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Cabin on the Creek

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Salida, CO

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Hosted By

Mike and Pat

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    < 30 (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    2

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    2

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    Yes

We live on Highway 50 near Monarch Pass and Salida, CO., elevation 8,300 feet. We have a large parking area with electricity, if you like. Water to fill your tanks is available. In nice weather, I have a lovely courtyard with porch for visiting and a nearby creek with trickling or rushing water, depending on the time of year. We have a lovely creekside patio for morning coffee or afternoon visiting. Suggested Local Attractions:We are a few miles from Salida, a small artist town, with many galleries, great resale shops, and many restaurants; some on the Arkansas River. Hiking in the nearby national forests, bicycling world-class mountain trails and rafting and fishing on the Arkansas River are all available. And don't forget sitting by the creek in the shade at the creekside patio, or on the porch in the courtyard, or walking the shaded trail beside the creek.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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Generators Allowed

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

Please arrive before 6 P.M. if possible.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Gravel drive 100 yards off US highway and across the bridge. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Tow parking beside rig.

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Hosted By Mike and Pat

Age:

65+

Mike and I are retired and have traveled the western US and to Mexico for the past several winters, usually hauling ATV's, or more recently a small car behind our Bigfoot camper and GMC pickup.. Details: Summers are so wonderful in Colorado at our elevation of 8,000 feet that we have tended to stay home for these wonderful months. We have a parking area (max rig size: 34 feet) beside our smallish cabin in the mountains beside a creek. The national forest rises on the mountain behind us. Mike is a retired mechanical/construction engineer and enjoys working on his old Porche, which he eventually wants to race in "Vintage" category. He also continues making laminated wood canoe paddles, which he did as a side business for many years. I (Pat) am a retired writer/editor/photographer, and enjoy working in my courtyard and gardens. In the morning, we walk on the old railroad track beside the creek every morning. We enjoy our visitors, and at one time ran a B&B. Within the past two years I have discovered alcohol ink painting and love it. We were whitewater rafters and have run the Grand Canyon in AZ, the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho, the Yampa in CO and of course, the nearby Arkansas. We have two ATV's and go on mountain trails and twice have taken them down to Copper Canyon in Mexico. We love canoeing in the Ozarks and Mike enjoys fishing when he can. Our travels have taken us all over Mexico, as we tend to go to out-of-the-way places for a few days or a week before moving on. We also spent two months in Antigua, Guatamala housesitting! We speak just-adequate Spanish and love our friends that we now have in Mexico. We have also visited Caye Caulker, Belize several times. I write a blog only when we travel: patbickeljones.blogspot.com Home Town: Salida is a wonderful little town that has evolved into an artist town, with many, many activities going on each weekend during the summers. Every Thursday, plus weekend nights, finds music to tap your feet at in several of the restaurants around town. Along with microbrews to be tasted everywhere. Our home is 12 miles west of Salida. Skills or Expertise to Share: Mike is an engineer with terrific problem-solving skills.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    TheLilyPad

    3 weeks ago

    Mike and Pat are wonderful and welcoming hosts. Their property was so beautiful and couldn’t have been a better place to stay and go snowboarding at Monarch Mountain. Thank You:)

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    TakeTheHighway

    5 months ago

    A nice two night stay at Cabin on the Creek. Level parking spot with 15amp and water if you need it. Even though its just off the highway there was no issue with road noise. A nice out and back trail along the creek for morning, afternoon, evening walks. Nice creekside patio area for morning coffee or an evening drink. Hosts were very friendly and made me feel welcome.

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    Johnny1219

    7 months ago

    Had a lovely stay at Cabin on the Creek, easy access, level parking, easy hook up to electric, filled our water tank; we really enjoyed visiting with Pat & Mike, they have really great stories & could not have been nicer

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    BrendapG.

    7 months ago

    Eddie and I had a nice time and the hosts property was very relaxing. We appreciate them having us stay on their property.

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    JSchnittker

    7 months ago

    We throughly enjoyed our stay at Cabin on the Creek. Mike and Pat were wonderful hosts. We feel like we have new friends and hope to return for another stay. The creek was so close and relaxing, we had a peaceful patio to use as we wanted in the aspen trees next to the creek. And I saw my first hummingbird nest so close to where I was sitting, I was so excited to watch the hummer build it’s nest! Many thanks Mike and Pat!

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