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JUNE SPECIAL! $189/NT ; Amazing Mountain Home w/panoramic mtn views & wildlife

Gary Emig

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, Some French
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Gary Emig

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Some French
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JUNE SPECIAL! $189/NT ; Amazing Mountain Home w/panoramic mtn views & wildlife

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Jefferson House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, plus loft, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to six people

This quintessential Colorado mountain house getaway is secluded, yet near lots of attractions. Just what you've been looking for and VERY reasonably priced for all the high quality space and views that you get compared to some of those high priced resort town homes and condos. Our home is located just 1 3/4 hours from Denver or Colorado Springs. Hike, bike, ski/snow board, cross country ski, fish, or sight see, and return to your cozy mountain cabin with all the comforts of home. Enjoy unprecedented peace, quiet and 180 degree views of the snow-capped Rockies, meadows, trees and rock outcroppings from the 20 foot wall of windows or loft. Look for antelope, deer, elk, golden eagles, owls and bear from the wrap around 500 square foot deck.

The home sits on two heavily wooded acres, has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and Aspen tongue and groove ceilings. The master bedroom offers a full size king size bed, and the two other bedrooms (one on entry level with its own bath) which offer queen beds. The entry level floor is fully finished and offers a third living area and game table as well as laundry room with washer/dryer. Stay connected with wireless satellite Internet, play games from the game chest, or enjoy movies on the DVD Player/36' TV. Chef's kitchen is fully equipped for cooking or baking, and there is a propane gas BBQ on the deck for evening cookouts. Leave refreshed, relaxed and recharged!

Enjoy a multitude of attractions in the area, with just a short ride home to the peace and quiet of your exclusive and private mountain retreat. Minutes away you can hike or mountain bike the Pike National Forest at Kenosha Pass, go trekking through the Lost Park Wilderness Area or along the Colorado Trail nearby, go 4-wheeling over Mosquito Pass (the old Stagecoach route to Leadville), Georgia Pass or Boreas Pass (the old railroad route to Breckenridge), or enjoy horseback riding.

In winter, you can cross Hoosier Pass and ski at Breckenridge or Keystone, or stay on 285 and ski at the moderately priced, less used Monarch ski resort on Monarch Pass. Lots of great winter activities in Breckenridge too including an ice skating rink and hot chocolate sleigh rides in Frisco. They also have two Nordic lodges in Breckenridge and Frisco where you can cross country ski on groomed trails. Alternatively, just rent the skis in Fairplay and do it outside your door from the cabin!

Nearby Sites and Attractions: * Fishing … 5 area lakes and public river a short drive away:

* Como Historic Railroad District … 10 min. NW

* Fairplay/Southpark … Historic Mining Town - 20 min. NW

* Breckenridge ... SKI, snowboard, fish, ride - 50 min. NW

* Keystone … SKI, snowboard, mountain bike – 1 hour NW

* Georgetown ... restored Victorian village/railroad - 50 min. NE

* Cripple Creek ... gold mining, gambling - 1 hour SE

* Buena Vista ... fishing, raft the Arkansas River - 50 min. SW

* Salida ... fishing, hiking, Jeep 4WD, rafting - 1 1/4 hour SW

* Canon City ... home of the ROYAL GORGE - 1 3/4 hours S

* Manitou Springs ... Cave of the Winds, Pikes Peak - 1 1/4 hours SE

* Colorado Springs ... Garden of the Gods, Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, Pikes Peak, USAF Academy - 1 1/2 hours SE

* Denver ... shopping, theaters, sports, amusements parks -1 1/2 hours NE

* DEN (DIA) Airport– 2 hours E

* COS Airport – 2 ¼ hours SE

Other services: We strive to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. If you have special needs or requests, please let us know so that we may try to accommodate them. We want you to feel at home and enjoy your stay.

We can help you to arrange your air transportation to Colorado or your rental car needs once you are here. With over 25 years of combined service in the travel and transportation industry, we know what people look for in a vacation - Service, Convenience, and Value. We offer all three! Try us out and see what we mean......

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gary Emig (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, Some French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Gary Emig

We love to travel when we aren't working on real estate in the Denver area. David is a real estate agent, and Gary helps to manage our real estate development and rental business.

Gary Emig purchased this house in 2007

Why Gary Emig chose Jefferson

We enjoy getting away to the beauty, clean air and serenity of the mountains as a break from our hectic lives. Our cabin is the perfect getaway from it all, yet still affords us many activities to get outdoors to enjoy nature's beauty.

What makes this house unique

Surreal views from every window and deck - it honestly feels like you are watching a movie in 3D, even at night! When you go outside, it feels like you are in a planetarium since there is no ambient light from anywhere. The dark skies with no ambient light allow you to see across the stars and galaxies and realize what a small a place our Earth is in the whole universe!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guestbook: "Thank you again. We had a great time for the 2nd time here."
Oct 2013
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Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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JUNE SPECIAL! $189/NT ; Amazing Mountain Home w/panoramic mtn views & wildlife
average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews

Nothing beats this...

  • 5 of 5

We really couldn't ask for more ! Gary and David were exceptional in attending to every detail and making us feel comfortable. From the tips of where to explore, to the delicious brownies that greeted us, and the millions and millions of stars in the sky - it was certainly a God-send vacation. The home was cozy, clean and had absolutely everything we needed including games, DVDs and a good stock of books. It was great ! We cooked every night, and was the perfect ambience to connect and laugh as a family.

For my girls aged 5 and 8, the sleds Gary left for us to use simply made their holiday. We took them to nearby Indian Mountain, and the park in Breckenridge to sled. Centrally located, we also did drives to Buena Vista, Royal Gorge in Canon City, Denver, the Florissant Fossil Beds and ski resorts of Keystone and Dillon and still had time to get back to admire sunset at 430pm at the house. Away from it all, it was amazing to be immersed amid nature and the alpines. The drives back to the house to and from our excursions never failed to take my breath away. The vistas were simply awesome.

Thank you for the memories Gary and David ! It really wouldn't have been the same if we had opted for yet another chain hotel or resort.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Louisa and Jay. We are sincerely glad that we were able to make the stay for you and your family a spectacular one on so many fronts. We hope to see you again soon!
Grapevine, TX

Beautiful View Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this wonderful cabin for a week during peak aspen color. This cabin has terrific views of the continental divide and amazing rock formations. We went to Tarryall Lake ~10 miles which was beautiful. Also, we went to Jefferson Lake which would be an excellent picnic spot. The fishing was great at both locations. The cabin is also located near gold medal trout fishing (not to be disappointed).

We loved watching the sunset and the stars at night. We went to Breckenridge one day ~1 hour beautiful drive.

We plan to come again.


  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Exactly What We Expected

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Gary and David's place this past weekend was an amazing experience. All of us are from Texas, and a 5 day trip to the beautiful Rocky Mountains was exactly what we needed to escape the Texas heat. The cabin was a perfect accommodation for all 6 of us. We never felt cramped and were able to make fantastic meals in the kitchen. The central location of the cabin was ideal for our day trips to American Safari Ranch, Breckenridge and Manitou Springs. For 6 professionals that are constantly being pulled in multiple directions by our careers, having the ability to wake up early, make a cup of coffee and reading on the porch allowed us all to escape and fully relax.

**Please utilize Gary and David's written driving directions as much as possible. On our last night, we decided to follow our car's GPS directions and ended up in the middle of Pike National Forest during a thunderstorm. I don't think our rented Suburban enjoyed the off-roading we ended up having to do. We made it home safely, but it was one heck of an adventure.**

If you want a chance to get away and relax, this place is your place.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about what a wonderful vacation we had here! Our main diversion was to hike, and Gary gave us recommendations the whole time we were there! He was like our own personal tour guide!! There were amazing hiking trails/mountains close to the cabin and we definitely got our fill.

As far as the cabin, it was incredible! There were only two of us, but we could have easily had another couple with us in the spacious downstairs. The view is breathtaking and it was hard to stop staring out the large windows to the picturesque mountains in the distance. Not to mention that Gary and David had scrumptious brownies waiting for us upon arrival! (Lucky we hiked a lot :-)

This cabin and its location are truly exceptional and I would recommend it to anybody looking to get away from the craziness of life and be at peace with nature. Thanks Gary and David!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful words of thanks. We are always so glad when our guests enjoy themselves so much while at the cabin. You are right, there are literally hundreds of trails and places to hike within a short, scenic drive. It is our pleasure to help our guests find just the right trail, or destination to visit. Just so everyone is aware, we can actually sleep up to six people with our two bedrooms and bath on the main living area, as well as another bedroom on the entry level with it's own bath. We hope to see you again soon for another relaxing visit to the scenic Rockies of Colorado!

Relaxing, Beautiful and Clean!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming out to this area for several years, but usually, we just camp in a nearby location. This time, my parents joined us and so we wanted to find a place that we could all enjoy. We found it. You won’t be disappointed with this beautiful home with great views. The description is really accurate. We felt like we could relax and enjoy our time here. One of our favorite parts was getting up early and sitting on the deck, enjoying our cup of coffee, in the cool morning air. The trip was made even more special because Gary emailed us everything that we could ever want to know about the location and things to do in the area. We ended up exploring different hikes and local attractions because of his great suggestions. Also, this home is incredible. It had everything you could want and more (full kitchen supplies, games, etc.). There are three bedrooms and three different living areas (downstairs, main floor and the loft upstairs). Plus, it was super, super clean! I hope to make it back some time in the future. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, I wanted to say that we were thrilled that you and your family enjoyed yourselves at our mountain home. Now that the first level has been finished, we have 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths, as well as the three living areas on each level you mentioned. We call the first level the "apartment" since it has its own private living area, bathroom and bedroom. Its a great place for the parents or a couple who want to wake up early, have a coffee, but not disturb anyone else. We're glad you took advantage of some of the suggestions of activities in the surrounding areas too. There is so much to see and do in the area, it's hard to fit it all in. We hope to see you and your family again soon! Thanks for your stay!

Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful and the views are amazing! Owners personally care for the home and their attention to detail is evident. Great location to "get away" and connect with family!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. What more can we say?


Nearest Airport
108 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Jefferson Market
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Car: necessary

Centrally located in Park County, we are situated between Denver and Colorado Springs - but about 40 to 50 miles due west near the Continental Divide, Jefferson, and Kenosha Pass. Let's just say its a beautiful drive from either city and a great jumping off point to lots of attractions; Breckenridge skiing (39 miles), Buena Vista and river rafting the Arkansas, the Royal Gorge in Canon City, Pikes Peak, Tarryall Reservoir, the Colorado Trail, Jefferson Lake, Lost Creek Wilderness area, Fairplay's old gold mining town, Kenosha Pass, Boreas Pass, and Georgia Pass. Shopping and restaurants are located nearby in Fairplay, Jefferson, and Como.

Other Activities: Hike the nearby Colorado Trail, Indian Mountain, or other spectacular trails nearby. River raft, ride horses, rent ATV's near Buena Vista or Salida.

Ski: World class skiing is just 39 miles away in Breckenridge, CO - a 50 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

From $189 Per night

Jefferson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 22 2015 - Jul 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Long summer days!
Jul 4 2015 - Sep 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Aspen Season
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning / Up to 4 ppl $95.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Tax Rate 5.1%
Notes Additional per person per night fee over four people is $15 per person per night for added utilities and wear and tear. Six people maximum, please! Cleaning fee of $115 for parties greater than four. We try to keep our home prices reasonable for all parties, but still cover our costs. We appreciate your honesty in truly representing the number of people you will be bringing.

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Jefferson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath with large 5 foot walk in shower
  • Very upgraded bathrooms with lots of granite, and ceramic tile. Shower has double glass doors, and the shower is a dream with lots of hot water to wake up to. Master bedroom has direct access to this bath, and there is also a door to the hall for other guests. Second bath is located downstairs with the lower bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size pullout
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable pillow top king mattress in the master bedroom with cozy comforter, nightstands, dresser and mirror. Views out the two windows of the surrounding mountains and pines to die for! Large closet with pine doors. Very rustic. Comfy queen mattress in the second and third bedrooms with nightstand and chest of drawers. Great views of the surrounding pines. Large closet with pine doors. Loft is approximately 15 X 20 and contains an office with desk and chair, free satellite Internet connection, and a fax/scanner/copier/printer. The loft can also be used for a game area, entertaining, or just reading and napping. There are two sofas, as well as a Lazy Boy rocker/recliner, and working desk, table and lamp.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Cell phones DO work at the house, so be sure to bring one along to call out. Sorry, but pets are not allowed. Elderly folks are welcome, but must be able to climb stairs to get to main level.

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