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Ouray Caretaker's Riverfront Cabin Open MAY 15 2017

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Open May 15, 2017. 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

Jim and Nancy Kendrick
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

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.


Ridgway Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Ouray Caretaker's Riverfront Cabin Open MAY 15 2017
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Great cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids under 10) stayed here in the summer. It was a great little place by the river! The owner was very responsive and helpful with recommendations in the area. Very easy to work with and accommodating. We really enjoyed it and would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Hope you have a great 2017. Sincerely, Nancy & Jim Kendrick
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Small and Private with Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice cabin in a secluded area just outside of Ouray. It is directly adjacent to the river, however, the river is not accessible from the cabin due to the steep drop. The cabin is as advertised. It is small but cozy and has a nice deck to sit out and enjoy nature. My family of 4 (2 adults, 6yr and 8yr old) stayed there comfortably. We had no issues at all with the cabin.

The owner was accommodating and met us off the main highway to guide us in. We called a few times and got an answer each time. A+ owners.

If you're looking for a nice place to get away from the the hustle and bustle, unplug and enjoy the simple things in life then this is it.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Jim and Nancy
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Lovely Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

Lovely& Immaculate Cabin in the Woods , Loved the sounds of the river . A secluded location near Ouray & Ridgway! Jim was a good host & answered all our questions about the area . My husband & our dog Tigger enjoyed our time there .. Hope to return in the near future

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you kind words. We hope to see again in the future. Jim and Nancy
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  • 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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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

Ridgway Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Tourist Season
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 25 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $41 + Tax
3rd/4th adult per night $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $41 + 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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