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Elk Haus Cabin, 700+ Acres Exclusive Hunting Prime Elk Habitat

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Last updated: 11/20/2014
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Gardner cabin description

Large Modern 5 BR Cabin with warm In Floor Heat, Woodstove, and well-stocked kitchen. Cabin Guests Enjoy Exclusive Recreational and Hunting Rights on 700+ Acres Prime Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Bear, Coyote, Bobcat, and Mountain Lion Habitat surrounded by Low Pressure Private land. There's also plenty of nearby public hunting and hiking on Little Sheep and Sheep Mountain. This property is a well traveled elk route leading to Muddy Creek.

It's just south of HWY 69 and is located in GMU 85 which has Over-The-Counter Bull Elk tags for 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons and OTC Either-sex Elk Archery tags. A half a mile from our boundary is the Wolf Springs Ranch which requires 19 points to draw. Colorado has the largest Elk Population in Country. In fact there are about twice as many Elk in Colorado than Montana and about as many as New Mexico, Idaho, and Wyoming combined.

**HUNT GUARANTEE** Anyone who does not fill their tag during a regular Archery or Rifle Season may bring their entire hunting party back for a Late Season Private Land Only Cow Elk Hunt from Nov. 17-Dec 31 for $995/week. You must apply for tag by April 1, 2014.

The property is available year round for Hiking, Scouting, and Horseback riding. It's located just a few miles out of the small town of Gardner, CO which has a General store/Restaurant/Deli, a bar, and some real characters. Gardner is located 30 minutes from I-25 in Walsenburg and 30-40 minutes from the resort town of Westcliffe which offers shopping and many dining options.

The setting is convenient, but secluded. The cabin is located at the base of Apache Ridge. There isn't another house to be seen for miles. There are the Snow capped Sangre de Cristos to the West and the Green Mountains to the North and East. From the top of Apache Ridge, you can see Big Sheep and Little Sheep Mountain. The driveway is over 1 mile long and is a dirt road. If rain or snow is in the forecast, 4WD is recommended.

Gardner is a historic town originally founded along the stage route from Westcliffe/Silvercliffe to Walsenburg. Some of the newly paved highway 69 is a proposed part of the 'Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway' passing the landmark Gardner Butte just as you come thru town. The entire area was hunting grounds for Apache, Comanche, and Ute Indians with plenty of artifacts and arrowheads remaining. In the 1960's the town became a mecca for hippies. Communes were formed and at least one still exists. Don't miss the annual 'Gardner Days' Music Festival in July.

While we mostly cater to hunters, this property is a great place to get away from the city lights and see the open sky. It's large enough to accomodate family gatherings and there are loads of attractions within an hour's drive.

Keywords: Hunting Cabin

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • Pool Table
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                2 TV's w/ DVD Players. No Cable or Satellite. Bring DVD's if you want to watch something....moreless

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Incredible Mountain Views in Every Direction...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Rock Climbing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 13 people

                  General

                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Fully Stocked Kitchen: Pots & Pans, Baking Dishes, Crock pot, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Plates, Bowls, Glasses, Silverware...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

                  Reviews

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                  REGULAR SEASON: Mid November thru August
                  $995/WEEK -or- $1500/MONTH w/ 3 month Min.
                  HUNTING SEASON: September thru Mid November
                  Elk/Deer 2nd & 3rd Season (OTC Bull Tags) .. $1,295-$1,495/hunter (Min. 4, Max. 8)
                  Elk/Deer 1st & 4th Season (Draw & Leftover)...$995/hunter
                  Elk/Deer Archery Season ......................$495-$695/hunter/wk (Min. 4, Max 8)
                  4.9% Tax, $99 Cleaning fee, $300 Security deposit
                  

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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: Cameron is a Real Estate Broker at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. Joe is employed full time by the VA National Guard and lives in Staunton, VA. Both enjoy outdoor sports including Hiking, Hunting, Skiing, & Boating. Cameron and Joe have been friends since middle school and now own several vacation properties together.

                  Why the Owner Chose Gardner:
                  We bought this as a secluded getaway and later discovered what prime Elk Hunting Habitat it is. We got the recreational lease on the state land which adjoins the property to give us over 700 Acres of Exclusive Hunting and Recreational rights. Then we formed the 'Elk Haus Cabin' available for rental.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  The cabin has all the amenities of home including electricity (which can be rare in this area). It is 1.5 miles off the hard surface road and secluded w/ amazing mountain views in every direction.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Elk Haus Cabin

                    Elk Haus Cabin

                  • 2012 Rifle

                    2012 Rifle

                  • Elk On Property - Pic taken from Deck of Cabin

                    Elk On Property - Pic taken from Deck of Cabin

                  • Wood Stove/Great Room

                    Wood Stove/Great Room

                  • Rear or Cabin/View

                    Rear or Cabin/View

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Queen Bedroom

                    Queen Bedroom

                  • 3 Muley Bucks taken from back deck Aug 2011

                    3 Muley Bucks taken from back deck Aug 2011

                  • Mule Deer Buck taken on property 2nd Rifle Season 2011

                    Mule Deer Buck taken on property 2nd Rifle Season 2011

                  • Scan of BLM map showing Cabin location and nearby public hunting/hiking.

                    Scan of BLM map showing Cabin location and nearby public hunting/hiking.

                  • 1st Week Archery 2013 in the Alfalfa field directly across from the driveway

                    1st Week Archery 2013 in the Alfalfa field directly across from the driveway

                  • 2013 Cow Elk taken on Property within sight of Cabin

                    2013 Cow Elk taken on Property within sight of Cabin

                  • See the cabin in the Background! -2013 Rifle 6x6 Bull

                    See the cabin in the Background! -2013 Rifle 6x6 Bull

                  • 2012 Bull on the wall - Just visiting - Went back to VA.

                    2012 Bull on the wall - Just visiting - Went back to VA.

                  • Kitchen/Dining w/ Seating for 13

                    Kitchen/Dining w/ Seating for 13

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • King Bedroom

                    King Bedroom

                  • View from Deck

                    View from Deck

                  • 5x6 Bull Elk taken on property 2nd Rifle Season 2011

                    5x6 Bull Elk taken on property 2nd Rifle Season 2011

                  • Cabin in the distance. Pic taken facing SE.

                    Cabin in the distance. Pic taken facing SE.

                  • 422 lb Bear taken on property Archery Week 2 2013

                    422 lb Bear taken on property Archery Week 2 2013

                  • Coyote - 2013 Rifle Just came up. No calling. Plenty of Coyote and Bobcat.

                    Coyote - 2013 Rifle Just came up. No calling. Plenty of Coyote and Bobcat.

                  • Cinnamon Bear Taken From Dining Room Window - 2013

                    Cinnamon Bear Taken From Dining Room Window - 2013

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, November 20, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 11/20/14
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                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/20/2014
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                  (540) 520-0892 (Virginia, USA)

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