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Chill by Our Creek, Then Float the Rapids and Hike the Mountain Trails.

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Family cabin in aspen meadow offers creek & peaks. Sleeps 7. Wireless internet.

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy the best of both worlds----the peaks of the Continental Divide and our rushing creek. You get spectacular mountain views from our upper and lower decks. Plus, enjoy our creek with seating, picnic table and fire pit---our wireless even extends to the creek. Enjoy all from the comfort of a private cozy cabin set on three acres of meadow and aspens, spruce and cottonwoods.

For outdoor enthusiasts, we're in hiking/rafting/biking country. We're 1 mile east of the Colorado Trail trailhead, and just 3 miles upcreek from the Arkansas River where it has carved out historic Brown's Canyon National Monument.

This well-appointed home has all the amenities. It was furnished with a family in mind, but is equally comfortable for a couples’ getaway. The charming décor is rustic with a touch of retro.

The homey living room has a river-rock fireplace, comfy couch, club chairs with ottomans and a chair-and a half recliner. Two six-foot windows face the mountains. The living room also has DirecTV, DVD player, stereo, a collection of board games and jigsaw puzzles, and wireless high-speed internet which reaches all rooms and even to the creek.

The kitchen is fully furnished with two sets of dishes, pots and pans, bake ware, mixer, crock pots, rice cooker, blender, electric griddle and more. The kitchen window above the sink looks onto the creek and aspen. Next to another six-foot window is a pine dining table which seats eight, and comes with placemats and bandana napkins. Right off the kitchen is a full-sized washer and dryer. All linens are furnished, including beach towels for water activities.

The main floor has one bedroom with a full-sized bed and a full bath (tub/shower). Upstairs is another full bath (tub/shower) and two more bedrooms. The large upstairs master is 20’ x 20’ and has a vaulted ceiling and king-sized bed. The decorative fireplace is set with candles for a romantic escape. The room also has a ceiling fan and a sliding glass door which leads onto a deck with bench-seating and mountain views. The second upstairs bedroom has three cozy twin beds and ceiling fan. Plenty of closet, dresser and bathroom storage space will accommodate your belongings.

Back downstairs, on the wrap-around deck you will find a gas grill and a dining table with umbrella overlooking the creek. On the mountain side is a bench and side table, perfect for morning coffee or a glass of wine as the sun dips behind the continental divide. Step off the deck into the aspen shade for the picnic table, fire pit and Adirondack bench by the creek.

The area borders millions of acres of National Forest wilderness for hiking. The cabin is just minutes from the best rafting in the west, fly fishing, mineral hot springs, trail rides and golf. Visit the nearby ghost town of St. Elmo and feed chipmunks from your hand and rent a jeep or ATVs.

Sample both mountain towns of Salida and Buena Vista—the cabin is exactly between these Arkansas River tourist getaways---just a 15 minute drive in either direction. Enjoy the many restaurants, including the Boathouse Cantina, where you can sip a drink and watch kayakers on the Arkansas River. Amicas microbrewery offers wood-fired pizza and salads. Currents restaurant offers good food and live music many evenings. Patio Pancakes is worth the early morning drive into town to join the locals for an unforgettable breakfast. Afterwards, stroll along the river and browse the antique mall, numerous art galleries and shops.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Please monitor kids at firepit, and keep fires small. Do not use on dry, windy days. No one is allowed on top of the garage....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    due to allergies...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

    Upstairs bedroom perfect for kids with three twin beds....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Extra large master with decorative fireplace and deck. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Private main floor bedroom w/double is next to full bath....moreless

  • King size beds (1) You'll want to open the sliding door on the deck/balcony so you can hear the creek all night. Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Creekside seating area with chairs, stone firepit for small fires, picnic table....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    There are 3 peaks to our west, including 14,000-ft. Mt. Antero. Watch the sunset over the mountains from the deck or balcony off the master bedroom....moreless

  • Water View:

    Cabin sits right on creek. Beautiful area for relaxing; has bench, fire pit, picnic table and hammock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Linens Provided:

    Use our towels to take to the hot springs or pool...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in the unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Microwave, lots of pots, pans, dishes...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off master bedroom with view of mountains. Slider bench for sitting....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck on main floor wraps around for view of mountains and creek. Deck has new propane grill, dining tables, umbrella and benches....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Golden Aspen
Aug 19 - Oct 9, 2016
2 night min stay
$200
$1,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Oct 10 - Nov 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$125
$750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$200
Winter by the Fireplace
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$125
$750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas Break
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2017
5 night min stay
$250
$1,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$185
$1,100

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $125
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Call for special off-season rate for couple.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

This area boasts the best rafting in the West. You'll want to go more than once. Nearby trailhead links you to Colorado Trail, 14ers, and alpine lakes. Also, lots of more leisurely hiking trails. Hot springs bubble up close by. Area has several fun festivals--Arkansas River boating (FIBARK), Arts Walk, Rodeo, Pioneer Days. We can send links to you.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We live in the Kansas City area, and enjoy exploring Colorado. In the fall, we hike trails to mountain lakes and waterfalls, and we enjoy watching the aspens turn golden. During the winter and spring break we ski Monarch, relax at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and return to the cabin for crock pot steak soup. Summers are awesome for white water rafting and enjoying area festivals including FIBArk (First in Boating on the Arkansas), Art Walk, Brewers Rendezvous, Fine Arts Festival, Gold Rush Days and Fourth of July fireworks in Riverside Park.

Why the Owner Chose Nathrop, CO, USA:
We grew up in a small town, and love returning to Salida and Buena Vista for the community feel. This area has all that a Colorado vacation can offer and it is very affordable. Locals call the Upper Arkansas River Valley the Banana Belt; the geography and weather patterns bring more moderate winters.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The cabin lets you get away without being too remote. Enjoy the restful seclusion of our creek. Ready to get active? We're one mile from the Colorado Trail with access to Brown's Creek Falls, and we're 3 miles from beautiful and challenging Brown's Canyon--now a newly protected national monument. Drive 40 minutes north to historic Twin Lakes and experience a relaxing hike to the 1800s Interlaken Resort. O a bit further is the mining town of Leadville; catch the scenic train to 1,000-ft. above the Arkansas River headwaters. Or turn south and take a day trip and picnic to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, an awesome geological wonder; afterwards, cool off at Zapata Falls. On on the way home soak in Joyful Journey Hot Springs where you can watch the Sangre de Cristo range turn pink at sunset. Just over the Continental divide is the awe-inspiring Black Canyon of the Gunnison.


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  • Family cabin in aspen meadow offers creek & peaks. Sleeps 7. Wireless internet.

    Family cabin in aspen meadow offers creek & peaks. Sleeps 7. Wireless internet.

  • Living room focal point is a natural stone fireplace. Windows face mountains.

    Living room focal point is a natural stone fireplace. Windows face mountains.

  • Plenty of room to stretch out, read or put together a puzzle.

    Plenty of room to stretch out, read or put together a puzzle.

  • Upstairs master has king bed, lodge furniture, large closet and plenty of space.

    Upstairs master has king bed, lodge furniture, large closet and plenty of space.

  • Enjoy this view from the master bedroom deck.  At night enjoy starlit skies.

    Enjoy this view from the master bedroom deck. At night enjoy starlit skies.

  • Turn on the teepee nightlight and snuggle under the covers for story time.

    Turn on the teepee nightlight and snuggle under the covers for story time.

  • Upstairs bath has shower/tub combo and plenty of storage.

    Upstairs bath has shower/tub combo and plenty of storage.

  • Main floor bath offers shower/tub combo. Across the hall is a full washer/dryer.

    Main floor bath offers shower/tub combo. Across the hall is a full washer/dryer.

  • Watch the sun set over the mountains from the wrap-around deck.

    Watch the sun set over the mountains from the wrap-around deck.

  • Morning coffee or evening wine.  Everything is awesome along the gurgling creek.

    Morning coffee or evening wine. Everything is awesome along the gurgling creek.

  • Enjoy your very own private creek for a week.

    Enjoy your very own private creek for a week.

  • Relax next to picturesque aspen-lined creek w/seating, fire pit & picnic table.

    Relax next to picturesque aspen-lined creek w/seating, fire pit & picnic table.

  • Cosy living room has club chairs and seating for TV viewing, games or chats.

    Cosy living room has club chairs and seating for TV viewing, games or chats.

  • Shaded table overlooking creek is a perfect place for dining or surfing the net.

    Shaded table overlooking creek is a perfect place for dining or surfing the net.

  • Romantic candle-lit fireplace in the master.  Enjoy mountain views from the deck

    Romantic candle-lit fireplace in the master. Enjoy mountain views from the deck

  • Second upstairs bedroom offers three twins and kid-inspired decor.

    Second upstairs bedroom offers three twins and kid-inspired decor.

  • View of third bed in kids' room.  Two windows open for mountain-air sleeping.

    View of third bed in kids' room. Two windows open for mountain-air sleeping.

  • Private main floor bedroom has full-sized bed, storage and separate entrance.

    Private main floor bedroom has full-sized bed, storage and separate entrance.

  • Main floor bath offers plenty of storage.

    Main floor bath offers plenty of storage.

  • Continental Divide view from decks. Minutes from hikes, rafting and restaurants.

    Continental Divide view from decks. Minutes from hikes, rafting and restaurants.

  • View of the cabin from the creek.  Sit on the deck and take it all in.

    View of the cabin from the creek. Sit on the deck and take it all in.

  • The mountains are calling.  Book your cabin vacation and start relaxing today.

    The mountains are calling. Book your cabin vacation and start relaxing today.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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