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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A modern mountain home nestled in scenic Boulder Canyon along Boulder Creek

This is the perfect home away from home for those who want the best of both worlds - a restful getaway in the mountains, yet only a short drive away from downtown Boulder fun. 10-15 min from downtown Boulder; 25-30 min from Eldora ski resort; 5 min from Wedgewood on Boulder Creek.

Open floor plan, newly remodeled throughout and beautifully furnished. Multiple outdoor spaces, an outdoor BBQ, outdoor sofa and chairs, zero gravity chairs for lounging out back with national forest views, and chairs for relaxing by the creek.

Uniquely designed home – two levels, each with its own kitchen, full bath, king sized bed, living area, and outdoor space. Perfect for couples or friends traveling together who want to be near each other but also want their own space.

Comfortable king sized beds with reading lamps and plenty of plug-in’s for electrical devices. Modern furnishings by Room&Board and Crate&Barrel. Two fully equipped kitchens with all new appliances. Two bathrooms, both featuring glass-enclosed showers and heated tile floors.

A beautiful single family home, nestled in scenic Boulder Canyon, with everything you need for a restful getaway.

Keypad on front door to check-in/check-out independently and come and go as you wish.

Some Things to Note:

-There is no cellular service in the canyon; free wifi throughout the house can be used to operate cell phones. There is a land line with free calling throughout the continental U.S. provided for use.

- Given it's on Boulder Canyon and sits close to the road, there is traffic noise (especially during commute hours)

- There is parking in the driveway for two cars; additional parking is available near the bridge.

- Like the vast majority of properties in the foothills, this one doesn't have central A/C. At 6,300+ feet elevation, the temperature at the house is typically 10 degrees cooler than in the city (5,400') and rarely goes beyond the 80's. We do have an A/C wall unit that can be used to cool the great room on the warm days, rarely necessary.

More Details

Joann Nelson
Member since: 2014
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Joann Nelson

Jay and I have a shared passion for the great outdoors, traveling the world, and experiencing new things. We love the active, mountain lifestyle...which is a main reason why we both moved from the Midwest to Colorado after college. Jay is an avid mountain biker and adventure racer (kayak, mountain bike, rappel, trail run, navigation). I'm a distance runner and triathlete. I love running marathons and did my first full distance triathlon at the inaugural Ironman Boulder.

Check out our blog on WordPress...Jay and Joann's Journey.

We live in the house that shares a bridge with this property. We live in the lower level of that house and the upper level is a vacation rental. If you need anything during your stay or would like recommendations, just let us know. Otherwise, we will respect your privacy.

Joann Nelson purchased this house in 2016

Why Joann Nelson chose Boulder

This is the perfect home away from home for those who want the best of both worlds - a restful getaway in the mountains, yet only a short drive away from downtown Boulder fun.

What makes this house unique

Surrounded by mountains, national forest, and beautiful rock formations, this place will deepen you back into yourself and nature.


Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No visitors permitted at the property at any time; registered guests only.
  • Don't flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Separate toilet room
    First Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • water tubing


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(12 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect spot on the edge of Boulder!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is off the charts gorgeous! It is very spacious and comfortable and is perfectly situated on the edge Boulder, surrounded by mountains, a rushing river, and lots of nature. It is close to some great hiking trails and minutes to downtown Boulder so really has it all going on. The hosts are very accommodating and have thought of every detail. I'll be putting this on the top of my list for any return visit to the Boulder area.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as sweet the 2nd time

  • 5 of 5

Very few hosts can compare to Joann, the property is nicely appointed, everything you could possibly need is available. Joann has made a point to ensure she is providing the best possible Home Away experience. The unit is about 6 miles outside of Boulder in the mountains. You get to enjoy being nestled on the side of a mountain with a stream running below, and a nice drive back to Boulder. The property has 2 separate living areas, great for 2 couples. Simply one of best values ever, perfectly executed. If you like organized Zen,

you have found the place. This is truly our Colorado Home Away. Greatness!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic & Picturesque Boulder Home with Your Own Creek!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I visited Boulder in late March and were fortunate to secure this beautiful rental. This modern home had everything that we needed. It was a joy to cook fact there are kitchens on both levels! We enjoyed the wood-burning fireplace nightly and it set a warm and homey tone to our home-away-from home. The owner, Joann, was wonderfully helpful during our stay and bestowed on us tokens of her appreciation...that would earn an extra star if possible! Be sure to hike the (easy) Boulder Canyon Trail and visit the Betasso Preserve (off Sugarloaf Rd.) if you can..they are right down the road towards downtown!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying here. Everything was clean and comfortable. The hosts took care of our every need — including shoveling the snow after a storm. Location is close to Boulder and great hiking.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Contemporary style and comfort in the mountain

  • 5 of 5

Joann was super communicative and the house is warm and inviting. Essentially 2 apartments in one house, we were all very comfortable with everyone enjoying their own privacy while we all got together for together time in front of the wonderful fireplace. Everything you could possibly need is available. We will definitely be coming back and 100% staying here again.

Check out Ned's in Nederland (12 minutes away) for awesome breakfast, lunch and drinks.

We honestly could not have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true gem

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! Beautiful home,well equipped with everything you need. When we arrived the home was spotless. Very comfortable beds! Loved the fireplace, would have loved sitting on the front porch by the creek but with the temps in the teens I passed. My family would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Many downtown Boulder bars
Nearest Golf
9.8 Miles
Flatirons Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
US 36
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Many downtown Boulder restaurants
Nearest Ski
14.5 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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