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The Irish Rose - a Colorado Dream Vacation Spot - Secluded!

89 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

'The Irish Rose' - Your Colorado dream vacation get-away!

***Hot Tub installed June 2013!!****

***Compare Properties By Checking the Guestbook! This is the best way to truly determine the quality of what you rent!***

***See our IrishRoseColorado website link below***

The Irish Rose has become a vacation favorite for guests from all over the world! Just take a look at our guestbook comments below! This mountain cabin is located on the historic Mosquito Gulch Trail. Just 15 miles south of Breckenridge, it is the perfect spot for either a secluded get-away or a ski vacation at a fraction of the cost.

Centered on ten acres of pine and aspen, the Irish Rose was designed to accommodate those who want a true Colorado experience. With Mosquito Creek flowing nearby, you will enjoy spectacular views of Pennsylvania and London Mountains as you relax with family and friends. A seven person hot tub sits out front in the location of an old historic mine if you want to relax and enjoy the view from there!

If summer hiking, biking or four-wheeling is your desire, four of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks are at your doorstep, providing some of the best hiking and driving trails in the world. Tackle the summits of Mount Bross, Mount Democrat, Mount Cameron, and Mount Lincoln... all in a single day!

Gold pan on the local creeks, explore 'Buckskin Joe' trail, and visit the ghost town of Park City. The historic mining towns of Alma and Fairplay are also nearby. Mountain bike to your heart's content or drive the legendary 4x4 'Mosquito Pass' into Leadville. Pick wildlowers and view wildlife--there's something for everyone!

If winter activities are your goal, the beautiful village of Breckenridge is just a short drive north where you can enjoy premier Colorado skiing, dining, and shopping. Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper Mountain are also close. Or, stay near home and cross-country ski to your heart's content. We have it all!

The Irish Rose was built with families in mind. The main level has a great room with a gas fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the beautiful mountains and trees. It is surrounded by a huge 32x8 foot wrap-around deck. A full kitchen and dining area are also on this level to create an open, spacious environment. Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking.

There are two main level bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and one with double bed and trundle geared for up to three kids. The great room sofa also pulls out to a queen-size bed. The master bedroom loft has a queen bed, washer and dryer, along with a small private balcony. There are full baths on both the main level and the loft. The cabin also has a lower level with a private entrance in the back which is occupied by 'Mountain Kay', the landlord. Kay has 30+ years of experience in Park and Summit Counties. She is quiet, very knowledgeable on the local area, and can assist with anything you need. She has two old dogs who will go hiking with you if you like!

Experience the Rocky Mountains in the comfort of the 'Irish Rose'. At over 10,000ft elevation, it's as close to heaven as you can get!

(Make sure you check out our electronic guestbook link and see what others have said!)

Keywords: Cabin, House

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Rich

Just a military family that has long ties to Colorado and loves the mountains! We are very blessed to have a property we can share with others.

Rich purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Rich chose South Central Colorado

Pure Colorado. The property feels secluded but still close to civilization!

What makes this cabin unique

Summer is our busiest season! Hiking, mountain biking, exploring, gold panning, fishing, four-wheeling, etc make it an awesome summer getaway! Great base also for skiing and winter activities. You won't be disapointed!


based on 89 traveler reviews

The Irish Rose - a Colorado Dream Vacation Spot - Secluded!
average rating of 4.921348 based on 89 reviews
Santa Fe, Texas

The Irish Rose Vacation 2013

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the "Irish Rose" was nothing less than spectacular. The Cabin was well maintained and beautiful, and well equiped with anything you needed. The land that it is on was fun for exploring and hiking or just relaxing by the creek.

The area is centrally located for touring the Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak and Brekenridge, along with other scenic sites.

The people of Alma and Fairplay were friendly and respectful and helpful when looking for directions or information. Our Family would gladly stay at the "Irish Rose" again and again whenever possible.

Thank You for a wonderful place for a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

Buddy and Sharmon and family

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at the Irish Rose and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The place was remote and beautiful. We were close to historical sites, a couple of towns, and lots of hiking! The place was comfortable and was more than we needed for the two of us. We plan on coming back with our kids!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Second visit for us and it was just as great as the first. Great place to hike and explore. Not too far from Breckinridge for an afternoon shopping and enjoying the pubs.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great trip

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very clean and private. I have nothing but good things to say.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great location, super well stocked

  • 5 of 5

Wanted to get away from city life for a few days and enjoy the mountains. This place was awesome, and we'd definitely stay again. The owners have stocked the house over and above what is necessary. The kids room has toys and a tv, there was food and plenty of kitchen accessories, and the house was perfectly comfortable. Can't say enough about this place. Easy driving distance to Breckenridge. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to the Irish Rose. The house was beautifully maintained, the kitchen well stocked with cookware and utensils for our family meals, and the view out the great room windows spectacular. We enjoyed walking through the property, with Mosquito Creek and the old mine tailings nearby. Our daughter even found the perfect pair of trees to setup her hammock for an afternoon rest. Communication with the owners was easy and quick. Our stay was the perfect getaway, and we recommend it highly! Thanks for sharing this fabulous home!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Alma's Only Bar
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Breckenridge Ski Resort

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Rates & Availability

Alma Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 21 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Value Ski Season
Nov 23 2016 - Dec 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 14 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Ski Season
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Prime Ski Season
Feb 9 2017 - Apr 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 21 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.9%

Cleaning fee $120 for groups of seven or more. Additional charge of $25 per adult per night for every adult over six in the group (children not included). 10% discount for military active/reserve or retired.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Alma Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Loft Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , View of the river.
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Has private balcony, full bath, walk in closet.
    Main Level Bedroom - 1 queen , Has private sink and medicine cabinet.
    Kid's Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Has kid's toys, DVD and pull out trundle.
    Great Room Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen pull out bed.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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