True Grit Rustic Mountain Retreat

House - Private room · Meadows Circle, Ridgway, CO 81432, United States
Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don

Come to our mountains and let us spoil you! A comfortable, quiet queen room with views of Log Hill Mesa. Full gourmet breakfast included!

Your host, Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don
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Come to our mountains and let us spoil you! A comfortable, quiet queen room with views of Log Hill Mesa. Full gourmet breakfast included!

The Space

Summer has arrived with lush mountains and swift rivers beckoning for your attention. 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 full bath, a 3/4 bath and a guest laundry. This listing is for the Mexican Queen room. Check out our 2nd listing at: 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: (website hidden) 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!

Guest Access

Living and dining room, plus limited kitchen privileges. Baths on 1st and 2nd flr. and outside deck.

Interaction with Guests

As much as our guests would like! We are happy to provide advice on places to dine & visit.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is very quiet and several of our neighbors have horses. The ranch to our west has cows and horses. 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.

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:)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $441 /week
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • If your thinking about staying with Lysa and Don, book it now! They were such a sweet couple and amazing hosts for our 4 days at their BNB. Their home is beautiful with breathtaking views of the mountains, and you have all the comforts of home plus more! They were very thoughtful over their BNB accommodations. Lysa makes a wonderful breakfast every morning that is worth the trip itself! We will be back!

    July 2014
  • Lysa & Don's home was gorgeous! They were able to accommodate me on few hours notice and welcomed me to their home with open arms. Not only was the house and view great, but Lysa made an outstanding breakfast for me in the morning. This is Airbnb at it's best!

    June 2014
  • Staying at Lysa and Don's mountain house in Ridgway was nothing short of amazing. I am convinced they have the best view of the mountains anywhere in Colorado. I was absolutely floored by the scenery and their generosity throughout our stay. The house is beautiful, the bed was extremely comfortable, Don and Lysa were eager to offer us tips on restaurants and things to do in the area, and I cannot describe how much Lysa will spoil you with breakfast! Homemade zucchini bread, omelettes, bottomless coffee, juice, fruit salad, yogurt, and more.
    I requested to stay with them at a time that extended past what they posted as available, and Lysa was happy to adapt to my request even though they had to catch a flight at 6 AM the day we left! They treated us like friends and we really hope to return in the near future. Do yourself a favor and stay with Don and Lysa!

    March 2014
    Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don
    Response from Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don:

    Ahh, Jessy. You're a sweetheart; wish you were my daughter:)

    March 2014
  • My wife and I loved our stay at Lysa and Don's house in Ridgway. What a beautiful spot! The views are incredible, and the house is comfortable and spacious. There were so many places to hike in the area, and multiple hot springs to soak in when the day was done. We could not have enjoyed our vacation more. Thank you to Lysa and Don for having us in their gorgeous home.

    November 2013
  • Lysa and Don were very accommodating, have a fantastic house in a superb location and made our stay very enjoyable. They were flexible to our schedule and gave us all the privacy we needed while also being attentive and helpful. Would definitely reccomend for a couple. This is one of those places that I'd say is best for a 2 night stay or more as with just a one night stay you wouldn't really get to know them and get as comfortable.

    October 2013
  • What a pleasure it was to stay in beautiful Ridgway Colorado at the True Grit Mountain Retreat. Lysa is a lovely and charming hostess, and she made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable. The lovely house is immaculately kept and the breakfast she prepared for us,which included her making certain our unusual food needs were completely met, was simply great!! While we only had one night to spend there we felt extremely well cared for, fell in love with the dog, Tristan, and look forward to staying there sometime in the future. For hot springs lovers, it is
    also very conveniently located just a short drive to Orvis Hot Springs, one of the very best you will find in Colorado.

    September 2013
    Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don
    Response from Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don:

    Thank you, both. It was a pleasure to have you, & we hope to stop and see you on our travels through Durango:)

    September 2013
  • We had a wonderful time at Lysa and Don's True Grit Rustic Mountain Retreat. The accommodations, breakfasts, and view were all fabulous! Lysa and Don were very friendly and gave us great recommendations for dining and activities in the area. This was an excellent experience for us and we hope to stay there again in the future!

    September 2013
  • Great time with two exceptional hosts. Wonderful bed and breakfast and very helpful info on surrounding hikes and restaurants.

    August 2013
  • What a wonderful space, family and area to visit. Don and Lysa were fantastic hosts and the space they provided was beautiful. From the scrumptious breakfasts, their beautiful home and their lovely company they succeeded in making our trip perfect.

    August 2013
    Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don
    Response from Elizabeth (Lysa) And Don:

    Thanks Jane & Bill. You guys were fun. Next time maybe we can hang out some more with your favorite wine!

    August 2013
  • Don & Lysa's home was very nicely furnished, clean and comfortable. I really enjoyed the peaceful environment and their location in the San Juan's . Was perfect . Exactly what I was looking for.
    They prepared a very nice breakfast with coffee each morning.
    My overall experience was very nice and would highly recommend it to anyone .

    August 2013
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Eckerd College & Indiana Unv.
Former teacher & corp. mgr./Attorney
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.
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