About this listing
NOW ENJOY YOUR OWN PRIVATE SPA! A truly quiet and relaxing space to enjoy the beauty of the San Juan Mountains. We call our little slice of paradise “Pie in the Sky”, at 8,000 ft. a great spot to relax before and after a day of adventure.
You will have a private entrance and outdoor seating area, NOW WITH YOUR OWN SPA, full private bath, mini fridge and microwave for snacks, complimentary continental breakfast. Newly remodeled space with sitting room and separate large bedroom with comfy queen-sized bed. This accommodation is on the walk out level of our home so access is easy.
Amenities include: coffeemaker, free WiFi, DISH, DVD player, HDTV.
Your hosts are very knowledgeable about the area and will keep you busy with local activities or provide a private sanctuary for a special occasion.
This unit is suitable for no more than 2 guests. If you have pet allergies this accommodation may not be a suitable.
* Please make sure you know how to get to our location after you complete your reservation online. Send us an email or call ahead if you’ll need directions.
* Guests staying 4 nights or longer may use the laundry facilities for 1 load at every 4 days – please coordinate with the hosts.
Kitchen access is not included. Your unit contains mini refrigerator, coffee-maker, microwave and a fully stocked bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
Depending upon your needs, we can be active hosts or just hand you the keys and let you make your own discoveries.
Our home sits on 5 quiet, wooded acres with abundant wildlife. Come stay where the original “True Grit” was filmed! Just a short, scenic 10 minute drive to Ridgway and the town where John Wayne walked tall.
There are Plenty of great restaurants in the area. Kate's Place serves up an amazing breakfast or lunch. True Grit is our iconic downtown stop for a wide variety of great eats. We also have wonderful Asian restaurants as well as great Mexican cuisine at The Adobe.
Incredible bargains can be yours at Second Chance Thrift Store, supporting our no-kill animal shelter.
Parking is included, plenty of room! We are 25 miles from the Montrose Airport, 45 minutes to Telluride for winter activities and summer festivals.
We are 20 minutes from Ouray and about 10 minutes from Ridgway.
Other Things to Note
Check out Telluride's website for details of events you won't want to miss! Bluegrass Festival June 19th-22, Telluride Film Festival August 29 - September 1 and countless other events.
Check out Ridgway's website for happenings, including Music in The Park every Thursday in July.
Hike the plentiful trails in the area and explore, explore, explore! Biking is especially joyful when there is a breathtaking view of the Cimarrons and San Juans around every turn. Wildflowers will be showing up soon. Memorial Day is the beginning of Jeep Season, head up to Yankee Boy for great photo shoots of wildlife as well as plant life!
Photograph eagles nesting in the trees at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, near the river,
Don't forget the hot springs pools at Orvis and Ouray to relax and unwind after a day's adventure.
No smoking indoors. Smoking is permitted in the outdoor sitting areas.
Although we have pets, they are not permitted access to the guest area nor do we allow pets in this unit on a normal basis. This property is not appropriate for more than 2 people. We do not allow kitchen access.
Jim & Linda were both welcoming and were very responsive to our communications. They made us feel comfortable right away and are easy-going folks. The room is just as described and even nicer than the photos. The location is up on a mesa over-looking Ridgway and environs and is quite beautiful. It takes about 10 - 15 minutes into town down a winding paved road through beautiful country. There are two rooms with large windows making it an airy comfortable space. There is access to a private hot tub and seating area outside. Private full bath, all well-appointed, clean and modern. Fridge, microwave, coffee maker and continental breakfast. It was perfect for our needs and we enjoyed it. Only wish we had more time to walk around on the mesa and explore the back roads.
Everything was described in the room description. I was not only pleased with the room, but also with the owner friendliness.
Nothing but good marks come from my end. I would definiately stay here again if anohter trip brought me to this area.
This place is great ! The space is comfortable and clean and the host are wonderful. We really enjoyed Jim and Linda. They are very knowledgeable about the area and super friendly and fun. The hot tub was perfect for relaxing after hiking. Thanks Jim and Linda we can't wait to see you guys again !
Lovely hosts, beautiful night stars, hot tub three steps out the door. Highly recommended!! Thanks to Jim and Linda for making us feel so at home.
Great place! Ridgeway, CO is in a lovely valley. Maybe the best views in Colorado.
Jim & Linda were delightful hosts. Very welcoming and considerate. The apartment is a terrific value and very unique.
Overall, a great stay for us. We would return!
Our stay with Jim and Linda was memorable, to say the least. As we were meandering up the winding roads to their house, the view of the snow tipped mountains were breathtaking. When we arrived to their house we were greeted with with a sign with our names as well as a warm greeting from our hosts. Our room was tidy, comfortable, and equipped with all the amenities needed for our stay. Jim and Linda gave great suggestions for fun things to do around town, beautiful hikes, and amazing sights to see around the area. One of the hikes recommended by the wonderful duo was Blue Lakes. It was definitely not for the faint hearted, as there was still feet of snow in certain areas, but the challenge was so much fun and the views were absolutely gorgeous. After 3.3 miles in, we reached the first lake. As I looked upon the crystal clear blue lake with my mouth gaping in amazement, my boyfriend (now fiancé) dropped to one knee and proposed. It was perfect, and thanks to Jim and Linda, it couldn't have happened in a more perfect place. When we arrived back at their house we told them the news and they were so excited for us. It was so wonderful to share this experience with these two genuinely kind and loving individuals. A few other fun things to do around town is eating breakfast at Kate's Place (every day!), soaking at the Orvis Hot Springs, and exploring around Ouray and Telluride. We had such a great time during our stay and I can only hope that we can come back again!
Best hosts ever!! After a long and treacherous journey through 80 miles of cliff hanging roads, snow , ice, fog, etc., they sent me directly to the hot tub to recuperate. Under the stars and moon, toasty warm, what more could I ask for. The room is gorgeous, everything you could want and more. Perfect hosts were gracious, and our conversations were wonderful. I am thankful to have had such a great experience in a short stay!
About the Host, Jim & Linda
We are a couple of semi-retired Coloradans who love the San Juans and are eager to share this beautiful place with visitors. As lodging in this area can be very expensive we offer our beautiful, newly remodeled suite at a very reasonable price. If you have never been to this corner of paradise, you don't know what you have missed!
We enjoy travel, movies, watching the sunsets from our deck and can't live without good Mexican food.
When we travel we use AirBnb! We only stay in hotels when there is no other option.
We enjoy entertaining and feel this opportunity to have you visit is a perfect fit. So if you have a special request; a book or magazine or perhaps a special movie (like "True Grit") we are happy to accommodate. We are also very respectful of our guests' privacy, just like we want to be treated when we are the guests!