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Special Pricing.....Beautiful House Overlooking Lost Creek Wilderness

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Prowl looks to south, picture is facing west


Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3BR, 2 1/2 Baths, sleeps 8, spa tub, hot tub , 7.4 acres - unobstructed views

At the end of a 2 mile gravel mountain road, custom built, full view of mountains and river valley, private. This 2010 house has nothing behind it except mountains and forest. Hike down the property to the Pike National Forest and to the North Fork of the South Platte River below. There is mountain hiking on the property and all around with fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing nearby. There are only four other houses at the end of this road. This property does not just have views--it is in the 360 degree view. You are a part of the scenery. With 7.4 acres touching the Pike National Forest just go out the back door and hike. This property welcomes writers, artists, lovers, hikers, anglers, and all those who want a special retreat away from life's stresses and the hustle-bustle of city life. Better hurry, we are BOOKING UP FAST for the whole year.


Retreat: If you want to get away from Denver for a long weekend, or stay for a month as you write a novel, Big Rock Mountain House welcomes you to a brand new, modern, gorgeous mountain home that is casual, comfortable and custom designed to be a contemporary cabin experience. You can hike on the property for thirty minutes to the National Forest and beyond and not see another human. You will be surrounded by nature, tall pines, firs, wild large and small animals. You can hear the sound of water rushing from the rapids of the North Fork of the South Platte River far below you, or the wind rustling through the forest. Go to the bottom of the property, look up, and see that you are literally on a BIG ROCK. Sit in the 8 person spa under the stars. Take a bath in the 6 foot 7 jet spa for two located in the master bath, look out the window and have a glass of wine. Sit on the balcony and look at the 180 degree mountain views. Rock on the back patio in huge log rockers or relax on a lounger.

Hikers and Anglers Welcome: The house overlooks The Lost Creek Wilderness. Hike the property--on one side, climb down the rock outcrop. On the other side, climb through a dense alpine forest to the plateau below overlooking the river valley and continue descending to the river. There are many other places to hike. Hike to South Twin Cone Peaks, Platte Peak, Payne Benchmark. Take a drive and go to Kenosha Pass, Windy Peak, The Castle, The Taryall Mountains, Puma Peak, or Mount Evans Wilderness to name a few. Anglers can fish in the river below but access is from Bailey and must be on public land. Or you can go to Pine, Shawnee, Boxwood Gulch, Blue River, Long Meadow, Chatfield Reservoir or many other fishing holes near and far. For details, check with The Knotty Pine in Bailey.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Must be at least 25 years old to rent or have a responsible party willing to assume financial responsibility. A copy of a drivers license or passport or other government ID is needed.

This is a NON-SMOKING property without exception. No open fires on the property. No glass or bottles (beer or wine bottles) or any other breakable glasswear outside. Polycarbonate or non-breakable containers are provided. No foodstuff should be left outside unattended at any time including trash so as not to attract wild animals. No guns, hunting, pellets, paint balls or shooting anything on the property. No golfing on the property.

If you are caught smoking you will forfeit your deposit and any remaining days at the property without refund and you will be asked to leave. Any open fires, doing anything that may set a fire, or shooting of firearms on or near the property will lead to the local sheriff being called and you may be arrested, fined, asked to leave without refund or all of the above. No exceptions.

There is a local newspaper 'The Flume' and a summer and winter guide called 'Summer or Winter in the Park'. This is good information about attractions in the area. Google it online.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25--must verify age by driver's license or passport sent by scan and email or mailed to owner. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Must be watched and controlled. Any damage or stains will be discounted from your deposit at owner's sole discretion....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you are a smoker, this is not the property for you. Do not smoke anything inside or out. No POT. EAT COOKIES OR CANDY!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Don't even ask! If you bring one, you will lose your deposit and be responsible for any extra damages. The owners have clean dogs and all hair is cleaned and removed as much as possible though if found, we are sorry. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Great Room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    leather sofa...moreless

  • Great Room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    blow-up mattresses...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Two large upstairs bedrooms with Queen Beds. Shared south facing balcony with unobstructed views of the mountains and river valley. Upstairs full bath has a 6 foot tub/shower with north view of Mount Bailey while bathing. Master bedroom with King Bed, on first floor with door to new hot tub overlooking the mountains and a view of the sunset. Also has 6' x 42' spa tub for two with window view to mountains and walk-in shower with seat and window view of Mount Bailey. Great Room has huge 24 foot ceiling with full wall windows facing south with expansive mountain views. There is a 10 seat u-shaped leather sectional that can sleep 2 on top. Also 2 or 3 automatic blow-up mattresses can be used for sleeping....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    shower seat and view...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    6' tub with view...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Powder Room...moreless

  • 7 jetted spa for 2 in master suite with view of the mountains from the headrest. The master shower with seat, has glass bricks to let in light and a window looking at Mount Bailey. Upstairs bathroom has 6' tub with view of Mount Bailey from the headrest....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please note this property is in the mountains and wild animals inhabit the area. The property is flat at the top, is easily hiked but it is mostly downhill with rock outcroppings. So, you must be careful especially watching for loose rocks while being sure footed. Watch your kids! Please bring your own amenities. This is a brand new, custom built second home. It is a dream come true. We hope family, friends and guests enjoy Big Rock Mountain House and treat it with respect, and take good care of everything as if it were your prized possession. Big Rock Mountain House is just incredible. It is not only beautiful, relaxing and spiritual it is designed with detail, convenience and function in mind. It is our family's' gift to you to enjoy your time in the Colorado Mountains. It has an ideal location between Denver and the ski resorts. THERE IS NO LAND LINE TELEPHONE. Bring your cell phone or use Skype on the computer (make your own account)....moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    8400 feet in a mountain wilderness area...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Look out at the Lost Creek Wilderness and the Platte River Mountains and the Kenosha's beyond....moreless

  • River:

    Down the mountain...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Enough space for 10-14 people with kitchen barstools and table that extends. Please, no hot items on table, it gets damaged. Use hot plates. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Not available. You may need in summer for a few days due to global warming but may have to open windows and put the downstairs fan on without heat to circulate air. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Computer Available:

    Upstair in bedroom....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Wood Burning combustible. No cooking--must be closed. NO DUMPING ASHES ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY! DO NOT USE VACUUM TO CLEAN EITHER!!!!!...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:


  • Garage:

    For 1 vehicle only....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas----Please try to keep thermostats low especially when gone as propane is very expensive. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    New high speed satellite. Finally!!!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone:

    Skype only. Bring your own cell phone. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Do not use to clean or take outside. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:


  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    You will be charged for using over 2.5G of data within an average 7 day period. Please make note of this!!!!!...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Bring ground coffee only....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full kitchen and we mean full! If you break something, replace it!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New. Just turn on and use quick wash setting and start and close the door. Red light will shine on floor if on....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with everything you could ever need. There are plenty of spices but bring your own condiments, paper products, food of any type....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Works really well!...moreless

  • Oven:

    Everything takes longer to cook at 8400 feet. Be sure you give yourself plenty of time!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Just spices. Bring your own food, etc. Limited paper products provided initially. Bring your own including toilet paper, paper towels, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas cooktop with separate small oven and one standard size oven below. Burners are from propane and burn very hot so use the middle one on low for simmers. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    In Bailey...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Move grill away from house or fire alarm will go off! Please leave clean and covered when not in use. There are brushes available....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    In Breckenridge...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Fantastic, brand new with adjustable massage jets and seats 6-7....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool


from 77 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,750 $5,500
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$2,000 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 3.9%


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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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72 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver IA
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
48 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 285
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
67 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

Big Rock Mountain House is a mountain property only an hour from Denver. Big Rock is 4 miles off Highway 285 between Conifer and Bailey. It is 48 miles from Denver, 72 miles to Denver International Airport and 67 miles to Brackenridge. You are within 20 minutes of a major shopping village in Conifer with a flagship Safeway and King Soopers grocery stores as well as other shopping and dining. The town of Bailey is down the road and has many new shops and restaurants too. This property is out of town and in the mountains. You must be able to drive for two miles down a newly topped dirt-gravel mountain road that was recently resurfaced.

Other Activities: snowshoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, relaxing. Downhill skiing Breckenridge 1hr 20 minutes.

Golf: Golf is about 35-45 minutes away.

Ski: 80 minutes from Breckenridge. Stay here where you have peace, quiet and privacy.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I have always loved Colorado. We use to drive for 16 hours when I was in college just to spend a long weekend in the mountains. When my kids were growing up, we would all go and everyone loved the change of scenery from the hills of Central Texas to the majestic Rockies. When I told my family 'I don't know why I bought land and built a house in Colorado', my daughter reminded me 'Dad, you love Colorado, we always went there as kids'. It made perfect sense to her. I do love Colorado and so will you.

Why the Owner Chose Bailey, CO, USA:
Incredible. Overlooking the Lost Creek Wilderness with 180 degree unobstructed views of National Forest. Yet, only 1 hour from the big city and 1 hour and 20 minutes from downhill skiing. You can't find beauty like this just anywhere.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
7.4 acres of mountain property in a natural wilderness area with all the amenities of a modern home. Clean air, quiet, nature all around.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Prowl looks to south, picture is facing west

    Prowl looks to south, picture is facing west

  • Green-South View

    Green-South View

  • Great Room Fireplace

    Great Room Fireplace

  • From the Great Room to the Kitchen-Window Bench

    From the Great Room to the Kitchen-Window Bench

  • Master Bedroom King Bed--Downstairs

    Master Bedroom King Bed--Downstairs

  • Ahhhh, Spa Off The Master

    Ahhhh, Spa Off The Master

  • Bear Walk Room

    Bear Walk Room

  • Front of Property

    Front of Property

  • Front Faces North

    Front Faces North

  • Beautiful Sunsets

    Beautiful Sunsets

  • SNOW!


  • Balcony Great Even in the Winter

    Balcony Great Even in the Winter

  • Great Room South View From Upper Hall--24 Feet Ceiling

    Great Room South View From Upper Hall--24 Feet Ceiling

  • Great Room---Relax, you're in the mountains

    Great Room---Relax, you're in the mountains

  • From the Kitchen to the Great Room

    From the Kitchen to the Great Room

  • Window Bench Faces South and West

    Window Bench Faces South and West

  • Master Bathroom, 7 jet whirlpool tub for Two, Huge Shower With Seat

    Master Bathroom, 7 jet whirlpool tub for Two, Huge Shower With Seat

  • Mt Bailey Through the Upstairs Windows

    Mt Bailey Through the Upstairs Windows

  • Upstairs Bedroom with Balcony Faces South

    Upstairs Bedroom with Balcony Faces South

  • Front of the House Looking at Mt. Bailey

    Front of the House Looking at Mt. Bailey

  • Up, Up And Away

    Up, Up And Away

  • WOW


  • Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

  • Snow's Melting--It's Spring

    Snow's Melting--It's Spring

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