Cabin, 4 Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8, Min 2 Nights, Max 2 Weeks
About Property Manager
We are an Army family. I did 22 years in the Army before retiring, living all over America and the world. We have four children, all who love being at the cabin when we can make it. While there, we enjoy hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, cooking and just plain relaxing.
Property Manager purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why Property Manager chose Westcliffe
We love the Wet Valley for the views we get of both the Wet Mountains (the cabin is at 8600' in the Wet Mts) and the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range to the west. During the spring, the views are of lush green grasses and leaves. The summer brings afternoon thunderstorms over the Sangres and through the valley, and we often sit on the porch and watch the lightning as it passes by. The fall turns the valley golden as the ranches bring in the hay, and the aspens that fill the mountainsides turn yellow beneath the snow-capped peaks. In the winter we get snows that only occasionally are heavy at the cabin, but are massive further up the two mountain ranges to the east and west. The Wet Valley is sparsely populated, and mostly cattle ranches. You will occasionally see the local Amish families taking their horse-drawn buggies into town to purchase items or sell their home-made items at the Farmers Market on Wednesday. The town of Westcliffe has a cute downtown section with lots of specialty stores, mining, railroad and ranching history and a summer rodeo that is a lot of fun to watch. The town still has an Independence Day parade that reminds me of those I saw as a child; where every man takes off his cowboy hat as the flag goes by. We wanted our children, world travelers due to our many overseas postings, to know what small-town America really looks like, and Westcliffe is a perfect example of that. This area is one of the last remaining parts of Colorado that has not changed very much in the last 100 years. You can look at pictures of Westcliffe from the mining days of the early 1900s, and you'll see the same buildings on Main Street then as you see today. If you have an interest in viewing the night sky in all it's glory, this is the valley to do it in. In March of 2015, Westcliffe was designated a Dark Sky Community, the ninth such community in the world to be awarded that designation by the International Dark Sky Association.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
We have a large sand box and a treehouse.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Please remove your shoes at the door.
Because of fire restrictions, no outside fires allowed except the gas grill.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful Mountain Retreat
This was our second time to stay at this property. It is peaceful and quiet, with beautiful mountain views and abundant wildlife. The aspens were turning gold while we were there and it was truly magical! Can’t say enough good things about this wonderful home and its stunning location.
White Family Vacation 2019
Our family enjoys yearly fall adventures in the Colorado Rockies. We love exploring new regions. This cabin by far had the most spectacular views we have ever experienced! My wife and five children spent a week hiking and exploring the Westcliffe area. Friday evening ended with an amazing star gazing party at the observatory. What an adventure! Our family loves this area of Colorado and hope to return soon. We appreciate the Cleveland Family for sharing their home and their hospitality! Thank you!
We are so glad you had such a good stay. You are welcome back any time.
Great Mountain Getaway
This property is in a fantastic location! We loved staying in the house and had plenty of room! Thanks for sharing your space with us! Can’t wait to go back!
So glad you had a good stay. You are welcome back, any time.
Our overall experience was amazing! Very easy and very smooth process. Very beautiful views of mountains on all sides of the house. Lots of wildlife, spots for exploration, close to different activities. Plenty of room for our group. The mattresses could use some updating. The two pull out beds and the bunk bed mattresses are not comfortable at all for adults to sleep on. The fireplaces did not work even after trying to relight the pilot lights. Otherwise the house had everything we needed and was an amazing spot for our weeklong family vacation.
Our family enjoyed this cabin! It is somewhat of a drive to most attractions, however when we got back to the cabin, it was like coming home. We truly appreciated the peacefulness and beauty. And respect your family for your service to our country. God bless you!
Our group really enjoyed spending time at this property. Beautiful views and plenty of space for us.