The Mountain Manor - by Outside Design

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Entire cabin hosted by Ben

  1. 6 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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Take a break and explore 35+ wooded acres surrounded by national forest at 8,000 feet in the sunny Rocky Mountains. A wonderful place for families, couples, & friends to relax & adventure in a modern cabin all <15 mins from historic downtown Salida, CO.

The Mountain Manor has a 100" indoor projector, 3 queen beds, fast WiFi, a hanging bed outside, an outdoor projector, and a ~500 sq. foot private patio for you.

We've worked hard designing + curating the manor. Would love to have you.

The space
Overview:
The entire cabin, balcony, and surrounding area will be private for you. The recently renovated bath house, which has 8 bathrooms, sinks, and showers, is <1 minute walk from the Mountain Manor so please use those bathrooms!

We have dedicated the first restroom on the left as private for the Mountain Manor so that you have a dedicated space you can leave things. You're also welcome to use the other restrooms that say "open" as well.

Location:
The Mountain Manor is centrally located about 2.5 hours from downtown Denver, <30 minutes to Monarch Mountain, 1.5 hours to Breckenridge, and about an hour from Great Sand Dunes National Park. To get here, just take 285 almost the entire way from Denver. It's a beautiful drive over high passes and low valleys. You might even see moose at the lake around Kenosha Pass. Traffic is almost always non-existent except for peak times.

What to do (the short version):
There is a ton to do nearby outdoors--from day national parks to rafting hiking and skiing--that make perfect day trips all year. The deckhouse is newly renovated inspired by Swedish design. There is a private trail pm the property itself which circles around the aspen, ponderosa pine, rock outcroppings, and what we call sunset boulevard view. We also have a guidebook for everything from short hikes to restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries! We're tucked behind a mountain that blocks the road but right off a well-paved and plowed road.

Cooking:
There are kitchen amenities with a large mini fridge, two stovetops, a microwave, a coffee maker (of course free coffee), and a tea kettle. We also provide plates, bowls, forks, knives, etc. You should have all the basics for cooking you need.

We also have an electric grill that works great for outdoor cooking. Quality towels and linens are freshly-washed right before your stay.

The Bath House:
We have recently done extensive renovations so most amenities are new. It's stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and had wash. We have more than one bathroom for each unit on-site so you should expect to have plenty of space. It's not like a public restroom.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Kitchen
Fast wifi – 58 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises – 10 spaces
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Salida, Colorado, United States

Intro
This property is in the heart of Rocky Mountains near the continental divide with both city and nature nearby. About 15 minutes from the city of Salida, the property is easy to access off HWY 285 but also surrounded by National Forest and BLM land which keeps it quite secluded (we have both sides of a valley). Also, the stars at night are really impressive.

What can I do on the property?
There’s a state park, lakes, hiking all within a few minutes. But you might not want to leave. So, we designed the property with a private nature trail for you to be able to explore the woods on an entire side of the valley.

Where do I go for quick things?
The small city of Poncha Springs is closest—it has a gas station, a grocery store, a hardware store, a brewery (Elevation Beer Co.), a winery (Vino Salida), etc. It's small and very convenient.

What do I do in Salida?
We also highly recommend spending time on the Salida waterfront and exploring the great restaurants of the city with some of our personal favorites being:

- Breakfast/Coffee - Bunny and Clyde's Corner Café (best coffee shop) The Biker and the Baker (best brunch), Little Red Hen Bakery
- Lunch - Sweetie's (by far the favorite), Mo Burrito
- Dinner - Pizza Rio, Boathouse Cantina, Moonlight Pizza and Brew Pub, Fiesta Mexicana (not in downtown)
- Drinks - The Biker and the Baker, Tres Litros Brewery, Wood's High Mountain distillery
- Tapas - The Fritz
- Going out - Benson's (live music) and High Side Bar & Grill (open late)

Salida is, in our opinion, up there for the most underrated mountain towns in Colorado. It's amazing. What about other things to do nearby? Some highlights:

- Spiral Drive Salida lookout - A view over downtown from above the Salida "S" ideal for sunset
- Downtown Salida - Rent bikes, walk along the river, or swim in the summer
- Monarch Mountain - Awesome skiing and snowboarding less than 30 mins from the property
- Monarch Crest Gondola - An awesome old gondola to take you to the top of the continental divide (for warmer months only)
- O'Haver Lake - An awesome high alpine lake only a few miles from our site
- Rafting - Known as "the most rafted section of river in the country" independent whitewater or any other company will be great!
- St. Elmo Ghost Town - Cool ghost town past Mt. Princeton - can reach by normal car most seasons
- Snowshoe - Old monarch pass loop here
- Browns Canyon National Monument - A 21,586-acre national site with whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing & wildlife
- Mt. Princeton Hot Springs - A nice resort and restaurant with natural hot springs to relax in
- Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa - A more low key hot springs just south of the property

If you want to drive more than 30 minutes, some great day trips from the property include:

- Great Sand Dunes National Park - At just over an hour away, we're one of the closer cities to this awesome national park
- Crested Butte - Self explanatory
- Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - A bit further but well worth it
- Canon City - For the Royal Gorge bridge, historic canyon train, and skyline drive
- Lake City - Perhaps one of the most underrated small towns in CO

Hopefully it's clear that there's a ton to explore both on the property and in the surrounding area. Hopefully we can provide you with an awesome place to enjoy nature and relax while doing it.

Hosted by Ben

  1. Joined in September 2021
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Hi! This is Ben. Over the past few months, we’ve put everything we can into creating a way to connect people + nature through design.

We hope you love your stay!

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  • Sarah
  • Melanie

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy