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Beautiful Mountain Home Bordering National Forest

Boulder, CO, USA
  • Chalet1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Loft w 2 queen beds,(Sleeps 12), 2 Baths, Great Views


The unique aspect of this chalet style mountain home is its beautiful serene and scenic location. The choice is yours whether you prefer to simply relax without a care in the natural quietude under the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains, or engage in the numerous mountain activities at your doorstep. The right combination of both is waiting for you. There are two bathrooms one of which is a half bath with a toilet and vanity sink. For scores of guestbook reviews please click on the menu item in the owner information section of this description.

Sip your favorite refreshment in the large hot tub, while enjoying the mountain views all around you. A baby grand, drums and guitar are included for the musically inclined. A large fireplace will keep you toasty in the winter, and gentle mountain breezes will keep you comfortable in the summer. There is a large living room ceiling fan and a circulating air fan from the furnace There is no need for superficial air conditioning since mother nature provides it all.

While the city of Boulder is accessible in twenty minutes for the normal amenities such as dining, theater, music, sightseeing, and shopping, - - - the town of Nederland is only ten minutes away for satisfying basic needs. Sugarloaf Mountain Rd, which will bring you to the house, is maintained year round for safe access and driving. (By the way, the route that Mapquest type programs usually designates for you is actually twice as long as the local route.) Directions for the local route are included in the Registration materials you will receive.

Ski resorts are within ten to ninety minutes away. Mountain Lakes, fishing, hunting and camping are just minutes away. Be it summer or winter activities, this site offers it all.

Small special occasion 'events' like birthday parties, showers, weddings may be held here with the owners approval only. Contact owner for rates and info.

Keywords: Ranch style, Mountain Chalet, Serene, Private, Scenic

I believe that the new way VRBO has chosen to list rates is not very clear so upon your request I will be happy to provide a complete rental information table. Generally speaking I charge by the number of people and the number of days as follows:

# of Adults Price/Night

________ ____________

1 - 2 $280

3 - 4 $330

5 - 6 $380

7 - 8 $430

9 -10 $480

Two children under age 6 are free. There are two outside dog runs with sheds.

The rate for using them is $10/dog/nt. Otherwise pets are not allowed in the house.


Claude 'Larry' Fox

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish, Un peu de francais
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Claude 'Larry' Fox

A Colorado native, I've lived in all parts of the state. I know what I love about Colorado and I spent years searching for the location that has it all. Well, when I found this home, I spent one hour without saying a word looking it over, then when the owner said 'What do you think?', I said 'Sold.' And I've been sold on it ever since. I actually get excited with the thought of vacation renters enjoying my place. (No, I do not stay here when it is rented to you.) I love sharing the specialness of my home. Everything special about Colorado is within immediate reach from this location. The dramatic and rugged wilderness of the Continental Divide, to the cultured sophisticated amenities of the City of Boulder. Anything you're in the mood for is only minutes away.

Claude 'Larry' Fox purchased this Chalet in 2003

Why Claude 'Larry' Fox chose Boulder

As I said in my profile, I bought this home because in itself and in its surroundings, it constitutes the best of Colorado. This is my home and not merely a 'rental', but of course I do not stay here when I rent it out to you..

What makes this Chalet unique

In the summer I love the balmy gentle warm breezes so much that I never want to go to bed. In the winter the snow is beautiful and the occasional moose and elk herd that surrounds the house is a real treat to see.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Loft
        2 queen
      • loft
        2 queen
      • Queen size Beds (4) Two are new and One is a Simmons Beautyrest Backsaver for anyone with a bad back and one is an adjustable sleep by the numbers bed. There is a new Full size bed and an extra couch in the loft. There is a Baby Crib and a Queen size Sleep Sofa.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, Bathroom 2 has a vanity sink and toilet
      • Bathroom 2 is a half bath with toilet , sink and mirrored med cabinet

      Location Type

        • Monument View
        • Mountain View
          At aprx. 9000 feet altitude and right under the continental divide, the mountain views surround the house and are especially enjoyable from the hot tub on the deck.
        • Ski-Out
          As snow permits cross country skiing can be done from the house through surrounding areas and the national forest which borders the house.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Mother Nature keeps the air at this altitude (8500 ft)fresh, thin and very comfortable for the entire summer. There is also a large celiing fan in the living room.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      New Maytag Clothes dryer
                    • Computer Available
                      Please bring your own laptop and don't use the computer in the house. People have used it and disconnected wires to facilitate their own equipment and in doing so really messed up the computer.
                    • Fireplace
                      Large fireplace and firewood provided
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central gas w adjustable thermostat
                    • Internet
                      There is a fax machine and a printer for your use in the case of dire necessity.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Living Room
                      Board games in front of fireplace. TV, DVD, Stereo, CD Player, Tape Deck, VCR
                    • Mobile Phone
                    • Parking
                      Lots of parking space
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                      Land line phone. Can make long distance calls on it for the cost of the telephone company's charge.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Access to the local server is provided to you free of charge. No password is needed.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Firewood is provided.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          New Stoneware dishes & silverware
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Being my home, this kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances (including waffle iron, coffee bean grinder, blender, electric crock pot, electric mixer, etc.), dishes, cookware, and silverware.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          glass top
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              There is also a kitchen counter bar which seats five. There is a large fold up table for extra spreads.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • VCR


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Mountain Bike
                                    • Boat
                                      Loading ramp and boat rental available at Boulder Reservoir
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The deck surroundsd three sides of the house and is fully railed
                                    • Gazebo
                                      There is no Gazebo, but there is a carpeted tree house.
                                    • Golf
                                      Public availability in Boulder to two courses
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Boulder Reservoir rentals available; and Boulder Creek kayaking for experienced during Spring and summer
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Ski Area is 15 minutes from house and equipment rental, lessons, cross country course are all available.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Nederland Courts are three miles down the road


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Smoking allowed outdoors on deck.
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          There are two small steps up onto the deck where the entrance is which are quite manueverable with help.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Seats 8, Large and Nice w views on deck


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • A carpeted tree house is available for the young and/or young at heart, A very nice young man serves as the caretaker and has a separate unit on the lower level of the building. He is the asst manager of the ski shop at Lake Eldora Ski Area and although he is seldom on the property he is available to help you with any house emergencies which may arise. He is totally respectful of your presence and is unobtrusive. The house is independent of everything except electricity. Therefore, if anything should go awry it is important in the owner's absence to have a caretaker to resolve the problem. If for any reason he is not immediately available, you can reach the owner by phone who will then arrange for alternative assistance. Although a four wheel drive is not a requirement it is recommended that you have one during the winter months. Although the main road is a school bus route and is therefore always maintained, a four wheel drive will take the worry out of handling the snow.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  20 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Wonderful family retreat

                                                                  clayton k.

                                                                  It's a cosy and spacious mountain chalet with very scenic views. We greatly enjoyed our short but sweet stay here. Homy atmosphere combined with very hospitable welcome from the owner made us very happy.

                                                                  During our stay we saw a magnificent adult moose, enjoyed birdwatching while relaxing in a huge hot tub! Strongly recommend for those thirsting carefree time close to nature. Hi-speed internet is working great, but the owner also provided some board games, books and such to make us feel at home and away from cyber world.

                                                                  House is exactly as advertised, very much worth it!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I feel great when the amenities here are enjoyed. Wildlife sighting is always a plus and I'm glad you got o see that bull moose. Playing board games in front of the fireplace is something I enjoy too. I use the hot tub almost every day and I'm glad you also found it enjoyable. It does have a great view and some music and a drink are a plus when using it. I really appreciate your kind review, hope you are able to return some day and will allow ten percent off if you do. Thanks again.

                                                                  Secluded cabin with wonderful views!

                                                                  David B.

                                                                  My friends and I had a wonderful time. The place is really nice and the owner left us a basket of fruit and wine. Really enjoyed staying for the weekend!

                                                                  Just what we needed!

                                                                  Kelly R.

                                                                  Our family went to Colorado for a vacation at The Fox’s Den and came home very refreshed! We will go back again. Very relaxing with a great view. It was luckily warm, but we used the hot tub anyway!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for your review. We're finally starting to get some winter weather - a little late this year. Our snowiest months are March and April. 10% off any future visit. Thanks again!


                                                                  Amazing house!!

                                                                  Gabriel M.

                                                                  Absolutely gorgeous house with great views! Great amenities! There was a drum set and a piano along as well as a hot tub. The place was very clean when we arrived. Would highly, highly recommend!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for taking the time to write your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Cleanliness is important and its nice that you acknowledged it. I continually enjoy going from the hot tub to the fireplace in the house to fee; warm and cozy in the wintertime. I'd welcome your return and would extend a 10% discount for any future visit. Happy New Year!

                                                                  Lots of room for our whole family

                                                                  Jodi T.

                                                                  Very comfortable home in the mountains. Everything we could have asked for. We spent our family Christmas here and enjoyed it very much.

                                                                  Amazing secluded mountain cabin with everything you need

                                                                  Stacey A.

                                                                  Relaxing place with great views and easy access to RMNP and peak to peak drive. Boulder is close but not too close. Very peaceful place to hang out and enjoy the views and mountain weather. House has tons of room and all necessary supplies to cook meals, make fires, and clean laundry. Pack light and prepare for great star gazing.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Stacey,

                                                                  It was a pleasure having you.

                                                                  Happy Holidays and ten percent off a return visit.



                                                                  Boulder, CO, USA

                                                                  Cross Country skiing and Snow-shoe hiking can be done out of the house on National Forest Land where there are old mining and logging roads which provide a good path for these activities. A trip down Boulder Canyon is a worthwhile and scenic ride. There are brooks, rivers and lakes in the area. Rocky Mountain National Park is nearby as are old mining and gambling towns like Central City and Blackhawk. Hiking will provide beautiful views of the Continental Divide and Rock Mountians.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $0 - $25

                                                                  I believe that the new way VRBO has chosen to list rates is not always clear so upon your request I will be happy to provide a complete rental information table. Generally speaking I charge by the number of people and the number of days starting with $280/night for 1 to 2 people and $25/per additional person per night with a two night minimum. For a listing of the general rates and deposit, please see the property "Description" part of this listing. Check in time is 3 PM and check out time is 11 AM. Variations by owner where possible. An additional fee of $40/nt is charged for the day before, during and after all major holidays and for the week between Xmas and New Years.

                                                                  20 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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