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Escape the Heat This Summer: Secluded Home 20 Mins to Breckenridge

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Front of house facing Hoosier Pass with wrap around deck


Last updated: 07/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

NOTE: house has been put up for sale.

Looking to relax and get away from it all? Enjoy the comfort and conveniences of home in this quiet mountain home. It's remote, yet only a short drive to Breckenridge. Depending on the season enjoy being active outdoors with hiking, mountain biking, four-wheeling or skiing, snowshoeing and sledding. Or sit by the kiva fireplace on the deck studying the stars or by the wood stove inside with a glass of wine and a good book.

Just south of Breckenridge is the town of Alma, on State Highway 9 between Breckenridge and Fairplay (20 minutes to parking lot at Peak 9 in Breckenridge). Located in the Placer Valley area, you will enjoy beautiful views of the entire surrounding valley and 14,000 foot mountains while hiking the neighborhood. Just down the road, the South Platte River features gold medal fly fishing.

A short drive over Hoosier Pass gets you to Breckenridge for exceptional mountain biking, skiing, shopping, golfing, music and dining. Lake Dillon in Frisco offers boating and paved bike trails. Or, you can enjoy cross-country skiing, fishing, biking, snowshoeing, and hiking, without leaving wonderful Placer Valley. Montgomery Lake and wilderness areas are just a mile away, while the quaint mining towns, Fairplay and Alma, are right down the road.

This well-maintained, family-friendly home is located on a one acre lot and was built around 12 years ago. It sits at the bottom of Mount Bross backed by National Forest and bordered by many other splendid mountain peaks. Want to bag a fourteener? The trail head for Mt. Quandry is just over the pass. Mt. Democrat, Lincoln and Bross trailheads are a 6 mile drive. A grocery store, several coffee shops and the South Park rec center are within a 10 minute drive. In addition to the restaurants and shops, for a small fee you can enjoy pools, hot tubs and workout facilities at the Breckenridge and/or South Park rec center (also has free wireless access).

The house is equipped with all the amenities of home - basic DISH satellite TV, DVD and VCR, stereo and i-pod docking station, 5-zone heating, and a crankin' wood stove. There's videos, DVDs and books, as well as games and toys suitable for the entire family.

The fully-equipped kitchen contains a gas range, microwave oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, trash compactor, and washer and dryer. There's a coffee maker and an espresso machine for those of you who need java first thing in the morning. On the deck there's a gas grill, patio furniture (including a hammock), a chiminea to toast marshmallows among tons of stars to gaze at night.

Two bedrooms (both with queen beds) plus an upstairs loft (with full size futon and twin bunks) can sleep up to eight people (6 adults comfortably) and there's plenty of floor space so 2 more can sleep on an aero bed if needed. There are three baths and plenty of closet storage for ski/hiking stuff. Linens, towels and starter toiletries are provided.

Rafting, Hiking or Biking? In the summer its a quick 30 minute drive south down US285 to Buena Vista and some of the best rafting in Colorado on the Arkansas River. You will find bike and hiking trails all over the area. A National Forest Service office is conveniently located in Fairplay.

Keep us in mind for skiing in winter too: No need to sit in traffic on I-70. This house is 20 minutes to Breckenridge at the bottom of Peak 9; an additional 25 minutes will put you in Keystone; Beaver Creek is an hour's drive from Alma. Note: You will need a 4-wheel drive in the winter.

You will be staying in a wonderfully, warm, cozy and secluded private home with every convenience at a fraction of the condominium and hotel prices of resort towns. There is no internet access or a land line at the house - but who needs it when you want to get away from it all.

Please no smokers or pets. Renters 18 years or older please.

Keywords: Fairplay, Placer Valley, Hoosier Pass, Breckenridge, mountain home, ski house, family friendly getaway, summer vacation cabin, mountain setting, mountain getaway, Colorado house in woods, multiple family home, aspens


Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters 21 years and older please....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    I have twin 11-year old boys. Besides the outdoors, there are lots of toys, books, puzzles, craft items, movies and the like. If you think you need more let me know. Odds are I have it!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You can smoke outside, but please not inside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I love dogs, and have one myself, but unfortunately I don't allow others'....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Guest bedroom: 1 queen

    Queen bed with separate outside access...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Suite includes master bath w/double sink & shower...moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    Full sized aero bed available; loft includes full bath...moreless

  • Sleeping arrangements include 2 Queen size Beds, 1 Full-sized futon located in loft, 1 Twin-Sized Bunk Bed - While bottom bunk may be appropriate for an adult, these bunk beds are bettersuited for children or young adults. Full size aero bed also available. Max sleeping capacity is 6 adults (+ two are children)....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Suite Bath: toilet, shower

    Double vanity sinks, toilet and shower attached to master...moreless

  • Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Just off Guest Bedroom on main floor...moreless

  • Loft Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Attached to loft, but private...moreless

  • 2 Full baths, Master suite bath has double vanity and spacious shower

Other Amenities

  • In winter we can provide sleds and snowshoes. If you are looking for something specific please ask. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Various assortment of books and magazines for kids and adults....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Cards, dominoes, chutes and ladders, checkers, chess, pictionary, you name it....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Hook up for I-pod....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    While there is a TV, there is currently no cable or satellite service. You will access to only DVDs and VHS tapes, of which I have many. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    I have twin 10-year-old boys so there are toys to play with; also a zip line (weight limit 100 lbs) and a tire swing ( use at your own risk) sleds also available....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Many Disney and other family-friendly dvds and tapes. Also a collection of popular movies....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of Hoosier Pass from front deck and master bedroom. Amazing stars at night....moreless

  • Rural:

    House is located on a cul-de-sac with only 4 other homes nearby. If you like seclusion and privacy, you've found it....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Dining and living open area. Also nice deck with patio to eat alfresco....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    5-zone heating and wood stove...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillows, and towels. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open living/dining area. Couch and 2 chairs; can seat about 5 people comfortably. TV ( but no service), stereo, DVD, VCR (VHS); lots of CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    There is no landline. Cell phone is recommended but not provided; OK service with Verizon and AT&T. No Internet....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Includes gas stove and oven, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, washer & dryer, toaster, espresso machine, coffee maker, griddle, etc. Plenty of utensils, pots and pans, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Tenants are welcome to use whatever is in the cupboards as long as they replace what is used. Spices, oil, condiments included....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full-size with freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane gas stove and oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Side deck is covered, front deck is open to the stars. Outdoor table, chairs, and umbrella are located on front deck as well as a chimenea. Plenty of seating area. Hammock out back....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    On a half acre of land that backs to Mt. Bross....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Breckenridge is about 16 miles or 20 minutes to Peak 9....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Ski Season
Nov 21 - Dec 18
2 night min stay
Holiday Season
Dec 19 - Jan 4
4 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $190 Nightly

Ski Season
Jan 5 - Apr 10
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,050 $3,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $150 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $100 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $100
  • Taxes Not included


Check in 4 pm; Check out 11 am

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Instructions to lockbox to access keys to the house will be sent via email once payment is made

No pets or smokers

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Last updated: 07/25/2015
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2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
South Park Saloon, Alma's Only Bar
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 285, Highway 9, I-70
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
South Park Saloon
16 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

House is located at the base of Mt. Bross and close to scenic Bristlecone Pine Forest. Access to many fourteeners, great mountain biking and hiking, and world class fly fishing on the S. Platte. Lake Dillon in Summit County is also close for sailing. Buena Vista is less than 30 minutes south for world class rafting on the Arkansas River; easily done in a day trip.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am the second owner of this beautiful mountain home and have had it now for 10 years. I love living in metro Denver, but also appreciate having a place in the mountains to getaway with the kids. We have had wonderful times here with friends and have had many return guests.

Why the Owner Chose Alma:
I lived in the foothills of Denver for 8 years before buying this property. After I had kids, I wanted to be close to everything in Denver, but also wanted to enjoy the mountains. Alma is a cute little town and the locals are wonderfully friendly. We love being so close to Breckenridge and the magnificent 14,000 foot mountains. There's skiing, sledding, snowshoeing as well as lots of summer activities like hiking, biking, fishing, boating (on Lake Dillon) and canoeing. Its also a convenient distance from Denver - about a 2 hour drive - so it appeals to local and out of town visitors alike - and you can avoid the I-70 traffic by taking US285.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The ride to the house is glorious - what a treat to drive over Kenosha pass to the house on US285 and hit South Park. The views are to die for. Once you arrive at the house, its like getting away from it all but with the conveniences of home. It's great to hang out on the deck and read, make s'mores with the kids at night and watch the stars. The South Platte river and Montgomery reservoir make it fun to fish with the kids. Alma is a groovy little town with some good coffee shops and restaurants and there's a few great parks for the kids (including 2 skateboard parks). Breckenridge always has something going on during the weekends.

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  • Front of house facing Hoosier Pass with wrap around deck

    Front of house facing Hoosier Pass with wrap around deck

  • Fully equipped kitchen with all the necessities including washer/dryer

    Fully equipped kitchen with all the necessities including washer/dryer

  • Guest room with separate entrance to backyard (and hammock!)

    Guest room with separate entrance to backyard (and hammock!)

  • Chimenea in action... s'more time!

    Chimenea in action... s'more time!

  • S. Platte river and award-winning fly-fishing just down the road.

    S. Platte river and award-winning fly-fishing just down the road.

  • The pump track at Breckenridge.

    The pump track at Breckenridge.

  • Side view of the house from the driveway.

    Side view of the house from the driveway.

  • Master Bedroom features large windows, sliding doors and 4 piece master bath.

    Master Bedroom features large windows, sliding doors and 4 piece master bath.

  • Comfortable living room/dining room combo with wood stove

    Comfortable living room/dining room combo with wood stove

  • Stealing a bite of the tasty (and large) muffins at the Alma Coffeehouse.

    Stealing a bite of the tasty (and large) muffins at the Alma Coffeehouse.

  • Fall in Alma. Those are aspen trees in front of the house.

    Fall in Alma. Those are aspen trees in front of the house.

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