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Chikarooba: a 150+ Acre Retreat & Recreational Mtn. Paradise

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Private Entrance to the property Front View of the Home Gourmet Kitchen - Stainless Appliances, Gas Stove, Dual Ovens Great Room (Living & Dining) looking out into the Sunroom Fully Stocked Media Center Room w/ Sattelite TV, Wi Fi, and Games Media Room and attached wetbar - huge couch section, room great for groups Master Bedroom and Comfortable Attached Reading Area Guest Queen Bedroom with view of Mt. Silverheels Bunk Room (4 twin beds) great for the kids! Enormous 25'X25' Patio and patio furniture and firepit Mix of Apen and Lodgepole Pine on 5 acre Property - in winter View of Fairplay w/ Mount Silverheels in background - From entry road Volleyball in the Fall Horseshoe Pit and Start of 1st 18 Hole Croquet Golf Course Montgomery Reservoir - close to Cabin One of many old mines scattered throughout the immediate area Four-wheeling on Sheep Mountain Top of Sheep Mountain

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fairplay house description

CHIKAROOBA is undoubtedly one of the best and most unique properties in the area. Couple CHIKAROOBA with our adjacent property, CARIBOU CABIN (#314142), and you've got an envious compound that sleeps and entertains up to 16 people, with unique features to each property! CHIKAROOBA has been described by guests as the ideal 'Retreat, Relaxation, and Recreational Paradise'. We are located on five acres of pristine pine and aspen forest, and adjacent to over 150 acres of gorgeous open space forest. The property is accessible year round. The remodeled home blends an ideal setting for seclusion as well as easy accessibility to major attractions and ammenities. The property is ideal for entertaining, family reunions, executive retreats, or intimate getaways. We've even had a wedding here!

Chikarooba is conveniently located centrally in Colorado in the heart of diverse Park County, within walking distance to the quaint mountain town of Fairplay, a river, and a fishing reservior. It is the ideal base camp to enjoy all that Colorful Colorado has to offer, situated at 9985 feet above sea level. For those looking to unwind... just kick back, relax, and let the pristine setting melt the stress away. Easy access year round.

OTHER SPECIFICS INCLUDE:
* Twenty-five minutes from Breckenridge, with mountain shops and fine dining.
* Within one hour from six other world-class skiing resorts such as Vail, Keystone, and Copper Mountain.
* One-and-one-half hours from Denver, and two hours from Denver International Airport.
* One-and-one-half hours from Colorado Springs, and two hours from the Colorado Springs Airport.
* Walking distance to gold medal fly fishing (Fairplay is the trout fishing capital of Colorado).
* Nearly 3000 square feet of living space, with high-end furnishings throughout.
* Five bedrooms (1 queen master, 1 queen guest, 1 double guest, 1 bunk room with 2 bunk beds, and 1 bunk room with a double lower)
* Large gathering room with media center, and wet bar for meetings and entertainment.
* Sun room doubles as a mud and gear room. Backpacks and equipment are for guests use.
* Five acres of clean, flat, woods for play, camping, and relaxation, and over 150 acres of adjacent forest.
* Plenty of space for tents.
* Secluded area on a private drive.
* Easy access year-round, plowing guaranteed.
* Huge Patio, grill, and patio furniture to seat 20.
* Full-size private and lighted sand volleyball court.
* 2 Unique 18-hole 'mountain croquet' golf courses.
* Horseshoe pit.
* A great view of Mount Silverheels.
* Frequent wildlife visitations (elk, deer, bear).
* Maximum number of guests allowed overnight are 10.

Keywords: Vacation, Retreat, group, groups, family, land, space mountain, wedding, retreat, reunion

Property Type

  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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              • Guest Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Guest Bedroom 2: 1 double

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              • Downstairs Bunk Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                Fouton Double bed on bottom, Single bunk on top...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Large sofa, and a baby crib...moreless

              • Bunk Room (kids or adults): 4 twin/ single

                4 bunk beds...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) childs 'pack and play' available in master bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) same as double bed as above - lower level futon converts to a double, Bunk Beds (2)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Master Bath: toilet, shower

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              • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                Call for pre-prepared meals, or special catering available....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Stainless Steel Large kitchen, and small fridge in porch....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Stainless steel, wood floor and gas kitchen...moreless

              • Dining:

                Large dining table and bench seats...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker

              Amenities

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Beautiful raised cast iron fireplace on main level, heats whole upper part of the home. Nice and cozy....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Large turnaround circular driveway - accomodates many vehicles...moreless

              • Heating:

                Stove and electric heat with separate controls in each room....moreless

              • Parking:

                Tons of Parking, and enough for an RV...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Its the mountains...open the windows...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Large turnaround circular driveway...moreless

              • Garage:

                No available for guest use....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Two large living areas...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Towels Provided
              • Linens Provided
              • Babysitter
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (2) 42' LCD Flat Panel HD TV, and smaller one on main floor...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Optional movie rentals for fees - pay per view...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Over 30 DVD's in house to choose from...moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                Playstation 2 with tons of games...moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Long distance requires a calling card...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Community Center has a family pool nearby...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Huge Patio off the sunroom, tons of seating, two full picnic tables...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Our own version...Mountain croquet golf. two 18 hole courses...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Guests are responsible for their own gas....moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Great view of Mount Silverheels from front side of cabin...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Mountaineering
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Swimming
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Fishing
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Hunting
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Rafting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Hospital
                      • Ruins
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Water Parks
                      • Antiquing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Playground
                      • Library
                      • Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Walking
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Sledding
                      • Sight Seeing

                      Other Activities

                          • If you picture a Gold Rush miner as a grizzled old guy leading a burro, you might still see that today in Fairplay! Especially during its annual Burro Days races and celebration. There's also Mountain Man Rendezvous each July, where you can watch re-enactments of Colorado's earliest days....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Fantastic Fairplay Getaway!

                            Fantastic Fairplay Getaway!

                            • Guest Jane Boisvert (Horseshoe Bay, TX)
                            • Date of stay 08/04/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/28/13
                            We have stayed at the Chikarooba several years. It is the perfect cabin for a family vacation. The house is extremely well-kept and comforatable. The acreage provides ample room for exploring, playing outdoor games and cookouts. There are many actvities available within a few miles, and the cabin is very convenient to the town of Fairplay. Our large, extended family looks forward to our time there each August.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Jung Institute of Colorado Board retreat at Chikarooba, June 22-24

                            Jung Institute of Colorado Board retreat at Chikarooba, June 22-24

                            • Guest Lara (Denver)
                            • Date of stay 06/22/12
                            • Review Submitted 06/27/12
                            We are a group of 8 individuals who wanted a quiet, secluded, and comfortable space for a "working retreat." The cabin was beautifully situated, well equipped with all the furnishings we needed. We loved the space, and it was pretty much perfect for our needs. We definitely intend to return!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Great Place

                            Great Place

                            • Guest sallaby (Colorado Springs, CO)
                            • Date of stay 06/13/11
                            • Review Submitted 12/05/11
                            This is a great place, relaxing, peaceful and secluded. However, it has all the amenities and comforts of home one might want or need. We've stayed at Chikarooba multiple times and plan to stay there many more times! We've gone in every season and they are all great! Its a great place to go with a couple other couples/families.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • July 27-31, 2011

                            July 27-31, 2011

                            • Guest PIDBW (Chicago, IL)
                            • Date of stay 07/27/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/01/11
                            Our group of 13 (7 adults, 6 kids) enjoyed staying at Chikarooba so much. It's in a great location with lots to do for kids and adults. The end of July is especially recommended because of the Burro Days festival in Fairplay. The cabin has lots of different spaces where groups of different sizes can gather (such as the kitchen table area, living room, and rec room for starters). The kids loved the bunk bed rooms. The kitchen is spacious and well-stocked. And there are 2 world-class croquet golf courses just steps away. Overall, thumbs up!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Chikarooba in Fairplay CO is awesome!

                            Chikarooba in Fairplay CO is awesome!

                            • Guest Angie Spangler (Fort Collins, CO)
                            • Date of stay 04/22/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/25/11
                            We visited Chikarooba for Easter Weekend 2011 and really enjoyed all of the things to do on site such as the games and hot tub and wonderful woods behind the home. The kitchen was completely stocked and ready for us to prepare meals all weekend long. We also used the adjacent cabin which was wonderful and easily accessible through the woods so we could use the hot tub! What a great weekend and we will definitely come again!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Beautiful, peaceful and comfortable

                            Beautiful, peaceful and comfortable

                            • Guest Cindy (Colorado Springs)
                            • Date of stay 04/01/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/16/11
                            Great place to stay for beautiful, calm atmosphere with luxury at your fingertips! We were there for a wedding in Alma and it was the perfect retreat. We are so excited about how comfortable the place was, and how roomy, that we're planning to go back for a Thanksgiving weekend! The kitchen is great!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • The hidden gem

                            The hidden gem

                            • Guest pirate (Greeley,Colorado)
                            • Date of stay 03/25/11
                            • Review Submitted 03/27/11
                            What a great place. I like that your hidden off the beaten path, but minutes from town. Short distance from trails and hikes. The place is in great shape, clean, with a great patio, and lots of R&R. Great place to be, highly recomened!!!!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Thanks so much! Glad you had a great time. Darin

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Great Stay

                            Great Stay

                            • Guest Stefan N. (Denver, Colorado)
                            • Date of stay 01/28/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/31/11
                            Thank you very much again for letting us enjoy your beautiful mountain home. We had a wonderful time and felt truly like a home away from home. The location and views were great and we did visit the snow sculpture festival in Breckendridge which was close by. We'll definitely be back in the future.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

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                            • Guest Bridges Family
                            • Date of stay 03/27/09
                            • Review Submitted 07/22/10
                            From the guestbook: Dear owners and keepers of this charming cabin, Thank you for the joy of being here with our grandchildren. We all had lots of fun - loved the amenities - enjoyed cooking and playing together. May God bless you abundantly in 2009. Servants of Him in SE Asia.

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                            • Guest Josh and Lexie
                            • Date of stay 03/20/09
                            • Review Submitted 07/22/10
                            Thanks a million for letting us stay at your amazing cabin! Our only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer. We couldn't have asked for a better place.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                           
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                          Mar 28 - Oct 2, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $249
                          $1,400

                          Rates are based on 9 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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                          2 night min stay
                          $249
                          $1,400

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


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                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                          • Cleaning Fee / Stay $100
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          * $100 Cleaning Fee per stay added to the bill. Covers standard 4 hours at $25/hour

                          * Major Holidays and Holiday weekends are $349/night, 2 night minimum (July 4th, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, Memorial Day)

                          * 5% Last minute discount available for less than 1 week out.

                          * Prices include up to 9 guests


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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Denver International at 100 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Highways 9, and 285 at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Fairplay Beach (Small reservioir in town) at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Several Bars in town at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Ski: Breckenridge at 23 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Breckenridge Golf Course at 25 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Pizza Hut at 1 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: Chikarooba is owned by two families from Colorado Springs. Both of our families have children, ranging from 6 years old to 21 years old. We were looking for a second home, and retreat style location to be able to host small groups and build family legacies. Our families spend countless hours of fun and quality time with friends and family here doing just that…building memories and relationships that will last forever.

                          Why the Owner Chose Fairplay:
                          After looking at hundreds of properties in both Summit Park County areas, we ran across this unique setting and fell in love. South Park is in the center of it all, has easy access, a more moderate climate than ski towns (even though it’s higher), and is less crowded. Fairplay is a quaint town with all the amenities need for a getaway, while keeping the rustic mountain town feel. The surrounding mountain views are breathtaking, and the area truly feels like this is what Colorado was meant to be.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Chikarooba is unique for several reasons. The property and land is very usable, and has hours of hiking right on the property. The location is secluded, yet very close to town and amenities. It’s an easy jaunt to skiing, fishing, four wheeling, forest trails, hot springs, and much more. The property is easily accessible year round, and has plowing guaranteed. The home is updated, well laid out and comfortable. What we (and guests) enjoy most about the property is the comfort and design of the home, the spaciousness of the usable land, the ease of access to everything, volleyball court, hiking, and of course the award winning two 18-hole “Extreme Mountain Croquet Golf Courses” on the land. In the winter it turns into a wonderland for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and warming up by the fire after a great day of downhill at Breckenridge (without the high costs).


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                          • Private Entrance to the property

                            Private Entrance to the property

                          • Gourmet Kitchen - Stainless Appliances, Gas Stove, Dual Ovens

                            Gourmet Kitchen - Stainless Appliances, Gas Stove, Dual Ovens

                          • Fully Stocked Media Center Room w/ Sattelite TV, Wi Fi, and Games

                            Fully Stocked Media Center Room w/ Sattelite TV, Wi Fi, and Games

                          • Master Bedroom and Comfortable Attached Reading Area

                            Master Bedroom and Comfortable Attached Reading Area

                          • Bunk Room (4 twin beds) great for the kids!

                            Bunk Room (4 twin beds) great for the kids!

                          • Mix of Apen and Lodgepole Pine on 5 acre Property - in winter

                            Mix of Apen and Lodgepole Pine on 5 acre Property - in winter

                          • Volleyball in the Fall

                            Volleyball in the Fall

                          • Montgomery Reservoir - close to Cabin

                            Montgomery Reservoir - close to Cabin

                          • Four-wheeling on Sheep Mountain

                            Four-wheeling on Sheep Mountain

                          • Front View of the Home

                            Front View of the Home

                          • Great Room (Living & Dining) looking out into the Sunroom

                            Great Room (Living & Dining) looking out into the Sunroom

                          • Media Room and attached wetbar - huge couch section, room great for groups

                            Media Room and attached wetbar - huge couch section, room great for groups

                          • Guest Queen Bedroom with view of Mt. Silverheels

                            Guest Queen Bedroom with view of Mt. Silverheels

                          • Enormous 25'X25' Patio and patio furniture and firepit

                            Enormous 25'X25' Patio and patio furniture and firepit

                          • View of Fairplay w/ Mount Silverheels in background - From entry road

                            View of Fairplay w/ Mount Silverheels in background - From entry road

                          • Horseshoe Pit and Start of 1st 18 Hole Croquet Golf Course

                            Horseshoe Pit and Start of 1st 18 Hole Croquet Golf Course

                          • One of many old mines scattered throughout the immediate area

                            One of many old mines scattered throughout the immediate area

                          • Top of Sheep Mountain

                            Top of Sheep Mountain

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                          $249 per night (USD)
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                          Sleeps 10

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