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Breathtaking Sangre De Cristo View!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-12)

Located across the Wet Mountain Valley from Crestone Peak and Needle, your view of the Rockies stretches 130 miles from the Spanish Peaks to Mt Princeton. Watch a sunset over the Sangres and see the stars pop out of the crystal black sky. Ease inside to the comfy sectional by a crackling fire. Careful, or you may not make it to the sumptuous king bed!

Welcome the sunrise with the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and steaming pancakes, provided for your convenience. Witness the light spilling down the snowcapped Sangre de Cristos from the hand-hewn breakfast nook, as you plan your new day of adventure!

7 of the Colorado's 52 'Fourteeners' are visible from the couch! Two large bedrooms in the upstairs loft overlook the custom river-rock fireplace.

Antelope share the 5 acres with mule deer, prairie dogs, coyotes, and a wonderful variety of birds.

Enjoy all the comforts of home in this modern cabin. A full-featured gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops make preparing your favorite meals easy. There's both a Keurig and regular coffee maker. The layout and furniture is set up for a large group of family or friends.

The downstairs bathroom has a huge triangular Jacuzzi tub with jets and heater; marble shower; and full-sized washer and dryer. Heated floors on both upstairs and down provide soothing warmth. The wood burning fireplace is perfect for s'mores or extra heat.

There is high-speed wireless internet and a sound system for your tunes.

Every season offers unique attractions - summer wildflowers, fall aspen foliage, winter snowstorms, and spring's awakening!

From mild (a stroll down a quiet road) - to wild (Class V Arkansas River rapids) the area offers something for everyone. Our favorite activities include hiking, biking, river rafting, camping, fishing, relaxing, stargazing, shopping, skiing, snowshoeing, and 4-wheeling. ATV and snowmobile rentals are available nearby.

The Wet Mountain Valley is a 'dark skies' community. The heavens above are filled with sparkles due to the high altitude and lack of light pollution.

Nearby Attractions include- Sangre De Cristo Mountains and Wilderness, Wet Mountains/San Isabel National Forest, Royal Gorge Bridge (above!), Royal Gorge Train (below!), Monarch Ski Mountain, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mission Wolf, and Hardscrabble Pass.

Elin Rusher's ranch at Music Meadows lies directly across the valley. She hosts an authentic horseback adventure on her working ranch - we tried it for the first time in the summer of 2010, and had a blast!

Westcliffe is 10 miles to the north, with a quaint downtown featuring unique eateries, shops, and festivities. It was once the third largest town in Colorado, in contention for the capital. Now, a little over 500 friendly people call it home.

For pilots, the adjacent airport C08 offers self-serve 100LL fuel, and the use of our 60 x 50 hangar with a 4 x 4 Suburban for transportation.

Call or email - we'll help you plan a custom vacation!

Keywords: Cabin, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Fishing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, ATV Riding, 4-Wheeling, Westcliffe, Silver Cliff, Sand Dunes, 14ers

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About The Owner

We designed and built our cabin. Living in the pancake-flat Wichita KS, it provides us with an terrific getaway a couple times a month!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2008

Why The Owner chose Westcliffe

We'd been flying to Monarch Ski Area for years, and this was a convenient, friendly location with an splendid view!

What makes this cabin unique

Our favorites are hikes on Rainbow Trail, skiing at Monarch, snowmobiling in the Wet Mountains, and sunset walks on the quiet community roads.


Westcliffe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs sofa has a fold out double bed., Bunk Beds (1) Single on top, double below
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Green-building-code USGBC LEED compliant!


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Breathtaking Sangre De Cristo View!!!
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
Paola ks

Beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful place to stay

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a fabulous location, an unexpected and interesting house and a stunning setting.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the herd of antelope that visited in the evening and the kids were awe-struck to see a bear one morning, luckily a few hundred feet away. Plenty of sleeping room for three adults, three kids and two small dogs. A bit noisy due to the open layout but we awoke early to stunning views. Just 20 miles from Westcliffe with lots of cute shops. One of our favorite Colorado stops.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome views - Family feel

  • 5 of 5

Our 6 adult troupe loved everything about our spacious home in the Wet Mountain Valley for a week. Great access to all the trailheads, the town as well as Mission Wolf where we had some personal business to attend to. We only wish that there was a little more privacy in the sleeping arrangements. Otherwise, a clean, modern, ideally situated treasure... we would return in heart beat!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We throughly loved our time here.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning view

  • 5 of 5

Simply beautiful. Will be back

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, Clean and Well-stocked Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My son, wife, her mother, sister and I really enjoyed our time at the Dorito Verde. The cabin is modern, yet rustic. The wood-burning fireplace was very pleasant and the firewood plentiful. The building features an open concept kitchen, dining area, living room and entry, with bedroom balconies on the second floor looking down on the living room. While very open, the bathrooms and second floor bedrooms feature doors and locks offering adequate privacy.

All appliances were in good working order (near new condition) and we were happy to take advantage of the dishwasher. For those absolutely in need of occasional Internet connectivity, the WiFi features pretty decent speed. I think we were getting something like 3Mbps downstream and 1+Mbps upstream. If it slows down, just reboot the router per the voluminous guide book the owners have provided. The book literally provides pretty much everything you need to know when visiting the area.

While we chose to dine in for most of our stay, we ate one night in Westcliffe at a place called Chappys. Like the cabin, it was quaint and comfortable and the food was good. If you feel like cooking, though, just hit the Westcliffe grocery store for provisions. We recommend doing this after visiting the cabin, however, since you will find a large number of spices, olive oils, etc., in the cabin pantry.

Overall, we highly recommend and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Hike in the Sangre De Cristo Mtns. The Rainbow Trail goes along the mtn., Gibson Trailhead is neat if you want to hike up a canyon, Crestone Peak is across the valley from the cabin, South Colony Trail leads to the base of Crestone Peak, Hike in the Wet Mtns (San Isabel Nat'l Forest), Steam train at La Veta pass, Diesel train up the Royal Gorge (starts in Canon City), Bear Basin or Music Meadows Ranch for horseback/dude riding, Great Sand Dunes National Park,

Visit the Royal Gorge and Bridge,

White Water Rafting - Class V rapids!,

Bishops Castle in Wet Mtns.,

Fly Fishing on Arkansas River or Grape Creek,

Fishing at Lake Isabel or DeWeese Reservoir, or in creeks or alpine lakes, Bowling Alley in Westcliffe (CO is all nonsmoking), Bars in Westcliffe, Mission Wolf in Wet Mtns.,

Hunt for Wildflowers, Bird Watching, Club America - workout place with HUGE pool - daily rates are cheap..., Little Shops on main street, Hot Springs Pool in Salida, Skiing at Monarch


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.