True Grit Rustic Retreat-Spruce Rm.

House - Private room · Meadows Circle, Ridgway, CO 81432, United States
Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don

A large sunny room with amazing mountain views and its own private balcony. Full gourmet breakfast included!

Your host, Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don
11 Reviews
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A large sunny room with amazing mountain views and its own private balcony. Full gourmet breakfast included!

The Space

Summer is here with lush mountains and swift rivers awaiting your arrival! The Twin Spruce room 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!

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!

Guest Access

First flr. living and dining rooms, plus limited kitchen privileges. First & second flr. baths. 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.

The Neighborhood

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. 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.

Getting around

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:)

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $441 /week
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Wonderful accommodations and hospitality. You will love your stay here. We did.

    July 2014
  • Our stay at Lysa and Don's Rustic Retreat was terrific! The house is beautiful and situated facing a gorgeous view of the nearby mountains. We enjoyed just relaxing both evenings in the hot tub so we could gaze at the spectacular scenery. Lysa and Don were amazing hosts. They are extremely friendly and able to offer great advice on everything from dining to hiking in the local area. Lysa's homemade muffins and french toast at breakfast were also an excellent bonus to an already great stay! I would definitely recommend a stay here if you are headed to the Telluride, Ridgway or any nearby area.

    July 2014
    Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don
    Response from Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don:

    Thanks for the lovely review you guys! You rock!

    July 2014
  • This bnb is truly a gem. We only can recommend it greatly. The breakfast was most delicious, homemade bakeries, fruits from the farmers market….. The cosy home makes one feeling simply relaxed. The hosts are providing a joyfully holiday stay .The surrounding of the house is ideally for walks and the nearby places offer also interesting sights, hikes… .

    June 2014
  • Lysa and Don are a treat and their dog, Tristan, is just wonderful. I couldn't have asked for better hosts and let me just say, that is only the beginning. Their home is beautiful and the views are absolutely stunning! Lysa makes wonderful breakfasts and even though I would typically be out the door before she had the chance to do so, when I was able to have the full breakfast it was a real treat. Even getting out the door before they woke up, she had the coffee pot ready to go and yogurt and fruit awaiting me. Such a wonderful AirBNB experience has really spoiled me and sets the bar very high for anything to follow. I can't recommend them, their home, and this area enough. I'd love to go back and they ran a real risk of me never leaving! :)

    October 2013
    Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don
    Response from Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don:

    Melinda, you're a card, and we hope you come back soon:)

    October 2013
  • First let me start by saying the house and views are every bit as awesome as they look in the pictures. I LOVED this town, this home and the hosts! It was peaceful, breathtakingly beautiful, welcoming and just downright comfortable. It's a true place of healing and recharging of your spirit and soul. I stayed in the twin bedroom which has an amazing view and its own little balcony. The twin bed was so incredibly comfortable that I would reserve that room again just to sleep in the twin bed again. I slept with the sliding door and window wide open. The sounds are so relaxing. I could hear the wind, the little creek and cattle in the fields. I could also lie in bed and see the stars twinkling outside and yes they do twinkle. Tons of them do! Ridgway is so cute and small and stakes it's claim to the original True Grit movie and the home of the Grammy Award. There is some cool history to be sure. Ouray is just down the road 10 miles and is such a cute town. You have Telluride only 45 minutes around the mountain (an easy ride) and if you are coming from the Durango area then get ready for an overwhelming and probably the most gorgeous drive of your life over the Million Dollar Hwy. Lysa and Don are so warm and easy to be around and I became fast friends with both of them. They are super knowledgeable and well traveled through out Colorado and the western states. Lysa makes a fabulous breakfast every morning. One of the highlights of my day for sure. I enjoyed myself so much that I extended my stay by two days and barely left the house or town. I will be back! Most importantly I must mention their sweet pup Tristan. I swear he never left my side the whole time I was there. We became fast friends. I mean, how couldn't you when he gives you so much loyalty and love.

    September 2013
  • We had wonderful time with Lysa and Don.
    Palisade peaches for breakfast
    Playing tug of war with their adorable yellow lab
    The view from upstairs...

    September 2013
  • Lysa and Don went above and beyond to make our experience wonderful. The house is located in a perfect spot for east access to biking, hiking, and to get into town. The room was clean and inviting, breakfast was delicious, and both Don and Lysa helped us find locations to enjoy our stay in Ridgway. I highly recommend staying here, the house and the hosts are wonderful.

    August 2013
  • From the moment you enter Lysa and Don's picturesque home, it becomes clear that you're not merely renting a room - you are being welcomed into this lovely couple's own Bed & Breakfast.

    Lysa will be sure to note your breakfast preferences and create a morning meal "to die for" that will prepare you for tackling the basket of brochures they've thoughtfully gathered for your perusal.

    Feel free to take advantage of the multitude of exciting adventures awaiting you in the Ridgway/Ouray area, or indulge in the more hedonistic pleasures of vacationing such as coffee and reading on the patio, or stargazing in the hot tub with a bottle of wine. Lysa and Don will do their best to encourage your adventures while offering fantastic company or quiet solace in your downtime at home.

    The house itself is located in a gorgeous meadow with lovely views of the mountains outside every screened-in window. One could get lost simply sitting in their (or should I say your own) living room, watching the clouds glide over the plains.

    On a personal note, I feel as though my time spent with Lysa and Don was reminiscent of days before modernity when strangers were met with hospitality by those able to offer it. Not only will I take with me memories that will last my lifetime, but I've returned with a renewed optimism concerning community and the benevolence of strangers.

    My only concern is that these two have spoiled me too much!

    August 2013
    Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don
    Response from Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don:

    Drew, you really are a poet & an excellent writer. Please come again & just hang out. Your and Verene's spirit brings peace to our home.

    August 2013
  • When you step into Lysa and Don's home you know you have entered a level of nirvana. Everything about our stay was perfect.Their home has an amazing view of the Cimarron Range that was a gift to wake up to each morning. Lysa and Don were very helpful with hiking recommendations. Lysa made the most delicious breakfasts! They both made us feel completely at home and graciously gave us access to their kitchen. We felt welcome with the first email contact with Lysa. True Grit is a true gem - a 10 out of 10 ... I cannot recommend them highly enough!

    July 2013
  • Beautiful home in a glorious setting. Lysa and Don were extremely warm and welcoming. Sorry our schedule allowed only one night's stay.

    July 2013
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Eckerd College & Indiana Unv.
Former teacher & corp. mgr./Attorney
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.
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