Base Camp for your Adventures

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2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Base Camp for your Adventures

Entire home

Base Camp for your Adventures

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
Howard, CO

Explore the area

  • AirportSalida, CO (SLT-Harriet Alexander Field)24 min drive
  • Popular LocationMonarch Ski Area44 min drive
  • Popular LocationSan Isabel National Forest49 min drive
  • Popular LocationRoyal Gorge Bridge54 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area


Located in Howard, this vacation home is in the mountains and on a river. Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area and San Isabel National Forest reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Rocky Mountain Mini Golf and Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery.

What's nearby

  • Cotopaxi City Park - 15 min drive
  • Riverside Park - 18 min drive
  • Monarch Ski Area - 44 min drive
  • San Isabel National Forest - 49 min drive
  • Royal Gorge Bridge - 54 min drive


  • Riverside Cafe — 18 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Base Camp for your Adventures

Riverfront vacation home in Howard with kitchen
We are located in the Big Horn Sheep Canyon. Just minutes from gold medal fishing, kayaking and rafting on the Arkansas River, hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, off-road riding trails, skiing and hunting. Our cabin will provide a base camp for just about any outdoor activity you want to do. We are 12 miles east of Salida, Colorado, the Heart of the Rockies. We currently have 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/general store in Howard. We do not have a grocery store or gas station in Howard. Most amenities are located in Salida.
We have a fully furnished 2 bedroom 1 bathroom cabin with a queen bed in each bedroom. We can comfortably sleep 4. We also have a pack n play available. We have a fire pit with a grill by a creek that runs next to the property that is available when we are not under a fire ban. Our area of Colorado is semi-arid and we frequently under a fire ban in the summer. We have a picnic table by the cabin next to a propane grill.
We live on the property behind the cabin and are usually available to answer questions or help you in any way we can.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Firepit


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Base Camp 2 bedrooms
Base Camp for Your Adventures Howard
Base Camp for Your Adventures Private vacation home
Base Camp for Your Adventures Private vacation home Howard

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 24 reviews
5 - Excellent 96%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 24 reviews
4 - Good 4%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 24 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 24 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 24 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Cozy and Convenient
We had more family come in for Christmas than we can handle at our Howard cabin. This place was perfect for my sister-in-law and her family (2 adults and 2 kids). The place is spacious. The two beds are great. The bathroom was large and very well done. The cute kitchen is well stocked with dishes and appliances. The place was immaculate. And, the location for us was perfect - right off HW 50 and 3 minutes to our cabin. Will definitely use again for any other cabin overflow. Thanks Debbie and Steve!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Adorable Cabin
Base Camp is a dreamy, easy to find, quiet little oasis that’s perfectly located for mountains, hot springs and Salida. The creekside fire pit in the trees was our favorite feature. We absolutely loved our stay! Steve also cleared the driveway and our car after 5 inches of snow. That was such a kind gesture. My only request is to improve the wifi situation. We could not use it to stream anything because it was too slow. Thanks!
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Very nice little hangout.
We love the convenience and cleanliness of this wonderful little place.

5/5 Excellent

Great stay for 4 people.
This was the perfect stay with amazing views. We comfortably slept 5 people. I wish we had more time to spend at the property, the views are amazing. Unfortunately we didnt have time to tryout the firepit, but it looked awesome. Thanks so much to our hosts! Highly recommended.

5/5 Excellent

Great get a-way
Private and clean!