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Cozy Creekside Cabin with Mountain Views Make for a Perfect Vacation Getaway.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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.

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

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 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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Nathrop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Cozy Creekside Cabin with Mountain Views Make for a Perfect Vacation Getaway.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 30 reviews

Another great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Wolff cabin is tucked away amongst trees on a mountain hillside, and a small creek which runs along its backyard carries the most chilling fresh water from Mt Antero snowmelt. A gorgeous view of two of the tallest mountains in middle Colorado face to the west, viewed especially well from the master bedroom balcony.

This is my family's 3rd trip to this cabin. We enjoy its country feel and are thrilled that it is located so close to summertime family fun including hiking, horseback, ATV trails, natural springs resort, and of course whitewater rafting. Typically we eat one meal out daily either at nearby Buena Vista or Salida. Both communities offer charming restaurants and shopping.

The Wolff cabin owners are incredible people! They are great communicators and provide easy cabin instructions. Thank you for opening your home to us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your family coming back again and again; more than half our guests are repeaters and we really enjoy when that happens. We love our location, out in the country but not far from two great river/mountain towns. And of course being on a year-round creek with mountain views is heaven for us. I most enjoy getting up before dawn, sitting on the deck with coffee, and seeing the first soft morning light hit the Continental Divide. That helps me ease into another great Colorado day. Hope you come back soon, either with the whole family again our maybe a couple's getaway in the spring or fall.
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Augusta, Kansas

Great location for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the cabin. It is in a perfect location. It has everything you need. Well stocked kitchen. Linens and towels provided. There is a creek running along the back of the property and a fire pit where we made s'mores. The cabin is located between Buena Vista and Salida. We hadn't been to this area in several years--there is so much more to do there now. Lots of shopping; great restaurants. We always have to go to St. Elmo and feed the chipmunks! We also did some hiking and went rafting. The mountain views are wonderful. It was a great vacation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hosting families for getaways and so glad you enjoyed our cabin on the creek. It's a great area for hiking with the Colorado Trail trailhead just to the west of us and Brown's Canyon rafting just east of our place. Salida and BV are sure growing and have fine restaurants. But the best eating establishment in the county is on our deck overlooking the creek....the kitchen has pans/utensils, everything you need. And for dessert---s'mores down at the fire pit! Hope you come back over the years!
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Unbelievably great. Really. Can't wait to go back.

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievably great. Really. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful site

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable home on a beautiful site with a stream running through the back yard. The house was well stocked in the kitchen -- we had everything we needed. The living room was so comfortable with many comfy couches and chairs. The Wolffs were great hosts assuring that we had everything we needed. Already planning a return trip.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Texas

Excellent location! What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were able to spend a few days in the Nathrop, CO area. We did some skiing at Monarch Mountain and spent some time at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, too. This cottage is a great location for those types of activities. It's nestled in a beautiful setting with a babbling brook/creek, a fire pit, trees, and mountain views. The cottage itself is very-well stocked with anything you could possibly need: blankets, kitchen items, etc. We spent a lot of time outside on the deck and down by the creek enjoying nature. The owner was wonderful to work with, too. He checked in on us from time to time (by texting--nothing invasive) just to make sure we were finding everything and doing OK. What a nice man, and thoughtful, too. We really enjoyed our time here and we'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoy hosting couples who want to get away and re-connect with nature--and themselves. "Our" creekside cabin is perfect for those times. Besides being central to skiing and hot soaks, we're just uphill from rafting/kayaking/tubing and downhill from a tremendous trailhead that will take hikers to alpine lakes, or a very manageable hike to our own waterfall (we claim it because it's on our creek). Since we use our place several times a year, and host our friends, we need a place that's well mentioned kitchen items and blankets, but also towels to take to the hot springs and firewood for that firepit by the creek. Hearing that you plan to come back made our day...hope it's soon! Thanks for staying with us.
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Very clean and homey.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! The cabin was great for our family and we all loved the creek just out the back door. Great view of the mountains and lovely wood burning stove. Very easy access to activities in the area. It was a very comfortable place to land!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice spring break getaway. In our opinion, there are few things that rival spending time by a mountain creek. And now that the snow is melting, it will really be roaring for a couple of months. And based on the fact that we're needing to cut more firewood, our guests are really utilizing our firepit by the creek! There are lots of activities for families---of course skiing this time of the year, and in a couple of weeks we have kayakers coming in to experience Brown's Canyon National Park. And we can hardly wait to hit the mountain trails just west of our cabin. We hope you try us again in the summer--or even in the fall, when the aspens start to turn.
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Vacation
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 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
2 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
2 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. Call for special off-season rate for couple.
$125 cleaning fee is standard; add $25 if 3rd bedroom used.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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