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Beat The Heat on the South Boulder at over 8000 ft

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Log/Stone Cabin ON the South Boulder Crk, Hot Tub, 2.5 acres

Relax in the comfort of rustic luxury on 2.5 acres of wooded seclusion fronting South Boulder Creek in the cool mountain air. Enjoy your day flyfishing for rainbows and browns in well-stocked South Boulder or just be serenaded by the sounds of the fast moving water while lounging on our expansive deck. Experience the beauty of Colorado; hiking the surrounding Indian Peaks wilderness or nearby Golden Gate State Park—walk out your door to acres of public land or drive 15 minutes to an extensive network of mountain biking and hiking trails through National Forest and Park lands. Eldora Ski Resort a 15 minute drive from door to lift! Top off your active adventure day with a workout with the fully equipped gym and then finish with a soothing hot tub, whirlpool tub or sauna or stretch out in front of two fireplaces and multiple flat screen TV's with Direct TV on your choice of king-sized bed or the oversized sofa.

Enjoy Yourself: 1680 feet of South Boulder Creek frontage,

2.5 acres of mature aspen, blue spruce, and pine trees,

2000 sq ft of living space and 2600 sq ft of deck, and a 5 person custom 105 jet Hot tub overlooking the South Boulder

3 BR/2 BA plus oversized sofa,

Flat screen TV's w/ DirecTV/high speed wireless internet/surround sound/blue Ray DVD

Gourmet kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances, coffee bar and outdoor grill,


Heatalator Fireplace in Master BR and family room,

Whirlpool Tub, Walk-in Shower

Hot Tub


Gym with free weights, rack, rings, climbing rope, kettle bells and rower

Oversized detached garage.

Active and Relaxing at 8000 feet of Cool MT Air: Fish for Trout from 1680 feet of S Boulder frontage on our 2.5 acres of gorgeous mountain property, Hike out the back to 100s of acres of public land, Pan for Gold right off out Deck, over an ounce found last year! Work out with our complete gym with Olympic bumper plates, rack, rings, kettle bells, and concept two rower. Relax in our whirlpool tub or sauna. Spend the mornings and evenings on our 2600 square feet of decking sipping coffee or having a drink over our fire pit while watching and listening to the sounds of the water rushing by. Eldora ski resort is a very easy 15 min away. A best kept secret with great runs, short lift lines and an awesome Nordic ski area with over 40 km of groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails!

Nearby: You’ll love the fact that you’re 10 minutes from the mountain town of Nederland, where you can reconnect with civilization at multiple restaurants, coffee shops, and quaint shops.

Only 10-20 minutes to Casinos, Alpine lakes and meadows, World Class Hiking trails, 100s of miles of biking, Wonderful Mountain Restaurants, Ghost mining towns, Skiing, Snow Boarding, Snow Shoeing.

More Details

Gavin Tullos
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Gavin Tullos

Our family of 6 including our German Wire Haired Pointer - love being active; working out, hiking, camping, mountain biking, fishing, 4 wd trips, skiing, snow boarding, snow shoeing, if its active and we probably like to do it.

Gavin Tullos purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Gavin Tullos chose Front Range Colorado

We spent several years vacationing in the Colorado Mountains. Then a few years saying how cool would it be to have our own place, Then a couple of more finding 'It'. We wanted to be secluded not remote, have running water, be with in a hour and half of a major airport, not too far from city conveniences but not to close either. We wanted to have hiking, fishing, and relaxation all in the same spot. We wanted our place to be 'rustic luxury'. We love our home and we love the great reviews and e-mails we get from others who have shared our place.

What makes this lodge unique

On the water, not close, not near, it is ON the South Boulder Creek. There is a 'Trout Ranch' about a mile up stream that stocks - all those beautiful trout come down to our place. 'Cabin' that is secluded with all the luxuries of a 5 star hotel. Direct TV, Blue Ray DVD, Surround Sound, Hot Tub, Sauna, Full gym on 2.5 acres of Blue Spruce and Aspen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks to you all for opening your beautiful home to us for our vacation. We had a wonderful time with all of the fall colors and even had a dusting of snow one morning. Everything was cozy and welcoming...the wine was the perfect compliment to our dinners. Thank you again. Due to icing on the roads late Friday, we had to leave early but we plan to return in the future for another memorable time.
Sep 2012
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Black Hawk Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Gym
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Walk in Shower, Whirlpool Tub Tiled throughout
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Tempur-pedic Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Extra Long (can make King)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
  • Fireplace in Master, Decks off two Bedrooms New Beds
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Your well behaved and house trained dog is welcome with pre-approval, signature of pet addendum and one time additional 100.00 cleaning fee. Sorry no cats, owner allergies. There is a caretaker on the property who will respect privacy, but assist upon request.


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Beat The Heat on the South Boulder at over 8000 ft
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 40 reviews

Charming cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was charming. It was a great base for our skiing at Eldora. Great master bath with nice shower and whirlpool tub. Comfortable living room with fireplace and large screen TV. Good kitchen equipped appropriately to cook our meals. We found the high top dining table a little tall for us, but this was minor.

When we had an iisue, Gavin responded appropriately. We were very happy with our rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A comfortable cabin with a great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time catching fish in the creek, hiking in the mountains and relaxing in the evenings on the deck. Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midlothian, VA

Convenient Tranquility with Excellent Trout Fishing

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has it all, peaceful solitude, yet convenient to Nederland, and Boulder. This is our second visit to the Diamond T, and it was fantastic. Many trout were caught, with 3 of them being in the 5-7 lb range. There were 6 of us this time, and the accommodations did not disappoint. We hardly new the care takers were there, and they were wonderful, and helpful to talk with. This is an awesome place if you want to "disappear" for a while, or, if you want a peaceful place to come home to from easy day trips (which is what we tend to do). The Diamond T has become one of our favorite places to stay. It truly feels like coming to a home.

Thank you Gavin!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poulsbo, WA

Wonderful experience in quiet remote location

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent stay. The location is remote although very accessible to Nederland , within 25 minutes to Boulder, and 45 minutes to Denver. The decoration is rustic but very nicely done up. The hot tub and deck facing river were perfect for relaxing. It was clean and very comfortable. I would surely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not what claimed to be

  • 1 of 5

We arrived and loved the house, besides having to unload the dishwasher and shovel the snow off the decks ourselves, the house was clean. We also had to search the house to even set up the advertised 3rd bedroom with sheets and a blanket. After notifying him we would need all 3 bedrooms for the weekend I expected that to be done. We had our wedding weekend dinner party at the house, and ended up having 3 people more than expected. Due to the fact there was no cell service there, we didn't get the email from the owner until the next morning at our wedding. After reading his insane emails with completely exaggerated accusations, we called him. He told us we broke his trust, we had bad morals, and deceived him, and trashed his house. He said his caretaker which lives right next to the house above the garage, and can easily peer into the windows, video taped even ..... which I found to be extremely disturbing that this person was watching and video taping without our permission and was a COMPLETE invasion of privacy. We were told to get our things and to leave immediately or the sheriff would he called. Yes, we should have told him when we found out we were going to have 3 extra people, as he has reasons for the limit, but the way this was handled was off the wall. I assured him nothing was damaged and that we were sorry for not letting him know of the extra people, so we left the house in perfect condition and drove to a hotel on our wedding night, though a blizzard. Our deposit was refunded because "as I stated, nothing was damaged". But, we were treated like we were punk kids out to throw a kegger and destroy his home. Which is furthest from the truth. Before booking, I urge you to request to look at the rental agreement he sends you AFTER YOU PAY. As I didn't see it (and was not even told it existed) at all until we were being yelled at and accused of having bad morals. I think this was his intention. Also, the advertised gym and sauna are in a garage that smells of gasoline and is trashed with oil and tools and misc junk. So not exactly what he makes it sound to be. We would also have liked to previously(it is not stated in the write up of the place) know about the caretaker on site that will watch you throughout your stay, which is disclosed in the rental agreement you get again, AFTER you pay. Overall, a terrible experience for us, as he is not upfront about the true details of the property, did not make any attempt to call me or verify I had seen the r

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Diamond T, our home, has over 30 5 star ratings and multiple comments about the owner being easy to work with, which stands on its own. Unfortunately there are those who attempt to take advantage of a good situation and then lash out when they're held accountable for their actions. I agree with one comment -- it was a terrible experience, for the owners as well. To reassure our future guests, you can't book and pay without receiving a copy of the lease; the lease clearly states the policies and procedures, to include the fact that the house is not designed for large parties, the number of vehicles permitted, etc. This party originally booked for a party of four -- turned out to be 6 vehicles and 10+ people, who of course had a party which drew unwanted and unneeded attention. No one video tapes or watches the guests. We asked our caretaker and cleaning crew to videotape the interior of the home after the guests left to record the mess and assess any damage. The guest comments conveniently leave out multiple rounds of communication, to include their request for early check in (granted), and their request for hot tub maintenance to be accomplished before 6:30pm so they could have "dinner and privacy" which in reality was so they could host a large party. Again, there are those who will try and take advantage of others and than act outraged when action is taken to hold them accountable.
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Perfect cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cabin 3 times and will many more. It is very well equipped. We never have not had something that we needed. The kitchen is very well stocked. The cabin sits right next to the South Boulder Creek. It is tucked away and is very quiet. It is very comfortable with lots of nice upgrades. Gavin is so easy to work with. We love this cabin!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Peak to Peak HWY and State HWY 72
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Mountains, S Boulder Creek, Views, Fly Fishing, Trout Fishing, Hiking, Mt Biking, Snow Skiing, Snow Boarding, Road Biking, ATV, Hunting, festivals, Panning for Gold, Close to unique shops & cafes, only 35 minutes to Golden or Boulder, Golden Gate State Park, Indian Peaks, Caribou Open Spaces, Black Hawk Casinos, National Forest, Public Land, Wildlife. Property abuts historic Union Pacific rail line (active).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Rates quoted are for 2 persons, add $25 pp per night, maximum of 4 persons per night, no smoking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.