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A Peaceful Home Where Mountains and Yard Wildlife Make a Visit Extra Special.

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Fork cabin description

This beautiful log home is located in the mountains and on the last street in South Fork, CO. It is situated just in front of a national forest, in the midst of Aspen trees – which attracts absolutely amazing area wildlife! There are three bathrooms (all 3 have showers, one also has a tub), three bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen, 1 standard beds), as well as a queen size sofa sleeper in the large living area. On the ground level, there are also two double roll-away beds, (but remember that rollaways are smaller than standard beds). There is a love seat in the office and a library with many books. The laundry room has a large tub washer and dryer.

A spacious open area on the second level contains a fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace, and two dining areas. It opens up into a huge upstairs deck on the front of the house, and also onto a sun room with with a private hot tub on the back side--perfect after a day of skiing or hiking. Walk out of the sun room onto a ground level deck and hike into the Rio Grande Forest or up Sentinel Mountain. A double car garage and upstairs covered deck provide shelter for four cars in inclement weather.

-Located just 20 minutes from Wolf Creek Ski Resort and from historic Creede. There is ample space to park recreational equipment/trailers.

-Bring your laptop and hook-up to our wireless network

-Get a quick workout on the Nordic Track

We just adore this home and know you will too! Located on the border of the Rio Grande National Forest, the yard is popular passage for a variety of wildlife which provides great photographic close-up photos. The upstairs deck is large and accommodates carefree outdoor cooking/eating as well as a place to simply relax. The design of the house allows privacy as well as large areas for group visiting and dining. The hot tub is located in an unheated sunroom, and you can relax there while watching wildlife passing through the back yard.

The house is on a two acre lot and there is room to park trailers with recreational equipment. The upstairs deck provides great protection underneath from snow and rain in addition to a large two car garage. This house has an upstairs and downstairs area, and both are accessible from the ground level. There are three bedroom, two baths, large open kitchen/living/dining area upstairs, as well as the sunroom and access to the upstairs deck. The downstairs opens up to the two car garage and driveway. There is a basket ball goal by the driveway.

The downstairs has a library, office/computer room, laundry room and bathroom. This is a great place to play games, read or set up roll-a-way beds.

If you like to hike, head out the backyard and check out Sentinel Mountain, or you can simply walk down the street and fish in the Rio Grande River which is probably only a little over one half of a mile.

If you enjoy bird watching, you will love our yard! There are Aspen, Ponderosa, and a variety of pine trees. We also have Abert and Douglas Squirrels that create interesting interactions with the bird population. In the summer, there is a wide variety of bird visitors as well as humming birds.

People are always amazed to look outside the windows and see wild turkeys, bears, and many deer there. Buck with large racks visit to the amazement of hunters who have failed to locate them in the forest. But of course, there is 'no hunting' allowed in our yard!

In the winter, South Fork keeps the streets free of snow so that traveling to Wolf Creek Ski Resort is not a problem. From our house, it is about 18 miles, and the highway is also well maintained.

South Fork is a small, safe town with adequate stores to provide groceries and all types of recreational equipment.
Cell phone signals are good at our house and we have Dish Network and internet access.



Keywords: Cabin

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Sofa converts to double bed; there are also two double roll-a-way beds. Note: all roll-a-way beds are smaller than traditional beds....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator:

                Side-by-side refrigerator and freezer with ice maker. There is an extra refrigerator located in the garage....moreless

              • Dining:

                Has rectangular dining table, round dining table, 4 place kitchen bar plus tables in the outside upper deck...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                12 place china setting plus extras, wine glasses, lots of water glasses, etc....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                The kitchen is fully equipped....moreless

              Amenities

              • Parking:

                Two car garage, paved drive way leading to the street. There is also unpaved parking area if needed for recreational vehicles, etc....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Has blower that turns on and off automatically depending upon the degree of heat....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                An extra unpaved driveway provides parking for recreational equipment/vehicles...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Sort of.....in the enclosed sun room there is some exercise equipment...moreless

              • Heating:

                Thermal Energy Heater Central Heating System Wood burning Fireplace...moreless

              • Living Room:

                large open area with two dining area, living area and kitchen...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                underneath an upstairs deck (and garage)...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Paved driveway to two car garage...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washing machine has large tub...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                gas clothes dryer...moreless

              • Garage:

                large two car...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Fireplace
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Nordic Track, extensive library, puzzles, games and a basketball goal adjacent to the driveway....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Toys:

                    Have basketball goal outside by the drive way and a basketball that is kept in the garage....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Located in the living area. Have Dish Network...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    4G cell signal available from House...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    4G as well as Land Line Broadband...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    4G High Speed Signal also ...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large covered area with dining seating for 12 people outside sliding glass door to living area. There is also a smaller deck outside of the sunroom...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Not a 'lawn'....but two acres of trees, boulders and rocks....moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Upstairs balcony goes in front of the house....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Located on upstairs deck...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            House is located on the border of the Rio Grande National forest and is at the base of Sentinel Mountain....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Restaurants
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Golf
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hunting
                          • Hiking
                          • Skiing
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Rafting
                          • Cycling
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Sledding
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Fishing
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          May 27 - Sep 30, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          $250
                          $1,500

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          Thanksgiving
                          Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $275

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          Ski Season
                          Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $250
                          $1,500

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          Christmas Holidays
                          Dec 22 - Jan 5, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $275

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          Ski 2015
                          Jan 6 - Mar 12, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $250
                          $1,500

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          Spring Break
                          Mar 13 - Apr 3, 2016
                          4 night min stay
                          $275
                          $1,650

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $175
                          $1,000 $3,300

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • cleaning $125 + tax
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • Tax Rate 9.4%

                          Notes:

                          $10 for each additional traveler over four per party.

                          Check in Time is 4PM. Check out time is 10Am


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                          Location

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                          45 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Alamosa
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          US 149 and US 160 Intersection
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Hungry Logger
                          18 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Wolf Creek
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Rio Grande
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          South Fork

                          Car: Necessary

                          Is walking distance to the Rio Grande River for fishing and rafting, and a Scenic Railway that goes to Creede.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: We moved (reluctantly) from our home in South Fork, Colorado back to our Texas farm for business reasons. Gloria is a retired professor from the University of North Texas and Martin manages the farm and real estate rentals.

                          Why the Owner Chose South Fork:
                          We purchased this property because we love the mountains, small town atmosphere, friendly folks, wildlife that regularly visit in the yard, and available outdoor recreational opportunities year round. It is a wonderful escape from the busy rat race that most of us have lived in.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                          The tranquility of this location is wonderful and abundance of wildlife in the yard is always fun to watch. We always have deer and after hibernation season, bears visit as well. E-mail us and we'll send additional photographs from our Picasa Web Album. We always keep a camera by the back door just in case a bear drops by to visit. We've taken a jillion photographs of the wide variety of critters and birds who always visit the yard. In the summer, it is always cool and the temperature rarely goes above the low 80's. In the winter, a fireplace, Thermal Energy Heaters and a Central Heating System keeps the house toasty warm. What made us fall in love with this house? Well it had to be the relaxed, comfortable atmosphere of the house interior, and the variety of wildlife that visit the yard. We are always at peace while there, but never bored.


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                          Photos

                          • Front of House - Winter

                            Front of House - Winter

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Dining table seats 12 people; kitchen counter seats 4; round table seats 4

                            Dining table seats 12 people; kitchen counter seats 4; round table seats 4

                          • Master  Bedroom 2

                            Master Bedroom 2

                          • Bedroom with king sized bed.

                            Bedroom with king sized bed.

                          • Bedroom with double bed.

                            Bedroom with double bed.

                          • Large covered deck has dining seating for 12,  gas grill, couch and chairs.

                            Large covered deck has dining seating for 12, gas grill, couch and chairs.

                          • Office/computer room has a fold down table that creates a U shaped work area.

                            Office/computer room has a fold down table that creates a U shaped work area.

                          • Bear on boulder between the two trees (look toward the back)

                            Bear on boulder between the two trees (look toward the back)

                          • Upstairs deck provides shelter underneath for two cars in addition to Garage.

                            Upstairs deck provides shelter underneath for two cars in addition to Garage.

                          • Large kitchen, living area provides space for a large group and has a piano.

                            Large kitchen, living area provides space for a large group and has a piano.

                          • Living Area 1

                            Living Area 1

                          • Laundry room has large tub washer and gas dryer.

                            Laundry room has large tub washer and gas dryer.

                          • Master Bedroom bath with shower. All three baths have a shower.

                            Master Bedroom bath with shower. All three baths have a shower.

                          • Upstair hall bathroom has a bathtub with a shower. All baths have hair dryers.

                            Upstair hall bathroom has a bathtub with a shower. All baths have hair dryers.

                          • Deck

                            Deck

                          • The downstairs library is a neat place for quiet reading or playing table games.

                            The downstairs library is a neat place for quiet reading or playing table games.

                          • Driveways: unpaved drive for extra vehicles right; paved drive to house, center

                            Driveways: unpaved drive for extra vehicles right; paved drive to house, center

                          • Owners head for ATV country.

                            Owners head for ATV country.

                          • Nearby back country.

                            Nearby back country.

                          VRBO #212272

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                          $175 - $275 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

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                          Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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