1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Washer/Dryer; Ideal for a Couple or Family of 3
About Dan Jones
Dan and Lillie Jones are the new owners of Rocky Top Cabins. We've lived in the Salida area for more than 28 years. Our children went to school in Salida, and we live and work here year-round. We live just west of Poncha Springs at the bottom of Monarch Pass on a 35 acre llama ranch where we have another VRBO rental. During the latter half of the summer Dan offers day and overnight llama treks for families and couples and is usually accompanied by an assistant guide. For the past 11 years we've also owned and managed Spruce Ridge Guest Cabin (vrbo.com/89314). Like Rocky Top it is a modern guest cabin with all the conveniences. Located on a county maintained road our cabin sleeps up to 4 people and is also pet free and smoke free inside and outside. The cabin looks out onto national forest and has three decks where you can listen to the soothing sounds of Little Cochetopa Creek. Its elevation is 8,450 feet.
Dan Jones purchased this Cabin in 2016
Why Dan Jones chose Salida
We love Colorado and spend many of our vacations in this wonderful state. We enjoy the four seasons and all that this area has to offer. We also cross country ski, downhill ski and snowshoe. One of our favorites is to cross country ski up Old Monarch Pass on a full moon. With the moon-lit snow covered landscape the views atop the Continental Divide are indescribable! During the summer we enjoy hiking, and white water rafting especially if one of our two grown children (former raft guides) are guiding.
What makes this Cabin unique
Rocky Top Cabins are only 5 miles and 5-10 minutes to Monarch Ski Resort depending on traffic. You can cross country ski or snow shoe from Rocky Top. During the summer there are many hiking trails. Middle Fork Trail and the Boss Lake Trail across the highway from Rocky Top Cabin are especially beautiful from mid-July into early August where the state flower Columbine abounds! Salida is close by and on weekends there are numerous bands playing at restaurants and bars as well as other entertainment. During the summer there is the Salida/Aspen Concert Series featuring world-renown musicians. As if that's not enough there are developed hot springs (the hottest hot springs in the state!) throughout the area with natural, sulfur-free water.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice, cozy cabin.
We enjoyed the stay. The wood pellet stove was a nice feature in the cabin.
Functional but not remote in the mountain
This cozy little cottage is very functional with smart tv and laundry facilities. HWY 50 is approx 20 yards from the back of the cottage and the only open bedroom window was on that side. Our expectation when we booked this cottage was that we would be remote in the mountain, was not reality. Location was great for visiting Crested Butte, Salida and Buena Vista. Cooking our own meals was great and the grill was a great asset.
Our pictures clearly show other cabins and houses surrounding Rocky Top Cabin. Garfield Village is a narrow strip of land comprised of about 47 houses, most of which are vacation rentals. Garfield is surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest. US Highway 50 slices through Garfield and no matter where you stay in Garfield there is road noise. In addition to all the summer recreation and trails in the area, Garfield is the closest lodging to Monarch Ski Resort, about 5 miles away, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and easy access via Highway 50.
Clean and semi quiet location up in the mountains!
We stayed 2 nights everything was great clean and in order
Great Cabin to get away from it all "PERFECT"
Really enjoyed the cabin, all you need for a stay
Out of the way, and away from it all
Do watch for Bears, we saw a couple
Perfect location for all the surrounding fun!
This property was easy to get to, clean and just right for getting around to all the fun outdoor activities in the area.
Rocky Top Cabin is located 5 minutes/5 miles from Monarch Ski & Snowboarding Resort. We are a 4 minute walk from Monarch Mountain Lodge where there is a restaurant and bar, and in-lodge recreation facilities including heated pool, hot tub, sauna, game room, fitness center which can be enjoyed by purchasing an all-day pass for $10. There is also a cell phone signal booster in the gift shop to the left of the front desk where you can get cell reception, but only in the gift shop, not in the lobby and not in the parking lot.
If you are depending on your phone's gps remember that the village of Garfield in Chaffee County is not the same as Garfield County about 75 miles away!