|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Welcome to our Next to Nothing, Close to Everything , Rocky Mountain Home in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado! Colorado Dream Vacation®
When we were searching for our dream home in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado,
we were sold, the second we climbed the stairs into the main living area and set eyes on the view. The sweeping vista is framed by the softly swaying green-tipped branches on the trees that give way to the magnificent sight huge granite outcroppings, snow-capped mountains, and bright blue skies as far as the eye can see. We were instantly mesmerized, a feeling our guests report experiencing themselves time and time again. The only homes you'll see from here are on other mountains, not next door!! You can rest, relax, and breathe deep, knowing all you need in order to enjoy yourself is the key!
The house, over 2200 square feet, sits on a sprawling 4.25+acre estate, joined by over 1100 acres of park land :
• 3 bedrooms, including a master with a king bed and en-suite bath & flat screen TV, guest room 1 with queen bed, guest room 2 with queen bed plus a sleeping loft with queen bed
• 2 ½ bathrooms
• A fully-equipped kitchen
• Dining room - table for 10, plus 3 bar stools at the breakfast bar
• Living room - open to dining and kitchen
• Loft - a second living space filled with a queen Sleeper Sofa,TV, games, and music options
• Laundry room
• Hot tub
• A private breathtaking view of the sun rising and setting over the surrounding mountains!
The main floor features an open-concept design, with the kitchen, dining, and living room areas all connected so you, your friends and family cangather and enjoy each other's company. Also on the main floor is the master suite, laundry room, powder room, and a huge deck with dining table, overlooking the mountains.
Part of the home's charm is it's feeling of tranquility and privacy – you can't see any other homes from your perch on the deck, except for those on other mountains, far in the distance – but you're still close enough to town (about 3 miles) to conveniently attend to grocery stores, shopping or dining at one of the nearby restaurants. This unique location allows a blend of solitude and opportunities for socialization, making it perfect for you, your family, and friends.
Also available, as an option, is the unique guesthouse: an open-loft bedroom upstairs, with a King Bed, provides additional square footage and an overall airiness, mimicking the breathtaking altitude outside. The living area of the guesthouse offers a queen sleeper sofa. From the walls to the ceiling to the bathroom, everything is custom. The guesthouse is heaven with it's own private hot tub, and you're invited.
The outdoor area surrounding the physical property is every bit as enthralling as house and guesthouse. The house sits on 4+ acres and abuts parkland that totals over 1100 acres of gloriously untamed wilderness. One of our favorite things to do is just sit on the deck and relax. It's easy to forget your cares when you feel the pine-scented wind softly ruffling your hair as the sun lazily drifts through the clear, blue sky. The sights and sounds here are second to none, with critters of all shapes, sizes, and colors coming and going as they please. We have elk, deer, chipmunks, fox, and all kinds of birds. In September 2012 we saw a mama bear and her two cubs crossing the road, coming home downtown from Evergreen. Hot tub aficionados take note: while drinking in your share of the cool mountain air, you may be visited by Fox E. Brown. Our resident friendly fox has kept us company through a few hot tub excursions and beautiful sunsets, grooming himself from his perch on the rocky outcrop that juts out over the tub as we soaked. Don't worry, he never jumps in!
While most people think of mountain destinations like Evergreen as a seasonal experience, there are so many things to do and places to go within a short distance that Colorado Dream Vacation® is truly is a year-round destination. Summer time is a great time for fishing, hiking, bike riding, checking out local festivals and mountain parks. Kids have a great time at Dinosaur Ridge, or Heritage Square in Golden! Heritage Square Amusement Park in Golden is about 25 minutes away and has a 220 ft double zip line, go karts, boats, golf, an arcade, and rides including a ferris wheel and tilt-a-whirl, and all kinds of fun things to do! The zoo in Denver is phenomenal too! Right around Evergreen, there's canoeing, paddle boats, and tons of walking/hiking trails in Evergreen and the Lake. In the fall, don't miss the Aspens and the leaves turning to the fire neon gold! Absolutely stunning! There are so many great roads with outstanding scenery to take short trips, up to a full day trip, returning to Colorado Dream Vacation®, and the warmth of the hot tub, with the view! Winter, of course, is skiing for your whole family, about an hour away in Breckenridge, A Basin, Keystone or Winter Park. Nearby Echo Mountain caters to snow boarders, and there's always old fashion sledding on the property. Evergreen Lake is so close and there's still so much to enjoy there! Ice fishing, ice skating, hockey, along with of course snow men, and snow fish, and whatever you can imagine making! Spring brings snow melt, which is a great time for white water rafting! Spring is beautiful with the spring flowers, and the smell of newness in the air! Horseback riding is great fun virtually all year long, and indoor swimming is at Wulf Recreation Center in Evergreen.
Don't forget how close you'll be to downtown Denver too! Professional hockey, football, and baseball are 30-40 minutes away! Red Rocks Ampitheater is about 20 minutes away with a history of world class musicians taking the stage. Don't miss the view of Denver from here, or the museum that in the lower level-it's amazing!
I could go on and on about all the great things there are to see and do in the area, so close to the house and cabin, yet you'll feel a world away, when you get home from the day's activities, slip into the hot tub, with a beverage of your choice, watching the sun go down!
In June 2012 we received the first short-term rental permit issued in Jefferson County. It was a difficult permit to attain, but we managed it, and we work hard to maintain the necessary requirements to keep the permit in effect. To date, there are still only 4 legal short-term rentals in all of Jefferson County, only 4 in Evergreen. We are the only one within 5 minutes of downtown Evergreen and the Lake House! If in doubt, ask for a copy of the permit! Ask us, and ask others! You'll be surprised how many are illegal! Illegal operators can be shut down at any time. Don't risk your valuable vacation, time, and money!
You'll be able to tell how much we love our home! It's well maintained, and very much loved! We're pretty sure you'll love it too! Though life eventually called for our relocation away from our lofty oasis, we still take great joy in renting out our beautiful home to guests in search of a respite in the mountains, and away from the daily rigors of city living. We have been renting since 2006, never had a negative review, and have many guests return year after year! Please feel confident, safe and secure, when you spend your vacation with us at Colorado Dream Vacation®.
Sandi purchased this house in 1998
We love Colorado and all it offers. Once we looked out the windows and doors, we were hooked! The view was absolutely breathtaking! We still have the same feeling every time we're there! Here you can rest, relax, and breathe deep!
Unique and Private! You will love sitting on the deck, listening to the wind blow through the trees, watching to see the next animal, the next cloud or summer storm pass. All furnishings were purchased new especially for this property, to enhance the mountain living feeling and provide the best experience for your visit. Did we mention that the views are Amazing!!?!!
Thank you just isn't enough...Beautiful isn't enough....there just aren't human words to describe how wonderful this place and experience was!!! We got the best view of the mountains from the deck and we soaked in every minute if looking at it. The sights were wonderful. It was just an all around awesome vacation...we willl be back!!! The place was so homey, the beds were comfortable, the house was clean, it felt like a home filled with love and peace! Thank you for all you've done to this place and for making it available to other people. I LOVE THIS VACATION!! Thank you!!
House is beautiful and just as described. We had a great time!
This location is perfect! It was close to everything you may need but far enough away to feel tucked in the mountains. The owners are so sweet and friendly! We loved staying here and will definitely stay again!!!
This house is big enough for the family and the location is absolutely amazing. Within 1 hour of major cities but in Evergreen it feels like your so far away.
Great home for a family. Master on first floor with very comfortable bed and lovely bathroom. Bedrooms upstairs spacious with a loft in one with a cozy bed. Kitchen is well appointed with everything you would need. Really nice furnishings, nothing cheap or chintzy. A beautiful light filled view with a deck to soak up the sun. Fenced in area for your pet and a trailhead on the property that takes you on lovely trails with a spectacular view of Mt. Evans. Just minutes away from downtown Evergreen. There is also a great cabin on the property you can rent if you have a larger group. Both places have a hot tub. We really enjoyed ourselves and highly recommend it!
We stayed in the cabin and had a great vacation! It is absolutely gorgeous with beautiful, scenic views without even having to get out of bed! We love the unique interior design with ceramic tile throughout and the warm, rustic decor which made it feel so cozy. The modern appliances, BBQ pit and the hot tub on the deck was everything we needed to make us feel at home.
The property is in a great location with lots of privacy and yet it is minutes from the quaint town of Evergreen. We hiked, biked, shopped and ate at so many places that were easily accessible around the Evergreen area. It was a perfect vacation for us nature lovers. We will definitely be back again!
Truly one of most peaceful and beautiful homes we have ever stayed in on vacation. Clean, quite, convenient and all amenities one could ask for in a mountain vacation home. There are so many places to drive to within a hour or less: Denver, Breckenridge, Red Rocks, Morrison to name a few. Or just relax on gorgeous deck and enjoy the quaint town of Evergreen. Finally, Sandi is so kind to work with... timely responses, answered all my questions and made the whole rental experience very easy!! If you are looking for a mountain vacation home..... this is it!!
Within 30 minutes to an hour to snow ski or snowboard in Evergreen or world class resorts, fine dining in Denver, Boulder, DIA, shopping in outlet malls, museums, dinner theaters, professional football, hockey, basketball, baseball, and soccer, world class shopping in Denver, or quaint exclusive shops in downtown Evergreen 6-10 minutes away. Ice skate on Evergreen Lake in the winter. Watch ice racing in Georgetown. Enjoy the Rodeos in Denver or Evergreen. Hike right from the house! Motorcycle tours, snowmobile tours. One location to please everyone in the group! And what an extraordinary location! You may not want to leave at all!
Other Activities: ice skating, ice fishing, & snowboarding in the winter
Golf: Yes, Evergreen has a golf course, and you can choose from many in the Denver area!
Ski: Visit Echo Park! Just about 20 minutes away from the house. Ski Loveland, Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin. Ski Winter Park, or Copper. Take your pick or ski all of the slopes! We're an hour away! Plus, plus, plus! Prices are less expensive! If you don't have a pass, get discounted tickets here in Evergreen before you go to the slope, and then there's no waiting in lift ticket lines! Just go ski! Everyone in the group can enjoy the ski trip this year! There is so much to do from this location! you can visit Lodo in downtown Denver. you can ice skate on Evergreen Lake! Shop in Denver or Evergreen. Visit local hot spots and hook up with all of your group after skiing. Enjoy your private hot tub after a day of skiing! Enjoy the whole family or all your friends in a laid back beautiful location with awesome views and a beautiful home as well! This is a great location to do it all!
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|House Cleaning||$200 + Tax|
|Guesthouse Cleaning||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Option of Three total payments: 1) first half of rental fees, cleaning & tax, due to reserve the property. 2) 2nd half of rental fees, cleaning and tax, due 60 days prior to arrival. 3) refundable damage deposit due 15 days prior to arrival.
PayPal is always an option!
**If rental is secured within 60 days of arrival, entire payment is due at time of reservation.
Guesthouse (2-4 people) Available for additional charge of $200/nt Guesthouse Week $1300. ////HOLIDAY RATES//// for House and Guesthouse apply for New Years, Spring Break, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. 5 night minimum Guest House Holiday Dates coincide with House Holiday Dates- Rate $225/nt. Please call with questions!
**Check in 4PM Check out 10AM** Exceptions must be approved in advance!
Reservation is complete ONLY when payment AND completed, signed rental agreement is received. Signed rental agreement is required within 24 hours of payment, or reservation will not be confirmed, and any payment may be refunded.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations prior to 60 days of arrival receive 100% refund. No refund within 60 days of arrival, however rebooked nights will be refunded.