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Private, Pristine Off-Grid Resort/Retreat in the Heart of High Mnts

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A view from across the Rio Grande looking back at Lost Trail Ranch in autumn.

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Last updated: 09/25/2012

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Creede cabin description

Nestled into the Aspen and Spruce trees in the mountains alongside the Rio Grande, the Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch is located in Southwestern Colorado, at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet. Surrounded by the breathtaking wilderness of the San Juan Mountains, an environment of serenity and unspoiled nature welcomes you to come and partake in the wonders of these beautiful mountains, rivers and wide open skies. Our guests come to enjoy the renowned fishing, hiking, four wheeling and nature watching that surrounds us... or even better... just to do nothing in a beautiful and comfortable place that allows you the space to just kick back and relax in style. Imagine that...

The Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch is available for week long rentals, providing our Guests with the space and privacy and comforts of home, in one of the most spectacular locations you'll ever find, a place to come and enjoy the serenity of these unspoiled mountains. Peace and beauty abound here, where Guests feel the crisp mountain air, and soak in the incredible vistas in all directions. Deer, moose, elk and coyote are seen regularly right here at the Ranch. At the Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, our relaxed atmosphere provides the perfect back drop for a family vacation or a romantic get-a-way.

From right here on the Ranch during our main summer season, our guests may find fabulous fishing on and along the Rio Grande headwaters, as well as access to the many surrounding remote high-country creeks and lakes. Lost Trail Ranch offers a unique mountain paradise for those seeking the unsurpassed country experience. We hope you will feel welcome here.

From just outside the front door of Spruce Hollow cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, you can see the waters of the Rio Grande Reservoir, the mountains of the Weminuche Wilderness, and closer to come, horses grazing on pasture around the ranch. There is no better way to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the remote mountain wilderness than from the luxury and comforts of your own private cabin. Fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding can be pursued at your leisure. Or just sit back on your front porch and enjoy the sun set!


If you need more space, contact us about other cabins we have available.




Keywords: Comfortable cabin, private and pristine resort, off grid and eco friendly, log cabin, modern cabin, mountain home, home away from home, comfortable get away, wilderness retreat, remote yet accessible, peaceful environment, high mountains, National Forest, Rio Grande River, Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado, Creede, Lake City, San Juan Mountains, resort, retreat

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Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                Absolutely no smoking....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                With prior approval only. Additional fees may apply....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Full bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, lovely hand crafted stone work and a stained glass window of autumn aspen leaves....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Adjacent to National Forest, Weminuche Wilderness and Rio Grande River. Completely off grid and eco friendly. Very private and pristine setting. Nature lovers paradise. Bird watching; regular moose, elk, deer, fox and coyote sightings. Four wheel driving, hiking, fishing from your doorstep. Quiet, peaceful and secluded. Cabin is clean, bright, cheerful and warm. A comfortable mountain get-away. At once romantic and family friendly....moreless

                  Entertainment

                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        Our views outweigh any beauty you'll find on TV! We do not provide TV but do have limited satellite internet connection for sending e-mails. Bring your lap top and log on. Upload and downloads are really limited, so please don't use for entertainment, just keeping in touch....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities

                      Attractions

                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                          • Groceries

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Sledding
                          • Walking
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Location Type

                          • Mountain View
                          • Water View

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Cycling
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Hiking
                          • Hunting
                          • Hunting Big Game
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Rafting
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Whitewater Rafting

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              General

                              • Wireless Internet:

                                Limited WiFi connection provided by satelite for e-mail contact only....moreless

                              • Wood Fireplace:

                                A small and efficient wood stove in the cabin provides additional heat and charm. There is plenty of firewood on your front porch, and to keep the high mountain chill off, a back up propane heater is provided....moreless

                              • Wood Stove:

                                A small and efficient wood stove in the cabin provides additional heat and charm. There is plenty of firewood on your front porch, and to keep the high mountain chill off, a back up propane heater is...moreless

                              Kitchen

                              • Coffee Maker:

                                Stove top percolator provided....moreless

                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                All the pots, pans, plates, etc. you'll need for feeding your hungry crew. All you need to bring are the groceries!...moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                All the pots, pans, plates, etc. you'll need for feeding your hungry crew. All you need to bring are the groceries!...moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                Full country kitchen includes all the pots, pans, plates etc. you'll need for cooking up good hearty meals. There is a propane fridge and freezer, and oven and stove in your cabin, and most anything you'll need except the food! Bring all the groceries you'll want for you stay, though you might plan on a fun trip to town once or twice to enjoy the fun local flavors....moreless

                              • Oven:

                                Small, efficient and convenient four burner stove with oven/broiler....moreless

                              • Pantry Items:

                                Guests provide their own groceries....moreless

                              • Refrigerator:

                                Full size Servel propane fridge ready for a week's worth of groceries....moreless

                              • Stove:

                                Small, efficient and convenient four burner stove with oven/broiler....moreless

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                A lovely west view for soaking in the high mountain sunsets....moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                A wood and/or charcoal firepit is just outside your cabin....moreless

                               

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                              7 night min stay

                              $1,150

                              Changeover Day: Saturday


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                              Notes:

                              Weekly stays only during our main summer season. Shorter stays of 2 night minimum may be available otherwise. Please inquire.

                              Deposits are accepted through PayPal after confirmation of dates by e-mail, and balance due is payable upon arrival by check or cash.

                              Deposits should be approximately one-third of the rental rate, and are non-refundable.


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                              Location

                              38 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Tommyknockers and/or Kip's Grill in Creede
                              18 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              The Silver Thread Highway, Colorado 149
                              19 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Freemon's Ranch
                              60 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Wolf Creek Ski Area

                              Car: Necessary

                              The perfect location to come and enjoy nature and the wilds from the comfort of your own private cabin. We still find the number one activity here is... nothing! Relaxing, reading, sitting on the front deck and watching the sun set and listening to the coyote call, the elk bugle and the Rio Grande roar. Fishing is a close second, followed by hiking, birding, wildlife viewing and back country jeep/atv drives.

                              One of the most beautiful and pristine locations left in the lower 48. You will feel you've found paradise! Truly remarkable views, privacy, wildlife, unlimited trails surround the comfortable, clean, down home feeling of the cabin.

                              The ranch property is adjacent to the Rio Grande National Forest, and just across the river from the Weminuche Wilderness. Lost Trail Creek Trailhead and Ute Creek Trailhead are within walking distance, as well as unlimited miles of back country wilderness.

                              The towns of Creede and Lake City are both about one hour away from the ranch. Creede is home to the world renowned Creede Repertory Theater, and both towns have charming and plentiful shopping, restaurants, local charm, color and history.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1995

                              About the owner: Bob and Gin Getz, along with their son Forrest, own and operate Lost Trail Ranch, the high mountain resort and outfitters on the headwaters of the Rio Grande in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. On the edge of the Weminuche Wilderness with the Rio Grande winding across their private property, this remote mountain get-away is about as close to heaven as you can imagine. Off grid and off the beaten trail, with breathtaking views in all directions, we hope you find yourself at home here. Bob is fourth generation Colorado outfitter and built the cabins to the beauty they are today, starting with dream his grandfather commenced on in 1938 of sharing the mountains. Besides being a long time horseman, Bob is an all around outdoorsman, handy man, builder, and husband and dad. Gin shares her time schooling Forrest, keeping up the cabins, training the horses, and writing and working on photography. She has her own blog, and published poetry, photos and essays. We're waiting on the book!

                              Why the Owner Chose Creede:
                              Each morning, as we awake to the sound of the distant falls in the river, geese flying over head, elk bugling in the distance, and the absence of traffic, pressure, stress, and schedules - we find ourselves saying 'it's another beautiful day in paradise.' We strive to provide a place where our guests, too, can feel the same, feel at home, and feel they have found their own paradise. We believe there is no place more beautiful, though perhaps some can equal the magnificence of this unspoiled mountain land surrounding our ranch and our cabins. With only four rental cabins during our main season, and two during the winter season, there are no crowds here. It is quiet, peaceful, laid back, tranquil. Although our guests and visitors often find time to fish, hike, four wheel drive, horseback ride, explore, photo safari and more in the unlimited miles of trails and back roads throughout the San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness that surround us, it seems the most popular activity is... resting. Not too many places it's still OK to unwind, kick back, and enjoy the view. Seems like this little bit of paradise still allows people the time and space and stress free environment to do just that, from the comfort of the private, beautiful, modern, recently renovated cabin.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                              Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch is privately tucked away on the ranch into the Blue Spruce and Aspen, with big bright southern picture windows flooding the cabin with that intense Colorado sunshine during the day, or a view of the endless stars at night. Spruce Hollow is a lovely two bedroom cabin with an additional sleeping loft, fully furnished with a full kitchen, full bathroom and comfortable living/dining area. Tile floors, aspen paneled walls and ceiling, stained glass window, log wall construction, wood stove, stone work in the bathroom... these are a few of the special touches that make this cabin endearing, a truly comfortable 'home away from home' for our guests who chose to return year after year to 'their' cabin. Completely off grid, though with satellite internet connection, the cabin has a full sized propane hot water heater, fridge/freezer, oven/stove, heater and back up lights, fully stocked kitchen with all the pots, pans and plates you'll need for your stay... all you'll need is your linens (we're far away from the Laundromat here!) and your groceries for your stay. Chances are once you're here, you may never want to leave. At the very least, we sincerely hope, you'll be back!


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                              Photos

                              • A view from across the Rio Grande looking back at Lost Trail Ranch in autumn.

                                A view from across the Rio Grande looking back at Lost Trail Ranch in autumn.

                              • Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, exterior view 2

                                Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, exterior view 2

                              • Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, interior view

                                Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, interior view

                              • Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, interior view 3

                                Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, interior view 3

                              • Spruce Hollow Cabin in spring before leaves appear on the Aspen.

                                Spruce Hollow Cabin in spring before leaves appear on the Aspen.

                              • The driveway up to Spruce Hollow Cabin with Pole Mountain behind.

                                The driveway up to Spruce Hollow Cabin with Pole Mountain behind.

                              • Looking up at Lost Trail Ranch from the pasture below the cabin.  Iris in June.

                                Looking up at Lost Trail Ranch from the pasture below the cabin. Iris in June.

                              • A view down to the Rio Grande Reservoir from the pasture below the cabins.

                                A view down to the Rio Grande Reservoir from the pasture below the cabins.

                              • The magnificent high mountains around Lost Trail Ranch in peak color.

                                The magnificent high mountains around Lost Trail Ranch in peak color.

                              • Brewster Park, just up river from Lost Trail Ranch, along the Mighty Rio Grande.

                                Brewster Park, just up river from Lost Trail Ranch, along the Mighty Rio Grande.

                              • A view from Finger Mesa, across from Lost Trail Ranch, looking north.

                                A view from Finger Mesa, across from Lost Trail Ranch, looking north.

                              • Looking down at the Rio Grande Reservoir from Ute Ridge

                                Looking down at the Rio Grande Reservoir from Ute Ridge

                              • Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, exterior view

                                Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, exterior view

                              • Lost Trail Ranch in the spring with fresh grass and lingering snow.

                                Lost Trail Ranch in the spring with fresh grass and lingering snow.

                              • Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, interior view 2

                                Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, interior view 2

                              • The interior of Spruce Hollow Cabin.

                                The interior of Spruce Hollow Cabin.

                              • Spruce Hollow Cabin in spring before leaves open on the Aspen.

                                Spruce Hollow Cabin in spring before leaves open on the Aspen.

                              • The view down to the Rio Grande Reservoir from just outside of the cabin.

                                The view down to the Rio Grande Reservoir from just outside of the cabin.

                              • Lost Trail Ranch at the foot of Pole Mountain in June.

                                Lost Trail Ranch at the foot of Pole Mountain in June.

                              • A view back to Lost Trail Ranch from across the Rio Grande in winter.

                                A view back to Lost Trail Ranch from across the Rio Grande in winter.

                              • USFS Rd 520 as it continues beyond Lost Trail Ranch heading towards Stony Pass.

                                USFS Rd 520 as it continues beyond Lost Trail Ranch heading towards Stony Pass.

                              • Looking up into the Utes, the heart of the Weminuche Wilderness.

                                Looking up into the Utes, the heart of the Weminuche Wilderness.

                              • Horses on Finger Mesa across from Lost Trail Ranch

                                Horses on Finger Mesa across from Lost Trail Ranch

                              • An early October snowstorm on the mountain behind the ranch.

                                An early October snowstorm on the mountain behind the ranch.

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                              Sleeps 6

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