House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-13)
Welcome to Mt. Ralphmore!
Absolutely the best in every way...location, scenic views & price. This mountain retreat is built in the Heart of the Colorado Rockies(more 14,000' mountains here than anywhere else in North America), breath-taking mountain views in every direction, best view of the famous Chalk Cliffs.
Overlooks & constructed on the banks of the beautiful Chalk Creek w/ floor to ceiling windows.. Enjoy the beauty (magnificent) & sounds of nature (bubbling creek below), watch the wildlife (deer, elk, fox) fish, hike or sit out on the 40' plus wrap around porch. The large screened in porch is great for outdoor eating and relaxing as well.
This is a warm & wonderfully built abode w/ all the comforts & amenities (maybe more) of home. With 3 full baths and 6 separate vanities, everyone gets accommodated.
Mt. Ralphmore is located just 15 min. & 23 min. respectively from the historic towns of Buena Vista & Salida, where charm, dining, shopping & galleries abound!
The San Isabel National Forest, St. Elmo (famous ghost town & great place to feed the chipmunks or rent jeeps/snowmobiles), Mt Princeton Hot Springs (Colorado's #1 hot springs)& the Arkansas River (great rafting or fly fishing) are all right here.
Monarch, Ski Cooper & Copper Ski Resorts are all 35-45 min. away, as is Leadville (lots of history there). Breckenridge is just a bit over an hour & Vail is 1 hr. & 30 min. Located 90 miles from Colorado Springs, flying in & out is easy.
Plenty of activities to enjoy year round. The best place to take a family, take a friend, take a break & take a vacation!
The cleaning fee is in addition to rental fee. The security/damages fee is fully refundable per rental agreement terms, i.e. when property is left in good condition and checklist followed.
I and my group (8 long time friends) stayed at Elizabeth Baker's Mt. Ralphmore house for 4 nights in September 2018. We did the same in 2011. We greatly appreciate the house because it is exceptionally well designed and equipped for a large group. In particular, there was a separate comfortable bed for each person and the kitchen was large and well equipped. Nothing was lacking. We spent much of our indoor time gathered around the huge granite island in the kitchen, and the kitchen is part of the dining and living room which is surrounded with vaulted windows and beautiful views of Chalk Creek and distant mountains. There are countless hiking and climbing opportunities within a short drive of the house. This year, we also took advantage of the fact that the house is directly on the Colorado Trail. We hiked a portion of the Trail which allowed us to gain about 2,000 feet of elevation for excellent views. The house is about a 10 minute walk from Wright Lake, a small public fishing lake (large pond). I was there each morning at sunrise for spectacular scenery and photography.
We came here as a combined family group and encountered a magical cabin that was very conducive for conversation, meals, and just hanging out. There was a nice layout of sleeping areas. The surroundings and views were spectacular. We would come again if given the opportunity.
Our group had an amazing time! The house was perfect for large groups, the living area is big and has a bunch of seating, and the kitchen is well equipped! The location is great to be surrounded by mountains and a creek, our time there was incredible. Highly recommend!
We got to celebrate a snowy New Years at this beautiful property. Great for a large group of people to cook, relax, and enjoy time together. We're grateful to have had this cozy space to unwind; would definitely recommend and want to stay again.
Beautiful place to stay for the Christmas holidays!
We had a wonderful stay in this amazing home. The homes location is great, a short 2 minute drive to the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, 15 minutes to St. Elmo and also 15 minutes to Buena Vista. The house is very cozy, quiet and stocked with everything you would need for your stay. There were toys, games and a great movie selection for the kids to enjoy. Elizabeth was great to work with, she ensured a smooth check-in and was readily available through text/phone calls to help answer any questions during the stay. We loved this place and will visit again!
We pulled up the drive to the Cabin and were so excited from the view and couldn't wait to get inside. The excitement just followed us as we stepped into the cabin and explored our stay for the next two nights. It was wonderful. The views were spectacular. The Cabin was perfect for our little brood. We were here for our daughter's wedding in Twin Lakes and tried to talk her into getting married at the cabin (due to the temp at Twin Lakes). We didn't have any luck changing the venue but the views by the river would have been just a beautiful place to have a small intimate wedding. Thank you for opening your home to us. We will definitely be renting this cabin again.
This property is AMAZING. Great amenities. I appreciated the washer/dryer, large kitchen and the arrangements of the bedrooms. Our 5 children and their guests enjoyed evening fires by the river. Very enjoyable weenie roasts and family conversations were had! The only recommendation is to add 2-4 chairs down by the river. (we did carry chairs down from a different outdoor area). If you are looking for RELAXING, this is the place to go!! Life is good in Colorado!
The only suggestion would be to sand and repaint the red deck swings. The rest of the home was fantastic. Loved having the plastic and metal dishes with the 6 kids helping.
Great place and great location.
Lovely property and a fantastic experience!
Picture perfect location with views all around and the house is gorgeous!! Our multi family of 12 had plenty of space and all the comforts of home. We are so thankful you open your beautiful home to share. Pictures don’t even do it justice!! We had the perfect week and every detail is covered in the book at the house. Thank you so much!! We did NOT want to leave!!!