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High Country Getaway!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,152 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Erica Norville

Swamp boy turned Mountain man

Erica Norville purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Erica Norville chose South Central

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 ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

High Country Getaway!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

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: Feb 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: Dec 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: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was beautiful with nothing but scenic views!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is the perfect getaway from it all! It was everything we were looking for plus more we will definitely be returning for our next vacation! The owners are very nice and accommodating

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic luxury cabin in secluded, idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lew was a wealth of information about the area and the off-the grid building of the beautiful cabin. They had everything needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay for two adults and three elementary-aged children. The area was so serene and beautiful. The loudest thing around was the creek right next to the cabin. We enjoyed exploring the many trails in the area, St. Elmo's (which was about 10 minutes away), and heading in Buena Vista for the afternoon. Property was clean and very well maintained. The driveway is no joke! You definitely need a 4 wheel drive vehicle. A wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The log cabin you long for

  • 5 of 5

We cannot express enough how beautiful this log cabin home is. It had everything we were looking for. It was the perfect escape to spend our 10 year anniversary. The amazing mountain views are present the entire drive there, continue down to the cabin and even more so if you adventure out on a hike. The sound of the mountain creek is echoed throughout the cabin where the rustic feel makes you very comfortable and right at home. We are very thankful we came in our 4Runner as 4WD is really the only way to get to the cabin. We only wished we could have stayed longer because we enjoyed it so much and hope to do it again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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

Nathrop Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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