* Watch the sunrise over the Rocky Mountains
* Reconnect with nature and simplicity
* Free Parking including 1 garage space
* Surrounding areas filled with hiking, biking, 4x4 trails, and endless sightseeing
* Half a mile from Crescent Meadows Trailhead
* 11 miles to Idaho Springs
* 19 Miles to Georgetown
* 2,440 Sq ft
* Washer and Dryer
Our home offers a romantic and peaceful mountain retreat less than an hour from Denver, 30 minutes from the quaint mountain town of Georgetown, and less than 45 minutes to skiing/boarding. The cabin is ideal for anniversaries and honeymooners, hikers, mountain bikers, rock-climbers, writers, musicians, artists, or anyone looking for a few days of isolation in the mountains.
There’s plenty of outdoor space on the private deck to enjoy your evening meals under the orange and blue Colorado sunsets accompanied by the soothing sounds of the whispering pines. To immerse yourself in nature, trek up to the St. Mary’s glacier trailhead with world-class views of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.
As you enter this rustic paradise, you are instantly welcomed by the open living area, with a wood-burning stove (please note that you’ll be asked to sign a waiver before booking the property), a large dining table, and a fully equipped kitchen with a walk-in pantry.
On the upper/3rd level you’ll find the primary bedroom with a queen-size bed, a full ensuite bathroom with washer/dryer, as well as the other 2 bedrooms (each with a queen bed) and the 2nd full bathroom.
The lower level will provide access to the heated 1-car garage, the third full bathroom, and a secondary living area that comes equipped with a twin bunk bed and full-size futon for the times when an extra bit of space is needed.
The home has radiant-heated floors, and typically, the evenings in the Colorado mountains are cool and peaceful, so feel free to open the windows to fill the home with a fresh summer breeze filled with pure mountain air.
Prepare to sit back and relax on the deck while sipping a cup of tea, with dozens of birds cooing around you in the tree branches around this incredibly romantic, inspiring, and unique property.
* Living room with Smart TV and Wood-burning Fireplace
* Dining room
* Half bathroom
Upper Level / 2nd Floor
* Primary bedroom - Queen Bed with Ensuite Primary Bath
* Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed
* Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed
* Laundry room
Lower Level / Basement
* Secondary living area - Twin bunk bed, full-size futon + TV
* Full bathroom 3
* 1-car garage
Our home is located in a peaceful area, with few neighbors! Enjoy skiing in the winter and water rafting during the summer months, or visit Red Rock Amphitheater for yoga classes, rock climbing, or summer concerts under the stars.
You’ll experience Idaho Springs' historic charm with the many historic buildings in downtown Idaho Springs. There are plenty of quality restaurants in Idaho Springs, including the popular Tommyknocker Brewery and Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza. All are affordable, as are area lodging and unique shopping. MTN Prime is another great eatery and is located next to The Guilded Fox. In this treasured store on Miner Street, you can find a variety of mountain goods and decor, as well as 3D layered mandalas handmade by the owner to ensure a unique fit for anyone. In town is the Argo Gold Mine and Mill, where you can see what a working mill looked like and try your hand at gold panning. And not far from town is the Phoenix Gold Mine, a working mine, where you can learn about modern and historical mining techniques and do a little gold panning yourself.
After a long day of playing tourist, enjoy the hot mineral waters of the springs for which the town is named, or simply visit the geothermal springs and caves for a fitting end to your day. Mount Evans is adjacent to Idaho Springs to the south. The road to the peak is a 14-mile ascent on the highest paved road in North America, rising to 14,200 feet above sea level. Keep on the lookout, as mountain goats often graze alongside the highway. The summit sits atop the Mount Evans Scenic and Historic Byway. The home is only a mile from St. Mary’s glacier, plus other local attractions and activities are in the surrounding towns, including skiing/boarding at Loveland Ski Resort.
There are plenty of exciting Summertime activities around, but a fan favorite for things to do in Idaho Springs in the summer has to be rafting. Clear Creek has some of the best rafting in the state, and Idaho Springs is home to it all. There are several great options for rafting companies to go with, and this is an activity that can be family-friendly or extreme!
Wintertime in Colorado brings many opportunities for play and adventure, as well as seasonal hazards that require consideration. AWD or 4WD capable vehicles are required from November - April for all guests. Please plan your travel accordingly.