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Extraordinary Handcrafted Log Home At Base Of Collegiate Peaks

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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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!

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Maureen Parsons
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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 South Central

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.


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Extraordinary Handcrafted Log Home At Base Of Collegiate Peaks
average rating of 4.909091 based on 44 reviews
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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: Mar 2015
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Beautiful house and beautiful land

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing, and perfectly accommodated our large group. Owners were wonderful people, and made sure to see if we had everything we needed. We will definitely be coming back here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Property was Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Definitely recommend this property. It was extremely comfortable and fully stocked with all the items you would need. Not much in the town of Buena Vista but Salida is close by ( 30 minutes) for shopping, lunch, movies. Definitely recommend the snowmobiling @ Monarch Rentals as well as dog sled riding. We really enjoyed the home. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

What a breathtaking view this cabin has! We absolutely loved it! Our family especially enjoyed the game room with shuffleboard and foosball! Waking up to the view outside your bedroom window was gorgeous! We highly recommend this to anyone looking for beautiful cabin.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Great property with all of the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Great views all around and close to town. All of the instructions from how to get to the property to how to operate the home theater were crystal clear. We'd definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Spacious and Comfortable Cabin in a Gorgeous Setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Buena Vista at the Inn Between! We cooked in the kitchen nearly every day, and the cupboards were well stocked with every pot, pan, utensil, spice, and appliance we needed. The cabin was easy to find, and there was plentiful parking for everyone's vehicles. The deck was large enough that we never felt crowded, and the hot tub was the perfect spot for watching the meteor shower above! The bed in the master suite was quite comfortable, and the other guests mentioned that the secondary bedroom mattresses were firm but adequate. We made a short trip to Salida to pick up steaks and bacon from the Scanga Meat Company the day after we arrived - well worth the trip. We also found the nearby Evergreen Cafe to be a lovely spot for breakfast and brunch. Though we made day trips to larger attractions like the Great Sand Dunes National Park, we also found Cottonwood Lake/Pass to be gorgeous (and nearly abandoned) in late October. For a visit to the Buena Vista area, the Inn Between makes for a comfortable and convenient base of operation. Thank you, Maureen!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
149 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
3.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Buena Vista Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Winter
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
2017 Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
2017 Summer
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Buena Vista Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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