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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.

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10.00 per night, per additional guest.

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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 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 Idaho Springs

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 4.897638 based on 127 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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Great cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the Cain was great! The creek was beautiful to look at. Having fires inside and outside of the cabin was nice too. The cabin had everything that we needed. We're definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you again for sharing your amazing home with us! Hearing the river daily was so peaceful and relaxing. The stove inside was like my great grandpa's. This place brought back so many memories and smiles! Now we have our own awesome memories. Great story telling for generations!! We were so close to the store, which was convenient. Thank you:)

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful inside and out as well as very spacious. The master room is great size and has a great view to the side of the property. Personally, my favorite spot in the house to spend time was in the living room with the fire going since it was snowing outside. Also, the cabin is very well supplied with everything one can need. We spent a weekend in the cabin while on our way to Iceland and absolutely loved it. The trails starting behind the house where fabulous and great pass times. All five of us personally loved the place and would love to visit again! Personally recommend this log cabin to any one interested in staying in the mountains in a cozy house!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chilled out

  • 5 of 5

I enjoy staying here. Get away from work, slow down and not answer the phone.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is just what we were looking for! You can hear the sound of the creek while sitting on the front porch. The location is very convenient since it's less than three miles from town. The town is very historic and had great restaurants. Echo Lake Park is eleven miles down the road and is definitely worth the drive! The rustic furniture and attention to detail inside the cabin was great!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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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 $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.9%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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