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Reviewed 26 October 2011

We spent about a week searching for a cabin in CO that fit what we were looking for when it comes to the balance between rustic and comfortable. Pioneer Guest Cabins was one of our first choices but we kept searching for days just to make sure. We always came back to Pioneer and their excellent web site with great pictures, descriptions and easily navigated site.

The cabins are situated in the woods next to Cement Creek less than 7 miles from Crested Butte and less than a mile from Crested Butte South (small community with a general store for any forgotten supplies).

We arrived after 7pm do to a 5 hour drive from Hayden/Yampa Airport on several back country roads, but were delighted to have a a note on the office door with our cabin key and instructions. We arrived in our cabin, "Homestead", which had been dimly light and already heated by the quaint gas fireplace. It was perfect!

After settling in we headed to Crested Butte for dinner at "The Secret Stash" for a gourmet pizza and a few beers. Back at the cabin we settled in for a cozy and comfortable nights sleep in a surprisingly solid and draft free cabin, which is amazing considering it was built in the 1930's. The sheets and towels were fresh and clean and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare most meals. The cabin is small and the bathroom is tiny, but it was perfect for two people and a dog. We didn't use the second bedroom except to put our clothes and such, but another close couple or a child (or two) would be fine sleeping there.

The next day we meet with Matt (the owner) and settle up on the bill and got a lot of useful information about places to eat in town, trials to hike right from the cabin as well as were to get any supplies for the cabin right there in the office if it was late or the owners were not home.

We headed back to Crested Butte for a wonderful breakfast at Paradise Cafe then to Mountain Earth Whole Foods for supplies for our dinner on the camp fire later that night.
After a lil window shopping in town we headed back to Pioneer for a steep hike that begins from the just behind the cabin to a trail that took about an hour and a half to the old warming house on top of the mountain left over from the old ski resort that existed on the property in the mid to late 1930's.

That night we prepared a fire on the private fire pit in front of the cabin along side the cement creek, which was a perfect setting for couples, friends and families alike. The site and cabin are semi private with about 75 to 100 yards between most cabins, but you really feel like your out in the woods, but not so separated from civilization that your alienated. The owners are very accommodating and friendly, including their two dogs, "Kita" and "Toby".

We could not have asked for a more pleasurable place to stay and would recommend it to anyone. I know we'll be back!

Room tip: We only were in our cabin "Homestead", but could tell from the outside that the other cabins were just as nice and cozy. The Red Fox seemed cozy as well, but is the first cabin in the resort as you turn in and may see more traffic than the others. Otherwise it's hard to go wrong with any cabin at this resort.
Date of stay: October 2011
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Would just like to say a big THANK YOU for your hospitality. God created the world in seven days but he needed one extra day to create the beautiful scenery in Colorado. We have traveled all over your state and seen some beautiful country, but staying in the "Wild Rose" cabin was very special. The perferct getaway, quiet, peaceful, the fresh air, and all the surroudings. This was our first visit to Pioneer Guest Cabins and it won't be our last. An inspiration for "Little Warrior"
Matt and Leah - Thank you!

Edward and Anne - Crosby, Texas

Date of stay: August 2011
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Thank Edward R
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Great Hospitality! We loved the peace and serenity of the mountains. We stayed in the OH Be Joyful, and the cabin was perfect for our family. While we were there, we experienced horseback riding with Tenderfoot Outfitters (Awesome!!!) fishing, and white water rafting with Scenic River Tours. I must say my favorite thing was hiking in the mountains where I saw the most beautiful country God has ever created!!! We loved our vacation at the Pioneer Guest Cabins and we will definitely go back.

Room tip: Oh Be Joyful is perfect because it is at the end of the road. There is no traffic, and the view is breathtaking!
Date of stay: August 2011
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Thank vicki w
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

Beautifully furnished log cabins, idea for families or couples. Just what you imagine a log cabin should be. BBQ and fire pits available to watch the stars. Excellent hikes and trails surround the cabins. Close enough to Crested Butte to feel part of it but surrounded by wilderness for a more rustic experience. Web site is very informative with great photos of all the cabins.

Room tip: Book well in advance
Date of stay: August 2011
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Thank Kazzadownie
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

This was our second stay at Pioneer Guest Ranch. It is such a wonderful place to spend a relaxing vacation. The cabins are so well taken care of. They are old cabins that have been completely modernized on the inside. Not at all what you would think of for such an old historic setting. The cabins are well spaced apart so there is a great deal of privacy. Each morning we enjoyed waking to the hummingbirds at our window and listening to the sounds of the creek as it ran near our cabin. The owners, Matt and Leah are such welcoming hosts. As a long time camper that finally decided to upgrade to rental cabins ones of my most favorite things of these cabins is that each cabin is supplied with it's own fire pit and a pile of wood to burn. All that is required of you is to place the wood in the pit and light the match!

Date of stay: August 2011
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Thank CJpratt
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