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Magical Mountain Home /Tranquil & Private/1000s of Stars/12 mins drive to town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


About the property

Private, 4.5 acres/Secluded off the main road/tramp for the kids/June 26-30 camp

---This private, serene, cozy, two story house is located in lovely Sunshine Canyon, on 4.5 acres,surrounded by pine trees and beautiful stars (a mountainous wildlife sanctuary).

A tranquil world, only 12 mins away from bustling Boulder....- This beautiful home is a perfect place for a get away. Our visitors are amazed at the amount of space and beauty they feel when they arrive on the land and walk in the door of the house.The house is remodeled with fine detail by the artists who own it. It is truly an artistic endeavor and delightful to stay and relax.

-Winter is a winter wonderland for snow shoeing, skiing and hiking.

-Located in close driving distance to Boulder, Goldhill, Nederland, Lyons and Estes park, you can travel on day trips to each of these places and easily return home to this lovely house. Many families have raved about looking forward to the evenings on the deck at dusk. They can't wait to put their feet up, relax with friends over a glass of wine or margarita, after full days of touristing. They are never disappointed.

-For those of you who are home bodies or for you "Foodies" out there, the kitchen is spacious with a six burner, propane stove. There are cottonwood counters in the kitchen, wood floors and calming American Clay walls. To serve your wonderful meals, there is a patio right off the kitchen to feed friends and family. Mornings are especially delightful and lovely to linger into the afternoons on the patio.

-The house sleeps 6 adults comfortably and four kids on single beds in the lofts.

-The loft beds are no extra charge for children 10 and under.

There is an additional fee for the 4 beds if used by children over 10 and/or adults. $25 each night for each person.

-The dirt road into the home is 1/4 of a mile long. It allows no traffic, no noise from the road and plenty of privacy. Please make sure you have a car with clearance.During the winter months four wheel drive and snow tires are suggested.

- This house is great for a family gatherings! The kids love the large trampoline, sprinklers in the summer, petting the horses and large spacious areas to explore.

We have' Hulu' and 'Netflix' and 'Pandora' for any shows or movies you might wish for.

-A Pottery Studio is attached to the house. You are welcome to ask for private lessons for your family members.

Your kids (ages 8-15) can join our Clay Camp on June 26-30th. Check out (If you are interested you can always book our house on camp week).

The lay out

There are 3 bedrooms/ two lofts and 2 full baths total, sleeps 10 maximum (six adults, four kids).

-The Master bedroom upstairs has access to a shared Master bathroom (double headed shower, large tub). A loft in the Master bedroom allows two children to sleep above or a second couple. This room has wall to wall windows overlooking the majestic outcrop of rocks.

-The Second upstairs bedroom has a a twin bed with trundle and a cozy queen bed in the loft. This cozy bedroom shares the Master bath and has a large 20' X 20' deck with magnificent views overlooking the horses.

- Downstairs there is a cozy, private 3rd bedroom with a comfortable queen bed and private bathroom (with claw foot tub).

Site Seeing-

- Only 15 minutes from the town of Gold Hill. A famous 150 year old Historic Site with live music every weekend and cabin inn for dinner,

- Lyons Nederland, Estes Park, (home of Rocky Mountain National Park), Black Hawk & Central City (home to the casino's) and

DIA (Denver International Airport) are less than an hour away.

-Horse boarding and R.V hook up available for additional price!

-Please feel free to email or call with any questions, Thank-you!

Keywords: Private Mountain Home, cozy, private and remodeled, surrounded by trees, comfortable beds, close to town

More Details

Mira Hatland
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Mira Hatland

We are a married couple of 30 years and we have a 12 year old daughter. We do fine wood working and pottery.

Mira Hatland purchased this house in 2002

Why Mira Hatland chose Boulder

We love this location. We can enjoy peace and quiet, or go into town for some downtown fun. We will often go up to Gold Hill (a historic gold digging town) and go to the coffee shop, hear live music and eat a five course dinner in their lodge.

What makes this house unique

This house is beautiful with wonderful woodworking and artful detail.

The colors are so beautiful and the lay out is great.

The kitchen is full of light, lots of counter space, a large six burner stove for all of you 'foodies' and large cottonwood counters.

The patio is off the kitchen and almost every meal in the summer can be eaten outside!

The large deck upstairs is 20 X 20 ft. with a beautiful view.

Dusk is a wonderful time on the deck either for a glass of wine or fun with the kids.

We play games, read, look at the stars and sometimes sleep out in sleeping bags!

The trip to town is short and convenient for dinner out or shopping.


Sunshine Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , laundry
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , large master bath/ two headed shower and large jacuzzi tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private bath and laundry
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , two singles are in sunny loft
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen bed is in sunny loft and large outdoor deck attached
  • 3 Queen size Beds (6 people), 4 Twin or Single Beds (4 children) Master bed room loft/ two twin mattresses can be singles or pushed together for a queen. Murphy bed in up stairs bedroom. Above this bed in the loft is a cozy Queen bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Magical Mountain Home /Tranquil & Private/1000s of Stars/12 mins drive to town
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
Boston MA

Beautiful home, fresh air, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, comfortable home - lovely outdoor and indoor spaces. Great stove, gas grill, internet. Not a cookie-cutter design; instead a much-loved and cared-for family home - with two wonderful dogs to visit. Mira and Stephen were friendly and knowledgeable - delightful people.

Lots of hiking in the area, great shopping and food. We hosted a couple of dinners and were happy with the kitchen. It's a wonderful, quiet place to get away from the Boulder activity. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne, we loved you and all of your family.
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Mountain life close to the city

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the magical mt. home. It was a peaceful getaway conveniently located to skiing and the Boulder city life. The house was cozy and we enjoyed using the gas stove and the deck.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, hidden treasure

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful base to explore the area, scheduled in the stunning Sunshine Canyon. Accommodation is great with lots of room and loved by young and older alike! Waking up to the views was a treat. The owners are welcoming and helpful. We already want to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique Mountain Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Just a 10 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of beautiful Boulder and you'll arrive at the Magical Mountain Home! The setting is beautiful, the house has everything you need and the owners are wonderful. Our family enjoyed coming back to this peaceful setting after hitting many hiking trails and seeing the sights around Boulder and Estes Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed staying at this property.

  • 5 of 5

This is quintessential Boulder, CO mountain living.

Fabulous space.

2 beautiful patios to enjoy the mountain air.

Great kitchen.

My family loved staying here.

We had a Magical time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great mountain getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Magical Mountain House for our family gathering. The home is warm and cozy. Mira was very accommodating and we enjoyed talking with her and Stephen. We would definitely consider a return trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gold Hill Inn & Blue Bird Lodge
"Great live music. Wonderful meals. Amazing mountain feel! Only 10 minutes up the mountain"
Carousel of Happiness
"Amazing for your kiddos and your self! $1.00 rides for all. So much fun! "
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Gold Hill Inn
Car: necessary

Situated only 5 miles west of Boulder up Sunshine Canyon


Rates & Availability

Sunshine Canyon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer time
May 14 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $150

- MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The number of beds for overnight guests accommodates 6 adults and/or 4 children under 10. There are three private rooms, two of which have lofts which each have two single beds.  Any additional overnight adult guests MUST to be pre-arranged with owner. If the owner agrees to additional adult guests/ a $25 a night fee, will be charged for each additional adult.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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