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Arapaho Cliffs Log Cabin on Chicago Creek

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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

More Details

Randy Skalski
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Randy Skalski

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.

Randy Skalski purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Randy Skalski chose Front Range

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.


Idaho Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loft - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , folding crib in closet
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
There is pretty good trout (8" - 12") fishing in the creek in front


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Arapaho Cliffs Log Cabin on Chicago Creek
average rating of 4.894737 based on 114 reviews
Abilene, TX

Wonderful Stay. Words can't hardly describe it, but if I had to use 1...Majestic!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay! The property owner was super easy to work with. We enjoyed indoor & outdoor fires every night. This place is worth the stay 20 times over! The creek & trails are beautiful. Good eating in town (The Buffalo & Beau Jo's are great, skip El Rancho) snowboarding, scenic drives, so much to list, all close by. We had 4 adults this time, but we will definitely be coming back & bringing our children. Thank you so much for opening up this lovely cabin 4 rental! I highly recommend this spot for any Colorado trips young or old, so much fun, so much to do, so beautiful & so relaxing!! 😊�

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning experience with the sounds of Chicago Creek and the proximity to town. You can't go wrong.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is well appointed and worth the cost.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin and property

  • 5 of 5

First, let me say the pictures on this site do not do this cabin and property justice. The cabin is beautiful inside and very spacious. It is tastefully decorated and is supplied with absolutely everything needed and then some. (Laundry soap, dish soap, paper towels, coffee/tea, shampoo/conditioner....the list goes on and on) The master bedroom and bathroom were the perfect size and our 8 year old LOVED having the huge loft all to herself. The front porch was the perfect spot to sit and watch the water when it rained and the key-less entry was a bonus because there were no keys/card to have to keep up with. My family came up from Denver for dinner and could not say enough about what a gem we had found.

Second, the property. So wonderful! We slept with the bedroom windows open every night to hear the creek. There are several good places to fish from along the creek and while we saw fish in the water, my husband only had a few nibbles. The creek-side patio is perfect and I sat down there every morning to drink my tea and enjoy the creek and wildlife. Unfortunately, there was a fire ban while we were there so no evening fire in the chiminea. Quick drive to Idaho Springs and easy access to the rest of the mountains that I love and miss so much!

Finally, communication with the owner was excellent. He sent reminders, tips and answered questions immediately. Every detail has been considered and we could not have asked for a better place to spend our Colorado vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Rockies Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Arapaho Cliffs Log Cabin in June 2017. It is a great location to make frequent trips to Mt Evans. The mountain goats that frequent the 14,000 ft peak have kids this time of year and they are a delight to watch and photograph. The marmots and pikas are a plus for the nature lover and photographer. This cabin is wonderfully appointed but is close to the restaurants of Idaho Springs if you need them. The owner is great to work with and the cabin is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane and Rinus take amazing wildlife and nature photos at exotic places all over the world. I'm honored that they chose our cabin as their base camp to explore Mt. Evans in two different years.
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It was beautiful inside and out! Had everything we needed and was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely consider booking this same place for future get to-gethers. Perfect spot and so beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin 2 miles from everything you need. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Tommyknockers Brew Pub
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Tommyknockers Brew Pub
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Loveland Ski Resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.