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Stream-Side Mountain Cabin on Five Acres

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Last updated: 06/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St. Mary's Glacier cabin description

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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 the usual first aid items are also complemented with icy hot patches and insect repellent.

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

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

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cabin
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Lots of board games and puzzles for the kids to enjoy, or the kid in you! Card table and poker chips and cards for the adults - no need to plug in, no batteries required!...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Sorry - not a party house for students on Spring Break. : (...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Your dog will love it here - ours do!!!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            Double bed is about an inch smaller than queen. ...moreless

          • Loft + Den: 1 queen

            Queen sleeper sofa in TV room...moreless

          • Bedroom 4

            Loft has queen blowup bed and/or twin cots...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) Queen sleigh bed in Master Bedroom, Double Beds (1) Just slightly smaller than a queen, inflatable Frontgate Queen blow up bed for loft, 2 cots for loft; Frontgate raised inflatable single bed with down body pillow also available on request, Pac n Play for infant/toddler available on request....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full size electric stove/oven, built in microwave, coffee maker, coffee grinder, Magic Bullet blender for smoothies, crock pot, copper cookware, Toast-R-Oven, new quiet (!) dishwasher....moreless

          • Dining:

            At one end of great room, with floor to peak ceiling windows, view of fireplace at other end. Dining leafs and card table for larger groups....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Detailed list of Kitchen Amenities on Request - check out our reviews - many raves on our pots/pans/kitchen stuff!!!...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            A new Bosch dishwasher - after 30 years I've finally found a dishwasher that *really* is quiet! : )...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Plus extra coffee thermos so you can brew 2nd pot for the whole clan while enjoying the first one....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Detailed list of spices and other items like olive oil, jams, mustards, etc available on request....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New fridge just installed 12/2012, has auto ice maker....moreless

          • Toaster:

            Extra large toaster oven easily fits frozen pizza....moreless

          • Stove:

            New easy clean glass top stove...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Second floor Great room has vaulted ceiling with floor to ceiling windows, stone mantle, opens to deck with views of stream below and Mt Evans in distance. If feels like you are perched in the trees!...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Open the windows for fresh mountain air - always at least 20 degrees cooler than metro-Denver...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            We have two pull out areas adjacent to the road where you can pull in your trailers....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            High quality linens and down filled mattress covers and down quilts for the bedrooms...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Lots of split firewood provided, piled around a stone hearth and rustic mantle....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Of course, even rough and ready towels to dry off your dog!...moreless

          • Parking:

            Driveway accommodates 3 smaller cars, two larger ones....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Propane freestanding fireplace in TV room...moreless

          • Heating:

            Forced air furnace heat all 3 levels...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Detergent provided...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Total Gym in loft...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • 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, and larger size Toaster-Oven, crock pot; glass top range and oven with microwave overhead; computerized telescope for star watching; Martin guitar; two pairs of field glasses; generator in case of power outage. Hammock and picnic table creekside; Adirondack chairs on small bluff overlooking the North Clearing....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Hundreds of books - nature, biography, memoirs, novels, cook books, decorating, lots of books for kids of all ages....moreless

              • Toys:

                Lots of stuffed animals, included two huge bears. Kid puzzles, drawing book and paper....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Classics & comedies, DVDs and VHS, some movies for kids too....moreless

              • Games:

                Lots of games for all ages, including older toddlers....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                Your cell phone should have great coverage here, both Verizon and AT&T....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                We now have wifi router - bring your laptop!...moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Bath on main floor is deep soaking tub with jets....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Upper deck off great room with creek views, view of Mt. Evans. Comfortable deck chairs, plus chairs you can take down to the creek; picnic table creekside. Deck has gate to keep pets contained....moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Two pairs of snowshoes and hiking poles....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large propane grill, propane provided....moreless

                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    Silver creek is the east border of the property, changing from lusty whitewater next to the house, opening up to calm waters below the house, surrounded by lush vegetation....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    The north acres of our property abut the road on the southern shore of Lake Quivira - private lake stocked with trout - 4 fishing passes included!...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    View of Mt. Evans from floor to ceiling windows in Great Room, and from the loft above and from the deck outside....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Groceries
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hiking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Fishing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Pond
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Photography
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Sledding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Skiing
                   

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                  Location

                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  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...

                  Why the Owner Chose St. Mary's Glacier:
                  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'...

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  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. Open up your senses and feel your spirit soar...


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                  Photos

                  • The cabin through the trees...

                    The cabin through the trees...

                  • Fireplace in the Great Room; Stairway Leading to Loft; floor-ceiling windows.

                    Fireplace in the Great Room; Stairway Leading to Loft; floor-ceiling windows.

                  • Master Bedroom - snuggle to read in bed as you listen to creek outside

                    Master Bedroom - snuggle to read in bed as you listen to creek outside

                  • 2nd Bedroom. Tuck yourself in here at the end of the day...

                    2nd Bedroom. Tuck yourself in here at the end of the day...

                  • Kitchen - ask for our detailed list of Kitchen Amenities

                    Kitchen - ask for our detailed list of Kitchen Amenities

                  • Back Wall of Loft; front has area to set up cots for the kids.  Mt Evans view!

                    Back Wall of Loft; front has area to set up cots for the kids. Mt Evans view!

                  • Sunset as seen from floor to ceiling windows in Great Room, same view from Deck

                    Sunset as seen from floor to ceiling windows in Great Room, same view from Deck

                  • Standing below Silver Lake looking toward the Glacier...

                    Standing below Silver Lake looking toward the Glacier...

                  • Hike the north acres of our property up to Lake Quivera to watch the sunrise.

                    Hike the north acres of our property up to Lake Quivera to watch the sunrise.

                  • View from the Hammock by the Stream

                    View from the Hammock by the Stream

                  • Mt. Eva, on the Continental Divide - taken from road up to cabin

                    Mt. Eva, on the Continental Divide - taken from road up to cabin

                  • TV Room on Main Level - large leather sleeper sofa, comfy chairs, satellite TV

                    TV Room on Main Level - large leather sleeper sofa, comfy chairs, satellite TV

                  • Dining Bay in Great Room - enjoy the fire while lingering over dinner

                    Dining Bay in Great Room - enjoy the fire while lingering over dinner

                  • View from upstairs Bedroom Window - hike north thru the spruce to Lake Quivera

                    View from upstairs Bedroom Window - hike north thru the spruce to Lake Quivera

                  • 2nd Bedroom with its own bath...

                    2nd Bedroom with its own bath...

                  • Stairway to the Loft from Great Room

                    Stairway to the Loft from Great Room

                  • Loft set up for the kids...

                    Loft set up for the kids...

                  • Maya fishing for Brook Trout below our home where the stream widens.

                    Maya fishing for Brook Trout below our home where the stream widens.

                  • The creek whitewater as it flows alongside the house.

                    The creek whitewater as it flows alongside the house.

                  • St. Mary's has a single resident moose - Solo. Pic taken from our deck this Oct.

                    St. Mary's has a single resident moose - Solo. Pic taken from our deck this Oct.

                  • Downtown Idaho Springs - just 15 Minutes Away

                    Downtown Idaho Springs - just 15 Minutes Away

                  • Mountain Goat on Mount Evans - taken this July

                    Mountain Goat on Mount Evans - taken this July

                  • Greys & Torreys Peak seen from Yankee Hill - magnificent views everywhere!

                    Greys & Torreys Peak seen from Yankee Hill - magnificent views everywhere!

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