Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps
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.
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.
About the Owner
(28 traveler reviews)
Cozy cabin getaway
This was perfect for my anniversary and birthday weekend. I wish we could have stayed longer. The hot tub was wonderful and the river was so relaxing to listen to at night. We plan on visiting again!
Lovely creek-side cabin! Wonderful hot tub!
We really enjoyed this cabin for our anniversary! Owner was awesome to work with! We were so happy the rental is pet-friendly, our dog had a great time. The hot tub was my favorite part, on a beautiful deck right over the creek. We caught all the surrounding aspens in their mid-fall yellow glory! Breathtaking. The cabin feels very private, the neighborhood is super quiet. Little bedrooms upstairs were cozy and sunny. The master's bed was too firm for my husband so he slept in the second bedroom on day two and slept great. Everything you need for a weekend getaway! Visited the sand dunes and joyful journey hot springs which made for an amazing day trip. Thanks so much! We'd love to return.
Cozy, well decorated and all the amenities you need. Close to Salida. Great place for R&R.
Beautiful mountain cabin set in wooded surroundings with a cascading River!!
My family and I loved this place so much we are hoping to make it a yearly tradition!
Very nice place with a wonderful deck and the creek flowing by.
1st Chair Chalet was a great place for our group to stay. We arrived late, and had to leave early to keep our Colorado travel itinerary and wished we could have stayed longer to enjoy the fire pit and the creek running nearby. I highly recommend it, very comfortable and clean.
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.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Clothes Dryer
- Fireplace ...
- Heating ...
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- children welcome
- non smoking only ...
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair accessible ...
- 880 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1
- Half Bathroom
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Ski & Snowboard
- Guests provide their own meals
- Complete full-size Kitchen with all ammenities and accesories including quality pots, pans and dish-ware, microwave, blender, coffee grinder/maker, crock pot, outdoor gas grill, toaster, water filter pitcher, Chef's knives, Grater, salt, pepper, sugar, and some spices. Note: no dishwasher or disposal Cozy comforters, Towels and Linens, and spares. Private Hot Tub/Jacuzzi seats 5, uses copper based purifier, no nasty chemicals! Fisher Fireplace Wood Stove with firewood (plus baseboard heat in all rooms) High Speed Satellite Wireless Internet Large HDTV with DVD/VCR, computer plug-in, and video library (no cable or dish) Large Stereo with music library and mini-plug plug in for ipod, phone, lap-top, etc. Telephone with free local and long distance service (no international long distance) Note: there is no cell service in the cabin, service is available in some spots outside. Off Street Parking for several vehicles Spiral staircase washer/dryer snow shoes sleds Acoustic Guitar