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Quiet Arkansas River Hideaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Are you someone who appreciates and wants to show others the beauty and tranquility of this amazing, relaxing piece of heaven? Do you love the sound of a stream from any open window in the house? Come stay in our quiet, clean getaway! We LOVE it and know you (and your children or grandchildren) will too.

It is a 1200 square feet retreat, and has been detailed to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

The house itself has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a living room with two futons -- all totaling two queen sized beds, two full sized beds, and two twin beds. The kitchen is fully equipped for any meal, fresh ground coffee, an apres ski treat, or family barbeque. The kitchen table sits six, with room for three more at the breakfast bar. The house sits on more than an acre, which lends itself to short or long walks, enjoying the stream (which runs year round, and is just yards from the house), smelling the fresh mountain air, sitting outside and reading a book -- or doing some artwork!

The nearby town of Salida boasts many activities: art galleries galore, indoor hot springs pool, bowling, hatchery, lakes, biking, hiking, fly fishing, white water rafting, winery, live theatre, dining, pubs, summer and holiday events, horseback riding, go-kart riding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling . . . . Do all of that -- and then -- come back to our hideaway and watch wildlife, have a glass of wine by the stream, play horseshoes or badmitten, read a book, take some pictures, see a movie, cook a feast, listen to music, and sleep to the sound of the Cherry Creek right outside your window. We have books, movies, satellite TV, DVD and VCR capacity.

This is a year-round playground! Summer hikes, winter moonlight snowshoeing (snowshoes provided for three), mushroom hunts, and fall color photography. There is never a bad time to visit.

For parents and grandparents: Know that there are books, toys and games, a pack-n-play with crib sheets, bathroom step stool, and booster seat for a little one!

Please feel free to ask for more photos or details!

My cabin is on facebook too! Check out Kriss Cabin Vacation Rental Home for more pictures and information.

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More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About The Owner

I live in the Denver area, and love bringing my two children up to the cabin for weekend getaways. We use the cabin whenever we get a chance, but we also enjoy sharing it with other families!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2001

Why The Owner chose Howard

The entire area offers an unlimited number of activities for couples, families, and individuals. The views, the fresh air, the mountain smells, the rushing stream... how can you even narrow down the best part? As a family, we have had a number of unforgettable experiences -- from the white water rafting and ziplining to quiet family movie nights and night hikes. This area is hands down our favorite place to be... we plan our trips to the cabin as frequently as our schedule will allow... and we always have a difficult time leaving.

What makes this cabin unique

One of the best things about this cabin is the water! The stream and the sound of running water is truly relaxing. The house is clean, comfortable, and perfectly located for the many activities the Salida area has to offer. It is perfect for a family, an adventurer, an artist, or a reader. Salida is a slice of heaven, and we know anyone who spends any time there would agree!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to tell you and we had a wonderful stay in your lovely cabin. What a perfect setting with the creek on one side and the pond on the other. I like the paint colors and decorative items you've chosen. Also enjoyed the various artwork. We appreciated it being very clean and well-organized.

Thanks again for sharing your home retreat.
Jul 2008
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Howard Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) One of the queen beds is a futon (with an exceptional mattress) in the living room. The other is in the 'yellow' bedroom., Double Beds (2) One of the double beds is a futon (with an exceptional mattress) in the living room. The other is the bottom part of the bunk bed., Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) There is a very clean pack and play in the cabin, along with a step stool and high chair that can be attached to a sturdy chair in the kitchen., Bunk Beds (1) The bunk bed has a full bottom bunk and a twin upper bunk. In this room also is an additional twin bed, sleeping four in beds in that room. Ideal for children!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Access to Rainbow Trail, hiking, biking, fishing, hatchery, rafting, snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing, art galleries, horseshoes, badmitten, fresh air, running stream through the property, clean, comfortable accommodations! Please note, due to the density of the forest around the house, and the likely fire ban in the county, there are absolutely no outdoor fires allowed of any kind. Once you get there, you will completely understand!


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Quiet Arkansas River Hideaway
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 37 reviews

Cute cabin getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our group of 7. The cabin was cute and had everything we needed. We'd love to come back and visit this summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the quiet and peace of this place. Very nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great spot. We can't say enough and will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reed City, MI

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week in Howard Colorado at the Kriss cabin. Very nice place, clean and comfortable. Tonya is very nice, helpful and knowledgeable of the area. The Sangre de Cristio wilderness is breathtaking. Take some time to hike the rainbow trail, watch the sunrise and sunset. If your in good shape, hike the Bushnell trail to Bushnell lake, but it is a tough hike, up to 12,000'. Enjoy 😎?

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin on stream. Very clean and only noise you hear is the water !

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We love the Kriss Cabin. Tanya was great to work with. The cabin was filled with all the extras that make it feel like home. Plenty of towels, many extras in kitchen, lots of dishes and made for family stay not just stopover. Loved the creek and environment. A little hard to find. Need much better direction after mail boxes. But loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Access to the Rainbow Trail!!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $75

Rental rates for parties up to five people: $195/night
Rental rates for parties of six, seven, or eight: $210/night

Three night minimum required for holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day)

No pets are allowed; Damage deposit will be used toward the cleaning of the house if pets are brought. I'm sorry, I have to keep it pet free!
No smoking (anything!) is allowed. Thank you for respecting this policy.
Check in is at 4:00 pm. Check out is 10:00 am. These times may be negotiable. Feel free to ask, but it needs to be arranged ahead of time so that I have time to get it clean for the next guest.

Due to the size of trees, the age of the forest and frequent local restrictions, there is no outdoor burning of any kind. Once you see the forest, you will understand!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.