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The Peace of the Mountains, minutes from downtown Boulder

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Charming enough for two, spacious enough for twelve

Our 4-story mountain retreat is charming enough for two and spacious enough for twelve.

Imagine waking up on top of the world with the red orb of the sun rising over the expanse of plains that spread out before you. The mountains shine golden in the west, and the huge windows on every side bathe you in light. You slip on to the porch and into the hot tub to ease into the day. The golden experience continues in the sun-drenched kitchen. Out on the lawn there are wild deer grazing. They raise their heads to look at you as you walk by but do not run away. Nature has a certain harmony here.

Strategically located in a natural setting close to town it is your call if you travel ten minutes into all that Boulder has to offer, deeper into the wilderness to explore the Rocky Mountains, or just stay home and read, watch a movie or play pool with family and friends.

Master bedroom suite:

-King-sized suite

-recently renovated master bath includes bathtub, separate shower and bidet.

-Adjacent room with a queen bed and crib.

-Two cribs avalible on request.

Downstairs Bedroom:

-queen bed

-queen futon

-clawfoot bathtub, with hand shower

-breathtaking mountaintop views

Third Bedroom

-full bed

-full bathroom with shower

The Fourth-story bedroom ('Golden Dragon Room')

-queen bed with natural latex matress and wool topper

-huge windows on all sides with gorgeous mountain views

-large walk-out deck to the outdoor hot tub overlooking Boulder Valley, the surrounding foothills, and the high country mountain peaks

Sun-filled kitchen with breathtaking views from large windows, marble countertops, indoor breakfast area, and outdoor deck. Adjacent dining room offers additional seating.

Cozy living room with fireplace and views of the backrange. Wi-fi and movies avaliable.

Sunroom has an additional hot tub and warms the house with passive solar heat. The house is set on ten acres and bordered by open space and BLM land.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Jennifer

We came to Boulder after searching far and wide for the right place for us. After our third and fourth children were born we moved just up the road but we maintain a close relationship to the property through our sheep and alpacas who still live there.

Jennifer purchased this house in 2003

Why Jennifer chose Sunshine Canyon

We love this house for its location. At once we feel peaceful and in nature, but if we forget something at the store we are close enough to run back to it. All the benefits that go with being in a university town have kept us here.

What makes this house unique

The house won us because it is really solid. All the wood and light really set it apart from all the others we looked at and the south-facing exposure with all the views made us feel on top of the world.


Sunshine Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Guest Room - toilet , shower
    Main Floor - toilet , Powder room on main floor
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Bright, new, and spacious with fabulous private views.
    Downstairs Bath - tub , shower , Downstairs bedroom includes clawfoot tub with handshower
  • Master bathroom is newly remodeled with tub, separate shower, private toilet and bidet. Stupendous private views. Fourth-story Golden Dragon Room shares Master Bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Golden Dragon Room, 4th story - 1 queen , Windows on all sides, large top deck and hot tub
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full-size pull-out sofa
    Master Suite - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Generous master suite with porch and adjacent child's room
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double , Huge closet, private shower bathroom
    Sunny Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Amazing private views, queen bed, sitting area, and futon.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Personal chef and in house massage avaliable on request


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(46 traveler reviews)

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The Peace of the Mountains, minutes from downtown Boulder
average rating of 4.673913 based on 46 reviews

Beautiful home with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our large group! We loved the hot tubs and the large communal areas to hang out!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything We Could Have Asked For

  • 5 of 5

Spent a beautiful Thanksgiving Weekend with Family. Everyone was easily accommodated with plenty of space, beautiful views, and the most amazing hiking experiences within minutes of the house. The home was perfectly laid out for complete enjoyment and relaxation and allowed for all of us to gather easily together in the sprawling kitchen, dining room, and living room areas. The kitchen offered every convenience you could think of and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and their layout, made it easy to seek privacy when needed! The hot tubs were meticulously maintained and an added bonus after marvelous, long hikes each day! Absolutely our most enjoyed family vacation, ever!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house and beautiful surroundings!

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family stayed for a family wedding and we had a blast- stayed in and made big family dinners and breakfasts! We walked and hiked everyday and either watched the sunrise from the top deck hot tub or soaked at night and watched the stars and night sky line! Great house and wildlife visitors everyday- we loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Much Space!

  • 4 of 5

This house was a great location for a bunch of us to stay at when traveling from out of town for a wedding in Boulder. There are so many beds and bedding, we had no trouble fitting 10 people in the house! There are not a lot of bedrooms with doors though, so if privacy is a must, this is not the best location. The outside hot tub was really relaxing in the evenings even though quite a few jets were broken. The weather was great for us (about 80-85F) but the house gets very hot inside. There is no AC. The hottest areas were definitely the 3rd floor (king size bed and futon) and the kitchen (even with blinds closed and windows open!). I wish there were more fans in the rooms. The ceiling fans didn't work in some rooms and in other rooms the ceilings were so high that you could barely feel the breeze from the fans. There was only one roll of toilet paper per bathroom so make sure you grab some at the store on the way up to the house! Also, with windows open to cool the house, so many bugs came inside. We killed probably 50 flies over the weekend.

In general, the place was fantastic. The views were incredible and there were so many hikes within walking distance. There was a fox on the property all weekend, so make sure you don't leave any food/drink outside to further tempt the wildlife.

The recycle and trash were not clearly marked. I kept the two separated but worry that it will all be thrown into the garbage.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House with Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

The place is well maintained with a great view over the mountains and city. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain home close to town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Peace of the Mountains in May for my best friends bachelorette party. She wanted mountain views but still wanted to enjoy the perks of being in a city and this was the perfect location. We had 10 ladies altogether and everyone had enough space. The house has its quirks, but it just made it that more memorable for us. We particularly like that the house was only 10 minutes to Boulder, but we felt like we were many miles from civilization. We went hiking at Mt. Sanitas one morning - which is on the same road you take to Boulder - and it was absolutely gorgeous! We also loved upper deck at the home with the hottub. It was a great place for us all to congregate and take photos. Also there are alpaca and sheep on the property that just add to the fun of it all. The owner was really helpful and attentive!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Hungry Toad
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Flatirons Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 36
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sherpa's Nepalese Restaurant
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Eldora Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Boulder Reservoir
Car: recommended

The weather is one of the greatest things about being in the front range, so don't forget your walking shoes! You will be right across the street from Bald Mountain Scenic area and just a short walk from its spectacular views at the top! Just seven minutes down the road are more fabulous trails.

Historic Pearl street is just at the foot of the hill, a fun and colorful 'walking mall' where street performers abound.

For a more serene mountain experience try Brainard Lake where Elk and Moose live and snow can be seen in the middle of the summer. Great for all levels of hiking, it is also a hot spot for fly fishing.

You can access Rocky Mountain National Park by taking the award-winning Peak-to-Peak highway only thirty minutes up the road. It also takes you over to the mountain town of Nederland and the slopes and cross-country trails of Eldora Ski Resort.

Back in town don't miss the Colorado Shakespeare Festival which runs in the summer, or concerts at Chautauqua.

It is said that there are more restaurants in Boulder per capita than in New York City. True or not there are certainly an incredible amount good restaurants!

Just at the bottom of the hill, the Boulder Recreation Center offers fitness and swimming, tennis and drop-in classes.

The Butterfly Pavilion in Broomfield and the Denver Aquarium offer great indoor activities in the unusual event of a cloudy day.

Whether your interests are recreational, culinary, cultural, or outdoors, you will have it all nearby your comfortable vacation home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.