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Cozy, Rustic Log Cabin/ Nederland, Colorado/ Continental Divide

Black Hawk, CO, USA
  • Cabin600 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 comfortably), 600sq. feet

Accommodations: Log cabin; sleeps 2 - 4 comfortably--1 queen sized bed, 1 double bed, 2 single beds, 1 bathroom

Enjoy a unique mountain experience in an updated log cabin built in 1955 and located on the edge of Thorodin Mountain--The Sleeping Giant. Except for the mountain terrain, you would think you were back in time at the Little House on the Prairie. The views of the Continental Divide from the upper deck are breathtaking. This unique cabin sleeps 2 - 4 people comfortably and has hot and cold running water, toilet and shower, Denver landline telephone, gas log fireplace, electric and gas heat, modern kitchen, flat screen TV/DVD, WI-Fi, and satellite TV. The cabin is nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Gilpin County, Colorado, at an altitude of 9,400 feet. It is located approximately 1 hour from Denver.

Keywords: Rustic log cabin


Jerry Gold

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Sep 20, 2017
About Jerry Gold

My partner, Frank, and I had an old victorian home in Denver, but decided that if we were to stay in Colorado, we needed to also connect with the mountains. We searched for a moderate log cabin with a view. We actually got more than we ever imagined. The view is beyond spectacular. Over the years we adopted 4 boys; we have had countless memories with them and our extended family at Golden Grass Estates. Hope you will have your own memories at our little piece of heaven.

Jerry Gold purchased this Cabin in 1985

Why Jerry Gold chose Black Hawk

We chose this area because it was within an hour of Denver and the mountain views in Gilpin County were gorgeous. The cabin was also small enough that we could afford it. We were hoping for a log cabin and a good view. We lucked out! It was only the 2nd one we looked at. We knew immediately that it was the one for us.

What makes this Cabin unique

When we purchased the cabin there was only 1 deck-- ground level. It was adequate, but during the first month when we were on the roof cleaning the chimney, we realized that the view of the Continental Divide from the roof was breathtaking. During the Fall of that year we decided to build a deck at roof level. Many guests have referred to it as the "hawk's nest". It's the cabin's greatest asset. We would love to share it with you.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). As you might have noticed in the picture, the queen size bed is in the main room next to the large windows with a view of the mountains. The double bed is in the small bedroom with a bit more privacy. And the 2 single beds are in the loft which looks down to the main room.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • As you can see by the pictures, the bathroom is very small, but quite adequate. If someone is in need of a large bathroom, our cabin is not for you. Because of its size, we limit our cabin to 4 people or less.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              The downtown area of Nederland is small, but charming--about 15 minutes from the cabin. The downtown area of Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park--about 60 minutes from the cabin.
            • Mountain View
              This cabin is located at an altitude of 9400 feet. The view of the Continental Divide from the cabin is spectacular.


                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Mobile Phone
                          Most cell phones do work at our cabin. At this time Verizon does not work, but we do have a land-line phone.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          There is one in Nederland.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          We have gas heat when necessary.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Fireplace
                          Gas log fireplace.
                        • Parking
                          Plenty of private parking around the cabin.
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Plenty of parking around the cabin.
                        • Telephone
                          Verizon does not work at our cabin, but we do have a land line phone. Verizon does work in Nederland.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          There is one in Nederland.
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  comfy table for 4 in the main room.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      Many books on mountain birds and flowers.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Some board games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Dish Network
                                    • Television


                                        • Balcony
                                          one upper, one lower
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Upper and lower decks
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Beautiful mountain terrain.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          charcoal provided


                                            • alternative lifestyle
                                            • not suitable for children


                                                • live theater
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • skiing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: Flexible

                                                              Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              11 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Lovely Mountain Getaway

                                                              Lisa H.

                                                              We so enjoyed our stay at this well-maintained clean mountain cabin. It is small to be sure and the bathroom is the size of a closet. But the views, the deck, the outside areas and the cozy interior are grand. The owners maintain the bird feeders and it is great fun watching the hummingbirds, red headed woodpeckers, mountain jays, etc. come so close. The location is also easy access to many sights and fun things. And the drive is beautiful to anywhere from the cabin. FYI, we saw two moose moms and babies within a couple of miles of the cabin during our stay!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the nice words. After 30 years, wish we were so lucky to see moose around the cabin. Glad you got to enjoy it! Jerry

                                                              Cozy cabin with a magnificent deck.

                                                              Tim S.

                                                              Had a great time with 3 fishing buddies. Jerry was very helpful and present.

                                                              Breathtaking views and cozy accommodations

                                                              Richard S.

                                                              What a wonderful spot. We will definitely be coming back.

                                                              wonderful cabin and views!

                                                              Ed D.

                                                              the photos of this cabin and the great views are accurate and not disappointing. It is obvious that the owner takes great pride in the property from maintenance, furnishings, cleanliness, etc. and wanted us to know about the area and enjoy our stay which was certainly our experience. We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed some of the best views and that "getaway" feeling we were hoping to find. I don't often submit reviews, but I am very glad to say we would not hesitate to return for another stay.

                                                              Incredible mountain views, privacy, Broad-tailed hummingbirds = Paradise for a birdwatcher

                                                              Tammy H.

                                                              This cabin was completely ideal for me. The cabin is very simple & small but very comfortable with incredible 360 mountain views from the top deck along with a gorgeous view right from one of the beds on the main floor. The gas fireplace adds to the cozy log cabin feel. The cabin is very neat & clean with a wonderful feeling of privacy without being isolated. The bird feeders mentioned in other reviews were one of the main reasons (that view!) that I chose Golden Grass Estates over other properties & it did not disappoint. The multiple Broad-tailed Hummingbirds zooming around were an absolute joy to watch. The seed feeders attracted many resident birds. Most were on my wish to see list. I was able to watch the sunrise while a full moon still hovered in the sky & the birds visiting the feeders...all right from bed. It was the perfect place to stay for a birdwatcher & nature lover like myself. It must be mentioned that the owners go above & beyond to insure that their guests have an enjoyable stay. The two owners met me very late in the evening to escort me to the cabin to ensure that I did not get lost in the dark. Jerry, one of the very kind & hospitable owners, made sure that he was easy to reach by phone in case of any questions or problems. All of this made for an enjoyable couple of days. The only negative to my stay at the cabin was that my stay was so short! Definitely hope to stay here longer the next time I visit the area. Highly recommend!

                                                              The perfect get away from it all cabin!

                                                              Len D.Batavia, Illinois

                                                              Not only was the cabin cozy, peaceful, quiet and clean, but it has the most amazing view of the Rocky's. Plus Jerry is the absolute nicest and most hospitable host you could ask for. Went out of his way to ensure our stay was perfect.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the nice message. I love giving our best to wonderful people like yourselves. Have a great fall and holiday season. Jerry


                                                              Black Hawk, CO, USA

                                                              Quiet time on one of the 2 exterior decks can easily be found amid lodgepole pine, blue spruce, and aspen trees. A variety of birds (including hummingbirds), squirrels, and chipmunks offer endless entertainment. The following towns can be found near the cabin: NEDERLAND (a quaint mountain town with shops, art work, antiques, and restaurants) within 15 minutes from the cabin; GOLDEN GATE STATE PARK (hiking, picnicking, and fishing) within 20 minutes from the cabin. BLACK HAWK/CENTRAL CITY (casino gambling, restaurants, and the Central City opera house) within 25 minutes from the cabin; BOULDER CO within 45 minutes from the cabin; and ESTES PARK (Internationally known tourist attraction and gateway to the ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATE PARK) within 60 minutes from the cabin.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              We do not do weekly bookings. Visitors can stay up to 5 days. Once again, we have a 3 day minimum. In order to make a reservation follow the instructions with VRBO. Payments will go through their system. If you have any questions, call me at 720-334-3465. Jerry Gold NO-SHOWS will have their damage deposit returned to their account, but not their rent payment. Both the damage deposit and the rent payment will be returned to the account of those who cancel their reservation at least 8 days before the rental date. The damage deposit and 1/2 the rent payment will be returned to the account of those who cancel their reservation during the 7 days before the rental date. DISCLAIMER; The owners of Golden Grass Estates are in no way responsible for accidents that may happen on or off the property. If you and/or your associated party get hurt, your own insurance will have to cover any and all expenses for emergency room, ambulance, doctor, or hospital services. Tenants are advised to use caution and take all prudent actions necessary to prevent unnecessary injury. Jerry Gold Property manager

                                                              11 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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