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The Golden Guest House—main floor

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

This home is a recent total remodel. I purchased this home from Frank and Verma Werber, the original owners, who built it themselves in 1952. They could have sold it to a developer since it sits on a commercial lot— but they sold it to me with the promise that I would restore it.

The house still has a mid-century, informal look, but it’s now open throughout the kitchen and living areas, making it easy to gather in the center, with views of the mesas and surrounding mountains in every direction.

The unit is well supplied with shampoo, conditioner, soap, sunscreen, bug spray, tissues, paper towels, towels and washcloths, hair dryer, and curling iron.

You will find breakfast basics have been purchased for you, but you will also find the kitchen stocked with pastas, grains, canned items, and other contributions from previous guests.

The full kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans, sharp knives, hand blender, bottle opener, waffle iron, roasting pan, crockpot, lots of spices, baking trays, and a growler to carry to Golden City Brewery for a refill.

This is the perfect home base for walking the brewery circuit. Clear Creek also hosts a kayak park and an endless parade of inner tubers throughout the summer. Tennis courts, city parks, and baseball fields are all a 2 minute walk. Hiking/biking trails that run in front of the house will take you for miles onto the mesas and surrounding mountains. You will find a binder in the kitchen with more info.


This is the upper floor of a 4 bedroom house. It is divided from the downstairs. There may be guests downstairs or owner/daughter duo.

There is only a shower in this bathroom--no tub.

A portable evaporative cooler and portable fans will take the edge off on hot days--there is no A/C. The house can be cooled efficiently by keeping windows open overnight and shutting them by 10:00 am.

More Details

Laura Herb
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Laura Herb

I moved to Golden from central California in 1998 and I hope to continue doing what I'm doing for the rest of my life. Running this home, developing this property, and looking for new inspiring creative projects. I am an artist, an interior designer, and a serious appreciator of this adorable town.

Laura Herb purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

This home is in the perfect location. Whether you're tubing down the creek or heading out for dinner--no car necessary.


Golden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Golden Guest House—main floor
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Golden Colorado

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic!! We had 7 adults and there was plenty of room. Laura was a excellent host allowing us to take over her home and provide insight to local attractions . The interior of the house is beautiful and has everything you could want or need. Walking distance to everything in down Golden.The view from the front porch of a mountain ridge is beautiful and there is plenty of room in the back yard to lounge and relax with the family or friends at the picnic table or around the fire pit. We had a great time and I highly recommend Laura and this property for your next stay in Golden. I know that the next time we are in that area we are going to try to stay there again. Thank you Laura, we had a fantastic stay!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location! Charming home.

  • 5 of 5

What a well-designed, charming home, with every detail complete! Beds were cozy with plenty of extra blankets and pillows. Everything was super clean and organized. We had plenty of room for 7 and everything we needed was provided. We loved seating options inside and out, in both front and back yards. This home is right next to everything- brewery, coffee shop, farmer’s market, river- everything. Golden is just golden ❤️. We can’t wait to return! Thank you, Laura!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, charming house. The owner is very nice.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Golden for a few days to visit family and hike. This house is perfectly located in the center of town walkable to parks and restaurants. The decor is charming, beds comfortable, and the owner is attentive and very nice. The price is an excellent deal for what you get. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location and Unique

  • 4 of 5

Very Charming inside, has some interesting features. See more potential coming. Location is ideal, between main town and Colorado School of Mines. Love the scenery outside the windows.

Gave it a 4 star, since it only had 1full bathroom. With a family of 5 (last 1 starting CSM this Fall), made things a little tense sometimes. Wish it has some curtains, but then I can see why u wouldn't in some windows.

The host was awesome, was always readying to assist in anyway. Have to say her 1 year old cat, Cuttie, was very charming as well. Thank you Laura!

Hope to come back this October, and stay in the 1 room in the basement. Which is fully equiped.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and updates!

  • 5 of 5

I truly loved staying in Laura's home. She had all the essentials waiting for me and they were more than I even needed. She was timely and helpful. The home was absolutely adorable! I spent most of my trip bragging to friends about how cool my VRBO home looked. I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house & location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect location for my family's trip to Golden! It is Beautifuly decorated and offers amazing views of the mountains. We walked to the river and through town every morning. The wonderful owner is so helpful! We will definitely rent this lovely home again on our next trip to Golden.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ❤️ Sweet family
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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