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Private Colorado Hotspring Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with majestic views of Mt. Antero right outside your door.

The house is a three bedroom, two bath home, tastefully refurbished with many modern conveniences and new furniture. We can comfortably accommodate 8 people.

The house has two separate living areas. The living room is a relaxing, sunny room with fantastic views (it has two comfortable couches). The family room, as we call it, is larger and is perfect for visiting, games, movies, and reading magazines (which are provided). It offers a large sectional sofa (with a pullout bed that sleeps two), a cabinet with games and DVDs. This room has large windows so you can enjoy the fantastic views! There are 3 big screen TVs with DIRECTV throughout the house - lots of movies and NFL ticket so you won't miss your favorite game.

We have high speed internet with Wi-Fi. We also have a phone for your convenience with free local calls, and you can use a calling card for long distance.

The two upstairs bedrooms each have a queen bed and the downstairs room a queen bed with two futons.

The kitchen is well stocked with everything you might find in your home. This includes a full-size refrigerator and stove/oven, large microwave, dishwasher, blender, toaster, coffee maker, cookware and cooking utensils, as well as place settings. We also provide coffee, tea, and spices.

The dining room has a large table with a nice spacious open great room feel. When the table is extended using the built-in leaves, it comfortably seats 8 people. The home also offers two decks with table and chairs so you can enjoy dining outdoors.

Sooth your body and soul! The house features a hand-built soaking pool. The pool has a 130+ degree water source. Our new, specially engineered valve system enables you to get the water temperature you desire. Our unique location between two long faults allows water to penetrate deep into the Earth’s crust and return mineral rich hot water to the surface. This natural hot spring water is crystal clear, with no odor and no chemical.

More Details

Tracie Cardwell Owner
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Tracie Cardwell Owner

Tommy Ray Cardwell was born in Austin, Texas, Tracie Cardwell was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico and Craig Cardwell was born in Houston where we both reside as practicing Christians where we are heavily involved in our church. We are happily married, have 4 wonderful children and model our lives around god family values, education and caring for one another.

Tracie Cardwell Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why Tracie Cardwell Owner chose Nathrop

We decided to purchase the property because of its location. It rest’s at the bottom of Mt. Antero where in 1952 Grady Cardwell cut the main road to the peaks of Antero and claimed the south knob of the famed Bluestar load claims as seen on the Prospector series on the weather channel. Yearly we prospect and mine for aquamarines and have done so for the last 60 years. Purchasing this property allows us to headquarter for the months we operate.

What makes this house unique

The views from the front deck offer a unique view for any special moment or just relaxing to sooth your soul. The relaxing soaks in the private hot springs hot tub offer the most on this property. The mineral rich water and super-heated minerals have a healing property that date back to the Indians where once a year they would come to the region and soak in the natural hot pools at the base of the mountain to rejuvenate there body, mind and soul.


Nathrop House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private Colorado Hotspring Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

No worries ,relaxing and reconnecting

  • 4 of 5

Nice cabin! Trouble preheating and understanding the oven buttons. Beds are comfy. Soaking in natural hot springs Awesome. Would do it again

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! Such a lovely home in an even more beutaiful spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations!!!! Hope we get to come back sometime. The Beaches from Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great size, springs in back was great! Plenty of sleeping space. Walking distance to Mt Princeton

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for our moms getaway weekend, relaxing, close to the springs and Buena Vista, amazing views!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, tranquil hot spring

  • 4 of 5

A perfect location nestled close to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs with great mountain views and a private hot spring soaking pool. We had a lovely time here last weekend and would definitely come back with a smaller group. The common area of the kitchen/dining room/living room was great for games, conversations, cooking, etc. But I would not recommend this house for a group of ten adults because of the sleeping arrangements. This house sleeps 6 adults comfortably in proper double beds. We called the pull out sofa beds (which add four additional sleeping arrangements) the "torture chamber." The pull out beds sloped downward, the matresses were as thin as a sheet, and the bars that supported the bed were horrible. Again, a great rustic, cabin-like home with all the out door perks a group could want, a well stocked kitchen, and wonderful dining room table that seats a large group, but the beds/mattresses need a serious upgrade or a reconsideration of how many grown-ups the house really accommodates at bed time. Also, more towels would be good. If you want a great vacation house for 6 adults with access to river rafting, hot spring soaking, hiking, and visiting the ghost town of St. Elmo, this is a wonderful choice. Make upgrades to the beds and then it would be a welcome place for groups of 8-10. Tracie was cordial and easy to work with. I hope this post helps everyone involved. Thank you to the owners for sharing this perfect location and fun house with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden "Gem"...

  • 5 of 5

We were guests at the house for a week and could not have asked for a better location and rental experience. The house is amazing...the set-up is unique, in that there are 2 separate family areas, both with nice flat-screens and views views views!!! We were there mid-March and had the joy of experiencing snow every evening. Waking up at that house with snow everywhere was amazing. There were so many moments where you catch yourself just staring up at the beauty of Mount Antero and actually seeing the snow blowing on the peak. You've also got direct access to the Chalk Cliffs, which stand right outside the doors to greet you. Deer Deer and more Deer...we saw mule deer every day as we drove around the area and explored and also were greeted by them in the mornings at the house and early evenings, while soaking in the private (grotto-like) hot springs. Amazing is all you can say. We loved the hot springs. By the way, you'll never run out of hot water in this house...was so great!!!

The house was well equipped with all you needed for everyday living. We found a great store in Buena Vista for groceries that even took our Krogers's card from Texas!!! We cooked meals in the house every morning and night and never felt as if we were without. The wi/fi service worked flawless and allowed us to continue running our graphic design business, while away. We didn't watch much TV but they seemed to have every channel possible, so for those who need some TV time, you are set here!!!

We really encourage you to get to know this little mountain community. It's beautiful. We've traveled all over Colorado and stayed in many great places but we've concluded that this area is the best...there is something mysterious about this area that just draws you in. We didn't want to leave--ever. We liked it so much, we're already looking for a return visit soon. Working with the owner is a seamless and flawless experience. She is available to you throughout your stay and has left all kinds of "answers to your questions" out at the house. They are great people to work with and we hope we get to share in their beautiful community and home again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mt. Princeton Resort
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mt. Princeton Resort
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Monarch Pass
Car: necessary

The area is known for Lots of wonderful sight seeing, hiking, mountain biking, ATV tours, Gem hunting on Mt. Antero, fishing, hot springs/ spa, swimming, river rafting, rock climbing, feeding chipmunks in St. Elmo's ghost town just to name a few.

The owners of this vacation property also own, the famed Mt. Antero Aquamarine Gem fields as seen on the Weather Channel Series Prospectors. We specialize in summer mineral tours at the worlds highest mining site in North America at 13,800 feet. The mountain was made famous by the world class Aquamarine Gem Specimens found only in this remote location of north America, which is also the state Gemstone of Colorado.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $120
Tax Rate 7.0%

$20 per night for each additional person
(There is a $100 cleaning fee for parties of 6 or more)
Please clean the kitchen before checking out. We may deduct a kitchen-cleaning fee of $25.00 from your deposit if applicable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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