Stunning Pet-Friendly Cabin Rental near Telluride, ColoradoOphir, Colorado (United States) view map
Description of Glamping Units
Guests will be amazed by the incredible views and luxurious interior of this pet-friendly cabin set in the mountains of Colorado. Throughout the cabin, there are iron works that were hand-forged on site. The rental can sleep ten guests, with two bedrooms and a sleeping loft. The master bedroom has a plush king bed and marvelous slate and rock fireplace, which adds to the extravagance on this feature bedroom. The second bedroom contains a queen-sized bed and two twin beds, with two large windows opening up to the woodland scenery. Up in the loft area there is a full-sized up and down wood-crafted bunk bed and a cozy seating area with a coffee table for guests to snuggle up and play some games. All the beds have linens provided by the host, ensuring glampers are ready to go from the moment they step through the door.
The charm of this pet-friendly cabin does not stop at the bedrooms, as on the main floor there is a magnificent open-plan kitchen and living area with an ornate and eye-catching fireplace. The wood is already chopped for guests to use. With a ten-person dining table and leather couches, there is plenty of room for glampers to relax in come the evenings. In the modern and stylish kitchen, there is everything guests will need to prepare meals for the whole group. Impressive marble top counters will inspire guests' inner chef and the dishwasher will ensure there is no hassle clearing up afterward. Amenities include a fridge, a toaster, stove, microwave, oven, drinks fridge, a coffee bean grinder, and a coffeemaker. Outside, there is a grill, where glampers can enjoy cooking with a view. Upon request, the hosts will stock the pantry.
A full bathroom is accessible on the second floor, with a walk-in shower and elegant design, as well as a supply of towels, shampoo, and soap. The main floor provides access to a half bathroom. When glampers think they have seen it all, they are in for a wonderful surprise as they step into the sauna hot tub room. A noteworthy feature to this luxurious pet-friendly cabin is the exceptional view from the bull wheel framed window.
A CD player and a stereo system are available for guests to use, as well as a television, board games, and books. There is a cell repeater for cell service at the cabin. Read More
- Bunk beds
- King-size bed
- Kitchen equipment
- Linens provided
- Private bathroom
- Queen-size bed
- Running water
- Towels provided
The property is pet-friendly and there are dog bowls on site. No pets are allowed on the furniture and they must be cleaned up after.Read More
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.
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 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. Read More
Location + Surroundings
Located adjacent to the ski resort in Telluride, Colorado, it 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 Observatory
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 The Observatory 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 Observatory. 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.
The Observatory 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 (these trees were not chopped down but killed by beetles).
When you visit The Observatory 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 Observatory, although it is slowly sinking into the ground.
When you visit The Observatory, 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 Observatory 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 Observatory that contribute to its uniqueness.
It did not take long for the locals to catch onto the heart and soul of The Observatory. By the early to mid 1980s, The Observatory had been rented out for weddings, full moon parties, end of ski season celebrations, workshops and retreats. It was during this time that The Observatory earned its name…being at 11,300 feet puts you so close to the moon and stars! Read More
- If the guest cancels at any time, they forfeit all funds to the host and no refund will be made. It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date.
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.
- Paddle boarding
- Winter sports
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 ways 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.
During the snow season The Observatory is accessible via snowmobile, skiing or snowshoeing. Additional costs for snowmobiles do apply.