Description

Elk Haus Cabin, 5BR, 2.5 Bath, Pool Table, Sleeps 10-12

Large Modern 5 BR Cabin with warm In Floor Heat, Woodstove, Well-stocked kitchen, Pool Table and Wildlife Observation Tower/Hunting Blind next to Wildlife Water Drinkers. Cabin Guests Enjoy Exclusive Recreational and Hunting Rights on 700+ Acres of Prime Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Bear, Coyote, Bobcat, and Mountain Lion Habitat surrounded by Low Pressure Private land. There's also plenty of nearby public hunting and hiking on Little Sheep and Sheep Mountain. This property is a well traveled elk route between the Huerfano and Sheep Mtns to the South and the Muddy Creek and Green Mountains to the North.
 
It's just south of HWY 69 and is located in GMU 85 which has Over-The-Counter Bull Elk tags for 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons and OTC Either-sex Elk Archery tags. A half a mile from our boundary is the Wolf Springs Ranch which requires 19 preference points to draw. Colorado has the largest Elk Population in the Country. In fact there are about twice as many Elk in Colorado than Montana and about as many as New Mexico, Idaho, and Wyoming combined.
 
FOR HUNTING RENTALS PLEASE CONTACT OWNER DIRECTLY. DATES BLOCKED ON THIS CALENDAR.
 
**HUNT GUARANTEE** Anyone who does not fill their tag during a regular Archery or Rifle Season may bring their entire hunting party back for a Late Season Cow Elk Hunt for $995/week.
 
The property is available year round for Hiking, Scouting. No ATV's. It's located just a few miles out of the small town of Gardner, CO which has a General store/Deli, a bar, and some real characters. Gardner is located 30 minutes from I-25 in Walsenburg and 30-40 minutes from the resort town of Westcliffe which offers shopping and many dining options.
 
The setting is convenient, but secluded. The cabin is located at the base of Apache Ridge. There isn't another house to be seen for miles. There are the Snow capped Sangre de Cristos to the West and the Green Mountains to the North and East. From the top of Apache Ridge, you can see Big Sheep and Little Sheep Mountain. The driveway is over 1 mile long and is a dirt road. If rain or snow is in the forecast, 4WD is required.
 
Gardner is a historic town originally founded along the stage route from Westcliffe/Silvercliffe to Walsenburg. Some of the newly paved highway 69 is a proposed part of the 'Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway' passing the landmark Gardner Butte just as you come thru town. The entire area was hunting grounds for Apache, Comanche, and Ute Indians with plenty of artifacts and arrowheads remaining. In the 1960's the town became a mecca for hippies. Communes were formed and at least one still exists.
 
While we mostly cater to hunters, this property is a great place to get away from the city lights and see the open sky. It's large enough to accomodate family gatherings and there are loads of attractions within an hour's drive including Great Sand Dunes National Park and Trout Fishing Opportunities.
 

 
Large Modern 5 BR Cabin with warm In Floor Heat, Woodstove, Well-stocked kitchen, Pool Table and Wildlife Observation Tower/Hunting Blind next to Wildlife Water Drinkers. Cabin Guests Enjoy Exclusive Recreational and Hunting Rights on 700+ Acres of Prime Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Bear, Coyote, Bobcat, and Mountain Lion Habitat surrounded by Low Pressure Private land. There's also plenty of nearby public hunting and hiking on Little Sheep and Sheep Mountain. This property is a well traveled elk route between the Huerfano and Sheep Mtns to the South and the Muddy Creek and Green Mountains to the North.
 
It's just south of HWY 69 and is located in GMU 85 which has Over-The-Counter Bull Elk tags for 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons and OTC Either-sex Elk Archery tags. A half a mile from our boundary is the Wolf Springs Ranch which requires 19 preference points to draw. Colorado has the largest Elk Population in the Country. In fact there are about twice as many Elk in Colorado than Montana and about as many as New Mexico, Idaho, and Wyoming combined.
 
FOR HUNTING RENTALS PLEASE CONTACT OWNER DIRECTLY. DATES BLOCKED ON THIS CALENDAR.
 
**HUNT GUARANTEE** Anyone who does not fill their tag during a regular Archery or Rifle Season may bring their entire hunting party back for a Late Season Cow Elk Hunt for $995/week.
 
The property is available year round for Hiking, Scouting. No ATV's. It's located just a few miles out of the small town of Gardner, CO which has a General store/Deli, a bar, and some real characters. Gardner is located 30 minutes from I-25 in Walsenburg and 30-40 minutes from the resort town of Westcliffe which offers shopping and many dining options.
 
The setting is convenient, but secluded. The cabin is located at the base of Apache Ridge. There isn't another house to be seen for miles. There are the Snow capped Sangre de Cristos to the West and the Green Mountains to the North and East. From the top of Apache Ridge, you can see Big Sheep and Little Sheep Mountain. The driveway is over 1 mile long and is a dirt road. If rain or snow is in the forecast, 4WD is required.
 
Gardner is a historic town originally founded along the stage route from Westcliffe/Silvercliffe to Walsenburg. Some of the newly paved highway 69 is a proposed part of the 'Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway' passing the landmark Gardner Butte just as you come thru town. The entire area was hunting grounds for Apache, Comanche, and Ute Indians with plenty of artifacts and arrowheads remaining. In the 1960's the town became a mecca for hippies. Communes were formed and at least one still exists.
 
While we mostly cater to hunters, this property is a great place to get away from the city lights and see the open sky. It's large enough to accomodate family gatherings and there are loads of attractions within an hour's drive including Great Sand Dunes National Park and Trout Fishing Opportunities.

Amenities

Entertainment
  • Television(TV)
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
House Rule
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
Important
  • No Smoking
Kitchen & Dining
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Nice-to-have
  • Fireplace
Outdoor Features
  • Deck / Patio
Popular Amenities
  • Fireplace

Location Map

Calendar

Rates

Season Nightly Weekly Weekend Monthly Min Stay
Standard Rates
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$248 $995 - - 2
Additional information about rental rates
  • Cleaning Fee $150.00

Comments

We were a 4 person hunting group during the October rifle season. The Elk Haus accommodations exceeded our expectations. Clean, spacious, and more than we could ask for during a hunting trip. We were also very successful with the hunt. We filled 1 Bull Tag, 3 Cow Elk Tags and 1 Buck Mule deer tag. Saw plenty of animals. It was nice to have the opportunity to process our meat at the Cabin or take a quick trip into town for processing. Got a chance to meet and visit with the owner, Cameron and enjoyed his insight and stories of the property.

The location is a little remote, but we were fine with the location, it has such beautiful views, Mountains everywhere!!! It was quite and peaceful, something our family was looking forward to! Cabin is beautiful, spacious, clean, and everything you need to cook and keep kidos entertained. Cameron the owner was amazing to talk to and very knowledgeable of the area! Loved this cabin, our new peace of heaven. Planning on going back next year!

The Elk Haus was everything that we hoped for! Definitely secluded from everything but close enough to get whatever we needed. We spent our time talking, laughing, cooking, playing cards and Yahtzee and just catching up on everyday life! We would recommend this place to anyone that just needs to get away from their busy lives and regroup!! Thank You!

The property was beautiful, the house was huge, charming, rustic and had everything we needed! The host was awesome to work with! We had a great family vacation!

We really enjoyed our stay here. It is a great place for a large number of people, we had 9 people. The view is beautiful, there was a great breeze on the patio. It was a little warm inside and would have been a little better if there had been screens on all of the windows, but it worked out fine. We would definintely stay there again.

We had an absolutely amazing time at the Gardner cabin. There was enough room for everyone. The AC/water pressure/ and overall cleanliness of the house was five stars. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils. Some of our favorite parts were sitting out on the patio in the mornings and taking walks around the property. 10/10 recommend for a slightly bigger group wanting to get away!

I couldn�t ask for a better place to go on my first elk hunt. I harvested a bull on the first day of first rifle season and all three of my hunting partners each had a bull down by the third day! All four bulls were taken right on the property--only a few hundred yards from the cabin. We spent the rest of our week hanging out in the cabin, playing pool, and telling stories about the hunts. We�d all love to come back again.

House, facilities were everything as described......and much better. The property is absolutely gorgeous and the house has plenty of Windows for a continuous view. Everything worked well and we were extremely satisfied. We had a family vacation (10 people at times)'and the home accommodated our group fine. We also elk hunted for late season elk (cow) and saw plenty of sign but we're unable to score. Some of our party skied at Monarch during the stay. Must have 4x4 for roadway in during extreme conditions.

The property is such a beautiful location and you have to understand that it is a hunting cabin.

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