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Adorable/Peaceful Cabin In Crested Butte And inside National Forest

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms (two queen beds, one full-sized, 1 Bath) sleeps 4 adults

This warm and cozy Oh-Be Joyful Cabin #7 features a fully equipped kitchen, gas and real fireplace and multiple comfy beds. There is a separate bedroom on the first floor with queen bed and staircase up to open loft with a queen and full size bed up there. Remodeled bath equipped with shower. Cabin is sunny and spotless at approx. 650 ft. Down comforters with duvets and high thread count sheets. All linens and firewood provided. Ceiling fan on second floor. Great views of Doubletop Mountain and Cement Creek. Pet Friendly. Quiet and family-friendly. Year round access. 12 minutes to the town of Crested Butte and only 15 minutes to the ski area.

Matt and Leah Whiting
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Matt and Leah Whiting

We have been lodge owners since 2001. We love what we do and enjoy the peace and solitude of being inside the National Forest. Crested Butte is the best place to live and we love being outdoors and enjoying all the recreation opportunities CB offers.

Matt and Leah Whiting purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Matt and Leah Whiting chose Crested Butte South

We love living inside the Gunnison National Forest and having all the Cement Creek trails right out our front door. We love hearing Cement Creek running through our property and it's an amazing place to raise our kids and dog heaven for Toby and Keeta--our pooches!

What makes this cabin unique

The location sits at the base of Cement Mountain and affording awesome mountain, canyon and forest views. There are a ton of deer, elk, bear, pine martens, beaver, birds, eagles, the occasional moose and that's just naming a few critters. Hiking, biking, cross country skiing and snowshoe trails starting right outside our door is the highlight. Our access to recreational amenities comes along with lots and lots of peace and quiet!!! Our location strikes the perfect balance between being in a beautiful secluded valley inside the National Forest but only being a 12 minute drive from the amazing town of Crested Butte and only 15 minutes from the ski area.


Crested Butte South Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink, shower and toilet
  • Full
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , in loft area on second floor via staircase. Open to living
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Trails right from your cabin door. Peace and quiet. Year round access. Snowshoe rentals available. Free WiFi, phone, library and TV/Video library in the customer office as well. Dog friendly.


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Adorable/Peaceful Cabin In Crested Butte And inside National Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Small and Sweet

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Red Fox cabin! It is a great combination between camping and comfort. The "camping" angle comes with a fire pit outside in which to build a lovely fire and cook s'mores; a hammock; and opportunities to see the stars and hike right out the door. There is a troop of lively hummingbirds who live in the trees nearby and zoom past the entrance to a feeder hanging from the cabin eaves. The comfort lies in having a nice warm shower after a day's hike or bike ride; super comfy down quilts and pillows; and the coziness of the cabin. The cabin is well-stocked with kitchen utensils, and there is a full fridge and good gas stove.

Travelers should keep in mind the cabin is just 500 square feet and was originally built in the 1930's. It was terrific for a week for our small family of three (two adults and one child), but people who want more elbow room should check into the larger cabins on property. We are not sure how 6 people could sleep here -- 4 definitely could.

It would be great if there were all dishes for four people -- there are just two pasta bowls and two mason jars for drinks. Just a couple more bowls and glass drinking vessels would be great. The photos do not indicate that the cabin is right next to the property driveway, but all the cabins are thus situated, and the driveway is sparsely used. Travelers should think about bringing camping chairs, as there are just two Adirondack chairs outside next to the fire pit.

The owners are helpful, and everything was clean and well-maintained. The location is fantastic -- you are in the wild, but you have the creature comforts of home as well as being just 10 minutes from the town of Crested Butte. We would definitely stay on this property again as well as recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Gunnison Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
The Club at Crested Butte
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Highway 135
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Crested Butte Mountain Resort Ski Area
Car: necessary

There are hiking and biking trails in the summer right from the cabin and Cement Creek runs through the property for trout fishing enthusiast. In the winter, there are snowshoe and cross country ski trails and nice walking trails in winter as well. The cabin's location is very private and peaceful, being inside the National Forest, but we are only a 12 minute drive to downtown Crested Butte for shopping and dining. There is year-round access. Dog heaven!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
extra adults (over 2) $20 + Tax
kids $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.9%

Rates Are Subject To Change.
2 Night Minimum For Most Of The Year
7 Night Min Late June Through Mid Aug (sat To Sat Only)
Rates Based On 2 People With $20 Extra Per Additional Adult Per Night Over 2. Kids $10/night Dogs $20/night With 2 Dog Max.
4 wheel drive recommended in winter

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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