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Karen Kochanski

Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, a little Spanish

Snowy Range Home Away From Home with Four Season Recreation

15 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Centennial holiday house

Cozy Home with Mountain Views, Large Deck, Full kitchen, Wood Stove, Sleeps 6

Located just outside the entrance to the Snowy Range, this beautiful home features a large deck with mountain views and easy access to multiple recreation opportunities just minutes away. Vaulted beamed ceilings and numerous windows provide a bright space with cool summer breezes and a wood burning stove for chilly winter nights. A full kitchen features all the comforts of home and there is a gas grill on the deck. A game room is stocked with board games, puzzles, playing cards, videos, books, and a Nintendo video game console. The living room features 2 comfy recliners to relax or watch a movie after a day in the mountains. The bathroom is stocked with everything you need, and the bedroom features a loft where kids can play or sleep. Sleeping accommodations include a full sized bed, twin bunk beds, 2 sleeper sofas and a full sized futon. Bedding is available for our guests.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen Kochanski (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, a little Spanish

About Karen Kochanski

I'm originally from Buffalo, NY but have lived in Longmont, CO for 12 years. I work as a physician assistant in Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente. I love all outdoor activities especially hiking, snowshoeing, biking and swimming. I'm a fanatic for wildflowers and have never seen any more spectacular than the ones in the Snowy Range. I do photography and most of my best shots were taken there.

Karen Kochanski purchased this house in 2015

Why Karen Kochanski chose Wyoming

I have been visiting the Snowy Range several times a year and decided it would be great to have a vacation property there. After looking for about a year, this house came on the market and I fell in love with it. The location is perfect and I enjoy having the full kitchen and beautiful deck.

What makes this house unique

Home away from home for about the cost of a hotel room in a spectacular location.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveller reviews

Snowy Range Home Away From Home with Four Season Recreation
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

So wonderful - can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fabulous time at Karen's snowy range home. It was a perfect getaway from Fort Collins - lots of fantastic hiking trails in medicine bow national forest within a short drive. The little town of Centennial was so quaint and our whole trip was so peaceful and rejuvenating. Our dog had a fantastic time as well. Can't wait to return for another vacation here!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad it worked out well for you. Hope you can come back soon! Karen
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé needed a long weekend get away to the mountains and snowy mountain retreat was exactly what we had in mind. The cabin itself is immaculate and feels like home as soon as you walk in the door. It's location couldn't have been better. We didn't have to drive for more than 10 minutes for any of the most popular hikes in the area. Wifi was speedy and we enjoyed all the games. Our dogs loved it as well. We couldn't ask for more!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Well Maintained and furnished with anything you might need !

  • 5 of 5

Great location to enjoy the Snowy Range. Hiking this visit, next will be down hill and cross country skiing.

I enjoyed visit to Laramie downtown and shopping at the yarn shop.

Friendly Store in Centennial (new owners in March) has well stocked grocery section including a few frozen meat/fish choices and a few fresh veggies. Cafe still has great breakfasts!

Love the open living/ kitchen area and big windows facing Laramie valley.

Deer were up close to front windows in the evening, including a 4 point buck.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming and look forward to your next trip.
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5

Comfortable home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Karen's home on the Snowy Range. The home was just right for us; very comfortable,clean, roomy, and had everything we could possibly want. We went hiking most days and enjoyed great weather and beautiful high mountain scenery just a few minutes from home. Two days we hiked and came across no other hikers on the trail. We were familiar with the hiking in the area but I want to note for others that Karen has a lot of good information in the cabin to help guide guests in planning their trip . I would definitely recommend the home to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really glad that you were able to enjoy this beautiful area. I have tried to provide lots of information for my guests and I'm glad it is appreciated.
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location for fun in the Snowies. Great place for our dogs as well. Karen made efforts in all sorts of ways to make this stay a blast.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice Time!
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Snowy Range Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was very pleasant at Snowy Range Home. It was in the perfect location for the daily photo shoots of the Snowy Range and the surrounding area. Information about the home and area were clearly stated and easily available. The home was very well stocked and organized. There was an issue with the water pressure and the owner sent "the well guy" out and the problem was resolved. The directions out of Laramie were a little difficult to follow and we missed our turn and we were a little unsure were to turn when we arrived in the Snowy Range area but we made it! If you are planning a stay in this area of Wyoming, we would recommend the Snowy Range Home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I felt really bad that they had the water problem. I got the repair man there as soon as I could. I will review the directions to make sure that they are clear. Glad their stay was pleasant despite the hiccups.
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Cheyenne
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Centennial
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Centennial
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Snowy Range Ski Area
Car: necessary

Located just outside the entrance to the spectacular Snowy Range Mountains, visitors will enjoy scenic vistas and many recreational opportunities. Summer hikes feature fields of wildflowers, mountain lakes, scenic viewpoints and wildlife sightings. Countless lakes and streams are a fisherman's paradise.

In Autumn, the aspens turn spectacular shades of gold and red for uncrowded scenic drives and hikes. Many hunting opportunities are also available.

Winter puts the snow in the Snowy Range. Snowmobiling conditions are ideal and a family of four can ski for about $100. The Snowy Range Ski Area is only 3 miles away and features free skiing for kids <5 and seniors >70! Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are also available from your doorstep.

The town of Centennial offers several dining options, live music, bars and a convenience store/gas station <1 mile from home. Many more restaurants, cultural activities and shopping options are available in Laramie, less than 30 min away. The historic town of Saratoga on the other side of the Snowy Range features a free hot spring pool with changing rooms and natural river access. Note that the Snowy Range Scenic Byway is only open as a through road in summer and early fall. In winter, it is open up to the ski area and several access points to trails.

Visitors from Colorado's Front Range will appreciate access to the mountains without the crowds and driving hassles in Colorado. The Snowy Range is reminiscent of Colorado 50 years ago before the population explosion, pricey resort towns, and traffic jams. It's a wonderful place to enjoy nature and less than 3 hours from the Denver area.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Centennial, Wyoming

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
fall 16
17 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$101
A$671
A$1,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
holiday 16-17
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$201
A$1,141
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
spring 17
3 Jan 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$134
From
A$168
Fri,Sat
A$806
A$1,611
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
mud 17
3 Apr 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$101
From
A$128
Fri,Sat
A$671
A$1,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
summer/Fall 17
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$168
From
A$201
Fri,Sat
A$1,074
A$3,759
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
fall 17
6 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$168
From
A$201
Fri,Sat
A$1,074
A$3,759
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
fall2 17
16 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$101
A$671
A$1,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
holiday 17-18
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$201
A$1,141
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$168
A$1,007
A$3,759
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$34 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$134
cleaning A$47 + Tax
Property Damage Protection A$79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pets are negotiable. Please call to discuss your pet(s).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Centennial

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Shower, toilet, sink with hair dryer, soap, shampoo, conditioner
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
  • 1 full size bed and twin bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski