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1st Chair Chalet

1st Chair Chalet

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Property Details

Updated: Nov 17, 2014
Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Come stay in our Monarch/Garfield/Salida Colorado mountain home/house/cabin.

View lots of pictures. Search 1st Chair Chalet on Facebook.

Enjoy a getaway in this quaint and private mountain home surrounded by Aspens next to a roaring creek.

Nestled high in the Rockies in the historic town-site of Garfield, The 1st Chair Chalet is just 3 miles to Monarch Mountain Skiing, 16 miles to historic downtown Salida, and walking distance to Monarch Lodge's amenities.

This cozy 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath chalet sits by the the South Fork of the Arkansas River with private fishing access. The creek cascades and eddies through the back yard creating a mesmerizing visual and sonic landscape enjoyable from the redwood deck and private hot tub.

Sleeps 5 to 7 with 1 queen in an upstairs bedroom, 1 full and 1 twin in another upstairs bedroom, and 1 full futon sofa in the living room. A toddler sleeper is also available.

Garfield, CO (also known as Monarch), elevation 9500', is six miles east of the Continental Divide surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest. Garfield originated as a mining town in the early 1800's. In the latter part of the century a fire swept through town leaving only 3 original buildings, The School House, a log cabin and the Courthouse/Jail which is now known as the Old Timer Cabin. Scattered throughout the area you will find foundations of original mining cabins from 200 years ago.

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Pets welcome

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1st Chair Chalet
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7090245
-719 942-5004
Monarch South Central Colorado
5

Most incredible honeymoon spot, warm..inviting... perfect.

  • 5 of 5
I've never reviewed in here before but had to come back and review (latently). My partner and I spent an amazing several days here with no complaints.
Bed was comfortable and stream was audible from bedrooms (yay sleep sounds). Hot tub was clean and well situated with stream view and almost entirely private, not to mention easy on the skin. Charming feel to it is great to come back to after rafting, gold panning, or brewery hopping. Well appointed, with a shed that has snowshoes and goldpans (now since I forgot mine there lol. Owner even called us to let us know and offered to send it to us!) The surrounding area is pretty with a lot of activities to offer. Salida is a great little town, like a non pretentious Boulder. The owner was also exceptional, answered us promptly every time and made us feel quite welcome indeed. Thank you guys so much for sharing this great little location with us, really made our year, we still talk about it! A solid five stars, will rent again.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review...and yes the gold pan is still in the shed!
business
1st Chair Chalet
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7090245
-719 942-5004
Monarch South Central Colorado
Denver, CO
5

Stay here!!

  • 5 of 5
This place is great! The river and hot tub just out the back door are awesome, not to mention being able to go to sleep with the rushing river outside your window. The cabin was perfect for a family with very comfortable beds. It was very clean and has all the essentials plus some. We will absolutely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
business
1st Chair Chalet
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7090245
-719 942-5004
Monarch South Central Colorado
llittleton
5

Great value and best rental home, yet!

  • 5 of 5
I was reluctant to write this review because I didn’t want to competition when we return.

This wonderful home was the perfect place for our reunion with friends. I can’t say enough about how clean and comfy the home was, but the BEST thing is the way the home is situated right on the river. The views are amazing. The deck has wonderful views of aspens, pines and mountains PLUS the sound of rushing water…it doesn’t get better than that!

Even after four weeks, we are still reminiscing about our very memorable stay. What a special place, and Bruce was very accommodating and helpful.

Our best Vacation Rental, yet!

We’ll be back.

Steve and Mary
Littleton, Colorado
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary! We hope you can make it back next year. Guests like you make it fun to share our cabin. We are up here working on it today, refinishing the front door and painting the porthole trim. New kitchen cabinets are the next project!
yours, B & T
business
1st Chair Chalet
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7090245
-719 942-5004
Monarch South Central Colorado
Scottsdale, AZ
5

Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5
What a great rental - clean, comfortable, and a great quiet location. Close enough to Salida for some dining and shopping. Close to so many hiking, biking and jeep trails (and to Monarch ski area for skiing). The deck and hot tub above the mountain stream made for some great afternoons and evenings. There were four of us plus our dogs, and we all had a great time at the chalet. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pam! Great photos! We are glad you got to enjoy the foliage. Fall may be the best time of year up here.
-The Hayes'
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1st Chair Chalet
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7090245
-719 942-5004
Monarch South Central Colorado
Centennial, Co. USA
5

Great home in the high mountains

  • 5 of 5
Four of us spent four nights over the 4th of July at the 1st Chair Chalet. It was a great trip with plenty of beautiful scenery, peace and quiet, and some good music in Salida at the park (thanks Bruce!).

The chalet is in a beautiful, low-key location close to hiking and 4wd trails, streams, rivers, the Monarch ski area, and a couple of very nice Colorado mountain towns.

The deck overlooking the stream was a favorite spot for everyone. Morning coffee, a beer in the afternoon, or a nice soak in the hot tub in the afternoon or evening under the stars was great. The wood stove on the first level is very nice and made for a cozy evening a couple of nights when we had some showers and cool weather.

The house was very clean, well maintained, and had everything we needed for our stay. The bedrooms upstairs had plenty of room and the beds were very comfortable. We cooked in three nights and ate dinner one evening in Salida at the Fritz (best burger I've had in a while). After dinner we walked across the street to Riverside Park for Bruce's solo show. Great music on a beautiful summer evening! Went back to the Chalet and went to sleep to the sound of the stream just below our window, ahhh......

While we were there we went up to the Tunnel of the West and Billings Lake, Taylor Mountain, and the Bonanza area just south of Pagosa Springs. Lots of mining history throughout the area and beautiful scenery and solitude wherever you go. Might have to bring the fishing gear next year, the Arkansas River looked phenomenal.

All in all, a great stay at a really nice place, in a great location. We'll be back again next summer for sure. Might try to sneak another trip in before then if we can!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
1st Chair Chalet
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7090245
-719 942-5004
Monarch South Central Colorado
Centennial, Co. USA
5

Great home in the high mountains

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I, and brother and sister-in-law spent four nights over the 4th of July at the 1st Chair Chalet. It was a great trip with plenty of beautiful scenery, peace and quiet, and some good music in Salida at the park (thanks Bruce!).

The chalet is in a beautiful, low-key location close to hiking and 4wd trails, streams, rivers, the Monarch ski area, and a couple of very nice Colorado mountain towns.

The deck overlooking the stream was a favorite spot for everyone. Morning coffee, a beer in the afternoon, or a nice soak in the hot tub in the afternoon or evening under the stars was great. The wood stove on the first level is very nice and made for a cozy evening a couple of nights when we had some showers and cool weather.

The house was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The bedrooms upstairs had plenty of room and the beds were very comfortable. We cooked in three nights and ate dinner one evening in Salida at the Fritz (best burger I've had in a while). After dinner we walked across the street to Riverside Park for Bruce's solo show. Great music on a beautiful summer evening! Went back to the Chalet and went to sleep to the sound of the stream just below our window, ahhh......

While we were there we went up to the Tunnel of the West and Billings Lake, Taylor Mountain, and the Bonanza area just south of Pagosa Springs. Lots of mining history throughout the area and beautiful scenery and solitude wherever you go. Might have to bring the fishing gear next year, the Arkansas River looked phenomenal.

All in all, a great stay at a really nice place, in a great location. We'll be back again next summer for sure. Might try to sneak another trip in before then if we can!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Winter time, enjoy fresh tracks for days! One of the largest annual snow falls and small crowds pair to make the Monarch area a powder hound's paradise. Ski, Snowboard, Cross-Country, Back Country, Snow Shoe, Snowmobile…it's all just outside the door.

Monarch Mountain is a family friendly Ski area with low ticket prices, on-site rentals, ski school, ski shop, and overnight ski tuning plus a great bar/restaurant, cafeteria, and a Starbucks! For the more extreme, they have hike-to expert terrain and snowcat tours.

Across the street is Monarch Snowmobile Tours and a national forest full of great high-alpine trails and roads.

In the warm weather enjoy epic hikes, world-class mountain biking, award-winning Fishing, motorcycling, ATV, and Jeep tours. The 4X4 road starts here, maps provided. One of the nation's top Mountain Bike trails, The Monarch Crest Trail, as well the Monarch Crest Scenic Tramway, and the Great Divide Trail start at the top of the pass, 4 miles away.

Less than an hour away are 5 Hot Springs resorts, a dozen whitewater rafting companies, numerous bike rentals, countless Galleries, 2 whitewater play parks, and a Super Wal-Mart, plus Live music, nightlife, Sports Bar, Movies and more.

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

    Weekly Rate: $750 - $1050

    Monthly Rate: $2875 - $4025


  • Spring and Fall Season: April through May, September through November: $125 per night +$50 cleaning fee +6.8% tax
    Summer Season: June through August: $150 per night +$50 cleaning fee +6.8% tax

    Winter Season: December through March....$175 per night +$50 cleaning fee +6.8% tax
    FREQUENT FLYER SPECIAL: Stay any 5 nights, get the 6th night free even for non-consecutive nights. 2 night minimum to redeem free night.
    HONEYMOONER SPECIAL: 2 people, 1 bed, no pets or kids, subtract $25 per night.
    LAST MINUTE SPECIAL: Make us an offer.

    50% non-refundable deposit is required to guarantee your reservation. We accept checks or PayPal. We'll email you an invoice.
    Rates are per night and subject to 6.8% sale/lodging taxes.
    All stays are subject to a $50 cleaning fee regardless of the number of nights.
    Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am (times may be flexible)
    no smoking indoors
    No pets please.

Amenities

Property Type

  • chalet

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • pets considered

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Half Bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Notes:

  • Private Hot Tub/Jacuzzi seats 5, uses copper based purifier, no nasty chemicals! Fisher Fireplace Wood Stove (plus baseboard heat in all rooms) High Speed Wireless Internet Large HDTV with DVD/VCR, computer plug-in, and video library Large Stereo with music library Telephone with free local and long distance service (calling card provided) Complete full-size Kitchen, quality pans and dish-ware, microwave, blender, coffee grinder/maker and more. Cozy comforters, Towels and Linens Off Street Parking for several vehicles Spiral staircase washer/dryer snow shoes Gas Grill Acoustic Guitar
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