Stunning Pet-Friendly Cabin Rental Secluded in Woodland near Telluride, Colorado

Ophir, Colorado (United States)

Stunning Pet-Friendly Cabin Rental Secluded in Woodland near Telluride, Colorado

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1 unit
12 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed
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Hosted by Nicole
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Private Barbecue
This delightful cabin is near Telluride, Colorado, and has two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and one that sleeps four with a queen-size bed that also has two twin pull-out beds. The loft sleeps four and has two full bunk beds, and all linens are provided for guests. The recently updated bathroom has a shower and is located on the second floor, while the half bath is situated on the main floor. Towels, shampoo and soap are all provided for guests.

The recently updated kitchen is fully equipped with tools for guests to prepare and enjoy meals with a dishwasher, a coffee bean grinder and coffee maker, a toaster, a microwave, a drinks refrigerator, a crockpot, and an outdoor grill. For entertainment in the evenings, there is a TV, board games and books, a CD player, plus a cell repeater located in the cabin for service. The living and dining area has a table that seats ten, a wood burning fireplace with hand-chopped wood for guests, and a comfy leather sectional sofa.

For an added touch of luxury, the rental has a hot tub and a sauna. Glampers can look forward to returning after a day of skiing, and relaxing in the hot tub, before firing up the outdoor grill and cooking up a mouthwatering steak.


  • 1 King-size bed
  • 1 Queen-size bed
  • 2 Bunk bed
  • 2 Extra Bed
  • Electricity additional charge
  • Water
  • Hot water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet additional charge
  • Firewood additional charge
  • Linens and pillows
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fan
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Sauna/Steam room
  • Private Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Telescope
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Games
  • Sound system
This beautiful accommodation benefits from the purest water on the planet from a private well! There is an onsite washer and dryer, and laundry detergent is provided for guests. All bedding, linens, bath towels, and a selection of soaps and shampoos are kindly provided by the host.

The fully-equipped kitchen has all the amenities glampers need, including a dishwasher, a coffeemaker and coffee bean grinder, a toaster, a microwave, a drinks fridge, and there is also an outdoor grill. Kitchen basics, such as coffee and sweetener/creamer, tea, hot chocolate, basic spices, and cooking oil are all provided.

Due to the high altitude of the rental, there is a free oxygen supply machine in case guests struggle, and the breathtaking views are all free of course.

Guest Services

The property offers catering recommendations for guests and referrals to a masseuse to give on-site treatments. Guests can request the hosts to stock the pantry and there is a shuttle service (people and/or gear) to and from property.

Location + Surroundings

  • National Park
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Located adjacent to the ski resort in Telluride, Colorado, the rental is one of only a few homes in the United States at an altitude higher than 11,000-feet! This picturesque cabin is nestled underneath the 13,000-foot Palmyra and Silver Peaks of the San Juan Mountains.

The History of the cabin.

Jim Russell came to Telluride in the fall of 1972 after finishing a tour of Vietnam with the Navy. He wanted to build a place similar to something he had seen in Breckenridge. After buying a Silver Mountain Mining Company mining claim with a partner, Russell designed this gorgeous rental on a bar napkin at the Sheridan Bar. George Greenbank, a new architect in Telluride, drew up the plans and construction began in 1975.

It took Russell and his self-proclaimed hippie crew three summers to build the cabin. Due to the remoteness of the site and the character of the crew, they all lived in the ghost town of Alta during the summers. A cook was onsite and they had generators because none of the homes had electricity.

This unique cabin was built to last. It is made of stone from the nearby talus fields, concrete, and timber. The foundation is attached to the bedrock, the walls are composed of 12-foot logs, the interior is constructed of cedar and Douglas fir and the exterior logs are from the Wilson Mesa, with trees that had been killed by beetles, not chopped down keeping the rental ecologically friendly.

When you visit the cabin today, you turn right at the 1941 Army truck that was used to haul whatever materials that were needed that Russell could not find onsite. It is still there, marking the “driveway” to the rental, although it is slowly sinking into the ground.

When you visit the cabin, there are many details that will catch your eye. One thing that is immediately noticeable is the custom ironwork throughout, hand-forged on site during construction. Another example is the window frame over the agate-lined hot tub. It is actually a bull wheel from a mining tram that operated above the rental many years ago. The handcrafted stain glass windows, which are even more beautiful with the sunshine streaming through them, definitely are one of the features of the cabin that contribute to its uniqueness.

It did not take long for the locals to catch onto the heart and soul of the cabin. By the early to mid-1980s, the rental had been rented out for weddings, full moon parties, end of ski season celebrations, workshops and retreats. Being at 11,300 feet, this unique cabin puts guests so close to the moon and stars!


  • Hiking
  • Winter sports
  • Water sports
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching

At Alta Lakes, guests can visit the old mining/ghost town and see the original site of alternating current electricity, as well as the remnants of the aerial tramway that used to move the ore from the mine to the mill a little way down the mountain. Just a few miles away, Telluride’s L.L. Nunn joined forces with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse to build the world’s first commercial alternating-current power plant. It was used to fuel the operations of the Gold King Mine, which was just south of the property.

Mountain Village and Telluride are sister cities that compliment one another. Mountain Village was founded in 1987 and covers over 2100 acres. It sits at 9,500 feet and is adjacent to the ski area and the Uncompahgre National Forest. Mountain Village is home to many shops, restaurants, spas and the Telluride Ski School. To reach Telluride, just hop onto the free and of course, scenic, gondola. This 13-minute ride is unique to Mountain Village and Telluride – there is no other gondola system like this anywhere else in the States.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM early check-in allowed additional charge
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM late check-out allowed additional charge
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed additional charge
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Some spaces are shared

Accessibility & Safety

  • First aid kit

Cancellation policy

Strict: It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.

Additional Information

This host offers a 10% discount on the nightly rate for six or more nights. There is a two-night minimum stay in the summertime. The cleaning fee is $200 and there is optional Wi-Fi for $20 a day.

During the snow season, the cabin is accessible via snowmobile, skiing or snowshoeing. Additional costs for snowmobiles do apply.

Early check-in request for summer stays only is $100 for an early check-in time of 2:00 pm (regular check-in time is 4:00 pm); guests must request at least three days in advance of check-in and the owner must confirm early check-in.

This host can transport guests and gear for a fee of $100 round-trip, there is a two-person limit per snowmobile.

A two-night minimum is required for major local festivals including, Bluegrass, Blues & Brews, The Mountain Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and the following holidays: New Year´s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This property is pet-friendly for a fee of $50 per pet.

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