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High Country Retreat For Families, Friends And Beyond

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1200 sq. feet, backcountry style cabin with full kitchen

The Bonnie Belle Cabin is a 1200 square foot, two story, 3 bedroom modern/rustic backcountry style cabin located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, 15 miles north of Silverton, Colorado on the Alpine Loop. The cabin itself sits at 12,000 feet above sea level in Picayune Gulch overlooking the Animas River headwaters and the historic ghost town of Animas Forks. Your trip to the Bonnie Belle should be looked at as an adventure, and not just a place to lay your head. The views are second to none, and it is truly a one of a kind property with a one of a kind experience. No client is too big or small, and we will cater to any of your special needs, so please just ask. The cabin uses solar power to power lights in every room, a stereo system, kitchen appliances, etc. Kick back and enjoy the mountain views to a crackling fire in the wood stove or from the two large redwood decks. Access in the summer is by 4x4 vehicle, ATV or similar, or by foot. A Subaru or similar all wheel drive vehicle will not make it. You will not be able to tow a trailer to the cabin. Being comfortable driving on mountain 4x4 roads is essential!

Aaron Dodds
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Aaron Dodds

We are a group of 3 friends that purchased the cabin in 2008. Extensive upgrades were made to make this cabin not only enjoyable for us, but for all our clients. We are all very passionate about mountain life and work in related fields within the state of CO.

Aaron Dodds purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Aaron Dodds chose Silverton

All 3 of us grew up down the road in Durango (approx 60 miles south) and have always enjoyed this area of Colorado. When the property became available it was a no brainer for us.

What makes this cabin unique

Everything about this place made us fall in love with it. The remoteness and solitude. The views and the wildlife. The activities in the area are endless, both summer and winter, and the cool clean mountain air is always refreshing!


Silverton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outhouse - toilet
  • An outhouse is used as our toilet and a solar 'camp' shower can be used for showering outside.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Bunk Room - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , This room is upstairs and can sleep 7. It has 2 windows
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The Master Bedroom has a private deck on the second story
    Main Level Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 and has 4 large windows
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
There is NO drinking water at the Bonnie Belle Cabin. Grey water is supplied for doing dishes, using our camp style solar shower or any needs aside from drinking and cooking. Bring your own water.


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High Country Retreat For Families, Friends And Beyond
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Bonnie Belle cabin - Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin! Beautiful views, great weather, and the cabin was just as terrific as we hoped it would be!

The owner was extremely helpful and answered all of our questions quickly and completely.

We are hoping we can stay at the cabin again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular San Juan Mountains at The Bonnie Belle Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding!!! My recent stay at the Bonnie Belle Cabin was absolutely perfect in all ways. The owners were very helpful with my inquiry, booking procedures, and all general questions. This very well built cabin is located in a epic location at roughly 12,000 ft. above sea level, high above the tree line with spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains. The Bonnie Belle Cabin comes furnished with everything one could want to use, or need while staying in a remote mountain cabin location. The BB cabin is very comfortable, amazingly quiet, and great for excellent R&R. Daily, deer would visit in the early evening to feed on the eastern knoll from the cabin, both bucks and does. The view of the Animas River Valley and San Juan Mountains are second to none from this prime location. I highly recommend this property to all adventure seekers, couples and families. I enjoyed the stay so much, I am already booking my next trip back to the Bonnie Belle now!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Durango Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Montanya Rum Distillery
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Durango and Silverton narrow Gauge Railroad
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
US 550
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Montanya Rum Distillery
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Silverton Mountain
Car: recommended

The Bonnie Belle Cabin sits at 12,000 feet above sea level in the Alpine Loop area north of Silverton, CO. We overlook the historic ghost town of Animas Forks, with 360 degree mountain views




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

Rates include up to 8 people, which is our max. capacity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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