For adventurous souls only - this is a "hike to" hut located at 10,200 ft! Epic views. The Big Little is one of Colorado's "best kept secrets". Similar to a 10th Mountain Hut, you will park on County Rd #30 and hike for 45 minutes (1.5 miles with 1,200 vertical feet) to our luxury Buddhist themed chalet. Live in Owner/Host. Solar powered, cell service and fast wifi, hot shower, communal IKEA kitchen, indoor/outdoor Bose surround sound, massive windows, IKEA mattresses & epic large yoga deck.
- Quiet hours 10pm - 6am.
- You will share the chalet Mama Laura, an extremely peaceful Buddhist woman who is a part owner of The Big Little
- Games are encouraged, but drugs and alcohol use are discouraged.
- You are required to spend at least 45 minutes to one hour hiking to this chalet. Driving your vehicle is not permitted on this backcountry road.
I am pleased to meet you and it's my honor to welcome you to our popular Western Colorado Airbnbs. We offer fantastic pricing, private and peaceful settings, and your well-behaved pets are always welcome! I am a dog lover to the core! My co-hosts and I believe in treating guests as family. We take enormous pride in welcoming guests from both near and far away. We take pride in the fact that people just like you choose our cottage for their private, peaceful and pet friendly getaways.
I am a wildland firefighter, sleddog (skijor) racer, backcountry guide, river runner, powder skier, community supporter and long-time lover of Colorado. The mountain towns, trails, rivers and people who make this place so special have been a huge part of my life for the past two decades. With the help of close friends I build the houses you stay in. My team and I believe in creating spaces that are out of the ordinary, super efficient, and surrounded by beauty. My passion is build spaces that offer you a great value, where you can feel relaxed, connected to nature, well cared for and at peace.
I've spent the last seven years pouring countless hours and sweat into developing two properties. The first is 'Kale's Cottage', our extremely popular pet-friendly airbnb located on a beautiful one acre homestead in Paonia, Colorado.
The second is our epic backcountry ski chalet called 'The Big Little'. This off-grid 'hard to get to' adventure lodge is located at 10,200ft above the stunning mountain town of Lake City, Colorado. Similar to a 10th Mountain Division hut you must park your car at our staging area on County Road 30 and hike one hour and 1.5 miles up to our luxury chalet. This can be challenging so only book if you have experience with adventure travel.
Questions? Call me. Email me. Text me. I would love to answer your questions and help customize your Western Colorado experience.