Buckhorn Cabin of Tomichi
Central, Colorado, United States
Buckhorn Cabin provides an opportunity to retreat to the wilds of the high country with minimal, but key, comforts that make for an easy escape. This is the vision that the owners of the Tomichi Lodge property have maintained for 37 years, at a property that offers disconnection from the hustle and bustle of daily life, so that you can reconnect with both loved ones and nature.
Buckhorn Cabin sits nestled in the woods, across the Tomichi Creek bridge and secluded from the two other dwellings on the property, Tomichi Lodge and Colorado Cabin. The cabin's interior offers a wood-burning stove and a kitchenette with a loft and living area, providing a cozy and intimate retreat for any season. Or enjoy some peace and quiet from the deck in the warmer months as you feel the soft breeze on your face and listen to the babbling Tomichi Creek just beyond the deck. peaceful summer day sitting on the deck overlooking babbling. Buckhorn is great for a romantic get-away or a small group seeking quiet and respite. Wood-fired hot tubs are also on site and enjoyed seasonally. Beyond these basics, there is a true sense of liberation from daily distractions. You will not find electricity or even running water in the cabin.
Immerse yourself in the the beauty every season has to offer at Tomichi. Summer provides a refreshing escape from the heat with cool high altitude trails for hiking, biking, jeeping and off-roading. Afterwards, take a cooling dip in the Tomichi Creek, which runs through the property. In the fall, golden aspens paint the mountainside. With no full-time winter residents in the area in winter, the remote solitude of the property is magnified during this time. This leaves you and the pristine wilderness surrounding the cabin, with its ample backcountry and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing opportunities. The spring also offers excellent late season skiing as the landscape shakes off its winter slumber, aspens budding amidst the sparkle of snowmelt. Guests typically can start driving up to the cabin around the 1st of June.
Neighboring the cabin is Tomichi Lodge, a spacious backcountry hunting lodge built in 1979, capable of accommodating 20 guests, and Colorado Cabin (seasonal availability), a charming cabin offering room for three more guests. These additional accommodations are available for booking as well, either independently or in conjunction with the Colorado Cabin. The entire property will provide a wonderful setting for retreats, family reunions and special events. Please inquire about full property buy-outs. Tomichi Lodge is currently undergoing renovations. Check back for availability. Buckhorn Cabin and Colorado Cabin are available for rentals.
Tomichi Lodge is currently undergoing renovations. Check back for availability. Buckhorn Cabin and Colorado Cabin are available for rentals.
Location and Access
Near: Monarch Pass, CO (about an hour west of Salida and an hour east of Gunnison)
Summer: Access is off HWY 50 between Monarch and Gunnison (about 10 miles west of Monarch Ski Area and 33 miles east of Gunnison, CO), and about 11 miles north on CR 888.
Due to wintery conditions, guests typically can drive up to the lodge June 1 - October 15. A vehicle with good clearance is mandatory and 4WD is highly recommended
Winter: In the winter (this can be mid-October into May) the lodge is a 5.5 mile hike/ski along a road. It is easy to follow. From the parking lot trailhead on CR 888 there is an elevation gain of approximately 1,000 feet. Snowmobile shuttles are available.
Difficulty: Mild to moderate
The area provides an abundance of opportunity, in one of the most scenic areas of beautiful Colorado, for:
Hiking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fishing, Mountain biking, Trail running, Big game hunting, Dogsledding, Hot springs, Snowmobiling, Horseback Riding, Four-Wheeling, Rafting, Kayaking, and SUPing on the Arkansas River
The lodge offers access to some of the most stunning scenery in Colorado with wonderful hiking, trail running, horseback riding, and mountain biking on the Canyon Creek Trail, which runs through the property. Additionally, the Monarch Crest Trail is 19 miles away. There are also numerous opportunities to summit massive Rocky Mountain peaks, with a handful of 12,000’+ peaks and one 13,000’+ peak located at the upper end of Tomichi Valley. If you’re looking to bag some 14’ers you’ve come to the right place -- Chaffee County is home to twelve 14,000’+ peaks.
The area also provides excellent off-roading for Jeeps, ATV’s, and dual-sports can be found just up from our lodge. Tomichi Pass is a very challenging and rewarding drive for off-road enthusiasts. Hancock, Tin Cup and Marshall Passes are also located within a half-day drive from the lodge. Jeep rentals can be easily arranged.
Finally, the Tomichi Lodge is an excellent place for hunters, as it is located within Big Game Unit 551. Many hunters return annually due to the lodge's location and 10,300' elevation, which provides amazing access to high country hunting grounds and healthy populations of both mule deer and elk. Hunting season typically runs from late August through mid-November.
Sleeps up to five (rate is for three guests)
Loft: Queen bed and cot
Downstairs living area: full-sized futon
*Sheets and pillowcases not provided
The entire property has a maximum capacity of up to 50 in the summer, including tent campers.
Tomichi Lodge: four bedrooms plus loft and two bathrooms (Individual bedrooms may be booked all seven nights a week, ranging from $70-$200/night)
- Eagle's Nest (sleeping loft with futon and twin bed, sleeps up to 3)
- Foxhole (twin bunks, sleeps 2)
- Elk Ridge (master bedroom- king bed, sleeps 2)
- Moose Haven (queen bed plus twin bunks, sleeps up to 4)
- Bear Den (captain bunk(double bottom, twin top), twin bunks plus twin bed, sleeps up to 6)
Colorado Cabin: double bed in loft, cot in loft and futon in living area (Open May thru Sept)
What you need to bring
- Headlamps, flashlights, lanterns
- Sleeping bag or sheets, pillowcases, and comforter
- Appropriate mountain clothing
- All food & beverages
- Bug repellant for the spring, summer, fall months
- Beds with a fitted sheet and a pillow
- All essential cookware, dishes, and utensils
- Propane for kitchen cooking
- Propane for grill (limited)
- Filtered water
- Toilet paper & paper towels in limited supply
- Cleaning supplies
Deposits: If reservation is booked more than 30 days prior to your arrival date, a 50% deposit of the entire stay is required at time of booking. Your 50% balance will be charged to the card on file 30 days prior to your arrival.
If reservation is booked within 30 days of your arrival date, 100% payment is required at time of booking.
Extra guests are $40 per person, per night, $20 per child ages 6 -12 years (kids 5 and under are free).
Damage Deposit Policy
The Tomichi Lodge does NOT charge the guest an upfront Damage Deposit at time of booking. This helps lower the upfront cost to guests reserving a stay. We do, however, keep the credit card used for booking the reservation on file (similar to a hotel) to be charged for any incidentals during the guests' stay. We reserve the right to charge the credit card on file for any incidentals including, but not limited to, excessive cleaning, damage to the property and missing items. Charges may include labor costs. We try our best to be as transparent as possible with the guest if charges are made to the credit card on file. By agreeing to this Rental Agreement you fully authorize Tomichi Lodge to charge the credit card on file for any incidentals during your stay.
If booked outside of 30 days of arrival, 50% due at booking, the final 50% final payment due 30 days prior to arrival.
If booked inside of 30 days 100% due at booking.
If a cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to your arrival date, guest receive a 50% refund of the Initial Deposit paid.
If a cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to your arrival date, all deposits/payments are fully 100% non-refundable.
Well-behaved dogs are allowed at an additional $12/night per dog.
1 dog is allowed at the Buckhorn Cabin.
Guests are required to pick up dog waste from the property and vacuum any dog hair inside the cabins. Please wipe down muddy dogs before allowing them to enter the cabins.
No dogs on furniture or beds.
Skiing (backcountry, touring)
Wood Burning Stove
Wood-fired Hot Tub
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$120 / night||$120 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateNov 24 2016 - Nov 26 2016||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateDec 24 2016 - Jan 01 2017||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateJan 14 2017 - Jan 16 2017||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateFeb 18 2017 - Feb 20 2017||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateMay 27 2017 - May 29 2017||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateJul 01 2017 - Jul 04 2017||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateSep 02 2017 - Sep 04 2017||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateNov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateDec 23 2017 - Jan 01 2018||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateJan 13 2018 - Jan 15 2018||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateFeb 17 2018 - Feb 19 2018||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateMay 26 2018 - May 28 2018||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateJun 30 2018 - Jul 07 2018||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateJun 30 2018 - Jul 07 2018||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateSep 01 2018 - Sep 03 2018||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateNov 22 2018 - Nov 25 2018||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|Holiday RateDec 22 2018 - Jan 01 2019||$132 / night||$132 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
Specific Rate Details
Sleeps up to 5
Stays 3 nights or more are $105/night
*Rate is for three guests. Additional guests are 40/night, $20/child ages 6 -12 years (kids 5 and under are free).