- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Description from the owner
HAS IT ALL: This nearly-new vacation getaway has great views of three mountain ranges from its wooded lot, a well-equipped modern kitchen, tasteful decor throughout, and all the electronics you could want (e.g., free broadband Wi-Fi, three HDTVs with DVRs, two Blu-Rays, Wii, iPod cradles, and Sirius/XM radio). And if that isn't enough to keep everybody busy, it also features a large library (books, videos, games, and maps), a regulation horseshoe court, a 150-yard sledding hill, miles of remote roads to explore, Colorado's best fishing areas nearby, and world-class skiing just 55 minutes away.
A SPECIAL PLACE: Located in the extraordi...Read more
Great Mountain Views, Wooded Lot, Many Extras!
Additional Location Information
At the headwaters of the South Platte River, South Park is well known for its hiking, fishing (reservoir and stream), horseback riding, jeeping, hunting, camping, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ATVs, rock climbing, geocaching, ghost towns, and scenic drives. It is a 1,000 square mile, alpine grasslands basin that affords beautiful views of mountain ranges such as the Park Range, the Mosquito Range, the Tarryall Mountains, and the Continental Divide. Many '14'ers' are easily accessible (i.e., mountains higher than 14,000 feet).
Wildlife includes moose, elk, mountain lion, big horn sheep, deer, fox, beaver, porcupine, bobcat, lynx, coyote, wolf, hawk, owl, hummingbirds, etc. And oh yes, of course: FISH!. The South Platte River area is perhaps the best fly fishing for trout in Colorado.
South Park is one of only 49 federally designated National Heritage Areas in the US and it is replete with historical sites from the early gold rush days of Colorado. For example, South Park City, an outdoor walking museum in Fairplay, is a fascinating restoration of over 40 actual buildings from the mid-1800's, and is well worth a couple hours of your time. The nearby alpine villages of Fairplay and Alma (USA's highest incorporated town) offer many yearly events around holidays. Fairplay's Burro Days in August attracts over 10,000 visitors.
South Park is just over Hoosier Pass (via highway) or Boreas Pass (a scenic rural road) from Breckenridge, one of the world's premier ski resorts and mountain getaways. 'Breck' is a wonderful alpine village with superb shopping, restaurants, art galleries, mountain sports, golf, and more. But lodging in Breckenridge is notoriously expensive. Our cabin in South Park is the 'budget solution' to expensive Breckenridge lodging. (And yes, we have a rack that holds 4-8 skis and/or snowboards).
***Special clarification: This area is 'big country.' There are hundreds of things to do, but things are spread out. The list of 'Activities' elsewhere in this listing represents an honest accounting of the variety of attractions and adventures within a 15-60 minute drive of our cabin.
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Horse riding nearby, Fishing nearby
Nearest shops, 7 miles
Nearest airport: Denver (DIA) or Colo. Springs (COS), 90 miles
Nearest train station: Denver, 90 miles
Car is essential
Last updated on August 28, 2014
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- Damage insurance | $50
- Tax rate | 3.9% of rent
- Cleaning fee | $95 per stay
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
- Pet | $75
Additional notes from the owner
50% of all fees due upon booking, remaining 50% no later than 30 days before check-in date.
Rates subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Reservations on first come/first served basis to whomever commits with payment first.
Pet fee is per stay, not per day or per pet. Contact owner in advance re: pets.
For groups greater than 6 guests, there will be a $5/person/night fee for each extra person (children and adults).
We are sorry, refunds for cancellations are not possible; please consider vacation cancellation insurance if concerned.
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- High chair
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central heating
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Housekeeping Optional
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Fax Machine
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Swing set or jungle gym
- 8 Dining chairs
- 12 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 2050 square feet