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Pretty Rocky Mountain Retreat Near Buena Vista & Breckenridge


Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
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Pretty Rocky Mountain Retreat Near Buena Vista & Breckenridge

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Hartsel Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14+)

Welcome to Lodge of the Rockies LLC - a beautiful vacation retreat, mountain home, & relaxing getaway set amongst aspens, pines, spruce with awesome views. Enjoy this 3,500 sq. ft. expansive one-of-a-kind lodge and the beauty & adventure of the area. The mountain home here approaches a luxury lodge in a wilderness setting, a relaxing and fun retreat in the middle of many world-class Colorado recreational activities year-round. Enjoy with family and friends. Entertain & relax here in this 2007 new mountain home with majestic architecture, attractive interiors, providing comfortable mountain elegance with a rustic flair. You will find a strong family and lodge presence yet an attractive romantic aura, a resplendent getaway for couples. In the frontier-elegant-territorial style with panoramic views. Part of original Western Union Ranch, an appealing mountain community, close but not too close to towns & neighbors. Whether you have Ritz-Carl or Best West travel budget - reward your group & yourself, enjoy your lodging here. And skip fighting the high season crowds in town. Get much more, spend far less. And check 'Traveler Reviews' for prior visit notes.

All four seasons activities abound. In the center of dozens of world-class rocky mountain activities and points of interest. Skiing, snowboarding, rafting, hiking, fishing, boating, historical touring, sightseeing, biking, hot springs, world class pastimes, world class relaxing, more. Skiing & boarding at Breckenridge & Monarch, snowshoeing, natural hot springs, and snowmobiling are nearby. Rafting the beautiful Arkansas River at rafting capital of Colorado and U.S. (the most rafted river in the country) in close by Buena Vista, nearby Gold Medal fishing, hiking, biking. Tour dozens of inspiring activities in all directions nearby - sightsee the area rich in expansive beauty, recreation and history. Find one-of-a-kind 1/4, 1/2 & full-day excursions to Royal Gorge, Leadville, Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak Cog Railway, Cripple Creek/Victor mining & gaming, Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of Gunnison National Parks, and much more.

Buena Vista and Fairplay nearby are incomparable gems. Expansive views of close-by buffalo & collegiate peaks 'fourteeners' that leap into view. Gold medal fishing at Antero, Spinney & Eleven Mile Lakes and Dream Stream (300,000 visitors/yr.). Big fish caught often and year-round. Hunting big game with permits fall/winter. View fall colors, enjoy Indian summers. Fascinating historical references throughout the area. Enjoy the fresh air, surrounding fun, pristine beauty, rest and relaxation the majestic high-country of Colorado offers. Peaceful landscapes, walks and rides out the front door, dedicated parkland a minute away, and world-class activities nearby. Enjoy this beautiful area of Colorado & be favorably impressed with your lodging. Enjoyable activities all directions. In the center of it all, yet away from it all too.. Well-suited for family reunions, apres’ ski parties, group retreats, after rafting relaxation, quiet romantic getaways. Good base camp for the outdoorsman and their family. Ladies & gentlemen enjoy the creature comforts, expansive architecture and rustic wild out the front door, while kids enjoy indoor play areas and outdoor activities. Combine adventure, relaxation and romance in your vacation getaway.

Located over 2+ acres covered with aspens, spruce, pines. Out front view includes majestic mountains, nearby Lake Antero (best fishing Colorado 2007) and big valley rangelands. Enjoy the frontier feel of the lodge and built-in comforts. Many places to gather or spread out - 3,480 sq ft - with (4) indoor and (2) outdoor gathering areas, (4) attractive bedrooms and (3) designer bathrooms. There are:(2) floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, (2) gourmet kitchens (one with island, one galley style) with breakfast/lounge bar and dining areas, picture windows, seperate loft, living, recreation and raised sitting rooms for family gatherings, wet bar, (2) jetted tubs and (3) dual-spray spa showers, custom granite, slate & Italian tiles throughout & attractive rustic & country decor. (3) warming pellet stoves provide real woodburning fires (5 total) to enjoy. 50/30 amp RV service & parking. Full wraparound deck w/ barbecue, partial veranda & loft walkout balcony. As of 2009 a propane generator has been added which operates automatically in the event of power failure and provides furnace, well, refrig, kitchen & lighting capabilities even when power is out. Items supplied: (3) mountain bikes, (2) PS2 for kids with (30)+ popular titles, About (18)+ popular family DVDs, many fishing poles & reels.

See (175+) photos of property and area at bottom of this page: 'Links to more information: CLICK HERE - Pretty Mountain Home in the Colorado Rockies'.

What to bring: Sunglasses, sunscreen, cameras, water bottles, gloves, snow & ski or rafting clothing, boots, and good socks. See local winter and summer outfitters to round out your gear. (4) sets snowshoes. We're at ~9,000 ft. - so take some time to acclimate. Enjoy the high country, thanks for taking care of the place & thanks for staying at Lodge of the Rockies LLC - 9000 feet above average!!

Booking deposit (aka 'hold dates') of $300 becomes security deposit which is 100% returned if mountain home is left as found ($150 of $300 is non-refundable if reservation is cancelled to prevent people from blocking schedule from other vacationers). There is a $99 cleaning fee for groups of (6) or less, the cleaning fee is $125 for groups (7 to 12), $150 for groups (13 to 18), $165 for groups (19 to 24). Small (2-3%) Paypal fees responsibility of guests. Groups larger than (24) considered, priced as agree case by case.

Keywords: Mountain Home Vacation Rental Cabin Fairplay Buena Vista Southpark Colorado Luxury Reunion

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Christopher (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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About Christopher

Significant time and funds invested to build one unique & awe-inspiring mountain home in Colorado. Hope you like it!..

Christopher purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Christopher chose Hartsel

Enjoyed the ambience, views, and location.

What makes this lodge unique

Just a fantastic mountain home and base camp, rally point at the foot of dozens of great things to do in all directions right around you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Chris.....

We had a MAGNIFICENT week! We had three hikes .... Browns creek falls, Mohawk lake and mount yale. Did the aerial adventure course in buena vista, visited St. Elmo, splashed in the mount Princeton hot springs and did a full day of rafting in the Gorge. Don't think we could have packed anymore in.... Lol. Thanks so much for helping me find the other house. We ended up with 12 people at each house and they loved both homes. Thanks again for all your help and some fantastic memories!!!!!
Aug 2014
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Pretty Rocky Mountain Retreat Near Buena Vista & Breckenridge
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 69 reviews

Ice Fishing Trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cabin for an ice fishing trip. We had 9 kids with us. The cabin was great. So much for the kids to do. We had a great time. The kids asked if we could do it every year. Chris was very friendly and responded quickly to any questions. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Girl's Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this cabin with my daughters and some friends for a girl's getaway. It was amazing! The house has everything you could possibly need. It is about an hour from Breckenridge, but the drive was not bad and the towns in between were worth exploring. We had a great time and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Oklahoma, USA

Another great trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the lodge and once again it exceeded our expectations. We had a rocky year and REALLY needed the family get away to close out 2014. Chris is ALWAYS fabulous to work with and answers all of our questions and so many we never even need to ask. There was even more to do here than the last time we visited in the summer. I was worried with 2 little ones under 5 but they had a blast! We all learned how to play chess and had an ongoing family Foosball tournament the 8 days we were there. The weather was perfect for playing outside occasionally and enjoying a nice fire and hot chocolate in between snow falls. We couldn't think of one thing we needed that we didn't have. We ventured out to Buena Vista and Breckenridge only 2 days of our trip and really had a great time every single day. This is quickly becoming our family home away from home. Thanks so much Christopher!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us wanted to find somewhere that we could all go that met a wide age range of entertainment possibilities. This far exceeded our expectations!!! Chris, the owner, was so helpful and attentive throughout the whole process. We had people ranging from 1-50 years in age, one teenager, and everyone had a wonderful experience! We went fishing, dirt biking, ATVing, swimming at the hot springs, and hiking!!!! The kitchen was spectacular, we had the opportunity to enjoying an amazing double rainbow while we made dinner Saturday night and it was truly memorable for everyone! Thank you for sharing your home, we will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great home

  • 5 of 5

Loved your home! The house was very spacious for all adults and teenagers. Location was great. We packed alot into our week visit and loved it. We will be back, maybe during the winter next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Best so far

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends total of 10 people stayed for 7 days very comfortable in this lodge. More like someones home than a rental place, excellent place and scenery. the lodge had everything you would want at your own house. Cant say enough about it best place and most relaxing i have had so far. We toured aspen, breackinridge, salida, pikes peak, cripple creek and rafted the arkinsas river all withing short drives. We had six teens that loved the cabin as much as the trip itself more than enough to do. Home decor and supplies was the best. Thanks for a great relaxing trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Snowshoeing in immediate area, (4) pairs (adult 2M, 2F) of nice snowshoes provided, (4) mountain bikes provided, several fishing poles/reels provided, other sporting goods available for use.


Rates & Availability

From $210 Per night

Hartsel Lodge Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning fee $150.00
Pet Fee $59.00
Tax Rate 3.9%
Notes Holiday & winter rates higher. Rates shown up to (10) persons. Holiday Rates $240-$290/nt, min (4) nights. Add'l $17/nt. for xtra adults, $10/night for xtra minors >(10) persons. Cleaning fee varies $79-$199 per group size. $150 of Security Deposit NonRefundable if calendar block no-show/cancellation. Ask about (7th) night stay promotions!! Credit Card Conv. Fee 3%. Thank you!

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Hartsel Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft + Den - 1 double , 1 child bed , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Full size. , Baby Cribs (1) Eddie Bauer bassinet and Eddie Bauer high chair. Toddler bed (crib size mattress) by Delta with linens. No crib yet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One queen sleeper sofa, one full sleeper sofa., Murphy Beds (1) Other bedding (inflatable air mattresses) and sleeping bags/blankets available if large group pre-arranged.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
(4) sets of adult snowshoes, several sleds, (4) Mountain bikes and several fishing poles & reels available for guests use.

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