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Elk Haus Cabin, 5BR, 2.5 Bath, Pool Table, Sleeps 10-12

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights


About the property

Large Modern 5 BR Cabin with warm In Floor Heat, Woodstove, Well-stocked kitchen, Pool Table and Wildlife Observation Tower/Hunting Blind next to Wildlife Water Drinkers. Cabin Guests Enjoy Exclusive Recreational and Hunting Rights on 700+ Acres of Prime Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Bear, Coyote, Bobcat, and Mountain Lion Habitat surrounded by Low Pressure Private land. There's also plenty of nearby public hunting and hiking on Little Sheep and Sheep Mountain. This property is a well traveled elk route between the Huerfano and Sheep Mtns to the South and the Muddy Creek and Green Mountains to the North.

It's just south of HWY 69 and is located in GMU 85 which has Over-The-Counter Bull Elk tags for 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons and OTC Either-sex Elk Archery tags. A half a mile from our boundary is the Wolf Springs Ranch which requires 19 preference points to draw. Colorado has the largest Elk Population in the Country. In fact there are about twice as many Elk in Colorado than Montana and about as many as New Mexico, Idaho, and Wyoming combined.


**HUNT GUARANTEE** Anyone who does not fill their tag during a regular Archery or Rifle Season may bring their entire hunting party back for a Late Season Cow Elk Hunt for $995/week.

The property is available year round for Hiking, Scouting. No ATV's. It's located just a few miles out of the small town of Gardner, CO which has a General store/Deli, a bar, and some real characters. Gardner is located 30 minutes from I-25 in Walsenburg and 30-40 minutes from the resort town of Westcliffe which offers shopping and many dining options.

The setting is convenient, but secluded. The cabin is located at the base of Apache Ridge. There isn't another house to be seen for miles. There are the Snow capped Sangre de Cristos to the West and the Green Mountains to the North and East. From the top of Apache Ridge, you can see Big Sheep and Little Sheep Mountain. The driveway is over 1 mile long and is a dirt road. If rain or snow is in the forecast, 4WD is required.

Gardner is a historic town originally founded along the stage route from Westcliffe/Silvercliffe to Walsenburg. Some of the newly paved highway 69 is a proposed part of the 'Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway' passing the landmark Gardner Butte just as you come thru town. The entire area was hunting grounds for Apache, Comanche, and Ute Indians with plenty of artifacts and arrowheads remaining. In the 1960's the town became a mecca for hippies. Communes were formed and at least one still exists.

While we mostly cater to hunters, this property is a great place to get away from the city lights and see the open sky. It's large enough to accomodate family gatherings and there are loads of attractions within an hour's drive including Great Sand Dunes National Park and Trout Fishing Opportunities.

Keywords: Hunting Cabin

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Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gardner in Huerfano County

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Barbecue


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Elk Haus Cabin, 5BR, 2.5 Bath, Pool Table, Sleeps 10-12
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Peace of heaven! Cabin was very beautiful, plenty of room!

  • 5 of 5

The location is a little remote, but we were fine with the location, it has such beautiful views, Mountains everywhere!!! It was quite and peaceful, something our family was looking forward to! Cabin is beautiful, spacious, clean, and everything you need to cook and keep kidos entertained. Cameron the owner was amazing to talk to and very knowledgeable of the area! Loved this cabin, our new peace of heaven. Planning on going back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Haus Hunting Review 2016

  • 5 of 5

We were a 4 person hunting group during the October rifle season. The Elk Haus accommodations exceeded our expectations. Clean, spacious, and more than we could ask for during a hunting trip.

We were also very successful with the hunt. We filled 1 Bull Tag, 3 Cow Elk Tags and 1 Buck Mule deer tag. Saw plenty of animals. It was nice to have the opportunity to process our meat at the Cabin or take a quick trip into town for processing.

Got a chance to meet and visit with the owner, Cameron and enjoyed his insight and stories of the property.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving Staycation

  • 5 of 5

The Elk Haus home was an awesome choice with lots of space and scenery was amazing. Cameron is very tentative with all questions and helpful throughout our stay. The kids had a blast!! This was the first time the majority of the family got to experience "real" snow... We would love to come back in our 4x4 ;)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Haus visitor

  • 5 of 5

House, facilities were everything as described......and much better. The property is absolutely gorgeous and the house has plenty of Windows for a continuous view. Everything worked well and we were extremely satisfied. We had a family vacation (10 people at times)'and the home accommodated our group fine. We also elk hunted for late season elk (cow) and saw plenty of sign but we're unable to score. Some of our party skied at Monarch during the stay. Must have 4x4 for roadway in during extreme conditions.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staunton, VA

Brett Snyder

  • 5 of 5

I couldn’t ask for a better place to go on my first elk hunt. I harvested a bull on the first day of first rifle season and all three of my hunting partners each had a bull down by the third day! All four bulls were taken right on the property--only a few hundred yards from the cabin. We spent the rest of our week hanging out in the cabin, playing pool, and telling stories about the hunts. We’d all love to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

Elk Haus 2nd week of Archery season 2014

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay at Elk Haus. The cabin and facilities were awesome. The elk were there during our visit. This was my first archery elk hunt and our guide was called away for a family emergency. As rookies we were still able to call many bulls in but unable to get a shot. Even without a kill it was an outstanding experience. This is a remote and rugged location so it's not for the faint of heart.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gardner, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Archery Week 1
26 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Archery Week 2
2 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
1st Rifle Season
12 Oct 2018 - 17 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
2nd Rifle Season
19 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
10 night minimum stay
4th Rifle Season
13 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £228.42
Cleaning fee £114.21

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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