In Pitkin Town, on Quartz Creek, Satisfy Your Taste for Adventure
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
The cabin is in the heart of the historic mining town of Pitkin in the Quartz Creek Valley. ATV's may be used on Pitkin Town roads to access trails directly from the cabin. Guests must ride below the posted speed limit and obey all local laws and ordinances.
Our custom hand-crafted cabin offers features unlike any cabin you have ever visited! Satisfy Your Taste For Adventure! Reserve your holiday in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at The Cabin At Quartz Creek! The cabin was recently renovated - new class A chimney pipes, added insulation, double- glazed windows, etc.
Our master bedroom the West Elk Suite features a private balcony: the Bear Den has twin beds and the Ptarmigan Nest features an antique double bed. See full descriptions and photos below!! The soothing sounds of Quartz Creek, which flows through the property, can be enjoyed from every room! Open the window for better listening.
We are licensed by the State of Colorado to collect and pay lodging taxes. Taxes are paid to the State of Colorado, Gunnision County and the Town of Pitkin for each rental. All applicable TAXES ARE INCLUDED in the rental price along with the cleaning fee. A local property manager checks in guests on arrival, fully explains all Pitkin Town ordinances, and is available for questions or concerns during their stay.
Pitkin is a small, quiet community and we welcome guests who will enjoy and help preserve the charm and slow pace of Pitkin.
Between June and October the entire cabin can be rented for periods from seven nights and up to twenty-one nights. Special rates may apply to rental terms of ten or more nights.
Details are explained under Description and more completely at our website. Please visit our website at: www.TheCabinAtQuartzCreek.com
for more information and photos.
Phone Thomas Kelley at 340-690-2440 with any questions or for more information.
The cabin is loacated in the Heart of Pitkin Tkown, in the Quartz Creek Valley in Gunnison County. The cabin is located along a paved two lane highway and is nine miles from the Continental Divide; it is available in summer and fall, but not winter or spring. Concierge services available at reasonable rates.
Big Game Hunters inlufing Archers, Muzzle-loaders and Rifle Hunters please inquire about cabin availability for the 2016 (or later) seasons.
The town of Pitkin may be accessed in all weather conditions via County Road 76, which is paved and maintained in both summer and winter. The cabin is completely winterized and recently renovated with new roof, siding, increased insulation, class A stove and chimney pipes, and new doors and windows. Currently the cabin is only available for summer and fall rental.
The cabin is nestled on a rise above Quartz Creek, which flows through about 200 feet of the property, within the town. The premises include over one-half acre of land with a few mature pine trees and plentiful willows along the stream. Wildflowers of many types may be observed on the property in the summer, and great views of colorful aspens and willows in the fall. We have ample off-street parking.
The interior features a large and comfortable living area with an enormous lichen-stone fireplace an nearby antique wood burning stove. Eight persons may be comfortably seated in cushioned overstuffed chairs or couch. A dining nook easily seats six or more at a round antique table near the modern kitchen. The kitchen is well-stocked with antique utensils and cookware, with modern appliances including an electric stove, microwave, coffee maker, etc. The centerpiece is a 30 x 30 inch hickory butcher block, upon which many a harvested elk have been processed.
The cabin hosts a comfortable full bathroom and ample mudroom for coats and boots. Meals may also be taken on either of the two large decks overlooking the stream. The sound of Quartz Creek decreases later in the summer, but may be heard even in the winter with the doors and windows closed. Enjoy being lulled into a deep sleep by the gentle sounds of the creek flowing from the nearby Continental Divide to the Pacific Ocean! The sound is similar to winds flowing through a stand of pine trees.
Please scroll down to read a brief review of the three newly renovated bedrooms.
Rustic and recently renovated cabin in quaint mountain town, nestled about nine miles from the Continental Divide (as a crow flies). Near Gunnison National Forest and the Alpine Tunnel National Historic District. Luxuriate on the spacious deck with the relaxing sound and view of Quartz Creek stream, which flows through the property. Watch your children experience private trout fishing in the creek. For big game hunters, areas 55 and 551 are delineated by County Road 76 which leads to Pitkin from US Highway 50 and in summer and fall connects to Almont from majestic Cumberland Pass (11 miles from Pitkin).
Along side Quartz Creek, one mile walk to Gunnison National Forest & Alpine Tunnel National Historic District, & excellent hiking, fishing, hunting, backpacking, camping, photography, wildlife viewing etc opportunities. Wide variety of scenic four AND ATV vehicle trails in immediate vicinity. Curecanti National Recreational Area offers great boating, fishing, waterskiing kayaking, rafting & scuba diving options, and is 40 miles/minutes from Pitkin. Historic mining towns including Tincup & St Elmo; excellent hot springs and fabulous Crested Butte and numerous art galleries,and the Almont Triangle area rafting opportunities, are each within a one-hour drive. The Gunnison Regional Airport (GUC) offers rentals of standard and 4 WD vehicles; the area has grocery stores, a regional hospital & many gear, clothing and specialty stores and boutiques.
Watch the aspen bloom early in the summer or enjoy the magnificent color changes late in summer. Great wildflower viewing and photography is available from the myriad of local flowers throughout Pitkin, to the small flowers such as forget-me-knots which abound as you explore the high alpine tundra.
The three bedrooms below feature tongue and grove pine walls, knotty alder doors, wrought iron sconces and new, double glazed double slider (or awning) screened windows. All are on the second floor accessible by ladder; two have doors with locks and keys, and one room (The Ptarmigan Nest) uses a solid pocket door with a privacy lock.
THE WEST ELK SUITE:
Private 25 square foot balcony with railing, vaulted ceiling, chandelier, Queen antique wooden bed and dresser, twin bed (32 inches) in raised level we call the Book Nook; window overlooking Quartz Creek; CD player, radio, alarm clock, humidifier, tastefully appointed with down comforter, organic flannel sheets and New Zealand sheepskin pillows. About 175 square feet, this room sleeps three.
THE PTARMIGAN NEST:
The room features an antique Queen bed, dresser, chair and table, appointed with CD player, radio, alarm clock, humidifier; organic flannel sheets and down comforter. About 125 square feet, with solid alder pocket door with privacy latch; room sleeps two persons.
THE BEAR DEN:
Features include an antique wooden bed (42 inches wide) from the Western State Normal School circa 1910; a second twin bed (36 inches wide); an antique dresser and mirror ensemble; appointed with CD, radio, alarm, lamp, chair, table, and organic flannel sheets. About 110 square feet; room sleeps two persons.
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- 1100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
Recommended for ages four and older as the kitchen for example is not child proof. A public park with swings and sleds is available only two blocks from the cabin. The area features shaded picnic tables....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Double Beds (2) Please see bedroom descriptions etc on website: www.TheCabinAtQuartzCreek.com TWO bedrooms have full-sized antique beds, ONE room also includes a small twin bed, ideal for a child THIRD bedroom has two twin beds (42 and 36 inches wide) . Twin or Single Beds (1) Please visit website address (at left) for many photos and details of each bedroom and all cabin rooms, etc. The larger single bed is an antique from the Western State Normal School circa 1918., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Relatively comfortable (firm) couch for one person, folds out for a decent full-sized bed for two. A coffee table must be moved about 5 feet to allow the couch to open into a bed....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- The Moose-A-loo located on second floor features antique sink, great mirrors, ample light, wall heater, knotty alder door, neo-angle shower, two bathrobes, polished bronze features, comfortable and functional. Lower level has the Pica-loo with antique mining boards and convenient location near stairway. Guests may choose an ink color and 'sign the wall.' Features great reading material and antiques. ...moreless
- Horses can be rented about 10 miles from the cabin - to include guided half or full day trips for two or more people - kids welcome. Two of the three decks have round wooden tables; the main deck table is solid but imperfect; the Barbeque Deck table has wooden benches and can seat up to about 8 persons; the River Deck is one level below the other two decks, and has a small wooden table with several comfortable lounge chairs. A fenced lawn provides privacy near the Barbeque Deck and in times of good rainfall, is wonderfully covered in green grass (featured in one of the photos)....moreless
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- Pool Table
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- Sports & Activities
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- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Fabulous view north toward the Continental Divide and Mount Helmer, a dog leg peak off the divide, sweeping views from the windows, decks and private balcony of sweeping pine forests with aspen groves...moreless
Besides views of and easy access to Quartz Creek a few steps from the new River Deck, the soothing sounds of water lowing over stones reaches every room in the cabin. Sleep well with this unique treat...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
Round antique wooden dining table uses padded bench within dormer window for some seating, comfortably seating 6-7 may seat 8. Kitchen counter has the Serenity Prayer hand-carved into the counter....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Hair Dryer
Central heat is unwanted in the summer. Guests tend to enjoy a small fire on one evening got the terrific ambiance but not for heat. Beds are prepared with quality cotton flannel sheets unless light...moreless
- Iron & Board
Some organic flannel sheets are available on request, many find them too warm in the summer and prefer cotton sheets. Down comforters and extra blankets are available for each bedroom and the roll-out couch bed....moreless
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The Cabin features a fireplace 'insert' for heat - which is not often needed in the summertime. The Cabin also has a wood-burning wood stove, (used for heat not cooking) and this is rarely needed in the summer. Wood is included with the price....moreless
Cooking is done on electric range but this stove may be used to provide heat - typically only necessary in early morning hours in early summer or in the fall. (Unless it is winter-time, this feature is typically not worth the trouble and may render the cabin too hot)....moreless
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Electric Stove/oven, coffee maker, blender, electric fry pan, crock pot, 30' x 30' hickory butcher block, chefs cutlery, range of iron, modern and antique cookware. Napkins, dishtowels, paper plates, paper towel, thermos and picnic basket provided....moreless
Some basics including limited condiments and spices are provided. All paper items including paper towels, toilet paper, napkins etc are provided, including a nice picnic basket with plastic utensils ...moreless
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
Please visit our website at www.thecabinatquartzcreek.com. For information about special fall hunting offers All Inclusive, or contact Thomas at 340.690.2440 to request discounted rates or a shorter stay.
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Along side Quartz Creek, one mile walk to Gunnison National Forest & Alpine Tunnel National Historic District, & excellent hiking, fishing, hunting, backpacking, camping, photography, wildlife viewing etc opportunities. Wide variety of scenic four WD and ATV vehicle trails in immediate vicinity. Currecanti National Recreational Area offers great boating, fishing, waterskiing kayaking, rafting & scuba diving options, and is 40 miles/minutes from Pitkin. Historic mining towns including Tincup & St Elmo; excellent hot springs, fabulous Crested Butte and numerous art galleries and the Almont Triangle area rafting opportunities, are each within a one-hour drive. The Gunnison regional airport (GUC) offers rentals of standard and 4 WD vehicles; the area has grocery stores, a regional hospital & many gear, clothing and specialty stores.
Year Purchased: 1975
About the owner: Middle-aged professional conservationist couple, we explore the world seeking eco-tourism venues, and seek to share adventurous places with special people and families. The Quartz Creek Valley is one such special place, with few options to enjoy the area without being required to camp for the entire time.
Why the Owner Chose Gunnison:
Grew up exploring the Rocky Mountains and seek to spend more time there in the future. The family investment allows this while providing access to a limited number of others to enjoy this special area in comfort. The Cabin was built in 1975 and refurbished in 2009, visit www.thecabinatquartzcreek.com for more info and photos, or call Thomas and Sybille at 340-690-2440. Five generations have now enjoyed the cabin, and many continue the adventure on a regular basis.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
A concept we call rugged luxury. In a short distance one can be practically in the wilderness and experience those attributes, then return to the warm family hearth and relish in modern luxury. Hence rugged-luxury combines these two concepts into a single holiday adventure. Satisfy Your Taste For Adventure - visit The Cabin At Quartz Creek!
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The Cabin At Quartz Creek. Viewed from across Quartz Creek.
View toward the north of the cabin from River Street.
River side of cabin and part of main cabin deck.
THE WEST ELK SUITE, Inc. private balcony, Full & Twin Beds, great river views.
THE BEAR DEN, Third Bedroom, 2 Twin Beds (42 and 36 inches wide).
Yellow-Bellied Marmot a few miles near Quartz Creek a few miles above Pitkin.
Colorful aspen trees just before first rifle elk season near Pitkin.
View upstream in the fall, before the 'River Deck' was constructed.
Quartz Creek in foreground with cabin to rear, shows side hill and stream bank.
View of Cabin from Quartz Creek (before River Deck) was constructed.
Bull moose enjoy an early fall snow.
Hummingbird photographed with hi-speed film.
Cabin front' side at River Street, showing balcony from 'West Elk Suite' bedroom
View from Quartz Creek of new 'River Deck' and stairs leading to the river bank.
Living Room, huge fireplace, antler chandiler, comfortable seating, river sound
THE PTARMIGAN NEST, second bedroom, Antique Bed, down comforter, cozy.
Full Bathroom includes neo-angle shower with toilet and sink.
Aspen trees in late summer starting to change in preparation for winter.
Bull Elk mount above Royal Bull Elk antlers on fireplace.
The Cabin At Quartz Creek after an early heavy fall snow.
New 'River Deck' viewed from Main Cabin Deck with Barbecue Deck at left.
Elk walk through a mountain meadow after an early fall snow.
Bull Mose enjoy an early fall snow near. Quartz Creek.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015
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