Hipcamp host Marilee A.,
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Rustic winter camping!! Cute cabin with comfy beds, electricity, and a cozy wood stove!

And -- typical of wintertime in the Rocky Mountains, you will be able to enjoy snow -- maybe snowshoeing, X-Country skiing, sledding or even skiing at Monarch or Breck (~1hour away).

Like most mountain folk, please be of a hearty nature, as it will be chilly when you arrive, b


Rustic winter camping!! Cute cabin with comfy beds, electricity, and a cozy wood stove!

And -- typical of wintertime in the Rocky Mountains, you will be able to enjoy snow -- maybe snowshoeing, X-Country skiing, sledding or even skiing at Monarch or Breck (~1hour away).

Like most mountain folk, please be of a hearty nature, as it will be chilly when you arrive, but will warm up as soon as you get the fire going.

It might snow before/during/after your arrival. We have a snowplow service to keep the driveway nice and manageable. That said, there will be only case-by-case refunds for cancellations due to bad weather (e.g., blizzard conditions, road closures, etc.).

Please note...  there is NO RUNNING WATER until mid-May. This means no toilet (bring a portapotty!) and bring your own water. Some HipCampers don't mind, but we don't want any surprises!

Then, looking at summer 2021, reservations are open now. HAPPY GLAMPING!


An affordable rustic mountain "glamping" vacation? Look no further! Hiking! Mountain biking! Fishing! Comfy beds! TV with DVD/CD player! 

--> See below for COVID precautions that must be agreed and adhered to during your stay.


This cozy 672 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, highlights the following:

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

** Full size refrigerator, stove/oven, auto coffee maker, toaster oven, and blender (but no microwave!)

** Blackout shades in both bedrooms

** 4 Beds

   --> 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 no more than 110 pounds.

** Wrap-around deck

** 4 chairs and round iron table on deck to enjoy outdoor evenings, sunsets and sunrises! Two camp chairs can be found inside in case you have more than 4 campers.

** 2 Lounge chairs for sunbathing and relaxing

 ** Vintage wood stove for cozy heat (bring wood or feel free to gather dead, dry wood and sticks from property)

** Private entrance and driveway

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, as we have to follow COVID guidelines.

NOTE -- this cabin, while updated and very comfy, is "rustic" in terms that it does not have WIFI and you'll want to bring your own water to drink. Also, reliable cell phone reception is not guaranteed. Verizon seems to work fine... from the deck!

Please note that this cabin is located in the foothills and you will see wildlife activity -- mostly chipmunks. However, we have a neighbor bear (lock your car!), lots of chipmunks, squirrels, bobcats, field mice, and sometimes a stray dog or cat. Some "glampers" are admittedly afraid of chipmunks and mice, so if you're queasy at the site of one of these little furry guys, our cabin might not be your best option. As for bears, just lock your car and keep food and trash INSIDE until you leave. 

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 and bobcats!

If star-gazing isn't your thing, bring your own DVDs to watch on the HDTV and lounge on the comfy loveseat and chairs.


The following is from the COVID19.Colorado.Gov website.

We will provide hand sanitizer and/or soap and water that is easily accessible to guests upon arrival and during their stay. 

We will provide cleaning and/or disinfecting products for you to use, along with instructions (see back of each bottle of cleaning fluid)

We will not provide any linens at this time; you must bring all of your own pillows, blankets, sheets, towels, sleeping bags. If you are traveling from out of town, I will supply linens for your stay at the rate of $10/night/bed. There are 4 beds, so please let us know how many beds will require bedding and how many bath towels you'll need.


  • Guests should know that it is standard practice (and a public order) in Colorado to wear cloth masks or bandanas in public – please do so.
  • Guests are encouraged to take their shoes off when entering the cabin.
  • Guests should wash their hands frequently with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer.
  • Guests should maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from people not in their group/ household while in Colorado.
  • Guests must cancel their stay if they are sick or have been in close contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 symptoms in the 14 days before their stay. You will receive a full refund.

Thank you and stay safe!

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: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Bed Linens

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Bring you bikes! Lots of roads and trails in the area


Fishing is available in many spots -- from Tarryall Reservoir to Tarryall Creek. Tarryall Creek (within the StageStop subdivisi...Read more

Horseback riding

Several horseback riding outfits are nearby -- including American Safari Ranch.

Wind sports

See Tarryall Reservoir!

Off-roading (OHV)

ATVs are allowed in the National Forest -- but not in the neighborhood. Check out Pike National Forest website for details.


Tarryall Reservoir is very close! Check it out online!

Whitewater paddling

Check out the Arkansas River -- many adventures are available in Buena Vista ("BV") or Salida.

Wildlife watching

As you're driving on 285, you'll reach the top of Kenosha Pass and may see a momma moose ("cow") and her baby ("calf") drinking...Read more

Snow sports


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


We are on the boundary of Pike National Forest!

Hot spring

Chaffee Hot Springs! Hot Sulphur Springs! Both are within a few hours -- so it's a nice day trip to either spot.


Tarryall Reservoir is about 10 minutes away by car.


You'll be able to see the Collegiate Mountain range. Check out some of our photos!


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 Wells Fargo Court, which is a dirt/gravel, county-maintained road.

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 Chelsea

Cozy cabin with breathtaking views!

Chelsea K.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2020

This cabin was perfect for our stay in the mountains! The kids loved roasting marshmallows in the wood burning stove and the sight of the snowy peaks to the west was breathtaking! The beds were comfortable to sleep in and the cabin itself was cozy, yet still had just enough space for all five of us! We loved exploring the land around us and my husband said it was reminiscent of his childhood staying in their old mountain cabin. We made so many wonderful memories here and the kids are already asking when we can go back!

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