This lovely home is a historical beauty. Built in 1890, the house has it's quirks but it won't take long for you to fall in love with it's charm and central location for many mountain adventures. Raft or fish the Arkansas River, ski at Monarch Mountain, shop historic Salida, hike the Rainbow Trail, photograph the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, zip line, ATV, visit the historic mining town of Westcliffe, climb to the top of Castle Bishop Castle, visit the Wolf Preserve.
So many options but you don't have to do any of them. You are welcome to enjoy a relaxing time with the wildlife that frequent the acre of beautiful property. Spend time in the spacious backyard making memories of precious family time. The kids will enjoy exploring in the safety of the fenced in back yard. Roast marshmallows in the evenings under the stars in the provided fire pit. Grill also provided (please provide your own propane).
The cottage has a full working kitchen with oven, microwave and full size refrigerator, relaxing living/dining room, 2 bedrooms (1 queen size bed, 1 twin, 1 twin bunkbed, and a pullout couch), and 1 bathroom. All newly remodeled.
In the Fall of 2016, Nancy Bertolino, bought the property in an effort to restore and bring life back into the home. Accompanied by her son and daughter-in-law, Tex and Paula, who manage the property, they have done just that.
You will be walking distance from the now Gold Medal Rated Arkansas River. These waters are defined as being able to produce 60 pounds of trout per acre, and at least twelve 14" or larger trout per acre. Please take advantage of our outdoor hose to clean all fish.
Raft the Class 5 rapids of the Arkansas River with two of the raft companies within 5 minutes of the cottage.
Local attractions and drive times:
Westcliffe - 30 minutes
Salida - 35 minutes
Canon City - 40 minutes
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park - 40 minutes
Royal Gorge Route Railroad - 40 minutes
Mt. Princton Hot Springs - 55 minutes
Monarch Mountain Ski Area - 60 minutes
Bishop's Castle - 65 minutes
Mission Wolf Preserve - 75 minutes
St Elmo Ghost Town - 80 minutes
Colorado Springs - 100 minutes
Garden of the God's - 100 minutes
Great Sand Dune National Park and Preserve - 120 minutes