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Ski Monarch/Bike Monarch Crest! Stay in This Historic Cabin!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8) No Internet, no long distance calls

Old-Timer Cabin is located in the historic mining town of Garfield, CO (also known as Monarch). In the latter part of the century a fire swept through town leaving only 3 original buildings, The Schoolhouse, a log cabin and the Courthouse/Jail which is now known as the Old Timer Cabin. This is the perfect family retreat for a ski vacation or summer mountain retreat. For you avid Mountain Bikers, The Monarch Crest Trail, one of the best trails in North America, is located just 4 miles west on Hwy 50, Monarch Pass.

This cabin offers:

The living room has a gas woodburning stove for coziness

An open living/dining room which provides a six seating dining room table

A fully equipped kitchen with an eight seating dining room table and one roll of paper towels

Washer and dryer are provided, but bring your own laundry detergent

One full shower/tub bathroom equipped with bath towels, and three rolls of TP

Three bedrooms -

Private bedroom 1 with full size bed

Private bedroom 2 with full size bed

Private bedroom 3 with two twin beds and one full size bed

The cabin is quite cozy and where you will feel comfortable

You will find all the needed items throughout the cabin to make your getaway enjoyable

Questions you may have, the manger is only a phone call away

There are no groceries stores in Garfield. Safeway and Walmart are located in Salida

An additional cost of $25 to accommodate cleaning of your pet should clean up be required. The $25 fee will be withdrawn from your $200 damage deposit.

Minimal pets allowed is two, but must be agreed upon with the property manager.

Pets must not be left alone unless they are in your personal kennel

As you book the cabin you are agreeing to the terms of the Rental Agreement, which is required of you to provide dates of your reservation and your signature

The cabins primarily purpose is for your personal vacation and not be used for large gatherings and not to exceed the amount of eight people. Children are never to be left alone in the cabin

A $200 refundable damage deposit is collected at time of your reservation as any damage or excessive mess or more than 2 pets can result in losing some or all of your damage deposit

Upon inspection of cabin and the cabin and contents are found to be in good order, expect your deposit to be credited back to your credit card within five business days

Reservations can be cancelled more than 30 days prior to your arrival with the refund minus $50 for the cancellation fee. Cancellation at cut-off date will receive 50% of the rental payment.

Thank you!

More Details

Property Manager
Donna McLearn
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the Monarch around the Chaffee County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One bathroom with a tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , One full size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , One full size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Two twin beds and one queen size sofa sleeper
  • Three private bedrooms. Bedroom one has a full-size bed. Bedroom two has a full-size bed. Bedroom three has two twin and a queen size sofa sleeper.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Ski Monarch/Bike Monarch Crest! Stay in This Historic Cabin!
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

Comfortable and rustic, with all the comforts of home.

  • 4 of 5

This was a comfortable cabin for me and my two kids. There’s plenty of beds and could fit more people, for sure. It had everything we needed to make meals and it was really a pleasure to be off the grid without Wi-Fi. There was a telephone in the house if people needed to call in, There was no outgoing service if the call was out of the 719 area code.

We ran into a little trouble with the hot water, but we figured it out with the help of the caretaker. It’s a 30 gallon water tank and if you fill up the clawfoot bathtub it takes up all the water. Once we were aware of that we were more judicious with our use of hot water. There was a minor repair needed in the shower that we reported to the caretaker, and she assured us that they would address it right away. Nothing that really got in the way of our stay however.

Overall a very pleasant experience and five minutes away from Monarch ski mountain. We skied three wonderful days and enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin is a great place to stay if you’re skiing at Monarch!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay during spring break. Donna had the house looking great! This is a historic cabin in a small community of other homes about 3 miles from Monarch. We enjoyed getting away from it all - no WiFi or phone service is available. We stayed warm even though it was cold outside. The only thing that I can think of that would of made our stay better was if the beds the kids slept on were newer. Overall, the Old Timer Cabin is awesome!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very quaint and a great location if you are skiing at Monarch. My teenagers couldn't believe there wasn't wifi, but they survived and we played games and watched movies provided by the host. It was great having a place to come home to that wasn't a motel, where we tend to lay on the beds and zone out on TV.

Thank you for opening up your home to create a place for us to make memories. Now if you can just do something about sore muscles from skiing. . . Looking forward to next year!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that you had a great time at the cabin. I know how important WiFi is to our youth, and sorry this isn't provided to all. Thanks again! Donna
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Cozy Cabin

  • 4 of 5

This cozy cabin was perfect for my two sons and I for a skiing weekend getaway at Monarch.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was perfect for our family of 7

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the weekend to ski at Monarch. We wanted to be close to the mountains, be in a space that could comfortably accommodate out family of 7 (3 kids, 2 parents and 2 grandparents), where we could relax after a day of activities, be warm, prepare our own meals and spend time together---it also needed to be affordable. The cabin had all that.

No internet---we liked that!

Plenty of games and puzzles, room for everyone in the living room/dining room area, near the fireplace. The water was HOT!---the shower was great!

We drank the water right out of the tap---excellent---didn't need to bring drinking water.

We had everything we needed to cook and clean.

We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all had a great time of skiing and relaxation. Thanks again for your time spent at the cabin. Donna
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cozy simple livin'

  • 5 of 5

we had a great weekend in the mountain and this landing spot was perfect! nice place to warm up and relax after a day of snowshoeing! all bedding and kitchen supplies stocked! I had to leave without my cell phone in hand and Donna went WAY above and beyond to find it!!! it really was fun staying in this cabin from the 1800s...our daughter was cracking up at the "old" bathtub :) we will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that your cell phone was returned to you! Thank you for booking the Old Timer Cabin and I wish you the best! Thanks again!
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £152.04

The refundable damage deposit will be credited to your credit card after inspection of the Cabin after your departure. Please expect for the credit to appear on your credit card within six business days. Thank you!

Manager'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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