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Perfectly located Colorado Mountain Log Home Near Skiing, Rafting, Everything!

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Salida Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Log Home with 3 bedrooms + a loft and 2 full baths w/ free high-speed Internet!

Luxury log mountain home located in Arkansas River valley area between Salida and Monarch. 3 BR, 2 Bath with bidet. Huge wood-burning fireplace (firewood provided!). Open loft with complete entertainment center, including surround sound and satellite Directv service. All wood interior with hardwood floors and log walls. Both bedrooms downstairs are carpeted. Spectacular views in every direction - also enjoy from front & back decks. Home is completely furnished, all amenities provided, including free high speed reliable satellite Internet service, gas grill and firewood! Enjoy hiking and long nature walks right out the back door. See wildlife playing in front and back yards as well as nearby ridges up close with provided binoculars! No homes right next door here. Explore the land, mesa and beyond, including small, 100-120+ year old cemetery, waterfalls and 2 rivers within short walking distance.

Amenities: Fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, washer/dryer, huge wood-burning fireplace (firewood provided), gas grill, satellite TV, DVD player, surround sound system, free satellite internet access, books, games, music cds, movie dvds, front and back decks.

Activities: Minutes from Monarch Ski Resort and from spectacular trout fishing, 10 minutes to white water rafting, ATVs, zip-line, downhill and cross-country skiing, golf, hiking, biking, hot spring spas, hot springs swimming pools, antique shops, rockhounding cycling, birding, walking trails, waterfalls, lakes, rivers and gourmet restaurants.

The Arkansas River Valley is known as 'Banana Belt' because of its mild winter climate, while just west up Hwy. 50 (7-8 miles from Mountain Manor) is Monarch Ski Resort, the second most heavily snowed site in the state of Colorado. Where else can you play a round of golf in the morning in a light sweater, and downhill ski later that afternoon? Follow that up with a hot springs bath and massage, and later dine in a gourmet restaurant in town. All of the luxuries of Aspen, Breckenridge, and Vail at a fraction of the cost, in a place that is home to some of the friendliest and most down-to-earth folks you could ever hope to meet!

Other nearby sites of interest include Great Sand Dunes National Park, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, ghost towns, Tin Cup, St. Elmo, Salida Pool and Aquatic Center, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, numerous 'Fourteeners' (14,000+ foot peaks).

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Pam and Greg Stidham
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Mountain Manor was like a warm embrace. Felt like home. The wood stove/fireplace quickly heated the entire log home. Supplied wood was a wonderful added bonus.

Views from the house were just incredible! Mule deer snacking on the bushes in the front yard, knee deep in the snow, was one my children will never forget!

Forest trails, Monarch mountain, the beautiful mountain town of Salida all short drives make this an outdoor lovers dream! An evening in Salida is a wonderful way to finish up a day on the mountain!

Pam treated us as though we were personal friends staying in their vacation home. She made sure all of our needs were met and even informed us of upcoming local entertainment and personal recommendations. We are looking forward to our next visit to Mountain Manor!
Dec 2011
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Perfectly located Colorado Mountain Log Home Near Skiing, Rafting, Everything!
average rating of 4.4594593 based on 38 reviews

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  • 4 of 5

We thankfully stumbled across this opportunity to get away from it all. As a first time user of this arrangement (HomeAway, etc.) we figured there would be a few issues along the way but every administrative aspect went perfect. Our hosts provided extensive information that covered every foreseeable issue, guides to local hot spots/amenities and more. Phone calls, emails and other communications were prompt and accurate. This attention to detail alone made our visit that much more enjoyable.

Read the other 4 and 5 star reviews for accurate descriptions. They pretty much say it all. Our only regret was the stay was too short - something we hope to remedy next year. This comes from someone who normally doesn't care for going "away" on vacation. You may wonder why it's not a five-star rating but those should be saved for rare occasions and are very tough to earn. Wishing I could put a 4.5 or better out there but this site won't let me.

Very minor issues - the cookware could use some updating and the cleaning service could look up at the lights on occasion. We'll gladly leave a new pan on our next visit for future tenants. Small price to pay for the best vacation we've had in a long, long time. Thanks Pam & Greg for allowing us to experience your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nice cabin, needs better cleaning service!

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here in2015 and Sept. 2016. In 2015 it was excellent, clean and well cared for. This year we checked in after a long drive were ready go to bed. My son took the small bedroom. When he opened the bed, it was full of mouse droppings! The mice had chewed holes in the sheets. We dismantelled all of the beds, the rest were ok. He spent the noght on the couch. We emailed the owner a picture of the bed on Mon morning , response was good with the cleaning service coming that day. That evening we again checked the bed. It had been vacuumed but the bedding was not washed. We again sent pictures of mouse droppings under the bed, in the kitchen range, in the dish towel drawer and behind the couches. We have had NO response from the owner.

If you stay here, please check carefully and wash all the dishes before using. We will never stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs

Great location and house for small family or group of friends

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying at the Mountain Manor home for a week and a half. The location is terrific for summer travel in the beautiful collegiate range area of Colorado, for a ski trip to Monarch (one of our favorite ski resorts...not so crowded as others in the State), and within a short drive of shopping in Salida and Buena Vista. We enjoyed two hot springs pools - just minutes away at Mt Princeton Hot Springs, and at the newly renovated Salida Aquatic Hot Springs, both open to the public. The house was clean and generally comfortable for the three of us adults. The kitchen was well-furnished. Be aware that not all windows have treatments (shades, blinds or drapes) so, in the summer, the sunlight arrives early. The house is really a good value for the 3-bedrooms, 2 baths, especially when compared to the cost of a hotel or condo in the area. We've already recommended it to our neighbors.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

Very homey and comfortable! Furnished to make this a very good stay for our family. Loved the front porch rockers - enjoyed the view. Lots to see and do near the property!! Loved it and will try to go back to this home!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Awesome mountain views

  • 5 of 5

Colorado vacation with my husband, 7yr old son, and mother. This cabin was perfect for us. Had almost everything we needed. Very quiet and peaceful. Loved sitting on the porch watching the hummingbirds. There was lots of other Wildlife to see as well, rabbits, deer, squirrels. Pam was awesome, responded quickly when we needed anything. Loved the hike to the secluded waterfall nearby. This place is definitely on the top of our list to stay at again

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks, Danine - You are a delight and I welcome you and your family back any time! Pam
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San Antonio, TX

Everything you need for a wonderful adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin nestled in beauty! Close to rafting, zip lines, ATVing, and of course, hiking. Enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck with breathtaking views every morning. Will visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Salida Golf Club
Nearest Train
58 Miles
Canon City
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 50 and C.R. 240
Nearest Restaurant
6.7 Miles
Grimo's Restaurant, 146 Main Poncha Springs, CO
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Monarch Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Salida, Monarch, Maysville, Arkansas River Valley, Colorado, Rocky Mountains, the awesome FibArk festival each June, Mountain Spirit Winery, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, Mt. Shavano, North Fork Reservoir, Monarch Ski Resort, Poncha Springs, fishing, reservoirs, skiing, hiking, creeks, biking, ATVs, jeeps, wildlife, views, Tincup, Villa Grove, Brown's Canyon, sand dunes

Other Activities: rafting, hiking, panning for gold, cross country skiing, snowshoeing

Ski: Monarch Ski Resort is just 9 miles west of Mountain Manor, right up Highway 50!


Rates & Availability

Salida Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn, 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Winter / Ski
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break, 2016
Mar 5 2017 - Mar 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Mar 27 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
May 28 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $35
laundry $25
Tax Rate 7.3%

Rates are based on groups of 4. Add'l fees added for > 4 guests. Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed by email. Pets are considered. Please email or call to discuss. PLEASE NOTE: Fee of $80 for cleaning will be added to any 1- or 2-night stays!! Stays of 3+ nights, cleaning fee included in nightly rate. For longer rentals, i.e. 30+ nts, please contact us for special rate.

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Salida Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms now have full size tub and shower. The downstairs bath was recently beautifully tiled, with shower option added.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Twin trundle can be 1 twin, pull out for 2 twins, or 1 King
  • The king bedroom is upstairs and has a walk-in closet where a roll away bed in stored, as well as a tall/thick queen blow-up bed with very quick electric pump, for additional sleeping options - may be used in loft or living room or on floor of on of the bedrooms. There is a full size bathroom upstairs, between the bedroom and loft. The queen and trundle bedrooms are on the main (first) floor. The aspen log trundle bed may be used as one twin bed, pulled out for 2 'split-level' twins or popped up for a king-sized bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Lots of additional information available at our personal website,

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