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Thumper Cabin at Bunnylane

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

As unique as the guests that come to the cabins

This is a "Pay it Forward" cabin, I did my part you do yours, "Thank You"

Cabin is approximately 700 square feet. It has a living room with a foldout couch (double), a bedroom with a queen bed, and a bedroom with a double bed. There are curtains at each doorway for privacy.

'LEAVE AS FOUND OR BETTER'

THIS IS YOUR HOME AND OTHERS' IN THE MOUNTAINS.

WOOD BOX IS FULL AND READY FOR NEXT GUEST.

Make sure the wood is the type that is dry, and small to medium-sized so those who arrive next can easily start the fire.

THE DISHES ARE CLEAN AND PUT AWAY, AND THE COUNTERS LEFT CLEAN,

FLOORS ARE CLEAN AND ALL RUGS HAVE BEEN SHAKEN OUT AND PUT BACK AS FOUND.

If the floor is wood then sweep, there are brooms and dust pans for you to use. If the floor is carpet then use the vacuum.

ALL GARBAGE HAULED OFF, IF DUMPSTER AVAILABLE THEN PUT IN IT.

DO NOT LEAVE IN CABIN

From May to October there will be dumpster on the property.

OUTSIDE AREA CLEANED UP, THAT INCLUDES ANY BATHROOMS YOU MIGHT HAVE USED.

ANY ITEM NOT DONE WILL BE A $50.00 DEDUCTION FROM YOUR DEPOSIT

COMMENTS ARE APPRECIATED. I CANNOT CONTROL EVERYTHING, AS I LEAVE THAT UP TO EACH OF MY GUESTS

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! IT IS NICE TO SHARE MY PLACE WITH OTHERS.

I do have internet upon request, I want people to spend time together not by texting but by bonding as the old days. I will give you the password but I do not want down loading movies or streaming music, it will slow or shut down from overuse, business only.

"Do not give to children tell them to play games,puzzles,catch/kick ball, enjoy the out doors"

IT IS SUGGESTED YOU BRING THE FOLLOWING,

Remember, this is your cabin and others in the mountains "Cheers"

Linens or sleeping bags and pillow cases

Towels and dish cloths

Toilet paper and paper towels

Trash Bags

"Provided are pillows and blankets, not pillowcases"

All can be provided for a fee but advanced notice is a must, minimum cost is $25 per bed, includes bedding(top and bottom sheet), 2 pillow cases, 2 towels, 2 wash cloths.

"Fire wood is available for purchase on the property for outside fires"

Each cabin is fully furnished with refrigerator, microwave, popcorn popper, pots, pans, dishes, silverware, coffeepot, toaster, electric hot plates, electric skillets, crock pot, and other misc. kitchen equipment. NO Full Size Oven in this cabin, only cabin with oven is Wild Hare and the Little Dome.

Outside there is a gas grill and a fire pit.

THERE IS A CENTRAL BATHHOUSE AND An Outhouse located on the property that can be used by all guests in the Cottontail, Thumper and Rabbit Den, The Wild Hare has its own bathroom yet when the water is shut off in the winter months the guests can use the outhouse or bathhouse. The Bathhouse is attached at the end of the yellow timed cabin (Cottontail). It has one shower, one toilet and a sink. There is also an outhouse located at the opposite end of the property (see property layout) for those not wanting to wait for the toilet at the bathhouse.

PLEASE, be respectful of all guests and leave clean. Please remind children to do the same.

Cabin price based on 2 people all extra guests and pets are $10 more per night. Make sure you verify all before arrival. This is your home and others in the mountains, surprises are good but not the type that is to sneak one over on Jeff or the other guests on the property. Like you tell me one pet and got 5 , or one guest and I arrive to find a tent and a camper. Thank You,,All and Jeff

If you bring extra guests (people or pets) and did not include when booking it is best you inform Jeff immediately and /or use the drop box on the property located at Jeff's house. If you do not inform Jeff/use the drop box , you will be charged double when leave. This will come out of your damage deposit. That is $20 per night for each and not $10. HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY. (OR) you will lose your deposit. I am tired of people not the pets trying to get over on me and me letting it happen. It took two many years to fix these places up, never getting paid and now, I just wanted to be treated as I ask. Thank You Jeff and all honest guests!

In the off season (Approx. Nov 1. to Approx. May 1)the water is shut off to the Thumper , Rabbit Den and Wild Hare cabins. The water is kept on at the bathhouse and the Cottontail.

Verify that water is on or off as in the winter things can change, Welcome to the mountains.

Off-season 'Winter' is when water is shut off to the cabin

This is from Approx. May 1 to Approx. Oct. 15

If the water has been shut off to the cabin verify water is still on at the Bathhouse that is attached to the Cottontail.

You can still rent the cabins and go to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs only 5 minutes away (1.5 miles) down the valley for soaking and swimming.

There is an outhouse on the property ( see property layout on Bunnylane Cabins Web page)

For Water, there is a well on the property, but I suggest you bring a few gallons of drinking water, if you do not like well water. The well is shown on the property layout.

"WHEN DO YOU WANT TO RENT, SEE BELOW"

There is a 2-night minimum, but exceptions can be made if cabins are rented the nights before or after the night you want.

“Exceptions can be made”,,, as long as rentals tie into another, it is on weekdays or you are able to make an offer that that justifies the time to talk about it. Have a Great Day,, Thank You ,,Jeff

Reservations 2 (+) month’s before requested dates, must be for a 1 week minimum stay.

Reservations 1 to 2 , month’s before requested dates, must be 3 night minimum stay

Reservations requested 2(+) month’s before, that are not for 1 week, must be for 2 cabins and a minimum of 4 nights.

Reservations for 3 nights, can be made less than 1.5 months before.

Reservations over Holidays, must be for 3 nights and can be made 1.5 month’s before

Reservations for a 2-night stay, can be made 3 weeks prior to your proposed visit.

Reservations over weekends , must be for two night minimum, exceptions can be made , see reservations for a 1 night stay.

Reservations for a 1-night stay, can be made 2 days before requested date or follow or start a guest that has made reservations per the calendar.

You can ask to be penciled in for a specific cabin for one or more nights and I will hold it for you, unless others want more / multiple nights.

Then you will have your choice of a different cabin if available.

More Details

Owner
Jeffery Determan
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2017

About Jeffery Determan

Born a carpenter wanted to be a mechanic, ended up an electrician and now hospitality manager. :)

Where to start, hhmm, how time goes bye, Someone once told me, You know when you start this, you are going to have to deal with people. I told them, "No", people will have to deal with me, my place my rules".

Some of my favorite sayings,

1. Ignorance is Temporary, Attitude is forever

2. Forgiveness is the fragrance the flower left upon the foot that trampled it into the

ground.

3. Engage brain before opening mouth

I was born and raised in this area and still growing up. I look at these cabins as my babies and my guests my children. I have done my part now my children take care of my babies and together they take care of me. Sounds good coming from someone that was never a parent, I think that would be the dream of a parent. Having children that you know are respected by many for just being what they are, everyone involved with them know they will take care of you and you will take care of them.

This reminds me of my theory on working, Surround yourself with good people, they will take care of you and you will take care of them, which will make every ones life better.

A break down of my life, high school in Buena Vista, then the Marine Corp and volunteer for every thing that came up, overseas duty, jungle survival, etc. Once out of USMC, got into construction, houses, schools, power plants, Telluride Airport,pump stations,fresh water and waste water plants, etc. Then projects in Hawaii, Kuai, top of Mauna Kea, volcano national park, Kuai missile range, then Johnston Atoll Chemical burn facility, Adak , Alask, then Micronesia, Diego Garcia in the Indian ocean and much more.

Then on my own to Russia, Costa Rica, Belize, Jamaica, Colombia, Panama, etc.

A few years back, New Zealand, couch surf, hitch hike then rent a car, freedom camping, picking up all hitchhikers and taken them wherever they wanted to go.

Life is truly what you make it, ;) Jeff

Jeffery Determan purchased this cabin in 1981

Why Jeffery Determan chose South Central Colorado

Location, Location, Location

When I bought this place I saw the potential it had, just as I see in people.

When I bought this place I just got out of the Marines, well 2 years after I got out and had already learned carpentry from my dad, electric from another, plumbing from my uncle and the ability to see from my mother that do not expect anything to be given to you.

My Uncle drove out here and said I heard you bought this boy, I said, Yes. He asked what I was going to do with it. I told him fix this( My house) place up then that one(Cottontail) and rent it out then possibly that one(Rabbit Den or Lodge) and then that one(Thumper) and I am not sure about that one(Wild Hare). I said, What do you think or see, Chet? He said , you really want to know what I see. I said , Sure. He said, All I see is a lot of work. I chuckled and after 35 years still chuckling and working . That is why I say I did my part , you do yours. I do not need no more work. I traveled around the planet working, came home and worked then left again to work. People say, you are so lucky going to Hawaii, I said yes 6 days a week 10 to 12 hours a day, well, life is what you put into it and you get out what you put in if everything goes good. The Filipinos once asked me, What is your favorite beer? I said , Free beer. So they laughed and said so free beer is your favorite? I said,, hhhmmm ,"No". They asked what is better than free beer? I said . "Cold , Free beer."

I like people with a good attitude in life so if I can bring them around me , even if I never meet them I know their good attitude and positive energy will part of this place.

Thank You all for reading my words , if you come here great, just know. I created this place or brought it back to life for all to enjoy and take care of, so it can take care of all of us, I did my part you do yours. Cheers "Semper Fi", "Pura Vida", "Aloha"

What makes this cabin unique

Meeting other people that wanted a place in the mountains to get away from the hussel and bussel of the city, someone with similar interests and the respect as you or not meeting anyone, just relax and do whatever you want. You have access to just about everything, high lakes, trails or bushwhacking, fishing in the lake 200 yards away or the creek. The Colorado trail goes through the property so you take off from here on your mountain bike or just do some real good day hikes or morning/evening hikes up the old railroad grade. Got to St, Elmo the historic ghost town, where you can just think about what went on 100 plus years ago. Also feeding the chipmunks in the summer time is a highlight to many.

Go to the hot springs , Mt. Princeton or Cottonwood hot springs, Mt Princeton is more like a resort but has soaking pools in the creek that are nice during low water, a water slide, and 3 pools , where Cottonwood has a different look on things like clothing optional after dark.

Once here you will do as you want, plans will change and the time will slip past , so keep that in mind. Make some plans but do whatever you want, go rock hounding, rafting, hike a mountain, set and stare, a drive to Aspen and back, go to the local pubs and art stores or get a broom and brush of the spider weds or pick up branches, wash some windows, play some horse shoes, star gaze at night, walk to the lake and do a canon ball, dive in and swim across a true wake up call. Feed your wild side , roast some marshmallows, make smores, all good this is your home in the mountains, Enjoy

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Nathrop in Chaffee County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
General:
  • Telephone ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Outhouse located 50 yards from cabin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There is 1 bedroom with a queen bed another one with a double bed and a Living room with a fold out couch. All doorways have curtains
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Thumper Cabin at Bunnylane
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
5

Super cute, well stocked and a great place to have a mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I really enjoyed our stay at thumper cabin. It was well stocked with cooking utensils and supplies, the pay it forward vibe was great, and we had a great time. Thanks Jeff and Traci!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Allard J. It is the guests that keep this place going, as my notes show "I did my part you do yours". It is Great to have guests understand the "Pay it Forward " theory. It is like" You take care of the land, the land take care of you". We can only try and do or part while on this planet and one good place to start and continue is right here. "Do unto others as you want them to do unto you" Cheers to You and all Hippity hop Jeff and Tracie = the property manager Have a Great Day and Many more
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4

Nice Little Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Thumper. It was quaint, cute and welcoming! Outside of a little more cleaning inside before another guest arrives, all was good and we would come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Thumper! We had a blast staying off our phones and hanging out, enjoying each other's company and nature. Such an ideal spot!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

What a special little cabin that is private and comfortable. The property is BEAUTIFUL and well kept!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rustic cabin -- Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We spent 2 days at Thumper cabin, and it was very nice and relaxing. Even though the cabin is small, there was plenty of room for 2 adults, 2 kids, and a big lab. The kitchen is well stocked with all necessary tools and appliances. We brought several games and books, but Jeff has you covered there if you forget anything. Jeff has taken the time to post notes everywhere, and there is a very detailed cabin book, so that any questions are quickly erased with a little reading and paying attention. There is a woodstove that I am sure provides plenty of heat, but the weather was so nice (low of 40 at night) that we didn't fire it up. The locations is excellent---only 1 mile to Hot Springs, 12 miles to the ghost town of St. Elmo, 12 miles to Buena Vista for groceries and gas, or 15 miles to Monarch for skiing. All in All, a great property to rent for a quiet getaway. I am sure we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Thumper! We stayed during the winter and loved that we could walk less than 5 minutes to get to two snowshoeing trails. Then at night we were only a 5 minute drive to the hot springs. The location was excellent! Only 20 minutes from downtown Burma Vista, but felt rustic and secluded!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

FISHING: 5 MINUTE WALK TO CHALK CREEK, 200 YARDS FROM WRIGHTS LAKE

HIKING: EVERYWHERE, WALK TO NEARBY COLORADO TRAIL

HOT SPRINGS: ONLY 2 MILES AWAY

HORSE BACK RIDES: ARE ONLY A 5 MINUTE DRIVE

RAFTING: 10 MINUTE DRIVE TO WHITE WATER RAFTING

MUSEUM: 15 MINUTE DRIVE

GOLF: 15 MINUTE DRIVE

BOATING: 45 MINUTE DRIVE TO 4 DIFFERENT RESERVOIRS

MOUNTAIN BIKE: STARTS FROM PROPERTY

DOWN HILL SKIING: 45 MINUTE DRIVE TO MONARCH SKI RESORT

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: 15 MINUTE DRIVE

SNOWMOBILE COUNTRY: 15 MINUTE DRIVE

RENTALS: JEEPS, SNOWMOBILE , ATV, MOUNTAIN

BIKES: 15 MINUTE DRIVE

HUNTING: 10 MINUTE DRIVE TO BIG GAME HUNTING

RESTAURANT: 5 MINUTE DRIVE

WATER SLIDES, SWIMMING POOLS: 5 MINUTE DRIVE

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Nathrop, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall
15 Sep 2017 - 25 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
From
£73
Fri,Sat,Sun
£446
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£203
for 2 nights
From
£101
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £189.3
Tax Rate 7.0%

You bring, linen or sleeping bags for beds , paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags ( blankets /pillows provided. Any thing needed can be accommodated, for a fee. Cabins are based on 2 people(Guests). Pets are guests so treat pets as guests in calculating costs.
Bring extra people or pets, did not inform when booking, best tell Jeff on arrival and use drop box or get charged double.
Water shut off in the winter Approx. Nov. 1 to May 1
Never leave a pet or child unattended in the cabin, leave clean and ready for next guest.
Not following rules can cost you your damage deposit.
Thank You

You bring, linen or sleeping bags for beds , paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags ( blankets /pillows provided. Any thing needed can be accommodated, for a fee. Cabins are based on 2 people.

Never leave a pet or child unattended in the cabin, leave clean and ready for next guest.
Not following rules can cost you your damage deposit.
Thank You

Reservations by night or week
Must be approved by Jeff unless auto book is turned on

"Exceptions can be made",,, as long as rentals tie into another
I do not take reservations 6 plus months out, unless it is All the cabins for a week 6 to 9 months out
Reservations 2 (+) months before requested dates must be for a 1 week minimum stay or 2 cabins 4 nights.
Reservations 1 to 2, months before requested dates, must be 3 night minimum stay
Reservations requested 2(+) months before, that are not for 1 week, must be for 2 cabins and a minimum of 4 nights.
Reservations for 3 nights can be made less than 1.5 months before.
Reservations over Holidays must be for 3 nights and can be made 1.5 months before
Reservations for a 2-night stay can be made 3 weeks prior to your proposed visit.
Reservations over week ends, must be for two night minimum, exceptions can be made, see reservations for a 1 night stay.
Reservations for a 1-night stay can be made 2 days before requested date or follow or start a guest that has made reservations per the calendar.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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