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Spectacular, Log Lodge Nestled in the Foothills, Golden, Co

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Luxurious but rustic describes this 4800 square foot log mountain retreat located in the foothills between Golden & Evergreen in a gorgeous valley of its own, allowing both urban & mountain lifestyles. Only a short drive to Denver for unlimited activities. Views of the Colorado Rockies where many adventurous activities await you. Mountain biking is very popular and Colorado ski country is an easy scenic drive.

Huge deck off living /dining room opens to great front yard where you can watch or enjoy a game of croquet, bocce or a cowboy/girl chipping green. Bring your clubs, there is 24 acres of land to practice your driving or nearby golfing ranges.

The property is an alpaca ranch - so petting zoo near by. This historic area has many museums, mountain parks and open space near by for hiking trails . From the front deck you can view the famous Sleeper House that was used in Woody Allen's movie, 'The Sleeper' You will love the setting for family fun and there are many nearby adventures as well, including Red Rocks Amphitheater, Mother Cabrini Shrine, Buffalo Bills Grave.

There are several great restaurants near by including the Chart House, The Fort and the historic El Rancho.

The Log Home sits on 6 acres & has a stream running through it. It is a real adventure park in itself. Horseback riding is popular in area. The property is a total of 24acres with open space to ride.

Great home for a family reunion at the log home. Have your family events at one of the nearby event venuues: Cristies, The Pines, Mount Vernon Country Club, Boettcher Mansion or several churches nearby.

The property is in the foothills of Golden and is very accessible to I-70 & US-40.

30-45 minutes to Loveland,A Basin,Keystone Ski areas and 1 hour to 1 hour & 15 minutes to Aspen, Vail Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. (LEGALLY A SHORT TERM RENTAL/B&B, APPROVED THROUGH JEFFERSON COUNTY.)

Keywords: Log Lodge-Like Home

More Details

Jeri Mickels
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Jeri Mickels

I enjoy my guests and want to make your stay a very special one. I grew up in Iowa in a small town and now I Live in Golden not far from the property. I was a small town girl and now I am raising alpacas, driving my John Deer and trying to be a country girl. I love the Colorado foothills and love the log home you will be staying in for your special events. I hope to see you soon.

Jeri Mickels purchased this lodge in 2000

Why Jeri Mickels chose Mount Vernon

It is a Bearry Special Place!

Consider saying your vows or renewing your vows at the 1879 Church across from the property and having a gathering at the log home. The log home is just a short distance from many other event venues so it is perfect for the family or friends coming in for graduation, bar/bat mitzvah celebration, weddings or just a fun filled vacation.

Stay at the lodge and hunt dear and elk during season on my 24 acres. Get your bow tags or other permits through Colorado DOW

What makes this lodge unique

The log home is close in and yet in the foothills to the Rocky Mountains. Easy access to everything and not in the hubbub of the city.



Mount Vernon Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , huge master with 2 sinks, jetted tub, shower & toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , sink & toilet on main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd master suite with shower, toilet, sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , washer & dryer in this bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has a trundle with a single that pulls out
    Other (See Description) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Sofa Sleepers in Bsmt (will sleep 3)
  • 4 bedrooms, Queen size Beds (3) 3 bedrooms have a Queen Bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 bedroom has a trundle bed, a single bed with a trundle that pulls out., Queen Sofa/Sleeper and single sofa/sleeper. 2 queen size inflatable mattress. (2 master suites)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Valley property with groomed yard to play games like volley ball or chip some golf balls.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Spectacular, Log Lodge Nestled in the Foothills, Golden, Co
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews


  • 1 of 5

Owner kept $250 of our deposit and tried to pin a lot of broken items on our family. She claimed all these things were broken when we have no idea what she is talking about. When we asked for pictures of the damage she did not respond. Her grandson had a graduation party in the home the weekend before us, and I doubt she checked the house as in depth as she did with our family. As soon as she saw how many kids we had, I could feel that she was going to look for any little thing to blame on us. I know kids can be hard on things, but I know the toilet seat was broken when we got in the house and she claimed we did it. If you do choose to stay in this home... do a very in depth walk through. Make sure you know where every little item was at (and there are a million of them). She will be upset if every little thing is not placed exactly in the spot it was. I am sad to give this review and have never given a poor review in my life. But I feel this is the only way to show how disappointed I was.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear that this renter was not happy but I was not happy with their stay either. I do love to have kids stay as it is a haven for the little ones.and family gatherings.. When Haley signed in she indicated the party was only 8 people and wanted a reduced price for the stay. It was not until I agreed to a lower price that she told me there was going to be 10 kids also instead of only 8 adults. The items that were broken were not exaggerated. In fact I could have added more for the extra cleaning crew and moving of large furniture.
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Centennial CO

Great poverty and restful time...

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I and our wives spent the weekend at the cabin recently and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The place is country elegant, well-equipped and immensely spacious. The area, not far from Golden or Evergreen, is very scenic and is less than an hour from our Denver homes. What a fun weekend. Even with the snowfall, the driveway was kept open. We grilled out both nights and just had a good restful time in the mountains. Thanks Jeri...great place!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed earlier in March during a snow storm. What a large yet cozy home it is. A fantastic kitchen, large great room/family room, large dining room table, and plenty of different little areas to relax, have quiet time or hang out with friends and family. Well laid out with private bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms. Best of all Jeri was very friendly and helpful, plus a bonus of hang out with the Alpacas. You can't go wrong with this place for close to Denver yet in a mountain setting.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Perfect home for our family Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed 5 days during Christmas in this beautiful home. With 9 adults and an infant, there was plenty of space to be together as well as break away for quiet time. The bedrooms were ample (especially the gigantic master!) and there were plenty of bathrooms. The kitchen had all we needed to prepare meals and we could comfortably gather around the table to eat or play games. Some of the musically-inclined in our group delighted in playing the organ and other instruments for our "family jam sessions" around the fireplace. The adorable alpacas watched our comings and goings intently, always bringing a smile to our faces. Jeri was a fabulous host, providing information, accommodating special requests, and even putting up a Christmas tree that we could decorate. The location gives quick access to I70, Golden and Evergreen, and reasonable access to ski resorts (some of our group ventured to Loveland and were able to enjoy a full day on the slopes). I highly recommend this home for a family gathering - all in our group kept commenting on how great of a spot for us it was. Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer! Thanks again, Jeri.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, CA

Spectacular property!

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days in this lovely log home. It was the perfect place to gather for our son's wedding in Evergreen, just ten minutes away. This property is easily accessed, right off the 70 and 40. We found that we preferred to enjoy any free time at the house. We saw a group of deer saunter through the property one morning. My husband and myself, two married sons and their wives, our granddaughter and "groom to be" son all had plenty of space to spread out. The room for our six year old was darling. She had to invite all guests to tour her beautiful room:) The master bedroom and bath are huge! Three full and a half bath made it very easy for us all getting ready for the wedding. Jeri could not be more gracious. She met our future in-laws at the house before our arrival so they could place the welcome gifts out. She even haltered one of her alpacas so that our granddaughter could walk it with her. This home is really high end and the kitchen is fully outfitted. I had an electric mixer to bake a cake for the bride and groom and everything else we could possibly need to prepare meals for our group. The large deck was used for morning coffee, casual lunches and evening relaxing with a glass of wine while the men grilled. We highly recommend this lovely home. We only wish that we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay in this spectacular log home was fantastic. There are so many "extras" that you rarely find in a vacation rental. We had our family Christmas there, and could not have been more pleased. Plenty of room, even the one day we were snowed in; comfortable bedrooms and a great kitchen equipped with everything a cook could possibly need. We honestly didn't want to leave. The property is in easy proximity to skiing, downtown Denver, and Blackhawk/Central City, but most of us preferred to sit by the fire and just relax! Some hardy souls took out the sleds and discs and whizzed down to the barn, where the alpacas looked on intently. It was one of the best family gatherings we've ever had, and we would absolutely recommend this property to others. Jeri was the perfect host!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It is also a pleasure to have such great guests that enjoy the property and take care of it as their own. Please come back. Jeri
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
5 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
5 to 10 minutes to several great restaurants,
Car: necessary

log home is located near I-70 in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Easy access to all amenities plus many attractions in the mountains and in the nearby cities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $175

Call or email owner for rental agreement before making a payment. do not make any online payments except as discussed with owner. (Jeri 303-985-2630) $500 damage deposit is due when you make reservation. Full Rent and other fees are due 60 days prior to arrival. Additional charges for events at house will be discussed.. Ask about pricing for small groups & terms for off season. damage deposit refunded within 2 weeks of departure. Nightly rates have been reduced to cover the service fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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