We welcome winter guests!
The cabin is just off Route 63, which is a state road. The state does a very good job keeping the road clear of snow and ice – however, parts of the road are always in the shade and will remain very icy, making the extremely winding road treacherous. We encourage our guests during the winter and early spring to bring a four-wheel drive vehicle if possible, and regardless of the vehicle, take extreme caution on your way up to the cabin from the village of Pecos.
If you’re a winter guest, you’re in for a treat – the forest and river are breathtaking under blankets of snow, and the silence is amazing. Winter in the forest often brings wildlife down from the mountains, so keep your eyes peeled for the tracks of deer and other wildlife on the island and cabin meadow – or the animals themselves. The cabin is warm and snug with a fire in the wood stove and a hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate (all are provided!).
However, a cautionary note for winter guests: Prepare for the unexpected. Sudden heavy snows can make the road impassable even for road-clearing vehicles, and you may find yourself snowed in for a day or more. Bring perishable food for your entire stay, as well as essential items such as prescription medicines, diapers, milk, etc. There is no grocery store in Pecos, but there are two “dollar” stores which have lots of supplies and non-perishable foods. Remember – if you can’t get out, help can’t get in with supplies.