Solid Log Cabin on Private 1-Acre Property (3BR/1BA)
About Brian Richards
I purchased the property in 2002. It was never listed publicly... a friend was selling it. I had NO idea what I was going to do with it...I just knew it was so special I couldn't let it go or I would always regret it :-)
Brian Richards purchased this Cabin in 2002
Why Brian Richards chose Black Hawk
This place was like a childhood dream come true for me. Everything about it...is...perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. My wife is a real estate agent, and she's been looking in the mountains for years for another property like it for us to buy in addition, and we just can't find anything like this one. Its so special in that it has the river, ultimate privacy, the true 'log' home feel, big & open, no neighbors, the private hiking trail, surrounded by national forest, etc. Its not hard to find most of those...but getting all of them in 1 property without spending $2M is not easy.
What makes this Cabin unique
This Cabin is a labor of love for me and my family. We constantly upgrade it without hesitation. Because we use it so much ourselves...its so worth spending $ on to make it better. I've had families that have stayed here every year for the last 10 years, and its really fun upgrading it for them too so there is always something new to enjoy :) You can just feel the love that went into making this property an experience when you are there, and its not just the grandiose things, its the finest minute details that we think help make your stay here magical. No effort has been spared to make this the most amazing visit that we possibly can for you. The compliments and endless thank you's I get from my guests warm my heart and motivate me even to make everyone's stay special.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Additional fees may applyAdditional fees may apply
No smoking - No smoking allowed inside the Cabin.No smoking allowed inside the Cabin.
Max guests: 5
- Absolutely no smoking inside the cabin. Other than that please take great care of my place...this cabin is my baby, and I love sharing it with people who treat it with the care it deserves.
We felt so well taken care of. And the treasure hunts are something you would not believe. Out of this world!
And the private trail just outside the door is a luxury!
Cozy cabin experience
Nice cozy cabin. We thoroughly enjoyed being near the water and feeding the hummingbirds. Unfortunately it rained a lot so we couldn’t hang outside much but we did get one round of corn hole in and had fun with the indoor/outdoor sound system.
Great cabin experience
We loved this cabin! The property, although a bit snowy still while we were there, was excellent and the kids had a fun time exploring. The indoor treasure hunt was also a big hit. It was a perfect small family getaway.
Truly the ultimate cabin experience!
The cabin was just as shown and described. It was cozy yet lacking in nothing. The indoor treasure hunt was so much fun! We only wish that we could have done the outdoor one as well. There was tons of snow but the house was easily accessible with our Jeep. We can’t wait to come back, maybe in the fall so we can enjoy more of the property!
Excellent and lovely intimate cabin experience!
Renting here for a week was most excellent! We got married/eloped here! It was awesome! Although I might not stay here in the future for action activities... (hiking, snowmobiiling, skiing, snowboarding, etc...) Also not worth visiting is the Central City/Black Hawk. It is a boring/sleepy twin city... unless you’re into gambling: which in my opinion is an endeavor for the weak and lonely minded who enjoys the simple stimulation of flashing lights.
Dostal Brewery/pizza/casino in Central city is by far the only place you would want to immerse yourself in! Some of the best pizza, beer, and company I have ever experienced!
Back to the lovely and cozy cabin! Beautiful location! Easy access during the winter with AWD! I would certainly stay here again if I had a kid. Owners clearly love and care for their home and it is a an absolute pleasure to be able to share their home. The scavenger hunt is so much fun! Best for kids though! As a designer of Disney Imagineering caliber, I was quite enchanted with the ingenuity and cleverness of the puzzle/story! Genius cabin experience! (Although I might increase the story context of the clues to keep older audiences engaged in the story)... like why a golden eagle? I LOVED! Lockpicking... but Why lockpicks? Etc...
Nevertheless the less this Canin is 5/5stars!
Blackhawk, Central City, Golden Evergreen. The Cabin feels like it is in a very isolated area, yet Blackhawk/Central City is only 5 miles away. Thick forest and 100-foot tall Evergreens surround the cabin in all directions. Your own gushing stream will make you want to spend all your time outside!. There is also a 100% private 4 mile hiking trail going up the mountain for Cabin guests only! Information on dining, attractions, trails, etc. is all at the cabin. Activities: Hiking, 4-wheelers, Snowmobiles, Fishing, Campfires, Skiing (Eldora Ski Area), Gambling, Shopping, Restaurants, Wildlife Viewing, Cross-Country Skiing, and Sledding... or just Relaxing!