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Mountain House with a View!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

Our cozy house is located in St. Mary's Glacier addition of Idaho Springs. It is 10,000 feet high just 30 minutes from Denver. We have two bedrooms upstairs, one with a queen size bed and the other with double bunk beds. There is a full bath upstairs as well as a washer and dryer. Downstairs we have the living, dining and kitchen with a nice eat in bar and all the comforts of home. Downstairs also includes a half bath. There is a futon in the living room that folds out to queen size bed. A wood burning stove in the living room can heat the entire house but there are also electric wall heaters in every room.

We love to sit out on the deck in the morning and drink our coffee while we wait for the deer to frolic by on their way to the creek that backs up to the property. Hummingbirds fly around and birds and squirrels are plentiful. 4-wheeling trails are abundant in the St. Mary area and many can be accessed from our house. The Indian Hot Springs are just a short drive down to Idaho Springs which also has rafting and plentiful shopping. Of course if you want to take a short 30 minute drive you can be in Central City and Black Hawk where you can try your luck with Black Jack, Craps or Slots!

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More Details

Joe and Julie Russell
Member since: 2010
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:
August 20, 2018

About Joe and Julie Russell

We are from Whitney, TX., where it is near 100 degrees sometimes for 2 months in the summer. We have taken our vacations in the Rocky Mountains for many years and have always wanted a place there. We have retired now and we will split our time between Texas and Colorado. We would love to share our place in the mountains with others when we can't be there.

Joe and Julie Russell purchased this house in 2008

Why Joe and Julie Russell chose Idaho Springs

Cool weather, beautiful scenery and lots of 4-wheeling trails where you can go directly from the house without ever loading your 4-wheelers.

What makes this house unique

Relaxing on the deck with a great view of the mountains and wild life all around you. 4-wheeling trails everywhere around you. Casino's within 30 minutes. Hiking trails abundant.


Idaho Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Mountain House with a View!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cabin and property! Very quiet and peaceful. Has everything you need and more. The dogs loved the streams and the woods. Really enjoyed the long weekend here. Beautiful scenery. Went to St Mary's Glacier which is super close to the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you back next year!
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Charming house nestled in the mountains. Great location for hiking and just relaxing! Nice stream within a short walk through a meadow. Wish we could have stayed longer. Only negative was that the house had not been cleaned upon arrival, but owners quickly rectified that!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder Colorado

Cozy retreat

  • 5 of 5

Three girlfriends set out on a mission of peace, quiet and fun. We succeeded. The cabin is clean, warm and very well appointed with most of what anyone could need in a weekend stay. Thank you to the owners for allowing us the opportunity to share such a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we had hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful spot! Easy access to nearby skiing, hiking--had a perfectly relaxing weekend here! Thank-you--we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Smith, AR

Amazing vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time at this magical place! It was the perfect size for our family of 5. We loved every thing about it and would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, Peaceful, majestic mountain home.

  • 5 of 5

Mr. & Mrs. Russels mountain home is a fantastic place to get away from the office or city (satellite FB and WiFi are fast for a quick work email check.) With beautiful views of the mountains, pines, and Silver Creek right in their back yard, their mountain home is centrally located between skiing towns and Denver. Their home has a great wood burning fireplace, perfect to come home to after a day of skiing. Minutes away is downtown Idaho Springs, which is a quaint town with a shops restaurants and a fantastic brewery (Tommyknockers unreal brown nut ale). I hope everyone enjoys it as much as my family did over the holiday weekend.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $35
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Cleaning fee is 100.00 note over 6 people the cleaning fee will be 125.00
Each person over 6 will be an additional $30.00 per person per night.
Pet fee 35.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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