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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 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: 4
  • 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 4
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 148 reviews
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Happy 61st Birthday For My Wife Susan

  • 5 of 5

I planned a surprise 61st birthday 18 day motorcycle trip for my wife and I. The Willis Retreat was the very first property I reviewed and fell in love with it by the description and the pictures. It exceeded all expectations and made for a special week of our trip. Just outstanding!!! Thanks Randy for all the information prior to our trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Willis Retreat, Fairplay CO

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I took our 11 year old granddaughter & her 12 year old friend.

We had a blast at here; we were able to play board games with the girls at night.

The room with the videos and movies, plus the ping pong table were a big hit with the girls.

Sitting on the back deck watching for the Elk was relaxing for us.

Want to come again next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome cabin with a great owner

  • 5 of 5

The Willis Retreat is a great cabin, with a pretty excellent location. There is a small town just a few minutes down the road that has a grocery store, gas and even small (but good) brewery. However, the cabin still feels very secluded - although their are neighbors, they aren't close and we didn't see or hear each other the entire trip. I think this would be a great location for a family, there is ample room and enough leisure activities at the cabin for all ages. Finally, the owner Randy was very prompt with responses and helpful to all questions I had.

My only criticism of the cabin is that I wish there was a better view from the cabin itself. Although you can catch a view of the mountains simply by walking to the end of the driveway, the back porch and property itself doesn't offer much except for a view of the woods and sky. Stargazing was so-so, due to the light pollution from the nearby town. But, those are nit-picks. Overall, this was an excellent cabin and I would be happy to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice place great location. Great place for puppies. Nice , private, clean, and comfy. Would rent again . Great owner.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our visit to the Willis Retreat - it was just what we needed to sneak away for the weekend. We enjoyed a great hike in nearby Alma as well as drove up Hoosier Pass to take in the views. The "cabin" has everything you need - great fire place, patio, hot tub, kitchen amenities, open seating area, and it was very dog friendly equipped with a fenced in area. We will definitely plan to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin in majestic mountains

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Willis Retreat during March 14-19, 2018 and could not have been happier with the cabin. The first floor has huge windows that make your views outstanding! All I wanted to do was sit in a rocking chair and take in the beauty outside.

The kitchen was fully stocked and we felt at home using pots and pans.

All bedrooms were very nice and it was great that each one’s climate could be controlled with its own thermostat.

In the evenings, we loved relaxing in a hot tub taking in Colorado beauty once again. Game room was great with PS3 and lots of DVDs.

And of course, we used sleds and snowshoes provided by the owner!

Overall,

We were very happy with the cabin and its location (it’s a short drive to Breckenridge and a little longer but very scenic drive to Frisco).

One word of advise, though: if you are not accustomed to high altitudes, you may want to prepare in advance as Fairplay is around 10K above sea level!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Map

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

Available
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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., 4 people 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)
-If you make a "Request to Book", please give us some information about you and your group. We like knowing about our guests, who they are and where they are from. Thank 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.