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Romantic, Cozy Cabin With 360 Degree Mountain Views!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7

This beautiful completely renovated cabin was the original foreman's cabin in Alpine, Colorado. In the main cabin, it's a one bedroom that sleeps 2 in a log bed queen - extremely comfortable. Updated full kitchen, 3/4 bath, dining area, and living room with fold out queen airbed. Large screen TV and surround sound. Unattached bunkhouse sleeps 3-4. River out front, mountain trails, gorgeous!!! We are not far from Mount Princeton hot springs, Tin Cup, St. Elmo. Beautiful hiking and fishing!

Corey Swift
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Corey Swift

We were engaged on the front porch of this beautiful, cabin and it holds many memories. My favorite place to sit in the world, is on the front porch taking in the views of Mt. Princeton, and Mt. Antero. In the fall, when the aspens are changing, the view is breathtaking. My husband and I have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into the renovation of this property and it is now as quaint and lovely as anywhere we've stayed.

Corey Swift purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Corey Swift chose South Central Colorado

It's a great stay for people who love to hike, love the views and to get away from the city. Views from every direction, we are a short walk from private lake Alpine. You can't view the lake from our property but you can see it as you walk up past 3rd street and hang a left up the slight hill. This is a very remote little town just past Mt. Princeton hot springs, with only about 30 total residences. Its the first cabin you see when you come in to town. With a hammock on property, you can relax with a book or a friend and take in the sounds of the nearby river, the woods, and smell the fresh air and at night, take in spectacular views of the planets and stars.

There's a fire pit on prem and it's fun to enjoy S'Mores, and sing and listen to music or the sounds of the peaceful night sky. You'll see deer and occasionally, we've seen moose. Listen for the mysterious sound of the "ghost train" go by at night and the sound of the train from the 1800's go by!

Great ATV trails and hiking, fishing, or head to the Mt. Princeton spa for a dip or a slide... or enjoy horseback riding or white water rafting right nearby. We don't have cable TV, as this is truly a get away. We do have WIFI and phones at the house through the internet. You can hook up to WIFI if necessary. It's a remarkable getaway and you'll have memories to keep and enjoy from your mountain vacation at the original "foreman cabin" built originally in 1881, but completely updated and beautiful today!

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: 13:30 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - fold out queen airbed
  • Master has a Queen log bed that's super comfy, with beautiful mountain views. The bunkhouse sleeps 5 kids. The living room has a fold out queen air mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Near historic St. Elmo. Convenient to hiking, biking, fishing, white water rafting, horseback riding.


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Romantic, Cozy Cabin With 360 Degree Mountain Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Cozy cabin with something for everyone

  • 5 of 5

It was a welcome respite from the Texas heat! We just loved the location and our boys loved the 'bunkhouse'! I loved coffee on the porch and seeing a doe & her fawn walk by! We had rain during the day a few days, but the cabin was fully stocked with movies and games to wait it out! There's also a small, neighborhood lending library, a short walk around the corner. It's a quick 5 mile drive to Wright's Lake and even less to Chalk Lake or even right along the road to fish. Many places to bike, hike, geocache, and fish. It's also a short drive to Buena Vista and no too far from Salida if you need a little bit bigger town. We did not attempt the rafting (too much rain), but maybe next time? Horseback rides & ATV rentals also nearby. The owners were very quick to respond to questions. Thanks for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd visit and we couldn't be happier. Thanks again for having us!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved it.... very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! It was very clean and the view was wonderful. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas at the cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had our first Christmas away from home at this wonderful cabin in the woods. My husband and I stayed in the cabin, while our son and nephew stayed in the bunk house. From the very first ? about availability, to the service received during and after our stay, the Swifts were the absolute best property owners we have ever encountered. The location of the cabin is absolutely beautiful! Morning walks among nature and in serenity was healing and beautiful. The cabin is equipped with everything one needs to prepare all meals. I have referred the cabin to many of my friends and family should they visit the area. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alpine Fall Colors

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Stayed the last 2 weeks of September for the changing of the Aspens and 4 wheeling. The cabin was very nice and well kept. I would definitely stay here again and will recommend this cabin to others. Thanks again... John & Denise

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy little cabin

  • 5 of 5

House was great. Location was great.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Nathrop, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.99
Pet Fee £116.98
Damage Insurance £77.21
Damage Deposit £116.98

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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