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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property


Enjoy the luxury and comfort of our grand 1900 home that we have lovingly restored to preserve its historic charm. A 20 MINUTE WALK to the PEARL STREET MALL, our north Boulder home is nestled next to the mountains, and surrounded by some of Boulder's most beautiful homes. Many of Boulder's world class athletes choose our street, Kalmia, to train, because of it's beauty and proximity to trails. Kalmia ends at the foot of the Sanitas Mountain Range.

This unit is the entire first floor of the converted duplex, with 1,500 square feet, two private and separate entrances and use of our large, spacious 1/2 acre lot. There is a covered patio right outside the kitchen. Deer visit frequently!

Our home offers privacy and tranquility. With two bedrooms, two baths, an office that also serves as a bedroom, a large kitchen, a dining room, and two-room living/great room, there is plenty of room to spread out and relax. Our kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. Abundant natural light streams in through a bank of south windows. A large picture window looks out to the yard. The kitchen has a peninsula/counter that can comfortably seat four. For more formal meals, the heavy vintage oak table in the dining room seats up to six.

The home throughout is light and bright, with numerous windows in every room (except for one bathroom.) We've filled it with beautiful furnishings and much original art from Colorado artists.

We hope that the photos speak for themselves. Although it is part of a duplex, consisting of the entire first floor, it is very private as the entries are completely separate and because of the large lot. It is ideal for couples and adults; because of the upscale and unique furnishings, we do ask that you talk to us first before booking with children under 16. We try to maintain a tranquil environment.

You can walk to the Pearl Street Mall in just 20 minutes, head up Kalmia and access the vast network of Boulder trails, or meander a half mile north to enjoy Lucky's Bakehouse, natural food market and diner, Logan's coffee shop and a great Italian restaurant, Dagabi Cucina. (Lucky's is a favorite in Boulder, a hidden gem beloved by locals.)

We offer wifi, and streaming internet TV: there is also a LG stackable washer and dryer for your convenience.

(HELPFUL TO KNOW: Since Lynne was a student at the University of Colorado in the late seventies, Boulder has grown significantly. Our home is in the older part of the city, which was once a nursery for trees and interspersed farm homes. In between historic homes are now magnificent, newer homes, built there because of the desirability of the neighborhood and since the lots are quite large. Much of the most recent Boulder development has happened across town in east Boulder, where you'll find the large hotels, big box stores and strip malls. That said, be sure to choose your location when choosing your vacation home!)

So Close to So Many Fun Things to Do!

You can pretty much ride, walk or take the bus to everything if you choose not to use a car.

These are some of our favorites activities:

-Hiking on the Sanitas trail

-Biking on the extensive multi-use path that can take you to Chatauqua Park, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the beautiful University of Colorado campus. The path goes along Boulder Creek and meanders through downtown. You can also bike over to Boulder Reservoir, or head up to Rocky Mountain National Park

-Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, a short drive away

-Skiing (downhill and cross country) at nearby Eldora

-Tasting wine at Boulder Winery

-Tasting locally crafted beer at Avery, Southern Sun, Twisted Pine or Fate brewpubs

-People watching, shopping at the Pearl Street Mall

-Dining in one of Boulder's renowned restaurants

-Watching indie movies / performances at the Dairy Center for the Arts

-Attending free concerts on Wednesday at the Pearl Street Mall (during the summer)

-Exploring the beautiful University of Colorado campus and visiting its museums/art gallery

-Visiting the Fiske Planetarium on the Boulder campus, with outstanding astronomy programs and late night light shows

- Checking out the funky, student-oriented shops or eateries on "The Hill" across from the University of Colorado campus

- Having dinner in nearby Gold Hill, a beautiful 20-minute drive up Mapleton. The historic Gold Hill Inn is quintessential Colorado and offers music and fresh, abundant and down to earth fare

- Visiting Boulder "RES" the Boulder reservoir a few miles away

- Getting into the "Boulder Groove" by visiting a psychic, taking a free yoga class at Prana or delving into the metaphysical at Boulder Bookstore

- Visiting nearby Louisville, a haven for aging hippies who can no longer afford Boulder's prices


We love our historic guesthouse with its iconic diamond windows, interesting angles and original fir floors. We think you'll love it too, as your home in Boulder!

Boulder rental license #RHL2012-00231

More Details

Lynne Charles
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Lynne Charles

We are passionate about restoring historic properties. The Crooked Gate Farmhouse was one of our more challenging projects, but our husband/wife team was thrilled to have the opportunity to save it from the wrecking ball. We hope you will enjoy the considerable effort we have put into restoration and comfortable furnishings (four years worth!), returning the home to it's former glory. It is a vestige of Boulder's built past, among historic homes that are sadly disappearing.

Aside from history and architecture, we love travel, gardening, art, reading, biking, hiking and culture of all kinds. Our travel inspires our creativity and gives us all kinds of ideas on how to make our home more comfortable and beautiful for us and for you, our guest.

Lynne Charles purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Lynne Charles chose Newlands

We love Boulder and it's connection to the University and nature. We love historic homes and believe that preserving them preserves history and provides a window into the past. We have preserved several other homes in the Denver area and couldn't believe that anyone would think of tearing this one down. We have both lived in Boulder years ago, and purchasing and restoring this home gave us an opportunity to reconnect and enjoy Boulder's vast network of hiking and biking trails and it's great restaurants!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Charming, historic architecture (Edwardian Vernacular, have you heard of that one?) sets this home apart along with its proximity to Boulder's Sanitas Range, which will take you to Chautuaqua Park and a wide variety of hiking trails. The house is nested on a 1/2 acre wooded lot which is visited by deer and other wildlife.

We love the location:

Within 5 minutes of Lucky's Natural Grocers, a coffee shop, great bakehouse and some wonderful restaurants

-5 minutes to the Pearl Street Mall

-20 minute walk to downtown

-Right on the bus route, with a B-Cycle just 2 blocks away

-Close to Lyons, Longmont and Rocky Mountain National Park

-Many, many sporting and cultural activities within minutes

-35 minute drive from Denver


Newlands Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 16 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We ask guests to observe quiet time from 10pm-7am
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom has a European glass walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen , This bedroom has an exterior door to exit outside.
    Office - 2 twin/ single , Office w daybed/trundle. Access to 2nd bedroom through here.
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
This property has two bedrooms with two queen-size beds, each with their own bath. It is really ideal for couples or small groups who are seeking a quiet refuge in between sight-seeing.


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 44 reviews

Wonderful home for two couples visiting Boulder

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week-long stay. The photos of the house were beautiful and it was even better in person! Very clean, beautifully remodeled, and had all of the amenities of home. GORGEOUS kitchen! Spacious home. Great for two couples with queen sized beds and two private baths. Close proximity to hiking/biking/running trails, restaurants, shops, only a short drive to Pearl St. Nice backyard space to unwind.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments, Lauren. Hope you'll stay with us again sometime and we'll be able to meet you this time!
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

I visited Boulder with my girlfriends for a fun getaway weekend and we absolutely loved working with Lynne! The house is in a great location with an amazing outdoor space!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Excellent place, very comfortable and close to everything. The only drawback is street noise when we are sitting in the yard.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable private home!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful! Very clean and well equipped. I was able to entertain my niece and nephew and we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful kitchen and the private and serene back yard. This is one of the best homes I have had the pleasure to enjoy! Thank you Lynne!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jeni, we are so glad you liked it. Thanks for leaving it in impeccable condition. Lynne
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This house was quaint, clean, well decorated & appointed. Perfect for a stay in Boulder!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our stay in Boulder. Close to everything. We had no issues during our stay. The house was quiet & comfortable. Lynne was great to deal with and quick to respond when making the reservation, prior to our arrival, at check-in and check out. We’ll stay again if our travels bring us back to Boulder!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to relax with family

  • 5 of 5

Lynne and Steve have a beautiful home in desirable North Boulder neighborhood. We could easily walk to Pearl Street mall for dinner and access Sanitas for some great hiking. Updated kitchen and bathrooms made our stay very comfortable (loved the strong showers!) Plenty of room to hang out with our two adult children. Home is a little quirky with bedroom layout (have to walk through either office (3rd bedroom) or front bedroom to access the back bedroom and bathroom. This was not a big deal for us. Would definitely come back to this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44.8 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dagabi Cucina, Lucky's Bakehouse, Logan's Cafe
Nearest Ski
21.6 Miles
Eldora Ski Area
Car: recommended

Our property is in town a short distance from Pearl Street in a beautiful neighborhood with multi-million dollar homes. West of Broadway, nestled near the edge of the Rocky Mountains, we are just 6 minutes by car from downtown Boulder and a 50 minute drive from DIA. Kalmia, our street ends at the foot of the Sanitas Range with access to trailheads that will connect you with miles and miles of hiking and have breathtaking views. We are on a major biking, walking and running route for world class athletes, and a bus stop is just a block and a half away. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors, like everyone else in Boulder is doing, by walking up the street or renting one of the 'B' cycles at a station nearby.

Boulder is known as a great 'foodie' town and there are many well-known eateries within minutes of your stay here. Some of our suggestions:

- The legendary Bouderado hotel

- Frasco

-Dagabi Cucina, a 15 minute walk away

-Lucky's Bakehouse, near Dagabi, with beautiful baked goods and many gluten-free items

-Danshabe Teahouse

-Chatuaqua Dining Hall, overlooking the city of Boulder

-Flagstaff House

-The Boulder Farmer's Market, Wed night and Saturdays in the warmer months

- Oak

- Leaf (gourmet vegetarian)

- The Kitchen

- Salt

etc etc etc


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

Please note that we prefer 1 week bookings during high season in summer and may not accept reservations for less than a week until 2-3 months out from the date. We will make an exception for CU graduation, where the minimum is 4 nights. Thanks for your understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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