NORWOOD – The Norwood Ranger District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests recently announced that two additional Forest Service cabins, the Matterhorn and the Lone Cone Cabins, are now part of the Forests’ cabin rental system and available for public use.
The Matterhorn Cabin, located fifteen miles south of Telluride, is a large, modern facility offering comfortable accommodations for groups of up to twelve people. It is the perfect place for weddings, family reunions or group gathering. The cabin has five bedrooms with two twin beds/mattresses each, one double sleeper couch, a refrigerator, an electric oven, a microwave oven, a washer/dryer, cookware, dishes, and utensils. The two bathrooms have two showers and toilets each. Cabin renters need to bring their own food, sleeping bags, pillows, towels and personal accessories. The rental rate is $240 per night for the entire cabin from mid-September through mid-November and early April through mid-May. For all other dates throughout the year, the rate is $300 per night.
The Lone Cone Cabin, located 24 miles southeast of Norwood, is a rustic log cabin that was built in 1936. This charming facility is ideal for an overnight getaway or a week-long hunting or snowmobile trip. It sleeps six people in the two bedrooms, accommodating six twin beds and mattresses. During the summer there is running water, one flush toilet and one shower. During the winter and shoulder seasons, visitors will need to bring their own water or melt snow, and there is an outhouse just a short walk from the cabin. The cabin’s water is not potable so guests need to either bring their own drinking water and/or a water filter. The cabin has electric lights, refrigerator, oven, woodstove, microwave oven, cookware, dishes, and utensils. Cabin renters need to bring their own food, potable water (or water filter), sleeping bags, pillows, towels and personal accessories. The cabin can be accessed in the summer and fall by passenger vehicle or four-wheel drive vehicle, depending on conditions. Spring and winter access is by snowmobile, skis or snowshoes along a 12-mile route. The rental rate is $120 per night for the cabin.
Both cabins are available to rent year round and can be reserved by calling 874/444-6777 or visiting their website at www.recreation.gov. Call the Norwood Ranger District 970/327-4261 for additional information.
Six additional Cabin rentals are available through the rental program and reservation system across the GMUG National Forests: Black Bear and Moose Manor on the Grand Mesa; Jackson Guard Station in the Cimarron area; and Aspen Leaf and Oak Cabins and Silesca Guard Station on the Uncompahgre Plateau. For additional information, reference the GMUG’s website at:www.fs.usda.gov/gmug, under recreation/cabins and camping.