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5 Star Gem!, Private Western Lodge, Golden, Boulder, Nederland, Skiing

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Nederland, Golden, Boulder, Blackhawk, Denver, Ski

Fabulous Private Lodge - Over eighty 5 star reviews including other websites.

Centrally located in the mountains of Golden with great access to Boulder, Denver, and many mountain towns including skiing. 90 minutes of breath taking views to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Unbelievable views - Serene yet close to restaurants, coffee shops, hiking, fishing, biking, skiing, skiing and much more. Back deck overlooking thousands of evergreen trees 2.5 acres along with open space and a stream. Sleeps 8-10. 2 baths Lots of parking Cozy wood stove with wood provided!

'This lodge has all of the amenities of a luxury home and is located in a semi-secluded area. We felt like we were truly getting away from the hustle and bustle of life with the added bonus of being close to the Denver area.'

'Just returned from 5 days at this wonderful home with my family. Tucked into the mountains, this is a beautiful, rustic but updated home ...close enough for easy trips into the wonderful towns of Boulder and Golden. Hiking trails abound in the Boulder/Golden area, all within short driving distance. Eldora Ski Resort is great for skiers of all levels, close by, and the views on the drive through the mountains one of the most beautiful you will experience.....The home is well furnished and equipped and communications with the owner are excellent.'

Perfect for a romantic getaway, recreation, family retreat or business trip. Nestled in the woods of Coal Creek Canyon, this lodge is private and peaceful. It is within 2 miles of Hwy 72 so it has great access .

Snow shoes provided for our wooded areas and and open space around the property. Roads are plowed by the county in the snowy months along with our driveway which is privately plowed.

Activities in the area: All within about a half hour.

Fishing, ice fishing, hunting, hiking, rock climbing, golf, kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, bike riding, atv, motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, boating, hunting, snow shoeing, sledding and cross country skiing, downhill skiing, golf, gambling, shows, Coors Brewery, and shopping.

Areas within about a half hour of amazing scenic rides:

Historic Golden, Boulder, Blackhawk and Central City Casinos, Nederland, Gross Reservoir, South Boulder Creek, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Caribou Open Space, Boyd Lake, Eldora Ski Resort

The small mountain town of Nederland is quite an experience to explore. Rafting in Idaho Springs 41 miles. Denver is also just 35 miles away where you can enjoy The Buell Theater(concerts, plays, symphony), Natural History Museum, Denver Broncos football, Colorado Rockies baseball, Denver Nuggets basketball, Avalanche hockey and so much more. Water World Water Park is within 45 minutes as well as Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park. Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, and Vail Ski Resorts make a good day trip. Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park are 60 miles away. Rafting and hot springs in Idaho Springs. Denver Intl Airport is an hour away. National Western Stock Show, Red Rocks Amphitheater is 26 miles and you can take a party bus through ridetoredrocks 888-248-7772. Check out Elderado Hot Springs and enjoy a massage.

This lodge has incredible views and privacy within the woods. Wildlife can also be seen. It is within minutes to a convenience store, liquor store, an authentic German restaurant, and a Mexican/American restaurant. There is also a coffee shop close by where you can rub shoulders with the friendly locals and enjoy periodic musicians. A Non-Denominational church is close by as well. You will really experience Colorado here. We have a wood burning stove with plenty of wood so you can enjoy a cozy fire with snow flocking the abundant trees on the property. There are vaulted ceilings throughout with many skylights. Enjoy a barbecue on a spacious deck with breathtaking views. There is hiking, sledding(provided) and snow shoeing(provided) on our wooded property and open space. We have frisbees for you to set up a course and have a fooseball table inside as well as many games, books and videos. The lodge has been newly professionally remodeled and is made for a vacation rental, no personal belongings here, it is yours to enjoy. The beds are extremely comfortable and high quality in each bedroom. It has a mud and laundry room and 2 car garage.

Dinning area provided for 10 people. Bedding, towels, kitchen pots, pans, utensils, etc are also provided - fully furnished. Entertainment: 2 television sets with dish network, Netflix, Wii Games, WiFi, and phone.

We have a 3 night minimum but if there are less nights available between stays you can book them.

Peaceful, tranquil and charming, you will never forget your time spent at Rudi Lodge.

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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Why KIM ZISCH chose Coal Creek Canyon

If you're looking for a fabulous, relaxing stay in the Colorado mountains, with lots to do just a short distance and easy access to the Denver area, come check us out.

What makes this lodge unique



"The Flatirons on Green Mountain are within the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks..."
Eldorado Canyon State Park
"Eldorado Canyon State Park is part of the Colorado State Park system. It is located in Bould..."
National Center for Atmospheric Research
"The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and devel..."
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
"This is an amazing area with incredible views and hiking, snowshoeing and mountain biking t..."
Black Hawk
"A great place for gambling and shows."
Eldora Mountain Resort
"This is a great place for skiing and is less than an hour away."
Coors Brewing Company
"Take a great tour. It is worth it."
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
"Great concerts!"
Red Rocks Park
"Take in a concert or hike and enjoy the scenery and views."
Idaho Springs
"White water rafting and hot springs are great here"
"This is a sleepy mountain town with restaurants and of coffee shops."
Barker Reservoir
"A great place for fishing along with Gross Reservoir."
Rocky Mountain National Park
"What a wonderful and beautiful place!"
Estes Park
"A wonderful mountain town next to Rocky Mountain National Park."
Wondervu Cafe
"Great food and mountain atmosphere."
Coal Creek Coffee
"Great coffee and hanging out with the locals."
Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Highway 72
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Car: recommended

ELDORA SKI RESORT - 15 MILES AWAY FABULOUS Gross reservoir - fabulous fishing 10 miles away, fly fishing within 4 miles, road and mountain biking everywhere, two gas stations really close with coffee shop & small grocery store too. Two restaurants with 2 miles of this home - golden & boulder lots of restaurants & shops - very quaint - fabulous walking along creeks, water world in Thornton, Denver aquarium, Rockies baseball, broncos football, tons of restaurants downtown Denver, foosball and frisbee for you to set up a course,

This property is located mileage: golden - 20 miles, boulder - 12 miles, Denver - 34 miles, Denver airport - 48 miles, black hawk & central city casinos - 27 miles


Coal Creek Canyon Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No marijuana in the lodge or guest will forfeit deposit.
  • One load of white towels run in washing machine when leaving.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Left bedroom - 1 queen , also one trundle bed which sleeps 2
    Sunroom - bench beds sleeps 3
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sleep Number Bed
    Right Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleep Number Bed 1 PAC N PLAY & HIGH CHAIR
  • King size beds (1) seep #, Queen size Beds (2) Sleep #, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
You won't be disappointed - Beautiful Colorado has all four seasons and what a great place to experience them! Extremely peaceful and majestic. So much to do - you will never get bored.


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5 Star Gem!, Private Western Lodge, Golden, Boulder, Nederland, Skiing
average rating of 4.8131866 based on 91 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable, cozy, and just as shown in photos

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Rudi Lodge. The kitchen was well equipped. There were lots of games and movies to enjoy. The wood stove was a fantastic way to enjoy the cozy snowy evenings. Everything was clean and comfortable. We will definitely return !!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us Heidi, you were wonderful guests! We are so glad that you loved the place, and yes, we would love to have you with us again! Blessings, Kim
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We loved the stay! The view is amazing. Very peaceful. Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house. Everything worked well. View was amazing. Great location, near several nice cities to explore. The sunroom beds are not that workable as they are very hard and cramped. A larger table or sitting area would be fun in that area.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, We are glad that you enjoyed your time at our lodge and especially the views. That is the first I have heard of the benches in the sunroom being hard. What many people enjoy is sleeping under the stars and loving the open feel. Since we have dinning for 10 already we think that the vast majority of guests love the sunroom the way it is. As always we enjoy your feedback and would love to have you again. Best to you and yours, Kim
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Peace and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place with beautiful views. Just short drive to boulder, golden, Denver.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the views and being close to Boulder, Golden, Denver and other places. Blessings, Kim
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Vinton, IA

Nice place to stay with kids

  • 4 of 5

The house was exactly as described and provided a good place to go with our young kids to get outside and play. Only downside was the distance to ammenities and parks. Most things were a 30-45min drive away but this provided the mountain views and "getaway" we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Payton, We are so glad that you had a good time and that your kids loved the property. Most people that stay with us love the fact that it is so private and that there is virtually no traffic, which can be quite bad in the city and getting to more crowded mountain towns. It is actually quite central because you are in between mountain towns and the city. I think you would agree that the drives to all the places within a half hour are so spectacular. Places like Golden, Boulder, Nederland, Gross Reservoir, Blackhawk, Barker Reservoir, and Golden Gate State Park, Red Rocks Amphitheater and Denver are about 45 minutes from the lodge. If you come again I would also recommend driving to Rocky Mountain National Park which is less than 90 minutes. It is one of the most picturesque in the country! Many blessings, Kim
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The house was exactly as described. Perfect fit for our two little families.

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing! It is a dream mountain get-a-way. Unfortunately for me, I developed elevation sickness. In the future, I'll be sure to ask the exact elevation of a property before renting. My family and grand kids had a wonderful time. The gourmet kitchen, deck overlooking the mountains, patio, and huge master suite are only a few of the amenities. This owner couldn't possibly be kinder or more accommodating. This is it for a true mountain experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol, We are so happy that you had such a wonderful time. However we are sorry that you had some elevation sickness. We haven't heard of this happening but unfortunately it happened to you. Best to you! Kim
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Fun cabin and great property

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is nice and spacious with a nice mountain ambiance. We had 3 adults and 3 kids sleep comfortably but could have fit 1-2 more people if necessary. For the most part we were pleased with the condition of the cabin. Our biggest critique is that the utility room and appliances were loud to the point of being disruptive. Cable TV worked fine. Internet was hit-or-miss.

The most unexpected benefit was the property itself. My kids and I spent hours wandering around the property looking at the rocks and plants, searching for "treasure". As a side note, it would be helpful to know where the property lines are so we don't trespass on your neighbors' properties. The back deck was great for meals or a morning cup of coffee. We saw several mule deer in the backyard and adjacent properties.

Regarding location, just be aware that it is pretty much a 1/2 hour drive to civilization. It's a nice drive (Hwy 72N to Estes Park is amazing) but that time adds up over the course of a week.

All that taken into consideration, we very much enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to return. After driving through the more expensive Estes Park area, I was very happy we chose a cabin in a more secluded setting (Estes Park is a zoo!). Our favorite hike was actually near the town of Rollinsville, about 1/2 hour away, at the James Peak Wilderness Area.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and want to come again. I was surprised to hear that you felt the utility room was noisy. That is the first time I have heard about it. I will check into it. Thanks again for your review and we look forward to seeing you again. Kim
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

If less than 3 nights are available you can book for 1 or 2. Weddings and large parties $300 extra. We prefer a 7 day minimum rental for holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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