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Charming, 125-year-old Home Only A Short Walk from Downtown Salida-Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath with mountain views.

Built in the early 1880's, this charming home has been extensively remodeled and updated. The kitchen is large and modern with tiled counters and a breakfast bar, open to the dining room. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a large closet. The second bedroom is small, with bunk beds.

Located only six blocks from Downtown Salida and the Arkansas River, the house has a private, fenced yard with a firepit, gas grill and picnic table. Gas for the grill and wood for the pit are included. (The yard is secure for dogs, unless yours likes to jump! One stretch of the fence is only about three feet high.)

There is a 32 inch flat screen TV and DVD player in the living room and free wi-fi. (Sorry, no satellite or antenna TV channels.)

The kitchen is ready for cooking! There should be pretty much everything you need. All you need to do is bring food. There is a full array of pots and pans, utensils, casserole dishes, cutting boards, cooking oil and spices. There's aluminum foil, plastic wrap, vegetable even a corkscrew, of course. Additionally, there is a microwave, toaster/toaster oven, blender, crock pot and coffee maker. (No dishwasher.)

Naturally, a full complement of dishes, glasses and wine glasses are included too! Our goal is to make this your home away from home. :)

For those guests who want to sleep more than four people in the house there is a queen air mattress with built-in electric pump.

More Details

Eric Knight
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2017

About Eric Knight

We used to live in Salida year-round until we moved back to AZ in 2005. Now we use the home for a summer vacation and at Christmas, leaving it free to rent out the rest of the year. This house was built in 1882 but was just a single room then. Over the years the rest of the house was added on. This was our first home and when we lived here we did extensive work on the place, completely remodeling most of the house. (Most, but not all. I sometimes wonder if we will ever finish this place!)

Eric Knight purchased this house in 1997


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Charming, 125-year-old Home Only A Short Walk from Downtown Salida-Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews

great location

  • 2 of 5

The property has a nice backyard and is in a great location, but it needs some serious updating. There is no heat in the bathroom, the very old furnaces that are in the home work poorly. And, I seriously have no idea how they claim the home is updated...from the bright colors on the walls, to the 1970's bathroom, to outdated cabinets in the kitchen, multiple different flooring...the list goes on. If the house didn't have those claims I would not have written this poor review.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lot of personality

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the house built in 1880. Lot of room and all our needs were taken care of. House is close to historical downtown and many restaurants. Our dogs enjoyed the fenced yard. We will stay again if possible.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

very clean and had everything that we needed and worked out very good. Had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Private Paradise in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

We were in a bind trying to find somewhere last-minute to stay in Salida that allowed dogs. Eric responded to our inquiry within an hour and we were able to book the property immediately three days before our stay. The house offers privacy and a warm, inviting atmostphere. It had more than enough room for me, my husband, and our 60lb dog. Such a sweet place to stay in Salida--only a 5 minute bike ride or 10 minute walk from downtown in a quiet neighborhood. We were greeted by a deer in the backyard upon arrival and surprised by kittens in the backyard our first night. It was very enjoyable and relaxing to stay here. We will definitely be staying there again someday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words!
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Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

I didn't end up staying at this property due to changes in plans but it felt important to write a glowing review anyway due to the great communication of the owner. I was scrambling last minute to find a place and after some frustrating interactions with other potential places to stay, the genuine and helpful interaction I had with this owner was a breath of fresh air. A little kindness goes a long way, and I want to say a huge THANK YOU for taking the time to extend that kindness to me.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We try.
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Comfy and private.

  • 5 of 5

We were very relaxed in this sweet and easy rental house. We especially loved the privacy of the backyard. We would like to thank the owner for getting back to us so quickly, we made a request in the morning and checked in that afternoon. Much Appreciated!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £249
Cleaning £62
Pet Fee £12
Tax Rate 9.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Salida in Colorado

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , 24 inch high Queen air mattress with built-in electric pump
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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