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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 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 an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

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 South Central Colorado

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.

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.

Amenities

Fairplay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 137 reviews
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
5

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: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

Due to the nature of our visit we weren't able to spend as much time in and around the cabin as we would have liked but it is a wonderful place. Clean and well maintained. Randy is great to work with -- very responsive. You won't be disappointed if you stay here. We hope to visit again when we can more fully enjoy the cabin and surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property and great location!

  • 5 of 5

The Willis Retreat is a gem of a property that offers breathtaking scenery, a wonderful location, and a beautiful and incredibly well maintained house. We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more, and we greatlylook forward to a return for some future R&R!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Struggling to think how it could have been any better

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a wonderful 4 days at the Willis Retreat. I think the other reviews have pretty much summed up the appeal of this wonderful property, from it's private wooded feel, to it's relatively close proximity to town, restaurants and stores. One detail I hadn't noticed in other reviews was that the back yard is fenced, which is great if you choose to bring your family's best 4-legged friend as we did.

We got to meet the owner Randy as we were leaving, and it was great getting to talk to him in person and see the obvious pride and love he has for the place. As much as I would love to keep the calendar open for our own future bookings, I just can't lie; this place is pretty wonderful.

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great mountain retreat to get away from it all!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four loved the cabin. We did feel comfortable right away as we 'moved in.' Great location just outside of Fairplay. We made a couple day trips to Breckenridge and Alma and Fairplay. We mostly enjoyed just hanging out at the cabin. There was plenty to keep two adults and 2 older teenagers busy - we spent hours at the ping pong table and playing games!! Truly enjoyed the hot tub and all the amenities. Several bedrooms to choose from and no neighbors to hear or see from the cabin. It is even more impressive than the pictures show! Randy was great to deal with - though we had no issues - the 'Willis Retreat' manual in the cabin upon arrival will tell you everything you need to know on where to find things and how to run them, which was super helpful!! Would highly recommend this retreat, hope to come back myself someday!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & Comfy!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at Willis Retreat and it was wonderful! We immediately felt comfortable and right at home. The cabin and all its amenities were exactly as listed and We really appreciated all the extras that were provided. Great location, easy access to the highway for day trips, yet so quiet, very little traffic passing by and no close neighbors.The owner was very easy to work with and quick to respond. We highly recommend Willis Retreat!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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 couples or small families (6 people or less)
-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.

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