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4 bedroom 4 bath, sleeps up to 16, fabulous views on 5.5 acres

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,655 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cardinals Nest is an amazing mountain getaway! On beautiful treed acreage, near national forest land with miles of trails. Located between Salida and Buena Vista, the house is a short drive to the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. The views from both house and deck are unbelievable. This house is comfortable for one large family, or several smaller ones. On the main level of this spacious home, there is an open concept living, dining and kitchen with a wall of windows out to the huge deck with a large sculptural outdoor fireplace. There are also two bedrooms (one with a king, the other with a queen) and a full bath. A special bonus is a huge family bedroom with two king beds, a TV area with a pull out couch - and it has its own bathroom! The upper level has a large private master suite with a king bed and master bath with a jetted tub. Outside the door to the master is a lofted area that has a reading nook with another queen sofabed. The lowest level has a large family room with bar, TV area and another queen sofabed - plus another bathroom.

Pets upon approval only. Pet fee applied for each pet.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017


Nathrop House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2655 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Family Bedroom - 2 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(6 traveler reviews)

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4 bedroom 4 bath, sleeps up to 16, fabulous views on 5.5 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Incredible views, very comfortable accommodations and an abundance of fun activities nearby made for a great family getaway. We enjoyed lots of good restaurants and breweries in nearby Salida and Buena Vista. Mt. Princeton hot springs was very relaxing and fun for the kids too. When we weren't out and about, we enjoyed relaxing on the deck, soaking up the sun and listening to the babbling brook. We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a wonderful retreat for relaxing and recharging! It is perfectly situated between Buena Vista and Salida, both of which have great restaurants and fun shops, plus easy access to rafting, hiking, biking, etc. The views are amazing from every window and the beautiful deck. We loved it and can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect hideaway for a fun girls weekend. The setting is amazing, the home is a perfect size to either be all together or have some quiet space. I loved the shopping in Salida, cute botiques and lots of local art. Great little lunch or dinner spots with unusual and amazingly healthy food choices. There are hot springs close for soaking and relaxing, also a winery with some great reasonable wine choices. Lots of summer activities that we didn't get to do since it was mid April but I'm so excited to go back and this time take my husband.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easter Majesty

  • 5 of 5

Majestic mountain views surround this beautiful home, which made our celebration of Easter so touching!

This place is wonderful for relaxing and strengthens our appreciation for nature. We could have stayed on the deck, with the fire roaring, the entire weekend! Instead, we found an adventure on Monarch Mountain. We cheered on the kayakers as they maneuvered down the slopes into an icy pool. We discovered new wines at a local winery, and explored the nearby town of Buena Vista.

The Cardinal's Nest is a comfortable home, perfect for folks of all ages! We love it here!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for both adventure and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable, and well-maintained home. Easy access to local towns and activities such as skiing, hiking, rafting, and hot springs. The property itself is private and quiet with great views of the Collegiate Peaks from the large deck.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Wow, the Cardinals Nest did not disappoint! We had a group of 11 staying and had plenty of space, and plenty leftover. If you're looking to "rough it" in a Colorado cabin this is probably not the place for you, this is a beautiful, well-finished home. But there is certainly no lack of nature surrounding the house. We stayed during winter and enjoyed the snowy views and nearby hot springs, but I can't wait to go back during the summer months. We really appreciated the large dining table for family meals and each bedroom felt secluded enough to have some privacy.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.3%

Rates based on 10 person occupancy. Additional $10 per person per night fee for occupancy over that amount.

10% non refundable initial payment, balance due 30 days prior to checkin. Call or email manager to arrange payment we don't use HA Payments

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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