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Bear Basin Mountain House

SuperhostWestcliffe, Colorado, United States
Entire house hosted by Matt
8 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
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Bear Basin Mountain House overlooks the Bear Basin Valley with stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Range to the west and the Wet Mountains to the east. Located just 11 miles east of the picturesque town of Westcliffe, CO, this convenient location offers easy access to the Sangre de Cristo range and is just minutes away from fantastic hiking and fishing in the Wet Mountains. An ideal getaway spot and a great base camp for all your mountain adventures.

The space
Bear Basin Mountain House sits atop Tonso Peak on 70 acres of pine and aspen forest. This is a mountain setting yet very accessible. We are located just four miles from paved road and accessed via county-maintained roads, making year-round access one of its best features.
Need more space? A smaller guest house on the property is also available for rent separately and sleeps an additional 4-5 people. Look for the Rebel Ridge Guest House listing on Airbnb.

I have two houses on this property and would like to keep them both rented as much as possible. The houses are about 50 yards apart and share a parking area. If you absolutely do not want to see another human being during your stay please let me know this when you book and I will gladly block the dates for the other house. On the other hand, if you are more social and would not mind saying hello to other guests in the driveway you need not do anything. I will leave the dates open for the other house and it may or may not be booked during your stay.

Guest access
Guests will have access to the entire house and patio area as well as the forested grounds. Feel free to take a walk in the woods and enjoy the birds and wildlife that inhabit the area. There are closets and dressers in the bedrooms for guest use. Help yourself to any of the food items and spices in the kitchen cabinets.

Other things to note
Google maps is OK as far as the subdivision gate. After that it is incorrect. I will send you detailed driving directions the day before your arrival. Please use these directions to make sure you don't have any trouble getting here.

A note for winter guests: There are a couple of things you should know if you plan to book with us between Nov 1 - May 1. Our guest house sits at 8900 ft. elevation. Although we do not get lots of snow until spring, we often get a few inches at a time throughout the winter and while we do have road maintenance, it may be icy in spots and difficult or impossible for a rear wheel drive vehicle to make it up our lane. I strongly recommend you have a front wheel drive or four wheel drive vehicle to get here during the winter months.

A note on cleaning: We use a professional cleaning service after each booking. Sometimes it could be a week or two between guests and during that period it is possible for a fly or spider to make its way into the house and die. I have received unfair negative feedback in the past from people claiming the house was not cleaned because they found a dead fly or two in the house. Please be careful not to rush to judgement on such things. Unfair negative feedback is very detrimental in this endeavor.
Bear Basin Mountain House overlooks the Bear Basin Valley with stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Range to the west and the Wet Mountains to the east. Located just 11 miles east of the picturesque town of Westcliffe, CO, this convenient location offers easy access to the Sangre de Cristo range and is just minutes away from fantastic hiking and fishing in the Wet Mountains. An ideal getaway spot and a great base camp for all your mountain adventures.

The space
Bear Basin Mountain House sits atop Tonso Peak on 70 acres of pine and aspen forest. This is a mountain setting yet very accessible. We ar…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 queen beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Common spaces
2 couches

Amenities

First aid kit
Iron
Indoor fireplace
Private entrance
Hangers
Washer
Kitchen
Wifi
Essentials
Laptop-friendly workspace

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Westcliffe, Colorado, United States

Hosted by Matt

Joined in November 2015
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I want to personally thank you for booking our Guest House. I sustained a spine injury while serving in the Air Force from 2001-2006 and my physical limitations make it difficult to find work that I can do. Your patronage is vital in helping us make ends meet. My family and I are very grateful for your support.
I want to personally thank you for booking our Guest House. I sustained a spine injury while serving in the Air Force from 2001-2006 and my physical limitations make it difficult t…
During your stay
I like to give people their space but am available to assist when needed. I do not live on the property full time but will sometimes be staying in the guesthouse nearby while I am working around the property. If I am not present I will be reachable by cell phone.
I like to give people their space but am available to assist when needed. I do not live on the property full time but will sometimes be staying in the guesthouse nearby while I am…
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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