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Creekside Corral on Expanded Lower Lone Pine Lake-Fishing, Hiking, Peaceful

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Crystal Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Mary Cook
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2016
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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 Colorado

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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Creekside Corral on Expanded Lower Lone Pine Lake-Fishing, Hiking, Peaceful
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 41 reviews
Cadott, WI

Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many rental homes and we can say that this is one of the best. We spent 7 nights and it was clean and very comfortable. The home is very spacious and we loved the decor. We did many hikes in the area and afterwards it was wonderful sitting in the hot tub enjoying the peaceful surroundings. If you're not afraid of heights you should take the time to go to Deadman lookout fire tower. The view is amazing. We hoped to see some moose in the area, but did not. We did see many beautiful mule deer (some big bucks in velvet) and a few coyotes. We bought birdseed and made hummingbird food and then enjoyed watching all the hummingbirds, Steller's jays, squirrels and chipmunks while sitting on the great wrap around deck. We loved our stay and we highly recommend this beautiful property for anyone looking to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of Creekside. We always love when our guests appreciate not only the house but the wonderful peace and solitude that Creekside has to offer. Sharing our home with Wisconsin folk is always special since I was born and raised there and have a fondness and love for Wisconsin . Please do come back and visit us..return visitors receive a very nice discount, plus those moose do come around. Again thanks for staying at Creekside. Mary and Bill
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Fort Collins, CO

Very Comfortable Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We love this beautiful cabin! We stayed for an extended weekend with our Collie. My husband tried his luck at fishing the lake and I sat on the deck and relaxed with a good book. The weather was perfect. The kitchen was well stocked with many appliances and spices. Also, we enjoyed looking at the stars from the hot tub. I think we spotted Venus! The only thing I can think of that we should have brought was Tupperware to put our leftovers in or baggies. We are planning another stay soon. Thank you So much!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review on Creekside and we love that you love what is so special to us. Hopefully our expanded lake will have Fish a plenty next year but the other Crystal Lakes are biting from what we hear and are accessible to our guests. Thanks for your recomendation on containers to take leftovers home. We will work on this going fotward. Please do visit us again with a 10% discount. Mary and Bill Cook
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Sweet Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The Creekside Cabin was a phenomenal location for our romantic New Year's getaway. We arrived after dark, so it was a bit of an adventure winding our way to the secluded site in the snow. The directions were excellent, however, and the GPS in our car worked well. Definitely suggest a 4WD this time of year. We awoke the first morning to two moose right outside the downstairs bedroom window. They hung around most of the day and we continued to see them from a distance throughout our time there. Also saw rabbits and what we think was a coyote. We spent most of our time by the fire, but went hiking every day. Plenty of snow, so we should have had snowshoes with us! Other have commented on the well-stocked kitchen. In the bathroom, there are also several hair dryers so no need to take one. Hot tub.... amazing! We were really pleased with the experience and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our New Year's guests. We are delighted that our moose came to visit you and that they stayed - wonderful! Yes, the rabbits have again decided to spend time with us as well and we think that is such a treat at 8,000 ft. plus. Thank you for your kind comments on our home. We love Creekside and so very happy that you have noticed what we hope makes your stay at our house a little extra special. We hope that you return again soon and please know that our return guests receive a 15% discount. We hope to see you in 2015. Thank you, Mary and Bill Cook and Barb Bowman (Kenosha Mountain Services) our property manager.
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Breathtakingly Beautiful Christmas in the Mountains!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Creekside for Christmas this year and couldn't be happier!

The home is exactly as described! We didn't need much to cook a proper meal as the kitchen amenities were above our expectations, and the kitchen space is very comfortable and functional. The views were ridiculously beautiful from within the cabin, and once you step outside to take a walk, or sit and relax in the hot tub you can't help but be humbled by the beauty of the surrounding mountains! We saw a large herd of elk one morning and felt blessed to have seen them in their natural setting. Beds and linens were as promised and comfortable. The bathrooms were very clean and came with most products you would need to shower including body wash, shampoo and nice towels. I can't say enough about the fireplace and how efficient it is at heating the home! A few times we had to allow the fire to die down for a bit as it really puts out a lot of heat!

We only had one "issue" come up and that was due to the big snow storm that visited us. A white Christmas is always great, but bringing our car instead of a 4 wheel drive vehicle proved to be a problem as this property is definitely tucked into the mountains and the roads were too steep and slick to navigate even after they were plowed. After some skillful driving, an extra "push" or two by another family members SUV, we made it out fine. We were told by the property manager that a car was fine, but in all fairness no one could have anticipated that storm and the amount of snow it dumped on us. We will just prepare better in the future and bring a 4 wheel/AWD vehicle.

Just a FYI, they do make arrangements to plow the drive for you if needed, and the HOA of the property/community ensures that the roads out are plowed. They were very prompt with this and had someone out within hours after the storm subsided.

My family was very pleased with our stay and the great property the owners provide. It had us dreaming of some day owning such a beautiful piece of land and such a cozy home! We will definitely be return customers as they really delivered on what they promised. My family really loved this time together, and we were even able to bring our dog along!!

Thanks so much for what you provided us with, we hope your holiday was as wonderful as ours was!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review on Creekside. You have commented on all we love about our property. Thanks for mentioning the feeling of being outside while within...we love that feeling as well. We know what is important to us when we travel, so we do our best to provide that to our guests. We have a great property manager and her team insures Creekside maintains a standard well above! An unexpected snowstorm would make it difficult on the roads out to main road. We will make sure we suggest an AWD vehicle during this time. Please visit us again and our return policy is a 15% discount! Mary and Bill
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Longmont, CO

Wonderful Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We went up for a week over Thanksgiving, and another couple and their dog met us up there for the second half. The place was very quiet and secluded - and Dorian (the dog) loved it, felt instantly at home. There are a few other houses visible from the property, but they are quite far away so it still feels very private. It would have been excellent for snowshoeing if there had been more snow! As it was, the hiking was wonderful.

We got to see a moose and her calf on one early morning walk (well…those of us who were up got to see it! The lay-abeds enjoyed their cozy sleeping in time). The mud room off the kitchen was very convenient for keeping our extra supplies nearby, but out of the way. The fireplace is wonderful, and plenty of wood was stocked and available for us to use. The hot tub was also great - though it was pretty windy and cold while we were up there so we didn't get to use it as much as we would have liked.

There is wireless internet for those of us who can't avoid checking in at work now and then. It's a bit slow (which I would expect for the area), but it gets the job done.

In the winter, at least, I'd highly recommend arriving in the daylight. It was snowing and overcast when we drove in, with snow-packed roads, which made it a little difficult to see where things were. When our friends arrived a few days later it was bright and sunny, and they had no problems at all.

We travel with friends quite a bit, and one thing we really liked about the place is that the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms were identical (no trying to figure out who gets the opulent master suite, while one couple gets stuck with the dingy second bedroom).

We had a wonderful time. I'd love to return in the fall sometime, so we could spend some time out on the deck without being too cold.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and we are delighted you found Creekside Corral a 5 star...we think so too!!! I wish we could have delivered snow for you but the temperatures looked very nice for hikes and walks. We are always happy when our moose decide to present themselves. Please do visit us again and we provide a 10% discount for return visitors. Many thanks for the kitchen organizer, can I hire you? We are always surprised where our guests choose to put things but your skills are A+. Please know that our property manager can provide a meeting place to guide guests back to our home. Again, thank you fur spending time at Crrekside and taking time to review our property. Mary and Bill
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many VRBO properties through the years and this one had the most usable kitchen of any we have stayed at. Usually we find a few cheap plastic spatulas and spoons and a couple of small teflon pans from the 90's. This place was filled with almost anything you could think of; whisks, sharp knives, pans of all shapes and sizes, a quality coffee maker, food processor, hand mixer and more. The home was super clean when we arrived. The living room was large and comfy and, while there were only two of us, we could imagine being there with a large group, building a nice fire in the fireplace and having a ton of fun. The main floor master was nice, especially if you have someone in your group who can't manage stairs. The deck has a large dining table and other seating for hanging out. There were a few other homes in the distance, but far enough away that you still felt private. The hot tub was lovely at night.

One caveat, there is some work being done on the dam not far from the property. If you have very delicate senses that may feel assaulted by the beep beep beep and engine noise from the construction vehicles, you may want to wait until the work is completed. For us, though, the hypnotizing views made it almost unnoticeable and you could not hear the noise in the house with the doors closed. The work ceased in the late afternoon and on Sunday.

Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We strive to make Creekside a special experience for our guests. Since I love to cook, I love to share a well stocked kitchen. We think Creekside provides a wonderful mountain experience both inside and glad you enjoyed the hot tub and deck. You couldn't have had a better weekend this time of year!!! Please come and visit again. We offer a 10% discount on return customers and there is never a bad time at Creekside. That dam work you mentioned will provide a lake 3 times the original size with a lake view that will be breathtaking. Thank you again for staying with us. Mary and Bill 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

Crystal Lake House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15

Two night minimum $305.00 Holiday rates : 3 night stay required $915
Weekly rate: $1830. 7th night free Repeat customers save 15% on your next stay.
$25 surcharge per night for each additional person over 6....Maximum capacity 8 people.
Pet fee is $15/ per pet. Maximum 3 pets. Horses $15/day.

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

50% deposit required to reserve your dates. MasterCard or Visa accepted. Balance will be charged to your credit card on last day of stay.

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Crystal Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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 8
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
  • 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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