House from the driveway entranceFacing the house from the main porch
Cliffside Telluride Getaway

Entire home/flat

10 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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Experience this truly unique and authentic mountain home, nestled on a cliff near Telluride. At 25 minutes from Telluride, and under an hour to Ouray you'll find everything Colorado has to offer right outside your door. This spacious and inviting San Juan mountain retreat is just 7 miles down from great hiking and the gorgeous Jeep trail "Last Dollar Road". Enjoy vast mountain vistas, scenic river trails, and incredible weekend festivals all summer long in this wonderful home with valley views.

The space

With a loft above the master bedroom and two lofts over the living room, this spacious home can always handle extra guests in the common areas. It will comfortably sleep 3 couples in their own spaces (2 in master, 2 in 2nd bedroom, and 2 on the queen futon in the main loft) or 10+ people using couches and air mattresses in the lofts and common area. While the listing allows 10 people I'm open to hosting more for special occasions if you speak with me.

The entire home is listed, but be aware I have a tenant and her dog in the ground floor studio. She has her own entrance, but it is an attached part of the house.

The main living area is abound with personal touches like the locally sourced tree trunks incorporated into the structure itself. Almost every floor is heated for cold nights, as well as getting some help from the cozy Tulikivi soap stone fireplace with complimentary firewood. The kitchen and bathrooms feature tile floors, rock walls, and even a mosaic sink surround in the common bathroom. Master bath includes a jacuzzi tub that can probably fit 2, though I've never tried. You'll enjoy mountain and valley views from every room through large expanses of windows. The kitchen island features a wood block cutting board surface with custom cutout hiding granite work station.

The house (mostly off grid) is on a well and a septic tank so I request that guests please be considerate of water use especially in larger groups. The drinking water, while from a well, is superb, so no need for bottled water.

Guest access

The whole home is yours to enjoy. The well water room and shed have some personal items, which I trust you'll respect.

Interaction with guests

I work most evenings as a cook for Allreds, the restaurant at the top of the Telluride gondola. I can take calls, provide assistance, and even show you around or share a drink anytime I'm not working.

Other things to note

This multi-level house is built on a small cliff above a steep 900 foot valley, so there are a few challenges. While kids (and somewhat inebriated individuals) are welcome, it is important to understand the serious consequences of being careless while playing around both outside and inside the house. Also the 1.5 mile winding dirt road coming to the house is 2 directional and quite steep at times, all while bordering some good drop offs, so make sure your driver is sober and not afraid of heights.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 2PM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Heating
Washer

Prices
Extra people £31 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee £61
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 2 sofas, 2 air mattresses, 1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is flexible

- 420 Friendly
- Be considerate of water usage

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property - My permanent tenant does have a dog that will sometimes be in the ground floor studio. He is well mannered and will remain in the studio while home.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Cat User Profile
September 2017
This was one of the coolest places I've ever stayed at - unique inside and beautiful outside!

Esti User ProfileEsti is a superhost.
July 2017
The photos from Matthew's place dont begin to show how breathtaking they are once you get there. We had 6 at our party and had plenty of room to spread out or all sit together. Bring movies so you can enjoy watching them after the sun goes down. Matthew was great at communicating and even checked out a few games for us. Highly recommend and would stay there again!

Brad User Profile
July 2017
If you do not stay here you are missing out!! The setting is so unique and breathtaking. The beauty to be seen from this home is truly magical, from the valley below to the mega-trillions of stars at night it will continue to inspire you no matter how long you stay. Matthew invited us to an event the night we arrived but we were too tired from the drive. Matthew was the coolest, most responsive host that I have encountered on Airbnb or anywhere else. My only two regrets are that I did not accept his offer to the bonfire and we did not eat at his restaurant (a third would be that my brother over cooked the cookies we left for him, and Matthew is a chef, how embarrassing). Do yourself and your traveling crew a huge favor and stay here. I'm tempted to say if you don't like it I'll refund your money but you know what I mean, I cannot recommend this place or Matthew highly enough. Thanks again Matt..........

Laynie User Profile
July 2017
The place is in an amazing place just outside of Telluride. It was quiet and secluded with an amazing view. It's pretty unique and gives you the cabin experience you're looking for. It's a quick enough drive into Telluride. The host was so helpful to get back to me with any questions and was very accommodating. We had a great time.

Gualtiero User Profile
July 2017
The location and the place are beautiful

Raygon User Profile
May 2017
Spacious cabin on a cliff with nice view. Secluded but still very convenient (nearest gas station 1.5Miles, Telluride ~10Miles). WiFi at the moment is on the slower side but I was told Matthew is working on fixing it. Great communication (questions are usually responded under an hour). Remember this is not a fancy place but a place for somewhat disconnected mountain living. 100% would recommend.

Telluride, Colorado, United StatesJoined in May 2017
Matthew User Profile

I'm an avid outdoorsman and have a passion for cooking.

I moved here for the off road trails and the excellent ski resort, and neither have disappointed.

I'm a cook at Allreds, the restaurant at the top of the Telluride gondola.

If you need any recommendations or even want a guide, feel free to ask.

I'm pretty easy. If you want to be left alone to enjoy your stay, you won't even know I'm in town. If you want to hang out with a local while you're here, I'm readily available.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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