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Ski Monarch/Bike Monarch Crest! Stay in This Historic Cabin!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8) No Internet, no long distance calls

Old-Timer Cabin is located in the historic mining town of Garfield, CO (also known as Monarch). High in the Rockies at an elevation of 9500 feet, six miles east of the Continental Divide. Surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest. Views of timbered slopes by day and star filled nights make this an Alpine setting you won't forget. Garfield originated as a mining town in the early 1800's. In the latter part of the century a fire swept through town leaving only 3 original buildings, The School House, a log cabin and the Courthouse/Jail which is now known as the Old Timer Cabin. Scattered throughout the area you will find foundations of original mining cabins from 200 years ago!

This is the perfect family retreat for a ski vacation or summer mountain retreat. For you avid Mountain Bikers, The Monarch Crest Trail, one of the best trails in North America, is located just 4 miles west on Hwy 50, Monarch Pass.

Hike, Bike, Hunt, Fish, Ski, Snowmobile, Snowshoe, Kayak, Raft, ATVing, Hot Springs, Ghost Towns....all within minutes from this cabin.

Keywords: 'Ghost Town Buffs' stay in this historic cabin that use to be the Garfield Town Hall and Jail.

More Details

Property Manager
Donna McLearn
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017


Monarch Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom with a tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Three private bedrooms. Bedroom one has a full-size bed. Bedroom two has a full-size bed. Bedroom three has two twin and one full-size bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Ski Monarch/Bike Monarch Crest! Stay in This Historic Cabin!
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Cute rustic cabin in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Very cute cabin. Clean and had all the amenities we needed. Beautiful scenery. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed some amazing and precious time with our grandson in this cozy cabin! We were able to have our daughter and son-in-law join us as well as an additional couple for one night. There was plenty of room on a rainy weekend to lounge while waiting for rain to pass by. We were able to experience the area through a variety of hikes and visiting the town of Salida was a highlight, as well. Overall - a perfect experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, Inexpensive, Lots of Beds but only one is comfortable

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the cabin for one night as it is in an area where you can walk to a stream and it has easy access to highway 50. The kitchen was well stocked with pans and the grill on the back porch worked well. We enjoyed sitting in the large gathering room after dinner.

The down side was the outdoor porches were very small so sitting together outside was tight. The bathroom is old but the kitchen had modern refrigerator, range and microwave. There is a flat screen tv which we didn't use. The bedrooms have a total of 5 beds, but the largest beds are "full size" so difficult to comfortably sleep two adults. One of the beds had a comfortable, newer mattress, but it was also only a full.

We left after the first night. It was just not comfortable enough to sleep two nights for us. Our group had two people in their 50's and two in their 80's. If you are looking for an inexpensive cabin, with a need to sleep at least five people who are not particular about the quality of beds, or perhaps younger than us, you would be fine.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

rustic, clean and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The overall experience was exactly what we were hoping for! The cabin was well kept, good layout, and perfectly located between mountains and town. Would recommend and look forward to renting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Alamos, NM

Cozy cabin with personality

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this cozy historic cabin. It was a perfect get-a-way for our big family's Monarch ski vacation (just 5 miles from the ski hill.) At times, the temperature outside was frigid but the cabin was warm. There is plenty of seating for dining and in the living room. This cabin is not new or fancy but it has personality. We enjoyed looking at the logs that make up the walls and guessing at the dates each addition and update was added... like the cute, tiny bathroom. The beds were comfortable and the three bedrooms let the little kids go to bed early and the big kids and adults play fun games in the living room. A snow blower on a tractor cleared the fresh snow off the driveway and we had no trouble even with just a 2 wheel-drive van. The care-takers of the cabin were friendly and easy to reach and answered our one question quickly. The views outside the cabin are picturesque.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you and yours enjoyed Old Timer. It is a special place. You are always welcome anytime.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

The refundable damage deposit will be credited to your credit card after inspection of the Cabin after your departure. Please expect for the credit to appear on your credit card within six business days. Thank you!

Manager'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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