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1st Chair Chalet in Monarch

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

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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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Bruce & Trina Hayes 719 942-5004

chalet rental amenities

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 

activities and attractions in Monarch Colorado

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.

vacation rental rates

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.

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Top things to do in Monarch
  • Ski
  • Snowboard
  • Snowmobile
  • 4X4
  • Tram ride
Top things to do on a budget
  • Snow shoe
  • Back Country Ski
  • Mountain Bike
  • Fish
  • Hike
Top things to do with a family
  • Swimming at The Lodge
  • Game Room at the Lodge
  • Restaurant at the Lodge
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
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traveler reviews for this monarch chalet rental

Great value and best rental home, yet!

Review submitted: October 10, 2012   Date of arrival: September 20, 2012

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

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car

Owners 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

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

Great Vacation Rental

Review submitted: October 1, 2012   Date of arrival: September 20, 2012

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Owners 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'

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

Great home in the high mountains

Review submitted: July 23, 2012   Date of arrival: July 4, 2012

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!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

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This vacation rental has been listed since 10/26/2011.

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