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Artist's Retreat on Boulder Creek

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type guest house

Overview

About the property

Two Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8) on Boulder Creek (rent with 1 or 2 bedrooms)

Our Canyon Retreat on Boulder Creek is located at the western edge of Boulder, 5 minutes from Pearl Street Mall and the University of Colorado, surrounded by Open Space. The Studio has its own private entrance through an arbor from the ample parking area. And it's just 30 minutes from Eldora Mountain Ski Resort!

**Note, the price listed by VRBO is for ONE bedroom. The second upstairs bedroom can be rented, if needed, by letting the owner know when emailing. The additional fee varies by season and length of stay.

The first floor has a small kitchen, bathroom with shower, dining area and living room. There are two pull-out sofa beds for 2-4 extra guests. The entertainment center has a Blueray DVD player, ROKU for access to Netflix, or Amazon for movies, TV series, as well as Pandora for your choice in music. There is also high-speed wireless internet access for your laptops. French doors open on to your large private deck overlooking the creek, with tables, chairs and a gas barbecue.

On the second floor a wall of glass affords a fabulous view of the creek and canyon walls. There is a queen bed and also a futon -- perfect for children who might not want to stay down stairs. There is also a second bathroom with shower and a large closet.

We have added an optional second 'attic' bedroom, with 3 skylights, adjacent to the upstairs bedroom. It is optional and is renting for an additional $75-100 a night depending on the season. It has a queen bed and a sectional. Sleeps 2 - 4. Please arrange this additional rental through the owner. Or if you use 'Book It Now,' send your reservation through with one bedroom and we will upgrade it to 2 and send back to you for payment.

The large deck is fenced and gated for your dogs. There is a mulched 'potty place' and water bowls just for them. For more exercise, you can take them for a Bike Path walk or hike the trails.

The Boulder Bike Path just beyond your front door offers miles of trails for biking and running (3 bikes, helmets and locks are available for your use), Settlers' Park, Flagstaff Mountain and Chautauqua trailheads are all near, and Boulder Canyon Drive leads to the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Eldora Mountain Ski Resort and Rocky Mountain National Park.

And for the fishermen, there is trout fishing from the deck or walk over the bridge and fish trout from Boulder Creek!!

Or -- just relax on the deck with a glass of wine and watch the creek flow by -- with an occasional kayak in Spring. If you are a winter visitor, it is a bit like being in an ice castle, with the creek running between small ice cliffs. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities are close by, and you are only about 19 miles from Eldora Mountain -- home of the CU National Championship ski team.

We look forward to sharing this truly unique setting with you!

Keywords: Two-story artist's retreat with breathtaking views, right on Boulder Creek yet just steps from the Bike Path. Less than a mile to Pearl Street's restaurants and shops, you'll feel invitingly secluded, surrounded by water and Boulder Canyon's pine-covered mountains. And just 30 minutes to Eldora Ski Resort!

More Details

Owner
Dorothy Tucker
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Dorothy Tucker

Our family of 6 began in Pasadena CA but careers in marketing and arts management took us to Old Greenwich CT and NYC. For college, two of our children, Craig and Katie chose CU. We all fell in love with Boulder! While visiting them one weekend, Charlie and I took our dogs for a walk up the Bike Path and paused on the old creek bridge. There we saw an old house on a pond, surrounded by water and, lo and behold, a 'for sale' sign! And, of course we bought it right then and there! Architectural design had been an avocation of ours for many years, so as soon as possible, NYC was in our rear view mirror and Tucker Design Associates, as well as Tucker Walker Group Real Estate were born in Boulder! Our children are grown now and have families of their own, so we don't need the Studio space year around and are very happy to share it with you!

Dorothy Tucker purchased this guest house in 1990

Why Dorothy Tucker chose Front Range Colorado

The property feels remote, far from civilization - surrounded by water, pines, cottonwoods and ever-changing patterns of light on the canyon walls, yet it is five minutes from shopping, world class restaurants, the CU campus, Chautauqua concerts in the summer and skiing Eldora in the Winter!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for working with us! Your studio is even better than we thought. The pictures online didn't do it justice :) if we are in Boudler again we will definitely consider another shoot there or staying the night. You may have an untapped market for photographers like us. The lighting and modern decor is beautiful. I wish we could have shot in every room! We'll send some pics soon. Your studio is be perfect for families, bridal boudoir, babies, and outdoors. Thank you again!
Sep 2015
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Amenities

Boulder Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The first floor bath is handicapped accessible with wide door and curb-less shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Room with a View - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bath off this bedroom
    Optional Skylight 'attic' bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Small children can sleep on sectional
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Artist's Retreat on Boulder Creek
average rating of 4.9770117 based on 89 reviews
5

Lovin' Colorado

  • 5 of 5

A little bit of heaven!

Inside and out.

Great location to be active or relax!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, CA
5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Dorothy was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

You cannot beat the location of this property! We spent hours sitting on the deck enjoying the beautiful Boulder Creek as our backyard! Can't say enough about that! Feels like you are so far away from town, but you are only minutes away. The house is beautifully decorated and so comfortable. Very clean, which is so important to me. I would recommend this place to anybody! Simply wonderful!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Isle of Man
5

The most amazing place ever!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about the artist's retreat! The location on the creek in the Canyon is unbeatable, it's calming and beautiful yet you can walk into downtown easily. The photos of the retreat itself do not do it enough justice, it's absolutely gorgeous and waking up to the view and sound of the creek is heaven. Dorothy & Charlie are lovely hosts and we can't wait to return!

If the retreat is available stop looking and just book it... unless it's a date I'm looking for....

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The pictures don't do this place justice, and the pictures here are amazing. Pure bliss.

  • 5 of 5

This place is simply amazing. The accommodations are lovely. Each room is lovely and the total interior vibe is so comforting. The location, right on Boulder Creek with hiking options and the best of what nature has to offer is amazing. Words can't capture the nuances of watching the sun come up or go down on the walls of Boulder Canyon. The creek rocks you to sleep every night. The owners are sweet folks and take great care of you.

If you are coming to the Boulder area and want to be ensconced in nature, and yet be 10 minutes from Boulder proper, this is your place. Run, don't walk, to make your reservations here.

Nick Giglia

Columbus, OH

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional stay at Artist's Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I would give our stay at Artist's Retreat a resounding 5 stars all around. Dorothy was a gracious host, both in responding to us in a quick and complete manner as well as the accommodations she afforded through the Studio. It was an extra nice touch for her to greet us upon arrival and ensure that we were settled in comfortably.

I can't say enough good things about the studio itself. Clean, well stocked, comfortable and the location is superb! Sleeping to the roar of Boulder Creek every night was addictive, as was my cup of tea by the river every morning. Beautiful and serene are the perfect adjectives.

Its location is perfect - just a short distance outside of main Boulder, but on a greenway that follows the creek into town. A great walk to experience the vibe of downtown Boulder. Secluded, but close.

We'll definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best place ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place in every way for two couples. Felt secluded but the location is actually super convenient to anything and everything you want to do in Boulder. Clean, cool artistic space right on Boulder Creek. It had everything we could have wanted or needed. It was seriously hard to leave .Wonderful, attentive hosts who were available but respected privacy. We cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Eben G. Fine Park
Pearl Street Mall
Eldora Mountain Resort
"Skiing and snowboarding just 30 minutes away from the Studio!"
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many choices on Pearl Street Mall
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Flatirons Golf Course - Public
Nearest Train
1 Miles
RTD bus to Denver Amtrak 30 miles away
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 119/Canyon Blvd/Boulder Canyon Dr are the same
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many Choices on Pearl Street Mall
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort just 30 minutes away
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Boulder Reservoir
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Eben G Fine Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Boulder Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
The Ride #205 bus stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Settlers Park Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
Pearl Street Walking Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Chautauqua Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Sanitas Trailhead
Car: recommended

Eldora Mountain Ski Resort is just 30 minutes west of the Boulder Creek Studio! And Boulder Reservoir just 15 minutes north!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

There is no pet fee. Bring your dogs.
The Studio is cleaned once a week and upon departure. $75 for each cleaning.
There may be an additional charge for more than 6 guests. $75 per person.

**Cancellation policy: Full refund less 10% processing fee up to 30 days. After 30 days full refund less 10% if the Studio can be rented for the same time period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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