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Turn-of-century Victorian Railroad Dispatcher's Home

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Downstairs, 6 Sleeps Upstairs

Stay in a charming, authentic RR Dispatcher's Home from circa 1882. 2+ bedroom/1 bath (with tub). Sleeps 6 upstairs. One king, One double and one full futon. Note: Bathroom is downstairs. Outside seating with grill. Wonderful downtown location within walking distance of restaurants, shops, museum, grocery, laundromat, and town activities. Rentals for bikes, ATV's, jeeps, snowmobiles, etc. Some of the best river activities (rafting, kayaking, etc) in the country. Close to Monarch Mountain, Ski Cooper, Copper Mountain (and not that far from Breckenridge). Close to many ghost towns. Laundromat in back yard. Sleep well, eat great, and have such a good time all year 'round! Note that while this is a "downtown" location, it is unique in that it is relatively quiet--the two neighbors are out-of-state retired people--and the abandoned railroad tracks are directly across the street (which means it is wide open). Here in Buena Vista we boast 300 days of sunshine per year. Come join us!

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2017

About Owner/Manager

The owners have lived in Buena Vista for 24 years, raising 5 children and operating several businesses (including plumbing & heating, a laundromat, and several property rentals). They moved here from the San Francisco Bay area, where Doug is from. Sharon is from the Cincinnati area originally. Currently two of their grown children also reside in Buena Vista, one in Colorado Springs and one in North Carolina. The Pikuls have 5 grandchildren.

Owner/Manager purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Owner/Manager chose South Central Colorado

The Pikuls originally purchased this home (it then was a fireplace store) for their plumbing office. After their daughter married, she and her husband lived in the home for 5 years. They decided to have a vacation rental in 2015.

What makes this cottage unique

We love this little Victorian home and have considered it for our own home, but we have just too many active pets and currently operate our business out of our home. The quaint front porch swing is a favorite, and sitting out on the patio in the evenings grilling steaks is a great soothing activity. If you like walking, this house is in a perfect location--close to everything! When we made this a vacation home, we had to add an egress window upstairs. When we cut the hole, we found interesting antique artifacts which we hope to display soon in a shadow box in the house.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Buena Vista in Chaffee County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Large with king bed, some separation with full sized futon, work desk; walk-thru to Bedroom 2 (that's how they did it back then) that has a double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Turn-of-century Victorian Railroad Dispatcher's Home
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

Great location! Everything you need for a comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Block away from main strip was great traveling with a toddler. The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Really enjoyed the front porch swing!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andrew! We hope you'll join us again!
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Lovely historic home: cute, clean, comfy.

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, all amenities were easy to find. Stocked pantry items were very useful. The evaporative cooler kept the upstairs comfy throughout the day. Great place for our honeymoon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you, Amanda!
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  • 4 of 5

Very cute Victorian house, was a perfect spot being right in the town area

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location, cozy and fully equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the entire month of August. The house is in a prime location to walk anywhere in town. The house has all of the comforts of home with a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room and 2+ sleeping areas. The wifi worked great which is important to those who work remotely. The owner Sharon is delightful and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Buena Vista on Tabor!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I felt really comfortable here. The house was super cute, clean, and stocked well. Great location near all things cool in downtown, as well as local trails to the east. Sharon is very friendly and responsive. We would go there again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Our hostess greeted us at chech in, had yummy cookies waiting for us, and left us with a fully appointed home. Even the local guide book was amazing!

We were right at downtown, which was so convenient.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
107 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
The Lariat
Nearest Restaurant
The Lariat
Car: necessary

Nestled in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley

Hiking 14'ers\ Snow Sports

Whitewater rafting on the Arkansas

July 4 Parade


Mushroom Festival

Gold Rush Days-gold panning

Gem & Mineral Show

Concerts in the Park

Community Tennis Courts


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Buena Vista, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50.49
Additional Guest Fee £7.77 per person per night
Damage Deposit £155.36

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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