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Experience the Best of Colorado from your Rustic Creekside Cabin!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, one bath cabin. Sleeps up to 3.

Experience Colorado to it's fullest from your authentic Rocky Mountain Cabin! Steps from the rushing creek in a pristine forest, leave the cares of the world behind and discover a true Colorado Rocky Mountain Vacation.

Nestled in a majestic canyon setting among tall pines and giant aspen trees is The Call of the Canyon. Located at 8,900 feet above sea level on private land surrounded by Arapaho National Forest. West Chicago Creek runs through the entire property with many waterfalls and feeds a natural pool filled with pan sized rainbow and brook trout. The creek is literally just a few feet from your door, and can be seen and heard from your cabin.

Secluded yet convenient, rustic with modern comforts, only 40 minutes to downtown Denver and less than one hour from DIA. Just 6 miles to the nearby historic mountain town of Idaho Springs, and yet so far away.

Vintage 1950's cabin is ideally suited for a romantic getaway. There is NO television, telephone, internet or stress!

Fully furnished, well equipped, and tastefully decorated in a rustic cabin theme, our cabin features 1 bedroom and 1 bath, exterior log siding, full knotty pine interior, and hardwood floors throughout.

A large moss-rock wood burning fireplace is the focal point in the main room which consists of a living area with futon and rocking chair facing the fireplace, a well stocked full kitchen, and eating area which faces a large picture window framing panoramic canyon and river views.

The bedroom has a comfortable queen-size log bed and an en-suite bathroom with shower. A full size futon in the living area sleeps extra guests. There are many outdoor seating areas situated along the creek. Enjoy relaxing in the hammock or log bench on the secluded island next to a waterfall. Unobstructed canyon and mountain views offer spectacular night skyscapes.

Situated on a quiet, well-maintained county road with easy year round access. Just five hundred yards off the Mount Evans Scenic Byway and halfway between Idaho Springs and Echo Lake. Drive the highest paved road in the Northern Hemisphere which leads you to The Call of the Canyon.

This is where the Colorado Gold Rush began in 1859! You can still explore working mines and pan for gold and gemstones or discover abandoned ghost towns nearby. The cabin is located on an historic gold and mineral mining claim. There were never any actual mines on the property, but you might get lucky panning for gold in the creek!

FOUR 14,00+ foot peaks to explore nearby: Mt. Evans, Mt. Bierstadt, Gray's & Torrey's Peaks. World Class skiing at more than 6 major ski areas, all within 20 minutes to less than an hour away! Colorado's newest ski area, Echo Mountain Park, is only 12 miles from your cabin and offers night skiing. Enjoy shopping and dining in the nearby mountain towns of Idaho Springs, Georgetown and Evergreen.

For serious adventure seekers, take a whitewater rafting trip on one of the steepest raftable waterways in the nation, moments away and still one of Colorado's best kept secrets. Or try one of several new Zip Lines close by. Miles of wilderness trails surround the cabin. Fish, Hike, Bike, Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe right from your door!

After a day of exploring the abundance of activities nearby, come home to the comfort of your cozy mountain cabin. Stoke up a crackling fire in the big stone fireplace, a feature you're sure to enjoy year round at this altitude! Later, the warmth of your log feather bed, made up with cozy flannel linens awaits. Let the sounds of the babbling creek just outside your window lull you into a deep and restful slumber. Wake up refreshed and enjoy your morning coffee creek side while catching a glimpse of the many species of birds and wildlife who make this beautiful setting home. Cross the wooden footbridge to the secluded island and read or nap from the hammock while listening to the waterfall. Enjoy a glass of wine from one of the many creek side seating areas while watching an incredible red sky sunset reflecting from the canyon wall. Now isn't this what a true Colorado cabin vacation is all about?

RATES: $165/night based upon double occupancy. For one additional guest maximum add $25.00 per night. 2 night minimum stay

Prices do not include 5.9% State, County and Lodging taxes

Keywords: Secluded Creekside Cabin; Colorado Vacation Cabin; Rustic Log Cabin with Fireplace; River View Cabin; Romantic Creekside Log Cabin; Ski Cabin; Cabin near Denver; Cabin near Mt. Evans

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Perfect spot for R&R! Crisp Colorado mornings w/sound of rushing waters outside the bedroom window and just steps away from the cabin screen door - meditative and restorative ~ 'nature's medicine' for sure!!! Thanks Mary, cabin a delight in every way! Dr. Jody and Susan P. Atlanta GA.
Aug 2017
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Idaho Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in main living area
  • Queen size Log Bed. Sleep Sofa or Futons . Full size log or wood futon that converts to sleeping for 1 - 2. Linens & pillows provided.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
No TV, telephone, or stress! Cabin has a selection of books, board games, puzzles, cards, dominoes, etc. as information on area attractions and activities.


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Experience the Best of Colorado from your Rustic Creekside Cabin!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 87 reviews

Peaceful and beautiful setting! Wonderful time, home was cozy and warm.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful cabin! We enjoyed it very much!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Mary is a great host and the cabin was perfectly set in a beautiful canyon not too far from civilization. I will return!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than anticipated.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is well maintained and very nicely decorated. The location was perfect (apx 8 miles from town). Very peaceful setting, rushing creek in front, hammock, sauna, lots of hummingbirds. Could not ask for more. The owner was inviting and helpful. Would recommend staying here to anyone looking to disconnect from the rush of everyday life.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A drag

  • 2 of 5

Setting was great but owner seems completely over it and lives on the property. Prior to booking she stated there was wifi and cell service "if you step outside" and in reality its an 11 minute drive to Idaho Springs. She disclosed after check in "rules sheet" that no unregistered guests were allowed on premises without prior consent, so Sat morning we asked if we could have 2 (very adult both Docs who live in Boulder) stop by for a quick tour of our cabin. She refused. She also said she didn't whack the weeks by river to due rain...but it was sunny the 3 days we were there and there was no weed whacking going on. Just left overgrown river banks that could have otherwise been a nice sitting area. I'm introverted and don't need a lot of attention when I travel, but this owner was just restrictive and unpleasant, at best.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cabin is clearly advertised as a place to unwind and escape technology. As an 'introvert who doesn't require a lot of attention when you travel', you requested a "get acquainted" phone call after booking the property. It was explained that internet service would be spotty and if you required extensive internet, there were several places in the nearby town that provide that service. As I recall, you checked your cell phone immediately upon arrival and had cell phone service in your cabin. You did not have to drive 11 minutes to get cell phone or internet service! And no, you did not "ask" for an exception to our 'no unregistered guests' policy, rather you informed me that you would be having a "few friends over to see the cabin" shortly before their arrival. We don't see the need for guests to be conducting public tours of our property. Weed whacking and other disruptive maintenance isn't performed while the property is occupied out of consideration for our guests. How unfortunate the natural growth by the riverbank ruined your stay. Your partner left a glowing review in our guest book. It's disappointing that because you were unwilling to follow our policies and wanted to make your own rules, you felt the need to leave a negative review on VRBO. Property owners beware.
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More than expected!

  • 5 of 5

From the kindness of the owner to the beautiful views we will never forget this stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxation at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and surrounding area was everything we had hoped for and more! I thought I would die without cell/internet/tv, but I actually dreaded going into town and my phone beeping with messages. If I had not left children back at home, I may not have turned it on at all. The cabin is beautiful, the amenities are perfect, sitting out by the creek, or laying in the hammock. I recommend it to anyone who just needs to get away from it all. It was a perfect location, so many things to do within a few short miles.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Echo Lake Elevation 10,600'
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt. Evans Summit Elevation 14,264'
Nearest Point of Interest
Hells Hole Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Echo Mt. Park Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitewater Rafting Outpost
Nearest Point of Interest
Lamartine Mine (Ghost Town)
Nearest Point of Interest
AAA Historic Trails Horseback Riding
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Idaho Springs Elevation 7,600'
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural Mineral Hot Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Central City Opera House
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Mary's Glacier
Nearest Point of Interest
Loveland Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Jeep/ATV Access
Car: necessary

Stargazing, Campfires, Wildflowers, Nature Photography, Birdwatching, Aspen Viewing, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Central City Opera, Natural Mineral Hot Springs, Fly Fishing, Narrow Gauge Railroad, Gold Panning and Prospecting, Mine Tours, 4-Wheeling, Jeep Roads, Ghost Towns, Casinos, Fourteeners, Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides, Ice Skating, Ice Fishing, National Forest, Alpine Lakes, Peace & Quiet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $79

Standard rate is for one (1) cabin based upon double occupancy. Add $25 per night per one additional adult only guest maximum. 2 night minimum stay required.

Rates do not include 6.6% state/county/lodging tax.

Prices are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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