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Beautiful, Relaxing, Adventure Lodge

Black Hawk, CO, USA
  • Lodge2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

The Elk-A-Way is a true log home mountain experience. A quiet location sitting on 5 acres of private land that backs to National Forest and Boulder County Open Space. Hiking, biking, x-country skiing and snowshoeing are right outside your door!

A short 10 minute drive will get you to Eldora skiing area, a great variety of restaurants and shops in Nederland and a huge expanse of more mountain activities including fishing, back-country skiing, Golden Gate State Park, Indian Peak Wilderness and only 20 minutes to casinos in Black Hawk.

Continue your adventure with a scenic 35-minute drive to Boulder; where you will enjoy a food and art utopia. Bring back your treasures and creative ideas to the serene quiet of the mountains to watch elk, moose and wild turkeys wander through your yard.

End your day by relaxing and enjoying the magnificent views from one of the 3 decks that surround the house or, in the winter, enjoy a warm beverage in the large great room while listening and watching a gentle snow fall.


Markus Taekla

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Optional pull-out couch
      • Main Floor Bedroom
        4 twin/ single, Two twin bunks
      • Downstairs Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Down Stairs Pull-Out
        1 queen, Pull-Out Coach in Living Room
      • Sleeps 8-10


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Main Floor Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Downstairs Bathroom
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain
            Indian and James Peak Wilderness Areas, West Magnolia and Blue Dot trails mtn bike trails from the front door, Eldora lift access and x-country trails. Caribou back country skiing
          • River
            World class trout fishing at South Boulder Creek, just down the road 1.5 miles.
          • Ski in/Ski out
            Eldora Ski Area is a short 15 minutes drive, or x-country ski/snow shoe right out the door.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Firewood
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Safe
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Kitchen
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                    Many books for kids and adults
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Games
                                    Foosball table and lots of board games and legos for the kids
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • MP3 Dock
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • VCR


                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Deck Furniture
                                      • Outdoor Furniture
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Porch Furniture
                                      • Sand Box
                                      • Wood Deck
                                      • Yard


                                          • Groups
                                          • Singles
                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • forests

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • ski privileges optional
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • whitewater rafting


                                                              • The home has WiFi, dvd player and streaming television, but no cable/satellite TV. Our 47' TV has an HDMI connector that plugs into most laptop computers for streaming entertainment.

                                                                32 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great place with awesome views!

                                                                Ron M.

                                                                We had the pleasure to stay at Markus's home while on a short stay. I can't say enough good things about it. The cabin home is situated in the mountains with spectacular views. Also, a very short drive to Eldora for skiing. I would definitely recommend staying here. Thank you so much Markus!

                                                                Great family weekend!

                                                                Betsy P.Broomfield, CO

                                                                Elk-A-Way is the perfect spot if you have energetic dogs and/or kids! Lots of room to run and play without worry of bothering any neighbors. Also great to get away from it all without having to go to very far (hour drive for us). This was our second stay here and we've really enjoyed the relaxing time with family both times! Markus is very responsive and an excellent host.

                                                                Nothing Short of Perfect

                                                                Peter C.

                                                                This was an unforgettable stay at an unforgettable property. Beautiful, spacious cabin with so much character. On the border of national forest, so it feels like you have an entire mountainside to yourself. Stunning views of the continental divide. And a very considerate host who communicates clearly, just when you need to hear from him. I would love to stay at this cabin in the future...thanks for everything, Markus!!

                                                                Rustic mountain charmer

                                                                Karla N.Lawrence Kansas

                                                                This was spacious and comfy, in a beautiful setting. The owner has laid out trails to lead you up a hill to a set of benches where you can take in a view of the valley and hills in the distance. There is also an odd wandering trail through what might be obstacle courses, play houses, or works in progress of some kind built of logs. Interesting to explore, but we weren't sure what it all meant. The ten year found it delightful. I enjoyed it too. He has been generous with little things like leaving out binoculars, games, and other helpful items.

                                                                First two floors of the house are not updated or fancy, but are functional and relaxing. The master suite is renovated and attractive, but oddly, the bathroom is one big open area to the bedroom, no doors. Unsettling, but we moved furniture around to create a divider for privacy., so made do.

                                                                The deck has two sets of tables and chairs so there is room for everyone to eat outside. Once again, functional, not decorative. But with the views around you, who has time to care about whether the patio furniture is pretty or not?

                                                                The kitchen is compact and well equipped. Older, but has what is needed. No dishwasher, but a gorgeous view of a big patch of daisies to look as while you wash dishes!

                                                                My family wants to return to Colorado and stay at the same house again. It was ideal for a family of seven who want to hike all day then relax over a dinner on the porch and play games all evening. Some beds are more comfortable than others but no one really complained. If you have a bad back, sleep on the third floor, not in the basement. The loft room bed was perfect. I'm telling you this not as a problem, but more of a head's up if you go.

                                                                And you should go. It was very nice. Easy to find with good directions, strong wifi connection, helpful owner who checked in to see that we were okay.

                                                                Lovely, rustic house in a secluded area that is inviting to deer and moose passing by.

                                                                Lea Ann W.

                                                                We loved the open arrangement of the living area and the privacy of three different levels for the bedrooms and lots of windows and balconies to enjoy the views. The woodburning stove had plenty of firewood available. The large dining table was big enough for our group of seven to invite three more people to join us for dinner after attending a graduation in Boulder. The nearby town of Nederland was fun to visit and has a nice market/grocery store about 15 min. away. Markus, the owner, answered our calls immediately; and came to help dig us out and plow the driveway after a surprise winter snow storm in May! The only downside of this rental was the kitchen stove needed a good cleaning.

                                                                Perfect Getaway!

                                                                Russell E.

                                                                We chose this property for a birthday celebration and it did not disappoint. Fantastic location to escape the hustle and bustle and reconnect with friends, family, and nature. The cottage is warm and cozy and SO inviting. I immediately felt at home. Markus the owner checked in with me regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommend this property!


                                                                Black Hawk, CO, USA

                                                                National Forest mountain trails just outside the door for hiking or biking, cross country skiing and more! 10 minutes to Nederland restaurants and shops. 35 minutes to Boulder. 10 minutes to Golden Gate State Park. 15 Black Hawk Casinos. Other Amenities: Views, Mt Biking, Fly Fishing, Trout Fishing, Hiking, Snow Skiing, Snow Boarding, Road Biking, Hunting, Festivals, Panning for Gold, Indian Peaks, Caribou Open Space.

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