Located across the Wet Mountain Valley from Crestone Peak and Needle, your view of the Rockies stretches 130 miles from the Spanish Peaks to Mt Princeton. Watch a sunset over the Sangres and see the stars pop out of the crystal black sky. Ease inside to the comfy sectional by a crackling fire. Careful, or you may not make it to the sumptuous king bed!
Welcome the sunrise with the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and steaming pancakes, provided for your convenience. Witness the light spilling down the snowcapped Sangre de Cristos from the hand-hewn breakfast nook, as you plan your new day of adventure!
7 of the Colorado's 52 "Fourteeners" are visible from the couch! Two large bedrooms in the upstairs loft overlook the custom river-rock fireplace.
Antelope share the 5 acres with mule deer, prairie dogs, coyotes, and a wonderful variety of birds.
Enjoy all the comforts of home in this new cabin. A full-featured gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops make preparing your favorite meals easy. The layout and furniture is set up for a large group of family or friends.
The downstairs bathroom has a huge triangular Jacuzzi tub with jets and heater; marble shower; and full-sized washer and dryer. Heated floors on both upstairs and down provide soothing warmth. The wood burning fireplace is perfect for s'mores or extra heat.
There is high-speed wireless internet and a sound system for your tunes.
Every season offers unique attractions - summer wildflowers, fall aspen foliage, winter snowstorms, and spring's awakening!
From mild (a stroll down a quiet road) - to wild (Class V Arkansas River rapids) the area offers something for everyone. Our favorite activities include hiking, biking, river rafting, camping, fishing, relaxing, stargazing, shopping, skiing, snowshoeing, and 4-wheeling. ATV and snowmobile rentals are available nearby.
The Wet Mountain Valley is a "dark skies" community. The heavens above are filled with sparkles due to the high altitude and lack of light pollution.
Nearby Attractions include- Sangre De Cristo Mountains and Wilderness, Wet Mountains/San Isabel National Forest, Royal Gorge Bridge (above!), Royal Gorge Train (below!), Monarch Ski Mountain, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mission Wolf, and Hardscrabble Pass.
Elin Rusher's ranch at Music Meadows lies directly across the valley. She hosts an authentic horseback adventure on her working ranch - we tried it for the first time in the summer of 2010, and had a blast!
Westcliffe is 10 miles to the north, with a quaint downtown featuring unique eateries, shops, and festivities. It was once the third largest town in Colorado, in contention for the capital. Now, a little over 500 friendly people call it home.
For pilots, the adjacent airport C08 offers self-serve 100LL fuel, and the use of our 60 x 50 hangar with a 4 x 4 Suburban for transportation.
Call or email - we'll help you plan a custom vacation!
Left on 08/22/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 22, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
Our stay in June turned out to be perfect! We had great weather and unbelievable views of the mountains. Staying at this cabin is a definite improvement over a hotel, it was like coming home each night. The owners keep the cabin immaculate and stocked with everything you could think of (even plenty of pancake mix and syrup for breakfast each morning). We took day trips into the mountains and spent the evenings grilling dinner and lounging in the hot tub. Matt was a huge help in planning some scenic tours. Westcliffe offers several great restaurants, ace hardware and a grocery store to pick up snacks for our day trips! We won't hesitate to stay here in the future!
Left on 07/26/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | PattyReviewed Jul 26, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The cabin is in a secluded area, but close enough to locations so we were able to go fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and white-water rafting. We felt at home during our stay at Doritos Verde. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning.
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