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Artist's Retreat on Boulder Creek has added a second 'attic' bedroom!

Dorothy Tucker

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage

Dorothy Tucker

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015
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Artist's Retreat on Boulder Creek has added a second 'attic' bedroom!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


Boulder Cottage Rental Photos and Description

One Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8) on Boulder Creek (Ask about the 2nd bedroom!)

Our Canyon Retreat on Boulder Creek is located at the western edge of Boulder, 5 minutes from Pearl Street Mall surrounded by Open Space. The Studio has its own private entrance through an arbor from the ample parking area. And it's just 30 minutes from Eldora Mountain Ski Resort!

The first floor has a small kitchen, bathroom with shower, dining area and living room. There are two pull-out sofa beds for 2-4 extra guests. The entertainment center has a Blueray DVD player, ROKU for access to Netflix, Angry Birds, Amazon for movies, TV series, as well as Pandora for your choice in music. There is also high-speed wireless internet access for your laptops. French doors open on to your large private deck overlooking the creek, with tables, chairs and a gas barbecue.

On the second floor a wall of glass affords a fabulous view of the creek and canyon walls. There is a queen bed and also a futon -- perfect for children who might not want to stay down stairs. There is also a second bathroom with shower and a large closet.

We have added a second 'attic' bedroom, with 3 skylights, adjacent to the upstairs bedroom. It is optional and is renting for an additional $100 a night. It has a queen bed and a sectional. Sleeps 2 - 4. Please arrange this additional rental through the owner. Or if you use 'Book It Now,' send your reservation through with one bedroom and we will upgrade it to 2 and send back to you for payment. Pictures coming soon!

The large deck is fenced and gated for your dogs. There is a mulched 'potty place' and water bowls just for them. For more exercise, they can play in the one acre fenced 'front' yard or you can take them for a Bike Path walk or hike the trails.

The Boulder Bike Path just beyond your front door offers miles of trails for biking and running (3 bikes, helmets and locks are available for your use), Settlers' Park, Flagstaff Mountain and Chautauqua trailheads are all near, and Boulder Canyon Drive leads to the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Eldora Mountain Ski Resort and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Or -- just relax on the deck with a glass of wine and watch the creek flow by -- with an occasional kayak in Spring. If you are a winter visitor, it is a bit like being in an ice castle, with the creek running between small ice cliffs. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities are close by, and we are only about 25 miles from Eldora Mountain -- home of the CU National Championship ski team.

We look forward to sharing this truly unique setting with you!

Keywords: Two-story artist's retreat with breathtaking views, right on Boulder Creek yet just steps from the Bike Path. Less than a mile to Pearl Street's restaurants and shops, you'll feel invitingly secluded, surrounded by water and Boulder Canyon's pine-covered mountains. And just 30 minutes to Eldora Ski Resort!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Dorothy Tucker (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Dorothy Tucker

Our family of 6 began in Pasadena CA but careers in marketing and arts management took us to Old Greenwich CT and NYC. For college, two of our children, Craig and Katie chose CU. We all fell in love with Boulder! While visiting them one weekend, Charlie and I took our dogs for a walk up the Bike Path and paused on the old creek bridge. There we saw an old house on a pond, surrounded by water and, lo and behold, a 'for sale' sign! And, of course we bought it right then and there! Architectural design had been an avocation of ours for many years, so as soon as possible, NYC was in our rear view mirror and Tucker Design Associates, as well as Tucker Walker Group Real Estate were born in Boulder! Our children are grown now and have families of their own, so we don't need the Studio space year around and are very happy to share it with you!

Dorothy Tucker purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Dorothy Tucker chose Boulder

The property feels remote, far from civilization - surrounded by water, pines, cottonwoods and ever-changing patterns of light on the canyon walls, yet it is five minutes from shopping, world class restaurants, the CU campus, Chautauqua concerts in the summer and skiing Eldora in the Winter!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I can't heap enough praise on this extra-special, tucked-away spacious studio right on the creek but just a few heartbeats from the center of everything Boulder has to offer. I immediately felt at home with all conveniences, amenities and the most gracious of hosts any traveler could hope for. All I can add is please pick your dates and book it quickly before this secluded paradise really gets discovered!"
Nov 2011
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Artist's Retreat on Boulder Creek has added a second 'attic' bedroom!
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Boulder, CO


  • 5 of 5

The Studio is absolutely perfect. The location is within town limits, but it is just far enough outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown to have complete quiet. It is a little paradise within Boulder! The furnishings are beautiful - a mix of mountain and modern, almost like you are in a West Elm ad. Everything you could ever need is there for you. We used the house deck and yard for our wedding as well. I cannot say enough how great Dorothy was to work with. She provided us with great information for our wedding and had tons of extras (decorations, tables, etc) for us to use. She was such a joy to work with, it truly made our wedding weekend a breeze! Our 75 guests could not believe the location and setting for the ceremony - it was a pretty perfect Colorado wedding site. I would recommend this place to anyone coming to Boulder, it truly is a little paradise!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

The Studio was absolutely beautiful!!! My friends and I took a girls trip and the place was perfect for our stay. We all felt like we were staying in a Pinterest house! Dorothy was so sweet and always ready to help out with anything if needed. I couldn't have asked for a better vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Suisun City, CA

The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at at least 8 other vrbo properties; this is the first 5 star rating I've ever given. The loft is beautiful, exactly as listed. Wonderful views, perfectly situated, easy walk to pearl street or up the hill on well maintained pathways. The owners are lovely and so very accommodating. I think this place would be perfect no matter what time of year.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin, TX

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about our stay at the Artist's Retreat. Dorothy and Charlie were so nice and friendly and the studio was perfect! The furnishings were beautiful, and the kitchen was stocked with a variety of coffee and tea, as well as bottled still and sparkling water. It was great to have two full baths, one up and one down. There were even comfy robes for us to use. The views (especially from the upstairs loft) were amazing. It was a little too cold and icy to use the deck and patio, but it was still nice to look at! It was also nice to be so close to town (2-3 minute drive) but to still feel like we were in a cabin in the woods. It was an easy 10-15 minute walk to town along the bike trail that runs right in front of the house. Would go back in a heartbeat and will definitely stay here next time we are in Boulder.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Our Favorite Boulder Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year in a row that we have stayed at the Artist's Retreat. The hosts are gracious and the accommodations match their charm. I simply cannot suggest a single area of improvement. See you next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect Getaway AND Staycation!

  • 5 of 5

The Artist's Retreat was everything we hoped and more! As our "home" away from home for a pre-Christmas week in Boulder, we were thrilled and entirely satisfied with the beautiful and comfortable, very well appointed living space (the pictures are entirely accurate), the stunning expanses and natural surroundings of this amazing property, and the limitless fun opportunities this space afforded us for our wonderful, 4 generation, Family vacation and meet the Grandbaby Holiday celebration. The Owner/Hosts could not have been more gracious and accommodating. While here, we ate out & cooked in, shopped, hiked, made Christmas cookies and decorations, stayed in for relaxing and games, grilled out, had a bonfire, hiked to town, did morning coffee on the deck, and evening kick-backs at the pond/creek, played outside with the dog, and inside with the new grandchild. "We truly marveled all the while at the beauty and fun to be had in ANY season visiting here! As soon-to-be retirees from Chicago with adult children living in Boulder, we are already planning to make this an annual (or more) vacation/reunion local for our family.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many choices on Pearl Street Mall
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Flatirons Golf Course - Public
Nearest Train
1 Miles
RTD bus to Denver Amtrak 30 miles away
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 119/Canyon Blvd/Boulder Canyon Dr are the same
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many Choices on Pearl Street Mall
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort just 30 minutes away
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Boulder Reservoir
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Eben G Fine Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Boulder Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
The Ride #205 bus stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Settlers Park Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
Pearl Street Walking Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Chautauqua Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Sanitas Trailhead
Car: recommended

Eldora Mountain Ski Resort is just 30 minutes west of the Boulder Creek Studio! And Boulder Reservoir just 15 minutes north!


Rates & Availability

From $295 Per night

Boulder Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning ea stay or week $75.00
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Notes There is an additional charge for more than 4 guests. $75 per person.
There is no pet fee. Bring your dogs.
The Studio is cleaned once a week and upon departure. $75 for each cleaning.
**Cancellation policy: Full refund less 10% processing fee up to 30 days before reservation. After 30 days full refund less 10% if the Studio can be rented for the same time period.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Boulder Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The first floor bath is handicapped accessible with wide door and curb-less shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Room with a View - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bath off this bedroom
    Optional Skylight 'attic' bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small children can sleep on sectional
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Three bikes, 2 have helmets and locks, are included to travel downtown or anywhere on the Bike Path!

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