winter mountain log cabin living
Staying in a real log cabin is magical when you know what to expect
There are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your late fall - winter - early spring log cabin mountain retreat:
The small mountain town of Allenspark is located at 8,500 ft.
4X4 or all wheel drive is suggested this time of year in the likely
case of snow packed road conditions.
Weather depending, snow shoveling could be necessary to get into and out of the dirt driveway. CDOT does keep the main highway and road to the cabin very well plowed. Although this time of year, "mountain time" could definitely apply, depending on conditions and service availability.
We leave a snow shovel at the cabin.
Heat sources at the cabin are:
Jack's Cabin: 1 propane unit in the kitchen + electric space heater
Cascading Creek: 1 wood burning pot belly stove in front room, 1 wood burning fireplace in living room, 1 propane unit in middle room+ electric space heat
Please bring firewood.
You are welcome to source this from where you choose, it is available at most gas stations and grocery stores this time of year.
CALL AHEAD to Rocky Mountain Crew 303.747.2460
to schedule delivery to the cabin, $10 a bundle cash
paid to Rocky Mountain Crew.
Check ahead and see what the weather man is forecasting so you can plan accordingly for packing recreational gear, coats, gloves, scarves, travel timing and wood quantities.
Average temperatures this time of year can dip below zero and highs can range
teens -20's-30's, month depending.
Arriving to the cabin during day light is requested during this season to allow time to get the cabin warmed up, snow shoveling if necessary, avoid icy road conditions...ease and peace of mind.
Be UP for the adventure and it will be a memorable retreat!