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Cute, quaint, and comfortable cabin located at 9500 feet elevation in the heavily wooded, beautiful historic mining town of Alpine, Colorado, and just 3 miles down the road from the well preserved historic mining town of St Elmo. The cabin is located within about two hundred yards from Chalk creek, and also the beautiful Alpine lake, and sits directly in front of Antero and Boulder Mountains. The back of the property is adjacent to the national forest and so the cabin is extremely private.

Amenities

Cabin is fully furnished for a comfortable stay and includes a fully furnished kitchen, and bathroom with shower. All guests will need to bring is personal toilet items and food. All linens, towels, and wash cloths will be provided. Sleeping accommodations are for six people and include: one bedroom down stairs with one double bed, and one bedroom upstairs with two double beds and one single bed.

Note: Cabin has a clothes washer but drying is by a clothes line (which works great and is very fast in the dry mountain air).

Area Activities and Attractions

The scenery here is amazing. There is a gorgeous view of both Mt Antero and Mt Boulder off the front deck. Cabin is adjacent to national forest, is extremely quiet and private, and provides a starting point with access to all the best spots in the area. The cabin is located only 1/4 mile from the jeep road that ascends to the summit of Mt Antero (one of the exclusive locations in the US where aquamarine is found). An advantage also unique to this property is that it provides a starting point for ATV, trail bike, or snow mobile access to all the high country without hauling or trailing. The off-road vehicles can be unloaded at the cabin, and then driven to Mt Antero, Mt Boulder, the ghost town of StElmo, Hancock (town or pass), Tincup pass, and the various alpine lakes such as Baldin, Hancock, Pomeroy, etc.

A general store is located at StElmo, is an excellent place to purchase gift items, and also rent ATV's for exploring the surrounding high country. Buena Vista (located 17 miles), and Salida (30 miles) provide all the necessary shopping and have many nice restaurants, plus various interesting shops. Monarch mountain is approximately 35 miles away and provides excellent skiing and yet is reasonably priced.

The Mt Princeton hot springs pools are located about 9 miles back down the mountain, as well as a convenience store for gas and food. A fine restaurant is also located at the Mt Princeton facility.

Back road to StElmo
Back road to StElmo

Horse stables which provide fantastic trail riding are also located about 7 miles from Alpine, close to the interesting chalk cliffs.

The Arkansas river is excellent fishing year-around, and has an incredible Caddis hatch in the spring, and is located about 13 miles away. Local fishing is on Chalk creek (which flows within a couple of hundred yards of the cabin), and excellent fishing for larger cutthroat trout can be had in several of the high alpine lakes nearby. All of this trout water is accessible by ATV.

Hiking and ATV riding starts at the property and is as good as it gets anywhere in the Rocky Mountains.

Location

Cabin is located in Chalk Creek Gulch on Highway 162, and which intersects with Highway 285 between Buena Vista and Salida. It is approximately a two hour drive from the Colorado Springs airport, and a three hour drive from the Denver airport.

Alpine Town Site and Lake
Alpine Town Site and Lake
Front Deck
Front Deck
Mt Boulder
Mt Boulder
Mt Antero from front deck
Mt Antero from front deck
Alpine Lake
Alpine Lake
View of Alpine townsite and lake from Mt Boulder
View of Alpine townsite and lake from Mt Boulder