Elk Haus Cabin, 700+ Acres Exclusive Hunting Prime Elk Habitat
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Pool Table
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Rock Climbing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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Our Christmas Holiday
Our Christmas Holiday
Place a pine-scented, white twinkle lighted tree in the window overlooking snow-capped peaks. Add three generations of Christmas spirited fun and you'll have a perfect setting for a memorable holiday. The rustic atmosphere, with enough conveniences and abundant space to gather around or spread out in smaller groups worked perfectly for us. We cooked loads of food, spread out at the generous table, laughed, talked and played games. Our weather was ideal for the end of December. A light snowfall one morning was just enough to make the scenery fresh and beautiful. We sat on the back deck every day enjoying our coffee, the mountain air and the Colorado sunshine. We walked and explored in the wide open spaces. It felt like living in a calendar - each scene, 360 degrees, photo worthy. Send the kiddos on an indoor treasure hunt: tiny bees around a knothole, tiny birds tucked in knotholes (decorative of course). Touches like these made the Elk Haus a home for us over the holidays - we loved it! Not just a base for hunting, this house made a great family gathering place, a wonderful get-away, a place to restore and re-group and enjoy our family time. Highly recommended!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 12/24/13
- Review Submitted 01/10/14
Cabin was very nice, very scenic location. Amenities as listed. Clean and roomy. No elk present during our stay. No food or water on property for wildlife, therefore not sure I would classify as prime hunting. Definitely a passing through, luck of the draw type location.
- Guest bowhunter (Littleton,Co)
- Date of stay 08/30/13
- Review Submitted 09/20/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Wifes First bear
Wifes First bear
Cabin was awesome and and even more then pics could describe Hunting was good the elk use the property as a main travel area and you need to be in shape and be prepared to put your time in dont expect to just shoot one off the porch .We were very lucky and my wife got a huge 6yr old 422 lb color phase black bear not 300 yrd from cabin overall our experience was nothing short of awesome we took our 2 yr old son and his grandmother and everyone had a great time i highly recomend this place. The neighbor lin and his wife were extreamly friendly and helped with the recovery of our bear i cant say enough good things about this place cameron is great to work with and very helpful.Saw a huge bull on property just was out of archary range lots of fresh tracks and sign. My only recomendation is four wheel drive is a must to get in and out of driveway if it rains
- Guest bones (fort myers florida)
- Date of stay 09/08/13
- Review Submitted 09/16/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Family Gathering 2013
Family Gathering 2013
Elk Haus was perfect for a large family gathering. We had plenty of space for gathering as a group and if you needed some quiet space, you could find it. The house was clean. We were not there to hunt, but we had plenty to do (or not), you can hike and explore, mountain bike, mountain climb, and relax. Our family looks forward to going there again! Thank you to the owners for prompt responses and an overall great experience!
- Guest Family Fun (Austin, Texas)
- Date of stay 07/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/02/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
Elk Hunting Experience
Elk Hunting Experience
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my hunting trip to your cabin. I have made several trips to Colorado hunting elk and mule deer, but my experience at your cabin was unmatched. I have been successful hunting mule deer and elk, but I was finally successful with the BULL OF A LIFETIME! Your Elk Haus Cabin itself is spectacular, and the elk hunting experience will forever be etched in my mind. It was amazing that we saw elk EVERY DAY and didn't have to hike 15 miles to find them. The fact that the elk herd was on your property regularly or on the nearby and accessible BLM land was amazing. I'll definately be back next year with my family and look forward to another incredible experience.
- Guest Craig (Virginia)
- Date of stay 10/13/12
- Review Submitted 01/22/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.
2ND RIFLE SEASON 2011
2ND RIFLE SEASON 2011
Just wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how much we enjoyed our hunting trip at your cabin in Gardner, CO last year. We were lucky enough to take two 5×6 bulls and one nice 5×5 mule deer from our group of four hunters. We look forward to hunting with you again this year.
- Guest Gary (Texarkana, TX)
- Date of stay 10/21/11
- Review Submitted 01/26/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
3rd Week Elk Hunt
3rd Week Elk Hunt
Accomodations where great, Hunting was fun, But no annimals on the property while we were there.
- Guest Larry (Stow, OH 44224)
- Date of stay 11/04/11
- Review Submitted 11/21/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers.
My family had a wonderful vacation at the Elk Haus . The cabin is awesome. There is plenty of room,it is tastefully decorated and in a very private setting. We are not hunters but nature lovers so the Elk Haus works for both. The scenery is beautiful, wildlife is everywhere and lots of hiking trails. We took a lot of small trips (Sand Dunes,Pueblo, Pike's Peak and Florence antique hunting) all within an hour or so to the cabin . Star gazing at night was the best because it is so bright were we live.We will book again in the near future. WE LOVE THE ELK HAUS HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE OWNER IS VERY NICE AND HELPFUL Thanks you for the best vacation ever !!!!!!!!.
- Guest Janice (St.Louis,Mo.)
- Date of stay 10/01/11
- Review Submitted 11/02/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.
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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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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Elk Haus Cabin
Elk On Property - Pic taken from Deck of Cabin
Wood Stove/Great Room
Rear or Cabin/View
3 Muley Bucks taken from back deck Aug 2011
Mule Deer Buck taken on property 2nd Rifle Season 2011
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
2013 Cow Elk taken on Property within sight of Cabin
See the cabin in the Background! -2013 Rifle 6x6 Bull
2012 Bull on the wall - Just visiting - Went back to VA.
Kitchen/Dining w/ Seating for 13
View from Deck
5x6 Bull Elk taken on property 2nd Rifle Season 2011
Cabin in the distance. Pic taken facing SE.
422 lb Bear taken on property Archery Week 2 2013
Coyote - 2013 Rifle Just came up. No calling. Plenty of Coyote and Bobcat.
Cinnamon Bear Taken From Dining Room Window - 2013
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