The Retreat is a modest log cabin located on Long & Derry Hill overlooking Empire Gulch. The cabin sleeps four comfortably. We welcome snowmobiles in the winter and athletes and Read more...
The Retreat is a modest log cabin located on Long & Derry Hill overlooking Empire Gulch. The cabin sleeps four comfortably. We welcome snowmobiles in the winter and athletes and vacationers during the summer 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 view of Mt. Hope Elevation 13,939. The area is very quiet. The few sounds you may hear are passing ATV’s and snowmobiles or dog sled teams. The property includes both mature pine and aspen forest.
The cabin features modern plumbing and electricity via a cistern and a solar array.
You should interpret this to mean that while we do have running water and electricity, it is all in limited supply since the cabin is completely off grid. We do have Dish TV and limited satellite internet service. We do also have a gas stove and oven and a microwave for cooking. The cabin is heated only by a wood stove. We do run a generator on the property about six hours a day to charge the solar batteries and to do general chores. Should you need additional generator run time it can be arranged for an additional fee.
The Retreat is located seven miles south of Leadville, 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 and the snowmobile or ATV enthusiast. In addition, there are many bike and foot trails. During snow season, many miles of trails are groomed for cross country skiing or snowmobile riding. No matter what time of year, this is a beautiful place.
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 Including Large Predators”! 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.