A new, custom-built home completed in Fall 2018, "Mountain Millhouse" is the per
About Linda Erley
Becoming an Airbnb host feels like a natural fit for me as I was raised in the South where hospitality was a part of my upbringing. I also spent several years as a corporate concierge where I refined my skills in assisting others in creating memorable experiences. I'm a mom of 3 amazing adult sons. I Grew up in Louisiana and I am now living in Colorado with my husband Bruce and Portuguese Water dog Matilda (Tilly). I enjoy hiking and exploring the Colorado Rockies! I love spending time with family, cooking, reading historical fictions and my bible. I can't live without my coffee and love vacationing with my husband in Kauai. I am very blessed and thankful for my husband, three sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law and two precious grandchildren! Oh, and I will always welcome a good bowl of gumbo, red beans and rice and cast iron skillet cornbread!
Linda Erley purchased this Cabin in 2018
Why Linda Erley chose Fairplay
This gorgeous area of the Rocky Mountains in my opinion is a "hidden gem of the Colorado Rockies"! We thought why get stressed driving up I-70 in all the traffic to the winter ski resorts or summer hiking spots and attractions when you can enjoy the calm beauty of driving up Hwy. 285. Going back and forth to visit our son at Western State College years ago we discovered this part of the Rocky Mountains many people do not know about; yet, it is only 35 minutes from Breckenridge Ski Resort over Hoosier Pass. We said for years that we would love to own a piece of property here. God opened a door for us to step into in 2018 and purchase the "Mountain Millhouse" just outside of Fairplay Colorado and we are so grateful for this gift. It's a charming area with wonderful people. The builder who first began the costruction had a mill on the property where he was hewning wood for the home, hence, the "Mountain Millhouse". We think too that it actually has the look of an old millhouse. It is a gorgeous 2 acres of pine wooded property with mountain peaks beyond. We can't wait to make memories here since our family loves the outdoors. I am a cajun gal from Southern Louisiana and I would come to Colorado to ski while in college. I fell in love with these mountains and this state. We have 3 amazing sons, 3 wonderful daughters-in-law and 2 precious grandchildren. We wanted a place in the mountains for all of us to come together to relax, enjoy the outdoors, catch up, laugh and make many memories! We have found it here and are so excited to share it with you also! Come for a will not want to leave.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We had such a great stay here! The property is beautiful. Would definitely recommend.
We spent a week at this wonderful cabin! Mountain Millhouse was a great place to come back to after a day of riding our UTV on the nearby mountain trails. Linda and Bruce were very accommodating and thought of everything a guest could want. Would definitely stay there again.
We had a small issue with the water, because I did not read the house manual thoroughly, not the fault of the property owners. I called and they were excellent and the problem was resolved after talking with them.
Hot weather getaway
We loved the views and the animals we saw along the roads leading to the cabin. Very close to all activities we wanted to do, but secluded enough to get away from it all. Linda was very helpful and we loved the greetings and special treats to welcome us. The kids played games, and built puzzles that were provided. We plan on coming back soon.
This cabin is a rare find, we were extremely lucky to have it available for our dates. It was pure joy to return home after day activities.
New, full of smell of fresh-cut wood, perfectly clean. Beautiful, well thought-through living area. We enjoyed a fireplace every day. Thank you for wood supply and for having it all set up for the first light-up. It is a very nice warm touch!! Thank you!!!!
A warm greeting note coupled with an artisan bag of chips and salsa melted our hearts.
Kitchen is immaculate with all needed supplies, great quality cookware, dishware.
Just everything in the cabin is very high quality. Gas-stove, silent dishwasher, awesome washer/dryer.
We were also very impressed with bedding quality, cloud-like pillows and blankets. Just a dream.
Hot tub is huge, clean and well-maintained. Stargazing and enjoying wood views from it was unforgettable.
The owner is very responsive, nice, attentive and patient.
I would recommend this cabin and jealous of all people who'll be able enjoy it. I really hope to come in the area for vacation again and be able to enjoy this cabin.
Thank you so very much for having us!!!
Beautiful home in the mountains
We had a wonderful time at the Mountain Millhouse! Our host was very kind and responsive and the house is beautiful and spotless; really the photos in this listing do not do it justice! We were greeted with a gift of champagne, chips and salsa in celebration of our 35th wedding anniversary. The home is well stocked with high end amenities, and we really loved soaking in the new hot tub under the stars and full moon in the cool mountain air! The beds were very comfortable and our teenage daughters didn't mind sharing a room when they saw the comfortable queen bunk beds. It took a few days to acclimate to the altitude (drink lots of water and bring Ibuprofen) and the mountain air is very dry (Carmex is a must), but overall it was certainly worth it!
The area is stunning! The house is in the woods with Aspens and pine trees all around. We saw elk, fox, deer, antelope, rabbits, ground squirrels and huge ravens. We loved "Ash" the neighbor's sweet old dog who came to visit, and enjoyed horseback riding at American Safari Ranch outside of Fairplay, hiking the nearby trails and visiting neighboring towns (Breckenridge and Buena Vista). All of the old buildings in the South Park museum were fun to explore. The drive to and from Denver is stunning. We stopped at Dinosaur Ridge on the way back to the airport and absolutely LOVED seeing the dinosaur footprints and exploring the fossils in the area.
We had a wonderful family vacation and highly recommend this home and its hosts for the perfect mountain retreat!