The Twin Spruce room with a view of the Sneffels Range from your own private deck.Twin Spruce Room.  TV in cabinet on left.
True Grit Retreat-Spruce Rm.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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A large sunny room with amazing mountain views and its own private balcony. Our guests rave about our views, especially at night from our hot tub. Continental breakfast included! We provide robes for our guests, and our pillows & duvets are down. We have down-alternative pillows if you wish. Check our 2nd listing, too! Please note: one private bath is located on the 2nd flr. & the other on the 1st).

The space

Welcome Summer! The Twin Spruce room (2nd flr.) in this rustic retreat has a private bath and a guest laundry (one of the baths is on the 1st flr). There's a private balcony with a fantastic 180 view of the Mt. Sneffels Range and Dallas Divide, and you have exclusive use of the living room with its stellar views of the San Juans! Please be aware that we have two listings: The True Grit Mtn. Retreat-Mexican Queen is our other one.

Our rooms feature 100% cotton sheets, and down duvets and pillows. uniquely appointed furnishings and richly carpeted floors enhance the feeling warmth and coziness. Our updated baths feature 100% cotton towels, and high-end shampoos & soaps. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our B&B and thoroughly sanitize our baths after each guest stay.

You are 1/2 mi. to Ridgway State Park offering boating, fishing, swimming, biking and camping. Only 10 mins. to town, 20 mins. to the old mining town of Ouray, and 45 mins. to Telluride Ski Resort. There is abundant hiking, jeeping, horseback riding, snowshoeing and X-country skiing only minutes from your door. Visit the (URL HIDDEN) for more things to do.

Our rustic western town (where the film "True Grit" was made!) offers many dining options, a small grocery, a fine library, antique and retail shops, plus the restored Sherbino Theater offering movies and live musical entertainment. We also have our own micro-brewer, the Colorado Boy Brew Pub, an award-winning brewer. There are two hot springs very close by; one is clothing optional:) Did you know Ridgway is the home of the Grammy Awards? They are hand-crafted right here in town, and you can tour the workshop! Entertainment opportunities are myriad as this is a very artsy-fartsy community.

Whether winter or summer, come to our mountains and let us spoil you!

Guest access

First flr. living and dining rooms, plus limited kitchen privileges (please see House Rules below). Private bath (one bath is on the 2nd flr. & the other is on the 1st). We encourage our guests to make full use of our decks and the hot tub in the summer months. We also have an outside screen porch with lots of comfy furniture & great views.

Interaction with guests

We love to interact with our guests, but always let them set the pace. We are always willing to offer advice on places to dine or visit. Our private quarters are located in a separate wing of the house, so the primary interaction is in the kitchen.

Other things to note

Not all airbnbs are the same. We include a continental breakfast, so all you have to do is roll out of bed and feast:). Our baked goods are all home-made, plus we offer fresh seasonal fruit, hard-boiled eggs, cereal, juice & coffee or tea. We try to serve mainly organic food from our local Farmers Market & also from our own garden.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds


Extra people $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $95 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

Please, no smoking. Quiet time is between 11pm and 7am. We accept pets on a case-by-case basis at an additional charge of $10. per night PER PET. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE PETS ALLOWED ON ANY FURNITURE. When walking your dog, it must be leashed & you must pick up the poop. Please: no aggressive breeds. There is a dog door. No cats, please, as our dog will chase them:(. Kitchen is available for preparing breakfast or re-heating in the micro. Sorry, full evening meal prep is not. We have an extra frig where you can store your perishables. Guest laundry is available: 1st load is free. Each additional load is $5.00. Please abide by the 20mph speed limit in our neighborhood. Thanks!

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Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card

2 nights minimum stay

69 Reviews

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Zane User Profile
September 2017
Lysa was the best hostess! My friend and I booked the room with 2 twin beds for our girls' trip. Ridgway is such a beautiful town and the views are amazing! Our accommodations were just as described! Lysa's home is clean, comfortable, and felt like a home away from home! Lysa is so sweet, kind, happy and easy to talk to. We had everything we needed and then some. And she makes the best banana nut muffins! Thank you for a wonderful weekend, Lysa!! We hope to come again in the future and will definitely recommend your home to others!

Ashley User Profile
September 2017
Lysa was wonderful. Very friendly and makes you feel comfortable in her home. The house and room itself was also very nice. Will go back again next time I need a place to stay in the area (it's in a great location for Telluride and Ouray goers).
Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don User ProfileElizabeth (Lysa) And Don is a superhost.
Response from Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don:
No surprise you summitted Sneffels. You are rock star- no pun intended
September 2017

Kara User Profile
August 2017
Lysa's home was very clean and welcoming! The beds were very comfortable and we felt at home. We appreciate how sweet she was to our dog Red =)

Christopher User Profile
August 2017
This home is fabulous ! Beautifully appointed interiors, awesome views all around. We loved the hot tub and the provided robes. In the morning they have the fixings for a great continental breakfast. We'll always stay here while in Ridgway !
Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don User ProfileElizabeth (Lysa) And Don is a superhost.
Response from Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don:
Awww! You guys are the best:)
August 2017

Joe User Profile
August 2017
Can't say enough good things about Lysa and the beautiful home. We were welcomed and made to feel right at home from the start. The room was clean, comfortable and exceeded our expectations. I really enjoyed the views of the mountains while enjoying breakfast. I will definitely stay here again.
Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don User ProfileElizabeth (Lysa) And Don is a superhost.
Response from Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don:
Thanks, Joe. Happy Trails!
August 2017

Leah User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful space with beautiful views

Ann User Profile
July 2017
Lysa and Don's place is wonderful! Their home is beautiful and comfortable with one of the best views of a mountain range I've seen. Peaceful both day and night; a quiet place to just sit and relax and talk about the next hiking adventure. Lysa offered tips for things to do and places to eat in town, and is also a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding areas of Ouray and Telluride. Staying at Lysa and Don's was liking staying with good friends you've known your whole life.
Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don User ProfileElizabeth (Lysa) And Don is a superhost.
Response from Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don:
Oh, Ann, thanks for such a lovely sentiment!
July 2017

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Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don User ProfileElizabeth (Lysa) And Don is a superhost.

My husband & I are semi-retired and split our time between two residences. We are very active: skiing, biking, hiking, walking. We love the arts & enjoy the opera and theater in Tampa as well as museums. We are very social people and love to share our homes with new friends. Lysa (Elizabeth) is an adventurous cook, always looking for the next best recipe. Don loves to advise guests on what to see and do. It would be our pleasure to host you in the manner that suits, whether it be personal attentiveness or just letting you kick back and find your own way.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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