Solid Log Cabin on Private 1-Acre Property (3BR/1BA)
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 Black Hawk
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Ultimate Cabin Experience
The listing of this property is as it is listed..."Ultimate"! The cabin itself was very nice with that rustic feel you're looking for, and set up with all the things you would need as if you were at home, including indoor plumbing, running water, soaps, refrigerator, microwave, silverware, all bedding, satellite tv, a collection of movies and even Bluetooth for the speakers in and outdoors. There's even a treasure hunt both inside and outside of the cabin for kids...and adults. The forest around the cabin was incredible with it's own hike trail right off the back of the cabin.....a little steep, but enjoyable. So much to say about his cabin, that I don't thing there's enough room to write it all. Bottom line.....We highly recommend a stay here, Brian has thought of everything when it comes to entertainment and conveniences, such that everyone can have a great time. Whether you sit by the running creek, or by the fire pit roasting marshmallows, or play some corn hole, or watch the multitude of humming birds flying all around you, or you can even put a puzzle together outside on the deck. You "WILL" enjoy your stay here.....and wait till the sun goes down and see how amazing the cabin lighting is at night all around the outside of the cabin and even in the creek itself! We didn't want to leave!
Thanks again Brian
Your new friends,
Scott and Dawn Ganley
Thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time to make a review. Seeing you guys enjoy it as much as you did is what makes all the hard work creating it worthwhile. Thank you!
You HAVE to stay here!
My family and I have been staying in Vrbo houses for years, and this was by far our favorite. The cabin is beautiful, loaded with everything you need. The land surrounding the cabin is stunning. We spent hours sitting by the creek listening to the roar, so relaxing. Laying in the hammock and listening to music on the outdoor speakers was a unique feature of this house. And the Hummingbirds, there were lots of them and we looked forward to feeding them everyday. The Yoga trail was a nice feature to have, on days you didn't want to drive to a different trail, we hiked it several times. The first part is pretty strenuous, but take breaks and don't give up. The views from the left fork in the trail are 100% worth the effort to get there. You are so close to Golden Gate Canyon State Park, which has a lot of great trails. Please read the book Brian has in the cabin once you arrive, it is packed with info and directions that we used constantly, and were fantastic additions to our trip. I wish I could speak to everyone thinking about this cabin, because I would do my best to convince you to go. Brian is very responsive to questions and even checked in with us via email after we arrived to make sure everything was ok. It was perfect, I don't have any complaints about the cabin or the grounds. I'm sure we will be back.
Thank you so much Mark! And we can't wait to have you back! It makes me very happy to be your favorite VRBO ever :)
OMG! We loved our stay at Brian’s cabin!!!! It was a far cry from this Texas heat! Lol!!!
We loved every moment! The treasure hunts were so much fun for our kiddos! The hummingbirds were amazing! The fire pit was the best! I don’t know where to begin! The stream was awesome as well, my husband and son walked it w the waders they provided! A moose walked in front of the cabin while we were all outside!
I highly recommend this as a perfect destination! We will be back for sure! Can’t wait to go back in the winter so we can utilize the pellet stove and fireplace!!!! Thanks brian to you and your family for making our vacation perfect!
Thank you so much Jenny! And that's so cool you got to see a Moose! The wildlife we have up there is just awesome. Thank you!
Beautiful outdoor spaces—creekside seating in front, hiking trails out back, deck and hammock on the side—combined with comfortable and well-appointed indoor spaces make for the best of both worlds. We really appreciated the fully functional kitchen and good sound system. Some rentals feel like totally generic revenue-generators for their owners; the good ones have character and feel like the host has put some thought into their guests’ enjoyment, and this is definitely one of those. Brian was great to work with and we would gladly stay again.
More than just a "cabin"
My family and I were just looking for a cabin somewhere in Colorado to stay for a few days while we saw some beautiful scenery. We were lucky to stumble across this one, which provided much more than your average cabin. Not only is the location wonderful (close to denver Airport, yet nestled in a remote location in the mountains with Golden Gate Canyon State Park 8 miles away), but we had just as much fun at the cabin as we did exploring Colorado.
Between the hummingbirds, the amazing treasure hunts the owner has created, the creek on property
, the private hiking trail, and the outdoor sound system we used for family dance parties...we couldn't have had a better stay.
A couple things we did while we were there was spend a day at Estes Park (just 1&1/2 hrs away), and drove to panoramic view in the Golden gate Canyon state park and hiked the raccoon trail. I would highly recommend both!
My kids first vacation
It was such a honor to be a guest at this beautiful cabin with amazing view. My family and I had a wonderful time especially my kids since it was their first time visiting Colorado, look forward to booking more often.
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!