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REMOTE AND PRIVATE MOUNTAIN LOG HOME GETAWAY

Terri Sanders

Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks English
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Terri Sanders

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Speaks English
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REMOTE AND PRIVATE MOUNTAIN LOG HOME GETAWAY

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Cuchara - Sangre De Cristo Mtn Cabin

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Nestled in the dense forests of the Sangre de Cristo Range of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Off I-25 west of Walsenburg and east of Ft.Garland, Forbes Park is a private gated community encompassing over 13000 acres of fenced and protected land. Over 5000 acres of which is commons land, preserved for residents use and can never be built on or developed. Our cabin is located approximately 13 miles into the rear of the park, a short walk to the San Isabel National Forest Trail head. Far from 'all' the civilized world's distractions. We offer birding, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Miles of cross country skiing and snowmobiling from the front door on seldom plowed roads and old logging trails, which we seldom see anyone on for most of the winter months.

Off the grid, total solar, not even 'connected' to the world.

Abundant wildlife, including Elk, Deer, Bear, Porcupine, Bobcat, Turkey, and Mountain Lion, all of which have been observed 'on' the property. Interested in the bull elk you saw? Not here, but you can meet him on his turf just up the trail and into the National Forest. Hunting is permitted there and we know the folks you need to know for assistance with game ventures during the seasons. NOTE: Forbes Park Landowners Association restricts access to the national forest from the park. All Colorado hunting regulations are supported and enforced! Absolutely no hunting or discharging of any weapon is allowed within the boundries of Forbes Park! A copy of these rules/regs furnished upon request.

Constant comfort at 10,000 feet, during the winter, provided by radiant floor heating and a very efficient wood burning heater. During the summer it is so cool you will need to wear long sleeves, maybe a sweater, at night with the windows open. Light snows can surprise you at anytime, even during the summer months.

Seven years now and we still are grabbing our book to identify new birds on our porch feeders. You can literally approach and 'touch' our Hummingbirds. We have photos of the hummers perched on our fingers. We have Gray Jays that will perch on your knee and eat from your hands. Our occasional bear visitors (no Grizzlys) are much more shy than the birds. They don't normally approach anywhere near if anyone is out and about. Bear sightings are very rare but increasing in frequency. We have photos of them, which we took from the porch, early one morning, while sitting quietly sipping our tea. Cougar sightings are extremely rare, but I have, along with several guests, observed a large cougar walking through the back yard.

Winters are not for words. Words will never describe the beauty of these mountains following a heavy snow. Never worry, first light, following moderate to heavy snows, and our snow plows are already on their way up the roads. We also own our a large snowblower for the driveway and plowing trails. Our home owners association contracts out properly maintained snow removal in excess of six inches. Occupied roads, such as ours are kept clear year round, but would it be BAD to get snowed in for a day? It does happen! Besides, most guests will already be out on our snow mobiles riding the miles of seldom plowed 'back' roads and trails which join the back of our property. We have ridden on snows well over four feet in depth from the back of the property. Kids will play tirelessly, all day on paths we plow for their sleds. You won't have any trouble getting them into bed at night, leaving you time for some Caveman television! Winter play will bring out the kid in anyone and you will not want to leave here.

Three bedrooms and a sleeping loft, can accommodate 7 (max.) persons. We live on-site to better serve our guests and assist with unexpected needs, especially during the winter months. We can 'disappear' upon request. We do stay out of your way, in our basement apartment unless invited .

Winter visitors flying in, especially during the winter months, are encouraged to purchase airline tickets that can be changed, because of the threat of heavy snow storms at any time.

Standard Check-in: 4:00 PM, check-out: 11:00 AM. We try to avoid back to back reservations, so that we can be flexible either way with check-in, check-out times.

There is an abundance of historical and tourist attractions within a couple of hours of the cabin. Ft.Garland's Pioneer Village, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Zapata Falls, San Luis' Stations of the Cross, San Luis itself, plenty of local museums and other places of interest.

Keywords: mountain retreat,Log Cabin, secluded, hiking, mountain biking, birding, backpacking, snow mobiling, sledding, skiing, elk hunting, deer hunting, fishing, rock climbing. Peace and quiet, solitude star gazing.This is my home,when I do not have guests I live there.If you are uncomfortable with personal belongings being on the walls,or in the cabin,then this place is not for you.I have an apartment in the basement I stay in when I have guests.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Terri Sanders (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks English

About Terri Sanders

My wife and I were raised in Florida but fell in love with Colorado. Our first visit we purchased land in Forbes Park a gated community between La Veta and Ft Garland. We RV'd on the property for several years while researching log homes before deciding to build from a custom designed log kit. We incorporated radiant floor heat and a cozy but very efficient wood burning fireplace. We have spent many sub-zero temperature nights in the cabin and stayed very comfortable. Nothing like walking on warm floors in the winter months. We don't feel inconvenienced when 'occasionally' stranded for a day, until the snow plow clears our road.Terri is a First Responder so help if needed is close.

Terri Sanders purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Terri Sanders chose Cuchara

The property is very secure yet well isolated from other homes. We wanted a place remote and private yet with road maintenance and snow removal. We wanted the best of both the civilized and the uncivilized worlds. We are so remote most of the wildlife is near tame and we can hand feed the birds including the hummingbirds. We keep our snowmobiles on site as we access the back roads and trails from our front door. We also own, and keep on site a skid steer snow blower large enough to clear trails for our guest to cross country ski, hike or snowmobile. NOTE: Winter months often come with challenging road conditions at our altitude. Although our HOA plows the roads after all substantial snows, four/all wheel drive or snow chains are often required. Summers we hike and mountain bike primarily on the trails of San Isabel National Forest, a 20 minute walk from the front door.

What makes this cabin unique

We spend a great deal of time watching 'caveman' television, 'the fire', during the heavy snow months! . We also are guilty of feeding the wildlife (birds) and watching them, especially the hummingbirds. We have photos of them perched on our fingers. We do a great deal of walking on and around the property. We occasionally join with other locals for an extended day hike. Winter 'snow' months we ride the snowmobiles and sleds on the back roads which we access from the back of the property. A wide variety of movies for those who like to watch movies in the eveningg as well as a varied selection of books!

Winter months require 4 wheel drive vehicles. If you choose to book without having a 4 wheel drive and cannot get in or get out there are no refunds. The snow plow runs when there is 6 inches or more of snow on the roads. However it does not run while it is snowing.

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Remote and Private Mountain Log Home Getaway
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
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Remote and Private Mountain Log Home Getaway
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+850 -380-3423
Cuchara Southeast Colorado
Wichita KS
5

jeajc

  • 5 out of 5
This is a wonderful home which is most accurately described as remote. It is a comfortable home that is charming and well appointed. I would recommend this home for people wanting to be in a natural mountain setting. It is remote, so don't stay here if you're looking for places to shop and dine out. Don't arrive in a Corvette as there is a long gravel road to travel from the park gate to the home. It's perfect if you want to hike and just relax in the deep mountains. The owner stays in an apartment in the basement and leaves you alone unless you invite her in, which I would suggest, as she's fun and interesting. Great place for families. I would recommend this to family and friends. We'll definitely stay here again.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Remote and Private Mountain Log Home Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p271603vb
+850 -380-3423
Cuchara Southeast Colorado
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 out of 5
When the house was advertised as off the grid they really mean it. solar and wind powered with a back up generater. WAter from a stream and a sistern that had been purified thrice. It was a beautiful three story home set back away from everything. It was everything that we were looking for and more. I defintly plan on going back.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Remote and Private Mountain Log Home Getaway
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+850 -380-3423
Cuchara Southeast Colorado
Colleyville, Texas
5

Spacious home away from home

  • 5 out of 5
Enjoyed being able to unplug and hang out with the family. Literally a drive to civilization. Come prepared with food and beverages.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Remote and Private Mountain Log Home Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p271603vb
+850 -380-3423
Cuchara Southeast Colorado
Denver
5

Magical Place

  • 5 out of 5
I bought two nights on an auction for Great Old Broads for Wilderness because the place looked interesting. It's more than interesting, it's wonderful. This cabin has everything you could possibly want or need to spend a few days away from it all. The scenery is gorgeous and the owner is so hospitable. It's a ways off the grid, but close enough to enjoy day trips, especially to Sand Dunes National Park. We loved the area so much we are now thinking about buying a lot there.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, I really enjoyed meeting you and being able to support Great Old Broads!!
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Remote and Private Mountain Log Home Getaway
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Cuchara Southeast Colorado
Houston,Tx
5

Colorado Get-A-Way Delight

  • 5 out of 5
We came to this great property by ways of research by my awesome husband. We wanted to visit Colorado with the kids and enjoy nature as a family. We chose this welcoming peferct cabin.

The owners have thought of everything and you feel so at home. Their kindness and hospitality was greatly appreciated. It truly is a piece of heaven. Our kids had the time of their lives.

The best thing is...no cell phone reception... At least not our phones...it was a needed removal from the grid...just the wind, sky, nature and WOW...it's full of stars!

The Great Sand Dunes are less than 30 minutes away. Alamosa is a cute town.

A definite must do!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Remote and Private Mountain Log Home Getaway
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p271603vb
+850 -380-3423
Cuchara Southeast Colorado
San Antonio
5

Secluded getaway!

  • 5 out of 5
Cozy home in the seclusion of the pine forest. Plenty of elk and deer (kids loved the gophers) to keep your camera shutter clicking away. Escaping from the big city hustle bustle was a treat, hearing the silence of nature was perfect.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Alamosa, Colorado
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Ft. Garland has a liquor store
Nearest Train
13 Miles
The Forbes Park Gate
Nearest Restaurant
30 Miles
Ft. Garland

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cabin in Cuchara, Southeast Colorado

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Winter Season and Holidays.
1 Nov - 15 Feb
2 night minimum stay
$298
for 2 nights
From
$149
From
$129
Fri,Sat,Sun
$943
 
 
Hunting Season Pkgs.
15 Sep - 30 Oct
3 night minimum stay
$447
for 3 nights
From
$149
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$238
for 2 nights
From
$119
From
$129
Fri,Sat,Sun
$847
$3,150
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Cuchara in Southeast Colorado

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling

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