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Welcome to A Little Slice of Heaven!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Kathy McCasky
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

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.

Amenities

Nathrop House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Hairdryer a for guest use provided in each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen size beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Welcome to A Little Slice of Heaven!
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
5

THE VIEW'S ARE AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in "A little slice if Heaven" for some much needed family time. We had a great time Skiing and relaxing in this beautiful home. The kids had a wonderful time outside playing as well. The view's are breath taking. Kathy is a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great spot - private, beautiful, and easy to reserve

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here in the winter, with multiple adults and multiple dogs. The house has everything you could possibly need, including a terrific backyard backing on public land. Tons of sun and very easy to keep warm. Kathy is extremely friendly, clear, and accommodating, and the property is very private. One note for dog owners: all bedrooms are accessed from a spiral staircase. It's the widest and sturdiest spiral staircase I've seen, but our large dogs pretty much refused to touch it, so we had to carry them up and down. Didn't negatively affect our experience, but just be prepared if you have wimpy dogs :).

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't have been a better experience

  • 5 of 5

My family of six and our dog stayed at "a little slice of heaven" the week prior to Christmas this year. We were enchanted with this beautiful home. If you think the pictures are enticing, they don't even do justice to how beautiful the house and surroundings are. Kathy was amazing to work with. Every little thing I requested like an early check in and late check out were accommodated. She had Christmas decorations complete with tree in place. The cabinets are well stocked with an assortment of spices and incidentals that added to our culinary tastes. We enjoyed the fireplace and the grill and found the location to be wonderful. We sat in the hot springs at Mt. Princeton resort, snow mobiled at Monarch Snowmobile Tours, cross country skied in the beautiful forrest behind the property. Buena vista and Salida were easily accessible for grocery needs, dining out, bowling, and last minute holiday shopping. We had a most memorable dinner in Salida at Shallots, a terrific chef owned restaurant with gourmet food. You must be able to use stairs to enjoy your stay, but I guarantee you will love this special property!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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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5

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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Rates & Availability

Nathrop House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer, Memorial, Labor Day
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,875
 
 
Holiday
Nov 20 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,875
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,875
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning, linen & trash $125
Pet Fee $25
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 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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