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Extraordinary Handcrafted Log Home At Base Of Collegiate Peaks

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4+ Bedroom / 3 bathroom, sleeps 8 - 12 with mountain views

The Inn Between is an exceptional custom built log home on 5 private acres surrounded by the Collegiate Peaks; just a few minutes from the town of Buena Vista in the nationally renowned Arkansas River Valley of Colorado.

As you enter the cabin you are greeted with the views of Mt. Princeton through the floor to ceiling windows. Massive logs support the towering two-story living area. The main floor is roomy with a well equipped kitchen, dining room, great room, two bedrooms and bathroom. The second floor master suite has its own deck, shower, and a deep soaking tub with great window views. The ground floor is all new in 2015 and has an extra family room, bedroom and bathroom. The upstairs loft has two double futons, and a full size washer and dryer.

All rooms have incredible views and furnishings are high quality western living styles. The deck provides a gathering area after a long day of hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, or climbing 14,000 foot mountains. The great room has a 55” smart TV and the family room has a 65" smart TV. There is Dish TV with DVR, blue ray, and Xbox. Wifi internet is provided.

In the spring of 2015 the ground floor addition was finished. This space adds a full bath with walk-in shower, theater room with 7.2 surround system, and 4th bedroom with one queen bed and a twin bunk bed. The ground floor comes with heated floors, 9 foot ceilings, and numerous windows looking south to Mount Princeton and the foothills of Mt. Yale.

The Inn Between sits on 5 acres at the base of Mount Yale. This unique location is close to town, yet in a secluded setting. At night, from the comfort of your own hot tub, the Milky Way stretches across the heavens, and if you are lucky, there will be shooting stars “raining fire in the sky”. The property has numerous Pinion and Ponderosa pine trees. Mule Deer and Elk may wander thru during your visit.

Buena Vista is the center of Arkansas River activities in the valley but also offers hours of entertainment and local interest. Shopping, dining, golf, river walks, and an engineered kayak park will keep you entertained. Try your luck at the River Park Frisbee golf course and technical climbing rocks. Adjacent to the cabin is the entrance to the Cottonwood Pass road, while the Colorado Trail passes within a mile of home.

Visitors can enjoy short drives to historic Leadville to the north and 'artsy' Salida to the south. Summer activities include hiking & biking the fourteeners, high alpine meadows and cascading rivers, whitewater rafting, fishing in the Arkansas or in the high mountain lakes with plenty of spaces to explore. During summer months, the town of Aspen makes a wonderful day trip where the trip itself over Independence Pass is part of the attraction. Winter visitors bring your snowshoes, skis, and sleds for the kids! Ski areas such as Monarch and Ski Cooper are less than 1 hour away, and Breckenridge, Vail and Summit County are about 1.5 hours away. Salida offers live theater at the Steamplant and lots of unique art galleries.

It is hard to beat this wonderful place to get away and enjoy the peace of the mountains and gaze at the stars after a great day outdoors. Sit on the deck and read in the sun, or soothe your muscles in the hot tub at the end of an adventurous day.

Buena Vista is truly a great place to visit at the base of the Collegiate Peaks Range whether it is summer or winter or Inn Between!

More Details

Maureen Parsons
Member since: 2014
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:
December 16, 2017

About Maureen Parsons

We are a family that has loved Colorado and the outdoors for 30 years. The picture is of us having some fun on the Midland Trail above Buena Vista - being with the ones we love in Colorado, great hike, great views, well worth the sweat. Enjoyed many years traveling the west; finally settled on Buena Vista Colorado as the perfect place for us. Buena Vista offers it all, great location, marvelous local folks, all variety of activities.

Maureen Parsons purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Maureen Parsons chose Buena Vista

This property is perfectly situated: Private, but not remote. You can see the stars without light pollution, yet is a short drive to town. The locals in this area are amazingly friendly and helpful. Never passed a person without them saying hello.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is built to very high standards. in-floor heating, high end fixtures and windows. The water is amazingly good to drink - nothing like filtered mountain water from Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. The hot tub is great, the architecture is wonderful to admire. Not obvious is the quiet that these thick logs bring when you finally turn in at night. The original owner designed and built this home with attention to views from every window.


Buena Vista Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No outdoor fires or fireworks. No hunting, no shooting guns or pellet guns.
  • No use of the hot tub by people that have a health risk, such as pregnant, or taking certain medications, intoxicated, sick, or small children.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Shower has two shower heads. Tub is deep soaking.
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms have soap and body wash provided. No shampoo is provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Bedroom 2, 3 and 4 are closed door rooms. The master bedroom and master shower have privacy, but no door separating them from the loft and cabin.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Please contact us if you have questions - we can often find the answers if we don't know right off.


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  • 5 of 5

First off Frank and Maureen are incredible answered every question went above and beyond providing all information you might need for your trip for all the surrounding areas and refunded our deposit the day after we left.The house was absolutely incredible,the views incredible,the wildlife incredible, the new room in the basement was incredible big tv x box full bath queen and bunk beds, basically what I'm saying here is don't look any further just pick your dates and go vacation in buena vista at the INN BETWEEN you won't be disappointed thanks for a memorable vacation and will be definitely coming back jeff and monica

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean , well stocked

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. Well maintained. Great for families !

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This was the most beautiful home. The view was amazing. The owner Maureen provided all the information that we needed and answered all of our questions. She even meet us at the house when we arrived. The house had all the accommodation that we needed. I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Buena Vista Luxury at its finest

  • 5 of 5

Maureen was a delight and allowed us an early check in to accommodate a work call. The first thought walking into the location was just amazement. The log work in the home is an experience in its self. We had ten adults comfortably situated for an entire weekend, a short drive from beautiful downtown Buena Vista and hiking trails. It was an escape from busy Denver for a mini break and worth every bit of it.

The kitchen is large and well situated. No one complained about the WiFi, which in a group with two software engineers was pretty amazing. High ceilings, ample different seating areas and delicated game room allowed people to section off into whichever mood suited them best.

I would highly recommend this for a city weary friend or family group looking to just relax and enjoy the Rockies in all of their grandeur.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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The views!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend with beautiful sunrises and moonrise’s.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great house with great owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here! The owners are fantastic - very responsive and polite. The house is stunning, comfortable, and in a perfect location. Everything from the movie collection, to the shuffleboard, and hot tub were all great. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
149 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
3.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

processing $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $200
Tax Rate 7.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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