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Thoreau’s Cabin

SuperhostLake City, Colorado, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Chris
6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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This cabin occupied my dreams for years before I found it. Off the grid, remote, sturdy and beautifully finished. Suspension bridge access, trails, Uncompahgre Wilderness. Waterfalls, wildlife, spectacular views...from bed!
If you cherish wildness.

The space
Everywhere you look, seams are tight, doors close with a 'thunk' windows seal cleanly. The absence of wifi or cell service is a FEATURE of this place. Silverton is 20 miles away and Lake City is 15 away. Graded roads are rough, but negotiable. Clearance a plus, as is 4wd.
Easiest path is through Lake City.

Guest access
You have full access. The bridge gate locks to close access. The back 'yard' is the Uncompahgre Wilderness area.

Other things to note
The cabin is at 11,500'. If you have experience with altitude, use it. If not, acclimatization is prudent. A nite in Denver, a nite in Gunnison, before your trip up the hill may do much to allay headaches. (I have a Sat phone in the house for any emergencies) Drink water, graduate your exertion, revel in the purity of altitude.

Do not underestimate the altitude or the drive. Both are uncommon and reward consideration.
This cabin occupied my dreams for years before I found it. Off the grid, remote, sturdy and beautifully finished. Suspension bridge access, trails, Uncompahgre Wilderness. Waterfalls, wildlife, spectacular views...from bed!
If you cherish wildness.

The space
Everywhere you look, seams are tight, doors close with a 'thunk' windows seal cleanly. The absence of wifi or cell service is a FEAT…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Kitchen
Essentials
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 74 reviews

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Lake City, Colorado, United States

There are no neighbors. There is a cabin, down and across the road, but it is seldom occupied. People on jeeps and motorcycles travel this road (Engineer Pass). They find the picturesque setting of the cabin irresistible and stop for photos. I accept their enthusiasm as testimony to the uncommon Beauty and uniqueness of the cabin! Privacy is easy to come by.
There are no neighbors. There is a cabin, down and across the road, but it is seldom occupied. People on jeeps and motorcycles travel this road (Engineer Pass). They find the picturesque setting of the cabin ir…

Hosted by Chris

Joined in February 2016
  • 74 Reviews
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A few years back 3 close allies died. After the third, I sold my house,donated my art, books, furniture and gear and moved into an airstream trailer in Baja. I had not another moment to waist. It was the best choice I ever made.
Co-hosts
  • Stacy
  • Molly
During your stay
I have skied all over this terrain. The cabin has maps and binoculars for orientation. Finishing a day, in the high country of the San Juans, is a sacred and eternal gift of solitude and magnificence; shower, wood stove fire, sunset upon timberline peaks.
I have skied all over this terrain. The cabin has maps and binoculars for orientation. Finishing a day, in the high country of the San Juans, is a sacred and eternal gift of solitu…
Chris is a Superhost
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  • Language: Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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