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The cabin is located in the heart of the Historic mining town of Pitkin in the Quartz Creek Valley.
Between June and October the entire cabin can be rented. Individual lockable bedrooms are available during the big game rifle seasons.
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 Sybille and Thomas at 340-690-2440 with any questions or for more information.
Special fall rates are available for hunters seeking lodging, please visit our website or contact Thomas or Sybille.
The cabin is loacated in the Heart of Pitkin Town, 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. A Non-live-in cook for home style healthful meals available, please inquire with Thomas (340-690-2440) for rates and sample menu. Concierge and off-road chauffeur services available at reasonable rates.
Big Game Hunters please scroll down for information regarding private rooms available in the fall for the first three rifle seasons. Archers and Muzzle-loaders please email or phone for 2013 (or later) inquiries. Our Hunter Special rates are 'all inclusive' and tenants are welcome to dine with the owners' family for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or may receive packed meals for the field.
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.
ELK/DEER HUNTERS' SPECIAL
The following private rooms are available, prices are based on single availability. Tenants are welcome to join the owner's family for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, or will be provided a packed meal upon request. There is a $65 charge per night for an extra person in the room.
The three private 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:
$165 per night based on single occupancy.
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:
$125 per night based on single occupancy.
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:
$125 per night based on single occupancy.
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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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
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
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
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
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
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6 night min stay
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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!
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.
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