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Beautiful Log Cabin Nestled in the Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,686 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Four Bedroom, Two Bathroom Log Cabin. Mountain Views From Every Room.

This spacious four bedroom, two bathroom log cabin has all the modern amenities. Every room offers gorgeous views of the mountains. The cabin sits near the top of the mountain on 3 acres of national forest. There is a stream running along the bottom of the mountain.

The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, including all appliances, utensils, pots, dishes, etc. Washer and dryer too. All linens are provided.

Stay for an outdoor adventure or a relaxing vacation. Grill out on the deck or jump in the hot tub to stay warm. The area offers many outdoor activities including hiking, white-water rafting, four wheeling, snow shoeing, skiing, etc.

St. Mary's Glacier sits at the end of Fall River Road - 5 miles from the home. There is snow year-round at the glacier and a gorgeous waterfall.

More Details

Leslie Hager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Leslie Hager

My husband and I split our time between this home in Colorado and a home in Houston, where two of our children live. We are both professionals and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this amazing retreat.

Leslie Hager purchased this house in 2007

Why Leslie Hager chose Idaho Springs

When we were choosing a property, we wanted to live halfway between Lakewood and the ski slopes. This home was easily accessible from the highway and remote enough to provide the rest and relaxation we wanted.

What makes this house unique

The home is remote but within a few minutes of I-70. It is located in Arapahoe National Forest, so there are no neighbors nearby. The views are better than any we had ever seen. The town of Idaho Springs is 6 miles away and has a grocery store, bars, restaurants, parks, and a gold mine that is now open for tours. There is also a glacier approximately 5 miles away, where you can enjoy hiking, sledding, and snow shoeing.


Idaho Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2686 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Must Provide copy of your DL to prove your age and identity.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • There is a bathroom on the second and third floors.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom is on the third floor and has a queen size bed and a large sitting area with a window seat. There are two bedrooms with trundle beds on the main floor and a bedroom with a queen size bed on the first floor. All bedrooms have amazing views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Beautiful Log Cabin Nestled in the Mountains
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Cozy Cabin with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about the great experience we had at Leslie & Steve's cabin in the mountains! Everything we would need and more was waiting for us on arrival. Our mini-vacay was spent with our 2 young grandsons and they were right at home with the rest of us. I really enjoyed cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. After spending the days out in the Colorado cold, we relaxed in the hot tub under the stars or sat by the fire. When it wasn't snowing, we grilled outdoors, too! The cabin was neat, clean and well-maintained. Steve's gracious directions and follow-up made any questions a breeze. As fellow cabin owners on HomeAway, we are rather picky when we travel. Take our word when we say this cabin was 5 STARS!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Incredible, great location and wonderful hosts. Would recommend this property to anyone from Boulder or Denver who wants a mountain getaway, but doesn't want to deal with a long commute or crowds. The star gazing was sensational and patio/hot tub views are not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL

The house and surrounding mountains are beautiful and inviting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time snowshoeing at the glacier and climbing the mountains surrounding the property. The home itself was warm, inviting, and had all the amenities we were looking for. Steven was very helpful too!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destrehan, Louisiana


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, serene setting. Amazing views and everything we wanted for our Thanksgiving holiday. Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Cabin in the Woods was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My family of six recently stayed at this lovely home for a 5 night stay and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The home itself is very spacious and gave us all our own privacy but provided great gathering areas also. We loved the deck with the hummingbirds and the great hot tub overlooking the forests. The hot tub was a definite hot spot in the evenings! Idaho Springs has a very nice proximity to many great recreational activities, so there was plenty for us to do also! We loved the house and its location!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely views with the sound of rushing water below:)

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Big Cabin in the woods. We had our morning coffee on the deck, with spectacular wooded views and our own private hummingbird show! The kids also enjoyed regular visits from the chipmunks on the side steps. We chose this location due to its proximity to Denver, as well as easy access to Boulder and Fort Colllins. We took the owner's recommendation and hiked to St Mary's Glacier which was absolutely beautiful. We also drove up to Mount Evans (not for those with a fear of heights and there are no guardrails!) We were in Colorado to visit CU and CSU so the location was perfect. We also found lots to do in Idaho Springs, including shopping and zip lining.

The home itself was clean. The beds were very comfortable and the laundry was a nice convenience. The kitchen was well stocked with paper towels, soap, morning coffee and fresh fruit. The bathrooms also were clean and well stocked with shampoo, towels and soaps.

We would definitely stay here again. The only negative was the driveway up to the house is just wide enough for one vehicle, and there are some sharp turns, and it's really high up! Worth it, though, for the reward you find at the top!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Idaho Springs
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Loveland Ski Basin
Car: necessary

Because the house sits in the national forest, you can literally walk out the back door and hike as far as you want. You can also drive 5 miles to St. Mary's Glacier, where you can hike or sled year round and snow shoe in the winter. Driving Fall River Road as you head to the home, you will see spectacular views and the fall brings incredible sights as the aspens change.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $1,500

Renters must be 27 years old. No one under 25 may stay at the home without an adult present.

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.

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