'Mountain Solitude in the High Rockies' is a brand-new mountain cabin awaiting your visit. Our home is on 5.5 acres wooded with aspens and pines. Our cabin is centrally located to just about 'everything' Colorado. The cabin is just 1 mile from Pike National Forest and 10,000+ acres awaiting your exploration.
Our home features custom woodworking, a gorgeous stone fireplace, granite counter tops, our elk 'Elbert', and a host of fabulous cabin decorations to make you feel just like you are at home.
You might want to relax on one of our 2 full- sized decks. Our top deck offers a hammock for reading just the perfect book or the best naps you can ever enjoy. Our bottom deck has a brand-new gas grill that awaits your best culinary skills. After creating an amazing dinner, you can enjoy it on our deck while watching the sun go down. If it is bird watching you enjoy, we have lots including our famous humming birds that will fly literally right up to you as they try to beat each other to one of the homes 3 feeders. Not to mention our resident bear that sometimes comes for a visit if someone forgets to latch the trash can.
We offer 2 full bedrooms. Our master suite offers a hand made king sized log bed and a full closet. You can even do some star gazing right from your bed! Our lower level bedroom offers two twin hand made log beds, a full closet and a dresser for all of your goodies. Both bedrooms have all of the linens you will need to stay in our cabin.
We have 2 full bathrooms. One on each level and they are extremely convenient as the shower is separate from the vanity so four people can get ready for you Colorado adventures at the same time! Our bathrooms are equipped with personal hair dryers, bath towels, travel shampoos/soaps and lotions. We even keep a mini first aide kit for all of those small boo boos.
Our custom kitchen awaits all that your senses can create. It is fully stocked with everything you will need to prepare any meal. My favorite is the crock pot! I LOVE to put a meal in this and know when we come home from a day of exploration, supper is done! We have a full stock of spices and condiments awaiting your creations. We have seating for 6 at our solid oak dining table.
Relax is the name of the game at our cabin. We have a CD player with a stash of relaxing music. We also have LOTS of games, books, and DVDs for you to enjoy during your stay. There are some coloring books and magazines as well.
You might choose to relax by watching a movie on our 48 inch TV with Blue ray player while a nice warm fire burns in our custom fire place. You can bring your movies from home or enjoy one of our over 35+ we have provided...all family friendly of course!
We offer many local trail guides books if you wish to hike, climb a 14er, take a Jeep trail or get off the beaten path. We also offer a great 'field' guide to identify everything from wildlife to rocks to plants you might find during your stay. I guess this is the 'teacher' in me wanting to share these resources!
Our home is not equipped with satellite TV, internet, or a land line phone. We believe it is important for everyone to relax, unwind, and unattached from the worldly electronic forces that control us. With this said, we are Sprint customers and receive signal on our phones. Our phone internet does work from the cabin. So, you are not completely free of these forces.
Our cabin can be 'base camp' for the perfect Colorado mountain get-a-way! We are happy to share awesome site seeing ideas, trail heads to climb a 14er, mountain passes to travel whether by auto or those that require a Jeep if you need any suggestions. If you enjoy snowmobiling or ATV riding, this is just the cabin for you. You are just 1 mile from some excellent trails and just a handful more miles from others. Mount Silverheels just up from Como offers some great climbs and can be reached via Boreas Pass in Como. This pass is open early in the summer and a little later in the fall than most passes. This pass can also be your 'short-cut' to Breckenridge!
If you are a hunter or fisherman...you have found just your spot. With 10,000+ acres of Pike National Forest directly behind our home you can't go wrong. We are also just miles from Tarryall Reservoir and Tarryall Creek which are both known for some great fishing. We also have a private lake ('Cabin Lake') (pond in Indiana terms) just 1 mile from our cabin you can toss a line in with our resident pass. All fishing and hunting activities require specific licenses as required by Colorado Game and Wildlife. Fairplay has a forest service office where these and ATV permits can be purchased just 27 miles from the cabin.
If you enjoy seeing wildlife...you are in the heart of 'wild' country at our cabin. Species you could see in Park County or by our cabin are: antelope, elk, bears, mountain lions, coyote, fox, prairie dogs, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, and lots of birds. The elk herd passes through each spring. You will easily see their "remains" if you walk our land.
This cabin can be enjoyed any season of the year; however, during winter months a 4 wheel vehicle might be required to reach the cabin. Even though we are on a county maintained gravel road, we are not always the first to get plowed out during a winter storm. When a home sits at 9,575 feet in elevation, it is going to snow there in the winter! From November-March it is recommended you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to reach the cabin.
If you can think of an outdoor activity, you will likely find it within minutes of our cabin. If you simply want to relax and find TRUE quiet....it is here at Mountain Solitude! You just don't find this Peace anywhere else on earth!
If your party is larger than 6, please discuss this with us. While we do NOT provide air mattresses, we are not opposed to the gentle use of them in some of the cabin's open areas so you can sleep more guests. Please call or email us to inquire about your specific needs. We are also more than happy to work with you personally. We allow guests that are looking to rent more than 2 weeks in advance the opportunity to mail us a separate damage deposit check so you out of pocket/up front costs are somewhat more manageable. We look forward to helping you have the BEST mountain vacation ever.