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Family get away, couples retreat, base camp, recreation room

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8, 1.5 bath, Mountain Views, 1,250 sf, one car garage, 3.2 ac site

This cabin is a perfect get away for a family, couple, or friends. There are two bedrooms with queen beds, a hide-a-bed, a couch and window seat bed. The cabin is two stories with a one car garage, rec room, half bath (sink and toilet only), fire place and washer/dryer on the ground level and two bedrooms, full bath, kitchen, family room and deck on the upper level. The deck provides a great view of the valley.

Situated on 3.2 arces and next to 14 acres of open space, the cabin feels secluded in the pine trees.

The cabin is fully furnished including linens, dishes, appliances, utinsels, etc. There is a pool table on the ground level and a ping pong table in the garage that can be set up. The TV is set up for DVDs only. There is Internet. Cell phone service is spoty based on your provider, but there is a land line phone in the cabin.

More Details

Randy and Betsy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Randy and Betsy

Randy and Betsy are the owners of this cabin. The cabin is brand new, completed June 2012. It was built as a mountain retreat for our family and friends. We make our home in Littleton, Colorado a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Betsy originates from St. Louis, MO, but has spent most of her time in Colorado. Randy is from Phoenix, AZ but got to Colorado as fast as he could. We both enjoy this area for its beauty, quietness, the stars, cool air, and the outdoor activities.

Betsy is an artist and spends time painting at the cabin and in the area. She has her work displayed in the Courtyard Gallery in Buena Vista. Randy enjoys photography.

Randy and Betsy purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Randy and Betsy chose South Central

Betsy and I were first introduced to the Mt Princeton area in 2002 when we joined with four other families to build a small cabin within a mile of this one. We eventually decided to build a place of our own so we could spend more time in the mountains. Once you have stayed here you will agree that it is a special place!

What makes this cabin unique

We chose the property for this cabin because of the view and its proximity to a 14 acre meadow. Every morning we wake up and look outside to see what nature has for us. The valley is always changing with the clouds, the morning deer and the sunrise on the chalk cliffs providing something new. At night we anticipate sitting on the deck and looking up at the stars for an amazing display of the galaxy. Even though it feels like we are in the middle of the forest, we are minutes away from services and amenities.


Nathrop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Very nice over sized tile shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Lower level, sink and toilet
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Lower level - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa sleeper
    Window Seat/bed - 1 twin/ single , Window seat in living room is large enough for one person
  • Queen size Beds (2) One bed in each room, upper level, (1) Window seat , similar to a twin bed size. Upper level, Sleep Sofa (1) Ground level room has a queen size sofa bed, there is also a couch in the upper level for one to sleep. There are two self inflating air matteress available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Family get away, couples retreat, base camp, recreation room
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews

Stunning - A perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our two young daughters. The house is a dream with amazing views. There is also a really neat window seat where our 3 year old hung out and colored. Would definitely love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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14Ks (Yale and Princeton) hiking June of 2017

  • 5 of 5

Property (House/Cabin) was extremely well organized, well equipped, and well maintained.

We only used it for sleep, but, it was perfect for indoor fun (had pool table, Ping Pong table), cooking equippent, dish washer, washer/dryer, you name it.

Off course no cooling system, so if you plan to stay inside the cabin during summer days you feel the heat, but, then why you go Nathrop CO, if you want to stay inside?????

We strongly recommend it for any family who plan to have fun in Colorado outdoor (Buena Vista area)

Mo and Friends

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Peaceful, relaxing and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place. The cabin itself is very comfortable, clean and inviting. We immediately felt at home as soon as we walked in the door. Its setting is perfect for viewing the mountains, the wildlife and just relaxing in general. It was unmatched by any previous vacation locations for comfort and peacefulness. Our first morning we woke to beautiful clear skies and very cool weather. It was a tremendous time taking in the sights and enjoying the time spent in the cabin. We woke our second day to rain in the valley while watching it snow on the mountain tops. As we prepared to leave for home the clouds lifted completely to show the top 1/3 of mountains covered in snow, quite an amazing view. During the entire stay the deer wandered to/from in the yard not bothered by our presence at all. We enjoyed walking thru the woods, sitting on the deck, and spending time viewing the stars. My elderly parents who were visiting asked if we could return during their future visits to Colorado! We will without doubt! Thank you Randy & Betsy.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leawood, Ks

Lovely place. Had to leave too soon.

  • 5 of 5

We were only in the cabin for two nights. We loved the house and the location. Dead quiet except for the wind in the trees. Woke up to a gorgeous sunrise on the salt cliffs. The second night was cloudless and we could see the Milky Way.

Lots of wildlife ambled by. Only only wish was that we could stay another day. Or 2. Or 3...

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull overall experience

  • 5 of 5

Randy and Betsy have a wonderful cabin and were great to work with. The cabin has a great view and a lot of wildlife roaming in and out of the property to watch in the evenings while sitting on the deck. Had a great overall experience and would definitely vacation at their property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin Review

  • 5 of 5

All six of us enjoyed everything about the cabin. It was clean, comfortable, nicely done, and the setting was spectacular. Loved the views of the mountains, pine trees, and occasionally some deer. Courtney's visit when we first got there was helpful and she is a delightful girl. We would definitely recommend going to the cabin to our family and friends and hope we can get back there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Buena Vista General Aviation Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Buena Vista
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Colorado State Hwy 285
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Buena Vista or Mt. Princeton Hot Springs (.5 mi)
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary

The cabin is located in an area known as the Mt. Princeton area or the Chalk Cliffs area.

The Arkansas Valley region is a 'banana belt’, which keeps the temperatures from the extremes and limits heavy snow fall to elevations above 7,500'. This cabin is on the snow line, so snow depths are variable. Within minutes of the cabin you can hike, fish, 4-wheel, cycle, swim, cross country ski, raft, rock climb, and camp. For the more adventurous, hiking any of the 14teeners in the area is an accomplishment.

Everyone should take a trip down the Arkansas River at least once to experience white water rafting. Depending on the water level and type of trip there are trips for all levels from calmer waters to Class 5 water.

The Mt. Princeton Resort and Hot Springs is a popular destination with a hot springs swimming pool.

St Elmo ghost town is 12 miles up valley and is a great mountain drive and off-roading area in the summer.

Chalk Creek is a 10-minute walk and good for fishing.

Horseback riding is available near the Mt Princeton resort.

For unique restaurants and art galleries spend the afternoon and evening in Buena Vista 9 miles north or Salida12 miles south. There are several interesting bars in both towns.

A perfect weekend in this area would include our local favorites:

Explore St. Agnes falls: Drive 10 minutes up the valley and hike .5 miles to the base of the falls.

Eat breakfast at the Evergreen Café in Buena Vista.

Take home a painting from a local artist at the Courtyard Gallery in Buena Vista.

Go on an adventure with Noah’s Ark Rafting Company or another local outfitter.

Soak in the hot springs at the Mt. Princeton Resort or Cottonwood Hot Springs.

Take a scenic drive up to the ghost town, St. Elmo -- a trip back to the gold mining days.

Enjoy a gourmet dinner at the Laughing Ladies Restaurant in Salida or the Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery in Buena Vista.


Rates & Availability

Nathrop Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Ski Season
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 12 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.8%

Cleaning Fee $150; Security deposit 100% refundable per cancellation policy;
Owner reserve the right to set special prices for specific days/weekends for events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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