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"My husband and I took a little escape and stayed for 3 nights at a time (Halloween) when snow was questionable. A few days before our arrival however, snow blanketed the top of the mountain where Saudade rests. We left Denver at a balmy 70 degrees, and the temps dropped as we approached Idaho Springs. Driving the small 8 mile paved road up the mountain, little snow flurries started hitting the car and snow was blanketing the ground. CJ's directions are great, although we did not see any Big Horn Sheep, which was disappointing! We finally pulled into the snowy driveway with big grins on our faces.
After unloading our bags and groceries from the car (buy ahead of time - good advice!), we immediately pulled on our snow pants & wandered the property. Sitting by the stream in front of the cabin was perfect - (https://www.instagram.com/lizcoblaz/ if you want to see my video/pics!).
We settled in & started a fire as it got dark, watching the birds, hoping for critters to appear, other than the mean squirrel on the deck.
The next day we wandered around Lake Quivera, the private fishing lake close by, and also hiked up to St. Mary's Glacier. All very beautiful and breathtaking (literally!). We finally got back in the car on the 3rd day and drove into Georgetown, visiting the Hotel de Paris Museum (great tour!!), and wandering around the shops.
On our final night we caught a glimpse of the red fox that had been leaving its tracks around the property. That was great, but by the time we threw out some fox food (a cabin bonus!), it ran away & then we were only visited by a raccoon.
There is so much to do and see, while staying at this cabin, as well as big comfy chairs that allow you to sit and do nothing in your stretchy pants. CJ and John have thought of every amenity to make for the best getaway possible. I highly recommend others to go, but not too many, because we want to stay again as well!
Thank you again, CJ & John, for opening your cabin to us & being so very accommodating and inviting. It was perfect."
Guest: Elizabeth L.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 15, 2015
"This cabin was a little slice of heaven. Our family of three (including 9 yr old child) stayed for 5 nights and though we hiked and explored every day, we would have been just as happy (maybe happier) staying at the cabin all day. The views are spectacular! The cabin was very well appointed with cooking utensils & spices. The hummingbirds are AWESOME! We loved feeling them whiz by our head when we were outside or watching them from comfy chairs inside. The little chipmunk family and bunnies were also fun to watch. It felt like such a special and authentic experience from within the huge stacks of logs or sitting on the porch taking in the glorious views. The ping pong table, games, instruments and art supplies were a fun bonus. It seemed every nook and cranny was stuffed with entertainment. I almost wanted it to rain so we could stay inside in front of the fire. We will most definitely be back and will forward this place to friends and family. We feel so appreciative to have found this hideaway and so blessed that the owners share this place!"
Guest: Christina W.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 27, 2015
"This is our third autumn of staying in this home. As always the house was immaculate when we arrived. Irene was as helpful and as considerate as ever while we booked. Due to family commitments...weddings before and after our visit, we could not stay as long as usual. We expect to make up for that in future stays. We already are discussing our next visit. We have been coming to Estes for the Park, hiking and wildlife, for11 years and are so grateful we discovered this home. Every morning without leaving the property, we saw lots of deer, other mornings we had elk in the yard, as well as a very low key bobcat that just sat and looked around until it slowly walked away. The birding in the neighborhood is terrific. Because we were here during the terrible 2013 flood, I can attest how safe, dry, cozy, stable, and tight this home is. We'll be back."
Guest: scott m.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 21, 2015