629 River Street, Pitkin Town, Colorado USA

Welcome to The Cabin at Quartz Creek, in the heart of Pitkin town, Colorado

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The West Elk Suite  - master bedroom - new queen sized bed


The cabin occupancy is four people.

The three newly remodeled bedrooms feature tongue and grove pine walls, knotty alder doors, wrought iron sconces and new, double glazed double slider (or awning) screened windows.  All are on the second floor accessible by unique ladder-stair; two have doors with locks and keys, and one room (The Ptarmigan Nest) uses a solid pocket door with a privacy lock.

In 2018 new matresses, linens, pillows, covers and spreads were added to the bedrooms.


Private 25  square foot balcony with railing, vaulted ceiling, chandelier, Queen bed and dresser, twin bed (32 inches) in raised level we call the Book Nook; window overlooking Quartz Creek; CD player, radio, alarm clock, humidifier, tastefully appointed with down comforter, and New Zealand sheepskin pillows.  About 185 square feet. 


The room features an antique Queen bed, dresser, chair and table, appointed with CD player, radio, alarm clock, humidifier; About 135 square feet.


Features include an antique wooden bed (42 inches wide) from the Western State Normal School circa 1910; a second twin bed (36 inches wide); an antique dresser and mirror ensemble; appointed with CD, radio, alarm, lamp, chair, table, and organic flannel sheets. About 120 square feet.  


Two-hundred feet of Quartz Creek flow through the property.

ORV's and ATV's may be used on Pitkin Town roads to access 3.5 million acres of National Forest trails directly from the cabin.  Guests must ride below the posted speed limit and obey all local laws and ordinances.

The interior features a large, comfortable living area with an enormous lichen-stone fireplace and nearby antique wood burning stove. several persons may be comfortably seated in cushioned overstuffed chairs or couch, adorned with Norwegian sheepskins, elk and caribou hides.

A dining nook seats six at a round antique table near the modern kitchen.  

The kitchen is stocked with antique utensils and cookware, with modern appliances including an electric stove, microwave, coffee maker, etc.  The centerpiece is a 30 x 30 inch hickory butcher block, upon which many a harvested elk have been processed. 

The cabin hosts a comfortable full bathroom (on second level) and half-bath on first level; and mudroom for coats and boots.  Meals may be served on either of the there large decks overlooking the stream. 

The sound of Quartz Creek decreases later in the summer, but may be heard even in the winter with the doors and windows closed.  Enjoy being lulled into a deep sleep by the gentle sounds of the creek flowing from the nearby Continental Divide to the Pacific Ocean!  The sound is similar to winds flowing through a stand of pine trees.


$250 per night for cabin:  kitchen, living room, three bedrooms, one and a half baths; Cabin Deck,  Barbecue Deck plus new River Deck with two-person swing; each overlooks Quartz Creek;.

Seven-day minimum stay, or cost equivalent for shorter stay.

Rate includes lodging tax  and cleaning fees.

A $500 security deposit and one night rent is required with the signed rental agreement, available electronically by the owner. 

A local property manager checks in guests on arrival, explains Pitkin Town ordinances, and is available for questions or concerns during their stay.

Pitkin is a small, quiet community and we welcome guests who will enjoy and help preserve the charm and slow pace of Pitkin.

Persons wishing to book the cabin at the Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) also known as Home-Away website - please reference 368474 for this cabin - A $175 fee is required.


Our electronic Welcome guide with more information about the cabin amenities, and information to enhance your stay in the Quartz Creek Valley!

The cabin is located in Pitkin Town, on Quartz Creek9

Location Details

The  cabin is located in the Heart of Pitkin Town, in the Quartz Creek Valley in Gunnison County., Colorado.

Concierge services available at reasonable rates.

Big Game Hunters including Archers, Muzzle-loaders and Rifle Hunters please inquire about cabin availability for the 2018  (or later)  seasons.   Highway 76 divides GMU's 55 and 551.

Pitkin is accessible  in all weather conditions via County Road 76, which is paved and maintained in both summer and winter.  The cabin is completely winterized and recently renovated with new roof, siding, increased insulation, class A stove and chimney pipes, and new doors and windows.  

The cabin is nestled on a rise above Quartz Creek, nine miles from the Continental Divide.  The premises include over one-half acre of land with a few mature pine trees and plentiful willows along the stream.  Wildflowers of many types may be observed on the property in the summer, and great views of colorful aspens and willows in the fall.  We have ample off-street parking.

Alongside Quartz Creek, a ten-minute walk brings one to Gunnison National Forest, and a few miles to the Alpine Tunnel National Historic District,   Enjoy excellent hiking, fishing, hunting, backpacking, camping, photography, wildlife viewing etc opportunities. A wide variety of scenic 4WD and ORV/ATV trails are accessible from the cabin.

Curecanti National Recreational Area offers great boating, fishing, waterskiing  kayaking, rafting & scuba diving options, and is 40 miles/minutes from Pitkin.   Historic mining towns including Tincup & St Elmo; excellent hot springs and fabulous Crested Butte and numerous art galleries,and the Almont Triangle area rafting opportunities, are each within a  one-hour drive.  The Gunnison Regional Airport (GUC) offers rentals of standard and 4 WD vehicles; the area has grocery stores, a regional hospital & many gear, clothing and specialty stores and boutiques.

Watch the aspen bloom early in the summer or enjoy the magnificent color changes late in summer.  Great wildflower viewing and photography is available from the myriad of local flowers throughout Pitkin, to the small flowers such as forget-me-knots which abound as you explore the high alpine tundra.



Guests enjoy custom-crafted iron swing on the River Deck, with the sight and sound of Quartz Creek



Contact Us

The Cabin at Quartz Creek - Satisfy Your Taste For Adventure

Phone Thomas Kelley at 340-690-2440. 


email thomas@TheCabinAtQuartzCreek.com

629 River Street Pitkin, CO 81241

(340) 690-2440