A comfortable sitting area.
Artsy Peaceful Rustic Cabin /Hang with Horses too
Artsy Peaceful Rustic Cabin /Hang with Horses too

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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I am an artist and a compassionate/passionate horse lover. Want to hang out with the horses? Let me know. You'll find it the best part of your day.

Want to "Hug A Horse" Spend a half a day learning to communicate with them? All of this is possible here at Thunder Heart Haven. Talk to me privately about this option while you are visiting here in Ridgway.

Enjoy the snow...Great hiking.

The space

Great for a weekend get a way. Renew your energy in this mountain place.

Peaceful cabin on a horse sanctuary. A very cozy 500 Square foot space with full bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and living room/dining room. Equipped with washer/dryer, shower and incredible bath tub, and wi-fi. This cabin will accommodate 4 people, depending on sleeping arrangements. Original artwork hangs throughout the cabin. It is situated on horse property where senior horses roam the pasture. Lots of old trees on the property with a great view of the San Juans and Cimarron mountains. Chimney Peak and Courthouse Square clearly visible. Quiet area within walking distance to town. Or you may have use of the bicycle.

Cabin is very near the main house and within a few hundred feet of the stables and pasture. You can drive right up to the front door. Picnic tables are available with the Cottonwood Creek running by. Original artwork and western memorabilia decorate the cabin. Sofa bed in living room pulls out to a full size bed.

This cabin is an old cabin and sometimes a small field mouse might find himself in the cabin. The cold weather drives the mice in. No worry, There are traps just in case. The cabin is plenty warm.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to visit the horses (only with me) and even to enjoy feeding them with me. I feed at 8:30 in the morning and at 4:30 in the evening.

Traveling with your horses? I can host them as well. Contact me ahead of time regarding the horse motel.

Interaction with guests

If the guests want interaction, I am available. I love to interact with the guests. But sometimes, they want their privacy...and I respect that.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $40
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

This is a very quiet piece of property where deer roam free and several feral cats. Sometimes I have my horses walking around so I appreciate your quietly coming up the driveway with your car. There is NO SMOKING on the property and generally NO DRINKING. A nice glass of wine is okay. No parties. Definitely NO PETS….

Please leave the cabin as neat as possible when you leave and put things back where you found them. Broom and dust pan behind bathroom door. Towels leave in a pile in the bathroom and sheets in the bedroom. Do not wash towels and sheets. Trash and recycled items may be left outside by front door.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

125 Reviews

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Brian User Profile
September 2017
I really enjoy Alice's comfy horsey cabin, and IMO it's not 100% about the stay, but about the experience as well. This is my third year of making my trek down that way for an extended weekend. Always enjoy my time there, always enjoy crossing paths with Alice.

Sara User Profile
September 2017
We really loved staying at The Artsy cabin. Alice is a great host. She was very patient with our rowdy 3 year old who loved her horses, llamas, barn cats, piano and especially Alice herself. We had a great time and plan on going back.

Wendy User Profile
September 2017
"Cutest cabin ever!" is what my daughter texted to me when they got to Alice's place. The town and surrounding areas are beautiful and Alice was a fantastic host.

Gina User Profile
August 2017
STAY AT ALICES'. The privacy in the guest house was perfect for us. Alice included us in her day to day farm activities. Being out in the mountains with her and her animals was unlike anything we've experience. Alice herself is a gem; considerate, friendly and knowledgable, Alice made us feel welcome and comfortable for the entirety of our stay. We felt like we left with a solid new friend.
Alice User ProfileAlice is a superhost.
Response from Alice:
Thank you.
August 2017

Kimberley User Profile
August 2017
Very sweet woman in a beautiful area with horses! Would definitely make the trip to stay here

Nicole User Profile
August 2017
Even though we did not get to stay with Alice in the end, her communication and readiness to help was amazingly exceptional, we hope to stay with her in the future!
Alice User ProfileAlice is a superhost.
Response from Alice:
Thank you
August 2017

Jonathan User Profile
August 2017
Alice was thoughtful and very hospitable. I quickly fell in love with Ridgway and the horses. A beautiful cabin and delightful experience.

Ridgway, Colorado, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Alice User ProfileAlice is a superhost.

I am in my late 60s and am a horsewoman. I run a horse I don't get to travel much myself. I am a quiet person and would like guests who are respectful of the equines on this property. I am also an artist and this property lends itself to a guest staying not only for a weekend, but also for a month to write, paint or play music. This sanctuary has alot of creative energy.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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