|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Echo Creek Cabin is our old-fashioned log cabin located on a 2 acre lot that borders Pike National Forest. Ideal for a peaceful Rocky Mountain getaway with all the convenient comforts of home. Enjoy hiking around the National Forest or relax in a hammock on the full length fabulously rustic log porch with the hummingbirds flitting about or even curl up with a book in front of the cheery red wood stove in the old stone fireplace.
A short drive from Colorado Springs to Woodland Park (which has most services and amenities), then 20 minutes north on scenic Highway 67 brings you to Westcreek: A pretty valley that was surrounded by, but survived the notorious Hayman Fire of 2002, with stands of grand ponderosas, a meandering stream that flows into a quiet lake, and songbirds and wildlife in abundance. This is a Colorado mountain retreat that is close and accessible to city amenities but rural in character and charm. It's a 1930's historic true log structure, with knotty pine paneling and woodwork throughout, completely renovated and made new, including new kitchen, lower garden level, plumbing, wiring, heat system and windows. ALSO PROVIDED: Satellite TV, broadband internet, long distance telephone (cell phones don't work down in the valley)
The porch is one of the grandest around, built in the rustic log tradition, a great place to relax and listen to the rain on the roof. Main level, including living/dining, kitchen, bedroom and bath is original. 2 more bedrooms, family room with gas stove, and bath with shower finish out the walk out lower level. It's an amazing place, come stay awhile!
I'm a third generation native of Denver. I've always loved spending time in Colorado's mountains. Skiing, hiking, mountain biking....all the predictable and wonderful activities you'd expect. The best memories of all, however, date back to late 1960's / early 1970's family trips to some campy cabins along a stream in Estes Park. These were real log cabins, complete with original pine beams, knotty pine paneling, and pleasantly squeaky wood floors. They had big patios, bigger views, plenty of wild life and always the sound of a distant stream in the background.
Those memories faded over time as my wife and I raised our kids, built careers and did all that adult stuff. A summer, 2013 visit to the campy cabins of beautiful Jenny Lake Lodge in Teton National Park, right outside of Jackson, WY, brought back all of those memories. As we drove back to Denver, the decision had been made. It was just a matter of what, when and where. I was going buy a cabin and create the same sense of serenity I had experienced in Estes Park and at Jenny Lake Lodge.
Judy or Linda purchased this cabin in 2014
After countless listings, two realtors and what felt like thousands of miles on my car, I came across Echo Creek; a real log cabin complete with original pine beams, knotty pine paneling, and pleasantly squeaky wood floors. It had a big patio, a bigger view, plenty of wildlife and the sound of a distant stream in the background. As the Nelson's beautiful chapter on Echo Creek Cabin came to a close, mine began. Dreams really can come true!
Enjoyed living at the cabin from January through November of 2010.
(John came to Colorado to direct the underwater repairs to the Cheesman Dam on the South Platte River. Teams of expert divers alternated cutting & welding work on the bottom of the dam, which is about 100 years old. Because they worked 200 feet under water, they spent their off-shift in a decompression chamber floating on the top of the reservoir, then were able to go back down and work another shift, over and over again for a month at a time. The repairs were critical to Denver's water supply.)
My family and I stayed here for Christmas and it was wonderful! We couldn't have asked for a more idyllic white Christmas. Everything about this cabin was cozy and comfortable, and it reminded me of visiting my grandparent's cabin when I was a kid. The views from the porch were beautiful, and the Christmas lights on the cabin added to the festive feel. There was plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing if they wanted, and plenty of activities to occupy our time. By the end of our trip, no one wanted to leave!
I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a peaceful mountain getaway. My only recommendation would be to make sure you take a 4-wheel drive or AWD vehicle when visiting the cabin in the winter; getting up the driveway in the snow will be impossible if you don't have 4-wheel or AWD. My husband and I are already making plans to come back to this cabin when the weather is a bit warmer.
We came to the area 10 years ago on our honeymoon and came back this summer to show our kids and in laws just how beautiful Colorado is. This cabin did the trick. The view is breathtaking and the sound of running water from the amazing covered porch just seals the deal. 4 adults and 2 kids in this cabin fit perfectly. Comfortable and just amazing is the way I would describe this cabin. Will recommend over and over again.
We stayed for three days in late May and although it rained for several days, that overhanging roof was a real bonus - we didn't get wet! The upstairs is really cozy and somehow we ended up spending most of our time in the kitchen, with the windows open, hoping for a large critter to come wandering by. Didn't happen, but we did walk all over the place and the neighbors were always waiving when they drove by. Very nice getaway!
We met my sister and her husband here for 3 nights and had a great time! The cabin was the cleanest VRBO rental we have ever stayed at. The owners have obviously gone to great effort to make things convenient for guest (notes adjacent to controls....) and had everything we needed for cooking our Christmas dinner! The gas fireplace downstairs next to the television with Dish satellite made our relaxing day watching the Wild Card football games so much fun! We would definitely recommend this cabin to all our friends and family!
I echo the positive reviews already available about this cabin. Such a pretty setting, and the owners have thought of so many nice details to make the stay comfortable. It was a great size for the three of us, with each one getting a private room. Comfy beds and a starry sky through the window made for a great night's sleep. Meals prepared in the nicely equipped cabin kitchen were easy and enjoyable, and served on the spacious deck. It was so relaxing to enjoy the morning sun on the deck in the company of the humming birds. Deer also came around for a visit. We enjoyed walks nearby and had access to the services of a small town in Woodland Springs, about 20 minutes away. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the quiet, while having access to activities within reasonable driving distance. Thank you so much for sharing your special spot with us!
Our vacation was awesome. The cabin is down in a valley, and it was so peaceful and quiet. We loved sitting on the porch watching the hummingbirds, enjoying the scenery, and listening to the rain hit the metal roof. We drove countless miles down dirt roads winding through the mountains in a car with no four wheel drive, and had no problems. The roads are very well taken care of. I would highly recommend this cabin, you will not be disappointed.
Bird watching, walking around the lake and valley, hanging out on the porch, borders National Forest, Gold medal fly fishing on the South Platte about 7 miles away.
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Summer-Fall MINUS Holidays
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
Holiday Weeks: New Years, Super Bowl, Easter-Spring Break, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving-Fall Break and Christmas. Standard Rate applies to ALL Holiday Weeks. Some Holidays require a 4-night rate with an $700 refundable damage deposit.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
NO PETS ALLOWED
Tax, Cleaning Fee and Refundable Damage Deposit per STAY.