Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths
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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location, spacious
The cabin is a very, very short drive to HWY 9, making it easily accessible to downtown Fairplay, Alma, and Breckenridge. The cabin is spacious, cozy. Make sure you have an AWD or 4 x 4 vehicle, if youre going during the winter months! We really enjoyed our stay, was hard to leave.
An amazing cabin with a fantastic owner to work with
This was our fourth time visiting the Willis Retreat, and each time has been perfect. The cabin itself is always clean, and feels like home. We keep coming back for the clean hot tub with an excellent view into the back yard. We keep coming back for the rustic styling and home like feel to it. But most importantly we keep coming back because Randy is such an awesome and easy person to work with.
We have basically made this a yearly tradition, and I don't see any reason that will change!
Christmas at Willis Retreat Dec 18
Outstanding stay at the Willis Retreat; Christmas ski trip for family of four. Very comfortable and clean; large and well stocked kitchen supported all our needs; comfortable bedrooms and 2 bathrooms perfect for our family; enjoyed the hot tub each evening after a full day of skiing. Nice, quiet location and great views. Randy provided plenty of information to support our stay and was very responsive to any questions. We highly recommend the Willis Retreat.
Everything was as advertised. A very clean, comfortable and well stocked cabin. I would definitely go back!
Happy 61st Birthday For My Wife Susan
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!
Quiet and Comfortable Retreat
My family and I really enjoyed our stay at the Willis Retreat. The cabin was very comfortable and equipped with everything we needed to relax and have fun. My son and husband had a great time in "the game room" with the PlayStation gaming system. It served as a great home base for local activities. Fairplay is very close and Alma is only a few minutes away where we found everything we needed to grill outside and prepare meals in a very accommodating kitchen. We attended the Burro Days festivities in Fairplay which was great fun and I highly recommend this to families. We found some great hikes in the area and visited Brekenridge a few times which is a relatively short and beautiful drive. Overall, the vacation was very enjoyable and we look forward to returning to The Willis Retreat for another relaxing and fun time.
The South Park Recreation Center is 5 minutes from the cabin with full workout facilities, indoor swimming pool, and other amenities.