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Beautiful Mountain Home Bordering National Forest

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Loft w 2 queen beds,(Sleeps 12), 2 Baths, Great Views


The unique aspect of this chalet style mountain home is its beautiful serene and scenic location. The choice is yours whether you prefer to simply relax without a care in the natural quietude under the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains, or engage in the numerous mountain activities at your doorstep. The right combination of both is waiting for you. There are two bathrooms one of which is a half bath with a toilet and vanity sink. For scores of guestbook reviews please click on the menu item in the owner information section of this description.

Sip your favorite refreshment in the large hot tub, while enjoying the mountain views all around you. A baby grand, drums and guitar are included for the musically inclined. A large fireplace will keep you toasty in the winter, and gentle mountain breezes will keep you comfortable in the summer. There is a large living room ceiling fan and a circulating air fan from the furnace There is no need for superficial air conditioning since mother nature provides it all.

While the city of Boulder is accessible in twenty minutes for the normal amenities such as dining, theater, music, sightseeing, and shopping, - - - the town of Nederland is only ten minutes away for satisfying basic needs. Sugarloaf Mountain Rd, which will bring you to the house, is maintained year round for safe access and driving. (By the way, the route that Mapquest type programs usually designates for you is actually twice as long as the local route.) Directions for the local route are included in the Registration materials you will receive.

Ski resorts are within ten to ninety minutes away. Mountain Lakes, fishing, hunting and camping are just minutes away. Be it summer or winter activities, this site offers it all.

Small special occasion 'events' like birthday parties, showers, weddings may be held here with the owners approval only. Contact owner for rates and info.

Keywords: Ranch style, Mountain Chalet, Serene, Private, Scenic

I believe that the new way VRBO has chosen to list rates is not very clear so upon your request I will be happy to provide a complete rental information table. Generally speaking I charge by the number of people and the number of days as follows:

# of Adults Price/Night

________ ____________

1 - 2 $280

3 - 4 $330

5 - 6 $380

7 - 8 $430

9 -10 $480

Two children under age 6 are free. There are two outside dog runs with sheds.

The rate for using them is $10/dog/nt. Otherwise pets are not allowed in the house.

More Details

Claude 'Larry' Fox
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, Un peu de francais
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Claude 'Larry' Fox

A Colorado native, I've lived in all parts of the state. I know what I love about Colorado and I spent years searching for the location that has it all. Well, when I found this home, I spent one hour without saying a word looking it over, then when the owner said 'What do you think?', I said 'Sold.' And I've been sold on it ever since. I actually get excited with the thought of vacation renters enjoying my place. (No, I do not stay here when it is rented to you.) I love sharing the specialness of my home. Everything special about Colorado is within immediate reach from this location. The dramatic and rugged wilderness of the Continental Divide, to the cultured sophisticated amenities of the City of Boulder. Anything you're in the mood for is only minutes away.

Claude 'Larry' Fox purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Claude 'Larry' Fox chose Boulder

As I said in my profile, I bought this home because in itself and in its surroundings, it constitutes the best of Colorado. This is my home and not merely a 'rental', but of course I do not stay here when I rent it out to you..

What makes this chalet unique

In the summer I love the balmy gentle warm breezes so much that I never want to go to bed.

In the winter the snow is beautiful and the occasional moose and elk herd that surrounds the house is a real treat to see.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a delightful stay at your place (minus the beating I took at Scrabble!). What a perfect oasis - the views alone brought some pure peace I was looking for. Thank you!
Sep 2018
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Boulder Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Unless otherwise arranged with owner, check out time is strictly required in order to allow time for housekeeping for the next incoming guests.
  • Small group parties are allowed for an additional fee and only with approval of the owner.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Bathroom 2 has a vanity sink and toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Bathroom 2 is a half bath with toilet , sink and mirrored med cabinet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Loft - 2 queen
    loft - 2 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4) Two are new and One is a Simmons Beautyrest Backsaver for anyone with a bad back and one is an adjustable sleep by the numbers bed. There is a new Full size bed and an extra couch in the loft. There is a Baby Crib and a Queen size Sleep Sofa.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
A carpeted tree house is available for the young and/or young at heart, A very nice young man serves as the caretaker and has a separate unit on the lower level of the building. He is the asst manager of the ski shop at Lake Eldora Ski Area and although he is seldom on the property he is available to help you with any house emergencies which may arise. He is totally respectful of your presence and is unobtrusive. The house is independent of everything except electricity. Therefore, if anything should go awry it is important in the owner's absence to have a caretaker to resolve the problem. If for any reason he is not immediately available, you can reach the owner by phone who will then arrange for alternative assistance. Although a four wheel drive is not a requirement it is recommended that you have one during the winter months. Although the main road is a school bus route and is therefore always maintained, a four wheel drive will take the worry out of handling the snow.


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Beautiful Mountain Home Bordering National Forest
average rating of 4.72 based on 216 reviews
toledo, ohio

a perfect mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

this place was all I hoped it would be and then some. we loved the beautiful drive up, the feeling of being quite remote while still not to far from town, the views stargazing from the deck and watching the hummingbirds, the proximity to quirky Nederland, the roaring fires and the hot tub, and the musical instruments. I had a perfect slumber party weekend with my person. the welcome basket was a delightful treat as well. thank you, larry! we hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review. Weather is really great this Fall but humingbirds have started their Southwestern trek. 10% off a return visit. Best Regards, Larry
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An Awesome Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Larry!

If you want a quiet retreat to get away...this is it! The place was very clean, the views were spectacular, the stars at night were even more spectacular, and the hummingbirds...the hummingbirds were everywhere.

This is an amazing place. Next time we'll bring the grandkids...there's plenty of room...very spacious.

Thank you again Larry for a fabulous memory. We will see you again

Johnny and Nancy

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Johnny and Nancy, Thanks for your kind review. That's what I also love about my place: total serenity yet you can be to Boulder for dinner, music or theater in twenty minutes. Please come back and enjoy a ten percent discount. Thanks again, Larry
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Great mountain house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Very secluded and quiet, this mountain house is perfect you and your friends to have a relaxing weekend and enjoy the Rocky Mountains. Boulder is just a 25 minute drive down the road as well. Thank you Larry for the great hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet getaway complete with a hot tub and humming birds

  • 4 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. With three small dogs and two teenage boys, it was a perfect fit butted up to National Forest for lots of hiking and exploring. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. Larry was a pleasure to work with and the caretaker Jeff helped me get in the house when I locked myself out. Even the neighbors were amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for having chosen my place.
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Secluded buy yet close to things we wanted to do

  • 5 of 5

We reserved the Fox's Den because I wanted to be out in the mountains, but yet close to some of the things the area offers. This place offered it all. We did some hiking in near Estes and biking near Boulder. Both within an easy driving distance from this place.

Thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub which was a nice amenity after hiking and mountain biking.

Thanks Larry for sharing your place!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! The affinity of the National Park, Boulder and access to dining, music, theater, hiking and biking are what I enjoy so much; and then being able to be back in the serenity of my place under the continental divide. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Secluded cabin with wonderful views!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time. The place is really nice and the owner left us a basket of fruit and wine. Really enjoyed staying for the weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Denver International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Denver Union Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Peak to Peak Highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Lake Eldora Resort
Car: necessary

Cross Country skiing and Snow-shoe hiking can be done out of the house on National Forest Land where there are old mining and logging roads which provide a good path for these activities. A trip down Boulder Canyon is a worthwhile and scenic ride. There are brooks, rivers and lakes in the area. Rocky Mountain National Park is nearby as are old mining and gambling towns like Central City and Blackhawk. Hiking will provide beautiful views of the Continental Divide and Rock Mountians.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Pet Fee $10

I believe that the new way VRBO has chosen to list rates is not always clear so upon your request I will be happy to provide a complete rental information table. Generally speaking I charge by the number of people and the number of days starting with $280/night for 1 to 2 people and $25/per additional person per night with a two night minimum. For a listing of the general rates and deposit, please see the property "Description" part of this listing. Check in time is 3 PM and check out time is 11 AM. Variations by owner where possible. An additional fee of $40/nt is charged for the day before, during and after all major holidays and for the week between Xmas and New Years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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