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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. Pets are welcome with a fee of 30 dollars.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

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 Cañon City

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:
  • Check-in: 10:30 AM / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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


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Spectacular Mountain View Cabin, Royal Gorge/Westcliff. Cozy!
average rating of 4.4634147 based on 41 reviews

Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

You'll feel this is more like a home than a cabin. It's large and spacious. Featuring​ a large open concept kitchen, living and dining room. The kitchen is bigger than mine! In addition there are three bedrooms, 3! This is a great cabin for a couple or a family. It sleeps 6 just in beds and more utilizing the cot and couches. But the best part is the view. The view of the Sangre de Christo mountains is spectacular! And sunsets are amazing. Some reviews have complained about the gravel mountain road to get there. But I've driven a lot of Colorado mountain​ roads and this one is very good. It's wide and well maintained. Only a little piece of it is steep. The rest is an enjoyable ride. My wife and I will certainly book again when we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughts about the cabin. We feel the same about the views and open feel to the cabin. It's a great place to visit and just be together. Glad you enjoyed your time.
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Relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cabin. We were looking for a peaceful and quiet area and that's what we got. The cabin was clean and everything was in good working condition. We also had great views of the sunset over the mountains. Thank you Kimberly for your help in this booking!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family get away

  • 3 of 5

Overall the property is fine-no air conditioning though so it was stuffy at night as the temps were in 90's. Could use some deep cleaning and updates. The owner/manager does not reply to questions very quickly via email--still waiting on reply about bringing a pet--we didn't because it says they are "considered" so we asked--no reply--no pet brought. Location is remote--it will take you every minute of the 45 it says it is from Canon city. I have dealt with home away many times and always a good experience - just a little disappointed from the lack of response. This was a short family vaca so we enjoyed spending time together anyway!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nicole, We wondered if you used the fans that are in every room? They really help the cabin not be stuffy and at night the temp drops. Glad all went well however. The drive depends on the individuals. We and most do it in 30 minutes from the loaf and jug. So I don't want to miss lead other travelers. From other outer parts of Canon City it could be longer. Thanks for you stay and as I responded earlier, we had been traveling in a remote area with out wifi for those few days and missed your question. Usually we are very good at getting back to our quests. We apologize for that. Kim
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Cabin was great

  • 5 of 5

The girls and I had a blast and the cabin was wonderful, would recommend this to those who love the mountains and outdoors. Cabin was close to everything we wanted to do

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a wonderful place. Not fancy but so has the most beautiful surroundings and it's very cozy. There are many cool things to do with nature , tubing and the Royal George and Westcliffe.
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Secluded and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cabin slept all 6 of us very comfortably. It was clean and a great view of the mountains. We had a lot of fun and got the experience we were looking for in the San Isabel Mountains.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great View

  • 5 of 5

This house was great. It was very spacious and had everything we needed. We were only there two days and wished we stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Winery At Holy Cross Abbey
Museum of Colorado Prisons
Raft Masters
Royal Gorge Bridge Co
River Front Recreation Area
"Tubing start point"
Whitewater Adventure Outfitters
China Garden Resturant
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $200
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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