|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
If you dreamed of a cozy, romantic log cabin to enjoy for a few days, this is what you have been looking for. You will never forget the bright blue sky against Mount Elbert, Colorado's highest peak, the view of beaver ponds, all sitting by the wood stove, staring at the fire through it's glass door, in a nice leather chair.
A very comfortable, non-smoking two bedroom, one bath log cabin, Buckeye's Cabin is located at 10,300 feet in the midst of Colorado's Fourteener Region, minutes outside of Leadville, an old historical mining town, 20 minutes from Copper Mountain and 40 minutes from Vail and other world-class ski resorts.
We purchased this cozy, romantic cabin as our first home and could not stand to part with it when we moved after we had meticulously restored it. So we decided to go out on a limb and try to rent it short term, so that we could still come back to enjoy it. Luckily for us, everyone else seems to enjoy it as much as we do.
Paul Breitenwischer purchased this cabin in 1997
Leadville is still an example of the old west. Open space, surrounded by 14 thousand foot peaks, an old western town, hundreds of miles of hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, biking trails, lakes, and streams. It doesn't get any better than this.
Close to world class skiing of Copper Mountain, Keystone, Vail, and Breckenridge, as well as a great smaller family area, among others, there are hiking trails, biking, back country skiing, snowmobile trips, train rides, museums and so much more... you have views of Mt. Elbert, Colorado's highest peak, as well as other 14 thousand foot peaks from the huge picture windows in the cabin. Live the old west...
This was our third trip to Leadville over Spring Break, having skied Copper Mountain twice and Ski Cooper once. This place continues to be preferct for our family of four.
It's located on the north side of town, about three miles from the Leadville Safeway to the south. You are closest to Copper and Ski Cooper, both north of Leadville. You have the feeling of being in a secluded cabin setting, yet less than a few minutes from the grocery store. There are many personal touches to really make you feel at home. It's about 20 miles to Copper Mountain, one of my favorite CO mountains, as the mountain is huge, one of the famous 'Summit County' hills, lift lines are short, and it's not pretentious. Plus, being able to stay in Leadville vs a high-end condo is more appealing to our family. And, the owner is a really easy guy to work with. Although we have never met face to face, I consider Paul a friend after three years of swapping snow reports!
This is our second year in the Tashi, a 2-bedroom cabin, one BR with a queen, the other bedroom with twin beds. We stayed in the Buckeye once, also an awesome cabin. Kitchen is well stocked, huge porch, very clean gas grill for your steaks or burgers. The woodbunring stoves work great, maybe too great. Three years and we still can't get a comfortable 'burn', either too hot or needs more wood...but it's fun having a fire. Beds are comfortable, and the living room has easy seating for four.
It's a cabin...plugs are a premium and with this being the 'gadget age', ie phones, computers, Go-Pro, boot dryers, i-Pads, Nooks, Garmans, etc (kind of embarrassing!), it can be a challenge. But, there are a few plug in power strips to get stuff charged as long as you don't want it bedside. Also, no dishwasher or washer/dryer, but the website accurately reflects that. Pictures are spot on!
At the end of the day, if we plan to return to Leadville, I wouldn't consider another property unless this one is booked. No, it's not a five star condo, but good luck finding one in Leadville, as that's not Leadville's vibe. It's clean, comfortable, priced right, and just an absolutely charming place to stay. You have a great feeling of being in the mountains, with town only a few miles away.
While we only stayed 2 nights and the weather was very rainy (much needed, however) we had a great time in Leadville and the cabin was a great place to return to. It's obvious that the owners have put time, energy and love into Buckeye's Cabin. It's both charming and functional. It is extremely clean, the furniture is comfortable and the appliances through-out work well. Our cell phones didn't work there, but the available phone worked just fine. It allowed us to contact the Georgetown Loop RR to up-grade our reservation to 1st Class the morning of our ride, giving us a warm, enclosed car to enjoy the trip on a very wet day. The crocheted and tatted pieces through out the cabin made it feel very warm and welcoming. We look forward to comming back to see some of the things that had closed after Labor Day or that we just couldn't fit into our abbreviated visit. Thank you, Paul and Marie-Christine for sharing your cabin with us.
My family stayed here just after Christmas for 14 days. We skied Cooper, only 20 minutes away, and Sunlight, about 1:45 away. The cabin is perfect! Just what you would want and expect from a mountain get away. My two children, 4 & 10, loved it. And yes, "the stove of the future," 1960's style was fun to cook on. A smoky smell from the wood heater was charming. The satellite TV, the hot, hot water in the shower, the decor everything is just great. You are foolish to choose another place to say in or near Leadville.
Paul, You go above and beyond to provide a wonderful vacation spot, especially for these Floridians who were seeking a Ski Cooper retreat. We thank you, from the moment we arrived to the warmth of the pot belly stove and the charming cabin decorating/acommodations to your shoveling for us daily. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the skiing was beyond our expectations. The Dudley Family - St. Petersburg, FL (I need your address to ship back "Basket Case" book I'd borrowed from your library.)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|