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L.B.H. - Sleeps 6, 2-car Garage, 20 miles from Monarch Ski Resort

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


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

Mark Volkmann
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 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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Salida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Serves Bedroom #1
    Hallway Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves Bedroom #2 and #3.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

L.B.H. - Sleeps 6, 2-car Garage, 20 miles from Monarch Ski Resort
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews

Great family place b

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great except the heater right outside the bedroom door that woke me up the first night!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you were disturbed - I've noted this in the property description.
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Comfy, amazing views, fun games

  • 5 of 5

Great house minutes from Monarch Ski Resort and funky fun Salida. The house is well equipped and features tons of natural light. The game closet is stocked with all kinds of fun puzzles and games.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and satisfactory

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay in this comfortable home that slept 6. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend away from the city

  • 5 of 5

Me and a close group of friends stayed at the Little Brown House for the weekend of 8/12-8/14. The house was exactly as described and fit our group of 6 no problem. We enjoyed being able to watch the Olympics on the tv and the internet work more than sufficient for our needs. Its also worth noting that we had 4G service on our phones while there so that was nice as well.

We cooked several meals there, all the necessary tool, oils, spices ect that we needed were provided. The dishwasher works great which made clean up a breeze. The grill was also nice to have, we brought charcoal and there was plenty of lighter fluid provided to get it started.

Our favorite part was learning how to and becoming experts are using the telescope to look at the AMAZING views of the Milky Way. We saw no less than 25 meteors over mt shavano while hanging out at night, as well a great views of Mars and the moon, the international space station even by chance made a pass over us while were looking up, needless to say the view at night was great. Our other favorite part was watching the sun set over the collegiate range, so beautiful and with the expansive views watched a thunder storm pass over 1 peak while having seller red, orange, blue sunset over another.

Thanks for such a great weekend away form the noise crowded front range we all needed.

David S.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The 4" reflecting telescope requires perseverance - I've tuned in the 4 moons of Jupiter and Saturn's rings. Sunset from the deck is quite a treat. I'm glad you found the kitchen to be well-stocked.
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Amazing views, peaceful, clean

  • 5 of 5

The LBH is a wonderful property. When we arrived we found it to be very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was amazingly well-stocked with basics and in his welcome folder Mark made it obvious that he wanted to share his property and possessions with his guests - from providing various hot tea bags, many items in his pantry, his guitar and bicycle... Thank You Mark! The town of Salida is only 10 minutes away and there you can find anything you would need at Walmart and many restaurants. Our favorite part was sitting on the deck in the peace and quiet and looking at an absolutely amazing view!! The views were actually 360 degrees - anyway you turned you had a beautiful view. Having a son with us that enjoys astronomy, we were given the gift of a clear sky and we were able to see the Milky Way for the first time and many shooting stars! The beds and furniture were comfortable. You will not be disappointed in the LBH!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My favorite summer hang-out is viewing the sun setting from the deck at the LBH. I'm so glad you feasted on the Milky Way.
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So rexlaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay. the view was amazing ! the L.B.H. had everything we needed, just like at home! We had plenty of space to sleep,, relax, and play games. we were only minutes from the trails to ride our four wheelers ! thank you Mark for sharing your home with us. Erin

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Salida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 - Sep 7
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year Weeks
Dec 15 - Jan 11
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable 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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