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Stay Here! Great Family Lodging for Any Occasion in Any Season

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This former duplex for coal miners was built in 1938 and has been upgraded to provide our guests with the modern comforts of home. Our Cozy Cabin is a fully furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath log cabin home located on Onarga Avenue in Paonia, Colorado.

In its current incarnation, it is a tastefully decorated and cheery one family house. Wood floors, colorfully painted walls, a fabulous tiled bathroom, a shaded three-season sitting porch and a fully-fenced backyard with full size picnic table and gas grill, are just some of the features that will make your stay at Our Cozy Cabin relaxing and enjoyable.

Our Cozy Cabin is located within two blocks of Downtown Paonia's diverse selection of cafes, restaurants and independently-owned shops. It's superb location allows you to walk to the library, post office, banks, grocery and hardware stores, movie theater, art galleries, and public radio station. Elms, Maples and Cottonwoods line Onarga Avenue, making it a shady neighborhood oasis for your stay in the North Fork Valley.

While Our Cozy Cabin does not have air conditioning it is very well insulated and stays cool all summer long with the help of shade trees and misting fans.

We do not provide cable TV or any TV channels. In lieu of this we have an entertainment center (see amenities) with an extensive movie library. We are located only two blocks from the local movie theater and news programs are available by tuning into our locally-run public radio station KVNF (90.9FM).

We hope you will think of "Our Cozy Cabin" as your 'Your Cozy Cabin' during your visit to the beautiful North Fork Valley.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We're Cliff and Ruth Baacke, retired college administrator (Cliff) and librarian (Ruth). We now live in Washington state, although we previously have spent many years in New York and Maryland. We love to travel and with our chocolate lab Gracie, enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities. We are avid readers.

The Owner purchased this house in 2012

Why The Owner chose Southwestern Colorado

Our grandson and his mom (our daughter) and dad live in Paonia. We bought Our Cozy Cabin because we wanted a little get-away just blocks from them for our increasingly frequent visits. We now love Paonia as much as they do. It is a special little town in a beautiful location with lots of friendly folks.

What makes this house unique

We love walking with Gracie around town, to the parks, and of course to our grandson's house! Evenings at Revolution Brewery or The Flying Fork are always highlights of our visits. The new library is a very welcoming place. We have never been bored in Paonia!


based on 24 traveler reviews

Stay Here! Great Family Lodging for Any Occasion in Any Season
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

A Great Little Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The house, although not big, was the perfects size for my wife, sister-in-law, and I along with two dogs. The location was convenient and a nice "home base" for our outdoor adventures. The only criticism I have is that I wish the backyard wasn't almost completely gravel. But, I can understand how it would be easier to manage and care for without worrying about water. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a great Paonia experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Shasta, CA

Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Cozy Cabin with my two pets and it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay in Paonia. The fenced in back yard gave us a safe space and the little porch in the front was wonderful for sitting in the afternoon sun. Easy walk to downtown and the neighborhood had a quiet and friendly feel to it. If I ever need to go back to Paonia I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Thank you Cliff and Ruth!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynn, for your nice review. We hope you got back to Minnesota safely. Ruth & Cliff
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Adorable cabin in walking distance to in-town events, restaurants, etc. We had a great time just relaxing and checking out the Mountain Harvest Festival. The cabin was cozy, charming, and quiet..and had everything that we needed. Great for a family getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic Paonia Experience

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin is perfectly nestled in downtown Paonia. We loved the backyard for hanging out and enjoying breakfasts in the forest of sunflowers. The house was comfortable and well stocked. The bathroom is super cool and gave it an eclectic feel. Check in and check out were painless and the trip was stress free. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Perfect little cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at the cozy cabin during a wedding weekend in Paonia. We loved it! It was comfy and very walkable to town. The garden in the back was beautiful. While in Paonia, we checked out the Living Farm, Revolution Brewing, and Delicious Orchards and recommend all three. If only we could have stayed a little longer. Thanks so much, Cliff and Ruth, for making it so easy to work with you!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin In Town

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the Cozy Cabin was very nice and I will be booking it again in the future. The cabin is cozy and comfortable and unique with it's antique furniture and other accessories. I would recommend this cabin for anyone wanting to get away and just relax. There is no cable TV, but that just made our stay better because we actually got to talk to each other. The internet worked great in the cabin, so that is a definite plus when you don't have TV for the kids. The only reason I didn't give a five star rating is due to the high cleaning fee and the fact that the windows throughout the cabin need to be cleaned. A box or two of tissues would be a good thing to have in the cabin as well. All in all the cabin was very relaxing and a fun place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located in the beautiful North Fork of the Gunnison Valley, Paonia is close to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the North Fork of the Gunnison River, West Elk Wilderness areas, Colorado National Monument, Grand Mesa, and Dinosaur Museum. Activities nearby include Hiking (mountain and canyon), Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing/Cross Country Skiing. Local winery tours.


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Paonia House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.8%

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Southwestern Colorado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle bed contains two twin beds that can be joined to form a king bed., Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size. Also have a queen size blow up mattress available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Non-Toxic Cleaning Products, Medical Re-Circulation Air Cleaner, Fully-Fenced Backyard

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