About this listing
A large sunny room with amazing mountain views and its own private balcony. Come see why our guests rave about our views, especially at night from our hot tub. Full gourmet breakfast included!
Summer is in full-on sizzle in the San Juans! The snow melt has provided an abundance of wildflowers, and our jeeping and hiking trails are at their peak. The Twin Spruce room (2nd flr.) in this rustic retreat has a private bath and a guest laundry. 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 Rustic Mtn. Retreat-Mexican Queen is our other one.
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 Chamber website at: (website 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 liquor distillery/pub, Trail Town Still, and 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!
First flr. living and dining rooms, plus limited kitchen privileges (please see House Rules below). Private bath. We encourage our guests to make full use of our decks and the hot tub in the summer months.
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.
We live in a very quiet neighborhood of lovely homes on 2 1/2 acres each. The 35 acre ranch on our west side has horses and cows, plus several neighbors have horses as well. The only sounds you will hear are the cows lowing & the Mtn. Jays chattering:). There is a 35 acre parcel across our road, which is ideal for x-country skiing or snowshoeing. The views of the mountains are unparalleled from every angle.
No public transport.
Other Things to Note
Not all airbnbs are the same. We include a full gourmet breakfast, so all you have to do is roll out of bed and feast:)
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, plus a $50 refundable deposit prior to arrival. There is a dog door. No cats, please, as our dog will chase them:(. If you wish to cook full meals in the evening, our kitchen is available for your use for an additional $10 per day. Casual use of the kitchen for making sandwiches or re-heating in the micro is fine. 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
This was such a delightful stay! The accommodations are 5 star! Breakfast was FABULOUS! Lysa & Don were warm and helpful and caring. I will be back to enjoy day trips to Telluride and beyond! Perfect choice!
We have stayed in several Air BnB homes, and Don and Lysa's home rates at the very top ! The views, the room with balcony, the common living areas, the breakfast ... and to top it all off ... kind, generous and welcoming hosts.
This was our second trip to True Grit.. we will definitely be making this an annual trip! Lysa and Don are fantastic hosts with great suggestions/ideas for the area. We feel so welcome and comfortable here. The best part is being able to bring our dogs & knowing they are welcome and adored as well :). If you are wanting to stay in the Ridgway/Ouray/Telluride area-- this is where to be!! Can't beat the views, breakfasts, or location. Love it here!!
A dream stay with Lysa and Don.
The setting is unbeatable, the home gorgeous, the hosts wonderful.
Centrally located for day trips to Telluride, Black Canyon, Silverton, Ouray, Orvis Hot Springs, and lovely Ridgeway.
Come and enjoy!
The listing was very accurate and this is a lovely room in a very nice house. The breakfast was excellent, Lysa had the coffee set up (I am an early riser) and Gini and I enjoyed talking to Lysa. It is on a large lot with a herd of deer visiting in the evening although they probably were not "invited". Looking out our bedroom window at the snow covered mountains was a bonus.
We were welcomed in the driveway before we even got out of the car and it only got better from there. Don and Lysa are happy, friendly, interesting, and congenial hosts. We loved their accommodations and it fit our traveling needs just perfectly. We enjoyed each other's company, but we also had our own down time when we needed it. We'd go back, for sure!
Staring at billions of stars from the hot tube is just one of the highlights of this place. Friendly and flexible hosts, beautiful mountain surroundings and omelets made to order are worth returning for.
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About the Host, Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don
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.