they become close friends.
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Ouray Hot Springs Pool And Park
Box Canyon
Outlaw Restaurant
O'Brien's Pub & Grill
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour
Switzerland of America Jeep Rentals and Tours
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Check Google Earth and put in 1516 County Rd. 17, Ouray, CO 81427 to see where we are.

This is not our mailing address which is PO Box 854, Ouray, CO 81427.


Rates & Availability

Ouray Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Tourist Season
Jun 23 2016 - Sep 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 25 - Nov 20
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 - Jan 3
2 night minimum stay
May 15 - May 25
3 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 3 - Jun 22
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

3rd/4th adult per night $50 + Tax
Housekeeping $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.9%

PET FEE IS $25 PER NIGHT PER PET Non-refundable
Price based on 2 Adults & 2 children who can sleep together or 1 average adult. We do not provide rollaways.
If 4 adults the 4th adult is an extra $50.00 per night plus tax.

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Southwestern Colorado Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 children, 2 slim adults or 1 average adult.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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