Cripple Creek Cabins
Cabin #13 Bear Foot Getaway
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Cripple Creek Cabin Rentals - There are many beautiful areas in
Colorado and a wide variety of cabin rentals to choose from
throughout the state, but we recently visited the Pikes Peak area and
thoroughly enjoyed renting a cabin here.
Colorado Mountain Cabins manages a number of cabin rentals in
the area and in early June of 2010 we rented their Cabin #13 - Bear
Foot Getaway. Located about 48 miles west of Colorado Springs
and about 5 miles north of Cripple Creek, this 1 level cedar cabin is
nestled against a hill and is surrounded by beautiful aspen and pine
trees. Check-in went smoothly, and good directions made it easy to
find our cabin.
The cabin has a stained cedar finish on the outside. Inside, there are wood laminate floors and ceilings
made of tongue and groove pine. The cabin decor is very warm and inviting, with a great mountain cabin,
bear theme throughout. The living room has a sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman, along with a built-in flat
screen TV and a DVD/Video player that is mounted above the gas fireplace. Satellite TV was available
and there was even a basket next to the fireplace that was filled with DVD's and Videos.
The kitchen is spacious and equipped with a breakfast bar, which worked great for meals when we
weren't dining out or on the go. There are two large bedrooms in this cabin with comfortable, queen size
beds and nice furnishings. There is also one pretty good sized bathroom. No laundry facilities exist in
this cabin, but this did not cause us any problems.
The Cripple Creek area has much to see and do, but is probably better suited for families with older kids.
There are many historic buildings and museums in both Cripple Creek and Victor and there is a wealth of old
west mining history and remnants of mines everywhere. The Mollie Kathleen mine tour is wonderfully done
and the District Museum is very interesting. Take in some scenery with a 45 minute round-trip train ride on the
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, between Cripple Creek and the remnants of the Anaconda
While you are in the area be sure and check out Mueller State Park a little bit to the north, drive up to the
American Eagles Overlook, and explore many of the hiking trails in the area. Just make sure that you give
yourself some time to acclimate to the area, as Cripple Creek is about 9400 feet above sea level and it takes
your body some time to adjust. Be sure and drink plenty of water while you are in the area. There are also
ranches in the area like the Grey Wolf Ranch that offer trail rides if you would like to explore the area by
This cabin rental was just perfect for the three of us, and offered a nice alternative to a hotel room. A large
porch along the front of the cabin had ample seating and a gas barbecue. Grill your favorite burger or
steak while enjoying the mountain scenery and wildlife. A hot tub is located just off the side porch with
great views of the pines and aspens that are plentiful around the cabin. After a full day of exploring, the hot
tub was very relaxing and peaceful