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Welcome to the Miner Cottage, a restored 1892 miner's cottage located just two blocks from historic downtown Idaho Springs.
The Miner Cottage features all the comforts of home, including electricity, running water and indoor plumbing. In other words, it's been updated, but not too updated.
The living room has two leather couches and a large leather hassock, all perfect for your doggie to stretch out on for a nice nap. Did we mention it's dog friendly? There's also a wood-burning stove to keep you warm and toasty on those cold mountain nights.
The main bedroom is located off the living room and features a queen size bed with pillow-top mattress cover. The second bedroom, located off the kitchen, has a unique bunk bed, with a full size bed on the bottom and a twin bed on top.
Don't feel like sampling the wares at any of Idaho Springs' fine eateries? You're in luck, because the modern updated kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and a full set of pots, pans, dishes and silverware. There's also a brand new gas grill in the backyard.
The bathroom is indoors (none of that corncob nonsense on your vacation!), with a full size washer/dryer, toilet, full bath/shower, soap, towels, hair dryer and assorted toiletries. It's also been updated with a new sink and toilet, and we lowered the floor eight inches back to its original height.
For your entertaining pleasure, the cottage has a 32-inch flat screen TV, cable, WiFi, DVD player, games, books and movies. There's also a fenced back yard with a deck and patio set.
The Miner Cottage is SMOKE-FREE, but also DOG FRIENDLY. Best of all, it's AFFORDABLE, with rates starting at just $105/night, with a $75 cleaning fee and $200 refundable deposit.
Queen size Bed (1) Queen-sized bed in the master bedroom features a pillow-top mattress cover.
Bunk Beds (1) The second bedroom features a bunk bed with a full size bed on the bottom and a twin on top....moreless
Long-term spring/summer/fall stays available on a case-by-case basis; however, nothing longer than one month is available.
Sorry, we don't do long-term winter at all.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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You're right in the heart of Clear Creek County, so you're close to tons of great fun for the entire family. Skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, shopping, history, scenic drives, wildlife viewing, great restaurants, a phenomenal local microbrewery, fishing (ponds and creeks), a glacier, a gold mine, and pretty much the best of everything Colorado has to offer.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We both grew up in the midwest (Ohio and Indiana), but always knew we wanted to live in the mountains. After nine years in Colorado Springs, we moved to Denver, and a few months later bough the Miner Cottage. We're huge dog lovers, and we always had a hard time finding places we could take our dogs on vacation with us. That's why we tried to make our vacation home as dog-friendly as possible, with furniture they can play on and a little yard that's great for them to poop on.
Why the Owner Chose Idaho Springs: We love Colorado, and we love the outdoors, but we all also love the trappings of civilization. You get both at the Miner Cottage: you're right in town, but you're also only a couple minutes away from the Great Outdoors. Being a couple blocks walk from a yummy brewpub is also a huge plus. The chance to bring a 120-year-old house back to life was an interesting challenge as well.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: You can't beat the location. Two-blocks from historic downtown Idaho Springs, and a couple minutes from I-70, means you're close to everything. And it's dog-friendly, which makes every vacation more fun.