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Authenic Experiences: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowmobiling, Private River

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Wild Skies Cabin in Summer-credit Phyllis Burchett

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:17
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Trappers Lake Cabin: Mountain view-hike, fish, snowmobile horseback ride

Our 3,500 sq. ft. 4 bedrooms/3.5 baths mountain retreat in the Flat Tops near Trapper's Lake, comes complete with radiant in floor heat, is located on the Flat Tops National Scenic Byway on County Road 8 and is surrounded on three sides by Routt National Forest which borders the Flat Top Wilderness area and the White River National Forest in Northwest Colorado. Decks overlook 1/2 mile of private river front frontage.

Wild Skies' cabin located in the Flat Tops is the perfect mountainside retreat. With over 1/2 mile of river frontage at 8500 feet elevation and nestled in a grove of aspen and pine trees, the cabin exudes an atmosphere of rustic elegance. Most anyone that has stayed at Wild Skies' cabin, has just been awe struck by the vastness and sheer beauty of the cabin area. The vistas/the views they get to see are breathtaking. From the wildlife, the mountains, rivers and streams to the charming features of the cabin. In the summertime the wildflowers are spectacular. In the wintertime, it is peaceful and serene and an undiscovered gem for snowmobiling. Often you are the only one there snowmobiling and have access to fresh powder even days after the last snowfall.

Wild Skies' offers amazing four season recreational opportunities, comfortable accommodations, and an excellent location in the Flat Tops (1 hour from Steamboat Springs) and cabins in Craig, Colorado too!

Fishing:
There is 1/2 mile of private river frontage onsite for great Colorado River Cutthroat trout fishing in addition to over 500,00 acres of fly fishing paradise within a 20-40 mile radius of our cabin. Much of the wilderness area is high, gently undulating plateau. Once you're atop this plateau, a short, steep climb of about 1500 feet from most trailheads to get to great fly fishing spots. Most of the fishing lakes lie between 10,600 and 11,200 feet in elevation and have wide-open shorelines, where you can double-haul to your hearts content, often in complete solitude. Trails run to or near most lakes, but cross-country travel options are unlimited for the fly fisherman wiling to hike and explore the area.

Back Country Horseback Riding:
For those looking for a place to bring your horses or mules or rent them, look no further. Horseback riders that have assess to areas around Aspen, Vail and Steamboat say those areas cannot hold a candle to our location. From corrals onsite to several horse trails within 200 yards to 1/2 mile from our front door, the views and access to the first designated wilderness in the US and the nature beauty preserved therein are at your fingertips. Enjoy rides that only take a couple hours to ones that require 8+ hours for the dedicated back country horseback rider.

Snowmobiling:
It is an ideal winter retreat for secluded snowmobiling, snowshoeing or Nordic skiing. in 2013-2014 we had over 430' of snowfall in five years ago we had over 530' of snowfall.

The cabin location is extremely snowmobile friendly and offers riding opportunities right from our front door with a covered carport at the front entrance for your snowmobiling comfort and convenience. Within a few moments, sledders can be floating through awesome powder conditions or weaving through cozy forest settings in over 230,000+ acres of terrain filled with bowls of untouched powder. It is a boondocker's paradise. One board memeber of the MN Snowmobile Association said the following: "We have snowmobiled all over the western United States and have been to numerous well known snowmobile destinations and our trip to Wild Skies Cabin in 2015 was our best trip yet. Loads of powder fresh snow, endless terrain and no one else in sight. We had the entire place to ourselves."

Our snowmobile guests, even professional snowmobilers from those over the top extreme snowmobiling dvds that live just over an hour or two away, say they had no idea our part of Colorado even existed for snowmobiling. Views of Steamboat Springs, Ski Resort can be seen just a few miles from our cabin and snowmobilers love snowmobiling the powder meadows/bowls and finding those great steeps. We are just far enough away that locals usually don't bother coming our way. However, we are easy enough to find and worth the extra 1 hour drive to avoid the crowds and find the fresh powder and immerse yourself in the views of untouched wilderness while being able to snowmobile hundreds of thousands of acres of national forests without snowmobile restrictions. Snowmobile rentals are available from local companies.

Local mountains rise to 12,500 feet, providing exceptional photo opportunities and first class powder conditions in an alpine setting for all types of snowmobiles and snowmobiling. Adjacent hills offer great bowls and with average snowfalls of 20-25 feet or more, snowmobilers are roaming area mountaintops well into May. If you like having thousand of acres to yourself-this is your cabin.

Hunting:
Located in the heart of the largest elk herd in the world at 42,000+ elk with a cow to bull ratio of 4:1 which is exception for an area that offers over the counter elk licenses and often has leftover bull and cow licenses for almost all the rifle seasons.

The mule deer are great and an early rifle season is also offered in our Game Management Unit 12 (GMU 12).

We are also just a few miles from GMU 231 where unlimited over the counter archery elk licenses can be purchased.

We are the only secluded cabin rental for a 20-50 mile radius depending on which direction and we are the only cabin rental for a 15-45 mile radius depending on which direction you travel. This is especially important during rifle season 4 (Nov 13-18 or so) as temperatures as night can reach to zero and a wall tent or pop-up camper isn't going to provide the heat you need. As a result our area is mostly abandoned for hunting during rifle 4 as very few folks endure those nightly temperatures. This virtually assures you a nice area to hunt without the added hunting pressure seen in other areas and other seasons.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 3500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 17
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids of all ages have stayed with us and enjoyed it....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 12-17

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Balcony/deck overlooking river and Mountain Pass...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 Main Floor Master: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Master suite/full bath-individual thermostat control...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

    Second level with balcony/deck overlooking river & Mtn Pass...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 walkout Level: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    walkout with individual controlled thermostat...moreless

  • All bedrooms have individual thermostat controls for radiant in floor heat settings. All are fully furnished with linens....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    powder room off main level entranceway...moreless

  • Only Hand soap and linens are provided. Please bring your own personal hygiene items....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Ride-in-ride-out snowmobiling, back country horseback riding with corrals onsite and either bring your own horses or rent them from a nearby ranch. Guided horse back trips available at a location just 1/2 mile away. Fly Fishing lessons, horse rental and private chef also available for an additional fees....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Extensive collection on each level from outdoor topics to New York Best Seller fiction novels....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Air Hockey Table, Foosball Table...moreless

  • Games:

    Foosball, air hockey, poker set, large game table and puzzles, chess, backgamon, dominos and board games for all ages....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television:

    55' large screen....moreless

  • Toys:

    Plenty for ages 6 and under, including baby swing, booster seat and playpen....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Mostly children Disney movies with a snowmobile video and few PG/R adult movies....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table can be enlarged to seat up to 10 and the island has a breakfast bar that can seat ....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Open windows-no central air; however, our mountain location cools nicely....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood Burning and plenty of wood provided onsite...moreless

  • Garage:

    Porte Cochere (covered roof at front entrance to protect from rain and snow-unless coming in sideways). ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Radiant in floor heat throughout with 7 zones (each bedroom n its own zone) for maximum comfort....moreless

  • Internet:

    Satellite Internet-no streaming videos...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Please DO NOT bring your own we provide top quality-brand new from towels to sheets to bedspreads and pillows....moreless

  • Living Room:

    One main level with fireplace and one lower level with rec room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample for horse trailers or large trucks to be able to turn-around onsite....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for domestic continental US calls only-no int'l including Canada and Mexico and no 900 numbers. Cell phones will not work on location....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes-more than you will ever need-extra large bath sized towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We do not provide any soap/fabric softener....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Only coffee filters are provided-no coffee onsite....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all pots/pans/dishes/utensils, coffee makers, toasters etc. supplied. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    High end soft close cabinets and granite countertops, island with breakfast counter. Views of mountains and under cabinet countertop lighting....moreless

  • Oven:

    second oven in island...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic may be on hand such as salt and pepper and a roll of paper towels, but you should come prepared with extras or other items like ziplock bags and extra towels/napkins, specialty spices etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    stainless steel freezer on bottom-no ice maker....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Two bedrooms have balconies overlooking the river....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    We do not supply mountain bikes, but our area is a great area for mountain biking....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 levels of deck and an outdoor patio area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Professional Propane BBQ Grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Great onsite sledding-need to bring your own. Just 1 hour from Steamboat Springs or stay in our area and snowshoeing and Nordic/cross country skiing but you must rent or bring your own-not supplied....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hunting 2017
Oct 13 - Nov 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$14,000
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$650
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
$650
MLK 2018
Jan 11 - Jan 16, 2018
4 night min stay
$650
President's Day 2018
Feb 15 - Feb 20, 2018
4 night min stay
$650
Memorial Day 2018
May 24 - May 29, 2018
4 night min stay
$650
4th of July 2018
Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2018
4 night min stay
$650
Hunting 2018
Aug 24 - Sep 24, 2018
7 night min stay

$14,000
Hunting 2018
Oct 12 - Nov 18, 2018
7 night min stay

$14,000
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2018
4 night min stay
$650
Christmas 2018
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2019
4 night min stay
$650
Hunting Season 2019
Aug 16 - Sep 29, 2019
7 night min stay

$14,000
Hunting 2019
Oct 11 - Nov 17, 2019
7 night min stay

$14,000
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$600
$3,150

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 14.25%

Notes:

Rates are for groups 7 people or less, for more than 8 people call for rates. Non-holiday & non hunting season rates for 6 days or more are $500 a night plus tax (for groups 7 people or less). Weekend (Fri-Sun) nightly rate is $550 plus tax for <7 people. Hunting Season is $2000 per person plus tax. Cleaning fees may apply. May consider stays of 2 nights-call us to see if we can arrange it.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Steamboat Springs/Yampa Regional Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
Craig-45 minutes
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 40

Car: Necessary

Just 1 hour drive in the summer (90 minutes in the winter) to Steamboat Springs, CO for spas, hot springs, fine dining, bars, shopping and 1 hour from Craig, CO- great western museums, grocery stores, meat processing, taxidermy. 2 hours away from Sand Wash Basin for wild horse viewing and 1.5 hours from Piceance Basin for Wild Horse viewing. Three hours to Dinosaur National Monument Park.

 

Owner info

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Located at the NW base of a mountain chain, heavily wooded with pines and Aspens and open meadows with a wide range of wildflowers. In the winter you have the legendary Steamboat Powder snow, but generally, more of it then Steamboat Springs and Rabbit Ears Pass get but none of the crowds. We are the only rental open to the public in the winter. Great Colorado River Cutthroat fishing along the 1/2 mile of private river frontage located below the cabin and across the ridge are elk and mule deer trails. Additionally, within a 20 mile radius of the cabin, hundreds of miles of streams and rivers and hundreds of pond, reservoir, lakes and mountain tarns surround the cabin location. All abundant with fish, especially trout. August is the best time to come out to fish. Conveniently located along the Flat Tops National Scenic Byway and near back country horseback riding trails that take you into the Flat Tops Wilderness. In the winter, the scenic byway is groomed and local snowmobiling clubs maintain over 180 miles of trails-not to mention the numerous powder bowls and steeps.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Photos

  • Wild Skies Cabin in Summer-credit Phyllis Burchett

    Wild Skies Cabin in Summer-credit Phyllis Burchett

  • Majestic, 3500SF, 4 b/3.5 bath Mountain Retreat with 1/2 mile of private river.

    Majestic, 3500SF, 4 b/3.5 bath Mountain Retreat with 1/2 mile of private river.

  • Kitchen at Wild Skies Cabin-credit Phyllis Burchett

    Kitchen at Wild Skies Cabin-credit Phyllis Burchett

  • Wild Skies Bedroom-credit Phyllis Burchett

    Wild Skies Bedroom-credit Phyllis Burchett

  • Enjoy endless hours of indoor fun for all ages-credit Phyllis Burchett

    Enjoy endless hours of indoor fun for all ages-credit Phyllis Burchett

  • One of Colorado Photographer, John Fielder&#39;s best selling photos taken onsite.

    One of Colorado Photographer, John Fielder's best selling photos taken onsite.

  • One of many Mountain Tarns with excellent trout fishing-credit John Fielder.

    One of many Mountain Tarns with excellent trout fishing-credit John Fielder.

  • Nearby Vaughan Lake with wild flower &amp; A+ fishing-credit Phyllis Burchett

    Nearby Vaughan Lake with wild flower & A+ fishing-credit Phyllis Burchett

  • Wild Skies Cabin Rentals in Autumn - John Fielder Photographer

    Wild Skies Cabin Rentals in Autumn - John Fielder Photographer

  • Mule deer scored 190 and located within 2 miles of Wild Skies&#39; cabin in NW CO.

    Mule deer scored 190 and located within 2 miles of Wild Skies' cabin in NW CO.

  • Fly Fishing White River near Wild Skies&#39; Flat Tops cabin in NW CO

    Fly Fishing White River near Wild Skies' Flat Tops cabin in NW CO

  • Vistas on a snowmobile near Wild Skies Cabin-Mid-December 2013

    Vistas on a snowmobile near Wild Skies Cabin-Mid-December 2013

  • Dining room table can  fit 10 people &amp; large platters-credit Phyllis Burchett

    Dining room table can fit 10 people & large platters-credit Phyllis Burchett

  • Relax on the upper deck overlooking the river &amp; mountains-credit Phyllis Burchet

    Relax on the upper deck overlooking the river & mountains-credit Phyllis Burchet

  • One of four bedrooms at Wild Skies Cabin-credit Phyllis Burchett

    One of four bedrooms at Wild Skies Cabin-credit Phyllis Burchett

  • Table adjusts for more intimate seating for smaller groups-credit P. Burchett

    Table adjusts for more intimate seating for smaller groups-credit P. Burchett

  • One of four bathrooms at Wild Skies Cabin-credit Phyllis Burchett

    One of four bathrooms at Wild Skies Cabin-credit Phyllis Burchett

  • Trappers Lake near Wild Skies Cabin-credit John Fielder

    Trappers Lake near Wild Skies Cabin-credit John Fielder

  • Trappers Lake near Wild Skies Cabins-credit John Fielder

    Trappers Lake near Wild Skies Cabins-credit John Fielder

  • Horseback riding the Flat Tops Wilderness right from Wild Skies&#39; front door.

    Horseback riding the Flat Tops Wilderness right from Wild Skies' front door.

  • Horse Pasture just down the road from Wild Skies Cabin-credit John Fielder

    Horse Pasture just down the road from Wild Skies Cabin-credit John Fielder

  • Trout caught at Sheriff&#39;s Reservoir near Wild Skies&#39; cabin in NW CO Flat Tops

    Trout caught at Sheriff's Reservoir near Wild Skies' cabin in NW CO Flat Tops

  • Trout Fishing White River near Wild Skies&#39; Flat Tops cabin in NW CO

    Trout Fishing White River near Wild Skies' Flat Tops cabin in NW CO

  • Snowmobiling Wild Skies cabin-the days are sunny &amp; warm &amp; the snow falls are deep light powder overnight.

    Snowmobiling Wild Skies cabin-the days are sunny & warm & the snow falls are deep light powder overnight.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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