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Sunset Mesa Ranch w/ Stunning 360 Mountain Views

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


About the property

Ranch Home w/ 6 private bdrms on 6 acres -1.5 miles to Historic Downtown Salida

Our Home Your Vacation . Time to Book Your Getaway - stay a few days, a week or a month...

Book your Wedding or Family Reunion Now.

WOOHOO! Beautiful weather! The Colorado evenings sunny days...we have an average of 330 days of sun per year!

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.

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 from Historic downtown Salida and surrounded by amazing beautiful mountains....the 5 Collegiate Peeks are fourteeners to the West for Amazing Sunsets...Salida is an outdoor enthusiasts mecca!

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.

Test Drive Salida - stay October, November and/or December we seek a monthly lease for a retiree interested in checking out the Salida 330 days of sun per year. We will consider Barter partial or full rent, or a house trade. Actual Dates as of now are October through December 20th

Book now!

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Robert Prescott
Member since: 2015
Speaks: german, Indonesian
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October 6, 2017

About Robert Prescott

We are living our dream...we moved to Colorado 12 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 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 6 - Corner SW Mt View - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Remodeled Office/Study w/ Queen Bed and Futon
    Bedroom 2 - East Mt. View - 1 queen , part of the in law suite
    Bedroom 5 - Cozy South Mt View - 1 queen
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Sunset Mesa Ranch w/ Stunning 360 Mountain Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Great location. This home had everything.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Salida. The location was perfect. We rode bikes into town and went for a mountain bike ride. We played games at the house. We had plenty of room and the views were second to none. The owners were very accommodating and answered all of our questions. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Spacious House

  • 4 of 5

We had room for everyone without too much togetherness - 7 adults and 3 kids. The fish hatchery was the star attraction for the little ones - who knew? Small lake within walking distance, short drive to downtown Salida.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accommodated my family gathered for a wedding very well.

  • 5 of 5

The property owners, Rob and Donna allowed us to put up an event tent and host a rehearsal dinner for my sons wedding. Their home allowed each couple privacy with 5 bedrooms and several baths. Their large kitchen was convenient for all the food prep needed for the celebration. The home is comfy and welcoming. The surrounding views of the mountains were spectacular and the convenience to town much appreciated. Beds are very comfortable. Kitchen is equiped with everything you need and more! This was the perfect place for us! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Walk or Bike 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $175
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $800
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.