PEACEFUL, SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN RETREAT AT THE END OF THE ROAD

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PEACEFUL, SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN RETREAT AT THE END OF THE ROAD

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Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Only adventurous need apply

Spring is hear; A great time of year. we've had some moisture and now the meadow begins to green. The bluebirds and swallows arrive to begin building their nests. Cooler days that encourage us to take long hikes, cooler nights to cozy around the fire, the lighting, crisp night sky's for intense star gazing. Here at the Way Back Inn we luv the Spring! This is a great spot for some stargazing, or taking in a morning or evening hike!! This is the time of year where one can truly appreciate the passive solar design of the place as the sun comes up over the eastern ridge and warms the kitchen. Pull up the queens chair in front of the picture window observe the morning light as it glimmers off the snow on the high peaks of the Sangre's, sip your coffee and feel the sun as it warms your sol.

We encourage you to visit in the winter but keep this in mind; You will definitely want 4 wheel drive as well as chains [just in case]. Most of the time our road has very little snow on it but you never know cause it is in the Rockies. Also if your plan is to base yourself out of here to ski Monarch every day you might want to think of staying somewhere else cause we're an hour from monarch in good conditions.

So, when is the last time that the only sound you could hear was the music birds make?

When was the last time that without question you knew you were looking at the Milky Way?

The Way Back Inn is, well; Way back In. For us this has been an 19 year Dream. The 'Inn' is a 1880's Miner's cabin with a tire and straw bale addition built by us. If you ever wanted to be completely off the grid this is the place. Having said that be forewarned; this place is not for the weak of heart, but for those people who want a real adventurous back -country experience with modern amenities. The road is steep and rocky. It doesn't necessarily need four wheel drive but we recommend it--- or a high clearance vehicle, and somebody behind the wheel who likes to drive. we are only 30 minutes from town and 20 minutes from the Arkansas river and all that it has to offer. The 'Inn' sits in a high valley overlooking the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and one can literally hike or mountain bike right out the front door. However, there are no obvious trails for the hiker. Rather; seemingly un-charted terrain in almost every direction. This is a place where you make your own trail. Where one can get a real sense of Wild. Remote! Quiet! Just you and your breath. Awesome. Awesome views as well. Well what can I say. It is quite possibly one of the most unique places you could ever stay.

If you ever wanted to have a backcountry wedding or reunion you will want to consider us. There is ample room for camping and Bon Fires!!

The Way Back Inn is not the kind of place that you use as a home base to further explore the greater region. It is best used as a place to sit and stay a while, be still, listen to the trees breath, where the wind blowing through them sounds just like the sea. to explore, to rediscover.

Think of this place as a back-country Cabin like the kind you hike or ski to. Like the kind of place you read about in a Jack London novel. A place where you can really get away.

Ute Indians once camped here. The original cabin was built for the foreman of the Longfellow mining district [a short hike to the west] and actually had a telegraph line running to it. The 80 acres was homesteaded in the 30's by 'the Goat Lady'. She raised goats and grew potatoes. The property then was aptly named Arrowhead ranch, for all the arrow heads found when plowing up the field. The Jasper that the Indians used to make their arrow heads comes out of the ground in the surrounding area! Supposedly before they first plowed there were 8 tipee rings in the meadow. One can still feel their presence.

We have woke up to 20 head of elk in the meadow, and deer at our window

Like one of the lines from a song I wrote of the place 'where the air is clean, the spring is wet, and a view of the Sangre's as far as you can see'. ----- Peace.

Keywords: Strawbale, Historic Cabin, back-country Cabin, de-facto wilderness area. Family reunions, company parties and outdoor weddings, artist's, photographer's, hermitage, hikers, equestrians, wildlife, yoga retreat, retreat, meditation, romantic getaway, relaxation, peace and quite.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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Here we are...Terri and Greg! We were married in a meadow on this property in June of 2000. Greg is a Retired Ski Bum and strawbale home builder. Terri is a homemade soap maker. Together we are the proprietors of wanderLust road. a funkgroovin mercantile offering ART, RE-CYCLED GOODS, and CONSIGNMENT. Located at 146 W. First Street in down town Salida. We enjoy all that Chaffee County has to offer including hiking, biking, skiing, ice skating, playing music with the locals and hanging out with friends. We have 3 grown boys, 2 of which are married and 5 grandchildren which are all lots of fun! We dream of saddling up our tandem bike and riding off into the sunset....one of these days!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1994

We did'nt choose this place. It chose us!

To be and live off the grid is, empowering to say the least. So is being in a 'defacto' wilderness area. Birds and wildlife abound and we can hike for hours in any direction without seeing a sign of human activity, just animal tracks and bird songs. But the best part is to simply relax, enjoy the view and listen. --- Oh yea. did I mention the night sky!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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4.7
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Peaceful, Sustainable Mountain Retreat at the end of the road
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews
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Peaceful, Sustainable Mountain Retreat at the end of the road
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267299vb
(719) 539-0420 ( wanderlust road )
Salida South Central Colorado
4

OFF THE GRID

  • 4 of 5
Great place for super quiet experience, nice spots to hike, really cool funky rustic unique place to stay! I would stay again. Lots of wildlife. Learned a lot about off the grid living.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Peaceful, Sustainable Mountain Retreat at the end of the road
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267299vb
(719) 539-0420 ( wanderlust road )
Salida South Central Colorado
5

GREAT GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
This place was perfect for what we were looking for.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Peaceful, Sustainable Mountain Retreat at the end of the road
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267299vb
(719) 539-0420 ( wanderlust road )
Salida South Central Colorado
5

AWESOME PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We had a delightful stay for a couple of nights at the Way Back Inn. If you want a remote place with spectacular views and a cool, off the grid, place to sleep, this is the spot. Working with the owner was really easy. This is truly a one-of-a-kind place. We will be back to the Way Back Inn!
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, when you've put 20 years of your heart and soul into a place it's nice to hear comments like that. Hope we see you again.
business
Peaceful, Sustainable Mountain Retreat at the end of the road
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267299vb
(719) 539-0420 ( wanderlust road )
Salida South Central Colorado
5

WONDERFUL GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently rented The Way Back Inn for a much needed getaway from the stress of our jobs back home. It was perfect! Off the grid but still had all the amenities we wanted, off the beaten path but close enough to the conveniences of town. We just wish we had booked a longer trip! Can't wait to visit again!
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: sweet. we couldn't agree more......."It's a hard place to get to and a hard place to leave, my cabin in the woods" from a song I wrote about the place called wells gulch.
business
Peaceful, Sustainable Mountain Retreat at the end of the road
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267299vb
(719) 539-0420 ( wanderlust road )
Salida South Central Colorado
5

WEEKEND OF SOLITUDE

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented the Way Back Inn for a fall getaway weekend. It could have not been more perfect. The cozy interior, the rustic and inviting kitchen, the creative and artsy decor...it all contributed to the perfect environment for rest and relaxation. We enjoyed hiking in the area, taking in the nighttime stars and the beautiful sunrises, and appreciating all the quiet and beauty of the surrounding area. We also had fun playing songs on the piano and building fires at night. All in all, this was the perfect vacation weekend- we'd recommend it to anyone!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Peaceful, Sustainable Mountain Retreat at the end of the road
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267299vb
(719) 539-0420 ( wanderlust road )
Salida South Central Colorado
4

TRAVELERS

  • 4 of 5
The cabin was fun and eclectic to say the least. We enjoyed the fact that there was absolutely noone around. The only downer was mostly the bed. It was very uncomfortable and also the coffee pot was an old perculator. A simple mr coffee would have been great. Other wise we reallh enjoyed the cabin
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So sorry about the bed. I guess it's hit or miss with that. It is a modern memory foam pillow top type mattress on a custom log frame that is quite unique. As far as the coffee pot goes we have 2 bialetti's. These make very strong cups of coffee. They are a stove top espresso maker! We don't have a plug in coffee maker because we are off the grid and folks might forget to turn them off and they tend to drain my batteries. Not to mention the fire danger if it were to short out.
Out intention with renting this place out is to take you back to old school comforts. Think of this place as a backcountry cabin or Ski hut that you can drive to and that has many modern amenities that a true cabin might not such as flushing toilet, shower, and modern gas cook stove with oven and a medium size gas refrigerator.
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Map

Nearest Airport
200 Miles
colorado springs
Nearest Train
60 Miles
royal gorge
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
hiway 50
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Salida
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
salida
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
monarch
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
salida gulf course
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
salida restaurants
Car: necessary

Captain Zipline is at the bottom of our road...for all your zipline needs! One can literally hike for hours in any direction and not see sign of civiliztion.

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Availability & Rates

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Salida Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$130
$650
$2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$850
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.9%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Salida Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) One queen in the bedroom. 2 queens in the loft., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shuffleboard
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • horseshoes
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • equestrian events
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • snowmobiling
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • snowboarding
  • fishing
  • spelunking
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • hunting
Notes:
Additional camp sites available to accommodate up to 10 more people. Peace, quiet, beautiful, night sky, remote, Wildlife, Bird watching, surrounded by public lands, great hikes right out the front door.We also have several tent sites and places to park a small trailer or R.V. making it a superb place for weddings and reunions.
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