Nathrop Getaway with Collegiate Peak Views!

Nathrop, Colorado

Retreat to the Rocky Mountains with this 3-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental mountain home. Offering the perfect marriage of rustic charm and modern comfort, this property makes for an ideal family or friend getaway! When you're not relaxing on the front porch with breathtaking views of Mount Princeton and the Chalk Cliffs, drive 2 minutes to the Mount Princeton Hot Springs, 15 minutes to Buena Vista, 20 minutes to Salida or up the road into the San Isabel National Forest!


Bedroom 1: King Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Bedroom 3: Queen Bed | Living Room: Sleeper Sofa

Nestled in the Rockies’ Sawatch Mountain Range off of CR 162 and enveloped within the glorious Collegiate Peaks, this home offers the perfect balance of simple living in trendy fashion.

Approach the entrance to this outdoor oasis through acres of a secluded valley. You're sure to spend quality time on the large front porch, where you'll enjoy immaculate views of 6 of Colorado’s famous and towering '14-er' peaks, and an indefinable vastness which lends an unheralded silence.

Stepping inside, you'll be greeted by an impeccably appointed interior boasting soft carpeting, soaring ceilings, comfortable furnishings, and natural light from the wall-to-wall windows, which illuminate the open-concept home.

After your travels, settle down on the plush sectional in the spacious living room. Flip on the flat-screen Smart TV and relax with your loved ones as you consider which nearby attraction you want to visit first.

As dinner approaches, make your way into the fully equipped kitchen, complete with sleek counters and stylish cabinetry. If your recipe calls for it, take full advantage of the provided gas grill. Set the rustic and elegant dining table with seating for 6 to share your culinary creations.

Before calling it a night, watch the sunset over the peaks into a starry sky overhead. As your eyes grow heavy, two lucky guests can claim the master bedroom outfitted with a king bed, private access to the balcony and an en-suite bathroom featuring a double sink vanity and a shower/tub combo.


Outdoor enthusiasts will revel in this home’s proximity to hiking trails, such as Denny Creek, Browns Creek, Colorado Trail and Browns Canyon National Monument. From the back door of this home, you have direct public access to the beautiful Chalk Creek, less than a half-mile walk away. Plan your next day trip to The Pike and San Isabel National Forests where you'll find 19 of the state's tallest mountains, including Mount Elbert - the highest point in Colorado.

In the winter, ski and snowboard down freshly powdered slopes at Monarch Mountain just 35 minutes away or Ski Cooper only 1 hour from your door. During the summer months, you can book a rafting trip down the Arkansas River with Good Times Rafting or a horseback riding tour with Mt. Princeton Riding Stables & Equestrian Center, which is right next door. Less than a mile down the road you can visit the Chalk Creek Fish Hatchery.

Enjoy a soak in the Mount Princeton Hot Springs just 1.5 miles from home before heading to Buena Vista for dinner. Fifteen minutes away you'll find a host of dining options in Buena Vista, such as Simple Eatery & Spoon It Up, The Lariat, House Rock Kitchen, Eddyline Restaurant, and The Asian Palate. For a caffeinated pick-me-up visit the Buena Vista Roastery, and for the adults, don’t miss Deerhammer Distillery or The Jailhouse Craft Beer.


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Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi, flat-screen Smart TV, furnished porch, gas grill, private balcony, heating, ceiling fans, shampoo, hair dryer, plenty of parking space in the driveway and more
- Secluded Nathrop location - 1.5 miles to Mount Princeton Hot Springs and 15 minutes to Buena Vista! Easy access to hiking trails, such as Denny Creek, Browns Creek, Colorado Trail and Browns Canyon National Monument, The Pike and San Isabel National Forests, the Collegiate Peaks ‘14ers,’ Monarch Mountain, Ski Cooper, Arkansas River, Good Times Rafting, Mt. Princeton Riding Stables & Equestrian Center, Simple Eatery & Spoon It Up, The Lariat, House Rock Kitchen, Eddyline Restaurant, and The Asian Palate
- Nearest Major Airports: Denver International Airport (152.0 miles), Colorado Springs Airport (110.0 miles)


- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- No events, parties or large gatherings
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in
- NOTE: Your safety matters. This property features an exterior camera at the front door. The camera does not look into any interior spaces



  • Mountain View


  • Recommended


  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting


  • Health/beauty Spa


  • Boating


  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Toaster


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio


  • Games
  • Television
  • Books


  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Smoke Detector

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

44 Reviews


    5/5 Stayed Jun 19, 2022
    Submitted Jun 25, 2022

    It was the most perfect place to stay for our vacation and we loved every minute. The house was spotless, nice and spacious and outstanding in every way. The views were spectacular and it was easy in and easy out. Thanks to you for making our vacation one to remember.

    The horse ranch

    4/5 Stayed Jun 11, 2022
    Submitted Jun 25, 2022

    It was very hot when we stayed. The house doesn’t have A/C. It would cool down at night. It was right next to a big horse stable, so you really smelt horse urine. The Mountain View was amazing. It was a great location. I would stay there again.

    5/5 Stayed May 29, 2022
    Submitted Jun 1, 2022

    Wonderful property with amazing views!! Close to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, Buena Vista, and easy access to Salida. We especially loved watching the horses behind the house. The house has lots of space, comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen (which we used to prepare a large family dinner), and even a horseshoe game area which was fun. We will definitely go back. If I had to pick one thing to change, it would be to add black-out curtains to the bedrooms, but other than that everything was perfect!!

    Great Stay!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 21, 2022
    Submitted Mar 23, 2022

    Cute place that was clean so close to the hot springs! Thank you!


    5/5 Stayed Mar 11, 2022
    Submitted Mar 13, 2022


    Fantasmic stay

    5/5 Stayed Feb 26, 2022
    Submitted Mar 4, 2022

    We loved our stay here. The home has everything we needed to be comfortable. Views are breathtaking. The location is perfect we were only 13 mins away from the grocery store and 20mins away from Salida. Definitely staying at this location again. Do yourself a favor and book this gem 💎!!!

    Thank you

    5/5 Stayed Jul 22, 2021
    Submitted Jul 25, 2021

    Great place and location, close to trails, hot springs, town.

    Amazing Location

    5/5 Stayed Jul 3, 2021
    Submitted Jul 7, 2021

    My wife and I along with our 15 year old daughter stayed here for 3 nights. We had never been to the area and didn't know what to expect. We were blow away by the location of the house. It was close enough to everything but secluded enough to feel like we were in the wilderness. The check in process with very easy and the communication with the owner was terrific. There is so much to do in this area that we wished we had booked more nights.

    Nathrop Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Nov 19, 2020
    Submitted Nov 22, 2020

    This property has everything you need if you’re looking to get away to the mountains of Colorado! The cabin is situated at the foot of a breathtaking mountain range known as the collegiate peaks. The cabin has gigantic windows that face the mountains so you’re greeted with gorgeous Mountain View’s every day. Our group found so many activities to participate in on our short, 4-day trip as well. We were able to visit Mt. Princeton hot springs, visit St. Elmo, and go horseback riding. This cabin was the perfect place and location to enjoy those activities before winding down in the evening. I have stayed at several VRBO properties and this one does not disappoint!

    Nice House with great view in Nathrop

    5/5 Stayed Oct 21, 2020
    Submitted Oct 25, 2020

    The house was very comfortable for our family. Easy to get to and close to hikes, horseback riding and hot springs. We enjoyed our stay, thanks Jordana and Pete!

    Nice and clean

    4/5 Stayed Sep 24, 2020
    Submitted Oct 14, 2020

    The property is as advertised and the owners are good to work with. Would rent again.

    Fabulous Location! Great Views

    5/5 Stayed Sep 4, 2020
    Submitted Sep 8, 2020

    Fun, family weekend getaway. Exactly where we wanted to be to hike the Collegiate Peaks, go into Buena Vista for dinner and back to the house to relax! Thank you!

    Secluded and peaceful valley

    5/5 Stayed Aug 11, 2020
    Submitted Aug 19, 2020

    We took our family to do some hiking and explore the area but were looking for a more quiet place without neighbors right next to us for a peaceful setting. This beautiful home is in a valley so it is not in a forested area but at the base of the collegiate mountain range with 360 degree mountain views and forest nearby. The home is very large with an open floorplan and amazing windows for mountain views at all times of the day. We loved how it made us feel like we were outdoors even when inside. There is a beautiful fire pit which was a highlight for a Colorado summer night! Highly recommended!

    Perfect all around

    5/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2020
    Submitted Aug 4, 2020

    Clean property, perfect location & excellent communication from owners. Felt right at home as soon as we walked in, plenty of space for everyone and the views out each window are incredible!

    Great house in perfect location!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 28, 2020
    Submitted Jul 6, 2020

    We loved our stay in this house! The whole house was spotless, the kitchen was fully stocked for cooking, and the beds were super comfortable. Hope this house is available again next year when we return!

    Wonderful house!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 22, 2020
    Submitted Jun 25, 2020

    Super clean, well-appointed, amazing views and location. The house is near everything, but far enough from “busy” tourist locales. We love this place and highly recommend it.

    Girls Trip to Salida

    5/5 Stayed Jun 15, 2020
    Submitted Jun 24, 2020

    We had the best time here! The home owners are the nicest people and the property is absolutely beautiful! We had every amenity we could possibly need in this setting. We can’t wait to return.

    Cosy with Great Views

    5/5 Stayed Jan 17, 2020
    Submitted Jan 20, 2020

    Sparkly clean and cosy home with incredible views of Mt. Princeton and Antero. Full kitchen with everything you need to prepare a nice meal. Comfortable furniture and tasteful decor - really makes you feel at home! The property location is conveniently located, just minutes from Mt. Princeton. The hosts were wonderful and easy to communicate with; their Welcome Book is full of great recommendations on the area. Awesome stay!!

    Excellent mountain retreat with an amazing view!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 26, 2019
    Submitted Jan 2, 2020

    We really enjoyed our time at this beautiful mountain getaway. It has an amazing, centralized location and waking up to the breathtaking view of the Collegiate Peaks was an added bonus! Would highly suggest staying at this property and exploring all of the fun activities that are nearby.

    Great place with an fab view!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 26, 2019
    Submitted Nov 1, 2019

    Loved the stay

    Girls' Weekend Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Oct 24, 2019
    Submitted Dec 3, 2019

    A friend, her dog, and I stayed at this amazing little property back in October. We loved the cottage with it's amazing views; and my friend's dog enjoyed running free through fields (he also made friends with the horses next door). Although our stay was short, we made the best of it by soaking in the views drinking coffee (and booze) on the patio gazing at the mountains and stars. I usually head to Mount Princeton at least once a year, and I think this little cottage will be my new go-to spot instead of the resort. It offers great amenities...I was especially happy there was a gas stove. Plus the owners were amazing to work with before, during, and after our stay. 5 stars!!

    great for family w kids

    4/5 Stayed Oct 19, 2019
    Submitted Oct 23, 2019

    Great house, location, and easy check in. Not an upscale in anyway.

    Some good, some not so good......

    3/5 Stayed Sep 29, 2019
    Submitted Oct 7, 2019

    The location was great, mountain views everywhere ! Beds very comfy. Water quality excellent. Very uncomfortable furniture, could not relax after along day ! Also only movie channels on the television,news and weather could not get. There was a forest fire nearby, would have been nice to get info !!!!

    Excellent Stay

    5/5 Stayed Sep 22, 2019
    Submitted Sep 26, 2019

    As advertised, the property is very comfortable and clean. The views of the Chalk Cliffs are awesome, especially in the morning and evening. Although we spent most of our time up in the trails of Taylor Park and St. Elmo / Tincup, the house was inviting and comfortable after a long day of dirt biking. The hosts were helpful and proactive in ensuring we had all of the information needed to enjoy our time in the area.

    Beautiful location, lovely house

    5/5 Stayed Sep 3, 2019
    Submitted Sep 12, 2019

    Perfect location if you want a little bit of privacy but still close to town when needed. Lots of activities and attractions close by. The house was wonderful. The owners kept good contact. Very easy process. Would definitely recommend this place.

    Beautiful, calming retreat

    5/5 Stayed Aug 21, 2019
    Submitted Aug 29, 2019

    The location and views at this home cannot be beat. The house has open space for gathering while also providing privacy for sleep and rest. It allows you to feel like you can truly get away from it all, while also maintaining proximity to every kind of outdoor rec imaginable as well as the dining and shopping in BV and Salida. Highly recommend and look forward to returning.

    Great place for a really point.

    4/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2019
    Submitted Aug 18, 2019

    Great place to rally the troops (family) and see points north and west. Horse ranch has all types of trail rides (ask about the blue heron community). House has everything you can possibly need. Doesn't really have a yard - just scrub. Terrific views of mountains and sunrise /sunset. Full moon over the mountains with a sky full of stars is something you won't forget.

    August 2019 Glorious!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2019
    Submitted Aug 26, 2019

    This property was perfect for what we wanted on our vacation. The views were stunning. Make sure you get up early to see the sun hit the peaks of Shavano, Princeton and the chalk cliffs, and watch the sunset as well. Having the stables next door was also a treat. Such beautiful creatures. Great location between Salida and Buena Vista. We did 4-wheeling adventures up to St. Elmo/Hancock, Cottonwood Pass, Four Mile and Castle Rock Gulch down to Salida. Property owners were great with communication. You won't be disappointed with this property or area.

    Nathrop Visit

    5/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2019
    Submitted Aug 31, 2019

    We enjoyed our time in Nathrop. The house was nice, and the location and the views were great! We would stay there again.

    A good time in Nathrop

    4/5 Stayed Jul 18, 2019
    Submitted Jul 21, 2019

    All was good - we had unusually hot weather so it took a while to cool down but no problem. Quite a few flies from the horse stables, but again it was manageable.

    Amazing views!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 3, 2019
    Submitted Jul 15, 2019

    Beautiful, well kept property with perfect amenities for a family getaway. We enjoyed cooking in and using the grill and back patio area with the lounge chairs. Great location for hiking and visiting Buena Vista and Salida. My 2yr old also loved being next to the horses (stable is next door).

    great place and location

    5/5 Stayed Jun 21, 2019
    Submitted Jun 27, 2019

    Clean, spacious home with amazing views. At least one kids room with a stuffed narwhal that our 3 and 5 yo took turns sleeping with. Tons of land to explore and only minutes away from the hot springs and hiking. We'll be back for sure!

    Adventures with Grandma.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 9, 2019
    Submitted Jun 24, 2019

    Great stay. Location was perfect for early summer fun; rafting, sand dunes, fossils and ghost town. Feeding the chipmunks in St Elmo and the fish at the hatchery were highlights for the grandkids. Kitchen and house nicely equipped.

    Great home with incredible views

    5/5 Stayed Mar 4, 2019
    Submitted Mar 7, 2019

    We loved our stay at this Nathrop home. Perfect home with everything you need and more! The ability to use garage to keep our vehicle out of the elements was a huge bonus. Communication with owners was excellent! The views are simply breathtaking. We loved seeing the snow-capped 14ers right outside the house, the infinite number of stars from the deck, the various wildlife and more. Already thinking about our next visit - and will definitely stay here again. Perfect!

    Beautiful views!

    4/5 Stayed Feb 16, 2019
    Submitted Feb 18, 2019

    Great place. Four adults and three kids.

    Incredible views!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 25, 2019
    Submitted Jan 29, 2019

    Property was perfect for hosting a ski hot springs trip. The house was warm and welcoming, and we all enjoyed the fantastic views and proximity to the Mt. Princeton hot springs. Would definitely recommend!

    Wonderful home for a getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 19, 2019
    Submitted Jan 22, 2019

    We decided to plan a last minute weekend getaway to Mount Princeton hot springs and found this beautiful home! It was really clean and comfortable with plenty of space for my husband, two daughters and me. The owners were available to respond to any questions we had and the home had lots of natural light and felt very inviting, and was within close proximity to the hot springs. We would stay here again!

    Beautiful house near the Chalk Cliffs.

    5/5 Stayed Jan 11, 2019
    Submitted Jan 14, 2019

    The house was clean and spacious. Beautiful views, easy to find, no problems. Would stay again.

    Green door getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jan 4, 2019
    Submitted Jan 8, 2019

    The house was well kept, inviting and well stocked. It was comfortable and inviting. The owners were very responsive to questions and easily accessible by phone or email. We really enjoyed our stay and were able to take 2 of our dogs there was lots of room for them to run around outside. Great experience, we may make this an annual trip! We went on a Monarch Dog Sled Tour that was fabulous.

    Beautiful family escapes!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 20, 2018
    Submitted Dec 7, 2018

    We fell in love with this home and the surrounding area. Our family of 4 (kids are 5 and 6) had everything we needed for a comfortable stay! The views from the home provide instant relaxation and each evening we could hear the horses nearby. Our favorite part was the proximity to Mt Princeton hot springs and we spent an entire day there with the kids! We will be back!

    Wonderful house, great location

    5/5 Stayed Oct 8, 2018
    Submitted Sep 25, 2018

    We stayed here with our three kids and had a great trip. The house has awesome views, is perfect for families or a group of couples, and is thoughtfully set up. It is near the hot springs, fun hikes, the fish hatchery and close enough to town that you can run back to the store if you need. There are three bedrooms, a wonderful master with amazing views, another room with a queen and a kids room with a twin and trundle bed. We were able to easily explore the area from the house and then come back for drinks watching the sunset on the deck -- a great way to end the day. We definitely recommend this house for a great vacation!

    Great views of the Collegiate Peaks!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 27, 2018
    Submitted Oct 1, 2018

    Very comfortable home with fantastic views. Short drive to the hot springs. Fun hiking trail to Chalk Creek right out the back door. Loved it!

    Beautiful Views

    5/5 Stayed Sep 5, 2018
    Submitted Sep 10, 2018

    Great, helpful hosts, and a super location from which to run day trips to Jeeping trails, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort, or to town. Views are amazing! Hope to return many times

    Great property with great location and awesome owners

    5/5 Stayed Aug 17, 2018
    Submitted Aug 23, 2018

    We enjoyed our stay in Nathrop. The home had plenty of space and was comfortable for our Leadville 100 crew. We brought our dog with as well. Views of Mt Princeton were amazing and fishing in Chalk Creek just half a mile walk away was good as well. The owners were really great with communication and flexible with our weird ultrarunning crew schedule. Thanks again!


      Nathrop, Colorado

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