The Rock Room - by Outside Design

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  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
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Explore 35+ wooded acres surrounded by national forest in the Rocky Mountains. A wonderful place for couples, friends, & solo travelers to relax or adventure in a modern cabin cut into a rock wall <15 mins from Salida, CO.

We designed the Rock Room with 6 floor to ceiling windows and an automatic garage door that opens up to a rock wall and your private covered balcony which overlooks national forest on both sides.

We've worked hard designing + curating the Rock Room. Would love to have you.

The space
Location:
The Rock Room is about 50 feet from national forest boundary in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is centrally located about 2.5 hours from downtown Denver, <30 minutes to Monarch Mountain, 1.5 hours to Breckenridge, and about an hour from Great Sand Dunes National Park.

To get here, just take 285 almost the entire way from Denver. It's a beautiful drive over high passes and low valleys. You might even see moose at the lake around Kenosha Pass. Traffic is almost always non-existent except for peak times -- thankfully it's not like I-70!

What to do (the short version):
There is a ton to do nearby outdoors--from day national parks bto rafting hiking and skiing--that make perfect day trips all year. The Rock Room is newly renovated inspired by Scandinavian roots. There is a private trail pm the property itself which circles around the aspen, ponderosa pine, rock outcroppings, and what we call the sunset boulevard view. We also have a guidebook for everything from short hikes to restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries! We're tucked behind a mountain that blocks the road but right off a well-paved and plowed road.

The Basics:
There is some limited kitchen amenities with new mini fridges, a coffee maker (of course free coffee), a microwave, etc. Quality towels and linens are freshly-washed right before your stay. The bed is a memory foam queen bed. The outdoor space is all private deck space with views, solar lights, and a seating and a laying area.

The Bath House:
The Rock Room does not have its own bathroom. Down the path from the Rock Room is a set of two bathrooms and sinks. A bit further down is a large bath house with showers, sinks, and everything else you may need. We have recently done extensive renovations so most amenities are new. It's stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and hand wash. You should expect to have plenty of space in the bath house. It's open 24/7 and it's not like a public restroom.

What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Kitchen
Fast wifi – 73 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises – 2 spaces
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
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Where you’ll be

Salida, Colorado, United States

Intro
This property is in the heart of Rocky Mountains near the continental divide with both city and nature nearby. About 15 minutes from the city of Salida, the property is easy to access off HWY 285 but also surrounded by National Forest and BLM land which keeps it quite secluded (we have both sides of a valley). Also, the stars at night are really impressive.

What can I do on the property?
There’s a state park, lakes, hiking all within a few minutes. But you might not want to leave. So, we designed the property with a private nature trail for you to be able to explore the woods on an entire side of the valley.

Where do I go for quick things?
The small city of Poncha Springs is closest—it has a gas station, a grocery store, a hardware store, a brewery (Elevation Beer Co.), a winery (Vino Salida), etc. It's small and very convenient.

What do I do in Salida?
We also highly recommend spending time on the Salida waterfront and exploring the great restaurants of the city with some of our personal favorites being:

- Breakfast/Coffee - Bunny and Clyde's Corner Café (best coffee shop) The Biker and the Baker (best brunch), Little Red Hen Bakery
- Lunch - Sweetie's (by far the favorite), Mo Burrito
- Dinner - Pizza Rio, Boathouse Cantina, Moonlight Pizza and Brew Pub, Fiesta Mexicana (not in downtown)
- Drinks - The Biker and the Baker, Tres Litros Brewery, Wood's High Mountain distillery
- Tapas - The Fritz
- Going out - Benson's (live music) and High Side Bar & Grill (open late)

Salida is, in our opinion, up there for the most underrated mountain towns in Colorado. It's amazing. What about other things to do nearby? Some highlights:

- Spiral Drive Salida lookout - A view over downtown from above the Salida "S" ideal for sunset
- Downtown Salida - Rent bikes, walk along the river, or swim in the summer
- Mountain Biking - Access Monarch Crest, Rainbow trail by biking just a few minutes or go straight out the back gate to national forest trails
- Monarch Mountain - Awesome skiing and snowboarding less than 30 mins from the property
- Monarch Crest Gondola - An awesome old gondola to take you to the top of the continental divide (for warmer months only)
- O'Haver Lake - An awesome high alpine lake only a few miles from our site
- Rafting - Known as "the most rafted section of river in the country" independent whitewater or any other company will be great!
- St. Elmo Ghost Town - Cool ghost town past Mt. Princeton - can reach by normal car most seasons
- Snowshoe - Old monarch pass loop here
- Browns Canyon National Monument - A 21,586-acre national site with whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing & wildlife
- Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa - A more low key hot springs just south of the property
- Valley View Hot Springs - By far our favorite nearby hot springs with a more natural feel and views. Call ahead. Note clothing is optional

If you want to drive more than 30 minutes, some great day trips from the property include:

- Great Sand Dunes National Park - At just over an hour away, we're one of the closer cities to this awesome national park
- Crested Butte - Self explanatory
- Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - A bit further but well worth it
- Canon City - For the Royal Gorge bridge, historic canyon train, and skyline drive
- Lake City - Perhaps one of the most underrated small towns in CO

Hopefully it's clear that there's a ton to explore both on the property and in the surrounding area. Hopefully we can provide you with an awesome place to enjoy nature and relax while doing it.

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Hi! This is Ben. Over the past few months, we’ve put everything we can into creating a way to connect people + nature through design.

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