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Mark Spidell

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

The Bear's Den Private Cabin on Beautiful Acreage

45 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Glenwood Springs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

***Note - due to our location outside of town, we are only subject to 3.9% state and county sales tax vs. the 11% required at in town properties.***

Check availability by clicking on the 'Calendar' tab.

This one bedroom (king bed), ¾ bath cabin provides you with ample space for relaxation after a long day of activities. There is a daybed off the family room to accommodate 2 additional guests in 2 twin size beds. The bathroom is accessible from both the family room and the bedroom, so guests staying in the family room need not disturb those in the bedroom.

A fully equipped kitchen gives you the freedom of eating in if you’re too tired to try one of the many fabulous restaurants in the area. Relax on the sofa and enjoy cable TV, wireless internet, or simply unwind with a good book. A private patio offers beautiful views of the surrounding hills and endless stargazing at night.

This cozy cottage is the perfect home away from home for your Glenwood Springs vacation. Centrally located, yet off the beaten path, The Bear’s Den is a short drive to both downtown Glenwood Springs and Sunlight Mountain Ski Area. The Bear's Den is located in the peaceful hills west of town and shares nearly 6 acres of wooded private property along Four Mile Creek. Don't come this far to stay downtown when you can enjoy wildlife viewing during the day and stargazing at night. Accessible year round, The Bear’s Den has it all.

Glenwood Springs is truly a wonderful vacation spot with all its available activities. We are close to alpine & crosscountry skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, biking, rafting, fishing, shopping, or just soaking in the world famous hot springs... you’ll never run out of things to do! We are a pet friendly property and welcome both short and long terms stays.

(We own The Alpen Haus, The Alpen Den, The Bear's Den and Casa Del Sol. All of which are on the same property. Rent multiple units to accommodate larger parties of 20 or more.)

Approximate Distances to Local Attractions:

Sunlight Ski Area & Nordic Trails 6 miles / 12 minutes

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort 6.5 miles / 12 minutes

Spring Gulch Nordic Area 10 miles/ 20 minutes

Downtown Glenwood Springs 6 miles / 12 minutes

Carbondale 10 miles / 20 minutes

Snowmass 30 miles / 40 minutes

Aspen 40 miles / 1 hour

Eagle County Airport 34 miles / 50 minutes

Vail 65 miles / 1 hour 15 minutes

Rifle 33 miles / 40 minutes

Palisade (Colorado’s Wine Country) 80 miles / 1 hour 30 minutes

Here are the links to the other listings if you are interested in having a larger group:

Alpen Haus - Sleeps 8 to 10

https://www.vrbo.com/699284

Alpen Den - Sleeps 4 to 5

https://www.vrbo.com/328505

Casa Del Sol - Great for couples, but can accommodate up to 4

https://www.vrbo.com/174015ha

***Special Note for winter guests - All wheel drive or four wheel drive autos are required when staying in December, January, and February. Difficult conditions may also exist in November and March. We have the driveway professionally plowed and generally do not have problems. However, inappropriate cars can and do get stuck as elevation changes exist on the driveway as well as the possibility of slick ice and deep snow. Stuck cars do cause problems as the driveway services three separate properties. You are required to provide information about the cars that will be driven during the winter. Guests that become stuck are responsible for all associated costs.***

Keywords: Cabin, Bungalow

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mark Spidell (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mark Spidell

Mark and his family are experienced VRBO hosts with multiple properties in the area. Providing a great guest experience is something we take very seriously.

We respond to guest inquiries 7 days a week. Please feel free to contact us for information by phone, 970-948-9474, or email.

Mark Spidell purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Mark Spidell chose Northwest Colorado

This house is just a short walk from our home. This allows us to be nearby if the need arises, but far enough away to provide privacy. With great views, the peaceful sound of the creek and the proximity to the great outdoor adventure, this property is truly special.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is special because of its location and unique design. It is close to town but also feels rural. You can adjust your plans easily as it is near many different activities. Awesome snow at Sunlight...10 minutes away. Want to go river rafting...10 minutes away. Awesome snow in Aspen...45 minutes away. Want to going for a bike ride...leave from the house or drive a short distance to some beautiful trails and paths. The back road to Carbondale starts a quarter mile away, and meanders through scenic ranch land where you often see elk grazing and the occasional coyote (a great road for biking or running as well).

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Bear's Den was the perfect place to spend our first trip to Glenwood Springs! Ideal location; we enjoyed a few hikes and just walking around the area, and it's such an easy drive to town. Far enough to really feel like we were away. Definitely look forward to coming back! Thank you so much for everything provided. Made vacationing easy and convenient and the den is so well kept! Only complaint is not having enough time!
Aug 2014
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The Bear's Den Private Cabin on Beautiful Acreage
average rating of 4.911111 based on 56 reviews
5

Perfect for what we like.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I like the privacy, the location under a foothill mountain slope, and the peaceful atmosphere away from town. The Bear's Den is well maintained. Mark Spidell is an excellent host and owner and strives to keep his guests happy.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Cozy Den

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bear's Den. The owner, Mark Spidell could not have been more accommodating. The home is the perfect getaway for a couple or small family looking to enjoy the Roaring Fork Valley. This little home had everything we needed for a comfortable vacation. We highly recommend the Bear's Den!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

The Bear's Den is a beautiful, minimalist home that has only what you need to be a base of operations for your Glenwood Springs stay. It's no-frills, 1BR/1BA with insanely fast wifi, a decent enough TV (you're not really going there to watch TV, I hope), and a great location that's mostly quiet and outside of the town. My only complaints are regarding the sliding screen door which is a colossal pain to open/close quickly (a few moths and flies got in) and the mattress which isn't anything special. If you need a soft mattress, you may want to pack a foam topper if you have one as this mattress is far from soft.

I was concerned about the lack of AC in the house, but it really does get quite cool in the evenings and usually by 8pm, the house was a pleasant temperature. All in all, it was perfect for what we needed and provided the quiet and privacy we were looking for while still being very close to town.

Also, there are a LOT of light switches, but everything in the house is labeled very clearly.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great get away for a long weekend

  • 4 of 5

We popped up to Glenwood Springs this past weekend. Enjoyed staying at the Bear's Den. Everything went great during our stay and would recommend to folks that want to stay just outside of Glenwood Springs.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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It was such a cute and well-kept house! it was such a beautiful spot.

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I could not have been happier with our choice. The landscaping and scenery were beautiful! The house was in great shape and very, very clean. We actually want to live there now that's how much we liked it!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Talk about some piece and quite. This little cabin was spacious, quite and really cute. It had everything that we needed. The kitchen even had every thing we needed to cook our own food that we bought in town. The cabin is far enough away from town, it is really quite and peaceful, but close enough to jump in the car for a quick 7 min drive to down town. The cabin was clean, comfortable and had everything that we needed. I will definatley be going back to the Bear's Den the same time next year. It was well worth the reasonable price.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Eagle County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Kanpai Sushi
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
4.75 Miles
Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Kanpai Sushi
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunlight Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Glenwood Hot Springs & Spa of the Rockies
Nearest Point of Interest
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Excellent Restaurants!
Nearest Point of Interest
Glenwood Springs Community Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Yampah Hot Springs Vapor Caves
Car: necessary

During the summer we provide a dedicated area for badminton, horseshoes and other outdoor games!

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Rates & Availability

Glenwood Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Summer
Jun 10 2016 - Oct 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$169
$975
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 4 2016 - Nov 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
$800
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
$165
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$145
$725
$2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
$950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
$775
$2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
$900
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 2 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
$800
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 19 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$159
$950
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.9%

Discounts available for extended stays.

Pet fee is $15/night. Pet fee discounted for stays of 1 week or longer.

Our Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your reservation prior to 30 days before your check in date you will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after that time will result in non-refund of deposit unless we are able to rent the unit to another tenant

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Glenwood Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Day Bed - 2 twin/ single , Day Bed in living room sleeps 2 in twin size beds
  • (2) Twin air mattresses can be provided for up to 2 additional guests, preferably children. Portable Crib Available Upon Request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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