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Incredible mountain views, peace, tranquility! Great spring/summer availability

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, plus loft, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to six people

This quintessential Colorado mountain house getaway is secluded, yet near lots of attractions. Just what you've been looking for and reasonably priced for all the high quality space and views that you get compared to some of those high priced resort town homes and little condos. Our home is located just 1 3/4 hours from Denver or Colorado Springs. Hike, bike, ski/snow board, cross country ski, fish, or sight see, and return to your cozy mountain cabin with all the comforts of home. Enjoy unprecedented peace, quiet and 180 degree views of the snow-capped Rockies, meadows, trees and rock outcroppings from the 20 foot wall of windows or loft. Look for antelope, deer, elk, golden eagles, owls and bear from the wrap around 500 square foot deck.

The home sits on two heavily wooded acres, has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and Aspen tongue and groove ceilings. The master bedroom offers a full size king size bed, and the two other bedrooms (one on entry level with its own bath) offer queen beds. The entry level floor is fully finished and offers a third living area and game table as well as laundry room with washer/dryer. Stay connected with wireless satellite Internet, play games from the game chest, or enjoy movies on the DVD Player/52"' TV. Chef's kitchen is fully equipped for cooking or baking, and there is a propane gas BBQ on the deck for evening cookouts. Leave refreshed, relaxed and recharged!

Enjoy a multitude of attractions in the area, with just a short ride home to the peace and quiet of your exclusive and private mountain retreat. You can drive to Breckenridge to ski, shop or dine, hike or mountain bike hundreds of trails in the Pike National Forest, Lost Park Wilderness area, Kenosha Pass or Jefferson Lake, fish at Tarryall Reservoir, 4-wheel over Mosquito Pass (the old Stagecoach route to Leadville), Georgia Pass or Boreas Pass (the old railroad route to Breckenridge), or enjoy horseback riding nearby. Mount Princeton Hot Springs, near Buena Vista, offers two large pools for swimming (and a large slide) year round as well as spa treatments and fun for the whole family.

In winter, you can ski Breckenridge or Keystone, cross country ski out your back door, sled down the old ski hill at Indian Mountain, or go over to Hoosier Pass and snow shoe. Alternatively, you can ski at the more moderately priced, less used Monarch ski resort on Monarch Pass, which is down 285 west of Salida. Lots of great winter activities in Breckenridge too including an ice skating rink and hot chocolate sleigh rides in Frisco. They also have two Nordic lodges in Breckenridge and Frisco where you can cross country ski on groomed trails. Alternatively, just rent the skis in Fairplay and do it outside your door from the cabin!

Nearby Sites and Attractions: * Fishing … 5 area lakes and public river a short drive away:

* Fairplay… SOUTHPARK & Historic Mining Town/Shopping- 20 min. SW

* Breckenridge ... SKI, snowboard, fish, ride - 50 min. NW

* Keystone … SKI, snowboard, mountain bike – 1 hour NW

* Mount Princeton Hot Springs.....two large hot pools and a water slide- 1 hour SW

* Buena Vista ... fishing, raft the Arkansas River - 50 min. SW

* Salida ... fishing, hiking, Jeep 4WD, rafting - 1 1/4 hour SW

* Leadville....old gold mining town, once richest city in CO - 1 3/4 hours NW

* Canon City ... Royal Gorge Railroad rides - 1 3/4 hours S

* Manitou Springs ... Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak - 1 1/4 hours SE

* Colorado Springs ... Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, USAF Academy - 1 1/2 hours SE

* Denver ... shopping, theaters, sports, amusements parks -1 1/2 hours NE

* DEN (DIA) Airport– 2 hours E

* COS Airport – 2 ¼ hours SE

Other services: We strive to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. If you have special needs or requests, please let us know so that we may try to accommodate them. We want you to feel at home and enjoy your stay.

We can help you to arrange your air transportation to Colorado or your rental car needs once you are here. With over 25 years of combined service in the travel and transportation industry, we know what people look for in a vacation - Service, Convenience, and Value. We offer all three! Try us out and see what we mean......

More Details

Gary Emig
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Some French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Gary Emig

We love to travel when we aren't working on real estate in the Denver area. We do residential real estate development, new home building, and David is also an active real estate agent.

Gary Emig purchased this house in 2007

Why Gary Emig chose Colorado

We enjoy getting away to the beauty, clean air and serenity of the mountains as a break from our hectic lives. Our cabin is the perfect getaway from it all, yet still affords us many activities to get outdoors to enjoy nature's beauty.

What makes this house unique

Surreal views from every window and deck - it honestly feels like you are watching a movie in 3D, even at night! When you go outside, it feels like you are in a planetarium since there is no ambient light from anywhere. The dark skies with no ambient light allow you to see across the stars and galaxies and realize what a small a place our Earth is in the whole universe!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My sister and I had a wonderful week at our cabin, and in Colorado. The views are spectacular and it is so lovely and peaceful here. We did a lot of day trips and got to see a lot of your beautiful state. This is exactly what I wanted to do for my birthday this year, and to spend it with my sister made it so nice. We hope to come back again with our husbands one day, as we know they will love it as much as we did. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us and for the fabulous brownies and flower.
Jul 2015
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Indian Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath with large 5 foot walk in shower
  • Very upgraded bathrooms with lots of granite, and ceramic tile. Shower has double glass doors, and the shower is a dream with lots of hot water to wake up to. Master bedroom has direct access to this bath, and there is also a door to the hall for other guests. Second bath is located downstairs with the lower bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size pullout
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable pillow top king mattress in the master bedroom with cozy comforter, nightstands, dresser and mirror. Views out the two windows of the surrounding mountains and pines to die for! Large closet with pine doors. Very rustic. Comfy queen mattress in the second and third bedrooms with nightstand and chest of drawers. Great views of the surrounding pines. Large closet with pine doors. Loft is approximately 15 X 20 and contains an office with desk and chair, free satellite Internet connection. The loft can also be used for a game area, entertaining, or just reading and napping. There are two sofas (pull out), as well as a Lazy Boy rocker/recliner, and working desk, table and lamp.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Cell phones DO work at the house, so be sure to bring one along to call out. Sorry, but pets are not allowed. Elderly folks are welcome, but must be able to climb stairs to get to main level.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Incredible mountain views, peace, tranquility! Great spring/summer availability
average rating of 4.976744 based on 73 reviews

Nothing beats this...

  • 5 of 5

We really couldn't ask for more ! Gary and David were exceptional in attending to every detail and making us feel comfortable. From the tips of where to explore, to the delicious brownies that greeted us, and the millions and millions of stars in the sky - it was certainly a God-send vacation. The home was cozy, clean and had absolutely everything we needed including games, DVDs and a good stock of books. It was great ! We cooked every night, and was the perfect ambience to connect and laugh as a family.

For my girls aged 5 and 8, the sleds Gary left for us to use simply made their holiday. We took them to nearby Indian Mountain, and the park in Breckenridge to sled. Centrally located, we also did drives to Buena Vista, Royal Gorge in Canon City, Denver, the Florissant Fossil Beds and ski resorts of Keystone and Dillon and still had time to get back to admire sunset at 430pm at the house. Away from it all, it was amazing to be immersed amid nature and the alpines. The drives back to the house to and from our excursions never failed to take my breath away. The vistas were simply awesome.

Thank you for the memories Gary and David ! It really wouldn't have been the same if we had opted for yet another chain hotel or resort.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Louisa and Jay. We are sincerely glad that we were able to make the stay for you and your family a spectacular one on so many fronts. We hope to see you again soon!
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gary and David! We had the best weekend! Indian Mountain is like a beautiful, undiscovered gem. So beautiful, in fact, that after half a year of looking in CO, we decided we would like to have our own home there. Since they are in the real estate business and they love the area so much, they took time out of their busy schedule to spend all weekend showing us around and helping us decide what we should do--all after some random email from me asking questions about the area. The cabin is clean, beautiful and cozy. I could totally make myself at home. Thanks again for a great weekend and we hope to soon be as blessed as you with our own place there! Loved it! Thank you, Your New DFW Friends :)

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

We love how the house is back off the main road, and love the sledding area!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in Park county!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin with our family. Very well kept and clean. Kitchen is well stocked for all kinds of cooking. Gary is very helpful and accessible. I highly recommend this cabin to anyone who wants to get away from the city for a weekend...and avoid I-70.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was perfect,cabin, weather,hiking,and dealing with Gary.

  • 5 of 5

Everything went very well we could not of picked a better place to rest up from a very busy schedule, my wife said I did very good job of picking the right place , we will for sure come again and stay a bit longer this time, thanks again Gary for everything and Brownies where very good. Alan

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sure to please

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very spacious and comfortable to stay in. We found it spotless upon arrival and the kitchen had everything we needed. The owners ensure you have every you will need to enjoy your stay. Could not be more pleased.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
108 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Jefferson Market
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Car: necessary

Centrally located in Park County, we are situated between Denver and Colorado Springs - but about 40 to 50 miles due west near the Continental Divide, Jefferson, and Kenosha Pass. Let's just say its a beautiful drive from either city and a great jumping off point to lots of attractions; Breckenridge skiing (39 miles), Buena Vista and river rafting the Arkansas, the Royal Gorge in Canon City, Pikes Peak, Tarryall Reservoir, the Colorado Trail, Jefferson Lake, Lost Creek Wilderness area, Fairplay's old gold mining town, Kenosha Pass, Boreas Pass, and Georgia Pass. Shopping and restaurants are located nearby in Fairplay, Jefferson, and Como.

Other Activities: Hike the nearby Colorado Trail, Indian Mountain, or other spectacular trails nearby. River raft, ride horses, rent ATV's near Buena Vista or Salida.

Ski: World class skiing is just 39 miles away in Breckenridge, CO - a 50 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Indian Mountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring is here
Apr 2 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 25 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer FUN!
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall Back
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Value Season
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Early Ski Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning / Up to 4 ppl $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.4%

Additional per person per night fee over four people is $15 per person per night for added utilities and wear and tear. Six people maximum, please! Cleaning fee of $115 for parties greater than four. We try to keep our home prices reasonable for all parties, but still cover our costs. We appreciate your honesty in truly representing the number of people you will be bringing.

Please note that if using an international credit card for payment, the additional 2.4% charged for using that international card will be charged to the renter and deducted from your damage deposit.

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