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Tailings - Studio Apartment in the Mountains!

(24 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Affordable apartment in the mountains - scenic and serene!

Tailings is a 250 square foot studio apartment that sits on Snyder Mountain in picturesque Evergreen! She is sister to Fool's Gold Cottage and Prospector's Place, a Bear Creek Group property.

Tailings abuts the owner's home and overlooks mountain views in a quite neighborhood and offers guests their own access and front yard making it feel apart from the owner's home. Guests come and go as they please. The owners offer their guests lots of privacy and make sure their dogs are respectful as well. Their dogs are in a separate fenced in area from the studio. Tailings 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 studio. **Because the studio is located in Alpine conditions, please make sure that it would be suitable for your stay if you have a child under the age of six, are elderly, or have a physical disability.** No more than two occupants and NO PETS. Two night minimum stay on weekends (F/S).

Tailings has its own separate access with off street parking. During heavy snow, the worse case scenario is you may have to park at the top of the driveway and walk 50 yards up and down the driveway. The owners do plow the driveway when it is 3+ inches, but some times they cannot keep up with mother nature during heavy snow.

Most guests come to the mountains to get away, so the owners do very little interaction with their guests while offering a friendly, quiet, and inviting atmosphere. If any issues come up, they are on the matter right away.

Each home in the neighborhood sits on two acres covered with pine and aspen trees so neighbors are not noticeable, but you are still able to see the mountain views. Hiking in the neighborhood offers scenic views as well.

The studio is not close to any public transportation. Front wheel drive cars do fine up here and the roads are well maintained in the winter. Four wheel or all wheel drive cars are recommended as their is about 1/2 mile of dirt road to the studio and steep roads. Directions on the flattest way to get to Tailings to avoid steep hills are provided for guests. Rear wheel or Volkswagen brands are not recommended during the winter.

The owners hope to be your hosts and are happy to answer any questions potential guests may have about the studio or the area.

Happy Travels!

Tracey Smith - Property Manager


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 250 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    One adult and one child for a total of two occupants....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Guests may smoke outside only. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Contains a large closet. No more than two people in the studio - no exceptions....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Vanity is in a separate area from shower and toilet...moreless

  • Walk-in shower, toilet, and vanity are in the bedroom.

Other Amenities

  • Many hiking trails are close to the studio. Studio view is BLM land - hunting allowed and the trail is 1/2 mile from studio. Mount Evans is about 15 miles from the studio and historic Idaho Springs is 15 miles. Downtown Evergreen and Evergreen Lake are eight miles from the studio. Red Rocks Ampitheatre is 35 minutes from the studio....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    With DVR - this will be changing in April....moreless

  • Television:

    All channels including HBO, Showtime, Starz, Encore, and DVR. This will be changing in April....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The studio is tucked away in the gorgeous mountains of Evergreen . It's a quiet community and a great retreat from home. The studio faces west and the sunsets paint the mountains with their glow!...moreless

  • Rural:

    The studio attaches to owner's home- similar to a duplex located in an ALPINE setting. Roads are paved until the 1/2 mile- it's a well-maintained dirt road year round. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Dining area is part of the kitchennet....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, pillows, pillow cases, comforters...moreless

  • Parking:

    Bottom of the driveway. You may have to park at the top of the driveway when it is snowing really hard and walk about 50 ft. We keep driveway plowed when it is over 3 inches. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Four towels, four wash clothes, four hand towels....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    4 cup...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, cups, utensils, cutting knifes and cutting board, plastic ware, skillet, spatula, serving spoons, can opener, 3 qt sauce pan, 6 qt sauce pan, prongs, wine opener, wire whisk....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette with counter top, sink, and two cabinets. Bar style dining table. Toaster oven, cook top, griddle, and microwave. ...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Small toaster oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels,, trash bags, plastic bags, aluminum foil, salt, pepper, cooking oil, onion powder, garlic powder, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Small. Fresh eggs from happy, healthy, chickens that the owners raise are provided to guests. Ketchup, mayo, mustard, hot pepper sauce, ground coffee, cream, butter, and syrup....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two slice...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Shared deck with owner's space - a fence separates the two areas....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.8
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$75 $85
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $15 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.9%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

No more than two people per night - no exceptions.

No pets except for a guide dog.

Same day rate of $55/night is based on availability and must be booked day of stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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59 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Off of Stagecoach Blvd
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Evergreen Golf Course
32 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak at Union Station, Denver
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 70
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Off of Stagecoach Blvd
13 Miles
Nearest Ski
Echo Mountain Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

This cute and cozy studio is located in the mountains of Evergreen, Colorado, Clear Creek County- close to many outdoor activities. The land that is not developed where the studio is located, is BLM land and the wildlife viewing includes fox, deer, elk, Albert's black squirrel, 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 on BLM land, please visit the Colorado Department of Wildlife. The studio is less than a mile to hunting trails.

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 walks. 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. Downtown Evergreen has a lake that offers year round activities including fishing, ice skating, hockey and non-motor boating. Downtown boarders 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, Tailings is just the right home away from home for you! We look forward to being your host when you stay with us!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Entrance to Tailings

    Entrance to Tailings

  • Kitchenette and dining area.

    Kitchenette and dining area.

  • Entrance to bedroom and bathroom area

    Entrance to bedroom and bathroom area

  • Closet area

    Closet area

  • Vanity


  • Geese and goslings at Evergreen Lake

    Geese and goslings at Evergreen Lake

  • Elk wading in Evergreen Lake

    Elk wading in Evergreen Lake

  • Summer morning sunrise

    Summer morning sunrise

  • Part of kitchen area

    Part of kitchen area

  • Radiant heating and window to front yard.

    Radiant heating and window to front yard.

  • Trundle bed - makes two twins with comfy bed or one king sized bed.

    Trundle bed - makes two twins with comfy bed or one king sized bed.

  • Entrance to shower/toilet, TV and vanity area

    Entrance to shower/toilet, TV and vanity area

  • View from Tailings.  Spring storm

    View from Tailings. Spring storm

  • Since there are very little lights in the area, the night sky is very clear!

    Since there are very little lights in the area, the night sky is very clear!

  • Elk with Bull wading in Evergreen Lake

    Elk with Bull wading in Evergreen Lake

  • Buck chillin' on the property

    Buck chillin' on the property

VRBO #508279

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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