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Welcome to A Little Slice of Heaven💫✨

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,370 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This spacious, bright, comfortable home is truly one of a kind! Built in 1982, with Darwin passive solar architecture, you will not want for natural sunlight and views. Adjacent to the national forest, the location is simply unmatched to experience true mountain living with local conveniences in nearby Salida and Buena Vista. Arkansas Valley headwaters, trails, Princeton Hot springs just minutes away. The 'Little Slice' backs right up to National Forest and the stunning, unobstructed mountain views and sunsets will take your breath away. Tall, fragrant pines surround you, and don't be surprised at the abundance of bird species that will stop by the feeders or wildlife you may see meandering through the meadow. We love our guests and will do everything possible to insure your comfort at a reasonable rate. Check out our reviews! Our 'Little Slice' is the perfect place for great memories. Family reunions, special birthdays, anniversaries, friends gathering, outdoor enthusiasts, hunters who prefer a warm bed at night.......We welcome you!

2 bedrooms host 3 (total) queen beds and a king bed in the loft. 2 baths, full galley kitchen. Plenty of space for additional air mattress or cot. Squeaky clean and comfortable beds and furnishings. Two (2) TV's, DVD library and player, stereo. Good roads to property, great cell phone reception, high Speed Wireless Internet and washer and dryer provided for guest use. Take the wide spiral staircase all the way to the observation deck and enjoy 360 degree views of the Saguache and San De Cristo ranges. The stars are so close you will think you can grab one. In the heart of the Banana Belt, the climate is milder in the winter than you might expect. All seasons are idyllic. Plenty of activities for every season. You can do it all here. Stay as active as you like, (hiking, ATVing, snow mobile riding, rock hounding, shooting range, snow shoeing, rafting, fishing, hunting....what do YOU like to do??)or decompress. There is plenty of unique shopping and great dining in nearby(13 miles to each) Salida and Buena Vista. **Rate advertised is for 3 night minimum. 2 Night rentals based on availability at higher rate.

Keywords: snowshoeing,skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, hiking, atv trails, stunning mountain vistas, rafting, hunting, fishing, gold panning. Outdoor activities galore.

More Details

Kathy McCasky
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Kathy McCasky

We fell in love with the Arkansas Valley many, many years ago when a day hike on majestic Mt. Princeton turned into an overnight adventure. We found our 'Little Slice of Heaven' while camping and tooling around on the fire roads in the National Forest right behind our property. Our best memories have been hiking, ATV'ing, skiing and snow shoeing and exploring this miraculous, unspoiled area. We treat our guests as family that we actually like to come visit 😊, and have so enjoyed hearing about the wonderful memories and experiences that take place at 'The Little Slice.'

Kathy McCasky purchased this house in 2007

Why Kathy McCasky chose Nathrop

Nathrop is located just 13 miles from Buena Vista, which means 'Beautiful Views.' (We don't know what Nathrop means!) 13 miles south and you step back into time in old town Salida. The sense of community and eclectic shops and great dining experiences are so relaxing. Plenty of convenience and no big-box malls suits us just fine! There's a Walmart and plenty of fast food on the outskirts of town...)

What makes this house unique

A full day of outdoor activities,)followed by a soak at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs brings us sheer joy. Relaxing on the observation deck at night with a glass of wine really puts things in perspective for us. Morning coffee on the deck or by the windows is the best way to start the day.


Nathrop House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2370 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • 1.If wood stove is used in winter months guest required to dispose of exces ash upon departure 2. Follow check out guide at cabin
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Hairdryer a for guest use provided in each bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen size beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Welcome to A Little Slice of Heaven💫✨
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews
Lilburn, GA

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Beautiful and peacefu

  • 4 of 5

Property was beautiful and Kathy was wonderful to work with! The observation deck at the deck is awesome for stargazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The "Little Slice of Heaven" was just that. It is a wonderfully secluded location (but still has easy access to all that you would want to see and do) with stunning views and sunsets!! We enjoyed many local activities but we also enjoyed just grilling on the deck and enjoying nature. It was clean and comfortable and came fully stocked with anything that you would need. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone and would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Peaceful get-away, incredible vistas

  • 5 of 5

My "bestie" and I spent a girls weekend at "little slice" over the Labor Day weekend - the home and grounds around it are wonderful, and Kathy, the property owner, is equally amazing to work with throughout all arrangements. With plenty of special places to relax and enjoy inside and out, the home was perfect for us for leisurely morning and evening enjoyment and provided a great base for day trips to Salida, Buena Vista (each a little over 10 miles away) and gorgeous surrounding mountain hikes and drives. The new deck is to die for... a great outdoor option to the spacious, clean, natural light-filled interior. Truly a special place.

Will return if you'll have us. :) Thanks for sharing!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend Oregon

Beautiful Tranquil Home with Grand Views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came down from Fort Collins to getaway and celebrate his birthday. We loved this spot! Great views from inside and out. We biked to Mnt Princeton Hot Springs and mountain biked the Monarch Crest Trail! Kathy was easy to work with and provided all the information in a timely fashion. The house is comfortable and relaxing! I miss those majestic views!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence, MA 01062

Wonderfully convenient and outrageously situated!

  • 5 of 5

I think it's fair to say that the descriptions of this property on VRBO are very accurate. We had no unpleasant or disturbing surprises. The location is so perfect, the sense of space and the direct view of the beauty of the mountains and easy access to walking outside, in the woods, on trails or not, made it ideal for us with a 10-month old who's schedule precluded having to drive somewhere else for outdoor activities. Our son in law even climbed most of Mt. Antero one day (he got up to 12, 700 ft.!)

The sound insulation between the downstairs bedrooms and the upstairs loft bedroom is sufficient to insure privacy and space for all sleepers at night, the amenities are all in good repair and leave nothing to be desired.

And, we particularly enjoyed the hummingbirds! So fun to watch them and all the other species every day, added to the marvelous views in all directions and the blessed quiet, away from most of the sounds of civilization.

I think we all ended up easily being able to imagine going back for another week some day... This place would be hard to beat.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In our own world

  • 5 of 5

Located away from everyday busy life, this mountain lodge is a perfect get away where u can enjoy hiking and relaxation! The views are incredible and breath-taking! We stayed 5 nights with friends and had an outstanding vacation! Salida and Buena Vista are close by with lots of resturants and activities such as river walks, shopping, rafting, zip lining, alpine slide, atv's, horseback riding and more! Kathy was great to work with and the house was clean, spacious and cozy! Viewing the stars from the upper deck was absolutely amazing! We loved grilling out and hanging out on the deck every evening! We would highly recommend this one of a kind experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, linen & trash $150
Pet Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.8%

Rates are $295 plus tax per night with a three night minimum. Monthly rates available Two night stay available at slightly higher rate depending on season and availability. $150 non refundable cleaning linen and trash fee and fully refundable damages deposit ($300) Additional refundable pet deposit may be required at owners discretion. Pets MUST be approved in advance. Pet fee assessed at $60 per each three night (per pet). Longer stays will be assessed at owners discretion. Up to a maximum of two Pets will be considered Please do not rely solely on VRBO "automatic quotes." Pet fee shown in VRBO calculation is an average. This is strictly a NON-SMOKING property. Responsible party must be at least 26 years of age. Proof of identification may be required.

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

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