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New A-frame Cabin With Gabled Windows, Cathedral ceiling,15 minutes to Telluride

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Next to Angler Restaurant, Downvalley Park, Pond, San Miguel River, Red Rock

3BR 3FULL BATH. Two King Sized Bedrooms and 1 Master Bedroom Suite, with 3 Full Bathrooms -- plus a living room and a beautiful large loft with cathedral ceiling and a sleep sofa out in the open right above it. The Living Room has leather sofas and a 42" Smart Television with wifi, Roku, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Floor to Roof Windows and Cathedral Ceiling from Living Room to Loft. Gas Kitchen with Ice Maker and Dishwasher. Very Open and Spacious Floor Plan. Galloping Goose Bus stops just steps away for alternative transportation up and down valley. San Miguel River and Downvalley Park with a pond, beach, and scenic trails are just across Route 145. Plenty of Parking available. Pretty views from all windows. Quiet, scenic location with plenty to do nearby. Sleeping for up to 6 adults with 4 children; or for 8 adults. There is a nice BR and LR with 2 leather sofas, and a nice glass top coffee table downstairs. Upstairs has 2 BR w a loft between them, and 2 full baths. 1 BR has a king. The other is a master suite w a queen bed, plus a beanbag that turns in to a full. There is no longer a caretaker on site. He lives up in town and typically charges a set fee of $60 for clean up and inspection after each visit.

Chris Lawson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 July, 2018

About Chris Lawson

My wife, our 2 growing children, and I love to ski and hike and bike and do everything great outdoors. I have skied all over the world and Telluride wins the award for beauty, and what a phenomenal ski area it is for everyone, so I built this home here. I have a mountain bike and just bought a dual sport motorcycle last summer to enjoy all the dirt roads in the area. I ride my mountain bike home from Telluride as much as possible, and go soul searching on my motorcycle almost every nice evening.

Chris Lawson purchased this house in 2013

Why Chris Lawson chose Placerville

This home is in a beautiful rural but convenient location which is a very scenic, 15 minute drive to Telluride's Lift 7. A great restaurant named the Angler is just behind the house, and there are upvalley and down valley bus stops there and just down valley on Route 145. During the week, it makes it easier if someone wants to go early, get up there at lunch time, or come home a little later than the others. We love Downvalley Park, just a 3 minute walk away. It has a field, heated bathrooms with real toilets, hiking trails, a stocked pond, and the San Miguel River as well for fishing. Also, Sawpit Mercantile and M&M Mercantile (both markets with liquor stores) are only 5 minutes away by car. This home lets you have all that Telluride has to offer, except the crowds, while being cheaper, roomier, quieter, and lower down in elevation, meaning it's warmer, sunnier, and easier to acclimate to for those with altitude issues.

What makes this house unique

I'm happy that my home is away from the crowds in Telluride and Mountain Village. Go out during the day, and hike, bike, or ski, and then come on back and relax or hit then Angler restaurant. Then take a walk over to the park with its own bathrooms, picnic tables, hiking trails, playground, pond full of trout and wildlife, and the river, over and over! Take a car or the bus to town. Take your bike along and ride downhill back home. No problems here with parking, and lots of elbow room to be comfortable in the picturesque and charming little neighborhood. The home has floor-to-roof windows showing the scenic red rocks and greenery, a spacious and modern kitchen, living room and loft, 3 large bedrooms with King or Queen Beds, 3 full baths, a loft area for quiet lounging and extra sleepers (up to 4), and a beautiful open floor plan that brings mother nature in. The stars are unreal in this area as there is no artificial light, and it is as quiet as can be.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Placerville in San Miguel County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Just off the Bedroom 1 and the living area.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Accessible from the loft or Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 3 is actually a master suite, with kitchen & bath
  • Bedroom 1 is on the first floor and has 3 windows (including a sliding door exit) and a walk-in closet. It adjoins the living area and the full bath and powder rooms. Bedroom 2 is on the second floor and has a 9' closet, 2 windows, and a dormer space to look out the window. There is also a beanbag chair in the loft that converts to a full sized mattress. The second floor also has the Master Bedroom Suite with a full bath and kitchen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Come and Enjoy all the Area has to Offer. The skiing, hiking, concerts, music and film festivals, climbing, mountain biking, dirt biking, kayaking, fly fishing, wildlife, and restaurants are phenomenal, and suggestions for all are in my pamphlet at the Ski Cabin. If you love the great outdoors, and getting away from life's mad rush, you are bound to have a wonderful experience. There is no longer a caretaker on site, but help is usually available when needed.


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New A-frame Cabin With Gabled Windows, Cathedral ceiling,15 minutes to Telluride
average rating of 4.548387 based on 31 reviews

Very nice home in convenient location to Telluride!

  • 4 of 5

The home was very nice and spacious. Placerville is a quiet location away from the craziness of Telluride and has some great trails off of the county park just down the road. It doesn't have all the amenities of some rentals (it would have been nice to have chairs to sit outside at night) and there is a bit of clean-up involved at the end BUT for the price and the size it was perfect for us!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this places. The features provided by the owner were excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient to Telluride. We loved the nearby park. The caretaker, Erich, was very welcoming and friendly; clear, courteous communication with the owner, Chris. The only downside was that we didn''t have enough vacation time to stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very good! Downvalley Park should not be downplayed. It is very nice.
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Caretaker was very attentive to anything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Great place, quiet and has easy access to hiking areas and Telluride

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a good time.
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Perfect little cabin for a nice relaxed visit.

  • 5 of 5

a trouble free experience with a nice comfortable cabin in a great location especially for families with younger kids. The San miguel county park is right down the road and access to Ouray and Telluride are both easy.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked the Ski Cabin. Even just this past summer, I discovered some truly spectacular places within a 20 minute drive.
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Denver, CO

Great visit

  • 5 of 5

Lovely & peaceful mountain retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue Jay Cafe -- CLOSED
The legendary Blue Jay Cafe has become the Angler Inn. Dynamite upscale cuisine at a good p...
The Angler Inn
The Angler Inn Restaurant
Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Montrose (MTJ) [Telluride "TEX" is closer but $$$$
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
The Angler Inn Restaurant
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Telluride Golf and Ski Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.04 Miles
State Route 145
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
The Angler Inn
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Telluride Golf and Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.06 Miles
The Pond at Downvalley Park
Car: recommended

An A-frame house with floor to roof views of Red Rock Cliffs from home on the sunny side of the valley at 7450 feet of elevation makes it warmer and easier to adjust to than Telluride/Mountain Village (8900 and 9400 feet). A great restaurant named the Angler is right behind the house. The Bus Stops to/from Telluride are there and just down valley. Sawpit Mercantile, Gas, and Liquor, M&M Mercantile, Beer, and Liquor, and the Post Office are within a 5 minute drive. Downvalley County Park with a great fishing hole on the San Miguel River is a 3 minute walk. Peaceful neighborhood. Beautiful 18 minute ride to and from Telluride/Mountain Village. Plenty of free parking. We have never needed 4WD from this house, as the 250 feet of road from Route 145 to the house is almost flat and we do not get as much snow as Telluride/Mountain Village. Route 145 is cleared of snow well.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Placerville, USA

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Retainer £113.32
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.1

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Wash the sheets and linens and put them back where they belong if you have time. Leave a note to this effect. A minimal cleaning and inspection fee of $60 is usually charged. If extraordinary activity is required by the caretaker, it will be charged at a rate of $25 an hour. Usually, renters get all but the $60 fee back because they leave the place in great shape. In the unlikely event that you may have to clean on your arrival, you will be compensated at a rate of $25 an hour for your time. I am always available by phone to assist you with any issues that arise.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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