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Private. Quiet. Stream. Views. New Hot Tub 3/17. National Forest borders 3 sides

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Jean Phelps 7
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Jean Phelps 7

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 7 purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Jean Phelps 7 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.


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Collegiate Peaks Golf Course, Buena Vista
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
Highway 285
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Monarch Mountain
Car: necessary


Nathrop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Upon entering, please remove shoes at front door.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Removable shower head and spa products
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Removable shower head and spa products
  • Each full bathroom has ample counter/storage space for personal items. Each bathroom provides spa products (facial soap, body soap, shampoo/conditioner, body lotion) with a portion of proceeds going to help the bee population.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Master Bedroom #1
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs Master Bedroom #2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs open loft bedroom with Twin daybed and Twin trundle
  • Each bedroom contains: ample storage/level space on/in antique dressers within closets; designer room-darkening Roman shades and mini blinds for light direction; all new mattresses, all new designer bedding with alternative down comforters, duvets, quilts, plush polar fleece blankets, alternative down pillows, and high thread count sheets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Private. Quiet. Stream. Views. New Hot Tub 3/17. National Forest borders 3 sides
average rating of 4.8923078 based on 65 reviews

Amazing Cozy Cabin. Unbelievable Views.

  • 5 of 5

We will always remember this beautiful piece of heaven. The views are magical and breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to hang out with hot tub, fire pit, and abundant mountain vistas.

  • 5 of 5

Nice space!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

I'm hesitant to say how much I enjoyed our stay here b/c I want to keep this little secret to myself! We sat in the hot tub and watched shooting stars and in the morning the moon setting with deer roaming. The cabin was clean and comfortable and we will definitely be back to enjoy a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous vacation 9/9/17 through 9/16/17

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Big Horn cabin. The cabin was very well equipped and very comfortable. We loved the hot tub and the beautiful night sky full of stars that we normally do not get to see. We did not get to see big horn sheep or elk on the property, but we did see many mule deer..very cool! Loved the location and the quiet associated with the property and we saw beautiful sunrises that lit up the mountains behind the cabin every morning. Thank you Jean for the wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage and property

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying 3 nights in this lovely little cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it. The house provided everything we needed to prepare meals and most importantly, relax! We hiked during the day and in the evening we sat in the hot tub and watched the wildlife walk around the property. There is a little stream on property and we watched the mule deer drink from the stream and saw a few bucks rubbing the velvet off on the trees. The property is beautiful, very private and the cottage is decorated very nice. The sun setting between the two mountains is absolutely stunning. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mountain escape!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, three boys, and I had a WONDERFUL stay at this great mountain home. The home was beautiful, cozy, and very clean! The property and surrounding national forest were perfect and great for three young ones to explore. We enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit each evening while taking in the gorgeous views up the canyon. The location of the home off the highway and at the end of the road provide a ton of privacy and allow an actual escape from real life. I highly recommend a stay at this cabin!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 7.3%

~Book 7 nights, receive 50% off 7th night
~Completed Vacation Rental Agreement received prior to arrival
~Arrival Time: Any time after 4 PM ~Departure Time: Any time up until 11 AM
~No Smoking
~No Pets
~Discount for Monthly and Extended Stays

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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