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Fishing Creek, Log Cabin & 23 Acres, Backs to National Forest!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Simply magnificent! Truly one of a kind! On a fishing creek, with a large pond, directly adjacent to National Forest on 2 sides. Stunning peak views. End of the road privacy but with easy access from county road. Perfect log home and setting most only dream of. A privilege to see! 3 Bedrooms plus a loft, 2 Bathrooms plus a laundry/mud room. Large covered deck wraps around 3 sides with awe inspiring views all around!

Locked gate and long treed driveway make it feel like you are on 500 acres. Wildlife viewing (Moose, Mtn. Sheep, Elk, Beaver, and Humming Birds), snowshoeing, hiking & fishing on site are endless. Expansive views in all directions. Pike National Forest land next door has terrific treed hillsides, great trails, and summer Elk Habitat, even a waterfall!

Easy to reach, just 5 miles off CO Hwy 9. 23 miles to Breckenridge (approx. 35 minutes) with famous ski and golf areas. Forty minutes away is Buena Vista with whitewater rafting. Fairplay is right next door with world famous trout fishing, historic South Park and all the services you could need.

Come and enjoy an unforgettable Rocky Mountain vacation at Mountain Creek Lodge!

Keywords: True Log Cabin - Pond & Beautiful Creeks

One of a Kind!

More Details

Monica Moody
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Monica Moody

While visiting family in the Breckenridge, CO area for summer and winter vacations, we fell in love with the area and decided it would be a wonderful place to own a second home. When we found this cabin, we knew it was meant to be. We were so mesmerized by the property and cabin, that we lost track of time and missed our plane home. We love how you feel when you're at the cabin. You're away from all the stresses of daily life without being isolated. The surrounding mountains and creeks and pond make it special. It's a place for us to reconnect with family and nature. And it doesn't hurt that there are so many fun things to do nearby!

Monica Moody purchased this cabin in 2008

What makes this cabin unique

Some of our favorite activities include packing a lunch and hiking right out the door and up Mt. Sherman. It is known as one of the easiest fourteeners and the views are amazing. There is a fire pit for roasting marshmallows by the pond and on a clear night, you can see the Milkyway. Horseback riding, ATV rentals, and white water rafting are all close by. Fishing and gold paning in the creeks and pond are a favorite with the men and kids. And there's a grocery store 10 minutes away with everything you'll need for the pantry and cooking on the grill. Our favorite places to eat in Fairplay are the Brown Burro Cafe (Delicious Mexican), cheese steaks at the Dinky Dairy and everything at Millonzi's. And let us not forget Breckenridge - 23 miles from the cabin door - has everything a resort town can offer. Skiing, golfing, biking, ice skating, shopping, restaurants, tours and events.... We love it all and think you will too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to let you know that the stay at the cabin was unbeliveable. We were so amazed at the scenary and location of the cabin. We saw all types of wildlife while staying such as moose, mountain Lion, beavers and elk, what an adventure. The kids were thrilled by the fish in the pond and were overjoyed by the snow that came down while we were their. The location was close enough to larger communities but yet far enough away. I use to work for Texas Parks & Wildlife and visited many Parks and have seen very nice areas along with nice cabins, this compared to yours were no match. Your location was nicer than any location I have ever visited, and I have been to many locations.
Dec 2009
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Valley of the Sun Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • 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 Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Bedrooms with Queen Beds., Double Beds (1) 1 Bedroom with Double Bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 Futon that converts into a Double Bed in the loft area.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Fishing Creek, Log Cabin & 23 Acres, Backs to National Forest!
average rating of 4.981132 based on 54 reviews
Austin, TX

Fabulous Time!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous 7 days at the cabin. The cabin was perfect for us as was the property. Plenty of room to hike, lots of wildlife to enjoy (3 moose came to visit along with a red fox, deer and beaver), and the weather was picture perfect. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. It was hard to pack up Monday morning, knowing we were returning to 100 degree heat. Hopefully, we will get to return soon. It was magical!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Texas

3rd time to stay, always wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was my 3rd time to return to this wonderful cabin and property, and it was as wonderful as it has been the previous two times! Highly recommended!! Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A holy place!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with my family. It is extraordinary land. We need to preserve these places for future generations. Grateful! We hiked, read by the river, picnicked, drove to Breck, had a bonfire, went sledding on a mountain. Amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Cabin was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to get out of the Heat for the Christmas holiday and spent the week there after Christmas including New Year's. We were blessed to have snow on the 1st day of our trip! We rented a four-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler empik a couple trips to Breckenridge for snowboarding and snowmobiling which was only about 40 minutes away. The cabin was exactly as described and felt like we were miles away from civilization! Although there were a lot of beautiful cabins that we passed on the way to this property, this was at the very end of of the road which gave my wife and I the seclusion we were looking for. The owners knew we were from Tampa and we're worried about us getting altitude sickness and we're willing to be flexible with our dates in case we didnt feel wellwhich was much appreciated. Fortunately, we didn't have any problems. We didn't want to leave and are really looking forward to going back during the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Christmas Break

  • 4 of 5

We were looking to escape for the Christmas holiday with our two boys and two Great Danes, none of whom had much experience with snow being from Austin, Texas. Mountain Creek Lodge ended up being perfect. We got pretty lucky with the weather, coming in just after several feet of snow fell and getting out before too much more fell. Still, we had a couple of days with some light snow fall, including a white Christmas. Everyone enjoyed romping around in the snow in the wide open spaces around the cabin, especially our dogs. We even had a brief visit from a moose and caught a quick glimpse of what we think was a fox, although he moved to quickly for us to get a picture to confirm that.

The cabin itself was very cozy, and yet big enough for everyone to have a place to escape and be alone if they wanted. We did most meals in the cabin, which is reasonably well equipped for most kinds of cooking. We also loved the wood burning stove, although it could not keep up with the howling cold wind on Christmas day of up to 70 mph, leaving part of the cabin pretty cold. If we had one complaint, it would be a silly one under the circumstances, but the internet connection was somewhat limited. That should not matter in this setting, but when we were stuck inside because of really cold and windy weather, it was a little challenging to have four people trying to use the internet at the same time. Again, that is pretty silly as a complaint when you think about why you are staying there.

We did get over to Breckenridge for one afternoon, which was a pretty easy drive on a clear day. Unfortunately, when we wanted to head back later in the trip, the weather had made the drive much more challenging, so we passed. Fairplay itself is serviceable for the basics, but is not really a destination in and of itself. If you are going to the Mountain Creek Lodge, go for the outdoors, which are spectacular.

All in all, we recommend Mountain Creek Lodge to anyone looking for a winter break and we look forward to checking it out in the summer when we can break out our fly rods and enjoy the outdoors that way.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murphy, texas

Secluded Beauty!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home thanks for sharing it with us! Scenery was amazing, so quiet, no neighbors in sight, wildlife was beautiful! House was fully stocked with all our needs and then some! We enjoyed having a fire in the stove, Movies at night and cooking on the grill! Doing laundry was a bonus! House was very clean. We really enjoyed ourselves!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Gold Panning, Endless trails for Hiking or Snow Shoeing with views of Pikes Peak right from your property! Tour Historic South Park, Rent ATV's and travel the old mining trails.


Rates & Availability

Valley of the Sun Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 10 2018
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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