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Peaceful, Secluded Cozy Log Cabin in the Mountains

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

William Blake wrote that, 'great things are done when men and mountains meet'—a hopeful expectation that awaits guests of this peaceful and inviting Fairplay cabin.

Quietly tucked away on five acres of tall pine near Pike National Forest, the cabin offers a peaceful retreat. We have lovingly restored the 1000 square feet, 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath cabin into a simple and warm home away from home. The space lacks for nothing with a modern, well-appointed kitchen, lots of natural light, and comfortable beds with linens chosen for comfort. Both bedrooms have wonderful natural light. Bedroom #1 opens onto a balcony and Bedroom #2 boasts an enormous skylight. The family space is designed to create cozy seating to enjoy an evening together of games, reading or discussion and an open living room complete with wood stove and the faint scent of pine.

The cabin is delightfully comfortable, steeped in quiet tranquility, and yet close enough to the towns of Alma (5 miles) and Fairplay (2.5 miles) for that last minute item, shopping or a night out. You'll enjoy exploring both of these funky mountain towns. Walking distance to fishing on the Platte. A few of our favorite spots include the Alma Saloon and the bowling alley in Fairplay where you'll surprisingly taste some great food! Breckenridge is only 21 miles away and Buena Vista only 35 miles.

South central Colorado is home to some of the best nature has to offer, with ample hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, wildlife and wildflowers. The stars on a clear night are not to be missed. The property sits near an open valley with spectacular views of the Mosquito Range Mountains. It is a perfect spot for your mountain getaway with plenty of private space, quiet, sunny mornings and proximity to all that Park, Summit and Chaffee Counties have to offer to the outdoor adventurer. From festivals, white water rafting, gold water fly fishing, hiking galore, wildflower and bird viewing in the summer to cross-country skiing, mountaineering, sledding, and hot chocolate sipping in the winter we know you will leave having had great experiences and with magnificent memories. If you happen to want a tranquil retreat alone, this is also an ideal setting.

World famous Breckenridge is a short drive away. The cabin is close enough to take advantage of all it has to offer but far enough to avoid the congestion of Summit County. Buena Vista and the Arkansas River provide exciting white water rafting and waters full of fish waiting for your fly to float by. This is an ideal location to set out on an adventure, or to sit on the balcony with a cup of hot tea, and a good book in company of hummingbirds. Whatever memories you hope to create, we know you will find this beautiful cabin the perfect setting for your next mountain vacation.

Keywords: Log cabin, peaceful, beautiful, fishing, river, hiking, mountain, private, rafting, deck, cabin, wood floors, fireplace, wood stove, light, bright, comfortable,

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Paul Petersen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Paul Petersen

Our family has enjoyed living and working in different parts of US and the world, and realized we loved spending time in the Colorado Rockies. We had a dream to own a cabin in the mountains where we could gather for many years to build rich memories with family and friends. We are outdoor enthusiasts who greatly appreciate the peace and natural beauty on this land and throughout much of the surrounding area...

This special cabin and land is a place where we can play, rest, relax, rejuvenate and reconnect.

When we purchased this property, it had no running water or electricity, so the first years of ownership were labors of love with family members and friends linking arms to redesign and remodel the cabin inside and out.

Paul Petersen purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Paul Petersen chose South Central

A refuge close to Denver and other attractions without having to fight the I-70 traffic. Peace, tranquility, beauty, and great proximity to many outdoor activities that we love.

What makes this cabin unique

Meditative walks on the labyrinth which we designed in a serene circle of pine trees, morning walks to the river, picnics inside the teepee, storytelling around the outside campfire ring, stargazing from the deck, balcony and through the big skylight in the master bedroom. Enjoying the peace and quiet on & around the land is a big draw...watching and listening to wildlife without ever leaving the property. Great location--to hike nearby trails and the 14ers from Kite Lake above Alma, to visit the local Fairplay shops and experience many weekend festivals, to venture to Buena Vista for white water rafting on the Arkansas River or local antiquing, and visiting the art galleries in Salida. It is fun to enjoy specialty foods in Breckenridge, fish nearby on the Platte River or choose from beautiful hiking trails in the area. A caring community that collababorates to celebrate Burro Days, MusicFest, Rodeo, Concerts by the lake and so many other special events.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Peaceful, Secluded Cozy Log Cabin in the Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was one of our favorites! It has every modern amenity, but still has the rustic charm that a mountain cabin should have. Cozy and quiet, it was just what our family needed to escape and unwind for a few days.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carroll, Iowa

Serene, picturesque cabin.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is absolutely amazing. Simple, yet a perfect home away from home getaway. If you need a place to recharge and relax you will not be disappointed. So much to do and see within a short distance. We can't wait to return!! Thank you so much for sharing your "cozy cabin".

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you loved our little piece of heaven. Do come again!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, wonderful cabin with the perfect mix of simplicity and comfort. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed our peaceful cabin. Come back and bring your friends!
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  • 5 of 5

Spacious, fully stocked and away from the city and lights this cabin was a fantastic hideaway. Restaurants not far away in Fairplay and Breckenridge just over the pass this cabin is in a great location with access to outdoor activities. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you found it fit your needs for peace while you were able to use it as a base for going to Breckenridge without fighting the Summit County traffic. We love the location as there is so much to do relatively close by.
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Denver, CO

Weekend get away!

  • 5 of 5

Love this place! This was our second weekend staying at the gorgeous cabin. Its comfortably fit our two families. Its very cozy with the wood stove, yet has needed appliances for our everyday needs.

The area is beautiful and offers quick trip to town for needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

There is not one thing I could think of to improve this perfect little cabin. Has all of the comforts you could want for an enjoyable stay. Location is serene and peaceful, but convenient drive to local towns and area activities. Owners were great to deal with and quick to respond for booking and return of deposit. 5 star for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time and that you found it to be equipped witheveryting you needed. Please come back next year to create more memories at our place in the Rockies!
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Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
McCalls Bar & Grill - Fairplay
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy 285
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Fairplay Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fairplay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Pack and play crib is available in the cabin.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) This is a pack-and-play.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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