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Experience Elk In Our Off The Grid Cabin

New Castle, CO, USA
  • Cabin600 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath With Killer Views And Privacy

This renovated cabin was on skids, and we have added a beautiful sunroom/living area with a walk out grade patio to complete the design. It has solar power, with a back up generator..and has a pull out couch, as well as twins in each bedroom, so sleeping capacity is 6. We have a wonderful weber grill, as well as a fire pit on the patio, outside dining and a nice covered front porch, for shade in the hot afternoons...also has a gazebo, on the top of the elk pen here on the Ranch. Nice place for a nap, or practice your morning or evening yoga!


Terry and Mary

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 07, 2018
About Terry and Mary

Terry Porter was born and raised here in New Castle and makes Porter Ranch his home and living. He raises Rocky Mountain Elk here, and is a custom Hay Rancher. Custom hay ARE our bread and butter, but we also have goats, horses, chickens for fresh eggs and raise 2 natural bred imported dogs, lakelands and pepper and salt giant shnauzers. come visit any time.

Terry and Mary purchased this Cabin in 2013

Why Terry and Mary chose Garfield County

This cabin is for those special someone's who really want to get away from it all. You are completely secluded, with all the luxuries of home..you must be judicious with the power, and understand that there is a lot of responsibility with being in with the elk. BUT,,,,talk about a unique experience. You will love it.

What makes this Cabin unique

Covered front porch, nice outside clawfoot tub for a sun shower, or a dog bath, private gazebo and complete solitude. Outside grill and fire pit, pull out couch and walk out grade Colorado red stone patio. Really nice and very very private.FREE WIFI NOW. It is slow. FYI.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, each room has 2 twins, and couch pulls out for 2
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, opposite end of cabin, nice cross breezes at night
      • Nice rooms at the end of the main cabin, cool and quiet both have windows and dressers and extra linens and pillows and nice twin beds.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, outdoor shower, clawfoot tub outside, large shower inside
      • Has an instant bosch hot water heater. 100 people can shower, it is an awesome thing,but DO turn h2o to HOT first, to fire the heater on....

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          As you live with our elk, you enjoy a panoramic view of our ranch and the bookcliffs, and the property includes a top if the Ranch gazebo for naps or reading!FREE WIFI for those that need connected


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      free WIFI
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Small and functional
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Sunroom expansion allows for a nice large dining area, outside teak table for eating as well
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • Games
                                  cards and checkers


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              clawfoot tub for showers

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • playground
                                                    • churches
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • This is an awesome cabin to hike from or ski out of in the winter. Complete solitude, no chirps or beeps up here.

                                                                      27 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Stunning view, cozy, great amenities

                                                                      James C.

                                                                      As the first vacation I've ever planned, I certainly chose the perfect location. There were supposed to be 8 of us, but in the end only 3 of us were able to make the trip. Everybody got their own room, which was more than enough space, kitchen is well stocked with appliances and cookware. My friend who had intended to bring a big selection of spices to cook with wound up forgetting his cooking bag, but it worked out because the cabin has plenty of spices for just about any meal. The wood burning stove kept the whole place very adequately warm. The first night we arrived it had been snowing most of the day so it was very cold outside, but inside there were no complaints to be had. This cabin provided the perfect place to relax for a week and take in Colorado's natural beauty. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with my stay and I will absolutely be booking here again on my next trip. Thank you so much for opening your beautiful cabin to us and allowing us to enjoy it for the week.

                                                                      Peace and quiet

                                                                      keith P.

                                                                      If you don't mind the howling of coyotes and the hoofbeats of the elk, then this is your place for peace and quiet. Add in an amazing view, a nice variety of birds, and a lovely sunroom, and you will be in heaven.

                                                                      remote, beautiful scenery, not the easiest to access

                                                                      Dean J.

                                                                      Very beautiful, remote location. Worth visiting. Arrival was complicated as delays with car rental and traffic resulted in us arriving just before dark (8:45pm). Owner was not happy about this, but still came to help us find the cabin, which unfortunately was not easy to find from the directions provided. There was confusion and difficulty communicating with payment for the rental and some further confusion with issues during the stay. Lots of mice and mice droppings in the cabin, which didn't bother us too much but might bother some people. Although there were some solar showers in the cabin, the tub outside was not set up to easily use as a shower as it seemed to be indicated (also tub was very dirty, which I guess we should have expected since it is outside). Overall though, the location makes it all worth while.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hi Dean

                                                                      First thanks for leaving the cabin so neat!

                                                                      Second, I did not clean the cabin and this is the second time( the first was private) that it wasn't up to snuff!

                                                                      I extend a free weekend to you whenever you can return. My sincere apologies....

                                                                      With the cabin being in the middle of nowhere it's hard to keep the critters out:)

                                                                      I state no after dark check ins....and you did agree at noon to be there early eve.

                                                                      No, I was not happy to be woken up at 9

                                                                      As ranchers during hay seasons are up at 4. As I recall I apologized for my grumbling! So, as to confusion while you stayed! I gave you a discount. ...

                                                                      Again....Great to have you and come back when you can!


                                                                      Becky S.

                                                                      OUr family loved Mary and Terry's place!! Mary was so accommodating and helpful!! we loved having her over for diner Saturday night and getting a history of the property!! Everthing was as posted and we would love to go back!! Thank you Mary for everything!!

                                                                      What a wonderful, magical place

                                                                      Thomas T.

                                                                      Stunning natural beauty, amazing sunrises and sunsets, and complete solitude on a private hilltop with 360 degree views in the heart of a 4,000 acre ranch. Wow. Wow. Wow.


                                                                      Beautiful, peaceful, great experience! Can't wait to go back.


                                                                      New Castle, CO, USA

                                                                      Our newest cabin is OFF the grid, and special people will enjoy the quiet and solitude up inside our elk pen. We are minutes from the 'funnest town in U.S.A.' Glenwood Springs, and just as close,to Rifle, with world renowned rock climbing and reservoirs! Come visit us and bring your camera...you will not want to leave. WE DO NOT DO LATE CHECK INS ON THIS CABIN! ARRIVAL MUST BE DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS, PLEASE MAKE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS WITH US IF WE NEED TO GET YOU IN. SOMETIMES WE CAN NOT DO IT.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      check in is at 2 p.m.check out is at 10a.m. WE ALLOW NO NIGHT CHECK INS..MUST BE DAYLIGHT HOURS, unless you preapprove the time with us.

                                                                      27 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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