About the property
- Cabin1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms; 2 Full Bathrooms; Sleeps 6.
The towering trees that stand sentinel over the grassy meadow can tell the story of the Chalk Creek stagecoach stopping to water the weary horses in the Wilsey ditch while the tenacious riders are talking of how nice it would be to have a comfortable cabin just on the edge of this meadow where you could watch the bighorn sheep traverse down the mountain to graze.
Fast forward to 2016. That same stagecoach road is now a driveway. The same ditch runs through the property. The same grassy meadow is still the salad bowl for bighorn sheep and other wildlife. But now there is the rider's dream cabin, BigHorn On The Wilsey. A 1300 SF custom-built immaculate 3 BR, 2 BA home. Soothing designer colors on the walls bring the outside in. Go to any window and it becomes a frame for the beauty of nature ~ tall pine trees, quaking aspen, willows, and outstanding 14er mountain views. The shady front porch is the place to relax on a hot summer day. A leisurely walk down the drive yields a view of the Wilsey ditch and grassy meadows. A variety of wildlife drink from the ditch. The bighorn sheep viewing meadow is adjacent to the property. While the rest of us park our vehicles and hope to see the bighorn sheep in the few moments we are there, you have a front row seat to the mountain they climb in order to reach the meadow. The cabin and its 2 acres are surround on 3 sides by USFS/State land. No neighbors in sight. No roads in sight. No noise. Clear starry skies. 100% nature. This is Colorado perfect.
Occupancy: Six (6); One King bed, One Queen bed, One Twin bed with Twin Trundle in open loft; 2 Full Bathrooms with Bathtub/Shower Combo (One upper, One main); luxurious designer bedding and linens; designer wares fully stocked in kitchen; Free WiFi; Land-line telephone with Free Local calls; HDTV flat screen TV with Sony DVD/CD player and Bose speakers; Designer propane stove in Great Room; Washer and Dryer; Ample closets/storage; outdoor grill; in-ground fire pit; horseshoe pit.
BigHorn On The Wilsey is your private (and convenient) base for mass exploration; world-renowned white-water rafting or fishing on the Arkansas River, soaking in Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, wildlife viewing on the property, star-gazing the night sky, walking trails (CDOT and Colorado Trail), hiking 14ers, touring ghost towns (St. Elmo, Hancock, Tincup) and other historic sites, taking your Jeep up the 4x4 trails (complete maps inside cabin), gem and mineral collecting on Mt. Antero and Ruby Mountain, fishing nearby lakes, snowshoeing, downhill skiing at Monarch, Nordic skiing, sledding, composing your memoir, reconnecting with loved ones, quiet reflection, and absolute relaxation.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Jean Phelps
Originally from the Midwest, my husband and I moved to Colorado because of our love of the mountains. We have a young son now and especially would like to instill in him the importance of nature; ultimately, we try to spend as much time outdoors as possible.
Jean Phelps purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Jean Phelps chose Nathrop
We enjoy white-water rafting, jeep and ATV trails, soaking in natural hot springs, hiking 14ers, exploring historical areas, gem collecting, wildlife viewing, and the absolute peace of nature. BigHorn On The Wilsey is the perfect home base to appreciate all of the aforementioned activities.
What makes this Cabin unique
BigHorn On The Wilsey is unlike any other property in the area. The cabin is surrounded by USFS/State Land on three sides, no roads or other structures/homes in sight, has direct access to walking and hiking trails, and views of unobstructed mountains and wildlife from any window. The waterfalls can be heard from the cabin, and at night, all the stars shine with zero light noise and a feeling of being out in the middle of the wilderness although the cabin is only a few miles from the closest convenience.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved This Little Cabin
We really enjoyed staying at your cabin. The scenery was fantastic. The cabin was in good condition, as well.
Thanks for the experience!
Carrie Joyce Parr
Perfect spot. Everything just magical! Views, wildlife, luxury.
Nice Stay, But Would Not Stay Again
Cabin was clean. Amenities were nice. Checking in and out was seamless. Owner was quick to respond to email but not overly accommodating or friendly. Biggest thing: the cabin's cleaning fee is a price gouge. If the owner wants to make more money they just need to raise the rental fee. 2 of us stayed 2 nights, didn't disturb the 2nd bedroom or bed, or the extra day bed at all. We cleaned up after ourselves as instructed (and beyond) and left the place only needing a light vacuuming and light go-over. I suppose a family of 4 staying 4 nights gets the same cleaning fee? That's not a fair application and I would recommend the owner revise this policy. Maybe a per night, per person fee? Maybe a cleaning deposit that can be adjusted accordingly at the end based on how clean/dirty the place is left. Owner just might attract more business if policies appear more reasonable.
Also the refundable deposit is way to high for the caliber of the place. We got it all back but comparatively with other similar cabins in CO, this one is extremely high.
Lovely slice of heaven
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was peaceful and extremely quiet. The beds are very comfortable. Each time we drove down the road we saw many, many deer! There were a few minor issues when we first arrived which were fixed quickly by an amazing couple who oversee the maintenance. All in all it was a terrific place for a restful vacation.
Remote, but close, beautiful and quiet.
For starters, the view from the back of the house is worth the rental. Add to that the view can be had from a hot tub and it's hard to pass up. Add to that the complete silence you experience when outside and you have officially gotten "away from it all".
We enjoyed fires in the pit, hot tub nights staring at the stars, the hot springs just down the road was a hit with the family, deer grazing, surrounded by mountains, short drive to Buena Vista. We hiked Poplar Gulch just 12 miles out and saw some beautiful sights. And skied a day in Monarch (about 30 min). The house is remote but close to what you would want to do. Perfect combo.
The house was clean and cozy. We made dinners there and it is well stocked, even a variety of spices! Beds are very comfy, bathrooms were a great size and the living space was cozy yet adequate. We loved our time at the house as much as hiking and skiing.
Jean is super responsive and very kind. A pleasure to deal with...I highly recommend this home.
You will not regret your stay.
Such a cute place! Beautiful views!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Book 7 nights, receive 50% off 7th night. Receipt of completed Vacation Rental Agreement required prior to arrival. No Smoking of any kind. No Pets. Discount for Monthly and Extended Stays.