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Dogs and horses are welcome for an additional fee. See details below.
NOW THIS IS COLORADO! Heaven meets Earth in the glorious Colorado Rockies at Salida's PREMIER vacation rental. Our ENTIRE county has less than 19,000 people....you want peace? It's epically easy to leave behind the masses of people, forget your daily reality and totally immerse yourself in the unique, graceful splendor of Salida and at High Country Heaven. Relax on the back deck under billions of bright, twinkly stars while you roast marshmallows over the firepit. Indeed, we live in a truly special & blessed area and would like to share it with you.
High Country Heaven is a superbly appointed, 2200 sq. ft. home nestled on 11.5 secluded acres that offers unobstructed, panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains yet is only 5 min. from downtown Salida, fly fishing, biking, hiking, golf & whitewater rafting. Monarch Mountain Ski Area, zip-lining, gondolas, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, 4 wheeling, ghost town exploring & crossing the Continental Divide are just 25 min. away. The location is just 2.5 hours from Denver & 100 miles from Colorado Springs/Pueblo.
There's sleeping accommodations for 8 in 3 bedrooms (2 on the main level & 1 upstairs) & on a comfortable futon in the spacious loft. The home has 2.5 super clean bathrooms (1.5 on the main level & 1 upstairs) & all bedrooms contain luxurious queen mattresses, luggage racks & full length mirrors.
There's a well equipped kitchen (coffee press & maker, electric kettle, spices, blender, food processor, crock pots, pots/pans, microwave, stainless fridge/icemaker/stove/oven/dishwasher}), coolers for loan, flat screen TV/DVD player, cable, a huge jetted tub, high end linens, BBQ grill, fire pit, 3 outside decks, lots of outdoor furniture & a horseshoe pit.
The spacious back deck offers majestic mountain views, has plenty of seating/tables for morning coffee/tea, happy hour enjoyment, stunning sunrises, sunsets & frequent rainbows, hummingbird listening, star gazing & relaxation. There's a large laundry room with an HE3 W/D, utility sink & numerous board games & sports equipment to enjoy.
Wireless Internet via DSL is provided.
Satellite TV/DISH Network (America's Top 120)
Pets are accepted upon prior approval. Pet fees are $15/night/pet.
We are kid and pet friendly. Salida is THE place to ramp up your adventure meter & blow the gauge far off the high end of the fun scale. Do you want to zip-line, snowmobile, horseback ride, ski or snowboard, soak in a hot spring or absorb an art gallery, eat at a great restaurant, drink a fabulous local wine, beer or distilled liquor, go 4 wheeling or ATVing, visit a ghost town, go whitewater rafting or kayaking, rock and gem hunt, cycle or mountain bike, camp, golf, or fish, climb a 14'er, hike or hunt, listen to music outdoors or go to a fabulous festival? Then High Country Heaven is THE place to be.
Salida, elevation 7036 ft. & Colorado's largest Historic District, is a friendly community that embraces energetic, peaceful, laid back lifestyles. The charming town of 5500 people is a short distance from the famed Rainbow Hiking Trail; offers world class mountain biking trails; has been featured on HGTV as the "Town that Decorates an Entire Mountain;" & is called "The Little Soho of the West" because of it's nationally acclaimed art galleries & large number of year-round art events.
Each June, the largest whitewater rafting festival in the country, FIBArk, begins on the Tuesday before Father's Day. World champion kayakers compete during 6 days of various competitions, daily/nightly free live music is offered & a fun, festival atmosphere abounds.
Our County enjoys over 330 days of sunshine annually; has the most 14,000+ ft. peaks concentrated into the smallest geographical area in the USA; is 30 min. from the Continental Divide; has numerous, easy to reach hot springs; & boasts of having the most rafted stretch of any river in the US. Chaffee County is home to the most craft microbreweries, wineries & distilleries per capita in the US & has numerous high quality gems/minerals on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Salida is close to 2 National Parks: Great Dunes National Park & Black Canyon at the Gunnison. Other stellar sites include the ghost towns of Turret & St. Elmo, a drive along Aspen Ridge especially in the fall, ziplining in Big Horn Sheep Canyon, hiking/biking/gondola-ing along the Continental Divide, visiting the awesome Royal Gorge & driving to Leadville, the highest town in America at 10,200 ft.
We cordially invite you to help yourself to a light breakfast of tea, coffee & oatmeal as well as plenty of clean towels and linens, hair dryers, iron/ironing board & local maps/brochures. If there is anything we can help you with, please ask. If you haven't experienced the unique community that is Salida in the Heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, you need to visit soon.
**Pets are considered with prior approval. Pet fees are $15 per night per pet.
**A cleaning fee of $80 is added to each reservation.
**A $2000 security deposit is required in lieu of an insurance policy. Flipkey will not charge your credit card for the security deposit but may place a "HOLD" on your card. They retain the right to charge your credit card if damage or missing items are discovered....Read more
ROCK ON AT HIGH COUNTRY HEAVEN - DOGS & KIDS OK! Salida, Colorado
Additional Location Information
High Country Heaven is ideally located on 11.5 private acres and is just 5 minutes from downtown Salida, 20 minutes from Monarch Mountain, 2.5 hours from Denver, 100 miles from Colorado Springs & Pueblo. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom mountain home sleeps 8 (3 queen beds and 1 loft futon) and has glorious views everywhere you look. It's truly an amazing location. Secluded yet close enough to town to bike there.
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Nearest train station: Denver, 160 miles Nearest airport: Denver, 160 miles Car is recommended
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Damage Deposit | $800 per stay
Tax rate | 12.9% of rent | tax rate
Cleaning fee | $80 per stay
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Pet | $15 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
Friendly pets are accepted with prior approval. Pet fees are $15 per pet per night. Summer stays require a minimum of 4 nights. A $500-$2000 refundable deposit is required for each reservation depending on the length of stay. SORRY about the deposit - FlipKey decided to end their insurance/Damage Protection Peace of Mind in mid February 2015. Instead, maybe you can find High Country Heaven in Salida, CO on a different re-serv-a-tion system?
Left on 03/13/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 13, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
We rented this house for our family ski trip this past week. It was wonderful. The house was large enough that even with a large group we did not feel crowded, yet it was still cozy and warm. It is so close to town, but is still very private. Lisa was super helpful. We couldn't have been more pleased. We have already been planning our return visit! If you rent this house you will not be sorry!!!
I'm so glad you and your family had a fabulous time at High Country Heaven. The house and location really do provide the true Colorado mountain experience yet it's just 5 minutes from historic Salida. WIN-WIN! Thank you for being gracious guests. We would most definitely welcome you back!
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