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Secluded. Luxe. Peaceful. Bordered by National Forest on 3 Sides

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On property: View of cabin through forest

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Last updated: 09/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Buena Vista cabin description

The towering trees that stand sentinel over the grassy meadow can tell the story of the Chalk Creek stagecoach stopping to water the weary horses in the Wilsey ditch while the tenacious riders are talking of how nice it would be to have a comfortable cabin just on the edge of this meadow where you could watch the bighorn sheep traverse down the mountain to graze.

Fast forward to 2014. That same stagecoach road is now a driveway. The same ditch runs through the property. The same grassy meadow is still the salad bowl for bighorn sheep and other wildlife. But now there is the rider's dreams cabin, BigHorn On The Wilsey. A 1300 SF custom-built immaculate 3 BR, 2 BA home. Designer colors on the walls bring the outside in. Go to any window and it becomes a frame for the beauty of nature ~ tall pine trees, quaking aspen, willows, and outstanding 14er mountain views. The shady front porch is the place to relax on a hot summer day. A leisurely walk down the drive yields a view of the Wilsey ditch and grassy meadows. A variety of wildlife drink from the ditch. The bighorn sheep viewing meadow is adjacent to the property. While the rest of us park our vehicles and hope to see the bighorn sheep in the few moments we are there, you have a front row seat to the mountain they climb in order to reach the meadow. The cabin and its 2 acres are surround on 3 sides by USFS/State land. No neighbors in sight. No roads in sight. No noise. Clear starry skies. 100% nature. This is Colorado perfect.

Occupancy: Six (6); One King bed, One Queen bed, One Twin bed with Twin Trundle in open loft; 2 Full Bathrooms with Bathtub/Shower Combo (One upper, One main); luxurious designer bedding and linens; designer wares fully stocked in kitchen; Free WiFi; Land-line telephone with Free Local and calls; HDTV flat screen TV with Sony DVD/CD player and Bose speakers; Designer propane stove in Great Room; Washer and Dryer; Ample closets/storage; outdoor grill; in-ground fire pit; horseshoe pit.

BigHorn On The Wilsey is your private (and convenient) base for mass exploration; world-renowned white-water rafting or fishing on the Arkansas River, soaking in Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, wildlife viewing on the property, star-gazing the night sky, walking trails (CDOT and Colorado Trail), hiking 14ers, touring ghost towns (St. Elmo, Hancock, Tincup) and other historic sites, taking your Jeep up the 4x4 trails (complete maps inside cabin), gem and mineral collecting on Mt. Antero and Ruby Mountain, fishing nearby lakes, snowshoeing, downhill skiing at Monarch, Nordic skiing, sledding, composing your memoir, reconnecting with loved ones, quiet reflection, and absolute relaxation.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Meadows and plenty of flat terrain for children to explore....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years of age...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Upstairs Master Bedroom #1...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Upstairs Master Bedroom #2...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            Upstairs open loft bedroom with Twin daybed and Twin trundle...moreless

          • Very clean Bunkhouse: 2 twin/ single

            Bunkhouse has 2 cots above ground: Great for kids...moreless

          • Each bedroom contains: ample storage/level space on/in antique dressers within closets; designer room-darkening Roman shades and mini blinds for light direction; all new mattresses, all new designer bedding with alternative down comforters, duvets, quilts, plush polar fleece blankets, alternative down pillows, and high thread count sheets....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Removable shower head and spa products...moreless

          • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Removable shower head and spa products...moreless

          • Each full bathroom has ample counter/storage space for personal items. Each bathroom provides spa products (facial soap, body soap, shampoo/conditioner, body lotion) with a portion of proceeds going to help the bee population....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full size freezer; propane stove top, electric oven, double sink, Cuisinart blender, waffle maker, knife set, George Foreman grill, complete set of cookware; seating for 6 at island bar area ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Oneida full service utensil sets, plates, bowls, coffee cups, wine glasses, plastic ware for outside use, children's utensils, plates, and bowls...moreless

          • Dining:

            Seats 6 with unobstructed views of 14ers. In addition, bar seating in kitchen seats 6....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Paper towels, napkins, coffee, sugar, creamer, toothpicks, straws...moreless

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Designer high thread count sheets and pillowcases, alternate down pillows, alternate down comforters, designer duvets and quilts...moreless

          • Garage:

            2 elevated sturdy comfortable cushioned cots for sleeping accommodations...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            All windows open allows cross-ventilation and sounds of the waterfalls...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            full size washing machine with laundry detergent provided...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Designer bath towel sets and designer kitchen towels...moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric baseboard heating in every room, if needed...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Indoor designer propane stove in great room ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            full size dryer with dryer sheets provided...moreless

          • Parking:

            Off-street, back in the woods, private ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Seating for 6...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Books on local history, walking and hiking trails, jeep trails, gold panning, mining, cabin decor...moreless

          • Games:

            Board games: Sorry, Monopoly, Scrabble; Card games: Uno, deck of cards...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Sony CD/DVD player connected to HDTV in great room...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Wide range for adults and children...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Sorry ~ No television channels ...moreless

          • Television:

            Flat screen HDTV in great room...moreless

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Land-line telephone with FREE local calls....moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and Spa located 3.5 miles away...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Outdoor propane grill set up next to in-ground fire pit; Propane provided...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                In-ground fire pit with firewood provided...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Covered front porch; small back deck...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Spa
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Water View:

                Wilsey Ditch runs through middle of property; views of several waterfalls in the Spring; can hear waterfalls from the ditch/creek running through property...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Mt. Antero right out the window; Mt. Princeton's back out the front windows, and others; bordered by USFS/State land on 3 sides...moreless

              • Rural:

                No houses in sight, quiet, back in the woods, open to views of 14ers; private tree-lined driveway...moreless

              • Ski-Out:

                Cross country ski right out the back door through USFS...moreless

              • Resort:

                3.5 miles west of Mt. Princeton Hot Springs ...moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fly Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Golf
              • Rafting
              • Massage Therapist
              • Kayaking
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Swimming
              • Rock Climbing
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Bird Watching
              • Hospital
              • Paddle Boating
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Horseshoes
              • Horseback Riding
              • ATM/Bank
              • Scenic Drives
              • Spelunking
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Sep 20 - Sep 30, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $255
              $1,530

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              Low Season
              Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $205
              $1,230

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $255
              $1,530

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
              • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
              • Tax Rate 6.8%

              Notes:

              Policies: Completed Rental Agreement received prior to arrival; No Pets, No Smoking; Discount for Monthly and Extended Stays.


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              Last updated: 09/20/2014
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              Location

              100 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Colorado Springs
              45 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Leadville
              7.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 285
              3.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Mt. Princeton Hot Springs
              30 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Monarch Mountain
              12 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Collegiate Peaks Golf Course, Buena Vista
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Restaurant

              Car: Necessary

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2013

              About the owner: Originally from the Midwest, my husband and I moved to Colorado because of our love of the mountains. We have a young son now and especially would like to instill in him the importance of nature; ultimately, we try to spend as much time in the outdoors as possible.

              Why the Owner Chose Buena Vista:
              We enjoy white-water rafting, jeep and ATV trails, soaking in natural hot springs, hiking 14ers, exploring historical areas, gem collecting, wildlife viewing, and the absolute peace of nature. BigHorn On The Wilsey is the perfect home base to appreciate all of the aforementioned activities.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              BigHorn On The Wilsey is unlike any other property in the area. The cabin is surrounded by USFS/State Land on three sides, no roads or other structures/homes in sight, has direct access to walking and hiking trails, and views of unobstructed mountains and wildlife from any window. The waterfalls can be heard from the cabin, and at night, all the stars shine with zero light noise and a feeling of being out in the middle of the wilderness although the cabin is only a few miles from the closest convenience.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • On property: View of cabin through forest

                On property: View of cabin through forest

              • Great room with sounds of waterfalls; unobstructed views of forest and mountains

                Great room with sounds of waterfalls; unobstructed views of forest and mountains

              • View out onto USFS from great room; Flat screen HDTV/DVD/CD player/Bose speakers

                View out onto USFS from great room; Flat screen HDTV/DVD/CD player/Bose speakers

              • View of Mt. Antero from great room; telescope provided to view spectacular stars

                View of Mt. Antero from great room; telescope provided to view spectacular stars

              • View of Mt. Antero from dining area

                View of Mt. Antero from dining area

              • Upstairs MBR w/ king bed and reading chair; large closet; sounds of waterfalls

                Upstairs MBR w/ king bed and reading chair; large closet; sounds of waterfalls

              • Upstairs BR w/ Queen bed; large closet; sounds of waterfalls; views of 14ers

                Upstairs BR w/ Queen bed; large closet; sounds of waterfalls; views of 14ers

              • Upstairs full bathroom with tub/shower combination; spa products provided

                Upstairs full bathroom with tub/shower combination; spa products provided

              • View from cabin

                View from cabin

              • Privacy and seclusion

                Privacy and seclusion

              • Bighorn On The Wilsey

                Bighorn On The Wilsey

              • Au naturale Firepit with Mt. Antero in the background; Firewood included

                Au naturale Firepit with Mt. Antero in the background; Firewood included

              • Wilsey Ditch through middle of property; brookies live here

                Wilsey Ditch through middle of property; brookies live here

              • French doors on front and back of cabin=delightful cross-breeze; propane stove

                French doors on front and back of cabin=delightful cross-breeze; propane stove

              • Great room with forest and mountain views

                Great room with forest and mountain views

              • Dining area; totally natural views

                Dining area; totally natural views

              • Main floor full bathroom with full shower (floor to ceiling shelves not shown)

                Main floor full bathroom with full shower (floor to ceiling shelves not shown)

              • Upstairs MBR w/ King bed (oversize dresser with mirror not shown)

                Upstairs MBR w/ King bed (oversize dresser with mirror not shown)

              • Upstairs open Loft BR w/ Twin daybed & Twin trundle; large closet; mountain view

                Upstairs open Loft BR w/ Twin daybed & Twin trundle; large closet; mountain view

              • View of Mt. Antero from front porch; Old Hickory furniture in summer months

                View of Mt. Antero from front porch; Old Hickory furniture in summer months

              • Meadow on property

                Meadow on property

              • Cabin and shed on left; looking out onto USFS from property at horseshoe pit

                Cabin and shed on left; looking out onto USFS from property at horseshoe pit

              • The mountain bighorn sheep traverse to reach the grassy meadows and Wilsey ditch

                The mountain bighorn sheep traverse to reach the grassy meadows and Wilsey ditch

              • On hiking/biking/driving trail few minutes up from cabin on way to St. Elmo

                On hiking/biking/driving trail few minutes up from cabin on way to St. Elmo

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              Date last modified - Thursday, August 21, 2014

              $205 - $255 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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