Black Bear Hollow is a peaceful & romantic oasis in the mountains of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado! Nestled in a gorgeous aspen grove & forest of tall pines, spruce & wildflowers~on >2 acres with easy year-round access! Wifi & Dish Satellite TV included! Pet-friendly-2 dogs max. Located 1/2 mile from Beaver Meadows Resort, 10 min from Red Feather Lakes, 1 hr from Fort Collins, 2 hrs from Denver, 1.5 hrs from Cheyenne! Elevation 8572 feet high!
SNOW TUBING!~Literally out the front door and around the bend you will find 12 snow tube runs at the nearby resort! Cross country skiing and snowshoeing on the nearby trails right out the front door with private access to the Forest!
You'll love our peaceful and romantic haven because of the wildlife, seclusion, peaceful vibe & tranquility, convenience to our private access of 25 miles of trails in the forest right out the front door, abundant fishing opportunities 5-10 minutes away! Our oasis is good for solo travelers, couples, families with dogs (or without~we keep it super clean), & groups of friends.
*Fishing~We are 1/2 mile from fishing the N Fork of the Cache la Poudre River, about 10 min to 7 public lakes where fishing is FREE, and access to an additional 4 private lakes in Crystal Lakes.
*Year round availability~This retreat has something for every season. The changing aspen leaves are brilliant; wildflowers are abundant; and the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular! It is common to see lots of wildlife around our home so be sure and keep your camera handy!
*Relax surrounded by forest~ You may want to just relax, reconnect with nature, hang out on the deck surrounded by forest & stargaze--view the Milky Way in all it's starry splendor away from city lights in this dark sky community. Many activities to choose from when you feel like adventuring out in every season.
*Hiking~ The clean, crisp mountain air is always inviting. Short walk out the front door down the road (1/8 mile) to access of 25 miles of trails in the Roosevelt National Forest.
*More Activities~nearby include bird & wildlife viewing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, kayaking, river rafting on the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River, canoeing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and cross-country skiing (the nearby resort 1/2 mile away offers horses, snowshoes, snow tubes and cross country skis for rent). Fox Acres golf club is open to the public in Red Feathers-gorgeous scenery for golfing!
*Cell Service~AT&T, T-Mobile, Consumer Cellular, Metro-PCS & Sprint all typically work well at our retreat--others work nearby on higher ground. Landline is provided as well.
*WiFi~High speed internet, continuous Wifi provided.
*Meals~A nearby resort offers a fantastic restaurant, and there are also other great restaurants in Red Feathers. If you prefer, you can prepare your meals in the fully appointed kitchen, or you may choose to grill on the back deck and stargaze while enjoying the cool mountain air.
*Fireplace~After the meal, snuggle in front of the wood-burning fireplace in the main living area or settle into the cozy den to watch movies on the large flat screen TV with DISH Satellite TV & DVD player; play games; or read. You may want to take a relaxing soak in the oversized oval tub off the front bedroom. This warm and inviting home is furnished with a clever bear motif, and new super comfy mattresses.
~Decompress~Disconnect~Reconnect with Nature, Family & Friends
**Seclusion~The majority of your neighbors will be deer, moose, elk, black bears, bobcats, birds, eagles, marmots, wild turkeys, grouse, and much more. You may also see antelope, & mountain goats on the scenic drive up the mountain.
*House Details: Spacious & full of light modular home with 3 bedrooms with queens (den used as 3rd bedroom with french doors & lined privacy curtains & pull out queen sofa sleeper with new foam mattress), 2 baths (1 private bath off front bedroom with tub & shower, 2nd full bath with walk in shower), living room, large deck.
*Sleeps 8 as follows: (2 queens in 2 bedrooms, 1 queen sofa sleeper in den used as 3rd bedroom, common area/living room has new queen air mattress, leather couch & loveseat).
*Wood burning fireplace, dishwasher/disposal, microwave, washer/dryer, 2 flat screen TVs with DISH Satellite TV & DVD players, big deck in back surrounded by forest with 2 new chaise loungers & new chairs, picnic table with seating benches, 2 portable electric BBQ grills.
*Abundant windows, vaulted ceilings, skylights, propane forced air heat and fireplace.
*Kitchen essentials including Belgian waffle maker, electric skillet, Farberware nonstick pots/pans/skillets, Gotham large skillet, 7 qt Crock Pot, Oster 24 lb turkey roaster oven (18 qt), utensils, 4 cutting boards, plethora of cooking knives, bake ware, dishware, wine glasses/mugs/cups/glasses stocked in the kitchen.
*Please note no outside fires and no fireworks allowed. There is not an approved fire-pit at this time.
*Trading Post in Red Feather Lakes Village has groceries, liquor, fuel and fun gifts & souvenirs.
*Getting there~Please note the majority of the access road is a well maintained paved county road.
*Winter. 4 wheel drive is highly recommended & sometimes necessary November through April. The weather can change very quickly on the mountain. Please check weather forecast, contact us if questions and plan accordingly.
* Dog Friendly! :) Bring your best buddy (or buddies) with you for your vacation! No need to leave Fido behind or arrange for a pet sitter! Pet fee is $50 for up to 2 dogs. Dogs must be at least one year old. Please let owners know when booking your stay how many dogs are in your family that will be joining you. Please bring a blanket for your dog to lay on, as they are not allowed on the beds or furniture. Please pick up after your pup. There are additional doggy blankets in the 2 bottom drawers dresser in the back bedroom that you can feel free to use. Please never leave your pup in the home unattended unless you are sure they won't cause any damages--or better yet they are crated.
*Fort Collins is about an hour drive away, it's a cool town with lots to do. Check it out at www.visitfortcollins.com.
*Shambhala Mountain Center is about a 20 minute drive away, it offers many classes and teaching of paths of personal health, deepened awareness and transformation. There are also several churches in Red Feather Lakes Village.
* Wildlife~Please be aware you are going into wildlife country if you stay at Black Bear Hollow. This is home to a lot of wildlife, including moose, bobcats, elk, deer, eagles, coyotes, marmots, lynx, black bears and much more.
*No Hunting, shooting or archery allowed on property.
*No Rearranging of Furniture.
*No Smoking inside or outside the home.
*Owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises which includes any damage to any vehicles or trailers, campers, etc. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.
*Please keep your pets supervised if under voice command, or on a leash for their safety.
*Fishing Pass Info: The private lakes require a fee to Crystal Lakes Base Camp-daily guest fishing passes are available from their office (open 9am - 5pm 5 days a week Tues - Sat with exception of holidays). Adult guests (16+) $40; Youth guests (7-15) $20; Age 6 and under free with paying adult. The daily pass is specific to one person for one day. (Limit 3 fish). Please let owners know if you would like to purchase fishing passes from the office, so we can make arrangements.
There are 6 public lakes in the area where fishing is free. Fee to nearby resort to fish the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River only 1/2 mile from the house.