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Restored 1892 Miner's Cottage in Idaho Springs -- Dog Friendly

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

Welcome to the Miner Cottage, a restored 1892 miner's cottage located just two blocks from historic downtown Idaho Springs.

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.

More Details

Owner
Larry Hinkle
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Larry Hinkle

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.

Larry Hinkle purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Larry Hinkle chose Idaho Springs

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I could not have imagined on first reserving the Miner Cottage how much we would enjoy our stay here. What a beautiful home and much-needed escape for us (and the pups) this turned out to be. Can you ask for more than fresh snow, a growler from Tommyknockers, a warm fire and Scrabble? Thank you so much and we hope to visit again soon!
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Idaho Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Bed (1) Queen-sized bed in the master bedroom features a pillow-top mattress cover. Bunk Beds (1) The second bedroom features a bunk bed with a full size bed on the bottom and a twin on top.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Restored 1892 Miner's Cottage in Idaho Springs -- Dog Friendly
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5

Great little house in a charming mountain town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this house. It was our first time experiencing spring skiing in Colorado and the house offered the perfect quiet, relaxing place to come back to every evening. It’s easy to get to and conveniently located with numerous slopes within a 45 minute drive. The town, though under quite a bit of construction, has a lot of character and we enjoyed discovering some of the various shops and restaurants. Also, I highly recommend the Indian Hot Springs in town if you are looking to relax or recover from a day on the mountains.

The house itself is comfortably finished and has all the amenities one could ask for, especially at such a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend this house for a winter or summer stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying here. Absolutely love it. Kids have bunk beds. Great house with everything you need! Its 20 minutes to Loveland ski resort. It is a block from the pool. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice, comfortable place--everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying at the Miner's Cottage in Idaho Springs. It's a great location for us as it puts us close to skiing, plus it's an easy walk into town. The cottage is always in great condition and has everything we need to stay comfortably. Love having the wood-burning stove, but it's not needed as the heat keeps us very comfortable. Miner's cottage is dog-friendly and more so, dog-loving. They really encourage you to bring your dogs and let them enjoy the cottage along with you. We bring ours with it and they too find it very comfortable. Looking forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Neat little mountain cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Good place for a family with kids and or dogs. Half hour from Loveland walking distance to down town that has some nice restaurants and shopping. Stop here on your way up the mountain extend your trip and save some $$$.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little home. It was perfect for a mini ski vacation get away.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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5

Cute cottage, well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage! The kitchen was well stocked with anything you could ever want to cook with, and the place stayed nice and warm and cozy for those cold winter nights - not drafty at all! Was the perfect size for the two of us. Thank you again for letting us stay in your cottage!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Map

Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

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

  • 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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