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Beautiful Log Cabin Nestled in the Mountains, Hot Tub Under the Stars

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.

Relax in the Hot Tub while enjoying the brilliance of a starlit sky.

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 - 6 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guest must provide copy of their DL to prove age and identity.
  • Guest must sign copy of rental agreement and return via email.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 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, Hot Tub Under the Stars
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

This is indeed a beautiful log cabin in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

View 5☆

Decor 5☆

Kitchen 5☆

Fireplace 5☆

Hot tub 5☆

Reading material 5☆

Location and access to interesting sights and sites 5☆

Hummingbird Lane - "a thrill"

The Green for Bocce (brought our set) 5☆

Ping pong table 5☆

The moon and the planets and the stars 5☆

The hummingbirds 5☆

The BBQ grill 5☆

The hammock 5☆

St. Mary's Glacier 5☆

Idaho Springs 5☆

Argo Gold Mill 5☆

Mt. Evans and Summit Lake 5☆

Clear Creek Rafting 5☆

Red Rocks & the Avett Brothers 5☆

The whole week exceeded our expectations. Grateful for an excellent time.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us so happy to receive such a wonderful review. We truly strive to give each guest a wonderful time and we hope to help them create fun memories. I believe these guests did both. We love our home and we are excited to be able to share it with others.
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Hummingbird getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home in the mountains near Idaho Springs. Location was perfect for visiting all the nearby sites. Must see St Mary's Glacier and Mt Evans! Wow!! The house had everything we needed and the kids loved the hot tub. The hot tub was not working when we first arrived but Leslie made sure to have it fixed for us to enjoy.

The hummingbirds visited us daily and made the lovely view that much more specialy family had a great time at Leslie's home. We would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Lovely home with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this beautiful home in Idaho Springs. I loved how there were plenty of towels and a fully stocked kitchen. We had a lot of fun bonding over board games and cooking meals. The breathtaking view from the home was our favorite part! The owners were great and responsive as well.

One word of advice, the house is literally on the side of a mountain! So make sure you know that driving up there during snowstorms is difficult (so check the weather for your stay). It’s not paved and has no railing. We had to walk up the mountain a few times with all our stuff!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin with views

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is set on the side of a mountain with some beautiful views. After enjoying the outdoors, this place is great to retreat and relax. Steven and Leslie were very good with communication and offering insight on activities nearby.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX

Amazing views, amazing cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cabin to take our two young sons on their first Colorado ski trip. What a beautiful cabin!!! The views are unbelievable, the facilities are perfect, there is nothing more you could ask for. The evening dips in the hot tub under the stars was a blessing after a long day on the slopes. You are a short 20-30mins from Loveland Ski area if looking for the nearest lifts (perfect place for first timers, or seasoned skiers/snowboarders). There is plenty to do in the area, but the cabin is comfy and entertaining if you decide to stay indoors for the day. I hope to stay here again on our next CO trip. Thank you, Leslie & Steve, for opening up your wonderful home to our family.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, California

Everything we dreamed it would be

  • 5 of 5

Incredible house, awesome, accomodating hosts, my pals and I had a lovely time here. We rented this place last minute as a place for a college buddy reunion/snowboarding trip and this place exceeded expectations in every way. Beautiful hiking in the backyard and beyond, insane views and extremely detailed guides on the area for guests. Steve and Leslie are rental pros and this is clearly not their first rodeo.

Only thing that could be improved is the notes on the hot tub, as we were unable to find any of the chemical checking papers, or instructions on how to keep the hot tub in perfect condition, but we wound up being fine without them. No rashes or anything to report, but would have been nice to know before jumping in blind.

Something to note, during the winter the road into the neighborhood is quite steep and a very bumpy ride. If its covered in snow its pretty much a no-go for any car that has anything sub 4 wheel drive. My little subaru's AWD averaged about a 50% success rate after the driveway got blanketed. Luckily there is a place you can park at the bottom of the hairy part, just requires a bit of a hike up to the house.

Other than those things our time was just splendid and I cannot more highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: 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
Refundable 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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