STREAM-SIDE MOUNTAIN CABIN ON FIVE ACRES

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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STREAM-SIDE MOUNTAIN CABIN ON FIVE ACRES

Idaho Springs Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Do reviews tell it all? We think so, especially since so many of our guests have stayed at many vacation rentals, and say that ours is THE best! Check them out under 'Reviews'...

Looking for the perfect weekend retreat less than an hour from Denver, but surrounded by the great outdoors? Our stream-side home at St. Mary's Glacier has it all.

Romance? The sound of the creek just yards away fills the home from almost every window; the great room with a vaulted paneled ceiling and windows filling the entire southern wall with a view of the stream below and Mt. Evans in the distance; a fireplace nestled in a stone hearth; and warm touches everywhere - knit throws to wrap up in, soft lighting, natural hickory floors, paneled ceilings in every room, and windows that open up your view to the great outdoors.

Nature? Stroll through our five acres with our guidebooks and identify the flora and fauna, or gather your own kindling for that evening's fire. Our property goes north to the road that borders Lake Quivera - a perfect early morning stroll to catch the sunrise while waiting for your coffee to brew. From our deck (and sometimes, ON our deck) I've seen moose, deer, coyote, fox, bear, beaver, muskrat as well as 48 different species of birds. We keep food in stock for the feeders so you'll have a chance to view them too.

Outdoor adventure? We'll show you the nearby hiking trails; we've got two pairs of snowshoes, hiking sticks and that extra pair of thick gloves. We'll show you where you can find the scree and timber brought down by an avalanche; where flocks of bluebirds return every March just as the pasque flowers begin to bloom. And challenge you to find the small unmarked gravesite up on Yankee Hill.

A retreat for the mind and heart? We have unusual books on almost every subject - find an old favorite or make a new discovery. We have a computerized telescope - take it down to our 'star field' and navigate your way around the incredible mountain sky far away from city lights and pollution.

And finally, we've tried to think of the things that will make your visit perfect...there's a large propane grill on the upper level deck; the TV is in it's own room on the entry level so the sports fanatics don't intrude on those upstairs contemplating nature. Lots of room for privacy, with the TV room, bedroom and bath on entry level; the great room, 2nd bedroom, 2nd bath, kitchen and dining area on the middle level, and the loft above it all (perfect place for the kids to camp in the evening). We've stocked the kitchen with all the usual things and then some, and the usual first aid items are also complemented with icy hot patches and insect repellent.

We'll have lots of brochures on hand - to help you find the perfect place to go antiquing or dining or where to explore the unique recreation that the local towns provide, as well as a large map of the St. Mary's area. And lots of firewood stockpiled for the evenings. Remember - St. Mary's - it's more than just the glacier!

^Just 15 minutes from Idaho Springs (restaurants, Safeway & liquor store, white water rafting, gold mine tours, antiquing)

^Quick access to skiing Loveland, A Basin & Echo Mountain - no tunnel!!!

^45 minutes from Metro Denver

^20 miles to Georgetown - ride the Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad or visit the HoteldeParis Museum. Or visit the many shops on 6th Street.

^Just 23 miles to Central City - world famous for the performances at its Opera House and Victorian Home Tours long before it became a Front Range gambling mecca

VIEW MORE PHOTOS & DESCRIPTIONS ON OUR WEBSITE - Scroll down for web address listed just below the calendar tab.

Keywords: Front Range Colorado cabin, retreat, chalet, lake and stream, fishing, hiking in National Forest, nearby skiing, mountain views.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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My husband John and I retired in 2009, leaving us more time to spend training our dogs (German Shorthaired Pointers), more time for gardening, and more time to kick back at our home up at St. Mary's. Add three wonderful young grandkids to the mix, and we are busy folks indeed! In our book collection at the mountain house, you'll see what eclectic interests we have...Zen, nature, all things political (well, that's John's interest anyway), writing, memoirs and biographies, interior design and decorating, and cooking (again, that's John's baliwick). John is a sports fanatic and my counterpoint to his TV watching is to gaze for hours out the windows, tuning in to the magical life of the forest and the creatures that inhabit it. And it is now my personal passion to enable you to reconnect with whatever is important to you - a budding photography or writing career, the beauty of nature, the challenge of being physically fit, or reconnecting/connecting with that special person in your life. Join us at Saudade for a renewal of the spirit...

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1998

Our busy lives in Boulder cried out for a retreat that we could access within an hour's drive, yet a place where we could truly feel 'away from it all'. Having spent summers with my grandparents on a lake in south Jersey, being close to water was a must. For with water, comes wildlife, and that sense of peace that lets the soul be nurtured by Wallace Stegner's 'all the little live things'...

Whether you are in the mood for the adventurous two hour hike around the back bowl of St. Mary's Glacier, or a stroll on the acres around the house taking nature photographs, there is something here for every mood. Each June we stock the trout pond just beyond the bedroom window. A year round underground spring bubbles to the surface on the hillside below the house; explore where the beaver dam has eroded and now native grasses are re-established along the stream bed. And on a windy night, the outdoor lights illuminate the Engleman Spruce swaying just beyond the deck, creating the illusion of a ship plowing through ocean waves. Lie in bed at night listening to the sound of rushing water, heard year round until the banks of snow completely cover the stream bed...and then the sound is replaced by the winter winds high in the treetops. Open up your senses and feel your spirit soar...

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Stream-Side Mountain Cabin on Five Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
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Stream-Side Mountain Cabin on Five Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382672vb
720-470-2759
Idaho Springs Front Range Colorado
5

Hoping to return!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
This was an excellent vacation home. The owners were personable and made our family feel welcome! We wanted something that would provide a winter get-away and we got that! From feeding the birds and foxes to beautiful snowfalls and privacy, we enjoyed everything about the property! We recommend this property for hikers and as a private get-away, and hope to return in the summer!
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Stream-Side Mountain Cabin on Five Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382672vb
720-470-2759
Idaho Springs Front Range Colorado
5

Orrin

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
I do not have the words to even begin to express how wonderful this getaway cabin is. Based on the location and condition of the cabin alone this place deserves 5/5 stars. But that is just the beginning....

The owner goes above and beyond to ensure a perfect stay. From the bottle of wine that welcomes you upon arrival to the Grand Room all the way to the fireplace ready to be lit with ease, the owner has thought of EVERYTHING you could ever think of wanting in a great escape.

If you are like me you are skeptical of reviews that give an perfect score on a finite scale. This perfect package simply breaks that scale so that 5 stars simply is not enough. This is by far the best deal money can buy. I can guarantee that you will not leave disappointed, and I can also promise you that you'll be planning your next trip back before you even leave the cabin.

This place is a steal and you are missing out if you do not seize the opportunity to reserve your stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow, Orrin, I am truly humbled. Thank you!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Stream-Side Mountain Cabin on Five Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382672vb
720-470-2759
Idaho Springs Front Range Colorado
Topeka, KS
5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Wow! What a beautiful cabin! The owner was absolutely wonderful to work with- from the precise directions to the cabin to directions on where and how to work everything in the home, even a (well) stocked kitchen and bath! There are so many great things I could say about this place but one thing for sure- stay here. You will not be disappointed. We had five adults and three kids (7, 5, & 5) and we had plenty of room to enjoy our 7 days. The glacier is beautiful. I would love to see the property in the summer (good excuse to come back!!). It's clear the owners love the home and it shows in the way they treat their guests. She even wanted me to let her know when we made it home (8 hrs away) since we were going through rough weather. We will never forget this trip. Thanks again for allowing us to make some great memories!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stream-Side Mountain Cabin on Five Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382672vb
720-470-2759
Idaho Springs Front Range Colorado
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
From research, to planning to actually being in this little slice of heaven, I could not have been more pleased with my experience, all around. The owner was a pleasure to work with and the home, property and amenities the best I've had in a home vacation rental. I could not have been more pleased with my get-away and got what I needed - a solid recharge!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stream-Side Mountain Cabin on Five Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382672vb
720-470-2759
Idaho Springs Front Range Colorado
5

Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
My husband, daughter, and I just spent this past weekend at this cabin and had the most wonderful time. The owners thought of every comfort possible to make our stay absolutely perfect. The cabin was very clean and fully furnished with books in every corner, games, movies, firewood, bird and trout food, along with a killer view. The owners somehow even managed to convince the wildlife of birds, chipmunks, and raccoons to entertain us throughout the day and evening hours. I cannot remember the last time I felt this relaxed. The property, their wildlife sanctuary, was so beautiful. We definitely want to come back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Central City Opera House
Beau Jo's Pizza
Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub
Georgetown Loop Railroad
AVA Idaho Springs Rafting
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Dinosaur Ridge
Wild Grape
Nearest Point of Interest
Cabin Ruins
Nearest Point of Interest
Access to Yankee Hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Avalanche Scree
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Mary's Glacier

Nearby private lakes stocked with trout - 4 fishing passes included in your rental; private fishing in our creek and trout pond. Snowshoeing, birding, many off road ATV trails, Jeep trails. Ski/board 12 months a year on St. Mary's Glacier, only a 30 minute hike from our home. Shouting distance from National Forest Service land and trails. A photographer's paradise! Climb nearby Fourteeners - Mt. Evans, Mt. Bierstadt, Gray's & Torrey Peaks. White Water Rafting on Clear Creek, Ice Fishing, nearby ski resorts include Loveland, and A-Basin, snowboard at nearby Echo Park. Bring your own musician and be serenaded on the house guitar - a beautiful Martin. Backpacks and 2 pairs of snowshoes provided for hiking - either on the plowed community roads or nearby Forest Service land.

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Amenities

Idaho Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Telescope
  • Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Jetted tub and shower for Bathroom #1; 2nd bathroom right off second bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double bed is about an inch smaller than queen.
    Loft + Den - 1 queen , Queen sleeper sofa in TV room
    Bedroom 4 - Loft has queen blowup bed and/or twin cots
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen sleigh bed in Master Bedroom, Double Beds (1) Just slightly smaller than a queen, inflatable Frontgate Queen blow up bed for loft, 2 cots for loft; Frontgate raised inflatable single bed with down body pillow also available on request, Pac n Play for infant/toddler available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Wood for fireplace; eclectic library including bird ID books, nature books and field guides; upper deck off of living room is fully enclosed with gate - so your pet can enjoy the outdoors safely enclosed; snowshoes and hiking gear including backpack, water bottles and thermos; kitchen also has coffee grinder, coffee maker, Bullet blender for smoothies, and larger size Toaster-Oven, crock pot; glass top range and oven with microwave overhead; computerized telescope for star watching; Martin guitar; two pairs of field glasses; generator in case of power outage. Hammock and picnic table creekside; Adirondack chairs on small bluff overlooking the North Clearing.
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