Live your Rocky Mountain high at 8900 feet, while overlooking spectacular views of the Continental Divide. This beautiful, new mountain home has everything you need, and is in the perfect location to enjoy all of the best that Colorado has to offer. Take in the amazing sunsets from the stone ringed campfire, hot tub, or from the huge picture windows, while relaxing on the sofa. Enjoy the snow-capped views, while dining next to the crackling fireplace. Count the shooting stars under a clear night sky. Spot native wildlife including hummingbirds, chipmunks, deer, and an occasional elk. Enjoy movie night with the 60 inch HD flat screen TV and blu-ray player. (Please note- there is NO cable or ability to get Netflix, etc. There is a small collection of DVDs at the house and rental movies in Nederland.) This mountain getaway is perfect in any season. Escape the summer heat to the bug-free, cool mountain air, or soak up the tranquil winter beauty of blanketing snow.
This really is an ideal location to enjoy so many experiences. You can go right out the front door to hike or bike around this mountain neighborhood and enjoy picturesque views, or take a short, scenic drive to explore an endless variety of activities. This is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts who like hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, rafting, kayaking and horseback riding. Those seeking entertainment or wanting to experience the cultural vibe will enjoy the shopping and the constant variety of live music and street festivals in Nederland and Boulder, or a concert at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater.
---How far to Denver Airport?
65 miles/ 1.5 hours
---How far to the nearest grocery store/gas station/restaurant choices?
Nederland 8 miles/ 15 minutes
---How far to Boulder?
20 miles/ 45 minutes
---How far to Rocky Mountain National Park?
60 miles/ 1.5 hours
---How far to Golden Gate State Park?
6 miles/15 minutes
---How far away are the neighbors?
The house looks pretty much straight out towards the mountains. If you stand outside in front of the house, you can see 2 homes farther down the mountain about 150 yards. One is occupied full time, and the other is a vacation home. There is also a home on the other side of our driveway, about 100 yards from our home. There is a house further up the mountain that can be partially seen, depending on where you are standing outside. We have a fairly long drive, and it feels private.
---Can I bring my dog?
You are welcome to bring an extremely well behaved dog that you clean up after. There is a pooper scooper outside that can be used to toss pet waste into the woods, off the main part of the property. We do not add a pet charge.
---Will it snow?
Yes. Sometimes way more than other times.
---Does the house have air conditioning?
No. See question above.
---How are the driving conditions?
It depends on the weather. Our neighborhood has hard packed dirt roads, and we have a paved driveway. One mile of the drive up the mountain is fairly steep. A 4WD is definitely needed in winter November-March, but we can have large dumps of snow as early as October and as late as May. Early and late snow melts fast and is easily plowed, but can cause travel delays.
---Does the house have cable, Netflix, TV plug in for more watching options....?
No. Colorado has endless, amazing outdoor options, and we love to wear ourselves out during the day, disconnect from all of the electronics, and enjoy the hot tub, fireplace or fire pit, grilling out, and playing games in the evening. There is a large TV and DVD player for an occasional movie night.
---Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, but we have the basic package with limited data, so plenty for researching local trails, checking email, etc. but not enough for video streaming/movie watching. Again, we go there to unplug.
PLEASE NOTE- Important disclaimers for winter time rentals:
- The hot tub is open all year, but may require shoveling (snow shovel provided) from November through April to access it. It is located about 25 feet from the house.
-Winter months absolutely require a 4WD, high clearance vehicle.
-It is possible for the house to get snowed in. If is at 9000 feet and gets over 300 inches of snowfall. If the county closes the main access road, we will refund your payment, or you may be able to delay your arrival depending on the weather and our calendar.
-We are located only 13 miles from Eldora Ski Mountain!
Tour of the house:
Living Area-leather couch that seats 5, around a redwood slab coffee table
-2 sided fireplace that opens to the living area on one side, and the dining area on the other side
Dining Area- table with seating for 5, and breathtaking divide views
Kitchen- well appointed modern kitchen with wood cabinets, stainless appliances, and granite counter tops/island with seating for 2
-all kitchen needs including coffee maker, toaster, steamer, electric can opener, electric griddle, pots, pans, cooking utensils, dinnerware, glasses and flatware
-sliding patio doors in kitchen open to cozy back patio with stainless gas grill
Master Bedroom- comfortable, king size, memory foam topped mattress with high quality extra soft sheets, black out window shades for sleeping in late
Guest Bedroom- great for sleeping, foam topped queen size bed, with twin bunk above foot of bed, black out window shades
Bathroom- soothing rain shower with multiple spray options
Outdoor- patio furniture and campfire pit with great views, hot tub