THE CABIN AT QUARTZ CREEK is in the heart of the historic mining town of Pitkin in the Quartz Creek Valley. ATV's may be used on Pitkin Town roads to access trails directly from the cabin. Guests must ride below the posted speed limit and obey all local laws and ordinances.
A service animal may be considered and may require an additional cleaning fee. Please inquire with Thomas Kelley through this website., or email Through the website.
Our custom hand-crafted cabin offers features unlike any cabin you have ever visited! Satisfy Your Taste For Adventure! Reserve your holiday in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at The Cabin At Quartz Creek! The cabin was recently renovated - new class-A chimney pipes, added insulation, double- glazed windows, etc.
Our master bedroom the West Elk Suite features a new queen bed and private balcony: the Bear Den has twin beds and the Ptarmigan Nest features an new mattress and an antique double bed. See full descriptions and photos below!! The soothing sounds of Quartz Creek, which flows through the property, can be enjoyed from every room! Open the window for better listening.
We are licensed by the State of Colorado to collect and pay lodging taxes. Taxes are paid to the State of Colorado, Gunnision County and the Town of Pitkin for each rental. All applicable TAXES ARE INCLUDED in the rental price along with the cleaning fee. A local property manager checks in guests on arrival, fully explains all Pitkin Town ordinances, and is available for questions or concerns during their stay.
Pitkin is a small, quiet community and we welcome guests who will enjoy and help preserve the charm and slow pace of Pitkin.
Between June and October the entire cabin can be rented for periods from seven nights and up to twenty-one nights. Special rates may apply to rental terms of eight or more nights.
Details are explained under Description and more completely at our website.
Phone Thomas Kelley at with any questions or for more information.
The cabin is loacated in the Heart of Pitkin Tkown, in the Quartz Creek Valley in Gunnison County. The cabin is located along a paved two lane highway and is nine miles from the Continental Divide; it is available in summer and fall, but not winter or spring. Concierge services available at reasonable rates.
Big Game Hunters inlcluding Archers, Muzzle-loaders and Rifle Hunters please inquire about cabin availability for the 2019 (or later) seasons.
The town of Pitkin may be accessed in all weather conditions via County Road 76, which is paved and maintained in both summer and winter. The cabin is completely winterized and recently renovated with new roof, siding, increased insulation, class A stove and chimney pipes, and new doors and windows. Currently the cabin is only available for summer and fall rental.
The cabin is nestled on a rise above Quartz Creek, which flows through about 200 feet of the property, within the town. The premises include over one-half acre of land with a few mature pine trees and plentiful willows along the stream. Wildflowers of many types may be observed on the property in the summer, and great views of colorful aspens and willows in the fall. We have ample off-street parking.
The interior features a large and comfortable living area with an enormous lichen-stone fireplace an nearby antique wood burning stove. Eight persons may be comfortably seated in cushioned overstuffed chairs or couch. A dining nook easily seats six or more at a round antique table near the modern kitchen. The kitchen is well-stocked with antique utensils and cookware, with modern appliances including an electric stove, microwave, coffee maker, etc. The centerpiece is a 30 x 30 inch hickory butcher block, upon which many a harvested elk have been processed.
The cabin hosts a comfortable full bathroom and ample mudroom for coats and boots. Meals may also be taken on either of the two large decks overlooking the stream. The sound of Quartz Creek decreases later in the summer, but may be heard even in the winter with the doors and windows closed. Enjoy being lulled into a deep sleep by the gentle sounds of the creek flowing from the nearby Continental Divide to the Pacific Ocean! The sound is similar to winds flowing through a stand of pine trees.
Please scroll down to read a brief review of the three newly renovated bedrooms.
Rustic and recently renovated cabin in quaint mountain town, nestled about nine miles from the Continental Divide (as a crow flies). Near Gunnison National Forest and the Alpine Tunnel National Historic District. Luxuriate on the spacious deck with the relaxing sound and view of Quartz Creek stream, which flows through the property. Watch your children experience private trout fishing in the creek. For big game hunters, areas 55 and 551 are delineated by County Road 76 which leads to Pitkin from US Highway 50 and in summer and fall connects to Almont from majestic Cumberland Pass (11 miles from Pitkin).
Along side Quartz Creek, one mile walk to Gunnison National Forest & Alpine Tunnel National Historic District, & excellent hiking, fishing, hunting, backpacking, camping, photography, wildlife viewing etc opportunities. Wide variety of scenic 4WD AND ORV/ATV vehicle trails in immediate vicinity. Curecanti National Recreational Area offers great boating, fishing, waterskiing kayaking, rafting & scuba diving options, and is 40 miles/minutes from Pitkin. Historic mining towns including Tincup & St Elmo; excellent hot springs and fabulous Crested Butte and numerous art galleries,and the Almont Triangle area rafting opportunities, are each within a one-hour drive. The Gunnison Regional Airport (GUC) offers rentals of standard and 4 WD vehicles; the area has grocery stores, a regional hospital & many gear, clothing and specialty stores and boutiques.
Watch the aspen bloom early in the summer or enjoy the magnificent color changes late in summer. Great wildflower viewing and photography is available from the myriad of local flowers throughout Pitkin, to the small flowers such as forget-me-knots which abound as you explore the high alpine tundra.
The three bedrooms below feature tongue and grove pine walls, knotty alder doors, wrought iron sconces and new, double glazed double slider (or awning) screened windows. All are on the second floor accessible by a unique ladder-stair; two have doors with locks and keys, and one room (The Ptarmigan Nest) uses a solid pocket door with a privacy lock.
THE WEST ELK SUITE:
Private 25 square foot balcony with railing, vaulted ceiling, chandelier, Queen antique wooden bed and dresser, twin bed (32 inches) in raised level we call the Book Nook; window overlooking Quartz Creek; CD player, radio, alarm clock, humidifier, tastefully appointed with down comforter, organic flannel sheets and New Zealand sheepskin pillows. About 175 square feet, this room sleeps three.
THE PTARMIGAN NEST:
The room features an antique Queen bed, dresser, chair and table, appointed with CD player, radio, alarm clock, humidifier; organic flannel sheets and down comforter. About 125 square feet, with solid alder pocket door with privacy latch; room sleeps two persons.
THE BEAR DEN:
Features include an antique wooden bed (42 inches wide) from the Western State Normal School circa 1910; a second twin bed (36 inches wide); an antique dresser and mirror ensemble; appointed with CD, radio, alarm, lamp, chair, table, and organic flannel sheets. About 110 square feet; room sleeps two persons.
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