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Welcome to A Little Slice of Heaven!

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Nathrop House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This spacious, bright, comfortable home is truly one of a kind! Built in 1982, with Darwin passive solar architecture, you will not want for natural sunlight and views. Adjacent to the national forest, the location is simply unmatched to experience true mountain living with local conveniences in nearby Salida and Buena Vista. Arkansas Valley headwaters, trails, Princeton Hot springs just minutes away. The 'Little Slice' backs right up to National Forest and the stunning, unobstructed mountain views and sunsets will take your breath away. Tall, fragrant pines surround you, and don't be surprised at the abundance of bird species that will stop by the feeders or wildlife you may see meandering through the meadow. We love our guests and will do everything possible to insure your comfort at a reasonable rate. Check out our reviews! Our 'Little Slice' is the perfect place for great memories. Family reunions, special birthdays, anniversaries, friends gathering, outdoor enthusiasts, hunters who prefer a warm bed at night.......We welcome you!

2 bedrooms host 3 (total) queen beds and a king bed in the loft. 2 baths, full galley kitchen. Plenty of space for additional air mattress or cot. Squeaky clean and comfortable beds and furnishings. Two (2) TV's, DVD library and player, stereo. Good roads to property, great cell phone reception, high Speed Wireless Internet and washer and dryer provided for guest use. Take the wide spiral staircase all the way to the observation deck and enjoy 360 degree views of the Saguache and San De Cristo ranges. The stars are so close you will think you can grab one. In the heart of the Banana Belt, the climate is milder in the winter than you might expect. All seasons are idyllic. Plenty of activities for every season. You can do it all here. Stay as active as you like, (hiking, ATVing, snow mobile riding, rock hounding, shooting range, snow shoeing, rafting, fishing, hunting....what do YOU like to do??)or decompress. There is plenty of unique shopping and great dining in nearby(13 miles to each) Salida and Buena Vista. **Rate advertised is for 3 night minimum. 2 Night rentals based on availability at higher rate.

Keywords: snowshoeing,skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, hiking, atv trails, stunning mountain vistas, rafting, hunting, fishing, gold panning. Outdoor activities galore.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered

Kathy McCasky
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2016
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About Kathy McCasky

Well fell in love with the Arkansas Valley many, many years ago when a day hike on majestic Mt. Princeton turned into an overnight adventure. We found our 'Little Slice of Heaven' while camping and tooling around on the fire roads in the National Forest right behind our property. Our best memories have been hiking, ATV'ing, skiing and snow shoeing and exploring this miraculous, unspoiled area. We treat our guests as family that we actually like to come visit 😊, and have so enjoyed hearing about the wonderful memories and experiences that take place at 'The Little Slice.'

Kathy McCasky purchased this house in 2007

Why Kathy McCasky chose South Central Colorado

Nathrop is located just 13 miles from Buena Vista, which means 'Beautiful Views.' (We don't know what Nathrop means!) 13 miles south and you step back into time in old town Salida. The sense of community and eclectic shops and great dining experiences are so relaxing. Plenty of convenience and no big-box malls suits us just fine! There's a Walmart and plenty of fast food on the outskirts of town...)

What makes this house unique

A full day of outdoor activities,)followed by a soak at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs brings us sheer joy. Relaxing on the observation deck at night with a glass of wine really puts things in perspective for us. Morning coffee on the deck or by the windows is the best way to start the day.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Welcome to A Little Slice of Heaven!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Stayed twice, looking forward to many more

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed here twice, once in winter and once in summer. It's a great place. It's far enough away to be quite and remote, yet close enough to Salida and Buena Vista that you don't feel isolated. Monarch Ski resort is very close, there's hiking a stone's throw away, shopping is nearby, and Salida always has something going on.

The house itself is great. A spiral staircase takes you the entire length veritcally, all the way to the roof top deck. Going out on the deck was my favorite, especially at night. I heard a coyote howl one evening, and the stars are great.

Back in the house, the kitchen is well set up, with everything you need. Same with the bathrooms. The kids loved staying in the downstairs bedrooms while Mom and Dad loved the lofted master bedroom. Outside there is great deck and a nice large yard for the kids to play in. My daughter saw a couple elk while on the swing in the yard.

I'm looking forward to our next stay. It really is a slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible view! Great place to relax and relax some more!

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome! We spent some days hiking and enjoying the hot springs but really enjoyed the house a lot. We sat and watched hummingbirds and lots of other birds as well. Huge yards and very quiet!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 absolutely loved this property! The house is in wonderful condition and the owners were a joy to work with! We had more than enough room to spread out and enjoyed the huge deck every night! The location is perfect! Close to white water rafting, zip lines, shopping/grocery stores, hiking and everything else. Even though the house is close to activities and in a great neighborhood, it is on a very large lot and you feel like you have plenty of room to yourself! The Wifi was great (it's unusual to even get wifi when renting a house in the mountain). The house had anything we needed to cook and even had a dishwasher! I just can't say enough positive things about Little Slice of Heaven! We look forward to booking again next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven It Was!!

  • 5 of 5

"Little Slice of Heaven" was the perfect spot for our work/play retreat. While we enjoyed some snowshoeing and the hot springs nearby, most of the time was spent in this beautiful home enjoying the beauty from every window and the quiet, peaceful surroundings. One particularly warm morning we had breakfast on the deck, all of us facing the mountains, in awe of our good fortune. We had every amenity we needed; comfortable beds, cozy fireplace and a well stocked kitchen.

Kathy was great communicating everything we needed to know before hand. Her explicit driving directions and instructions made for an easy in and out!

I will recommend "Little Slice of Heaven" to everyone I know! Thank you for an amazing weekend!!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely a Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We made a quick decision after Thanksgiving to go skiing in Colorado and had the best luck ever getting to book "A Little Slice of Heaven" as our vacation home for the holidays! The home was just beautiful with incredible views. We arrived with snow on the ground and the driveway cleared for us Texas drivers. The subdivision the home was located was just as beautiful. We had an easy drive for some Monarch skiing and even drove to Breckenridge one day for some great shopping. Our 4 college aged children just loved the accommodations and building fires in the fireplace while us older kids enjoyed sitting up on the upper deck watching for wildlife and just soaking in the view. The owners Kathy and Mike were awesome and quickly answered any questions we had. Definitely a vacation home we would love to book again. Thanks Kathy!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Little Slice of Heaven"

  • 5 of 5

WOW! What a great find in the "Little Slice of Heaven". As a family we were searching for that "place" to stay while attending a wedding on Saturday, Sept 26th. It turned out to be much more than we expected. We arrived on Friday without a problem, Kathy's continual communication with me was outstanding. Putting me at ease! The house was outstanding, from the large deck to the bedrooms. I think from almost every room, you get that amazing view of Mt Antero and Mt. Princeton. The house and location for our family was fabulous! Thanks Kathy

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Nathrop House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning, linen & trash $125
Tax Rate 6.8%

Rates are between $240-275 plus tax per night with a three night minimum, depending on season. Monthly rates available Two night stay available at slightly higher rate on season and availability. $125 non refundable cleaning linen and trash fee and fully refundable damages deposit ($200) Additional pet deposits may be required at owners discretion Please do not rely on VRBO "automatic quotes"

Half of rent and $200 security deposit due within 7 days of reservation, balance due in full 21 business days prior to check in. Note: Rate for Holidays includes Christmas Week through New Years, Thanksgiving week, Memorial and Labor Day weekends and summer Jun 5-August 31

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nathrop House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Hairdryer a for guest use provided in each bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen size beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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