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Mountain Getaway, Perfect For Families & Friends To Relax And Adventure

Idaho Springs, CO, USA
  • Cabin2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

APRIL SPECIAL 1 NIGHT FREE Peaceful Spacious Log Home 3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms

APRIL SPECIAL: BOOK AT LEAST 2 NIGHTS & GET ONE EXTRA NIGHT FREE !! This spacious, tastefully decorated three level log home will bring you peace. With gorgeous views of snow capped front range peaks, including Mt. Evans, from the great room, bedrooms, and decks, it is easy to remember what life is all about. If you enjoy bird watching, plenty of visits by hummingbirds and other native birds that you will enjoy identifying.

The master bedroom is set off the great room on the second level, with a king sized bed, wood burning fireplace, and separate exit to the outdoor deck. Adjoining both the master bedroom and great room, you will find the most comfortable claw foot bathtub to soak your body after hiking or skiing in the surrounding areas. The kitchen is spacious with a granite countertop for food preparation or eating while sitting on the barstools. Alongside the kitchen is a dining area with a round table and enough chairs for the whole family. Most inviting is the great room with wood burning fireplace, a couch that you can sink into, and chairs surrounding a forged iron coffee table. In the evening, watch the colors change as the sun goes down, grilling on the deck while sipping your favorite drink. At night, enjoy stargazing. On the third level is a loft where you might kick back with a good book, watch a movie in surround sound, turn on the stereo, or take a nap. If you really need to touch base with the Internet world, log onto the computer and get what you need. On the first level find two more bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed, the other with two bunk beds of Aspen log. Between these rooms is the bathroom with a whirlpool tub that fits two adults comfortably. For long trips, feel free to use the washing machine and dryer for a refresh. Exit the first level to the lower deck and swing on the antique ferris wheel chairs while you watch the chipmunks scamper across the wild landscape. If you bring children, they will enjoy the mountain clubhouse, nestled close enough to see from the kitchen window, but far enough to let the kids feel like they're isolated deep in the woods. Behind the house is a fire ring for a campfire or roasting marshmallows. Hike into the backyard, where deer and elk may be seen. While hiking look for mushrooms and old abandoned mines. Walk to the nearby lake for fishing or hiking. Snowshoe, or cross country ski to St Mary's Glacier, James Peak, and beyond. Miles of 4x4, hiking, and mountain biking trails are minutes away. Downhill ski areas close by are Loveland, Berthod Pass, Eldora, Winter Park, and the familiar Summit County areas. Only twenty minutes away is the town of Idaho Springs where you can pan for gold, river raft, zip line, or have a few fresh brews at the Tommyknocker Brewery or search for antiques in nearby Georgetown. If you get the bug, drive to Central City or Blackhawk via I-70, Highway 6, or even 4x4 off road. There you might enjoy sightseeing, the opera or try your luck in the many casinos.

The Mountain House is the perfect place to relax, have fun, and let the best of Colorado find you.


Gabe Ferrer

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.
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Response time:
within one hour
english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Gabe Ferrer

In 2002, Gabe and Marisol Ferrer came to Colorado to spend time with their new grandkids in Denver. They built this beautiful home to spend time with their fast growing family. In stark contrast to their native homes of Cuba and Puerto Rico, Gabe and Marisol quickly learned to drive in the snow, dress for the climate, and hike like they were from the mountains. Marisol, nearing retirement, was able to express herself through designing the layout, furnishings, and landscaping of the cabin you will soon enjoy. Now they share their time in Colorado, with their other grandchildren in Arkansas, and with their family in South Florida. For ease of communication with our foreign or domestic guests that wish to communicate in French or Spanish, Marisol speaks, in addition to English, French and Spanish. Gabe speaks English and Spanish.

Gabe Ferrer purchased this Cabin in 2002

Why Gabe Ferrer chose Saint Mary's

This property is less than an hour's drive from Denver, yet it is set at 10,000 feet above sea level. It is a peaceful location that invokes creativity and peace to all who stay there.

What makes this Cabin unique

This is a large home that can sleep eight or more very comfortably. It is set in a high alpine area. The many windows bring the mountains to you. If you like music, there are speakers on the outside deck, in the master bathroom, as well as in the great room. There are wild raspberries growing alongside the road which are fun to pick and eat when in their season. The lot adjacent and also below are also part of the property and are fun to explore.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Aspen furniture included plus one baggage table
      • Bunk beds bedroom
        2 bunk bed, Two sets of bunk beds made from Aspen wood sleep 4
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Master bedroom includes a fireplace and Aspen furniture.
      • Loft
        2 twin/ single, Loft can sleep two on cots


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Jetted tub features six jets.
        • Master bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Features a Clawfoot bath tub with a hand-held shower.
        • The Master Bathroom features a 'Slipper Style' Clawfoot Tub with a hand-held shower. The bathroom has dual sinks and a separate 'toilet room'. In the Bathroom Cabinet, you will find extra towels, a first-aid kit and toiletries, if needed. Bathroom 2 has a whirlpool tub and a shower and is decorated in a rustic style with stone tiles and pine walls. There are extra towels on a rack and extra toiletries in the sink cabinet.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Panoramic view of Mt Evans and the Rockies. Next to Arapahoe National Forest.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                        Wireless Internet Service is included.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Natural mountain breezes
                      • Fireplace
                        Two fireplaces, one in the living room and one in the Master Bedroom.
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        The Community Center in Idaho Springs has a fitness gym available for minimal fees.
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Gas heating throughout is included.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        A four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended to drive up the driveway. Or you may park off the street and walk up the driveway. There is space for 3 cars at the top of the driveway.
                      • Telephone
                        There is no phone in the cabin, however, there is cell phone service from at least AT&T and Verizon.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                            The drip coffeemaker will brew up to 12 cups at a time. We also have a teapot for tea lovers!
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            There are enough dishes and utensils for 12 people, as well as cooking gadgets to please most everyone!
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            The spacious and central kitchen features granite countertops, with room for family and friends to gather and enjoy each other's company. The pantry has basic spices as well as other assorted items.
                          • Microwave
                            An easy to use microwave is above the stove.
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            The glass top stove is easy to use and has an oven with the necessary pans.
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                The wooden round table comfortably seats 6. Additionally, the adjacent granite island has seating for 5.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 11 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Numerous games for all ages including classics like Monopoly.
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    DVD movies available.
                                  • Toys
                                    Legos, building toys, card games, etc.
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        2 levels of decks with amazing mountain and forest views. Enjoy bird and wildlife watching, star-gazing, barbequing or just lounging...
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        We have an outdoor gas grill (with gas!), and a smoker.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                A great community pool is available at the Rec Center in Idaho Springs with minimal fees.


                                                  • churches
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • whitewater rafting


                                                                  • There is a new Zip Line in Idaho Springs which is wild: Idaho Springs Zipline, 970-945-6737 zippingcolorado.com

                                                                    57 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Great Ski Getaway

                                                                    Brent L.

                                                                    This rental provided great accommodations for a ski trip. The cabin was comfortable, clean, and close to the slopes.

                                                                    Thanks again

                                                                    AMAZING MOUNTAIN CABIN!!

                                                                    Robert M.

                                                                    This amazing mountain cabin was awesome!! The 3 night trip was a birthday gift to my wife and it was breathtaking. The cabin was extremely large with 3 levels and 2 balconies, it also had 2 full fireplaces 1 in the master bedroom, it also had a bunch of windows with unbelievable views of the mountain ranges. We were lucky to get a heavy snow on the last night we stayed, perfect touch!! We'll be back for sure! reserve your stay now, don't wait!!!

                                                                    Mountain Cabin

                                                                    Dan L.

                                                                    nice place to stay, plenty of room, in good condition, beautiful views. We knew that we were going to be in the mountains and we did receive quite a bit of snow up there during our stay. The neighborhood roads were really difficult to get up due to sharp turns and steep grades. Like it says in the description, you should have a 4 wheel drive in the winter. You are quite a ways from town and it is a good 20-25 minutes to get into Idaho Springs. This can be nice or a bit of a hassle....it was both for us. Overall, you can't beat the views and everything is disclosed in the property description.

                                                                    Perfect for family get together!

                                                                    Linda R.Gill, Colo

                                                                    Breath taking views, cozy, quiet, comfortable and well equipped!

                                                                    Couple's getaway

                                                                    Nathan M.

                                                                    Four couples enjoyed staying in Gabe's house for two nights on a Colorado getaway. When we encountered an issue with the water temperature Gabe was extremely responsive and assisted in ensuring our needs were met.

                                                                    It was a breathtaking mountain view that had plenty of room for my big family

                                                                    tracey b.

                                                                    Even though we were snowed in there were plenty of activities at the mountain home to keep us entertained. It was very clean and spacious.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your review and we hope that you'll visit us again.


                                                                    Idaho Springs, CO, USA

                                                                    St Mary's Glacier, the southernmost glacier in the United States is about 1 mile from the cabin. It's a 3/4 mile hike which ends at the base of the glacier which empties into a lake. Beautiful area.


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