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Quiet Cabin on the Creek Close to Town But Far Away from it Al

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms ), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

The Willows is our three-bedroom cottage on 12 acres of forested hills and grassy lawn. It is one of seven units available at Bauer's Spruce Island Chalets. It was sitting between a spruce and a ponderosa pine when Maurice and Mildred Bauer bought the property in the late forties. They put it on logs and moved it nearer the creek, where it sits today.

While the exterior is original, the interior has been completely remodeled with modern bath and fully equipped kitchen. The large living room is focused on the granite rock wood-burning fireplace. It has a comfy leather sofa and easy chair, as well as side chairs. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds while the third bedroom accommodates two kids (or adults) in twin beds. The separate dining area seats six.

The Willows overlooks the grassy lawn to a vista of the high mountains to the east. It is one of six structures that make up Bauer's Spruce Island Chalets. So your family and friends can be accommodated in our other units. We are located on a relatively flat county road two miles from all Evergreen has to offer, but once you enter over the creek you feel like you're Far Away From It All.

Keywords: Cabin, vacation rental, mountain cabin, lodging, Evergreen, Colorado mountain cabin, Denver area

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Sue Retterer
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2017

About Sue Retterer

After taking a ten-year detour to Southern California, we returned to Colorado in semi-retirement and thought vacation property would be a great adventure and a way to meet many wonderful people. My son and his family reside on an adjoining property so there is always someone around to offer assistance if required. Now I am a widow and continue to enjoy renting my cabin so others can enjoy the beautiful setting and peaceful days.

Sue Retterer purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Sue Retterer chose Evergreen

Evergreen is the perfect mountain residence: you really know you're in the mountains, but you're close enough to Denver and all it has to offer that your vacation activities are innumerable. Bauer's Spruce Island Chalets is only two miles from downtown Evergreen, but because it is a large property adjacent to Cub Creek Park on one side and across the road from forested public land you feel you're Far Away From It All. The few neighbors are hardly visible.

What makes this cabin unique

Our vacation cabin is surrounded by forested hills but has a great lawn which is unique in the Evergreen area. It accommodates picnics, lawn games and wildlife viewing. The elk graze on the lawn, Deer feast on the shrubs, and they all frolic in the pond for a short bath before heading up the hill. Occasionally other wildlife will visit including fox and bear. Beautiful rock outcroppings add to the enjoyment especially for kids since no technical climbing ability is necessary. Our playground equipment and toddler toys offer another play option. Hiking in the adjacent park or any of 14,000 acres in Jefferson County is a great activity.


Evergreen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Vanity, Tub with shower, linen cabinet, medicine cabinet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - queen futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two bedrooms have queen beds. Twin or Single Beds (1) One bedroom has two twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a futon in the living room in addition to normal sofa, chairs seating.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Surrounded by forested hills and adjacent to 1,000 acre park this cottage shares 12 acres with other cabins. Groups enjoy our fire pit in the chilly evenings.


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Quiet Cabin on the Creek Close to Town But Far Away from it Al
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Perfect for a family and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The host, Dave, was very accommodating for our group of 7. And, the location was great! It was just off highway 73 and an easy drive even in the snow to downtown Evergreen, which was great for this California family with a 2WD minivan. The cottage was roomy enough for us and conveniently stocked with the essentials. There's a nice open area in front of all the cottages where our kids enjoyed the snow and where we watched deer every morning. Last, we were late in arriving due to snowy weather which caused us to miss our first night and Dave refunded us that night's cost in full immediately after we checked out. We really enjoyed our stay and could not ask for a more gracious host. We would return and would recommend staying at any of the places Dave has. Thank you, Dave!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Little Bear
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Evergreen Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Downtown Denver
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 70
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Keys on The Green
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Echo Mountain
Car: recommended

Concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Stock Car Racing at Bandemere Speedway

Drive to 14,000 ft Mt Evans on highest road in U.S.

Triple By-Pass Ride over 3 passes - Evergreen to Vail

Biweekly Free Concerts at Evergreen Lake




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Minimum booking waived $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.5%

Rates are subject to change until deposit is paid. If the booking is cancelled at least 14 days in advance of the check in date the deposit will be refunded less a cancellation charge of 10% of deposit (minimum of $30). Deposit is not refundable if you cancel fewer than 14 days in advance. The full charge of the booking will be charged if you fail to cancel or check in.

A damage deposit of $200 is required for all bookings of one month or longer.

A pet fee of $30 per night per dog is charged with prior authorization. No other animals are allowed on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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