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Beautiful Cozy Log Cabin with Huge Views and Privacy.

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Elk Meadows Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

We hope that you enjoy our cozy mountain cabin. It is the perfect getaway mountain retreat. You will enjoy huge views of the Mt Sneffels range along with great sunsets off the deck to the west. The cabin sits on 1 acre of land and has comfy furniture and ample beds (twin, double, & queen) in this rustic retreat.

The cabin lies 2000' above the town of Ridgway. It is a 15 min. 8 mile drive to town on a beautiful well maintained dirt road. If you want to enjoy the beauty and attractions that this part of Colorado is known for then this is the place to stay.

Keywords: house, cabin, mountains, views, privacy, home, single family,

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Virginia (Ginny) Petrie
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Virginia (Ginny) Petrie

I currently live and work in Telluride Colorado. I have been in the area for 10 years and actually lived in the cabin for 3 of those years.

Virginia (Ginny) Petrie purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Virginia (Ginny) Petrie chose Ridgway

Its an amazing place and location graced with clean air, peaceful vibes yet close enough to town to get supplies and see the sights.

What makes this cabin unique

The best thing about the cabin is how peaceful and quiet it is. I live in Telluride but it doesn't hold a candle to the peaceful tranquility of our cabin in Ridgway.


based on 32 traveler reviews

Beautiful Cozy Log Cabin with Huge Views and Privacy.
average rating of 4.625 based on 32 reviews

wonderful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this cabin. It worked very well for our family of five, and the location and views are amazing!!

The location is worth the short drive to and from Ouray, which we spent a few days exploring. We also took a day trip to Telluride, and even the little town of Ridgway is worth checking out - our young boys loved the Railroad Museum there.

We hope to return again some day!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. It is a joy to be able to share this amazing place in the mountains with others who want to experience that peace
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Quiet, simple cabin in an amazingly beautiful corner of Colorado

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our two young boys, and I loved staying at this property for a few days. We were there in late September and early October, when the fall colors couldn't have been more stunningly beautiful. The cabin has amazing views of the surrounding hillsides and the mighty Sneffels Range towering above. We found the description of the cabin and all amenities to be accurate. The owner provided a full inventory of everything in the cabin, which was helpful when deciding what to bring. The cabin was clean and well-maintained. We had everything we needed. Our hope was to enjoy a few days in the San Juans during autumn, and this rental provided just that. We would happily recommend this property to friends and family, and we hope to return ourselves in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of my joys is to share this peaceful beautiful place with others. I am so glad it filled your needs and hope the kiddos loved it too. Hope to see you again.
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Lovely cabin in a relaxed setting

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Ginny's cabin and had a wonderful time exploring the area, then coming back to the comfort of the cabin at the end of the day. Thoughtful touches make this cabin 'just right'. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Ginny's little cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really loved Ginny's little cabin. It was about 30-35 minutes from Ouray (probably only 10 minutes for a crow) and 20 minutes from Ridgway. We love both little towns. The cabin was tastefully decorated, cozy, clean and tidy with all the comforts of home. Beds were comfortable. It was very helpful to have a washer and dryer since we traveled with our six year old. The drive to the cabin is remote and scenic, and the neighborhood was very quiet. We loved sitting on the deck below the majesty of the peaks above. Ginny was really awesome to work with and communicated with us quickly. We'd stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean Cozy Cabin in Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here during our vacation to the San Juans!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, welcoming cabin with breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ginny for sharing your lovely and cozy cabin with us!! We made some happy family memories (which we detailed in your guest book). :-)

To potential renters: the pictures of this cabin don't do it justice. It's an inviting, sunny and comfortable place. And no joke.. the views are outstanding!! If you do nothing else on your trip but sit on the back deck and gaze at the expansive mountain views, you will be happy, relaxed and rejuvenated. It's an adorable cabin with big windows, two porches, enough room for a family... and is private without feeling too remote.

The interior is thoughtfully decorated, and has a warm vibe of happy times having been had over the years. It is stocked with everything you will need (aside from food, of course).

Our family was very content there, as our home-base while enjoying all that Ridgway and Ouray have to offer (hiking, hot springs, dining, a train museum and park for the kids, walks through the beautiful and friendly neighborhood, etc). And almost every day of our stay we had deer literally right off the porch.

One thing to note: it's high up! I live in Colorado and I still had some mild issues with the altitude. Drink lots of water!

Many kind thanks to you Ginny. We look forward to a return visit!! :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Montrose Regional (MTJ)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ridgway or Telluride
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Amtrak at Grand Junction Colorado
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rt 550
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Telluride Colorado
Car: necessary

ridgway chamber has a very good website. Check that out. Also you can call me direct for specific inquiries. 440-477-0416 EST


Rates & Availability

Elk Meadows Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59

Know that this little cabin is in high elevation & faces south. Hydrate before you come out. Tap water is excellent! Please don't bring bottled water. Throw away plastics are a pox on the environment. Electric heat warms in winter NO FIRES IN or ON THIS PROPERTY, ever! Thermal blinds control heat from sun year round. Most important, put your feet up, enjoy the peace of the place & relax! Ahh!

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Elk Meadows Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - comode and sink in small bath off kitchen
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Lower bunk is a double & full bath is off this room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Up the ladder to the loft & stunning views of Mt Sneffels.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Couch makes into a bed. Comfy linens are there too.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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