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Real Log Cabin on 7 Acres with Stream, up in the Mountains!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Roark Mountain is located just northwest of Fairplay Colorado in the high mountains on 7 acres of pine and aspen, with a stream and very near national forest.

In the winter months you can enjoy skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek, Ski Cooper, Monarch or Loveland. We're closest to Breckenridge, about 30 minutes, but the rest are well with in reach!

Summer provides opportunities for hiking, fishing, biking, gold panning, white water rafting and much more! Enjoy the challenge of hiking up a fourteener? We've got 'em! You can be white water rafting on the Arkansas in Buena Vista in less than an hour. The winding mountain roads are great for Harley rides or for exploring the many mountain passes of central Colorado.

Limited Internet is available with WIFI. Email and light browsing only.

Enjoy the quaint shops of Fairplay, historic South Park along with all the services you might need. Fun in Fairplay last all summer from Burro Days to the 'Ladies Harley Run' , 4th of July to the Rock & Gem show. Fariplay is the trout fishing capital of Colorado and while you can fish from your backyard, you may want to try the lake in Fairplay, Spinney, Eleven Mile, Terryal, Dillon & Antero. They're all within easy driving distance.

We've loved the Colorado mountains for many years! Staying at Roark Mountain provides you access to all the Rockies has to offer, whatever the season! Come relax, see stars like you've never seen before! Enjoy our 'end of the road' get away! We know you will love it!

Note: We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent 25 years or older.

For additional cabin pictures go to theroarks(dot)org/gallery3/RMRental

BE SURE TO READ THE NOTES. (under "Rates")


More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018


Valley of the Sun House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • NO OUTDOOR FIRES OF ANY TYPE except provided gas grill.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Beautiful stream running through the property and its very close to the Cabin. Lots of trees and lots of wildlife; birds, squirrels, foxes, deer, elk and Moose (yup we see moose from the front porch and surrounding area!)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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Real Log Cabin on 7 Acres with Stream, up in the Mountains!
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Wildlife galore

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cabin. You are literally in the mountains. Every single day except for one we have our moose encounters. And I mean right at the cabin. A mom and calf and two bulls. It was amazing!! We also had a visit from a bear. Walked within 20 yards of the cabin. The cabin itself was perfect. Everything you will need. We were there over July 4th. No need for A/C. It never got above 74 degrees. Down in fairplay it was in the 90's. And wonderful crisp nights. Open the windows and let the creek put you to sleep. If you have motorcycles, rent a car and storage unit in fairplay. Drive the car to the cabin and leave the bikes in town. But the rides all around the area are amazing. The owner is great to work with and will take great care of you. 10 out of 10 in our book!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Good people. Welcome guests
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Kingwood, TX

Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Roark Mountain was a very comfortable vacation rental for our 3 generation group. There was space downstairs for the young adults, the main floor with the kitchen and living areas had a bedroom for my parents and the upstairs bedroom worked out great for my husband and me. We loved watching wildlife from the big picture windows and the decks. We saw moose, deer, and a porcupine and my son caught fish in the stream. We took easy day trips for hiking and more fishing and also enjoyed the town of Fairplay. Thank you for letting us share your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful winter ski get away!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin, wonderfully furnished! Its out of the way and very peaceful! Easy and beautiful drive to Breck. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring, MD

Cabin at Elevation with great views

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better cabin near Fairplay, CO. The owner was very responsive for all my questions and even available via cellphone during our stay. For the middle of the summer, it was so temperate so no need to even think about A/C. The kitchen was well stocked with all the things you need to feel right at home. Be prepared for a very bumpy dirt road to the cabin so if you have an SUV it's a breeze a little city car not so much but that's the price for feeling like it's just you and the mountains. The driving directions were top notch. Just an overall great cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa, OK

Great Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway, off in the woods with dynamic view in every direction. A mountain stream running through the property was the quintessential babbling brook. The view from the living room through the picture window might as well been a painting, especially at sunset. The ladies in our group really enjoyed the décor. The cabin is decorated for all seasons so will fit any time of the year. I use the word cabin loosely, it is really a three level house with all the amenities you would expect. I did a lot of hiking and exploring the area and burning lots of "digital film". You don't have to go out for wildlife, just look out the windows. Deer have a smorgasbord in the front yard. The kitchen was fully equipped including a dishwasher. I'm ready to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Best Ever Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was absolutely beautiful. In the past; coming to Colorado; we had stayed @ (& I truly mean-roughing it type of cabins-meaning bare minimum kitchens & bathroom's.) This cabin was more than comfortable. All the amenities needed. Usually when we go to a cabin in Colorado; we have to take EVERYTHING with us - i.e. - crock pots; electric griddle; towels; sheets etc., (I did read from a previous review to take your own spices. That was a very helpful tip as it turned out.)

We had a hard time logging onto the WiFi/internet. But, in the long run was nice that it was so difficult - kept everyone "unplugged!" Including us (mom & dad!) By the time getting towards the end of the week it was nice that everyone was getting away from the deprivation of being "connected."

The owners were ssooo good to work with. Answered every single question we had in a timely manner.

The area was pristine. We even got a visit from the infamous "Charlie-moose!" a couple of times. The beds were extraordinarily comfortable! We were pleasantly surprised to find the basement actually could sleep 5 instead of what the picture showed as just 3. This kept the "teenagers-young adults" in 1 location-to feel free in staying up late & not keeping us "old people" awake!

When it rained (actually iced a couple of times-IN JULY!) it was nice to be able to relax in such a pleasant cabin. It was warm & comfortable in so many ways. Where-as-when our usual cabin stay in Colorado were very roughing it; made our stay so much more enjoyable. LOVED loved listening to the stream from the cabin being so close. The teenager's hiked up the mountain nearby-(including my husband age 52 thinking he was a teenager also!)

Fairplay was a nice quaint little town. We drove to Breckenridge-about an hour away. What a sweet little town. We enjoyed a horse back ride that was within 15 minutes from the cabin.

We would DEFINITELY stay again if we ever came back to Colorado again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Sorry about the WIFI. Wish you had called me about the problem. Its fixed now.
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Close by: Endless Trails for Hiking, Biking or Snow Shoes. River Rafting, just 45 minutes away in Buena Vista. Downhill Skiing only 30 minutes away in Breckenridge, or an hour away at Copper, Keystone, or Arapahoe Basin. Explore Fairplay's Historic South Park City Museum or just sit back and enjoy some of the best peace and quite you'll ever experience!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

No outdoor fires at any time. Except for provided gas grill.
You will get a quote with inquiry.
5 night minimum for advanced booking. (more than 30 days before arrival) 3 nights minimum for last minute bookings (less than 30 days of arrival) if available.
Renter MUST be 25 or older.

$300 deposit on booking. Balance due 30 days before arrival.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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