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'Mountain Solitude in the High Rockies' is a brand-new mountain cabin awaiting your visit. Our home is on 2 acres wooded with aspens and pines. Our cabin is centrally located to just about 'everything' Colorado. The cabin is just 1 mile from Pike National Forest and 600+ acres awaiting your exploration.
Our home features custom woodworking, a gorgeous stone fireplace, granite counter tops, our elk 'Elbert', and a host of fabulous cabin decorations to make you feel just like you are at home.
You might want to relax on one of our 2 full- sized decks. Our top deck offers a hammock for reading just the perfect book or the best naps you can ever enjoy. Our bottom deck has a brand-new gas grill that awaits your best culinary skills. After creating an amazing dinner, you can enjoy it on our deck while watching the sun go down. If it is bird watching you enjoy, we have lots including our famous humming birds that will fly literally right up to you as they try to beat each other to one of the homes 3 feeders.
We offer 2 full bedrooms. Our master suite offers a hand made king sized log bed and a full closet. You can even do some star gazing right from your bed! Our lower level bedroom offers two twin hand made log beds, a full closet and a dresser for all of your goodies. Both bedrooms have all of the linens you will need to stay in our cabin.
We have 2 full bathrooms. One on each level and they are extremely convenient as the shower is separate from the vanity so four people can get ready for you Colorado adventures at the same time! Our bathrooms are equipped with personal hair dryers, bath towels, travel shampoos/soaps and lotions. We even keep a mini first aide kit for all of those small boo boos.
Our custom kitchen awaits all that your senses can create. It is fully stocked with everything you will need to prepare any meal. My favorite is the crock pot! I LOVE to put a meal in this and know when we come home from a day of exploration, supper is done! We have a full stock of spices and condiments awaiting your creations. We have seating for 6 at our solid oak dining table.
Relax is the name of the game at our cabin. We have a CD player with a stash of relaxing music. We also have LOTS of games, books, and DVDs for you to enjoy during your stay. There are some coloring books and magazines as well.
You might choose to relax by watching a movie on our 48 inch TV with Blue ray player while a nice warm fire burns in our custom fire place. You can bring your movies from home or enjoy one of our over 35+ we have provided...all family friendly of course!
We offer many local trail guides books if you wish to hike, climb a 14er, take a Jeep trail or get off the beaten path. We also offer a great 'field' guide to identify everything from wildlife to rocks to plants you might find during your stay. I guess this is the 'teacher' in me wanting to share these resources!
Our home is not equipped with satellite TV, internet, or a land line phone. We believe it is important for everyone to relax, unwind, and unattached from the worldly electronic forces that control us. With this said, we are Sprint customers and receive signal on our phones. Our phone internet does work from the cabin. So, you are not completely free of these forces.
Our cabin can be 'base camp' for the perfect Colorado mountain get-a-way! We are happy to share awesome site seeing ideas, trail heads to climb a 14er, mountain passes to travel whether by auto or those that require a Jeep if you need any suggestions. If you enjoy snowmobiling or ATV riding, this is just the cabin for you. You are just 1 mile from some excellent trails and just a handful more miles from others. Mount Silverheels just up from Como offers some great climbs and can be reached via Boreas Pass in Como. This pass is open early in the summer and a little later in the fall than most passes. This pass can also be your 'short-cut' to Breckenridge!
If you are a hunter or fisherman...you have found just your spot. With 600+ acres of Pike National Forest directly behind our home you can't go wrong. We are also just miles from Tarryall Reservoir and Tarryall Creek which are both known for some great fishing. We also have a private lake ('Cabin Lake') (pond in Indiana terms) just 1 mile from our cabin you can toss a line in with our resident pass. All fishing and hunting activities require specific licenses as required by Colorado Game and Wildlife. Fairplay has a forest service office where these and ATV permits can be purchased just 27 miles from the cabin.
If you enjoy seeing wildlife...you are in the heart of 'wild' country at our cabin. Species you could see in Park County or by our cabin are: antelope, elk, bears, mountain lions, coyote, fox, prairie dogs, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, and lots of birds.
This cabin can be enjoyed any season of the year; however, during winter months a 4 wheel vehicle might be required to reach the cabin. Even though we are on a county maintained gravel road, we are not always the first to get plowed out during a winter storm. When a home sits at 9,575 feet in elevation, it is going to snow there in the winter! From November-March it is recommended you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to reach the cabin.
If you can think of an outdoor activity, you will likely find it within minutes of our cabin. If you simply want to relax and find TRUE quiet....it is here at Mountain Solitude! You just don't find this Peace anywhere else on earth!
If your party is larger than 6, please discuss this with us. While we do NOT provide air mattresses, we are not opposed to the gentle use of them in some of the cabin's open areas so you can sleep more guests. Please call or email us to inquire about your specific needs.
Master bedroom features a king sized hand made log bed. The bedroom has a log night stand with an alarm clock. This bedroom has a closet to store all of your goodies. Our downstairs bedroom features two twin hand made log beds. This bedroom has an alarm clock on a log end table as well as a dresser and a closet for all of your goodies. Our loft has a futon full-size sleeper....moreless
Bathrooms are arranged so 2 can get ready at the same time in each bathroom. The tub and toilet are behind a locked door while the vanity is in the bath hall. This makes it easy for up to 4 people to get ready at the same time...Thus limiting the bathroom arguments!...moreless
We want this to be your best vacation ever. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about our cabin or our area!...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee 6+$140
Cleaning for 5 or less$125
Rates are subject to change until deposit and rental contracts are received. Peak Season requires a 2 night minimum and all other seasons are a 3 night minimum.
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Our cabin is perfectly situated to almost everything Colorado. You can reach most destinations in 2 hours or less from our home. Here is a list of close destinations.
Fairplay...40 minutes. Home of 4 of Colorado's best 14ers if you like to climb and the famous South Park tourist district.
Breckenridge...1 hour 15 minutes. Breckenridge offers some of the world's best skiing and winter sports events. Breckenridge is also one of Colorado's best tourist destinations for shopping and dining.
Silverthorne...1 hour 45 minutes (on a bad traffic day) offers skiing and a great outlet mall. Plus much more!
Buena Vista...1 hour 15 minutes....base camp for more climbing adventures and some great white water rafting companies.
Colorado Springs...1 hour 45 minutes. One of our favorite stops in Colorado. You can climb or drive the famous Pikes Peak, visit Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, enjoy some great shopping and dining and much more.
Canon City...1 hour 45 mins. Canon City is home to the Royal Gorge railway. This is one of Colorado's most visited railways. You won't be sorry you took in this experience!
Frisco...1 hour 45 mins. Home of the Dillon Reservoir where you can enjoy all that this great body of water offers. Frisco also offers great shopping and outdoor activities!
Como...25 minutes. Como is a historic ghost town. It has a fantastic old fashioned railway restaurant that is open Thurs-Sundays...this is a MUST! You can catch Boreas Pass to Breckenridge by going through Como. A fantastic scenic drive.
Taryall Reservoir...15 miles by Jeep trails OR 25 by main roads. Very fun picnic spot with great scenic views. Great fishing.
Aspen...3 hours world famous skiing, shopping, dining and much more. Worth a day trip!
Vail...2 hours 15 mins. World class skiing, shopping, dining and much more. Again...worth a day trip.
Alma...50 minutes (on your way to Breckenridge) Home of the famous 'Al-Mart' general store. A fun stop!
Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park)...3.5 hours away. Another of Colorado's most beautiful places to visit. We highly recommend this drive for the day and for guests to take 'Trail Ridge Road' to the top.
We can recommend numerous things to do and see in our area if you just tell us what you want to do while you stay in our cabin.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: We love to travel and finally journeyed to Colorado in 2010. It was this trip that we realized we had to own a piece of this magnificent countryside. We were absolutely sold on the mountains and all that they offer. As incredibly busy people, Bill is in retail management and Donita teaches alternative education as well as coaches swimming, we found our souls to be completely refreshed each time we came back to the mountains. We traveled up and down the heart of Colorado's 14's until we found Fairplay. We chose this area because of its amazing beauty, abounding wildlife, and friendly people.
When not in Colorado, we live on our family farm in Indiana. We have 3 children.
Once we had our Cabin comfortable and 'perfect', we knew this was a treasure we must share. God has blessed us beyond belief and we knew this gift was to be shared. We sincerely hope you find your stay in our home relaxing and the best vacation you have ever experienced.
Why the Owner Chose Fairplay: We like to be away from the 'beaten path' per say. This home is just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of life to completely relax, but yet just close enough to all that Colorado offers. This home is literally 17 miles up the mountain from the main road...we guarantee relaxation, peace, and quiet!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: The views from our decks and the 'cabin' details the builder incorporated into this home sold us the minute we stepped foot on this property. The home is extremely family friendly and a great place to enjoy Colorado, as well as a great place to see wildlife, share God's amazing creation with family friends and refresh your mind and soul.