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Experience Elk In Our Off The Grid Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath With Killer Views And Privacy

This renovated cabin was on skids, and we have added a beautiful sunroom/living area with a walk out grade patio to complete the design. It has solar power, with a back up generator..and has a pull out couch, as well as twins in each bedroom, so sleeping capacity is 6. We have a wonderful weber grill, as well as a fire pit on the patio, outside dining and a nice covered front porch, for shade in the hot afternoons...also has a gazebo, on the top of the elk pen here on the Ranch. Nice place for a nap, or practice your morning or evening yoga!

Terry and Mary
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Terry and Mary

Terry Porter was born and raised here in New Castle and makes Porter Ranch his home and living. He raises Rocky Mountain Elk here, and is a custom Hay Rancher. Custom hay ARE our bread and butter, but we also have goats, horses, chickens for fresh eggs and raise 2 natural bred imported dogs, lakelands and pepper and salt giant shnauzers. come visit any time.

Terry and Mary purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Terry and Mary chose Northwest

This cabin is for those special someone's who really want to get away from it all. You are completely secluded, with all the luxuries of must be judicious with the power, and understand that there is a lot of responsibility with being in with the elk. BUT,,,,talk about a unique experience. You will love it.

What makes this cabin unique

Covered front porch, nice outside clawfoot tub for a sun shower, or a dog bath, private gazebo and complete solitude. Outside grill and fire pit, pull out couch and walk out grade Colorado red stone patio. Really nice and very very private.FREE WIFI NOW. It is slow. FYI.


New Castle Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , clawfoot tub outside, large shower inside
  • Has an instant bosch hot water heater. 100 people can shower, it is an awesome thing,but DO turn h2o to HOT first, to fire the heater on....
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , each room has 2 twins, and couch pulls out for 2
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , opposite end of cabin, nice cross breezes at night
  • Nice rooms at the end of the main cabin, cool and quiet both have windows and dressers and extra linens and pillows and nice twin beds.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is an awesome cabin to hike from or ski out of in the winter. Complete solitude, no chirps or beeps up here.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Experience Elk In Our Off The Grid Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Quiet, beautiful, and a great experience.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great long weekend getaway! Beautiful scenery, dogs ran and ran, campfire and quiet, and hot springs a short drive away. Mary and Terry were very friendly and make you feel welcome and stocked our fridge with some fresh eggs too! My wife and our two dogs enjoyed everything about the weekend and Mary even allowed us to stay an extra night on the house because nobody was there the night before. Could not ask for anything more for a weekend away from Denver. Great time!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins

How Life Should Be!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Porter Ranch! The Elk Cabin was everything we could have asked for and more. The owners went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Breathtaking views, and perfect for star gazing! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable cabin nestled in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast during our stay. Mary was very responsive and helped us out with all of our questions. The property is truly spectacular, seeing the elk roam around was breathtaking. There is amazing hiking, CC skiing, skinning (back country skiing) on the property. The Wifi barely works, so don't plan on doing any business while there, which honestly was kinda nice after coming to terms with being off the grid. Also, if the temperature rises enough, the driveway to the property gets very muddy and you will have to hike a couple hundred yards to the house, so plan accordingly. We would absolutely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place this is. We had a change in plans last min we called and Mary was super accommodating. For sure off the beaten path. The views are breathtaking. Me and my wife will hopefully for sure return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Charles, La.

Off the grid

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place! Great place to unwind, forget about work and experience Colorado.

If you want luxury, stay at the Hilton in Denver. If you want to sleep deeper than you ever have, breathe fresh mountain air and a view that only God can paint, this is the place.

Never thought you could gaze upon that many stars in the sky while listening to the coyotes howl.

Abundance of wildlife at your door step.

Great place to be with friends or do a little soul searching.

Mary, your ribs were awesome. Hope we can have them again next year or sooner.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As we began shucking the corn for the grill, we looked up to see that the Elk Herd had returned to join us for dinner!!...same as they had for breakfast early that morning. Fantastic.

Such graceful yet wild animal beauty grazing in the foreground of the stunning views of the valley beyond...this is what a vacation is all about.

I booked this cabin to celebrate my Mom's 80th birthday.

A getaway for her (and me!) when she visits Boulder from Chicago every year. Mary greeted me and my Mom with a birthday card, flowers and birthday cupcakes - how's that for above and beyond?!

These are just a few of the special moments created by Mary and her husband Terry, Proprietors of the Elk Pen cabin above New Castle, Co. They also have a cabin at the bottom of the valley.

I could not have picked a better place for me and my Mom to enjoy each other's company as we absorbed the silent nature all around us.

This cabin is perfect - stop looking - this is the one!!

Debra and Mary Louise

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Grand Junction, or EGE
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
New Castle
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Glenwood Springs
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak at Glenwood Springs
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 70
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
New Castle
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Our newest cabin is OFF the grid, and special people will enjoy the quiet and solitude up inside our elk pen. We are minutes from the 'funnest town in U.S.A.' Glenwood Springs, and just as close,to Rifle, with world renowned rock climbing and reservoirs! Come visit us and bring your will not want to leave. WE DO NOT DO LATE CHECK INS ON THIS CABIN! ARRIVAL MUST BE DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS, PLEASE MAKE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS WITH US IF WE NEED TO GET YOU IN. SOMETIMES WE CAN NOT DO IT.


Rates & Availability

New Castle Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

check in is at 2 p.m.check out is at 10a.m. WE ALLOW NO NIGHT CHECK INS..MUST BE DAYLIGHT HOURS, unless you preapprove the time with us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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