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Shereane Houston

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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28 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

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2 beds, 1 bath with amazing mountain views 20 minutes from town of Telluride

Imagine being placed within a paining of the most beautiful place on earth surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks with aspen dotting the landscape. Silent except for the sounds of nature and your sighs as you realize where you are but can't believe your good fortune. Stay at our wonderfully unique home in the shape of a pyramid. The home sleeps four with one bed built into the wall surrounded by glass allowing you to feel as though you are sleeping beneath the stars and the other on the second level allows for all the comforts of home. The house is 20 minutes from downtown Telluride and Mountain Village but a world away for those desiring solitude and incomparable beauty. Relax on the spacious deck or enjoy the opportunity to hot tub under stars you never knew existed. In the summer the are is a mecca for those loving the out of doors. In the winter you are a short 20 minute drive from one of the best ski resorts in the country. At the end of the ski day or summer day of exploring the surrounding country side you will have the privilege of returning to one of the most unique homes you will have ever enjoyed. The entire house has been recently remodeled and comes complete with steam shower, modern kitchen and satellite tv with wireless internet for when you have to be in touch with the outside world. We welcome you to experience beauty words cannot describe. Join us for your next ski vacation or outdoor adventure in the majestic San Juan mountain hideaway.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Shereane Houston (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.6
based on 28 traveler reviews

CHARMING TRANQUILITY
average rating of 4.571429 based on 28 reviews
4

Cute Spot, but Bad Time of Year to Go

  • 4 of 5

The Pyramid House was quite charming and had great views of the surrounding Colorado Rockies. The hot tub on the deck overlooking the scenery was the best part. The house was fully stocked with extra blankets and towels and came with a washer and dryer set, although we couldn't find directions on how to use it, so it was a tad tricky to figure out. The shower even had a steam setting (or was it a suana?), which was a lovely bonus. The kitchen was fully stocked with all cooking and eating utensils and there were three TVs, which was more than plenty. It was a perfect size for the two of us, but wouldn't recommend it for more than 4 people (and 2 of those 4 should be kids). The views from the master bed were great: you could see all the mountains by day and the stars popping up throughout the night.

We had a few downsides, but these are all relative to what you're looking to get out of your stay. LOCATION. While it had gorgeous views, it is definitely remote. There are house scattered around the 5+ mile drive up the mountain, but those are literally the only things up there. If you need anything (groceries, gas, entertainment), you have to go to Sawpit/Placerville or Telluride/Mountain Village. There is not much along the highway, so if I need or want to do anything, be prepared to spend some time driving anywhere. Roads up the mountain were unpaved and have lots of pot holes, so you need to drive slow or have a big car. TIMING. We traveled in early May, which is the off season for the entire area. The majority of stores in downtown Telluride were closed as were all of the gondolas. Same with other surrounding cities like Mountain Village, Ouray, etc. After deciding to make the trek down the mountain, it was disappointing to see mostly everything was closed. Our weather was also strange: it rained, then snowed, then was sunny and warm. HOUSE KINKS. The master bed views (and other windows) are great, but there are no blinds. Bring an eye mask so you aren't blinded by the sunrise and turn on the AC during the day because it does get hot when the sun is out. And I'm sure this is an isolated incident, but the kitchen sink was clogged when we arrived and flooded on us the first morning. The owner was helpful and was able to get someone out to fix it the next day. We made due, but we couldn't wash any of the dishes we had and couldn't use the sink for a whole day.

It was a great little house ... just make sure the time of year is right for your stay!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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ruined wedding day

  • 1 of 5

After e-mailing the owner in February to explain that I was looking to have a small wedding ceremony and reception at the property and even having her call my (now) husband once after, you can imagine my surprise when an hour and a half before my wedding I was notified by her husband that we were not to have the ceremony there. After sending the pictures of our conversation he said we could have ten people there, including myself, my husband, the preacher and the photographer--plus my fiance and I both have kids from previous marriages--so our parents wouldn't have even been able to watch. So instead of enjoying my day, that I wanted to be simple and small and elegant, I had to leave the property ( A lovely text came in saying any persons over the ten allowed would be considered trespassing and the sheriff would take care of them). So, in tears I called everyone I knew to see if I could get married there, after already paying for this place--which as a single mom whose only income is my teaching salary was not something I could afford. The weekend I spent here was supposed to be the best of my life, instead it was ruined and miserable and tear-filled.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little house for a unique getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the pyramid house for a ski trip to Telluride in February. It was a very unique little house, and a great place to spend the weekend. It really isn't far from town at all and the little bit of drive (~25 min) was definitely worth it for the solitude you get. The house is in a beautiful location with almost no passing cars and mountain views all around! The house is really setup nice with a great kitchen downstairs and windows all around the upstairs, which make for a pretty cool experience. The deck also makes for a great outdoor space for sitting or grilling. It does get warm upstairs from the sun coming in the windows (even in February), but there is an A/C unit upstairs which probably helps in warmer weather.

Overall this was a very nice place to stay and being away from town out in the country was a great way to spend our trip to Telluride!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved Every Second

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 5 days here and loved every second of it. The house is nice and cozy, the scenery is beyond beautiful and no pictures do it justice. We had perfect weather for our stay: 2 days of warm (50's) and 2 days of snow and cold (20's). We loved seeing the elk each morning on the hill and crossing the road. It's so nice to be out in the mountains and have the quiet but only 20 mins from town and all the essentials and the ski resort. The steam shower and hot tub are the perfect pair for being out in the snow and cold all day. I could go on for days. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to come back. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us! The only thing I would tell future visitors is if you plan on cooking (which we did almost every night) bring cookware and spices/oil/condiments/foil with you. There are some pans and plates/silverware/glasses but no spatulas or spices or things of that nature.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place is awesome, wish I was still there!!

  • 5 of 5

I cant say more on how awesome this place is. I stayed with my wife,2yo daughter and my cattle dog mix. We all had so much fun just wondering around the property,so much room to run around and explore safely for the kid and dog. My dog even made friends with one of the neighbor dogs that lived up the road. The house itself is well maintained and instantly felt like home.the views are just spectacular of mt wilson and others. Way off the beaten path as you take a dirt road for about 6miles off of sr145. My front wheel drive car was just fine but I imagine during peak snow season you would want 4wd to insure easy access to and from the property.the road is well maintained. It was 30 min to telluride and the closest grocery store so def pan ahead when it comes to groceries.I will miss going to sleep looking at the stars and waking up in the middle of the night and seeing all the beautiful constellations. I love this place and for selfish reasons I wanted to say this place was awful so it will hopefully be available to rent anytime I want but thats not fair. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Honeymoon heaven

  • 5 of 5

This house and the view are spectacular. We spent a week here for our honeymoon, and I didn't want to leave! Everything was perfect. Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Telluride Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Telluride Golf
Nearest Train
69 Miles
Silverton Depot
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Telluride Ski Resort
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Mountain Village Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Base Rate
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax

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Amenities

Colorado Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large steam shower surrounded by glass with a skylight above
  • bathroom has large glass enclosed shower with steam. There is a small washer and dryer
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • The home is a studio loft design with 1 king bed and 1 queen bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing

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