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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

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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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.

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
  • 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

A great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay at the Miner’s Cottage. Very conveniently located in Idaho Springs - we could easily walk to the restaurants & shops in the town. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed to feel at home.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeville, MN
5

Great place with perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and myself stayed at the Miner's Cabin for two nights this past week, and it was great. Very cozy and a perfect short walk to downtown to enjoy all the restaurants and shops. Cabin has a great layout and all the amenities you would need. Also appreciated the fact that there is a washer and dryer on site. When back in Idaho Springs, we'll definitely be staying here again. Thanks for your hospitality Larry!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Times!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time in Idaho Springs and this little home away from home was perfect! Very comfortable for us, our friends, and especially our dog. Thank you so much for allowing pets. We enjoyed the little town; Indian Hot Springs, several restaurants, and shops. I definitely recommend any and all to come here and enjoy this little cottage in the mountains!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is in the perfect location. Within walking distance to town, where Tommyknockers Brewery is. (Good Beer) Also, just 15 min. or so from Central City and Black Hawk. (Beautiful old Towns). Lots to do really close. Indian Hot Springs was wonderful!! Then to come back to a nice, clean, and comfy little cottage with everything you need! We will would love to go and vacation there again. Thank you so much Larry for letting us stay. See you again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thornton
4

Very comfy

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this cabin, very comfy. In spite of it being so close to I70 once inside the house you could not hear the highway. It was so nice to find a place that allowed our little dog Panda to enjoy our vacation with us, thank you! (they even had these amazing dog treats). It is so very close to main street that we could walk each day into town. Loved that the kitchen had everything we needed (I entered the Chili contest for Dynamite Days - I won!) and the miners cottage had what I needed to mix and stir and fry up the meat. My husband loved that the grill worked and had "gas" and all that was needed to grill up some food. We built a fire in the wood stove and it REALLY heated up the place. The hosts were very responsive to all my questions. Thank you Larry for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The details in the cottage are wonderful. Everything you need is right there. The owner is great to deal with. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.