My husband and I stayed at the Pioneer Cabins for a long weekend (Thurs - Sunday) to celebrate our anniversary. The idea was to go somewhere with no cell service, no tv, and no internet access-- and this fit the bill perfectly. (Though if you need it, there is wifi in the office.) We stayed in the Cottonwood cabin, which has a bedroom with one double bed, a loft with 2 double beds, a living and kitchen area, and a very small bathroom. The cabin was certainly big enough for the two of us, and would also do nicely if you were with a few kids. But, even though there is sleeping room it might be tight for 6 adults.
The kitchen was adequate and reasonably well equipped (though there is no dishwasher and none of the pans were nonstick-- but that was fine because we wanted to "rough it" this weekend). There is also a gas grill available for the Cottonwood (the only cabin that has one-- the others are charcoal) which made cooking a breeze-- and cudos to the owners for providing two propane cans so you don't have to worry about running out.
The cabin has a thermostat controlled gas stove, as well as a guest controlled wood burning stove. We lit the stove every night, and it made the cabin toasty warm. And, it was also very nice that the cabin was stocked with a bin full of wood cut to size for the wood stove, a bucket of kindling, a pile of newspapers, and matches.
The location is great-- about 15 minutes from Crested Butte and about 30 from Gunnison-- so if you start longing for a town, you don't have far to go. But, you are also right at several different trail heads so it is just a hop from the cabin to the start of a hike. And, at night you can't beat just staring up at the amazingly bright stars.
The owner checked us in, and that was the last we saw of her-- but that was just the way we wanted it. I'm sure that if we had a problem they would be there to help-- but we didn't have any, and they fully respected our privacy.
All in all, a great place to leave work behind for a few days and just hang-out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 8 cabins surrounded by the Gunnison National Forest with Cement Creek running through the property. Just a 12 minute drive to Crested Butte. Cabins feature fully equipped kitchens, baths, fireplaces and all linens and firewood provided. Outside cabins are picnic tables, grills, fire rings and adirondack chairs. Snowshoe and xc ski trails out your door in the winter and hiking and mountain biking in the summer. Pet and kid friendly. Open year round. Free wi-fi in all cabins. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pioneer Guest Cabins Hotel Crested Butte