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Magical Mountain Home /Tranquil & Private/1000s of Stars/12 mins drive to town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Private, 4.5 acres/Secluded off the main road/tramp for the kids/June 26-30 camp

---This private, serene, cozy, two story house is located in lovely Sunshine Canyon, on 4.5 acres,surrounded by pine trees and beautiful stars (a mountainous wildlife sanctuary).

A tranquil world, only 12 mins away from bustling Boulder....- This beautiful home is a perfect place for a get away. Our visitors are amazed at the amount of space and beauty they feel when they arrive on the land and walk in the door of the house.The house is remodeled with fine detail by the artists who own it. It is truly an artistic endeavor and delightful to stay and relax.

-Winter is a winter wonderland for snow shoeing, skiing and hiking.

-Located in close driving distance to Boulder, Goldhill, Nederland, Lyons and Estes park, you can travel on day trips to each of these places and easily return home to this lovely house. Many families have raved about looking forward to the evenings on the deck at dusk. They can't wait to put their feet up, relax with friends over a glass of wine or margarita, after full days of touristing. They are never disappointed.

-For those of you who are home bodies or for you "Foodies" out there, the kitchen is spacious with a six burner, propane stove. There are cottonwood counters in the kitchen, wood floors and calming American Clay walls. To serve your wonderful meals, there is a patio right off the kitchen to feed friends and family. Mornings are especially delightful and lovely to linger into the afternoons on the patio.

-The house sleeps 6 adults comfortably and four kids on single beds in the lofts.

-The loft beds are no extra charge for children 10 and under.

There is an additional fee for the 4 beds if used by children over 10 and/or adults. $25 each night for each person.

-The dirt road into the home is 1/4 of a mile long. It allows no traffic, no noise from the road and plenty of privacy. Please make sure you have a car with clearance.During the winter months four wheel drive and snow tires are suggested.

- This house is great for a family gatherings! The kids love the large trampoline, sprinklers in the summer, petting the horses and large spacious areas to explore.

We have' Hulu' and 'Netflix' and 'Pandora' for any shows or movies you might wish for.

-A Pottery Studio is attached to the house. You are welcome to ask for private lessons for your family members.

Your kids (ages 8-15) can join our Clay Camp on June 26-30th. Check out (If you are interested you can always book our house on camp week).

The lay out

There are 3 bedrooms/ two lofts and 2 full baths total, sleeps 10 maximum (six adults, four kids).

-The Master bedroom upstairs has access to a shared Master bathroom (double headed shower, large tub). A loft in the Master bedroom allows two children to sleep above or a second couple. This room has wall to wall windows overlooking the majestic outcrop of rocks.

-The Second upstairs bedroom has a a twin bed with trundle and a cozy queen bed in the loft. This cozy bedroom shares the Master bath and has a large 20' X 20' deck with magnificent views overlooking the horses.

- Downstairs there is a cozy, private 3rd bedroom with a comfortable queen bed and private bathroom (with claw foot tub).

Site Seeing-

- Only 15 minutes from the town of Gold Hill. A famous 150 year old Historic Site with live music every weekend and cabin inn for dinner,

- Lyons Nederland, Estes Park, (home of Rocky Mountain National Park), Black Hawk & Central City (home to the casino's) and

DIA (Denver International Airport) are less than an hour away.

-Horse boarding and R.V hook up available for additional price!

-Please feel free to email or call with any questions, Thank-you!

Keywords: Private Mountain Home, cozy, private and remodeled, surrounded by trees, comfortable beds, close to town

More Details

Mira Hatland
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Mira Hatland

We are a married couple of 30 years and we have a 12 year old daughter. We do fine wood working and pottery.

Mira Hatland purchased this house in 2002

Why Mira Hatland chose Boulder

We love this location. We can enjoy peace and quiet, or go into town for some downtown fun. We will often go up to Gold Hill (a historic gold digging town) and go to the coffee shop, hear live music and eat a five course dinner in their lodge.

What makes this house unique

This house is beautiful with wonderful woodworking and artful detail.

The colors are so beautiful and the lay out is great.

The kitchen is full of light, lots of counter space, a large six burner stove for all of you 'foodies' and large cottonwood counters.

The patio is off the kitchen and almost every meal in the summer can be eaten outside!

The large deck upstairs is 20 X 20 ft. with a beautiful view.

Dusk is a wonderful time on the deck either for a glass of wine or fun with the kids.

We play games, read, look at the stars and sometimes sleep out in sleeping bags!

The trip to town is short and convenient for dinner out or shopping.


Sunshine Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , laundry
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , large master bath/ two headed shower and large jacuzzi tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private bath and laundry
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , two singles are in sunny loft
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen bed is in sunny loft and large outdoor deck attached
  • 3 Queen size Beds (6 people), 4 Twin or Single Beds (4 children) Master bed room loft/ two twin mattresses can be singles or pushed together for a queen. Murphy bed in up stairs bedroom. Above this bed in the loft is a cozy Queen bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Magical Mountain Home /Tranquil & Private/1000s of Stars/12 mins drive to town
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews

Magical indeed!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is everything as described and then some! The beauty, artistry and warmth of this cabin are beyond beyond! Mira is an exceptional host and we were left with nothing to be desired! It is completely remote and private yet just a mere 15 minutes down the gorgeous mountain into Boulder. We hated to leave and cannot wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Mira has made the house absolutely beautiful with natural wood and colours and fascinating art pieces especially pottery. Mira is lovely and very welcoming when we arrived and helped out with lots of advice about places to go. We had dinner in the restautant in nearby Gold Hill - strongly recommended. Sunshine Canyon is an amazing location and we loved sitting out on one or other of the beautiful patios admiring the views. A great place.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accommodating and relaxed

  • 4 of 5

Accurate to description and pictures. A lovely cabin at a great location for all we wanted to do that weekend. Enjoyed having my dogs with me and the friendliness of the owners and their pup too.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our small group had a lovely week at Magical Mountain House. We went for long hikes, cooked delicious meals, and even got the chance to take a pottery class with Steve and Mira. Our stay was a total pleasure. We wanted a location outside of Boulder where we could listen to the birds, but close enough to swing into town whenever we wanted. This was the right spot! You won't go wrong picking Magical Mountain House.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Grady. It was a pleasure having you and all of your wonderful friends.
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Mountain Life Experience

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we pulled down the driveway, (about 1/4 mile back in the mountains, awesome) we knew this was what we were looking for. We met Mira, who by the way is super nice and funny:), showed us around, kitchen is great to cook in and look out the huge window while cooking, the house was nice, great spot for relaxing in peace and quiet, downtown Boulder is 10 to 15 minutes away, great restaurants in town if that's your thing, we did a lot of cooking at the house, especially since theres a huge gourmet kitchen we never wanted to leave the kitchen, we spent most of our time in the kitchen. Snowed in the first couple days and Mira and Steve were great, Mira ran to town for us and got groceries for us and we chilled at the house it was a nice, Steve was great we got some firewood for the wood burning stoves, they have heating and a/c units in the house, however since it snowed we were able to use wood burning stoves, (bonus!), Anyway the place was great, Owners Mira & Steve are the best! Will return for another visit. By the way saw a lot of mountain wildlife, very beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sean. We love you too!
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Beautiful home, fresh air, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, comfortable home - lovely outdoor and indoor spaces. Great stove, gas grill, internet. Not a cookie-cutter design; instead a much-loved and cared-for family home - with two wonderful dogs to visit. Mira and Stephen were friendly and knowledgeable - delightful people.

Lots of hiking in the area, great shopping and food. We hosted a couple of dinners and were happy with the kitchen. It's a wonderful, quiet place to get away from the Boulder activity. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne, we loved you and all of your family.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Gold Hill Inn
Car: necessary

Situated only 5 miles west of Boulder up Sunshine Canyon


Rates & Availability

Sunshine Canyon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer time
May 14 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $50

- MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The number of beds for overnight guests accommodates 6 adults and/or 4 children under 10. There are three private rooms, two of which have lofts which each have two single beds.  Any additional overnight adult guests MUST to be pre-arranged with owner. If the owner agrees to additional adult guests/ a $25 a night fee, will be charged for each additional adult.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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