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Creekside Corral - An incredible mountain experience, Lake, Natl Forest Access

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Creekside Corral will provide you with a fabulous vacation mountain experience like never before for your family and your pet. Enjoy the summer activities or join us for the Holidays! Our tastefully decorated home has all the touches you will desire both inside and out....Spring and Summer at Creekside is full of everything you desire in mountain living. Enjoy a long weekend in the mountains and discover the beauty and serenity of Red Feather Lakes....a well-kept secret for you to discover! All seasons offer something special at Creekside Corral. Spring and Summer will give you the warm mountain days and cool mountain nights. A great escape from the city. Hike directly to National Forest out the back door and through the valleys and hills. Moose and deer will most likely be a part of your experience.

This one of a kind property on 5 acres, offers something for everyone who loves the mountains and those of you on your first experience. If you have horses, we have 3 separate pastures and 2 loafing sheds for the horse enthusiast, all bordering National Forest makes this truly a mountain paradise. This is a horse lovers, fishermens, hikers and mountain bikers, snowshoeers and XX skiing dream vacation home. Recently remodeled and beautifully maintained, the home has a wrap around deck from which you can listen to the water rippling along the 330 feet of Lone Pine Creek that runs through the property; Crystal Lakes has many fishing lakes (fishing passes required and can be purchased at Crystal Lakes office see the description below) or take your horses down for a drink of the cold, clear mountain water. Relax in the hot tub on the deck and enjoy the magnificent view during the day or the night sky shimmering above you after a day of riding, hiking or biking in the National Forest. You can access National Forest directly from the property and go for hundreds of miles. Please know there is no hunting or shooting from our property.

Inside the house you can relax in front of a roaring fire in the magnificent Fireplace Extraordinaire as you sip your favorite beverage while lounging on the soft leather furniture. The great room that houses the fireplace has a ceiling fan that keeps the warm air flowing and a Direct TV Network satellite TV. Incredible views of the beautiful outdoors accompany you throughout every room.

The dining area is adjacent to the great room and next to the newly remodeled kitchen that has granite counter tops, all new cabinetry, an electric range and refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave and great utensils if you like to cook.

When you, too, are ready for a restful night, make your way to the master bedroom on the main floor or to the 2nd bedroom on the upper level. This level has a loft overlooking the great room and allowing the warmth and aroma of the fire to follow you. The 3rd bedroom has a large day bed that turns into a king size bed or two single beds. A double futon is in the playroom on the main level. We can accommodate up to 8 people (additional charge over 6 people).The house has baseboard heat for chilly nights that don't warrant a fire in the fireplace. But the fireplace can heat the entire home if you like.

Open April through December, Creekside Corral is truly a house for all seasons. Come see for yourself and enjoy a piece of paradise!

Dogs and Horses are an additional day charge.

Description of Crystal Lakes Area

Crystal Lake, Lower Lone Pine Lake, Little Lone Pine Lake, the North Fork Cache la Poudre River, Panhandle Creek, Lone Pine Creek, Beartrap Creek and several small ponds offer a variety of fishing experiences for expert and novice alike. Quality fishing is maintained through extensive stocking and stream management programs administered by volunteers and funded by the Crystal Lakes Road and Recreation Association. Other activities enjoyed by Crystal Lakes property owners include hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and boating on Crystal Lake (gasoline motors are prohibited), cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding. The area’s extensive network of more than 80 miles of private roads provides an ideal setting for mountain biking enthusiasts. Those in search of adventure will appreciate the many miles of trails and wide range of hunting opportunities available in the surrounding national forest.

Keywords: Mountain House

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Cook
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Mary Cook

Bill and Mary Cook welcome you to Creekside Corral. We know you will enjoy your stay and we are delighted to be able to share our home with you. We know the amenities we offer will be appreciated, that you will feel totally at home and we do promise you a fabulous vacation! Mountain living at its best!

Mary Cook purchased this house in 2002

Why Mary Cook chose Crystal Lake

We fell in love with this property as soon as we drove in the driveway in July, 2002 and made an offer that same day. The view of the lake directly from the property and the access to national forest to the east and south made it feel liked we owned the valley. Fabulous fishing in the private lakes, hiking in our valley and the national forest that is adjacent to our property, mountain biking, cross crountry skiing and snowshoeing are just a few of the reasons that Creekside Corral is so special.

What makes this house unique

Bring your dog or your horses -- an amenity that is special to our home. The hot tub on the deck provides wonderful views of the lake and the valley on the other side provides great views and beautiful hikes and mountain biking at its best. Summer is perfect for all your personal outside enjoyment. Come for the Holidays as our home is very festively decorated.

Beaver Meadows Resort is five minutes away as is Base Camp at Crystal Lakes, both provide restaurants and other amenities for the vacationer. The Town of Red Feather has grocery stores, a hardware store, library and restaurants as well as some fun shops. WiFi is available at most restaurants. The treasures of the mountains are endless.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Tried to fish but too much snow blowing and wind. Enjoyed a much needed relaxing weekend. Can't think of anything this weekend or house didn't provide that I was wanting or needing. Thank you.
Apr 2011
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Crystal Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 1additional person may be added. $25 per night additional.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Day bed that converts to a king or 2 singles
    Playroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Our playroom has a double futon.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both the Elk Room (lower level) and the Polo Room (upper level have queen sized beds)., The 3rd uppper bedroom has day bed that converts to a king size bed or two single beds. Our playroom on the main level has a Futon that converts to a double bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Property has three fenced pastures for horses and has direct access to national forest and hundreds of miles of riding trails or hike for miles in national forest to view the beautiful streams, wildflowers and wildlife. Pet friendly for our dogs. Mountain bike and hike in the summer, snowshoe in the Winter. Enjoy Beaver Meadows Resort which is 5 minutes away for Tubing and Snowboarding and Crosscountry skiing in the Winter and horsebackriding in the summer. Or, snowshoe and crosscountry ski right from the backyard of Creekside Corral. If you choose to spend the Holidays with us you will find the house decorated beautifully for Christmas.


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Creekside Corral - An incredible mountain experience, Lake, Natl Forest Access
average rating of 4.724138 based on 47 reviews

Creekside Corral Paridise

  • 5 of 5

No disappointment here. This place in amazing. The area is beautiful. The cabin is large and spacious. Accommodated our family gathering of 7 very well.

If you enjoy peace and quiet, the outdoors, beautiful surroundings and R&R, this place is for you. Pictures don't do it justice. Come see for yourself.

I would like to thank Bill and Mary for sharing this lovely place.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. You have described everything we love about our property and are always delighted to share it and appreciate the solitude and beauty it provides. We hope to see you again. Mary and Bill
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  • 4 of 5

We were a group of seven and were pleasantly surprised by how secluded this property is. It is for sale and hope the new owners keep it a rental as we would like to return next year. The kitchen and baths were well stocked. The beds were comfortable too. My only critique is the bedroom with the trundle beds had a closet with dusty shoes and snow suit that looked like they were there for about 20 years. A little more detail in cleaning would do well. The cobwebs by the fireplace needed attention as well. Thanks for the great rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Our cleaning staff does a remarkable job so I will have them address the cobwebs near the fireplace. The snowsuit has come in very handy for our cold weather guests but we will certainly make sure it is cleaned. Thanks for your suggestions as they are very appreciated. We will be taking the house off the market and would love to gave you return in the future. Mary
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Nice place. We had a nice time with the Colorado contingent of our family.

  • 4 of 5

Great views. Listening to the creek was fantastic. Beds were comfortable and clean. Good bathrooms.

Couple of downsides. The playroom is a dog room. The futon smelled like dog. So the house truly sleeps only 6. Kitchen equipment was battered. Knives were so dull as to be dangerous to use.

The fee to fish in Crystal Lake, which is private, was $32 per adult.

Some slips, but we had fun. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a nice review. And we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Creekside is a pet friendly vacation rental and our property manager and her staff do a great job in maintaining the house. We will certainly look into the playroom for dog odors. I was there yesterday and did not notice this but will look further. I am sorry the knives were dull...we do have an electric sharpener in the drawer that is for guests to use and replace utensils as necessary. Some times items go missing and it is always helpful for guests to let us know what can be improved. Our kitchen has always received high ratings so I will see what looks battered and update. We do specify that Creekside sleeps 6 comfortably and indicate the double futon would accompany additional. We will make sure we mention this when booking as well. Creekside is part of the Crystal Lakes development with 5 private lakes to fish at additional charge and this is mentioned in our information. The rates may change yearly but are far less than most private Lakes in Colorado. There are also numerous public Lakes that can be fished and we hope you took advantage of those as well. Suggestions are always welcome and appreciated to better serve our guests. Than you. Mary
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Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was great. Close to a lake and the hot tub came in handy. I would put a spare fan or two in the house for bedroom use. There was no DVD player which was listed as an amenity. That would've been great for our three-year old. Overall, I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review. I'm sorry if the DVD/VHS player was not there. It is located on top of the black tv stand in the great room. I'll have our property manager check on this. Sometimes things do go missing unfortunately! We have never found the need for ceiling fans in the downstairs bedroom but your suggestion will be looked into. Usually the temperature in Red Feather doesn't warrant the need however your stay was during some extremely hot weather. Temps in the evening and overnight are normally in the upper 40's to low 50's. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome you back. Creekside is open from April through December. Please visit again. Mary
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Quiet secluded place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin. Worth the $$ to fish in the private lake within walking distance of the cabin. Hot tub a big plus!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin, great fishing!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed Creekside. October is great time to be in the mountains. Bill and Mary Cook
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Fox Acres Golf Course
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Fox Acres Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Beaver Meadows
Car: necessary

Direct access to National Forest from the property with hundreds of miles of trails to take your horses on, hike, mountain bike and just enjoy! Creekside resides adjacent to recently expanded Lower Lone Pine Lake..a lovely view from the wraparound deck.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Tax Rate 3.55%

Two night minimum $315 per night. Holiday rates : 3 night stay required.
Weekly rate: $1890, 7th night free Repeat customers save 10% on your next stay.
Maximum capacity 6 people.
Pet fee is $15/ per petper day.Maximum 3 pets. Horses $20/day.

Always watch for Spring and Fall Specials.......

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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