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Markus Taekla

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Beautiful, Relaxing, Adventure Lodge

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Front Range Colorado Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Markus Taekla (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are having such a great time! Skiing was great and we loved Eldora. Celebrating Christmas here was so wonderful; we hiked all around. What a wonderful place you have!
Dec 2011
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Beautiful, Relaxing, Adventure Lodge
average rating of 4.9375 based on 18 reviews
McPherson, KS

Just what we needed...!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cabin! It was perfect for our group! With 5 adults and 4 children ( 5,4,3 and 2 ) there was plenty of room to play and still have your own space. Had lots of snow while we were there and we were able to sled and snow shoe right from the cabin. Because of the snow, our van couldn't make it to the cabin so we had to have our CO kids taxi us back and forth. It was OK, though...once we got settled in, we didn't need to go anywhere else; everything we needed was right there! Our grandchildren enjoyed the Legos, puzzles and games that were there, exploring the area in the snow and sledding down the drive! We made some wonderful family memories during our visit. We hope to be back soon!

Thank you for being so accommodating and for letting us visit your beautiful vacation home!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our two daughters, son-in-law plus our 3 dogs spent a long weekend at this beautiful and secluded hideaway! We had a marvelous time! With 5 acres, the dogs were able to run and play in the snow without worries of disturbing others. We brought our snow shoes and explored the yard and the nearby open space. The house was perfect...everyone had their own bedroom and bath. It was a wonderful family weekend!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great group of people that treated the house very well and left it looking great! I would recommend this nice people anytime and hope the come back to visit again someday.
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully appointed cabin with great exploring just out the front door.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Fantastic!!! Would go back...again and again

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home nestled in a secluded forest with beautiful views and hiking. The home is spotless, with every thing you could need. A great mountain feel with everything that a family would need for a family vacation. Would recommend highly. Very easy process with owners - response and attentive to questions. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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  • 5 of 5

This location was just perfect, especially for my out-of-state friends. A great taste of mountain living in Colorado. We loved it. The turkey flock made it particularly specially, showing up from time to time. And the view at the top of the ridge was spectacular! Thank you. This will be a definite repeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristine thank you for staying with us, we look forward to you all again soon!
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What a wonderful, unique home Elk-A-Way is!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, unique home Elk A Way is! The house was clean and had all the amenities we needed; in particular, we loved the convection oven and the master bed on the third floor was very comfy! There was plenty of wood for the wood burning stove, and the heaters were effective for those bedrooms that needed them. Everyone was quite comfortable!

We enjoyed our son’s spring break vacation here with eight college boys and my husband and I. The location allowed those who wanted to ski or snow-board to do so easily close-by at Eldora. Then, those who wanted to hike found trails and snow shoe rentals right in Nederland. We drove two different times to Rocky Mountain National Park (1.25 hours away) and did some serious snow shoe hiking! It was beautiful and fun! The evenings were relaxing for all…the guys hogged all the wi-fi bandwidth gaming down in the lower level.

Nederland is a funky little mountain town with a great grocery store and a few good restaurants, as well. The pizza place was pretty good—the boys went there three times!

Marcus, the owner, could not have been more helpful and kind. Thank you, thank you, for helping the boys get their car pulled back up onto the road after they went off the shoulder during a sudden snow storm on the last night of our stay! That was very helpful and saved the boys so much time and money not having to wait on and pay for a tow truck!

We would highly recommend this property!

Celia and Dale

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to having you stay again!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
American, Italian, German and Indian food
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Eldora Ski Resort
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Nederland Lodge Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 4.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Front Range Colorado Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • 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.

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