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Welcome to our Next to Nothing, Close to Everything , Rocky Mountain Home in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado!

When we were searching for our dream home in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado,
we were sold, the second we climbed the stairs into the main living area and set eyes on the view. The sweeping vista is framed by the softly swaying green-tipped branches on the trees that give way to the magnificent sight huge granite outcroppings, snow-capped mountains, and bright blue skies as far as the eye can see. We were instantly mesmerized, a feeling our guests report experiencing themselves time and time again. Here you can rest, relax, and breathe deep, knowing all you need in order to enjoy yourself is the key!

Also available, is the unique guesthouse: an open-loft bedroom upstairs povides additional square footage and an overall airiness, mimicking the breathtaking altitude outside. From the walls to the ceiling to the bathroom, everything is custom. This is heaven with a hot tub, and you're invited.

In June 2012 we received the first ever short-term rental permit ever issued in Jefferson County. It was a difficult permit to attain, but we managed it, and we work hard to maintain the necessary requirements to keep the permit in effect. To date, there are still only 2 legal short-term rentals in all of Jefferson County!

The house, which sits on a sprawling 4+acre estate, measures over 2200 square feet. :
• 3 bedrooms, including a master with a king bed and en-suite bath & flat screen TV, guest room with queen bed, Kid's room with full and twin bunk bed plus a sleeping loft with queen bed
• 2 ½ bathrooms
• A fully-equipped kitchen
• Dining room - table for 10, plus 3 barstools at the breakfast bar
• Living room - open to dining and kitchen
• Loft - a separate living space filled with a TV, games, and music options
• Laundry room
• Hot tub
• A breathtaking view of the sun rising and setting over the surrounding mountains!

The main floor features an open-concept design, with the kitchen, dining, and living room areas all connected to allow friends and family to gather and enjoy each other's company. Also on the main floor is the master suite, laundry room, powder room, and a huge deck with dining table, overlooking the mountains.
Part of the home's charm is it's feeling of tranquility and privacy – you can't see any other homes from your perch on the deck, except for those on other mountains, far in the distance – but you're still close enough to town (about 3 miles) to conveniently attend to grocery stores, shopping or dining at one of the nearby restaurants. This unique location allows a blend of solitude and opportunities for socialization, making it perfect for most any family, group, or other fun-filled getaway.

The outdoor area surrounding the physical property is every bit as enthralling as house itself. The house sits on 4+ acres and abuts parkland that totals over 1100 acres of gloriously untamed wilderness. One of our favorite things to do is just sit on the deck and relax. It's easy to forget your cares when you feel the pine-scented wind softly ruffling your hair as the sun lazily drifts through the clear, blue sky. The sights and sounds here are second to none, with critters of all shapes, sizes, and colors coming and going as they please. We have elk, deer, chipmunks, fox, and all kinds of birds. In September 2012 we saw a mama bear and her two cubs crossing the road, coming home downtown from Evergreen. Hot tub aficionados take note: while drinking in your share of the cool mountain air, you may be visited by Fox E. Brown. Our resident friendly fox has kept us company through a few hot tub excursions and beautiful sunsets, grooming himself from his perch on the rocky outcrop that juts out over the tub as we soaked. Don't worry, he never jumps in!

While most people think of mountain destinations like Evergreen as a seasonal experience, there are so many things to do and places to go within a short distance that Colorado Dream Vacation is truly is a year-round destination. Summer time is a great time for fishing, hiking, bike riding, checking out local festivals and mountain parks. Kids have a great time at Dinosaur Ridge, or Heritage Square in Golden! Heritage Square Amusement Park in Golden is about 25 minutes away and has a 220 ft double zip line, go karts, boats, golf, an arcade, and rides including a ferris wheel and tilt-a-whirl, and all kinds of fun things to do! The zoo in Denver is phenomenal too! Right around Evergreen, there's canoeing, paddle boats, and tons of walking/hiking trails in Evergreen and the Lake. In the fall, don't miss the Aspens and the leaves turning to the fire neon gold! Absolutely stunning! There are so many great roads with outstanding scenery to take short trips, up to a full day trip, returning to Colorado Dream Vacation, and the warmth of the hot tub, with the view! Winter, of course, is skiing for the whole family, about an hour away in Breckenridge, A Basin, Keystone or Winter Park. Nearby Echo Mountain caters to snow boarders, and there's always old fashion sledding on the property. Evergreen Lake is so close and there's still so much to enjoy there! Ice fishing, ice skating, hockey, along with of course snow men, and snow fish, and whatever you can imagine making! Spring brings snow melt, which is a great time for white water rafting! Spring is beautiful with the spring flowers, and the smell of newness in the air! Horseback riding is great fun virtually all year long, and indoor swimming is at Wulf Recreation Center in Evergreen.
Don't forget how close we are to downtown Denver too! Professional hockey, football, and baseball are 30-40 minutes away! Red Rocks Ampitheater is about 20 minutes away with a history of world class musicians taking the stage. Don't miss the view of Denver from here, or the museum that in the lower level-it's amazing!
I could go on and on about all the great things there are to see and do in the area, so close to the house and cabin, yet you'll feel a world away, when you get home from the day's activities, slip into the hot tub, with a beverage of your choice, watching the sun go down!
Check out our website, www.coloradodreamvacation.com for a list of our favorite things to do! And be sure to take a look at our reviews!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2207 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING. NO EXCEPTIONS....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    1 or 2 Well behaved HOUSE TRAINED dogs, sorry-no cats...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Master: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Jarrett's: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Guestroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • King Bed in the Master Bedroom, Queen Bed in Guest room, Queen Bed & Twin/Full Bunk in Jarrett's Bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The property is about 7900 feet. Dogs are welcomed if they are house trained, maximum two please with additional pet deposit. There's a Home Book is in with suggestions on activities. Please let us know if you have special needs and we'll try to accommodate you. There is so much to do here, all within an hour's time. Or you can just come prepared to stay and relax all week. You may not want to leave! There's hiking right out the door, dirt bike and ATV tours, biking, skiing, snowboarding, professional sporting events, gambling, casual and fine dining, museums, theaters, spa, spectacular scenic drives, wildlife viewing. Re-connect with family and friends. This is the place to relax and enjoy life! The views are amazing and truly unique. Join our list of thrilled repeat guests!...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (3) 3 in the Main House and 2 in the Guest House....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games:

    (10)...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Amazing Mountain views. Breathtaking! Beautiful! Over 1000 acres to roam!...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Open concept between Kitchen, Dining, and Living. Table will seat 10. Breakfast bar seats 3....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    2 car attached garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All the linens you'll need are provided for you. Sheets are 1000TC, towels are Egyptian cotton!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Central Heat as well....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Just bring the food you want!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Thoughtfully considered. You'll find everything you need!...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Breckenridge is an hour away! Our favorite!...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 48 traveler reviews
The bear loves the spiral staircase up to the master bedroom loft 05/20/2007

VRBO Bear stayed here:


My adventure story experiencing the "Colorado Dream Vacation" still feels like a beautiful dream! I arrived in Evergreen at 9:30 at night in the wilderness dark. It was so fun and exciting to follow the solar powered lights to the magnificent home and cabin on this mountain. It was even more gorgeous than any of the pictures I had seen of this "get into the woods and away from the city" vacation site.

The first sight was the Jacuzzi. It was so warm and cozy. Then I pounced into the amazing cabin and when I looked up, I saw the tin ceilings; and when I looked straight ahead, I saw this huge all natural mountain rock built into the family room. I couldn’t believe it! Then, as I turned to my left, there was this tall spiral wrought iron staircase that let up to the master bedroom. I couldn’t wait to see what was up there, so I climbed as fast as I could, and it was pure Colorado. It had tree trunks for night stands and a big comfy bed and a light with antlers. I felt just at home as any bear would here.

Did I mention the terracotta color slate tiles on the walls in the kitchen, bathroom and on the floor? They were so unique and wonderful, I just loved them. But my favorite was the view out these huge windows at the unforgettable Colorado Dream Cabin. I could see the tops of the trees and the moonlight - and in the morning - the blue sky.

The owner explained to me that there is a honeymoon package available including champagne, strawberries, and massage available for the most romantic getaway. I hope you find this cabin as much of a dream as I did.

Sincerely,
The VRBO Bear

The VRBO Bear
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular
Jul 9 - Sep 2, 2015
5 night min stay
$300
Holiday
Sep 3 - Sep 11, 2015
5 night min stay
$350
Regular
Sep 12 - Nov 20, 2015
5 night min stay
$300
Holiday
Nov 21 - Dec 2, 2015
5 night min stay
$350
Regular
Dec 3 - Dec 18, 2015
5 night min stay
$275
Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2016
5 night min stay
$375
Regular
Jan 6 - Mar 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$250
Holiday
Mar 5 - Apr 10, 2016
5 night min stay
$325
April 11-May 25, 2016
Apr 11 - May 25, 2016
5 night min stay
$300
May 26-June 5, 2016
May 26 - Jun 5, 2016
5 night min stay
$350
June 6-June 28
Jun 6 - Jun 28, 2016
5 night min stay
$300
June 29-July 10, 2015
Jun 29 - Jul 10, 2016
5 night min stay
$350
July 11-Aug 30, 2016
Jul 11 - Aug 30, 2016
5 night min stay
$300
Aug 31- Sept 11, 2016
Aug 31 - Sep 11, 2016
5 night min stay
$350
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • HouseCleaning 3+ beds $150 + tax
  • Pet(Dogs only)Refundable $100
  • HouseCleaning 1-2 Beds $125 + tax
  • Guesthouse Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 4.5%

Notes:

Three total payments: 1) first half of rental, cleaning & tax, due to reserve the property. 2) 2nd half of rental, cleaning and tax, due 30 days prior to arrival. 3) refundable damage deposit, due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Special requests/circumstances will be considered.

**If rental is secured within 30 days of arrival, entire payment is due up front.

House Week-$2100 ///Guesthouse (2-4 people) Available with house for additional charge. $200/nt Guesthouse Week $1300. ////HOLIDAY RATES//// for House and Guesthouse apply for New Years, Spring Break, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. 5 nights Guest House Holiday Rate $225/nt. Please call with questions!

**Check in 4PM Check out 10AM** Exceptions must be approved in advance!

Reservation is complete ONLY when payment AND completed, signed rental agreement is received. Signed rental agreement is required within 24 hours of payment, or reservation will not be confirmed, and any payment will be refunded.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation made after Reservation Confirmation is received by guest directly from Colorado Dream Vacation will be charged 3% of entire rental fee as cancellation fee. Cancellations within 60 days of arrival forfeit 15% of rental fee as cancellation fee. Cancellations within 30 days of arrival date forfeit 90% rental fee as cancellation fee, but damage deposit will be returned if already paid.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver Intl Airport
3.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Within 30 minutes to an hour to snow ski or snowboard in Evergreen or world class resorts, fine dining in Denver, Boulder, DIA, shopping in outlet malls, museums, dinner theaters, professional football, hockey, basketball, baseball, and soccer, world class shopping in Denver, or quaint exclusive shops in downtown Evergreen 10 minutes away. Ice skate on Evergreen Lake in the winter. Watch ice racing in Georgetown. Enjoy the Rodeos in Denver or Evergreen. Hike right from the house! Motorcycle tours, snowmobile tours. One location to please everyone in the group! And what an extraordinary location! You may not want to leave at all!

Other Activities: ice skating, ice fishing, & snowboarding in the winter

Golf: Yes, Evergreen has a golf course, and there are many to choose from in the Denver area!

Ski: Visit Echo Park! Just about 20 minutes away from the house. Ski Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin. Ski Winter Park, or Copper. Take your pick or ski all of the slopes! We're an hour away! Plus, plus, plus! Prices are less expensive! If you don't have a pass, get discounted tickets here in Evergreen before you go to the slope, and then there's no waiting in lift ticket lines! Just go ski! Everyone in the group can enjoy the ski trip this year! There is so much to do from this location! Visit Lodo in downtown Denver. Ice skate on Evergreen Lake! Shop in Denver or Evergreen. Visit local hot spots and hook up with all of your group after skiing. Enjoy your private hot tub after a day of skiing! Enjoy the whole family or all your friends in a laid back beautiful location with awesome views and a beautiful home as well! This is a great location to do it all!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: You'll be able to tell how much we love our home! It's well maintained, and very much loved! We're pretty sure you'll love it too! Though life eventually called for our relocation away from our lofty oasis, we still take great joy in renting out our beautiful home to guests in search of a respite in the mountains, and away from the daily rigors of city living.

Why the Owner Chose Evergreen:
We love Colorado and all it offers. Once we looked out the windows and doors, we were hooked! The view was absolutely breathtaking! We still have the same feeling every time we're there! Here you can rest, relax, and breathe deep!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unique and Private! We love sitting on the deck, listening to the wind blow through the trees, watching to see the next animal, the next cloud or summer storm pass. All furishings were purchased new especially for this property, to enhance the mountain living feeling and provide the best experience for your visit. Did we mention that the views are Amazing!!?!!


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Photos

  • The view from Colorado Dream Vacation!

    The view from Colorado Dream Vacation!

  • Kitchen, with wood beamed ceiling, equipped with virtually everything you need.

    Kitchen, with wood beamed ceiling, equipped with virtually everything you need.

  • Dining, Kitchen and Living all open

    Dining, Kitchen and Living all open

  • Master Bedroom, king size bed, on the main level

    Master Bedroom, king size bed, on the main level

  • Guest room, or Indian room with Queen bed

    Guest room, or Indian room with Queen bed

  • Upstairs Bathroom serves Guest room and Kid's room

    Upstairs Bathroom serves Guest room and Kid's room

  • Hot Tub for the house set among huge rock outcroppings.

    Hot Tub for the house set among huge rock outcroppings.

  • The Cabin at Colorado Dream Vacation

    The Cabin at Colorado Dream Vacation

  • Upstairs at the guesthouse, or Cabin

    Upstairs at the guesthouse, or Cabin

  • Custom bathroom at the Cabin, Slate and Aspen and Copper

    Custom bathroom at the Cabin, Slate and Aspen and Copper

  • This is the view from the Cabin (guesthouse) guesthouse hot tub!

    This is the view from the Cabin (guesthouse) guesthouse hot tub!

  • There's always something uniquely fun to do in Evergreen!

    There's always something uniquely fun to do in Evergreen!

  • The House at Colorado Dream Vacation

    The House at Colorado Dream Vacation

  • Dining with a view, at the House

    Dining with a view, at the House

  • The sun about to set while it's snowing!

    The sun about to set while it's snowing!

  • Master bath with dual hammered copper sinks and custom walk-in shower

    Master bath with dual hammered copper sinks and custom walk-in shower

  • Kid's room with full/twin bunk beds, sleeping loft above.This is a 2 story room.

    Kid's room with full/twin bunk beds, sleeping loft above.This is a 2 story room.

  • Upstairs loft is open to Living/Dining. Perfect place for video games !

    Upstairs loft is open to Living/Dining. Perfect place for video games !

  • Oh, what a view from the Hot Tub at the main House!  Relax & Enjoy!

    Oh, what a view from the Hot Tub at the main House! Relax & Enjoy!

  • The view looking out from the loft bedroom at the guesthouse(cabin).

    The view looking out from the loft bedroom at the guesthouse(cabin).

  • The view from Colorado Dream Vacation.  Never gets old...

    The view from Colorado Dream Vacation. Never gets old...

  • Deck at the guesthouse, or Cabin, on the 38 x 12 ft deck!

    Deck at the guesthouse, or Cabin, on the 38 x 12 ft deck!

  • This is Colorado!- Just a short hike from the house, fun for 2 and 4 legged folk

    This is Colorado!- Just a short hike from the house, fun for 2 and 4 legged folk

  • Historic Downtown Evergreen

    Historic Downtown Evergreen

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