REMOTE AND PRIVATE MOUNTAIN LOG HOME GETAWAY

Terri Sanders

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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REMOTE AND PRIVATE MOUNTAIN LOG HOME GETAWAY

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Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Nestled in the dense forests of the Sangre de Cristo Range of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Off I-25 west of Walsenburg and east of Ft.Garland, Forbes Park is a private gated community encompassing over 13000 acres of fenced and protected land. Over 5000 acres of which is commons land, preserved for residents use and can never be built on or developed. Our cabin is located approximately 13 miles into the rear of the park, a short walk to the San Isabel National Forest Trail head. Far from 'all' the civilized world's distractions. We now offer guided, birding, hiking, and wildlife viewing excursions. Miles of cross country skiing and snowmobiling from the front door on seldom plowed roads and old logging trails, which we seldom see anyone on for most of the winter months.

Off the grid, total solar, not even 'connected' to the world.

Abundant wildlife, including Elk, Deer, Bear, Porcupine, Bobcat, Turkey, and Mountain Lion, all of which have been observed 'on' the property. Interested in the bull elk you saw? Not here, but you can meet him on his turf just up the trail and into the National Forest. Hunting is permitted there and we know the folks you need to know for assistance with game ventures during the seasons. We can assist with most any seasonal arrangements for small or big game hunts.

NOTE: Forbes Park Landowners Association restricts access to the national forest from the park. All Colorado hunting regulations are supported and enforced! Absolutely no hunting or discharging of any weapon is allowed within the boundries of Forbes Park! A copy of these rules/regs furnished upon request.

Constant comfort at 10,000 feet, during the winter, provided by radiant floor heating and a very efficient wood burning heater. During the summer it is so cool you will need to wear long sleeves, maybe a sweater, at night with the windows open. Light snows can surprise you at anytime, even during the summer months.

Seven years now and we still are grabbing our book to identify new birds on our porch feeders. You can literally approach and 'touch' our Hummingbirds. We have photos of the hummers perched on our fingers. We have Gray Jays that will perch on your knee and eat from your hands. Our occasional bear visitors (no Grizzlys) are much more shy than the birds. They don't normally approach anywhere near if anyone is out and about. Bear sightings are very rare but increasing in frequency. We have photos of them, which we took from the porch, early one morning, while sitting quietly sipping our tea. Cougar sightings are extremely rare, but I have, along with several guests, observed a large cougar walking through the back yard.

Winters are not for words. Words will never describe the beauty of these mountains following a heavy snow. Never worry, first light, following moderate to heavy snows, and our snow plows are already on their way up the roads. We also own our a large snowblower for the driveway and plowing trails. Our home owners association contracts out properly maintained snow removal in excess of six inches. Occupied roads, such as ours are kept clear year round, but would it be BAD to get snowed in for a day? It does happen! Besides, most guests will already be out on our snow mobiles riding the miles of seldom plowed 'back' roads and trails which join the back of our property. We have ridden on snows well over four feet in depth from the back of the property. Kids will play tirelessly, all day on paths we plow for their sleds. You won't have any trouble getting them into bed at night, leaving you time for some Caveman television! Winter play will bring out the kid in anyone and you will not want to leave here.

Three bedrooms and a sleeping loft, can accommodate 7 (max.) persons. We live on-site to better serve our guests and assist with unexpected needs, especially during the winter months. We can 'disappear' upon request. We do stay out of your way, in our basement apartment unless invited .

Winter visitors flying in, especially during the winter months, are encouraged to purchase airline tickets that can be changed, because of the threat of heavy snow storms at any time.

Standard Check-in: 4:00 PM, check-out: 11:00 AM. We try to avoid back to back reservations, so that we can be flexible either way with check-in, check-out times.

There is an abundance of historical and tourist attractions within a couple of hours of the cabin. Ft.Garland's Pioneer Village, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Zapata Falls, San Luis' Stations of the Cross, San Luis itself, plenty of local museums and other places of interest.

Keywords: mountain retreat,Log Cabin, secluded, hiking, mountain biking, birding, backpacking, snow mobiling, sledding, skiing, elk hunting, deer hunting, fishing, rock climbing. Peace and quiet, solitude star gazing.This is my home,when I do not have guests I live there.If you are uncomfortable with personal belongings being on the walls,or in the cabin,then this place is not for you.I have an apartment in the basement I stay in when I have guests.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Terri Sanders

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My wife and I were raised in Florida but fell in love with Colorado. Our first visit we purchased land in Forbes Park a gated community between La Veta and Ft Garland. We RV'd on the property for several years while researching log homes before deciding to build from a custom designed log kit. We incorporated radiant floor heat and a cozy but very efficient wood burning fireplace. We have spent many sub-zero temperature nights in the cabin and stayed very comfortable. Nothing like walking on warm floors in the winter months. We don't feel inconvenienced when 'occasionally' stranded for a day, until the snow plow clears our road.Terri is a First Responder so help if needed is close.

Terri Sanders purchased this cabin in 2006

The property is very secure yet well isolated from other homes. We wanted a place remote and private yet with road maintenance and snow removal. We wanted the best of both the civilized and the uncivilized worlds. We are so remote most of the wildlife is near tame and we can hand feed the birds including the hummingbirds. We keep our snowmobiles on site as we access the back roads and trails from our front door. We also own, and keep on site a skid steer snow blower large enough to clear trails for our guest to cross country ski, hike or snowmobile. NOTE: Winter months often come with challenging road conditions at our altitude. Although our HOA plows the roads after all substantial snows, four/all wheel drive or snow chains are often required. Summers we hike and mountain bike primarily on the trails of San Isabel National Forest, a 20 minute walk from the front door.

We spend a great deal of time watching 'caveman' television, 'the fire', during the heavy snow months! We can accommodate the more modern forms of entertainment too. We also are guilty of feeding the wildlife and watching them, especially the hummingbirds. We have photos of them perched on our fingers. We do a great deal of walking on and around the property. We occasionally join with other locals for an extended day hike. Winter 'snow' months we ride the snowmobiles and sleds on the back roads which we access from the back of the property. We offer guided, wildlife, birding, and hiking excursions into the national forest.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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4.5
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Remote and Private Mountain Log Home Getaway
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Cuchara Southeast Colorado
Houston,Tx
5

COLORADO GET-A-WAY DELIGHT

  • 5 of 5
We came to this great property by ways of research by my awesome husband. We wanted to visit Colorado with the kids and enjoy nature as a family. We chose this welcoming peferct cabin.

The owners have thought of everything and you feel so at home. Their kindness and hospitality was greatly appreciated. It truly is a piece of heaven. Our kids had the time of their lives.

The best thing is...no cell phone reception... At least not our phones...it was a needed removal from the grid...just the wind, sky, nature and WOW...it's full of stars!

The Great Sand Dunes are less than 30 minutes away. Alamosa is a cute town.

A definite must do!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Cuchara Southeast Colorado
San Antonio
5

SECLUDED GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
Cozy home in the seclusion of the pine forest. Plenty of elk and deer (kids loved the gophers) to keep your camera shutter clicking away. Escaping from the big city hustle bustle was a treat, hearing the silence of nature was perfect.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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Remote and Private Mountain Log Home Getaway
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Cuchara Southeast Colorado
Seguin, Tc
5

ELK RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
We had a terrific time elk hunting. We did not bring one home, but we had our opportunities. Our hosts were interesting and entertaining, and the house is the perfect place to warm up and relax after a long day of hiking and hunting. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Remote and Private Mountain Log Home Getaway
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+850 380-3423
Cuchara Southeast Colorado
5

AMAZING STAY!

  • 5 of 5
This house has plenty of room for a large family, but my husband and I traveled alone seeking a relaxing vacation, and we found it. It is secluded and is surrounded by beautiful woods that contain an abundance of deer and elk. We didn't see any bear or mountain lions but we definitly saw their tracks so they are there. Plenty of hiking for the pros, but there are also small trails for the amateur. I've never hiked before, but my husband and I went twice and it was well worth it. Terry is a great host, so much so that we invited her to dinner and she has great stories to tell about the area, ask her about the bears. She will also give you all the privacy you need if that's what you want. The birds are so cool, the hummingbirds will come right up to you and there are so many of them! If you go in the summer, it gets pretty chilly there, so bring a sweater. We loved the area so much that we are now looking at tracks of land in Forbes Park. We will be back to see Terry and to stay at her rental, maybe next time we'll bring the kids!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cuchara Southeast Colorado
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5

EXTENDED-FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Loved it.
We had a lovely time; very relaxing, non-stressful, clean, comfortable, peaceful atmosphere. We absolutely did not want to leave. There was plenty of room for my mother, two grown brothers, two daughters, my husband and myself.
Not having rented a vacation home before, I didn't really know what kind of questions to ask about renting the property. Jerry was very patient with my emails and the confusion caused by our plans changing the week before vacation.
Terri is a wonderful hostess, available for help, if needed, interesting to talk with, very kind to my mother.
She was able to tell us about some interesting things to see and do that aren't really on any formal itinerary but interested my family greatly. We visited Mission:Wolf, much to my daughters great delight, and Fort Garland. Journeyed down some nice scenic back roads that pleased mom, younger brother and myself, we saw decaying log cabins and beautiful scenery. Went on many walks in the park, a misnomer, 13 miles from gate to house, an incredibly beautiful drive. Saw lots of deer, elk, chipmunks and prairie dogs, a porcupine, a bear twice (which, according to Terri, usually doesn't happen), fed hummingbirds who landed on fingers and buzzed our heads, played with Monte (fetch is his favorite along with chasing deer.) He is excellent company on walks.
It was perfect for our desire to just be quiet and remain in one place, far away from all distractions of life for a bit. Do be prepared to travel at least 30 minutes to do any sightseeing away from the home.
It is perfect for people who just want to disconnect from everything stressful for a while and recharge.
We fully intend to go back, if they will have us. : )
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 0039
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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Remote and Private Mountain Log Home Getaway
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Cuchara Southeast Colorado
Belen, NM
5

K FROM NEW MEXICO

  • 5 of 5
The property exceeded my expectations. The cabin is beautiful and well kept. We were looking for seclusion and we got it. The owner was lovely and very helpful. So much to do and see in the surrounding areas. Enjoyed our visit so much and recommend this property to anyone who loves the mountains.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Alamosa, Colorado
Nearest Train
13 Miles
The Forbes Park Gate
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Ft. Garland has a liquor store
Nearest Restaurant
30 Miles
Ft. Garland
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Availability & Rates

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Cuchara Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Hunting Season Pkgs.
Sep 15 - Oct 30
3 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
Winter Season and Holidays.
Nov 1 - Feb 15
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$129
Fri,Sat,Sun
$943
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$119
From
$129
Fri,Sat,Sun
$847
$3,150
 
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Amenities

Cuchara Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hunting big game
  • mountaineering
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
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