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Secluded*8 Acres*Hot Tub*Great Location*Unbeatable Value

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fairplay cabin description

The Willis Retreat sets the standard in Park County for comfort, seclusion, complete amenities, easy access, and all the beauty of the Colorado Rockies at an affordable price. We guarantee you cannot find another vacation rental property with our list of amenities and quality of location at this price anywhere in the South Park region.

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


          • 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 DVD players, 2 Stereos, Sony Playstation 2, Wii, Movie/Video Game Library, Woodburning Stove, 2 Decks w/furniture, Oversized 2-car Garage + Covered Parking, Paved Driveway, Dart Board, Horeshoe Pit, Cabin available for rent year round...moreless


              • 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


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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Meadow in the back, Mountains in the distance; our lot down the road about 500 yards has awesome views of the Mosquito Range...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Garage:

                    Huge oversized 2 car garage plus 12 ft. high Carport...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

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

                  • Wood Stove:

                    High-quality Quadrafire makes beautiful fires...moreless


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


                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

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



                      Write a review 5
                      from 88 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      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


                      • Pet Fee $0
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Taxes Included


                      -Taxes included in the above rates

                      -Cleaning fees are optional

                      -Inquire for more info/discounts

                      -We do not rent to groups under the age of 30

                      Cancellation policy:

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

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                      Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Several in Fairplay
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 9
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Several in Fairplay
                      19 Miles
                      Nearest Ski

                      Car: Necessary

                      South Park Recreation Center (about a mile and a half from the cabin) has exercise equipment and an indoor swimming pool.


                      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 Fairplay:
                      We choose the Fairplay 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



                      • The Willis Retreat

                        The Willis Retreat

                      • The Great Room

                        The Great Room

                      • The other side of the Great Room

                        The 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 & carport

                        The garage & 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 Retreat, hot tub, upper patio

                        Back of the Retreat, hot tub, upper patio

                      • 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 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 background

                        The Retreat's location, Mosquito Range in 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

                      VRBO #20061

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                      This listing was first published here in 2002.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      $175 - $300 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Speaks: english
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