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Cabin located near Chalk Creek, Wrights Lake, St. Elmo, Mt. Princeton and Antero

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

You can choose from 5 places each as unique as the people that have been here

This is a "Pay it Forward" cabin, I did my part you do yours, "Thank You"

This cabin is 'The Wild Hare' approximately 650 sq. ft. with a loft with a queen futon and a bedroom downstairs with a double bed. It has its own bathroom ( seasonal , read below) with an antique cast iron tub and shower. The living area has a sofa love seat couch that does not fold out and is not made for sleeping on, as it is only 50 inches long. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, blender, toaster , pots and pans along with cooking and eating utensils.

If you want to bring a pet, you possibly can convince me it is a life companion. I will allow pets in this cabin as the others but do not leave them alone or you will lose your deposit.

Cabin price based on 2 people all extra guests and pets are $10 more per night. Make sure you verify all before arrival. This is your home and others in the mountains, surprises are good but not the type that is to sneak one over on Jeff or the other guests on the property. Like you tell me one pet and got 5 , or one guest and I arrive to find a tent and a camper. Thank You,,All and Jeff

If you bring extra guests (people or pets) and did not include when booking it is best you inform Jeff immediately and /or use the drop box on the property located at Jeff's house. If you do not inform Jeff/use the drop box , you will be charged double when leave. This will come out of your damage deposit. That is $20 per night for each and not $10. HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY. (OR) you will lose your deposit. I am tired of people not the pets trying to get over on me and me letting it happen. It took two many years to fix these places up, never getting paid and now, I just wanted to be treated as I ask. Thank You Jeff and all honest guests!

The peace fullness of Bunnylane Cabins area, the 5 minute walk to the lake, cabins that overlooks the beaver ponds, outside fire pits, gas grill and much more.




Make sure the wood is the type that is dry, and small to medium-sized so those who arrive next can easily start the fire.



If the floor is wood then sweep, there are brooms and dust pans for you to use. If the floor is carpet then use the vacuum.


From May to October there will be dumpster on the property.

I do have internet upon request, I want people to spend time together not by texting but by bonding as the old days. I will give you the password but I do not want down loading movies or streaming music, it will slow or shut down from overuse, business only.

"Do not give to children tell them to play games,puzzles,catch/kick ball, enjoy the out doors"


Remember, this is your cabin and others in the mountains "Cheers"

Linens or sleeping bags and pillow cases

Towels and dish cloths

Toilet paper and paper towels

Trash Bags

"Provided are pillows and blankets, not pillowcases"

All can be provided for a fee but advanced notice is a must, minimum cost is $25 per bed, includes bedding(top and bottom sheet), 2 pillow cases, 2 towels, 2 wash cloths.

"Firewood is available for purchase on the property for outside fires"

Outside there is a gas grill, charcoal grill and a fire pit.

PLEASE, be respectful of all guests and leave clean. Please remind children to do the same.






This is a seasonal cabin yet rented most all the year when I am around. I do shut the water off from around October 30 to May 1.. People still rent at a reduced price. Make sure you understand this as there is a bathhouse on the Cottontail cabin that can be used and also an outhouse about 30 yards away.

There is firewood for inside use on the property, please leave ready for next guest.

This is the time of year you get to bring firewood/get from local stores or play mountain man and gather from the woods. Have fun

Off-season 'Winter' is when water is shut off to the cabin

This is from Approx. Oct. 15/Nov. 1 to Approx. May 1, verify if concerned

When water is shut off the price go to winter or off season rates.

If the water has been shut off to the cabin verify water is still on at the Bathhouse that is attached to the Cottontail.

You can still rent the cabins and go to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs only 5 minutes away (1.5 miles) down the valley for soaking and swimming.

There is an outhouse on the property ( see property layout on Bunnylane Cabins Web page)

For Water, there is a well on the property, but I suggest you bring a few gallons of drinking water, if you do not like well water. The well is shown on the property layout.

For Water, there is a well on the property, but I suggest you bring a few gallons of drinking water, if you do not like well water. The well is shown on the property layout.


There is a 2-night minimum, but exceptions can be made if cabins are rented the nights before or after the night you want.

“Exceptions can be made”,,, as long as rentals tie into another, it is on weekdays or you are able to make an offer that that justifies the time to talk about it. Have a Great Day,, Thank You ,,Jeff

Reservations 2 (+) month’s before requested dates, must be for a 1 week minimum stay.

Reservations 1 to 2 , month’s before requested dates, must be 3 night minimum stay

Reservations requested 2(+) month’s before, that are not for 1 week, must be for 2 cabins and a minimum of 4 nights.

Reservations for 3 nights, can be made less than 1.5 months before.

Reservations over Holidays, must be for 3 nights and can be made 1.5 month’s before

Reservations for a 2-night stay, can be made 3 weeks prior to your proposed visit.

Reservations over weekends , must be for two night minimum, exceptions can be made , see reservations for a 1 night stay.

Reservations for a 1-night stay, can be made 2 days before requested date or follow or start a guest that has made reservations per the calendar.

You can ask to be penciled in for a specific cabin for one or more nights and I will hold it for you, unless others want more / multiple nights.

Then you will have your choice of a different cabin if available.

More Details

Jeffery Determan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Jeffery Determan

Born a carpenter wanted to be a mechanic, ended up an electrician and now hospitality manager. :)

Where to start, hhmm, how time goes bye, Someone once told me, You know when you start this, you are going to have to deal with people. I told them, "No", people will have to deal with me, my place my rules".

Some of my favorite sayings,

1. Ignorance is Temporary, Attitude is forever

2. Forgiveness is the fragrance the flower left upon the foot that trampled it into the


3. Engage brain before opening mouth

I was born and raised in this area and still growing up. I look at these cabins as my babies and my guests my children. I have done my part now my children take care of my babies and together they take care of me. Sounds good coming from someone that was never a parent, I think that would be the dream of a parent. Having children that you know are respected by many for just being what they are, everyone involved with them know they will take care of you and you will take care of them.

This reminds me of my theory on working, Surround yourself with good people, they will take care of you and you will take care of them, which will make every ones life better.

A break down of my life, high school in Buena Vista, then the Marine Corp and volunteer for every thing that came up, overseas duty, jungle survival, etc. Once out of USMC, got into construction, houses, schools, power plants, Telluride Airport,pump stations,fresh water and waste water plants, etc. Then projects in Hawaii, Kuai, top of Mauna Kea, volcano national park, Kuai missile range, then Johnston Atoll Chemical burn facility, Adak , Alask, then Micronesia, Diego Garcia in the Indian ocean and much more.

Then on my own to Russia, Costa Rica, Belize, Jamaica, Colombia, Panama, etc.

A few years back, New Zealand, couch surf, hitch hike then rent a car, freedom camping, picking up all hitchhikers and taken them wherever they wanted to go.

Life is truly what you make it, ;) Jeff

Jeffery Determan purchased this cabin in 1981

Why Jeffery Determan chose Nathrop

Location, Location, Location

When I bought this place I saw the potential it had, just as I see in people.

When I bought this place I just got out of the Marines, well 2 years after I got out and had already learned carpentry from my dad, electric from another, plumbing from my uncle and the ability to see from my mother that do not expect anything to be given to you.

My Uncle drove out here and said I heard you bought this boy, I said, Yes. He asked what I was going to do with it. I told him fix this( My house) place up then that one(Cottontail) and rent it out then possibly that one(Rabbit Den or Lodge) and then that one(Thumper) and I am not sure about that one(Wild Hare). I said, What do you think or see, Chet? He said , you really want to know what I see. I said , Sure. He said, All I see is a lot of work. I chuckled and after 35 years still chuckling and working . That is why I say I did my part , you do yours. I do not need no more work. I traveled around the planet working, came home and worked then left again to work. People say, you are so lucky going to Hawaii, I said yes 6 days a week 10 to 12 hours a day, well, life is what you put into it and you get out what you put in if everything goes good. The Filipinos once asked me, What is your favorite beer? I said , Free beer. So they laughed and said so free beer is your favorite? I said,, hhhmmm ,"No". They asked what is better than free beer? I said . "Cold , Free beer."

I like people with a good attitude in life so if I can bring them around me , even if I never meet them I know their good attitude and positive energy will part of this place.

Thank You all for reading my words , if you come here great, just know. I created this place or brought it back to life for all to enjoy and take care of, so it can take care of all of us, I did my part you do yours. Cheers "Semper Fi", "Pura Vida", "Aloha"

What makes this cabin unique

Meeting other people that wanted a place in the mountains to get away from the hussel and bussel of the city, someone with similar interests and the respect as you or not meeting anyone, just relax and do whatever you want. You have access to just about everything, high lakes, trails or bushwhacking, fishing in the lake 200 yards away or the creek. The Colorado trail goes through the property so you take off from here on your mountain bike or just do some real good day hikes or morning/evening hikes up the old railroad grade. Got to St, Elmo the historic ghost town, where you can just think about what went on 100 plus years ago. Also feeding the chipmunks in the summer time is a highlight to many.

Go to the hot springs , Mt. Princeton or Cottonwood hot springs, Mt Princeton is more like a resort but has soaking pools in the creek that are nice during low water, a water slide, and 3 pools , where Cottonwood has a different look on things like clothing optional after dark.

Once here you will do as you want, plans will change and the time will slip past , so keep that in mind. Make some plans but do whatever you want, go rock hounding, rafting, hike a mountain, set and stare, a drive to Aspen and back, go to the local pubs and art stores or get a broom and brush of the spider weds or pick up branches, wash some windows, play some horse shoes, star gaze at night, walk to the lake and do a canon ball, dive in and swim across a true wake up call. Feed your wild side , roast some marshmallows, make smores, all good this is your home in the mountains, Enjoy


Nathrop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet.sink, antique bath tub and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 bedroom with full bed and loft with queen futon
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Go into the mountains or into the local towns , ,,,old mines and new pubs


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Cabin located near Chalk Creek, Wrights Lake, St. Elmo, Mt. Princeton and Antero
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

Charming cabin tucked in a valley

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this place for a couple or a family with 2 small kids. It’s a bit tight for larger groups. My partner and I loved sitting by the wood burning stove and chatting over drinks. We stayed in the winter/off season so there was no running water. Jeff was awesome and set us up with 2 gallons of well water just to get us started. We loved driving to Buena Vista and hanging out at twin lakes and he collegiate peaks.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin so cute inside and out. Furnished with antiques. Many special touches.

  • 4 of 5

Property in beautiful area surrounded by trees, mountains and a short walk to a beautiful lake. I would love to come back someday. My only criticism is that the cabin needed deep cleaning in areas where tenants wouldn't normally clean--specifically under bed and claw foot tub. It looked like those areas had not been swept in ages. I swept under as best as possible but it was a nasty job.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical getaway

  • 5 of 5

We went for a writing retreat and found a lovely retreat from the modern world. 18th century cabin modernized just enough. A short hike behind the nearby lake was magnificent, so was the Colorado trail just a 15 minute walk away. Horses as neighbors. Great fire pit. Mt Princeton hot springs are nice and near. But the trip to Cottonwood Hotsptings near BuenaVista is a MUST! A few quirks: it isn't clear on this site that you must bring your own bedding or pay more for it. I was just so relieved that I could get it. And like the rest of the cabin, purely utilitarian. One criticism: I found it disconcerting that the cabin is not professionally cleaned between guests. Who knows how diligent the people were before you?

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Rustic Cabin

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful girls weekend at the cabin. Exactly what you need for a relaxing weekend! Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erin, So glad you enjoyed your time at Bunnylane, we really enjoyed having you. We look forward to your next visit. Tracie
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Fun spot, great location to enjoy walks

  • 4 of 5

Cabin is cozy and interesting! We loved it, and would stay again (minus a previous guests dog hairs!) Well worth it all to get off the beaten track.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, relaxing cabin!

  • 4 of 5

If you want to get away from it all, this is the place. It was so cozy and quaint, perfect to relax with the kiddos. The loft was perfect for the two little ones and we had our own little bedroom downstairs. The cabin stayed nice and warm with the stove (and heaters). We did not have running water or the use of an indoor bathroom but the outhouse was very close by and we also were able to use the shared washroom not far away. Everything was clean and neat and we had everything we needed. We used the firepit in the back to make smores and roast hot dogs and my kids loved the community toy box on site. We had a wonderful two day stay and no issues at all. There was no Wifi and no Tmobile Cell signal so it was nice to unplug and truly get away. Our kids simply played outdoors all day! We will definitely be back! Thanks Jeff!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bunnylane Cabins is located 15 minutes from town and only 5 minutes from Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. It at the base of Chalk Cliffs in between Mt. Princeton and Mt. Antero.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.0%

Reservations by night or week
Must be approved by Jeff unless auto book is turned on

"Exceptions can be made",,, as long as rentals tie into another
I do not take reservations 6 plus months out, unless it is All the cabins for a week 6 to 9 months out
Reservations 2 (+) months before requested dates must be for a 1 week minimum stay or 2 cabins 4 nights.
Reservations 1 to 2, months before requested dates, must be 3 night minimum stay
Reservations requested 2(+) months before, that are not for 1 week, must be for 2 cabins and a minimum of 4 nights.
Reservations for 3 nights can be made less than 1.5 months before.
Reservations over Holidays must be for 3 nights and can be made 1.5 months before
Reservations for a 2-night stay can be made 3 weeks prior to your proposed visit.
Reservations over week ends, must be for two night minimum, exceptions can be made, see reservations for a 1 night stay.
Reservations for a 1-night stay can be made 2 days before requested date or follow or start a guest that has made reservations per the calendar...

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund