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Headquarters for all Fun in the Mountains! - Hunter's Special-GMU 58, 69, 691

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

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 the road 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 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 Cotopaxi

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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


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Headquarters for all Fun in the Mountains! - Hunter's Special-GMU 58, 69, 691
average rating of 4.44 based on 25 reviews

Best Vacation Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had the time of our lives at this cute little house!! Reminded me of going to Grandmas house. Plenty of room for our family of seven. We loved location!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Come again!
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Pueblo Colorado

Awesome getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in your cottage. The house was clean and very spacious. It was nice to be away from the internet and phone. This allowed us to enjoy our family time even more!

Thank you!!

Espinoza Family

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great - So glad you could enjoy your time reconnecting with family! Hope you can stay again!
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Irving, TX

Teresa was absolutely amazing with all the information she so sweetly provided!

  • 5 of 5

The house was really big with more than enough room for our party of 8.

Having coffee and other necessities provided was a great perk. We loved sitting on the porch at night watching the stars twinkle and in the morning having our coffee.

We only wished we had a few more days to explore the surrounding towns more; ours was a short trip.

I highly recommend this host and the amazing property!

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a beautiful piece of the past. Very nice condition and well maintained. None of us wanted to leave. The views, the quietness, the atmosphere, the river. Just not enough words. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not at all what I expected & FULL of ANIMALS!!!!

  • 1 of 5

The pictures were WAAAAAY nicer than the house itself. First off, it is right on a busy highway which is completely hidden in the listing. The home is full of stuffed animals that are pretty creepy. They were a little bit frightening for my kids. There were 6 of them! There were no screens on the windows for the nice fresh mountain air to be enjoyed. The whole house smelled a bit and the shower really didn't drain. The mountains are pretty but every view from the house had some sort of unpleasant item in it like a construction site. There was not access to the river. Any exploring we wanted to do was greatly hindered by the presence of TONS of sand burrs that were very pokey and were EVERYWHERE!!! Overall not impressed at all! I felt VERY deceived by the posting and the pictures.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry our home was not what you expected. The home is located in a high mountain desert. I'm sorry you didn't see the screens in the master closet. They slide in once window is opened. I have called to have the yard treated for "Goat Heads" as they are called locally- it is a constant battle. I'm also sorry you were offended by the animal mounts. Hope you were able to enjoy some of the fun things that are in the area on your trip.
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Clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Cozy house with a beautiful view of the river! Loved that it is not in town, and located about half way between Salida and Canon City. We enjoyed day trips to Pikes Peak and the Royal Gorge and cool evenings around the fire pit at the house. Plenty of room for the 5 of us and having 2 bathrooms was nice as well. We would definitely consider staying there again and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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