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Amazing log cabin, Views, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Decks, private!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

Log Cabin, 3 Bedrooms with balcony, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Aspen Vista got its name from the magnificent aspen and spruce forest and amazing snow capped mountain vistas surrounding the home, providing a beautiful and peaceful setting in any season. Relax in quiet and complete privacy warming yourself by the cozy fire inside or on the large deck gazing up at the stars in the private hot tub, surrounded by forest.The two story high windows bring you close to nature as you look out at forest, mountains, and alpine fields. Upper deck off of the loft bedroom has gorgeous sunset colors in the evening. Drift off to sleep in very comfortable queen sized beds with nice linens and plenty of comforters to snuggle in.In the loft, gaze at stars through skylight. Located a mere 85 miles from Denver and 20 miles from Breckenridge, this bright, cozy, updated home offers a very private, quiet escape for a romantic get-away, family gathering, or group of up to six people. Email us for more photos, and be sure to read our reviews to get a better feel for this special property.

The newly remodeled log cabin is on two heavily wooded acres and backs to 35 acre undeveloped parcels, providing complete privacy. It has a sunny, open floor plan. The home features a spacious loft bedroom upstairs with a skylight for star gazing from your very comfortable queen sized bed, and a private balcony. Quality linens, cozy comforters, and plenty of throw blankets in all bedrooms help ensure a good night's sleep . Dressers in every bedroom make it easy to unpack and make yourself at home. There are two bedrooms on the main level. The master bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed, and the small bedroom has a comfortable 8' double size futon. The living room offers hard wood floors, a new wood burning stove with a large glass front to view the fire, and a two story vaulted ceiling with big windows providing outstanding views and to surround the home in warm, natural sunlight. It opens onto a large deck with a six person hot tub to enjoy the amazing mountain views. Although the cabin has a rustic feel, the tastefully decorated cabin is very comfortable and updated. The fully equipped kitchen with new appliances, granite tile counter tops, and wood island provides all you will need to prepare gourmet meals. The travertine tiled bathroom has a bathtub with yet another window with a view! Create your own adventure exploring the two wooded acres, or walk a short distance to National Forest trails. Snowshoe, ski, hike or bike right from the cabin, and try out the sledding hill! Be sure to walk to the alpine meadow to treat yourself to one of the best alpenglow displays in Colorado….you’ll have mountains surrounding you in every direction! You’ll often see elk, deer, and even moose if you take a stroll at sunrise or sunset.

If you decide to stay in, the cabin has everything you’ll need to relax…music (cd player/stereo and a guitar), books, games, and videos. If you can pull yourself away from the warm glow of the fire and star filled sky (no light pollution to obstruct them!), there are some wonderful restaurants, shops, wine tasting, galleries, and live music in the town of Fairplay, just minutes away. Classes in art, jewelry making, and beading are available in town. The nearby historic ghost town of South Park can be visited summer-autumn. The charming Victorian town of Breckenridge, known for its world class skiing, is full of restaurants, shops, and night life, and is just 25 minutes away. It also has a full cultural program in the summer with wonderful outdoor concerts. Cottonwood Hot Springs are a short drive away. Aspen Vista is open year round for you to enjoy a quiet retreat in all seasons. If you are looking for something for the kids to do in warmer weather, they'll love the big playground, skate park and sandy 'beach' in Alma just about 10 minutes away.

This is our family cabin that we only rent when we are not using it, so it should have everything you need for a very peaceful and comfortable stay. We love the cabin and area and are happy to offer lots of information about the surrounding area that only locals know about (special trails, unique fishing spots, etc).


Keywords: Breckenridge, Alma, Fairplay, skiing, cross country skiing, hiking, biking, mountain biking, four wheeling, log cabin, winter sports, golfing, hunting, fishing, outdoors, views, fireplace, mountain, cabin, updated, cozy, secluded, private, rustic, mountain views, romantic

More Details

Karen Beesley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Karen Beesley

We love the mountains, outdoor adventure, and peace & quiet. We found all of these things at the Aspen Vista. It is incredible to find a spot that is so secluded and private. We have spent endless week-ends exploring the rocky mountains the last 15 years, and when we saw this property, we knew in an instant this was the spot we wanted to spend our free time. With every week-end, we discover a new trail and new adventure. It is amazing to us how much there is to do in the area...and how wonderful it is to do nothing but enjoy the peace and tranquility of the cabin, maybe just taking a stroll amid the mountains surrounding the alpine field or throwing some horse shoes.

Karen Beesley purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Karen Beesley chose Fairplay

We traveled around Colorado for over 10 years before deciding on this unique cabin and area. It's wonderful for outdoor adventure in all seasons. From the door you can have fun biking, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and never have to get in your car. We love all the wildlife we see nearly every visit (elk, deer, and once even a moose)! We love the Colorado outdoors, and this is the perfect place to enjoy so many adventures without crowds. We have spent endless week-ends exploring the rocky mountains the last 15 years, and when we saw this property, we knew in an instant this was the spot we wanted to spend our free time. With every week-end, we discover new trails and new adventures. It is amazing to us how much there is to do in the area...and how wonderful it is to do nothing but enjoy the peace and tranquility of the cabin, maybe just taking a stroll amid the mountains surrounding the alpine field or throwing some horse shoes. This is truly a little slice of heaven.

What makes this cabin unique

Although our lot is two acres, the lots around us are 35 acres and untouched (and national forest on the other side of those!), so we get access to miles of open space outside our door! You will not find a another spot this quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We've stayed in many cabins in the past, but none with views and silence like this. Loved resting in the hot tub too, enjoying the view and hearing nothing but the breeze. At night, relaxing on the balcony just staring at the stars, never seen so many!"
Oct 2012
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Fairplay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly beautifully updated bathroom with travertine tiles and bathtub. Window has great view of mountains.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , High end mattresses with comfortable bedding.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , High end mattress and very comfortable bedding.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very thick 8', comfortable double futon with nice bedding.
  • All bedrooms have a dresser for you to unpack and relax. Master bedroom has large closet. Upper bedroom has private balcony and downstairs bedroom has small deck. All bedrooms have great natural light.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Complete relaxation and serenity on 2 quiet acres. Hike or bike right from the cabin or explore the endless trails nearby. Gorgeous stroll in alpine field in front of cabin; wildflowers in summer, great snowshoeing in winter. Sledding hill great for kids in winter. Shady woods of aspen and spruce keep you cool in summer. Wildlife abounds! Gaze at a million stars from hot tub, decks, or from inside cabin at night. Serene. It is a great place to explore with a four legged friend. Fully housetrained dogs who never scratch or chew furniture or floors are welcome, but must be approved in advance. Dogs are not allowed on any furniture, especially beds, and cannot be left in cabin alone unless in a kennel. Guests must clean up after their pets outside. Guests are asked to vacuum up any dog hair on furniture and floors. Our guests who have brought dogs have been great and have followed our pet rules which has allowed us to continue to allow dogs.


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Amazing log cabin, Views, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Decks, private!
average rating of 4.9014087 based on 73 reviews

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cottage, great mountain views, relaxing in the hot tub was just what we needed :)

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay! Hope you can make it back!
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Great Cabin! Perfect for a quick get away! Wish we could've stayed longer.

  • 5 of 5

Karen and Gordon were great at communicating. We had some issues with the hot tub but they were available to help us trouble shoot. The cabin was cozy and perfect. We made some great meals in the kitchen, it it well equipped with everything you need. The cabin stays very warm when you have the fire going inside. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to make it back up to the cabin again.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lone tree iowa

Great VRBO

  • 5 of 5

Great property, very enjoyable. Quiet and private! Owner was good to work with and very responsive to communication. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pueblo West

If you're on the fence about booking this cabin... do it.

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely awesome stay at the cabin. It felt just like home, but better! The hot tub is amazing, and the mountain view is too! Enjoying the stars is an absolute must. I could go on and on about the natural beauty of the place. The cabin has every amenity you could need- from a toaster to plenty of seating space. The wood burning fire place is easy to use, but there is regular heating available if the fireplace isn't your thing. Beds are comfortable, and everything was nice and clean. We will be staying again!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the most peaceful, relaxing, wonderful place we have stayed...perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The best cabin we have ever rented!! We felt so rejuvenated after our stay, and so connected. Just what we needed! Location is perfect....incredibly private and quiet yet easy access to town. The log cabin has a warm, rustic feel, but with everything you need for comfort! The hot tub in such a private, quiet setting under so many stars is incredible! We loved being able to ski and snowshoe right out the door and explore the forest and alpine fields. The cabin has a very open feeling with lots of windows to enjoy the mountain and forest views and to see the wildlife. Cozy, updated and clean, tastefully decorated, comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen for cooking. It was so fun to sit around the fire and play games in the has been ages since we had quality family time like that. The location is perfect for just exploring outside, skiing or snowshoeing to a trail, or a short scenic drive to one of the many gorgeous trails suggested by owners. Gordon was very responsive to our questions and sent great advice on “local’s” favorite trails and things to do. Owners really care about their guests having a good experience. I highly recommend this cabin...we will be back! Reading the guest book it is clear this cabin holds a special place in the hearts of those who stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip and loved staying in the cabin. It was so quiet and peaceful up there. We never even saw another person near the cabin! We loved the hot tub and outdoor fire pit, and walking the dirt road trails around the property. Easy drive into Breckinridge! We would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay! Those are all the things we love about our cabin too! Hope you can make it back!
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Fairplay Beach (on Platte River)
Car: necessary

GREAT fishing nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.9%

Pets are welcome, but allowed ONLY if approved in advance for a $25 per pet fee for the first night and $10 each night after. Pets must be well behaved, house trained, and must not chew or scratch furniture. Pets cannot be left alone in the cabin unless in a kennel. Guests must vacuum up dog hair and pick up after their pets on property.
Holidays rates may be higher.
Maximum number of guests is 6; charge increases $10 per person per night for every guest after 4 week-days. If you have more guests or a pet that you do not tell us about, you may lose your damage deposit. You may inquire about waiving cleaning fee if you would like to clean the cabin yourself; this is only under special circumstances. If this option is approved, you would clean the cabin for yourself after the previous guest has left.

Some holiday week-ends require a three night minimum stay.

If you need to cancel, we cannot refund your deposit unless we are able to rent the dates we have held for you. We will make every effort to re-book the dates we have held for you. There will be a $50 administrative fee if you need to cancel.
Although we rent our cabin for just one night during the week, we will usually not rent for just one night on week-ends unless one of the nights is already rented. You are welcome to ask. In the winter months, we are often at our cabin on week-ends, so we will often only rent on winter week-ends if your stay is four or more nights. There are always exceptions to this, so please ask! We are happy to share information on our favorite trails and things to do in the area.
Check out time 11:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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