About the property
- Cabin2300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
The Willis Retreat sets the standard in the South Park area for comfort, seclusion, complete amenities, easy access, and all the beauty of the Colorado Rockies at an affordable price.
Location, location, location! The Willis Retreat is located just 2 miles north of Fairplay, so if you need to head into town for groceries or gas its about a 5 minute drive. Breckenridge is 19 miles to the North (about a 30 minute drive), and its just 65 miles to Denver. The Retreat sits on 8 acres of pine and aspen to give you plenty of privacy, and its only one mile off Highway 9. The road leading to the cabin is maintained and plowed by the County so its easily accessible even when the snow falls. And because the Retreat is located North of Fairplay you'll find access to Breckenridge and Summit County to be quick and very convenient.
About the Retreat: There's plenty of room at the Retreat with its 2,500 square feet, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, giant two-car garage and carport, a paved driveway and two large storage sheds. The interior features a well-appointed kitchen attached to the huge Great Room that includes a 46" HDTV with DirecTV service, DVD player, and stereo system. A large deck sits off the Great Room for relaxing under the stars and viewing the wildlife that passes through the property.
The lower deck features a 7-foot Cal Spa hot tub with LED multi-color lighting display, cascading waterfall, contoured seating with pillow headrests, and 35 jets to help you unwind and rejuvenate at the end of a long day. It's protected from the elements and offers nice views of the backyard and our little meadow plus plenty of privacy. There are also outdoor speakers connected to a stereo and satellite dish so you can listen to commercial-free digital music.
You'll find a beautiful King-size log bed in the master bedroom and a queen log bed in the second bedroom. The kid's room includes bunk beds while the 'Game room' bedroom has a twin futon sleeper. There is also a queen-sized sofa sleeper in the Great Room. There are HDTV's in the Master bedroom and the Gameroom bedroom, both with DirecTV service. The Gameroom has a Sony PlayStation 3 plus a selection of video games and DVD movies ranging from kids to adults. The Kid's bedroom also has an HDTV for watching DVD movies.
Need to stay connected while you're on vacation? Feel free to bring your tablets/laptops and tap into our Wildblue Exede satellite internet wi-fi network to check your emails, surf the Net, etc. Cell phone signals are also good at the Retreat.
The cabin is pet-friendly and has a large dog run in the backyard when you want to keep your dog secured outside. If you would like a little more room to walk your dog than our 8 acres offer, Pike National Forest is just two miles down the road.
So the next time you're in the area and you want privacy, accessibility, comfort and all the beauty of the mountains at a reasonable price, make your plans to stay at the Willis Retreat. Thank you and we look forward to having you as guests!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
About Randy Willis
We are life-long Colorado residents, we love spending time in the mountains with our 2 kids and 2 dogs, and we are truly blessed to be able to share this wonderful property with others.
Randy Willis purchased this Cabin in 2002
Why Randy Willis chose Fairplay
We chose this area for a number of reasons. First, its a quick 90 minute drive from where we live in Denver, and you don't have to deal with the traffic gridlock on I-70! Second, its much less crowded than a lot of the tourist areas in the Mountains yet all the necessities are within 5 minutes of the cabin. We didn't want a property in a busy resort community but we did want to be near one. This area fit the bill because its just 20 miles to Breckenridge. And finally, its an absolutely gorgeous area throughout the year.
What makes this Cabin unique
My favorite thing about the Willis Retreat is its location. While its only 5 minutes from town it is absolutely peaceful and secluded. There are other cabins in our area but you cannot see them so the privacy is wonderful. The upstairs patio is huge and is a great place to enjoy a beverage while overlooking a pretty meadow with South Park and the Mosquito Range in the background. Our kids love the treehouse in the backyard and the sledding hills in the Winter. Within just a few minutes of the cabin there are great hiking and 4-wheel drive trails, and if you like fishing there are tons of streams and lakes full of trout. Finally, at the end of a long day there's nothing like relaxing and unwinding in the hot tub. To me, this is the Rocky Mountains at its best.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Willis Retreat - it was just what we needed to sneak away for the weekend. We enjoyed a great hike in nearby Alma as well as drove up Hoosier Pass to take in the views. The "cabin" has everything you need - great fire place, patio, hot tub, kitchen amenities, open seating area, and it was very dog friendly equipped with a fenced in area. We will definitely plan to return!
Beautiful cabin in majestic mountains
We stayed at Willis Retreat during March 14-19, 2018 and could not have been happier with the cabin. The first floor has huge windows that make your views outstanding! All I wanted to do was sit in a rocking chair and take in the beauty outside.
The kitchen was fully stocked and we felt at home using pots and pans.
All bedrooms were very nice and it was great that each one’s climate could be controlled with its own thermostat.
In the evenings, we loved relaxing in a hot tub taking in Colorado beauty once again. Game room was great with PS3 and lots of DVDs.
And of course, we used sleds and snowshoes provided by the owner!
We were very happy with the cabin and its location (it’s a short drive to Breckenridge and a little longer but very scenic drive to Frisco).
One word of advise, though: if you are not accustomed to high altitudes, you may want to prepare in advance as Fairplay is around 10K above sea level!
The cabin was very nice, and the location was quiet and secluded. I would definitely recommend this rental to people wanting to get away from noise and just relax!
Exactly what we needed!
The cabin was a secluded, relaxing, and a beautiful place to stay. We enjoyed relaxing by the fire and soaking in the hot tub while being surrounded by the beauty of Colorado. We hope to come back again and would recommend the Willis Retreat to anyone looking to vacation in Colorado.
The Willis Retreat was even better than the pictures and description.
We wanted a secluded setting for Christmas and we got it plus so much more. Everything we needed to pull off our Christmas Eve dinner was available - just like being at home. The cabin exceeded our expectations and Randy is the best host I've ever encountered. Responds very quickly and kept in touch to ensure we had whatever was needed. The only "neighbors" we saw were does and bucks walking thru the property, which was perfect! Even tho the setting was secluded, it only took about 30 minutes to reach Breckinridge for skiing. We couldn't ask for a better location or host. Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful place!
third prefect visit
This is the third time we have stayed at the willis retreat. All three times the cabin has been in perfect condition. And working with Randy has been great. We definitely plan to stay again!
The South Park Recreation Center is 5 minutes from the cabin with full workout facilities, indoor swimming pool, and other amenities.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
-We rent only to small groups, i.e., 3 adults plus children or less; the cabin is not outfitted to sleep multiple pairs of adults comfortably -Guests (excluding their children) must be 30 years old or older -There are no hidden fees; taxes are included in the above rates, we don't charge extra for pets, and cleaning fees are optional (either return the cabin to the condition you received it in or you can leave a check for $100 and we will have it cleaned for you)