Family Friendly High Mountain Log Home with Great Fishing

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The High Mountain Log Home - my favorite vacation headquarters


Last updated: 10/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located in South Fork on the east side of the Continental Divide below Wolf Creek Pass and Ski Area, this cozy 2 bedroom log home is used quite often by the owners; you will probably find it as well equipped as your home. It contains many amenities you won't find in other rentals. This is the ideal vacation headquarters for families, seniors and honeymooners.

Situated on three lots, the deer and kids visiting this home have plenty of space to play. The kitchen is fully stocked with just about everything you could need. Table seating for six in the dining area, also on the deck. Two queen beds and a queen sleeper-sofa with all linens furnished provide comfortable sleeping for six. Off-street parking and covered RV/Boat/Camper parking. Flat-screen TV with Netflix and Bose enhanced sound, additional TV console reserved strictly for your DVDs and game box. WiFi is available for the computer addict.

Surrounded by the pristine mountain wilderness of the Rio Grande National Forest on the west side of the magnificent San Luis Valley (the largest alpine valley in the world), South Fork offers numerous 4-wheel drive and ATV trails, snowmobiling, hiking, horseback riding, river rafting, hunting, fishing, wildlife watching and photography, mountain biking and all possible wilderness activities.

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Keywords: Log House, Vacation Home, Skiing, Fishing, Golf, Canoeing, Boating, 4-Wheeling, Hunting, Hiking, Biking, Mountain Bicycling, Mountains

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 or 18 if full-time military member....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Porta-Playpen/crib and high-chair furnished. Infant/toddler linens/blankets not furnished....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Ramp to rear deck/rear entrance. Bathroom and small bedroom not wheelchair accessible....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted on front porch or rear deck....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets not permitted in house. Fenced kennel in back yard....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Portable playpen/sleeping for infants and toddlers. (Toddler/Infant blankets/linens not furnished.) Queen Sleeper-Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Convertible High Chair available. Porta-Crib available (infant sheets/blankets not furnished)....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    (2) Netflix available on Living Room set....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Powered insert equipped....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Summers only....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$780 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Post-Departure Cleaning $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 9.4%


Please disregard payment information generated by this program. We require a refundable $300.00 reservation/security deposit to confirm your reservation, payable by personal check or PayPal; DO NOT recommend CC payments through this system. 50% of rental is due 30 days prior to occupancy, remainder is due 15 days prior to occupancy. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/06/2016
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Alamosa, CO
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rio Grande Golf Course
55 Miles
Nearest Train
Alamosa, CO
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
CO 149
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Creek Ski Area

Car: Recommended

55 miles of groomed cross-country ski/snowmobile trails, weather permitting. Great Sand Dunes National Park & 2 wildlife reserves nearby. There are three historic rail lines in vicinity (Durango-Silverton (narrow gauge), Antonito-Chama (narrow gauge), Alamosa-LaVeta (standard gauge with summer western concert on the mountain top). Also a small scenic rail excursion departing South Fork. 5 minute walk to Rio Grande River and boat/canoe launch for great fishing. 30 minute drive to Beaver Creek Reservoir. 10 minute drive to 4-Star 18-hole mountaintop golf course with beautiful views and great fairways.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: My wife and I married in 1959. I am currently retired, but my woodworking hobby shows in the handmade furnishings in the house. Her knitting skills are on display through the house. Our three children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren enjoy playing in the snow, hiking the woods and dining on freshly caught rainbow trout.

Why the Owner Chose Ponderosa Pines (South Fork, CO, USA):
After years of hiking the national forest and wilderness area, we vacationed in Lake City. When departing we went through South Fork, saw and fell in love with the town and this house. Here we have everything.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We enjoy the quiet, feeding the deer in the yard in the fall, and being in the mountains. All the activities we enjoy are here, most at no additional cost. Even though the house is located in a subdivision, it seems to be very remote. We also have some of the best, most helpful neighbors in the world.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german



  • The High Mountain Log Home - my favorite vacation headquarters

    The High Mountain Log Home - my favorite vacation headquarters

  • Living Room with Insert-Equipped Fireplace

    Living Room with Insert-Equipped Fireplace

  • Rear Deck with Table Seating for Six

    Rear Deck with Table Seating for Six

  • Living Room with Sofa-Sleeper

    Living Room with Sofa-Sleeper

  • Fully-Equipped Modern Kitchen

    Fully-Equipped Modern Kitchen

  • South Bedroom

    South Bedroom

VRBO #381830

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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