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Stream-Side Mountain Cabin on Five Acres

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview


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Property
cabin
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

Description

Idaho Springs Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft/ Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5) Great for 2 couples/family

Do reviews tell it all? We think so, especially since so many of our guests have stayed at many vacation rentals, and say that ours is THE best! Check them out under 'Reviews'...

Looking for the perfect weekend retreat less than an hour from Denver, but surrounded by the great outdoors? Our stream-side home at St. Mary's Glacier has it all.

Romance? The sound of the creek just yards away fills the home from almost every window; the great room with a vaulted paneled ceiling and windows filling the entire southern wall with a view of the stream below and Mt. Evans in the distance; a fireplace nestled in a stone hearth; and warm touches everywhere - knit throws to wrap up in, soft lighting, natural hickory floors, paneled ceilings in every room, and windows that open up your view to the great outdoors.

Nature? Stroll through our five acres with our guidebooks and identify the flora and fauna, or gather your own kindling for that evening's fire. Our property goes north to the road that borders Lake Quivera - a perfect early morning stroll to catch the sunrise while waiting for your coffee to brew. From our deck (and sometimes, ON our deck) I've seen moose, deer, coyote, fox, bear, beaver, muskrat as well as 48 different species of birds. We keep food in stock for the feeders so you'll have a chance to view them too.

Outdoor adventure? We'll show you the nearby hiking trails; we've got two pairs of snowshoes,, hiking sticks and that extra pair of thick gloves. We'll show you where you can find the scree and timber brought down by an avalanche; where flocks of bluebirds return every March just as the pasque flowers begin to bloom. And challenge you to find the small unmarked gravesite up on Yankee Hill.

A retreat for the mind and heart? We have unusual books on almost every subject - find an old favorite or make a new discovery. We have a computerized telescope - take it down to our 'star field' and navigate your way around the incredible mountain sky far away from city lights and pollution.

And finally, we've tried to think of the things that will make your visit perfect...there's a large propane grill on the upper level deck; the TV is in it's own room on the entry level so the sports fanatics don't intrude on those upstairs contemplating nature. Lots of room for privacy, with the TV room, bedroom and bath on entry level; the great room, 2nd bedroom, 2nd bath, kitchen and dining area on the middle level, and the loft above it all (perfect place for the kids to camp in the evening). We've stocked the kitchen with all the usual things and then some, and our medicine cabinet has the usual first aid items.

We'll have lots of brochures on hand - to help you find the perfect place to go antiquing or dining or where to explore the unique recreation that the local towns provide, as well as a large map of the St. Mary's area. And lots of firewood stockpiled for the evenings. Remember - St. Mary's - it's more than just the glacier!

^Just 15 minutes from Idaho Springs (restaurants, Safeway & liquor store, white water rafting, gold mine tours, antiquing)

^Quick access to skiing Loveland, A Basin & Echo Mountain - no tunnel!!!

^45 minutes from Metro Denver

^20 miles to Georgetown - ride the Georgetown Loop Historic Railroad or visit the HoteldeParis Museum. Or visit the many shops on 6th Street.

^Just 23 miles to Central City - world famous for the performances at its Opera House and Victorian Home Tours long before it became a Front Range gambling mecca

VIEW MORE PHOTOS & DESCRIPTIONS ON OUR WEBSITE - Scroll down for web address listed just below the calendar tab.

Keywords: Front Range Colorado cabin, retreat, chalet, lake and stream, fishing, hiking in National Forest, nearby skiing, mountain views.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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About The Owner

My husband John and I retired in 2009, leaving us more time to spend training our dogs (German Shorthaired Pointers), more time for gardening, and more time to kick back at our home up at St. Mary's. Add three wonderful young grandkids to the mix, and we are busy folks indeed! In our book collection at the mountain house, you'll see what eclectic interests we have...Zen, nature, all things political (well, that's John's interest anyway), writing, memoirs and biographies, interior design and decorating, and cooking (again, that's John's baliwick). John is a sports fanatic and my counterpoint to his TV watching is to gaze for hours out the windows, tuning in to the magical life of the forest and the creatures that inhabit it. And it is now my personal passion to enable you to reconnect with whatever is important to you - a budding photography or writing career, the beauty of nature, the challenge of being physically fit, or reconnecting/connecting with that special person in your life. Join us at Saudade for a renewal of the spirit...

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1998

Why The Owner chose Front Range Colorado

Our busy lives in Boulder cried out for a retreat that we could access within an hour's drive, yet a place where we could truly feel 'away from it all'. Having spent summers with my grandparents on a lake in south Jersey, being close to water was a must. For with water, comes wildlife, and that sense of peace that lets the soul be nurtured by Wallace Stegner's 'all the little live things'...

What makes this cabin unique

Whether you are in the mood for the adventurous two hour hike around the back bowl of St. Mary's Glacier, or a stroll on the acres around the house taking nature photographs, there is something here for every mood. Each June we stock the trout pond just beyond the bedroom window. A year round underground spring bubbles to the surface on the hillside below the house; explore where the beaver dam has eroded and now native grasses are re-established along the stream bed. And on a windy night, the outdoor lights illuminate the Engleman Spruce swaying just beyond the deck, creating the illusion of a ship plowing through ocean waves. Lie in bed at night listening to the sound of rushing water, heard year round until the banks of snow completely cover the stream bed...and then the sound is replaced by the winter winds high in the treetops. Recent wildlife on our property include moose, beaver and pine marten, plus, of course, the foxes. Open up your senses and feel your spirit soar...

Guestbook comments from the owner

As we begin booking for the 2014 Summer season, wanted to post this review from one of this summer's honeymoon couples, taken from our guest book up at the cabin: "We cannot thank you enough for an amazing honeymoon. The cabin felt like the perfect sanctuary, we felt like were were completely secluded from everyone and thoroughly enjoyed all the beautiful surroundings. We loved just sitting outside on the deck and reading books together - it was so peaceful with the sound of the creek. Birdwatchng had to be one of our favorite things, especially watching the hummingbirds. And it was also nice to be so close to Idaho Springs. There were many great restauants we ate at this week. Thank you for extending your home to us! We would love to come back again!"
Jun 2013
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Stream-Side Mountain Cabin on Five Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews
Grand Junction, CO
5

A peaceful oasis on the front range!

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we walked into Suadade our stress melted away. The home was beautifully appointed and filled with homely touches. It was wonderful that we could have our dog with us. She loved just laying in front of the fire. Two Stella jays and several squirrels came to visit each day. The sound of the running stream was so joyful and there were even small fish swimming in it. It was a perfect time in a perfect place.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well furnished haven in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

The owners have thought of everything with this place, stocking it with books, games, firewood, and most the cooking extras you forgot to snag at the grocery store. We found the main living area very comfortable to hang out in after a long day, and the separate first floor living room would be perfect for kids or a second family.

The cabin is just within walking distance to the trails leading up to the snow field, which is especially nice since the trailhead parking is not free. It's a beautiful area, well removed from cities. Recommend stocking up before heading out to the cabin.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Everything we were looking for in a week away- peace, quiet, wildlife, plenty to do or not do. CJ was great to work with- very responsive. I especially appreciated the handwritten welcome note and bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival. Our favorite was watching the birds, squirrels and even raccoons coming up to feed from the bird feeders. The house was well stocked with everything you could need and then some. Came back well rested and relaxed- everything I look for in a vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location...Beautiful property!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect cabin getaway with great amenities including full kitchen accessories, hiking maps/trails and information to local attractions, just to name a few. The cabin was extremely clean and comfortable. The five acres provides a lot of privacy and the views from the deck, both day and night, were breathtaking. Thanks CJ for for the wonderful experience your home provided for our Colorado vacation.

Joel & Carla

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

What a slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Goodness...its been a year since we stayed here. We stayed last October and totally forgot to leave my review. We just drove by the place for old times sake, what a slice of heaven you have. Thanks for sharing your place with us! I can't think of anything you didn't think of that we may have needed and didn't have. We enjoyed our time, I didn't know I was really a bird person till you see them daily and they are waiting for their feed:) oh yes and the squirrels too. We did do some hiking and fishing. What a great thing for you to leave hiking suggestions and WOW, the night stars, AMAZING! We did have 2 nights of clear skies to see them. The last night we stayed we woke up to about 5 inches of snow, beautiful, wish we would have had one more night to just stay in and sit by the fire and watch the snow fall. We did enjoy a fire and absolutely Loved the big chairs by the fireplace to cuddle up in by the fire. We will hopefully be able to rent the place another time. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Tulsa, OK
5

beautiful, tranquil cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two dogs spent 4 wonderful nights here. The cabin is even more impressive in person. It is clean, well equipped and has one of the absolutely most beautiful lots in the area. The cabin is ideally situated on the lot to provide the feeling of being in a treehouse from the upper level and in the forest from the lower level. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and the cabin was well insulated. The views are breathtaking. I am so glad it is also a pet friendly rental. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for peace and solitude in a truly beautiful setting. We will definitely return on our next CO visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Central City Opera House
Beau Jo's
Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub
Georgetown Loop Railroad
AVA Idaho Springs Rafting
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Dinosaur Ridge
Wild Grape
Nearest Point of Interest
Cabin Ruins
Nearest Point of Interest
Access to Yankee Hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Avalanche Scree
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Mary's Glacier

Nearby private lakes stocked with trout - 4 fishing passes included in your rental; private fishing in our creek and trout pond. Snowshoeing, birding, many off road ATV trails, Jeep trails. Ski/board 12 months a year on St. Mary's Glacier, only a 30 minute hike from our home. Shouting distance from National Forest Service land and trails. A photographer's paradise! Climb nearby Fourteeners - Mt. Evans, Mt. Bierstadt, Gray's & Torrey Peaks. White Water Rafting on Clear Creek, Ice Fishing, nearby ski resorts include Loveland, and A-Basin, snowboard at nearby Echo Park. Bring your own musician and be serenaded on the house guitar - a beautiful Martin. Backpacks and 2 pairs of snowshoes provided for hiking - either on the plowed community roads or nearby Forest Service land.

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Rates & Availability

Idaho Springs Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter-Early Spring
Dec 30 2016 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,375
 
 
High Season
May 13 2017 - Oct 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,375
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Idaho Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Jetted tub and shower for Bathroom #1; 2nd bathroom right off second bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double bed is about an inch smaller than queen.
    Loft + Den - 1 queen , Queen sleeper sofa in TV room
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen sleigh bed in Master Bedroom, Double Beds (1) Just slightly smaller than a queen, queen sleeper sofa in TV room
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Wood for fireplace; eclectic library including bird ID books, nature books and field guides; upper deck off of living room is fully enclosed with gate - so your pet can enjoy the outdoors safely enclosed; snowshoes and hiking gear including backpack, water bottles and thermos; kitchen also has coffee grinder, coffee maker, Bullet blender for smoothies, Toaster-Oven, crock pot; glass top range and oven with microwave overhead; two pairs of field glasses; generator in case of power outage. Hammock and picnic table creekside.

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