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The Ultimate Cabin Experience!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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'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.

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Black Hawk Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • 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
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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 !


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The Ultimate Cabin Experience!
average rating of 4.953125 based on 128 reviews
Fort Worth, TX

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: June 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 of 5

Fantastic location so close to Golden and the Casinos of Central City and Black Hawk. This place is everything represented in the posting on VRBO.

It was a perfect three day getaway for my Valentine and me. She loved it!!! Secluded and very good kitchen and Audio/Visual systems.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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don't look any further . This is it .

  • 5 of 5

Beyond our expectations, my boys and I had a fantastic wood cabin winter in Colorado, can't find anything negative to say and the treasure hunt , well that was awesome. My kids are 17 & 19 so they were like not wanting to do it , playing with their phones and gadgets on the last day I said you know what put gadgets down . We are doing this .... it turn out to be a great quality time of 3 heads thinking to put the puzzle together with a little help from owner 😂?😂?😂? . Lots of fire wood outside, outdoors speakers Wow just expectacular star watching nights while listening to Janis . All my friends want to do it next year all together but this one is a

4 person cozy cabin . This is an all year cabin as can only imagine how cool it will be playing on the river creek behind unit .

Cheers 🍻?🍻?

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kokomo, IN

Clean, cozy, great location, perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our 4 nights at the cabin. Great location. The owners really thought of everything to make the cabin pleasant. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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superb place. Great hosting.

  • 5 of 5

What a place! Brian has put into making this cabin a fantastic and easy experience. It's rare to rent a place that is on top of it all. On top of a great host, this place is just heaven. Secluded, quiet, and tons of space to explore. We had a lovely few inches of snow and a frozen creek which made for a really peaceful week.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this beautiful cabin the first week of November. Being graced by light snow a couple days of our stay only perfected the ambience of our trip. The little touches found throughout the cabin and around the surrounding area were so very thoughtful and each new little discovery brought a smile to our faces. The viewing (retreat; contemplative, rest) area by the flowing river was a favorite spot for us, but the sound; oh the sound was absolutely amazing. It was so relaxing and peaceful no matter where on the property you explored. The special reading area in the cabin was very comfy and afforded a beautiful view of the mountain trees through the floor to ceiling windows. There are so many natural elements to talk about that we encourage anyone to see it for themselves. For those who like technological touches, the Ultimate Cabin Experience will not disappoint. Indoor and outdoor speakers that connect to your iPod or phone, very specifically placed outdoor lighting to spotlight the most beautiful areas, large TV, and high-end appliances round out the comforts of home. The cabin boasts a beautifully done, well-appointed kitchen and bathroom which allows the enjoyment of a rustic cabin experience while having modern areas of convenience. While I can’t speak of every single memory we made there, one everlasting one is the care and concern Brian and his family provides to their guests. There is a “book of information” which was so very insightful and listed special instructions for specific situations that might occur. And one of those being what to happen if electricity is lost. Our 2nd day there a storm with very strong winds came through the area and we lost electricity overnight. We had complete instructions on what to do and who to report it to and Brian’s family contacted us several times to ensure we were ok and to answer any questions. We decided before we left that we want to go back in the summer to experience the cabin in that season and enjoyed our stay so much we’ve passed the info on to a couple sets of our friends who enjoy Colorado. Thank you so much Brian and family for sharing your wonderful cabin with us. Joe and Michelle Muñoz.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brian Richards
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 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.


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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

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