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Great Secluded Location*8 Acres*Hot Tub*Pet Friendly*Unbeatable Value!

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Last updated: 05/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Breckenridge is a beautiful place but it costs plenty to stay there. That's why many people choose to stay on the South side of Hoosier Pass where its less expensive, more laid-back and just as beautiful. So make your plans to enjoy Breckenridge by day then relax in the privacy of the 'Willis Retreat' and its 8 acres of forest by night. The Willis Retreat is designed specifically for vacationers who don't mind driving a few extra miles to enjoy excellent accommodations in a secluded yet easily accessible location and at a price that cannot be beat. We guarantee you cannot find another rental property with our list of amenities at this price anywhere in the Breckenridge area.

Location, location, location: The Willis Retreat is located just 2 miles north of Fairplay, so if you need to head into town for groceries or gas its less than a 5 minute drive. Breckenridge is 19 miles to the North (about a 30 minute drive), and its just 65 miles to Denver. The Retreat sits on 8 acres of pine and aspen to give you plenty of privacy (there isn't another cabin in sight!), and its only one mile off Highway 9. The road leading to the cabin is maintained and plowed by the County so its easily accessible even when the snow falls. And because the Retreat is located North of Fairplay you'll find access to Breckenridge and Summit County to be quick and very convenient.

About the Retreat: There's plenty of room at the Retreat with its 2,500 square feet, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, giant two-car garage and carport, a paved driveway and two large storage sheds. The interior features a well-appointed kitchen attached to the huge Great Room that includes a 32 inch LCD HDTV with DirecTV service and ALL movie channels, CD/DVD player, and stereo system. A large deck sits off the Great Room for relaxing under the stars and viewing the wildlife that passes through the property.

Need to stay connected while you're on vacation? Feel free to bring your tablets/laptops and tap into our Wildblue Exede satellite internet wi-fi network to check your emails, surf the Net, etc. Cell phone signals are also good at the Retreat.

The lower deck features a 6-person hot tub that is protected from the elements and offers nice views of the backyard and our little meadow plus plenty of privacy. There are also outdoor speakers connected to a stereo and satellite dish so you can listen to commercial-free digital music.

You'll find a beautiful King-size log bed in the master bedroom and a queen log bed in the second bedroom. The kid's room includes bunk beds while the 'Game room' bedroom has a twin futon sleeper. There is also a queen-sized sofa sleeper in the Great Room. There are 20' HDTV's in the Master bedroom and the Gameroom bedroom both with DirecTV service. The Gameroom has a Sony PlayStation 2 plus a selection of video games and DVD movies ranging from kids to adults. The Kid's bedroom also has a 19' TV and a Wii game console with several games to keep the kids entertained.

The cabin is pet-friendly and has a large dog run in the backyard when you want to keep your dog secured outside. If you would like a little more room to walk your dog than our 8 acres offer, Pike National Forest is just two miles down the road.

So the next time you're in the area and you want privacy, accessibility, comfort and all the beauty of the mountains at a reasonable price, make your plans to stay at the Willis Retreat. Thank you and we look forward to having you as guests!


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 6-person Hot Tub, 3 TV's w/satellite service, 2 Stereo's, Sony Playstation 2, Nintendo WII Movie/Video Game Library, Woodburning Stove, 2 Decks w/furniture, Oversized 2-car Garage + Covered Parking, Paved Driveway, Dart Board, Horseshoe Pit, Cabin available for rent year round...moreless


  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV HD...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    32' Flatpanel LCD HDTV in the Great Room 20' HDTV in the Master bedroom 20' HDTV in the Gameroom bedroom with Playstation 2 19' TV in Bunk Bed room, DVD & WII console...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Sony Playstation 2, Nintendo Wii...moreless

  • Video Games:

    +30 games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    +100 movies...moreless


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


  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Exede wireless satellite high speed internet service...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Great Quadrafire Wood stove that makes beautiful fires...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    6-person, lower balcony, covered, w/outdoor speakers...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 22 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Oct 1 - Nov 22, 2015
3 night min stay
Early Ski Season
Nov 23 - Dec 20, 2015
3 night min stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Included


-We rent only to couples or small families (6 people or less)

-Guests (excluding their children) must be 30 years old or older

-Taxes included in the above rates

-Cleaning fees are optional

-Inquire for more information/discounts

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/28/2015
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124 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in Fairplay
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Fairplay
19 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

The South Park Recreation Center is 5 minutes from the cabin with full workout facilities, indoor swimming pool, and other amenities.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We are life-long Colorado residents, we love spending time in the mountains with our 2 kids and 2 dogs, and we are truly blessed to be able to share this wonderful property with others.

Why the Owner Chose Other Breckenridge Properties:
We chose this area for a number of reasons. First, its a quick 90 minute drive from where we live in Denver, and you don't have to deal with the traffic gridlock on I-70! Second, its much less crowded than a lot of the tourist areas in the Mountains yet all the necessities are within 5 minutes of the cabin. We didn't want a property in a busy resort community but we did want to be near one. This area fit the bill because its just 20 miles to Breckenridge. And finally, its an absolutely gorgeous area throughout the year.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
My favorite thing about the Willis Retreat is its location. While its only 5 minutes from town it is absolutely peaceful and secluded. There are other cabins in our area but you cannot see them so the privacy is wonderful. The upstairs patio is huge and is a great place to enjoy a beverage while overlooking a pretty meadow with South Park and the Mosquito Range in the background. Our kids love the treehouse in the backyard and the sledding hills in the Winter. Within just a few minutes of the cabin there are great hiking and 4-wheel drive trails, and if you like fishing there are tons of streams and lakes full of trout. Finally, at the end of a long day there's nothing like relaxing and unwinding in the hot tub. To me, this is the Rocky Mountains at its best.

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  • The Willis Retreat

    The Willis Retreat

  • The Great Room

    The Great Room

  • Other side of the Great Room

    Other side of the Great Room

  • Kitchen/dining room

    Kitchen/dining room

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • The Kid's bedroom with bunkbeds

    The Kid's bedroom with bunkbeds

  • The Hot Tub

    The Hot Tub

  • The Garage and carport

    The Garage and carport

  • Fall colors

    Fall colors

  • Winter


  • Road to the Retreat, secluded in the trees on left side of road

    Road to the Retreat, secluded in the trees on left side of road

  • The Willis Retreat

    The Willis Retreat

  • Back of the cabin, upper patio, hot tub on lower patio

    Back of the cabin, upper patio, hot tub on lower patio

  • The Great Room on a cozy Winter day

    The Great Room on a cozy Winter day

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • The 'Blue Room' bedroom

    The 'Blue Room' bedroom

  • The Game Room bedroom

    The Game Room bedroom

  • The upper patio

    The upper patio

  • The Back Yard

    The Back Yard

  • The Retreat's location, Mosquito Range in the background

    The Retreat's location, Mosquito Range in the background

  • Christmas time

    Christmas time

  • Boris the Elk, a frequent visitor

    Boris the Elk, a frequent visitor

  • You'll know you're there when you see the Willis Retreat sign

    You'll know you're there when you see the Willis Retreat sign

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