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Listen to the roar of Chicago Creek directly in front of the cabin

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Arapaho Cliffs log cabin on Chicago Creek is nestled in a canyon with no other homes in sight yet is just 2.5 miles south of Idaho Springs, Colorado on the scenic byway to Mt. Evans and Wilderness Area. Fish for trout from the private bridge or on the banks with over 1,000' of creek frontage. Arapaho National Forest trails accessible from the back yard. Enjoy sightseeing and fine dining in historic Idaho Springs. Tour a real gold mine. Relax in the famous hot springs resort. Cabin has modern kitchen and baths and tastefully furnished in rustic western style. Quality bedding, kitchen items, etc. 1 King Bed, 1 Queen, 2 double beds and 1 pull-out double couch.

Ready to enjoy your Colorado mountain experience? Make a fire in the wood stove, read a book on the covered porch listening to the creek, or enjoy a BBQ on the deck with family and friends. 45 minutes to downtown Denver. Beat the ski traffic - 7 ski resorts from 30 min to 1 hour away.

Please read the comments from our guests travelling from all over the United States and the world. We provide a quality lodging experience and a good value.

Note to Denver-area guests: Spend a relaxing night or weekend away from the city, celebrate a special occasion, or entertain out-of-town family and friends.



Keywords: Log Cabin, Waterfront lodging, Ski Cabin, Idaho Springs Cabin, Mountain Lodging, Near Denver Lodging, Scenic Area Lodging, Near Hot Springs

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old unless children of parent are present...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Both bedrooms and baths as well as kitchen and family room all on main level. Parking area is 2 steps up to main level....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Loft: 2 double

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    folding crib in closet...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There is pretty good trout (8" - 12") fishing in the creek in front

Entertainment

  • Books:

    mostly western history, Native American, mountain activities ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    selection of board games ...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with boxes in living room and master bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3 TVs (2 are flat screen)...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central gas heating with thermostat....moreless

  • Internet:

    satellite service is often unreliable and slow. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    3-4 cars can fit in the gravel parking area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    huge area in front along the road...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone number will be provided at booking. There is an answering machine too....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    If the WiFi is not working, try rebooting or plug a laptop directly into the modem with the network cable provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    plenty of firewood should be available. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 mountain bikes for guest use located in the old shed. Can't guarantee they will be in working order. Bring your own helmut. The key for the padlock is on the house key ring. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Plenty of deck chairs and a table...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    no provided but popular kayak launch site in the town park. They rent in town. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    If the propane is empty try the spare or exchange a tank in town and I will reimburse you. Please clean grill after use. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    not provided but I know of some awesome backcounty trails nearby for XC skiing and snowshoeing. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    in town park...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The town has a new public rec center with pool, hot tub, sauna, weights, cardio, basketball. ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    The Indian Hot Springs in town is for the purist....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall colors
Sep 6 - Oct 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$145 $170
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

holiday
Nov 24 - Nov 27, 2016
2 night min stay
$170

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Holiday 2016
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$185

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

snow sports
Jan 2 - Apr 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$140 $165
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

whitewater 2017
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Independence 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$190

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

wildflower 2017
Jul 5 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$165 $190
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

fall colors 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

holiday 2017
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$190

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$130 $155
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.9%

Notes:

Weekend rates apply to Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving.

Full refund less $25 fee if cancelled within 60 days. Between 0 and 60 days of arrival, traveler will get a refund if owner can rebook the dates.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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Location

59 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tommyknockers Brew Pub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-70
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tommyknockers Brew Pub
26 Miles
Nearest Ski
Loveland Ski Resort
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We hope that you have a wonderful stay at our log cabin. We lived in Colorado for more than 20 years and after a careful search, purchased this cabin for our family’s use during frequent trips to Colorado and enjoy sharing it with our guests. Thank-you for being our guest and we hope you will return.

Why the Owner Chose Idaho Springs, CO, USA:
We love the setting of our cabin, nestled in a canyon, with a roaring creek, surrounded by National Forest, and without another home in sight. We also like the convenient location near the lively and vibrant City of Denver, with every available cultural activity and amenity; the quaint and historic town of Idaho Springs; and all the splendid sights and activities in the Rocky Mountains.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The sights and sounds of the creek are truly magical. On a more practical note, the cabin is extremely easy to find and easy to get to anytime of year on paved roads that are snow-plowed regularly. Winter access is about as good as it gets for the mountains in Colorado.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Listen to the roar of Chicago Creek directly in front of the cabin

    Listen to the roar of Chicago Creek directly in front of the cabin

  • Master bedroom has king bed, separate bath and satellite TV

    Master bedroom has king bed, separate bath and satellite TV

  • Solid log walls and western funishings to enhance your Colorado experience

    Solid log walls and western funishings to enhance your Colorado experience

  • Relaxing on the front porch.

    Relaxing on the front porch.

  • relax on the creekside patio

    relax on the creekside patio

  • 'From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever' - Chief Joseph 1877

    'From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever' - Chief Joseph 1877

  • Miles of trails behind the cabin.

    Miles of trails behind the cabin.

  • Just 25 all-paved miles to the trailhead of 14,000+ Mt. Bierstadt

    Just 25 all-paved miles to the trailhead of 14,000+ Mt. Bierstadt

  • Tour a local gold mine.

    Tour a local gold mine.

  • Rainbow trout caught from the creek.

    Rainbow trout caught from the creek.

  • 4 miles away.

    4 miles away.

  • Enjoy the canyon views with a cozy fire (firewood provided)

    Enjoy the canyon views with a cozy fire (firewood provided)

  • Loft has 2 double beds (all beds have quality mattresses and bedding)

    Loft has 2 double beds (all beds have quality mattresses and bedding)

  • 2nd bedroom has queen log bed

    2nd bedroom has queen log bed

  • Modern kitchen has everything you need for eating in.

    Modern kitchen has everything you need for eating in.

  • Enjoy the cliff views on the back deck.

    Enjoy the cliff views on the back deck.

  • Over 1,000' of private creek frontage

    Over 1,000' of private creek frontage

  • zip line and rafting outfit  just 2 miles away.

    zip line and rafting outfit just 2 miles away.

  • View from the top of the ridge following the trail behind the cabin.

    View from the top of the ridge following the trail behind the cabin.

  • Learn to pan at the Argo Gold Mill in town.

    Learn to pan at the Argo Gold Mill in town.

  • Good places to eat in town.

    Good places to eat in town.

  • Hot springs pool. They also have cave pools, mud baths, etc.

    Hot springs pool. They also have cave pools, mud baths, etc.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 01, 2016

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    10
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cabin
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/30/2016

(303) 929-0445 (Maryland, USA)

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