Monday, September 7, 2009

Colorado Cabin

Today I want to show you the wonderful cabin we stayed in for most of our time in Colorado. I found it on the internet and it exceeded our expectations! It was cute, very clean and well stocked. It had a washer and dryer, dishwasher, wi-fi and cable. It was in the mountains, away from everything so it was calm and peaceful there.

This is the driveway to the cabin.

Here are Bob and Andy sitting on the front porch. You can't see it but near the patio set was a wonderful hammock.

Here is the living area. We used the wood burning stove every night.

This place is run by a ministry that also does retreats. It's on 35 acres and they have a Prayer Trail set up on the property. As you walk around, you see verses etched onto things and other reminders of our God who created this beauty.

I saw this while walking and thought it was a pretty sight.

When you go on the prayer walk, there are 12 stops. Each one has one of these benches to sit on.

One night I was woken by some noise outside. When we got up, we saw the fence to the side of the cabin had been torn open. We were told there were bear in the area and suspect a bear came to visit!

I'll leave you with these views of the mountains from the cabin. It was a wonderful place to relax, enjoy each others company and take time to think about the glory of God.

"Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10


Mary said...

Beautiful, Mari. I'm so glad you got away and enjoyed it.

Have a great week, my friend.

Kayren said...

That is absolutely beautiful! The cabin is adorable, the scenery is breath-taking, and you had all the amenities.

The bear...I am so showing that picture to my husband. That is exactly why I do not want to camp anywhere in the west and do not want him taking my precious little children camping anywhere either. In a tent! Please! Personally, let's just invite them to dinner and say we're the main course.

Hi, my name is Kayren, and I have camping issues.

I'll stop now since I could leave a novel-sized comment.

Linda said...

Colorado is a gorgeous part of the country isn't it!? We are planning to move there hopefully by next summer. My parents have lived there on and off for years and have always loved it.

The part of Colorado we are interested in is called Evergreen, just gorgeous, but I'm just not sure if I can handle all of the "wildlife!" I'd love to be able to go on long walks and hikes but I don't want to always be looking around for bears! We'll see where we eventually end up!

Darla said...

those are amazing!!! i really want to go to Colorado sometime. this is just what i pictured.

Crown of Beauty said...

What wonderful pictures you have shared, dear Mari. I am and will always be a mountain person, there is something about mountains that speak deeply to my heart.

Thank you for sharing! It brought so much joy to my heart just seeing the lovely views, and the cabin as well.

I am sure you had a wonderful time with the Lord, too!


Just Mom said...

What an absolutely gorgeous -- and probably peaceful -- retreat.

Growin' With It said...

my boys still talk about a vacation we took years ago in arkansas where we stayed in a cabin(ish) house on a ranch. i ♥ it when things work out after a risk on a sight unseen. its like striking gold. these photos are beautiful! well 'xcept for the fence. ey yi yi.

Rebekah said...

Very nice- and that is the perfect scripture to go along with the post.
I'd like to go on that prayer walk.

Perri said...

Mari, I've really enjoyed looking at all of your pictures. Colorado is my favorite place to visit and I really want to take the kids there in the next few years. Your pictures make me want to do sooner than later :-)

Where was the cabin located? It's beautiful.

Kathy said...

I love the photos Mari, and the verse at the end of your post is exactly what I would come away with had I been there: a sense of stillness in my heart. Thank you for the beautiful journey this morning!

Pat said...

How perfect. It's so beautiful, and the cabin is so cozy. I'm afraid if I were walking their trail, my prayer would be "Lord keep the bears away-PLEASE".

Grandma Elsie said...

My family loves to stay in cabins on vacations. Yours looks so peaceful. I could feel tranquility while viewing the pictures ..
I bet you were rested when you left there.
thanks for sharing with us.

Brooke said...

too bad you didn't get to see the bear!!

Hootin' Anni said...

If ever there were pictures to describe 'divine'........those last two!!! Wow.

Looks like heaven to me.

Heart2Heart said...


What a wonderful place to just get away, relax and be in God's presence every where you turn. Love all the pictures and the benches where you can sit and reflect are simply priceless.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

septembermom said...

That is a lovely cabin. Looks so peaceful. Glad that the bear didn't stick around!

Penny said...

How amazing!!!

Mindy said...

Ahh, Colorado, how I miss it! Those are lovely pictures. Thanks for stopping by Shore's End today, it's always so nice to hear from you. I'm planning to blog more so I hope you can come by often!


Cherdecor said...

Fabulous! What a lay out! Everything is beautiful! I am glad that you were able to experience such a wonderful vacation.

Betty W said...

What a wonderful place to vacation in! So beautiful and peaceful. Very special. I´m glad you enjoyed it.

Sabrina said...

That sounds like Heaven! Except the bear part. That sounds like scary.
The sunset pic is amazing.

Grandma Elsie said...

Mari, come on over to my blog and get your blog award.
you really are a dear visitor to me. I just just don't have time to copy and paste blog addresses in my post so am hoping all Christian Friends will please take it,
have a lovely evening
Elsie <><

Kim said...

Wow, what views! The cabin looks so comfy and spacious. What a wonderful place to relax. Except knowing a bear was nearby might not be conducive to relaxing!

Aspiemom said...

That looks like such an AWESOME place! I bet you want to go back!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

"Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10
Indeed, in that part of the country, you cannot help but be still and take it in and realize how small we are and how GREAT HE IS.

Rmomof3 said...

It looks beautiful there Mari! We may just have to get all the info for it someday!
Sorry I am just now getting to read your blog again! Hopefully the computer is finished blitzing!