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Chic & Comfy Cabin In Town

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Designer's vacation home fully loaded with attention to detail and gorgeous views of the Collegiate Peaks and Sawatch Range. The Sawatch Range is a narrow strip of the Continental Divide containing fifteen 14er's, most of which dominate the landscape just to the west of US 24, from Leadville to Salida. Included in this impressive array is the highest point in Colorado (Mt. Elbert) and the famed Collegiate Peaks. The Sawatch peaks are famous for their numerous hiking trails, enough to keep you busy for a lifetime. There are nontechnical routes up all these peaks, and accessibility is easy even for 2-wheel drive vehicles. Some of the peaks are good for mountain biking! Our cabin is located in Buena Vista (in Spanish it means 'good view')and the locals call it 'BV'. Perfect for families, conveniently located in town and close to everything: restaurants, shopping, parks, golf club , skiing, and the Arkansas River amenities. BV is a great locale to serve as a central 'base camp' for day trippin' to Salida, Aspen, Canon City, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Leadville, Breckenridge, Twin Peaks, Vail, etc.) and it offers a wide variety of activities year round for the whole family to enjoy.

BV is the primo spot for outdoor & river sports such as hiking, snow skiing(Monarch is 45 mins away, Cooper is one hr away), rafting, kayaking, biking, paddle boarding, horseback riding, 4wheeling(Jeep & ATV rentals close by), fishing, hunting, climbing, golfing, prospecting (The Prospectors TV show is filmed 20 mins away),snowmobiling, dog sledding through the snow, etc.! The trendy South Main area is close by and offers some of the best river sports, outdoor concerts, restaurants, shops, as well as a great rock climb for the kids and adults. Like to view wildlife? Just outside our cabin, you'll see elk, deer, fox and hummingbirds (and yet, you're still in town). Ok, and maybe the occasional bear that wanders down into town in the summer, if you're lucky to spot one! Other fun things to do are : soaking in geo-thermal hot springs, visiting ghost towns, perusing artful galleries, antiquing, shopping great hip clothing boutiques and just hanging out by the park in town, or the river park in hip South Main neighborhood.

In the summertime, catch a movie the ole fashioned way at the Comanche Drive-In Movie Theater, just 3 miles west of the one BV traffic light.

Like a good beer? Be sure to check out Eddyline Brewery for great craft beers!

Our home welcomes you with 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, gourmet stocked kitchen, comfy linens and comfy beds. We also have an aspen lined private fenced backyard with a nice bbq area and a fire pit. Or have your morning coffee or tea on the front porch. The views out all the windows are gorgeous!

More Details

Owner
Jeanette Van Wicklen
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Jeanette Van Wicklen

We're from Spicewood, Tx. (just outside of Austin) I'm an Interior Designer and my husband is a Dentist/Orthodontist. We're parents and grandparents! Our family loves the great outdoors and we wanted a place to experience the many amenities here all year round. We also love to share our cabin with our renters so that they can also experience the amazing beauty of this area!

Jeanette Van Wicklen purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jeanette Van Wicklen chose South Central

We chose BV because of it's amazing central CO locale and because the climate here beckons us to be outdoors all year round. My husband is also an avid Enduro dirt bike rider and loves the many public trails in this area of Colorado. The people are friendly and the town is quaint, charming and full of mining history. The town has a "boho vibe" and is very unpretentious and we like that laid back spirit. We fell in love with this house when we first saw it because of it's unique details, the pretty summer garden and the amazing views all around the property. BV is located in what they call the 'banana belt' and therefore has many sunny days, yet we experience all 4 seasons here in all it's beauty! We also love in the summer, to day trip over to Aspen via the Independence Pass! (in my opinion, one of the most gorgeous drives I've ever been on)

What makes this cabin unique

The location of this house is awesome, whether you want to drive, bicycle or go for a scenic walk. The Arkansas River is conveniently close by for white water rafting, fly fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking. The charming & friendly City Market grocery is very close too. The town has many beautiful hiking trails and biking trails and has wonderful streets for cruiser bikes. The central CO locale is great for day trips to Salida, Aspen, Twin Lakes, Leadville, Minturn, Vail, Breckenridge, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Monarch Mountain, St. Elmo's, etc. (too many possibilities!) Because of our great climate here, you can enjoy amenities here year round. Did you know they film the Prospector's show here too? (and be sure to check out the outdoors Mineral and Gem show here each August, it's awesome!) And the summertime drive-in movie theater & the numerous outdoor concerts at South Main!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful weekend in a beautiful cabin in the most charming of Colorado towns! Crossman Cabin had everything we needed and more! The owners have done a lovely job decorating the place, too!



(repost from our Facebook reviews page)
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Buena Vista Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master bath also doubles as the Powder Room (see pics)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom is downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Master Bedroom in downstairs. All other bedrooms are upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
In the winter you will feel very comfy with radiant floor heating and also radiator type heaters upstairs. Usually when the downstairs floor heaters are on, it provides enough heat so that you don't even need the upstairs heaters on.. We also hook up portable a/c units when the weather rarely gets hot in BV. The house stays at a comfy climate all year round! ....most people sleep with the windows open and are fine. We also use the fans in each room *We have a Rinnai Hot Water heater which is AWEsome in this area. It provides hot water instantly...(which can be a pain in houses that don't have this and the water can be ice cold!)* We also like the fact that the walls are thick and guests have privacy. And the backyard is very private. We recently built a gate in the driveway for add'l safety for lil ones when visiting.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Chic & Comfy Cabin In Town
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews
5

Charming and perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying here. Crossman Cabin has everything you need, and is in a great location! We love all aspects of Buena Vista and the surrounding area, but these accommodations make you feel home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alexandra for the sweet review! We're so happy yall came back to Crossman and the BV area. Enjoy your next few days traveling the gorgeous Colorado mountains. Come back again , especially in the late summer when the garden is pretty!
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5

Perfect for our two families exploring Buena Vista area. Teen spaces and adult spaces were fab!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, warmly decorated cottage type house with plenty of room and perfect amenities for our two families. Enjoyed the sleeping arrangements...the 3 teen boys loved the "hangout space." The home had a cute little yard where we enjoyed the privacy of the fence and built a fire in the pit. Location was perfect for access to rafting, hiking, and a little shopping. Enjoyed Eddyline craft beer and El Paraiso Mexican. Noahs ark staff was amazing with our teens on the rafting trip. Loved your cabin and the entire B.V. area. Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tanya for the nice review! We hope you'll return to BV and Crossman Cabin again soon. Please let us know if there's anything else you'd like for us to provide at the cabin. Always aim to please our guests! Have a wonderful week, thx for taking the time to send in a review, and your valued business, Jeanette
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5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place! Furnishings and decorations were amazing and the house was very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a great getaway!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx Cindy Cool for sharing your nice comments. We truly appreciate it and hope you'll return again soon. Hope you'll come back in the summer when our gardens start blooming and there's alot more to see and do!
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, made us feel right at home. Has everything you need. Very clean!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for your nice review! happy yall had a great time and found the house clean and welcoming! hope you'll come back to stay at the cabin.
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5

Beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot write enough great things about this cabin! I have stayed in many VRBO homes, and this one was the best experience yet. Not only was the interior decorating beautifully put together, but it was also a very functional cabin. There were plenty of towels, storage space, and room for all 6 of us staying there. The backyard was beautiful, and the house was in great shape and a very convenient location. I loved the heated floors, and warm water temperature! It made visiting in the Winter very easy and comfortable for us Texas folks. One night we even gathered around the fire pit in the backyard and roasted some s'mores while it was snowing. Like I said, I cannot write enough wonderful things about this cabin. Definitely will be back soon again as it felt like home! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ceci for the really nice comments! We're thrilled that you had a great time and felt cozy happy here. Hope yall will come back to the mountains and enjoy Crossman Cabin again....xo
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5

Great Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved every part of the house and Jeanette was very responsive. The bedrooms were great for the adults in our party and the private yard was great for the little ones in our group. We enjoyed the high ceilings and open plan on the ground floor and the fire pit in the backyard. The location of the house is great, it's near downtown and it was close enough for riding our mountain bikes out the front door to the trails on the east side of the Arkansas. Be sure to checkout the new Jailhouse too for a great beer selection. We hope to make it back for another great weekend in BV.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review! Happy yall enjoyed your stay at Crossman Cabin. Good to know about Jailhouse! We will have to check it out....hope you'll come back and visit again soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Buena Vista
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Monarch Mountain
Car: recommended

We are ideally located in town , close to shopping and great restaurants....also very close to the trendy South Main area. Salida is a convenient 20 min drive to find more shopping and a movie theatre as well as great restaurants. Monarch Mountain ski lodge is an ez 40 mile scenic drive drive.

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Rates & Availability

Buena Vista Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High Season/LaborDay
May 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Late Summer/Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Winter
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Christmas Break
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.3%

* Summer High Season is popular. We prefer a week stay but hey, if you're traveling thru Colorado and just want to experience BV for a few nights, then email us! If we can't book the entire week, we are open to a minimum of 3 nights and with short notice , even 2 nights will work. All depends on the summer calendar!
Holidays are a min. of a 3 night stay. Holidays are same pricing as High Season, $325 a night.
50% down deposit required to book your stay. Reservations are not confirmed until your deposit payment has processed with our bank. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your reservation.

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.
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