Kale's Romantic, Private and Pet Friendly Cottage

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Entire cottage hosted by Kale

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Kale's Cottage is the most unique Airbnb in Western Colorado. Clean, elegant, private & pet friendly, our ultra-efficient 374 sq ft cottage is award winning. Featuring 1 gig wifi, queen bed, full kitchen, indoor/outdoor Bose surround sound & custom bathroom. We offer a seasonal a la carte farm-to-table menu that is included with your welcome email. Perfect for business, adventure travel, staycations and romantic getaways. Read our over 400 reviews and book your special getaway cottage today!!

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Thanks to guests just like you, Kale's Cottage is the most popular and sought after Airbnb in Western Colorado. Our guests leave honest reviews, and we invite you to read through them. Elegant, private, modern and pet friendly, the cottage is like having your own custom 374 sq ft hotel room complete with full kitchen, beautiful Lopi 1250 wood stove and walk in tiled shower. When you stay with us, we know that you will experience a uniquely beautiful and peaceful property located within the city limits and within just minutes of downtown Paonia. Well behaved dogs are allowed in the cottage ($25 flat rate one time pet charge payable upon arrival) so book your stay now to ensure that your canine companion is treated like family!

Our sensible earth-friendly 'Solargon Cottage' was chosen as one of 40 structures featured world-wide in the acclaimed 2013 book "Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World" by Bridgette Meinhold. The cottage is 374 elegant square feet and was also featured on the tiny home blog immediately upon completion in 2010. (Search online for 'Kale and Laura's Solargon').

Our spacious one acre property borders open space and overlooks the residential streets of Paonia. Our guests immediately notice how few neighbors we have and how much nature and beauty we enjoy from our unique location. In the center of this very large garden oasis sits the ultra-efficient 'Solargon Cottage', which was custom built by your host and two friends from the finest toxin-free materials available. The comfortable round house 'hogan' design is arguably the most energy efficient house not only in the Town of Paonia, but also in Colorado. It features simple and elegant comfort, unlimited 1 gig wireless wifi, beautiful Liebherr Energy Star refrigerator, full kitchen with large propane oven and four propane burners, indoor dining table, bathroom with 10 foot ceilings and four foot vanity, walk in custom tiled shower, queen bed with cozy pillows and comforter, and huge windows with views of the garden terraces and the larger surrounding mountains.

The cottage is surrounded by a haven of fruit trees, raised garden beds, red flagstone patios and walkways, and custom crafted outdoor living essentials such as a fully functional outdoor kitchen, shaded redwood patio arbor for meals and relaxing, and a grassy private lawn.

We invite you to listen to the wind chimes in your own private kingdom and yet within 3 minutes of easy biking you will find yourself in the center of downtown Paonia. A beautiful walking, biking and horse trail is accessed in our backyard with views of the West Elk Wilderness, Grand Mesa, and Mt. Gunnison.

Private off street and secure parking is provided within our acre. We are cannabis friendly and request that you smoke on the redwood deck outside or under the shade of the hops-covered arbor.

NOTE: Airbnb charges a 7-10 percent surcharge on top of the posted rate above plus the State of Colorado occupancy fee. This is how Airbnb makes profit. This fee is similar to the typical taxes and fees associated with a motel room.

The small space is easy to keep warm with a wall mounted Eco Heater as well as a radiant heater. A modern and beautiful Lopi 1250 wood stove with glass door is beautiful for both romantic evenings or simply as a place for flowers, candles or a sweet altar to add to throughout your visit.


Our 1 acre homested is located off of 2nd street on the edge of town. We have a large hidden driveway and our property does not front any major roads.

Driving to town is easy and we have plenty of parking tucked up on the homestead. However, we do encourage our guests to walk or bicycle to town. The Stewart Ditch nature trail has an easement through our back yard and offers stunning views of the surrounding West Elk Wilderness, Mt. Gunnison, vibrant orchards, vineyards and the landscape of the North Fork Valley.

We encourage you to visit our local brewpubs, eat at a variety of great downtown restaurants, visit Big B's, bicycle to the wineries throughout the valley and join us for live music, theatre productions and the abundantly creative lifestyle that is the signature of this amazing community.

What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Backyard

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Paonia, Colorado, United States

Our 1 acre homested is located off of 2nd street on the edge of town. We share a driveway with our neighbor Bill but have a large private four car parking area and a large grassy lawn. We are hidden from the busy streets in town and from Kale's Cottage you feel uniquely 'tucked away' in a garden paradise surrounded by trees.

Hosted by Kale

  1. Joined in March 2014
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Hello - We are pleased to meet you and it's my honor to welcome you to our popular Western Colorado Airbnbs. We offer fantastic pricing, private and peaceful settings, and your well-behaved pets are always welcome! We are dog lovers to the core. We take enormous pride in welcoming guests from both near and far away. We take pride in the fact that people just like you choose our cottage for their private, peaceful and pet friendly getaways, often including special anniversaries birthdays. I am a wildland firefighter, sleddog (skijor) racer, backcountry guide, river runner, powder skier, community supporter and long-time lover of Colorado. The mountain towns, trails, rivers and people who make this place so special have been a huge part of my life for the past two decades. With the help of close friends I build the houses you stay in. My team and I believe in creating spaces that are out of the ordinary, super efficient, and surrounded by beauty. My passion is build spaces that offer you a great value, where you can feel relaxed, connected to nature, well cared for and at peace. Questions? Please ask us anything as we would love to answer your questions and help customize your Western Colorado experience. Your Host, Kale
Hello - We are pleased to meet you and it's my honor to welcome you to our popular Western Colorado Airbnbs. We offer fantastic pricing, private and peaceful settings, and your wel…

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100

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