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Romantic, Cozy Cabin With Mountain Views and Fall Colors!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This cozy cabin is located in the Chalk Creek Canyon town of Alpine. Known locally as “The Foreman’s Cabin” it was built in 1881 during the height of the Mining Era in Colorado.

The historic charm of this cabin tucked in an Aspen grove, combined with modern conveniences provide a very special Rocky Mountain experience.

The main cabin has one bedroom with a queen bed that sleeps two. Additional sleeping options include; a fold out sofa and a murphy bed (both queen size) in the Livingroom.

The second bedroom is an unattached “Bunkhouse” with a full size bed and single trundle, located directly behind the main cabin.

The cabin has been updated with a full kitchen, ¾ bath, living and dining area, mud room washer dryer, with a wood burning fireplace and central heat. Air conditioning provided by Nature itself!

Large screen TV, WIFI, phone available

Local Artisans work can be seen throughout the cabin, in wood, sculpture, mural, quilts and paintings.

More Details

Bob Swift
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Bob Swift

Bob is a 3rd Generation Colorado Native and grew up camping, jeeping and fishing in this Canyon with family and friends as a boy.

Bob and Cynthia met at a summer camp in this Canyon 30+ years ago dreaming one day of being surrounded by the majesty and beauty of this area. This is a dream come true and hope you find your visit to their mountain cabin one where fun, laughter and memories are made.

Bob Swift purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Bob Swift chose Nathrop

ATV, Bike ,Snowmobile and Hiking trail choices start as you first step out the door!

The Chalk Creek runs just outside the front door across the road. The cabin is tucked in a mature Aspen/Pine grove that displays stunning color and views from every window. A short hike on the back road takes you along Alpine Lake (privately owned) where Rocky Mountain Sheep, Deer and Moose are often seen or the other way heading up Grouse Creek Trail pass the Alpine Lending Library and the historic Alpine Cemetery.

A short drive will take you to the Ghost Town of St. Elmo where you can feed the Chipmunks, or down the Canyon to enjoy the Mt Princeton Hot Springs. Late night meteor gazing in August is a must from the Hot Springs pool!

What makes this cabin unique

Just steps away from fishing, hiking, ATV rides, and a short drive to Mt. Princeton, or walk/ride to St. Elmo - ghost town. Feed the chipmunks, take in the sites, shop and relax among the kind mountain people.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 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 , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Murphy Bed , Additional sleeping options in the livingroom
  • The main cabin has one bedroom with a queen bed that sleeps two. Additional sleeping options include; a fold out sofa and a murphy bed (both queen size) in the Livingroom. The second bedroom is an unattached “Bunkhouse” with a full size bed and single trundle, located directly behind the main cabin.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Near historic St. Elmo. Convenient to hiking, biking, fishing, white water rafting, horseback riding, snowmobiling, Jeeping & ATVing.


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Romantic, Cozy Cabin With Mountain Views and Fall Colors!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Cozy mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin. Cozy, clean, well stocked and the Bunkhouse is a bonus. About 20 minutes off the beaten path. Located in a subdivision near other properties. Lots to do close by ( within 1/2 hour) and the owners are very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, clean cabin with great views

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant, relaxing three day stay. The cabin was very clean and well maintained, with all of the modern appointments. The views were stunning and the aspens in early October were spectacular -- thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with everything you need for a comfortable stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible cabin getaway

  • 5 of 5

We lucked upon this little cabin for our anniversary weekend and could not have been happier. We'd probably have a lot more to write about the house but with the Fall turn in full-effect, we spent more time on the trails than in the cabin. That said, when we finally shed our hiking gear, cracked open a few beers and relaxed, the cabin was the perfect amount of quiet and modern touches.

The hosts have thought of everything- from the stocked kitchen to the wifi to the bunkhouse (we didnt use it, but peeked in- looked great for our kids on the next getaway) it is a great cabin in a super quiet neck of the woods.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fruita, CO

Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We Loved this cabin and are looking forward to staying here again sometime! It has everything you would need! So comfortable and so very cute! We enjoyed fishing in the river across the street, loved driving up to St. Elmo and of course loved spending time in Buena Vista! The fire pit was amazing, especially with the moon glowing through the trees! Thanks for a great family stay! Mary

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Darling Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 5 nights in this cabin and had a wonderful time there. The cabin is darling, ... even nicer than the photos on the webpage show. Even though it's a very old cabin, it's been completely renovated inside and looks brand new. It's spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, and cozy and comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need to cook meals, the bed in the master is very comfortable, and the bathroom has plenty of hot water and a good shower head. Clean, comfortable furniture, and a lovely fireplace that warms the entire cabin. The view from the front porch is very pretty of the mountains across the way, and you can hear a nearby river flowing by from the porch.

There is lots of good hiking nearby (Alpine Tunnel Trail, the Narrow Gauge Trail, and Brown's Creek Waterfall Trail are three great hikes we took). And St. Elmo is a fun ghost town only 10 min. away where chipmunks will climb in your lap and eat sunflower seeds out of your hands. Mr. Princeton Hot Springs is also 10 min. away, where you can swim and soak in the natural hot waters or eat a meal. Buena Vista and Salida are towns with very nice historic downtown areas that are fun to visit. So lots to do in the area!

The owners, Kira and Corey, are very warm and friendly. Although they live in Denver and you probably won't see them, they are just a text or email away if you need anything. They made us feel very welcome.

So if you're looking for a quiet, private, and comfortable cabin in the forest, this is the place for you. We would come again and would recommend it to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mt Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Fun for nearby hotsprings pools and dinner
Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Denver International & Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Mt. Princeton Hotsprings, Eddy Line & Lariat
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Local - Buena Vista & Salida
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Several - Mt. Princetion, Buena Vista & Salida
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Monarch & Summit County Ski Area

360 degree mountain view with hiking, fishing, ATV'ing, biking Jeeping & snowmobiling!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Nathrop, Colorado

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £74.79
Pet Fee £113.32 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £75.55 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £113.32

Owner'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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