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Designer's Cozy Cabin In Town

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


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

Jeanette Van Wicklen
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 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 Buena Vista

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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Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
"Our fave restaurant in the area, so far. There are 2 Eddyline's in the town. One is primar..."
Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
"Our fave restaurant in the area, so far. There are 2 Eddyline's in the town. One is primar..."
Free the Monkey
"Great consignment store with lots of treasures from cool lodge furnishings, to great DVD mov..."
Branding Iron
"We got food to go from this place, just down the street recently. They have delicious food ..."
Quincys Steak & Spirits
"Great steak at a great of our family faves whether you're in BV or Salida."
Monarch Mountain Lodge
"Just recently had lunch here (Nov 2014 opening wknd) and everyone loved their lunch. Great ..."
Monarch Dog Sled Rides
"Our family had the BEST day sledding with the dogs and the nicest staff! We highly recommen..."
Colorado Kayak Supply
Brown Dog Coffee
"great coffees!"
Jumpin Good Goat Dairy
"Great place to take the family to meet the goats and sheep. They sell the most delicious go..."
St Elmo General Store Inc
"great lil day trip up the mountain to a ghost town (well, a few people still live up there a..."
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.


Buena Vista Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master bath also doubles as the Powder Room (see pics)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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Designer's Cozy Cabin In Town
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews

Amazing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I had the best time here. It was cozy, clean, and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Taylor! Glad yall had a great time and we appreciate the kind review! Please come back and visit soon. All the best, Jeanette
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Beautiful, cozy & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Wow! The entire family was in awe of how perfect the cabin was! Attention to detail making our stay comfortable & luxurios. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Darla for the very nice review! We're happy yall loved the cabin and found everything cozy and comfy. We appreciate your feedback and your business. Thanks again, Jeanette
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Super cute, close to town, lots of nice touches

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very nice. The place is super cute and close to town. The outdoor space is really well designed as well. The owners have created lots of nice design touches and it was very easy to communicate with the owner and get in and out of the property. This property is definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sending us a very nice review! Happy to know everything was nice and we do hope you'll come back again and visit. Thanks again so much for your appreciated business. Sincerely, Jeanette
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Family times!!

  • 5 of 5

Though we were in Colorado for a sad occasion, it was wonderful to have the grandkids under one roof. We had a great time talking about old times and enjoying each others company. Thank you for a great property for us to call home for a few days.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing. We're happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll all come visit again soon. Sincerely, Jeanette & Steven
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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: June 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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Carlinville, IL

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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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