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Magical Mountain Home /Tranquil & Private/1000s of Stars/10 mins drive to town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Private, 4.5 acres/Secluded off the main road/12 mins from down town/ trampoline

---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) and horses to pet.

A tranquil world, only 10 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, Gold Hill, 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 15 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.

The studio is used off and on during the summer by the owners There is a woman's pottery class on some Saturdays from 11A.M.- 3P.M if you would like to join in. They use discretion and communication with the studio use.

-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. Please check out the Gold Hill Inn for a fantastic time!

- 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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 Sunshine Canyon

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:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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Magical Mountain Home /Tranquil & Private/1000s of Stars/10 mins drive to town
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great stay - amazing hosts, awesome house & property, beautiful spot just outside Boulder. Very much recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

Mira and Steve were excellent hosts. The cabin is very spacious, clean, and comfortable. The kitchen is great and we ended up cooking every meal on-site, as we just never wanted to leave. We'd absolutely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wolf Point, MT to Steamboat Springs to Boulder

A Wonderful Place to Stay just minutes from Boulder

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us and our mini family reunion (3 families from British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario). At one point we needed all the beds for 10. The grandkids liked their getaway loft, the climbing rocks by the patio and the trampoline. We booked a session with Mira for pottery lessons on our first morning. Great family time as we were challenged with centering on the wheels while the littles played with clay at their own work station. The house is perfect for families and comes equipped with games, books and music instruments for young and old alike. How delightful to wake up and see their horses grazing just up the hill. The occasional visits from the owners' dogs added to the sense of "home". This house was a great memory maker... thanks so much, Mira and Stephen, for renting your Magical Mountain House!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Magical Mountain home was ideal for our extended family getaway from the Texas summer heat. The location just out of town gave us an opportunity to enjoy some real peace and quiet while only a short 12 minute drive to the hub of dining and nightlife in Boulder.

We enjoyed some easy hiking in the area and took an early morning drive not too far away to enjoy a more vigorous 6 mile hike to some beautiful mountain lakes above tree line in the Indian Hills. We even spotted a small group of moose during that hike - an exciting surprise!

The house accommodations were very comfortable and perfect for the 6 of us, all adults - 3 young and 3 middle-aged. We enjoyed gathering together at the outdoor dining spot just outside the kitchen and visiting with the horses in the mornings. Mira was very kind and accomodating, explaining all the features of the home in detail upon our arrival and it was comforting to see she and her family in passing during our stay in case we ever needed anything.

If we have the opportunity to return, we would certainly enjoy staying there again and will recommend it to others. Thanks again Mira!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlotte. We loved having you as well!
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Great home with character

  • 5 of 5

Friendly owners, comfortable home. We had a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ames, Iowa

Loved it! Beautiful views, just a fun place to stay! Mira the owner was very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $79

- 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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