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High Country Getaway!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,152 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 in cabin / additional 6 in the bunkhouse

Rarus Bed and Breakfast is located 3/4 of a mile east of the continental divide in San Isabel National Forest on private property. We offer the cabin / bunkhouse for rent from June 1st- October 31st. (We operate the bunkhouse only as a backcountry Bed & Breakfast from Dec 15- April 15th ) It is a 4 1/2 mile trek over snow from St Elmo to get here. Although we are remotely located there is easy access in the summer by 4WD. If you would like to get away from it all, this is the place for your ultimate mountain vacation. June 1st-October 31st there is no other guests other than your party and no innkeeper on site, unless circumstances lend it necessary.

Erica Norville
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Erica Norville

Swamp boy turned Mountain man

Erica Norville purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Erica Norville chose Nathrop

One of a kind property/views

What makes this cabin unique

No neighbors, quiet, off grid. Ride your ATV, UTV, dirt bike, or snowmobile right to the cabin. Then be the first to be out on the trail, without dealing with the inconveniences of trailering everyday on your vacation.


Nathrop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bunkhouse - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
    Upstairs bedroom & loft - 1 king , 1 baby crib , There is an oversized foldout sleeper chair in loft
    main level - 1 queen , We have an oversize fold out sleeper chair in the great room
  • In the summer season (6/1-10/31) we offer the cabin to one party only for $300 per night (2 persons) plus an extra $25 per night for each additional guest. We have a bunkhouse that can sleep up to 6 more additional guests for a total of 12 guests. In the winter season (12/15-4/15) the cabin is not available, however we offer a bed in the bunkhouse (communal style) for $60 per person per night. You may book the Bunkhouse private for $250 per night. Winter fare includes breakfast and evening meals are offered at an additional cost.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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High Country Getaway!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Back Country Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle. The three of us based here to ride atv's in the surrounding mountains. We also fished and hiked. This is an awesome cabin to stay in. One recommendation would be to bring an extra lantern/flashlight for the dining area. Our host, Lew, was super friendly and accommodating! Thanks Lew for allowing us to rent your cabin in paradise !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and secluded

  • 5 of 5

Great location. owner easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very secluded cabin right in the middle of some great trails for riding. An excellent place to ride and come back to for a relaxing evening. If your looking to be off the grid and relax this is the perfect place.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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An absolute must!

  • 5 of 5

With an amazing location, this cabin and bunkhouse are THE place to be if you are looking for a place to crash while on an ATV, snowmobile, mountain bike, hiking excursion. My friends and I stopped by once and have made it an annual trip. It's just that great!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful Christmas vacation.loved the cabin.definitely will stay again

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing wilderness experience...

  • 5 of 5

With Chalk Creek running a few feet away, tons of history, abandoned ghost towns, the Alpine Tunnel, and a gorgeous cabin, we were sure to have an incredible time. We are extremely grateful for the chance to stay in such a beautiful and truly wild place. Our host even helped with a run-down car battery and great tips for sights nearby that are off the beaten path. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Central Colorado Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Buena Vista / Salida
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
U S Hwy 285 / U S Hwy 24
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Car: recommended

We are located on private land in the middle of San Isabel National Forrest. Very private.. No neighbors. The county road that accesses the property allows ATV's so you don't need to trailer your ATV up the canyon everyday.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

There will be a $300 fully refundable excessive cleaning / damage deposit added to your quote. You need to leave the cabin / bunkhouse clean and take your garbage with you or you may be charged for cleaning and the funds deducted from your deposit. . There is no local lodging tax added to your fare. In the summer season (6/1-10/31) we offer the cabin at $300 per night (2 guests) plus $25 per person / per night for each additional guest. For parties of more than 6 you may also have use of the Bunkhouse. (sleeps 6) In the Winter Season (12/15-4/15) the cabin is not available, however we offer a bed in the "Bunkhouse" at $60 per person / per night (communal style) or you may rent the bunkhouse private for $250 per night. Winter fare includes Breakfast. Evening meals are available at an extra cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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