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Private w/14er Views. Stream. Designer Hot Tub. 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
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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.


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 w/14er Views. Stream. Designer Hot Tub. National Forest borders 3 sides.
average rating of 4.9014087 based on 71 reviews

Remote, but close, beautiful and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a cute place! Beautiful views!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, would love to live there. Great views to the west.

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed the cabin. Very clean, modern inside, and cozy. It has everything one needs. The baseboard heaters are terrific. The entire area on CR 162 is beautiful and clean. We will visit again. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

An amazing retreat into nature.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

This is a very special place that we look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank this guest who returned to visit us again this year. Look forward to hosting him and his family many more years to come.
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Amazing Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I loved our stay at this amazing cabin in the mountains for our anniversary. Everything was perfect. It is secluded with plenty of privacy. There are views from every window. The hot tub was absolutely ideal for mornings and nights. It was so peaceful to sit in every morning and listen to the quiet as well as see the stars at night. I've had a lake cabin my whole life and never have seen stars like we did here. Everything was in working order during our stay. The cabin is beautiful and has everything you could need. The hot tub was hot and ready when we got there. The kitchen was well stocked and you have all the modern conveniences you need. Wifi worked great for us. It is located close to so many things in the area, such as the hot springs, hikes, Buena Vista, and literally next to the wildlife viewing area. Entirely planning to come back for a girls weekend to unplug and enjoy the heart of Colorado sometime.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely thank this guest for her detailed review and look forward to her return with friends.
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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


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.
Receipt of completed Vacation Rental Agreement required prior to arrival.
No Smoking of any kind.
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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