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Sweet Mountain Charmer in Town - Near Telluride, Ouray - All!

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Solar Ranch House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Charming historic bungalow in Ridgway town center. Architectural renovation of the entire house has created a modern, comfortable, sunny mountain home that still preserves all of the historical charm and detail. Enjoy views of Courthouse from the private flagstone patio. The house allows for privacy and gathering with friends / family. Large fenced-in yard. Short walk to Ridgway restaurants, brewery, cafes, antiques, public library, grocery store, hardware, bike path and Uncompahgre River valley, beautiful town park with playground, mature cottonwood trees, and summer farmer's market.

The house is most comfortable for 4 adults, and the rates listed below are for 4 adults. We are willing to consider larger groups for an additional charge; please contact for details. We have a three-night minimum stay. Perfect for family vacations, getaways with friends, family reunions, the wedding party, or a quiet retreat.

Two bedrooms have full-sized beds with full closets. A third master bedroom has a queen bed with full closet. Master bedroom opens to private back porch. Bathrooms have radiant floor heat, tiled showers (2) and bath (1). Enclosed sunporch and two generous cushioned window seats for lounging. Tastefully designed kitchen has everything you need for cooking. High efficiency forced-water radiator system on multi-zoned system, plus gas Malm stove for chilly nights. Lots of sun, large windows, and high-efficiency insulation keeps the house cozy in winter and cool in the summer.

All that the San Juan mountains have to offer are right outside the door. Easy access to hiking, biking, skiing, walking, swimming, shopping and exploring. 30 minutes drive from Montrose, 20 minutes to Ouray, 45 minutes to Telluride, with its world-class skiing and shopping.

Nightly, weekly, and monthly rates available. Additional security deposit (refundable), cleaning fee (non-refundable) and taxes. See details below. We have a three-night minimum stay.

Keywords: charming historic house - newly remodeled. private, walk-to-town, sunny, quiet, near everything : biking-hiking-hot-springs-skiing-music, and more.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016

About The Owner

My family has been coming to Ridgway for over 40 years! We love to get-away from our lives cities to be in the sunlight, air and incredible mountains of the area! Sometimes we come for family time, sometimes time with friends. We wish we could be there more often...but now we can share it.

The Owner purchased this house in 1960

Why The Owner chose Ridgway

Ridgway is a perfect location : private enough to keep it a little bit secret, but close to Telluride, Ouray, Durango, Montrose and the majestic San Juan Mountains. There is hiking, biking and skiing for all levels. There are public hotsprings for families and private springs for couples. Telluride offers a film festival, music festivals and some of the best skiing in the world! My grandfather found the house in the 1960's and we've loved the area ever since!


based on 8 traveler reviews

Sweet Mountain Charmer in Town - Near Telluride, Ouray - All!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Louisville, CO

Ridgway home renal

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the little blue house! The house is nicely decorated, updated, and it felt homey and cozy.

We ate many meals outside on the quiet and enjoyable! The house had everything we needed. We didn't want a big touristy town, and really enjoyed the laid back, small town feel of Ridgway.

We walked almost everywhere in town from the house and really enjoyed the peacefulness. It was an easy drive to many gorgeous places that we wanted to visit.

We would rent here again when we return!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO


  • 5 of 5

My Dad and I stayed at this lovely mountain home for the Telluride Bluegrass wknd. This was a treat! Very comfortable and quite. We loved the private backyard with nice patio for morning coffee. The space was super accommodating to all of our needs. We will be back again next summer. Nothing negative to say about this place, we loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

"The Blue House" is beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We liked everything about the house. It is clean, well-cared for walking distance to town. The patio and yard are very spacious and quiet. The beds are comfortable, as is the living room. The bathrooms have been fully renovated, like the rest of the house. It appears that everyone in town knows the house as "The Blue House". You can't go wrong staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson AZ

Great place! Clean and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Property is clean, quiet and has plenty of space to store gear. The blu-ray player is an added plus. The property is extremely well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McMinnville, OR

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in your blue house. It was so charming and welcoming. The back porch and patio were very relaxing. It was the perfect place to relax after attending our family reunion. We would love to come back again some day.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the house and your time in Ridgway. It's a special place and you're welcome to come back anytime.
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Lewiston, ME

Very Comfortable House, Helpful Owner

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for one month during Aspen color season and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The house is a couple block walk (3 minutes) from restaurants and the supermarket. The house has been redone beautifully and is very comfortable -- everything one needs. The owner was very helpful and sent detailed information on the house prior to my arrival. The owner's local friend was delightful and available for any issues I might have had. (I had none.)

There is no live TV, but I was able to access all I needed via WiFi. Having a great washer and dryer was SO helpful. The kitchen set up is very good. There are 4 or 5 thermostats so that one can be comfortable in any room without overheating the place.

Ridgway is a great location -- easy to Ouray (10 min.), Montrose (30 min.), Telluride (45 min.), Silverton (1 hour). Grand Junction is a 1 hour, 40 minute drive. Fantastic Moab, UT is about 3 1/2 hours.

You've got to see the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, a 45 minute drive just past Montrose. The are hiking and mountain road drives everywhere.

The house was just what I wanted and hoped for. I would have no hesitation to stay there again. In fact, I will stay there again if I return to Ridgway.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good month in Ridgway. Thanks for the great review of the house (and the area). Come back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Montrose, CO (MTJ)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.1%

50% at time of booking.
50% 30 days before start of stay.
Deposit is fully refundable up to 30 days before start of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Solar Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
large lot with yard for the kids!

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