Great Views, Well-Appointed, Wooded Lot, Many Extras, 55 Min from Breckenridge
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
HAS IT ALL: This like-new vacation getaway has great views of three mountain ranges from its wooded lot, a well-equipped modern kitchen, tasteful decor throughout, and all the entertainment and communication conveniences you could want (e.g., complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, three HDTVs with DVRs, two Blu-Rays, Wii games, iPod cradles, and Sirius/XM radio). And if that isn't enough to keep everybody busy, it also features a large library (books, videos, games, and maps), a regulation horseshoe court, a 150-yard sledding hill, miles of remote roads to explore, Colorado's best fishing areas nearby, and world-class skiing just 55 minutes away.
A SPECIAL PLACE: Located in the extraordinary South Park area of Colorado, this cabin-style home has convenience, class, character...and chance! A chance to see amazing mountain vistas. To explore Colorado's gold rush history. To fish the famous trout waters of the South Platte. To challenge your 4-wheeler to Mosquito and Georgia Passes or your 2-wheeler to Boreas and Guanella Passes. To raft the Arkansas, soak in the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, ski Breck, or hike/bike the Lost Creek Wilderness. All from one special hideaway in the shadows of Indian Mountain.
LAY-BACK OPTIONS: Or, just hang out and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the cabin itself. Relax on the expansive deck with lovely views of the valley below and the Continental Divide in the distance. Or cozy-up on one of the four leather couches in a throw or comforter with a cup of hot chocolate as you watch the snow fall silently on the spruce and pine. Or take-in a summer storm from the rain-proof comfort of the covered patio's rocking chairs.
INTERIOR COMFORT: You'll especially enjoy the tastefully appointed cabin interior. On the upper level you will find two of its three roomy bedrooms, one of its two full baths, an amazing kitchen, a dining area in a windowed alcove, and an open Great Room with vaulted Aspen ceiling and gorgeous views from a wall of windows.
The lower level was custom-built to our unique specifications. It features a spacious Master Suite including a comfy reading area and a generous Master Bath, a media / entertainment room, an office area, and a laundry/utility room. If your party includes older folks or those with disabilities, the lower level provides bed, bath, and entertainment just 1 step above the driveway level.
WOODS AND VIEWS: The home sits on a private, mostly wooded lot above an expansive valley. In addition to 2,050 square feet of living space, the 900 square feet of open deck and covered patio give more than enough room to take-in the fresh mountain air and amazing alpine views.
THE AREA: Located in the Indian Mountain area of South Park in central Colorado, it is near the small and quaint towns of Jefferson, Como, Tarryall, Alma, and Fairplay. A little further out, but still less than an hour's drive (honest), are well-known resort areas like Breckenridge, Buena Vista, and Eleven Mile Reservoir. Finally, the big Front Range cities of Denver and Colorado Springs offer infinite adventures and shopping within a 95 mile scenic day trip.
FLORA AND FAUNA: Wildlife is plentiful around our private cabin; we have seen deer, pronghorn antelope, elk, big horn sheep, mountain goat, fox, beaver, bobcat, coyote, owl, eagle, hawk, hummingbird, and an occasional small bear. In addition, the fields and Aspen stands surrounding our cabin are adorned with over ten varieties of alpine wildflowers, depending on the season. Children love the cattle and horses frequently crossing the local roads, and there are bison. llama, and alpaca ranches nearby to delight all.
STAR GAZING: You haven't lived if you've never seen the Milky Way from nearly two miles above sea level. Star gazing from our deck is indescribable. Moon and meteors too! We provide binoculars for night or day gazing. And if the evening is cloudy or cool out on the deck, just fire up the self-lighting 30,000 BTU fire bowl with lava rocks!
EXTRAS: The cabin has every modern amenity you might desire, including Wi-Fi, three HDTVs with DVRs, two DVD/Blu-Ray players, Sirius/XM radio, Wii, and more. It was built in 2008 and furnished as our family's home-away-from-home, so no 'rental-style' budget purchases here. We still stay at the house frequently, and we handle the maintenance and improvements ourselves, so it's always in great shape. We've made it perfect for ourselves, so it will be perfect for your family or group as well.
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL: Whether for world-class skiing or gold-medal fishing, hiking or scenic touring, history or eco-adventure, staying busy or relaxing in serenity, this area has it all. We hope you will come and enjoy it from this special cabin.
(We have provided many more details and descriptions in the sections below. BTW, our distance and drive times everywhere in this listing are tested and accurate--we have noticed that some ads for properties in our area seem to give times and distances we don't understand.)
We welcome your inquiries and will get back in touch very quickly with any additional information or clarification you request.
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- 2050 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
The whole family is welcome! There's a lot to do for all ages. BTW, for those with little ones, we supply a high chair and a Grayco 'Pack N Play.' We also have installed removable baby gates at the top and bottom of the interior stairway, and a gate at the top of the deck's exterior stairway. For winter months, we provide plastic sleds for your children's use as well. For skiing families and groups, we have installed a rack that can hold 4-8 skis and/or snowboards....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Except for the concrete patio under the deck, we respectfully insist on no smoking anywhere in the house or on the property. (If using the patio to smoke, please police your cigarette butts and litter). We are allergic to tobacco smoke, and there is always danger of inadvertently starting a fire in the mountains. If you are a smoker, our only possible accommodation to your desire to smoke is to allow you to use the concrete patio. Call us with any questions....moreless
We love pets, and have many ourselves. However, they do have different personalities and habits. Please contact us to discuss details of your pet's needs and our pet policy. If OK, we will confirm permission by email. We will need to add a reasonable pet fee to cover our extra costs. This is a one-time fee per stay, not per day or per animal. Also, we ask that you kennel your pets while away from the cabin, or take them with you....moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10
- ***Spacious Master Suite (27' x 12') on lower level with comfortable king bed, reclining reading chair and leather loveseat facing the view, and 2 dressers. Four windows provide generous light and gorgeous views. There is a private exit to the wrap-around patio and a door to the large master bath. Entertainment amenities include a wall-mounted LCD Flat Screen HDTV, DirecTV DVR, and a clock radio with iPod dock. ***Large second bedroom (15' x 12') on upper level features an extraordinary picture-window view, comfortable queen bed, dresser, and rocking chair. ***Third bedroom (13.5' x 12'), also on the upper level, features twin beds, 2 dressers, 2 large windows, and a rocking chair. ***NOTES: In addition, we provide 3 electrically inflated airbeds and extra pillows, blankets, and sleeping bags if you would like to sleep more than the six afforded by regular beds. All rooms have large closets, multiple table lamps, night lights, baggage racks, and ceiling fans with central lights....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- ***The large Master Bath on the lower level is 13' x 9' and features a ceramic tile countertop and a large custom-tiled shower with integrated bench. Two medicine cabinets, sink, and adjacent makeup area with seat. Semi-private toilet with reading light. Electronic scale, exhaust fan, make-up mirror, and nightlight. ***The upper level bath serves bedrooms 2 and 3. It has a vaulted ceiling with a high window that provides nice natural light with full privacy. ***Large towels, hand towels, and washcloths are provided for all guests (these are high-quality, not rental-fare). Tissue, toilet paper, shampoo, and hand soap included....moreless
- Wildlife photos and art throughout; large covered patio for staying dry while enjoying storms; ski rack, local maps, guide books, restaurant guides; propane fire bowl on deck; flashlights, fire alarms, extinguishers, and 8 outside floodlights for safety; 4 leather couches; 5 reclining seats; regulation horseshoe court and horse shoes; privileges for nearby 18-hole Frisbee golf course, 9-hole 'pasture golf course' and playground; kids' sleds; electronic bath scale; three electric inflatable air beds for sleeping overflow; three sleeping bags and extra pillows; card table and chairs for board games; chess set; office area with shredder, fax, copier; deck and patio furniture seating up to 15 (except winter); all ceiling lights on dimmers; ceiling fans throughout; blender and mini-food chopper; condiments, seasonings, spices, salad dressings, and butter provided. For gun owners, shooting in the Indian Mountain area is forbidden, but there is an excellent public shooting range 9 min. away....moreless
Over 60 books are in the cabin. There are historical books about the area on the coffee tables, plus photography collections. Most of the paperback books are mysteries, thrillers, or religious. ...moreless
- DVD Player:
Our Media Room has a 50' HDTV with a 100 hr. HD DVR, DVD/Blu-Ray/CD player, Wii, and satellite Sirius/XM radio. Large leather couch includes 2 recliners & a large coffee table ideal for board games....moreless
Taboo, Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Scattergories, CandyLand, Sorry, Chutes & Ladders, Uno, Chess, card decks, Wii. Horseshoes outside. Ladder Ball set stored in Master closet....moreless
No CD's, but a vast array of genres without commercials is available using our Sirius/XM satellite radio, or the DirecTV music channels. Both are played on 5.1 surround sound. iPod cradles also....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
Several sleds for kids. To enjoy the great 18-hole Frisbee Golf course in the local park, bring your own discs. Also, to enjoy (i.e., laugh at) the 9-hole 'Pasture Golf' course, bring very old clubs...moreless
We supply a Wii unit, four controllers, 2 numchucks, a charger, and a few common game discs. Bring your favorite Wii games for rainy days. (Note: Our Wii unit is not networked to the Internet.)...moreless
Over 70 recent movies are on the Media Room bookshelf in either DVD or Blu-Ray format, including several Disney and Pixar cartoon features and an assortment of action, adventure, sci-fi, and romance....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
The beautiful Tarryall and Kenosha Mountains in the foreground; the Continental Divide is farther out...all in clear view from 11 large windows and 900 sq. ft. of deck & patio. Often snowcapped....moreless
The world famous Breckenridge Ski Resort area is a beautiful 55 minute scenic drive from the cabin. Virtually all winter sports. Golf courses. Great shopping and restaurants. Flowers galore in town....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
Secure Wi-Fi available throughout the cabin and deck/patio area at no cost. HP-C7280 Ink Jet printer is available for wireless printing. So bring your laptop, tablet, or smart phone and enjoy the Web....moreless
- Iron & Board
Quality linens are provided for all beds and pillows. Extra blankets available in closets. Sleeping bags and extra pillows are provided for anyone using the additional electrically-inflated air beds....moreless
The Great Room has a beautiful vaulted Aspen ceiling framing 8 large windows opening to wonderful mountain views. Leather couches, gas fireplace, ceiling fan, large HDTV, subwoofer, carpeting, more....moreless
Ample parking for 3-4 cars/SUVs in parking area. RV space on side of our 115 yard level driveway. 4-wheel drive is helpful on area roads in winter, but not required. We arrange plowing for free. ...moreless
Land line for local calls and Fax, with 1 wired and 3 wireless units in Master Bedroom, Kitchen, and office area. Cell phones work fine in the cabin, and service is available in much of county....moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
There is a pellet stove on lower level (Media Rm). Pellets provided. Use is optional as central heating is sufficient. Provides atmosphere and optional auxiliary warmth. Instructions are in cabin....moreless
- Coffee Maker:
Dishes & Utensils:
Complete dishware, glasses, stem-ware, and utensils for 10-12. All necessary pots, pans, bowls, containers, cookie sheets, cutting boards, and cooking accessories are provided. Hand-held mixer also....moreless
Modern, convenient kitchen open to the Great Room. Integrated dining table. Ceramic tile counters and hardwood floor. Generous windows with great views. Track lighting. Double sink w/ disposal....moreless
- Pantry Items:
Triple-door, 26 cu. ft. unit with bottom drawer freezer and ice maker. Oodles of room. We provide a modest supply of condiments, butter, salad dressings, etc. You bring anything else you wish to cook....moreless
Deck / Patio:
A huge feature of this property is its 400 sq. ft. deck with log railings, Lazy Susan umbrella table, fire bowl, and gorgeous views. Beneath it is a 500 sq. ft. custom rainproof concrete patio....moreless
More for laughs than serious golf, renters in the Indian Mountain area can use the 9-hole 'Pasture Golf Course' for free. Greens are dirt, fairways are tumble weed. 5-minute drive from the cabin....moreless
A Weber grill is on the deck. Uses house propane, so no need to worry about fuel. A 'Fire Bowl' for night-time atmosphere is also on the deck (propane tank provided). Both are legal during Burn Bans....moreless
- Ski & Snowboard:
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Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year's 2015-16
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Required cleaning fee $95 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Pet Fee $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 3.9%
Rates subject to change until booking is confirmed.
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Pet fee is per stay, not per pet or per day. Please contact owner in advance re: pets.
After the first 6 in a group, there is a $5-7/person/night fee for each extra person (children and adults).
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At the headwaters of the South Platte River, South Park is well known for its hiking, fishing, horseback riding, jeeping, hunting, camping, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ATVs, rock climbing, geocaching, ghost towns, and scenic drives. It is a 1,000 square mile, alpine grassland basin that affords beautiful views of mountain ranges such as the Park Range, the Mosquito Range, the Tarryall Mountains, and the Continental Divide. Many '14'ers' are easily accessible (i.e., mountains higher than 14,000 feet).
Wildlife includes moose, elk, mountain lion, big horn sheep, deer, fox, beaver, porcupine, bobcat, lynx, coyote, wolf, hawk, owl, hummingbirds, etc. And oh yes, of course: FISH!. The South Platte River area is perhaps the best fly fishing for trout in Colorado, and several reservoirs nearby provide excellent still-water fishing.
South Park is one of only 49 federally designated National Heritage Areas in the US and it is replete with historical sites from the early gold rush days of Colorado. For example, South Park City, an outdoor walking museum in Fairplay, is a fascinating restoration of over 40 actual buildings from the mid-1800's, and is well worth a couple hours of your time. The nearby alpine villages of Fairplay and Alma (USA's highest incorporated town) offer many yearly events around holidays. Fairplay's Burro Days in August attracts over 10,000 visitors.
South Park is just over Hoosier Pass (via highway) or Boreas Pass (a scenic mountain road) from Breckenridge, one of the world's premier ski resorts and mountain getaways. 'Breck' is a wonderful alpine village with superb shopping, restaurants, art galleries, mountain sports, golf, and more. But lodging in Breckenridge is notoriously expensive. Our cabin in South Park is the 'budget solution' to expensive Breckenridge lodging. (And yes, we have a rack that holds 4-8 skis and/or snowboards).
***Special clarification: This area is 'big country.' There are hundreds of things to do, but things are spread out. The list of 'Activities' elsewhere in this listing represents an honest accounting of the variety of attractions and adventures within a 30-60 minute drive of our cabin.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: My wife and I have lived in Pittsburgh PA our entire lives. In preparation for retirement in late 2013, we purchased this gorgeous cabin just before the market crash in 2008 (timing is everything they say!). Now that retirement has come, we want to share it with others while we augment our modest retirement income. By the way, we still use our place about one week every month, so it is easy for us to keep it well-maintained. Being handy and having lots of time these days, we do most of the upkeep, repairs, and improvements ourselves. It will be in tip top shape for your arrival.
Why the Owner Chose Jefferson:
We have both been active in Young Life since our teen years, and spent many summers at Young Life's Christian ranches here in central Colorado. Over the years, we have also enjoyed the high-country while 4-wheeling with our sons and friends. We think of this area as 'God's Big Country.' With the help of our son in Colorado Springs, we looked for a cabin not too far from the Front Range airports, yet near the Arkansas River Valley, the Collegiate Peaks area, and Buena Vista. South Park is that place. It's a truly remarkable area! We love that this alpine basin is wide open to see views of major mountain ranges in all directions from any given location, yet bluffs, rock outcroppings, ridges, and valleys provide perfect locations for serene seclusion. The Indian Mountain area of South Park is near the small towns of Jefferson and Como, and is about 15 miles northeast of Fairplay, the county seat of Park County. Indian Mountain has an active rural HOA with covenants that guarantee a pleasant environment. No firearms or ATVs to overwhelm the natural silence (there is a new shooting range a few miles away for firearm enthusiasts and ATV trails nearby). The South Park area, and Indian Mountain in particular, is simply a perfect setting for your fishing, skiing, site-seeing, 4-wheeling, or relaxing getaway! Another resident of the area recently described why her family leaves Denver every chance they get to come to her cabin near ours: 'We crave the peace and silence of our retreats to Indian Mountain. They are restorative, transformational, soothing. Nature feeds a very basic human need and we are very blessed to enjoy this little piece of heaven.'
The Unique Benefits at this House:
After spending three days exploring over thirty available properties in central Colorado, my wife finally smiled from ear-to-ear when she stood on the deck of this lovely new cabin. Framed by rustic log railings, the 400 sq. ft. redwood deck provides beautiful mountain views with ample sitting and eating areas. We had the builder add a custom-designed, stained and stamped concrete patio under the deck, fully rain-proofed from the decking gaps above. You see, we LOVE to stay dry while sitting outside taking-in a summer storm. We bet you will too. So make arrangements soon to enjoy this versatile and comfy getaway. It's very accessible being just under 2 hours from Denver or Colorado Springs, about an hour from Buena Vista, and 55 minutes from Breckenridge.
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A dream vacation cabin in beautiful South Park, CO, facing 3 mountain ranges!
A typical afternoon view from the large deck looking northeast toward Denver.
Vaulted Aspen ceiling; dining alcove & bay-window; hickory floor; track lights.
Looking northwest from the deck in early Winter. Three mountain ranges in view.
A typical glorious morning view with mist rising from the valleys.
Christmas at the cabin, looking through the Great Room across the deck and to the snow-capped mountains beyond.
The leather, double-reclining loveseat facing the mountain view. Not shown is a reclining upholstered lounge chair with reading lamp.
Master Bath with custom ceramic counters and over-size custom shower with bench.
Queen bed in 2nd BR, with breath-taking view of Tarryall Mountains (next pic)...
Bedroom #3 features cozy twin beds, a rocking chair, 2 views, and large closet.
This gorgeous cabin's deck and covered patio face the Kenosha and Tarryall Mtns.
Wildlife is plentiful. We met this mountain goat atop nearby Georgia Pass.
Nothing starts the day like early morning sunlight pouring into the Great Room!
Cook on the large propane grill, eat around the Lazy Susan table, read, relax!
The table easily expands to seat 8, and looks out upon a gorgeous Aspen stand.
Large, modern appliances and tasteful decor grace the convenient kitchen.
Great location for winter holiday or as base for scenic drives to Breckenridge.
One half of the very large Master Bedroom, which features a King Bed, wall-mounted HDTV, two dressers, and a sitting/reading area with a great view at the other end.
The view from the Master Bedroom and the Media Room during the colorful Fall Aspen season.
Enjoy DirecTV, Blu-Ray/DVDs, Sirius/XM Radio, Wii...all w/ 5.1 Surround Sound.
Looking out from the 2nd BR's Queen bed. Rocking chair in the corner.
A totally unique feature: our 500 sq. ft. patio is rainproof--enjoy the storms!
Spectacular view just 5 minutes away is a sample of the stunning area vistas.
Jefferson Lake is near our cabin. Scenery is abundant in South Park.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015
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