Hipcamp host Marilee A.
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Sunshine! Stars! Moonlight! Aspen trees! Peace and quiet! Local pub nearby!

CLOSED Oct. 20-April 30

OPEN (but DRY) May 1-May 22 -- Our little cottage will be available for rent as a "DRY" cabin for the month of May. It has been winterized so there will be no water, shower, sink or toilet available. Thus, you'll need to haul your own water in and your waste out...


Sunshine! Stars! Moonlight! Aspen trees! Peace and quiet! Local pub nearby!

CLOSED Oct. 20-April 30

OPEN (but DRY) May 1-May 22 -- Our little cottage will be available for rent as a "DRY" cabin for the month of May. It has been winterized so there will be no water, shower, sink or toilet available. Thus, you'll need to haul your own water in and your waste out... if you're interested, just message me. The price is $50/night any night from May 1-May 22.

OPEN -- with LIMITED water May 23-Oct. 19.

Thank you!


Hi! Please note: the following description is for May 23-Oct. 29 rentals only.

An affordable rustic mountain vacation? Look no further! Ready to rent at your leisure, we rent during the seasonal months of May through October.

Hiking! Mountain biking! Fishing! Comfy beds! TV with DVD/CD player!

This cozy 750 sq. ft. 2-bedroom cottage (sleeps 6 -- 2 queens, 2 twins) in beautiful Jefferson, Colorado, is halfway between Bailey and Fairplay and just minutes away from fishing at Tarryall Reservoir.

A 90-minute drive from west Denver, this cute cabin is nestled on 4 private acres and is located just one mile from Hwy 77 and Stagestop Road in a very secluded and quiet neighborhood surrounded by meadows, pine and aspen trees. In addition, the cabin is less than 5 minutes away from national forest -- so bring your ATVs!

This private cottage, which is furnished, is ready to rent today.

** Private fishing permits available for Tarryall Creek! (Each fisherman must hold a valid Colorado fishing license) and you must REQUEST the fishing guest pass at least one week in advance; a map is provided for the Parking spots and the stream areas

** Sweeping views of southern and western mountain ranges including Mt. Baldy and Mt. Princeton

** Full size refrigerator and stove/oven, auto coffee maker, and toaster oven

** Blackout shades in the bedrooms

** Flannel bedding (see note below about linens and discounts)

   --> Queen bed in master bedroom

   --> Queen bed (under twin bunk) and twin antique bed in guest bedroom. Note that the person/child sleeping on upper bunk should weigh less than 100 pounds.

** New bathroom fixtures -- the sink is homemade and quite rustic, but works for brushing teeth! Water is EXTREMELY limited, so be sure to bring your own water to brush teeth, wash dishes, etc. in the kitchen sink... sometimes, it runs out!

** Wrap-around deck with propane BBQ for grilling steaks, kabobs and brats!

** 4 chairs and round iron table on deck to enjoy outdoor evenings, sunsets and sunrises!

** 2 Lounge chairs for sunbathing and relaxing

 ** Vintage wood stove for cozy heat (bring wood or feel free to gather wood from property)

** Private entrance and driveway -- no one's around to bother you (very quiet and romantic!)


*** Monthly, Weekly, and Nightly (2-night minimum)

Pricing is currently set to bring your own linens -- sheets, sleeping bags, pillows, bath and kitchen towels, but if you want us to supply linens, contact me first and I'll change the price (and supply the linens!)

NOTE -- this cabin, while updated and very comfy, is "rustic" in terms that it does not have WIFI and you'll need to bring your own water to drink. Also, reliable cell phone reception is not guaranteed.

Some house rules to note before you rent: No smoking (fire danger!), no drugs, no cats. Two dogs are allowed -- but please make sure they are safe -- we have bears! If star-gazing isn't your thing, bring your own DVDs to watch on the HDTV and lounge on the comfy loveseat and chairs.

Thanks for looking!

PS: Fall photos available upon request; color weekend in late September/early October rents for $109/night.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Marilee a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Fishing is available in many spots -- from Tarryall Reservoir to Tarryall Creek. Tarryall Creek is private, but we can provide ...Read more


Tarryall Reservoir is very close! Check it out online!

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at A Little Red Cottage in the Woods in Colorado.


We are on the boundary of Pike National Forest!


Tarryall Reservoir is about 10 minutes away by car.

Prairie, meadow, or plain

Our property is in an aspen glen with a meadow -- it's quite pretty. In fact, we got married here!

River, stream or creek

Tarryall Reservoir is a short drive (<10 minutes) from the cabin. Also, access to Tarryall Creek and Stagestop Fishing Pond is ...Read more


There is a cool waterfall at Tarryall Reservoir -- check it out online!


The driveway is dirt -- see the photos. It is accessed from a gravel, county-maintained road.

Hot spring

The vibe at A Little Red Cottage in the Woods

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Hipcamper Amy

A little slice of heaven.

Amy W.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2019

What a great place! Perfect location. Easy to access multiple trails and an easy drive to Breckenridge for a quick day trip. Porch was perfect for hanging out, what an amazing view. Beds were comfy. Wood burning stove with plenty of wood supplied for those chilly mornings. I wanted a place to come for a few days to get away from Denver and this place was perfect. I will be back!

Sunset from deck.A Little Red Cottage in the WoodsA Little Red Cottage in the WoodsView from the deck.
Hipcamper David
David K.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2019

Great location near Lost Creek Wilderness. Wood stove was an extra bonus.

Hipcamper Amy
Amy W.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2019

Second trip up here. Just as good as the first time. Had one chilly day so I used the wood burning stove. It made the cabin nice and toasty. Great deck to watch the sunset.

Sunset from deck.A Little Red Cottage in the WoodsA Little Red Cottage in the WoodsView from the deck.
Hipcamper Alicia
Alicia D.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2019

The cabin was exactly what we were looking for. It was cozy with all the amenities to make our stay comfortable yet far enough away that we could feel like we were escaping the city. The drive up to the cabin is absolutely beautiful and the fresh air and sweeping views from the front porch make this place a real gem. The place served as a great home base for mountain biking and hiking at Kenosha pass. We only wished that we had brought our fishing poles!
We had so much fun cooking dinner and playing games, then heading down to the Saloon for a drink. We will definitely be back. I can only imagine how beautiful it will be in the fall when all the Aspens have turned. Can't wait for our next visit!

Exploring the area on our bikes. The rock formations were awesome! The aspens provided the perfect shade to relax in my hammock
Hipcamper Leslie
Leslie F.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2019

I was very pleased with my experience. The cabin was more than described and very comfortable for my family of four. We had a lot of fun!

Hipcamper Mackenzie

Great location! beautiful retreat!

Mackenzie A.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2019

Marilee's cabin in the mountains was the perfect weekend getaway! The cabin was supplied with all necessary amenities and made for a relaxing retreat. The location was perfect, being somewhat secluded on a beautiful mountain top. The sunrises and sunsets could be easily seen from the cabin's porch. Many hiking and outdoor options just a short drive away for when the weather was nice. The cabin had an outdoor fire pit and was stocked with wood as well which made an excellent addition for late-night hanging out under the stars. Even with some rain, we kept ourselves busy with movies and games that were at the residence. Great experience overall, would definitely recommend to friends and family wanting to get out west and spend time in the mountains!

Hipcamper Jenni
Jenni H.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2019

What an incredible location! We thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere, the views and the amenities in the house.

Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas P.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2019

Amazing cabin with amazing views. Extremely accommodating for our small family. Will definitely return.

Hipcamper Savannah
Savannah J.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2019

Truly felt as though we were camping. Half of our group is big on tent camping and the other half isn't so it was a good compromise. The cabin had many luxuries that a tent would not have, but it also preserved the essence of camping. Great location!

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