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Pretty Rocky Mountain Retreat Near Buena Vista & Breckenridge

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday lodge in Hartsel - Lodge of the Rockies

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14+)

Welcome to Lodge of the Rockies LLC - a beautiful vacation retreat, mountain home, & relaxing getaway set amongst aspens, pines, spruce with awesome views. Enjoy this 3,500 sq. ft. expansive one-of-a-kind lodge and the beauty & adventure of the area. The mountain home here is an attractive lodge in a wilderness setting, a relaxing and fun retreat in the middle of many world-class Colorado recreational activities year-round. Enjoy with family and friends. Entertain & relax here in this 2007 new mountain home with majestic architecture, attractive interiors, providing comfortable mountain elegance with a rustic flair. You will find a strong family and lodge presence yet an attractive romantic aura, a resplendent getaway for couples. In the frontier-elegant-territorial style with panoramic views. Part of original Western Union Ranch, an appealing mountain community, close but not too close to towns & neighbors. Whether you have Ritz-Carl or Best West travel budget - reward your group & yourself, enjoy your lodging here. And skip fighting the high season crowds in town. Get much more, spend far less. And check 'Traveler Reviews' for prior visit notes.

All four seasons activities abound. In the center of dozens of world-class rocky mountain activities and points of interest. Skiing, snowboarding, rafting, hiking, fishing, boating, historical touring, sightseeing, biking, hot springs, world class pastimes, world class relaxing, more. Skiing & boarding at Breckenridge & Monarch, snowshoeing, natural hot springs, and snowmobiling are nearby. Rafting the beautiful Arkansas River at rafting capital of Colorado and U.S. (the most rafted river in the country) in close by Buena Vista, nearby Gold Medal fishing, hiking, biking. Tour dozens of inspiring activities in all directions nearby - sightsee the area rich in expansive beauty, recreation and history. Find one-of-a-kind 1/4, 1/2 & full-day excursions to Royal Gorge, Leadville, Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak Cog Railway, Cripple Creek/Victor mining & gaming, Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of Gunnison National Parks, and much more.

Buena Vista and Fairplay nearby are incomparable gems. Expansive views of close-by buffalo & collegiate peaks 'fourteeners' that leap into view. Gold medal fishing at Antero, Spinney & Eleven Mile Lakes and Dream Stream (300,000 visitors/yr.). Big fish caught often and year-round. Hunting big game with permits fall/winter. View fall colors, enjoy Indian summers. Fascinating historical references throughout the area. Enjoy the fresh air, surrounding fun, pristine beauty, rest and relaxation the majestic high-country of Colorado offers. Peaceful landscapes, walks and rides out the front door, dedicated parkland a minute away, and world-class activities nearby. Enjoy this beautiful area of Colorado & be favorably impressed with your lodging. Enjoyable activities all directions. In the center of it all, yet away from it all too.. Well-suited for family reunions, apres’ ski parties, group retreats, after rafting relaxation, quiet romantic getaways. Good base camp for the outdoorsman and their family. Ladies & gentlemen enjoy the creature comforts, expansive architecture and rustic wild out the front door, while kids enjoy indoor play areas and outdoor activities. Combine adventure, relaxation and romance in your vacation getaway.

Located over 2+ acres covered with aspens, spruce, pines. Out front view includes majestic mountains, nearby Lake Antero (best fishing Colorado 2007) and big valley rangelands. Enjoy the frontier feel of the lodge and built-in comforts. Many places to gather or spread out - 3,480 sq ft - with (4) indoor and (2) outdoor gathering areas, (4) attractive bedrooms and (3) designer bathrooms. There are:(2) floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, (2) gourmet kitchens (one with island, one galley style) with breakfast/lounge bar and dining areas, picture windows, seperate loft, living, recreation and raised sitting rooms for family gatherings, wet bar, (2) jetted tubs and (3) dual-spray spa showers, custom granite, slate & Italian tiles throughout & attractive rustic & country decor. (3) warming pellet stoves provide real woodburning fires (5 total) to enjoy. 50/30 amp RV service & parking. Full wraparound deck w/ barbecue, partial veranda & loft walkout balcony. Items supplied: (3) mountain bikes, (1) PS2 & (1) PS3 for kids with (15)+ popular titles, About (20)+ popular DVDs, fishing poles, (4)+ pairs snowshoes.

See (175+) photos of property and area at bottom of this page: 'Links to more information: CLICK HERE - Pretty Mountain Home in the Colorado Rockies'.

What to bring: Sunglasses, sunscreen, cameras, water bottles, gloves, snow & ski or rafting clothing, boots, and good socks. See local winter and summer outfitters to round out your gear. (4) sets snowshoes. We're at ~9,000 ft. - so take some time to acclimate. Enjoy the high country, thanks for taking care of the place & thanks for staying at Lodge of the Rockies LLC - 9000 feet above average!!

Booking deposit (aka 'hold dates') of $300 becomes security deposit which is 100% returned if mountain home is left as found ($150 of $300 is non-refundable if reservation is cancelled to prevent people from blocking schedule from other vacationers). There is a $99 cleaning fee for groups of (6) or less, the cleaning fee is $125 for groups (7 to 12), $150 for groups (13 to 18), $165 for groups (19 to 24). Small (2-3%) Paypal fees responsibility of guests. Groups larger than (24) considered, priced as agree case by case.

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More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Christopher

Significant time and funds invested to build one unique & awe-inspiring mountain home in Colorado. Hope you like it!..

Christopher purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Christopher chose South Central Colorado

Enjoyed the ambience, views, and location.

What makes this lodge unique

Attractive mountain home and base camp, rally point at the foot of dozens of great things to do in all directions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you are looking for a quiet, out of the way get away which includes great views of the mountains and the prairie, this is for you! This kitchen is well stocked with every gadget available. The beds were very comfortable. If you have little ones they had a baby bassinet available as well. Numerous fireplaces and pellet fireplaces were available to give that cozy feeling. Plenty of reading available. The home was clean and well cared for. We saw a buck in the backyard so wildlife is present. The house has 3 bathrooms which were updated and very nice. We had a small snow fall which was beautiful. If we would have gotten a lot, it would have been an issue because you are off of the highway about 3 miles. The owner recycles, which we appreciated. The owner checked in with me the day before we checked in. The communication was great. The instructions well written and spelled out. (5) stars out of (5).
Oct 2016
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Pretty Rocky Mountain Retreat Near Buena Vista & Breckenridge
average rating of 4.909091 based on 82 reviews

Beautiful Home, Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious, private and cozy yet with room for everyone - the house was wonderful. Definitely will be back again. Well appointed, upgraded amenities, just as described, friendly, RESPONSIVE owner, and an overall A+ experience. Located centrally to many mountain excursions - as a Denver native I can assure you, you won't be let down.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large Spacious Home In The Country!

  • 4 of 5

This Rocky Mountain remote home is located just off US24 near Hartsel. The home is located about 2 miles off US24 and be prepared to drive slow on the maintained dirt roads to the home. While the location of this home served us just fine we found that it felt a little further than we originally had planned on being. Keep in mind where the traveling to sights around Colorado it will take you longer due to mountain roads. Our main purpose for spending two weeks in Colorado was so my Husband and his buddy could off road dirt bike. We had 2 families- 4 adults and 5 kids. 1-10 yr old, 1-15 yr old, 2-16 yr olds, & 1-18 yr old. One thing I would have liked prior to arrival was exactly how the home was laid out. If you are looking for a HUGE home to accommodate you then stay here. The main floor has a formal dining room, living room, kitchen, den (tv room), laundry room, Master bedroom, TV & a jack n jill bathroom. The upper level has a loft area with tv, sofas & sitting areas as well as a full size bed tucked in the corner, 2nd bedroom with king bed with a small balcony, 3rd bedroom with queen size bed, 2nd full size bath, and a Mother in Law Suite featuring a Full Bath and an open area with dinning area, living area with sofa, chairs & TV, kitchen, and a full size bed tucked in the corner. The fuse ball table was used nightly too. Playstation only had on remote controller. Plenty of space & things to keep you busy. Internet was a bit frustrating. It didn't work very good & we think it's because the router is located in the MIL Suite. Maybe an updated router & a booster would help. I was able to get AT&T cell service on occasion. The home is overloaded, packed full of stuff including the garage. Pictures on every inch of every wall, knickknacks, wreaths, etc. Lots of stuff. Lots of dust as there is no way you can dust that many items on a regular basis. Again it didn't effect us really & we kind of got used to it. One thing to keep in mind- you'll probably find a mouse in the house. He does provide lots of traps just in case. We caught one in the kitchen. We hiked up the back side of the mountain on the HOA trail. Views were really cool. We heard a mountain lion 2 nights in a row. We presume it was a female screaming (mating call). It was crazy! Deer, rabbits, cows all right the front door. There is a new home being built next to this house. You could hear the noise but they didn't start too early thankfully. Overall we were satisfied with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was everything it was advertised to be!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay. The listing description was accurate. The place was clean and well maintained. The owner was friendly and provided all kinds of information on nearby attractions to visit. We will be rebooking.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

A great place to enjoy a family reunion

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Get Away! ! !

  • 5 of 5

Great location for the family that wants to be away from it all but close to ALOT! Our group of 16 enjoyed a wonderful week of sightseeing and rafting, but enjoyed peaceful evening watching the stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at the Lodge of the Rockies Home! We had 3 families and there was plenty of room and plenty to do for everyone! We spent two days skiing at Monarch Mtn. then returned for an evening of games, movies, food, ping pong, bocce ball and relaxation! The house is very well stocked with everything you could possibly need!! Christopher was very nice to talk to and was able to give great recommendations for area attractions! I would highly recommend this home!! Thank you for sharing Christopher!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snowshoeing in immediate area, (4) pairs (adult 2M, 2F) of nice snowshoes provided, (3) mountain bikes provided, several fishing poles/reels provided, other sporting goods available for use.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Hartsel, South Central Colorado

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
20 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holidays
20 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
8 Jan 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £247
Pet Fee £48
Cleaning fee £123
Tax Rate 3.9%

~50% of lodging amount at time of booking, balance with Security Deposit @ (25) days prior to arrival. Rates shown up to (10) persons. $18/nt. for extra guests. Cleaning fee varies $79-$199 per group size. $150 of Security Deposit Non Refundable if calendar block no-show/cancellation. Credit Card Conv. Fee 2.9%. Security deposit return adjusted for late incremental guests, unlikely damages, etc. Minimum night stays may vary from published above. Thank you!
Some agreed stays subject to guests quoted number of persons arriving-changing guests arriving subject to partial cancellation provisions of rental agreement. This listing advertisement subject to standard rental agreement sent by email after booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Hartsel in Colorado

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft + Den - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Full size. , Baby Cribs (1) Eddie Bauer bassinet and Eddie Bauer high chair. Toddler bed (crib size mattress) by Delta with linens. No crib yet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One queen sleeper sofa, one full sleeper sofa., Murphy Beds (1) Other bedding (inflatable air mattresses) and sleeping bags/blankets available if large group pre-arranged. Inflatables air mattresses new from manufacturer often leak - may require periodic refilling during use.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
(4) sets of adult snowshoes, several sleds, (4) Mountain bikes and several fishing poles & reels available for guests use.

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