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Ideally Located Amazing View Retreat Minutes From Historic Lake City

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath Cabin Sleeping 10

This home sits on one acre with a fabulous front view 2nd to none in the area. Modern but rustic as a mountain home should be. Master bedroom with king size bed, fireplace, television, bunkbeds, deck facing mountain view with café table and chairs . 2 additional bedrooms newly remodeled with queen beds, each with a Pak and Go available for babies. Full bathroom upstairs and down. Queen air mattress for living room. Living room has fireplace, pellet stove, 46' LCD television with Directv and Blu-ray DVD player plus all new leather furniture. Wi-Fi to use your laptop, tablet, phone or stream free movies. Washer and Dryer. 10 foot oversized picnic table for outdoor dining. Gas grill. Sit on the deck and just watch the world go by as the deer, bear, marmots, chipmunks, coyotes, blue jays and rabbits stroll/fly by observing you.

Short walk from town and many opportunities to play and enjoy the great outdoors. A 10-15 minute walk puts you in the heart of Lake City where you can dine, shop, go to theaters, play in the park, or enjoy worship at one of 4 churches. Many local events like bingo and guided historic walks await you.

Some of the best 4 wheel drive roads in the state await your exploration. The Alpine Loop is one of the most scenic drives in the state. Slumgullion Pass to Creede is to die for beauty in the fall for Aspen viewing, not that it isn't wonderful in the summer. ATV's and trail bikes have endless opportunities to see new locales.

If Lake San Cristobal is to large for you, there are a multitude of small lakes to hike to to test your fishing prowess, or to just enjoy while picnicking.

More Details

Property Manager
Diane Bruce
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Diane Bruce

Retired 'Papa' and Grandma of six kids and ten grand-kids. Papa is a retired Denver Public Schools administrator and Grandma is a systems support specialist with the Postal Service. All our kids virtually grew up spending their summers in Lake City living in this home and have gone on to successful careers in Colorado and each still gets to the cabin several times a year. My new grand-daughters sitting in front of the fireplace giggling make it all worth while. Many happy memories of all seasons for our family at this wonderful home away from home. I hope you'll leave with family memories of your own.

Diane Bruce purchased this cabin in 1979

Why Diane Bruce chose Lake City

Great Views from the new oversized for socializing front deck, new deck across back of house with ramps. Fire pit for s'mores or singing Kum-Bye-Yah. Great fishing, hiking, 4-wheeling, snow activities, hunting, and adventurous activities. Close to charming, historic Lake City, yet in forested area. Room to spread out without neighbors right on top of you. Comfortable walking and biking distance to town and all it's amenities.

What makes this cabin unique

The view is second to none in the Lake City area. 1 acre property for kids to roam and play safely. Three playgrounds in town and completely safe for kids to wander and play. The 2nd largest lake in the state is only 5 miles away for boating, fishing, and swimming for the brave at heart!


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Gunnison, Colorado
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Packer Saloon, Chillin
Nearest Golf
55 Miles
Dos Rios in Gunnison
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Southern Vittles, Chillin, Climb
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Lake City Ski Hill
Car: not necessary

Many streams and lakes for great fishing. Lake San Cristobal is the second largest natural lake in the state. Some of the best 4 wheeling in the state. Short walk to town.


Lake City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Any cigarette butts around the property on check-out will result in 50% deduction from deposit
  • Must have a great time!
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , High shower head for tall people
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
Discount for multiple weeks. New floors, interior doors and curtains throughout the house. Front and rear decks completely rebuilt and enlarged. Three playgrounds, 2 in the town parks and 1 at the school in town. Fire pit for sitting around at night roasting marshmallows or singing Kum-By-Yah (If there is no fire ban-ask property manager or Sheriff's Dept)).


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Ideally Located Amazing View Retreat Minutes From Historic Lake City
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Bear Bugalow

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The cabin was clean, efficient and comfortable. Thanks for the great place to stay in our favorite spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Bear Bungalow. We are glad you had a great stay and look forward to seeing you again!
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  • 4 of 5

Love the cabin. Nice accommodations, big porch, full kitchen, laundry. Lovely furnishings. Beautiful view. See wildlife daily.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Bear Bungalow for your vacation in Lake City. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you in the future. Dan
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Perfect rental for Lake City, CO

  • 5 of 5

The cabin exceeded our expectations! It is updated, comfortable and so close to Lake City with beautiful views of the mountains. It was in a very quiet neighborhood and you barely notice anybody around except for the amusing marmot family and deer wandering by. This was our first time to Lake City with our extended family. Diane, the property manager checked in to make sure everything was good for us. We enjoyed the area so much and we were able to extend our stay an extra day. We hope to return to Bear Bungalow and Lake City again someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy bungalow

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Lots of throws for those cool evenings. Kitchen very well stocked. Wildlife life was abundant and fun to watch. Rating would be a 5 if there were a downstairs bedroom.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bear Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Bear Bungalow very much! The pictures do not do the property justice as it and the area are quite lovely. The location is excellent, with easy access to town, the bakery(!!) and fishing. The cabin sleeps 8 comfortably.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the house. Good guests like you are appreciated!We hope to hear from you again!
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Very nice home and perfect location for access to Lake City without being on the main street.

  • 4 of 5


Nicely furnished

All the things you need for your stay from bedding, bathing and cooking.

Surroundings are very peaceful with outdoor seating, fire pit, picknicking or just watching nature.

We saw wildlife every day, most of them included beautiful deer in the yard as well as in the meadow across the road.

The only drawback of this property are the steep stairs, with no handrail to the second floor, that my husband found difficult. I had no difficulty.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

If you are pleased with your stay, please give positive feedback on VRBO.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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