National and State Register

Bain Cabin

Gilpin County

Sitting atop a steep rocky knoll, the 1935 Bain Cabin is a privately-owned cabin built within the Roosevelt National Forest under the parameters of the Forest Service’s Recreation Residence program, which sought to connect people to the national forests via the facilitation of private recreational developments.

Looking up at the stone Bain Cabin.

The Bain Cabin.

Constructed of hand-stacked, uncut, local stone, the cabin was used seasonally each summer for recreation, enjoyment, and solitude. It is an exceptional example of the form and intent of the recreation residence movement and features the characteristics of Rustic style architecture, such as hand craftsmanship and blending into its natural setting.