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The Irish Rose - a Colorado Dream Vacation Spot - Secluded!!

Alma, CO, USA
  • Cabin1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-9)

'The Irish Rose' - Your Colorado dream vacation get-away!

***Hot Tub installed June 2013!!**

***Compare Properties By Checking the Guestbook! This is the best way to truly determine the quality of what you rent!***

**See our IrishRoseColorado website link below***

Please see the same 'Irish Rose' listing under Breckeridge--it has additional photos! Listing number is 13578.

Completed in May 2002, this mountain cabin is located on the historic Mosquito Gulch Trail. Just 15 miles south of Breckenridge, it is the perfect spot for either a secluded get-away or a ski vacation at a fraction of the cost.

Centered on ten acres of pine and aspen, the Irish Rose was designed to accommodate those who want a true Colorado experience. With Mosquito Creek flowing nearby, you will enjoy spectacular views of Pennsylvania and London Mountains as you relax with family and friends. A seven person hot tub sits out front in the location of an old historic mine if you want to relax and enjoy the view from there!

If summer hiking, biking or four-wheeling is your desire, four of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks are at your doorstep, providing some of the best hiking and driving trails in the world. Tackle the summits of Mount Bross, Mount Democrat, Mount Cameron, and Mount Lincoln... all in a single day!

Gold pan on the local creeks, explore 'Buckskin Joe' trail, and visit the ghost town of Park City. The historic mining towns of Alma and Fairplay are also nearby. Mountain bike to your heart's content or drive the legendary 4x4 'Mosquito Pass' into Leadville. Pick wildflowers and view wildlife--there's something for everyone!

If winter activities are your goal, the beautiful village of Breckenridge is just a short drive north where you can enjoy premier Colorado skiing, dining, and shopping. Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper Mountain are also close. Or, stay near home and cross-country ski to your heart's content. We have it all!

The Irish Rose was built with families in mind. The main level has a great room with a gas fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the beautiful mountains and trees. It is surrounded by a huge 32 by eight foot wrap-around deck. A full kitchen and dining area are also on this level to create an open, spacious environment. Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking.

There are two main level bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and one with double bed and trundle geared for up to three kids. The great room sofa also pulls out to a queen-size bed. The master bedroom loft has a queen bed, washer and dryer, along with a small private balcony. There are full baths on both the main level and the loft. The cabin also has a lower level with a private entrance in the back which is occupied by 'Mountain Kay', the landlord. Kay has 30+ years of experience in Park and Summit Counties. She is quiet, very knowledgeable on the local area, and can assist with anything you need. She has two old dogs who will go hiking with you if you like!

Experience the Rocky Mountains in the comfort of the 'Irish Rose.' At over 10,000 foot elevation, it's as close to heaven as you can get!

(Make sure you check out our electronic guestbook link and see what others have said!)

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Member Since 2002
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Rich

We are a military family who built this home in 2002 and are blessed that we can share it with others!

Rich purchased this Cabin in 2002

Why Rich chose Alma

We have long ties to this part of Colorado. The Irish Rose feels wild and secluded but is close to Alma and Faiplay, and a short drive to the mountain ski town of Breckenridge.

What makes this Cabin unique

The Irish Rose has 10 acres of total seclusion with pine, aspen, a river, and amazing views. Many houses on the internet may look similar, but very few properties give you the total Colorado experience. Look at our guestbook and see that it will be a unique and memorable experience!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Loft Bedroom
        1 queen, Private balcony with view. Full bathroom. Walk in closet.
      • Main Level Bedroom
        1 queen, Has private sink and medicine cabinet.
      • Great room pull out sleeper
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Leather sofa converts to queen bed.
      • Kid's Room
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, Kids room with toys, DVD. Single is a pull out trundle.


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Loft Bathroom
          toilet, tub, shower, View of River
        • Main Level Bathroom
          toilet, tub, shower
        • 2

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Views of Pennsylvania and London Mountain, Mosquito Peak, and Mt Silverheels.
          • Water View
            View of river.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        WiFi available
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Room for 4-6 cars
                      • Telephone
                        No long distance calls. Must bring calling card. Cell service unreliable.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Dining table seats six and bar has three bar stools.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 9 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                            Installed June 2013!


                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • mountaineering
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • snowboarding
                                                      • snowmobiling

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        125 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        The Irish Rose Vacation 2013

                                                        BuddySanta Fe, Texas

                                                        Our stay at the "Irish Rose" was nothing less than spectacular. The Cabin was well maintained and beautiful, and well equiped with anything you needed. The land that it is on was fun for exploring and hiking or just relaxing by the creek.

                                                        The area is centrally located for touring the Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak and Brekenridge, along with other scenic sites.

                                                        The people of Alma and Fairplay were friendly and respectful and helpful when looking for directions or information. Our Family would gladly stay at the "Irish Rose" again and again whenever possible.

                                                        Thank You for a wonderful place for a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

                                                        Buddy and Sharmon and family


                                                        deirdre o.

                                                        We had a lovely stay at the Irish Rose!

                                                        The Perfect Colorado Vacation Cabin

                                                        Lexi H.

                                                        Can not emphasize enough how amazing this place is. The hosts were so hospitable and the cabin was extremely clean and well equipped. I was nervous the hot tub might be sketchy, but it was AMAZING- very clean and easy to use, and the pictures can’t even do the views justice. It was so nice to relax here after snowboarding all day in Breckenridge. Still can’t believe this place was available when we booked it, but I am beyond thankful we found it!!

                                                        Amazing Cabin with Amazing Views!

                                                        Rita C.

                                                        Our stay at the Irish Rose was magical! You feel very welcomed when you first approach the cabin with instructions, welcoming messages, and even some compliments. You feel one with nature and the views are phenomenal! After a long day of winter activities, the Irish Rose was our home away from home. Everything is super organized and very cozy. No better place to stay on our first trip to Colorado! A huge thanks Richard and Kay for making our stay very memorable. Till next time!

                                                        Great Family Getaway

                                                        Megan B.

                                                        We have gone on an annual ski vacation for six consecutive seasons and this was one of our best yet!!! The Irish Rose is clean, private, well equipped, and has a spectacular view!! We would absolutely stay here again. The owners are amazing to work with and we are so grateful for the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful place!

                                                        Good experience

                                                        Gabriela T.

                                                        We had a great time at the property

                                                        First time family trip

                                                        Two bad things

                                                        No internet and lots of animal hairs we had to vacuum the first day my mom is allergic

                                                        Other than that we had a great time.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        We are so sorry to hear that you found pet hairs! We are a pet free rental, which means someone broke our policy and had a pet in the house. We will follow up with a thorough professional cleaning. We take great pride in the cleanliness of the Irish Rose and that our guests get the best vacation experience possible


                                                        Alma, CO, USA

                                                        Gold Panning

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                        Damage Deposit
                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        Cleaning fee $120 for group of seven or more. Additional charge of $25 per adult per night for every adult over six in the group (children not included). 10% discount for military active/reserve or retired.

                                                        125 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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