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Pretty Rocky Mountain Retreat Near Buena Vista & Breckenridge

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14+)

Welcome to Lodge of the Rockies LLC - a beautiful vacation retreat, mountain home, & relaxing getaway set amongst aspens, pines, spruce with awesome views. Enjoy this 3,500 sq. ft. expansive one-of-a-kind lodge and the beauty & adventure of the area. The mountain home here is an attractive lodge in a wilderness setting, a relaxing and fun retreat in the middle of many world-class Colorado recreational activities year-round. Enjoy with family and friends. Entertain & relax here in this 2007 new mountain home with majestic architecture, attractive interiors, providing comfortable mountain elegance with a rustic flair. You will find a strong family and lodge presence yet an attractive romantic aura, a resplendent getaway for couples. In the frontier-elegant-territorial style with panoramic views. Part of original Western Union Ranch, an appealing mountain community, close but not too close to towns & neighbors. Whether you have Ritz-Carl or Best West travel budget - reward your group & yourself, enjoy your lodging here. And skip fighting the high season crowds in town. Get much more, spend far less. And check 'Traveler Reviews' for prior visit notes.

All four seasons activities abound. In the center of dozens of world-class rocky mountain activities and points of interest. Skiing, snowboarding, rafting, hiking, fishing, boating, historical touring, sightseeing, biking, hot springs, world class pastimes, world class relaxing, more. Skiing & boarding at Breckenridge & Monarch, snowshoeing, natural hot springs, and snowmobiling are nearby. Rafting the beautiful Arkansas River at rafting capital of Colorado and U.S. (the most rafted river in the country) in close by Buena Vista, nearby Gold Medal fishing, hiking, biking. Tour dozens of inspiring activities in all directions nearby - sightsee the area rich in expansive beauty, recreation and history. Find one-of-a-kind 1/4, 1/2 & full-day excursions to Royal Gorge, Leadville, Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak Cog Railway, Cripple Creek/Victor mining & gaming, Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of Gunnison National Parks, and much more.

Buena Vista and Fairplay nearby are incomparable gems. Expansive views of close-by buffalo & collegiate peaks 'fourteeners' that leap into view. Gold medal fishing at Antero, Spinney & Eleven Mile Lakes and Dream Stream (300,000 visitors/yr.). Big fish caught often and year-round. Hunting big game with permits fall/winter. View fall colors, enjoy Indian summers. Fascinating historical references throughout the area. Enjoy the fresh air, surrounding fun, pristine beauty, rest and relaxation the majestic high-country of Colorado offers. Peaceful landscapes, walks and rides out the front door, dedicated parkland a minute away, and world-class activities nearby. Enjoy this beautiful area of Colorado & be favorably impressed with your lodging. Enjoyable activities all directions. In the center of it all, yet away from it all too.. Well-suited for family reunions, apres’ ski parties, group retreats, after rafting relaxation, quiet romantic getaways. Good base camp for the outdoorsman and their family. Ladies & gentlemen enjoy the creature comforts, expansive architecture and rustic wild out the front door, while kids enjoy indoor play areas and outdoor activities. Combine adventure, relaxation and romance in your vacation getaway.

Located over 2+ acres covered with aspens, spruce, pines. Out front view includes majestic mountains, nearby Lake Antero (best fishing Colorado 2007) and big valley rangelands. Enjoy the frontier feel of the lodge and built-in comforts. Many places to gather or spread out - 3,480 sq ft - with (4) indoor and (2) outdoor gathering areas, (4) attractive bedrooms and (3) designer bathrooms. There are:(2) floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, (2) gourmet kitchens (one with island, one galley style) with breakfast/lounge bar and dining areas, picture windows, seperate loft, living, recreation and raised sitting rooms for family gatherings, wet bar, (2) jetted tubs and (3) dual-spray spa showers, custom granite, slate & Italian tiles throughout & attractive rustic & country decor. (3) warming pellet stoves provide real woodburning fires (5 total) to enjoy. 50/30 amp RV service & parking. Full wraparound deck w/ barbecue, partial veranda & loft walkout balcony. Items supplied: (3) mountain bikes, (1) PS3 & (1) PS2 for kids with (15)+ popular titles, About (20)+ popular DVDs, fishing poles, (4)+ pairs snowshoes.

See (175+) photos of property and area at bottom of this page: 'Links to more information: CLICK HERE - Pretty Mountain Home in the Colorado Rockies'.

What to bring: Sunglasses, sunscreen, cameras, water bottles, gloves, snow & ski or rafting clothing, boots, and good socks. See local winter and summer outfitters to round out your gear. Ambiance and amiability increased using an element of the European salon style decor with items that enhance connection to local frontier area (we anticipate guests want to connect to local lodge and outdoor ambiance for their getaway visit and therefore do not adhere to KonMari austere influences. We're at ~9,000 ft. - so take some time to acclimate and consult your doctor for recommendations for each arriving person in your group. Enjoy the high country, thanks for taking care of the place & thanks for staying at Lodge of the Rockies LLC - 9000 feet above average!!

Booking deposit (aka 'hold dates') of $300 becomes security deposit which is 100% returned if mountain home is left as found ($150 of $300 is non-refundable if reservation is cancelled to prevent people from blocking schedule from other vacationers). Cleaning fee may increment $10/guest for groups larger than (12). Small (2-3%) Paypal fees responsibility of guests. Groups larger than (24) considered, priced as agree case by case.

Listing advertisement here subject to subsequent industry standard rental agreement accepted upon customer customer reservation.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Christopher

Significant time and funds invested to build one unique & awe-inspiring mountain home in Colorado. Hope you like it!..

Christopher purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Christopher chose Hartsel

Enjoyed the ambience, views, and location.

What makes this lodge unique

Attractive mountain home and base camp, rally point at the foot of dozens of great things to do in all directions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have a great place and it was an excellent first vacation rental experience for us!! The notes/instructions throughout the house were extremely helpful. The host and the house were perfect for my family! We had 12 people ranging from age 7 to age 62 and all of us loved the place. We saw deer, birds, and rabbits every morning at the house. It was quiet and clean. Everything is labeled in the house with instructions for easy use. There are plenty of towels, bedding, cooking utensils, etc., that makes the stay so much easier and homier. Next time we go to Colorado, we will absolutely be checking to see if this place is available for us again!!
Jun 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Hartsel, Colorado

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Loft + Den - 1 double bed , 1 child bed , 2 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Full size. , Baby Cribs (1) Eddie Bauer bassinet and Eddie Bauer high chair. Toddler bed (crib size mattress) by Delta with linens. No crib yet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One queen sleeper sofa, one full sleeper sofa., Murphy Beds (1) Other bedding (inflatable air mattresses) and sleeping bags/blankets available if large group pre-arranged. Inflatables air mattresses new from manufacturer often leak - may require periodic refilling during use.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
(4) sets of adult snowshoes, several sleds, (4) Mountain bikes and several fishing poles & reels available for guests use.


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Pretty Rocky Mountain Retreat Near Buena Vista & Breckenridge
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 104 reviews
Tahlequah, OK

Great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this property. It was close to whitewater rafting and lots of trails to hike. The owners supplied us with a lot of information on different trails, etc so we didn't have to do any further research of the area. There are a lot of animals in the area; we saw mule deer, antelope, jack rabbits, mountain goats (on a hike), and a moose. Great way to get away.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great home and location❤️❤️ Definitely recommend for large group. Kiddos loved the games

  • 5 of 5

Great home and location. We loved all the extras in the home. Great for large group.

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had fun

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Christopher was great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Everyone loved their stay at this Cabin!! This property is wonderful!!! Very large cabin and extremely well equipped to accommodate our large group! Everyone had a great time away! Thank you for allowing us to rent your property!

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great amenities, very well stocked with anything you would ever need.

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful large house. It is stocked with almost anything you would ever need to go on vacation. It is a little bit far from restaurants and other entertainment. The house was large enough so everyone could find their own place to hang out. The only drawback what is the distance to amenities and things to do.

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your favorable review of our attractive mountain home. We are excited about our pristine location over others in commercial districts. Here are just a few reasons: We are in a pretty and nice area. You can see herds of hundreds of elk, buffalo, and antelope grazing occasionally nearby. We offer something different yet with many upscale amenities. Majestic and wide open mountain views, walks and hikes starting at the front porch. Media (SAT, worldwide music) on tap. Great locale for centered touring to many key Colorado sites (kaleidoscope of choices – DreamStream Gold Medal waters fishing streams and lakes, Collegiate Peaks, historic mining towns, majestic sightseeing all directions, Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak, casino gaming (set in historic mining towns), Leadville, highest golf in U.S., hot springs, national parks in vicinity. Outdoor playground at our doorstep. Star viewing at night exceptional. We offer the ambience of multiple warming and restoring fireplaces. Colorado is about beautiful high country and if you want to be ideally located to tour in all directions to many highlights – few spots excel more. Many of our natural amenities flourish here. Towns nearby – one 12 miles east, one 15 miles west, one 20 miles north. All sorts of town diversions, distractions, services and touring close but not too close. Among most scenic highways in U.S. getting to/from these towns. Yet at our site we do not offer city commotions, curbs, taillights, exhausts, Walmarts, car alarms or horns to impact relaxation and get-togethers. Most guests spend 50+ weeks a year in a commercial district – that’s why we differ. We offer a quality (almost elegant) refuge and getaway situated at the doorstep to the Colorado high country (we have just (400) other mountain home in our area spread over (1,500) (2) to (5) acre parcels). Thanks for your visit!!
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Pretty Rocky Mountain Home in Hartsel, Colorado

  • 5 of 5

For sure the home was pretty as well as large and comfortable. I coordinated the stay with seven other friends in a Men's Group. We originally were looking at a winter retreat and booked it with Chris, the owner. The date fell through and Chris was able to accommodate us for our September retreat, without a penalty.

The space was perfect for our needs. The fireplace was great and the rooms/bathrooms were plentiful. I played about a dozen games of ping pong in the garage and was, for the record, undefeated! We found a great trail going toward Fairplay where we hiked for several hours. We did not see any other hikers, just trees, particularly aspens in their full glory. We also walked on the road adjacent to the VRBO which had no traffic whatsoever.

Chris was an excellent host and was very responsive to email and phone calls. The response from the other six men was also favorable. Thank you Chris for everything.

Barry Rosenberg

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snowshoeing in immediate area, (4) pairs (adult 2M, 2F) of nice snowshoes provided, (3) mountain bikes provided, several fishing poles/reels provided, other sporting goods available for use.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Hartsel, Colorado

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
19 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holidays
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$203.22
Pet Fee AU$79.93
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$406.44

~50% of lodging amount at time of booking, balance with Security Deposit @ (25) days prior to arrival. Rates shown up to (10) persons. $18/nt. for extra guests. Cleaning fee varies $79-$199 per group size. $150 of Security Deposit Non Refundable if calendar block no-show/cancellation. Credit Card Conv. Fee 2.9%. Security deposit return adjusted for late incremental guests, unlikely damages, etc. Minimum night stays may vary from published above. Thank you!
Some agreed stays subject to guests quoted number of persons arriving-changing guests arriving subject to partial cancellation provisions of rental agreement. This listing advertisement subject to standard rental agreement sent by email after booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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