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Relax in This Peaceful Rustic Mountain Retreat

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

Location…

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

Owner
JP MacFadyen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 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
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Colorado Springs - 100 miles / Denver
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Breckenridge
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Fairplay
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Breckenridge
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

Amenities

Valley of the Sun Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.866667 based on 46 reviews
Overland Park, KS
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Rest and Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a great facility that allowed us to rest and relax comfortably and enjoy the mountains nearby. The area is really quiet and it is easy to access. The cabin was clean and spacious....Hope we can come back and bring more of our family next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin, very peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful time in this gorgeous little cabin! Thanks so much for letting us stay, and for all the wonderful brochures and suggestions for things to go explore!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Internet or TV=BLISS!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Breckenridge, but still close enough to visit? Look no further!!! Love this cabin. This was our second stay, and for a family of 5, there was room aplenty!.. Kids loved the tee pees and the yard kept them entertained for hours. Fairplay is a great little town to get away from it all. In a days drive you can visit Colorado Springs or RMNP. There is so much to do in the immediate vicinity. Make nice with the locals, and they will give you plenty of beautiful areas to visit. Also, enjoyed the face that they keep a lot of the left over commodities from past guest at the cabin. This saves so much money if you are planning to cook for your family at the cabin. Other rentals usually clean them all out.

I highly recomment stay at the McCabin. For the price, you can't beat it.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing plave to spend some much needed family time

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is less than an hr away from towns of interests, we got to explore breckenridge, horseback and hotsprings im buena vista, hiked all around the cabin. Will definate do it again

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene cabin in the perfect location to see Colorado's beauty!

  • 5 of 5

The stillness of this cabin's surrounding area coupled with its proximity to a small town for grocery needs and bigger areas like Breckenridge makes this the perfect mountain getaway. The drive from this cabin to any point in Colorado is breathtaking because it is settled right in the mountains. Because of this, our group was able to visit a few spots (like Echo Lake on Mount Evans) on the drive from Denver to the cabin, visit Colorado Springs and Pike's Peak on another day, spend some time relaxing in the woods right outside our front door, and enjoy a free gondola ride in Breckenridge. It was the perfect mix!

The cabin itself feels just like home, but better. There are comfy couches, plenty of beds, and all the games you need. Big windows let in lots of light and provide peaceful views of trees and chipmunks. The woods are perfect for spending time in a hammock and reading. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone who has a few days to spend in the mountains!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $140
Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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