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Foley House - where a Dog can have a vacation too !

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Accepting Reservations: May 12 – Thanksgiving 2017

Welcome to “The Foley House”, our cozy, restful Leadville, Colorado retreat.

We are located 2 blocks east of downtown within easy walking distance to just about everything. Our inviting, tastefully furnished home offers 2 spacious bedrooms, den, living room, eat in kitchen, full bath, hot tub and a fully fenced in back yard. Two bedrooms have plush queen beds and the den has a full size futon bed suitable for two children or one adult. If your goal is to relax and unwind we have Satellite TV, movies to view, internet access and a warming gas fireplace. In addition to off-street parking, we have a single car garage and parking in the rear. Both Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive are viewable from our back yard and at night the stars will reach down into the Hot Tub and carry you away.

Best of all, we are pet friendly for the furry members of the family who enjoy a vacation too. Our yard is enclosed by a six foot high wooden fence and provides a secure area unless your dog is an awesome digger. We do not charge a pet fee but rather ask you treat our home as your own. Foley is our Golden Retriever.

Leadville and the surrounding area provides a stunning backdrop to world class fishing, mountain biking, hiking, climbing or leisurely walks on quite mountain paths. As a base for touring we are a scenic drive to Vail, Aspen (via Independence Pass) and Summit County home to Copper Mt, Breckenridge, Keystone and Frisco. Just south of us in Buena Vista is Cottonwood Pass with access to Taylor Creek Reservoir.

Leadville also has altitude (10,200’) but visiting the high country takes some preparation and precautions. Our guests from lower altitudes notice that they are often out of breath, their breathing is faster and their heart rate is faster. The effects of altitude are felt by everyone no matter what your physical condition. So relax the first few days, stay hydrated and go easy on alcohol until you have given your body a chance to acclimate.

We hope you find as we have, Leadville is special.

Please contact us via email if you are interested in the Foley House. Sorry but we do not accept one night rentals.

More Details

Jeff McLaughlin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Jeff McLaughlin

Cindy and Jeff live and work in Colorado Springs with Foley and Tubbs our Golden Retriever Agility Dogs. Jeff is a member of the Volunteer Ski Patrol at Ski Cooper.

Jeff McLaughlin purchased this house in 2009

Why Jeff McLaughlin chose South Central

Leadville is a laid back mountain town at the top of the Rockies. It is a very special place where you can come, unwind and find yourself. From quiet mountain walks to world class outdoor pursuits of all types, one only has to head out the door to explore. The town is quirky and quaint and runs at its own pace … for us this is perfect.

What makes this house unique

We love our property because it also allows us to vacation with our 'hard working agility dogs' Foley and Tubbs. Finding comfortable and upscale accommodations can be challenging when dogs are part of your family so we decided we'd create our own vacation home. An alpine meadow, a stunning view and a golden retriever, grinning from ear to ear, sure puts life into perspective. Downtown is an easy walk so a morning ritual is to head to the local coffee shop, grab a bench and watch the town wake up. Ski Cooper, one of Colorado Gems, is an awesome off-season walk for dogs. The wide ski runs allow your dogs some off-leash time and keeps them in view over a wide area.


Leadville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Foley House - where a Dog can have a vacation too !
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
Denver, CO


  • 5 of 5

Great house, great amenities. Very well equipped. Very good place to travel with a dog.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't Have Hoped for More

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have hoped for more. The home was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, spacious, comfortable, and everything ran and worked properly. Located on a quiet street, as well. We would definitely like to stay here again when we return to Leadville!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Euless, TX

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our 13 year old son stayed at the Foley House for four nights. We absolutely loved the location! The home had everything we needed and we kept thinking how fun it would have been if we could have brought our dogs. We enjoyed being able to walk to restaurants and shops within a few minutes. The street is very quiet and we enjoyed the hot tub as we watched the moonrise. The bathroom is good sized and the home is very comfortable. We appreciated having the washer/dryer too. We ended up not needing the caretakers across the street but it was nice knowing they were there. They always smiled and waved to us if they were outside when we were coming or going. We absolutely fell in love with Leadville! So much that we are now landowners there and will be making it our permanent home within 5-7 years.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you are considering staying in Leadville with a pet book this rental immediately! Just got back from eight days at this property. There were absolutely no negatives regarding this rental. The home has everything you need. It is a perfect location! The caretakers across the street are wonderful hosts. The street was very quiet. The beds were comfortable. Lots of room! And decorated really cute. It was very very clean. Plus they had everything that you needed. I always pack my own towels and my own bedding which takes a ton of room, but I have been at many properties where the towels were soiled or the sheets were kind of gross. This rental had everything nice, fresh and clean! I left my stuff in the suitcase I had packed it in. I wish they rented this property out in the winter because that's when I usually come. From now on if I come in the summertime I will definitely try to rent this unit. We have stayed in five other rentals in Leadville and this was definitely my favorite. I keep using the words rental or unit or property but honestly this was a GREAT HOME!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pristine home in great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Foley house. It's perfectly situated to everything you need in Leadville, but on a quiet block. The house is nicely (and comfortably) furnished with plenty of clean towels for your stay. The beds are comfortable, the closets are spacious and the backyard is a nice little oasis, with a hot tub!

And Jeff, the owner, is incredibly helpful. Prior to our arrival, he provided all of the information we'd need - and more! At the house, there are menus from local restaurants with helpful information on each.

Jeff really helped ensure we had a wonderful stay in his equally wonderful home.


  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Charles, MO

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this wonderful home in Leadville. It was perfect for our family of 5, including 3 young kids, and our dog. The house was clean and ready for our arrival. Very nice furniture, plenty of clean towels and paper products. It was the perfect location! Just a few blocks from downtown. We enjoyed walking to the shops, restaurants, etc. The backyard was wonderful for the kids and dog. The caretakers across the street were very friendly and helpful! Thank you Jeff for a wonderful stay in your home. We will be contacting you again next time we are in Leadville.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
147 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mt. Massive Golf Course
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ski Cooper
Car: necessary

touring Rocky Mt., wild flowers, fall colors (Aspens)


Rates & Availability

Leadville House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation: I'm very flexible about cancellation and refunding money.
If given 7 days notice I will refund all payments.
Within 7 days I will only keep the one night deposit unless I can rent the unit to another tennant

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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