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Enjoy Mountain Views at Starry Starry Night!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

How long has it been since you were able to look up at the stars and actually see the Milky Way? Our condo is away from town, in the high mountain valley south of Cuchara, and you won’t believe the views! Sunrise in the morning over the Spanish Peaks, sunsets in the evening over San Isabel National Forest, and the stars at night! Wildlife roam the mountains. You may see deer, elk, big horn sheep, black bear, mountain lions, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, and beavers. If relaxing isn’t your thing, then enjoy the fishing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, golf at Grandote Peaks…all yours!

Cuchara, just two miles away, is home to the famous Dog Bar. (Yes, people do take their dogs there!) And the excellent Timbers restaurant, as fine as any in the area.

And if that isn’t enough to entice you, take Highway 12 (Highway of Legends) south to Trinidad, past Monument and North lakes for unbelievable scenery. Or go north on the highway to La Veta, where you will find unique treasures from the artists who reside there. And the bakery in La Veta is the best!

Don’t forget the Great Sand Dunes Monument, about an hour away. And the Uptop Ghost Town on Old La Veta Pass gives you a glimpse into early Colorado. Also, San Luis is the oldest town in Colorado, and is just southwest of Cuchara.

We fell in love with this area when we visited a year ago, and found ourselves buying a condo. We love it, but aren’t totally retired yet so can’t be there full time. So we are sharing it with you and know that you will enjoy it! Our condo is an end unit, so it is very quiet and has views from `windows on three sides.

Spend summer evenings on the deck enjoying the cool air, or winter evenings inside by the fireplace just relaxing!

Three full baths ensure lots of privacy! Kitchen has been remodeled to include deep sink and full-size dishwasher. Wood flooring gives a beautiful warmth to our home. New refrigerator with icemaker is great!

One bedroom with twin beds, one bedroom with a queen bed. Pull-out sofa on the main floor. There are two very nice inflatable twin beds available (inflate immediately). Come enjoy!

More Details

Barbara Smallwood
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Barbara Smallwood

We are Okies and fell in love with the Rockies. It is close enough to use we can drive it in one day - and escape the heat in the summer and enjoy the snow in the winter!

Barbara Smallwood purchased this condo in 2012

Why Barbara Smallwood chose La Veta

We love the coziness of the condo, the deck where we can enjoy coffee and the sunrise, or maybe a glass of wine and the sunset. The trees surround us, yet we can view the snow-capped mountains. This is an undiscovered area - we found it when my sister built a retirement home a few miles away.

What makes this condo unique

The deck, the coziness of the condo, the wood walls - all have the feel of a cabin in the woods. The loft is above the dining/kitchen area, and the living area is then open, giving the condo a very spacious feeling.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in La Veta, Colorado

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Two bathrooms upstairs with the two bedrooms. One is a shower bath, the other a combination shower/bath. A beautiful tiled shower bathroom is on the ground floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Loft + Den - Sofa bed on main floor; 2 inflatable twin mattresses
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds, Sleep Sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • snowboarding


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Enjoy Mountain Views at Starry Starry Night!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Great place

  • 4 of 5

Great condo very well stocked. Now it should have Ol Gringo hot sauce there for the food

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I will grab it when we go in October! Have you read Hot Sauce Nation by Denver Nicks? You might enjoy. Friend of ours.
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Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

What a terrific time we had. The location was optimum for our endeavors. We fished, drove around to see wildlife, visited a few of the local towns and local haunts and just enjoyed the beauty and tranquility. This condo collection is close-knit and independent. The home we stayed in was beautiful with few if any complaints. I really recommend this condo if you like the Cuchara-Monument Lake areas.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded little condo

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful little condo in a very secluded area, which we love! No cell service was just fine with us. When you open the doors and windows the piney scent of the forest comes rushing into the home. The deck is great for morning coffee or evening conversation. The home is nicely decorated with art work and artistic knick knacks. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed what we believe is special about our 'home away from home.' Thank you for reviewing.
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Lovely and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Starry, Starry Night for a weekend while in the area for my cousin's wedding. It was the perfect size for our small family: clean, comfy, and nicely decorated. It had everything we needed for a relaxing stay, and was convenient to town while feeling totally "away from it all."

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Area

  • 5 of 5

Starry Starry Night is a very nice and peaceful place for a comfortable get away! Everything you need to feel at

home. Clean and comfy !

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Starry Starry Night

  • 4 of 5

Great location, Great floor plan. Great solitude. Beautiful, restful, and peaceful.

Could have used a good going over with a caulk gun to keep the carpenter ants out. Also, could have had better lighting as some areas were rather dim with existing lights. We had to use our flashlight in the dining and living room areas. Would also recommend upgrading the DISH Network package as only one or two stations were worth watching. On a positive note, the whole house, including the kitchen was stocked better than we anticipated. Also, nice recent upgrades on the kitchen appliances, etc..

We would liked to have stayed one more day but we didn't have computer access to do so. It would have been great for the owner to have worked around that for us.

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am surprised with a few of the comments. I checked the condo on June 11 and there were no issues. There were no ants. There is some repair work being done on the exterior of the condo and perhaps they were coming in due to that. The lighting was working - there was a light switch next to the kitchen sink that lights the chandelier over the dining table. And the Internet ID and Password were posted on the refrigerator. I check them out before we left on the 11th. I wish you had called me during your stay so we could have discussed the issues. Thank you for the other nice comments.
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dog Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Colorado Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dog Bar and Grill, Timbers Lodge
Car: necessary

Our condo is located in the San Isabel Forest at 9000 feet, a beautiful high plateau where one can enjoy the mountain views, hike, golf, shop the galleries in La Veta, or just enjoy the stars!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$201.58
Additional Guest Fee AU$26.88 per person per night
Pet Fee AU$33.6
Damage Insurance AU$79.29
Damage Deposit AU$403.17

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Preferred method of payment is Book It Now online.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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