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Great Secluded Location*8 Acres*Hot Tub*Pet Friendly*Unbeatable Value!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

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 and ALL movie channels, CD/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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Randy Willis
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

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 South Central

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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Great Secluded Location*8 Acres*Hot Tub*Pet Friendly*Unbeatable Value!
average rating of 5.0 based on 121 reviews

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

The Willis retreat house was perfect. Beautiful split level house with a large living area and kitchen. There were 7 of us, 4 adults, a teenager, and a 5 and 3 year old (oh and 1 little dog). The place fit us perfectly. The teenager had the bonus game room all to himself. The kids got the bunk beds. And the adults got the 2 other rooms. Everything we needed was provided, dishes, towels, sheets, etc. We had a blast hiking, exploring, and sledding. Only 45-60 minutes away from Breckenridge.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better experience. The cabin was more than you expected. The pics do not do it justice. We were blown away. Cabin has everything you would possibly need. Felt I was in my own home the entire time. Randy was always available whenever we had a question. Couldn't have asked for a better host. Family truly enjoyed spending Xmas there. Thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving week at the Willis retreat and couldn't have had a more wonderful time. All three of thier lots were gorgeous and fun to explore. The cabin was amazing and had everything we needed and more. It was clean, warm, and welcoming. The wood burning stove, comfortable couches, games, and hot tub all made for a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation. It was nice and private, yet close to towns. Our dog loved the fenced in yard as well as taking daily hikes. The owners were fantastic from the time we booked through recieving our deposit back. Don'the hesitate to book your next vacation at the Willis Retreat, we know we won't!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Beautiful and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us use the cabin this weekend's. We had a great time doing puzzles, watching movies, playing outside, and enjoying the hot tub. The level of detailed instructions was outstanding and answered any question we could have had. We hope to be able to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Home away from home and more

  • 5 of 5

My son and I wanted a nice quiet place to stay for some father and son bonding time that was also close to restaurants, shopping, and scenic drives. The Willis Retreat delivered that and more. The property is simply awesome! We were never left wanting anything. Any time I needed anything it was easy to find and it felt like home as soon as we arrived. There are several small towns within minutes and Breckenridge is 30 minutes away. The drive from Denver to the retreat and from the retreat to Pikes Peak is just incredible. The owner Randy was very helpful and covered everything so well, we didn't have any questions. I highly recommend the Willis Retreat for your Colorado vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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A home away from home - one with nature.

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible week at The Willis Retreat. We chose this property because it was not a long ways from home, yet provided us the solitude from our everyday busy lives. We wanted to see nature and not concrete/asphalt. We also plan a bit after the busy summer and before the busy ski season. We like to visit towns without all they hype of tourist season.

The property have everything stocked that it promised and more. Fondue machine? It was clean and we felt at home. Our 9 year old dog was like a puppy again- with all the new sniffs. We took long walks on the property and around the neighborhood. She even had a howling contest from the deck when the coyotes were singing. With the town about 10 min out, we had eats at a few local places. All good. We are social and the locals were very friendly and great for recommendations. The home provided a book with some nice tips. We grabbed the fishing poles provided and headed out for the trout at Beaver Creek (15 min out). We found the trout and got some wonderful photo's to capture our memories. We took a day to Breckenridge (very touristy) and stopped in Alma. Our favorite memories were just sitting as a family and hearing the winds in the trees, looking for shooting stars with nothingness and the smell of the wood burning stove.

I will try and find words to describe it. It is not old and beat up. It is not overly new and sterile. It is warm and welcoming with all the creature comforts of home. It feels like your home when you walk in. The place is wonderful. The owners are great and very personable. We hope to be back soon. Thank "Willis Retreat" for making our 6th Anniversary just spectacular.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
124 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Several in Fairplay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several in Fairplay
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Car: necessary

The South Park Recreation Center is 5 minutes from the cabin with full workout facilities, indoor swimming pool, and other amenities.


Rates & Availability

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Jan 3 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - May 25 2017
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May 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
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Oct 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

-We rent only to couples or small families (6 people or less)
-Guests (excluding their children) must be 30 years old or older
-Taxes included in the above rates
-Cleaning fees are optional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fairplay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Pack n play bed available, Sleeper Sofa (1) Double futon bed, Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
6-person Hot Tub, 3 HDTV's w/satellite service, 2 Stereo's, Sony Playstation 3, Movie/Video Game Library, Woodburning Stove, 2 Decks w/furniture, Oversized 2-car Garage + Covered Parking, Paved Driveway, Dart Board, Horseshoe Pit, Cabin available for rent year round

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