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Mark Spidell

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

The Bear's Den Private Cabin on Beautiful Acreage

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

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Overview

Northwest Colorado 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.***

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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

Keywords: Cabin, Bungalow

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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 awesome trails and paths.

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

The Bear's Den Private Cabin on Beautiful Acreage
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 49 reviews
Fort Collins, CO
5

Back for our 5th time

  • 5 of 5

We love this property and enjoy coming back every year for a great week of skiing and soaking in the hot springs. The location is perfect - far enough away from town to feel relaxing , but close enough to pop into town for dinner or hot springs in about ten minutes. The Bear's Den is always clean and the kitchen is well stocked with everything needed to make a great meal. We definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent two nights at The Bear's Den in Glenwood. I've stayed in several vacation rental homes over the past few years, but this one exceeded all expectations. Mark, our host, was incredibly accommodating and helpful, especially given the snowy conditions all weekend. The house was clean, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything I could need (I prefer to cook on vacations) including foil and sandwhich baggies (it's the little things!). I loved how easy it was to use the tv and stereo and that the light switches were all labeled, avoiding the difficulty of figuring out which light switch belongs to which light. It wasn't too far from downtown Glenwood, and it was easy to find. Thanks for allowing us to stay here and enjoy the winter wonderland that is Glenwood! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Estes Park, CO
5

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

This location was perfect for us -- a quiet get-away on beautiful property. The Bear's Den had everything we needed including a coffee grinder (we were pleased to find after forgetting to bring one along)! We took advantage of hikes a short distance away as well as trips into Glenwood Springs, Redstone and Carbondale. Fall is a beautiful time of year with breathtaking scenes and very little crowds! We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Sellersville PA USA
5

Great place to relax and wind down

  • 5 of 5

The Bear's Den was a great place to stay while exploring the many things to see and do in Glenwood Springs. The house was well-stocked and comfy. It was nice to be away from the busyness of Glenwood Springs but a short drive to the center of activities. The patio was great to sit on before dinner enjoying the garden and watching the chipmunks. We would return without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Joe and Lindsay

  • 5 of 5

The Bears den was a home away from home. Glenwood Springs is an amazing town with so much to do. We look forward to returning to Glenwood Springs and the Bears den. Thank you Mark for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Omaha, NE
5

Perfect little Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Matt and Michelle obviously take pride in their property and rentals. This place was immaculate!! Tastefully decorated, and equipped with everything you would need (even towels to take to the Hot Springs). They have a binder full of information of things to do in the area. We loved the location and scenery! Thank you so much for sharing your property with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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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
 
Spring
Apr 5 2016 - May 12 2016
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 13 2016 - Jun 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
$155
$925
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer
Jun 10 2016 - Oct 3 2016
4 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

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

Northwest Colorado 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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