Restored 1892 Miner's Cottage in Idaho Springs -- Dog Friendly(61 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)
The Miner Cottage features all the comforts of home, including electricity, running water and indoor plumbing. In other words, it's been updated, but not too updated.
The living room has two leather couches, a large leather hassock, and the famous reclining fish chair, all perfect for your doggie to stretch out on for a nice nap. Did we mention it's dog-friendly? There's also a wood-burning stove to keep you warm and toasty on those cold mountain nights.
The main bedroom is right off the living room and features a queen size bed with pillow-top mattress cover. The second bedroom, located off the kitchen, has a unique bunk bed, with a full-size bed on the bottom and a twin bed on top.
Don't feel like sampling the wares at any of Idaho Springs' fine eateries? You're in luck, because the modern updated kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and a full set of pots, pans, dishes and silverware. There's also a gas grill in the backyard.
The bathroom is indoors (none of that corncob nonsense on this vacation!), with a full-size washer/dryer, toilet, full bath/shower, soap, towels, hair dryer and assorted toiletries. It's also been updated with a new sink and toilet, and we lowered the floor eight inches back to its original height.
For your entertaining pleasure, the cottage has a 42-inch flat screen HDTV, cable, Wi-Fi, DVD player, games, books and movies. There's also a fenced back area with a deck and patio set.
The Miner Cottage is SMOKE-FREE, but also DOG FRIENDLY. Best of all, it's AFFORDABLE, with rates starting at just $105/night, with a $75 cleaning fee and $200 refundable deposit. However, if you smoke anything in the house (tobacco or marijuana), you WILL lose your deposit.
Member since: 2012
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Mobile Phone:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 9.9%
Long-term spring/summer/fall stays available on a case-by-case basis; however, nothing longer than one month is available.
Sorry, we don't do long-term winter at all.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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You're right in the heart of Clear Creek County, so you're close to tons of great fun for the entire family. Skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, shopping, history, scenic drives, wildlife viewing, great restaurants, a phenomenal local microbrewery, fishing (ponds and creeks), a glacier, a gold mine, and pretty much the best of everything Colorado has to offer. Idaho Springs now has a few dispensaries. However, the Miner Cottage is a NON-SMOKING facility.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We both grew up in the midwest (Ohio and Indiana), but always knew we wanted to live in the mountains. After nine years in Colorado Springs, we moved to Denver, and a few months later bough the Miner Cottage. (We live in Omaha now, but it's only eight hours away, so we're still up here quite a bit.) We're huge dog lovers, and we always had a hard time finding places we could take our dogs on vacation with us. That's why we tried to make our vacation home as dog-friendly as possible, with furniture they can play on and a little back area that's great for them to poop on.
Why the Owner Chose Idaho Springs, CO, USA:
We love Colorado, and we love the outdoors, but we all also love the trappings of civilization. You get both at the Miner Cottage: you're right in town, but you're also only a couple minutes away from the Great Outdoors. Being a couple blocks walk from a yummy brewpub is also a huge plus. The chance to bring a 120-year-old house back to life was an interesting challenge as well.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You can't beat the location. Two-blocks from historic downtown Idaho Springs, and a couple minutes from I-70, means you're close to everything. And it's dog-friendly, which makes every vacation more fun.
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Welcome to the Miner Cottage. Come on in and take a look around...
New floor in the living room, plus a flat screen TV, cable, and free Wi-Fi!
Be sure to fill a growler at Tommyknockers Brewery, just two blocks away.
Makes you sleepy just looking at it, doesn't it?
The second bedroom, with a full-size bed on the bottom and a twin up top.
New sink and medicine cabinet.
Brand new deck and patio set. Just built this summer by my own two hands.
There's a brand new gas grill out back, so we hope you love meat!
Pan for gold and explore a real mine at the Argo Gold Mine & Mill.
Ski atop the Continental Divide at Loveland Ski Area, 25 minutes up the pass.
The Georgetown Loop Railroad is located in Georgetown, just 10 minutes west.
Test your luck in the nearby gambling towns of Black Hawk & Central City.
Yes, that is a fish-recliner. It's quite comfy. Wood-burning stove works, too.
Hey look, snackie-snacks!
An updated kitchen features all the conveniences of home, including a new floor.
Behind that door is a closet. Our dogs sleep there sometimes when it storms
Indoor plumbing! (The toilet is new, as is the sink and flooring.)
Full-size washer and dryer.
That's a mountain. There's also a spot for your dogs to relieve themselves.
Explore historic downtown Idaho Springs, just two blocks away.
Take a drive up Mount Evans, the highest paved road in North America.
White water rafting at Clear Creek Rafting is just five minutes east of town.
Relax in the soothing waters of our town's famous Indian Hot Springs.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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