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Gorgeous Cabin (with Sauna) Overlooking Sangre De Cristo Mts

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8, Min 2 Nights, Max 2 Weeks

Our cabin was built on plans that I had in my head for the 22 years that I served in the Army. It finally became a reality in 2009/2010, when we built our dream cabin in the Wet Mountains overlooking the 14,000'+ Sangre de Cristo mountain range in south-central Colorado. Our cabin was built for our relaxation (my wife is still active duty) and our children's enjoyment. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the latest and greatest appliances and utensils. The bedrooms are set up with log beds that accent the cabin feel. The cabin is heated with in-floor radiant heat on the first and second floor, electric baseboard heat in the basement. The sauna is lined with redwood, and easily seats several adults. The master bedroom has a beautiful east-facing exterior balcony overlooking the Wet Mountains for enjoying a coffee in the morning, while the master bath has a double-slipperfoot tub, glassed in shower, and unique handcrafted vanity with granite countertop and vessel sinks. The main floor bath has a rain shower and heated air jets in the tub. The loft has a 52 inch plasma TV for watching DVDs or the many VHS tapes we have of popular family movies, while the kid's playroom has a 32 inch LCD TV with DVD player. The 650 sq ft of covered porch allows you to sit and watch the wildlife in the morning and evening, take in a passing thunderstorm on a summer afternoon, or relax and watch the red sunsets over the Sangres in the evening.

The nearby cute mining/ranching town of Westcliffe has a grocery store, bowling alley, lots of antique stores, art galleries, restaurants, some nice grassy parks and a great playground. Westcliffe is located in the Wet Valley, which is sparsely settled, with very few lights; you will see more stars at night than you had ever thought possible. Of all the places we have lived in the world due to our Army careers, the nights at our cabin were the first time our kids saw the Milky Way galaxy. At the cabin it was easy to teach our kids how to locate the North Star using the Big Dipper, and using a star locator, we have found all the northern constellations, and several of the planets. A short while after sunset it is also possible to see satellites moving overhead, if you know how to distinguish them from aircraft.

We have 15 acres to roam on, with thousands more acres of National Forest and Wilderness Areas just a short drive away. There are valley and mountain lakes for fishing and kayaking, with world famous Arkansas River white water rafting in the Bighorn Sheep Canyon a half-hour's drive to the North, the Wolf Springs Ranch bison herd and Mission Wolf, a wolf sanctuary, a half-hour's drive to the south. Your kids can play on our big treehouse that features a cargo net climb, and monkey bars. Day trips can take you to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, the River Walk in Pueblo, the hot springs at Salida, the ghost towns of St Elmo, Tincup and others, Royal Gorge, Bishop's Castle, the historic mining towns of Rosita, Victor and Leadville (the highest incorporated town in North America) the mining/gambling town of Cripple Creek, the Gold Belt Tour roads, Mount Princeton Hot Springs, Joyful Journey Hot Springs, Garden of the Gods Park, the Air Force Academy and Mission:Wolf, the free wolf study center. For the more adventurous, there are literally thousands of miles of paved and dirt mountain roads, clothing optional hot springs in the San Luis Valley, and hiking trails up 14,000+ foot mountains. But don't let the many activities fool you, the cabin is in a very sparsely populated, but beautiful, valley. Located on a well-maintained dead-end dirt road, there is very little traffic that goes by the cabin.

There is a cell phone tower on the mountain nearby, so that you have some communication with the outside world if that is what you want. But the cabin will make you want to shut off the phone and just sit and relax.

Keywords: Relax at our cabin, with top of the line kitchen, beautiful 360 views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Wet Mountains in South Central Colorado. Sit on the large covered porches as you watch the deer and other wildlife graze on the land, or listen to the coyotes call at night. Play in the treehouse, relax in the sauna, or just let the stress of life disappear in our mountain retreat. Whether using the double slipperfoot tub with a view, watching movies on the plasma TVs in the loft or kid's playroom, cooking in the beautiful new kitchen, using the large sauna, or just relaxing on the porch, there is enough luxury in our cabin to keep everyone in the family satisfied. Minimum 2 night stay, Maximum two week stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

About The Owner

We are an Army family. I did 22 years in the Army before retiring, and my wife is still on Active Duty. We have four children, all who love being at the cabin when we can make it. While there, we enjoy hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, cooking and just plain relaxing.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2009

Why The Owner chose Southwestern Colorado

We love the Wet Valley for the views we get of both the Wet Mountains (the cabin is at 8600' in the Wet Mts) and the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range to the west. During the spring, the views are of lush green grasses and leaves. The summer brings afternoon thunderstorms over the Sangres and through the valley, and we often sit on the porch and watch the lightning as it passes by. The fall turns the valley golden as the ranches bring in the hay, and the aspens that fill the mountainsides turn yellow beneath the snow-capped peaks. In the winter we get snows that only occasionally are heavy at the cabin, but are massive further up the two mountain ranges to the east and west.

The Wet Valley is sparsely populated, and mostly cattle ranches. You will occasionally see the local Amish families taking their horse-drawn buggies into town to purchase items or sell their home-made items at the Farmers Market on Wednesday. The town of Westcliffe has a cute downtown section with lots of specialty stores, mining, railroad and ranching history and a summer rodeo that is a lot of fun to watch. The town still has an Independence Day parade that reminds me of those I saw as a child; where every man takes off his cowboy hat as the flag goes by. We wanted our children, world travelers due to our many overseas postings, to know what small-town America really looks like, and Westcliffe is a perfect example of that.

This area is one of the last remaining parts of Colorado that has not changed very much in the last 100 years. You can look at pictures of Westcliffe from the mining days of the early 1900s, and you'll see the same buildings on Main Street then as you see today. If you have an interest in viewing the night sky in all it's glory, this is the valley to do it in. In March of 2015, Westcliffe was designated a Dark Sky Community, the ninth such community in the world to be awarded that designation by the International Dark Sky Association.

Amenities

Westcliffe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) There is a queen bed in the master bedroom, and another queen bed in one of the first floor bedrooms. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) There is a queen futon in the loft, a queen pull-out couch in the living room, and a queen pull-out couch in the kid's playroom in the basement. , Bunk Beds (2) There is one twin over full bunk bed in the other first floor bedroom and a twin bunk bed in the basement bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • 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
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Gorgeous Cabin (with Sauna) Overlooking Sangre De Cristo Mts
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
5

Westcliffe Gem

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was every bit as amazing as it looks on the VRBO web site and them some. Clean, well equipped, unbelievable views off the front porch, and a brand new fawn greeted us on arrival. The cabin has all the amenities you could ever want and is at the top of our list for the next mountain vacation. The property management team was extremely responsive and everything went exactly as it should have. Had a few glitches on the VRBO end which caused a bit of confusion but the property manager was on top of it. If you are visiting the Westcliffe area and this cabin is available be sure to book it. You will not be sorry!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back any time.
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Castle Rock, CO
4

Beautiful location!!

  • 4 of 5

The house had plenty of room for our group of 6 adults and 4 children. The deck is child-proof and the kids enjoyed their time out there. They also enjoyed the tree house. Management was very responsive when we had to contact them. Our goal was to learn more about the area and this cabin was centrally located for us to explore the region. Overall, a very lovely week in the mountains!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you had a good time.
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Kansas
5

DON'T STAY HERE!!!!! (Just kidding)

  • 5 of 5

Don't stay here, so I and my family can go back! There were 6 of us. More than enough room. Wonderful out of the way location (our gps found it easily). The view is about the best I've seen. Very comfortable and well furnished. Many simple supplies are already there (foil, salt and pepper, jam, paper towels). Wonderful gas fireplace in the great room and the master suite (I need to get one for my office). Enjoyed the dry sauna. Well worth the money. Treat your family. They will appreciate it.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome to come back any time.
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Just finished our vacation at this cabin and I couldn't have picked a better place! Amazing view of the mountains! House was just perfect for us. Great all around and would recommend to anyone looking for a place in Westcliffe!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Schoolcraft, MI
5

Unbeatable Views!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at this beautiful cabin (four adults, four kids ages 5, 7, 20, 21). Most of our time spent at the cabin was out relaxing on the porch. The view of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains is just amazing. We had perfect sunsets, weather and great family time. The sandbox was a big hit with the 5 and 7 year old as we brought lots of their sand toys. We hiked around the property with the younger kids and saw many different wildflowers and cactus. The road was nice for biking with the children. We saw many mule deer and visited the very friendly donkeys down the road (don't miss visiting them!). The older kids enjoyed many area hikes (Lake of the Clouds, Medano Lake, Music Pass and the Sand Dunes), a little fly fishing, and the many dirt biking trails in the area. The kitchen had all we needed, so we mostly ate in, but Chappy's has a great burger for lunch, if you are in town, and there are several ice cream shops. This is one of the most beautiful cabins we have rented on VRBO. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beatiful house, amazing views. Everything you need for a perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport (COS)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Letter Drop Restaurant, Rosita, CO
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
St Andrews
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Colorado 69
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Westcliffe
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Monarch Ski Area

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Rates & Availability

Westcliffe Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Cabin can be rented for two night @ $300/night. Minimum of two nights per rental. Maximum two week stay during the months May to September. Maximum of one month stay during off season, October to April. Contact us for pricing. Pets are not allowed, as our son has an allergy to pets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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