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Magnificent Mountain View Cabin-Book for Fall, 2018 ScenicThrills

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,150 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Huge Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10; 2 picnic tables on deck)

Experience a thrilling view of the magnificent San Juan Mountains and the sound of the rushing Lake Fork of the Gunnison River from a cabin on a prime mountainside location 1.5 miles north of Lake City off of Highway 149. Reside in a serene mountain atmosphere on an acre of natural shrubs, trees, native flowers, and boulders, with an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy the comfort of a 2150 square foot, 1½ story cabin plus a lower story (800 square feet) with a game and laundry room. Relax on log furniture i.e. swing, rocker, and chairs, under the covered front porch plus enjoy viewing the magnificent mountains and meadow and listening to the rushing river from the wrap around deck on the north side. The large deck accommodates 2 picnic tables, grill, and chairs for guests to enjoy having breakfast outside or watching the moon rise over the mountains. Deer graze in the mornings around the cabin & on the hillside, and elk can be seen in the meadow in early spring.

Guests can conveniently work with Wi Fi Internet connections, and the study and master bedroom both have desks. One can assemble puzzles on the aspen log dining table or round den coffee table. The totally renovated modern kitchen is fully equipped with baking and cooking ware (electric grill, coffee maker, crock pot, mix master, rice cooker, toaster/baking oven, all sizes of pots/pans/corningware, hand mixer, mixing bowls, baking sheets, griddle, pie/cake pans, etc.) with spices of all kinds and has a refrigerator with in-door water dispenser and lower freezer drawer; has a trash compactor, dish washer, microwave, electric ceramic cook top stove, and sink disposal. The open dining area has a hutch and aspen log furniture with an 8' dining table and chairs for 10 people. Adjacent to this area is the living area with matching couches, large round coffee table, satellite TV, and a pellet stove, which warms the area in the winter. From the living area, one can view through 1 1/2 story cathedral windows to see a panoramic view of the meadow, rushing river, and magnificent mountains in the landscape.

The three bedrooms are on the main floor, with the master bedroom on one end of the living area, and it has a king sleep number bed, 2 night stands with lamps, desk & chair, and a spacious walk-in closet. The adjacent private bathroom has a blow dryer, double sinks and a shower. The other two bedrooms and bath are on the opposite end of the living area. The second bedroom has an antique chair, queen bed, and a chest; the third bedroom has a night stand, chest, and twin top and double bottom bunk beds. The second bathroom adjoins the two bedrooms and has a tub/shower with sliding glass doors. A staircase leads to the 180 square foot loft with spacious sleeping quarters. Available in the loft are two double beds, two single beds, and a futon, which can be made into a queen bed. The loft view overlooks the living and dining areas and captures the outside panoramic view of the magnificent mountains through the 1½ story cathedral glass windows.

Guests have the convenience of a laundry room in the basement, which has a washer, dryer, folding table, clothes steamer (complimentary detergent for one-two wash loads). The tankless water heater allows for hot water on demand. Also in the basement is a game room with a TV monitor & VCR/DVD player, 2 couches, table to play games, piano keyboard, and an outside door to a covered (deck above) patio area with a concrete floor and patio benches. One can view, from this area as well as from the deck above, the magnificent mountains and deer which graze on the flora. One can see either through the 1 1/2 story cathedral windows or from the wrap-around deck to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the meadow, rushing river, and magnificent mountains. On the deck, families can enjoy cooking on the gas grill, eating on two picnic tables, and sitting in lawn chairs while watching the rising and setting sun and moon as well as observing hummingbirds, wildlife, and the baby birds in the wren bird house being fed in the spring.

Parking is available for multiple vehicles in both the upper and lower driveways, a significant distance from Elk Road. Additionally, guests have a variety of activities available to them. The cabin comes equipped with an assortment of games and puzzles for rainy day entertainment. In the Lake City area, they may hike one of the fourteeners, fish in a stream, river or lake, ride ATVs/jeeps on the Alpine Loop, go white water rafting, hunt game in the fall, be involved during August History Month with activities each weekend, i.e. horse stick rodeo, attend Wine & Music Festival in September, attend the Hot Air Balloon Festival in February, dine at various restaurants, enjoy gourmet coffee in the coffee houses, tour old mines, shop in the specialty stores, or ski and snowmobile in the winter months. Vacationers can also visit the college town of Gunnison 55 miles north; the mining town of Creede, which is the art capital of Colorado, 50 miles to the south; or travel to Silverton and Ouray via Cinnamon and Engineer’s Passes (four wheel drive required).

We welcome you to our cabin to enjoy and be involved in the beautiful, scenic Colorado amenities.

The Jensen, Taylor, and Vandiver Families

Keywords: magnificent mountains, natural environment, wrap around deck, sleep number king bed, log furniture, hot water on demand, picnic table, gas grill, sleeps 10, equipped kitchen, trash compactor, 1 1/2 story cathedral glass windows, Internet connections, satellite TV, DVD/VCR, Wi Fi Internet connections, pellet stove, ceiling fans, fishing, hiking

More Details

Melanie Jensen, Sherrie Vandiver
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2018

About Melanie Jensen, Sherrie Vandiver

Sherrie Vandiver lives in Bedford, TX and has two daughters and son-in-laws and five granddaughters.

The Taylor family of four lives in San Marcos, CA, and the Jensen family of five lives in San Diego, CA.

Melanie Jensen, Sherrie Vandiver purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Melanie Jensen, Sherrie Vandiver chose Lake City

Ed and Syllrene Vandiver from Hobbs, NM built a cabin in Lake City in 1968 for their family of three children and seven grandchildren. Sherrie Vandiver, one daughter in the family, purchased the Elk Road cabin 43 years later to continue her parents' legacy for her family of two daughters and son-in-laws and five granddaughters. Thus, family reunions and July 4th gatherings will be enjoyed and passed on from one generation to another as Lake City memories.

What makes this cabin unique

The families enjoy jeeping, river fly fishing, pond/lake fishing, attending Camp Red Cloud, horseback riding, hiking the fourteeners, white river rafting, watching the wild life, attending the theaters, playing miniature golf, Christmas caroling, entering July 4th races, and having picnics all around the Lake City area. The five granddaughters build forts on the cabin's one acre and landscape paths with their painted rocks.


Lake City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Two individual sinks in separate room from shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom in between two bedrooms
  • Blow dryers, shampoo/conditioner, bar soap, and lotion are available. The master bath has a shower and 2 sinks. The second bath has a tub/shower with a sliding glass door.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Lower double bed with upper twin bed.
    Loft - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two double, two twin, and a futon for sleeping.
    Game Room - Two couches and TV/DVD player in game room on ground floor.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sleep number king bed with 2 end tables, chest, desk & chair
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King Size Beds (1): sleep-number king bed; Queen Bed (1); Double Beds (3): 3 double beds; Twin Beds (4) Child Beds (1): trundle can stay on floor level or raise to bed level (queen size); Baby Cribs (1): Pack-N-Play; Sleep Sofa or Futons (1): futon is in the loft and can be a single bed; Bunk Beds (1): double lower bed and single upper bed. Game room on the ground floor has DVD player with TV, piano key board, and table/chairs to play board games/cards. There is access to a concrete porch and benches to view the scenery & deer grazing the flora under the deck. This is a good place to spend on a rainy day.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Magnificent view of San Juan Mountains & Lake Fork of the Gunnison River; 2150 square foot, 1 1/2 story cabin on acre of natural mountain side; covered front porch with log furniture and back wrap around deck with gas grill and 2 picnic tables for guests to picnic & enjoy mountain view; fully equipped kitchen with trash compactor, ceramic cook top stove, sink disposal, cooking utensils, baking tools, and serving ware; Aspen log 7' dining table and hutch; master king sleep-number bed with walk-in closet; double bottom and single top bunk bed; trundle bed with chest & dresser; loft with 2 double and 2 twin beds and futon (additional bed); bathroom with double sinks & shower; bathroom with tub/shower and sliding glass door; tankless hot water heater provides on-demand hot water; spacious open den, dining and kitchen areas; game and laundry rooms in basement which includes clothes steamer; off-road parking for motor home/vehicles; games & puzzles available


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average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
Philadelphia, PA

Another great stay at this terrific mountain house

  • 5 of 5

Large mountain house with nice amenities. Very clean. Nice location on north side of Lake City. Kitchen is well appointed with dish washer, microwave, etc. Easy check in / check out.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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August 4-10, 2018

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our family. Enjoyed making lots of fun memories at the house & in Lake City. Saw deer, geese, & chipmunks near house as well as in town. We got some great pictures of moose in the Upper Mill Pond on way to Deer Lakes.Very relaxing sitting on deck looking at the mountains & meadows. There’s so much to do in & around Lake City!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at the cabin and we had a wonderful time. The cabin is quite spacious, and the views are simply amazing. We had such a great time and we highly recommend this cabin. Very comfortable place to take the family!

Greg B.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as pictured. It was extremely comfortable for the family and great location!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Philadelphia, PA

Our stay was Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay at Melanie's cabin. Very roomy and open. There were four of us but the cabin could have certainly handled several more guests. It was exceptionally clean and in outstanding condition. The kitchen was well appointed and all of the appliances were modern and worked well. Plenty of hot water. The location could not have been better. Very quiet on a side street. Gorgeous view from the deck. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful White Christmas

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was by far the best White Christmas my kids were able to experience! Having that bonding, family time was priceless.. No phones, No video games nothing but laughs and great times!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Watch glass blowers, take tours of old mines, enjoy live theater, and applaud evening entertainment in both Lake City & Creede; enroll in painting lessons from professional artists; apply for raft or river/stream guides for fishing/fly fishing & hunting; secure ATV/jeep rentals to travel Cinnamon & Engineer's Passes to Silverton & Ouray; see Visitors' Center for hiking trails/camp sites


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $200

Guests may pay $49 Property Damage or be covered in Refundable Damage/Reservation Deposit of $200. Six nights min stay June 1 to August 31. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
Cleaning fee is $175; intense cleaning of property may warrant an additional charge up to $50.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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