House, Mountain Valley, near town
House, in the mountains with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 150 m2 (1615 sq.ft), children OK, pets OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
We are open for all dates, mail us.
Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our super-insulated, solar family home is in a mountain valley above Ouray at 8600 feet, has 2 bedrooms with double beds, open plan living room and kitchen with window walls, views of many high peaks. It is filled with items from our extensive travels as overseas teachers. The house is heated with a wood stove and is warm and cozy winter and summer. There is a full kitchen with propane range and a full pantry. If you are musical there is a baby grand Steinway piano.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, fax, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine
Garage, parking, barbecue
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, hiking, swimming, mountaineering, golfing, skiing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, pets ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), hospitality considered, long term considered, non-simultaneous optional
= marks the location of this home
We are located 2 miles up the Camp Bird road,good gravel, towards Imogene Pass (13000 Feet). Summer activities: hiking, mountain climbing, jeeping. Winter activities: skiing, area and cross country, snowshoeing, low elevation hiking. There are many museums and galleries, art shows in the Ouray, Ridgway, Telluride area. Ouray has a very large hot springs pool, lovely all year long. From our door you can go hiking, skiing in winter, or just sit on the porch swing or couch and enjoy priceless views. Our "yard" is wild with a small lawn and deck, aspen meadow and many fur and spruce trees. We are in a small subdivision with a few neighbors and mostly National Forest around us. We are a mountain climate with cool summers, max 80-85 and snow on the ground all winter. Our home is an ideal "cabin in the mountains" for a very different vacation and a great base for exploring SW Colorado and eastern Utah- mountain and desert all close by.
Something about ourselves
We are a retired overseas teaching couple with twin children, age 36, Julie lives nearby with her husband and Ken is a world traveler and works for NOLS. We love outdoor activities and travel, river running, sailing, hiking, mountain climbing, sea kayaking, camping. We are looking forward to doing house exchanges, seems like a wonderful way to travel. We have lived in Ouray for 25 years, keeping our home here while teaching overseas. We don't have a TV, instead read lots of books.