|Space||1,350 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Mountain Haven is the perfect spot for a mountain getaway set on 2.5 acres with year around access. Stay in this beautiful home with a high vaulted ceiling that looks out to the mountains from the large lofted bedroom.
The main level bedroom has a queen bed, while the lofted second bedroom has both a queen and trundle bed. There are two extra beds in the bunkhouse a short walk from the house. The living room has a wood burning stove and opens to the kitchen and dining area. WiFi is provided.
The large deck has space to relax, dine and enjoy fabulous views. There is a gas BBQ grill out there, too!
This wonderful home offers views, comfort, privacy and access to all the wonderful outdoor activities nearby. Whether you want to go mountain climbing, fishing, rafting, off road riding, biking, hiking, horseback riding, skiing or snowshoeing, this is the place!
We retired to our home state of Colorado after 27 years in the military. Since our retirement we have been foster parents, a Colorado State Park Ranger, a real estate agent and self employed. Our retirement became so busy we needed a place to retire from retirement. The Mountain Haven was the answer.
Julia & Dennis purchased this house in 2012
We purchased this property to have a mountain escape. We searched several areas and looked at many properties. This home had all the necessities we were looking for; quiet and beautiful surroundings, easy access to lake and river fishing, historical sight seeing, and nearby winter sports. It offers the serenity that we enjoy and we hope it provides others the same.
Enjoy the fire pit in the trees and the mountain views and hummingbirds from the porch. Play a game or two of horseshoes among the pine trees. Wake up in the morning and see the mountains from the lofted bedroom. Enjoy the history of South Park by visiting Fairplay and the surrounding country side. Spend a day at one of the two nearby hot springs or go rafting only 15 miles away. Fish Antero Reservoir, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Spinney Mountain Reservoir and the Arkansas River. Visit the historical town of Leadville. Visit historic Cripple Creek. Enjoy the many nearby hiking trails. Enjoy winter sports from sledding outside the door to skiing at Breckenridge or Monarch Pass.
I was in a crunch the day before my wife's 30th birthday - no present and no idea what to do. I searched VRBO for hours and booked the Mountain Haven property for the weekend. I printed a bunch of the VRBO photos and put them in a kraft box and surprised her with a romantic getaway.
My plan worked perfect and my wife was very impressed with the property. I made a huge dinner on Saturday night since the kitchen is outfitted with everything you need. My wife also asked me to build a fire in the fireplace - which I was hesitant to do since I have never used a fireplace. It didn't matter because everything you need to build a fire is set out for you to use with very clear instructions. The fire I built was pure art.
We had a full agenda of going skiing at Monarch, soaking in the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and heading over to Leadville for the Ski Journing National Championships. We ended up doing none of that - and just wanted to hang out at the house since it was so peaceful and nice. My wife found a nook upstairs with a vintage reading lamp and just cozied up with a book. I decided to watch the Golden State Warriors basketball game since every channel is available. When we wanted to get outside, we brought our nordic skis up to St. Elmo for some easy ski touring.
My wife said this was the best birthday she ever had. We also didn't have to find a sitter for our black lab because the property is pet friendly. There is even a mat to put your dog bowls on in the kitchen!
All in all - I approve. My wife approves. And my dog approves. We are all super picky and we couldn't find anything negative with our trip! And fellas - if you want to surprise your girlfriend or wife with a romantic getaway that won't break the bank - book this place now.
We had a great time during our stay at the cabin. It is furnished very nice, and clean, and comfortable. More than just a cabin, it is a nice house. Kitchen had everything we needed and then some, a lot of extras. The same thing with the bathrooms. It is also pet friendly. Loved watching the wildlife every morning and evening, lots of deer and birds. Beautiful sunrises on the mountains, I got some great pics. Just a short drive to Buena Vista and restaurants and shopping. Very scenic area. We can't wait to go back and do some fishing. Will definitely stay here again, the cabin was wonderful. The owners are wonderful people. Thank you so much for such a nice vacation. We loved it.
We had a great time for our New Years visit. the house was comfortable and ready for us when we arrived. Our dog loved running around the large open space around the house. We will definitely be back. Thanks!!
This is a lovely cabin. We had a great time. Very clean and nicely decorated. Cabin is in a great location. Close to Salida, Buena Vista and Leadville.
Neighbor David helped us out our first morning with our dead car battery. He also recommended things to do in the area.
We would stay here again
We enjoyed several days here. It is in a quiet neighborhood, never saw many people. The house is spacious and has everything you need. The washer and dryer were great for a busy family. Detergent and dryer sheets are provided by the way! Many extras are here--condiments, games, movies, etc. Huge windows with great views. We enjoyed Hummingbird, deer and chipmunk visits each day! The bunkhouse is a great extra for teens. We spent our time riding ATV trails, exploring Buena Vista, St. Elmo and white water rafting. Great place, reasonable price.
The pics on line do not do this property justice. It's much more beautiful & very homey. It's located in a small rural subdivision of only a few homes. It has a very private feel as the neighbors are not close by. Inside the home, There's a lot of folk art, custom pieces, antiques & you'll feel relaxed the moment you step in.
When I booked last minute, I cringed at the $60 service fee ...as I'd never paid a cleaning fee, pet fee, service fee & a refundable $200 deposit. I wondered why the extra fee on top of all the rest. It seemed excessive.
-honestly I was not expecting a lot. However, When I got there, I was like wow! Everything was exceptionally clean. There were Many details such as condiments & snack foods provided. There was pasta, coffee, tea, rice & much more. Detergent & dryer sheets are provided as well. I think if this were mentioned in the listing, this place would be booked a year in advance. One thing we hate as renters is running back & forth to the store. You'll never have to worry about that here.
The Windows & window seating are grand! I love the easy window blinds.
I took along my blue tooth speaker & my classical music was perfectly at home in these high ceilings.
(We had just spent 9 nights at another Buena Vista property close to cottonwood springs. While the interior was beautiful, the exterior was not & was right on the busy highway)
~This beautiful A frame is beautiful inside & out. There is no highway in sight & very little traffic.
We took our dog Lakota on this trip and the moment we arrived, he was happy and relaxed for the first time since we had left home. It rained a bit but we still enjoyed 2 fires in the fantastic in ground fire pit up the hill. There are a lot of games etc in the loft that we did not use as we had no young children on this trip. There is also a mini sleeping cabin perfect for a couple of young boys.
We enjoyed walks around the property, reading & relaxing (we rarely relax on a vacation). I would definitely recommend this property to friends, family or a business associate. This was a great way to end our Colorado vacation. The weather is very mild at this altitude & location 9500 ft or so
There is a trash compactor which we did not use--but no dish washer.
Theres everything you need as far as cooking utensils, pans & storage containers. There are tons of towels, full sized shampoo, conditioner, body lotion & shower gel. There were even razors, shave cream, tooth paste etc. Loved it❤
We are centrally located to many year round outdoor activities. Buena Vista is 17 miles. Mount Princeton and Cottonwood Hot Springs are a 30 minute drive away. Breckenridge, Monarch and Ski Cooper Ski Resorts are approximately an hours drive. Hiking and ATV trails only a 1 1/2 miles down the road. The drive to Cripple Creeks takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. Several rafting companies are less that a 30 minute drive. Buena Vista, Salida, Fairplay and Leadville offer great food, museums, entertainment, shopping and history.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Maximum of 2 dogs allowed with owner's approval.
The $49 Property Damage Protection (non refundable) may be requested instead of the A $200 refundable Damage Deposit.
The bunkhouse is closed during the winter months.
Minimum 3 day stay during Christmas and New Years.
The bunkhouse is closed during the winter months.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.