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The Ultimate Cabin Experience!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Solid Log Cabin on 1-Acre Property (3BR/1BA)

You are looking at one of the best-kept secrets in Colorado! Just 5 miles from Blackhawk and Central City. It is a must to read my guest book below and hear all the amazing things previous guests have said about their stay.

Solid Log Cabin with all the amenities:

- Surrounded by National Forest, VERY Private and quiet (you could walk around naked all day and nobody would ever know!)

- Gushing Mountain Stream next to Cabin - great for your morning coffee or evening happy hour!

- 20-foot vaulted ceilings

- Fully Remodeled Kitchen and Bath

- A secret 4- mile long PRIVATE hiking trail starts 20 feet from the cabin - you'll never see another human on it!

- 1-acre of land and surrounded by national forest

- Wifi & Internet Access!

- Awesome indoor/outdoor sound system!

- Camfire Ring, Tree Hammock, & Patio Next to Stream! Gold Panning is also on-site!

- Lighting - I'm a bit of a lighting nutcase. I feel that lighting makes or breaks a space, so everything indoor and out has been done professionally and is spectacular. The proper has over 45 (!!!) outdoor landscape lighting fixtures to illuminate the entire property at night. It looks like a resort.

- (2) On property elaborate treasure hunts!! (see below for more about these)

- Beautiful Master Loft overlooking entire Cabin! Plus one main level bedroom, and a kids treehouse loft bedroom. The treehouse loft is mostly meant for kids, but its a cool place to hang out in too. Includes a twin bed, and Directv & DVD player.

- Property is located about 1 hour from Denver and it is very easy to get to - no I-70 traffic!

4-wheelers can be rented and delivered to the cabin for approx. $100/day if desired. Information is also at the cabin for local dining, casinos, guided fishing tours, grocery stores, hiking and jeep trails, etc. You can 4-wheel/ATV right off the property and into endless amounts of trails leading all the way to the Continental Divide, Winter Park, St. Mary's Glacier, and everywhere in between. There are endless amount of trails for exploring just up the road from the cabin. Golden Gate National Park is also only 15 minutes away. I can't overstate how awesome the 4-mile hiking trail is off the back of the Cabin...plan to be gone for a few hours!

Treasure! We have created two very elaborate treasure hunts for you to enjoy. One inside, and one outside (the outside one can only be done in the summer/fall of course) I encourage all ages to do it. They aren't easy, and kids will need help from their parents to figure out the clues, but its a TON of fun. We spent months putting each one together...you'll love it! And if you figure it out...there will be treasure waiting for you at the end...

Roads are plowed and maintained by the City of Black Hawk all the way to the cabin. Accessible year round. Complimentary Chocolate and Coffee are provided. Kitchen condiments, Firewood, Wood Stove Pellets are also provided. Easy check-in. A 4-digit access code will give you access for the length of your stay.

More Details

Owner
Brian Richards
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Brian Richards

I purchased the property in 2002. It was never listed publicly... a friend was selling it. I had NO idea what I was going to do with it...I just knew it was so special I couldn't let it go or I would always regret it :-)

Brian Richards purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Brian Richards chose Front Range Colorado

This place was like a childhood dream come true for me. Everything about it...is...perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. My wife is a real estate agent, and she's been looking in the mountains for years for another property like it for us to buy in addition, and we just can't find anything like this one. Its so special in that it has the river, ultimate privacy, the true 'log' home feel, big & open, no neighbors, the private hiking trail, surrounded by national forest, etc. Its not hard to find most of those...but getting all of them in 1 property without spending $2M is not easy.

What makes this cabin unique

This Cabin is a labor of love for me and my family. We constantly upgrade it without hesitation. Because we use it so much ourselves...its so worth spending $ on to make it better. I've had families that have stayed here every year for the last 10 years, and its really fun upgrading it for them too so there is always something new to enjoy :) You can just feel the love that went into making this property an experience when you are there, and its not just the grandiose things, its the finest minute details that we think help make your stay here magical. No effort has been spared to make this the most amazing visit that we possibly can for you. The compliments and endless thank you's I get from my guests warm my heart and motivate me even to make everyone's stay special.

Amenities

Black Hawk Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Has everything you need! Glass block exterior wall brings in natural light, granite countertops and travertine floors are new in 2013, and bear accents abound :)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Loft - 1 queen
    Lower Bedroom - 1 queen
    Kids Loft Area - 1 twin/ single , Big enough for an adult too!
  • Huge Master Loft Upstairs with queen log bed, office, Internet access, reading area. Lower bedroom with queen bed. Great new Kids Treehouse Area (as we like to call it) so the kids have their own area to hangout, including a TV, SAT, DVD player, and Twin Bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This is the only Cabin you can rent where you have your own, private nature trail leading straight off the back of the cabin and up the mountain! You will NEVER run into another hiker on this trail, as you travel through dense forest, moss covered rock, and pristine wilderness as you climb over 1/2 mile up the mountain ridge :) Heat Sources: Propane Furnace, Wood burning Pellet Stove and Stone Fireplace. Plus Outdoor Fire-Ring for Campfires! -DirecTV (150+ channels!) -Water Purification System -300+ Thread Count Bedding -Moen faucets/shower heads -Floor to Ceiling Windows -Beautiful Master Loft overlooking entire house! -Private 2nd Bedroom -Rustic Custom Log Cabin Furniture -(2) New Queen Size Beds + Extra Linens -Tree Hammock next to River - Phone, TV, DVD Player + DVD Library, very nice iPod Music System, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Blender, Toaster, Coffee Machine, Gas Grill (BBQ), Gold Panning, and Treasure Hunt !

Reviews

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The Ultimate Cabin Experience!
average rating of 4.955357 based on 112 reviews
Fort Worth, TX
5

Five years and counting

  • 5 of 5

Fourth of July just wouldn't be the same if we didn't spend it at this perfect spot in Black Hawk. We've been there for the past five years during the first week of July and already have it booked for next year. When we walk in the door we smile at each other and say, We're home! We both enjoyed the new hammock this year and the patio by the creek is our favorite spot for drinking coffee in the morning and a cocktail in the evening. We love the privacy of the cabin and the fact that it's so close to Black Hawk and the fun of the casino. If you're lucky enough to visit this little bit of heaven, you'll understand why we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoy improving the cabin for you everytime you come, so there is always something new for you to enjoy - Love you guys! :-)
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5

Beautiful, charming, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin. It was all and more than we expected. I hope to return again someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Colorado Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The cabin was everything we had hoped for and read in the description and reviews. Brain was very helpful threw text and there was lots of information at the cabin for things to do in Colorado. Although We spent most of our time by the camp fire enjoying the sound of the river and watching the dozens of humming birds. Our kids (18 & 16) loved the yoga trails and the scavenger hunt. So far the best family vacation we have had.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Cabin Experience in the Woods!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful get away for us city dwellers. We took advantage of all the outdoor offerings hiking trail, fire pit, hammock, seating area down by the river. There is no need to go anywhere else. We went hiking at the nearby Golden Gate Canyon state park and Arapaho National Forest. I would return here for another visit to this awesome cabin. It is more of an experience than just a place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marion, IA
5

Best Rental Experience w/ a twist of fun

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is designed for the comfort of its guests. You'll have a true Colorado cabin experience with all the perks. The private trail was a hit for us. The treasure hunts were fun and challenging, but don't wait until the last minute to complete them. I can't wait to bring more family back on our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Weekend Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

I booked the Ultimate Cabin for a weekend getaway as a surprise for my wife to celebrate our 9th Wedding Anniversary. It couldn't have turned out much better. When we booked the cabin the forecast was typical of early spring however a very late winter storm blew in the day we arrived and when we got to the cabin there was already 1 1/2-2 feet of snow! It was amazingly beautiful and when we arrived there was already a fire burning in the pellet stove. The cabin was just as pictured and having the sound system indoors was perfect. We enjoyed disconnecting for a couple of days. Since there was so much snow it was a day and a half before the dish for the TV and Internet thawed out however Brian has that covered with plenty of DVD's. Keeping with the bear theme in the cabin we built a 9 foot snow bear it was awesome! The cabin is very close to Blackhawk and Central City (4 miles away) and the road in front of the cabin was always plowed so it was easy to get everywhere. We went in town and enjoyed the Casino's in the evening and surprisingly won at each Casino we visited. The hummingbirds were plentiful and although we weren't able to enjoy the hiking trail due to the amount of snow we were able to enjoy the surrounding area. We are looking forward to visiting again during the summer months so we can enjoy the trails and other outdoor activities that the Ultimate Cabin has to offer. The location and Cabin were perfect and just what my wife and I needed. I wouldn't hesitate to book the cabin you won't be disappointed. Thanks Brian!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Denver International
Car: necessary

Blackhawk, Central City, Golden Evergreen. The Cabin feels like it is in a very isolated area, yet Blackhawk/Central City is only 5 miles away. Thick forest and 100-foot tall Evergreens surround the cabin in all directions. Your own gushing stream will make you want to spend all your time outside!. There is also a 100% private 4 mile hiking trail going up the mountain for Cabin guests only! Information on dining, attractions, trails, etc. is all at the cabin. Activities: Hiking, 4-wheelers, Snowmobiles, Fishing, Campfires, Skiing (Eldora Ski Area), Gambling, Shopping, Restaurants, Wildlife Viewing, Cross-Country Skiing, and Sledding... or just Relaxing!

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Rates & Availability

Black Hawk Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 19 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$290
$1,900
 
 
Nightly Rate
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,295
 
 
Nightly Rate
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,295
 
 
Summer 2018
May 16 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,950
 
 
Summer 2019
May 16 2019 - Oct 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120

• Feel free to ask if I'm running any specials! I can sometimes offer discounts for 3-6 night stays, or last minute bookings. Just ask! :)
* Please ask us for holiday rates as those may vary from the regular seasons pricing.
* A cleaning fee may be required for shorter stays. I can often waive it for full week stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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