And a hearty western WELCOME to the ‘Bunkhouse’, where relaxation is a year ‘round activity. We’re approximately 5 miles north of Salida, Colorado and are proud to say that the ‘Bunkhouse’ is the only single cabin located right at the ‘Big Bend’ of the Arkansas River. It’s just a short stroll down to the pasture and river below where 1100’ of private access and literally miles of river await you. The views are spectacular with more peaks over 14,000’ in Chaffee County than anywhere else in the state, and every time you look out the window or step onto the deck, the beauty of the Arkansas River is awesome . . . . its sounds greeting you in the morning and lulling you to sleep at night.
And although ‘Big Bend’ is known for its fly fishing and the caddis-fly hatch in May, fishing for Brown and Rainbow trout is always great fun in this fantastic setting. But Chaffee County offers so much more . . . including kayaking, whitewater rafting and canoeing; the nearby mountains invite anyone interested in biking the Colorado Trail or 4-wheeling with Jeeps and ATVs; Mt.Antero is a well known destination for rock hounds hoping to find the semi-precious aquamarine. Summer hiking, pack trips and sightseeing are great for the photographer intent on keeping a record of the flora and fauna, everything from cactus to cattails, mice to moose, hummingbirds to herons. As Summer yields to Fall and Winter, many don their cross-country skis or snowshoes, or make their way conveniently up the mountain to Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area for fun away from the masses.