Elk Crossings Cabin is located at 9500 ft in the Sanger de Cristo Mountains in Forbes Park, just 12 miles outside the town of Fort Garland, Co. Forbes Park is a private, gated community in southern Colorado located between Walsenburg and Alamosa. Sitting on 13,000 acres, containing about 200 homes, this is the closest you can get to the Rocky mountains from Texas, just a 10 hour drive from Dallas.
The drive up to our beautiful cabin will take your breath away, and the secludedness of the cabin will immediately put you at ease. Enjoy everything from your morning coffee to evening happy hour on the custom built wrap-around deck surrounded by 100+ ft pine trees. The main open area of the cabin is comfortably homey with plenty of windows to enjoy the view, a well equipped kitchen with all needed appliances (gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, etc), a breakfast nook, main bedroom and closet, and a bathroom featuring in-unit laundry and a double headed shower! The couch in the living pulls out to comfortably sleep two, as well. The upstairs loft can sleep up to four, and children under 5 should be supervised in the loft area as the stairs are attic-like. We have stocked the cabin with one double and one single electric-pump inflatable beds.
Our cabin offers the perfect mixture of relaxation and exploration! As for relaxation, enjoy the peace and quite of the mountain while staying connected via complimentary wifi. Available entertainment includes Apple TV with Netflix access, DVD player along with a DVD collection of all movie genres, and a land line with long distance calling. Or perhaps you'd like to sight see, hike, and explore! There is NO hunting allowed within Forbers Park, meaning there is an abundance of wildlife including bears, elk, deer, prairie dogs, coyotes, turkeys, beavers, and all kinds of birds from hummingbirds to jays and finches. . Hiking trails are splattered along the mountains, including the entrance to the San Isabel National Forest, just a half mile away from our cabin! You can see the majestic 14,000 ft Mount Blanca and other high peaks from the park as well.
If you exit the park and make a short drive to Fort Garland, you can go visit some of our favorite adventurous tourist attractions. The Great Sand Dunes National Park, Zapata Falls, the College Town of Alamosa, and the Stations of the Cross in San Luis Valley just to name a few! Wolf Creek Ski Lodge is roughly an hour west of Fort Garland. And located south is Taos, NM, boasting skiing and local shopping, with Red River Ski & Summer Area close by.
Come and bring your family (and pets!) to see the beautiful sights of Colorado and stay in our cabin. The McCarthy family welcomes you to make as many wonderful memories as we have in Elk Crossings Cabin. We hope you enjoy your stay and visit again! We know you’ll want to!
4x4 vehicle needed in the spring and winter time
Check in time 3 PM
Check out time 12 PM
**Note: You May have heard that Forbes Park was affected by a wildfire, the park did have some burn damage and some homes destroyed, but our area of the park was untouched and remains as beautiful as always.