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Sneffels Retreat! Enjoy Amazing Views in Peace & Comfort!

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

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Elk Meadows House Rental Photos and Description

Home, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Panoramic views

With our unique location, you can enjoy all the mountain benefits of exercise, adventure, sight seeing, or shopping, then escape for solitude and relaxation in a homey atmosphere. Soak in the nearby hot springs pools, enjoy one of the local restaurants, or relax on the deck and eat in.

Our 4 year old home is clean, with rustic charm of the old west, sprinkled with modern conveniences and antiques. We use green friendly cleaners.

Keywords: Outdoor activities 365 days a year, easy access to Telluride, Ouray, and Ridgway. Enjoy antique furnishings, and all the comforts of home. A piano, fully stocked kitchen including spices. Watch birds, elk and deer seasonally on the property. Hike, bike, or ski from the front porch, or curl up with a good book on the sofa or deck, and enjoy incredible views of 14,150 ft. Mt. Sneffles in the San Juan Mountain Range. Bathrooms on each level. Open, comfortable, and inviting.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Marsha Waugh
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Marsha Waugh

Jody and Marsha welcome you to their dream home. As outdoor enthusiasts, they have spent over 20 years exploring the hidden wonders of western Colorado. They completed their mountain retreat in 2010 and hope you too will come experience the grandeur of the San Juan Mountains.

Jody is research scientist who has spent his career cleaning up the legacy waste of the Cold War. He loves downhill skiing, biking, and mountain climbing. Marsha, a music teacher, loves spending time hiking, mountain biking, and playing with their grand children, 2 cats, and 2 llamas. She teaches Tai-chi, Yoga, and Pilates. They both love traveling and spending time with family. They are happy to help their guests enjoy there home, and create life long memories.

Marsha Waugh purchased this house in 2010

Why Marsha Waugh chose Ridgway

Jody grew up in Durango and always wanted to live in the mountains. After spending their honeymoon in the San Juan mountains, Jody and Marsha dreamed of having a place to share with family and friends. This spot is within an hour of many of the area's attractions. Our newly built home lets you experience life in the mountains with all the comforts of home at the end of the day.

What makes this house unique

With year round access, our guests can enjoy travel any time of the year. The cozy home allows you a place of refuge along with all the modern amenities. Our guests love the antiques and art that are displayed in the house. It is wonderful to sit on the sofa and watch the sunrises, and sunsets on Mt. Sneffles. The deck is a great place to relax, read, or eat. Seasonally, we watch the deer and elk stroll through the property. Hawks and other birds fly overhead. During the summer months, hummingbirds dart around stopping to drink from the seasonal wildflowers.


based on 49 traveler reviews

Sneffels Retreat! Enjoy Amazing Views in Peace & Comfort!
average rating of 4.979592 based on 49 reviews

Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Sneffels Retreat. The The house was clean, comfortable and had all of the amenities we needed. We especially enjoyed the spectacular views from the house and deck. The house is in a truly beautiful location with many views and things to do near by.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Overall, the house is very clean and furnishings are much nicer than you see in a rental. Vies from the house are beautiful. We like the location...felt remote, but could be in Ridgway in 10 minutes and Ouray in 20 min or so.

We plan on staying there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Expressive home with and extraordinary view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and it felt like home! The deck off the living area provided a wonderful outside space were we observed the gorgeous mountain range, hummingbirds and deer! The accommodations were very comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. There was solitude but we were not isolated, the neieghbors were a comfortable distant from each other. We highly recommend the Sneffels retreat and would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views in a very comfy home.

  • 4 of 5

What a welcoming home with beautiful sunrise, sunset, and wildlife viewing right from the deck or the living room. And the stargazing- wow. Thank you for sharing your home with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice place with a stunning view of Mt Sneffles. It was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. A great getaway stay where you can feel right at home. And even though we didn't get to watch any movies since we were there for a wedding, they do have one of the best DVD collections I've ever seen. It was easy and pleasant to communicate with the owners and everything was as described or better. Would stay there again! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you could be at our home during your wedding. We hope your life will be filled with much happiness as you begin this new chapter in your life. Thanks for your nice review! You will have to come again when you have a little more time to watch a DVD or 2!
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Sneffels Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I couldn't have asked for a better house and location. Had a wonderful time and everything we needed was provided. Lots of wildlife to see. Including a bear that came thru the property. If we ever come back to that part of Colorado Sneffels Retreat would be our first choice. Absolutely beautiful !

5 stars !!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Montrose Colorado
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Log Hill Mesa
Nearest Train
95 Miles
Amtrak Grand Junction
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 550, CO 62
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Ridgway has awesome restaurants!
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Telluride Ski Area
Car: necessary

Mountain climbing, 4 wheeling, Weekly concerts in the park during the summer, Ice climbing, Near to Music Festivals, Wildflower festival, Mushrooming,Canoeing, Near Ouray County Fair Grounds, Excellent dining in Ridgway, Quaint shops, Weekly farmers markets, Concerts in the park, Hiking, Hot air Balloons, Rodeo, Parades


Rates & Availability

Elk Meadows House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 15 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee 3-4 night $100

If you are a returning guest, we offer a discount. Also, if you have special requests, or additional questions, please feel free to contact us!

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Elk Meadows House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique sink, slate floors on main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Granite top sink. Travertine shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Quaint! Pedistal sink, bamboo floors. Off master bed room.
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very private and relaxing. Master bedroom has half bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Log bed. Comfy!
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Custom built in beds suitable for adults! Cozy bunk room!
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size sofa. Located in family room, near bathroom.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) This is a fold out sleeper sofa bed., Baby Cribs (1) This is a play-n-pack, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Piano, Art , Hardwood & slate floors, Granite tile counter-tops, Passive solar and clean electric heat, Blow dryer, Swing, Out door seating,Bose ipod/iphone hook-up, Mini library,

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