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Summer on Hastings Mesa in the San Juan Mountains Near Telluride

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath custom solar home with mountain views

Enjoy all the mountains have to offer in our custom built solar home complete with all amenities. First floor master bedroom suite with private bath and deck. Second floor bedroom suite with full bath and sitting area. Complete kitchen, laundry and living room with mountain views. Covered porch for enjoying coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening. Elk, deer are abundant. Our system is solar powered with automatic backup generator. Propane hot water & in floor heat. Living room has wood burning stove.

The house is set up with wifi throughout, we do not have cable t.v. but a large screen t.v. and blue-ray player is located in the loft sitting area with a variety of movies for your enjoyment.

I do allow well behaved dogs with an additional cleaning fee.

What ever your interests are we are sure you will enjoy our comfortable home for a mountain getaway vacation to just sit and relax or take in the many hiking options available within the area.

More Details

Joanna Chechile
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Joanna Chechile

My husband and I moved to Colorado from Massachusetts in 2006. After spending years on the coast we wanted some mountain living, designed and built our home on Hasting Mesa which we moved into in 2009. It is a custom solar home with all the creature comforts.

The San Juan Mountains we have found to be one of the most beautiful in Colorado with the vibrant town of Telluride not too far down the road.

Joanna Chechile purchased this house in 2009

Why Joanna Chechile chose Colorado

For those who love the outdoor mountain life we offer the perfect vacation getaway in the San Juan Mountains. Hiking & mountain biking are available outside our door or a mere drive away. We are just a 40 minute drive over Last Dollar Road to Telluride and 22 minutes down mountain to Ridgway. Access the San Juans from our home, soak in the Orvis Hot Springs after a long day hiking or biking or just sit and gaze at the mountains. Get away from your city hectic life for some relaxing quiet mountain air, complete with beautiful scenery and wildlife.

You are away from the craze of city life surrounded by the beauty nature.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the San Juan Mountains and decided to settle in the middle of it all. We offer awesome access for biking & hiking, beautiful views of North Pole Peak and quiet mornings in the porch swing with your coffee & favorite book.

For those who love mountain living or need a total retreat from their city life for vacation this is an excellent spot to spend some time. We have tried to create a home of comfort and relaxation for ourselves and hope to be able to share with others as we spend time away.

Although it is an off grid with alternative power we are sure you will find it perfect for your time there.


Placerville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Large tiled bath with soaking tub & shower.
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower , 2nd floor tiled bath complete with shower
  • Two baths. Master with soaking tub & shower. 2nd floor bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor Master suite with Soaking tub & Deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor queen bedroom with full bath
  • First floor master bedroom suite complete with soaking tub, shower and deck viewing North Pole Peak. 2nd floor bedroom in loft offers large sitting/office area with full shower bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
Our home is an off grid full solar house, offering high speed wireless internet with Verizon cell phone access via antennae & booster. Solar powered with battery storage & automatic back up Kohler generator. The home has all modern features and you will find it very comfortable for your stay. Unlike most mountain cabins we offer the comforts of our custom built home for your vacation enjoyment. Biking, hiking, kayaking or just hanging out and relaxing all are available in the beauty of the San Juans.


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Summer on Hastings Mesa in the San Juan Mountains Near Telluride
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Ideal home in secluded ranch-like area

  • 5 of 5

Seriously, don't look for another place to stay. This is the best place in the area. This beautiful off-the-grid home is ideal for anyone looking to get away from it all. We stayed here (family of 4) for almost one week and as soon as we left I wanted to go back (actually I didn't want to leave!). The home is super clean with the perfect kitchen, private, comfortable bedroom, loft for other family members. Actually, as another reviewer pointed out..this home could be featured in a magazine. Everything you need is here...including great cookware and plenty of space for whatever you bring (clothes/mountain bikes/backpacks). Each day we left to go hiking or in town (to Ridgway or Telluride) we all looked forward to drive to the home...not a soul around except for elk, cattle, much wildlife, so much open space. Such beauty. We loved cooking out on the grill and relaxing after a long day. If you want to be in a busy town, this place isn't for you, but if you want quiet seclusion...look no further. Joanna was great. Would definitely go back and stay longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colts Neck, New Jersey

Charming Cabin with Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughters, and I thoroughly enjoyed staying in this cabin. The home is beautifully (belongs in a magazine) and comfortably decorated with beautiful views of the San Juan mountains. The beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen is well stocked and roomy enough for cooking and hanging out. The cabin is very peaceful and private yet an easy and scenic drive to Telluride, Ouray, and Ridgeway. We were here in July, and there were wildflowers everywhere, and we spotted elk grazing in the green meadows along the road. The home is a great place to just relax and read, or there are many activities in the area. We went on several hikes - Blue Lakes was our favorite - and enjoyed many good restaurants in Telluride. We also went horseback riding and white water rafting. It was easy to set up our stay with Joanna, and she quickly answered the few questions we had. I would absolutely recommend this home to others. The only drawback was that I missed the house and the scenery so much when I got back to my own home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We travel to telluride every year for the 4th of July, we wanted a place away from the crowds, and this place worked out perfectly! Super quiet and private with alot of wildlife activity in the yard and on every drive down Last Dollar Rd. The owners made us feel like guests they have known for years, not to mention unbelievable woodwork happening in the home. Thanks again J&J!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO

Great little house

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at this cabin in September. We found it to be just as advertised and very clean and comfortable. A wonderful place to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and we hope you come again. Pass it on to your friends who may be looking for a mountain getaway.
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San Antonio

Beautiful, comfortable, peaceful, private retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great remote location with peace and quiet and great mountain views, yet an easy drive to Telluride, Ridgeway, and Ouray. This is a beautiful and comfortable home which was perfect for a romantic, peaceful getaway. We would definitely recommend this wonderful property to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Even better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely amazing place to stay--beautiful, isolated, pet-friendly. We stayed with our dog. It's so quiet up here--without all the noise of civilization or even living on a grid. The home was clean and well-maintained; while we were there, we heard from the owners briefly just to make sure that everything was okay.

The house itself is beautiful, and the pictures don't do justice to how lovely the space is. So often owners of these properties use fish-eye lenses to exaggerate the size; this house felt so much bigger than the pictures looked. The kitchen is huge and well-appointed; the house is bright with natural light, and replete with details that make it feel like home.

The internet access was a bonus--but as a warning, if you have to do work that requires you to be online constantly, if an afternoon thunderstorm rolls in, you might be interrupted. But you don't go to a place like this is you HAVE to have internet access.

All in all, I would definitely come here again. An absolutely amazing home.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Telluride, Co.
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Dallas Divide Golf
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Car: necessary

Our home is located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Approx. 22 minutes to Ridgway on highway 62 and 40 minutes to Telluride off Last Dollar Road on Hasting Mesa. We are situated behind Last Dollar Ranch at the base of the Mountains and North Pole Peak, with access to National Forest trails for hiking. For the avid mountain biker, hiker, climber or just all around outdoors person who loves the mountains our home is a perfect get away & vacation spot. Just lay around and enjoy the view, get on your mountain bike or stretch your legs for a vigorous hike. We are close to trails by foot or short car ride, Blue lakes, Sneffels Mt., Owl Creek Pass, Ophir Pass, Imogene Pass and Lizard Head Peak are but a few areas easily accessed from our area. Go to Telluride for weekend festivals, music in Mountain village or just dinner. Soak in the hot spring at Orvis in Ridgway. There are rivers and lakes for great fishing, rafting companies in Ridgway to take you on a rafting trip and within a three hour drive you can visit Mesa Verde National Park, Arches and Canyonlands.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $200

I prefer one week rental, My rates are set up for minimum of 5 nights @ $225.00/night. One week rate $1400.00, each additional night is $225.00. There is a cleaning fee of $100.00 additional.
Well behaved pets are allowed with prior requests, an additional $200.00 security deposit is required plus an additional $100.00 pet cleaning fee.
Cancellation policy: if rebooked 100% refund. Any security deposit paid will be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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