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Michael Carter

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

The Wilderness Cottage - July 10th to 15th & 24th to Aug 4th Now Available

58 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Front Range Colorado Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Lodging rates; 2 night minimum

$185/Night Summer Season May 1st thru Oct 31st

$155/nt Fall Season Nov 1st thru Dec 18th

$185/nt Holiday Season Dec 19th thru Jan 6th 3nt Min

$155/Nt Winter Season Jan 7th thru April 30th

Winter Special Reserve 2 nights get a 3rd night Free-

Jan 7th -March 1st (Except Holidays)

Pet Friendly Dogs Only Pet Fee $35 - Pet Policy - Inquire before booking

All Spring Summer Fall Holidays 3 night Minimum

BEAT THE AUGUST HEAT: If your live anywhere but the Colorado Rocky Mountains in August you surely might enjoy a break from the Crushing Heat. We have daytime temps in the 80s and night time temps in the 50s with no humidity and no bugs.

WINTER DRIVING CONSIDERATIONS; Oct 15th thru May 15th. All Wheel/4 Wheel Drive vehicle required in Rocky Mountains during Snow Storm Conditions. Call us to discuss before you Book On-Line 303-946-0726

Evergreen Colorado's 'Wilderness Cottage' is the Perfect Stand alone, Secluded, peaceful, private residential Lodging Choice when visiting family & friends in Evergreen Colorado, or anywhere in the Denver Metro Area. The Wilderness Cottage is our most requested repeat Romantic Hideaway. See Nightly Lodging Rate Detail above. While only 8 miles west of Downtown Evergreen, about a 15 minute drive, and 50 minutes to Downtown Denver, or 45 minutes from Red Rocks Amphitheater, you will be Secluded in the Wilderness on a dead end road as you make your Home-Away From home at the 'Wilderness Cottage'. You will awake to spectacular sunrises, stunning mountain views and the Serenity of the Rocky Mountain Wilderness. Evergreen's 'Wilderness Cottage' is fully furnished, with 2 bedrooms each with a queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, fine linens and towels, an indoor real rock Fireplace & outdoor patio and gas grill. Hike or Mountain Bike our World Class developed and maintained Trail System. Ride or Ski at 'Loveland Ski Area', Day Hike a 14,000 Ft Peak, and take in our fabulous Fine Art and Performing Artist Community in Downtown Evergreen. Then... Come Home each evening to the Serenity of the 'Wilderness Cottage'. We encourage you to read our 'Past Guest Reviews' .

The Wilderness Cottage is Pet Friendly. Please request Pet Policy

Sincerely Michael Carter - Call anytime

Your Evergreen Colorado Lodging Host 303-946-0726

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Carter (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Michael Carter

Thank you for visiting our Vacation Home Listing. My name is Michael Carter-Owner and on site manager of our Vacation Homes in Evergreen Colorado. We take great pride in the presentation of our homes and the professional standards we keep in the execution of our business. We purchase and first remodeled the Wilderness Cottage in 1984 and have owned and maintained it since. In 2006 we again remodeled the Wilderness Cottage to bring it up to standards for a Wilderness Located Private Family Vacation Cottage. We have been in the residential Real Estate business for more than 25 years in Evergreen Colorado. We are very well connected to the community. In addition to providing beautiful Wilderness Lodging opportunities we enjoy helping our guests connect with social, cultural, and business opportunities in Evergreen Colorado. The link to our website and 'Guest Comments Page' in this listing will best provide you with a feel for the quality of experience you can expect when you visit "The Wilderness Cottage" in Evergreen Colorado. We are the on-site managers of our vacation homes. We are able to say to our prospective guests that everything you can think of is provided and if there is an item you need during your visit that is not on site, you call us, and we will get it for you. We look forward to your visit. Please call me today to discuss your plans to visit Beautiful Evergreen Colorado. Sincerely, Michael

Michael Carter purchased this cottage in 1984


based on 58 traveler reviews

The Wilderness Cottage - July 10th to 15th & 24th to Aug 4th Now Available
average rating of 4.672414 based on 58 reviews
Vero Beach, Fl

Christmas at Wildeness Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Micheal, Once again thanks for your great hospitality, we enjoyed our stay at the Wilderness Cottage. It was just as enjoyable as our stay in the Sunrise Lodge in Sept. Thanks for spending the evening with us enjoying the hot chocolate and Meghan's Christmas Cookies. It looked like Meghan, our two year old Grand Daughter, really enjoyed sharing her cookies with you. We had a great Christmas there in Evergreen and look forward to coming back. I think were falling in love with the town and it's people. It was nice to come home but we sure miss our Meghan. It's never fun in the airport saying goodbye to her and Tracy even said this time Meghan started crying as they left us. She's getting older now and she realized we were leaving her. She got an Ipad from Santa so now she can Skype with us, that's cool. Thanks again for everything and we really enjoyed decorating the Cottage with Christmas lights. It made it feel homey.

Rick and Michelle

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick and Michele, it was so fun to share your families Christmas visit at the Cottage. Your Grandaughter Meghens Invitiation for me to share her cookies and Hot Chocolate was one of the highlights of my 2012 Christmas. Also Enjoyed meeting Tracey and her husband and will be sure to recognize them around town. We posted your photo of the Holiday Decorated Wilderness Cottage on the VRBO listing. Will certainly look forward to seeing you all next year and once again see how much Meghan has grown. All the best for a peaceful and Abundant New Year ... Michael
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  • 5 of 5

The Wilderness Cottage is a wonderful place to stay.

The views are outstanding and the owner is very

helpful and nice. The location is great as well. I would

suggest it to anyone interested in going to see


  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester, MI

Great cottage if you're planning not to travel

  • 2 of 5

I trusted the distances from the on-line source provided by Michael. The distances and travel times are way off. Plan to buy all your groceries prior to the climb to the cottage so you con't need to make the trek back down. It's quite the drive from Denver. Great for a get-away from the city. Only stayed 2 of the 3 nights we paid for because of the inconvenience in traveling to see other sites in the Denver area.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take issue with this valued guest erroneous claim that our described distances in our listing for the Wilderness Cottage are incorrect. The Wilderness Cottage is 8 miles from Downtown Evergreen, ( a 15 minute drive) and 39 miles from the heart of Downtown Denver ( a 55 minute drive) just as described in the listing. The distance is clearly described in our e-mailed driving directions, and on Google maps. Our guests are advised in the first paragraph of their reservation confirmation e-mail that we are 8 miles from Downtown Evergreen, thus we suggest very clearly in the reservation confirmation Email that it will be most convenient after a meaningful day of travel to purchase groceries in Evergreen prior to coming to the Wilderness Cottage on Check-in day. We have no apologies for this guests dis- satisfaction. We will not be changing any of our location information on our listing, as it is 100% accurate. Furthermore we were not notified that the guest was leaving a day early, so that we could have possibly re-rented the Cottage and refunded portion of the 3rd nights lodging fee. We are very disappointed that this guest choose to list the above 3 total mis-statements of fact to display their obvious displeasure. If your are a prospective traveler and are shopping for a Quiet Secluded Wilderness location that is in fact convenient to Evergreen and the Denver Metro area please see all of our 9 Evergreen Colorado VRBO & Homaway listed Vacation Cabins and Cottages. All are in the same location and distance to town as the Wilderness Cottage. Please take the time to read some of our many reviews listed for The Wilderness Cottage. Please call, e-mail or text us anytime if you have questions about this or any other topic Sincerely Michael - Your Evergreen Colorado Wilderness Location Lodging Host
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Nice, quiet mountain stay

  • 4 of 5

We were pleased with our rental choice for a brief stay in Evergreen. Option to have cleaning deposit reimbursed was awesome!! Very comfortable beds, and cabin coordinates with description accurately.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wilderness cottage

  • 5 of 5

what a wonderful spot in the woods. cozy and friendly with foxes and elk all around.

We had a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz, thank you for taking the time to write this very nice review. We are always gratified when our valued guests have a wonderful visit. The Wilderness Cottage is truly a special place. If you are a prospective traveler looking for a truly special wilderness location for your family vacation, romantic getaway, or you are visiting family and friends in Evergreen do not hesitate to call us for our recommendation on which of our 9 Evergreen Colorado Vacation Cabins & Cottages will best suit your lodging needs. Sincerely Michael - Owner and on site Manager Your Evergreen Colorado Lodging Host
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  • 5 of 5

i booked this stay blind didnt know colorado or anything inquired to michael some concerns and questions i had he responded quickly and was very informative. When we arrived it was so amazing ! it was full of snow and up the mountain just as explained away from civilization. The cottage was amazing ! very colorado rustic- loved that the owner left little notes everywhere if you weren't sure how to use something there were instructions, also a list of activities we could do if we chose to, we went for a getaway and to do nothing but be secluded and quiet! we got that and so much more ! the view was amazing ! the porch was perfect! the rooms were roomy and the kitchen was stocked with dishes and anything we needed , coffee maeker etc, michael introduced himself as we were unpacking car seemed very nice and he even plowed the driveway and mountain road for us so we wouldnt have such a challange (considering we are from florida) - it was the perfect stay the perfect cottage and the perfect little quaint town of evergreen! i highly suggest stopping in at wildflower cafe best bloody mary's in the world! but thank you michael and thank you trip advisor for coming across this cabin when i did ! we will for sure visit again next year but in the spring ! we visited a local snow shoe rental shop and went up a mountain and just had the best time ! can't wait to go back to the wilderness cottage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, thank you for taking the time to Write this very Gracious Review. We are always pleased when our valued guests have a Rocky Mountain Wilderness Getaway at "The Wilderness Cottage" that exceeds guest expectations. I very much enjoyed experiencing your enthusiasm as we met in the driveway on check-in day. We will look forward to your visit next spring Sincerely Michael Your Evergreen Colorado Lodging Host.
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Car: necessary

The 'Wilderness Cottage' is located in the perfect place to visit family and friends in Evergreen, Conifer, and any where in the Colorado Front Range Mountain Communities or any where in the Denver Metropolitan Area. In addition to this ideal Colorado Vacation Location, 7 major Resort and Ski Areas are accessable by a day driving commute. Venture to Rocky Mountain National Park or Royal George by leaving at a reasonable hour in the Morning and returning for the Dinner Hour in the evening. While only 15 minutes to Downtown Evergreen, and 50 minutes to Downtown Denver, 'The Wilderness Cottage' is located on a quiet Dead End Road in a spectacular Rocky Mountains setting with abundant wildlife, stunning Mountain views and the peaceful setting. You will always remember the wisper of the Wind.


Rates & Availability

Evergreen Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Summer fall Season
Mar 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Season 1
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season 2
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Refundable Housekeeping $100

100% Refundable $100 Housekeeping Deposit is Credited back to guest Credit Card on Check-out day When the home is left the way guest found the home at Check-in Pet fee - One time $35 pet fee Dogs only 2 dogs Max add to quote. Pet Policy Inquire- Cancellation Policy 50% of Deposited funds refunded prior to 30 days before chk in. After 30 days prior to chk in NO REFUNDS. Travel Insurance Advised
Single night stays may be available if we have 1 night available between confirmed guest reservations. Add $30 to the published nightly rate for your single night stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Front Range Colorado Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Always Clean to Grandma's Approval
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Twin Roll Away in Great room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 5th guest sleeps on twin size Role-away bed
  • We have the finest Bedding-Pillow top- Top of the line Serta Queen Beds with Hotel 400 ct. Sheets and Pillow cases. We Feature Jacquard Bedding for your comfort and restful pleasure. You will have the Perfect nights Sleep at the Wilderness Cottage.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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