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"The Claim" - 3 Bedroom/3 Bath With Hot Tub / Pool Table / Pet Friendly / Fire Pit / Fishing

Valley of the Sun, Fairplay, CO, USA
  • Cabin
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

Beautiful Custom Log Cabin with Mountain Views and Stream Location just 25 minutes from Breckenridge.

"THE CLAIM" is a gorgeous custom log home located in Valley of the Sun which is one of the more prominent developments in Park County. The home is only 25 minutes from Breckenridge with easy access to Highway 9. The roomy 3 bedroom and 3 bath home is on a wooded property with fabulous views of the white-capped mountains. Sacramento Creek runs through the property and there is a fishing easement that is accessible. This home has every amenity that you can dream of in addition to the beautiful wooded outdoor area. It is very common to see Moose, Elk, and Deer right on the property. There is a fire pit to toast marshmallows in the summer and fall.

The home has a spacious living area with a wood-burning fireplace open to the dining area and spacious gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and custom cabinetry. This huge kitchen has beautiful views of the mountains and forest. The property is located right on Sacramento Creek. There are 3 bedrooms with a queen bed, two twins and a full bed. There are 3 baths. Two have a shower and tub. The third has a walk in custom tiled shower. The master suite has a king size bed with beautiful log furniture. The master bath has a very large jetted tub to relax in. The main floor has a kitchen, large dining room, a spacious living room with satellite TV and lots of movie to choose from. There is a gorgeous wood-burning fireplace with firewood provided. Plenty of games and movies are provided for your enjoyment and relaxation in this room or the game room.

On the lower level, there is a game room with air hockey, a pool table and darts. There is a full bath on this level as well. There is a custom steam shower in this bath with beautiful custom mosaic tile. A queen size futon bed is provided in the game room. The mountains are behind the home to the North and West with beautiful views from the first level and the hot tub and deck.

The outdoor area behind the home is a place you will want to spend a lot of time relaxing. There is a great deck with beautiful views of the white-capped mountains and Sacramento Creek. The property is very wooded and secluded. You will not see any other cabins or structures from the property. There is a gas grill and patio furniture to relax and enjoy the view and wildlife. There is even a heater for those chilly winter nights. Moose are frequent visitors to the property!

Fairplay and Alma are the activity center of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and is often referred to as the Base Camp for all activities some of which include skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain climbing, snow-shoeing, horseback riding (winter too), ice climbing, fishing, hunting, rafting, snow-mobiling, 4-wheeling, ATVing, mine exploring, canoeing, kayaking, and much much more.

Return Renters will receive a T-Shirt with "The Claim" logo on it for everyone in the group. Renters returning for a third vacation will receive a warm and cozy sweatshirt with "The Claim" logo. Just let us know that you have been here before. Every renter is special and The Claim's owner wants to thank you for visiting his home.

This is a beautiful home to spend any season of the year. The access is easy and 4-wheel drive is not a necessity but is recommended in the winter months. You can find all of these activities within minutes of the home:

* FISHING ... On the property and Gold Medal/Blue Ribbon Fishing.

* Breckenridge ... ski, snow-board

* Buena Vista ... Hot Springs, fishing, raft the Arkansas River - 30 min. SW

* Salida ... fishing, hiking, jeep trails , rafting - 25 min SW

* Como Historic Railroad District - 20 min. NW

* Fairplay Historic Mining Town - 5 min. NW

* Denver ... shopping, theaters, sports, amusements parks -90 min NE

* Cripple Creek ... gold mining, gambling - 50 min.

* Canon City ... home of the Royal Gorge - 60 min SE

* Manitou Springs ... Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak - 60 min. SE

Property Manager

Susan Bigham

Member Since 2001
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
english, I speak a tiny bit of Spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
        • Queen size Beds (1), Full Size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two twin beds in one bedroom. There is a queen futon in the game room. There is also a blow-up mattress provided.


        • 3 Bathrooms
          • The master suite has a private bath with a walk in custom shower and a large jetted jacuzzi tub. The second bath is on the main level where the other two bedrooms are located. This bath has a shower/tub combination. The third bath is downstairs by the game room where there is a queen futon bed. This bath has a custom steam shower with a rain fall shower head.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              The mountain views from the home are magnificent. The white-capped peaks will make you want to sit on the deck for hours. There is a heater for your comfort on chilly nights.
            • Waterfront
              The home has Sacramento Creek running through the back of the property. You can walk down to the creek to fish whenever you get the urge.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fireplace
                        • Garage
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Room


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys


                                        • Bicycles
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Outdoor Grill

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub


                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • fitness center

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • rafting
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • This home has it all and is almost beyond description. It even has fishing right on the property. It is wooded on all sides and has fabulous views of the white capped mountain peaks. There are ATV trails near the home as well as hiking, 4-wheeling, additional fishing, skiing, restaurants, shops, and much more.

                                                                  18 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful cabin in a beautiful location

                                                                  Tristen S.

                                                                  We loved The Claim and would absolutely stay there again. It was comfortable and the kitchen had all the equipment I needed to cook for our super hungry group.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you. I am glad you had a good time! I hope you can come back soon. Winter is a beautiful time to come and it is only a few minutes from Breckenridge Ski Resort. We will have some awesome "Claim" sweatshirts waiting for you. Thank you again.


                                                                  Amy S.

                                                                  Everything you need to feel at home. We had a little trouble learning how to use the hot tub. I called the office and they were at the house in 15 minutes.

                                                                  Too high for us flatlanders

                                                                  To high for comfort

                                                                  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

                                                                  Nice place but definitely off the beaten path. Beautiful home and great views, but be vary cautious if you are a flat lander. This cabin is at 10,665 ft. My wife may dog and myself all got altitude sickness. We were so bad that we left after 3 days and had to go down to Denver. I wish this was stated in the info. We go to this area about once or twice a year staying between 9,000 and 10,000. That extra 600 made a big difference.

                                                                  The other issue we had was with the management company. It was stated on the contract that " We are not responsible for issues with your vehicle or the snow but only for making sure the snowplower plows the driveway( this may not be immediate but he will come)" This did not happen. When we arrived there was 5-6 inches on the sloping drive with a large snowdrift in front of the only open garage space and covering the walkway to the front door. We called but no one came. What we found out was the contract ran out with the person doing the plowing and the management company did not want to deal with it.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are very sorry that the snow was a problem for these renters. We have it in no less than 3 places that you have to have 4-wheel drive or chains. A lot of people assume that they can get by in the spring without them but we cannot guarantee that there will not be a spring storm with a lot of snow. In this case, we sent the plower out to check the home and he could not plow because there was less than 4 inches on the deiveway. If he had plowed, he would habe torn up the driveway which is why we tell everyone in 3 different documents that you need 4-wheel drive or chains. If you have either of these the driveway and roads are very manageable. My jeep was able to maneuver just fine when I went by to check. I cannot do anything about the altitude but we have very few problems when people drink a lot of water and don't drink alcohol the first couple of nights. That seems to help a lot. It can be stressful though on elderly and people who are out of shape. One suggestion would be to drive up and acclimate slowly and maybe even spend one night in Denver to get used to the altitude over a couple of days.

                                                                  Great Vacation!

                                                                  CVarleyKeller, Texas

                                                                  Our family recently stayed at "The Claim" in Fairplay, Colorado for the first time. This was our family vacation and it was wonderful, and the first time our sons had been to Colorado! The cabin was beautiful! The weather was perfect and refreshingly cool. We came from triple digit weather to wonderfully cool weather and got to spend a week in the most beautiful surroundings. We can't wait to go back. We were able to drive a short distance several times during our stay and visit surrounding attractions while all the while looking forward to returning to a beautiful cabin. We didn't see Matilda the moose that we had heard so much about but hopefully on our next visit we will get to see her. We can't wait to go back.

                                                                  Best Vacation Ever!!

                                                                  Katy H.Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

                                                                  Our family stayed at "The Claim" for the first time this summer and were very pleased! The cabin was spectacular and secluded with great views of the surrounding forest. Inside the cabin offered everything from a fully stocked kitchen, beautiful decor, and even a dog bed for our dog. Outside there was an expansive wrap around porch with log benches by the fire pit and hot tub. Susan, the property manager, was very helpful and made our stay even better. She was able to offer great advice for activities in the surrounding area and ATV trails. At one point we did need more towels for the number of guests and Susan was very quick to bring more by. We will definitely be visiting again next summer. Thank you for the amazing vacation!

                                                                  Dirty dirty dirty

                                                                  Pegg and RayThe Woodlands, TX

                                                                  We arrived at this very nice spacious well furnished cabin at a good location and spent the first 2 hours cleaning! The dishes were in the cabinet dirty and there was dust and cobwebs and dog hair everywhere. We had to clean spots in the kitchen to place our things and clean the dishes we planned to use. If this were not enough there was no wood for the fireplace/ nothing to start a fire with (matches/lighter) and no gas for the grill. When we were finally able to reach the property manager she suggested we drive to her office in Alma and pick up a tank. Also the water heater was not large enough to fill the tub with warm water and the water coming from the facet was orange for the first day or two (it would have been nice for Susan to address this when we inquired - to any renters- this goes away when the pipes are flushed through. Needless to say with a good cleaning crew and better communication with Susan this property would be a 4 star. The owners should rethink the property mgr.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Unfortunately some people respond negatively when they realize they are wrong. These people had a large group and insisted on taking showers at the same time and then claimed they had no hot water. We sent out the plumber who found absolutely nothing wrong except over use of hot water at the same time. Sometimes the jets in the jetted tub do not get used often enough and they can emit a little hard water with iron in it that is not harmful but is not a reflection of the cleaning. We did not find a lot of cobwebs upon inspection after their rental with the exception of one on a high chandelier. We got the maid a long pole to be able to reach all of the cob webs so that should never ben an issue again. As for the propane, we have no way of knowing when it will run out so we keep plenty of extra canisters on the deck at our office that can be picked up at any time with no charge. How sad that people would say such ugly things about a gorgeous home just because they wanted 10 people to take showers at the same time. We listen to all input and respond instantly with mechanics or solutions but some people are just never happy.


                                                                  Valley of the Sun, Fairplay, CO, USA

                                                                  ctivities include World-Class skiing in Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin, Copper Mountain, and Monarch. Snowshoeing and hiking in nearby Jefferson Lake Park, Lost Creek Wilderness, Boreas Pass, and Guanella Pass. Fishing is fantastic at Jefferson Lake, Tarrayall Reservoir, and Lake Gorge. You can Hike, 4-wheel, horse-back ride, hunt, explore ghost towns, shop, and just about any activity you can imagine within 45 minutes in any direction. Most activities are within 10 to 15 minutes. We will even arrange private horseback riding (winter included) and sleigh rides for you. There is national forest access right down the road from the house. There is great hiking and snow-shoeing in the National Forest very near the home.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Sometimes rates for rental dates way in the future are not up to date

                                                                  Damage deposit: $500.00


                                                                  US Dollars

                                                                  $250 per night /$300-$350 for Holidays and Spring Break

                                                                  A 2 night minimum stay is required. A 5 night min.on holidays.

                                                                  Ask About Our Specials (7. Night is Free During low season)

                                                                  A $45 Damage Waiver is Required. A Pet Fee of $50 Applies.

                                                                  The cleaning fee is a one-time $150 per stay.

                                                                  18 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.6/5
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