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Mark Spidell

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

The Bear's Den Private Cabin on Beautiful Acreage

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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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

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

Alpen Haus - Sleeps 8 to 10

Alpen Den - Sleeps 4 to 5

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

***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
  • 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 4.9268293 based on 52 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First impression of the bears den was, "WOW so seclusive quaint and breath taking scenery"

  • 5 of 5

The property was really beautiful I love that we were so close to the wildlife. I was really impressed with how stocked the kitchen was. When you first walk into the Bears den you automatically feel like you're at home. The very top trundle bed was very stiff the one on rollers was better. We stayed in on one of the nights where we got done with our activities early, I'm glad that you guys provided us with some movies. I loved that you had books that we could choose from to read. The only really scary part was that we stayed at the bears den there was another party at the other cabin there and the road going down to the houses could only fit one car so I had a fear that we were going to collide but we did not! I love that there is a guestbook where everyone shared their experience of what they did and where they ate it was really helpful and I loved it. Overall the property is very beautiful I wouldn't change a thing everything is perfect and we definitely look forward to staying again. We left a day early because I wanted to visit my brother and my new nephew in Abilene Kansas! Otherwise I would have had another day of soaking in the hot springs! Thank you for your hospitality and I'm sorry that we couldn't meet on Sunday just got in from a 11 Hour drive and slept! One more thing since we were going to be there five nights it definitely would've helped that we had a washer and dryer close by just simply for convenience. Once again thank you have a good day

Jess,Matt, Megan

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO

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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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Estes Park, CO

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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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!


Rates & Availability

Glenwood Springs Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 13 2016 - Jun 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
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
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Oct 4 2016 - Nov 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
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
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
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
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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Northwest Colorado Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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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