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Bunnylane Cottontail Cabin "Pay it Forward"

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located 200 yards from Wrights Lake

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

The cabin is approximately 700 square feet. It has a seperate bedroom with a QUEEN bed, a living room with a fold out couch (QUEEN size),a dinning room and a snack bar in between the living room and the kitchen. There are two doors that exit the cabin onto the deck, one from the bedroom and the other from the living room. Once on the deck there is a door into the bathhouse area. There is a wood stove for heat and a few small electric heaters ( please conserve electricity). Turn off electric heaters when leave. Thank You.

Each cabin is fully furnished with refrigerator, microwave, popcorn popper, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, coffeepot, toaster, electric hot plates, electric skillets, crock pot and other misc. kitchen equipment. NO full size oven in this cabin, only cabin with oven is Wild Hare and the Little Dome.

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

{ Wood available on property for purchase for outside fires)

There is a central bathhouse that can be used by all guests in the Cottontail, Thumper and Rabbit Den, The Wild Hare has its own bathroom which is to be used only by guests in the Wild Hare in the summer months. The Bathhouse is attached at the end of the yellow timed cabin (Cottontail). It has one shower, one toilet and a sink. There is also an outhouse located at the opposite end of the property (see property layout) for those not wanting to wait for the toilet at the bathhouse.

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

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"

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!


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

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018

About The Owner

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 "Bunnylane Cabins" 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

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1981

Why The Owner 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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • limited accessibility
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Bunnylane Cottontail Cabin "Pay it Forward"
average rating of 1.0 based on 1 reviews

Biggest Mistake of my life related to CHOICES - Filthy place, RUDE EGO- Centric owner

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I rarely make reviews because mostly my experiences are great, good, or moderate, or just bad. Even if its worse sometimes you feel like you are better of using that time on something else. Now with “Bunnylane Cabins” I thought go out of my way, and spent some time to review so it will especially help future guests.

In a nutshell if I knew better I would stay away from it.

Don’t get attracted to the cheap rental fee. Spend few $$ and have a non-regretting time at a cleaner place, and deal with professional owners and property managers somewhere else.

I dont have space to write too much let me put in pointed form. Also when I explain the real details Homeaway moderators did not like it. So I am cutting down some fact and real info.

1. Owner does not maintain it well like before (like the pictures are showing:

- Dirty and dusty patio

- Filthy rugs

- Old dirty carpet with dog pee

- Dusty interior with ashes (from the old fire place, no proper heaters tehre)

- Unclean filthy bathroom (its a common bathroom for all units attached out side the house with out side door. In freezing cold you have to walk outside the house with kids when u need to us it)

- Unclean dishes

- No furnace oil or box of matches or lighters to the fire place

- Very old unusable kitchenware.

2. When we check in that night was a disaster because the place was not ready.

- Door were open in freezing temp

- No proper heating, firewood was wet, no lighter, no fuel

- Chiminey was blocked. Maintenance had to climb the roof in the night to clean it.

3. Owner pretend like friendly but seems to have an agenda to keep money form your deposit.

4. Policies and management. Its is managed as if we stay free. Owner try to make you work

- You are asked to fill firewood inside the house and outside the house before leave

- You are asked to leave the left over food or good food for the owner. And in the same department if you overlooked something he will penalize you. (We left bunch of food for him. We left an untouched dish of jelly (dessert). He claimed that we left an uncleaned dish in the fridge. I in fact told him before about the dessert when i leave. Very dissapointed. Also we gave v him a plate of food for thanksgiving.

Owners words – “Cabins are my babies, guests are my children” .. it should be revised as “Cabins are my babies, guests are my vicitims"

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

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.
Thank You

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

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