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The Willis Retreat - Fairplay Cabin on 8 Secluded Acres, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Willis Retreat sets the standard in the South Park area for comfort, seclusion, complete amenities, easy access, and all the beauty of the Colorado Rockies at an affordable price.

Location, location, location! The Willis Retreat is located just 2 miles north of Fairplay, so if you need to head into town for groceries or gas its about a 5 minute drive. Breckenridge is 19 miles to the North (about a 30 minute drive), and its just 65 miles to Denver. The Retreat sits on 8 acres of pine and aspen to give you plenty of privacy, and its only one mile off Highway 9. The road leading to the cabin is maintained and plowed by the County so its easily accessible even when the snow falls. And because the Retreat is located North of Fairplay you'll find access to Breckenridge and Summit County to be quick and very convenient.

About the Retreat: There's plenty of room at the Retreat with its 2,500 square feet, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, giant two-car garage and carport, a paved driveway and two large storage sheds. The interior features a well-appointed kitchen attached to the huge Great Room that includes a 46" HDTV with DirecTV service, DVD player, and stereo system. A large deck sits off the Great Room for relaxing under the stars and viewing the wildlife that passes through the property.

The lower deck features a 7-foot Cal Spa hot tub with LED multi-color lighting display, cascading waterfall, contoured seating with pillow headrests, and 35 jets to help you unwind and rejuvenate at the end of a long day. It's protected from the elements and offers nice views of the backyard and our little meadow plus plenty of privacy. There are also outdoor speakers connected to a stereo and satellite dish so you can listen to commercial-free digital music.

You'll find a beautiful King-size log bed in the master bedroom and a queen log bed in the second bedroom. The kid's room includes bunk beds while the 'Game room' bedroom has a twin futon sleeper. There is also a queen-sized sofa sleeper in the Great Room. There are HDTV's in the Master bedroom and the Gameroom bedroom, both with DirecTV service. The Gameroom has a Sony PlayStation 3 plus a selection of video games and DVD movies ranging from kids to adults. The Kid's bedroom also has an HDTV for watching DVD movies.

Need to stay connected while you're on vacation? Feel free to bring your tablets/laptops and tap into our Wildblue Exede satellite internet wi-fi network to check your emails, surf the Net, etc. Cell phone signals are also good at the Retreat.

The cabin is pet-friendly and has a large dog run in the backyard when you want to keep your dog secured outside. If you would like a little more room to walk your dog than our 8 acres offer, Pike National Forest is just two miles down the road.

So the next time you're in the area and you want privacy, accessibility, comfort and all the beauty of the mountains at a reasonable price, make your plans to stay at the Willis Retreat. Thank you and we look forward to having you as guests!

More Details

Owner
Randy Willis
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Randy Willis

We are life-long Colorado residents, we love spending time in the mountains with our 2 kids and 2 dogs, and we are truly blessed to be able to share this wonderful property with others.

Randy Willis purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Randy Willis chose Fairplay

We chose this area for a number of reasons. First, its a quick 90 minute drive from where we live in Denver, and you don't have to deal with the traffic gridlock on I-70! Second, its much less crowded than a lot of the tourist areas in the Mountains yet all the necessities are within 5 minutes of the cabin. We didn't want a property in a busy resort community but we did want to be near one. This area fit the bill because its just 20 miles to Breckenridge. And finally, its an absolutely gorgeous area throughout the year.

What makes this cabin unique

My favorite thing about the Willis Retreat is its location. While its only 5 minutes from town it is absolutely peaceful and secluded. There are other cabins in our area but you cannot see them so the privacy is wonderful. The upstairs patio is huge and is a great place to enjoy a beverage while overlooking a pretty meadow with South Park and the Mosquito Range in the background. Our kids love the treehouse in the backyard and the sledding hills in the Winter. Within just a few minutes of the cabin there are great hiking and 4-wheel drive trails, and if you like fishing there are tons of streams and lakes full of trout. Finally, at the end of a long day there's nothing like relaxing and unwinding in the hot tub. To me, this is the Rocky Mountains at its best.

Amenities

Fairplay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Pack n play bed available, Sleeper Sofa (1) Double futon bed, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
6-person Hot Tub, 3 HDTV's w/satellite service, 2 Stereo's, Sony Playstation 3, Movie/Video Game Library, Woodburning Stove, 2 Decks w/furniture, Oversized 2-car Garage + Covered Parking, Paved Driveway, Dart Board, Horseshoe Pit, Cabin available for rent year round

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The Willis Retreat - Fairplay Cabin on 8 Secluded Acres, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 142 reviews
5

Great escape!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very nice, and the location was quiet and secluded. I would definitely recommend this rental to people wanting to get away from noise and just relax!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was a secluded, relaxing, and a beautiful place to stay. We enjoyed relaxing by the fire and soaking in the hot tub while being surrounded by the beauty of Colorado. We hope to come back again and would recommend the Willis Retreat to anyone looking to vacation in Colorado.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

third prefect visit

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed at the willis retreat. All three times the cabin has been in perfect condition. And working with Randy has been great. We definitely plan to stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Willis Retreat was even better than the pictures and description.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a secluded setting for Christmas and we got it plus so much more. Everything we needed to pull off our Christmas Eve dinner was available - just like being at home. The cabin exceeded our expectations and Randy is the best host I've ever encountered. Responds very quickly and kept in touch to ensure we had whatever was needed. The only "neighbors" we saw were does and bucks walking thru the property, which was perfect! Even tho the setting was secluded, it only took about 30 minutes to reach Breckinridge for skiing. We couldn't ask for a better location or host. Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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You won't be disappointed staying here!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again Randy, for letting us stay at your place. We had such a good time. I hope we can come back again!

To anyone considering staying here, Randy has done a great job of setting up the retreat. My family made themselves right at home and found everything we needed. We had fun exploring the area as this cabin is surrounded by breath taking views. Everything in the cabin was in good working order and we were able to enjoy the selection of movies, satellite TV, and board games during the winter evenings.

There are many small touches that you don't appreciate until you are ready to play in the snow like snow shoes, sleds, and shovels. We were fortunate enough to be able to spend a few evening sitting in the hot tub while it snowed around us. The kitchen had what we needed for cooking many family meals. We filled the fridge at the grocery store five minutes away in Fairplay, so we only ate out once the entire week while we were on the slopes in Breckenridge.

If you want to explore the beauty of the area and have a quiet peaceful place all to yourself, this is the spot for you. Don't waste time squeezing into a condo with no privacy or acreage to play on. The back yard had a fence for the dogs to go out off their leashes.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More great R&R at the Willis Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had another great stay at the Willis Retreat. 10/10

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Map

Brown Burro Cafe
Prather's Market
"The best grocery store in the Fairplay area"
South Park City
"A must-see authentic outdoor museum with thousands of artifacts dating back to the mining da..."
South Park Steakhouse
Even in the End Liquors
"The biggest little liquor store in the area"
South Park Recreation Center
"Good place to work out and has a nice indoor pool"
Nearest Airport
124 Miles
DIA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Several in Fairplay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several in Fairplay
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Breckenridge
Car: necessary

The South Park Recreation Center is 5 minutes from the cabin with full workout facilities, indoor swimming pool, and other amenities.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

-We rent only to small groups, i.e., 3 adults plus children or less; the cabin is not outfitted to sleep multiple pairs of adults comfortably
-Guests (excluding their children) must be 30 years old or older

-There are no hidden fees; taxes are included in the above rates, we don't charge extra for pets, and cleaning fees are optional (either return the cabin to the condition you received it in or you can leave a check for $100 and we will have it cleaned for you)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.