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1st Chair Chalet - Monarch/Garfield - Creek Side Mountain Getaway


Property Details

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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25 Reviews

based on 25 traveler reviews

Newton, Kansas

Great value!

  • 4 of 5

Cozy, well decorated and all the amenities you need. Close to Salida. Great place for R&R.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain cabin set in wooded surroundings with a cascading River!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this place so much we are hoping to make it a yearly tradition!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place with a wonderful deck and the creek flowing by.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florida Panhandle

A great stay in a very comfortable quiet cabin with ever amenity needed

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and clean cabin in a beautiful setting! Lovely view from a hot tub of a roaring creek behind property

Well equipped kitchen and close to a lot of beautiful hikes and fishing spots.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs,Co

Beautiful, Clean Mountain Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Getaway for Couples or Families!! The home was so clean, comfortable and well stocked with everything we needed; fireplace, books, games, DVD,VHS,CD's, Hot Tub, Blender for Margarita's and best of all..a Guitar!! Soaring Aspens, Fire Pit and beautiful picture perfect stream right outside the back door. We loved it , best birthday ever!! We will definitely rent this property again for our next 4x4 mountain getaway!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the cabin, the deck over the beautiful little rushing stream is awesome. The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed. We sure hope to come back. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Ski Season
Nov 24 2016 - Apr 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.3%

Nightly Rate: $120 to $170
Weekly Rate: $720 to $1020 (one night free)
Monthly Rate: Please inquire
Spring and Fall Season: $120 per night +$80 cleaning fee +7.3% tax
Summer Season: $150 per night +$80 cleaning fee +7.3% tax
Winter Season: $170 per night +$80 cleaning fee +7.3% tax
FREQUENT FLYER SPECIAL: Stay any 6 nights, get the 7th 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 $20 from Cleaning Fee.
50% non-refundable deposit is required to guarantee your reservation. We accept checks or online payment.
Rates are per night and subject to 7.3% sales/lodging taxes.
All stays are subject to a $80 cleaning fee regardless of the number of nights.
Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am (times may be flexible)
no smoking indoors
Pets? Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 24, 2016
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Property Type

  • chalet


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Floor Area

  • 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

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