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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

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 Solar Ranch

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!


Solar Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Sweet Mountain Charmer in Town - Near Telluride, Ouray - All!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Loved the clean and warm home.

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely. Only thing we would change... please add a ladle to your kitchen. We made soup and had to dish it out with a gravy spoon. 😀

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the house. And if the only concern is that we need a ladle, great! That's an easy thing to solve. Come again and you'll find one there!
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Great house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. It had plenty of room, a nice set up and a nice yard with grill for steaks. It is just a couple blocks up from breweries and restaurants and the neighborhood was quiet. I would recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A GREAT stay !

  • 4 of 5

My family had a great time on our CO vacation. The Blue House was centrally located to all our destinations and was a wonderful place to stay. The kitchen had all we needed for home cooked meals. Ridgway was a nice town and we really enjoyed looking at all the True Grit landmarks and watching the movie on the DVD at the house. We found the field where John Wayne (aka Rooster Cogburn) had the gunfight against the 4 outlaws. Highly recommend this location. The caretaker nextdoor was also very nice & accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the stay and your time in Ridgway. Thanks for the great review. And I'm delighted that you watched True Grit and took in the sights. My grandfather was a (small) extra in the movie and we love to find his face in a crowd scene each time we watch. Come again!
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Possibilities within the region while staying at sweet place.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it.

Nice house.

Lots of opportunities within the region (hiking, swimming, drives, etc.).

Town is not overrun with tourist but still has a lot to offer. John Wayne would have know (True Grit was filmed in the town park).

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute and roomy house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my wedding weekend- the house was great for multiple girls to get ready in as well as a great mini-escape for my husband and me afterwords. You can walk anywhere in Ridgway, but the house also has everything you need. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad our house worked well for such a special event! We're happy to have played a small part of a big moment. Congratulations to you both. And since you're local, if you're ever looking for a mini anniversary escape, the house will be here!
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Lovely New Years Respite

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying at this comfortable house in the town of Ridgway. Everything one might need. Comfy bed, zoned hot water heat, a cozy gas stove, hot water, and a fully equipped kitchen. Communication with the host and property manager went smoothly, and we'd stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Montrose, CO (MTJ)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

While the house can sleep 6, we typically cap rentals at 4 people. $75 per night for each person over 4 may be charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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