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Comfortable Passive-Solar 3-Bedroom Earth-Bearmed House In Quiet Area Near U.W.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House On The Edge Of Laramie Wit

This comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is located on the north edge of Laramie, nestled into the hillside in a quiet neighborhood with shared open space just up the hill for walking, running or biking. From the top of the hill, you can see the Snowy Range to the west, the Laramie Range to the east, and the mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park to the south. With its 360 degree views, this is a great place for viewing sunsets or sunrises and watching the weather.

The xeriscape landscaping looks good year-round. A 2-car garage and driveway provides off-street parking in addition to the two street spaces. There is a basic charcoal grill near the garage.

Inside, the fully equipped kitchen and large dining area provide the opportunity to cook up great meals and save money by dining in. The living room is furnished with a couch, two chairs and a rocker, and has large, south-facing windows for a sunny, warm atmosphere and nice view.

Each of the three bedrooms contains a queen size bed. The large guest bathroom with tiled shower and full tub is across the hall mid-way between the two guest bedrooms. The master suite has a comfortable love seat with a lamp for reading and a desk for more serious tasks. The master bath/shower and toilet are separated from the sink area so two people can use the space at the same time. This bedroom also has a large walk-in closet and sliding glass doors out to the small fenced dog kennel.

The artwork hung throughout the house is original watercolor by Cheyenne artist Carleen S. Williams (1913-2013).

Ames Place is 1.2 miles from the U.W. Art Museum and Arena Auditorium and 1.4 miles from War Memorial Stadium. Albany County Fairgrounds is only 4.5 miles away if you're here for the Jubilee Days rodeo or the Snowy Range Music Festival. This is a great place to stay if you're in Laramie to enjoy cultural events or attend basketball or football games and want a quiet retreat after the excitement.

More Details

Theresa Williams
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Theresa Williams

John and Theresa currently live in a wind and solar powered house out in the country. They have raised many gardens and a variety of animals including goats, chickens, pigs, emus, and turkeys. They enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking and hanging out in the mountains through all seasons. Theresa is a math and science teacher and John is a musician who teaches guitar, plays in bands, and runs a DJ service.

Theresa Williams purchased this house in 2013

Why Theresa Williams chose Laramie

Laramie is our favorite town in Wyoming. It is close to mountains and lakes and has a variety of cultural activities. Laramie is also a reasonable distance from Denver for access to an international airport and other big city amenities. We plan to retire to Ames Place. The first time we walked into this house we felt like it was home.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this house because it is on the edge of town, near open space and has a simple, one-level lay-out and eco-friendly design. We love the earth-bermed style because it stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. We like the large, south-facing windows that let in light and warm the house. We are especially impressed with the quiet neighborhood.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Laramie in Albany County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master bath has sink outside bath area.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Roomy guest bathroom
  • Master bathroom is inside the master suite. Guest bathroom is located across the hall between the two guest bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The master bedroom suite includes a queen sized bed, a dresser, a desk, a love seat, a walk-in closet and bathroom. The bathroom is split with the sink between the walk-in closet and the toilet and bath/shower in a separate room. There are sliding glass doors from the master suite to the outdoor dog kennel. Each of the two guest bedrooms has a queen size bed, dresser and closet. The guest bathroom is across the hall between the two rooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(24 traveller reviews)

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Comfortable Passive-Solar 3-Bedroom Earth-Bearmed House In Quiet Area Near U.W.
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 24 reviews

Comfortable and roomy.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed at Theresa Williams house during the Christmas season. It is so warm and comfortable with big sunny windows. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 adults stayed two nights at this property for a UW football game. The property was perfect for us; clean, roomy, and well cared for. Theresa was very friendly and flexible which was really nice! I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stayed here for a UDub football ballgame, won 42-3!

  • 5 of 5

First, Theresa is one of the nicest people you will ever meet! She was kind and thoughtful checking us in. She explained everything we needed to know. The house is quaint but roomy, and romantic, a step right back into college living. We will stay at this home again! Thanks again Theresa, we loved our weekend on Ames!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a pleasant stay!

  • 5 of 5

Theresa met us when we arrived and gave us input on the area and tips about the house. To some of the other reviews, yes, there are some aspects of decor that are a little out of date. Notwithstanding, it's a lovely roomy house, with some of the most amazing views of sunrises & sunsets. Our family of 5 were very comfortable. Theresa provides everything necessary. After staying in a few "rental specials", this home reflects pride of ownership and was a pleasure. I look forward to it's availability if we come back to Laramie.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable place

  • 3 of 5

Nice location to get to the college for football game. Very clean. Washer and dryer worked perfectly to wash college kids clothes for him.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Dog Friendly location.

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and roomy. This house had great space for gathering a large group. A walk out the garage takes you out to a great walking spot for dogs. Out of busy traffic and a straight shot to UW Campus. We borrowed a barbecue grill ftom our neice across town. Outside grilling was much needed for our event.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7.7 Miles
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Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
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Nearest Ski
37 Miles
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Car: recommended

There are many historic buildings and museums in the city of Laramie. The Ivinson Mansion and gift shop are close to downtown and have beautiful flower gardens throughout the summer. The Geology Museum is located on the University of Wyoming campus as is the American Heritage Center and the Art Museum. The Chamber of Commerce provides brochures for a downtown walking tour of historic houses and buildings. The Wyoming Territorial Prison, located west of the Laramie River, has been restored and is open to the public. The Prison hosts a haunted house every year during the Halloween season.

Laramie has a green belt along the Laramie River that is a pleasant place to walk, run or bike. The Green Belt extends both north and south from a convenient parking area at Optimist Park. There are many opportunities for viewing wildlife along this path.

The Laramie Valley is located between the Snowy Range to the west and the Laramie Range to the east. About 20 minutes east of Laramie is Veedauwoo, a beautiful rock climbing, bouldering, hiking and picnic spot. The old Happy Jack ski area is about 15 minutes east and provides great cross-country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking (turn off I-80 at the Lincoln Monument exit and go left).

There are many lakes in the high plains of the Laramie Valley that are good fishing, kayaking and boating destinations. We spent last summer kayaking in a different lake each week. The water is generally too cold for swimming or water skiing, but some brave souls do take a dip during the hottest parts of summer.

To the west, the Snowy Range provides opportunities for downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, boating, fishing and snowmobiling. At the base of the mountains you'll find Centennial and Woods Landing. Centennial is a rustic town with restaurants, bars, a gas station, and gift shops about 30 miles from Laramie on highway 130. Farther up 130 is the Snowy Range Ski Area. In the summer, highway 130 is a scenic byway that will take you to Saratoga, Wyoming where you can soak in a natural hot spring free to the public.

Woods Landing rests just off of highway 230 about 25 miles from Laramie. Woods Landing has a gas station, convenience store, restaurant and historic bar and dance hall. There are two public fishing access points to the Laramie River close to Woods Landing. Farther up highway 230 is Chimney Park with groomed trails for cross-country skiing in the winter and a boy scout camp in the summer. There are many opportunities for outdoor fun throughout these mountains.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.03
Pet Fee £22.41
Damage Deposit £373.55

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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