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Artist's Retreat on Boulder Creek

65 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage

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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 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!

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!

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Dorothy Tucker
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016

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 cottage 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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Artist's Retreat on Boulder Creek
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 67 reviews

Beautiful Natural Setting

  • 5 of 5

The Studio is adorable! It's a magical, serene setting just steps from the bike path. The owner's attention to detail was amazing, appreciated, and made it feel like home - right down to the tea selection that greeted us and the flashlights for evening walks. The spaciousness of the outdoor grounds was wonderful. Owner was very responsive and arrangements were easy. This place would be amazing any time of year, but fall was GORGEOUS. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery, nice cabin retreat

  • 4 of 5

I would definitely stay again! Only issue.. It is advertised as 2 bedrooms and it is not. It is one bedroom upstairs and pull out couch in common area downstairs(living room kitchen combo area).

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, but there are TWO Bedrooms! We would have been happy to open the second bedroom for you if we had known you wanted it. We offer the Studio as a one OR two bedroom, so our guests do not have to pay the cleaning and upkeep fees on the second bedroom if they do not need it! If the entire Studio is rented it consists of 2 bedrooms each with a queen bed and one with an additional futon. Downstairs are 2 pull out sofa beds. When you come again you will have two bedrooms!
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Great place to stay while visiting in Boulder.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I flew to Boulder for the weekend to attend a wedding. The studio was quite roomy and Boulder Creek was literally just steps from the back yard sitting areas. Everything we needed was close by and Denver was not too far away. Dorothy was a great host and was always available if we needed anything. I would recommend the studio to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, charming and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I rented the cottage with another couple for a climbing trip and to explore Boulder. Dorothy and Charlie were wonderful hosts who made sure we had everything we needed. They went above and beyond to make recommendations to make sure we enjoyed our stay. The cottage was super comfortable and we spent many evenings cooking our meals there and relaxing by the creek. We look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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An idyllic spot on Boulder Creek just minutes from all that Boulder has to offer.

  • 5 of 5

We were so excited to stay at The Studio because of the photos and the reviews and our experience far exceeded our expectations. The location is amazing, the space is bright and inviting and so very relaxing. Dorothy is a wonderful host - she communicated with us leading up to our arrival and was there to greet us and help us get settled. It was a birthday and anniversary celebration for us and we couldn't be happier with our choice. We're already talking about a return to The Studio and have told friends about this wonderful hidden gem. Thank you Dorothy!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A Stunning Experience!

  • 5 of 5

An incredible location, beautifully equipped, great communication. Even offered to send back a beloved child's toy that was left behind. Thank you for a great stay! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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!


Rates & Availability

Boulder Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 22 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Winter/Early Spring
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning ea stay or week $75

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.

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Boulder Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The first floor bath is handicapped accessible with wide door and curb-less shower.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
Three bikes, 2 have helmets and locks, are included to travel downtown or anywhere on the Bike Path!

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