Authentic rustic 1-BR+Loft, 1-bath log cabin in the heart of the Mosquito Range
Stephanie & Olaf Richter
- english, german
About Stephanie & Olaf Richter
Hi there. We're a young active family who values creativity, authenticity, the smell of a campfire and a push to the summit. During the week, you'll find us rushing around in the city and trying to raise 2 little perfect humans. On the weekends, we try to stretch out, exhale deep and take advantage of the rich Colorado backcountry.
Stephanie & Olaf Richter purchased this Cabin in 2011
Why Stephanie & Olaf Richter chose Alma
Stephanie and Olaf chose this property to make it their weekend adventure getaway and to raise a family amidst the great outdoors. Camp Sherman has been an integral part to our Colorado high mountain experience, and offers a deep connection to mountains, wildlife, the stars and, in a way, our existence.
What makes this Cabin unique
Camp Sherman is an authentic hand-built, off-the-grid log cabin that is situated in the middle of a 10-acre parcel of land. The entire South Park Valley has been designated as a Natural Heritage Center due to it's rich mining and pioneer history. It's also unique in that the valley floor is at 10,000 feet, which makes for great daytime temperatures when the city is roasting. Camp Sherman itself is situated at 10,200 ft, which is the very low spot of the Valley of the Sun. Being off-the-grid in an authentic log cabin allows for a unique and deep connection to nature and a simpler way of life. As much as we love the coziness of a roaring fire in the fireplace, we also appreciate a good movie and solid wifi. Modern tech made it possible, so you get to enjoy both the solitude of the setting, along with tech-enabled creature comforts of wifi and Netflix.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect getaway cabin for our family!
We loved staying here! It was so clean and organized. It was in a great location tucked away in the woods. They had toys that our boys, 4 & 5 yrs old, really enjoyed playing with. There are two small towns near there, fairplay and Alma, that have recreational parks that are great for exploring. It is a little expensive, but worth it since you get the whole place to yourself. I highly recommend it!! We hope to come back. Thank you so much Olaf and Stefanie! It was everything we hoped for and more!
Just what we were looking for!
Thank you for a truly incredible stay! The remote location was exactly what my husband and I were hoping for. The property offers seclusion in the woods, but is easy to access and close to the towns of Alma and Fairplay. For us, the high-altitude location was a total plus, and the weather was delightfully cool even in mid-July. We saw moose and coyotes in the meadow down the road. The cabin itself is cozy and thoughtfully furnished with everything we needed, and tastefully decorated (think IKEA). It was very comfortable for two of us, but privacy and space may have been an issue with a larger group. A true getaway in the mountains!
P.S. We were very glad we brought bug spray.
Perfect Mountain Getaway
We made wonderful memories with our two young girls in this ideal mountain cabin! The fire pit was a hit for roasting marshmallows, they used the swing and horseshoes for hours, we had tons of trails all within a short distance and they were mesmerized with the night sky on the big deck. It was like the best camping trip with the bonus of nice beds to sleep in! Thanks for a great getaway that let us reconnect with our family and soak up nature!
Wonderful little cabin
Very nice cabin clean!
Bed was very comfortable
Olaf and Stephanie were wonderful communicators
Perfect in every way.
If you choose to have some time to yourself or with loved ones, Camp Sherman should be at or near the top of your list.
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it was great. The cabin was wonderful and we loved venturing out everyday in the trials and In the little towns. Colorado is a beautiful state and this little gem of a place did not disappoint. If you are looking for an off grid getaway then I highly recommend this property.
South Park is designated as a National Heritage Site due to the rich mining and pioneer history. A myriad of abandoned gold and silver mines can be explored by foot, mountain bike, dirt bike/ATV and Jeep, all throughout the dramatic backdrop of the Mosquito Range.
In Fairplay, don't miss the historic South Park City. A unique and authentic collection of real historic buildings, from mines to schools to train stations, which all have been transported there and reconstructed as part of an entire historic main street from the 1880s in painstaking detail.
The Mosquito Range is also home to 5 peaks over 14,000 feet. Mount Sherman, Mount Democrat, Mount Lincoln, Mount Cameron and Mount Bross. At the base of Mount Bross, above the town of Alma, you will find the unique Bristle Cone Sanctuary - featuring spectacular views of the South Park Valley and some of the oldest trees known to mankind.
On the way to the cabin, you will cross over the middle fork of the South Platte. It's headwaters, Montgomery Reservoir are just a few miles South below Hoosier Pass. Both the reservoir and the river itself provide excellent opportunity for Trout fishing.