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Markus Taekla

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Beautiful, Relaxing, Adventure Lodge

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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 18 traveler reviews

Beautiful, Relaxing, Adventure Lodge
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 20 reviews

Great place for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at Elk-Away. Our host Marcus was very accessible and willing to answer any questions we had and always in a very timely manner. The house itself was perfect for our large family which included myself, my husband, adult son, adult daughter and her husband, plus their three children ages 2-4 years. The upstairs bedroom and bath were perfect for us and the view from our deck was great! The second floor had the kitchen, living room, bunk room with four beds and a bathroom. Our oldest son had that sleeping area. The downstairs with the double bed, bath, and larger media room was perfect for the family with the three kids. We put the 2 year old twins in pack-n-plays to sleep and it worked out very well although we had to use a child gate for the stairs.

Some of the most fun we had was hiking to the top of the ridge just up from the house and viewing the breathtaking scenery. Morning or evening, the view is grand! We also enjoyed the wildlife--we saw elk and turkeys. We also kept the hummingbird feeder supplied with sugar water and marveled at the number of hummingbirds (our high count was 20 at one time) that came to feed. While in the car we saw moose and even a wolf.

We found a lot to do in the area. Boulder has Pearl Street Mall with lots of restaurants and street performers. They even have a free train that runs in the morning. The kids loved that. We also did a lot of hiking, even with the little ones. There are many trails in the area including Mud Lake which was a nice site for a picnic and a trail adjacent to Mud Lake called Caribou Ranch. The adults in the group also tackled some more challenging trails and enjoyed that very much! The town of Nederland is fairly close by and was a lot of fun, especially for kids. There is a really neat carousel that is reasonably priced to ride. There are also train cars that serve coffee and donuts (as well as other fare) and an ecological center where kids can see live turtles, bugs, and enjoy other interactive exhibits. There are several nice restaurants especially pizza places there also.

All in all, we loved our time at Elk-Away home and enjoyed the area. It was a great family vacation that we will remember for years to come--actually everyone wants to come back again next summer to make some "new" memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin! Worked perfect for our party of 9!

  • 5 of 5

We loved that the cabin was not real close to another cabin since we sometimes get really loud during game night. The area was beautiful, loved getting to see different types of wildlife. We had 9 people and the sleeping arrangements was perfect! Markus was very responsive to any question we had! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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.


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Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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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