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High Country Retreat for Families, Friends and Beyond

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:0.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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!


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Lower Bunk Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    Sleeps 4 and has 4 large windows...moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    The Master Bedroom has a private deck on the second story ...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Outhouse: toilet


  • An outhouse is used as our toilet and a solar 'camp' shower can be used for showering outside....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • Games:

    Cards, dice and several games including the popular 'Cards Against Humanity'....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Receiver with AUX cord for iPod or Mp3 players....moreless


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


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning mountain views in 360 degrees from the Bonnie Belle Cabin which sits at 12,000 feet above sea level...moreless

  • Rural:

    We are located in the backcountry, 15 miles north of Silverton, Colorado....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    A dining room table can seat six with the addition of two seats at a 'Breakfast Bar'. Also there is a picnic table outside that seats 6-8 and a coffee table area that can seat 6-8 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Heating:

    wood stove is used for heat...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    A fitted sheet, pillow and pillow case are provided. Although there are several sleeping bags and blankets, it is your responsibility to bring your own bedding or sleeping bag....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    very limited supply. If you plan to use the solar shower, we recommend you bring your own towels....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    multiple coffe makers, including 30 pot electric percolator and electric drip....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    many cast iron skillets, as well as large stock pots, medium sauce pans, wooden cooking utensils, spatulas, knives, cheese graters, etc....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave:

    small microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    small propane oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    paper towels, soap, hand sanitizer, bleach, sponges, trash bags, rags, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Small refrigerator with freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner propane stove top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    One large ground level deck and one private (access through Master Bedroom) upper balcony deck....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    10 acres of private land with miles of surrounding National Forest land....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    4 Burner BBQ Grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Backcountry skiing/snowboarding available in the winter with Helicopter skiing/snowboarding available through Silverton Mountain (17 miles away)....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,000 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Taxes Not included


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

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Durango Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Montanya Rum Distillery
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Durango and Silverton narrow Gauge Railroad
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 550
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Montanya Rum Distillery
17 Miles
Nearest Ski
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Silverton, CO, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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VRBO #483216

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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