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Relax in This Peaceful Rustic Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11 -14)

Why rent our log cabin?

- Three acres of heavily wooded aspen and pine

- Summer wildflowers

- Winter snow and sled-riding out the front door

- Incredible nighttime skies… millions of stars

- Gold medal trout fishing

- White water rafting close by

- Three world-class Colorado ski resorts

- Walk out the door for a hike or mountain bike ride

- Kids love the huge tee-pee

- Cabin geared towards family vacations

– Lots of toys, games, puzzles, books

Crisp blue skies, clean mountain air, and the sounds of silence coupled with a cozy log cabin. Are you looking for a place for your family to relax and rejuvenate from the treadmill of life? Commune with nature, reestablish family bonds and rekindle relationships around the fire! We hope you enjoy our peaceful, secluded log cabin.


Our cabin sits on a secluded 3-acre wooded mountain property less than 90 minutes from Denver and Colorado Springs. It’s only 20 miles to Breckenridge. The cabin is easy to find located just 3 miles off CO Hwy. 9 and 5 minutes from Fairplay and Alma.

Sleeping Accommodations…

The cabin sleeps 14 (12 in beds, with additional sleeping on sofas, pullout sofa, crib, and foam floor pads).

- Upstairs Master Bedroom – king size bed, single bed, crib and foam floor pads.

- Main Floor Bedroom – 2 double beds and 1 twin bed

- Basement Bedroom - queen bed and sofa

- Basement Bunk Room – 2 twins

- Great Room – pullout sofa, futon in loft

So if 'vacation' means returning to the simple life, then our cozy, comfortable, down-to-earth cabin is for you. It’s a great place for a secluded get-away or a family/group to reconnect with one another.

More Details

JP MacFadyen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About JP MacFadyen

While living in Colorado Springs, JP and Michelle decided to pursue our dream of a cabin in the mountains. We knew the day would come when we'd move back to Lafayette, LA to be closer to family. We hoped that when the day for the move came, we'd be able to keep our mountain cabin. Now we enjoy family vacations to the mountains for ski trips and to escape the heat and humidity of summertime in Louisiana. Sharing our cabin with VRBO renters has been another blessing.

JP MacFadyen purchased this cabin in 2005

Why JP MacFadyen chose Fairplay

We chose Park County so we could be in the mountains without all the craziness of a tourist town. We love visiting the museums and shops in Fairplay during the summer. And we ski at Breckenridge, Keystone, A-basin, Vail and Monarch in the winter. Fairplay is centrally located for excellent fishing in the summer. It's a 1.5 hour drive from either Denver or Colorado Springs.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is located on 3 acres in the Sun Mountain sub-division. We love the quiet! So quiet that you can hear your ears ringing! Our time at the cabin is a time to unplug from the rest of the world. No TVs or internet connections here. Just lots of family time around the wood stove, games, storytelling, reading and walks in the woods.

Guestbook comments from the owner

These are a few comments that I pulled from our Cabin LogBook.“You all have a beautiful place. A lovely, peaceful, spot. More beautiful than we could have imagined. Thank you for this experience.” The Finns, 2005“What a fantastic week! Lots of laughter. We all conquered new things! We made some great memories here. Good memories: Belly laughs while sledding down the hill and crashing into the snow banks. The amazing star-filled sky. Seeing the children learn to ski.” The Wybles, 2006“This is an awesome cabin in a beautiful location. The pictures we saw didn’t do it justice. This is a great place for family bonding. Every night was new games and puzzles. ………We thank you for this opportunity to take our family to God’s country and enjoy nature at it’s best.” The Heberts, 2007“We ventured out and explored central and front range Colorado. Our highlights: drive to Buckskin Gulch and hiking up Mt. Democrat, white water rafting in Buena Vista, the scenic route up Boreas Pass and Sprague Lake. There are many great spots to be explored! God has left incredible places to touch our souls. Thank you so much!” The Youngs, 2007“Whenever I think of the words relaxing and peaceful, I will always think of this place. … I think my favorite part was being in a place with no TV or computer surrounded by all this beauty. It is truly a special place and a great spot to make great memories. We can’t wait to come back…” The Lingles, 2005
Sep 2008
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Valley of the Sun Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    First Floor Bedroom - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Basement Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , under the stairs bunkbeds.. for kids!!!
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.85 based on 41 reviews

The accommodations were great!!

  • 5 of 5

We used the cabin for an overflow for our family reunion. It met all our needs and our guests appreciated the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was clean and spacious. The setting was perfect.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was great. We had plenty of room and we really enjoyed the deck and yard. We were close to town yet we had privacy when at the cabin. We were near towns, fishing and hiking.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, quite, semi secluded cabin

  • 5 of 5

Group of nine used for a base camp for day hikes and went to Arkansas River for rafting. Close to a lot but far enough from it all.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good things about the cabin! It exceeded our expectations in every way!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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A beautiful homey getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the stay and I'm very thankful I had a SUV to get there. First night it snowed and we went and had fun with the sleds . The cabin was so comfy and we enjoyed disconnecting from the outside world! Next time I'll make sure to bring some oxygen!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was fantastic! Clean, well stocked with everything we needed, big, roomy, but cozy. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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South Park City
Millonzi's Restaurant
To Fairplay Beach
Monarch Ski Area - 1 hr
"A great family ski area with reasonable prices. Website -"
Downstairs at Eric's
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Mt Princeton Hot Springs Resort
South Park Saloon
Prather's Market
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Colorado Springs - 100 miles / Denver
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic South Park City - 5 mins
Nearest Point of Interest
Fairplay Town Lake - 5 mins
Nearest Point of Interest
Mount Princeton Hot Springs - 45min
Nearest Point of Interest
Eleven Mile Canyon - 45 mins
Nearest Point of Interest
Monarch Ski Area - 1 hr
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Valley of the Sun Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 20 2017 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $140

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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