Private, Pristine Off-Grid Resort/Retreat in the Heart of High Mnts
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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
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- Dishes & Utensils:
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
- 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
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
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Hunting Big Game
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- 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....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Home Away From Home
Home Away From Home
Lost Trail Ranch is truly one of the worlds best kept secrets! I remember the first time we drove to the ranch. We were in awe and around every corner it just kept getting better and better. We have been back at least once a year since that first time in 2007. Bob, Gin, Forrest and Gunnar (the German Shepherd) are wonderful and kind hosts and they graciously share the ranch leaving you with the feeling that it's your ranch, too, your home away from home. The cabins are very clean and comfortable and the views... well, you'll just have to experience them for yourself! There are no words to describe the magnificent beauty you'll find at Lost Trail Ranch.
- Guest Karen and Ron (Dallas/Fort Worth)
- Date of stay 09/09/12
- Review Submitted 01/21/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
If you are looking for a piece of heaven, this is the place! This part of Colorado is by far the most beautiful, serene, quiet, spiritual place there is. Bob, Gin & Forrest are wonderful hosts and know all there is to know about the area. The cabins are immaculate, the views are incredible, the stars are absolutely amazing. You can have as much adventure as you like or you can just sit and soak in the peacefulness. Should you choose to join civilization for a brief visit, Creede offers shopping, dining and an award-winning summer theater. It is unlikely you will want to stay long in civilization once you've been lucky enough to experience Lost Trail. It is a place that is near and dear to our hearts. It is the reason we chose to move to Colorado six years ago. It is truly a life-changing experience....
- Guest Lindy & Gene (Saguache, CO)
- Date of stay 08/03/12
- Review Submitted 12/30/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
We are a family of 4 from Denver, CO and this is our 7th or 8th summer vacation at Lost Trail Ranch, I've lost count. We have stayed in all of the 2 bedroom cabins on the ranch. I can't choose which one is my favorite - we love #1, #7, #5 and have had amazing and memorable vacations in each. This place is heaven on earth - truly. The entire family leaves the ranch always with a rejuvenated spirit...there's something about the air, the drinking water, the views, the peace and quite, the simplicity that seeps into us all and leaves us longing for the time we can return again. It's truly a magical place. Gin and Bob, the owners, couldn't be more helpful, caring and fabulous people. They are full of information on the the area and always willing to answer questions and help us plan our hikes or recommend fishing spots. Often all we want to do is chill out and enjoy the fact that we are here at LTR - lucky us.
- Guest The Simpson Family (Denver, CO )
- Date of stay 06/02/12
- Review Submitted 10/04/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
7 night min stay
|Low Season, Early
May 18 - Jun 28
7 night min stay
Jun 29 - Aug 17
7 night min stay
|Low Season, Late
Aug 18 - Oct 26
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
All prices are subject to the 10% state and local sales and lodging taxes. Prices are based upon a four person occupancy. There is an additional $125 fee per week for each additional guest. Reservations are confirmed with a non-refundable one-third deposit.
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- Nearest Motorway: The Silver Thread Highway, Colorado 149 at 18 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Tommyknockers and/or Kip's Grill in Creede at 38 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Wolf Creek Ski Area at 60 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Freemon's Ranch at 19 Miles
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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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, interior view
Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, interior view 3
Spruce Hollow Cabin in spring before leaves appear on the Aspen.
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.
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.
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.
Looking down at the Rio Grande Reservoir from Ute Ridge
Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, exterior view
Lost Trail Ranch in the spring with fresh grass and lingering snow.
Spruce Hollow Cabin at Lost Trail Ranch, interior view 2
The interior of Spruce Hollow Cabin.
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.
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.
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.
Horses on Finger Mesa across from Lost Trail Ranch
An early October snowstorm on the mountain behind the ranch.
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