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  • We Know Snow
  • Front Entrance
  • Living Room
  • Bar/Kitchen
  • Sleeping Loft w/ Balcony
  • HOT Tub
  • Guided Day or Extended Hikes
  • Summit Spainish Peaks - One Day
  • Thousands of Miles of Hiking Experience
  • Abundant Wildlife on Protected Land
  • Entry Fall Colors
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Per Week
$595 - $795
Property Type
 Cabin
Location
 Mountain, Rural
Bedrooms
 3
Bathrooms
 2
Sleeps
 8
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Description of this Fort Garland Vacation Rental Cabin

Nestled in the dense pine forests of the Sangre de Cristo Range of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Off I-25 west of Walsenburg and east of Ft.Garland, Forbes Park is a private gated community encompassing over 13000 acres of fenced and protected land. Over 5000 acres of which is commons land, preserved for residents use and can never be built on or developed. Our cabin is located approximately 13 miles into the rear of the park, a short walk from the San Isabel National Forest Trail head. Far from "all" the civilized world's distractions. We now offer guided, birding, hiking, and wildlife viewing excursions. Miles of Cross country skiing and snowmobiling from the front door on seldom plowed roads and old logging trails, which we seldom see anyone on for most of the winter months.

Off the grid, total solar, not even "connected" to the world.

Abundant wildlife, including Elk, Deer, Bear, Porcupine, Bobcat, Turkey, and Mountain Lion, all of which have been observed "on" the property. Interested in the bull elk you saw? Not here, but you can meet him on his turf just up the trail and into the National Forest. Hunting is permitted there and we know the folks you need to know for assistance with game ventures during the seasons. We can assist with most any arrangements for small or big game hunts.
NOTE: Forbes Park Landowners Association restricts access to the national forest from the park. We must escort our guests per FPLOA/CCC covenants. All Colorado hunting regulations are supported and enforced! Absolutely no hunting or discharging of any weapon is allowed within the boundries of Forbes Park! A copy of these rules/regs furnished upon request.

Constant comfort at 10,000 feet, during the winter, provided by radiant floor heating and a very efficient wood burning heater. During the summer it is so cool you will need to wear long sleeves at night with the windows open. Light snows can surprise you at anytime, even during the summer months.

Seven years now and we still are grabbing our book to identify new birds on our porch feeders. You can literally approach and "touch" our Hummingbirds. We have photos of the hummers perched on our fingers. We have Gray jays that will perch on your knee and eat from your hands. Our occasional bear visitors (no Grizzlys) are much more shy than the birds. They don't normally approach anywhere near if anyone is out and about. Bear sightings are very rare but increasing in frequency. We have photos of them, which we took from the porch, early one morning, while sitting quietly sipping our tea. Cougar sitings are extremely rare, but I have, along with several guests, observed a large cougar walking through the back yard.
Winters are not for words. Words will never describe the beauty of these mountains following a heavy snow. Never worry, first light, following moderate to heavy snows, and our snow plows are already on their way up the roads. Our home owners association contracts out properly maintained snow removal in excess of six inches. Occupied roads, such as ours are kept clear year round, but would it be BAD to get snowed in for a day? We think not! Besides, most guests will already be out on our snow mobiles riding the miles of seldom plowed "back" roads and trails which join the back of our property. We have ridden on snows well over four feet in depth from the back of the property. Kids will play tirelessly, all day on paths we plow for their sleds. You won't have any trouble getting them into bed at night, leaving you time for some Caveman television! Winter play will bring out the kid in anyone and you will not want to leave here!

Three bedrooms, a sleeping loft, and a sleeper sofa can comfortably accommodate nine (max.) persons. We also have a, not included, heated basement apartment with a half bath. We prefer to be on-site to better serve our guests and assist with unexpected needs.

Amenities of this Cabin

  • Property Amenities:
    • Balcony
    • Full Kitchen
    • Hardwood Floors
    • Heating
    • Internet Access
    • Linens Provided
    • Parking
    • Ski In/Out
    • Towels Provided
    • View (Mountains)
    • Wood Stove
  • Property Appliances:
    • Alarm Clock
    • Barbecue
    • Blender
    • CD Player
    • Ceiling Fan
    • Charcoal Grill
    • Clothes Dryer
    • Coffee Maker
    • Computer
    • Dish Washer
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Gas Grill
    • Iron
    • Oven
    • Radio
    • Refrigerator (Full)
    • Stereo
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • TV
    • TV (Cable/Satellite)
    • Washing Machine
  • Bedrooms Configuration:
    • Queen Beds: 1
    • Double Beds: 1
    • Twin Beds: 3
    • Sofa Beds: 1
  • Activities & Attractions:
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Hiking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Restaurants
    • Shopping
    • Site-Seeing
    • Skiing
    • Snowmobiling
    • Walking

Location of this Cabin in Fort Garland, Southeast Colorado

Nearest airport: Alamosa

Rental Rates

Rates shown in $ USD  
Rate Period Nightly Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly
Base Rate   $595 - $795
Holiday Special Event
Nov 01, 2011-Mar 01, 2012
NA NA $795 NA
Basic off season.
Mar 01, 2011-Oct 30, 2011
NA NA $595 NA

Nov 01-Mar 01 and major holidays.. $795/weekMar 02-Oct 30 .. $595/week. Extra fee for parties over four.Nightly rates, $115 party of 4, $130 major holidays. $15 ea additional person.Snowmobiles $40 hr (daily rate also) each (guests only). We require a 50% deposit.Cancellation within ONE week of stay may void a deposit refund.A $65 cleaning fee is also required for stays over 5 nights or parties over 6.
  • Rates are based on an occupancy of: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 3 Nights
  • Cleaning Fee: $65

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