About this listing
Come to our mountains and let us spoil you! A comfortable, quiet queen room with views of the San Juans. Come see why our guests rave about the views, especially from our hot tub at night. Locally sourced gourmet breakfast included.
Summer is in full-on sizzle in the San Juans! The snow-melt has provided an abundance of wildflowers, and the jeep and hiking trails are at their peak. This lovely timbered home is nestled at the foot of Log Hill Mesa at 7,000 ft. in the foothills of the dramatic San Juan Mountains, easily the most scenic area of Colorado. The home has 360 degree views of many fourteeners in the Cimarron Range and the Mt. Sneffels Range, plus lake and mesa views. The two available 2nd floor rooms are a queen and a somewhat larger room with twin beds and a private balcony. There is a private guest bath for each room and a guest laundry. This listing is for the Mexican Queen room. Check out our 2nd listing at: True Grit Rustic Retreat-Spruce Room.
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: http://ridgwaycolorado.com/ 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. Did you know that Ridgway is the home of the Grammy Awards? They are handcrafted right here in town, and you can tour their workshop! 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:) 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!
Living and dining room, plus limited kitchen privileges (please see House Rules below). Baths on 1st and 2nd flr., outside decks and hot tub.
Interaction with Guests
As much as our guests would like! We are happy to provide advice on places to dine & visit.
Our neighborhood is very quiet and several of our neighbors have horses. The ranch to our west has cows and horses. The only sounds you will hear are the cattle lowing & the Mtn. Jays chattering;). A 35 acre field across our road is a perfect spot for snowshoeing or X-country skiing. Ride your bike 1/2 mile to the trail which takes you into town or into the State park.
No public transport.
Other Things to Note
Not all airbnbs are the same. We offer a full gourmet breakfast, so all you have to do is roll out of bed and feast:). Most of our food is locally sourced and organic, plus we have our own kitchen garden.
No smoking. Quiet time between 11pm and 7am. Well-behaved, housebroken pets accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please, no aggressive breeds. There is an additional charge of $10. per night and a $50. refundable deposit. Sorry, no cats because our dog chases them:( Dog door available. Kitchen is only available for re-heating leftovers in the micro. Full meal prep is not available. We have an extra frig where you can store your perishables. Guest laundry is available: 1st load is free. Each additional load is $5.
About the Host, Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don
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.