Bristlecone Pines


Bristlecone Pine Lodge is a cozy, knotty pine adorned 3bd 2ba retreat located in the Placer Valley area of Alma, CO, which is just 16 miles south of Breckenridge, CO.  Each room in the house features incredible views of the S. Platte River and the surrounding 14K ft peaks that are covered with pine and aspen below the tree line and snow above. There are panoramic views of these white-capped peaks all year long. The Platte River is right across the road and offers fly fishing or fishing from the bank.

A quick trip up the pine spiral staircase takes you to the main level, which is a sun-filled open concept layout that features a huge vaulted ceiling and accompanying bank of windows with panoramic views of the white-capped mountains, a classic antique woodstove, plenty of seating, a dining area, the second full bathroom. The spacious kitchen has all the amenities (including a dishwasher) needed to easily prepare meals for a large group.  Another jaunt up the spiral staircase takes you to the spacious loft, which features two comfortable queen futons situated around a 42" television with Direct TV and a DVD player. There is also a Foos-ball table and air hockey table here.  Satellite internet has been upgraded to the newest in Generation 5, the best internet available in the area!

Fairplay is known as "The Base camp of the Rockies" because of it's fantastic central location. You can take a different day trip every day or just stay right in Fairplay and never grow bored. Fairplay has so many outdoor activities. You can hike, mountain climb, ice climb, fish, hunt, explore ghost towns, ATV, explore jeep trails, go on motor tours across mountain passes, horseback ride, and so much more. The famous restored 1800's mining town of South Park is located right in Fairplay.

Some of the day trips you can take from the home include going to the Victorian town of Breckenridge where you can ski and snow board at the world class resort. They offer ice skating, snow tubing, an alpine slide, mountain biking, a gold coaster, lots of unique shope and great dining. Another great day trip is going white-water rafting on the Arkansas River. The best rafting in Colorado is just 25 minutes away. The cute ghost town of St. Elmo is very close too. Be sure to feed the chipmunks. They flock to this location. If you want to do a day trip on ATV's you can rent them at the St. Elmo General Store and take an unguided day trip that is a loop with lots of old mines, ghost towns, and the highest alpine tunnel around. You can eat lunch in another ghost town called Tincup where only ATV's gather for a fabulous burger.  It is a great ATV trip or if you are up for a day hike, it is a gorgeous trail. Many of the famous 14'ers surround the home and Fairplay where you can hike or climb to the top. The offer some of the most amazing trails in Colorado. If you are interested in going to the Colorado Springs area, it is only 90 miles away. You can visit Garden of the Gods and Royal Gorge in one day trip. I recommend going to Florissant Fossil Beds in Florissant which is only about 45 minutes away. If you like to fish, the Platte River is right by the home and offers Gold Medal Fishing. Montgomery Reservoir, Lake Jefferson, Antero Reservoir, Spinney, and Eleven Mile Lakes are also very close. It is also a hunting paradise. Horseback riding is just 10 minutes from the home at the South Platte Ranch. They have awesome day trips and evening steak rides. If you come in the winter, I personally  recommend the Keystone sleigh ride and tubing at the top of Keystone Mountain. If you like to ATV, Park County is an ATVers paradise! There are trails in every direction. Just call us for specific recommendations. One of my favorite is going over Mosquito Pass where you can ride right into Leadville and have lunch and shop at one of the many unique stores. Staying at Bristlecone Pine Lodge is a memory you and your family will hold onto for a lifetime!

**We are located in the Central Rockies so all of our homes are above 9,500 feet. Please be advised that elevation is a factor when deciding if this location is right for you. You are also required to have 4wd with good tires, or 4wd with chains if your tread is warn past 4/32 inch, during the winter months, November-May**

*You will be required to sign a vacation rental agreement after booking*


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Master Bedroom
King bed
Bedroom 2
Queen bed
Bedroom 3
Queen bed

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  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pets: 2