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Cabin on Creek w/Mountain Views! Winter or Summer, Perfect for Family Getaways!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Rushing Creek, Mountain Views Make Cabin a Perfect Vacation Getaway.

Enjoy the best of both worlds----the peaks of the Continental Divide and our rushing creek. You get spectacular mountain views from our upper and lower decks. Plus, enjoy our creek with seating, picnic table and fire pit---our wireless even extends to the creek. Enjoy all from the comfort of a private cozy cabin set on three acres of meadow and aspens, spruce and cottonwoods.

For outdoor enthusiasts, we're in hiking/rafting/biking country. We're 1 mile east of the Colorado Trail trailhead, and just 3 miles upcreek from the Arkansas River where it has carved out historic Brown's Canyon National Monument.

This well-appointed home has all the amenities. It was furnished with a family in mind, but is equally comfortable for a couples’ getaway. The charming décor is rustic with a touch of retro.

The homey living room has a river-rock fireplace, comfy couch, club chairs with ottomans and a chair-and a half recliner. Two six-foot windows face the mountains. The living room also has DirecTV, DVD player, stereo, a collection of board games and jigsaw puzzles, and wireless high-speed internet which reaches all rooms and even to the creek.

The kitchen is fully furnished with two sets of dishes, pots and pans, bake ware, mixer, crock pots, rice cooker, blender, electric griddle and more. The kitchen window above the sink looks onto the creek and aspen. Next to another six-foot window is a pine dining table which seats eight, and comes with placemats and bandana napkins. Right off the kitchen is a full-sized washer and dryer. All linens are furnished, including beach towels for water activities.

The main floor has one bedroom with a full-sized bed and a full bath (tub/shower). Upstairs is another full bath (tub/shower) and two more bedrooms. The large upstairs master is 20’ x 20’ and has a vaulted ceiling and king-sized bed. The decorative fireplace is set with candles for a romantic escape. The room also has a ceiling fan and a sliding glass door which leads onto a deck with bench-seating and mountain views. The second upstairs bedroom has three cozy twin beds and ceiling fan. Plenty of closet, dresser and bathroom storage space will accommodate your belongings.

Back downstairs, on the wrap-around deck you will find a gas grill and a dining table with umbrella overlooking the creek. On the mountain side is a bench and side table, perfect for morning coffee or a glass of wine as the sun dips behind the continental divide. Step off the deck into the aspen shade for the picnic table, fire pit and Adirondack bench by the creek.

The area borders millions of acres of National Forest wilderness for hiking. The cabin is just minutes from the best rafting in the west, fly fishing, mineral hot springs, trail rides and golf. Visit the nearby ghost town of St. Elmo and feed chipmunks from your hand and rent a jeep or ATVs.

Sample both mountain towns of Salida and Buena Vista—the cabin is exactly between these Arkansas River tourist getaways---just a 15 minute drive in either direction. Enjoy the many restaurants, including the Boathouse Cantina, where you can sip a drink and watch kayakers on the Arkansas River. Amicas microbrewery offers wood-fired pizza and salads. Currents restaurant offers good food and live music many evenings. Patio Pancakes is worth the early morning drive into town to join the locals for an unforgettable breakfast. Afterwards, stroll along the river and browse the antique mall, numerous art galleries and shops.

Plan your own getaway, or we can provide you with links to area activities and attractions.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About The Owner

We live in the Kansas City area, and enjoy exploring Colorado. In the fall, we hike trails to mountain lakes and waterfalls, and we enjoy watching the aspens turn golden. During the winter and spring break we ski Monarch, relax at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and return to the cabin for crock pot steak soup. Summers are awesome for white water rafting and enjoying area festivals including FIBArk (First in Boating on the Arkansas), Art Walk, Brewers Rendezvous, Fine Arts Festival, Gold Rush Days and Fourth of July fireworks in Riverside Park.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1999

Why The Owner chose South Central Colorado

We grew up in a small town, and love returning to Salida and Buena Vista for the community feel. This area has all that a Colorado vacation can offer and it is very affordable. Locals call the Upper Arkansas River Valley the Banana Belt; the geography and weather patterns bring more moderate winters.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin lets you get away without being too remote. Enjoy the restful seclusion of our creek. Ready to get active? We're one mile from the Colorado Trail with access to Brown's Creek Falls, and we're 3 miles from beautiful and challenging Brown's Canyon--now a newly protected national monument.

Drive 40 minutes north to historic Twin Lakes and experience a relaxing hike to the 1800s Interlaken Resort. O a bit further is the mining town of Leadville; catch the scenic train to 1,000-ft. above the Arkansas River headwaters.

Or turn south and take a day trip and picnic to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, an awesome geological wonder; afterwards, cool off at Zapata Falls. On on the way home soak in Joyful Journey Hot Springs where you can watch the Sangre de Cristo range turn pink at sunset. Just over the Continental divide is the awe-inspiring Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Wolff cabin is a gem set at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains . The vistas are spectacular directly through the living room window and from the decks. The cabin has all the modern conveniences of home along with resource materials for exploring the surrounding mountains, towns, and rivers. We found the cabin clean and very functional for our family of five. We have gone snow skiing at Monarch Pass , rafting in the nearby Arkansas river, scaled several nearby 14,000 peaks, dined at restaurants of great Colorado charm, and toured the ghost town from the gold rush days. The balance of nature and community is perfect!
Jun 2009
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Cabin on Creek w/Mountain Views! Winter or Summer, Perfect for Family Getaways!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our time visiting friends in such a great Cabin. Everything you needed and what a GREAT OWENER! Clean and charming place to stay you couldn't ask for a better setting in Colorado.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the cabin. It was rustic and comfortable with beautiful views. The owners were very responsive to our questions and we had a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you stayed at our cabin for your getaway. Also glad the information we sent on snowshoeing trails helped. We get lots of questions about skiing at Monarch this time of year and hiking trails in the summer. You were my first snowshoers! Whatever your activity, our cabin is a cozy place to hang out by the fire for weekend getaways. Thanks again for picking our cabin and hope you come back sometime when the creek is really roaring.
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Best place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay for a winter getaway or even for the summer. My family and I had a great time staying at this cabin. The cabin had more than enough room for everyone to sleep (3 bedrooms including a fold out sofa in the den). The owner, Rick was very helpful and provided with information about the area and the cabin. The cabin is between two towns salida and buena Vista which is really convenient. We explored both towns, but salida had more to offer. After we explore the town we would go back to the cabin and play some board games while we heat up by the fire. Rick provided us with more than enough fire wood for our entire stay. Overall we enjoyed our time at the Wolff's cabin.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you came to our cabin for your pre-Christmas vacation. We love our location--right between the mountain/river towns of Salida and Buena Vista. Our family splits time equally between them and have favorite restaurants and shops in each one. So our cabin is a good "base camp" for leisurely activities, or skiing at Monarch in the winter, or of course during the summer for hiking, rafting or jeep trails. Hope your family visits again soon!~
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Relaxing and Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this well equipped and comfortable cabin was very relaxing and enjoyable.

It's location beside a delightful, rushing creek and overlooking beautiful mountains was idyllic.

The sunsets, sunrises, and clear, starlit sky, plus the dusting of snow the morning we left were wonderful and inspiring experiences.

Our correspondence with the owner, Rick Wolff, could not have been better. He answered all questions promptly, the instructions for using the cabin were clear, and his suggestions were very helpful. He definitely wanted us to enjoy our stay - which we did.

We had a delicious lunch at the Boat House in Salida, on the river and took a walk along the river after lunch. The chicken tenders, as advertised on their menu, really were the best we'd ever had. We also had a delicious breakfast at Patio Pancake in Salida, at Rick's suggestion.

We can recommend staying at this seemingly remote, yet convenient to town, comfortable cabin in its beautiful setting.

The owner gets 5 stars for his communications and obvious desire for his guests to enjoy their stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you two enjoyed your stay. Just like you two, we discover the area decades ago. The Arkansas River Valley and surrounding high country have so much to offer. We enjoy communications with our guests. We "raised" our kids along our creek, and have done the summer hikes, rafting and horseback riding; and in the winter we've enjoyed the skiing, snowboarding and sledding. Now we're doing more getaways by ourselves or with another couple so we also have advice on leaf viewing, hot tub soaks and less challenging hikes to our "private" hidden waterfall. We hope you come back soon!
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Relaxing weekend - large cabin and gorgeous spot

  • 5 of 5

We came for a quick fall getaway weekend with our kids - my only complaint is that it was way too short! The cabin is right next to the creek, we enjoyed sitting by the fire pit. Although there are other houses nearby, we really felt a nice sense of privacy and like we were "away ". Loved how spacious the master was - it can be difficult to find a king size bed in VRBO. Owners were very responsive. No issues, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That spacious master bedroom---with a candle insert fireplace---makes our cabin a great place for a getaway (couples take note!). Downstairs is wood-burning fireplace. Imagine sitting on the upstairs deck, listening to the roar of the creek, and watching the sunset over the mountains at the end of a busy day. With a 3-acre lot, you may never see the neighbors. Isn't it great sitting by the creek in the aspen grove? Light a campfire (wood is furnished!) and any night is a great night. We have 3 bedrooms so are perfect for those active family summer vacations,---but are hoping we attract more couples, especially in early spring and late fall. Temperatures are cooler, fewer vacationers on the streets and highways, and our prices are lower! thanks for staying with us; hope you can make it back soon.
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Can't say enough about this awesome cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed here in September. We wanted a cozy cabin, not too far from amenities, but remote and relaxing at the same time. This cabin did not disappoint. From the moment we walked in, we were so impressed. The cabin was very clean and had everything you could ask for. The view of the mountains was awesome and our favorite place was the creek. What a place to relax, listening to just the sound of the rushing water...heaven on earth!! Rick was awesome to deal with and was so kind to check on us and make sure that everything was OK. You really feel like you are "getting away from it all", which is what we were looking for. We spent a lot of time just hanging around the cabin and enjoying the fresh air, the view and especially the creek and the fire pit, but we also ventured out with our ATV to enjoy some of the nearby trails. Buena Vista and Salida were an easy 15 minute drive away and had some fine restaurants. We especially enjoyed the Boathouse Cantina (Mexican) in Salida, which is located on the Arkansas River...excellent. I would highly recommend this cabin if you are interested in visiting this area of Colorado! We liked it so much, we couldn't leave.....even asked Rick if we could stay an extra night! Fortunately, he was able to make that work for us, which we appreciated. Give it a won't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed the cabin. We're thankful that you sent photos of your outings, including from the peak of a 14er! And isn't that creek a great place to relax? The flow is year-round, and that sound is sure soothing. We use our cabin as vacation headquarters, because it's so easy to take off for a short drive into one of our close-by towns; or the Colorado trail is just about a mile west of us; historic Brown's Canyon (rafting heaven) is just downstream from our firepit; and this time of year the aspen viewing locations just surround us. Hope you and your friends can come back soon!
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This area boasts the best rafting in the West. You'll want to go more than once. Nearby trailhead links you to Colorado Trail, 14ers, and alpine lakes. Also, lots of more leisurely hiking trails. Hot springs bubble up close by. Area has several fun festivals--Arkansas River boating (FIBARK), Arts Walk, Rodeo, Pioneer Days. We can send links to you.


Rates & Availability

Nathrop Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Cozy Winter Cabin
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Spring/Ski Break
Mar 6 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Hint of Spring
Apr 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Rushing Creek
May 1 2017 - Jun 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer Vacation
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Golden Aspen
Aug 28 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall
Oct 9 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter by the Fireplace
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Family Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Cozy Winter Cabin
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

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Nathrop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom perfect for kids with three twin beds.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Extra large master with decorative fireplace and deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Private main floor bedroom w/double is next to full bath.
  • King size bed (1) You'll want to open the sliding door on the deck/balcony so you can hear the creek all night. Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Creekside seating area with chairs, stone firepit for small fires, picnic table.

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