Bassam Guard Station Cabin
This is the Bassam Guard Station, southeast of Buena Vista, Colorado.
The one-room cabin offers beautiful scenery, privacy, hiking and biking nearby, and a cool history. It dates back to the early 1900s when a forest guard lived there to monitor grazing sheep and cattle, manage timber harvesting, and write reports about fire and weather conditions.
Off to the left of the cabin, there is a large fire ring surrounded by picnic tables and benches. Off to the right is a small outhouse equipped with toilet paper.
This is the locked entrance gate. You will receive the code after you book with the Forest Service.
This is looking inside the cabin from the doorway. A full bed and dresser is off to the left. There is a small table, two folding chairs and a wood stove. Not pictured off to the right is another little table with a two-burner propane stove. In case there's a fire ban (as often happens during our Colorado summers), the stove is hooked up to a propane tank outside and can be used to cook. A variety of pots and pans are provided.
This is the view looking back towards the door. You can see the propane stove on the table above the blue bucket.
If you have more than two people, there is plenty of room for a queen air mattress inside, or for tents outside. You are allowed 8 people on premises.
This is looking out the door at the magnificent aspens and the fire ring. That water pump you see does work, however you do need to bring your own drinking water.
If you can’t wait any longer for peace and quiet, ham mocking in the aspens, and glorious sunsets, then head over to the Forest Service and book the Bassam Guard Station up to six months in advance. Happy cabin-ing!