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Awe-Inspiring Views, Privacy & Trees - 5 Minutes from Town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,490 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

CANCELLATION FOR FiBArk (Fathers' Day) WEEKEND (June 14th to 17th). Other than that, JULY 19TH TO JULY 29TH ARE THE ONLY DAYS LEFT ALL SUMMER (book now, you won't be sorry). READ THE REVIEWS (our place is the best). Hike, road bike, mountain bike , run the river in and around Salida. Or, just RELAX and enjoy the 270 degree views from the new addition to what was already the finest deck in the valley, or lounge on the patio, where the views are just as good. If you can bring yourself to come inside, watch the huge HD-TV! No hidden costs make this place a great value for a week-long vacation or a weekend get-away. You can go mountain biking or hiking on all the new trails on S mountain. The new North Backbone Trailhead is just 1.2 miles from the house. Over 3 miles of sweet singletrack, perfect for both biking and hiking, that connects with the rest of the ARKANSAS HILLS TRAIL SYSTEM (Backbone, South Backbone, Front Side, and others). On the other side of the valley (only minutes away), the Little Rainbow Trail now links with the Double Rainbow Trail. They are also available to bikers and hikers for four-season fun. See link below for more information (thanks to Salida Mountain Trails and Absolute Bikes). Exploring our attractive town is always fun. We, the owners (college professors), stay at our lovely Salida vacation home at least two months per year. That's how we know it is ready for your comfort, recreation and relaxation. The view from the 600 square foot deck is second to none and includes broad expanses of the Sangre de Cristo and Sawatch Mountain Ranges and the Continental Divide. Chaffee County has more 14,000 foot mountains than any county in the country. The ones visible from the deck include Mount Shavano (14,229’) and Mount Antero (14,269’). Many other snow-capped peaks are visible including Mount Ouray (13,973’).

The patio, just outside one bedroom, is a smaller, more intimate outdoor space. An ancient pinon pine provides shade and privacy. A lovely rock garden is a serene foreground to the spectacular backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range and Mount Ouray. This is also the view, through two floor to ceiling windows and a glass door, from the bed in this bedroom.

The main living area has an open floor plan and is furnished with a combination of new, very comfortable seating and antique heirlooms. The living room has four floor to ceiling windows, so one can enjoy the spectacular views in complete comfort. The two main bedrooms are separated by the living area and hallway.

Each has its own full bathroom, providing quiet and privacy for two couples or a family, not to mention HUGE VIEWS through floor-to-cieling windows. The third bedroom doubles as the 'electronics room.' The WiFi router is there, as is a fifty inch flat screen HD-TV with more then 50 channels via satellite and a DVD/VCR combo. This room also has a new fold-out couch for viewing or sleeping. Needless to say, the view is magnificent through the large window.

The full kitchen has all amenities and opens on to the main living area. Immediately adjacent is the dining area, which easily seats six adults.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About The Owner

We are college professors at Mizzou (Biological Engineering, Special Education). The flexibility in our schedules and wireless access allow us to spend time in our Salida vacation home (VRBO 99827). That's why we know they are ready for your relaxation and enjoyment.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Salida

No place else has Salida's combination of hiking, mountain biking, skiing and river running. The town is charming. The downtown area has many galleries and boutiques in historic buildings, but it is removed from routes 50 and 285. This gives it a quiet, off-the-beaten path feel. It's a privelege just existing in such a beautiful setting.

What makes this house unique

The best views in the valley from the patio, deck and through floor to ceiling windows throughout the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The deck was wonderful. We had a great time and are lucky to be able to stay in such a wonderful place.
Jun 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Salida in Chaffee County

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1490 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom and second bedroom have queen beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The third bedroom is set up as a TV room and has a new (June 2011) Lazy Boy pull-out couch (queen size).
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Two wonderful metal chaise lounges (with pads) and two metal rockers (also with pads) facilitate enjoyment of the deck, A metal love seat (also with pads) is on the patio, Other amenities include, Wireless Internet (bring your laptop), 47" LED/LCD "Smart" HDTV with Blu Ray, Stereo & Hook-up for an Ipod/phone


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average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews

Wonderful house and property

  • 5 of 5

The property and house were lovely! Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City

Great Rental!! Great Owner!!

  • 5 of 5

Great views! wonderful house

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable view!

  • 4 of 5

The house was great. Close to town and all activities. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as described. Great Views, Location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. As described the views from the deck and living room are some of the best in the valley. Place was clean and had all the items you need to make your stay hassle free. Location is close to Salida so we actually got food to go one night. Took me only 15 minutes to go pick it up.

Day 1 - grilled burgers on the deck and had wine while enjoying the views to late.

Day 2 - Had breakfast at the Bounty. Great food and service. Then shopped in town and went on drive / hike up Spiral drive. Another great views. Had dinner at the Boatroom on the river. Food was good and the table on the river was perfect

Day 3 - Went hiking up to Boss Lake. While fairly steep, it is well worth the time. Got back and ordered food from Amica Italian. Pizza was decent. Spaghetti was excellent.

Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our vacation home has received hundreds of reviews since 2006! All were five-stars until this one. Our perfect record is no more :( Future renters please not this is a very positive review, just didn't get that fifth star.
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Fort Collins

Amazing view!!

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped , convenient, comfortable. Amazing views from the beautiful deck.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One more 5 star review

  • 5 of 5

We booked this home because of the reviews. I can't add anything more than others have already written. We are two couples who came for skiing Monarch and hiking. Perfect location. Charming town. Perfect house for our needs. Kitchen is very well supplied for cooking meals.

We plan to be back same time next year. Thank you, Bill and Rebecca for sharing your home with us. We truly enjoyed every minute.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The North Backbone Trailhead is 1.2 miles from the house, providing easy access to the best hiking and mountain biking in the Salida vicinity. Run the river in a raft or kayak (inflatable kayaks or 'duckies' are easy, fun, exciting, and available for rent), The hiking and mountain biking are world famous, Monarch Ski & Snowboard area is less that 30 minutes on beautiful roads without traffic, a far cry from the weekend road rally to Summit County on on I-70, Monarch has the best snow in Colorado (Wolf Creek may dispute this claim, but no other resort comes close) and recently opened 'extreme terrain' called Mirkwood Basin, Other activities include, Road Biking, Aspen Viewing, and Riding ATVs, Dirt Bikes and Snowmobiles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £149.42

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.