The SpaceThe cottage is not child proofed nor are the doorways wide enough for wheelchairs. The cottage is cooled with a "swamp cooler" which is a window mounted evaporative system that is very effective in the arid, high desert of western Colorado. Sorry no pets. Guest AccessPalisade-wineries, art galleries, distillery, bakery, brewery, library, eateries, grocery, and one friendly hardware store. Tours can be independent, by bike, limosine or horse drawn buggie. Interaction with GuestsThe owners live a few houses away. Watering of the lawn, gardens and potted plants necessitates an everyother day brief presence of Arden at a time agreed upon. Hosts are available to assist with area attraction arrangements-bike rentals, wine tours, agricultural tours,rafting, rock/ice climbing guides, skiing, hiking, spa treatments, ,birding, etc. The NeighborhoodIf fun and the funky are your style this is the perfect accommodation for up to four people. Tucked behind a wooden fence, and set back from Main Street, lies our little cottage. You hardly realize that you are in “Downtown Palisade.” The heart of this little house was built in 1915 and is rumored to have been the seasonal quarters for an orchard (Peaches) manager. Sloping floors indicate that the kitchen was once a porch. The additional rooms were added on the whim of the owner at the time. The result is a cottage like no other with all rooms having two doors; the kitchen has five! Upon entering the front door into the kitchen you will find everything you need to prepare your own meals. Dining can be in the living/dining room, the front patio, or amongst the fruit trees in the backyard. The cottage provides two bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen sized bed. Two walls are covered with windows reminiscent of an enclosed porch. The second bedroom has a cozy double bed. The cottage is filled with books from many eras and interests. It is decorated with an eclectic flare with comfort and relaxation in mind.
From this location downtown Palisade is just a few short blocks. Wineries can be reached by bike or auto. Fruit stands abound in the summer and early fall. The Colorado River is wonderful for a casual float or dunk to cool off.
Cottage -1915 and then some
Getting AroundWalking distance to Palisade attractions-grocery, liqour store, wineries, art galleries, library, brewery, and distillery. Palisade is a quaint little drinking town with a peach problem. Other Things to NoteThe Cottage accommodates a maximum of four guests but two is more comfortable for long term living.