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Special Pricing.....Beautiful House Overlooking Lost Creek Wilderness

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3BR, 2 1/2 Baths, sleeps 8, spa tub, hot tub , 7.4 acres - unobstructed views

At the end of a 2 mile gravel mountain road, custom built, full view of mountains and river valley, private. This 2010 house has nothing behind it except mountains and forest. Hike down the property to the Pike National Forest and to the North Fork of the South Platte River below. There is mountain hiking on the property and all around with fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing nearby. There are only four other houses at the end of this road. This property does not just have views--it is in the 360 degree view. You are a part of the scenery. With 7.4 acres touching the Pike National Forest just go out the back door and hike. This property welcomes writers, artists, lovers, hikers, anglers, and all those who want a special retreat away from life's stresses and the hustle-bustle of city life. Better hurry, we are BOOKING UP FAST for the whole year.


Retreat: If you want to get away from Denver for a long weekend, or stay for a month as you write a novel, Big Rock Mountain House welcomes you to a brand new, modern, gorgeous mountain home that is casual, comfortable and custom designed to be a contemporary cabin experience. You can hike on the property for thirty minutes to the National Forest and beyond and not see another human. You will be surrounded by nature, tall pines, firs, wild large and small animals. You can hear the sound of water rushing from the rapids of the North Fork of the South Platte River far below you, or the wind rustling through the forest. Go to the bottom of the property, look up, and see that you are literally on a BIG ROCK. Sit in the 8 person spa under the stars. Take a bath in the 6 foot 7 jet spa for two located in the master bath, look out the window and have a glass of wine. Sit on the balcony and look at the 180 degree mountain views. Rock on the back patio in huge log rockers or relax on a lounger.

Hikers and Anglers Welcome: The house overlooks The Lost Creek Wilderness. Hike the property--on one side, climb down the rock outcrop. On the other side, climb through a dense alpine forest to the plateau below overlooking the river valley and continue descending to the river. There are many other places to hike. Hike to South Twin Cone Peaks, Platte Peak, Payne Benchmark. Take a drive and go to Kenosha Pass, Windy Peak, The Castle, The Taryall Mountains, Puma Peak, or Mount Evans Wilderness to name a few. Anglers can fish in the river below but access is from Bailey and must be on public land. Or you can go to Pine, Shawnee, Boxwood Gulch, Blue River, Long Meadow, Chatfield Reservoir or many other fishing holes near and far. For details, check with The Knotty Pine in Bailey.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Must be at least 25 years old to rent or have a responsible party willing to assume financial responsibility. A copy of a drivers license or passport or other government ID is needed.

This is a NON-SMOKING property without exception. No open fires on the property. No glass or bottles (beer or wine bottles) or any other breakable glasswear outside. Polycarbonate or non-breakable containers are provided. No foodstuff should be left outside unattended at any time including trash so as not to attract wild animals. No guns, hunting, pellets, paint balls or shooting anything on the property. No golfing on the property.

If you are caught smoking you will forfeit your deposit and any remaining days at the property without refund and you will be asked to leave. Any open fires, doing anything that may set a fire, or shooting of firearms on or near the property will lead to the local sheriff being called and you may be arrested, fined, asked to leave without refund or all of the above. No exceptions.

There is a local newspaper 'The Flume' and a summer and winter guide called 'Summer or Winter in the Park'. This is good information about attractions in the area. Google it online.

More Details

Jaron Winston
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Jaron Winston

I have always loved Colorado. We use to drive for 16 hours when I was in college just to spend a long weekend in the mountains. When my kids were growing up, we would all go and everyone loved the change of scenery from the hills of Central Texas to the majestic Rockies. When I told my family 'I don't know why I bought land and built a house in Colorado', my daughter reminded me 'Dad, you love Colorado, we always went there as kids'. It made perfect sense to her. I do love Colorado and so will you.

Jaron Winston purchased this house in 2009

Why Jaron Winston chose Front Range Colorado

Incredible. Overlooking the Lost Creek Wilderness with 180 degree unobstructed views of National Forest. Yet, only 1 hour from the big city and 1 hour and 20 minutes from downhill skiing. You can't find beauty like this just anywhere.

What makes this house unique

7.4 acres of mountain property in a natural wilderness area with all the amenities of a modern home. Clean air, quiet, nature all around.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A fantastic vacation. The house is amazing. A perfect spot to watch the sunrise, a lightning/hail storm move across the mountains, a magical rainbow, the full moon rise, fox, deer, birds, chipmunks but no mountain lion! We loved the hottub, hikes, kitchen, the dance party. We love the house! From guest book comment.
Jun 2010
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Bailey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , shower seat and view
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 6' tub with view
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room
  • 7 jetted spa for 2 in master suite with view of the mountains from the headrest. The master shower with seat, has glass bricks to let in light and a window looking at Mount Bailey. Upstairs bathroom has 6' tub with view of Mount Bailey from the headrest.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Great Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , leather sofa
    Great Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , blow-up mattresses
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs
  • Two large upstairs bedrooms with Queen Beds. Shared south facing balcony with unobstructed views of the mountains and river valley. Upstairs full bath has a 6 foot tub/shower with north view of Mount Bailey while bathing. Master bedroom with King Bed, on first floor with door to new hot tub overlooking the mountains and a view of the sunset. Also has 6' x 42' spa tub for two with window view to mountains and walk-in shower with seat and window view of Mount Bailey. Great Room has huge 24 foot ceiling with full wall windows facing south with expansive mountain views. There is a 10 seat u-shaped leather sectional that can sleep 2 on top. Also 2 or 3 automatic blow-up mattresses can be used for sleeping.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Please note this property is in the mountains and wild animals inhabit the area. The property is flat at the top, is easily hiked but it is mostly downhill with rock outcroppings. So, you must be careful especially watching for loose rocks while being sure footed. Watch your kids! Please bring your own amenities. This is a brand new, custom built second home. It is a dream come true. We hope family, friends and guests enjoy Big Rock Mountain House and treat it with respect, and take good care of everything as if it were your prized possession. Big Rock Mountain House is just incredible. It is not only beautiful, relaxing and spiritual it is designed with detail, convenience and function in mind. It is our family's' gift to you to enjoy your time in the Colorado Mountains. It has an ideal location between Denver and the ski resorts. THERE IS NO LAND LINE TELEPHONE. Bring your cell phone or use Skype on the computer (make your own account).


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Special Pricing.....Beautiful House Overlooking Lost Creek Wilderness
average rating of 4.9733334 based on 77 reviews

Unbelievable View

  • 5 of 5

I've been all across the country and not sure I've stayed at a place with a better view. Place is good, area is great. 8,500 ft so make sure you are acclimated.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay. We are hoping to stay again the next time we visit our son. Great kitchen and laundry room. Bedrooms were very nice. Concrete floor was a little cold but we got use to it and wore our slippers. Had a little trouble figuring out the heat setup but figured it out after a day or two. Had a very enjoyable time spending the afternoon on the patio! Very happy with our stay!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury living and breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

Nicely equipped luxury style home with the most amazing 180 degree mountain views. Comfortable beds, great kitchen, lots of room for big groups. Nicely isolated so it feels very private. TV so-so, Internet, so-so but there's so much to do and see you don't care. Also bring slippers in winter, floors aren't heated. Hot tub = awesome! Had a great stay, Jaron is wonderful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for another great review. Yes, We did not want a huge TV as the view is the show!!! The internet is as good as it gets in the wilderness...high speed satellite. But, we are glad you thought the place was great as was the view. I hope you come again.
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Beautiful home and outstanding views!

  • 5 of 5

Home is gorgeous, incredibly well stocked kitchen, very nice furnishings, clean, quiet. Super nice for our extended family ranging in age from 2-85 years old. Beautiful views from every window. Fireplace and hot tub very nice on cold evenings.

The only frustration for us was the limited amount of data usage available without incurring extra charges. With 6 adults , various tasks to do on the internet and no way to know how much usage there had been we were a bit stressed about that. Never had limited data usage at a vrbo before.

Otherwise - just an incredibly great experience and home!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, I am glad you enjoyed the house. There is no internet provider in the mountains that offers unlimited data. Rather than increase my rates for everyone to cover overages, I charge guests if they use more than their allowance. There was already a special rental discounted rate which is unusual for the holidays. I am sorry for the inconvenience, but if you were in a hotel, you would pay through the nose. What the guest did not tell was that I agreed to upgrade the DirecTV package so their family could watch football during the holidays!! So, everything in perspective, please.
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Breathtaking and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for private secluded quiet to enjoy a romantic weekend before the holidays started and that's exactly what we got!! It was amazing from the very first moment we walked in. The directions to the cabin were really detailed and helpful. It was so cozy in the evenings with our hot chocolate and fireplace. And the morning sunrise was fantastic to snuggle in a blanket and watch from the giant windows. We felt right at home and were easily able to contact the owners if we needed anything. The only thing I wish we would've known was that the hot tub takes a longtime to heat up and get going. We were only able to take advantage of it for one night since we didn't plan far enough in advance the first time. Over all we loved it and wished we could be lucky enough to own such a wonderful property! Thanks for letting us borrow the beauty for a weekend!!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything far exceeded our expectations from the time we arrived. There was a small glitch in the code to open the door however the issue was resolved within just a few seconds with the owner. The owner is extremely easy to deal with and is easily accessible. He answered right away! After we entered, not another issue or concern at all. We were in heaven! The views are spectacular! Everything that you need is provided for you. I love to cook and found the kitchen to be amazing!!! We honestly could not have asked for anything more. The shower is wonderful. The jetted tub is extremely relaxing. The large leather sofa in front of the fireplace was a wonderful place to enjoy our morning coffee. There are plenty of chairs outside to enjoy the wildlife while you grill steaks for supper. Just a completely secluded relaxing, very well kept home that we will be visiting again often. Awesome!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Denver IA
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
48 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 285
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Car: necessary

Big Rock Mountain House is a mountain property only an hour from Denver. Big Rock is 4 miles off Highway 285 between Conifer and Bailey. It is 48 miles from Denver, 72 miles to Denver International Airport and 67 miles to Brackenridge. You are within 20 minutes of a major shopping village in Conifer with a flagship Safeway and King Soopers grocery stores as well as other shopping and dining. The town of Bailey is down the road and has many new shops and restaurants too. This property is out of town and in the mountains. You must be able to drive for two miles down a newly topped dirt-gravel mountain road that was recently resurfaced.

Other Activities: snowshoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, relaxing. Downhill skiing Breckenridge 1hr 20 minutes.

Golf: Golf is about 35-45 minutes away.

Ski: 80 minutes from Breckenridge. Stay here where you have peace, quiet and privacy.


Rates & Availability

Bailey House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 2 2016 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 3.9%

This property is now leasing for minimum 4 nights. Make sure your property rental goes perfectly so you can truly relax.

There's no substitute for peace of mind. When you book a stay on,, or, make sure the money spent on your next vacation can be covered.

Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee and Damage Protection provide peace of mind so if plans are complicated by certain listed events, your financial losses can be covered.

Before Your Trip

Cancellation Protection (Underwritten by Generali U.S. Branch) - Protects your non-refundable trip costs if you need to cancel your trip due to a covered reason. Learn more.

On Arrival to Your Rental

Carefree Rental Guarantee (Provided by HomeAway) - Guarantees your payment if the vacation rental is not as advertised or you are unable to gain access. Learn more.

During Your Stay

Damage Protection (Underwritten by Generali U.S. Branch) - Protects against expenses incurred if you or your traveling companions accidentally damage the vacation rental. Learn more.

There are no refunds from the owner for any reasons except if cancelled at appropriate times specified in contract or any other information available to you online or in print. So, buy these separate insurance policies per Home Away.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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