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     Historically, the line shack was a crude shack or camp for cowboys working on the outermost boundaries of a ranch.  However, this Line Shack is an off-grid, western-themed, cozy, retreat that provides a comfortable glamping experience, where “un-plugging” isn’t optional, it is required.  Nestled beside a grove of willows and aspen with a seasonal creek, you will feel a

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     Historically, the line shack was a crude shack or camp for cowboys working on the outermost boundaries of a ranch.  However, this Line Shack is an off-grid, western-themed, cozy, retreat that provides a comfortable glamping experience, where “un-plugging” isn’t optional, it is required.  Nestled beside a grove of willows and aspen with a seasonal creek, you will feel a world away.  The Line Shack rests at the base of Little Scraggy Peak, with direct access to the extensive trails of the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area, via the 12.2-mile Little Scraggy Trail.

     The Line Shack cabin has a queen bed and loft twin, to sleep three adults on comfortable beds.  It has three windows and a skylight that keep it light and bright inside.  You can enjoy the night sky by looking through the skylight above the loft bed. Please bring your own sleeping bags or bedding, including pet beds.  Your housetrained pet is welcome, but not on people beds.  You can sleep soundly knowing you are secure behind a locked gate, inside 40 acres of fenced pasture.  The Line Shack site has tent space for your children, or up to 6 additional guests ($10/adult).  Potable drinking water is available from an onsite 50-gallon water tank.  A short walk away is a portable toilet.  Free-ranging children and off-leash pets are welcome, do please pick up after them.

     In addition to the beds, the Line Shack has a drop-leaf table with 2 chairs, and big comfortable pillows for lounging on the bed with a good book.  Two portable solar lights provide light wherever you choose to hang them.  Plug them back into their windowsill chargers during the day.  Please bring flashlights or a lantern in the event it has been cloudy.  If you need additional light or power, you can bring your portable generator, as the cabin is wired for 110-volt electric with outlets and fluorescent lighting in the ceiling.  The cabin has insulated walls and ceiling, but for cool nights or brisk mornings, there is a propane wall heater to take the chill off.  The Buddy Heater is fueled by standard 1-lb. portable propane bottles that provide 3-4 hours of 1,500 BTU heating.   Bring your own 1-lb. propane bottles or filled bottles can be rented for $7/ea.  Western art decorates the walls and several pieces are available for purchase, (priced as marked).

     Just inside the door is a compact kitchen that provides everything you need for simple meal prep.  You will find coffees, teas, and cocoa beverages, including cream and sugar.  The cabinet has cups for hot and cold drinks including lids for hot beverages.  There are paper plates and bowls, along with plastic knives, forks and spoons, and basic spices.  Under the countertop you will find basic cooking utensils in the draws and in the cabinet below are skillet, sauce pans, coffee pot, tea kettle, water jug and wash pan.  There is a two-burner propane camp stove (use outside only) for heating water and cooking.  Bring your own 1-lb. propane bottles or filled bottles can be rented for $7/ea., (see Extras).  If you would rather not cook, there is Zoka’s restaurant 10 miles north in Pine, or Deckers Corner 9 miles south, both serve excellent food, beer and cocktails.  

     Outside you will find a patio table and seating for 4 and a fire pit barrel.  Rustle up some burgers, hotdogs or some steaks on the Weber charcoal kettle grill.  If you forget the charcoal briquettes and want a special treat, fire up the grill with dry Aspen wood available onsite.  The flavor imparted by Aspen smoke is Coloradoans’ answer to Texas mesquite.    You are welcome to bring your own portable propane fire pit to enjoy.

      There is extremely limited cell service…for those with the right carrier, that stand in the right spot, with the correct arm in the air and a tin foil hat…do not expect to have ANY reception.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Texto a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Horse and Carriage Experiences

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Guided Tour of Historic Ranch

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Horse corral, metal panels

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Experience the premier mountain biking of the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area, Buffalo Creek Recreation Area which is rated #4 of...Read more

Fishing

Try your luck on the gold-medal waters of the South Platte River near Deckers and in the canyon below Cheesman Dam. The lake a...Read more

Hiking

We have several miles of trails within the ranch boundaries for you to explore. From the nearby Little Scraggy Trailhead, ther...Read more

Horseback riding

The ranch itself has several miles of trails to explore within the ranch’s fencelines that are restricted to hiking or horsebac...Read more

Paddling

Kayaking waters can be found on the N. Fork of the South Platte River, downstream from Buffalo Creek, about 10 miles from camp.

Off-roading (OHV)

Many people who enjoy riding ATV's use the extensive trails about 15 miles away near West Creek, south of Deckers (9 miles away...Read more

Climbing

Experience traditional and technical climbing on Little Scraggy mountain (sometimes referenced as “Skinner Mtn.” by climbers). ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Little Scraggy #1 The Line Shack in Colorado.

Forest

The camp is forested with pine, spruce, fir and aspen trees, and areas of willow near the seasonal creek.

Mountainous

The camp sits at 8,100 foot elevation, in a small valley between two mountains.

Field

You will find small open fields between groves of trees. Keep in mind we are in the mountains, not the plains. No corn here.

Ranch

The camp is located within a 35 acre pasture that is part of a 160 acre working horse ranch.

Driveway

The driveway has a dirt/gravel surface and is accessible to highway vehicles, RVs, and trailers. There is a loop at the upper ...Read more

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Hipcamper Debbie

Great!!! coming back for sure

Debbie M.
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April 29th, 2021

Wow what fun!!! Cute decorated “Line Shack.” Better than packing the back seat with a tent and poles. It was nice to have some coffee and other goodies for breakfast. But one of the best features was the heater. Since we had a bit of slushy snow that night, it was nice to not be in a cold tent the next morning. Nor trying to dry it out before leaving. We plan on coming back later this summer and trying out the teepee.

Hipcamper Texto
Response from Texto, the Host, on May 4th, 2021

Thanks, and we look forward to the opportunity of hosting you in the Tava Lodge Tipi!

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Hipcamper Daniel

And a sharp knife!

Daniel H.
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June 14th, 2021

Perfect spot close to Denver. Also a reminder of how much is so close — like the Rhubarb Festival in Pine Grove, Pike National Forest, etc. Simple, small cabin, easy water, short hikes through the woods. And, perhaps best of all, sharp knives in the "kitchen." Unheard of!

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Hipcamper Texto
Response from Texto, the Host, on June 14th, 2021

Well I do like my knives, lol. Glad you had a pleasant stay, thanks.

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Hipcamper Allison
Allison C.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2021

Great cabin with comfortable beds and games! We had a fire in the fire pit and roasted marshmallows

Hipcamper Tricia

Perfect little getaway!

Tricia A.
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June 25th, 2021

Loved our stay in the line shack! Takes camping up a notch with a comfy bed and a few comforts from home. Our host stopped by and was very kind and wanted to make sure we were enjoying our time at the line shack. We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay there again. There is easy access to Little Scraggy trail for those who like to hike or mountain bike. It’s a perfect little getaway!

Hipcamper Karen

Fun getaway

Karen A.
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July 18th, 2021

Second trip up here. The line shack is a perfect little getaway and easy to get to from Denver. Cozy and Comfortable with an abundance of wild flowers, hummingbirds and deer. My sister and I had a great experience. And yes, we will return.

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May 31st, 2021
Property
Little Scraggy Camp
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$70/night
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