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Magical Mountain Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,295 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

We invite you to enjoy the inspiring space of our modest, two bedroom mountain cabin nestled in the Rocky Mountains. The cabin is a short scenic drive west of Boulder, Colorado and only two miles from the quaint and colorful mountain town of Nederland, CO. Built in the early 1900's, our house was the baggage depot which serviced the historic, Switzerland Trail Railroad. The cabin sits at approximately 8600 ft., is south facing, adorned with a lot of glass, great natural light and is passive solar. It is located off a county dirt road, providing easy winter access, situated in a lovely riparian valley, surrounded by Boulder County Open Space and the Roosevelt National Forest.

We remolded this historic cabin in the late 1990's, but not without first falling in love with the wonderful character and imperfections of this turn of the century structure. We purposely kept what we could, like the original hardwood floor, and took great care to salvage and recycle as much of the original, weathered materials, and then integrated them back into our home. Though 100 years old, our cabin offers the comfort of all the modern amenities, while preserving it's rustic charm in a uniquely, eclectic style. Reclaimed, hand hewn timbers accent the the cabin exterior, the master bedroom, and the one of a kind, rustic, hand poured bathroom. Hammered metal details and homemade doors add a wonderful, hand made touch throughout. Furnishings and decorations artistically blend textures from around the globe, as well as from local artisans, all of which enhance the uniqueness of your stay.

Our cabin is the ideal location for a romantic getaway, as well as a wonderful place to escape the summer heat or the hustle and bustle of the city. Relax and rejuvenate in the magic of our home and the clean Rocky Mountain air. Sit on your front porch while drinking your morning coffee. Soak in the sunshine viewing the native mountain wildflowers and listen to the melodic flowing stream along with the chirping chorus of the ubiquitous hummingbird and the song of the native mountain birds.

For the history buff, the valley in which our cabin sits, is steeped in mining history Our cabin specifically, is the gateway house before entering the New Cardinal historic mill site, which in its heyday, was one of the largest gold mines in the area. Across the road is a cute, well maintained cabin, that was the New Cardinal brothel, in the early 1900's. The remnants of the Switzerland Trail Railroad is only steps from your door, This, historic railroad grade offers a network of hiking, mountain biking and in the winter, cross country skiing trails right out your door. The extensive Nederland mountain biking trail systems are also accessed from your doorstep. Be at the Eldora Ski Resort, which offers downhill skiing, snowboarding and nordic skiing in only 10 minutes.

For the outdoor enthusiast, not only is there hiking, mountain bike riding and cross country skiing out your door, but just a few miles away in Boulder Canyon there is rock climbing, swimming, kayaking and fly fishing. The high alpine peaks of the Indian Peak Wilderness Area are easily accessed and only a short distance away. If you prefer a scenic mountain drive, or a spectacular road bike ride, the Peak to Peak Highway is two miles from our cabin, taking you to Rocky Mountain National Park to the north, or to the casinos of Black Hawk, and Central City to the south. The progressive town of Boulder itself is 17 miles down the canyon road, and offers a large variety of shopping, restaurants and the famous Pearl Street Mall.

More Details

Roxanne di Santo
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Why Roxanne di Santo chose Nederland

The gateway to many adventures.

What makes this cabin unique

Purchasing this house was a dream realized and refurbishing it was a true labor of love. It has always been a home of inspiration, and light.


Nederland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1295 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • children are welcome: however, because of the many one of a kind and fragile furnishings our home is most suitable for adults and couples
  • only dogs allowed with owners approval and additional fee. Maximum 2 dogs
  • 30 days 100% refund Under 30 days, no refund unless able to re-book, $150 booking fee applies
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 full bath: claw foot tub and separate shower with river rock floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom: queen size bed 2nd bedroom: queen size bed 3rd bed: queen size blow up mattress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Magical Mountain Getaway
average rating of 4.94 based on 100 reviews

Wonderful and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious yet cozy home in the mountains that is also close enough to town that you can drive in for breakfast/dinner/groceries. Home is very clean and has beautiful views, and the owner is very responsive to messages. Would definitely recommend staying here, we had a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break

  • 4 of 5

This was a great location from our trip to visit UC Boulder then to ski at Eldora the next day. Cabin is very rustic and decorated nicely. The only down side it was a little too small for our family of 5 but we made due. Had to pay extra for mattress that we had to put in the middle of the living room. Also house was a little dusty and my oldest was sneezing non stop. The view is very pretty and we had snow which made it beautiful. Enjoyed going to the town of Nederland, rode the Carnival of Happiness and the Indian restaurant in town was excellent!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. Many apologies for the dust & the bed location. Apparently my housekeeper had a new member of their team clean & prepare the house before your arrival. Unfortunately she fell short of our cleaning standard & more importantly, forgot to set up the extra bed for you, which is our protocol. Typically when we have more than 4 guests, we set up the extra bed & we do not place it in the middle of the living room. Instead, we set it up on the perimeter of the living room, near the wood stove, so it's out of the way & does not interfere, or obstruct the flow of the living space. Again I apologize for my housekeeping's over site & want to thank you once more for your feedback. We always appreciate & encourage our guests to notify us with a problem, or when a situation arises. It is our commitment to improve whatever we can to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you!
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This is my Dream Home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house. It was perfect for our week long stay for our family of 3. The tub was big enough that my 6'5" husband could enjoy a soak after a long day playing in the snow and pulling our daughter around on the sled provided. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook and enjoy homemade meals. The bed linens were luxurious and cozy (what brand are the sheets, I NEED them?!) but the wood burning stove was my favorite! We will be back soon!

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

This is an awesome place to get away and relax. The cabin was amazing and the scenery was even better. Great way to get some down time with the family!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house, eco-friendly, very comfortable. Good place to retreat with books. Only a 10 minute drive into Nederland, so it is quiet and remote yet close enough to drop into town for a meal. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Really excellent mountain escape, perfect size for a couple (and a 1.5 year old in our case...). The cabin is just the right amount of rustic, and very well maintained. It's a short drive outside of Nederland, with Boulder a little farther away if you're looking for an actual city. We happened to get snowed in by a mega spring snowstorm which (a) really added to the remote mountain experience and (b) gave Roxanne a chance to show off her caring host side. Throughout our little adventure she was super responsive and diligent in making sure we were cared for. Can't recommend this place enough, we miss it!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Denver, CO
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Wild Mountain Smoke House & Brewery
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 119
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Katmandu, Nepalese dining
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Eldora Ski Resort
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.99%

Rates are based on 4 guests or less. There will be an additional $25 /per night fee charged for each additional guests, over 4, with a maximum of 6 allowed.

* Holiday bookings require a minimum of 3 - 5 nights

Cleaning fee: $150 (*additional fees may be charged, if excessive cleaning is required)

Check-in time: 3 p.m.
Check-out time: 11 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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