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Located across the Wet Mountain Valley from Crestone Peak and Needle, your view of the Rockies stretches 130 miles from the Spanish Peaks to Mt Princeton. Watch a sunset over the Sangres and see the stars pop out of the crystal black sky. Ease inside to the comfy sectional by a crackling fire. Careful, or you may not make it to the sumptuous king bed!
Welcome the sunrise with the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and steaming pancakes, provided for your convenience. Witness the light spilling down the snowcapped Sangre de Cristos from the hand-hewn breakfast nook, as you plan your new day of adventure!
7 of the Colorado's 52 'Fourteeners' are visible from the couch! Two large bedrooms in the upstairs loft overlook the custom river-rock fireplace.
Antelope share the 5 acres with mule deer, prairie dogs, coyotes, and a wonderful variety of birds.
Enjoy all the comforts of home in this modern cabin. A full-featured gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops make preparing your favorite meals easy. There's both a Keurig and regular coffee maker. The layout and furniture is set up for a large group of family or friends.
The downstairs bathroom has a huge triangular Jacuzzi tub with jets and heater; marble shower; and full-sized washer and dryer. Heated floors on both upstairs and down provide soothing warmth. The wood burning fireplace is perfect for s'mores or extra heat.
There is high-speed wireless internet and a sound system for your tunes.
Every season offers unique attractions - summer wildflowers, fall aspen foliage, winter snowstorms, and spring's awakening!
From mild (a stroll down a quiet road) - to wild (Class V Arkansas River rapids) the area offers something for everyone. Our favorite activities include hiking, biking, river rafting, camping, fishing, relaxing, stargazing, shopping, skiing, snowshoeing, and 4-wheeling. ATV and snowmobile rentals are available nearby.
The Wet Mountain Valley is a 'dark skies' community. The heavens above are filled with sparkles due to the high altitude and lack of light pollution.
Nearby Attractions include- Sangre De Cristo Mountains and Wilderness, Wet Mountains/San Isabel National Forest, Royal Gorge Bridge (above!), Royal Gorge Train (below!), Monarch Ski Mountain, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mission Wolf, and Hardscrabble Pass.
Elin Rusher's ranch at Music Meadows lies directly across the valley. She hosts an authentic horseback adventure on her working ranch - we tried it for the first time in the summer of 2010, and had a blast!
Westcliffe is 10 miles to the north, with a quaint downtown featuring unique eateries, shops, and festivities. It was once the third largest town in Colorado, in contention for the capital. Now, a little over 500 friendly people call it home.
For pilots, the adjacent airport C08 offers self-serve 100LL fuel, and the use of our 60 x 50 hangar with a 4 x 4 Suburban for transportation.
Call or email - we'll help you plan a custom vacation!
Keywords: Cabin, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Fishing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, ATV Riding, 4-Wheeling, Westcliffe, Silver Cliff, Sand Dunes, 14ers
We designed and built our cabin. Living in the pancake-flat Wichita KS, it provides us with an terrific getaway a couple times a month!
The Owner purchased this cabin in 2008
We'd been flying to Monarch Ski Area for years, and this was a convenient, friendly location with an splendid view!
Our favorites are hikes on Rainbow Trail, skiing at Monarch, snowmobiling in the Wet Mountains, and sunset walks on the quiet community roads.
My son, wife, her mother, sister and I really enjoyed our time at the Dorito Verde. The cabin is modern, yet rustic. The wood-burning fireplace was very pleasant and the firewood plentiful. The building features an open concept kitchen, dining area, living room and entry, with bedroom balconies on the second floor looking down on the living room. While very open, the bathrooms and second floor bedrooms feature doors and locks offering adequate privacy.
All appliances were in good working order (near new condition) and we were happy to take advantage of the dishwasher. For those absolutely in need of occasional Internet connectivity, the WiFi features pretty decent speed. I think we were getting something like 3Mbps downstream and 1+Mbps upstream. If it slows down, just reboot the router per the voluminous guide book the owners have provided. The book literally provides pretty much everything you need to know when visiting the area.
While we chose to dine in for most of our stay, we ate one night in Westcliffe at a place called Chappys. Like the cabin, it was quaint and comfortable and the food was good. If you feel like cooking, though, just hit the Westcliffe grocery store for provisions. We recommend doing this after visiting the cabin, however, since you will find a large number of spices, olive oils, etc., in the cabin pantry.
Overall, we highly recommend and would stay again.
Very quiet and remote. Beautiful night skies when no clouds. The home was clean. Bonuses were Keurig machine and Jacuzzi, and full size washer and dryer. Plenty of bedding and towels No curtains means waking up to the beautiful Colorado mountain sunrise. Adorable little animals and wonderful birds within sight. Great place between hiking trails and close enough to Westcliffe for a grocery store. Matt's welcome informational email explained everything. Perfect for families with active teenage boys.
A huge variety of activities available close to this welcoming cabin! The views are so fantastic that it will be tempting to sink into the comfortable furniture, relax and make use of the well stocked kitchen! Hosts are wonderful to work with and have thought of everything to make your stay very special!
Our family of 12 stayed, very comfortably, in this oasis for a week. The kids enjoyed running around outdoors, roasting marshmallows and learning how to play horseshoes. We all enjoyed the beautiful scenery and fun activities all within a short drive. In one short week, we hiked up to nearly 11,000 feet, rafted in the Arkansas River, shopped in Westcliffe, watched the deer and antelope play and were kissed by wolves! The lodging was perfect with easy indoor/outdoor access, open floor plan, laundry and comfortable sleeping. This would be a perfect spot anytime of the year. We can't wait to go back!
We had a great time in Westcliffe! The drive through the mountains on 96 on the way into Westcliffe ~ gorgeous! The cabin faces the perfectly snowcapped view of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains ~ stunning! We liked the cabins open floor plan and most important the beds were of good quality and comfortable. There are great horseback riding opportunities in the area and my young adult children were very happy with their riding experience. The Royal Gorge park has had many updates and is not too far away. We enjoyed the shops in Westcliffe and the owners and staff were really friendly and helpful. Thank you for sharing your mountain cabin, we had a great time and hope to come out that way again someday!
We had 4 people in our group, but the house could have accommodated more. Beautiful spot especially being the Fall. Night sky is spectacular from the many windows of the house. Great fireplace among many amenities and cozy home feel. Wonderful part of Colorado. Would stay there again.
Hike in the Sangre De Cristo Mtns. The Rainbow Trail goes along the mtn., Gibson Trailhead is neat if you want to hike up a canyon, Crestone Peak is across the valley from the cabin, South Colony Trail leads to the base of Crestone Peak, Hike in the Wet Mtns (San Isabel Nat'l Forest), Steam train at La Veta pass, Diesel train up the Royal Gorge (starts in Canon City), Bear Basin or Music Meadows Ranch for horseback/dude riding, Great Sand Dunes National Park,
Visit the Royal Gorge and Bridge,
White Water Rafting - Class V rapids!,
Bishops Castle in Wet Mtns.,
Fly Fishing on Arkansas River or Grape Creek,
Fishing at Lake Isabel or DeWeese Reservoir, or in creeks or alpine lakes, Bowling Alley in Westcliffe (CO is all nonsmoking), Bars in Westcliffe, Mission Wolf in Wet Mtns.,
Hunt for Wildflowers, Bird Watching, Club America - workout place with HUGE pool - daily rates are cheap..., Little Shops on main street, Hot Springs Pool in Salida, Skiing at Monarch
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