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Spectacular Mountain View Cabin, Royal Gorge/Westcliff. Cozy!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,425 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our rustic log cabin, nestled into a hillside at 8100 feet elevation, looks out across a valley at the spectacular 14,000-foot Sangre de Cristo mountain range, in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Located 35 minutes on well maintained gravel mountain roads from Canon City. Several brand new beds(may 2014 they were purchased), making all beds in the cabin comfortable!!! Kicking back on the front deck, you have a panoramic view of mountains on three sides. And, sitting on a private 11-acre wooded lot, you have peace, quiet and seclusion – your nearest neighbor is 400 yards away. The cozy great-room/kitchen area is the perfect place for family fun – a gas fireplace, comfy sofas around a game table, and a fully equipped kitchen. The three bedrooms sleep six comfortably, with space for 2 more if you use the sofa for 1 and 1 pull out cot, and sleeping bags in the rooms. Just a few minutes away from the San Isabel national forest, you have access to Buffalo Peaks, Collegiate Peaks, Mount Massive, Sangre de Christo and Spanish peaks wilderness areas. Fantastic white-water rafting and tubing, or exciting fly-fishing await you on the Arkansas River, a 30-minute drive from the cabin. You can mountain bike right out the front door, cycling a few minutes down the road, or explore a fire road up the Wet Mountains for hours. If you are more of an ATV fan, this area of Colorado is loaded with some of the best trails with the most amazing views. Or, if you just want to sit in peace and quiet and enjoy a breath-taking view, this simple cabin is for you. Come and find your balance, re-charge your batteries, inspire your senses and sleep peacefully as a baby in this warm and sturdy cabin, but it is not luxurious.

Keywords: Sunset Mt. view home, hiking, hunting, rafting, San Isabelle national forest, fishing in Arkansas river, Royal Gorge Canyon City, Westcliffe, pets, specious, family friendly, views to die for, fantastic hunting in season.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family currently living on both sides of the Atlantic. We have lived in Boston, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Denver. But our favorite place in the world is the Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountain range in southcentral Colorado. We are 'outdoor people' - love to hike with our dogs, take beautiful photos of nature, canoe on a lake or river, cross-country ski through a forest. And at the end of the day, take the time to cook a gourmet meal together and enjoy a nice glass of wine. We are also voracious readers and love board games.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2005

Why The Owner chose South Central

The cabin was love at first sight. We are not Club Med or Hilton Hotel people. But we are nature/peace and quiet people. This rustic log cabin was barely visible from the road, hidden by pines, nestled into the side of a hill. It sits up higher than all of the other properties around it. With huge windows on three sides of the Great Room, you have commanding views of Locke Mountain/San Isabel National Forest and the Sangre de Cristos. We also value 'quiet' - living in, or near, a large city for most of our lives, it is nice to be in at a place where you actually hear nothing but the gentle breeze through the pinion pines, an occasion bird chirping, the braying of the neighbors donkey. Often, ou hear nothing at all. A car passes maybe once or twice an hour - and even then, it is 400 yards away, and down a hill. We chose this cabin as a perfect get-away for ourselves, never thinking that we would rent it out to others. The only reason we are not in Denver now enjoying our cabin is because of job opportunities abroad in Sweden. This cabin is perfect year-round (provided you have a good 4-wheel drive vehicle in the snowy months, or chains on your tires).

What makes this cabin unique

For nature-lovers, hunters and fly-fishermen on the Arkansas River (17 miles from the property) peaceful and majestic mountain views. Relaxing , away from all noise, cooking and enjoying friends on the deck. Simple with no distractions, yet having everything you need - a full bath, fully equipped kitchen, well-appointed great room and three bedrooms. Because our 11 acres is fairly secluded, you can even enjoy skeet and target shooting on the Northeast corner of the property. We are only 500 yards across a valley from the San Isabel National forest. You are a mile from the local Country Store, where you can get the best steak dinner and country/bluegrass show in the area.


Cañon City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , only a toilet and a sink, It's not a fancy room.
  • The main bath is newly renovated. The bath of the master had a toilet and a sink only. It's our next renovation project.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (sleeps 2), Double Beds (sleeps - 2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (sleeps 1), Bunk Beds -sleeps 2 One person can sleep in the sofa, (not a sofa bed,) The double and lower bunk bed are new. queen bed is super comfortable.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
For longer rentals -there are hook ups for computer and telephone


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Mountain View Cabin, Royal Gorge/Westcliff. Cozy!
average rating of 4.4827585 based on 29 reviews

Cozy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was comfortable it had everything we needed. Only problem we had is that it was a little hard to find. The view is amazing, and waking up to deer right outside the patio was beautiful! We had to ask for directions and the locals were very nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect get away for my family. Loved being disconnected. Wonderful views, great wildlife viewing out the window. Good hiking. Very private and easy. Would do this again when staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you got away to such a beautiful place.
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Great location Great accommodations Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this cabin was everything we hoped for! The drive was not long from Canon City or Westcliffe, wildlife --- lots of deer all around the dirt road going in and out of the cabin location to and from Westcliffe. The cabin was very clean and has everything you need. Nice lounging chairs with cushions out on the deck for every sunset and beautiful views. Nobody complained about the beds-- I slept great every night! It is very close within 30 minutes from basically everything. We fished in a stream nearby with nice trout numbers. We will plan to stay here again. It is spacious and we enjoyed playing darts -- tournaments every night before bed time. We met Ray the caretaker at the road in--- he is a super guy and full of great information of the area. Thanks for renting this cabin out , it gave my family a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, our dog, and I enjoyed a short two days in the cabin. It provided everything as promised and the seclusion was on point! Loved the short hike out back to a beautiful view. The road was nowhere near as bad as it was made out to be in prior reviews. This was the exact getaway we were envisioning. Thanks for the hospitality and we will definitley be planning more (longer!) trips in the future. Lastly, I highly recommend the Music Pass Trail in Westcliffe! Gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great getaway cabin

  • 5 of 5

great stay with beautiful views.the cabin was real cozy and good size and very clean.i would recommend the cabin for travelers and would love to stay again if i ever get back that way and lets not forget all the deer that come up to the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Fun Family Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderfully relaxing weekend here with our two kids. It was great to be "unplugged" for a whole weekend and enjoy the quiet, beautiful views, and mountain landscapes. While in the area, we took day trips to Bishop Castle (incredible -- a Must See!) and Royal Gorge. The cabin was a welcome retreat after days of hiking and exploring. The kitchen was very well furnished with the appliances and utensils. Beds were comfortable and the entire cabin was well-cleaned. When we had questions, the property owner was quick to respond and offer advice. We will most definitely be staying here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport (COS)
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Westcliff/Canon City
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Royal Gorge Train
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 50
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Westcliffe/Canon City
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Monarch Mountain
Car: necessary

Royal Gorge, White Water Rafting, Arkansas River Fishing, Tubing, peaceful, picturesque, ATV trails all around the Cabin in San Isabel National forest, which backs up to our cabin. Tubing in the summer months on the Arkansas river. Hiking on many trail available, close by and a short drive to the San De Cristo Mountain range in Westcliff. Bowling and restaurants


Rates & Availability

Cañon City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
all year
Oct 6 2016 - Apr 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $30
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.4%

Note, There is cell coverage, but not 100 percent reliable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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