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L.B.H. - Sleeps 6, 2-car Garage, 6 miles from the Colorado Trail

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Our Little Brown House (LBH) has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a bonus sun room with futon. Two bedrooms are located on the west side of house and the master bedroom is located on the east side of the house. The sun room connects the house and the garage. This arrangement provides privacy for all in your party.

Two queen beds, one full size, and a queen size inner spring futon - sleeps 6 with comfort. Our attached 2 car garage makes for secure and weather tight access to and from the house. Full kitchen, large dining table accommodates 6, living room with picture window view of nearby Mt. Shavano.

More Details

Owner
Mark Volkmann
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Mark Volkmann

I'm a retired Professor from the University of Missouri-Columbia. My family has been coming to Colorado for the past 15 years, renting vacation properties for a week at a time during summer and winter. Our love of the outdoors (hiking & skiing) took us to several Rocky Mountain locations, including the Collegiate Peaks that surround Salida, Colorado.

Mark Volkmann purchased this house in 2006

Why Mark Volkmann chose South Central Colorado

About 10 years ago, I decided to purchase a gathering place for my adult and growing family. I wanted to create a place to spend summer vacations and winter breaks. I considered several of the locations we had stayed in the past, but finally settled on Salida. I purchased the Little Brown House (LBH) because of its spectacular setting and its proximity to all the things my family loves about the west - skiing, hiking, biking and more.

What makes this house unique

What my family loves about the LBH is its privacy on the one hand and its closeness to Salida, hiking, biking, and skiing on the other.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wanted to let you know that our entire party really enjoyed the LBH. It was our favorite stop on our CO trip. Because we have younger kids, we visited the Agnes Vaille Falls, per your recommendation in your Notebook, it was perfect for our group. The last night we were there, a herd of elk came down out of the tree lines north of your place. We counted over 50 of them. Just as it was getting dark, they made their way through the lot just north of yours. They were so close we could hear them snorting and eating, amazing.
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Serves Bedroom #1
    Hallway Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves Bedroom #2 and #3.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Sunroom - 1 queen , Futon unfolds to make a queen size bed
  • Two queen size beds are located in bedroom #1 and #2. A double bed is located in bedroom #3, and a queen-size, inner-spring futon is located in the TV Room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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L.B.H. - Sleeps 6, 2-car Garage, 6 miles from the Colorado Trail
average rating of 4.875 based on 33 reviews
Hugoton, KS
5

Great Stay at LBH

  • 5 of 5

We thought the LBH was one of our best VRBO experiences in Salida. The location is great with beautiful views and the house is really comfortable. We loved the fact that we could go out on the deck at night and have great views of the stars. Mark was really good to work with as well. We will look forward to coming back to stay at the LBH during a future visit to Salida.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great views from the back patio

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and found the place adequate for our family's vacation needs. Great location, isolated and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults staying for 5 days and this place was perfect for us. We enjoyed the views everyday. Both the front of the house and the back have wonderful mountain views. The house was very clean and the kitchen was well appointed. The owner was very easy to get in touch with and we did not have any issues. It was even warm a few days but the breezes were great through the windows and doors. There is a portable A/C unit that we used a couple times. Thanks for a great place to celebrate a 60th birthday.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great spot! Comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay with another small family. It rained almost the entire time, so we were glad to have such an accommodating space, equipped with toys for our children!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect escape.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views and Home.

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect! It was exactly as advertised and Mark was very responsive. Our family loved the views and the feeing of being out in the country. The LBH is charming and very homey. It definitely felt like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Laughing Ladies Restaurant -- CLOSED
"American Cuisine - good food and service. One of my favorite places to eat."
Amicas
"Local handmade pizza and beer. There is always a line at the door, but the food is worth the..."
Boathouse Cantina
"The Boathouse Cantina is located on F Street in Downtown Salida on the banks of the Arkansas..."
The Fritz
"Tapas, American Cuisine, Bistro ... Indoor and Outdoor seating ... Nice people and lots of g..."
Granite Mountain Outfitters
"Great place for families to go for a horseback ride. Aspen woods, view of the San Luis Valle..."
Orient Land Trust
"Located about an hour south of Poncha Springs.The Orient Land Trust is an interesting place ..."
St Elmo -- Ghost Town
"Saint Elmo is a fun place to go during your summer visit to Central Colorado. The buildings ..."
Monarch Mountain
"Ski Monarch is one of the smaller ski resorts in Colorado. This means fewer people and lower..."
Nathrop
"Agnes Vaille Falls Trailhead: From the town of Nathrop (south of Buena Vista on Highway 285)..."
Nearest Airport
103 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Elevation Brew Pub
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Salida, Colorado
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Amicas Pizza
Nearest Ski
11.5 Miles
Monarch Ski Resort
Car: necessary

The Little Brown House (LBH), located 6 miles west of Salida, 7 miles from the Mt. Shavano Trailhead, and 12 miles from Monarch Pass and the Monarch Crest Trailhead (great hiking/biking on the Continental Divide).

Salida is a community of 5,500 people. We are surrounded by the greatest concentration of 14 thousand foot peaks in Colorado (15 of 54). The town is a haven for hikers, bikers, campers, and skiers. The Arkansas River winds its way along the edge of downtown, inviting rafters, kayakers, fishers, and “beach lovers” alike. Known for a mild climate, Salida is a perfect setting for your outdoor adventure.

The Monarch Ski Resort offers downhill skiing & snowboarding, and the surrounding ski area offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Cleaning costs and taxes are included in your rental payment, so there are no hidden costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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