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Bristlecone Pines Lodge - Cozy Cabin with Fabulous View Right Across From the Platte River

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Bristlecone Pines Lodge is just 15 miles from Breckenridge. It has 3 full bedrooms, 2 baths, and loft with a 2 queen size futon beds.

The Bristlecone Pine Lodge is a cozy, knotty pine adorned 3bd 2ba retreat located in the Placer Valley area of Alma, CO, which is just 16 miles south of Breckenridge, CO. Each room in the house features incredible views of the S. Platte River and the surrounding 14K ft peaks that are covered with pine and aspen below the tree line and snow above. There are panoramic views of these white-capped peaks all year long. The Platte River is right across the road and offers fly fishing or fishing from the bank.

A quick trip up the pine spiral staircase takes you to the main level, which is a sun-filled open concept layout that features a huge vaulted ceiling and accompanying bank of windows with panramic views of the white-capped mountains, a classic antique woodstove, plenty of seating, a dining area, the second full bathroom. The spacious kitchen has all the amenities (including a dishwasher) needed to easily prepare meals for a large group. Another jaunt up the spiral staircase takes you to the spacious loft, which features two comfortable queen futons situated around a 42" television with Direct TV and a DVD player. There is also a Foos-ball table and air hockey table here. Satellite internet has been upgraded to the newest in Hughes.net Generation 5, the best internet available in the area!

Fairplay is known as "The Basecamp of the Rockies" because of it's fantastic central location. You can take a different day trip every day or just stay right in Fairplay and never grow bored. Fairplay has so many outdoor activities. You can hike, mountain climb, ice climb, fish, hunt, explore ghost towns, ATV, explore jeep trails, go on motor tours across mountain passes, horseback ride, and so much more. The famous restored 1800's mining town of South Park is located right in Fairplay.

Some of the day trips you can take from the home include going to the Victorian town of Breckenridge where you can ski and snow board at the world class resort. They offer ice skating, snow tubing, an alpine slide, mountain biking, a gold coaster, lots of unique shope and great dining. Another great day trip is going white-water rafting on the Arkansas River. The best rafting in Colorado is just 25 minutes away. The cute ghost town of St. Elmo is very close too. Be sure to feed the chipmunks. They flock to this location. If you want to do a day trip on ATV's you can rent them at the St. Elmo General Store and take an unguided day trip that is a loop with lots of old mines, ghost towns, and the highest alpine tunnel around. You can eat lunch in another ghost town called Tincup where only ATV's gather for a fabulous burger. It is a great ATV trip or if you are up for a day hike, it is a gorgeous trail. Many of the famous 14'ers surround the home and Fairplay where you can hike or climb to the top. The offer some of the most amazing trails in Colorado. If you are interested in going to the Colorado Springs area, it is only 90 miles away. You can visit Garden of the Gods and Royal Gorge in one day trip. I recommend going to Florissant Fossil Beds in Forissant which is only about 45 minutes away. If you like to fish, the Platte River is right by the home and offers Gold Medal Fishing. Montgemery Reservoir, Lake Jefferson, Antero Reservoir, Spinney, and Eleven Mile Lakes are also very close. It is also a hunting paradise. Horseback riding is just 10 minutes from the home at the South Platte Ranch. They have awesome day trips and evening steak rides. If you come in the winter, I personally recommend the Keystone sleigh ride and tubing at the top of Keystone Mountain. If you like to ATV, Park County is an ATVers paradise! There are trails in every direction. Just call us for specific recommendations. One of my favorite is going over Mosquito Pass where you can ride right into Leadville and have lunch and shop at one of the many unique stores. Staying at Bristlecone Pine Lodge is a memory you and your family will hold onto for a lifetime!

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:
70%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Amenities

Alma Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed with full on bottom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft
    Master - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • 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
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Bristlecone Pines Lodge - Cozy Cabin with Fabulous View Right Across From the Platte River
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Denton, Texas
3

The facility is dated with a few crude attempts to update.

  • 3 of 5

It is a charming facility that cannot truly accommodate more than 4 people comfortably and possibly six. None of the bedrooms have dressers. Only two bedrooms had closets. The four bedrooms downstairs had to share a bath that also housed the washer and dryer. The upstairs bathroom is a full bath but you had to go up or down a very narrow spiral staircase to get to it from the bedrooms below or the futons above. The staircase is very narrow and dangerous. Bumper pads were installed at the top to protect heads. It is easier to carry items up the outside stairs than the spiral staircase. The internet was not only horrible but very limited. it is great for vacationers getting away from it all but not so good for business owners trying to stay up with work in order to get away. If you know what you are getting then it is a nice get away. It is a bit pricy considering the condition, location and limited internet. we would stay again at a better price depending upon our purposes and needs for the next trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin tucked into the mountains. Peaceful and quiet!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Bristlecone Pines. I am so glad that you liked it and I hope you can come back soon. It is gorgeous in the summer too! You can even fish right across the road from the house and there are tons of hiking trails. Montgomery Reservoir is right by the house and has Lincoln Falls and a great old mine with a mill and everything in tact. Thank you again.
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Tucson
5

Cozy, comfy great family cabin

  • 5 of 5

I stayed about a week with children and husband as well as my in laws. There was more then enough room and we had everything we needed, before hand we were told what to expect and what to bring. Everything in the cabin was very home like and great view of snow. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I am glad you had a good time. I hope you can come again soon. Summer and Fall are a gorgeous time to come. There is fishing right across the road and hiking and ATVing are also right by the home. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!
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5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing cabin! We spent 5 nights here and couldn't have asked for anything better! We were right there at the mountains, a few mins up the road to Hoosier Pass, close to Breckenridge, Buena Vista with white water rafting! Everything and more!!! Thanks again for a wonderful stay

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Il along the MIghty Mississippi
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to stay and take day trips around Colorado this is the place.

It's a little bit dated - bedding, but if you are looking for primarily a home and night time accommodations it works. Plenty of room to spread out when needed. Beautiful scenery from window view. I worked with Susan and she was most helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO
5

Easy access with lots of sunshine

  • 5 of 5

Road to the house is plowed by the city, so it's easy to access. The house has huge windows facing south, so the winter sunrises are amazing, and the living space stays nice and warm. Two 14ers are also visible out the main windows. Old-fashioned wood burning stove is great for warming up after playing in the snow or for making s'mores after dark. Great place for a group of families or for a getaway with friends. Will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Denver and Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Alma
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Breckenridge
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Amtrack Denver
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Alma
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Breckenridge World Class Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Some of the day trips you can take from the home include going to the Victorian town of Breckenridge where you can ski and snow board at the world class resort. They offer ice skating, snow tubing, an alpine slide, mountain biking, a gold coaster, lots of unique shope and great dining. Another great day trip is going white-water rafting on the Arkansas River. The best rafting in Colorado is just 25 minutes away. The cute ghost town of St. Elmo is very close too. You can visit and fee the chipmunks and watch the 100's of hummingbirds in the summer. They flock to this location. If you want to do a day trip on ATV's you can rent them at the St. Elmo General Store and take an unguided day trip that is a loop with lots of old mines, ghost towns, and the highest alpine tunnel around. You can eat lunch in another ghost town called Tincup where only ATV's gather for a fabulous burger. If you have seen the prospectors show on the Weather Channel where they are mining for aquamarine on Mt. Antero, this is where you can visit and watch them mine. It is a great ATV trip or if you are up for a day hike, it is a gorgeous trail. Many of the famous 14'ers surround the home and Fairplay where you can hike or climb to the top. The offer some of the most amazing trails in Colorado. If you are interested in going to the Colorado Springs area, it is only 90 miles away. You can visit Garden of the Gods and Royal Gorge in one day trip. I recommend going to Florissant Fossil Beds in Forissant which is only about 45 minutes away. If you like to fish, the Platte River is right by the home and offers Gold Medal Fishing. Montgemery Reservoir, Lake Jefferson, Antero Reservoir, Spinney, and Eleven Mile Lakes are also very close. It is also a hunting paradise if you have a license. Horseback riding is just 10 minutes from the home at the South Platte Ranch. They have awesome day trips and evening steak rides. If you come in the winter, I personally recommend the Keystone sleigh ride and tubing at the top of Keystone Mountain. If you like to ATV, Park County is an ATVers paradise! There are trails in every direction. Just call us for specific recommendations. One of my favorite is going over Mosquito Pass where you can ride right into Leadville and have lunch and shop at one of the many unique stores. Staying at Bum Retreat is a memory you and your family will hold onto for a lifetime!

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Notes

  • 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