Renovating Now!


Francie’s Cabin is the most visited overnight hut in Colorado!

After 28 years of heavy use, Francie’s Cabin has surpassed all original expectations as a unique backcountry recreation destination. With approximately 75,000 nights stayed, Francie’s Cabin has established itself as the most popular overnight hut in Colorado, if not North America. All of this use means that the hut is in need of significant renovations and sustainability upgrades.  Please join the Summit Huts Association in our vision to ensure a legacy of providing warm, dry and happy mountain experiences for another 25 years at Francie’s Cabin.



28 Years / 75,000 Lifetime Guests / 90% Occupancy Rate

Here are the proposed plans- remodeling from the new hardwood floors and up!

Phase 1: Complete

Reading Room
Upstairs Bedroom
Hutmaster’s Quarters

Completed Summer 2021: Phase 1-  Installation of new hardwood flooring throughout the second floor and Hutmaster’s Quarters.


Phase 2: Summer 2022

All funds go directly to the labor and materials of the renovation. Any and all excess funds upon completion will go toward the Francie’s Cabin Capital Endowment Fund. The endowment fund has been established to provide for future capital improvements to Francie’s Cabin not related to annual operational maintenance.

Our goal is to raise $200,000 for the interior restoration and sustainable systems upgrades for our legacy hut – ensuring decades of continued backcountry experiences for our guests!

To do this, we are asking for your help!




Thanks For Your Support

You can also send donations to:

Summit Huts Association
Re: Francie’s Renovation Fund P.O. Box 2830
524 Wellington Road Breckenridge, CO 80424


Fundraising Coordinator: Brandon Bailey-

Executive Director: Josh Flenniken-

Main Office: 970.453.8583,