General Info

The Bonnie Belle Cabin is a 1200 square foot, two story, 3 bedroom backcountry cabin located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, 15 miles north of Silverton, Colorado.  The cabin itself sits at 12,000 feet above sea level in Picayune Gulch overlooking the Animas River headwaters and the historic ghost town of Animas Forks.  Your trip to the Bonnie Belle should be looked at as an adventure, not just a place to lay your head.  We know that you can get a nice room at the Ritz Carlton for $400 a night, but you will not get an experience like this anywhere else, especially not at a Ritz Carlton.   The views are second to none, and it is truly a one of a kind property with a one of a kind experience.  No client is too big or small with their specific needs, and we will try to cater to any of your special needs, so please just ask.  We operate June 1st through September 30th, yearly.


There is plenty to do all summer, with nearby 14,000 foot tall peaks to climb, fishing, hiking, biking, jeeping and four wheeling, hunting just to name a few.  Its a great place to host an event, have a hut trip with good friends or just get away with the family.  

Accessing the cabin

June 1st through September 30th, access is by 4x4 vehicle, ATV, dirt bike, or on foot. If accessing with a standard vehicle, four wheel drive will be required.  A Subaru or similar all wheel drive vehicle will not make it.  You will not be able to tow a trailer to the cabin.  Being comfortable driving on mountain 4x4 roads is essential!

Capacity and Animals

The Bonnie Belle has a strict limit of 8 guests, and animals are not recommended.  If you must bring your pet(s) we limit you to a maximum of 2, and it is $50/week/pet.


At a minimum, what you should bring for a trip to the Bonnie Belle.....


*Sleeping bag or bedding (Mattress cover and pillow with pillow case provided)
*Headlamp or flashlight (for using outhouse at night, etc)
*diverse range of clothing for sun and rain and snow (temps can be anywhere from 20-75 degrees in the summer, and you can expect to see anything from sun to wind, to rain or snow at 12,000 feet.
*Proper footwear
*Food and drinking water
*First Aid Supplies