Spend Christmas in Colorado!! We need someone to stay in our lovely home to care for our cat and dog (blue heeler), collect mail, and water plants. No other serious duties, except to keep the house as clean and tidy as you would your own. The affectionate dog needs to be walked or otherwise exercised every day.
Our two-story, three-bedroom house has basic cable TV, subscriptions to several streaming services, and wireless Internet--no land line though. It's situated on eight acres within the city limits but has lovely mountain views.
Montrose is a friendly town of about 20,000 people, located in a valley near mountains and desert. Despite being near mountains, the winter temperature and amount of snowfall are not extreme. Its location is central to outdoor activities year round and to interesting historic towns and geographic features. It is near the ski town of Telluride and historic Ouray (hot springs pool!) and 65 miles from Grand Junction. You have easy access to downhill skiing at Telluride, Powderhorn, and Crested Butte, and to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on nearby trails or in more mountainous areas within an hour from town, including on Grand Mesa or in the spectacular San Juan Mountains. One popular recent addition in town is a recreation center a mile from our house.