How far is the cabin from town and how are the roads? Pinewood Haven is located about 15-20 minutes south of Westcliffe off of a county-maintained road. Although the road to the cabin is dirt, it is well maintained and is easily passable year-round. A 4x4 is not generally necessary, but it's a good idea in the winter.
How far is the nearest grocery store? There is a grocery store (Lowe's) in the town of Westcliffe, 15-20 minutes from the cabin. Additionally, Westcliffe hosts a Farmer's Market on Wednesdays during the summer months and there is an Ace Hardware, Family Dollar and Dollar General in town for other necessities. There is no pharmacy in Westcliffe or Silvercliff.
Can I get cell service and stream video from the cabin? You may or may not get cell service at the cabin depending upon your carrier. That being said, we do have Internet service and basic satellite TV programming. Generally, both are reliable, however, our rural service DOES NOT support video streaming. Additionally, we have a home satellite phone for emergencies and domestic calls, just in case your phone doesn't work at the property.
What else do I need to know about the property? Pinewood Haven is a wonderful, peaceful place to get away from it all. However, it is at altitude (approx. 8,900 ft above sea level) and may not be appropriate for guests who suffer from altitude-related health issues. Stay hydrated!
House Rules Click on the link to access our House Rules.
PLEASE NOTE: Although Westcliffe offers the necessities, such as gas stations, convenience stores, banks, restaurants, liquor stores, a hardware store, a medical center and a post office, you won’t find any large scale shopping or big box stores nearby. You are renting a cabin in the rural Rocky Mountains. Life moves slower here. Communication systems go down periodically, businesses come and go, we have a lot of area wildlife, the weather is unpredictable, wildfires and other unforeseen acts of God occur on occasion. Please pack your patience, just in case, and plan accordingly.