This RUSTIC mountain hut is the perfect mountain getaway! The trailhead is just 20 minutes from town. The actual hut is a 30 minute drive in summer. It sits at 11,000 feet and outdoor activities abound, in winter and in summer. In the summer you can drive to within 300 feet from it. There is NO running water and there is an outhouse. There is no cleaning fee and there may be evidence of mice. There is NO bedding provided. You need to bring your own water.
Our Hut is located in the San Juan Mountains right below Fischer Mountain at 11,000 feet. It has a huge deck to enjoy the fabulous views of the valley below and large windows so even when you're inside, you feel as though you're outside. You will find this to be the ultimate spot for relaxation and rejuvenation. Keep in mind there is NO running water or electricity. There is a propane stove for cooking but no refrigeration. You will need to bring sleeping bags to sleep in and your own water. There is an outhouse about 100 feet from the hut.
Guests have access to the entire hut. Your group will be the only ones there when you rent it. There are hundreds of trails on the National Forest Land all around the hut. In the summer, you can drive to within 100 feet of the hut.
Other things to note
This hut is very comfortable but it is rustic! There is no running water, no electricity. In the winter, you melt snow and in the summer you bring your own water in. The outhouse is about 50 feet from the cabin and you have to climb 3 rungs up a ladder to get to it. It is private. There is no bedding. You will need to bring a sleeping bag. There may be evidence of mice. We have lots of cleaning products for you to use. This is a RUSTIC backcountry cabin!
We expect our guests to leave the hut as they found it.
Beds do not need to be stripped.
Please clean all dishes.
Make sure the wood fire is out and ashes are cool and scooped into the trash bin labeled "ashes". Always shovel the deck in the winter.
No pets are allowed at the hut.
No smoking in or around the hut.
ABSOLUTELY NO FIRES outside of the hut in the summer. Fire Danger is too high.
We are located in the town of Creede, Colorado, just 20 minutes from the hut. We are happy to meet with you before you head up to the hut or after your stay.
I have been living in Denver for the past ten years. After growing up outside of Philadelphia, spending 8 years in Maine and living all over the west (MT, AK, ID), Denver has become a great place to call home. The Stapleton community is a great balance between city and suburbs. We have great restaurants and trails for biking, walking and running are everywhere. The sand creek trail is right across the street from my house and you can run, walk, bike all the way downtown to REI and beyond on it.
I love the outdoors and Denver is very conducive to an outdoor focused lifestyle. I spend half of my time in a tiny town of 450 people in Creede, Colorado. I enjoy running and mountain biking the trails around Creede as well as floating on the Rio Grande River.