Nathrop Home w/ Forest & Mountain Views!

Sleeps 164 BR4 BA


Located in the village of Nathrop, the 'Cardinal's Nest' is an amazing mountain home located on 5 acres of land near national forests with miles of trails! This 4-bed, 4-bath house is perfect for one large family, or several smaller ones! After returning from a day of outdoor adventures, you can spend hours gazing out at the incredible forest and mountain views from the spacious back deck. Featuring all of the amenities of home, this home is ideal for your next Colorado getaway!


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Deck
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Kitchen


Location Details

Located about 15 miles from Salida and Buena Vista, Colorado, 'The Cardinal's Nest' is the perfect home base for all of your Colorado adventures! In the warmer months go white water rafting, zip lining, fly fishing, kayaking, bicycling, horseback riding, and hiking on scenic trails. The winter brings fantastic skiing and snowboarding at Monarch Ski Resort - just 30 minutes away.

When you're not out and about in the great outdoors, there are many restaurants and activities to choose from in both Salida and Buena Vista. Art galleries, wineries, breweries, distilleries, shopping, live music, family events, farmers markets, and festivals await just minutes down the road!

Known for its Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area, Buena Vista is home to tons of stunning mountains - many of which lie within the San Isabel National Forest.

If you're in the mood to see a film, head to the Buena Vista drive-in movie theater to catch a family-friendly blockbuster.


60 reviews
  • Lovely Home


    Fantastic house for our family gathering! It’s a perfect location to enjoy the Ark River Valley!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Meghan C.
    Published September 22, 2022


    Overall was a good experience, the outdoor fireplace was used frequently, could use a little extra cleaning on the ceiling fans and on top of fridge, Very nice views out of the upstairs bedroom, It would be nice if they could cut down or top some trees to make the views better from the deck, Kids enjoyed exploring out in the woods surrounding the house. Nice location as well !

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Joel M.
    Published August 16, 2022
  • Relaxing stay at the Cardinals Nest


    Pros: The home is in a great location with wonderful mountain views and only 10-12 mins from downtown BV. Plenty of room for our group of 8. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking meals. The outdoor patio was fantastic with plenty of seating and great for relaxing and enjoying the clear starry night sky!Cons: The cleanliness was a little less than desired. Dusty and furniture needing freshening up. The BBQ grill was filthy and a fire hazard - we took some time and cleaned it and it worked fine. The main level gets very warm during the summer day but cools off nicely in the evenings. No firewood was provided for the patio fireplace even though no burn ban in place.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jeff B.
    Published August 16, 2022
  • Another Wonderful Stay


    We've stayed at the house multiple times over the years. It's in a beautiful location that is easy to get to and has great views of the surrounding mountains. Nearby towns have all the amenities and raft guides, 4x4 rentals, etc. Our guest contact was very responsive to our questions and assisted us with returning some items we'd accidentally left behind.

    We will be back next year.

    Published July 11, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "We are so pleased to hear that you are enjoying your time at the Cardinal's Nest and plan to return. Let us know if we can do anything else to make your stay a wonderful experience."

  • 2022 Girls' Trip


    This property was great! We had 15 women ages 18 to 71 it was perfect! And not too far from the hot springs or to pickup dinner in town!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Ann W.
    Published May 18, 2022
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