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1940's Bellie Acres Cottage 3bd/2bth

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,344 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Hear Chicago Creek, 3 bdrm, 2 bth, 1344 sq ft on 1.2 acres, Sleeps 6

Please visit my other VRBO property #274289 located in Fairplay, CO. Those Guest reviews will reflect my pride of ownership, as well as the ease of working with me.

Built in 1948, this 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1,344 sq ft stone cottage boasts country mountain charm with large moss rock fireplace, hardwood floors, and knotty pine paneling in the living room and master bedroom. Originally built by local residents Ray and Helen Buck to be their "country" home, I am the proud the second owner.

Ray and Helen's wooden Bellie Acres sign was found in the attic collecting dust; hanging it on the fireplace retains a bit of their personality in the home. Helen is well known for donating the land for our local animal shelter in Dumont, Charlie's Place, named after her beloved German Sheppard.

Over the past several years I have lovingly remodeled the home while maintaining the original design, character and imperfections ;-) It is still a work in progress, with the fenced side/backyard locked off until landscaping is complete.

The cottage décor is warm and cozy with an eclectic feel of mixing old with new. Most of the light switches have dimmer tabs so you can adjust the lighting to your preference.

As you walk in through the carport entry, you are greeted by the "rock room." Once an exterior porch area, it was enclosed by the Buck's. The old gas wall heater was upgraded to thermostat controlled gas fireplace to complement the forced air furnace and wood burning fireplace.

The kitchen features gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher and walk in pantry/utility room. The kitchen is stocked with just about everything you will need for your vacation with a good selection of pots and pans, dishes, utensils and a small coffee grinder. I encourage Guests to recommend any items currently not provided, that would make their stay more comfortable. We want you to feel at home :-)

The laundry room has front loading, stackable washer and dryer, small iron board and iron. Laundry soap and fabric softener are provided. All bedding, towels, and paper products are provided, as well as travel size amenities in each bathroom.

The master bedroom features the original knotty pine paneling, oak hardwood floors, pocket doors and walk-in closet. It has a tall king size bed you can jump in. The exclusive master bath retains the original in-wall medicine cabinet, cast iron bath tub, tile walls & floors with upgraded toilet and vanity.

The 2nd bedroom has twin sized bunk beds, flat screen television with DVD player and Direct TV receiver. It also includes a children's book and DVD collection. 3rd bedroom has full size bed and walk in closet. The 2nd bathroom is conveniently located between the bedrooms.

Chicago Creek flows year round and is located across the road. You won't be able to see the creek, but you can hear it. There is a small cottage and fenced area directly across the road from the house, this is for occasional Owner's use only. Creek access thru this part of the property is not permitted.

Although there is blocked wood on the property, firewood IS NOT provided. However, I have filled the living room log holder for Guest use and ask that you replace whatever you use, for the next Guests. Firewood bundles are available for sale in town.

With both my VRBO properties, simplicity is the focus. It is my goal to provide Guests a place for relaxation, comfort and quality time together. There are two televisions, in the living room and 2nd bedroom, both have DVD players and Direct TV receivers. Board games and cards are in the living room tv cabinet for your enjoyment. Satellite wi-fi is provided by The internet service is fine for general internet use, but not for gaming or streaming on several devices.

Chicago Creek Road is also known as Highway 103, a scenic highway that loops all the way to Evergreen. Most of the year the road is lightly traveled, in the summer months it is frequently traveled by motorists and bicyclists alike. You'll have front row seats for the famous Triple Bypass bicycle race!

This is a tight canyon so cell service is minimal to non-existent depending on your carrier. A land line is available for local calls and emergencies.

Bellie Acres cottage is located 4.5 miles south of the Historic District of Idaho Springs. The home is close to several area attractions: a 1/4 mile to Mount Evans Trout Farm, a 1/2 mile to Blackstone Rivers Ranch Event Center, 4 1/2 miles to Ava Rafting/Zipline Company and Historic Idaho Springs.

It is also a short drive to the many fun activities in Clear Creek County: Argo Museum, Georgetown Loop Railroad, Nat'l forest, Mt Evans, Echo Lake, gambling in Black Hawk/Central City, skiing, hiking, fishing, camping, OHV trails, rafting, zip lines, Lawson Adventure Park, Indian Hot Springs, and the Phoenix gold mine tour.

Be sure to visit when planning activities for your visit.

I do offer a 10% discount to Military and First Responders upon proof of service/employment. Be sure to mention it in your inquiry or Book It Now so I can adjust the quote....and thank you for your service!!!


More Details

Member since: 2009
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:
June 20, 2018

About Colette

I am a longtime Clear Creek County resident, having moved to the county in 1988. Married and proud mother of two adult children who grew up in Idaho Springs, I absolutely think the mountain lifestyle is the best!! I love the close proximity to the amenities of the Denver Metro area while embracing the more rugged, simplistic, nature loving mountain lifestyle. The cooler climate, sunnier days and four seasons are optimal.

Colette purchased this house in 2012

Why Colette chose Idaho Springs

I absolutely love the uniqueness of the stone exterior, as well as the 1940's era high-end features built into the home. When I purchased this home I was looking for a home that needed fixing up, had 3 bedrooms to house my two teenagers and I, and could comfortably and safely house my recreational sled dog team.

Dog sledding was a major part of my life living here. My 9-dog sled team, comprised of adopted and re-homed Alaskan huskies, and I traversed many miles of snowy trails in Clear Creek County and surrounding counties. We're all semi-retired and enjoying getting old together, with two running the trails in heaven. It is my hope you will enjoy the home as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

The original knotty, pine paneling and large fireplace offer a warm, cozy comfortable place to curl up with a book, watch your favorite movies and shows, play games and relax. It is far enough out of town to feel more secluded, yet only 4.5 miles to Historic Idaho Springs and all it's amenities.


Idaho Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1344 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Although marijuana is legal in Colorado, marijuana and/or other recreational drugs are not permitted on the property.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Incl: sm set of toiletries, towels, facial tissue & tp
    2nd bathroom - toilet , shower , Incl: sm set of toiletries, towels, facial tissue & tp
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , tall bed
    2nd bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , flat screen TV, blue ray player + Direct TV receiver
    3rd bedroom - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful. Great location. Convenient.

  • 5 of 5

It's a beautiful cottage. Loved my stay here. The check in and check out was a breeze and the cottage is in great location too.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay, owner very accommodating

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying there, perfect location. It was close to everything we wanted to do. Definitely would stay again. Thank you for sharing your home with my family.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Cypress, Tx

Beautiful, well stocked for a great family / ski trip . Super nice management !

  • 5 of 5

We booked this for 5 people as it was exactly one hour from the slopes and one hour from the airport for people flying in. House is SUPER well maintained with every possible thing you need. Beds were EXCELLENT ! Hot water, instant ! Heating, excellent.... all the things you want for your guests..... AND added bonus, 5 minutes from Tommyknocker Brewery !!! and 2 Bros Cafe on the main street.... HIGHLY recommend this for ski trips and hiking trips. Hit different mountains every day !!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin was perfect for ski weekend. Close to ski areas and coziness could not be beat.

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely consider renting this property again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Cozy, nicely renovated, fun family time. Convenient for skiing.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for a family ski weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Idaho Springs
Nearest Golf
24 Miles
Evergreen Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Georgetown Loop Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Idaho Springs
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Loveland Ski Area
Car: necessary

Bellie Acres cottage is located within five miles of the Historic District of Idaho Springs, Blackstone Rivers Ranch, and Mt Evans Trout Farm. Echo Lake and Mt Evans are further up the road, as well as Echo Mountain Resort ski & snowboard park.

Clear Creek Recreation Center is in town and features indoor swimming pool, jet tub & running track, fitness classes, fitness equipment, basketball court, etc.

Gambling is in Black Hawk & Central City. Outlet stores in Silverthorne. Year round outdoor activities abound.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
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.