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Weeks available in August! Alpine Loop Access From This Cozy Cabin in the Woods

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Nestled in spruce and aspen trees, this cozy log home is perfect for your summer getaway. It is secluded, yet very accessible year round. Every window in the house has a beautiful view of the 14,000 foot mountains surrounding Lake City. Relax on the back porch that runs the length of the house while listening to the roar of the Argenta Falls waterfall off the back of the property.

The quaint town of Lake City is only four miles away, while beautiful Lake San Cristobal is within walking distance of only 1/2 miles. Public fishing is plentiful around Lake City if you want to fish for trout in the streams or lake. We have easy access to the Alpine Loop and you can drive straight from our house on your ATVs.

The cabin has 2 bedrooms and one bath with an open floor plan upstairs, plus a mother-in-law efficiency apartment downstairs. Each level is complete with a bath, full kitchen and washer/dryer.

Keywords: House;cabin

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Gail Burdine
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Gail Burdine

The mountains have been a part of our entire married life. Gail vacationed always in Colorado as a child growing up and still remembers trips that were made by her family in Lake City. After renting for several years, we finally 'stumbled upon' our lovely cabin at Argenta Falls. We absolutely love the peace and solitude as well as the beauty. Being so close to the Falls makes sitting on the back porch serene, and a walk to Lake San Cristobal gives us the opportunity to view one of the most beautiful lakes in Colorado. We are still working, so we are happy to share our home with others who love Lake City as we do. Alvie & Gail Burdine, Arlington, Texas

Gail Burdine purchased this house in 2006

Why Gail Burdine chose Southwest

We loved the Falls, the private feel of the property, and the back porch and patio.

What makes this house unique

Private Falls that only visitors can access. Listening to the Falls from the outside of the cabin is very calming and just what is needed versus the city traffic and noise. Also, Argenta Falls was declared to be one of the outstanding water falls in Colorado before it became private. Our visitors can view it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks you so much for allowing us to use your beautiful cabin for our mini honeymoon! It was such a relaxing, beautiful place. The Falls are wonderful, and we enjoyed the stress-free environment.
Oct 2009
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Lake City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs bath has a tub/shower combination. Downstairs is a shower only.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Magnificent view of private waterfall from property, Argenta Falls. The area around the Falls can be hazardous to children; surrounded by mountains; feels secluded but very close to highway; efficiency apartment under main house with full kitchen.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Weeks available in August! Alpine Loop Access From This Cozy Cabin in the Woods
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 31 reviews

We Came Back!

  • 5 of 5

Yes, we came back--more than husband and I, for a girls retreat, and with family and friends. We love Lake City and this "Cozy Cabin". Close to town, but with a secluded feel. Always clean, very comfortable ... and after adventures on the Alpine Loop, fly fishing on the river, or hiking the many trails you come back to relax in the rockers on the porch listening to the sound of the falls. Can't wait for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our kids STILL talk about this trip!!

  • 5 of 5

What a memorable time we had in lake city....and, the cabin stay was perfect for our family! We took our three kids & they still talk about their experiences....walking to Lake San Cristobal, canoeing, fishing, pizza in town @ Poker Alice & ice cream in the park, just to list a few - we will most definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We're so happy you enjoyed it!
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Arlington, Texas

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Lake City and the Argenta Falls cabin was a wonderful & memorable experience. We loved the cozy atmosphere, clean comfortable cabin with the feeling of being in"the woods" with all the trees surrounding us. The sound of the Falls were so relaxing while enjoying the big deck on the back. It has all the amenities for comfort and the location close to town is a plus. The only thing better is to schedule a longer visit next time!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough wonderful things about this cabin! It was clean, beautiful and very comfortable. Had everything we needed for our stay. The location is absolutely perfect since it is walking distance to the lake. We loved the sound of the falls from the deck. So peaceful! We are hoping to get back to Lake City soon and we will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!
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Tulsa, Ok

Loved our visit

  • 5 of 5

The Argenta Falls Cabin was a great homey place to stay during our visit in Lake City. The quiet location on the Alpine Loop is close enough to town for supplies and food. It was also a good starting place for exploring the mountains. We loved being able to hear the falls from the cabin. The cabin was clean and comfortable. It had a good internet connection which is a must for my photographer husband to download his photos. Visited Oct 2015

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear our guests love our very special little retreat! Hope you will come back next year.
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Great place - 2 considerations

  • 4 of 5

Great place overall and we had a wonderful stay. Two things that were meaningful drawbacks in our opinion, but probably not an issue for many, were that blinds in bedrooms did not block any light so rooms were very bright first thing in AM, and there is no dishwasher.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Interesting that no one has ever complained about these two things in 9 years of renting. The shades are nice Hunter Douglas, but there are no black out curtains, and there isn't room for a dishwasher in the kitchen without lose of needed cabinets. For most people it's a quick wash and you are done!
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Packer Saloon or Restless Spirits
Nearest Golf
54 Miles
South Fork or Gunnison
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
State Hwy 149
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Poker Alice and Sportman's Backyard
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Wolf Creek or Monarch or Crested Butte
Car: necessary

Lake City is a small, beautiful little town nestled in the San Juan Mountains. It is rich with lots of wildlife, including deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and moose. Most visitors enjoy either fly fishing in the streams or fishing at Lake San Cristobal. Many love to use their ATV vehicles to explore the Alpine Loop that runs to Quray and Silverton and back. Picnicing in the beautiful summer weather is another favorite. Sitting on our back patio and looking at the beautiful star-filled sky makes you realize you are away from the city.


Rates & Availability

Lake City House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.9%

7 night min in July; 3 night min all other months (check open dates on VRBO calendar). $75 cleaning fee added to parties over 6. $500 security deposit due to reserve dates. Final rental payment due 30 days prior to check-in. Fees are nonrefundable unless the cabin can be rented again.

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