FIBArk - "The Nations Oldest Whitewater Festival" on the Arkansas River in Salida is just a scenic hour and a half away (66 scenic miles) June 13 - 16. Experience Pinion Flats, a two bedroom, one bath, full kitchen cabin/casita, sleeps 6 nestled in the beautiful Wet Mountains. A great off-the-grid vacation get-away from cell phones and Wi-Fi. (There is a DVD player and MP3 player.) Awesome star gazing in the wide-open dark night sky. Enjoy watching Wet Mountain cloud formations and Golden Eagles throughout the day while relaxing on large redwood deck! Wake up to the panoramic view of 9,000' McKinley Mountain. Make your own meals in the full kitchen with the unique gathering table for six or cook outdoors on the 3-burner propane grill. Sleep comfortably in the queen bed, twin beds or double bed futon. Winter months evoke the use of the efficient wood stove and/or propane heating for cozy warmth. Fire wood is supplied. On sight horseshoes. Out-the-door hiking on our surrounding private property or just relax in the hammocks.
Cabin with full modern kitchen for all your cooking needs sleeps six
LeAnn and Doug Bair
About LeAnn and Doug Bair
We completed the casita construction June 2017. It was a husband and wife effort and a lot of work, but there was never a day we didn't say "we built here because we found a spot on this earth we want to be at all the time!" Mountain living is the place to be for us who originally came from North Dakota and Ohio/Michigan/New Mexico. We generally will be at our cabin across the road at 1790 Durfee Circle.
Why LeAnn and Doug Bair chose Westcliffe
We used to love camping in the area, but campsites were consolidated and hard to find, so we bought a piece of land to camp on. One thing led to another, thus the casita VRBO building project!
What makes this Cabin unique
Peaceful outdoor mountain living is rejuvenating and healing. It is great to be off the utility grid solar energy. Always amazes us! Night skies are unbelievably peppered with stars and constellations. A star gazers must! “All men have stars, but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems... But all these stars are silent. You-You alone will have stars as no one else has them... In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night. You, only you, will have stars that can laugh! And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me... You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure... It will be as if, in place of the stars, I had given you a great number of little bells that knew how to laugh.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We had an absolutely amazing time at the Casita!! Very clean and cozy, Doug and LeAnn have thought of everything to make your stay fantastic! We definitely enjoyed not having WiFi or Cell service; it allowed us to spend amazing quality time with our kids playing games, watching movies and exploring outside when it wasn’t snowing!! We will definitely be returning in the future!!
Hi Julie! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the casita! Sometimes it is good to get away from the internet! Hope to see you again,
LeAnn and Doug
Great little cabin
Our family of 5 had a great time at this little cabin -it was just the vacation we needed. We went for walks, played games, watched movies, read books, and took naps.
One thing to note, which is clearly called out in the listing, but that we just overlooked, is that there in not a microwave (maybe because the cabin is all solar), so no microwave popcorn for us -but that didn't stop us from having a great time!
A big thanks to Doug and LeAnn for sharing their little cabin with us.
Thank you, Matthew and all, for experiencing Pinion Flats at Rancho Arturo! You are correct about no microwave due to the solar power system, so we will be adding a Whirly Pop soon!
We hope to see you again!
LeAnn and Doug
We loved staying. It was a wonderful getaway.
Dear Anne and family,
Thank you for your review! It was so nice to meet you and we are glad you had a great day skiing at Monarch. Hope to see you again!
LeAnn and Doug
Our 5 night stay at Rancho Arturo was perfect! We were looking for a place to enjoy nature, family and hopefully snow. We found it all! The casita was immaculate, warm and comfortable. The pictures do not do it justice. It had everything we needed and more. There were so many little extras provided by the owners and their hospitality went above and beyond! We enjoyed reading through all the detailed information on the local wildlife and activities in the area. We used the walking sticks and binoculars that were provided. The property has 360 degree views of breathtaking scenery of the mountains and forest. There was plenty of acreage to take short hikes and explore. And we got to enjoy all of this with a fresh blanket of snow. We knew there was no cell or internet service as well as no cable or satellite and that's exactly how we wanted it! We were there to connect to nature and family and it was amazing! Our daughter got to see snow for the first time, our son was forced to "unplug" and they both loved it! There were no complaints and they liked it so much, they want to move there! This place is magical, peaceful, serene, beautiful and grounding. Thank you
LeAnn and Doug for sharing this special place for others to enjoy. We'll be back!
Dear Brian and family,
Thank you for your great review! It was so nice to meet you and we are thrilled you got to experience some snow! We hope to see you again! LeAnn and Doug
Very clean and well equipped! Perfect location!
We had a fabulous time at the cabin and exploring the surrounding areas. Tranquil, breathtaking views, and remote yet close to snow activities, We highly recommend this cabin! We will definitely be back.
Thank you for your kind review! We are so happy you had a great time! Hope to see you again,
LeAnn and Doug
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Doug and LeAnn's casita. They were so kind and helpful. It's on a beautiful piece of property, very secluded and relaxing. We loved our hikes on their place, it has wonderful views!! The casita is very clean and stylishly decorated. It was supplied with everything we needed to prepare our meals that we brought with us. If you are looking for some things to do close by, we highly recommend Bishop Castle, and a scenic drive to Canon City via Oak Creek Grade. We hope to stay again soon. And as someone else mentioned in a previous review, the table really does glow in the dark!!
Thank you, Roxanne, for your kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope
to see you again! LeAnn and Doug
ATVs are allowed on Custer county roads! Please let us know the number of ATVs in your party to be respectful of our neighbors. FISHING at Lake DeWeese, San Isabel Lake and Grape Creek. HUNTING ZONE 69 is minutes away. Bishop's Castle is 25 miles east on 96 to 165 south.