About this listing
Affordable, easy-going, and close to Old Town, Poudre River and Horsetooth trails. Oh, and we have loaner bikes.
Clean one-room cabin with wood stove near the Cache La Poudre River and Old Town Fort Collins. Private access and parking in safe and quiet semi-rural neighborhood. Kids and pets welcome in our large fenced yard complete with shaded patio with outdoor fireplace, gardens, 1 dog and 10 chickens.
We're an adventurous couple with two daughters who like to cook, garden, raft, kayak, rock climb, backpack, hike, flyfish, run, knit, and mountain bike. We've lived in Colorado our entire lives and 21 years in Fort Collins and can give you lots of great suggestions for the area. If you're flying in there's no need to rent a car since we're just one block from a bus stop or you can borrow one of our townie bikes and take the Poudre River trail 2.5 miles to Old Town, Odell or Equinox Breweries. Take the trail 3 miles west to Laporte to hear some honky-tonk or bluegrass at the Swing Station.
The cabin has a comfy queen sized bed and we can add a cot, inflatable mattress or pack-and-play upon request. Guests can access the bathroom and shower through the back door of the main house (just 5 feet away). The cabin also has WIFI, electricity and electric heater (but no AC). You're welcome to use the dining room, kitchen, stove and fridge in main house.
Pets are welcome, there's even a doggy-door so your pet can go in and out as it pleases.
Kayakers and rafters are welcome! We're only 15 minutes to some of the best whitewater in Colorado. The Cache La Poudre River is protected as one of the last "Wild and Scenic" rivers in the United States.
From DIA take Greenride or Supershuttle right to our doorstep ~$48.
Guests can access the bathroom, kitchen and dining room anytime day or night. They're also welcome to light-up a fire in the patio fireplace and hangout there as much as they please (being respectful of host and neighbors' sleeping patterns of course).
Interaction with Guests
We've met some amazing people through Airbnb and love hanging-out with guests. We also recognize that some people like to lay-low and we respect that too.
We live on a gravel road in a semi-rural part of town surrounded by open space. There's horses across the road and we often see deer. Guests often remark about the number of stars that are visible.
We're one block from the bus stop and you can plan your route on Transfort #9. For bikes we're .5 miles from the Poudre river trail system.
Other Things to Note
Old town is 2 miles away. The Poudre river is 1 mile. And reservoir ridge trail is 2 miles.
You're welcome to smoke on the patio (just not inside the Garden House). Please, clean up after yourself. Turn off electric heater and seal wood stove door before leaving. Respect the house, animals, and people. Report any spills or damages. We charge $50 for lost keys (what it would cost us to change the locks).
+ Yard +
Please make sure the gate is closed when you come and leave so our dog and chickens don't run off.
+ Kitchen +
You're more than welcome to store food in the fridge and use the kitchen to cook at anytime. Please put dirty dishes in the dishwasher or in the sink if it hasn't been unloaded. Help yourself to eggs, milk, bread, cereal, coffee, tea, oils, spices and condiments.
Take extra towels if you need them and leave dirty ones in the hamper (in the bathroom closet).
+Your welcome to use the patio, the grill and fireplace. Patio lights are inside the back door. We often leave them on if we know you're out and will be coming back, please don't hesitate to turn them off when you return.