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Gilmore Stabler Cabin

Located near Divide, Colorado, the cabin enhances the academic, leisure, and residential programs of the campus. Primary use of the cabin is intended for classes, student organizations, leadership retreats, athletic teams, college offices and departments. While it provides a retreat that is hopefully relaxing and fun, it is not intended to be a "party" location.

The entire college community is responsible for the preservation of the 40 acres of mountain property and the cabin. It is asked that all that enjoy the beauty of the setting while protecting the environment so that future generations attending CC May enjoy the area in its natural state.

There is a strict NO SMOKING policy at the cabin.

Contact Information

To go directly to book the Gilmore Stabler cabin please click here.

For more information, contact the Worner Campus Center Operations Manager Lynnette DiRaddo

ldiraddo@coloradocollege.edu

Reservation Policies Contact Information

The cabin may be reserved for one day or overnight stay at a time. The Worner Center Operations Manager may give approval for additional use.

Priority Use

1. Classes and standing committees have highest priority.

       A member of the faculty, staff, or administration must accompany classes using the cabin.  This person must pick up the cabin packet and keys and provide a roster of cabin users as well as budget codes.

       There is no charge to use the cabin; however, the department will be charged $50 if any of the guidelines are violated or if there is damage to the cabin.

2. Groups chartered by CCSGA  or recognized by the College, residential hall wings, leadership retreats, and athletic teams.

       A member of the faculty, staff, or administration must accompany student organizations.  The faculty/staff person must pick up the cabin packet and keys and provide a roster of cabin users as well as budget codes.

       The charge is $30.00 for the day or $45.00 for an overnight stay.  The department or organization will be charged $50 if any of the guidelines are violated or if there is damage to the cabin.

3. Individual members of the faculty or staff may make reservations limited to once each semester.  Individuals may not have family reunions, wedding receptions, or host outside organizations of any kind.

       The charge is $30.00 for the day or $45.00 for an overnight stay.  This must be paid in advance with a credit card.

       Questions regarding this policy may be directed to the Worner Center Operations Manager at X 6608.

Cancellations

All reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to your scheduled date to avoid the $45.00 overnight stay charge.

What to Expect

      The cabin comes stocked with basic kitchen supplies. There are twelve bunk beds with mattresses pads, six single beds,  as well as a small stack of mattress pads for individual use. Linens for the beds are not provided. The cabin is also not equipped with WIFI.

       When hiking, please follow the trail or the road to the cabin that starts from the parking area.  It is well marked with paw prints and arrow markers.  This is very important so that we do not tear up the delicate flora of the cabin environment.  Flashlights are necessary if departing or arriving after dark.

       The cabin is equipped with plates, silverware, glasses, cups, pots, and a coffeepot for approximately 30 people.  It is also equipped with an electric stove and refrigerator.  Necessary cleaning supplies are provided.  The cabin has complete plumbing including three showers, flush toilets, and hot water.

       The cabin is not equipped with bedding, so sleeping bags are needed.  There are 12 bunks with mattresses and 13 additional sleeping pads.

       All food must be carried in.  All trash (including recyclable and cardboard boxes) must be carried out.  Please do not leave any food in the cabin or in the refrigerator because it will be consumed, not by adventurous college students, but instead by hungry mice or smelly bacteria!

       Each group using the cabin must leave it clean.  Cleaning supplies are located in the kitchen broom closet.  If the cabin is not left in a clean condition, you will be charged a $50 cleaning fee.

       Please use the wood stove wisely.  Burn only with the stove door closed or with the protective screen in place.  Use the ceiling fan to circulate the warm air that has risen to the ceiling.  Make certain stove doors are tightly closed before leaving the cabin.  Use the metal bucket on the hearth to transport ashes from the stove to the cement container that is near the stairs on the west side of the deck.  Do notthrow stove ashes over the deck.

       Open fires are strictly prohibited.  Cabin users are welcome to make fires in the stone fireplace on the west side of the cabin.  Be sure that all coals are extinguished with water and that the fireplace doors are tightly closed before leaving the premises.

       Be sure to complete everything on the enclosed Lock-Up Checklist at the end of your stay.

       The telephone is for emergency use only.  The number is 719-748-8170.

       The cabin and surrounding college property shall be considered an extension of the Colorado College campus and therefore all College rules shall apply, including the College alcohol policy.   See the Pathfinder for the complete alcohol policy. 

       Please respect the privacy and property lines of the neighbors and remember that noise carries easily across the valley.

Getting There

The cabin is approximately 35 miles west of campus. Follow Hwy 24 West past Divide. Look for the big Druid Hills sign on your left, and “frog rock” on your right, about 5.2 miles from Divide. One mile later, turn right onto the second dirt road (the first dirt road leads to a private property). Follow the road .7 miles to the CC parking lot. It is 0.15 miles from parking to the cabin gate. You will see the cabin up on the hill to your left as you drive into the parking area. Only one car is permitted to drive up to the cabin to transport supplies and/or people. Please do not violate this policy.