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The Bear's Den Private Cabin on Beautiful Acreage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Mark Spidell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

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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Amenities

Glenwood Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • limited accessibility
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

The Bear's Den Private Cabin on Beautiful Acreage
average rating of 4.8703704 based on 65 reviews
5

Beautiful, spacious, and uber comfortable lodging that's very accommodating to pets

  • 5 of 5

Lovely mountainside VRBO with easy access to the town of Glenwood Springs and nearby skiing. I especially loved the very comfortable sectional sofa and fell in love with the radiant heated floors which kept my tootsies warm in the cold winter weather. The owners were readily accessible to answer any questions yet never intrusive - I had all the privacy one could ask for! The kitchen was beyond well stocked between dinnerware and cookware as well as condiments and seasoning. And even their little library was full of excellent reads.

I have been traveling for 3 months and this is the best VRBO I have encountered! I highly recommend it!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Shoreview, MN
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin in the mountains. We had a great trip. Very cozy, comfortable accommodations. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice, clean place, great location half way between downtown Glenwood Springs & Sunlight Mtn!

  • 5 of 5

Great spot, very accomodating owners with multiple rentals in the same location were able to put our friends up in their own place next door. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Westminster, Colorado
5

Outstanding accommodations and location

  • 5 of 5

The Bear's Den is our perfect romantic "getaway". Just minutes from Glenwood Springs, this gem is located in a wooded glen by a stream just off highway 82 toward Carbondale. What a peaceful location to rest and relax from star gazing at the milky way to enjoying the foraging wildlife that passes by. This modern unit is fully furnished and stocked to meet your every need and it's pet friendly as well. The owners are the best I've worked with using VRBO to date. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay was absolutely amazing it was quiet it was beautiful it was everything I imagined it would

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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4

Nice little place

  • 4 of 5

The manager of this property was exceptionaly understanding when a sudden illness forced us to cancel the trip last minute. We were able to book another date and enjoyed our stay in the bear's den. They had everything we needed for a home away from home and the views when walking around near the house were spectacular. Just a note, the green spaces pictured are not the yard. They are shared with the three other homes next door.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

Glenwood Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Break
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 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 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
$800
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 25 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$169
$950
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$142
$800
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 19 2017
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 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$170
$950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$2,400
 

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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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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