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Dramatic Mountain Retreat W/Breathtaking Views and Stream

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5+ Baths (Sleeps 6)

Beautiful Mountain retreat with breathtaking views. This home sits at 9,000 ft in the San Juan mountains with great hiking, biking and snow sports from the front door. It has 3 bedrooms - 2 with queen beds and a bunk room with 4 bunk beds. This home offers a great room with 21 ft ceilings, walls of glass, a large stone fireplace and state of the art entertainment center. The modern kitchen is open to the great room with a bar and a dining area that seats 8 ppl. The kitchen walks out to the large screened porch that overlooks the stream and waterfalls in the front yard. This home also has a loft with TV area and a pool table that looks over the great room, 1200 sq ft of decks with postcard views, an outdoor wood burning fireplace, . The lower patio has an outdoor shower and hot tub and both have awesome views.

I built this home in 2008 as a place to eventually retire and when designing and building I took great care with the custom details.

I used natural local materials such as reclaimed barnwood for floors and beams, natural biodegradable stains and stone from the local mountains.

The views from every window, porch and deck are amazing. From the east and south decks you can enjoy spectacular views of the Cimmaron range and the San Juan Range. From the front porch and north screened porch you will enjoy the serenity of the beautiful mountain stream cascading through the front yard.

Whether you are looking for a summer, fall, winter or spring retreat - you will love the beauty of this setting and all it has to offer.

More Details

Property Manager
Rick Greene
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Dramatic Mountain Retreat W/Breathtaking Views and Stream
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Austin, TX

What a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This log home was everything it is advertised to be. Our family of four enjoyed our stay immensely. The breath taking 180 degree view off the deck is a million dollar view. We saw deer all over the neighborhood. The outdoor fireplace was great for smores. The loft and pool table is where our teenage boys hung out. The home is very private and access to town is just 15 minutes away. The kitchen has everything you need and the gas grill makes outdoor cooking easy. We would stay here again. We have rented log homes for several years in Colorado and Wyoming

This is our favorite. SW Colorado is heaven on earth!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Amazing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here last July. We have 3 kids. It was a beautiful home with amazing views! The kitchen was nice and there were plenty of rooms for everyone to have their own space. My favorite spot was on the deck having a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. We have been going to Colorado for years, but never in the summer. We fell in love with it!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Living the dream...

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous home with all the amenities -- couldn't have asked for more. We love to hike the nearby mountains and this is a great base to start from. And the views from the deck are spectacular. Thanks to the owner for sharing this special place with us. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This property is just spectacular! Nestled just above Ridgway in a secluded area, the views from this chalet are second to none! We vacationed at Rick's home for 5 days and enjoyed every bit! The location couldn't be better. It's about 15 minutes from downtown Ridgway, which makes it a perfect "get-a-way" but not too far from the amenities of town. The property itself is better than advertised with enough room for a large family with kids! The large deck with awesome views was a favorite at night! We hope to go back soon! You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a place

  • 5 of 5

What a great and unique place....the views were amazing and the house was too. Everything was very nice and the house had everything you could need. Thank you for sharing such a great place to stay on vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Ridgway Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and location. I rented the home as a surprise for my father's 70th birthday; he was totally blown away. We loved cooking in the well designed kitchen and thoroughly enjoyed hanging out on the deck by the outside fireplace. The outdoor shower was great as well! Perfect location for getting to trails and all of the fun local towns. The owner was easy to correspond with and prompt with answering questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

8 miles to Ridgway, 18 mi to ouray, 45 mi to Telluride and 25 miles to Montrose.

This house sits in a unique location at 9,000 ft w/breathtaking views of the San Juan Mtn range and the Cimmeron Mtn range. Our location offers incredible mtn biking/hiking/quading/cross country skiing/snow shoeing and snow mobiling right from the front door. Only a few miles to great trails in the national forest below Mt. Sneffels. For trail runners, backpackers, hunters and cross country skiers - we are just below the famous San Juan hut system route. Whether you are looking for front door access to all the incredible adventure availble in our beautiful mtns or looking for a relaxing retreat, where you can watch the deer, elk, black bear and other wildlife from the deck while sipping wine in front of the outside fireplace - you will find paradise. Just 8 miles down the mtn to the town of Ridgway you'll find many great shops, restaurants and bars, or drive another 10 to the beautiful town of Ouray.


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Refundable damage deposit $500

1st nt deposit with contract, balance due 60 days prior to arrival

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Elk Meadows Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - outdoor shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , walks out to lower patio with hot tub and outdoor shower
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , this is the bunk room with 2 sets of built-in bunk beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • water skiing
We have a loft w/pool table, screened in porch - great for additional sleeping area, outdoor wood burning fireplace on covered deck in addition to indoor gas fireplace, gym in garage and a large outdoor shower w/great views. From the master bed you view the mtns thru a wall of glass and the master walks out to the side deck. The 2nd bedroom has 2 sets of built in bunk beds - large enough for 4 men. The downstairs den area has a very comfortable queen sofa sleeper and that room walks out to a lower patio w/outdoor shower.

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