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Shelley White-Corey

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Robin's Nest: Gorgeous 4 Bedrm/3 Bath Vacation Home

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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4 Bedrm/3 Bath Custom Vacation Cabin Near Breck & Fairplay

Robin's Nest is a gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom custom vacation home located in a secluded area of Valley of the Sun. The home sits on a heavily wooded property with gorgeous mountain views. Robin's Nest is truly at the top of the mountain with views that extend for miles and miles.

If you love the outdoors, you may enjoy many activities without having to go too far...grab the snow shoes or your cross-country skiis and take a walk in the woods behind the house; hike the Pike National Forest right from the back yard; go fly-fishing in many of the lakes and streams nearby (Fairplay is known as the 'Fly-Fishing Capital of Colorado'); or access world-class ski slopes in Breckenridge just a 25 mile drive away.

On the main level of the home is the spacious great room. It has two-story windows that let in lots of light and frame the beautiful views of the mountains to the SE. It has seating for several people with two couches. The kitchen is located just off of the great room and is beautifully appointed with new appliances and lots of counter space. It has every amenity you will need for your stay. The dining area has a big table that seats 6-8 adults. It is also a great place to get together for a game of cards or to put together a jig-saw puzzle. Also on the main level are two bedrooms, both with queen beds, and a full bath.

Upstairs, there is a master loft with a queen size Select Comfort bed, a large walk-in closet, and a private bath with huge walk-in shower. There is lots of room and great views of the mountains from the two story windows.

Downstairs, the windows line the entire length of the room and provide great views of the mountains. There is outdoor access from this level, where you may step outside with the snow shoes for a walk in the woods, or come in from a long day of skiing and rest your skiis or snowboard on the rack in this room. There is a huge game room with a foosball table, puzzles and games, two couches, and a TV with DVD and Play Station. Satellite TV is provided. Also on this level is a full bath and a fourth bedroom that has two twin beds. There is a full size futon bed in the game room for additional guests.

Outside on the deck, there is a gas grill for barbecuing and a patio set where you can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the views or watching for moose. There is a family of 5 moose that frequent the area and have been spotted by many families.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Shelley White-Corey (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Shelley White-Corey

Steve and I live in Texas. We have six children and seven grandchildren (so far). Our kids and grand kids are spread from coast to coast, and several places in between!

Shelley White-Corey purchased this house in 2012

Why Shelley White-Corey chose Colorado

Since our family is spread all over the country, we wanted a place in a serene location where we could congregate and enjoy each other's company. We chose Fairplay, Colorado for its beautiful mountains, proximity to Breckenridge and central U.S. location.

What makes this house unique

If you want to be close to skiing and numerous other activities, yet at the same time really 'get away', you will appreciate this home as we do!


based on 39 traveler reviews

Robin's Nest: Gorgeous 4 Bedrm/3 Bath Vacation Home
average rating of 4.74359 based on 39 reviews

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed the stay at Robin's Nest. The home was beautiful and there was plenty of room for everyone. The games at the house made for fun evenings. Plenty of cookware and staples to makes meals the entire trip. The altitude adjustment was tough on us Kansas folks so the stairs wore everyone out, and we are in pretty good shape! Our only downfall was the dirt road up to the house was very bumpy, I was glad we had a large vehicle. My sister was in a smaller car and we worried some about them making it over the dirt/rock pile into the drive. It looked like the road had been plowed but the driveway and not been packed down at base of the driveway. The directions from the owners to the house were very helpful, especially since my GPS wouldn't work up there. Fairplay is a very small and quite town. We struggled to find a place for dinner on the 4th of July and ended up going back to the South Park Brewery for our second time. Enjoyed the beer there! Prepare to drive for more restaurant choices. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a quite spot away from the big city. Beautiful scenery and comfortable accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the home! The views are spectacular! Besides South Park Brewery, there are a couple of nice restaurants in downtown Fairplay--South Park Steakhouse, and Millonzi's. Regarding the altitude, different people respond differently. We are flatlanders too (Texas), and when we go up, it takes me about 24 hours to acclimate, while my husband has no problem! We strongly recommend that people push fluids starting several days before arrival, avoid caffeine and alcohol while there, and ascend gradually (i.e. spend a day at a lower altitude) if possible. I appreciate the feedback about the driveway and will contact my property manager about that.
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Outstanding Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for three nights with 2 adults and 3 teenage children. Directions provided made it very easy to find the home and everything was as described. Felt like a true Rocky Mountain get-away! Home had great views and even a telescope to view the night sky. Ample room for our family to spread out and plenty of firewood to have a fire inside. We were very close to many places of interest and outdoor activities during the day, but enjoyed the feeling of privacy at night. We only heard the sounds of nature while we were outside! The home is very clean, fully stocked with all the kitchen ware you would need, and a strong internet WiFi which our children enjoyed!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far away but beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice, beautiful scenery, saw a Fox right in front of the door! Saw a baby moose with it's mother on the road to the house. Traveling the gravel road up to the house was a little rough, very bumpy. The altitude was a little tough to get use to coming from Iowa! All in all a very good experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect High Altitude Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

Could not be happier with Robin's Nest. If you are looking for a great place to spend your days and nights in quiet peace, then this is the place for you. Nicely situated at 11,000 feet, we would see maybe 1 vehicle a day go down the dirt road. The only sounds were made by passing airplanes and the wind in the trees. Our kids loved playing foosball and exploring in the woods surrounding the house. All the amenities you could ask for accompany Robin's as well, including a washing machine and dryer, which came in very handy with 4 outdoor loving children, who are very hands on!

The property manager, Anthony, even saved the day for us, when the gas grills' regulator quit working, leaving us with no way to cook 8 beautifully cut prime steaks. I spoke with Anthony the morning we did a day trip to Breckenridge, and within a few hours he called me back to let me know it was fixed and we would still be able to grill our fine cuts of meat. Way to go Anthony!

Overall, it was a great stay, and a wonderful experience spent with family. I would highly recommend staying at Robin's.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this kind review. I can't say enough good things about our property manager, Anthony. He is very responsive to guests, and can fix just about anything! I trust him to take good care of our guests!
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Beautiful, Cozy and Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time getting away off the beaten path.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Spring Break Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Robins Nest over spring break, March 11-20 2016. Our vacation was awesome. We are from Texas and weren't sure if we would see or get to play in the snow. Not only did we play in lots of snow(48" in 36 hours), we tubed down the snow covered driveway. The house was in a convenient location. Short trips in either direction for sight seeing. The house was big, clean and had all the amenities needed. The best part of the house was the free-standing fireplace that warmed the entire house at night. Definately need 4-wheel drive vehicle in winter months. Roads were well maintained with snow plows. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Millonzi's Restaurant
"Great Italian food with outdoor seating. Happy Hour from 4-6 pm daily with half price tapas!"
Silver Scoop Creamery
"Yummy ice cream treats!"
South Park Steakhouse
"Well-known for their great steaks, salads, soups and sandwiches. Gluten-free available! Kid ..."
South Park Saloon
"Live music and fun atmosphere. Serving American food for breakfast, lunch and dinner!"
St Elmo -- Ghost Town
"Visit a real ghost town and feed the chipmunks! Great snowmobiling trails during the winter!"
South Park City
"Recreated 1840s mining town outdoor museum. Great fun for the whole family!"
American Safari Ranch
"Horseback riding available here!"
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
State Highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Car: necessary

Fairplay/Alma is the activity center of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Activities closeby 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. If you can think of an outdoor activity, you will probably find it within 10-30 minutes of the cabin. It is a great place to call 'Base Camp'. You can find all of these activities within minutes of the home:

**FISHING ... Gold Medal/Blue Ribbon Fishing--5 area lakes and public river a short drive away

**National Forest/Montgomery Reservoir; Lincoln Falls; ice climbing; skiing; snowboarding; and some of the best snow-shoeing and 4-wheeling in Colorado within minutes of home.

**Fairplay (15 min S): Historic Mining Town, fly-fishing, panning for gold.

**Breckenridge (45 min N): skiing, snow-boarding, snowmobiling, fishing, boating, golfing.

**Jefferson Lake (60 min NE): trout fishing, walking.

**Buena Vista (60 min S): Hot Springs, fishing, raft the Arkansas River.

**Salida (90 min S): fishing, hiking, jeep trails, rafting.

**Como (30 min NE): Historic Railroad District.

**Cripple Creek (1 hr 45 min SE): gold mining, gambling.

**Canon City (1 hr 45 min SE): home of the Royal Gorge.

**Leadville (1 hr 45 min S, then N): mountain climbing, antiquing, ghost town.

**Manitou Springs (1 hr 50 min SE): Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak.

This home is beautiful all seasons of the year. The views are amazing because we're at 11,000 feet! Please note that this altitude can affect some people, causing symptoms of lightheadedness, headache, and nausea. It is important to push fluids, and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Some folks may want to consult their doctor about anti-altitude sickness medication.

The cabin is about 7 miles from the main road and the drive up to the cabin is over a hard-packed gravel road; 4-wheel drive is not a necessity in the summer months, but essential in the winter months. While the road is kept well-plowed, conditions during the winter can be icy.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 3.9%

PLEASE NOTE: There is an additional charge of $5 per person per night for any guests more than six. Failure to report the correct number of guests staying at the home is considered a violation of the rental agreement and will result in a loss of deposit and potentially eviction.

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Colorado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Level - toilet , shower , large walk-in shower
    Lower Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft - toilet , shower , Huge walk-in shower; double sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 Main Level - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 on Main Level - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom on Lower Level - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting

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