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Pretty Rocky Mountain Retreat Near Buena Vista & Breckenridge

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Lodge of the Rockies LLC 20 minutes south of Fairplay beautiful Trout Creek Pass


Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14+)

Welcome to Lodge of the Rockies LLC - a beautiful vacation retreat, mountain home, & relaxing getaway set amongst aspens, pines, spruce with awesome views. Enjoy this 3,500 sq. ft. expansive one-of-a-kind lodge and the beauty & adventure of the area. The mountain home here is an attractive lodge in a wilderness setting, a relaxing and fun retreat in the middle of many world-class Colorado recreational activities year-round. Enjoy with family and friends. Entertain & relax here in this 2007 new mountain home with majestic architecture, attractive interiors, providing comfortable mountain elegance with a rustic flair. You will find a strong family and lodge presence yet an attractive romantic aura, a resplendent getaway for couples. In the frontier-elegant-territorial style with panoramic views. Part of original Western Union Ranch, an appealing mountain community, close but not too close to towns & neighbors. Whether you have Ritz-Carl or Best West travel budget - reward your group & yourself, enjoy your lodging here. And skip fighting the high season crowds in town. Get much more, spend far less. And check 'Traveler Reviews' for prior visit notes.

All four seasons activities abound. In the center of dozens of world-class rocky mountain activities and points of interest. Skiing, snowboarding, rafting, hiking, fishing, boating, historical touring, sightseeing, biking, hot springs, world class pastimes, world class relaxing, more. Skiing & boarding at Breckenridge & Monarch, snowshoeing, natural hot springs, and snowmobiling are nearby. Rafting the beautiful Arkansas River at rafting capital of Colorado and U.S. (the most rafted river in the country) in close by Buena Vista, nearby Gold Medal fishing, hiking, biking. Tour dozens of inspiring activities in all directions nearby - sightsee the area rich in expansive beauty, recreation and history. Find one-of-a-kind 1/4, 1/2 & full-day excursions to Royal Gorge, Leadville, Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak Cog Railway, Cripple Creek/Victor mining & gaming, Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of Gunnison National Parks, and much more.

Buena Vista and Fairplay nearby are incomparable gems. Expansive views of close-by buffalo & collegiate peaks 'fourteeners' that leap into view. Gold medal fishing at Antero, Spinney & Eleven Mile Lakes and Dream Stream (300,000 visitors/yr.). Big fish caught often and year-round. Hunting big game with permits fall/winter. View fall colors, enjoy Indian summers. Fascinating historical references throughout the area. Enjoy the fresh air, surrounding fun, pristine beauty, rest and relaxation the majestic high-country of Colorado offers. Peaceful landscapes, walks and rides out the front door, dedicated parkland a minute away, and world-class activities nearby. Enjoy this beautiful area of Colorado & be favorably impressed with your lodging. Enjoyable activities all directions. In the center of it all, yet away from it all too.. Well-suited for family reunions, apres’ ski parties, group retreats, after rafting relaxation, quiet romantic getaways. Good base camp for the outdoorsman and their family. Ladies & gentlemen enjoy the creature comforts, expansive architecture and rustic wild out the front door, while kids enjoy indoor play areas and outdoor activities. Combine adventure, relaxation and romance in your vacation getaway.

Located over 2+ acres covered with aspens, spruce, pines. Out front view includes majestic mountains, nearby Lake Antero (best fishing Colorado 2007) and big valley rangelands. Enjoy the frontier feel of the lodge and built-in comforts. Many places to gather or spread out - 3,480 sq ft - with (4) indoor and (2) outdoor gathering areas, (4) attractive bedrooms and (3) designer bathrooms. There are:(2) floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, (2) gourmet kitchens (one with island, one galley style) with breakfast/lounge bar and dining areas, picture windows, seperate loft, living, recreation and raised sitting rooms for family gatherings, wet bar, (2) jetted tubs and (3) dual-spray spa showers, custom granite, slate & Italian tiles throughout & attractive rustic & country decor. (3) warming pellet stoves provide real woodburning fires (5 total) to enjoy. 50/30 amp RV service & parking. Full wraparound deck w/ barbecue, partial veranda & loft walkout balcony. Items supplied: (3) mountain bikes, (1) PS2 & (1) PS3 for kids with (15)+ popular titles, About (20)+ popular DVDs, fishing poles, (4)+ pairs snowshoes.

See (175+) photos of property and area at bottom of this page: 'Links to more information: CLICK HERE - Pretty Mountain Home in the Colorado Rockies'.

What to bring: Sunglasses, sunscreen, cameras, water bottles, gloves, snow & ski or rafting clothing, boots, and good socks. See local winter and summer outfitters to round out your gear. (4) sets snowshoes. We're at ~9,000 ft. - so take some time to acclimate. Enjoy the high country, thanks for taking care of the place & thanks for staying at Lodge of the Rockies LLC - 9000 feet above average!!

Booking deposit (aka 'hold dates') of $300 becomes security deposit which is 100% returned if mountain home is left as found ($150 of $300 is non-refundable if reservation is cancelled to prevent people from blocking schedule from other vacationers). There is a $99 cleaning fee for groups of (6) or less, the cleaning fee is $125 for groups (7 to 12), $150 for groups (13 to 18), $165 for groups (19 to 24). Small (2-3%) Paypal fees responsibility of guests. Groups larger than (24) considered, priced as agree case by case.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome:

    Many kids sleeping bags, foldup castles, playstation, golf putting, nerf bowling, foosball...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO SMOKING within residence. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Maximum (2) pets. $59 additional fee for each pet (up to 2) or as arranged. Dogs yes, cats with claws no, other individually considered. Completed pet policy addendum required....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Eight inch step up from garage to first floor. Please bring ramp. Tub & shower is NOT ADA compliant - tub is normal height tub....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Loft + Den: 1 double, 1 child bed, 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Full size. , Baby Cribs (1) Eddie Bauer bassinet and Eddie Bauer high chair. Toddler bed (crib size mattress) by Delta with linens. No crib yet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One queen sleeper sofa, one full sleeper sofa., Murphy Beds (1) Other bedding (inflatable air mattresses) and sleeping bags/blankets available if large group pre-arranged. Inflatables air mattresses new from manufacturer often leak - may require periodic refilling during use....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • (4) sets of adult snowshoes, several sleds, (4) Mountain bikes and several fishing poles & reels available for guests use....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library:

    About 100 CDs - many music genres. Phillips compact stereo to play on....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) Individually selected stations by Dish Network satellite TV at FOUR televisions....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two TVs are HDTV....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    (2) Playstation 2 consoles with about 35 games. Singstar karaoke, Sony Dance Dance. Also Band Hero....moreless

  • Video Games:

    (35) Part of Playstation 2....moreless

  • Video Library:

    About (15) fun popular DVD's and additional (15) kids titles in VCR format....moreless


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


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Just 1/10 mile is nice view of Lake Antero. Lake about (3) miles away! Great fishing....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Panoramic territorial style with majestic peaks set with pines, aspens. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling


  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access:

    Broadband 802.11g+ service with wireless connectivity....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    LG Steam dryer - top of line new....moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Garage:

    Please supervise children and pets at all times in this area. Garage is primarily storage area to support Lodge functions and maintenance. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of all provided....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Room for RV and 30/50 amp RV connection. Please avoid driving over well-marked leech field. $25 per week add'l....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (4) Please limit long-distance calls to 10 minutes or minimal charge added (10 cents/minute). Please long-distance only to within United States....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    LG front loader top of line new....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Use your laptop to connect throughout the mountain home. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (1) set up as woodburning, other to use Dura-flame 3 hour logs (2 provided/day, extras $3 each)....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    (3) pellet stoves provided for beauty and heat- like automatic fireplaces with real woodburning flame beauty....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Both kitchens fully equipped....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    (2) One full kitchen downstairs, another full kitchen upstairs...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Advantium halogen/microwave oven upstairs-please follow instructions for use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Regular size refrigerator downstairs, small fridge upstairs....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Nice south facing balcony and deck with sunning chairs. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covering barbecue grill and exit off of downstairs kitchen....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    (2) Two bath tubs that have built in Jacuzzi whirlpool jet systems....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 34 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 8 - Apr 25, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Christmas Holidays
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,590 $5,950

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $59
  • Tax Rate 3.9%


~50% of lodging amount at time of booking, balance with Security Deposit @ (25) days prior to arrival. Rates shown up to (10) persons. $18/nt. for extra guests. Cleaning fee varies $79-$199 per group size. $150 of Security Deposit Non Refundable if calendar block no-show/cancellation. Credit Card Conv. Fee 2.9%. Security deposit return adjusted for late incremental guests, unlikely damages, etc. Minimum night stays may vary from published above. Thank you!

Some agreed stays subject to guests quoted number of persons arriving-changing guests arriving subject to partial cancellation provisions of rental agreement. This listing advertisement subject to standard rental agreement sent by email after booking.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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Snowshoeing in immediate area, (4) pairs (adult 2M, 2F) of nice snowshoes provided, (3) mountain bikes provided, several fishing poles/reels provided, other sporting goods available for use.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Significant time and funds invested to build one unique & awe-inspiring mountain home in Colorado. Hope you like it!..

Why the Owner Chose Hartsel, CO, USA:
Enjoyed the ambience, views, and location.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Attractive mountain home and base camp, rally point at the foot of dozens of great things to do in all directions.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Lodge of the Rockies LLC 20 minutes south of Fairplay beautiful Trout Creek Pass

    Lodge of the Rockies LLC 20 minutes south of Fairplay beautiful Trout Creek Pass

  • Upstairs suite and roaring fireplace

    Upstairs suite and roaring fireplace

  • Afternoon at Lodge of the Rockies

    Afternoon at Lodge of the Rockies

  • Upstairs 2nd Galley Style Kitchen with foosball table

    Upstairs 2nd Galley Style Kitchen with foosball table

  • Great room fireplace

    Great room fireplace

  • One of three well-appointed bath retreats

    One of three well-appointed bath retreats

  • 1st floor bedroom

    1st floor bedroom

  • Upstairs recreation room with fireplace and kitchen

    Upstairs recreation room with fireplace and kitchen

VRBO #167314

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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