Quiet Country Cabin in Stratton
Get away from the city in Stratton, a rural eastern plains town that’ll give you a big dose of farm life. Get the full experience by renting a quiet country cabin away from it all.
This charmingly rustic, red-roofed log cabin, with views of a nearby barn, promises tranquility, solitude and a delightfully hot shower. Big-wide skies, grass fluttering in the wind and views for miles are what characterize Colorado’s eastern plains, and here you’ll be looking out on thousands of acres of grassland and farmland.
The pet-friendly vacation rental offers everything you need without any of the frills, but that’s OK because you’re not coming for frills. You’re coming for the seclusion and deep silence of country life. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, a double bed in the loft and two stained-wood rocking chairs on the shaded front porch that are perfect for unwinding.
What makes it special?
You’ll truly be wandering off the beaten path to get to this country cabin. It’s located quite far from the interstate and accessed via peaceful gravel-dirt roads. Here you can feel that open-space solitude you’ve been dreaming of.
The most “Colorado” thing about this place
Near the cabin, you’ll find a historical sign for Tuttle, a Colorado ghost town that was founded in the late 1800s as a Pony Express post office. All that’s left of Tuttle are building foundations and structural remains. Keep your eyes peeled for them as you explore the bucolic area.
Top sensory encounter you’ll experience
It’s that pastoral quiet that’s so hard to find these days, especially if you’re coming from somewhere more urban. Enjoy it while stargazing or watching the sherbet-colored sunrise. It’s so quiet that, instead of cars, you just might hear low moos of the nearby cows. Sip an old fashioned on the front porch as you watch the blazing sunset descend on the horizon.
Our favorite traveler review
“Such a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Absolute peace and quiet, one of the quietest places I've ever been. And make sure you take a look up at the stars at night. I would definitely recommend.” — Daniel, airbnb
Things to see & do nearby
Adventure to lesser-known state parks like South Republican State Wildlife Area in Burlington and Flagler Reservoir State Wildlife Area in Flagler. Please note: To visit a Colorado Wildlife Area, you must purchase a State Wildlife Areas pass or fishing license.
Sip locally made vino at Claremont Inn & Winery right in Stratton. See the historical Kit Carson County Carousel back in Burlington.
Here’s an itinerary outlining three days of fun on the Pioneering Plains, from Fort Morgan to Stratton and many stops in between.
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