9549 County Road 888, Whitepine, Colorado, 81248
There's no better spot to live your Colorado than the sparkling little gem of a town known as White Pine! This was originally a 'company town' for the primary mine of the area, but it's now become the summer escape for folks from all parts of Colorado as well as throughout the United States. This special little cabin, which actually abuts the National Forest, is the combination of a historic log cabin with stick built additions. It's small yet comfortable and has plenty of room for you and your visitors-especially if you throw a bunch of them in sleeping bags on the porch! White Pine is a magical combination of the old with the new. During the summer season you'll hear hammers pounding and saws buzzing as your soon to be friends fix up their cabins to be ready for visitors during the season. County Road 888, which is the primary access road from Highway 50-the main road between Gunnison and Salida-is an easy, level drive during the summer months. During the winter months it's trickier--it's only seasonably maintained. The distance from the highway is roughly 8 miles, and while it's kept open for the first few miles through a local ranch, the remainder is only passible on snowmobiles, side by sides with tracks, snowshoers or skis. Fortunately, the road is not steep and there's very little concern about dangerous snow conditions. Most would consider the White Pine 'season' from June until November, although Mother Nature does her thing from time to time. During this time the temperatures are lovely and you can't beat the hiking, jeeping, exploring and relaxing! Many residents love to stay til the end of hunting season and use their cabins as their hunting lodge for the thousands of acres of public lands. Utilities are surprisingly good too--White Pine has a community water system that operates during the summer season which is included in the annual dues. There's conventional electric, a septic system and there are many options for TV and internet. Nothings better than the heat from the woodstove! You've been hoping to find a place just like this for years--it's time to come to Colorado and make White Pine the forever spot for you, your friends and family to gather!