Extraordinary Property in the Heart of Ski Country
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Idaho Springs chateau / country house description
Located on 6 secluded acres among towering pines and perched above the river, this home offers luxury accommodations and maximum privacy. Close to 5 ski areas, historic districts, mines and trains, tubing and hiking, you will never get bored. Extensive decking offers the ultimate outdoor experience. The hot tub is perched above the river and the stars at night are endless. A grille and overhead heater are provided along with outside furniture in the summer. A pond on the other side of the house brings wildlife and serenity along with gorgeous mountain views.
The Main house consists of an open floor plan with soaring windows. There are 3 bedrooms - A King master suite with private bath, jetted tub and shower and doorwall to the hot tub. The loft bedroom has a queen bed, full bath and gorgeous views! The third bedroom also has a queen bed and granite shower bathroom. Laundry, fireplace, entertainment center and Internet are provided.
Attached through the foyer is a darling guest house - perfect for a couple. A king suite up the spiral staircase has its own deck overlooking the river. Main floor has a complete kitchen and living area and deck to the outside. Guest house may be booked separately or with the main house at a discounted rate.
First class furnishings throughout - leather and wood. Everything you will need is right here.
Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the premises due to fire danger and no pets please.
- 3200 sq. ft.
- Chateau / Country House
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Not Suitable For Children
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Robes and slippers provided
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Wood Stove
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Main house rental accommodates 6 people in 3 bedrooms. Guest house, for 2 people, may be rented with the main house at a discount or by itself. Minimum rental period, 4 days. Maximum rental one month. Robes and slippers, maps, postcards, and a complimentary wine basket are provided for your enjoyment. Information on the surrounding area and activities will be available for your use. Four wheel drive vehicles are recommended in the winter. Every season is beautiful at the Riverhouse and there is always lots to do no matter the season. Since we share the woods and private drive with others, we appreciate your consideration of others and your quiet respect for the area....moreless
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Music Library
Pool & Spa
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Water Tubing
- Hunting Big Game
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Rock Climbing
- Medical Services
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A Piece of Heaven!!
A Piece of Heaven!!
My husband and I have rented this spectacular place many times during different seasons. Serenity at this house in the mountains is beyond words. Pictures just don't do it the justice it deserves. The house is beautiful, cozy, inviting, and spacious. Views of the mountains can be seen in all directions. If the surrounding mountains don't take your breath away, the tumbling Fall River will as it soothes your senses while making its way down the mountain right in front of the huge attached decks. I can't say enough about this place so let me fill you in on the seasons we've experienced with each visit. Winter: We rented snomobiles in Winter Park and rode to the Continental Divide. Amazing!!! There are so many ski resorts to choose from and quaint lodges with roaring crackling fires to enjoy your favorite beverage. Spring Break: Many of the resorts are still open and snow is usually still around. But if you want to warm up, drive down to Evergreen or Morrison and have lunch outside on a deck which is usually 70 degree weather! Summer: Go exploring!! Wild flowers abound and if its too warm, drive up Fall River Road until you get to St. Mary's Glacier. Take the beautiful 2 mile hike and discover a crystal clear lake at the top. For the enthusiastic hikers, you can hike up the glacier which is never completely snowless. Or you can find a large rock to sit on and watch the diehard skiers and snowboarders make the most of the little snow you find in the summer mountains while the blue Colorado sky canopies you and admire the endless view. Fall: The colors! Enjoy day trips to numerous towns such as Idaho Springs (minutes away but you can spend the whole day!) or Georgetown, Empire, or cross the Divide travelling through the tunnels that go through the mountains and feel the thrill of traveling back down the mountain to the towns of Silverthorn, Dillion, Frisco, or Breckenridge. We WILL be back. Many many THANKS to the wonderful hosts who are the icing on the whole cake!
- Guest Debi & Steve V.
- Date of stay 08/04/13
- Review Submitted 10/07/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2014
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates quoted are for main house. Add $200/night for guest house which can also be rented separately with 4 night minimum. (2 people only) Weekly $1,000.
Whole house including Guest house (total 8 people) is $475/night. One week at $3200.00. Christmas holidays extra. We reserve the right to change rates at any time without notice. Please contact us for special rates and/or conditions.
$1,000.00 security deposit for Main house; $500.00 for Guest house must be received to confirm reservation. Deposit is refundable up to 45 days prior to reservation. 50% refundable up to 15 days prior to arrival date. No refunds within less than 20 days. Full amount must be paid 15 days before arrival along with cleaning fee of $150. No credit cards are accepted at this time.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee: $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Taxes Not included
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: I grew up in Michigan but always knew I would end up in Colorado. As a child, we returned there every year to see my Father's family - he always missed the mountains and swore we would one day live there again. He died too young but I made it my goal to get back and I did in 1993. I found all my dreams here - the man I would always love (who grew up right here) and the house that we dreamed of having. Now we travel a lot and want to share it with others. It is a very special and peaceful place. We hope you will treat it gently and find the same sense of joy that we have always found when we return home.
Why the Owner Chose Idaho Springs:
It is hard to have a full day of sun when you are nestled in the mountains so we searched long and hard. We found the perfect place with massive windows facing south and nestled between 2 mountain ranges. We also wanted the life and sound of a river and this proved to be the answer to everything. We have lots of wildlife - bear, deer, and even mink.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
It is very secluded with a gorgeous private drive leading back into it. We cannot see another house so we have total privacy and quiet - just the sound of the river on the south side and the peace of the pond (which we like to stock with trout in the spring) on the north side. We can fish right out our door and enjoy our hot tub and a million stars at night. Who needs a T.V. when you have this?
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Winter view of frozen pond and front yard
Fall - summer flowers on back deck over river. Snow brings 3 seasons at once
Twilight on the deck in summer
Dining table in main house - French doors to foyer
Master bath, jetted tub and separate shower
2nd Guest bedroom main house
Guest House Main floor
Guest house bathroom with shower
Front view of house and pond in summer
Driveway in to our home - fall
The old hot tub on the deck above river. We now have a brand new one!
The great room in main house
Breakfast bar in main house
Master Bedroom and doorwall to deck and hot tub
Guest bathroom with large granite shower
King bedroom upstairs guest house - private deck overlooking river
Front yard and pond in summer
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