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The Bear's Den Private Cabin on Beautiful Acreage

(55 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

***Note - due to our location outside of town, we are only subject to 3.9% state and county sales tax vs. the 11% required at in town properties.***

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This one bedroom (king bed), ¾ bath cabin provides you with ample space for relaxation after a long day of activities. There is a daybed off the family room to accommodate 2 additional guests in 2 twin size beds. The bathroom is accessible from both the family room and the bedroom, so guests staying in the family room need not disturb those in the bedroom.

A fully equipped kitchen gives you the freedom of eating in if you’re too tired to try one of the many fabulous restaurants in the area. Relax on the sofa and enjoy cable TV, wireless internet, or simply unwind with a good book. A private patio offers beautiful views of the surrounding hills and endless stargazing at night.

This cozy cottage is the perfect home away from home for your Glenwood Springs vacation. Centrally located, yet off the beaten path, The Bear’s Den is a short drive to both downtown Glenwood Springs and Sunlight Mountain Ski Area. The Bear's Den is located in the peaceful hills west of town and shares nearly 6 acres of wooded private property along Four Mile Creek. Don't come this far to stay downtown when you can enjoy wildlife viewing during the day and stargazing at night. Accessible year round, The Bear’s Den has it all.

Glenwood Springs is truly a wonderful vacation spot with all its available activities. We are close to alpine & crosscountry skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, biking, rafting, fishing, shopping, or just soaking in the world famous hot springs... you’ll never run out of things to do! We are a pet friendly property and welcome both short and long terms stays.

(We own The Alpen Haus, The Alpen Den, The Bear's Den and Casa Del Sol. All of which are on the same property. Rent multiple units to accommodate larger parties of 20 or more.)

Approximate Distances to Local Attractions:
Sunlight Ski Area & Nordic Trails 6 miles / 12 minutes
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort 6.5 miles / 12 minutes
Spring Gulch Nordic Area 10 miles/ 20 minutes
Downtown Glenwood Springs 6 miles / 12 minutes
Carbondale 10 miles / 20 minutes
Snowmass 30 miles / 40 minutes
Aspen 40 miles / 1 hour
Eagle County Airport 34 miles / 50 minutes
Vail 65 miles / 1 hour 15 minutes
Rifle 33 miles / 40 minutes
Palisade (Colorado’s Wine Country) 80 miles / 1 hour 30 minutes

Here are the links to the other listings if you are interested in having a larger group:

Alpen Haus - Sleeps 8 to 10

Alpen Den - Sleeps 4 to 5

Casa Del Sol - Great for couples, but can accommodate up to 4

***Special Note for winter guests - All wheel drive or four wheel drive autos are required when staying in December, January, and February. Difficult conditions may also exist in November and March. We have the driveway professionally plowed and generally do not have problems. However, inappropriate cars can and do get stuck as elevation changes exist on the driveway as well as the possibility of slick ice and deep snow. Stuck cars do cause problems as the driveway services three separate properties. You are required to provide information about the cars that will be driven during the winter. Guests that become stuck are responsible for all associated costs.***

Keywords: Cabin, Bungalow
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Day Bed: 2 twin/ single

    Day Bed in living room sleeps 2 in twin size beds...moreless

  • (2) Twin air mattresses can be provided for up to 2 additional guests, preferably children. Portable Crib Available Upon Request....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront:

    Access to Four Mile Creek which runs through our property. (Unfortunately due to current drought conditions, Four Mile Creek is not actively running.)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heat and hot water heat...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Off street parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Includes coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, toaster, blender, hand mixer, and waffle maker. Other small appliances available upon request (i.e. crock pot etc...)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Dining table with seating for 4...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Small assortment of seasonings & basic cooking items provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with freezer & icemaker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio


Write a review 4.9
from 55 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 2 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$800 $2,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

May 25 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$950 $2,900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Oct 1 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$800 $2,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Early Winter
Nov 26 - Dec 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$725 $2,300

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Holiday Season
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$800 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 3.9%


Discounts available for extended stays.

Pet fee is $15/night. Pet fee discounted for stays of 1 week or longer.

Our Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your reservation prior to 30 days before your check in date you will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after that time will result in non-refund of deposit unless we are able to rent the unit to another tenant

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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33 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eagle County Regional Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kanpai Sushi
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station
4.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 82
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kanpai Sushi
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sunlight Mountain Resort

Car: Necessary

During the summer we provide a dedicated area for badminton, horseshoes and other outdoor games!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Mark and his family are experienced VRBO hosts with multiple properties in the area. Providing a great guest experience is something we take very seriously. We respond to guest inquiries 7 days a week. Please feel free to contact us for information by phone, 970-948-9474, or email.

Why the Owner Chose Glenwood Springs, CO, USA:
This house is just a short walk from our home. This allows us to be nearby if the need arises, but far enough away to provide privacy. With great views, the peaceful sound of the creek and the proximity to the great outdoor adventure, this property is truly special.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This property is special because of its location and unique design. It is close to town but also feels rural. You can adjust your plans easily as it is near many different activities. Awesome snow at Sunlight...10 minutes away. Want to go river rafting...10 minutes away. Awesome snow in Aspen...45 minutes away. Want to going for a bike ride...leave from the house or drive a short distance to some beautiful trails and paths. The back road to Carbondale starts a quarter mile away, and meanders through scenic ranch land where you often see elk grazing and the occasional coyote (a great road for biking or running as well).

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Bathroom with Shower

    Bathroom with Shower

  • Access to a shared gas grill and patio with plenty of space for relaxation!

    Access to a shared gas grill and patio with plenty of space for relaxation!

  • View from the Kitchen Window

    View from the Kitchen Window

  • We Look Forward to Welcoming You to The Bear's Den!

    We Look Forward to Welcoming You to The Bear's Den!

  • Private Patio for Wildlife Viewing & Stargazing

    Private Patio for Wildlife Viewing & Stargazing

  • Another View from the Back Patio

    Another View from the Back Patio

  • Even the Local Wildlife Enjoys Badminton!

    Even the Local Wildlife Enjoys Badminton!

  • Hanging Lake in winter

    Hanging Lake in winter

VRBO #328501

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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