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Your Headquarters for all your Fun in the Mountains!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill


About the property

Family friendly--2 Br, 2Bath w/Mountain & River views!

This mountain cottage is the place to be if you want to be in the middle of lots of action -or just a place to relax and renew! We have fun suggestions to maximize your time here.

We are located across from the World Famous rafting on the Arkansas River! The Arkansas River was recently deemed "Gold Medal rated waters" What that means for you is the Arkansas River is full of trout! Go visit the nearby Royal Gorge, Zipline, spend the day shopping in Historic Salida, visit the nearby Ghost town of St. Elmo, or take a dip at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs! We can also recommend trails to ATV and etc.

So much to do !

The Master bedroom has a queen size memory foam bed. Bedroom #2 offers 2 full size memory foam beds. There is also a bunk room with a full size bed, 2 twin bunk beds and a futon. Plenty of room for everyone!

Mornings can be spent on the porch drinking coffee and the evenings lend to setting by the outdoor fire pit to recap the days events!

There is also a charcoal grill to cook the day's catch in the back yard.

Book your memorable Colorado vacation today!

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Dex & Teresa Poindexter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Dex & Teresa Poindexter

We have been vacationing in the area for over 20 years and finally purchased a home in Colorado. We have 2 kids that are 15 and 17. They love it too! The sun is almost always shining and there are so many outdoor activities to keep us busy enjoying quality family time together. We would like to share that with you!

We enjoy traveling the world and have stayed in many VRBO properties in many countries. We are excited to have a home to share with other adventure lovers.

Dex & Teresa Poindexter purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Dex & Teresa Poindexter chose South Central Colorado

We had the opportunity to buy this 1928 Bungalow home in an area chocked full of history.

We feel this home has everything for a great vacation. It is very cozy to rest and renew. If you choose to keep busy that is available too! It is near the Arkansas River for world class fly fishing. There are plenty of trails to ride from the property. Hunting, Watching the wildlife, rock climbing, hiking, nearby whitewater rafting, etc. are all available here. There is truly something for everyone!

What makes this cottage unique

While the location is right on Highway 50 for convenience, it is so peaceful. The front porch is great for morning coffee and overlooking the Arkansas River. The mountains totally surround the property. Wildlife abounds!

There is no telling what wildlife you may see in the back yard from day to day. There are Mule deer and Big Horn Sheep that are always close by. Lots of red and gray fox that stop in from time to time. The resident rabbits are fun to watch as well. The winter months bring our Bald Eagles back to their nest across the river.


Cotopaxi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1-Fishing theme - 1 queen , Queen size memory foam bed!
    Bedroom 2- Bear Bunkroom - 2 bunk bed , The bunk beds are both full size memory foam beds!
    Basement-Bunk area - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Twin bunk beds, Full size Bed, & Futon
  • All bedrooms have really nice linens and are all comfortable!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Your Headquarters for all your Fun in the Mountains!
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 19 reviews

Remote and homey

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in this cottage- kids loved the trampoline and the surrounding land was great for exploring. We enjoyed the fire pit 2 nights out of three and the rustic setting was perfect for a mountain get away. Some may lament hand washing dishes or be thrown by the taxidermy, but it all added to our experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a relaxing time with the family!
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The house we cute and close to my grandmother!

  • 4 of 5

Our boys (growing up in the city) thought the woodstove was awesome! We enjoyed hiking around in the back of the house and the views.

The back door lock was a bit tricky to engage and unengage.

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Get Away

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to lay your head for a few days to relax and breath the refreshing air. Very well furnished for cooking, sleeping and relaxing.

Plenty of wood for the wood stove, if you like a warm toasty fire.

Thanks to the Poindexter's!

Mike B.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Wonderful facility. Just as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

This was the main headquarters for a Fall fishing trip and it fulfilled our needs perfectly. Lots of room with all the required amenities. I would say it is a "man's" place but that should be obvious the moment you see the mountain lion in the dining room. We used the wood burning stove in the living room one night and love it. Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked it! Come visit again next year!
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Great enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Great stay We had alot of fun We went white wster rafting, fly fishing and at night we sat around the fir pit and roayed smores. The house is cute craftsman style and we loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you liked your get away! Come back again!
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New Orleans

Wonderful little rustic cottage with good amenities in a nice location.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage itself is very charming - not too big, but with enough space for a large family to spread out or come together as needed. The location is very nice - far enough away from civilization to enjoy the night skies and clean air, but close enough to services and amenities when needed. We found the cottage nice and clean on arrival, stocked with the basic items needed for cooking and cleaning, and with a well laid out living arrangement. The fire pit at night is a nice touch, too! We would have liked it more if it had a washer/dryer and vacuum cleaner, since we had to go into town a couple of times to do laundry, and would have liked to vacuum a few times during our stay. Our correspondences with the owners were very friendly, and our questions and concerns were addressed in a timely and warm manner. Our only regret was that the cottage was located but a few yards from US 50, which apparently is a major east-west route for large trucks and tourists, and as a result, very noisy until about 11 PM. But when it was quiet, it was very pleasant to hear the Arkansas River and the mountain breezes through the trees. I would recommend the cottage to anyone who was interested in staying in the area. The location (other than US 50) is great and the cottage itself was a pleasurable stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Colorado Springs
Car: recommended

We are the headquarters for all your mountain fun!

Everything the mountains have to offer are nearby! River rafting trips, Royal Gorge & Railroad trip, Rock climbing, Zipline Tours, world class fly fishing, etc.

Tons of old west history took place here! We have several books and movies filmed locally as well as info about the area.

Excellent Fly fishing 106 steps from the house!

Hunting around our area is fantastic.

Skiing at Monarch is 1 hour away. Discover what skiing with the locals is all about!

There is truly something for everyone in the family here. Please be our guests!


Rates & Availability

Cotopaxi Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 2.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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