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The Retreat is a modern log cabin (built in 1999) situated on ten forested acreslocated on Long & Derry Hill overlooking Empire Gulch in Leadville, Colorado. The cabin sleeps four comfortably plus 2 couch surfers. By back country standards, the cabin isvery luxurious.

During summer months access is via ATV and 4 wheel drive vehicles along 2 mile county road. Guests

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UPDATE; 

The Retreat is a modern log cabin (built in 1999) situated on ten forested acres located on Long & Derry Hill overlooking Empire Gulch in Leadville, Colorado. The cabin sleeps four comfortably plus 2 couch surfers. By back country standards, the cabin is very luxurious.

During summer months access is via ATV and 4 wheel drive vehicles along 2 mile county road. Guests (athletes and vacationers) enjoy access to many trails as well as over 100 miles of groomed trails in the winter season. The area is filled with old growth forest and a few scars on the land, the only remaining evidence of the once popular mining economy. Our southern exposure gives us sunny afternoons and a beautiful view of Mt. Hope.  The area is very quiet and secluded. The few sounds you may hear are passing ATV’s and snowmobiles or dog sled teams.

The cabin features a full bathroom and kitchen including cooking utensils, modern plumbing and electricity via a cistern and a solar array and generator.

We have satellite tv and limited internet service.  The cabin is heated by wood stove.  Firewood will be provided for your stay.  We do run a generator on the property about eight hours a day to charge the solar batteries and to do general chores.

The Retreat is located seven miles south of Leadville, on ten acres within the Paddock State Wildlife Area which is about 1300 acres. There are several 14,000+ ft peaks nearby. Mt. Sherman is the closest. There are many miles of mining, forestry and county roads both for the extreme athlete (bikers and runners) and the snowmobile or ATV enthusiast.  No matter what time of year, this is a beautiful place.  Fall is especially beautiful when the aspens change color!

The elevation is near 11,000 feet above sea level. Altitude sickness is not uncommon for persons from lower elevations. Due to geographic location, please be aware: “ALPINE CONDITIONS EXIST ALL YEAR LONG”! During snow season, hazards always exist under the snow. Snow can happen any day of the year. Slippery, uneven surfaces are the norm. Please come prepared with proper foot wear and trail gear.

Book your unforgettable back country adventure today!

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 7 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, communal fire ring, wood bur...
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Lee a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 3
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Forest
Lake
Mountainous
River, stream or creek
Wetlands
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Hiking
Paddling
OHV
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming

Places to see near The Retreat at Empire Gulch

Sylvan Lake State Park
Sylvan Lake State Park
29 miles way Explore
White River National Forest
White River National Forest
31 miles way Explore
Pike National Forest
Pike National Forest
42 miles way Explore
San Isabel National Forest
San Isabel National Forest
43 miles way Explore
Eleven Mile State Park
Eleven Mile State Park
44 miles way Explore
Arapaho National Forest
Arapaho National Forest
46 miles way Explore
Gunnison National Forest
Gunnison National Forest
58 miles way Explore
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
58 miles way Explore
Paonia State Park
Paonia State Park
59 miles way Explore
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
63 miles way Explore
Chatfield State Park
Chatfield State Park
68 miles way Explore
Stagecoach State Park
Stagecoach State Park
78 miles way Explore
Crawford State Park
Crawford State Park
80 miles way Explore
Vega State Park
Vega State Park
81 miles way Explore
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
81 miles way Explore
Rifle Falls State Park
Rifle Falls State Park
81 miles way Explore
Cherry Creek State Park
Cherry Creek State Park
82 miles way Explore
Grand Mesa National Forest
Grand Mesa National Forest
82 miles way Explore
Rifle Gap State Park
Rifle Gap State Park
83 miles way Explore
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
88 miles way Explore
State Forest State Park
State Forest State Park
92 miles way Explore
St. Vrain State Park
St. Vrain State Park
94 miles way Explore
Routt National Forest
Routt National Forest
95 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Alexandria
Alexandria S.
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2018

This place was absolutely incredible to stay at. Highly recommend for anybody who loves an adventure but also enjoys the comfort of a cabin.

The camp host Lee was a huge help. Welcomed us with fresh made cookies! What a treat.
He gave us easy to follow directions and made sure there was blue marked signs on our way up. The trail was a county road and provided a wide path to follow. Aspen trees lined our way. The cabin was easy to find and a joy to be in. He greeted us upon arrival and told us the ins and outs of the cabin.

Upon arrival the cabin was in tip top shape. Very clean and cozy. They had a fire started for us and blankets out to warm up in. The cabin was stocked full of any kitchen item you may need. Extra blankets, chairs outside and inside, tiki torches on the porch, and cozy beds. The bathroom had plenty of toilet paper and towels. They brought up potable water and had cold tap water for dishes.

The property was connected to a bunch of trails and endless areas to explore. We adventured to see the beautiful sunset by a old ghost mining cabin.

Again this cabin was amazing to stay in and we will definitely be back.

View from the hike about 1 mile in.Hiking in to the cabin about 1.5 miles inView from the back porch of the cabin.First arriving at the cabin
Hipcamper Lee
Response from Lee, the Host, on February 20th, 2018

Thank you so much for your input and we look forward to your next visit

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February 19th, 2018
Property
The Retreat at Empire Gulch
State
Colorado
$149/night
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