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Ben

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Beautiful Kitchen and Vaulted Ceilings in this Affordable Ski Cabin

10 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Blue River Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Charming family-oriented house in the woods 3 miles south of Breck on Bus Route

The cabin's endless backyard provides private access to thousands of acres of White River National Forest including 13,852ft Crystal Peak, Pacific Peak, Spruce Creek Trail, and the Wheeler Trail.

Two stories, 2 bedrooms (+ 1 loft), 2 full baths, heated garage, fully equipped kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, laundry room with full sized washer and dryer, and all the amenities for a relaxing family get-away in the Colorado Mountains Summer or Winter. Beautiful new wood framed windows installed throughout the house in 2016.

Log furniture, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings, and old barn wood give the cabin a warm mountain feeling. Netflix, Xbox, and wireless internet are also provided for entertainment on a rainy day.

There are numerous activities in both summer and winter from cultural events, music (2 orchestras), recreation, reading a book, downhill skiing, sledding, snow shoeing, hiking, or shopping in the quaint shops of Breckenridge.

The cabin is close to Keystone, Copper Mountain, Vail, and the historic mining towns or Alma and Fairplay.

A wonderful place to sit back, relax, and enjoy your family and the beautiful woods and nature of Colorado.

Located directly on the new Blue River Bus Route.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ben (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Ben

My wife and I love spending time in the mountains. We are avid trail runners, hikers, backcountry skiers, and downhill skiers. Breckenridge is our favorite mountain town and ski resort.

Ben purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Ben chose Breckenridge Area

We bought the Crystal Spruce Cabin for its beautiful vaulted architecture and amazing surroundings. The property borders public national forest land, which provides car-free access to the Spruce Creek trails and provides hiking and backcountry skiing right out the back door. We spend the last summer fixing up the property and just started renting it in the fall of 2012. This is our home away from home and we look forward to sharing it with you!

What makes this cabin unique

Vaulted Ceilings, wood burning stove, beautiful kitchen, lots of wildlife, lots of privacy since it is surrounded by forest land. Frequent visits by elk, bears, and foxes make you really feel like you're in the mountains.

Reviews

4.6
based on 10 traveler reviews

Beautiful Kitchen and Vaulted Ceilings in this Affordable Ski Cabin
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
4

Good accomodations, easy Highway Access and just minutes from Breckenridge

  • 4 of 5

Family of six. Enough room for all with two bed pullouts. Had a lot of snow during out stay. Driveway was a bit tricky due to recent snow fall, but parking area at bottom of driveway is provided if snow gets too bad. Snow clearing service came twice during our stay, so manageable. Hot water didn't run out, despite 6 showers. Brought our own DVDs to play in X-Box and Netflix access was nice, but really didn't use since we were there for the snow. WIFI access was good benefit since online reservations are a must for most activities during March Madness (Spring Break). Plenty of wood available for Franklin style stove. Full kitchen, including microwave, with plenty of utensils, glasses, plates, etc. Only had to buy a cookie sheet since we didn't find one (Sorry, didn't leave behind). Access to Highway 9 was great, especially since it was maintained well. City Market in downtown Breckenridge is a Kroger store so had everything we needed or forgot. Alcohol store is right next to City Market. As is a gas station. Overall a good place to stay and I would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Good stay

  • 5 of 5

Overall the cabin is great value and fairly well located. I say fairit well located because although close to the mountain it is off very dark country road which is very hard to find the driveway. Also if you have large SuV in winter and there is a lot of snow it will be tough maneuvering the driveway.

The house itself is very warm and comfortable. If your looking for TV to relax there is no cable. There is wifi but very slow when a couple people streaming.

We asked to get the main entrance shoveled since tons of snow and ice but never happened. To me potential landlord liability

Breckinridge itself is a great town with awesome skiing

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during the winter season. Perfect location (5 min away from Breck.). Cabin is in excellent condition. Highly recommended and will definitely go back on our next trip to the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breckenridge home

  • 5 of 5

Nice home, close to town. Owners do a great job with the details. Right off of hwy 9 so it takes a few times coming back from Breckinridge to locate the driveway. Solid place for the money.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week in this cabin over Christmas break. Communication with the owners was excellent, as were directions provided regarding the stay. From the moment we drove up and were welcomed by a carved Colorado welcome bear at the door, we knew this would be great place for a family vacation. The cabin has a great wood stove and kitchen. The open floor plan allowed for a relaxing atmosphere. Although we received a large amount of snow over the course of the week, the drive way was kept clean for easy access to the cabin. It is located just a few minutes away from downtown Breckenridge and access to the ski slopes. The view and the quietness of the location are just fantastic. We could not have asked for a more magnificent place to spend our holiday together as a family.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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summer vacation with kids

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience at Crystal Spruce cabin. The cabins location on a main road made it very convenient for shopping. I can't speak to skiing as we were there in June, but we could easily see the slopes, as the peaks were still snow covered. The cabin itself was very spacious and easily accommodated four of us. There are two bedrooms. Both contain a queen/double cot. One of the two also has a beautiful, rustic bunk bed with queen/double mattresses. One of the cots had a lot of long hair in it when we arrived, but there were plenty of clean linens provided. All the other beds appeared to be clean. The kitchen was very nice and completely stocked for cooking. Both bathrooms were clean and had plenty of extra towels. The kids were a little disappointed at the lack of cable, so tv watching was out. Who needs to watch TV in Colorado? This worked for me, may not for everyone. There was Netflicks and xbox and that was plenty to take up what very little down time we had. Over all, a nice little cabin at a very fair price!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family had a great time! We're happy you liked the cabin too, we just purchased that beautiful log-framed full sized bunk bed and agree it is really beautiful! Yes, the lack of cable can be an adjustment, but we think it really encourages us to get outside and enjoy nature while we're in the mountains ;-) We will talk with our laundry service to make sure the issue with the sheets doesn't happen again. Come back any time!
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Rates & Availability

Blue River Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$425
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Ski Season
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$199
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $80
Tax Rate 11.68%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Blue River Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , (1 Queen Bed in Master Bedroom)
    Loft - 3 sleep sofa /futon , (3 hideabeds/futons in the loft)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 1 Twin Bed and a Full-Sized Bunk Bed (2 Full Beds)
  • Master Bedroom has one queen bed. Second Bedroom has a full-size bunk bed (full beds on top and bottom bunk) as well as a twin bed. The loft has three pull-out couches. Two are single 'hide-a-beds' and one is a double-sized 'hide-a-bed'. Baby Cribs (1) one Pack N' Play is provided.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling

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