Historic Riverfront Poor Farm - Entire House

Entire residential home hosted by Brady + Shae

  1. 12 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 6 baths
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5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a well-stocked kitchen, mini arcade, library and cedar sauna.
The Poor Farm is central to tons of hiking/fishing, yet just 2 miles to downtown Salida.
Hosts live in a separate adjacent home and keep to themselves.
*NO pets/NO kids under 13* NO events. NO weddings or receptions.

The space
Located 2 miles from town, the historic riverfront Poor Farm was built by Chaffee County in 1892 as a home for the destitute who worked the land in exchange for room and board.

Today the fully renovated farmhouse sits on 5 acres that borders a few square miles of state wildlife preserve for hiking, as well as a private riverfront beach for fishing, picnics, swimming and lounging in the sun.

Bedrooms have 12 foot ceilings, private bathrooms and gorgeous views of the surrounding terrain. We use only organic detergents and cleaners for a healthy, and minimally scented environment.
The large kitchen is fully stocked with essentials for cooking, as well as organic coffee and tea. Kitchen includes 6 burner stovetop, 2 ovens, dishwasher, 2 toasters, coffee maker, microwave and a large double door fridge and freezer.

This is a very beautiful location to enjoy some peace by the river and makes for a wonderful home base for all of your adventures within the Arkansas Valley. Nights are very dark and quiet, with breathtaking views of the stars.

The outdoor space includes a sitting area with wood burning Chiminea Fire Pit and picnic table.

Onsite is a private Cedar Sauna for maximum relaxation benefits.

Note: Your reservation is only for the number of guests booked. You cannot invite additional guests, in other words- guests & visitors that do not have a booking will not be allowed on the property. The exterior of the property is under surveillance for your safety and ours.

**YOU ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE THE AIRBNB APP AND KNOW HOW TO USE IT TO COMMUNICATION WITH HOSTS****
TEXT AND CALLING IS FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY

A note to the nit-picky: The Poor Farm is a riverfront property in the country, next to water which can attract bugs in the summer. If you are bothered by minimal encounters with bugs this is NOT the right booking for you.
Across and down the river from our location is a sand and gravel company that is 100% NON-TOXIC and rarely in use, but is commonly mistaken by guests for an active mine. It sits on the land of the historic Salida Smelter Tower landmark which has not been in use since 1920.
The Smelter Tower was once the largest structure in the west and is open for public visits. Standing at the bottom is quite an experience. For more information contact the Salida Historic Society.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Salida, Colorado, United States

The Poor Farm is largely surrounded by State Wildlife Refuge, cattle ranchers and horse lovers. Enjoy vast sweeping open views of the surrounding 14,000 ft peaks and quiet starry nights, or take a quick 5 minute drive to bustling downtown Salida.
There are hunters in the area and you may hear gunshots in the spring and fall.

Hosted by Brady + Shae

  1. Joined in January 2011
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We love mushroom hunting, outdoor adventures, cooking and collecting antiques. When traveling we prefer to take the long way, explore uncharted territory and find the quirky gems.

During your stay

We live onsite in the old Icehouse cabin (a separate building) and we do not physically check guests in, so in some cases you will not see us. If you need help or have any questions please feel free to contact us via Airbnb messaging.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

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