Stunning Pet-Friendly Cabin Rental Secluded in Woodland near Telluride, Colorado
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- Pets allowed
- Private Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
- Private Barbecue
The recently updated kitchen is fully equipped with tools for guests to prepare and enjoy meals with a dishwasher, a coffee bean grinder and coffee maker, a toaster, a microwave, a drinks refrigerator, a crockpot, and an outdoor grill. For entertainment in the evenings, there is a TV, board games and books, a CD player, plus a cell repeater located in the cabin for service. The living and dining area has a table that seats ten, a wood burning fireplace with hand-chopped wood for guests, and a comfy leather sectional sofa.
For an added touch of luxury, the rental has a hot tub and a sauna. Glampers can look forward to returning after a day of skiing, and relaxing in the hot tub, before firing up the outdoor grill and cooking up a mouthwatering steak.
- Hot water
- Electricity additional charge
- 1 King-size bed
- Running water
- 1 Queen-size bed
- 2 Extra Bed
- 2 Bunk bed
- Shared Kitchen
- Firewood additional charge
- Linens and pillows
- Sound system
- Washing machine
- Cooking basics
- Wi-Fi/Internet additional charge
- Private Jacuzzi/Hot tub
- Private Barbecue
- Sauna/Steam room
The fully-equipped kitchen has all the amenities glampers need, including a dishwasher, a coffeemaker and coffee bean grinder, a toaster, a microwave, a drinks fridge, and there is also an outdoor grill. Kitchen basics, such as coffee and sweetener/creamer, tea, hot chocolate, basic spices, and cooking oil are all provided.
Due to the high altitude of the rental, there is a free oxygen supply machine in case guests struggle, and the breathtaking views are all free of course.
Location + Surroundings
- National Park
The History of the cabin.
Jim Russell came to Telluride in the fall of 1972 after finishing a tour of Vietnam with the Navy. He wanted to build a place similar to something he had seen in Breckenridge. After buying a Silver Mountain Mining Company mining claim with a partner, Russell designed this gorgeous rental on a bar napkin at the Sheridan Bar. George Greenbank, a new architect in Telluride, drew up the plans and construction began in 1975.
It took Russell and his self-proclaimed hippie crew three summers to build the cabin. Due to the remoteness of the site and the character of the crew, they all lived in the ghost town of Alta during the summers. A cook was onsite and they had generators because none of the homes had electricity.
This unique cabin was built to last. It is made of stone from the nearby talus fields, concrete, and timber. The foundation is attached to the bedrock, the walls are composed of 12-foot logs, the interior is constructed of cedar and Douglas fir and the exterior logs are from the Wilson Mesa, with trees that had been killed by beetles, not chopped down keeping the rental ecologically friendly.
When you visit the cabin today, you turn right at the 1941 Army truck that was used to haul whatever materials that were needed that Russell could not find onsite. It is still there, marking the “driveway” to the rental, although it is slowly sinking into the ground.
When you visit the cabin, there are many details that will catch your eye. One thing that is immediately noticeable is the custom ironwork throughout, hand-forged on site during construction. Another example is the window frame over the agate-lined hot tub. It is actually a bull wheel from a mining tram that operated above the rental many years ago. The handcrafted stain glass windows, which are even more beautiful with the sunshine streaming through them, definitely are one of the features of the cabin that contribute to its uniqueness.
It did not take long for the locals to catch onto the heart and soul of the cabin. By the early to mid-1980s, the rental had been rented out for weddings, full moon parties, end of ski season celebrations, workshops and retreats. Being at 11,300 feet, this unique cabin puts guests so close to the moon and stars!
- Wildlife watching
Adventures and sports
- Water sports
- Winter sports
- Stand-up paddleboarding
At Alta Lakes, guests can visit the old mining/ghost town and see the original site of alternating current electricity, as well as the remnants of the aerial tramway that used to move the ore from the mine to the mill a little way down the mountain. Just a few miles away, Telluride’s L.L. Nunn joined forces with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse to build the world’s first commercial alternating-current power plant. It was used to fuel the operations of the Gold King Mine, which was just south of the property.
Mountain Village and Telluride are sister cities that compliment one another. Mountain Village was founded in 1987 and covers over 2100 acres. It sits at 9,500 feet and is adjacent to the ski area and the Uncompahgre National Forest. Mountain Village is home to many shops, restaurants, spas and the Telluride Ski School. To reach Telluride, just hop onto the free and of course, scenic, gondola. This 13-minute ride is unique to Mountain Village and Telluride – there is no other gondola system like this anywhere else in the States.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m. early check-in allowed additional charge
Check-out: 11:00 a.m. late check-out allowed additional charge
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Pets allowed additional charge
- Events allowed
Some spaces are shared
- First aid kit
It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.View policy details
During the snow season, the cabin is accessible via snowmobile, skiing or snowshoeing. Additional costs for snowmobiles do apply.
Early check-in request for summer stays only is $100 for an early check-in time of 2:00 pm (regular check-in time is 4:00 pm); guests must request at least three days in advance of check-in and the owner must confirm early check-in.
This host can transport guests and gear for a fee of $100 round-trip, there is a two-person limit per snowmobile.
A two-night minimum is required for major local festivals including, Bluegrass, Blues & Brews, The Mountain Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and the following holidays: New Year´s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This property is pet-friendly for a fee of $50 per pet.