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Mt. Views - from the Deck, Your Horse, Atv, Raft or Bikes!

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-10)

Spectacular VIEWS through HUGE windows make sunsets on the 14'ers an unforgettable experience as you sit near the crackling wood stove inside -or peer over the pinons while relaxing outside on the deck.

BRING YOUR HORSES and ride off onto BLM lands to and across the Arkansas River just 2.5 miles away on well established trails through the back gate.

Or - perhaps you prefer to ride cross country bikes, a 4 wheeler, snowshoe, or snowmobile!

For hunters and marksmen there are nearby archery and shooting ranges. The list of recreational opportunities continues with skiing, hiking and recovering in hot springs.

The facilities consist of 25 acres, fenced and cross fenced, a large garage/barn and a smaller barn. Plenty of room to park your RV, boat, horse trailer or camper. Horses are welcome in pastures and barn. OUTSIDE dogs are welcome in an enclosure.

Further Details: Please - for yours and future guests' comfort, safety, and health - no smoking inside any of the buildings or home and NO ANIMALS IN THE HOME.

This mountain get a way is fully furnished with all linens and kitchen necessities. We provide a large screen TV which receives via direct TV . An additional TV on the system is located upstairs. There is a video library for those who may find themselves wanting to relax with a movie. Satellite Internet access provided for those bringing laptops!

The master bedroom has a king size bed, plenty of storage for clothing, and a private bath with large soaking tub plus more big windows for viewing the moon over the mountains. Tucked away in the closet is a stacked washer/dryer. Upstairs there is a large sitting area with a double futon, a second bath with shower and a private second bedroom with four twin beds. A small refrigerator is located in the sitting area for late night snacks of those sequestered there! Overflow guests will be comfortable on the recently added queen size convertible sofa in the living room!

Main floor and outdoor activities: The main floor is an open plan, inviting and comfortable for relaxing. It blends into the kitchen and dining so no one feels isolated from other guests. The kitchen is fully furnished with small appliances, utensils, linens and serving supplies for the appointed chef to use. Basics (salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, spices, and flour) are in cabinets for guests use.

HORSE BACK RIDING is super and the trails on the BLM between the property and the river are easy or challenging depending on your mood and no trailering required! Many trails have been GPS'ed and mapped for your convenience. Photo opportunities are endless so be sure and bring sturdy cameras for all your outdoors activities! The Colorado Trail may be accessed by trailering a short distance up the highway.

4 WHEELING in the area is another activity accessed from the property or via short drives to trail heads.

The surrounding area: Aspen Ridge is a favorite in fall and for the more daring, many trails over passes and to little ghost towns or nearby mountain towns are mapped for guests.

Winter brings the fun of SKIING both cross country and downhill. Nearby Monarch (18 mi.) is a family oriented ski mountain covered in all natural snow. To have an unforgettable experience on cross country skis, plan an evening event with friends over Old Monarch Pass in the moonlight. Pack along some hot chocolate or schnapps- and remember those cameras again!

FISHERMEN will delight in the Arkansas River which is famous for its trophy trout. Spring and the 'mayfly hatch' is favored by fly fishermen sporting waders and hats while scouting out the best holes to try out the newest equipment.

RIDE THE ROCKIES is an annual road biking event and frequently makes a stop in either Salida or Buena Vista.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Cheri (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english


based on 27 traveler reviews

Mt. Views - from the Deck, Your Horse, Atv, Raft or Bikes!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

The property was all that we had hoped for and more! Peaceful, secluded, beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property very much. Not only was the home and property beautiful, Cheri was such a gracious host. The homemade bread, basket of fresh fruit and fresh eggs were wonderful. We enjoyed riding our atv's through the back of the property exploring. We really enjoyed being secluded away from the hustle and bustle, however close enough to town to enjoy other activities such as more atv riding on trails, whitewater rafting, ziplining, etc. We would recommend this home to anyone traveling to this area, and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family was so much fun to be around! I'm glad you had the opportunity to enjoy a variety of the activities available in Chaffee County while making my property your home base. May you have many more trips to create memories for your family to enjoy for years to come. Come visit us again in another season - perhaps when the snow flies and the mountains beckon you to go powder skiing!
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Sweet accommodations, phenomenal views

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect three-night stay in mid-June. The house was very clean and nicely appointed, and it had a very open and relaxing feel. The fresh-baked bread and fresh eggs from Cheri's adorable hens were a really nice touch. We spent our evenings dining on the deck and watching the sun set over the incredible mountain views. The night sky here is very free of light pollution. There is hiking right out the back door on BLM land (wonderful views, and you can hike down to the Arkansas River), and there are lots of trailheads nearby if you want to drive to them. Mount Princeton Hot Springs are just down the road, and Salida is close by if you want to dine out or shop. If you've got horses, this is a great setup as well. What's not to like? -- Greg and Tara

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guests! It was a hectic weekend with all the Fibark festivities in town, so I am glad you were able to relax and enjoy your stay - and count the stars in the evenings. Thank you for your help working on the irrigation ditches as well!. I am sure the pasture grass is greener for your endeavors! Hope to see more of you in the future.
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Wellington, CO

Beautiful home...not as quiet as you would hope

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house with drop dead gorgeous views and great horse facilities. The only down fall was the shooting range right next door!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words regarding the facilities. Its been nine months - I hope your memories of riding in the area with your friends are as pleasant! I am so sorry you were disturbed by the nearby gun range when you and your friends were guests here last summer. The gun range is not right next door however. Actually it is over a half mile north of my property - beyond the archery range and the land filI and several tree topped ridges. Perhaps there was a class scheduled that weekend preparing gun owners for the then upcoming 2015 hunt season resulting in more noise than usual. I do hope that the home and property, all the wonderful rides, trailers and horses accommodations, the trails accessed and the camraderie of friends and horses left you with fond memories of the vacation with your friends. Many have enjoyed the facilities and the trails right out the back on to BLM land and have returned to discover new trails to add to their favorites! I've enjoyed guiding guests on trails in the area throughout Chaffee County, across the Arkansas River in summer, and riding through the color changing in fall on Aspen Ridge. Happy Trails!
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"Gentlemen of the Road" Concert Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Cheri was a gracious host and the place was clean, updated and comfortable. The views from the living room and deck were stunning. We enjoyed grilling (thank you Cheri for filling the propane tank for us). We highly recommend for a get away!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were delightful guests and I'm happy that you enjoyed your visit to Salida and the Gentleman of the Road event. Also glad you were comfortable in your "home a way from home" while here! (I will have to find a way to measure amounts of propane in the tank. After replacing it, I weighed the tank and it must have been at least 1/3 full!) Nights are cooling off more and more so it wont be long before the colors are changing on the Aspens. Hope you can make another trip this direction to enjoy the fall colors while relaxing on the deck with friends!
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Simply lovely

  • 5 of 5

How welcoming and what a great host Cheri was. All the horses had lovely, safe pastures with shelter. The fresh eggs from the hens and baked bread . The house was so comfortable and clean with stellar views and plenty of spca to explore right off the property. Cheri led a ride, and introduced us to a warm and welcoming community. Whether you have horses or not this is a lovely place to stay! Linda P

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If only you and your group could be here for the entire summer - what fun we would have! Riding with the hounds was a great experience for everyone as well as riding in the river. Glad you enjoyed the mountains and trails as much as I do every day. Hope you all can plan another trip this direction in the fall to ride the colorful Aspen trails in the Bassam/Aspen ridge area and/or return to ride a real"fox" hunt in this valley when the season starts late fall! Wont be long and there will be a chill in the evening air to remind us of the coming fall and winter sports. Even non-riders will have fun in the mountains skiing, snowmobiling or just sitting on the deck admiring the sunsets while sipping an evening toddy! See you then!
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Great view, home, owner, and dog!

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the house impeccable, and not only are the views outstanding, the horse accommodations excellent, and the convenience to trails, Salida, and shopping enticing, but Cheri, the owner, is a remarkably accomplished hostess, and do-it-all wonder woman (she builds and maintains all of her properties) with a great sense of humor, and like the property, an inspiration. Truly one of the most singular places I have stayed for having everything one seeks in a mountain getaway at one's finger tips, plus a one of a kind owner. And her dog is a real charmer.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wouldn't say I am wonder woman, but I do enjoy hosting guests and helping them have the best vacation possible here in the mountains! So -thank you for your kind words. Your group of friends was exceptional in many ways, expressing their love of the area, trails, views, the home and property. So glad you had the opportunity to join them here if only for a few days. Do come again, Boomer will be waiting to accompany you on your hikes!
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Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 285
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
In Salida or Buena Vista
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Car: necessary

Central Chaffee County, on Hwy 285, easy access. Near many art and music festivals, FibArk river festival, bike and running marathons, archery range and firing range tournaments, fishing and rafting the Arkansas River. Buena Vista is 14 miles and Salida is 12 miles - both have restaurants, medical facilities, and shopping conveniences. A gas station/quick shop is just up the hwy 1 mile.

Other Activities: Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Hot Air Ballooning, Ziplining, Horseback riding

Golf: Several golf courses in the area provide leisure time for the golfers in your group! All provide magnificent mountain views and convenient access to the towns of Buena Vista and Salida.

Ski: Monarch Mt. via Hwy 50 is a family resort with all natural snow. Equipment rental available on site or from several local establishments. Located about 18-20 miles from vacation rental.


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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning (per visit) $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.3%

Booking locks your rate. NO smoking, NO inside pets, GUESTS must be min. 12 yrs of age due to safety issues. RATES LISTED ARE for up to 4 guests. ADDITIONAL GUESTS are $20 EACH/PERSON/NIGHT to a maximum of 10 guests. Min. 3 night stays unless prior arrangements are made with owner. $400.00 deposit required upon booking dates. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Checks/Credit Cards. 7.3% tax. Cancellation policy: If canceled 60+ days out, 100% returned; 30-59 days out, 50% returned: under 30 days, 0% returned unless extenuating circumstances.NO RETURN FOR PARTIAL OR TOTAL NO-SHOWS! Minimum 1 week stay between 12/15/16 & 1/5/2017

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Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , can be combined as kings
    Sitting area upstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double size
    Living room - 1 queen , convertible sofa
  • King Bed: King bed has featherbed and down comforter to add to comfort of guests. Twin/Single Bed (4) : Twin beds have down comforters for those chilly nights. Convertible Bed: Futon for two has all the linens and pillows nearby to quickly add sleeping comfort for additional guests. Convertible sofa in living room is queen size and has all linens located nearby.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
For the comfort and safety of all guests, NO smoking permitted in house or outbuildings. This property does not lend itself well to young children with the fencing, stairs, raised deck, etc. Therefore we set the minimum age limit at 12 years of age. We are pet friendly, providing OUTSIDE accommodations for your pets and horses. NO pets allowed inside for the comfort and cleanliness of all guests. Guests are invited to bring their horses and ride off the property onto miles of trails, including crossing the Arkansas River! Barns and pastures are supplied with water tanks and safe fencing. Cell phone service is strong as the towers are in clear view off of Mt. Princeton. Like a picture postcard! Gorgeous sunsets viewed through picture windows or from the deck/balcony. In addition to grills, the deck has an abundant supply of chairs for lounging or sitting around the table.

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