Gorgeous Cabin (with Sauna) Overlooking Sangre De Cristo Mts(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cabin, 4 Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8, Min 2 Nights, Max 2 Weeks
We have 15 acres to roam on, with thousands more acres of National Forest and Wilderness Areas just a short drive away. There are valley and mountain lakes for fishing and kayaking, with world famous Arkansas River white water rafting in the Bighorn Sheep Canyon a half-hour's drive to the North, the Wolf Springs Ranch bison herd and Mission Wolf, a wolf sanctuary, a half-hour's drive to the south. Your kids can play on our big treehouse that features a cargo net climb, and monkey bars. Day trips can take you to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, the River Walk in Pueblo, the hot springs at Salida, the ghost towns of St Elmo, Tincup and others, Royal Gorge, Bishop's Castle, the historic mining towns of Rosita, Victor and Leadville (the highest incorporated town in North America) the mining/gambling town of Cripple Creek, the Gold Belt Tour roads, Mount Princeton Hot Springs, Joyful Journey Hot Springs, Garden of the Gods Park, the Air Force Academy and Mission:Wolf, the free wolf study center. For the more adventurous, there are literally thousands of miles of paved and dirt mountain roads, clothing optional hot springs in the San Luis Valley, and hiking trails up 14,000+ foot mountains. But don't let the many activities fool you, the cabin is in a very sparsely populated, but beautiful, valley. Located on a well-maintained dead-end dirt road, there is very little traffic that goes by the cabin.
There is a cell phone tower on the mountain nearby, so that you have some communication with the outside world if that is what you want. But the cabin will make you want to shut off the phone and just sit and relax.
Keywords: Relax at our cabin, with top of the line kitchen, beautiful 360 views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Wet Mountains in South Central Colorado. Sit on the large covered porches as you watch the deer and other wildlife graze on the land, or listen to the coyotes call at night. Play in the treehouse, relax in the sauna, or just let the stress of life disappear in our mountain retreat. Whether using the double slipperfoot tub with a view, watching movies on the plasma TVs in the loft or kid's playroom, cooking in the beautiful new kitchen, using the large sauna, or just relaxing on the porch, there is enough luxury in our cabin to keep everyone in the family satisfied. Minimum 2 night stay, Maximum two week stay.
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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (2) There is a queen bed in the master bedroom, and another queen bed in one of the first floor bedrooms. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) There is a queen futon in the loft, a queen pull-out couch in the living room, and a queen pull-out couch in the kid's playroom in the basement. , Bunk Beds (2) There is one twin over full bunk bed in the other first floor bedroom and a twin bunk bed in the basement bedroom....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Mobile Phone:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $75
- Tax Rate 8.9%
Cabin can be rented for two night @ $300/night. Minimum of two nights per rental. Maximum two week stay during the months May to September. Maximum of one month stay during off season, October to April. Contact us for pricing. Pets are not allowed, as our son has an allergy to pets.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About: We are an Army family. I did 22 years in the Army before retiring, and my wife is still on Active Duty. We have four children, all who love being at the cabin when we can make it. While there, we enjoy hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, cooking and just plain relaxing.
Why Westcliffe, CO, USA:
We love the Wet Valley for the views we get of both the Wet Mountains (the cabin is at 8600' in the Wet Mts) and the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range to the west. During the spring, the views are of lush green grasses and leaves. The summer brings afternoon thunderstorms over the Sangres and through the valley, and we often sit on the porch and watch the lightning as it passes by. The fall turns the valley golden as the ranches bring in the hay, and the aspens that fill the mountainsides turn yellow beneath the snow-capped peaks. In the winter we get snows that only occasionally are heavy at the cabin, but are massive further up the two mountain ranges to the east and west. The Wet Valley is sparsely populated, and mostly cattle ranches. You will occasionally see the local Amish families taking their horse-drawn buggies into town to purchase items or sell their home-made items at the Farmers Market on Wednesday. The town of Westcliffe has a cute downtown section with lots of specialty stores, mining, railroad and ranching history and a summer rodeo that is a lot of fun to watch. The town still has an Independence Day parade that reminds me of those I saw as a child; where every man takes off his cowboy hat as the flag goes by. We wanted our children, world travelers due to our many overseas postings, to know what small-town America really looks like, and Westcliffe is a perfect example of that. This area is one of the last remaining parts of Colorado that has not changed very much in the last 100 years. You can look at pictures of Westcliffe from the mining days of the early 1900s, and you'll see the same buildings on Main Street then as you see today. If you have an interest in viewing the night sky in all it's glory, this is the valley to do it in. In March of 2015, Westcliffe was designated a Dark Sky Community, the ninth such community in the world to be awarded that designation by the International Dark Sky Association.
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Our cabin, Hofuf, looking west to Humbolt Peak and Crestone Peak.
The main living area. The hand-built canoe is now retired, and just decoration.
The Master Bedroom with custom aspen bed. The balcony is just off this bedroom.
The redwood dry sauna. We enjoy the sauna year round.
The mule deer just love our yard, and walk through each morning and evening.
The kids love feeding the horses almost as much as the horses love being fed.
The fishing in the area is without equal. Papa fly fishing at 11 Mile Canyon.
Our kids check out a mule deer while the mule deer checks them out.
There are herds of Bighorn Sheep in Hardscrabble Canyon, a few miles away.
The whole family having fun in Cripple Creek, an old mining town.
The town of Westcliffe. It's exactly what a ranch/mountain town should be.
Mission Wolf, south of the cabin, allows you a hands-on tour of rescued wolves.
The west porch, overlooking the Sangre de Cristo mountains and the Wet Valley.
The master bath. From this window by the tub you can see the Spanish Peaks.
Christmas in the cabin is a wonderful time, when Army assignments allow.
We have a sandpile for the kids with 6 tons of play sand.
During the summer, the deer occasionally cool off under the north porch.
We play hard, year 'round. It's never too cold if you have the right clothes.
The sunsets over the Sangres are just gorgeous, pretty much every evening.
A nice snowy morning at the cabin.
Sunset over the Sangres.
There's lots of 4-Wheeling to be done, from easy to rock crawling tough.
37miles North of the cabin is white-water rafting on the famous Arkansas River.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017
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