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Alpine Colorado Log Cabin (St Elmo Area)

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Buena Vista cabin description

GENERAL
Cute, quaint, and comfortable cabin located at 9500 feet elevation in the heavily wooded, beautiful historic mining town of Alpine, Colorado. Three miles down the road from the historic mining town of St Elmo. The cabin is located within about two hundred hundred yards of Chalk creek, and also the beautiful Alpine lake, and sits directly in front of Antero and Boulder mountains. The back of the property is adjacent to the national forest and so the cabin is extremely private.

AMENITIES
The cabin is fully furnished for a comfortable stay and includes a fully furnished kitchen, and bathroom with shower. All guests will need to bring is personal toilet items and food. All linens, towels, and wash cloths will be provided. Sleeping accommodations are for six people and include: one bedroom down stairs with one double bed, and one bedroom upstairs with two double beds and a single cot.

Note: Cabin has a clothes washer but drying is by a clothes line (which works great and is very fast in the dry mountain air).

AREA ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS
The scenery here is amazing. There is a gorgeous view of both Mt Antero and Mt Boulder off the front deck. Cabin is adjacent to national forest, is extremely quiet and private, and provides a starting point with access to all the best spots in the area. The cabin is located only 1/4 mile from the jeep road that ascends to the summit of Mt Antero (one of the exclusive locations in the US where aquamarine is found). An advantage also unique to this property is that it provides a starting point for ATV, trail bike, or snow mobile access to all the high country without hauling or trailing. The off-road vehicles can be unloaded at the cabin, and then driven to Mt Antero, Mt Boulder, the ghost town of St Elmo, Hancock (town or pass), Tincup pass, and the various alpine lakes such as Baldin, Hancock, Pomeroy, etc.

A general store is located at St Elmo, which is an excellent place to purchase gift items, and also rent ATV’s for exploring the surrounding high country. Buena Vista (17 miles), and Salida (30 miles) provide all necessary shopping and also have many nice restaurants, plus various interesting shops. Monarch mountain is approximately 35 miles away and provides excellent skiing and yet is reasonably priced.

The Mt Princeton hot springs pools are located about 9 miles back down the mountain, as well as a convenience store for gas and food. A fine restaurant is also located at the Mt Princeton facility.

Horse stables which provide fantastic trail riding are also located about 7 miles from Alpine, close to the interesting chalk cliffs.

The Arkansas river is excellent fishing year round, and has an incredible Caddis hatch in the spring, and is located about 13 miles away. Local fishing is on Chalk creek (which flows within a couple of hundred yards of the cabin), and excellent fishing for larger cutthroat trout can be had in several of the high alpine lakes nearby. All of this trout water is accessible by ATV.

Hiking and ATV riding starts at the property and is as good as it gets anywhere in the Rocky Mountains.

LOCATION
Cabin is located in Chalk Creek Gulch on Highway 162, which intersects with Highway 285 between Buena Vista and Salida. It is approximately a two hour drive from the Colorado Springs airport, and a three hour drive from the Denver airport.

A web site that has a brief description of the historic alpine town site where the cabin is located can be found

Keywords: Log Cabin

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Wood Stove
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Free Long Distance

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sledding
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Hunting
                   

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                  May 1 - Nov 1, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $150
                  $900

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                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1980

                  Why the Owner Chose Buena Vista:
                  We purchased this property in this location because of its safety, the quality of the community, the beauty of the surrounding country side, and all the activities available in the area.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  The property has excellent year round access via passenger car, yet is remarkably quiet and private. The cool, dry mountain air of the high country has a fragrance and ambience that incredible.


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                  Photos

                  • Alpine Colorado log cabin

                    Alpine Colorado log cabin

                  • Dining area

                    Dining area

                  • Downstairs bedroom

                    Downstairs bedroom

                  • Back road to St Elmo close to cabin

                    Back road to St Elmo close to cabin

                  • View of Boulder Mtn. from front deck.

                    View of Boulder Mtn. from front deck.

                  • Front View

                    Front View

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Mt Boulder from front deck

                    Mt Boulder from front deck

                  • Alpine townsite and lake  from Mt Boulder

                    Alpine townsite and lake from Mt Boulder

                  • View of Alpine town-site left of Alpine lake...ATV road to Mt Antero is visible

                    View of Alpine town-site left of Alpine lake...ATV road to Mt Antero is visible

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                  $150 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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