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A central Colorado location with easy access to many outdoor activities.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2000 square foot mountain home

Red Fox House

This house sits at over 11,000 feet in elevation on one acre in Valley of the Sun with a beautiful view of the sunrise and Pikes Peak in the distance. The secluded location is a perfect place to relax, yet it is within 15 minutes of both Alma and Fairplay in Park County. Breckenridge ski area and the many shops, restaurants and hiking/biking trails it offers is only 25 minutes away over scenic Hoosier Pass.

The home has an open concept kitchen, living room and dining room with a large deck on the upper floor. There are two bedrooms and one bath on this level. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has two twin beds. The lower level is a walkout with large windows open to the east and lots of light. There is a large living area, bedroom, and bath with large shower on the lower level. The bedroom has a king size bed and there is a day bed with trundle in the living area. No bunk beds here.

Amenities in the home include a well equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, telephone with free US and Canada long-distance service, wireless internet connection and a detached, oversize 2-car garage. There is Direct TV service with DVR connected to the TV in the living room and one bedroom on the upper level. The lower level living area has a TV ready for watching VHS tapes or DVDs. The home is heated with a forced air gas furnace plus electric baseboard heat in the lower level to keep you toasty warm.

Park, Summit and Chaffee Counties offer a wide variety of outdoor activities just minutes from the house including skiing, snowboarding, cross-county skiing, snow shoeing, sledding, tubing, ice climbing, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, white water rafting, golf, mountain biking, mountain climbing, 4-wheel and ATV trails. There are several fourteen thousand foot peaks to climb an easy drive from this location including four near Alma and Fairplay. The town of Fairplay has a recreation center, skate board park and BMX track. The National Forest Service office in Fairplay can also help to point you in the right direction for many of the available activities in the area.

This central location give you easy access to the many outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. During your stay you may even be visited by moose, elk, red fox, rabbits, various squirrels and chipmunks. But if you long for the city lights, Denver is only a two hour drive away.

A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for winter travel since the home is at over 11,000 feet and has a steep driveway. The driveway is plowed during the winter months but may still be icy or snow packed. Please be aware that high altitude sickness can occur at this altitude if you or your guests are not properly acclimated. This is alpine living and even in the summer the nights are quite chilly so pack accordingly.

Some of the local attractions with estimated times to get there:

 Alma – Lincoln Falls (ice climbing), Mosquito Pass (4 wheeling) – 15 minutes N

 Breckenridge – horseback riding, skiing, snow-boarding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, fishing, boating, golfing, ice skating, live theater, concerts, museums, shopping, restaurants, bike and/or ski rentals - 25 minutes N

 Buena Vista - Hot Springs, fishing, rafting, Cottonwood Lake, Arkansas River - 30 minutes SW

 Canon City - home of the Royal Gorge – 60 minutes SE

 Como Historic Railroad District - 20 minutes E

 Copper Mountain – Skiing, shopping, restaurants, mountain biking, hiking

 Cripple Creek - gold mining, gambling - 50 minutes SE

 Denver - shopping, theaters, sports, amusement parks - 90 minutes NE

 Fairplay – Bowling, Park city restored 1880’s Town, Recreation center, Skateboard park, BMX track - 15 minutes E

 Frisco – Boating, fishing, hiking, cross country skiing, tubing – 45 minutes N

 Hartsel – Gold medal fishing river

 Keystone – Skiing, golfing, mountain biking – 45 minutes NE

 Manitou Springs - Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak – 60 minutes SE

 Salida - fishing, hiking, jeep trails, rafting – 25 minutes SW

 Silverthorne – Outlet Stores, movie theater, fishing, golfing – 50 minutes N

 Vail – Skiing, shopping, restaurants, hiking, biking, golfing – 65 minutes NW

More Details

Owner
Paula Scanland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Paula Scanland

Born in Indiana I moved to Colorado in 1968 and fell in love with the beautiful mountains. I simply had to stay and enjoy all they had to offer. Work kept me in the Denver area until 2006 when I finally purchased this home and moved to the mountains full time.

Paula Scanland purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Paula Scanland chose Valley of the Sun

This beautiful mountain location is too wonderful not to share.

Amenities

Valley of the Sun Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Main bedroom - queen bed and Direct TV connection; Guest bedroom upper level - two twin beds; Guest bedroom lower lever - one king bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A central Colorado location with easy access to many outdoor activities.
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
Trophy Club, TX
5

Excellent summer Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the first two weeks of July and enjoyed the experience and the home. It was clean, well stocked, has laundry and garage, basically with everything we needed. Beds very comfortable, bathrooms updated and clean. Great open kitchen/ living room with a view for 25 miles. It is 10 min off route 9 an then a few minutes into FairPlay and Alma. These two towns are small and quaint and make you feel you've gotten away from it all. We used it as home base for fly fishing and it worked great for access to a lot of gold medal waters within a 20 min to an hour drive. It's a 45 minute beautiful drive to Breck and just a few more minutes to keystone, Dillon and Siverthorne. The owner Paula was very communicative and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. I am so happy you had fun and that the fishing was good. Your review just identified all the reasons why I like living there myself. Thank you for coming and for taking such good care of my home.
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San Antonio, TX
5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous mountain top cabin with stunning views. Cabin has everything you need and then some.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am happy you enjoyed your stay in Park County.
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5

Nice roomy house with lots of extras!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent an extended weekend in Fairplay at this great place! They had lots of extras so if you happen to forget something just check in a cabinet, closet or drawer & you may find what you need! The only part that I would say was not excellent was the kitchen could use a little better cleaning. The pots & pans all seemed to have been scorched before & could use a thorough scrubbing. I wouldn't let this keep us from renting the house again though, if at all possible we will be back again! I would suggest you use the water sparingly since it is on a well, we did 2 loads of laundry which put a damper on the holding tank, but under normal (non dry) circumstances that wouldn't have been an issue. Paula was very helpful & replied to any & all questions we had before & during our stay. The kids enjoyed watching some of the old VHS Disney movies while we were there, it was a blast from their past! (They are 23, 18 & 15) There was more than enough room for the 5 of us, we could have fit 2-3 more people in if we wanted to easily! Great views, great house, great deal!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you found everything to your liking, and I love that your kids had a nice walk down memory lane with the old Disney movies. Yes indeed, water at over 11,000 feet is a precious resource and water conservation is essential. I will look into the problem with the kitchen and the pots and pans. Sadly, not everyone has been as careful with my things as you were. Thank you for letting me know.
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5

Great place for a visit

  • 5 of 5

Great home with just about everything you could possibly need!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed it.
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5

Very nice house, had an awesome weekend thanks.

  • 5 of 5

Good time.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a good time. Thanks for coming!
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5

Great mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. It had everything we needed, was well maintained and provided the family with a perfect mountain getaway. The property is 1 acre in size, so our kids had plenty of room to roam and explore. We stayed in early April and got 12" inches of snow, so make sure you bring a 4x4 during winter/early-spring months. If you are looking to get away from it all, this property should be at the top of your list.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you and your family had the opportunity to enjoy some Colorado fun in the springtime snow. Thank you for coming!
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Several in both Alma and Fairplay
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Breckenridge
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 9 and Highway 285
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Several in both Alma and Fairplay
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Breckenridge Ski Area
Car: necessary

The high altitude and secluded location is a perfect place to relax, yet it is within 15 minutes of both Alma and Fairplay in Park County. Breckenridge ski area and the many shops, restaurants and hiking/biking trails it offers is only 25 minutes away over scenic Hoosier Pass. Dillon reservoir is just a bit farther and offers lots of summertime water activities.

Park, Summit and Chaffee Counties offer a wide variety of outdoor activities just minutes from the house including skiing, snowboarding, cross-county skiing, snow shoeing, sledding, tubing, ice climbing, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, white water rafting, golf, mountain biking, mountain climbing, 4-wheel and ATV trails. There are several fourteen thousand foot peaks to climb an easy drive from this location including four near Alma and Fairplay. The town of Fairplay has a recreation center, skate board park and BMX track. The National Forest Service office in Fairplay can also help to point you in the right direction for many of the available activities in the area.

During your stay you may even be visited by moose, elk, red fox, rabbits, various squirrels and chipmunks. But if you long for the city lights, Denver is only a two hour drive away.

A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for winter travel since the home is at over 11,000 feet and has a steep driveway. The driveway is plowed during the winter months but may still be icy or snow packed.

Some of the local attractions with estimated times to get there:

 Alma – Lincoln Falls (ice climbing), Mosquito Pass (4 wheeling) – 15 minutes N

 Breckenridge – horseback riding, skiing, snow-boarding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, fishing, boating, golfing, ice skating, live theater, concerts, museums, shopping, restaurants, bike and/or ski rentals - 25 minutes N

 Buena Vista - Hot Springs, fishing, rafting, Cottonwood Lake, Arkansas River - 30 minutes SW

 Canon City - home of the Royal Gorge – 60 minutes SE

 Como Historic Railroad District - 20 minutes E

 Copper Mountain – Skiing, shopping, restaurants, mountain biking, hiking

 Cripple Creek - gold mining, gambling - 50 minutes SE

 Denver - shopping, theaters, sports, amusement parks - 90 minutes NE

Fairplay – Bowling, Park city restored 1880’s Town, Recreation center, Skateboard park, BMX track - 15 minutes E

Frisco – Boating, fishing, hiking, cross country skiing, tubing – 45 minutes N

Hartsel – Gold medal fishing river

Keystone – Skiing, golfing, mountain biking – 45 minutes NE

Manitou Springs - Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak – 60 minutes SE

Salida - fishing, hiking, jeep trails, rafting – 25 minutes SW

Silverthorne – Outlet Stores, movie theater, fishing, golfing – 50 minutes N

Vail – Skiing, shopping, restaurants, hiking, biking, golfing – 65 minutes NW

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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