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Elliott Ranch - Lena's Cabin Nestled on Gore Creek and Minutes away from Skiing

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 steam showers, hot tub, wifi, direct tv, washer/dryer

This 1800 sq ft rustic cabin sits on one of the most coveted properties in West Vail. It is nestled right on the Gore Creek and just minutes away from all major ski lifts. It has been recently restored and will make you feel like you have rented a mountain home. Built in 1912, many consider this cabin a landmark. The original owners, Hank and Lena Elliott, were the one of the original settlers in Vail. Their granddaughter, who still lives in the valley, authored a book detailing parts of their journey with original pictures of the cabin. See the website link for more information. You can read copies of the book during your stay.

The owners have installed modern amenities while still preserving it's historical mountain charm. With 4 bedrooms, this cabin offers privacy for all guests. No need to worry about guests sleeping on pull out sofas, etc. Everyone has a bed. There is a Queen Bedroom located on the lower level of the cabin which has a full bathroom. The other 3 bedrooms are on the upper level. The Master Bedroom, with King bed, has its own Master bathroom. The other 2 rooms, one with a bunk and one with a full bed, share a bathroom located in the hallway. It has a working fireplace which creates a very cozy environment. If the steam showers in the 2 bathrooms are not enough, there is a hot tub outside. After you relax, have a seat on the down couch (please make note of this if you are allergic to down). Once you sit down, you will not want to get up. THERE ARE ELECTRONIC CODE LOCKS ON THE DOORS. NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING A KEY/KEYCARD! This is an added bonus!!! The cabin has WIFI and Direct TV. It has natural gas heat. The amenities the cabin offers: gas stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee pot, cookware, silverware, table seats 7, fireplace, Direct TV, WIFI, steam showers, 3 full bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, hairdryers, towels, linens, steamer (for your clothes), electronic code locks on doors, hot tub, board games, puzzles, and beautiful views of the Gore Creek.

This is an exquisite property in a highly sought after location. It sits very close to the Marriott Streamside for a location reference. The closest bus stop is the "Underpass" stop. It is approx. 5-7 minute walk from the front door in the summer. Everything you need access to is less than a 5 minute drive ... grocery store, liquor store, restaurants, cafes, convenient stores and parks. You are closest to the Lionshead ski area which offers the gondola to the top of the mountain.

All reservations will be required to sign a rental agreement.

If you like to book last minute, please inquire about special last minute deals. We must have space on the calendar and be within 7 days of the time of arrival.

More Details

Crystal Sumner
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Crystal Sumner

I am a wife and mother of 2 young girls. Prior to moving to Colorado, I worked for luxury hotels in NYC. With a desire to start my own business, this was a perfect opportunity to have my own business while applying what I learned from the luxury hospitality industry.

Crystal Sumner purchased this house in 2016

Why Crystal Sumner chose West Vail

This property mirrors my personality. It is very welcoming and warm. It is a very unique property compared to others in Vail. It was homestead by Hank and Lena Elliott. I've had the pleasure of meeting their granddaughter and getting the book that shows pictures of the cabin during Hank and Lena's time. I am fascinated by its history and truly felt connected to it the moment I walked in. You will not find a cabin like it anywhere else in Vail within a closer proximity to the ski areas. It's location on the Gore Creek is very calming. The inside has modern amenities (2 steam showers, new appliances) while still preserving the cabin's mystique.

What makes this house unique

It is a Cabin that sleeps 7 comfortably. The cabin has 2 amazing steam showers. It is located right on the Gore Creek. You can do yoga while the rest of your family fishes. It is minutes away to the ski lifts. The steam showers can relax all your muscles after a day of family fun.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Vail in Vail

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Includes a STEAM SHOWER
    Queen Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Includes a STEAM SHOWER
    Shared Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is shared between the full and bunk bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Queen Bedroom- Lower Level - 1 Large Double Bed
    Full Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Full Bed
    BunkBed Bedroom - 1 Bunk Bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
This is an amazing property that sleeps 7 comfortably. It has a master bedroom with bath (includes a steam shower). The full bed and the bunk share a bathroom upstairs. The queen bed also has its own bathroom and television and is located downstairs. This property is convenient to everything. You can feel like a local when you visit the local favorites.


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Elliott Ranch - Lena's Cabin Nestled on Gore Creek and Minutes away from Skiing
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great spot, awesome cabin, great place to chill after a day of skiing. Kitchen is well equipped to cook.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to your next stay.
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

Always a nice time in Lena's Cabin. Sitting by the fire each night after a day of skiing is awesome. Great kitchen to cook and beds/bathrooms are nice. Not a closet with a futon tossed in to be called a bedroom. Steam showers are a great way to get the day going.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place near the slope

  • 5 of 5

Went there with 3 friend, each had our own Bedroom, place was in mint condition, the owner live next door and attend it to all our need, Spa was top condition, had wood all the time for the fireplace, would definitely reconsider renting there when i go back to Vail

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location, cute cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cozy cabin, great location. Would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back. Thanks for being great guests.
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Best in Vail

  • 5 of 5

Crystal was incredibly helpful and responsive when I contacted her to plan our last minute trip to the mountains for an extended weekend to relax. Upon arrival, we knew we had lucked out! The setting instantly relaxed us. The cabin gave us that feeling of being surrounded by mountain charm; the type of feeling you just can't get at most locations. The beautifully restored cabin is tucked right in between the base of the mountain and Gore Creek. The snow that fell our last night topped off the entire mini-vacation. The owners were more than helpful. They went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of and made excellent restaurant recommendations. We cannot wait to return! Thank you, Crystal and Jeff!!! We loved every minute of our trip.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is probably the nicest place I have ever stayed.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful log cabin built in 1917. It has been completely modernized but it still has that quaint homely feeling. We stayed in the master upstairs. The bed was more comfortable than the one we have at home and the bathroom was incredible. We enjoyed the sauna before taking a shower. The bedroom was huge. Loved the entire decor of the cabin. It has a down filled vintage sofa that is not only beautiful but very comfortable. There is a view of Gore Creek from the front porch where we tried our luck at fishing. There is a hot tub that we didn't have time to use. Definitely next time. Another asset is that there is a free bus to Vail Village that stops just a minutes walk down the road. We are looking forward to another trip in March and will be reserving this cabin for another long weekend. Beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Eagle County Regional Airport (Eagle, Vail)
Nearest Barpub
0.04 Miles
Westside Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Westside Cafe
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Lionshead Village
Car: recommended

The cabin is minutes away from everything you need. If you are coming for the skiing, it is in a marvelous location. You are minutes from Vail Village/Lionshead. You can take the bus which picks up steps from the driveway. If you are coming for the summer, there are multiple activities to enjoy from whitewater rafting to fishing. The grocery store and liquor store is across the street (.04 miles). You are also close to all the wonderful restaurants in Vail, Edwards, Avon/Beaver Creek. This cabin is a must visit property. CoTaxID31256375


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £186.08
Damage Deposit £372.15

Please inquire on discounts if your reservation is over a Tuesday night.
If you have more guests show up to the property than originally put on your reservation, you will be charged an extra $75 night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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