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Very Private Cabin, With Stunning Mountain Views, Yet Only 20 Minutes From Town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,081 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Br, 1 Bath Off Grid Log Home On 60 Acres, Surrounded By National Forest

This well constructed log home is off grid, but features a fully equipped kitchen with propane appliances, a full bath with a shower/tub combination, and propane lights throughout. Electricity is available if needed using solar energy and a propane generator. The living area features a wood stove, dining area for 6 and big cushioned benches with great views, along with a couple of recliners to relax in front of the fire. There is a big porch with endless views, equipped with an outdoor table, rocking chairs and Adirondack chairs for relaxing. A deck next to the porch has a bench and is a great place for outdoor grilling. The Master Bedroom has a King Bed; the second bedroom has two twins, and the living room area has cushioned long benches that can accommodate additional sleepers if needed. There is no TV or WiFi in the home, but the cell signal is very good, so portable hot spots are fine. (Hot spots are also readily available in town at various locations). The house sits on 60 acres, surrounded by National Forest, within a couple of miles of the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area. Four Mile Creek runs through the narrow valley just below the cabin. With no other homes anywhere in sight, you have wonderful views of the Collegiate Peaks to the west, Buffalo Peaks to the north, and the Sangre de Cristo mountains to the south. A few miles down the road towards town, the Four Mile area offers miles and miles of jeep roads and some singletrack. There are hiking and mountain biking opportunities right out the door of the cabin. Wildlife sightings are frequent. In spite of the wonderful feeling of isolation, the town of Buena Vista is only about 15 to 20 minutes away -- with restaurants, bars, and other services. Buena Vista is well know for its whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Arkansas river, as well as for endless hiking and mountain biking trails in the Collegiate Peaks area to the west of town.

Debbie Farrell
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Debbie Farrell

I have lived in the Buena Vista area for about 14 years, having moved here from big cities on the East Coast to enjoy the wonderful mountains. I love to travel, but every time I come back to this valley, I am more convinced that there is no better place to live. It is absolutely beautiful here, with the '14ers' of the Collegiate Peaks towering over the 8,000 foot valley, snow-capped for a lot of the year. We enjoy tons of sunshine with Colorado blue skies. Since I love all the things you can do in mountains (trail running, hiking, skiing, showshoeing, biking), this area really has it all for me.

Debbie Farrell purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Debbie Farrell chose Buena Vista

While I have a lovely home on the west side of the valley (with great mountain views), I fell in love with this property when I happened upon it on a trail run one day. The views are so expansive and the feeling of having it all to yourself so strong, that I still feel like I exhale the minute I step out onto the porch. One day I'd like to build on the property, but in the meantime, I thought I would offer others that special feeling that I get every time I spend time at the cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

I don't even know how to convey how special this property is. A couple of times, I've had barbecues during the day at the cabin for my friends from the area. I find that people stay until the sun goes down because they don't want to leave the porch. (The photo above was a recent birthday party up there.) It's also a great feeling to just stroll out of the cabin down to the creek or across the road up to the (local secret) mountain bike trail along the ridge line.


Buena Vista Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1081 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Very Private Cabin, With Stunning Mountain Views, Yet Only 20 Minutes From Town
average rating of 4.877551 based on 49 reviews

Father / Son Trip

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a remote location for a father / son trip for two dads and two boys. We definitely found it. Fabulous location! Not a home in sight. Views were awesome.

The boys explored outdoors and had a great time.

The cabin itself met our needs perfectly. The propane lighting is about as simple as flipping on a light switch.

We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Georgetown, TX

Best Cabin we have ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

This cabin Wowed us !!! Incredibly beautiful, very clean and comfortable, and the scenery is like none other!!! The hiking recommendations in the cabin helped us tremendously! My highlight was the Lake Ann or Louanne trail!!! Incredible!!!! Thank You very much for sharing your slice of heaven!!!

Mary and Peter

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin Awesome View

  • 5 of 5

It was love at first sight as soon as we walked into this beautiful cabin. Comfortable and cozy with an awesome view of the mountains and valley surrounding Buena Vista Colorado. This was the best vacation spot, away from the noise and hassle of city life. We loved the fact that we were off the grid, without a television, but had all the necessity's to relax and enjoy the awesome sights around us. Also the cell phone reception was excellent providing us great hot spot for an internet connection. If you want a great get away this is the place, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great cabin to stay in and unwind. Loved the views they were spectacular. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded cabin with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This cabin truly is unique and we were blessed Debbie opened her home to our family. We couldn't have been more pleased to get away for a week and used this secluded cabin as a landing spot for several day hikes in this beautiful area.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location for a rustic, spacious, clean log cabin

  • 4 of 5

First, the property is great! We were looking for a cabin in Buena Vista away from it all and with a brilliant view. I don't think there are many that fit this criteria in the area. And to top it off it was a great, clean cabin.

Impressive view, log cabin, off grid but with all the amenities expected for a vacation rental! Hot water, solar power, battery backup with automatic generator, propane fridge, forced heat (not really needed, but convenient)

I have a 5yo and 2yo and they had a blast! We all enjoyed the view at breakfast and dinner. This cabin was great for us.

there are a few (but inconsequential) cons just to be complete w the review:

-tankless hot water heater made it difficult to keep consistent shower temperature for the kids, so we took a bath instead.

- just 6ish miles from downtown Buena Vista, but the dirt road made it take longer. But we'll worth the trade-off for exclusive property with brilliant views.

- You can get great AT&T signal if you turn your phone to prefer 3g. 4g worked inconsistently even with full bars. I was able to stream HBO on this.

Will go again. Did I mention the view is spectacular?

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
104 Miles
Colorado Springs, CO
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Lariat
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Collegiate Peaks Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 24/285
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
Car: necessary

The cabin is located 7 miles from Buena Vista, with unbelievable views of the Collegiate Peaks and Buffalo Peaks areas. Hiking, Mountain Biking, ATVing, Fly Fishing, and Hunting opportunities abound in this area. The Cabin is less than 2 miles from the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness area. On 60 acres, surrounded by National Forest, there are no other houses in sight of the cabin, but you are still only about 15 minutes to the town of Buena Vista, with restaurants, bars, a good grocery store, liquor stores and other services. From the high promontory, you will see mountains in all directions and lots of wildlife.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.4%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.