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Ptarmigan Lodge - 3 Bedrooms Plus a Loft - Darling Secluded Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Ptarmigan Lodge has 3 bedrooms, 2 Baths, A Loft, and Cozy Cabin Amenities.

Ptarmigan Lodge is an adorable custom log cabin located in a secluded location atop the Valley of the Sun mountains. It is a perfect location for the vacationer looking for a private and wooded location with fabulous views of the white-capped mountains. It is close enough to enjoy shopping and dining in Fairplay, Alma, or Breckenridge but far enough away to be away from the traffic and noise of the towns. There is a hiking trail and entrance to the National Forest just a few steps away from the driveway. You will enjoy seeing the numerous wildlife in the area too. There are moose, foxes, deer, elk, rabbits, and an occassional bear. The scenic outdoor area has a really nice firepit to toast marshmallows or warm up after a cold day of skiing at Breckenridge. There is also a horseshoe pit for family fun too. The kids will love exploring the area around the cabin.

The home has 3 full private bedrooms and two full baths. The bedroom downstairs has a queen bed and a bath with a shower/tub combo. It is at the entry level. On the main level there is a large kitchen, dining room, family room and two bedrooms and one bath. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has a full size bed. The bath has a walk-in shower. Upstairs there is a huge loft with a flat screen TV which has satellite programming. There is lots of comfy seating for the entire family. There is a desk or study area as well as a full size futon bed.

The deck has amazing mountain views and views of the forest. You can relax in the big comfortable deck chairs. There is a gas grill provided as well. The parking is off of the road and has plenty of room for 3 or 4 cars and even a small camper or ATV trailer.

Fairplay is called the "Base Camp of the Rockies" because it is near almost every outdoor activity you can think of. There is horseback riding just 15 minutes away at the Platte River Ranch. If you like white water rafting, you can go down to the Arkansas River which is only 25 minutes away. There are hundreds of hiking trails and many of the famous 14ers are right behind the house like Mt. Sherman, Mt. Democrat, Mt, Bross, Mt. Lincoln, and Quandry. If you are a fisherman, this is the place to go. The Platte River offers Gold medal fishing and there are many lakes as well such as Montgomery Reservoir, Antero, Spinney, 11-Mile, and Jefferson Lake. You can go to a different location every day. In the winter, you will find skiing and boarding at Breckenridg, Keystone, and A-Basin. Copper Mountain and Vail are driveable from the home as well. There is sledding, tubing, ice skating, ice fishing and much more just minutes from the home.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Bigham
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, I speak a tiny bit of Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018


Valley of the Sun Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
The home is very centrally located for year-round activities. It is accessible year-round.


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Ptarmigan Lodge - 3 Bedrooms Plus a Loft - Darling Secluded Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Overall we had a wonderful experience . We loved the hospitality everything was as pictured and described!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great. Cabin had everything we needed and then some.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cabin and surroundings. We had quite a bit of snow on a Christmas Day which was really nice.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and get away from it all. Traffic back from Breckinridge was awful, but we didn't ski much so that wasn't a big issue. Had a wonderful Christmas with our family. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I hope you can come again soon. Sorry you encountered traffic. Christmas is such a busy time. Normally there is very little traffic so I hope you can come back. Summer is a really beautiful time at the home as well. Thank you again.
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Beautiful setting-clean cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in secluded setting. Cabin was very spacious and clean for our group.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was a great place plenty of room and close to other activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lincoln, Nebraska

Beautiful mountains and nice cabin for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We were seeking seclusion, peace and quiet and this cabin met those needs for the most part. Definitely secluded as it takes about 30-40 minutes to just get up the mountain but do know that the road is not maintained by anyone and it is very very rough. We were seeking seclusion and despite there being other cabins nearby we did not see any other people so that was nice! The only downside I would really say is the property currently has a lot downed trees and what appear to be recent construction areas outside so the kids did play but had to play farther away from the actual cabin than what we imagined beforehand. Just a lot of piles of rocks and downed trees up close to the cabin itself, not sure what the plans are long term but it would look so nice if this were all cleaned up. The cabin had a wonderful wood burning stove which kept the house nice and toasty, and despite the rainy week we were comfortable and really enjoyed our time at the cabin! Also, has a wonderful shower, I think each member of our family took at least an hour long shower and never ran out of hot water! Excellent investment to the owners! Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Fairplay is the "Base Camp" of the Rockies as it is central to almost any outdoor activity you can think of. It also has great outlet shopping in Silverthorne. Fairplay has the South Park City which is an old 1800's restored gold mining town that you can tour. There are many of the famous 14'ers right by the home with great climbing or hiking trails. The entrance to the National Forest is within walking distance from the home as well. There are also great ATV trails nearby. Just call us for additional information on activities. There is so much to do in the area!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Sometimes rates for rental dates way in the future are not up to date
  • Damage deposit: $500.00

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