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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Valley of the Sun Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Monica Moody
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Fishing Creek, Log Cabin & 23 Acres, Backs to National Forest!
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Absolutely wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough about this piece of heaven. We did not want to leave!!! The house, the area, the views....absolutely wonderful!!! I believe our favorite part of the entire vacation was sitting in the rockers outside at night and star gazing - perfect setting for watching the stars twinkle. Everything we could have possibly wanted for an Autumn retreat....thank you so very much for sharing your home with us! !!! Maizie, our lab, also loved the place - especially the chipmunks! ;) We want to come back and stay longer next time!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words:) We are so glad you enjoyed it. We feel like it is a special place and we love that other people get to experience it too!
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This was the perfect adventurous getaway for our family of 5.

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described and far exceeded our expectations. There was great hiking on site and we were able to see 2 bull moose right on the property which was very exciting for our 3 boys. We would highly recommend this property. The owners were also great to work with and responded right away to our questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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San Antonio, TX


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I could not have been more pleased with this cabin and surrounding acreage. You always keep your fingers crossed when booking something on-line, but have no fear when renting this beautiful home. Fly fishing in the creek/pond right below the cabin was unbelievable. Watching a bull moose saunter down the valley towards the cabin will forever be etched in our memories. The cow moose and her yearling bedding down no further than 50 yards from the cabin. The list could go on, and on, and ..........

Kenosha Pass is a short drive north from the cabin and provided a spectacular hiking experience. Horseback riding at The Platte River Stables was another activity that proved itself beyond expectation. Breckenridge is a 30-40 minute drive away.

The cabin itself is furnished with anything you might need, and the washer/dryer was a bonus when staying somewhere a full week.

We (and our border collie) cannot say enough good things about this vacation rental!!!

Shirley & Ron

San Antonio, Tx

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded cabin

  • 5 of 5

We arrived Friday afternoon and did not leave until Sunday at check out! What an amazing location and cabin! We saw a family of moose right when we arrived! The hummingbirds were there every 10 minutes almost! You can hike to Gemini Peak right from the cabin and we did and it was amazing! We only saw one other couple the entire hike! There is a cool abandoned cabin we found on our hike as well! Was super relaxing and just what we needed! The fishing was wonderful also! A very wonderful piece of paradise nestled in the mountains! We felt like we were the only ones for miles! Thank you for sharing your amazing home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have booked a cabin with VRBO and this mountain cabin was the best, just as advertised. Wonderful views, fun places to hike, and our dogs loved the creek. A momma Moose made an appearance with her young one. The pikas begged for peanuts, a fox visited and made the dogs crazy, plus lots of Humming birds fought for possession of the feeder. We had a great time even though we couldn't have a campfire due to dry conditions. We want to book the cabin again with family the next time. Very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you and come back and visit anytime. :) Monica
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St. Peters, Missouri

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for my family. It is a great place to completely disconnect and relax. We stayed 7 days and only turned on the TV to watch a movie. Most days we took an excursion (Breckenridge, Royal Gorge, Buena Vista (rafting), Leadville (ATV)), but would rush back to hang out at the cabin. My son fished everyday in the pond, we took hikes up the mountain or just casual walks around the property. Sitting outside listening to the flowing stream made for a very relaxing mornings and evenings. We were fortunate to see many kinds of wildlife. We spotted deer, a rabbit, a beaver, a fox and our favorite was the moose. Although we couldn't get a good picture because they kept their distance, the mother and baby moose did hang out by the tree line for almost 3 hours on one of the days.

The cabin is fully equipped, comfortable and has everything you need (and more). It should be noted you have to travel about 4+ miles on gravel road to reach the property and it takes about 20 minutes to get to the property from the main road. For us this was not an issue, but you want to plan accordingly.

Monica is one of the best property owners I have ever dealt with. She is very responsive and detailed. In addition to the cabin information, she provided a helpful list of things to do in the area, restaurants, grocery sources and many other pieces of information.

This was truly one of the best family vacations we have taken and I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! I knew you would love it :) It's hard to describe what makes it so special without experiencing it. Please come back and visit anytime! Thanks again, Monica
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Holiday
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
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

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $125 + 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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Valley of the Sun Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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