Hilltop House is a summer-only rental (May-September), and one of the oldest, most secluded, and unspoiled cabins in Green Mountain Falls. Perched on nearly one full acre of property that backs up to the Pike National Forest, it is so 'hidden' that many long time residents in town are not even aware that it exists. Built in 1908, it is full of antiques, and has now been completely restored with a large deck that features private 360 mountain views and the sound of a mountain stream. It is arguably the most secluded and beautiful deck view in Green Mountain Falls. While restoring it, the owners found (and have preserved) newspapers used as insulation that feature an article about the death of silent film star Rudolph Valentino! A large claw-foot tub in the master bath completes this one of a kind mountain retreat.
If this property is not available to rent, the Meyers family owns an adjacent property, the Diamond Bar (#402626) that is also a vacation rental, sleeps up to six, at the same rate. Or you can rent both cabins for a family reunion.
Hilltop House is accessed by a private drive at the end of Colorado Street away from traffic. It is full of vintage furniture and turn-of-the-century photographs and artifacts. It features a large front porch with rocking chairs and spectacular views of Rampart Range. While sitting on the new deck, renters can not only hear the Crystal Creek stream, but see it as a silver ribbon of water coming down Mt. Ester.
The master bedroom features a new queen size iron bed, and a dressing room with a full bath. The living room has a futon and looks out on towering blue spruce trees. There is a downstairs bedroom area with two full sized beds, and a full bath with shower (perfect for the kids).
But the most remarkable thing about Hilltop House is its historic quality, and one of the most charming, vintage kitchens you will ever cook in (wait til you see the stove back). Hilltop House is so private that it is a favorite spot for wildlife, and you will frequently be surprised by a herd of deer who make it their home, as well as the red-tailed fox, mountain birds, and yes, the occasional black bear.
Hilltop House has plenty of private, off-street parking, and is a short (two block) walk from the charming village center of GMF, which is emerging as a true arts community with an annual summer arts festival (The Green Box). There is a great bar (The Blue Moose), a lovely restaurant (The Mucky Duck), and a coffee/homemade ice cream shop (Duckies). There is a playground for the kids, and a stroll around the lake with the Victorian gazebo completes an evening in the village. There is fishing (state stocked), and frequent outdoor concerts fill the air with music. And yes, this is where you find perhaps the best breakfast place on earth, The Pantry. If you like to hike, you are in paradise, as GMF continues to develop and mark hiking trails for all levels. Hilltop House is situated near several trail heads, and maps are provided.
By design, this property is "screen free." It has no WiFi, television set or gaming center. The owners, Shawn and Robin Meyers, believe that a real family vacation means doing something other than watching TV or playing video games. So we filled Hilltop House with books, board games, and rocking chairs. It this sounds like a real vacation to you, contact us.
Hilltop House is truly one of the most unique properties in Green Mountain Falls, and you have to see it to appreciate how special it is. We hope that you and your family and friends get a chance to vacation here. You will want to come back again and again.