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Experience a thrilling view of the magnificent San Juan Mountains and the rushing Lake Fork of the Gunnison River from a cabin on a prime mountainside location 1.5 miles north of Lake City off of Highway 149. Reside in a serene mountain atmosphere on an acre of natural shrubs, trees, native flowers and boulders, with an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy the comfort of a 1550 square foot, 1½ story cabin plus a lower story with a game and laundry room. Relax on log furniture i.e. swing, rocker, and chairs, under the covered front porch plus enjoy viewing the magnificent mountains and meadow and listening to the rushing river from the deck on the north side.
Guests can conveniently work with Wi Fi Internet connections, and the study and master bedroom have desks. One can assemble puzzles on the aspen log dining table or round den coffee table. The totally renovated modern kitchen is fully equipped with baking and cooking ware (electric grill, coffee maker, crock pot, mix master, rice cooker, toaster/baking oven, all sizes of pots/pans/corningware, hand mixer, mixing bowls, baking sheets, pie/cake pans, etc.) with spices of all kinds and has a refrigerator with lower freezer drawer; has a trash compactor, dish washer, microwave, electric ceramic cook top stove, and sink disposal. The open dining area has a hutch and aspen log furniture with an 8' dining table and chairs for 10 people. Adjacent to this area is the living area with matching couches, large round coffee table, satellite TV, DVD/VCR, and a pellet stove, which warms the area in the winter. From the living area, one can view through 1 1/2 story cathedral windows to see a panoramic view of the meadow, rushing river, and magnificent mountains in the landscape.
The three bedrooms are on the main floor, with the master bedroom on one end of the living area, and it has a king sleep number bed, 2 night stands with lamps, recliner/rocking chair, T.V., desk, and a spacious walk-in closet. The adjacent private bathroom has a blow dryer, double sinks and a shower. The other two bedrooms and bath are on the opposite end of the living area. The second bedroom has a twin bed with trundle, which can be raised to make into a queen bed. Additionally, the room has a chest and dresser; the third bedroom has a night stand, chest, and twin top and double bottom bunk beds. The second bathroom adjoins the two bedrooms and has a tub/shower with sliding glass doors. A staircase leads to the 180 square foot loft with spacious sleeping quarters. Available in the loft are two double beds, two single beds, and a futon, which can be made into a bed. The loft view overlooks the living and dining areas and captures the outside panoramic view of the magnificent mountains through the 1½ story cathedral glass windows.
Guests have the convenience of a laundry room in the basement, which has a washer, dryer, folding table, clothes steamer (complimentary detergent for one-two wash loads). The tankless water heater allows for hot water on demand.
One can see either through the 1 1/2 story cathedral windows or from the wrap-around deck to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the meadow, rushing river, and magnificent mountains. On the deck, families can enjoy cooking on the gas grill, eating on the picnic table, and sitting in lawn chairs while watching the rising and setting sun and moon as well as observing hummingbirds, wildlife, and the baby birds being fed in the spring.
Parking is available for multiple vehicles. Additionally, guests have a variety of activities available to them. The cabin comes equipped with an assortment of games and puzzles for rainy day entertainment. In the Lake City area, they may hike one of the fourteeners, fish in a river or lake, ride ATVs/jeeps on the Alpine Loop, send children to Camp Red Cloud, go white water rafting, hunt game in the fall, be involved during August History Month with activities each weekend, i.e. horse stick rodeo, attend Wine & Music Festival in September, attend the Hot Air Balloon Festival in February, dine at various restaurants, enjoy gourmet coffee in the coffee houses, tour old mines, shop in the specialty stores, or ski and snowmobile in the winter months. Vacationers can also visit the college town of Gunnison 55 miles north; the mining town of Creede, which is the art capital of Colorado, 50 miles south; or travel to Silverton and Ouray via Cinnamon and Engineer’s Passes (four wheel drive required).
We welcome you to our cabin to enjoy and be involved in the beautiful, scenic Colorado amenities.
Keywords: magnificent mountains, natural environment, wrap around deck, sleep number king bed, log furniture, hot water on demand, picnic table, gas grill, sleeps 10, equipped kitchen, trash compactor, 1 1/2 story cathedral glass windows, Internet connections, satellite TV, DVD/VCR, Wi Fi Internet connections, pellet stove, ceiling fans, fishing, hiking
Children are welcome & will enjoy painting rocks, creating paths to the tall trees, & building forts under the trees. My granddaughters climb the hills in search for deer and photograph wildflowers. There are a couple of sleds for winter time activities....moreless
Loft: 2 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
Two double, two twin, and a futon for sleeping....moreless
Master Bedroom: 1 king
Sleep number king bed with 2 end tables, desk, chair...moreless
Two couches and TV/DVD player in game room on ground floor....moreless
King Size Beds (1): sleep-number king bed; Double Beds (3): 3 double beds; twin with trundle can make into a 4th double bed or 5th twin bed- Twin Beds (5): twin with trundle can be two twin beds or a double side by side; Child Beds (1): trundle can stay on floor level or raise to bed level (queen size); Baby Cribs (1): Pack-N-Play; Sleep Sofa or Futons (1): futon is in the loft and can be a single bed; Bunk Beds (1): double lower bed and single upper bed. Game room on the ground floor has DVD player with TV and table/chairs to play board games/cards. There is access to a concrete porch and benches to view the scenery under the deck. This is a good place to spend on a rainy day....moreless
Master Bathroom : toilet, shower
Two individual sinks in separate room from shower...moreless
Blow dryers, shampoo/conditioner, bar soap, and lotion are available. The master bath has a shower and 2 sinks. The second bath has a tub/shower with a sliding glass door....moreless
Magnificent view of San Juan Mountains & Lake Fork of the Gunnison River; 1550 square foot, 1 1/2 story cabin on acre of natural mountain side; covered front porch with log furniture and back wrap around deck with gas grill and picnic table for guests to picnic & enjoy mountain view; fully equipped kitchen with trash compactor, ceramic cook top stove, sink disposal, cooking utensils, baking tools, and serving ware; Aspen log 7' dining table and hutch; master king sleep-number bed with walk-in closet; double bottom and single top bunk bed; trundle bed with chest & dresser; loft with 2 double and 2 twin beds and futon (additional bed); bathroom with double sinks & shower; bathroom with tub/shower and sliding glass door; tankless hot water heater provides on-demand hot water; spacious open den, dining and kitchen areas; laundry room in basement which includes clothes steamer; off-road parking for motor home/vehicles; games & puzzles available...moreless
Game room with DVD/VCR and TV on ground floor. There are 2 couches and folding table/chairs for people to pay board games/cards/etc. There is access to a concrete porch with benches under the deck....moreless
Board games, cards, and puzzles are available...moreless
Several videos are available from which to choose....moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
The cabin does have a magnificent view of mountains in all directions. A herd of elk reside in the valley in early spring seen from the deck, and deer frequent the grounds of the cabin year around....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hot Air Ballooning
Hunting Big Game
Hunting Small Game
Ski Privileges Optional
New Aspen dining table for 10 with 6 chairs and two benches each of which seats two people....moreless
Full oven with ceramic top stove and a gas grill on the deck....moreless
Toaster for bagels, English muffins, & bread...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Wrap around deck is on the back and side of the cabin with a picnic table, chairs and end tables of Aspen stumps. The covered front porch has as Aspen rocker, double swing, 2 chairs & end tables....moreless
Guests may pay $49 Property Damage or covered in Refundable Damage/Reservation Deposit of $200. "Book-It Now Button" will require 3% credit fee to be subtracted from $200 deposit. Booking 7 nt in July only.
Special pricing:4 guests: $275/night.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Cleaning fee is $150; intense cleaning of property may warrant an additional charge up to $50.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Watch glass blowers, take tours of old mines, enjoy live theater, and applaud evening entertainment in both Lake City & Creede; enroll in painting lessons from professional artists; apply for raft or river/stream guides for fishing/fly fishing & hunting; secure ATV/jeep rentals to travel Cinnamon & Engineer's Passes to Silverton & Ouray; see Visitors' Center for hiking trails/camp sites
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Sherrie Vandiver lives in Bedford, TX and has two daughters and son-in-laws and five granddaughters.
The Taylor family of four lives in San Marcos, CA, and the Jensen family of five lives in San Diego, CA.
Why the Owner Chose Lake City: Ed and Syllrene Vandiver from Hobbs, NM built a cabin in Lake City in 1968 for their family of three children and seven grandchildren. Sherrie Vandiver, one daughter in the family, purchased the Elk Road cabin 43 years later to continue her parents' legacy for her family of two daughters and son-in-laws and five granddaughters. Thus, family reunions and July 4th gatherings will be enjoyed and passed on from one generation to another as Lake City memories.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: The families enjoy jeeping, river fly fishing, pond/lake fishing, attending Camp Red Cloud, horseback riding, hiking the fourteeners, white river rafting, watching the wild life, attending the theaters, playing miniature golf, Christmas caroling, entering July 4th races, and having picnics all around the Lake City area. The five granddaughters build forts on the cabin's one acre and landscape paths with their painted rocks.