|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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.
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.
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
Beautiful house with drop dead gorgeous views and great horse facilities. The only down fall was the shooting range right next door!
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!
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
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning (per visit)||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
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
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.