One Room Fully Restored 1800's Cabin With Loft On Cottonwood Creek
Owners Glen and Bonnie Merrifield are Colorado natives. They have built their home on our 60-acre property where they raised their three children Garrick, Beige and Zach. They have been successful business owners for over thirty years, running Merrifield's Greenhouse and Garden Hut here in Buena Vista. About 15 years ago they began fulfilling Charlotte and Roy's (Glen's Grandparents) seventy plus year old dream of starting a hot springs resort. The road has had its bumps, yet they have not lost hope.
Jaqcui purchased this Cabin in 1968
Why Jaqcui chose Buena Vista
Our 60-acre property is rich in American history, originally 160 homestead issued to Allen T. Holloway in 1892 by then President Benjamin Harris. Allen Holloway passed away three years later leaving the property to his widow Emma and two sons Judsten and Wilbur. Wilbur became the main homesteader of the property, growing potatoes and onions taking advantage of the abundance of water his property held. Wilbur became friends with Roy and Charlotte Merrifield who were owners and operators of 7 different restaurants over the years, The hot springs water came out of the mountain naturally right on Cottonwood Creek and left mineral deposits making Wilbur, Roy and there friend Grover Dobbins believe that there was gold in the mountain too. They began to mine in 1932 with big hopes. The tunnels they were mining eventually became too hot to bear do to the constant flow of hot springs water they had to halt there efforts. In 1943 Charlotte Merrifield cared for Wilbur Holloway when he fell ill. Due to her act of kindness Wilbur left his portion of the homestead property to Roy and Charlotte Merrifield. Roy and his friend Grover eventually moved Wilbur Holloway's cabin off the main property to the banks of Cottonwood Creek where it sits today. Moving it was no easy task, they used horses to move each log and reassembled it themselves. Roy and Charlotte loved that spot too, they decided to build their own cabin next to the Holloway cabin. The Merrifield's enjoyed the summer months on the creek relaxing and fly fishing with their son Gary. Roy and Charlotte seemed to have a great business since, they took advantage of their properties water and offered twenty-five cent hot baths to anyone passing by. Gary Merrifield and his wife Betty Nell inherited the property in 1968. To keep the properties water rights they began a small greenhouse where they grew geraniums.This is just the beginning of our families' story.
What makes this Cabin unique
We once thought the Holloway Cabin was beyond repair. In hopes of bringing in extra income to further our family dream of opening Charlotte Hot Springs Resort we began renovations on the historic cabin. For extra sleeping space we added a loft. We built a custom odorless hot springs hot tub for your relaxation pleasure. The hot tub is built with rocks from the property, adding a touch of modern we installed led lighting into the hot tub walls to create another level of ambiance. You can also enjoy the music of your choice with our out door bluetooth speakers. You will be nothing short of awed while soaking and enjoying the creek side scenery, nestled in the heart of the rocky mountains.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The property is amazing! The cabin was perfect for a weekend getaway for 2. The hot spring hot tub is unreal and was the perfect way to relax after daytime activities every night. Also love that pets are welcome. Little details about the service and property made for an amazing stay.
Love the Beautiful cabin with everything you could need is supplied. The private hot springs pool and grounds are amazing. Easy drive to hiking trails and downtown.
Private and peaceful.
The river drowns out every reminder of the mundane, making this getaway a true respite from the world. The cabin itself is upstaged by the hot spring, but it, too, is just enough comfort and the right amount of rustic.
Rustic and romantic
This is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy life. The place was gorgeous. The hot spring makes the stay!
Beautiful and serene
Such a hidden gem. We will absolutely be back!
Perfect Romantic Weekend Getaway
This cozy cabin is appointed with everything you need for a wonderful weekend away. The cabin manager was attentive and wonderful. The hot tub was especially amazing. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we will certainly be back!
The outdoors are at your finger tips! Our Merrifield Homestead Holloway Cabin is located in the heart of the Colorado mountains with countless adventures awaiting you! We are minutes away from Cottonwood Lake where you can go throw your paddle board in the water or cast your pole off shore and reel in your freshwater catch. If your in for more of a water thrill the Arkansa River is close by for a rafting extravaganza. Just above us in the Continental Divide where no matter the season you can find countless trails to take part in biking, hiking, four-wheeling, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling activities. Fourmile is one of Buena Vista's hidden treasures which boasts miles of trails where you will drive through a rock tunnel to view Elephant Rock. Fourmile also has the perfect terrain for your rock climbing thrills. Jeeping is a great way to see the plethora of beautiful views our area has to offer. Twin Lakes is a beautiful place for your boating adventures, it is just a thirty minute drive from us. If its hot springs you seek we provide you with your own personal odorless hot springs hot tub just outside your cabin door. If your a hot springs enthusiast Cottonwood Hot Springs is literally a minute down the road and Mount Princeton Hot Springs is just a short drive from us. If your are an avid skier or snowboarder we are located within an hour from three great ski hills, Cooper, Copper and Monarch Mountains. Explore historic St. Elmo a ghost town settled in 1880 when silver and gold mining started. Collegiate Peaks Golf Course offers gorgeous views while swinging your clubs. Horseback riding is also an option with Harvard City Riding Stables a few minutes up the road. The Comanche is one of Colorado's few remaining drive-in theaters just few miles down the road. Eddiline Brewery offers some great Colorado beers to quench your thirst. As well the Deerhammer Distilling Company offers some of most amazing whiskey you will ever taste. Music is in no shortage here, you are sure to find some live music both outdoor in the summer and indoor the winter, especially on the weekends all year long. Weather your an outdoor enthusiast or you just like to enjoy breath taking mountain views Buena Vista is sure to satisfy everyone that visits.