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

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Front of the Retreat, Garage and Paved Driveway


Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Other Breckenridge Properties cabin 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!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Wood Stove:

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

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

          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


              • 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 Library:

                +100 movies...moreless

              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Stereo
              • CD Player


              • Wireless Internet:

                Wild Blue Exede wireless satellite high speed internet service...moreless

              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio


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

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View


                      • Recreation Center
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Rafting
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Hunting
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Restaurants
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sledding
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Whitewater Rafting


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                      from 84 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      May 23 - Sep 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      Early Ski Season
                      Nov 16 - Dec 20, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      Jan 5 - Apr 19, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      Apr 20 - May 21, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      May 22 - Sep 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Taxes Included


                      -Taxes included in the above rates

                      -Cleaning fees are optional

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                      Cancellation policy:

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

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                      Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                      124 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Several in Fairplay
                      19 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Several in Fairplay

                      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 choose 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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                      Speaks: english



                      • Front of the Retreat, Garage and Paved Driveway

                        Front of the Retreat, Garage and Paved Driveway

                      • The Great Room

                        The Great Room

                      • Other side of the Great Room

                        Other side of the Great Room

                      • Kitchen/dining area

                        Kitchen/dining area

                      • The Master bedroom

                        The Master bedroom

                      • The kid's bunk bed room

                        The kid's bunk bed room

                      • The Hot Tub (& fenced area behind cabin)

                        The Hot Tub (& fenced area behind cabin)

                      • Fall colors

                        Fall colors

                      • Road to the Retreat (on the left side secluded in the trees)

                        Road to the Retreat (on the left side secluded in the trees)

                      • Wintertime


                      • The back of the Retreat including the two decks and the hot tub

                        The back of the Retreat including the two decks and the hot tub

                      • The Great Room on a cozy Winter day

                        The Great Room on a cozy Winter day

                      • The Kitchen

                        The Kitchen

                      • The Dining room

                        The Dining room

                      • The 'blue room' bedroom

                        The 'blue room' bedroom

                      • The Gameroom bedroom

                        The Gameroom bedroom

                      • The Back Yard

                        The Back Yard

                      • The Retreat's location as seen from Red Hill Pass

                        The Retreat's location as seen from Red Hill Pass

                      • Christmas time

                        Christmas time

                      • Large garage & carport

                        Large garage & carport

                      • Hot tub

                        Hot tub

                      • 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!

                      VRBO #19504

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                      This listing was first published here in 2002.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

                      $175 - $300 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 08/27/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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