Ptarmigan Lodge


Ptarmigan Lodge is an adorable custom log cabin located in a secluded location atop the Valley of the Sun mountains. It is a perfect location for the vacationer looking for a private and wooded location with fabulous views of the white-capped mountains. It is close enough to enjoy shopping and dining in Fairplay, Alma, or Breckenridge, but far enough away to be away from the traffic and noise of the towns. There is a hiking trail and entrance to the National Forest just a few steps away from the driveway. You will enjoy seeing the numerous wildlife in the area too. There are moose, foxes, deer, elk, rabbits, and an occasional bear. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views from the deck.  There is also a horseshoe pit for family fun too. The kids will love exploring the area around the cabin.

The home has 3  private bedrooms and two full baths. The bedroom downstairs has a queen bed and a bath with a shower/tub combo. It is at the entry level. On the main level there is a large kitchen, dining room, family room and two bedrooms and one bath.  The bath has a walk-in shower. Upstairs there is a huge loft with a flat screen TV which has satellite programming. There is lots of comfy seating for the entire family. There is a desk or study area as well as a full size sofa bed.

**This home is pet friendly. We charge a one-time non-refundable pet fee of $50/pet up to two pets/three with additional owner approval. All pets must be approved before they are allowed to stay so please let us know prior to booking about any pets you are wanting to bring.  This fee is NOT INCLUDED in the price you book. We charge this fee after the time of booking or the day you check into the home.**

The deck has amazing mountain views and views of the forest. You can relax in the big comfortable deck chairs. There is a gas grill provided as well. The parking is off of the road and has plenty of room for 3 or 4 cars and even a small camper or ATV trailer.

Fairplay is called the "Base Camp of the Rockies" because it is near almost every outdoor activity you can think of. There is horseback riding just 15 miles away at the Platte River Ranch. If you like white water rafting, you can go down to the Arkansas River which is only 40 miles away. There are hundreds of hiking trails and many of the  famous 14ers are right behind the house like Mt. Sherman, Mt. Democrat, Mt, Bross, Mt. Lincoln, and Quandary. If you are a fisherman, this is the place to go. The Platte River offers Gold medal fishing and there are many lakes as well such as Montgomery Reservoir, Antero, Spinney, 11-Mile, and Jefferson Lake. You can go to a different location every day. In the winter, you will find skiing and boarding at Breckenridge, Keystone, and A-Basin. You can also drive to Copper Mountain and Vail from the home. There is sledding, tubing, ice skating, ice fishing and much more just minutes from the home.

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