1864 Victorian: Mtn View, Attractions, Hot Springs and Skiing!
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Black Hawk cottage description
Plan your escape to Central City's lush Colorado mountain setting...You enjoy history of Colorado Gold Rush and numerous outdoor activities, skiing in the winter, water rafting in the summer...
Historic VICTORIAN 1864 COTTAGE is a perfect for COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN vacation. The cottage is located in the Front Range of Rocky Mountains, about 35 miles West of Denver in historic City of Central. The city ( and the cottage) was founded in the beginning of Colorado Gold Rush and are over $150 year old...Immerse yourself in the history of Colorado Gold Rush days..
The cottage is a walking distance to Central City Opera, restaurants, antique shops, museums and casinos. It is located in the middle of the area attractions. There are historic towns around rich in mining and railroad history with antique shopping, historic sites... Visit 'the richest square mile on earth' - Central City! Gamble and dine in over 30 casinos in Black Hawk and Central City. Visit historic Central City Opera House, Hidee Gold Mine, Thomas House Museum (a house frozen in time), Teller House, Historic Museum in Central City. Idaho Springs with its famous hot mineral springs pool and geothermal baths is only 8 mi away. Enjoy white water rafting on Clear Creek just 8 miles away! Ski Eldora only 20-25 min away or Loveland Ski Resort 35 min away.
Fresh-air adventures await you in our beautiful Rocky Mountain region and may inspire you to partake in summer or winter activities including mountain biking, rock climbing, trail hiking or snowshoeing and skiing in the Golden Gate State Park or Roosevelt National Forest. But if a low-key adventure knocks a bit closer to town, then we encourage a visit to our local museum, historic cemeteries, a ride on the Black Hawk/Central City Tramway or just a quiet stroll down our culture-filled streets to take in some of our more notable sites.
The cottage has two private bedrooms, a dining room, a living room and a kitchen. Old wood burning stove, antique furniture and decor will take you back to the beginning of last century. The cottage(it was built in 1895) offers a great mountain/hill and city views. Enjoy crisp mountain air, beautiful views or a glass of wine on the patio.
There are two private bedrooms in the house: Victoriana Bedroom is furnished with cherry wood furniture, and decorated with some antique pieces. Light, immaculate and tastefully decorated Blossom Bedroom consists of an antique rod iron queen size bed, French provincial furniture and antique light fixtures.
We offer a small complementary breakfast basket upon your arrival.
* * * LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:
ELDORA MOUNTAIN RESORT SKI AREA Perfect for downhill and cross-country skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers.
EXPLODING MINE SHAFT Harvey's Casino on Gregory Street in Central City has a special attraction, along with their great entertainment and sports viewing, an exploding mine shaft by the downstairs bar. Sit and sip a drink and don't be startled when the mine shaft explodes just feet away from your bar stool.
Georgetown Loop NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD West of Idaho Springs on I-70, you'll find historic Georgetown (close to Loveland Ski Area). Steam-powered narrow gauge train traverses its way over the restored Devil's Gate High Bridge, looming 95 feet above Clear Creek. There's shopping and dining in Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Silver Plume - wonderful historic towns.
Take 'OH, MY GAWD!' road (Virginia Canyon Road) from Central City down to historic Idaho Springs - the most picturesque road you have seen. Enjoy hot mineral springs pool and geothermal mineral baths at Indian Springs Pool in Idaho Springs.
There are many summer and winter sport and outdoor activities to be enjoyed in and around. These include: cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, sledding, fishing, kayaking, hunting, camping, back packing, four-wheeling, photography and, of course, gold panning. Numerous wildlife abounds throughout the area.
Black Hawk and Central City, 'THE RICHEST SQUARE MILE ON EARTH', have endured many boom and bust periods. Come and enjoy their current boom and have a great time!
Beautiful historic property in the middle of the local attractions, a walking distance to Central City Opera house, museums, restaurants, casinos, close to Golden Gate Canyon State Park, trails, lakes, etc.
- 850 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Stove
- Linens Provided
- Deck / Patio
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Hunting Small Game
- Whitewater Rafting
- Mountain Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Gambling Casinos
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Our Victorian Cottage in Central City is a historic property built before 1864 just a few year after Colorado Gold Rush began in Colorado. It is depicted on old photpgraphs of 1864. We have some copies of the pictures in the house. You can find originals in Denver Public Library. This area is rich in Gold Rush history: old mines, museums, one of the oldest Opera House in the nation, unique old cemetaries, casinos, etc. There are other attractions available in the area: Golden Gate Canyon State park, scenic drives ( try 'Oh, My God!' road), beautiful lakes, horseback riding, railroad loop, whitewater rafting on Clear Creek and much more.. ...moreless
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Victorian Retreat was perfect!Guest comment entered by manager
Victorian Retreat was perfect!
Julia, We had a fantastic time! Everything with your Victorian Retreat was perfect! We didn't encounter any problems and really enjoyed the place - you have quite a terrific property and we look forward to staying again sometime. The friends we brought with us haven't rented from VRBO before and they were tremendously impressed with the entire process and the quality for value. The home was very well stocked and very quiet which made for a very relaxing weekend. Thanks so much!
- Guest B. C.
- Date of stay 01/12/12
- Review Submitted 01/28/12
Old West Flavor With a Feminine Twist
Old West Flavor With a Feminine Twist
I can't rave enough about the helpfulness of the manager, Julia. She is friendly, professional and very accommodating. The cottage is high on a hill overlooking the historic Central City and it brings you back in time to when things were so much simpler. The cottage is immaculate and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable and the living area much nicer than any hotel around. I wish we could have stayed longer. The photos were accurate and the cottage was very inviting and well maintained. I would recommend this for one or two couples.
- Guest JeanE Beanie (Chicago area)
- Date of stay 09/28/11
- Review Submitted 11/20/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Guest comment entered by manager
We enjoyed our stay at the cottage so much! What a sweet, cozy, well appointed little place. The kitchen had anything we could possibly need in the way of small appliances, which was fun. The view from the porch was lovely. We enjoyed breakfast on the pretty patio set in the morning and in the evening it was neat to watch the thunderstorms out over the mountains. Everything looked new and clean. All your little gift baskets and breakfast foods were very much appreciated by us all. If we come out again, we will hope the place is available. Again, thank you for all the thoughtful little touches you provided. It made our stay so pleasant. Thanks
- Guest Joanne
- Date of stay 07/05/10
- Review Submitted 04/10/11
Guest comment entered by manager
Julia, we loved your 2 places, one so different from the other and both a home away from home. Wonderful time. Thanks again for allowing us to stay. The Central City home was very special and I would travel across the country again just to use that bathtub. We had a good time, and thank your husband for the travel advice. We enjoyed the Opera House in Central City - full of history!
- Guest Irene
- Date of stay 09/02/10
- Review Submitted 04/10/11
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 31 - Apr 30, 2014
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$350 - refundable deposit is required
- Pet Fee: $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $350
- Cleaning fee: $95
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT at 60 Miles
- Nearest Train: SILVER PLUME RAILROAD LOOP at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: CENTRAL CITY HIGHWAY at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Dostal Alley Saloon at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: ELDORA SKI RESORT at 22 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Fossil Trace Golf Club, GOLDEN at 22 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Gold Coin Saloon & Millie's at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
About: WHITEWATER RAFTING ON CLEAR CREEK! The picture: our family enjoys whitewater rafting on Clear Creek
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HISTORIC VICTORIAN COTTAGE IS LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE OF LOCAL ATTRACTIONS...
ENJOY BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN VIEW FROM THE PATIO AND THE CHIMES FROM THE BELL TOWER
MASTER BEDROOM IS TASTEFULLY DECORATED WITH ANTIQUE LAMPS, PICTURES..
SECOND BEDROOM IS FURNISHED WITH FRNCH PROVINCIAL AND WROUGHT IRON BED
DINING ROOM - SITTING FOR 6 PERSONS, VICTORIAN STYLE GAS STOVE TO ENJOY THE FIRE
FULLY EQUIPPED UPDATED KITCHEN. COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST BASKET IN THE KITCHEN..
VICTORIAN STYLE STOVE IN THE DINING ROOM FOR MORE AMBIANCE AND COMFORT.
SUMMER FESTIVAL IN CENTRAL CITY, COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAINS
CENTRAL CITY IS FULL OF HISTORY. OLD WILLIAMS STABLES. WALK TO HISTORIC DISTRICT
TAKE A WHITE WATER RAFTING ADVENTURE ON CLEAR CREEK A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY (8 MI)
HISTORIC CENTRAL CITY: STORE FRONTS
Celebrate holidays in Central City, CO founded here over 150 years ago!
LIVING ROOM HAS ACCESS TO THE PORCH WITH A WONDERFUL VIEW
LIVING ROOM IS FURNISHED IN VICTORIAN STYLE. SOME ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE PIECES
MASTER BEDROOM IS BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED; SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL CHANDELIER, ANTIQUE..
SECOND BEDROOM IS ALSO FURNISHED WITH A QUEEN SIZE BED AND BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED
ELEGANT DINING ROOM. HARDWOOD FLOORS.
COZY LIVING ROOM IS FURNISHED WITH SOME ANTIQUE; OLD WOOD STOVE
ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE OR A CUP OF COFFEE ON THE PATIO..
THE HOUSE IS A WALKING DISTANCE FROM CENTRAL CITY OPERA AND HISTORIC DISTRICT
EXPLORE SOME OLD MINES WITH A TOUR GUIDE AND PAN FOR GOLD TOO!
CENTRAL CITY, MAIN STREET; MEET THE OLD MINER SITTING ON THE BENCH HERE...
HOT MINERAL SPRINGS POOL IS ONLY 8 MI AWAY
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