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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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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

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 Nathrop

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
  • Internet ...
  • 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.
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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: July 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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We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

This pleasant cabin was so comfortable, spacious, clean, well stocked, and charming. There is a brook behind the cabin with chairs and a fire pit, the mountains loom over the property, and it really feels out of the way. There are houses spaced far apart and few between. Our family visited for a ski trip to Monarch Pass. The drive to the Ski Area is beautiful and not that far away. The town of Salida is only a few miles away and it is quaint and offers awesome restaurants with delicious food. However, most of our meals were cooked at the cabin and that was perfect. We were tired and cold after a day on the mountain, so it was wonderful to come to this cozy, winter themed cabin in the woods to hunker down, play games, and watch movies. The area was so beautiful that we want to come back in the summer to to hike, fish, and roast marshmallows under the stars. Interaction with owners was excellent and easy to communicate. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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warm and charming cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our brief time at this warm and charming cabin. The location is delightful, nestled against a lovely small brook with fire pit and comfortable wooden chairs. The house is well stocked with dishes and cooking utensils and has many nice decorations. All was well maintained and clean. We hope to come back this summer with the whole family.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay here and it was excellent! The location is beautiful and the cabin itself is just what we’re looking for. We can’t wait to return sometime! This is our #1 go-to for when we come to this part of Colorado!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you back. Last year about half our guests were repeaters. It's great you came out to experience winter in the mountains. Hope to see you again soon.
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The best view of the mountains! The creek running alongside the cabin was a bonus.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the decor, the views and location. All we needed was supplied. We brought our turkey and fixings and made Thanksgiving dinner. We would definitely return to this cabin.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The holidays are a great time to be out there. Salida is a short drive away and we've attending their famous tree lighting ceremony and parade on Thanksgiving several times. Since we're right next to the national forest, we have guests strap on snow shoes and skis to explore in the winter snow. For kids, we're close to a snowmobile trail which makes for a fantastic sledding experience. Of course, there are two ski resorts just short drives away, too. Thanks for staying with us.
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Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is large and cozy with every amenity you could need! The owners are very helpful and friendly! The creek running behind the cabin is beautiful and serene. It was the perfect setting for our small wedding ceremony!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isn't that creek great? For those who want to connect, our wireless works down there, too.! The creek flows year round and there's something about moving water that is so relaxing. It's just a few steps down to the chairs and fire pit by the creek, so it's a great place to start the day with coffee or of course relax at the end of an eventful day. For rafters or kayakers, our creek actually feeds into the Arkansas River at Brown's Canyon, which is now a National Monument.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $125
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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