Home, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Panoramic views
About Marsha Waugh
Jody and Marsha welcome you to their dream home. As outdoor enthusiasts, they have spent over 30 years exploring the hidden wonders of western Colorado. They completed their mountain retreat in 2010 and hope you too will come experience the grandeur of the San Juan Mountains. Jody is research scientist who has spent his career cleaning up the legacy waste of the Cold War. He loves downhill skiing, biking, and mountain climbing. Marsha, a music teacher, loves spending time hiking, mountain biking, and playing with their grand children, 2 cats, and 2 llamas. She teaches Tai-chi, Yoga, and Pilates. They both love traveling and spending time with family. They are happy to help their guests enjoy there home, and create life long memories.
Marsha Waugh purchased this House in 2010
Why Marsha Waugh chose Elk Meadows
Jody grew up in Durango and always wanted to live in the mountains. After spending their honeymoon in the San Juan mountains, Jody and Marsha dreamed of having a place to share with family and friends. This spot is within an hour of many of the area's attractions. Our newly built home lets you experience life in the mountains with all the comforts of home at the end of the day.
What makes this House unique
With year round access, our guests can enjoy travel any time of the year. The cozy home allows you a place of refuge along with all the modern amenities. Our guests love the antiques and art that are displayed in the house. It is wonderful to sit on the sofa and watch the sunrises, and sunsets on Mt. Sneffles. The deck is a great place to relax, read, or eat. Seasonally, we watch the deer and elk stroll through the property. Hawks and other birds fly overhead. During the summer months, hummingbirds dart around stopping to drink from the seasonal wildflowers.
Pool / Spa
No smoking is allowed anywhere on the premises.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Any cleaning services over the normal five hours we allot, will be deducted from the damage deposit.
Please report any damage to the owners.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed our stay at the home. Woke up to beautiful views every morning. Close to Ouray and short trip to telluride. Enough room for all six of us.
We are so glad you could enjoy the winter wonderland! It makes the New Year start fresh!
Happy New Year 🎈🎊!
Great Cabin in the mountains
We had a great time. It snowed the day we checked in and was so beautiful. The cabin is stocked very well with all needed items. We brought our food and clothes and everything else was provided. The cabin was also very clean and inviting. The only thing I could find to say not perfect about the property would be the drive to the cabin. It’s about 8 miles off the highway up and down gravel roads, or in our case snowy roads. It was a bit further than we expected. But if you want to be in the mountains you gotta be willing to drive into them a bit! The space of the cabin fit our family perfect and the kids loved the big windows and looking out at the mountains. Marsha was very accommodating and was a pleasure to book with!
Beautiful house in a beautiful mountain location!
We are glad you enjoyed a white Christmas 🎄!
There is something so festive about having the snow all around. Best wishes for a great new year!
Another Great Stay
This was our second time staying at Sneffels Retreat. We love SW Colorado and the Sneffes Retreat is a great place for our family to use as a base to enjoy the area. The views from the house are great and unparalleled at the top of County Road 5, just down the road, and good hiking or snowshoeing depending on the season are very nearby. Sneffels Retreat is very well equipped and definitely feels like a home away from home. Highly recommend!
Thanks for sharing! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanksgiving is so fun in the mountains 🏔�. We are happy you could come again!
Cozy, clean, and comfortable!
We had a wonderful weekend stay with our family. Supper at the Brickhouse in Ouray, shopped in Telluride and rode the gondola, took the 550 to Silverton. The Mountain View’s are majestic all around you!
You visited some of our favorite places. Glad your family had a great time!
Sneffels Retreat above Ridgway, CO.
We had a great time with our family this past week staying here. We really enjoyed the Fall colors, fresh air and quiet time surrounded by the beautiful mountains. This place is very comfortable and clean. We had everything needed in this vacation home to enjoy the time gathered here. Kitchen is well stocked with many amenities and a gas barbecue outside on the deck as well. Just bring you food and family to enjoy as a gathering place for all near the large western mountains of Colorado off the beaten path. Your only about 45 minutes to Montrose on the highway after heading down County Road 5 to town, that had been recently graded. Be sure to visit the Ridgway State Park & Lake a few miles north of town. We would recommenced this location for families wanting to get out and away from the hustle of daily life.
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We are here now, and the colors are amazing. I am happy that this was truly a retreat for your family!
Mountain climbing, 4 wheeling, Weekly concerts in the park during the summer, Ice climbing, Near to Music Festivals, Wildflower festival, Mushrooming,Canoeing, Near Ouray County Fair Grounds, Excellent dining in Ridgway, Quaint shops, Weekly farmers markets, Concerts in the park, Hiking, Hot air Balloons, Rodeo, Parades