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Rabbit Den of Bunnylane Cabins"Pay it Forward"

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

It is as unique as the people that stay here

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

The cabin is approximately 800 square feet. It is one large open room with two foldout sofa sleepers, both are queen the other is a double.There is a sliding curtain that can be used to isolate the foldout couches for semi private sleeping area.It has been used as a sleeping/living area, gathering room for all guests, wedding receptions, dances, or private get together s. There is a ping-pong table, an oak bar, dinning room table and a marble counter top. There is an open outside deck located on the back of the cabin, and a lounge deck on the front.

The TIPI beside the Rabbit Den is rented out for families renting the Rabbit Den. It is not included with the cost of the Rabbit Den and is not there just for the use of the guests, unless rented. It is $50 per night or day and is based on two people staying in it just as the Rabbit Den and all other cabins.

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!

The tipi has 2 futons and now a wood floor and electricity. The plan is to get an electric or gas style stove for heat and to create a nice ambiance. Please be careful if candles are used. Thank You

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 or the Little Dome.

Outside there is a gas grill, charcoal grill and a fire pit.

There is a central bathhouse that can be used by all guests in the Cottontail, Thumper and Rabbit Den, The Wild Hare has its own bathroom which is to be used only by guests in the Wild Hare. 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.

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

This is from Approx. November 1 to Approx. April 15 to May 1, depends on the weather/mother nature.

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), also book in cabin shows property layout, also sign on door of cabin.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 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 Nathrop

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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility

Reviews

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Rabbit Den of Bunnylane Cabins"Pay it Forward"
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
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Unique adventure

  • 4 of 5

I did not read the entire description before booking this property. When I realized that there are two fold out couches, no beds I contacted the property manager and they quickly changed my reservation to a different cabin. We look forward to going back with our extended family.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults and 1 child, so the Rabbit Den was large enough for us. We made it work.

Of course, Jeff had directions for everything everywhere, so we had no problem cooking, etc.

We used the bbq grill outside and the electric skillet. The deck on the back was so peaceful and a nice place to relax outside. We were grateful for the availability of the bath house, however, we were prepared for no bath house.

Fishing was close and very good. Also fishing up the road to St. Elmo was great and some really nice walking in the wilderness. Disappointed that we didn't see elk or moose, but we did see some deer and a fox.

The Mt. Princeton Hot Springs were amazing. Both sides. The family pool was so much fun for the little one. She also got to ride a pony for the first time in her life and it was a blast.

I will for sure go back to Bunnylane. I just loved it. I'm sure my son and his wife will return as well.

The other guests on Bunnylane were friendly and the woman across the road was helpful with a couple questions my son had (I believe she was Jeff's sister-in-law).

So, if you enjoy the wilderness and don't mind not having a bathroom in your cabin, this is the best place for peace and quiet I've been in a long time. I really wanted to stay another 3 days.

Thanks again Jeff for sharing. I think you can say your hard work has paid it forward for many lucky people.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Rae It is my guests that keep this place going, as I tell many "I did my part , you do yours". I have learned you can not please everyone, yet some just understand there is a way to enjoy peace and quiet, the old fashion way," family time. Cheers to all,, Jeff
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Rabbit Den is a great place to step away from the devices and relax. The pictures are spot on. The wood burning fireplace was delightful at night. The outhouse and bathhouse are close by and were clean. The cabin was an ideal spot to get away and enjoy nature. It's a great location to the hot springs.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was a magical, romantic getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was so great. We can't wait to go back and escape the city life. It was relaxing, cozy and a perfect weekend getaway. I didn't even mind using the outhouse. Totally recommend this cabin to anyone. Especially loved all the old Dead cassette tapes to listen to; perfect touch.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bunny Lane Cabins

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the Rabbit Den, which is 1 of 4 cabins that are on site. The overall country is beautiful, creek on one side and Chalk Mountains on the other. It is about 1.5 mile to Mt Princeton Hot Springs. The conditions of the cabins are as hoped; very quaint, cozy and cared for. Jeff has a book and many notes around the compound of his expectations of his guests, which were more than easy to follow. My girls had a blast with the horses nearby and the ping pong table in our cabin. We would definitely recommend Bunny Lane and stay again. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Horrible beds - nice location - mosquito heaven

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was rustic as we expected from pictures --- the location was nice -- the bath house was convenient and ok as long as others did their part to keep it that way. The Mosquitos were horrible - couldn't sleep in tepee as a result and had to run in and out of door with lights out to keep them out of cabin. No screens on windows so we were glad we brought a fan. The beds / sofa sleepers were horrible even with the new foam padding provided. Never again!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Nathrop, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£162
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £188.72
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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