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Barbarba was a great hostess. She made us feel very welcomed .And Happy for us to be at her wounderful place.And made it easy to get checked in and out.
Magic. Magical house. Magical town. Magical host.
I arrived late in the evening yet the darkness itself wasn't able to hide the amazingness of the house. The next morning I awoke to a view that I could barely comprehend as real. I literally found myself skipping through the house with glee and constantly taking pictures. I should preface this by saying that I was beyond excited about this spot BEFORE arriving to it. I can honestly say that I had what felt like astronomical expectations and every single one - and beyond - was wildly exceeded.
For someone I've yet to meet, Barb is a total gem and inspiration. A friend came to visit for a few nights and we found ourselves using the swinging chair, the hammock, the porches, and making glorious grilled meals on the deck, admiring the artwork, praising the house as "the best and most perfectly designed layout we've ever encountered" and we came to find ourselves repeatedly smiling and saying, "Yah, it's all so beautiful and perfect... and cause Barb's the best!"
In an New England/East Coast way, I was a bit skeptical about the gorgeous photos and assumed they were taken from particular angles and such. No no. The photos are of course gorgeous, yet they do this spot no justice. Wait until you see the majestic view in person and experience the master on suite!
Also, I feel so strongly about Barb because she has gone out of her way to make sure that I had the best possible time in her home and town. From recommendations about musical festivals and hikes to ensuring that I knew all the best local dinning options and the most affordable place to get gas, she was a dream host.
I can't recommend Barb's place with more sincerity and praise. My one request is that in coming to Barb's Ridgway home you come with total respect and joy for the visit.
All the best and enjoy (because you certainly will!)
Do yourself a favor and contact Barb to spend a week in her mountain paradise! There is plenty to do in the area, but once you are in the home, you may find that you just want to relax on the porch and soak up the view. The house is absolutely stunning and far exceeded our expectations! Not only was the house even better than described, but the view simply can't be described with words or photos. This is an Airbnb rental that you must experience for yourself. Barb has thought of absolutely everything and the home has every finishing touch that take a rental like this from great to spectacular. She has spared no expense in ensuring that her guests are comfortable and well cared for. The home is stocked with everything you would need and every sheet, towel, piece of furniture, etc. is nothing but top of the line. In addition to the breathtaking view, the quiet and comfortable home, and an outstanding host, the location could not be more perfect. Located just outside of the town of Ridgway the access to the highway is quick and easy while at the same time is up in the neighborhood with no sign of the highway below. We found that you could be to Ouray in 20 minutes, Telluride in 40 minutes, Black Canyon in an hour, Mesa Verde in just over 2 hours, and Moab/Arches, in 2 1/2 hours. If you don't want to go far, the surrounding area also offers plenty of great hikes, scenic drives, and other outdoor activities such as skiing, climbing, off-roading, and fishing. We have rented several homes through Airbnb or other sites, and very few compare to the quality, comfort, and total package that you get from Barb's beautiful mountain retreat near Ridgway. We can't wait for the next time we get the opportunity to return!
A remarkable setting for relaxing and enjoying some of the most picturesque mountains in Colorado. Our host was very prompt in answering any questions and made sure our stay was a memorable one. The home exceeded our expectations and was very convenient to Ridgway and surrounding destinations including Ouray and Telluride.
The view from the master suite is unbelievable and will spoil you forever. There is nothing quite like the tranquility of drinking my first cup of coffee in the morning while watching the sunrise illuminate the snow capped mountains and green valley below… simply awesome.
Thank you for a wonderful place to recharge the body and spirit! We will be planning our return visit as soon as possible.