Be a Part of the Mile and a Half High Club!(34 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cozy 1BR Cottage In The Mountains 8,700 Feet Towards The Sky!
Fool's Gold Cottage is located near the border of Jefferson and Clear Creek Counties, convenient to many outdoor activities including: rafting, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, running, mountaineering, mountain climbing, zip lining, elite athletic training, and hunting just to name a few. If you want to visit Denver, it's only a 50 minute drive. There are also plenty of trails right by the cottage.
Fool's Gold was built in the 1980s. Her sister, The Gold Mine, the home the owner's currently live in is 150 feet from Fool's Gold. The Gold Mine was built in the early 1970s and was the first house in the area. The paperwork they have on the home has President Grover Cleveland's signature on it when he signed the land over to be developed!
The roads to Fool's Gold are paved until you reach the cottage's subdivision. There is less than one mile of dirt roads to the cottage itself. Front wheel drive cars do just fine up here and the roads are well maintained. Rear wheel drive cars, some sports cars, and many Volkswagen brand vehicles do not do very well up here.
*Because the cottage is located in ALPINE conditions, please make sure that the cottage would be suitable for your stay if you have children under the age of six, are elderly, or have a physical disability.*
One dog (two dogs with approval) is allowed on the property. There is no additional fee for your pet; however, all guests with pets are required to follow the house rules and neighborhood rules regarding pets. We do have dogs on the property and they are in a separate fenced in area and we are very respectful in terms of barking, etc. No other type of animals are allowed at the cottage.
Thank you for pursuing our rental and we hope have you as our guests and become a part of the Mile and a Half High Club!
Tracey Smith - Property Manager
Member since: 2013
- 750 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
The cottage is tucked away in the gorgeous mountains of Evergreen. It's a quiet community and a great retreat from home. The cottage faces south and the sunsets paint the mountains with their glow....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 22 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $25 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 6.9%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Up to four people only. Parties with over three people will be subject to a $10/day extra person fee.
60 day cancellation required for a 100% refund.
30 day cancellation required for a 75% refund.
Holidays require a three night minimum stay.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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This cute and cozy cottage is located in the mountains of Evergreen, Colorado, Clear Creek County- close to many outdoor activites! The land that is not developed where the cottage is located, is BLM land and the wildlife viewing includes fox, deer, elk, Prince Abert black squirrels, cougar (if you are lucky to see one), bald eagles (another lucky find), hawks, various humming birds, finches, meadowlark, lark bunting (state bird) and bear. For more information about hunting in this area, please visit the Colorado Department of Wildlife.
If you are the athletic type and are training or just a fitness enthusiast in general, then this area is for you! Just walking around the area provides beautiful views. Looking for something more challenging? Then bike, run, walk, or hike up Witter Gulch Road towards Mount Evans or even drive to Mount Evans and ascend 17.7 miles to the top. It's the highest paved road in America and reaches to a height of 14,240 feet. At the top, you can view the Mountain Sheep and the entire Front Range.
Evergreen is one of the first cities on the way to the ski resorts as you climb I-70 and Echo Mountain Ski Resort is only 13 miles from the cottage! Downtown Evergreen has a lake that offers year round activities including fishing, ice skating, hockey and non-motor boating. Downtown borders the river where you can shop, dine and enjoy speaking with the all-around good folks!
Whether you are seeking to relax, test your mountain skills, and/or indulge in outdoor activities, Fool's Gold Cottage is just the right get-a-way!
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Tracey is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA. She paid her way through college working at a resort hotel in Pismo Beach. After graduating, she sold everything she owned and moved to Hawaii. She worked in the sales department at the Ritz-Carlton and was part of the team that won the prestigious Malcolm-Baldridge Quality Award. After spending a year in Hawaii (1992 to 1993), she moved to Colorado and it has been her home ever since. Larry attended the University of Texas on a running scholarship. He has been an elite athlete for the majority of his life running his first marathon when he was 12 years old. He has run numerous marathons and races since and came to Colorado in 1992 to train for the 2000 Olympics. He came close; 20 seconds off the time needed to qualify in the Steeplechase. He is currently training for the Leadville 100 mile race. He loves living up here as it is a perfect training ground right in his own backyard. Tracey and Larry have a daughter named Oakley and have two dogs: Queen Snortiffa, Bulldogge; and Cleo Pattra, Great Dane Mix.
Why the Owner Chose Evergreen, CO, USA:
Evergreen is a great place to live! It's rural enough, yet close enough to urban offerings. The property's views will not change because it is BLM land and there are many trails within a mile of the property for outdoor enthusiasts. We love it here and we will always consider Evergreen our true home. The only reason we have big city traffic jams is due to elk crossings!!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
When we first bought these homes, they were basically wooden tents. We have worked hard over the last 13 years to build these home from the ground floor with lots of sweat, tears (dust in our eyes, hammers hitting the fingers, bruises everywhere) and love. We are so glad that we can share our place with you and we hope you are just as inspired to pursue your dreams as we were we saw it here.
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Fool's Gold Cottage outside - older picture. Now has French Doors.
Recently remodeled sitting area - hardwood flooring, french doors fresh paint.
TV area w/ 55" TV, hardwood flooring, slate and newer window!
Walkway to Fool's Gold looking downwards. Relatively steep
Bottom of driveway - about 75 yards from bottom to top of driveway
Snacking in the shadows of Snyder Mountain
Morning view from the deck of Fool's Gold
Snow Fall - 2013.
Recently added French doors. Will be re-doing landscaping this summer.
Recently remodeled kitchen - slate, hardwood flooring, island, new cabinets.
Queen sized log bed
Entrance to Roman Shower upstairs. Nice & sunny and has dual shower heads!
Driveway to cottage. There is recycled asphalt down now and it's plowed
View of Aspen Place road leading to cottage - dirt road
Day after spring snow
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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