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Pretty Rocky Mountain Retreat Near Buena Vista & Breckenridge

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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 is an attractive 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. Items supplied: (3) mountain bikes, (1) PS2 & (1) PS3 for kids with (15)+ popular titles, About (20)+ popular DVDs, fishing poles, (4)+ pairs snowshoes.

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 $119 cleaning fee for groups of (6) or less, the cleaning fee is $150 for groups (7 to 12), $170 for groups (13 to 18), $200 for groups (19 to 24). Small (2-3%) Paypal fees responsibility of guests. Groups larger than (24) considered, priced as agree case by case.

Listing advertisement here subject to subsequent industry standard rental agreement sent by email to customer reservation.

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More Details

Owner
Christopher
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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 South Central Colorado

Enjoyed the ambience, views, and location.

What makes this lodge unique

Attractive mountain home and base camp, rally point at the foot of dozens of great things to do in all directions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Described to owner in person by guest: This is the coolest place ever!
Aug 2017
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Amenities

Hartsel Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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. Inflatables air mattresses new from manufacturer often leak - may require periodic refilling during use.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
(4) sets of adult snowshoes, several sleds, (4) Mountain bikes and several fishing poles & reels available for guests use.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Pretty Rocky Mountain Retreat Near Buena Vista & Breckenridge
average rating of 4.909091 based on 96 reviews
5

Pretty Rocky Mountain Home in Hartsel, Colorado

  • 5 of 5

For sure the home was pretty as well as large and comfortable. I coordinated the stay with seven other friends in a Men's Group. We originally were looking at a winter retreat and booked it with Chris, the owner. The date fell through and Chris was able to accommodate us for our September retreat, without a penalty.

The space was perfect for our needs. The fireplace was great and the rooms/bathrooms were plentiful. I played about a dozen games of ping pong in the garage and was, for the record, undefeated! We found a great trail going toward Fairplay where we hiked for several hours. We did not see any other hikers, just trees, particularly aspens in their full glory. We also walked on the road adjacent to the VRBO which had no traffic whatsoever.

Chris was an excellent host and was very responsive to email and phone calls. The response from the other six men was also favorable. Thank you Chris for everything.

Barry Rosenberg

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The home is incredibly spacious, clean and very well equipped. There are plenty of places within the home to gather together as a group or to escape for private retreats. It is in a great, convenient location and has beautiful views. The owners could not have been nicer or easier to work with. We look forward to a return visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful place

  • 4 of 5

We had a group , all slept in beds. Very nice place with beautiful scenery and everything you need inside. Tucked away, but still access to main road. We would stay again if we went out that way again

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Grapeland TX
5

Wonderful family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful Colorado vacation with family. Six teen grandkids had so much fun even though it rained most of the week we visited. Many of the outdoor activities had to be changed because of the weather but the kids had plenty of things to do at the house. The kitchen has everything you might need for those who like to cook. We loved the location away from the crowd and the view is amazing. We enjoyed just relaxing and watching the sunset and the deer from the porch. We would definitely come back again for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Wonderful place for large group!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for our group of 14. Lots of sitting and sleeping areas and two kitchens. Also the views were amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Smyrna, DE
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

This home was great for our girls getaway in Colorado. The house was clean and well maintained. The owner was a pleasure to speak with and was very helpful with information about the area. The road going into the home proved very challenging for our motorcycles and we had to use our truck for most of the outings. The area is absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed having our morning coffee on the back deck watching the local wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Snowshoeing in immediate area, (4) pairs (adult 2M, 2F) of nice snowshoes provided, (3) mountain bikes provided, several fishing poles/reels provided, other sporting goods available for use.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $59
Tax Rate 3.9%

~50% of lodging amount at time of booking, balance with Security Deposit @ (25) days prior to arrival. Rates shown up to (10) persons. $18/nt. for extra guests. Cleaning fee varies $79-$199 per group size. $150 of Security Deposit Non Refundable if calendar block no-show/cancellation. Credit Card Conv. Fee 2.9%. Security deposit return adjusted for late incremental guests, unlikely damages, etc. Minimum night stays may vary from published above. Thank you!
Some agreed stays subject to guests quoted number of persons arriving-changing guests arriving subject to partial cancellation provisions of rental agreement. This listing advertisement subject to standard rental agreement sent by email after booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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