Stay in comfort in the middle of Holy Cross Wilderness. Scandinavian design meets Colorado nature. One room cabin with full bed for two and extra mattresses for a couple others. Accommodates 4 inside (with sleeping bags for 4). Perfect alternative to 10th mountain huts with a huge variety of excellent skiing, hiking, and climbing just out the door. Leave No Trace style property blends the best of conservation and comfort; your LNT practices help us keep hosting awesome people.
Guests frequently comment that this is the most unique and special Airbnb they have stayed at, and we hope you will find the same-- it is truly one of a kind.
Please remember food, water, and sleeping bag liners if you want to use our bags, wag bags (for use with the gray folding NRS toilet, located under the table), firewood/ starter (see notes below), and either green Coleman propane fuel for the 2-burner propane stove (also under the table) or jetboil/MSR/snowpeak fuel for the small 1-burner stove (in the kitchen bin). Pots and pans and utensils and such are available for your use. A solar shower is also available.
There is a small fireplace inside the cabin (please bring 6" length logs if you'd like to use this) and there is a fire pit/ring outside (please bring 8-16" length logs if you'd like to use this) on the ledge overlooking Holy Cross City and the mountains. Check local fire bans (Eagle County and White River National Forest) before burning!
Expect to have no cell service along the way so if you're using your phone for navigation, we would suggest downloading the area map to your phone before taking off. A printed topo map is an excellent item for your pack as well.
There are several different routes you can take when getting to the cabin, which you will pass in this order as you go along the 703/ Homestake road and you'll see outlined in detail further below:
1. Hike in from the start of Holy Cross City Road (road 759) (3.7 miles). 2. Hike in from Fancy Pass Trailhead (~4.4 miles) 3. EASIEST ROUTE: Hike in from intersection of 727 and 759 (2.5 miles).
Note: jeep access is possible on Holy Cross City Road (road 759) with high clearance, lift and winch equipment. Winter access is via snowmobile, skis, snowshoes or fatbike and is approximately 10 miles +/- from closed gate on Homestead Reservoir Road (road 703).
1. Off highway 24, take Homestead Reservoir Road (road 703).
2. Drive about 7.8 miles and take a right onto Missouri Creek Road (road 704). Note: before Missouri Creek Road, your GPS may try to take you to the right up Holy Cross City Road (road 759). Unless you have a high clearance, off-road vehicle, we would not turn here. However, you can hike in from this point. Please check signs regarding current parking restrictions if you choose this option.
3. Drive 2.2 miles and take a right on Fancy Creek Road (road 727). Note: you'll pass Fancy Pass Trailhead which is another hiking route you can take to the cabin.
4. Drive 1.8 miles and you'll reach an opening where you can park your vehicle.
5. Head up the 759 jeep road to the cabin. Further directions and GPS coordinates provided at booking.
(Winter (Nov 20 - May 20, approx, check USFS website for exact): Plan on the road being unplowed about 1/4 mile off of HWY 24, so plan on 7-7.5 miles flat (depending on where you can park) on the 703 road and then 3.5-4 miles up (depending on what quick shortcuts you are familiar with) on the Road 759 (right turn off of 703) over snow by snowmobile, snowshoes, touring skis, etc. We do our best to keep a skin/ snowshoe track up maintained but not always possible after new snow. Parking is often available at start of 703 road a little before bridge, or off of 24.
Cabin and area in front of cabin and up to 30 feet in all directions open for guest use. By booking a property in the mountain environment, guest assumes all liability for their actions and movements and understands the risks of the natural and built environment.
Общение с гостями
Sometimes we can be available on the property at our own place; feel free to message and we can work something out. Gourmet meals and such may be possible. Otherwise we give you privacy.
Другие важные подробности
Suggested Packing List for hut trips (summer/fall; in winter/spring add more warm layers and winter essentials like over-snow travel equipment plus avalanche rescue equipment):
Warm & outer clothing (temps near freezing can be had in all seasons): down or synthetic jacket, fleece jacket and perhaps pants, wool or synthetic socks, spare socks, waterproof hiking boots, long underwear, hiking or climbing pants and wool or synthetic shirts
Accessories: gloves, warm hat, baseball hat, sunglasses, rain gear, camp shoes or sandals, synthetic undergarments
Sleep gear: Sleeping bag liner (required if you want to use our synthetic bags) or sleeping bag (you may be more comfortable in your own lightweight bag), pillowcase, pajamas
Personal gear: basic 10 essentials including headlamp with replacement batteries, topo map, firestarter, emergency shelter, snacks, water/ water purification. Journal, camera, phone, toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine products, biodegradable soap/shampoo
Cabin life necessities: personal camp stove and fuel (recommended in winter for safety) or fuel for our small 1 burner isopro or 2 burner propane stove, any cooking utensils or serving dishes required for special dishes (we have mugs/ pots/ pans/ forks/ spoons/ knives/ cups at the cabin), gourmet food, drinking water (we recommend 2 liters per person minimum), trash bags, firewood, hand sanitizer
If applicable: For your dog(s) extra water, dog food and water bowls, dog bed and blanket (even in the middle of summer, nights can get cold), leash
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