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Breathtaking, Peaceful Valley, 15 Min. to Old Town Ft. Collins

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cozy Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 40' Deck -hot tub and great views (Sleeps 4-5

USE THIS WEBPAGE FOR DESCRIPTION AND RESERVATIONS FOR TH LOG HOUSE APARTMENT AT PLEASANT VALLEY LODGING.

We offer 3 rental options for this 3000 SF log and modern wood constructed duplex home located in the unique Bellvue Dome geologic setting: a 1500sf Log House Apartment (4-5 occupants), a 1280sf more modern Loft Apartment (2-3 occupants), or the entire house (Log Home Rental Unit, 6-9 occupants). All three units offer complete privacy. DIRECT LINKS TO WEBPAGES FOR THE LOFT APARTMENT AND LOG HOME RENTALS COMING SOON!

The Loghouse Apartment unit is a 1,500+ sf unit. Downstairs - Master bedroom (15x16') and study (11x10'); full bathr (8x6') with walk-in tile and glass shower, full kitchen (11x10')* opens to a living room (15x15') and dining area (12x10'). Bathroom and living/dining area open to a west facing 42 ft long redwood deck (446sf), including an inserted and open sky Hot Springs Grande spa. Upstairs - bedroom and 1/2-bath (12x14'+8x8'); included with the rental is an 11x13' (143 sf) Garage with remote controlled door not counted in living space, for total 1,674 sf rented space. Private entrance. A 75' sf Laundry room with washer/dryer, and folding counter is shared by both units, and not counted in living space.

Not only will the Log House Apartment charm you with its Southwestern flare inside, but outside are panoramic views of Colorado's endless beauty, great bicycling, paddling, and hiking within minutes. Enjoy the serene setting while grilling on the deck, or the hot tub at night while stargazing the infinite skies with loved ones. At Pleasant Valley you can enjoy the finer things in life. A natural setting, with plenty of wildlife, yet conveniently located to desirable destinations such Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado State University, and Old Town Fort Collins. There is also plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities right in the Bellvue area, including the Cache le Poudre River with rafting, fishing, swimming and picnicking, Lory State Park, Horsetooth Reservoir, and the Cache le Poudre Wilderness Area...all just minutes away! Cyling and sometimes skiing is right out the door! Please see a detailed description of these opportunities under LOCAL ATTRACTIONS on this webpage.

LOFT APARTMENT (LINK COMING SOON! Available starting February 15, 2017)

The 1,284 sf Loft Apartment offers 2 bedroom and great room (includes efficiency kitchen* and dining area, both with T&G pine cathedral ceilings, ceiling fans, ac.), full bath with walk in shower, steam, tub, and a 2-door, large storage closet with built-in shelves. Downstairs entry way (100 sf) and sun room (64sf) (Windows, skylights and views). +11x13' (143 sf) Garage with remote controlled door not counted in living space, for total 1,427 sf rented space. Private entrance.

LOG HOME RENTAL (LINK COMING SOON! Available starting February 15, 2017)

All of the above, 2,890 sf living space, excluding 2-vehicle garage (286 sf).

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INQUIRE ON AVAILBILITY OF THE LOFT OR LOG HOME DIRECTLY WITH THE OWNER, JAY NUCKOLS (970.218.4757) OR PROPERTY MANAGER, CARRIE BELVING (970.308.6064)

Keywords: PEACEFUL RETREAT, OUTDOOR FUN, SPECTACULAR SETTING

More Details

Property Manager
Carrie Belving
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Carrie Belving

Owners

John R (Jay) Nuckols, Emeritus Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Colorado State University

Mary H Ward, Senior Research Scientist, U.S. National Cancer Institute

Property Manager

Carrie Belving, Fort Collins, Colorado

Carrie Belving purchased this cabin in 1989

Why Carrie Belving chose Poudre River Canyon

This property is the perfect get-away. It is an ideal location due to the sense of solitude, being away from the hustle and bustle, yet only a 15 minute drive to Old Town where you can find endless entertainment, shops, eateries, music and so much more. If you are an outdoorsy person, this is an ideal location for you. Not only is the view of the valley and the red rocks captivating, there is an abundance of wild life, biking trails, state parks, lakes and rivers all within a few miles. So much fun for the whole family, or just a peaceful get-away for anyone.

What makes this cabin unique

While we do have WiFi you wont find a television in every room, in fact you wont find one at all. This is a great place to bring people together and disconnect from their busy and sometimes hectic schedules. We have many games available, a beautiful deck with a hot tub that sparks great conversation, peace, quite, and views to die for. It is not a 5 star resort, it is your retreat while at work or play in this awesome place we call home.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking, Peaceful Valley, 15 Min. to Old Town Ft. Collins
average rating of 4.5416665 based on 24 reviews
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Peaceful Mountain Getaway

  • 3 of 5

Lovely cabin, well-appointed kitchen, beautiful views, friendly manager. One major safety issue is the lack of a handrail on the very steep staircase to the loft. Also, for a place with no central AC, the loose screens on at least two windows made the cabin stuffy at times.

Since many reviews raved about the cinnamon rolls and fresh eggs offered to guests, we were a little disappointed to learn that this is no longer a practice due to Amy's increased family obligations.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amy and Taylor were very friendly hosts. The property was very relaxing and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We would definitely recommend this property to prospective vacationers!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get away.

  • 4 of 5

My family & I had a wonderful stay here. The cabin had a beautiful view and great deck to eat meals on. The cabin had everything that we needed . The owners and their family were very accommodating ..

My kids gave me two thumbs up on this place

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Not what we were expecting

  • 2 of 5

This is the first reservation I have made on the VRBO site and I must say it was a learning experience. Since all previous reviewers gave this cabin five stars my expectations were pretty high. However, the pro's list for me is very short: 1)The owner Amy was great. We had to call her twice during our stay for a few issues, she answered her phone promptly and was very willing to help. 2) The surroundings of the cabin were very peaceful and the views out of all the windows were great. 3) The hot tub was a great amenity and was put to good use.

My list of con's is a bit weightier. 1)The cabin itself was not very clean. There were many cob webs all over the house. The glass shower enclosure appeared dirty. And the upstairs bedroom had quite a few bugs, I think I killed over 5 the first night there. Not only was the cabin not very clean but you are also expected to strip the beds of all the linens, take out all of the trash, and do all the dishes you used before you leave. I don't have a problem cleaning up, but I paid a housekeeping fee when I made the reservation, so I don't think I should have to do half the work. 2) You are not allowed to touch the thermostat. This wouldn't have been a big deal, except the second night we were there it got down in the 40's and the owners didn't turn on the heater. In order to warm up our side of the cabin we would have had to use a wood burning fire place and we were all far too tired to figure out how to work it, so we stayed a little cool that night. 3) It's not stated clearly in the description that this cabin is a duplex and the owners live on the other side. There are three doors throughout the house that separate you from them and they are all paper thin. We were woken up every morning by the creaky floors, squealing children, and conversations among them. When we were sitting in the living/dining room it would at times sound like they were all in the same room as us, which is not ideal when you are trying to have a relaxing get away.

In summary I wouldn't recommend this cabin. I honestly don't understand how anyone gave this place five stars.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First off, I would like to apologize to the guests that this stay did not meet their expectations. As someone who prides themselves with over 20 years experience in the industry, it stings. On the other hand, I understand that even if you go above and beyond, you can't meet every ones expectations. This place was simply not a good fit for these guests. This is a beautiful, cozy, extremely clean, RUSTIC cabin. We sit on 6.5 acres where wildlife and nature are abundant. This time of year without fail, we get a spawn of box elder bugs. While I do a great job of keeping them out of the house, you may see a bug or two with an extended stay. Due to all the wildlife, animals, our children and pets, we chose not to use toxic chemicals to keep pests at bay. We feel this benefits the health and safety of our guests alike. I understand this was the guests first time using VRBO. Housekeeping fees are an industry standard and while having to do your own dishes and take your trash out seems like a lot, it takes hours to do the deep cleaning( I assure you it is meticulous) that takes place after every stay. I apologize guests felt burdened by this small fee. I have been renting this property for 5 years now, living on-site which my listing DOES in fact state clearly. I am always sure to have a phone conversation with every guest prior to booking to ensure they understand the layout of the home. I have received ONLY five star reviews boasting cleanliness, comfort, attentiveness, all the extra things to make the guests stay memorable and the undeniable beauty that surrounds this home, which is why we love to share it. Our only hope is guests appreciate it, and treat it with respect as we do. It was mentioned how promptly I was there to be of help for any questions, yet the guest NEVER addressed any of these discomforts with me, giving me an opportunity to correct the situation. There is not much I can do when there is no communication. We are working on many upgrades to the home this fall/winter durring our quiet season. One of which is replacing the original carpeting in the upstairs hoping it will help with insulation and sound. We have entertained hundreds of guests in the past five years. Some even return to soak up some more of the beauty and serenity this lovely property offers. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and will continue to strive to be our best while growing along the way. With Humble Regards, Amy Tesler Property Manager
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Mother/Daughter get away

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay for our vacation. Sitting on the deck was so quiet and peaceful, and the view was fabulous. The chickens were fun. We enjoyed the hot tub each night. We hiked every day and the hikes were close by, which was so convenient. Amy helped us with choices and directions which was so very helpful. Amy also cooked us a meal while we were there. This was the absolute highlight of our trip. We had been on a long hike that day and it was such a pleasure to come home and have such a special meal waiting on us. We picked the menu and it was better than any restaurant could have ever been. We loved our stay and would rebook in a heartbeat if we were in the area. Thank you, Amy, for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect retreat for my sisters and I! We are busy mama's and wives and only get one weekend per year with one another. We couldn't have asked for a more warm, welcoming and beautiful spot to relax. The owner has chickens on the property who roam free, which is so fun! There were fresh eggs awaiting us upon our arrival, among many other very personal and thoughtful touches. Would recommend this getaway spot to anyone who wants kick back and relax. We"d surely come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
N Colorado Regional, Cheyenne Regional, Denver Int
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Swing Station, LaPorte; also Old Town Ft Collins
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fort Collins CC; Collindale GC/others in Ft Colli
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Vern's Restaur't, LaPorte; also Old Town Ft Collin
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
X-Country, Lory St Park, see options in Activities
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Horsetooth Reservoir
Car: necessary

Our property is located in a cultural and outdoor recreation mecca, with something for most everyone. For a sample, check out http://www.visitftcollins.com.

GREAT BIKING. The Poudre River bike trailhead is 2 miles away. Out our front door, no shuttle necessary! Rist and Poudre Canyons, Bingham Hill, and Cty Rd 23 along Horsetooth Reservoir are also very popular road bike rides. Mountain bike nearby Lory State Park, Horsetooth Reservoir and Mtn Parks, and the famous Blue Sky trail to Devil's Backbone near Loveland. Shuttle service can be arranged.

BREWERIES. The area is recognize as "The Craft Beer Capital of Colorado. Two famous breweries, O'dell and New Belgium, are just minutes from our place. LORY STATE PARK (@ 2 miles) – borders Horsetooth reservoir, horseback riding and trails, connects to Horsetooth Mtn Park and Blue Sky trail to Devil’s Backbone Open Space (15 mile off road trail!).

OLD TOWN FORT COLLINS (8 miles) - Pedestrian plaza, restaurants, music, and art venues. New West Festival in August. Visit http://www.downtownfortcollins.com

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY. Whether you are visiting as a sports fan, academician, potential student, lover of the arts, or for that special graduation we are located just 20 minutes from Campus. More than 4000 public events are hosted annually. The owner, Dr. John Nuckols, is an Emeritus Faculty, with 20+ years of CSU experience.

CACHE LE POUDRE RIVER CANYON (4 miles) – trout highway, outstanding whitewater…all classes, rafting and kayaking; Mishawaka Inn (stream side restaurant, bar, and outdoor music venue); mtn bike and hiking trails galore; access to Cameron Pass area, Nordic skiing

CACHE LE POUDRE WILDERNESS (13 miles)– secluded, 500,000 acre playground at head of Rist Canyon Road, access at Stove Prairie School; hike, fish, ski, mtn bikes allowed on Stove Prairie Rd.

HORSETOOTH MOUTAIN PARK (15 miles by car, close hiking, biking, skiing access through Lory State Pk) - trails, horseback riding, mtn biking. Incredible views of Longs Peak and Rocky Mtn National Park

Horsetooth Reservior ( 2 miles)- 15 mile long lake with boat rentals and loading ramps

PENGREE PARK (access 15 miles up Poudre Canyon; or 25 miles over Pengree Pass) – Scenic Drive, trails, trout streams, backcountry access to Rocky Mtn NP

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK (68 miles): One of the jewels of the USNP system. Spectacular mountain environment. Enjoy the scenic Trail Ridge Road car tour at 12,000 feet (check for winter closing dates), or the over 300 miles of hiking trails among wildflowers (best late June-Early August), autumn leaves and elk bugling in the meadows (last September- Early October). Estes Park is a small town at the north gateway to the park, and has plenty restaurants, shopping, and hosts the famous Stanley Hotel (stop there for a tour or a cocktail). A full day would be a drive through the park and home through Lyons, home of Oscar Blues brewery, pub, and live music venue. Don't miss the pinball museum in Lyons. Great day trip from our place or a two day excursion on your way to or from the Denver Airport. Drive up the back way from our place along Horsetooth Reservois and through Masonville if you have the time.

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.7%

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Amenities

Bellvue Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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