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Beautiful Mountain Home Bordering National Forest

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Loft w 3 queen beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11), 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.

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 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 Refundable Deposit

________ ____________ ___________

1 - 2 $280 $100

3 - 4 $330 $150

5 - 6 $380 $200

7 - 8 $430 $300

9 -10 $480 $300

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.

More Details

Claude 'Larry' Fox
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, Un peu de francais
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

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 Front Range Colorado

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for your generosity! We all loved it here and created many special memories. Well furnished, homey and comfy!
Mar 2017
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Boulder Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 2 is a half bath with toilet , sink and mirrored med cabinet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 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 finally there is an electric queen size air mattress if needed. There is a Baby Crib and a Queen size Sleep Sofa.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • 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 caretaker is on the premises one or two weekdays in a separate unit on the lower level of the building and 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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Mountain Home Bordering National Forest
average rating of 4.5 based on 167 reviews

Great views very rustic

  • 5 of 5

This was a WONDERFUL house for us. Way out in the country with beautiful views and plenty of room for 5 teenagers and 4 adults. Very peaceful, quiet and off the beaten track. We all loved it. Breakfast on the deck every morning. It was clean, well maintained and had everything we needed including a hot tub for after horseback riding. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to go. The owner and caretaker where very friendly and helpful. Thanks Larry I hope we can get back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure to have you as guests. I hope you can return soon.
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Excellent Birthday Weekend

  • 4 of 5

My fiancé and I rented Larry's cabin for my 30th Birthday Weekend. I booked late and arrived early, but Larry was more than accommodating! We really appreciated the extra effort he put into making our stay ultra comfortable. We found the home very cozy and enjoyed warming up next to the fire place after a dip in the hot tub. We also had a great time grilling on the back deck and trying out our piano and drum skills in the music area - a really fun addition! It was just the 2 of us, but the cabin can house quite a few guests with ample bedding and common space. I would highly recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Going to see Grandpa

  • 4 of 5

Overall we liked this place. It was very secluded and quiet. The views and wildlife were great. There is a 30 min drive down the mountain but I thought it was nice drive.

The inside of the house was clean, kind of made you feel like you were visiting your grandparents house. The living furniture was a bit worn but still comfortable. The master bdrm (where my sister slept) was warm and the bed was nice. I slept in the room right next to her and I wasn't as comfortable. My room was freezing, like no matter how high the heat was the room was cold! Also the bed and pillows could use a bit of updating... Oh and we had to time our showers, if not then the last person in definitely got a cold shower.

The owner was cool too. Larry came and shoveled the deck for us. We left the car lights on and he was kind enough to let us know. Real chill guy.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Leiana. Unfortunately the last visitor closed the heat vent in that bedroom, which is why no matter how high you turned up the heat you didn't get any. Had you let me know, I could have remedied that immediately. Yes, the hot water heater takes about 40 minutes to heat up a new tankful of water. That's how most water heaters work. Otherwise I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and again thanks for the review.
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You Can Go Your Own Way at this Rocky Mountain Must - Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 5 stayed at Larry's cabin two nights and were expecting to be able to sit on the deck and hike the woods all day. Unfortunately, it rained the whole time we were there and the fog visibility was about 30 feet. Despite being bummed about the weather, we had an AWESOME time. The feel of his cabin is very cool 70s so we channeled our inner Fleetwood Mac and made up songs with his instruments and walked around draped in blankets drinking coffee and champagne. We set our alarms for 5am to try to spot some morning wildlife but due to the fog, we just watched the mountains drift in and out of view and listened to coyotes howling. The hot tub and grill were lifesavers, as was his collection of board games and jazz music. We wish we could have stayed much longer!

Larry's directions to the cabin are a must-print as they were easy to follow when we lost reception. A beautiful 20 minutes drive into Boulder and so you can raid all the cool coffee shops and used book stores. Loved this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, clean mountain house with generous, attentive owner

  • 4 of 5

We did our homework before booking this house. Read the fairly numerous good reviews and studied the profile carefully. To our satisfaction, the reviews were spot on, and the description was as well!

The house is very roomy and clean. Nothing fancy...but who needs fancy when you are staying in the rustic mountains? The large deck that surrounds almost the entire house is great. Not to mention the very large hot tub, which our kids especially (surprise!) enjoyed! The drive up to the house is nice because towards the end, the paved road turns into a dirt us making it all the more "mountain-y" feeling, lol!

When driving up to this house, make sure you do not take the first dirt driveway up to the house, (like we did), but the second one, which goes around to the front of the house. The first driveway is for the caretaker that lives on the bottom level of the house. We were just a teeny weeny uncomfortable with having a stranger living in the same house (although his quarters are blocked from the rest of the house on the inside), but the man living there seemed pretty nice, and was only there in the evenings. He does seem to take care of the property, and is there to fix anything that might need attention...although everything was working pretty well during our stay. We did mention to the owner that the dryer did not dry the clothes all the way, so he is looking into that.

This house had everything we needed (and wanted) to have a nice, relaxing, family time just outside of Boulder....with beautiful views of the mountains from the front of the house! We would definitely go back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of eight, and we enjoyed every minute! Larry (The owner) left goodies, and cute notes around the house! The fireplace, hot tub, piano and drum set made for many memorable moments! Then, you are only 25 minutes or so from downtown Boulder! There was plenty of space for everyone, and the loft and treehouse made us all feel like kids again! The view from the HUGE deck is amazing! Don't miss out on this opportunity if you like adventure! (You may hear wolves/coyotes at night and possibly see bears or more!) We can't wait to go back again!!!! Thank you so much Larry!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Denver Union Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Peak to Peak Highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Lake Eldora Resort
Car: necessary

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

Boulder Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10

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 starting with $280/night for 1 to 2 people with a two night minimum. For a listing of the general rates, 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.

Deposit due within three days after verbal reservation. Full rent due anytime up until three weeks before arrival.
Payment details provided at time of rental inquiry. Credit cards acceptable. Checks OK if received at least three weeks before arrival. Bank transfers and online bank payments OK. Call owner with questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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