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The Ultimate Cabin Experience!

Brian Richards

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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The Ultimate Cabin Experience!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Black Hawk Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Solid Log Cabin on 1-Acre Property (3BR/1BA)

You are looking at one of the best-kept secrets in Colorado! Just 5 miles from Blackhawk and Central City. It is a must to read my guest book below and hear all the amazing things previous guests have said about their stay.

Solid Log Cabin with all the amenities:

- Surrounded by National Forest, VERY Private and quiet (you could walk around naked all day and nobody would ever know!)

- Gushing Mountain Stream next to Cabin - great for your morning coffee or evening happy hour!

- 20-foot tall vaulted ceilings

- Fully Remodeled Kitchen and Bath in 2013

- A secret 4- mile long PRIVATE hiking trail starts 20 feet from the cabin - you'll never see another human on it!

- 1-acre of land and no neighbors.

- Free Wifi & Internet Access!

- Awesome indoor/outdoor sound system!

- Camfire Ring, Tree Hammock, & Patio Next to Stream! Gold Panning is also on-site!

- On property elaborate treasure hunt! (as much for adults as it is kids)

- Beautiful Master Loft overlooking entire Cabin! Plus one extra bedroom, and a kids treehouse loft bedroom. The treehouse loft is mostly meant for kids, but its a cool place to hang out in too. Includes a twin bed, and Directv & DVD player.

- Property is located about 1 hour from Denver and it is very easy to get to.

4-wheelers can be rented and delivered to the cabin for approx. $100/day if desired. Information is also at the cabin for local dining, casinos, guided fishing tours, grocery stores, hiking and jeep trails, etc. You can 4-wheel/ATV right off the property and into endless amounts of trails leading all the way to the Continental Divide, Winter Park, St. Mary's Glacier, and everywhere in between. The house sits in a beautiful valley surrounded by thick national forest. I also provide a Topographical Map of the area around the cabin showing all of the Jeep and Hiking Trails available, right in the cabin's backyard! Golden Gate National Park is also only 15 minutes away. I can't overstate how awesome the 4-mile hiking trail is...plan to be gone for a few hours!

As long as there isn't snow on the ground, a fantastic elaborate Treasure Hunt exists on the property awaits you...and I encourage all ages to do it. Its not easy, and kids will need help from their parents to figure out the clues, but its a TON of fun. I spent over a month creating'll love it! And if you figure it out...there will be a buried treasure chest for you to find at the end...

Roads are plowed and maintained by the City of Blackhawk all the way to the cabin. 2-wheel drive accessible year round. Complimentary Hot Chocolate, Spiced Cider and Coffee are provided. Kitchen condiments, Firewood, Wood Stove Pellets are also provided. Easy check-in. A 4-digit access code will give you access for the length of your stay.

More Details
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brian Richards (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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About Brian Richards

I purchased the property in 2002. It was never listed publicly... a friend was selling it. I had NO idea what I was going to do with it...I just knew it was so special I couldn't let it go or I would always regret it :-)

Brian Richards purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Brian Richards chose Black Hawk

This place was like a childhood dream come true for me. Everything about I wouldn't change a thing. My wife is a real estate agent, and she's been looking in the mountains for years for another property like it for us to buy in addition, and we just can't find anything like this one. Its so special in that it has the river, ultimate privacy, the true 'log' home feel, big open feel, no neighbors, the private hiking trail, surrounded by national forest, etc. Its not hard to find most of those...but getting all of them in 1 property without spending $1M is not easy.

What makes this cabin unique

This Cabin is a labor of love for me and my family. We constantly upgrade it without hesitation. Because we use it so much ourselves...its so worth spending $ to make it better. I've had families that have stayed here every year for the last 10 years, and its really fun upgrading it for them too so there is always something new to enjoy :)

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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The Ultimate Cabin Experience!
average rating of 4.948718 based on 78 reviews
Fort Worth, TX

Five years and counting

  • 5 of 5

Fourth of July just wouldn't be the same if we didn't spend it at this perfect spot in Black Hawk. We've been there for the past five years during the first week of July and already have it booked for next year. When we walk in the door we smile at each other and say, We're home! We both enjoyed the new hammock this year and the patio by the creek is our favorite spot for drinking coffee in the morning and a cocktail in the evening. We love the privacy of the cabin and the fact that it's so close to Black Hawk and the fun of the casino. If you're lucky enough to visit this little bit of heaven, you'll understand why we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoy improving the cabin for you everytime you come, so there is always something new for you to enjoy - Love you guys! :-)

Amazing secluded Get Away -Real Cabin Experience

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was nothing short of our expectations. Pictures tell the story very accurately. Owner does an amazing job with his write up and description. Cabin was lit up, and pellet stove running when we arrived which was very inviting. This is a true experience, with a real cabin feel. The cabin has an open floor plan, rustic decor, and the floors even creak like they should. It is a true cabin experience in the wilderness of Colorado. We would love to stay here again the next time we are visiting friends and family in Denver as it was a 45 min drive maximum back to Denver or 35 to Boulder through some of the most scenic places in Colorado.

Thank you Brian!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

I could not recommend this cabin enough. It is absolutely gorgeous inside and out. The furnishings are very comfortable and welcoming. The whole place just feels warm. The views out the windows was stunning. And we had the perfect weather! Sunny and 50's all week with a beautiful snow shower to greet us Friday morning. We brought two dogs with us and they loved it too!!

We can not wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review :-) It means a lot to me and other travelers - can't wait to have you back as well! - Brian

Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Had the pleasure to stay in Brian's cabin. When I walked in the door, all I could say was "awesome". The cabin is beautiful. It was fully stocked and had everything I needed. The internet and cable tv worked great. I stayed in the downstairs bedroom. The master loft is fantastic, I wish I could have stayed up there, but my dog is not a "stair" dog. The downstairs bedroom was very comfortable. My dog loved being outside, but after the bear paid us a friendly visit, I was a little hestitant to let her off the leash.

Black Hawk is close to the Denver area, so you can drive down for restaurants, entertainment, etc. Idaho Springs is just a short drive to grocery stores, restaurants, etc.

Enjoyed my stay very much and will surely visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
United States

Cozy Perfection

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was absolutely adorable! It was more than clean and comfortable; it was cozy and luxurious with rustic charm. The views of the trees through the big windows were especially nice from the loft area. Loved that! Husband and I here for 3-day hiking weekend with our dog. Due to spring run-off, the creek was running high and fast, but otherwise the property was peaceful and serene. Felt like kids again as we enjoyed the trail and treasure hunt. Really great hiking nearby at GG State Park, as well as up the road in front of the cabin. Owner, Brian, provided excellent communications and service before and during our stay. There is a neighboring home to the property, but enough trees to keep the cabin's privacy. It made for a wonderful weekend getaway from the suburbs. Recommended for rustic luxury and mountain fun.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

The perfect cabin

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin? My family has stayed at this little gem three times now over the past 5 years, and each time has been so wonderful! This is the perfect cabin. It is close enough to Black Hawk to have easy access to stores (and a little gambling, of course), but it is secluded enough to feel like a true mountain getaway. You are surrounded by forest - with a beautiful little trail right behind the cabin, and the gorgeous creek a few steps from the door. You can walk up the road to a ghost town, or come across a few interesting old miners' shanties or weird rock forts sprinkled in the woods. Super fun for adventurous kids, teens, and well, everybody! Even folks who prefer a slower pace will love curling in front of the toasty pellet stove with a book, musing on the natural stone deck beside the river, lounging in the super-comfy and fresh-smelling beds, stretching out in front of a movie on the sofa, sitting by the campfire with some weenies and 'mallows on a stick, or just listening to the river babble while watching hummingbirds and grey squirrels flit around the trees. The cabin itself has got the perfect layout. Genius use of space. Small and cozy, yet open and spacious. Rustic and charming, yet modern and convenient. The owners have thought of everything. And I mean everything. It is a joy for kids - they love having their own little space in the loft and all of the fun little kid-friendly things in and around the cabin. Then when they get a little bigger (mine are now 14 and 15) it is cute to see them still enamored with many of the same things, but it is heartwarming to see how they've grown, too, and to notice all the more grown-up things they choose to do and enjoy. It is a precious, precious place to share that family time - for us, across three generations. And it is paradise for all of us, no matter our age or pace. And across species, as well - our doggie had a blast, too. In fact, the only problem with this cabin is that it doesn't belong to us. But it really does feel like our home away from home. And the owners are the nicest people, who make everything as friendly and easy as they can and share a touch of themselves to make you feel like old friends. We can't wait to come back, and are trying to figure out if we can start coming out for a stay in the fall, too, along with the spring each year! I can't recommend this cabin highly enough! I could seriously go on and on.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Denver International
Car: necessary

Blackhawk, Central City, Golden Evergreen. The Cabin feels like it is in a very isolated area, yet Blackhawk/Central City is only 5 miles away. Thick forest and 100-foot tall Evergreens surround the cabin in all directions. Your own Gushing Creek will make you want to spend all your time outside!. There is also a 100% private 1/2 mile hiking trail going up the mountain for Cabin guests only! Information on dining, attractions, trails, etc. is all at the cabin. Activities: Hiking, 4-wheelers, Snowmobiles, Fishing, Campfires, Skiing (Eldora Ski Area), Gambling, Shopping, Restaurants, Wildlife Viewing, Cross-Country Skiing, and Sledding... or just Relaxing! ***New*** Free Hi-Speed Internet + Wifi


Rates & Availability

From $220 Per night

Black Hawk Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
May 15 - Oct 30
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes All taxes are already included in the nightly rate!
Notes •Feel free to ask if I'm running any specials! I can sometimes offer discounts for 3-6 night stays, or last minute bookings. Just ask! :)
* Please ask us for holiday rates as those may vary from the regular seasons pricing.
•50% due at time of reservation. Remaining 50% due 4 weeks prior to arrival. If booking within 4 weeks of arrival, payment due in full at time of reservation.
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Black Hawk Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Has everything you need! Glass block exterior wall brings in natural light, granite countertops and travertine floors are new in 2013, and bear accents abound :)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Loft - 1 queen
    Lower Bedroom - 1 queen
    Kids Loft Area - 1 twin/ single , Big enough for an adult too!
  • Huge Master Loft Upstairs with queen log bed, office, Internet access, reading area. Lower bedroom with queen bed. Great new Kids Treehouse Area (as we like to call it) so the kids have their own area to hangout, including a TV, SAT, DVD player, and Twin Bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is the only Cabin you can rent where you have your own, private nature trail leading straight off the back of the cabin and up the mountain! You will NEVER run into another hiker on this trail, as you travel through dense forest, moss covered rock, and pristine wilderness as you climb over 1/2 mile up the mountain ridge :) Heat Sources: Propane Furnace, Wood burning Pellet Stove and Stone Fireplace. Plus Outdoor Fire-Ring for Campfires! -DirecTV (150+ channels!) -Water Purification System -300+ Thread Count Bedding -Moen faucets/shower heads -Floor to Ceiling Windows -Beautiful Master Loft overlooking entire house! -Private 2nd Bedroom -Rustic Custom Log Cabin Furniture -(2) New Queen Size Beds + Extra Linens -Tree Hammock next to River - Phone, TV, DVD Player + DVD Library, very nice iPod Music System, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Blender, Toaster, Coffee Machine, Gas Grill (BBQ), Gold Panning, and Treasure Hunt !

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