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Unique Dome in the Mt Evans Wilderness

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Dome Home Very Close to Paradise

This 3/4 Dome is proudly a non-luxury vacation rental on 5 Acres adjoins BLM and USFS lands totaling in the hundreds of thousands of Acres. It is 3.5 miles up a dirt road. A 4WD CAR IS REQUIRED IN THE WINTER. It is a cabin in the woods with heat and electricity and running water including free laundry. It is however somewhat rustic and there are no maids, you will be expected to clean up after yourselves AND take your trash with you at the end of your stay. Basic cooking supplies are included but you will need to go grocery shopping. The home has 1 BR and 1 BA and has a total of about 1100 sf. There are three beds in ONE common room w/ loft. It has Heat ( controlled by thermostat) and Water and internet, but phones work well (4G network) so you can still post to your fave socialist media page. There is a stereo with a radio ( you can listen to football games) , a RECORD PLAYER from the last century, and a jack for your phone music. In winter November thru May a 4wd car with good tires may be required to reach the Dome. The dome is luxurious in some ways, and rustic in others and its an all around a good value and unique place to stay. It is close to both Denver and to the mountains but does require some work to entertain yourself in an old fashioned way.

Van Dome
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Van Dome

We are scientists and musicians , we've lost the manual for this dome rocketship-recording studio! Come help us find it! In the mean time we're using it as a guest house. Please let us know if you would like to make a record! Some instruments are available if the muse is with you....:)

Why Van Dome chose Idaho Springs

I was in search of a K9 Shangri La...and I found it.

What makes this cabin unique

In the Mountains, but very close to everything you want to do, whether its in Denver or Further up the Hill!


Idaho Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Separate Wood Fired Sauna!
  • Bathroom has a nice large Oval Tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 queen , There is a folding couch type thing as well as three QS beds
  • Loft has two Queen Size beds and a Futon, bedding is supplied. Another queen size foldout is in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Dome is right in the Historic Mineral Belt, some of the richest silver and gold mines ever found are right here. Most of the mines have been sealed and are not dangerous anymore. Rides to and from Red rocks or elsewhere can be arranged, please do not drink and drive, we need you alive!


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(37 traveler reviews)

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Unique Dome in the Mt Evans Wilderness
average rating of 4.5675673 based on 37 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nice and unique property

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cozy cabin , with well decorated interior with musical instrument and themes to entertain

  • 5 of 5

The cabin pantry was well stocked with seasoning and stables. The cabin was not too hard to get too with a small car if there is no snow. With snow I would say we could not have done it. The inside was well decorated and we had alot of fun with multiple trinkets. The dome creates an interesting effect where you can not tell where someone is speaking and we had alot of fun. If you're a musician this cabin Is a must visit for a get away. The stairs are steep so be careful if you have a bad hip this might not be the cabin for you. The cabin is seven miles way from mount evans which is a fun senic road trip .We had a blast with van dome and would visit it against if ever in Colorado again.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great New Year’s Eve getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very quiet. Extremely cozy.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Branson, Missouri

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the dome for four nights over Christmas. Had a beautiful white Christmas! This place is amazing. I love it exactly as it is! Adam was great to work with! Can’t wait to go back during the Fall.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect little set up for a friend reunion

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kitchen could use a good deep cleaning.

  • 5 of 5

The dome was a great for our family, no TV, great vinyl, kids books, blocks, games, great location!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tommy Knocker Brewery
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Fossil Trace Golden
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Georgetown Loop Scenic RR
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Buffalo Restaurant , Two Bro's Deli
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Clear Creek
Car: necessary

Mountain biking and Hiking are available year round right out the door, high above the Chicago Creek Valley. Mt Evans is just up the road, you can drive to the top in the summer and explore for days! World class adventure is right out the door. In winter head to evergreen Lake for pond Hockey or up to Loveland for some Pow. Soak in the Indian Springs Hot Springs.




Additional information about rental rates

Waiver of Liability must be signed before staying. Liability is waived by staying. Four Wheel Drive Vehicle required in the Winter months. If you don not have 4wd Transportation can be arranged for a fee. Other transportation can be arranged eg. DIA , Red Rocks , Loveland.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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