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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Office, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy this 2600 square foot custom-finished log home (non-smoking) in the San Juan Mountains in beautiful Lake City Colorado. Rock the afternoon away on the covered front porch or enjoy the sunny 440 sq. foot deck overlooking the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River with patio table and umbrella, gas grill and beautiful views of Round Mountain and Red Mountain. Relax to the sound of the river flowing by the rustic gazebo. This home was completed in 2007 with granite countertops, stained glass accents, hardwood floors, 22 foot vaulted aspen ceilings and is situated on seven town lots. Lake City is truly a mountain paradise!

The kitchen is fully equipped including cookware, mixer, dishes, crockpot, pancake griddle, dishwasher, trash compater, and a warming drawer. The new gas grill is just outside the double glass doors leading from the kitchen to the deck. The intimate dining room will seat 6 - 8 people with additional seating for two at the granite-topped island.

The master suite has double glass doors leading to a deck overlooking the river and a lovely new king-sized mattress (January 2014). The private bath has double sinks with a tub/shower with a glass door. The art glass window provides a wonderful mountain breeze.

The upstairs bedroom with queen bed and private balcony affords magnificent views of the river and canyon. The second upstairs bedroom has a queen bed with views of the town. Between the two bedrooms is a spacious, shared bath with doors from each bedroom. Each bedroom has a huge walk-in closet as well. This larged, shared bath has double pedestal sinks separated by a granite top vanity. The tub/shower combination with glass doors and toilet are in a separate room. These two upstairs bedrooms lead into the large loft furnished with a rustic-but-new pool table with a catwalk leading to an electronic Yamaha keyboard. All beds have heated mattress pads, and there is central heat for your comfort as well.

The upstairs bedrooms were designed to have naturally circulating air. What this means is that each of the two upstairs bedrooms have 20 foot vaulted ceilings, and the air from the two rooms escapes upward. And the center wall of each of the rooms is 9 feet tall. However, part of the ceiling of each of the two rooms is open so that air escapes and naturally circulates with all of the air in the home. This creates a natural, circulating air system that keeps the temperatures extremely comfortable. Although these two rooms are side-by-side, there are two closets and a bathroom separating them. Because of the design (and ceiling fans in both upstairs rooms and two over the loft), even snoring & conversation can generally not even be detected outside of your bedroom.

There is ample parking for multiple vehicles including an RV area with both 30 and 50 amp service and a carport. A lockable 180 sq foot storage room off the carport gives you ample space to safely store bicycles, coolers, and sporting gear out of the weather. There are 5 bicyles (including a child's bike) and an air pump for your enjoyment.

The upstairs loft with skylights and mountain-view windows is stocked with Monopoly, puzzles, cards, UNO, Phase 10, Skipbo, and a collection of various novels. This is a great getaway area to spend undisturbed time on a puzzle or enjoy a book in the comfortable chair with your feet up on the ottoman. The new 46' Sony Bravia LCD television in the great room has a PlayStation 3 with 2 controllers that plays both traditional CD and Blue Ray discs (bring your own games or extra controllers for hours of fun!).

The laundry room is equipped with washer, dryer, ironing board, iron and clothes rack. Laundry detergent is also supplied.

With the cabin situated in the old historic district, you are within a few blocks of the downtown area, post office, multiple eating establishments, churches, town parks, coffee shops, post office, fly fishing shop, quaint shops, visitors' center, movie theater, and new state-of-the-art medical center. So relaxing to just to keep your car parked and watch the fawns frolic through town!

The town of Creede (outstanding theater in the summer, restaurants, shopping art galleries, excellent fly fishing & guides) is about an hour to the south, and the larger ski-towns of Gunnison (50 miles to the north) and Crested Butte (1 1/2 hours north) are fun day trips with river rafting (check out Taylor River in Gunnison), restaurants (Garlic Mike's in Gunnison), and many speciality shops. The coffee bistro and Colorado-style Mexican food at Donita's in Crested Butte are family favorites. All three of these small towns--Gunnsion, Creede, and Crested Butte are easy day trips from Lake City. For those wanting a national park experience, a day hike through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is guaranteed not to disappoint.

You'll be sure to thoroughly enjoy your stay in this picturesque mountain town which is truly a step back in time.

SNAPSHOTS THAT DESCRIBE THIS CABIN: on the river, two story (non-smoking), fishing, spacious decks for entertaning or morning reading, quiet gazebo with beautiful mountain views, close enough to town to walk to quaint restaurants and town activities, old fashioned ice cream parlor on the square, talented community theater, burgers at the saloon, three cozy coffee shops, awesome hiking to fourteeners or the waterfalls of Cataract Gulch, evening drives to see the moose and elk, Lake City ski hill & world class snowmobiling all winter, bike or fourwheel up mountain trails . . . . Truly a hidden mountain paradise!

The RIVER CABIN is smoke-free and is available year-round. Inquire for long-term rates for stays of 8+ nights, especially perfect for watching the aspens change in September and October or just relaxing in the beautiful of the winter wonderland.

Owned and operated by MOUNTAIN MEMORIES, described by many as having Lake City's finest rentals with the special touches usually seen in the country's nicest B & B's. Please see our sister properties, the Vandiver Cabin (VRBO #427595) and the Bennett Place (VRBO 959925), which is directly next door! Combining the River Cabin and the Bennett Place will give large groups and families ample space for get togethers and the amenities found only in the finest mountain homes and resort destinations.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Joslyn

Come and experience Colorado's best kept secret!

Joslyn purchased this cabin in 2010

What makes this cabin unique

Enjoy fly fishing along the riverfront or taking a 5-minute walk to one of the local coffee shops for an afternoon mocha. And the old fashioned ice cream parlor has the best ice cream, milk shakes, and banana splits in Colorado. An early morning hike to the base of Uncompahgre Peak (fourteener), fly fishing lessons, and hikes to the waterfalls of Cataract Gulch (past Lake San Cristobal) are our favorite memories.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to Lake City for our grandson's wedding and had the rehearsal dinner under a tent in the backyard. It was awesome! The house allowed us visits from the bride's parents and amazingly also had an RV hook-up. The supplies were more than accommodating. Most homes are not this well-supplied. We will be coming back.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Lake City, Colorado

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) downstairs; heated mattress pad with wireless remote, Queen size Beds (1) upstairs bedroom with balcony; heated mattress pad, Queen size Beds (1) upstairs bedroom; heated mattress pad, Child Beds (1) trundle daybed in loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofa bed in office
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Storage room for sporting equipment, private river frontage, ceiling fans, 30 and 50 AMP RV service, outdoor hot & cold water


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average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews

Wonderfully comfortable home in the beautiful San Juan Mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Family members gathered from all across the USA to rest, relax, visit, eat, fish, hike and take in the Wine and Music Festival. Riverfront Log Cabin was the perfect spot for us. The weather was wonderful allowing us to enjoy the outside patio areas as well as the lovely cabin itself. We hope we can stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 21/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Enjoy Lake City!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best vacation rentals we have stayed at in the Rockies. A lovely home in the heart of Lake City that has everything. Joslyn has covered all of the bases with wonderful towels, linens, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and decorated to perfection. An easy walk to some of the nicer restaurants in town but just enough off the main drag to make for a very quiet river setting. Internet speed was great... 12Mp down, 1.5 up and very reliable which made running our business remotely a dream. Thanks Joslyn for answering all of our questions. We really enjoyed our stay at your lovely Colorado home.

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. My family felt at home right away. It's beautiful but cozy as well. The kitchen had everything I needed to cook several large meals. The grill worked great. The decks on front and back are so relaxing. My son fished from our back yard. We used the provided bicycles to enjoy the path behind the house. This is a great home and we hope to always stay here when we return to lake city.

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montgomery, TX

Lovely as always

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth stay with this owner--the second in this particular cabin. This cabin is clean and well stocked with an unbeatable location. It is right on the river within walking distance of everything. The effort of the owner and manager to make sure you are well cared for is what really sets this place apart. An excellent choice for a memorable family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the fifth time my husband and I have been to Lake City. This has been our favorite cabin. Jocelyn has done a wonderful job in making this cabin cozy and a feeling of warmth. The decorations, Bible verses and provisions really made the stay extra special. My daughters loved the walk and bike rides to the park and to the soda shop to enjoy an ice cream cone. I loved sitting at the gazebo by the river and watching the deer.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a great vacation experience! Beautiful house, fantastic views, friendly people... that about sums it up.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$237.14
Damage Insurance AU$79.95

7 nt min in July; 4 nt min all other mths (check open dates on VRBO calendar). $175 cleaning fee. $500 security deposit due to reserve dates. Lease payment due 60 days prior to check-in. Cancellations received at least 21 days prior to check-in will be refunded 50% of lease payment. Cancellation fees apply.

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.