"We hope that this will not be our last visit to the very special Chocolate Moose Lodge." Arie G.
"We found Chocolate Moose to be just what our family of 6 adults and 2 grandkids needed for our 3 night stay. Kitchen perfect for the preparation of our Thanksgiving feast. Hot tub with a fantastic view was so pleasant and appreciated finding a hiking trail just a few hundred yards from our front door." Carla S.
"We had a great stay at this very comfortable and well-stocked lodge. It was just right for hanging out with family, cooking, hot tubbing and just relaxing." - James S
Welcome to the Chocolate Moose! The cabin that offers the very best of the Colorado mountains. This luxurious 4,000 square foot, 3 story custom crafted log cabin features four bedrooms and three and a half baths, and offers everything you need for the perfect mountain retreat. This spacious home is tucked away in the aspens with breathtaking views of South Park and Silverheels Mountain.
Hit the trails by simply opening the backdoor. The many trails maintained by the community connect up with the National Forest to the south providing hours upon hours of exploration. If you want to continue your adventures a bit further from home, you can catch the Colorado Trail on top of Kenosha pass about 30 miles to the north, or bag your first 14er by climbing Mount Sherman just a few miles up the road.
Enjoy the private stocked fishing ponds within the community (no Colorado license needed - just grab the pass from in the kitchen) or grab a license and venture out to explore all of the amazing fishing destinations in the area (http://285mountainguide.com/guide/activities/fishing.html). The community also offers a tennis and basketball court if a friendly rivalry needs to be decided on the court.
If 4-wheeling is more your speed, the cabin is just 10 minutes from Breakneck Pass (https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/231-breakneck-pass) and over a dozen other rated trails are located within an hour's drive.
Just 10 miles up the road you'll find the adorable and inviting mountain town of Fairplay. Home of the South Park City Museum, a perfectly restored mining town that lets you walk through over 40 authentic buildings from the time period. It is also the inspiration for the popular cartoon series, South Park. Drive through and spot all of Kenny's favorite hangouts. In addition to the museum you'll find restaurants, shopping, the new South Park Recreation Center, and local art on display. Spend the day strolling, snacking and don't forget to stop by South Park Brewery for a pint of craft beer and live music on your way back home.
The cabin is located 32 miles from Breckenridge Ski Resort, so if you're in search of a Colorado blue bird day you're less than an hour (depending on weather) from speeding down over 180 trails. In the summer, the resort transforms into a family fun zone, offering alpine slides, ropes courses and mining for adults and children of all ages!
The Fairplay Nordic center is just a few miles away with maintained cross country trails if scenic views and a quiet picnic is more your speed. You can also find sleds in the garage and opportunities to use them abound!
36 miles to the south of the cabin you'll find Buena Vista, CO. (Pronounced B-yoo-na Vista - if you want to sound like a local). They offer guided whitewater rafting, an outdoor adventure park, local breweries, festivals, hot springs, dining, and access to more of the famed Colorado 14'ers (14,000 foot peaks) than any other town in CO. It's an outdoor playland!
With so much to do we most definitely can't cover it all here so please reach out with any questions. We'll do our best to assist.
About the cabin:
The main floor master has a king-size custom log bed. The master bath features an oversized, jetted tub and separate shower with seat. A private door in the master bedroom leads to the hot-tub on the side deck.
Also on the main level is a beautiful great room with vaulted ceilings, wood burning stove, and entertainment center that is fully stocked with family games. You'll also meet your resident mascots: Bearnard and Moosille. Look for them throughout the property.
The dining room seats eight with seating for an additional five guests at the island in the kitchen.
Our fully equipped kitchen will allow you to prepare any meal, from Christmas Dinner to a quick apres' ski snack! Complete dinner service for 12 is available. The kitchen has a smooth surface range, microwave, double-door refrigerator with water filtration, and dishwasher. Many conveniences such as a crock pot, dual coffee makers, Keurig, and spice rack make cooking a breeze.
The upper level features a full-size bath and two bedrooms. The 'Bearnard' room has a queen bed and two twin sized beds. This room is equipped with a Roku TV. The 'Moosille' room has three twin beds, one which has a trundle.
The lower level features a second master bedroom with king-size log bed and a private bath. Also on this level is a large media room with 55" Netflix/Amazon/Slingbox RokuTV with DVD player and a classic Atari. The media room also has a queen size sofa sleeper. The laundry room has a full-size washer and dryer.
The home features a large wrap around deck. Enjoy the amazing views from our brand new hot tub or grill your dinner on the gas BBQ and take in the fresh mountain air!
Discover the magic of the Colorado mountains and make memories to last a lifetime.
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Keywords: Log Home, cabin, 4-wheeling, hiking, family reunion, private fishing, mountain views