This well constructed log home is off grid, but features a fully equipped kitchen with propane appliances, a full bath with a shower/tub combination, and propane lights throughout. Electricity is available if needed using solar energy and a propane generator. The living area features a wood stove, dining area for 6 and big cushioned benches with great views, along with a couple of recliners to relax in front of the fire. There is a big porch with endless views, equipped with an outdoor table, rocking chairs and Adirondack chairs for relaxing. A deck next to the porch has a bench and is a great place for outdoor grilling. The Master Bedroom has a King Bed; the second bedroom has two twins, and the living room area has cushioned long benches that can accommodate additional sleepers if needed. There is no TV or WiFi in the home, but the cell signal is very good, so portable hot spots are fine. (Hot spots are also readily available in town at various locations). The house sits on 60 acres, surrounded by National Forest, within a couple of miles of the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area. Four Mile Creek runs through the narrow valley just below the cabin. With no other homes anywhere in sight, you have wonderful views of the Collegiate Peaks to the west, Buffalo Peaks to the north, and the Sangre de Cristo mountains to the south. A few miles down the road towards town, the Four Mile area offers miles and miles of jeep roads and some singletrack. There are hiking and mountain biking opportunities right out the door of the cabin. Wildlife sightings are frequent. In spite of the wonderful feeling of isolation, the town of Buena Vista is only about 15 to 20 minutes away -- with restaurants, bars, and other services. Buena Vista is well know for its whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Arkansas river, as well as for endless hiking and mountain biking trails in the Collegiate Peaks area to the west of town.
- Cabin1081 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 Br, 1 Bath Off Grid Log Home On 60 Acres, Surrounded By National Forest
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 15, 2018
About Debbie Farrell
I have lived in the Buena Vista area for about 14 years, having moved here from big cities on the East Coast to enjoy the wonderful mountains. I love to travel, but every time I come back to this valley, I am more convinced that there is no better place to live. It is absolutely beautiful here, with the '14ers' of the Collegiate Peaks towering over the 8,000 foot valley, snow-capped for a lot of the year. We enjoy tons of sunshine with Colorado blue skies. Since I love all the things you can do in mountains (trail running, hiking, skiing, showshoeing, biking), this area really has it all for me.
Debbie Farrell purchased this Cabin in 2011
Why Debbie Farrell chose Buena Vista
While I have a lovely home on the west side of the valley (with great mountain views), I fell in love with this property when I happened upon it on a trail run one day. The views are so expansive and the feeling of having it all to yourself so strong, that I still feel like I exhale the minute I step out onto the porch. One day I'd like to build on the property, but in the meantime, I thought I would offer others that special feeling that I get every time I spend time at the cabin.
What makes this Cabin unique
I don't even know how to convey how special this property is. A couple of times, I've had barbecues during the day at the cabin for my friends from the area. I find that people stay until the sun goes down because they don't want to leave the porch. (The photo above was a recent birthday party up there.) It's also a great feeling to just stroll out of the cabin down to the creek or across the road up to the (local secret) mountain bike trail along the ridge line.
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Exceeded all or any expectations!
This cabin was so amazing, hard to find words to describe it. The 360 degree views never get old, mountains all around. To experience the solitude of this off the grid cabin was a once in a lifetime rental, NO ONE else is near or within view of the cabin. Truly, we could not have asked for more. Every morning with coffee on the deck was breathtaking, and one day we experienced one of the most spectacular sunsets we have ever seen. And to have our dogs with us made it that much more special. They loved the new environment and good sleep was had by all every night. We had local hummingbirds that came so we made food and used feeder provided, all day entertainment. Hiking in Buffalo peak Wilderness Area was so beautiful, if you rent you must take some of these trials, they are only 2 miles away. Buena Vista was a great town, and we so enjoyed the Arkansas River in town and biking trails in area. The week was so special, thank you so much for this opportunity to rent such a special place. To spend time in a log cabin just feels so different than a regular structure, it is such a comfort. Owner has paid attention to detail, that is so obvious and appreciated, we lacked for nothing. We will remember this little spot forever, we can’t stop smiling. Thank you from us all! If you have a chance to rent this jewel, do not hesitate!
Majestic scenery and total privacy
The views were stunning. I could’ve simply sat on the deck soaking it all in the entire time we were were there. The owner is fantastic. We had a little issue with the generator, and she promptly drove up and took care of it for us, and then offered some nice hiking advice for us, to boot! It’s a beautiful place, and I would certainly love to return!
Father / Son Trip
We were looking for a remote location for a father / son trip for two dads and two boys. We definitely found it. Fabulous location! Not a home in sight. Views were awesome.
The boys explored outdoors and had a great time.
The cabin itself met our needs perfectly. The propane lighting is about as simple as flipping on a light switch.
We would definitely go back!
Best Cabin we have ever stayed in
This cabin Wowed us !!! Incredibly beautiful, very clean and comfortable, and the scenery is like none other!!! The hiking recommendations in the cabin helped us tremendously! My highlight was the Lake Ann or Louanne trail!!! Incredible!!!! Thank You very much for sharing your slice of heaven!!!
Mary and Peter
Great Cabin Awesome View
It was love at first sight as soon as we walked into this beautiful cabin. Comfortable and cozy with an awesome view of the mountains and valley surrounding Buena Vista Colorado. This was the best vacation spot, away from the noise and hassle of city life. We loved the fact that we were off the grid, without a television, but had all the necessity's to relax and enjoy the awesome sights around us. Also the cell phone reception was excellent providing us great hot spot for an internet connection. If you want a great get away this is the place, we loved it!
This was a great cabin to stay in and unwind. Loved the views they were spectacular. We would stay again.
The cabin is located 7 miles from Buena Vista, with unbelievable views of the Collegiate Peaks and Buffalo Peaks areas. Hiking, Mountain Biking, ATVing, Fly Fishing, and Hunting opportunities abound in this area. The Cabin is less than 2 miles from the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness area. On 60 acres, surrounded by National Forest, there are no other houses in sight of the cabin, but you are still only about 15 minutes to the town of Buena Vista, with restaurants, bars, a good grocery store, liquor stores and other services. From the high promontory, you will see mountains in all directions and lots of wildlife.