About the property
- Cabin1295 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
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.
Roxanne di Santo
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Why Roxanne di Santo chose Eldora
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Had a wonderful and relaxing Mother's Day/birthday weekend at the Magical Mountain Getaway. The house has so much charm and character and everything we needed. The front deck was great...we spent a lot of time there looking at the beautiful trees and listening to the stream running by. Very close to Nederland but with the feeling you were away from it all.
Wonderful and Cozy
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.
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!
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.
This is my Dream Home!
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!
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!
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.