|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
In just one hour you can get away from it all at this quiet mountain retreat. Watch the sunset behind St. Mary's Glacier from the deck with a glass of wine or a beer. If it gets a little chilly, light a fire in the outdoor fire pit, or head inside, light a fire in the cast iron stove and gaze out the 2 story A frame windows. Walking distance to the glacier hike and fishing (2 passes included)! Hike, mountain bike or snowshoe out the front door. A short drive to skiing, snowboarding, rafting, Mt. Evans and Idaho Springs.
All the furnishings are new! Master bedroom has a platform queen size bed with a cozy down comforter. The loft has 3 twin beds perfect for kids. The couch converts into a unique platform-style queen size bed - very comfortable! The kitchen is fully stocked and ready to use. Brand new washer and dryer are so convenient after a busy day outside. Dining area seats 6. All that is missing is you!
Keywords: quiet, cozy, forest, mountain, hiking, fishing, lakes, secluded, cabin, house, couple, family, St. Mary's, waterfall, snowshoe, ski, raft, mountain bike
We are a busy family of 6 from Colorado.
Millicent Ambroggio purchased this cabin in 2009
This is our vacation home too! We love being in the mountains and this cabin is private but still close to our family and friends in Denver. We get the best of both worlds here!
Every morning we get up and play games in our pajamas instead of watching cartoons. We love the family time together without the interruption and distraction of electronics. This past summer we all went rafting and had a blast. When we want a night out, Idaho Springs is so close with lots of great places to eat and shop.
It was the best vacation the we have ever had. So much to do in close area. Such a beautiful place. The cabin was the best ever. Thanks, Dee
We enjoyed our stay at the cabin - it was comfortable, the right size, and well stocked (we even enjoyed some of the movies stocked there) for the two of us. The nearby hike to the glacier was enjoyable and the location had some nice views, as well as being within a reasonable drive to Denver and some scenic routes. We did have some car trouble and a couple neighbors from the vicinity stopped and supplied us with parts and helped to get it patched so we could get home.
We were very disappointed with our communication (or lack thereof) with the owners. After reserving the cabin and submitting all of our payment, within a week of our arrival, we still had no information on check in. We sent two emails and placed multiple calls, all of which went unanswered at which point we submitted a formal complaint to VRBO about 4 days before our scheduled arrival. The following day we finally received check in information but with no acknowledgement of the fact that it was so tardy and that we had tried to communicate.
When we arrived at the cabin, it was evident that the cabin had not been cleaned prior to our arrival. We tried calling the number on the listing for the owner, and she did not answer. We then tried her husband's phone number, which is only listed at the cabin, and he answered immediately. Someone arrived to clean within 15 minutes and the issue was quickly resolved. When we checked out, we still had not heard back from them regarding any reimbursement for the inconvenience and once again our phone calls were not answered. Finally, after two voicemails, the owner called us back and offered a fair reimbursement but again did not acknowledge her lack of timely communication.
Overall, the cabin was great and we really enjoyed our stay, but would be very hesitant to book again due to the difficulty in making the arrangements with the owners and the high level of stress prior to our trip that this gave us.
Side note: We actually did have cell signal (Verizon) at the cabin, which we very much appreciated having. We even had 3G strong enough to check email/Facebook, etc.
Just returned from a great stay at the st. Mary's glacier cabin. One of the most well stocked cabin rentals we have ever stayed at. Provided all the essentials and some items that had slipped our mind. Kids loved the loft, enjoyed the hike up to the glacier, and fishing in both lakes. Only downside was the burn ban as we would have loved to use the fire pit. Great escape within 40 minutes of Denver!!!
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. Great communication with owner. As one other reviewer mentioned, the trash situation is a little annoying, but it didn't really put a damper on things. The cabin itself is perfect. Plenty of space for two people or a small family. The wood-burning stove kept us nice and cozy - it was chilly at night, even in late June. The bed and furniture were very comfortable. Kitchen was well-stocked with what you'd need to cook. We had stopped in Denver to get groceries from Trader Joe's and were glad we did. We cooked almost all of our meals in the cabin. You can also stop by the supermarket at the bottom of the mountain for whatever else you might need (olive oil, other condiments, etc). The cabin is surrounded by pines, but you've got access to gorgeous mountain views just a few steps out of the door. From the cabin, it's about a mile hike to St. Mary's Lake. We packed a picnic and brought some books and stayed there all morning. It might be the most naturally beautiful place I've ever visited. You've got about a 20 minute drive up the mountain from I-70 to get to the cabin, but it's a really pleasant drive. We took lots of day trips (Boulder, Glenwood Springs, Frisco), but we were also very happy to lounge around the cabin and read and daydream. Not having wifi or TV was definitely a plus. We have wonderful memories of our time spent in the cabin and hope to be back again for future anniversaries!
The area was absolutely beautiful, and the cabin was very nice and clean. Unfortunately, being from Alabama and having never been high in the mountains, we didn't realize there could still be so much snow in late May. It was quite a sight to see, but we were snowed in the first morning with a small economy car that was not made for snow travel. We had to return to Denver the next morning(very,very, slowly and with much prayer) to rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle. So, I would definitely recommend to anyone coming as early as May to start off with an SUV or some 4 wheel drive vehicle for safety. Also, if you're from a low lying area like we are, definitely plan to take it slow the first couple of days. I had done some research on altitude sickness and even had my physician give me a medication to treat it, but I had terrible headaches, dizziness, and extreme SOB the first few days. It eased some when we went down into Idaho Springs and other areas that we visited that were lower in altitude. All in all, it was an amazing trip with more beautiful scenery than I've never seen before! My only complaint about the stay in the cabin was with the lack of provision for the garbage. There were instructions on the refrigerator to take the garbage off of the mountain but not where to take it. I texted the owner who informed me we were to dispose of it in one of the garbage dumpsters by one of the gas stations in Idaho Springs. This made my husband and I VERY uncomfortable! We did not like filling up someone else's dumpster that they had paid for service for especially without their permission.
We had quite a bit of snow when we arrived up to the cabin, but we were able to use the shovel to clear way. The cabin was all set for us when we got there, even the heaters were on! :-) It looked just like the pictures and was very clean. There was every pot, pan, utensil and kitchen appliance you would ever need. We brought food to cook meals and firewood, so we unloaded the car and settled right in, starting a fire in the cute little cast iron fireplace 1st thing. I loved that we were totally unplugged and the Homeowner's had great taste in board games, so we indulged---playing Battleship, Jenga, Yhatzee and Uno until the fire went out. The next 2 days were followed with skiing in Loveland, which was jammed up on I-70 quite a bit due to construction. So plan for somewhat of a commute to ski resorts (30-40mins.) We also went into Idaho Spring, to stop by the ever so delicious Tommyknockers, which was really close--within 10mins. Their beer is so fabulous! I decided to reserve the cabin for an extra day and we decided to go to the Ice Castles in Breckenridge with our extra time. What a cool experience that was! Overall, this stay was very peaceful, affordable, comfortable and everything we could have ever expected. We thank this Family for sharing their home with us and others and we look forward to spending more time here!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 1 2014 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Notes||$105/night, $700/week - minimum 2-night stay|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.