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Marsha Waugh

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Sneffels Retreat! Enjoy Amazing Views in Peace & Comfort!

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

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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 (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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 Colorado

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 43 traveler reviews

Sneffels Retreat! Enjoy Amazing Views in Peace & Comfort!
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Loved the views and the home

  • 5 of 5

Home exceptionally nice, well stocked and maintained. Sitting on the couch or deck and staring right at the beautiful Sneffels range never got old. Quiet getaway but close to Ridgeway and Ouray with their old west charm and great eateries. Took the kids to the Ouray hot springs pool several times - it never got old for them!. Can't wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, FL

Superior accommodation and location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is simply superior! So well appointed that guests are pampered. Elegant furnishungs, immaculately maintained, clean and the owners have stocked supplies to meet the needs of all guests. The location and views are breath taking. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy and it is difficult to leave the house to do them. I have stayed in cabins in GA and FL and nothing compares to this one.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you could come and enjoy our home! It's great you could experience a little taste of the west. Every season is beautiful. We have never stayed in Georgia or Florida, but thank you for such a wonderful compliment! We hope you will come again!
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Wonderful family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, I and our two year old stayed here the week after Christmas and we had an incredible time enjoying the peace and quiet and the beautiful snow! It was a gorgeous view and had great hills for sledding! I would definitely recommended this home to any of my family and friends looking to relax and just be.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location and property!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and amazingly well provisioned! The owners have stocked everything needed and the furnishings and fixtures are first rate. The location is centrally located to many surrounding sights. Everything was very clean and tidy and we slept very well. The views were stunning, especially the stargazing! We saw several shooting stars! We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a private rental in the mountains!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy knowing our guests had a good time. Thank you for your comments. The stars really are amazing. Last time we were at the cabin, I did take a little time to just sit and enjoy the magnificent Milky Way view. Thanks also for noticing the little things in the kitchen. We really try to make our guests feel like they are in a home. We hope you can come again!
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Great place to star gaze!

  • 5 of 5

I visited the San Juan mountains in the 80's and always wanted to return. It was even better than I remembered. During the days we hiked, visited the nearby towns and explored. The wildlife was abundant and the scenery is amazing. At night we returned to a home beautifully decorated and well stocked. After dinner our group would sit on the porch and enjoy the incredibly crystal clear skies. The milky way was unbelievable and shooting stars were common. We visited Kauai in May but this was even more beautiful! Thank you Marsha and Jodi.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you got to experience the amazing night sky. I always feel so small in the grand scheme of things. It is great you got to experience some of the West. We hope you will come again. Thanks for your review!
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Westminster, Colorado

Fabulous views!

  • 5 of 5

I've always wanted to rent a place up County Road 5 so I could awake to the gorgeous views of the Dallas Divide and this house was the perfect place. The wrap around deck provided a perfect place to wind down after a day of jeeping and enjoy the view. We even had a humming bird fly up a few times to check us out. The views are equally amazing from the interior of the house. The kitchen was well stocked with many spices and everything needed to cook a nice dinner. There was also a barbecue grille on the deck. The property is exactly as pictured. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoy relaxing on the deck too. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Every time we visit the cabin, I am always amazed at the beauty of area. Thanks for coming!
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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

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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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Colorado 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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