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Cabin Nestled in Pines-Valley View, Mtn Trails, Cucharas River

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to our log cabin in the picturesque Cucharas River Valley, surrounded by San Isabel National Forest, conveniently off Hiway 12, Scenic Hiway of Legends.

Enjoy the charming towns of Cucharas & La Veta just down the road, play a few rounds at the Grandote Golf Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf, hike numerous mountain trails, fish Bear & Blue Lakes, or put your feet up on the deck and watch the sunset over the valley.

From our snug cabin, recently updated, you will hear the Cucharas River rushing just below the property. We provide a plush full bed with adjoining full bath in bedroom 1, a plush queen bed in bedroom 2, and a plush queen bed and set of bunk beds in the 3rd bedroom, just across from the 2nd full bath. A fully stocked, spacious kitchen, large table for meals & games, beautiful stone fireplace and comfy furniture awaits. A full size washer & dryer are conveniently located between bedrooms.

A flat screen TV with DVD only (no TV service) and video library are provided, as well as puzzles, books and games. Free WiFi is available in Cuchara.

A favorite activity is a 45 minute hike up to the spectacular geological dike formations just behind the cabin, where you'll overlook a secluded valley...take a picnic lunch and a book for a perfect afternoon.

Or take a 10 minute walk into Cuchara, where you'll step back in time. Enjoy live music at the Dog Bar or have an elegant dinner at the Timbers restaurant, play a round of putt putt golf or browse the shops for treasures.

Just across Hiway 12 you'll find trout fishing at Bear and Blue Lakes or just meander the lovely hike between the lakes. Drive up to Cucharas Pass, where the adventurous can hike West Spanish Peak.

A lovely day trip is 2+ hours to Taos for shopping, lunch, more shopping, and back to the cabin by dark. Or experience a ride on the old time Cumbres/Toltec narrow gauge railroad, also on the road to Taos.

Back at the cabin, relax and enjoy the hummingbirds off the deck, the sound of the river, and possibly a bear siting. There will be more to do tomorrow!

Keywords: Log Cabin, Mountain Cabin

More Details

Owner
Janet Balser
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Janet Balser

I am an interior designer from Austin and enjoy hiking, reading and continuing to make our cabin as cozy and inviting as possible.

Janet Balser purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Janet Balser chose Southeast

Our family fell in love with this wonderful valley in the 1950's and we are thrilled to now have this mountain getaway. Being from Texas, there's nothing like the cool mountains in the summer. Every visit we discover another treasure in the quaint towns of Cuchara and La Veta, not to mention the woods, streams and lakes. We hope you will too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Janet,

We just returned home from our wonderful week in Cuchara. What a fabulous time we had! My husband and I, along with my daughter and our two grandsons absolutely loved your cabin. It was perfect for the five of us and met all of our needs. We really appreciated how clean and well-equipped it was. We truly felt at home there all week. As we were leaving at 6:30 this morning, our 8 year old grandson (seconded by his 11 year old brother) said: “We need to write the owners a thank you note to let them know how much we loved it here.” Since we were getting into the car at that time, I promised them that I was already planning to e-mail you and I would say “Thank you” for them as well as the three adults.



We enjoyed watching the hummingbirds every day as well as seeing deer roaming the neighborhood each morning. I think all of us were a little disappointed that we never saw a bear – although none of us wanted to meet one up close and personal. It was heavenly to go to sleep each night with the soothing sounds of the river running below the cabin. Since we had two major thunderstorms – Friday and Saturday afternoons – the water was really rushing. In spite of the heavy downpours, we felt safe & secure inside the cabin. We enjoyed watching the clouds, rain, and even the lightning in the mountains from the great windows in the living room.



The location of your cabin was perfect for us – quiet and somewhat isolated, yet very easy to get to and from where we wanted to go. We enjoyed many hikes, fishing, events at the Community Center, horseback riding and barbeque at Yellow Pine Ranch, a day trip to the Sand Dunes, and many visits with all our friends who were in the Cuchara area at the same time we were.



Thank you so much for providing such a super home for our week in Cuchara. We’re already trying to determine when we might be able to visit again, and we all agreed we would definitely want to rent your cabin again.

Sincerely,

Delia
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Cuchara Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) Simmons Beautyrest Plush, Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cabin Nestled in Pines-Valley View, Mtn Trails, Cucharas River
average rating of 4.883721 based on 45 reviews
5

Enjoyed, was everything owner said it would be.

  • 5 of 5

Property was great fit for our family and long drive so I was able to park my ATV trailer as well. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, properly stocked, comfortable beds, right on the Cuchara river, family- friendly video selection, nice & helpful neighbors. Very close to town of Cuchara. Owner was flexible and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keller TX
5

Wonderful cozy home to stay for a vacation experience!

  • 5 of 5

The home was immaculate! Everything we needed and then some! We so enjoyed all the comforts of home with this property! I can't wait to start planning our trip back!!! We never lacked of anything ! It was perfect as we hiked, explored and relaxed. Who could ask for anything more!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Weekend Getaway for Fathers Day & a Wedding

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was just perfect for our family, with an open floor plan and large wraparound deck! Our kids enjoyed the open space and close proximity to Blue lake and downtown Cuchara.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Well organized. Loved the deck, great for little ones. Looking forward to bringing the grandkids some day!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway, beautiful cabin and surrounding area! Was completely in love with the little town!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin! Loved the pine trees and creek running behind the property.

We would definitely return!

Only suggestion would be to stock coffee as a staple in the kitchen.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

Cuchara Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.9%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

50% deposit to reserve.
Balance due 30 days prior to check in.
Rates based on 6 people. $10 per person per night for additional people up to 8 people maximum.
No refund if cancellation occurs within one week of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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