|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Welcome to ‘Amongst the Aspens!’ This phenomenal Fairplay vacation rental house will serve as the ultimate base camp for your upcoming Rocky Mountain getaway. Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac near the picturesque Pike National Forest, this wonderful property is only minutes from an abundance of outdoor recreation, ensuring a vacation filled with exciting adventures and long-lasting memories!
The moment you arrive to this outstanding 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, you’ll immediately become enchanted by the property’s stunning settings. Nearly 2 acres of aspen trees, as well as views of mountain peaks and nature’s abundance surround the house, creating a tranquil retreat to return to after an eventful day of mountain escapades. No matter the season, this setting offers breathtaking scenery. In the winter, the property becomes a snow paradise, while the summertime brings spectacular wildflowers and the fall paints the landscape in a striking spectrum of autumn colors. Look forward to taking in the views from the comfort of 2 hammocks situated on the land. You may even spot some hummingbirds, butterflies, and grazing deer and elk while you unwind! Plus, Foxtail Pines boasts National Forest access within the subdivision, a private stocked fishing pond with sheltered picnic table, and county-maintained roads.
Inside, the house offers enough sleeping arrangements for up to 8 guests throughout 1,846 square feet of beautifully appointed living space, making it the ideal accommodation choice for a family or group of friends traveling together. You’ll find the interior warm and inviting with vaulted ceilings, wood finishes, and a gas rock fireplace, which give the house a cozy cabin feel. In addition, the property’s southern exposure floods the open floor plan with plenty of glorious natural light.
After a thrilling day on the mountain, you and your companions will love coming home to relax in the spacious living room, where you can watch your favorite movies on the flat screen TV with DVD player, or surf the web via wireless internet for entertainment. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, refuel with a delicious meal prepared in the updated kitchen, fully equipped with stainless steel appliances. On those warm summer nights, you may prefer to barbecue on the expansive deck - fire up the charcoal grill while your companions watch the sunset behind mountain peaks. For dessert, gather around the fire pit to toast marshmallows underneath the star-filled sky. At the end of the night, the master bedroom will serve as your favorite escape, complete with a plush king-sized bed and a 5-piece ensuite bathroom with slate tile and a Jacuzzi tub. The other two bedrooms are equally pleasing and the loft outside the master features additional sleeping space.
You and your companions will quickly discover that this property is perfectly situated to experience everything Colorado has to offer! Within its borders, Park County offers 3 wilderness areas, 2 state parks, 12 state wildlife areas and more territory above 9,000 feet than any other Colorado county, creating the ultimate playground for outdoor enthusiasts! Plus, this environment supports elk, deer, bighorn sheep, antelope, beavers, raccoons, bob cats, mountain lions, black bears, and waterfowl, allowing you to enjoy plenty of incredible wildlife watching.
Explore the vast wilderness by taking jeep roads and OHV routes for a self-guided auto tour to old mining camps, ghost towns, and backcountry areas. You’ll love hiking through Pike National Forest, which boasts 4 fourteeners, as well as 25 other summits above 13,000 feet. In addition, Kenosha Pass is located 25 minutes away and is great for year-round hiking. You may also opt for a guided horseback ride or mountain biking along endless miles of pristine trails - Bailey, Grant, and Buena Vista mountain biking trail systems have been extended through South Park, collectively offering over 150 miles of single and two-track riding for all ability levels. The golfers in your group will love venturing 30 minutes away to Breckenridge for world-class Jack Nicklaus designed golfing!
On days when you’d prefer water based activities, spend the day 5 minutes away at Fairplay beach, where you can enjoy summer concerts and gold-panning. Tarryall Reservoir is 40 minutes from the house and a wonderful spot to go boating, and kayaking, while the Mount Princeton Hot Springs are 45 minutes away. For more adrenaline filled activity on the water, take a guided water rafting trip on the Arkansas River, which can be accessed from multiple locations. Of course, Fairplay is known as the official Trout Fishing Capital of Colorado, so the anglers in your group are sure to be delighted by prime fly fishing in over 50 miles of gold-medal trout streams. Eleven Mile and Spinney Mountain State Parks near Lake George provide facilities for fly and lure fishing, boating, sailing, camping, and hunting.
In the wintertime, experience the Rocky Mountains in a new way, when the snow brings unparalleled skiing and snowboarding opportunities. You’ll be only 25 minutes from Breckenridge, as well as 1 hour and 15 minutes from Monarch. Fairplay snowmobile trail system provides 32 miles of trails throughout Pike National Forest - plus, these trails can also serve as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails!
Regardless of the time of year, downtown Fairplay boasts art galleries, local restaurants, a brewery, grocery and hardware stores, historical areas, and a brand new recreation center; and the house is only 5 minutes from it all! Other notable mountain towns to visit include Buena Vista and Salida, each within 45-60 minutes of the property. Whether you’re looking for a thrilling alpine adventure or simply seeking rest and rejuvenation in the great outdoors, this peaceful Fairplay vacation rental home will quickly become a place you love returning to at the end of the day!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, Keurig coffee maker, gas & charcoal grill, gas fireplace, wireless internet access, flat screen TV with cable and DVD player, Jacuzzi tub, fire pit, and in-unit laundry machines
- Peaceful location with access to Pike National Forest! Only 25 minutes to Breckenridge
- Perfect for guests who want to hike, mountain bike, fly fish, ski, snowmobile, whitewater raft, and so much more!
- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed
- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed
- Bedroom 3: Queen-sized Bed
- A Queen-sized Bed in the Loft can accommodate 2 guests
- Extra person fee for groups larger than 6, $100 per person
- No parties, events or large gatherings
- No smoking
- No dogs allowed
- No cats allowed
- A $200 fee will be assessed if pets are brought onto the property
- Please note for those with allergies or sensitives, the owner occasionally has their dog with them when they use the property
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Please note that you must have a fire permit for open burns in the fire pit
- Addional fees may apply
We have loved staying at this home; it's gorgeous on a sunny day and cozy in the snow! Great walks out the front door and easy access to Fairply make it so convenient and easy to manage a group while still giving me a vacation! House is super clean and has everything you need for a wonderful stay.
We spent new years 2017 here with another family. It is a wonderful place. Very nice furnishings, well equipped kitchen and a very comfortable bed. I would recommend hitting the South Park Brewery in Fairplay while you are in the area. The couple that own it were wonderful to visit with. We enjoyed seeing their brewing operation! The only thing that could be better is the internet. It is quite slow. Sufficient to check e-mail, but not much more. If your looking to disconnect from the world while getting away in the mountains, its no big deal. If you need to stay connected to work while on vacation, it may be a limiting factor.
This cabin was just as beautiful as the pictures. Our family had a wonderful Christmas weekend in this winter wonderland. Whenever we stay in Fairplay, this is where it will be!
My husband and I + our son and his wife spent 10 days in this beautiful home. EVERYTHING was perfect. The home is situated far enough from Fairplay to give the feeling of being in the country and yet close enough to pop over to small-city life in less than 10 minutes. Our objective for this vacation was to hike, read/study and relax...this home provided all of that and more. Mount Sherman is so close and we were able to climb it in 1/2 day. Many other hiking trails are nearby and overall we hiked over 82 miles in that week. In the evening, we had great dinners cooked in a well equipped kitchen. Hours were spent around the dining room table with the electric fireplace on behind us - beautiful ambiance. In the morning the weather was nice enough to sit out on the patio with a cup of coffee. The bedrooms were nicely decorated and the beds comfortable and warm with flannel sheets. Many nights we sat out around the fire pit with a glass of wine making smores....thanks for the marshmallows! We visited Alma, Breckenridge and Frisco and had a delightful time in those towns. This home provided exceptional amenities in all areas and we were greatly pleased with our choice. I had spoken with the owner Caitlin before arriving and she was good-natured and informative. After we had left, we had unknowingly left a piece of jewelry behind. We discovered this upon our return to Arizona, promptly called Caitlin and she had the jewelry back in our hands within 4 days! Incredible. Caitlin and Phil (the property manager) were very concerned that all went well and they are committed to ensuring that the property presents perfectly in every possible way. Overall, there is just a warm "homey" feel to this residence. We loved it so much that we intend to book again for future vacations. Thank you for sharing your home with us - it truly was way beyond our expectations.
This was a spectacular location for our fall aspen viewing vacation. Some of the most beautiful sights we saw were right there on the property. The cabin was very comfortable and conveniently located to nearby Fairplay. I would like to share an observation or two. It would have been nice to have known beforehand the a Keurig was available. The listing only mentioned a coffeemaker. The guests staying in the upstairs bedroom did not have anyway to hang anything. The downstairs bedrooms each have a very nice closet but nothing upstairs. Not even a hook. The cabin was very clean but we did see dog hair. Guests with allergies need to be warned in advance that even though dogs are not allowed the owners do bring their dog. Directions to the fish pond did not get us there or else we drove right by it. Overall, we would stay there again and did enjoy the cabin.
It's a great house - we came up for a weekend with friends and found a place quiet and secluded enough to really relax and close enough to everything to make day trips easy. The kitchen was great, the double grills awesome. Be sure to make use of the two hammocks outside!
A beautiful home perfect for getting away from it all and unplugging from daily life. Comfortable, warm and stocked with everything you need. Make sure to chill out in one of the two hammocks and just enjoy the nature.