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Your Cozy Cabin Hideaway, Experience the Grand Mesa at Vega

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Last updated: 06/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our cabin has become a home and from home for our family and is anything but an ordinary vacation rental. Warm and cozy, be ready to put your food in the fridge and settle in with your feet up for a few days. Take out the boats on the lake or just sit back and take in the fresh mountain air. The views of the Aspens are amazing. Get a little breeze and watch the tree tops sway from side to side. We want our home to become your new hideaway for your family to enjoy for years to come.
***** Sorry - No Pets *****
The Cabin at Vega is two story and 1,200 sq. ft. There’s plenty of parking for vehicles, boat or atv trailer. Vega has 3 boat launches or you can put in the canoe and kayaks at any shoreline. Vega is known for its rainbow trout. Fishing can be done from your boat, our canoe, kayaks or from shore. Bring your mountain bikes and cruise the 8 mile or so loop around the perimeter of the lake. Enjoy a great meal or a cold beer at the Vega Lodge or stay home and prepare a home cooked meal in our comfortable kitchen.
The cabin is stocked and ready for you with linens, pillows, garbage bags, toilet paper, paper towels, basic first aid items, dishes, utensils, napkins, spices, and split wood for camp fires. Just bring food, drinks, and clothing for the season, sunscreen, outdoor gear and your favorite book.
There are 2 kayaks and 1 canoe available at no additional charge. You can fish, float or get some great exercise cruising around the lake. * The canoe and Kayaks will be loaded on a trailer fitted with a 2' hitch. You'll just need a vehicle to tow the trailer down to the lake. They could also be loaded either into a truck or on top of a utility rack for transport. The kayaks are Ocean Kayaks, Scupper Pro open top single person and medium size. Kayakers must be at least 14 years of age and have appropriate skill level. A separate liability agreement is required for anyone using the canoe and or kayaks. Life jackets are available in for those 90lbs to mid-size adults. We have no XL sizes.
Here's something that might interest a fisherman and kids. We've got a few crawfish traps at the cabin that you're welcome to use. Bring your favorite recipe or use ours. We've hit ait big on a few sets. Otherwise, a small handfull could be expected. We have everything you need to experience some truly delicious rocky mountain crawfish. There’s often even bait waiting for you in the freezer. It’ll be an experience to remember.
Water, water, water… Is our most valuable resource at the cabin. We bring our water up from Collbran 300 gallons at a time and ask that our guests be water conscious and practice responsible usage. The cabin has a 1,200 gallon cistern and will always be full when you arrive. Our family of 6 can stay for 10 days without having to replenish our water supply.
If there is anything you need and forgot to bring, use ours and simply let us know what you used so that we can replace those items for our next guest.
Critters you'll find in the cabin include; an antelope shoulder mount and hides/furs including rocky mountain elk, mule deer, bobcat, red fox and pine martin. A full bobcat mount and bear rug are at the taxidermist and should be arriving soon. The hummingbirds provide hours of aerial entertainment and the chipmunks are plentiful and love the deer food we put out for them.

Families and Groups

A great getaway for your family. This is a child friendly destination. This 2-story cabin has a staircase with double sided hand rails, so safety needs have been considered for the very young and old. Bedrooms are upstairs.

A retreat for two. Small and cozy enough for just the two of you to spread out and enjoy the privacy that surrounds you as you’re tucked into the aspens.

A hunting party base camp. Located in unit 421, the Grand Mesa offers thousands of huntable areas of public land for elk, deer, bear and turkey. Easy access to the National Forrest begins at the Vega Visitor Center.

If you'd like to view more photos, visit our facebook page by searching for 'The Cabin at Vega.'. You'll see the cabin as our profile picture.

When every guest arrives, we personally will be there to check you in and get you acquainted with the cabin. Let us know if you need an early check-in or later check-out. We’ll do our best to accommodate these requests. We’re confident you’ll find our home to be unlike any other vacation rental you may have visited. We also know that it’s your family memories you’ll be leaving with that will enrich your lives for years to come. The cabin experience, setting and solitude has certainly enriched ours.
Clean and Ready: After each guest, my wife and I personally clean every nook and cranny of the cabin. Beds are stripped and remade, furniture is moved, the shower, toilet and sinks are bleached. The fridge is wiped out and the floors are vacuumed, swept and moped. Cleaned towels, wash clothes and dish rags are set out and drinking water is re-filled. The pellet stove is prepped and the more firewood is split.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our four children love to run and explore. This is a great place for kids, inside and out. We have a kids geocashing map and treasures hidden on the property. Make sure they bring a few trinkets....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking inside, thank you....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We are animal lovers, but you'll need to find another home for your pets while you stay with us at The Cabin at Vega....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)

    2 couches...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Located in the Master Bedroom., Double Beds (1) Located in the Guest Room., Twin or Single Beds (1) Custom made log beds made from aspen trees in the back yard make the kids room a treat., Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The outhouse is only an alternative...moreless

  • Bathroom is stocked with towels, toilet paper, tissue, and a first aid kit....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Also included: Toaster, Blender, Coffee Pot, Spices and More. A gold panning station is now also in place, with river dirt from the San Miguel River....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    We have 100 plus movies to choose from....moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    From Christmas to Country, Christian and more....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Satellite is hooked up. Including local channels, children's programing, ESPN, Hunting, Outdoor, and much more....moreless

  • Stereo:

    An ipod dock and cd player ...moreless

  • Television:

    We have a 32' flat screen in the living room. Smaller tv's are located in each bedroom....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    The kids room has a Playstation II and a large handfull of games....moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Lots of children's movies for after the sun goes down; as well as a grown collection from Old Westerns to Current Releases....moreless


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


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    You're surrounded by 80ft aspen trees, with a peek at the lake when the leaves are on the ground....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 11 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a 24/7 laudramat in Collbran....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Wifi is available across the lake at the Vega Lodge. Take your laptop computer and have a cup of coffee, beer or a geat meal while you catch up online. This is a 5 minute drive from the cabin....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Additional space heaters are located in the bedrooms, including an electric fireplace in the master bedroom....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We'll have an extra set available, just in case....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Venture down to the lake where you'll find a few good reception areas. They're conveniently close by....moreless

  • Parking:

    You have your own private driveway and parking area. We have a circular driveway, which makes it possible to pull a trailer through....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    The driveway has plenty of room for a couple of vehicles, boat and recreational trailer parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    The cabin phone can be used for local calls as well as unlimited long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are plenty of bath towels, hand towels and wash rags. Please bring your own beach towels for traveling to the lake....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a 24/7 laudramat in Collbran. If you're planning a long stay, head in to Collbran for gas, groceries and dinner while your laundry is getting cleaned....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    The pellet stove is great. Just as cozy as a wood stove without the hassle. Your campfire and split wood are just off the deck....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We think you'll find everything you'll need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    We really feel you'll be at home in the kitchen. You should be able to cook, bake and prepare meals just as if you were at home. From cookie sheets to crock pot, we hope we'll have everything you'll need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator with freezer. Expect to find a few condiments in the door and help yourself if you're ever short....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    You can rent a boat at Vega Lodge, just across the lake....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are 2 aderandack chairs, 1 additional cozy wooden chair, 2 patio chairs, children's seating and plenty of log seating outside. - You don't really need to bring folding or camping chairs unless you're taking them to the lake....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Our kayaks and canoe are available at no additional charge. You must be able to tow the trailer or load into the back of a truck....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is almost 400 sq ft of covered deck, so you can head outside and enjoy a mountain rainshower without getting wet....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July
Jul 3 - Jul 4
2 night min stay
7th Night FREE
Jul 5 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

Labor Day Weekend
Aug 30 - Sep 1
3 night min stay
7th Night FREE
Sep 2 - Nov 22, 2015
7 night min stay

Memorial Weekend
May 24 - May 26
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$195 $195
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $80 + tax
  • Tax Rate 4.9%


Stay and pay for 6 nights and we'll give you a 7th night FREE. That's just $167/night!

Canoe and Kayaks are included in rental for FREE.

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Last updated: 06/12/2015
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Junction Regional Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Vega Lodge, across the Lake
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Junction
56 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Grand Junction, Co
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 70
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Vega Lodge, across the Lake
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Powderhorn Ski Resort

Car: Recommended

Powderhorn Ski Resort is about 40-50 miles away. The Grand Mesa has over 300 lakes and 346,555 acres to explore. A book at the Cabin describes many of the Grand Mesa's lakes and fishing opportunities. You can best access the Grand Mesa via ATV or 4-wheel drive vehicle from a large parking area next to the Visitors Center. The Vega Lodge, now open year-round is just across the lake and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a small bait shop. The State Park Visitors Center is loaded with information, and available for purchasing licenses and has a small gift shop. The Visitors Center also has horse stalls available.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Our Cabin at Vega has been a wonderful getaway for our family and friends. Our family has stayed in many rental homes, from Mexico to Washington State to Alaska. We have used our experiences vacationing in other homes to make your stay in ours the most comfortable and enjoyable. We’ve thought of just about everything! Let us know how we can help make your time at the cabin an unforgettable one. It’s your new home away from home. We'll always be there to check you in, get you aquainted and answer any questions you might have.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Mesa:
Vega Reservoir is far enough away from Grand Junction that you know you're in the mountains, yet you could be skiing or touring wine country within one hour of stepping outside the front door. Vega also is a popular fishing destination. It's stocked with rainbow trout and has seen some 'toads' - aka, really large fish, emerge from water. The Vega Lodge has a bait shop just across the lake. Reccomendation for bait... worms or powerbait during the summer months and small shrimp when ice fishing.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Vega Reservoir is just an hours drive from Grand Junction, but you feel like you're on your own mountain top. From boating to fishing, snowmobiling to sleding, there is just so much to do in and out of the State Park.

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  • Welcome to The Cabin at Vega!

    Welcome to The Cabin at Vega!

  • Dining Table seats 6-8

    Dining Table seats 6-8

  • Guest Room

    Guest Room

  • Game Shelf in Kids Room

    Game Shelf in Kids Room

  • 16ft open top Sea Kayaks, a blast to fish from.

    16ft open top Sea Kayaks, a blast to fish from.

  • Cabin Deck and Lights at Night
Sit back and enjoy a campfire.

    Cabin Deck and Lights at Night Sit back and enjoy a campfire.

  • Breakfast Bar and Kitchen seats 4

    Breakfast Bar and Kitchen seats 4

  • Master bedroom includes recliner, oversized chair and electric fireplace.

    Master bedroom includes recliner, oversized chair and electric fireplace.

  • Kids Room includes log entertainment center with children's activites and games.

    Kids Room includes log entertainment center with children's activites and games.

  • Campfire and Horseshoe Pit

    Campfire and Horseshoe Pit

  • Welcome to Vega Resevoir. Our cabin is hidden in the Aspens, below the clearcut.

    Welcome to Vega Resevoir. Our cabin is hidden in the Aspens, below the clearcut.

  • 15ft Old Towne Canoe

    15ft Old Towne Canoe

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