|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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This is a "Pay it Forward" cabin, I did my part you do yours, "Thank You"
The peacefulness of this location, the views, see Bunnylane cabins for more info. If you have other friends to come with, if put them at Bunnylane Cabins only a 1/2 mile away beside Wrights Lake and you escape to the little dome only a 10 minute walk to Wrights lake.
This cabin is approximately 800 square feet, with a loft, with a queen bed and futon couch. Down stairs or on the main floor is the kitchen area, living area with a fold out couch chairs and the bath room. There is also a laundry room. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, blender, toaster, pots and pans along with cooking and eating utensils.
The water in this "Little Dome", is from a well, the well water is approx. 98 degrees at the well, , It is natural warm water from the geothermal in the area.
I suggest you bring drinking water, although some drink it, it just is what it is.
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!
"LEAVE AS FOUND OR BETTER"
THIS IS YOUR HOME AND OTHERS' IN THE MOUNTAINS.
No wood stove here a pellet stove " I try to keep a bag of pellets at the Dome"
also there is a gas stove and some electric heaters.
Please turn all heaters off or to low when leave. I may not show-up before the next guest so I ask them how the previous guest left, Please respect all, enjoy.
IT IS SUGGESTED YOU BRING THE FOLLOWING,
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
"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.
Bring Firewood, whenever possible, for outside camp fires or go to Bunnylane and buy.
Outside there is a gas grill, charcoal grill, smoker and a fire pit.
PLEASE, be respectful of all and leave clean. Please remind children to do the same, clean-up after any pets.
THE DISHES ARE CLEAN AND PUT AWAY, AND THE COUNTERS LEFT CLEAN AS THE REST OF THE CABIN / Little DOME"
FLOORS ARE CLEAN AND ALL RUGS HAVE BEEN SHAKEN OUT AND PUT BACK AS FOUND.
If the floor is wood then sweep, there are brooms and dust pans for you to use.' also a mop and mop bucket.
If the previous guest left anything wrong please inform me ASAP so I can stop them from getting their deposit back according to what they did. Thanks
ALL GARBAGE HAULED OFF, IF DUMPSTER AVAILABLE THEN PUT IN IT.
There is a dumpster at Bunnylane Cabins approx. 1/2 mile away beside Wrights Lake, where Jeff lives. Leave your trash at that dumpster.
DO NOT LEAVE ANY TRASH IN BUILDING OR OUTSIDE EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS, LIKE BEARS , BIRDS AND WIND.
ANY ITEM NOT DONE WILL BE A $50.00 DEDUCTION FROM YOUR DEPOSIT or lose your deposit and for those that gave their word and not a deposit, Jeff can send them a bill requesting the full damage deposit or whatever he feels reasonable. See the Availability/Reservations link at the bottom "Do Not Get On The Bad List"
COMMENTS ARE APPRECIATED. I CANNOT CONTROL EVERYTHING, AS I LEAVE THAT UP TO EACH OF MY GUESTS
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! IT IS NICE TO SHARE MY PLACE WITH OTHERS.
Fishing: 5 minute walk to chalk creek, 1/2 mile from wrights lake
Hiking: everywhere, walk to nearby colorado trail
Hot springs: only 2 miles away
Horse back rides: are only a 5 minute drive
Rafting: 10 minute drive to white water rafting
Museum: 15 minute drive
Golf: 15 minute drive
Boating: 45 minute drive to 4 different reservoirs
Mountain bike: starts from property
Down hill skiing: 45 minute drive to monarch ski resort
Cross country skiing: 15 minute drive
Snowmobile country: 15 minute drive
Rentals: jeeps, snowmobile , atv, mountain
Bikes: 15 minute drive
Hunting: 10 minute drive to big game hunting
Restaurant: 5 minute drive
Water slides, swimming pools: 5 minute drive
I do no have internet here but it is at Bunnylane Cabins 1/2 mile away or down at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs 1-1/2 miles away. If you come to Bunnylane to use internet you will have to find me or ask me after you have booked this place.
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"
"WHEN DO YOU WANT TO RENT, SEE BELOW"
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.
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 house in 1981
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"
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
such a great place to chill out, zone out and just enjoy yourself.
The Little Dome sits right across from the Chalk Cliffs and is a nice quiet place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life! Nice and quiet and basic amenities - time to turn off the phone and the TV!
We had an awesome time at the Little Dome. Our family and I were very pleased with the cleanliness and size of the home. All the immenities listed on line were in great working order. The Little Dome is a perfect spot to become disconnected, read, relax, hike, fish, get out and explore. Very conveniently located near Buena Vista and Salida there are also great opportunities to explore the communities, fantastic restaurants, white water rafting (highly reccommend Kodi), and much, much more. Jeff (owner) is very attentive to the needs of his guests. You will see him around and he is always engaged in some sort of project. He has many ideas for his properties and I am sure they will be a hit.
Magical, affordable, and stunning views all around you! This is a great place to get away and bond with nature. For those who want privacy and a cool set up, check this place out! I will definitely be back. Thanks for providing us with such a perfect stay in the mountains!
This is a great place for a nice private stay in the mountains. It's a perfect retreat close to everything yet far from noise, traffic, and people. We mountain biked from the driveway, hiked several trails, did some gold panning, and jeeped almost all the local 4-wheel drive trails. Chalk creek trail is part of the Colorado Trail and a fun trail to hike/bike. Right up the road from the little dome driveway. Jeff is a great host and a good conversationalist, so take time to enjoy him along the way. We will make this a go-to stay and play spot as often as possible.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 26 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
"LEAVE AS FOUND OR BETTER"
THIS IS YOUR HOME AND OTHERS' IN THE MOUNTAINS.
You bring, linen or sleeping bags for beds , paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags ( blankets /pillows provided. Any thing needed can be accommodated, for a fee. Cabins are based on 2 people(Guests). Pets are guests so treat pets as guests in calculating costs.
Bring extra people or pets, did not inform when booking, best tell Jeff on arrival and use drop box or get charged double.
Never leave a pet or child unattended in the cabin, leave clean and ready for next guest.
Not following rules can cost you your damage deposit.
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.
Make sure you ask for the lock box code
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.