Artist-built cordwood cabin in South Park, Colorado
About Douglas Webster
My family has been in and around Breckenridge since the late 1960's. When it came time for me to buy a home in Colorado, we ranged over the pass to find Redhawk. Liz and I bought the house from the original owners/designers/builders Jim and Beth Redhawk. Both artists, the home is literally their largest 'piece'. We have owned the home for the past decade. Living here year-round one season while I took on an emergency vacancy at the local high school as music and performing arts director. Liz and I make our 'other' home in Portland, Oregon. Our work takes us across the country and Internationally as classical musicians. While we are away, we are happy to share our home for you to also enjoy Redhawk Retreat.
Douglas Webster purchased this Cabin in 2005
Why Douglas Webster chose Fairplay
"Redhawk" is not only the name of the builder and the name carved into the front door. It has become the moniker for the home, itself. As performing artists, we had a desire for our home to be in line with our own sense of individuality. Meeting Jim and Beth and learning of the community effort that went into the construction of the house, we felt an immediate kinship with their home.
What makes this Cabin unique
Constructed as a 'cordwood' home, it is a perfect model for the style. High efficiency heat retention makes this home warm in the winter with a low environmental impact.
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Our Beautiful White Christmas in the Rockies
This house was more than expected and the pictures don't do it justice. It is beautifully rustic and homely. We were looking for a family White Christmas and it was perfect. We called it our Hallmark Christmas 😁 the views are amazing and the house has so much character. We loved the decor. The kitchen is well stocked, just be prepared for no full size oven. We did have a hard time cooking our Christmas meal in the small convection oven because it didn't cook as fast as a normal oven would. We were so surprised too that the house stayed warm with only the one downstairs heater. The house is very well maintained and the owner and his cleaning person were absolutely wonderful and very helpful!
Unique round house surrounded by aspens
The unique cobwood round house with two level stone fire place in the middle makes the experience of staying there feel unique as well. With beautiful views from the wrap around deck, chances are high to see wildlife and shooting stars. We were lucky enough to have perfect timing to see the colors of all the surrounding aspens! Minutes from main street in fairplay yet still secluded and quiet.
Unique comfy property
We had a wonderful warm stay at Redhawk. We loved the unique architecture and the comfy atmosphere that made us feel at home.
Charming Christmas Getaway
This property was incredibly charming and exactly what we were looking for over Christmas. The architecture of the house is odd and incredibly interesting. The outside of the house does not do justice to the inside, which feels like a circular cabin in the mountains. Our kids loved exploring and playing hide and seek in the house. There are three beds total, which was a welcome and exciting surprise that our daughter appreciated. The email sent from the owner just prior to arrival was extremely helpful and informative. He always seemed accessible if we had any questions. He also offered to leave a real Christmas tree in the house for us, which was a thoughtful addition. What a great place to get away and spend time as a family. The property has a variety of games and movies, a kitchen stocked with cooking pots/utensils, and useful storage such as ziploc bags and foil. We ventured north to Breckenridge twice and the property was a reasonable drive, not feeling too far from our destination. This property has beautiful views and feels secluded enough even though you're minutes from Fairplay. We would stay at this property again!
Beautiful home in a lovely area
We loved staying at Redhawk Retreat; the house is beautiful and comfortable, and very nicely equipped. The views were beautiful and the area was great. Douglas' communication was excellent. We'll be back!
Fairplay is situated in the Northwest corner of South Park. Within twenty minutes drive of the Continental Divide and access to two of Colorado's 14,000ft mountain peaks. Breckenridge is twenty-five miles over Hoosier Pass. Keystone and Copper Mountain are within an hour's drive.
Fishing, both stream and lake, is nearby.
Buena Vista is a forty-minute drive at the base of the Collegiate Peaks and offers natural hot springs and river rafting.