About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Mark Spidell
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.
Mark Spidell purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Mark Spidell chose Glenwood Springs
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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).
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
We used all three properties and enjoyed them all. The houses were well equipped. We had 12 grand children as part of our family and the games in the main house garage area were well used. In addition to our family of 20 my brother and two of his kids (5) joined us for evening meals. A good time was had by all. Our only reservation was with WiFi signal. The main house had good service, the other two homes had limited to no service.
Very nice family! Welcome back anytime!
We did have a problem with a router during your visit that I did not know about until after you left. It has been fixed.
Great property. Perfect for our family of 4!
Nice, clean, close enough, but far away. Fantastic!
Very clean, nice location, great views, nice amenities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
We Love The Bear's Den
Our family stays at the Bear's Den every year. It has everything we need. That really says it all.
Comfortable, quiet and well- equipped
The Bear's Den was just wonderful for a reunion with my dear friend who I hadn't connected with for 17 years. The kitchen was well-stocked, so we enjoyed cooking, chatting in the comfortable living room, and relaxing after a day of cross-country skiing. The daybed in the living room allowed us to have our separate rooms, with easy access for both of us to the bath. Down to the supply of beach towels to use at the hot springs, Mark's cozy accomodations provided everything we needed!
Great place to stay .. quiet and comfortable ... close enough to everything but far enough away ..
During the summer we provide a dedicated area for badminton, horseshoes and other outdoor games!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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