|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
The Mountain View Chalet is a peaceful mountain cabin rental in the beautiful Rocky Mountains located about 45 minutes west of Boulder, Colorado, and just outside the town of Rollinsville. Enjoy fishing at the private Snowine Lake, just minutes away, or hiking, biking and skiing on the numerous trails in thea area. In summer, we have a 4 night minimum, but this may be waived for fill-in bookings. Please just ask!. 4wd or Awd REQUIRED in "winter" (generally mid-October to end of April). Please confirm you have 4wd or Awd for all booking requests during this time.
For the nature lover, there is world-class hiking, cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, back country alpine touring, snow-shoeing, climbing and fishing right out the front door. Or take a very short drive to the James Peak and Indian Peaks Wilderness Areas and experience beautiful alpine lakes, native wildflower meadows and magical subalpine forest. If you prefer a scenic drive, the Peak to Peak Highway is only two miles away and you can take a 10 minute drive to the funky town of Nederland with numerous good restaurants and unique gift shops. Or drive 45 minutes north, and visit Estes Park which is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. To the south are the towns of Black Hawk and Central City, known for casinos and the Central City Opera. The progressive town of Boulder is only a 40 minute drive to the east where you can visit the famous Peal Street Mall and the hand-painted Dushanbe Tea House. Finally, we are only 75 minutes from Denver International Airport.
This cozy, romantic cabin for two or a close-knit family of four lies at 9,000 ft in elevation and boasts amazing views of the Continental Divide, ample summer wildflowers, a gourmet kitchen, full bath, and wood and propane heat. The handcrafted interior of the cabin contains hardwood and travertine floors, natural aspen trim and railings, knotty cherry kitchen cabinets, stone countertops, and porcelain tile. Finally, the Chalet is completely off-grid and has full solar electricity. We also have high speed wireless internet and satellite TV.
Mountain View Chalet is located on 20 acres of private land and surrounded by national forest. Nearby towns include Rollinsville, about two miles away, and Nederland, about six miles away, and Blackhawk & Central City, about 14 miles away. You can enjoy beautiful walks in the pine forest right from the door step, go fishing at the privately owned Snowline Lake (has really big trout!), or take a short drive to the James Peak and Indian Peaks Wilderness Areas to hike to alpine tundra, glacier fed lakes, and beautiful waterfalls. In winter, enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing right from the door or drive 15 minutes to Eldora Ski Resort for downhill skiing, Nordic skiing and snowboarding . The Chalet is a perfect place to relax in the peaceful solitude of the Rocky Mountains, escape the summer heat, or enjoy the winter snows.
My husband, Jeff, and I live in the area and have 2 young kids. I work full time as a plant ecologist and botanist and Jeff is a stone mason and artist. We love living in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains where we have prairie grasslands ecosystems all the way up to alpine tundra in a distance of only nine miles. We loving hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and being outdoors. We are here to help you enjoy your stay, just give us a call or text if you have any questions.
Rea Wrobel purchased this chalet in 2001
This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
Continental Divide Views. Peace. Solitude. Privacy. Great fishing at the privately owned and stocked Snowline Lake. Also great cross-country skiing right from the door step. Or ski at Eldora Mtn Resort is 15 minutes away.
Definitely going back. Awesome place with amazing views, tucked away from the maddening crowds, traffic, and the outside world yet only five minutes from Rollinsville. A must stay if you love being away from everything!
This little gem is even more perfect than described. It is a handcrafted cabin built with fine attention to every detail. The views and location were truly breathtaking. Rea was very responsive and easy to make arrangements with. I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a private mountain retreat. I hope to return someday!
Located in the Colorado mountains at 9000 feet, to get to this cabin you have to leave the main road & take a road through the national forest to get to the property. The cabin set is on 20 acres on top of a mountain. It was very private, peaceful & relaxing. The air is filled with the fresh crisp smells of the mountains & pines. From the Cabin you can see surrounding mountains, pines, aspens, rock formations, & in the distance the continental divide. It was wonderful to watch the different storms come in over the divide. During one storm there was a rainbow below us in the distance that lasted for hours. We would sit in lawn chairs or the lay in the hammock & take in the beauty & sounds of the forest(No city noises). Night viewing of stars was breathtaking. The low humidity & higher altitude plus no city lights make for wonderful star gazing. We set out many a night watching the stars. The early morning hours were great for stargazing & then watching the sun come up & hit the continental divide. Sunset was beautiful with full colors on & around the mountains. We really enjoyed hiking through the forest & enjoying the scenery. The soil was soft & spongy similar to a padded carpet so hiking around was easy on the feet & legs. There is a private lake just a mile away that we were allowed to fish. Really big rainbow trout 16-20" and lots of them. We chose to catch & release the ones we caught. A short drive away there are a couple of towns with a market, restaurants & lots of shopping. The people we met were friendly & helpful. The cabin was awesome. Very comfortable & with most of the modern conveniences. (No dishwasher or washer/dryer) It was all solar powered & had internet & satellite TV service so we could stay connected with home. We even found a spot on the property where our Verizon cell service worked. The Cabin was beautiful. The ladder & trim were crafted from trees taken from the property as well as some of the stonework. One of the owners is a stone mason by trade & has done elaborate stonework both inside & outside the cabin. You can see the craftsmanship & heart that went into building this amazing cabin. They have done an immense amount of work throughout the property. We really can't say enough about how much we enjoyed this oasis in the mountains. Iowa is at an elevation of 955'-0, so there was some adjustment time to the 9000-foot elevation. Drink lots of water to help you adjust. If you want to get away this is the place for you!
BEAUTIFUL view, especially this time of year with the aspens showing their fall colors.
Peace. Quiet. Solitude.
Thanks for sharing your properties with us Rea and Jeff.
Your attention to design detail makes your places our favorites every visit.
The rock. The tile. The trim. All of it.
We have traveled extensively throughout the world and have stayed in many cabins, chalets, and lodges in very remote places. The Mountain Chalet was a delight for us - genuine seclusion with no other house in sight, quiet solitude, perfect for writing and relaxation, and game viewing right in the yard and on the property (elk, deer, fox, bird life and various small game). If you are looking for a secluded mountain cabin, off the grid yet conveniently located so you can travel to a small town for a nice meal in minutes or to the city in less than an hour, this is the place for you. We would highly recommend the Mountain Chalet as a place for deep relaxation and vacation.
Steve and Shirley Taylor, Pratt, Kansas (5/2016)
The chalet exceeded our expectations. We have stayed at other VRBO homes here in Colorado, and by far our experience at the Mountain View Chalet was the best yet. Everything was very well organized by Rea, from booking to arrival info, to info at the chalet. The chalet was very clean, very well appointed, comfortable, quiet, and in beautiful surroundings. We loved taking the dogs for a walks and returning to the cozy cabin in the snow. It was a wonderful escape and we can't wait to return one day.
Our cabin is located near Rollinsville, CO about 10 minutes south of Nederland. The chalet is very private and is located on 20 acres of private land surrounded by national forest.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Please contact us for DISCOUNTS on last minute bookings or "fill-in bookings".
We often waive minimum night requirement for fill-in bookings.
4WD or AWD vehicle with good tires REQUIRED during snowy months (generally mid-October to end of April)
NO-SMOKING inside the cabin.
PETS welcome if well behaved. Pets may NOT be left inside unattended (unless kenneled). Extra pet fees apply: $40 per pet minimum, with an extra $10 per night per pet for stays longer than 4 nights.
Please let us know if you need different payment terms.