Ralph Lauren Charm, 1 Block from River, Walk to Town, Newly Updated
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- Minimum stay:Contact manager
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
'Ralph Lauren' appeal including 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, stocked kitchen, wood-burning Franklin stove, 42'' LCD with DVD/VCR player. New propane grill, large front deck with upgraded patio furniture.
Bedroom 1: queen bed, shared bath with bedroom #2, dresser, closet
Bedroom 2: queen bed, dresser, chest, closet
Bedroom 3: queen bed, shaved pine bunk beds for 2, chest of drawers, private
shower both with coffee maker, and washer/dryer access
NESTLED IN THE BEAUTIFUL SAN JUAN RANGE OF THE ROCKIES' WESTERN SLOPE, the Vandiver Cabin is a guaranteed spot for enjoying Colorado's best kept secret. Lake City is a small, riverside historic community that has escaped commercialization. Although this cabin has the comforts of three bedrooms, two baths, the internet, and a 42' LCD with satellite & DVD/VHS player, you'll be taken back in time to the days of the gold rush, wagon trails, and the historic Packer massacre.
This QUAINT SINGLE-STORY CEDAR CABIN lies in the Ball Flats less than one mile from the town center and only one block from the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. The cabin was built in the 1960's by Ed & Syllrene Vandiver after discovering the best fly-fishing in Colorado. The VANDIVER CABIN WAS RENOVATED IN 2012 and includes new appliances, dishwasher, granite countertops, updated bathroom, new furniture & linens, and added porch amenities including outdoor seating, picnic table with umbrella, and a new gas grill.
There are THREE BEDROOMS each with a queen-sized bed. The first two bedrooms share a bath with a tub/shower off of the family room. The third, larger bedroom includes twin shaved pine bunk beds in addition to the queen and also has a private bath with shower. The kitchen, which has served many Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners around the antique maple table, is amply supplied with cooking tools including a crockpot, pancacke griddle, blender, waffle maker, blender, mixer, food processor, and pots & pans of every shape and size. The cabin has an open floorplan with the kitchen connecting to the family room which is heated by an old fashioned Franklin wood-burning stove. Great for a chilly evening! The large front porch with outdoor seating encourages viewing of the moutain scenering while eating meals under the spruce and aspen trees. Washer and dryer are included in the cabin, connected to the back bedroom.
The TOWN OF LAKE CITY takes pride in having well-maintained walking & biking trails along the river. This cabin is just two blocks from the access point to this riverfront trail. These paths travel along the river and make for a fun morning walk with the birds and deer or an easy trip to the park, baseball field, local restaurants, churches, and local shops. There's even a hidden skateboard park! The cabin is conveniently close to the Lake City bakery which draws a crowd by 7 AM for their famous fruit pockets & cinnamon rolls (don't miss this!). The well-stocked country grocer store is just across the river.
There are 8-10 locally-owned restaurants with menus ranging from pizza with calzones & hand-breaded fried chicken to fine French dining. A dozen local shops make for a fun afternoon of discovering local artists and craftsmen, painters, & sporting goods. The personal feeling as you explore the town is like no other. The Cabin Fever Players (the local community theeater), Lake City Chorus, and old-fashined ice cream parlor make for enjoyable entertainment. LakeCity.com lists the community's calendar of events to help you plan your stay!
Some of Colorado's best HIKING AND JEEP/ATV TRAILS are found at Lake City's near-9,000 foot elevation. Explore waterfalls, cross rivers over log bridges, picnic while overlooking Lake San Cristobal, and climb area fourteeners with breathtaking views of wildflowers, marmots, grazing moose, and long-horn sheep. Locak jeep rentals can provide your 4-wheel access to the Alpine Loop via the infamous Cinnamon & Engineer's passes. This drive is along steep & austere mountainside paths and suitable for eager explorers or avid photographers, especailly in July & August when the wildflowers are blooming. These sights offer a new burst of color in September & October when the aspen leaves change to fall hues. The Alpine Loop provides access to Silverton, Colorado, which is known for its steam engine train ride to Durango. The Alpine Loop can be traveled in one day and is a do-not-miss, 'bucket list' experience. Of course, fishing is one of Lake City's greatest draws. Explore the rivers and lakes on your own or enlist a local fishing guide for a safe-bet fish fry that same evening.
The VANDIVER CABIN is smoke-free and welcomes well-behaved pets and owners. This cabin is available from spring until late fall, usually May 1st until October 31st. Inquire for LONG-TERM RATES for stays of 8 days or longer, especially perfect for watching the aspens change in September and October. THE FALL COLOR IS BREATHTAKING.
Owned and operated by MOUNTAIN MEMORIES, LTD, described by many as having Lake City's finest rentals with the special touches usually seen in the country's nicest B & B's. See our sister property at VRBO #302010! We'd love to have you.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Mobile Phone
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Big Game
- Medical Services
- Fly Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Whitewater Rafting
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Massage Therapist
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Christmas Vacation 2012
Christmas Vacation 2012
We enjoyed an extended Christmas vacation in this beautifully furnished cozy cabin. Even with snow on the ground, we barbecued burgers on the outside grill. Kitchen facilities were excellent for preparing Christmas dinner. We enjoyed other meals at local restaurants in town. Picture windows framed snowcapped peaks and provided views of snowrabbits ambling about. Elk, moose and deer provided a glimpse of natural habitat. Grandchildren especially enjoyed use of the beautiful Aspen bunkbeds and private bath. Each day provided exciting activities for adults and children alike.
- Guest Old Timers
- Date of stay 12/23/12
- Review Submitted 01/17/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Perfect CabinGuest comment entered by owner
Lake City holds a very special place in our hearts. We've been visiting for many years and even were married here exactly 14 years ago. We came to celebrate our anniversary and a milestone birthday. This cabin was perfect. Our family felt right at home! Thank you for welcoming us. Our 4 kids loved the red carpet room! We hope to return soon for another stay! Thank you --
- Guest Patrick, Amy, Jake, Allie, Josh, & Ainslee (Texas)
- Date of stay 09/30/12
- Review Submitted 12/27/12
Ahhh!Guest comment entered by owner
Ahh! The beuaty of the valley. The peaks. Handies! The moose! Ahh! The beauty of God . . . !
- Guest The Moores
- Date of stay 08/13/12
- Review Submitted 12/27/12
30th Wedding AnniversaryGuest comment entered by owner
30th Wedding Anniversary
Thank you for the wonderful and cozy comforts of home here at your Lake City cabin! We also appreciate your willingness to accommodate my husband and me on such short notice. We enjoyed your recommended hike--Alpine Gluch--and the beautiful drive to Creede (excellent day trip). Our highlight was renting a jeep and driving the Alpine Loop. All in all, a WONDERFUL 30th anniversary stay for us! Keep up the great work.
- Guest Deb & Paul (Pella, IA)
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 12/27/12
July in Lake CityGuest comment entered by owner
July in Lake City
We have had a wonderful time! So peaceful and quiet here. The mountains are great! God's wonderful beauty all around. We did the Alpine Loop and other drives. We also went rafting in Gunnsion which was great.
- Guest Danny & Dolores; Gina, Kelly, Austin, and Sarah
- Date of stay 07/22/12
- Review Submitted 12/27/12
Our Fond Mountain MemoriesGuest comment entered by owner
Our Fond Mountain Memories
We were so honored to be your first guests in the Vandiver family cabin over the July 4th holiday this year. The transformation of the cabin has been miraculous and both beautifully and tastefully executed. Details are thoughtful, beautiful, and artistically coordinated. The picturesque views from the unobstructed windows are heartwarming—visible tops of snow-capped mountains, roaming deer, low-moving summer storm clouds, splashes of summer blooms, and families walking their dogs and enjoying the fresh, cool Colorado air. All aspects brought a feeling of peacefulness and quietude—a nice escape from the city life we’re accustomed to. Also enjoyable is the cabin’s proximity to the activities of Lake City, beautiful new walking and bike trails, and the close access to the river. During our stay we enjoyed a tour of the old mine up Henson Creek, the favorite old-fashioned soda shop, and of course, the Lake City bakery just a stone’s throw across the river. Shopping the local art galleries and boutiques in addition to eating at our favorite restaurants was a real treat. However, all applauded eating delicious steaks at the cabin on the new bar-b-que grill. In total, your cabin offered us an experience we will always remember and treasure. Thanks for sharing with us the amenities of a beautifully decorated cabin in such a gorgeous and picturesque mountain village.
- Guest Peggy & Warren (Conroe, TX)
- Date of stay 07/04/12
- Review Submitted 07/10/12
$250/night or $1500 for 7 nights. Discounted rates for rentals 8+ nights. Cleaning fee: $150. Lodging tax: 9.8%. Credit cards accepted. Smoke-free. $500 security deposit due with signed contract to reserve dates on VRBO. Lease payment due 60 days prior to check-in. If a cancellation is received at least 21 days peior to check-in, renter will be refunded 50% of lease payment. Cancellation fees apply. Pet fee $50 per pet. Mountain Memories, LTD, properties are beatifully furnished, exquisitely mainained, and in popular locations. See calendar below for available dates. Sister property is VRBO #302010.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Gunnison, CO at 55 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About: My grandparents built the Vandiver Cabin in 1966, and we have been enjoying Lake City for summer vacations, spring break, and holiday gatherings ever since. The legacy has been shared down through the generations and continues to be the vacation-of-choice for our children!
Why Lake City:
Mountainside beauty, 1 block from the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, access to pristine riverside walking paths leading to the town center with restaurants/shopping/churches, fantastic fly fishing just minutes away, amazing hiking (Cataract Gulch and Alpine Gulch are our family favorites).
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Perfect layout for one or two families sharing a cabin. Excellent cooking facilities for feeding large groups. New granite counters, new stove, new dishwasher, new fridge. Large dining table seats 8 comfortably. Breathtaking views of surrounding mountains. Walking distance from country grocery store, the bakery, and most restaurants.
- Primary: +1 936-203-7257
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Cute "Ralph Lauren" cabin on mountainside just 1 block from the Lake Fork river
Outdoor furniture, picnic table with umbrella for meals under the aspens
Bedroom 2 with aspen furniture, queen bed, and matching chest
Comfortable twin shaved pine bunkbeds in bedroom 3
Family room with 42" LCD TV and new furnishings; wood-burning Franklin stove
A peaceful afternoon of fly fishing along Big Blue Creek
Lake San Cristobal, just 10 minutes from the cabin, is the picturesque namesake
Uncompahgre Peak, still covered with snow, makes for a rewarding summer hike
Updated kitchen with granite, new appliances, stocked for all your cooking needs
Bedroom 1 furnished with antiques, queen bed, lovely chest & trunk
Bedroom 3 with queen + shaved pine bunkbeds, bath with shower, washer/dryer
Two furnished coffee stations for morning sunrise on the deck
Enjoy watching the deer from the porch or just relaxing under San Juans
The walking path travels alongside the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River
A blustery winter afternoon at the cabin!
Christmas memories in Colorado
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