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Exceptional Home In A World Class Mountain Setting

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 297 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Telluride Beauty & Luxury, without the crowd

Come and experience luxury and raw beauty that you rarely find interwoven together in such a way. This is a home for entertaining and to enjoy with a huge kitchen, lots of counter space, big windows to take in the view. The entire second floor is the master bedroom, it is large and spacious. There is another bedroom downstairs with loads of windows. The apartment over the garage has the third bedroom. There is a cozy courtyard on the side of the house with a grill. The front patio takes in the entire mountain range. The house and guest house sit at the base of the escarpment of the Uncompahgre Plateau facing the Northern edge of the highest mountain range in the continental United States. The view is spectacular, the setting is private, cozy and comfortable. The gardens are lush and verdant; the mountains are rock and ice covered. The escarpment is dry and arid. All these varied climates come together here in Pleasant Valley at the foot of the Sneffles Range in the San Juan Mountains.

Easy driving distance to the Ouray or Orvis Hot Springs, Telluride, and shopping at the quaint town of Ridgway. Drive the Million Dollar Hwy on the way from Ouray to Silverton, or for something more exciting drive over Last Dollar Road to Telluride. Hike up the Blue Lakes trail, and if you are up for it continue on to climb Mt. Sneffles. From here it is a day's journey to Durango and/or Mesa Verde.

The view of the mountain range is out over the ranches of Ouray County, these vast ranches span thousands of acres. Below the stunning mountain backdrop, it is pastoral with cows and horses in the fields. It is a short 7 minute ride into town on county road 24 which is maintained year around. The access is easy and simple. It is a 45 minute ride to Telluride to the South or 45 minutes North to Montrose to the airport. Built to the highest standards of finish, the home gets its name from the many hummingbirds that frequent the gardens in the shade of the Aspen trees searching for nectar from the many flowers in bloom all summer long.

More Details

Owner
John Fuhler
Member since: 2001
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About John Fuhler

Our family loves to be in nature. We are a family of five. We currently live in the city but can't wait to get back to the mountains.

John Fuhler purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why John Fuhler chose Ridgway

We have traveled far and wide, and have kept returning here for 20 years and never tire of the endless rugged scenery. Plus the wildlife abounds. This location in Pleasant Valley combines all the needs and desires of being in the mountains, yet close to town.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Luxury living in a rural setting. There is the main house plus an apartment above the garage. Steam showers inside, beautiful gardens around the house and some of the most photographed mountains in the United States in front of you. Wilderness is right outside the door!

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Montrose
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Colorado Boy Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Divide Ranch
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Adobe Inn, Ridgway
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Telluride
Car: necessary

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Pleasant Valley, Colorado

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 297 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Master bathroom with steam shower. Six spray heads.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Downstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Guest House
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Huge spacious master bedroom, with walk in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , First Floor bedroom, lots of bright sunny windows
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , This is an extra overflow bedroom/library. Folding bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Guest House bedroom.
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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Wonderful property!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay at the Hummingbird House. The house suited our family of 7 adults perfectly--with lots of space to spread out and bedrooms for everyone (3 couples and a solo). One of my primary criteria when searching for a rental was that it be accessible for my mother-in-law, who isn't very mobile. Hummingbird House turned out to be great, with no stairs to enter the house or the living spaces and a comfortable bedroom and bath also on the main floor. Another couple took the HUGE master suite (the entire second floor--maybe 1200 square feet?), and the family member who hadn't brought her husband had a comfortable sofa bed in the "den" on the main level. My husband and I took the (also huge) guest house suite on the second floor of the garage. We loved having windows open on all four sides of the room.

Overall the house was clean and very well decorated, with big comfy sofas and good beds, etc. The kitchen is fabulous--Huge (bigger than it looks in the photos) and well appointed. We really enjoyed having the space for multiple family members to cook together. The property is beautifully landscaped with blooming flowers dispersed all throughout. The terrace faces the mountains and is a great place to just sit and ponder the majesty of Mother Nature. We saw deer, foxes, and elk and heard coyotes. The house is definitely in the country, a few miles from town and surrounded by pastures and cows. Ridgway is a cute town with good restaurants and a decent grocery store.

What wasn't perfect? I thought it was a little weird that there was no fireplace or stove in the main room--only in the master suite. And overall, the house is a little bit sparely furnished. For example, there are exactly 8 plates, which meant that with 7 people in the house, we ran the dishwasher after every meal. The dining table seats 6, and there aren't any more chairs nearby to borrow (we used the stools from the breakfast bar, which was tolerable but an awkward height). There were the bare minimum of blankets, pillows and towels--everyone got one, but I would have liked *two* pillows for myself and maybe a throw to use when sitting on the patio in the evening. Oh, and the only Television in the house is in the "den", which we used as a bedroom, so...no Game of Thrones for us! Small stuff, I know, and they don't take away from our wonderful stay!

Overall, I'd return in a minute and I think any member of my family would too. It's a gorgeous place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very complimentary opinion of our home. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I must admit, that it is true some of the furnishings are sparse. We can easily fix that. We love to shop. We haven't owned the house for very long and have not used it much ourselves, yet, but we intend to! The TV is in the den intentionally. We didn't want our focus to be on a screen when there is so much beauty for all the senses right outside the doors.
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5

Beautiful home and property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at John's home. The view of the San Juans from the front patio is awesome. We spent every evening in the patio chairs relaxing and taking in the view of the beautiful pasture and mountains in the background. The home and guest house are spacious and comfortable. We used the patio fireplace each night when it cooled down. John and Beth were very helpful with any questions we had. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Comfortable and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

It was very nice and clean but the air conditioner didn't work and it got very warm and stuffy throughout the day. But overall very relaxing, quiet and peaceful. Took 3 teenage kids with us and they enjoyed it very much also!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wasn't aware that it wasn't working. We will take care of maintaining the air conditioner right away.
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5

Perfect mountain get away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Humming Bird House for spring break with two other families. There was enough space for everyone to be comfortable. The house was beautifully appointed with all the bells and whistles. It was the perfect distance between Uray and Telluride to find what ever it is you wanted to do for the day! The views were breathtaking. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone for your Colorado vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved this space for our Family Vacation - can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

The Hummingbird House is a great space for family and groups. The views are gorgeous, and the deck and chairs make a wonderful evening and early morning space for relaxing and soaking up the mountain air. The hummingbirds are fun to watch and make a great symbol to remember the trip! There is room to put an RV in the driveway which allowed our family that was traveling together to stay together and made for a much better vacation for all of us! We loved the huge kitchen and enjoyed cooking on the grill as well as on the appliances in the kitchen. The regular fridge and beverage fridge were put to good use! There is a beautiful kitchenette in the guest house as well, although we did not use it. The water in the showers was very hot, and needed to be watched closely, especially for our kids. There were minimal kitchen basics (e.g., pots and pans, cooking utencils, measuring cups and spoons) and little basics stocked for use (e.g., laundry detergent, kitchen soap, toilet tissue, etc), but the Owner mentioned he would be adding more of both items soon. Our biggest struggle was the dishwasher which would run the full cycle sometimes but not everytime. We had time to run the items again, so it was fine in the end and certainly did not affect our overall experience. We LOVED this location and space and hope to return again many times in future years.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

When you first pull up to the gates of the Hummingbird House, it is breathtaking. The property sits with a panoramic view of the San Juan Mountains and is meticulously maintained. The rustic design of the home, the beautiful gardens and cool water features fit perfectly in the valley location. While the outside captures the perfect Colorado ranch house, the inside is the picture of luxury with high-end finishes, lighting and high-tech electronic systems throughout. Once you get past just how beautiful the inside is, you are captured again by the huge great-room views of San Juan Mountains and the 16,000 acre Double RL (Ralph Lauren) ranch. Once you head upstairs, the Master Suite is like its own oasis. In a word, this property is AMAZING and I would recommend it to anyone seeking a perfect spot to enjoy all Colorado has to offer. We spent time in Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride and Silverton. Tons of things to do for our whole family (kids are 14, 11 & 10) including horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking and waterfall exploration. The owners of the Hummingbird House were great to work with and help to make the stay absolutely fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Pleasant Valley, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer & Fall
1 Jun 2017 - 17 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$418
A$2,489
A$6,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$19 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
9 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$279
A$1,464
A$4,183
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$2,789
Flat fee
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$2,789
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$418
A$2,092
A$5,926
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$633.85
Cleaning fee A$253.54
Tax Rate 4.9%

We do require a security deposit of $500 to reserve your time. This is refunded after your stay provided the home is left reasonably clean, normal wear and tear excepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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