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3-BR Mt. Evans Cabin with Trout Stream

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Rear Exterior--you can walk for miles without leaving the property

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Beautiful secluded 1450-square-foot mountain home, one of only a handful of private homes -- and the only vacation rental -- located within the Arapaho National Forest, adjacent to the Mount Evans Wilderness Area and close to Echo Lake and Mt. Evans. Hike, cross-country ski, sled, explore, or just relax and take in the million dollar views without leaving the property or getting into a car. Across the well-maintained access road -- Colorado Scenic Highway 103 -- are more Forest Service trails and roads for hiking, snow-shoeing, or cross-country skiing. These trails lead to Mount Evans and the Mount Evans Wilderness Area. The house is privately situated on 16 acres and you cannot see another house or the road from this house or its two decks. Chicago Creek runs through the property for half a mile, providing private views and fishing. Children will love to roam the woods and make forts in the summer or snowmen in the winter. We have a great sledding hill for youngsters, older kids practice snowboarding on the rails we put up in winter. If you do want to get away, it is only 12 minutes to brew pubs and restaurants in historic and charming Idaho Springs and I-70. From the house, it is 45 minutes to downtown Denver in one direction, or 45 minutes to the top of the Continental Divide in the other direction. Loveland Ski Resort is 40 minutes away. Other major ski resorts are just a little farther. Echo Mountain Ski and Snowboard Resort is 10 miles away.


The house has been almost completely renovated in the last year and is tastefully furnished. Large picture windows and sliding glass doors bring the outdoors inside. The living room has new leather couches, a cozy pellet stove, a genuine Stickley rocker, and a 40 inch flat screen tv with DVD and satellite. We recently added free WiFi. A generous movie collection (150 plus) will satisfy all ages and tastes. The house has a huge selection of games (over 20) and books as well. The dining room table expands to seat everyone. The house has high end mattresses and beds with down comforters that augment the quilts and throws for chilly evenings. The house has two new bathrooms, featuring a walk-in two-person slate shower, marble vanity, and slate floors in the master bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances, spices, oils, and cookbooks. It is easy to cook outside on the front deck with the oversize stainless gas grill or on the Weber charcoal grill on the back deck. 7 picnic tables scattered across the property allow you to pick your dining spot.

This summer is booked almost solid, so now is the time to make reservations for next summer or this coming fall/winter season.


Keywords: cabin, house, waterfront cabin, creekfront cabin, Idaho Springs lodging, Mount Evans lodging, Mt. Evans lodging
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(303) 550-9845 (Colorado, USA)

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs love the place, dog beds in the basement make their stay comfortable, too! ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Cross Country-skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, mountain climbing, road bicycling, mountain biking, fishing, wildlife viewing, stargazing. 12 miles to hot springs resort. 10 miles to Echo Park ski and snowboard resort....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Bring your I pod, or your favorite cds....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Brand new 40-inch flat screen TV....moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    There is an extensive movie collection in the house--featuring movies for all ages and tastes!...moreless

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Free wifi via high-speed satellite connection....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wifi....moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    You won't find the kitchen lacking for anything you need. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2017
May 12 - Oct 15, 2017
1 night min stay
$175 $195
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$100 $140
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $90 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.9%

Notes:

May 15 through October 15 rates are $175 week nights, and $195 weekends. All rates are for two people. Additional people are $10 a night. Cleaning fee of $90 on all rentals less than 7 nights. Tax of 5.9 percent on all rentals. October 16 through May 14 rates are $100 week nights and $140 weekends. Holidays and the days on either side of a holiday are the weekend rate for the season + $20 per night.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. VRBO may give you an estimate of the total. This will be almost always be low. Full rate information is on the site.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

Private access to one half mile of Chicago Creek for fishing or gold panning!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Your host Scot Kersgaard and his family bought this property as a weekend retreat and future retirement home and have only recently begun renting it. Our boys spent their childhood wandering in the woods, building forts, and shooting arrows and B-B guns at targets on the old stage coach road that runs through the property. They would pan for gold in the creek in the summer, or snowboard and make ski jumps on the hill in front on the house in winter. The dogs go crazy when they see us get our hiking shoes on, they love the property, too. We live in Lakewood and still come up and enjoy the house. Scot is a journalist and realtor and his wife is a public interest lawyer.

Why the Owner Chose Idaho Springs, CO, USA:
We bought here because of the rare combination of proximity to Denver, easy access via a plowed highway, and the sense of remoteness that comes from being on 16 acres next to National Forest. We couldn't have found a more perfect location. It's close enough to town that we can easily come up for only one night, or even just to spend a day hiking. It is also close to numerous downhill ski areas. Loveland is less than 40 minutes, Winter Park and Copper Mountain are less than an hour away, even accounting for weather and traffic.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our dogs tend to keep wildlife away, but we have seen many deer, foxes, rabbits, and birds. Guests have reported seeing moose and elk. Scot has climbed a nearby 13er without getting in a car. We often go for all-day hikes and then have a nice place to stay without driving back to the city. If we don't feel like a major hike, there is great walking right on the property, with gorgeous year-round white-water creeks and springs, as well as distant views. Old-growth forest features enormous spruce trees scattered among aspen groves.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Rear Exterior--you can walk for miles without leaving the property

    Rear Exterior--you can walk for miles without leaving the property

  • New 40-inch flat-screen TV in living room.

    New 40-inch flat-screen TV in living room.

  • Kitchen, looking toward dining room--brand new tile floor

    Kitchen, looking toward dining room--brand new tile floor

  • New master bath features marble vanity, slate floors and a walk-in slate shower.

    New master bath features marble vanity, slate floors and a walk-in slate shower.

  • Second bedroom features queen sleigh bed.

    Second bedroom features queen sleigh bed.

  • Recently remodeled hall bathroom.

    Recently remodeled hall bathroom.

  • Backyard--from here it is just a short walk to the trout-filled creek

    Backyard--from here it is just a short walk to the trout-filled creek

  • Distant view of house--the only rooftop you can see, surrounded by forest

    Distant view of house--the only rooftop you can see, surrounded by forest

  • Living room, with brand new leather couches.

    Living room, with brand new leather couches.

  • Dining Room--seven chairs and a bench, in case you have guests

    Dining Room--seven chairs and a bench, in case you have guests

  • Master Bedroom w all new bath featuring marble and slate

    Master Bedroom w all new bath featuring marble and slate

  • New slate walk-in two-person shower in master bath.

    New slate walk-in two-person shower in master bath.

  • Third Bedroom--bunk with double on bottom, single on top

    Third Bedroom--bunk with double on bottom, single on top

  • Rear Deck with charcoal grill/front deck has gas grill

    Rear Deck with charcoal grill/front deck has gas grill

  • Chicago Creek

    Chicago Creek

  • Echo Lake is about 3 miles from the house--many trails begin here

    Echo Lake is about 3 miles from the house--many trails begin here

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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