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Our Home Your Vacation - Stunning 360 Mountain Views in the Colorado Rockies

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,325 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Large Ranch Home 6 private bdrms on 6 acres -1.5 miles Historic Downtown Salida

Time to Book Your Summer Vacation!

We are the largest home in the county available for rent by owner. 6 private bedrooms, fully stocked kitchen...a nice home 1.5 miles form Historic downtown Salida and surrounded by amazing beautiful outdoor enthusiasts mecca!

July is booking up FAST...just 5 days left...Here's what is available:

*July mid week July 5th to 8th

*Salida Fine Art July 15th to 17th

Back to School Dates Available

*Aug 1st to 3rd

*Aug 6th to 11th

*Aug 13 to 30th is wide open

September is prime time in Colorado - some of our best weather of the year plus GOLDEN ASPENS!

*Sept 2nd - 20th is wide open

*Sept 24th to 30th

October and November we seek a monthly lease for a retiree interested in checking out the Salida 330 days of sun per year.

Kick off Summer in Salida....

WOOHOO! Beautiful weather already! The Colorado evenings sunny days...we have an average of 330 days of sun per year...only about 6 to 10 days per yr in the 90's. Great sleeping weather!

Salida is home of Hot Springs and Cool Mountains in the Colorado "banana belt!" We are the "unpretentious, bike friendly town" as designated by Outside Magazine. Salida is centered among and protected by the Sawatch mountain range to the northwest, Sangre de Cristo mountain range to the south, and the Mosquito mountain range to the north.

Book your Summer Wedding or Family Reunion Now. Summer is a peek time in Salida.

Our home is just 1.5 miles from town and 20 Minutes away from Monarch...Ranch Home on the Mesa with Stunning 360 Mountain Views - amazing sunrises and sunsets from the corner of the Mesa . Centrally located in the heart of the Rockies convenient to meet Family and Friends for outdoor adventures - A Great home for Family Ski Trips, Reunions, Weddings, Church Groups, Extended Family Vacations, weekend birthday parties, ladies weekends...

Here are some examples of recent guests:

*Ladies 60th Birthday - gathering from all over the State

*Bachelorette party - hosting college friends from medical school

*Thunderbird Alum guys weekend Touring the Rockies on their Harley Davidsons

*Wedding Rehearsal Dinner with visiting guests from afar

*Family Reunion and Memorial Service - locals and guests

*Father/Son annual guys weekend - attorneys from the front range

Salida is an outdoor enthusiasts mecca! Monarch Ski Resort, Browns Canyon and the Arkansas River are nearby - Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, all in the surrounding mountains, National Forest and BLM land plus Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Cafes, Golf all within walking distance

Our airport is simple for those with access to private planes:

*1.5 miles from our home

*free loaner cars available

*free to reasonable rates for larger planes

The Location -

*20 minutes to Monarch Ski Resort

*Central Colorado - day trips to Sand Dunes National Park, Black Canyon etc.

*Near the Continental Divide - we are on the eastern slope - just 12 miles away

*on the Mesa above Franz Lake

*1.5 miles from historic downtown Salida (central Colorado)

*.5 miles from the Golf Course

*on the Salida Trail for biking, hiking and walking, nearby river trails.

*15 minutes from Browns Canyon for White Water Rafting

*minutes from Hot Springs

The Home

*6 private bedrooms

*great location remodeled ranch home

*3 full bathrooms and 1/2 bath off the kitchen (1 full bathroom in the in Law Suite)

*mountain views from every room

*enter through the mud room for gear and shoes

*full kitchen with eat in table and kitchen bar, full pantry, beverage center, wine cooler, all amenities

*formal dining room, living room with bay window and french doors

*the house has 4 fireplaces plus 5th in master bedroom

*long driveway and ample parking

*flexible floor plan - rent either 2, 4 or 6 bedrooms - we can lock off the in law suite.

4 private bedrooms includes - 1 king, 3 queens, 2 person futon

6 private bedroom includes -1 king, 3 queens, 1 full, trundle bed, 2 person futon

(french door separates the in-law suite)

- includes bedrooms #2 & #3

- w/ #3 en-suite bathroom

*RV hookups 50 your family or friends while traveling the USA! Salida is in the center of the State of Colorado.

We still have a few prime dates available:

Summer Events:

July 4th Independance Day

On July Fourth our small town celebrates in a big way with a kids fishing derby, hometown parade, pancake breakfast, free live music and activities for kids of all ages at Riverside Park, with fireworks (weather permitting) at dusk from the “S” Mountain. Make sure you have a great view!

July 8th Brewers Rendezvous

Over 75 Colorado Breweries celebrate the 21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous with plenty of food and fun with live music throughout the day! Sample more than 200 different beers from 78 Colorado brewers on Saturday, July 8, in Riverside Park

Riverside Park Art Festival

July 15 - 16, 2017 Salida is one of Colorado’s “Jewels of the West” and a fun vacation destination in the S. Central CO Rocky Mountains, a scenic 2 hr. drive from Denver or CO Springs. Riverside Park alongside the great Arkansas River is transformed during the festival with local and national artist’s booths, live music performances, and The Creation Station For All Ages at this 9th year annual festival - just steps from world class rafting, kayaking, fishing, river beaches, boutiques, and pubs. Free admission & parking, leashed dogs are welcome. Plan a play and stay getaway!

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More Details

Robert Prescott
Member since: 2015
Speaks: german, Indonesian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Robert Prescott

We are living our dream...we moved to Colorado 10 years ago for the mountain lifestyle. Skiing is our passion yet Summer has become a favorite time of year also. We love the small mountain town living - we invite you to stay at our home and enjoy the COLORADO Lifestyle for your next vacation!

Robert Prescott purchased this house in 2008

Why Robert Prescott chose South Central Colorado

Salida is a small town, family the Heart of the Rockies. Over the last 18 years owning our own business we have traveled to 1000's of American towns - we drove through Salida to see Kaleidoscope Toys as a lead - we drove down Main Street (F Street) - Salida is the largest Historic District in the State and is on the Arkansas River. We loved the family atmosphere, small town feel and to be in the mountains was exactly what we were looking for.

The Location of our house is perfect - we are on the Salida Trail, walking distance to the River, Frantz Lake, the Collegiate Peeks (14ers)....Salida is in the Center of the State of Colorado. Perfectly located for day trips to Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen, Gunnison & Crested Butte...come home and ride your bike to the restaurants as Main Street Salida (F Street is only 1.5 miles away.

A little history - we bought our home a decade ago, it was built in 1972 and had not been updated's a visual...shag carpets, popcorn ceiling, dark wood paneling, flocked velvet wallpaper....needless to say we ripped everything else and did a full remodel. The kitchen was in the middle of the house with no windows. We gutted every room, painted the paneling, even the velvet wallpaper. We ripped out the shag carpet - one room was electric blue with dark brown spots - all replaced with either hardwood or Berber. We put a lot of sweat and hard work into making our home cozy.....Enjoy!

What makes this house unique

Our home is a Ranch style - all 1 level...the views from all windows and either front or back porches offer Stunning Mountain views - Stunning 360 degree views in all directions! The Western Sunset is the Collegiate Peaks - all 14,000 foot peeks.

We love our large home - Ample space for guests with 6 bedrooms, both Living Room and Family Room with eat in Kitchen and cozy Dining Room offer ample space for entertaining.

The Location is perfect - big views on top of the Mesa. The night sky is Amazing...and the town is just 1.5 miles down the street. The perfect location for experiencing the COLORADO Lifestyle!

We hope you pick our home for your next Colorado vacation!

Rob & Donna Prescott


Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom has separate sinks & 2 separate toilets
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Hall Bathroom - across from the Guest Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , nautical decor - located off of the kitchen and family room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , part of the in law suite - included w/ the 6 bedroom rental
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom - Bed 76" x 80" with gas stove & master bath
    Bedroom 2 - East Mt. View - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed sofa w/ 2 twin beds - part of the in law suite
    Bedroom 3 - Corner Private Bedroom and Bath - 1 double , part of the in law suite - Full 54" x 75" ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - Guest Room - 1 queen , Guest Room - Bed 60" x 80" - full bathroom across the hall
    Bedroom 5 - Cozy South Mt View - 1 double , Bed is 54"x77" we can have a Queen in this room upon request
    Bedroom 6 - Corner SW Mt View - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Remodeled Office/Study w/ Queen Bed and Futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Our Home Your Vacation - Stunning 360 Mountain Views in the Colorado Rockies
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Tampa, FL

Great Spot for large group

  • 5 of 5

We decided to take three generations (10 people) skiing at Monarch, and Salida is the closest town of size. When looking for accommodations, we found hotels, but wanted something that allowed more group time. This house, with many bedrooms and (just as important!) several bathrooms, fit the bill. Robert was easy to work with and the process was painless. We enjoyed our stay, and if the situation called for it, we wouldn't hesitate to book it again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fun Christmas Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Salida in our VRBO rental. It was a close to our favorite ski resort--Monarch and had plenty of room for our large family. We appreciate the special Christmas decorations and our host, Rob was great in checking in on us and making sure we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of room for friends and family

  • 5 of 5

Great large private home for family gatherings and amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding peaks.

We enjoyed the well stocked kitchen for cooking and dining but our favorite activity was watching both the colorful sunsets and star gazing from the comfort of the front deck. We had 10 adults sleeping comfortably here and one toddler who enjoyed practicing her walking within the sprawling layout.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Westminster, CO

Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this beautiful house. There was plenty of space for our family and friends to connect and/or spend time alone. The home owner was very easy to work with and attentive to our needs. We are hoping to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and lots of room!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here in Salida. There was a large group for a weekend getaway with rafting and the outdoors. It was perfect! Lots of space for everyone to sleep and a great kitchen for cooking meals!! The house is also a short distance to town and right off the paved trail and also walking distance to a lake. Perfect location for everyone's interests. I would plan to stay here again if we plan another trip to Salida with a large group.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Home and a Friendly Town

  • 5 of 5

Seven friends stayed in this cozy, rambling ranch. We had superb meals together with a kitchen that accommodated several cooks. With so many bedrooms and bathrooms people were also able to spread out a bit and get some privacy. This was very helpful as a couple people (sadly) needed to do a bit of work that weekend. We fortuitously were there for the height of the Pleiades Meteor shower and the open meadow was a terrific place to see it. And a Salida sunset from the porch cannot be beat. This is just a couple miles from downtown, and very near bike and hike path along the river. We are talking about an annual trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Salida - Harriet Alexander Field Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bensons Tavern & Beer Garden
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Salida Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Mining Trains
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Amicas, Boathouse Cantina or Frtiz's
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Monarch Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Frantz Lake and Arkansas River
Car: recommended

Our Home is located in a outdoor enthusiasts mecca!

Fly Fishing for Greenback Cutthroat trout - our state fish

Golf - Salida Golf Club.5 miles

Mt Biking on Rainbow Trail or "S" Mountain 2.5 miles

Hike - the Salida Trail is our sidewalk

Hike to Safeway Grocery Store 1 mile

Hike to Trail System .1 miles

Ride bikes - Mt Bike the Monarch Crest Trail, Road Bike, trail rides

Hot Springs - Mt Princeton or Cottonwood 10 miles

O'haver Lake 8 miles

Twin Falls 8 miles

The Colorado Trail in Maysville 8 miles

Summer Activities are:

Whitewater Rafting in Browns Canyon 8 miles

Golf .5 miles - within wlaking distance

Fly Fishing on the Arkansas River .25 miles

Kayak, SUP, on River or Frantz lake

Aspen Concert Series

Art Walk

Brewers Rendezvous

Winter Activities:

Skiing @ Monarch 18 miles

Cross Country Skiing on Old Monarch Pass 19 miles

Snow Shoeing at Twin Falls 12 miles

Snowmobiling on Poncha Pass and 8 miles

Ice Skating on Franz Lake .25 miles


Rates & Availability

Salida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Salida Art Walk
Jun 22 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Salida Fine Art Festival
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall Mud Season Oct and Nov
Sep 24 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving in the Rockies
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Early Ski Season Savings
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
Chrismtas Ski Season
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Ski Season
Jan 9 2018 - Feb 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break 5th Night Free
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Easter Week aka Holy Week
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
July Mid Week
Jun 5 2018 - Jun 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning Service $150
Property Damage Protection $99
per person above 8 $28
Tax Rate 7.3%

A lease needs to be signed and payment made to place reservation. Rates are subject to change prior to acceptance of lease and payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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