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Mt. Evans Cabin with 150 Acres, Stream, Forever Views, Relaxing Destination

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Traditional Finnish sauna

We love this end-of-the road property for the privacy, stream with waterfall, and especially the incredible view of the continental divide. It now includes 4 separate parcels totaling 153 acres, and the closest neighbor is a half mile away.

*New* We now have high speed 40Mb internet and Wifi for our guests, and utility power!

Our 2000 square foot cabin is built for guests. We have 3 private bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The 2nd floor loft has a private bedroom with queen bed and its own bathroom. The main floor bedroom has two twin beds and full bathroom. Downstairs is another full guest suite including a queen bed and full private bath. The kitchen has plenty of space for cooking. There is a gas range, a full set of cookware and spices. Washer and dryer are included. The TV room has a 40 inch flatscreen with satellite TV, a small movie selection, and a few games.

We love the outdoor living, so we added 600 square feet of deck facing down the valley to the continental divide. A large outdoor grill with side burner is plumbed directly to our home - no worry about running out of propane! The patio table includes a gas fire pit to warm the cool evenings.

Walk a few hundred feet down a hundred year old trail to the waterfalls of Little Bear Creek. The creek originates at the top of our land. It tumbles down the center of the property over several private waterfalls.

Game passes through the property as a migration route from Mt. Evans to lower elevations. Deer and elk are common. Bear have been seen on the property. A lynx has left its tracks, but we haven't seen it yet. Our resident foxes are almost pets. Bird lovers will see hummingbirds and friendly gray jays around the cabin.

Enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna in the evening. It is a separate building made from local whole logs with a Lamppa Kuuma wood stove and rustic barnwood and stone interior. It is a truly traditional experience with a cold water faucet and a hot water tank heated by the stove.

The cabin sits between Evergreen and Idaho Springs, convenient for access to the mountain communities, ski hills, and Arapahoe National Forest. Denver is less than an hour away.

The property is now on the power grid! We have been off-grid for years, but utility power is more convenient for our guests. We also have a new 40Mb internet service with WiFi for our guests. There is no phone line. We use cell phones in the cabin. There is radiant in-floor heat throughout the cabin, on all floors.

We often get asked the altitude. The cabin is at 9600 feet. At this elevation there are a lot of trees and a lot of sun. Snow stays on the ground from November through April.
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Main Floor Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • 2nd Floor Loft Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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  • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Additional pullout sofa available in the downstairs TV room...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Check in time is after 4 pm. Check out time is at 11am. Cell phone service in the cabin, but spotty the rest of the neighborhood. Now on utility power! And new 40Mb internet service with WiFi! Please leave the thermostats between 66-68 degrees. We have in floor radiant heating and a wood burning stove with a built in circulating fan, very different than forced air. We've had past guests ask for the 101 course on how to use a wood burning stove, which we are happy to give. Just a reminder, during Fall, Winter and Spring months, please bring appropriate winter clothing. Mountain living is great! Housekeeping at checkout is included. Housekeeping or linen exchange during your stay is available for additional charge....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic satellite TV...moreless

  • Television:

    40" HD LCD TV in downstairs TV room....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Recreation Center

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy the view from the windows or the deck of the many peaks along the continental divide all the way to Long's Peak about 50 miles away. ...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Kitchen table expands to seat six comfortably. Additional chairs available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size clothes dryer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have in floor radiant heating and a wood burning cook stove with a built in circulating fan. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    New 40Mb internet service now available for fall 2016 with WiFi signal throughout the cabin and deck....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room on main floor with sofa and loveseat. TV room downstairs also has a new sofa and loveseat this year....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 4 vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washing machine...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    New wood cookstove just installed for 2015. Includes a small oven above the stove. We have not tried to cook in it yet, but we are hoping it will be great for simple cooking like stews and pizza....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8 with essential cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full-size dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full-size gas oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    600 sqft, partially covered...moreless

  • Golf:

    Evergreen Golf Course (low cost community course, 30 minutes) Fossil Trace (premier public course in Golden, 40 minutes) Applewood Golf Course (low cost community course in Golden, 45 minutes)...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    A portion of the deck is covered...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill with side burner connected to house gas supply...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Small local Echo Mtn is just 10 min. 45 min to Loveland without traffic. 1:00 to Winter Park, Arapahoe Basin, or Keystone. 1:15 to Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. 1:30 to Vail and Beaver Creek....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Wood fired traditional Finnish sauna in its own separate log building....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ski Season 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$235
$1,400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Oct 2 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$235
$1,400
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$295
$1,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$260 $295
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • $1500 Damage Protection $49 + tax
  • Cleaning $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.9%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Guests need to be minimum of 25yrs old to rent the property. ID will be requested at reservation check-in.

Checkout is 11:00AM, Checkin is 4:00PM. Early checkin may be available.

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

100% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date

50% if cancelled 15 days prior to the Check-in Date

No refund if cancelled less than 15 days prior to the Check-in Date


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

58 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Echo Mountain

Car: Necessary

Many activities at or near the cabin:

*Hiking the Arapahoe National Forest trails above the cabin

* A road biking destination for Squaw Pass and Mt. Evans (the highest paved road in North America). A new bike lane on Squaw Pass makes it one of the safest and most scenic rides anywhere.

* Epic car touring to the top of 14,271 foot Mt. Evans and local scenic highways

* Mountain biking single track trails around Evergreen and Idaho Springs

* Fishing Echo Lake, Chicago Creek, and Clear Creek.

* Many restaurants and bars just 5 miles away in Idaho Springs or 25 minutes to Evergreen

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

Why the Owner Chose Idaho Springs, CO, USA:
For us, this cabin and land is about privacy and the best of mountain living. There is no better place to spend time with our kids and extended family. Even though we live only 20 minutes away in Evergreen, this is where we go to "check out" from busy schedules. It is close enough to drive to either Idaho Springs or Evergreen restaurants and stores, and halfway between the city attractions of Denver and the ski slopes. Idaho Springs is about 20 minutes away down a mountain road with switchbacks. It has a great selection of restaurants, including our favorite Texas style barbecue at Smokin Yards, the famous Beau Jo's Pizza, and Tommyknockers micro brewery. Evergreen is 25 minutes away for additional restaurants, live bands at Little Bear Saloon or Cactus Jacks, large box grocery stores, Wal-mart, and Home Depot.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The Blue Valley Cabin has privacy that is hard to find anywhere. With 150 acres there are no neighbors, but unlimited views.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • Continental divided view from the deck.

    Continental divided view from the deck.

  • View of the Continental Divide from the living room

    View of the Continental Divide from the living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Main floor bedroom with 2 twin beds

    Main floor bedroom with 2 twin beds

  • Down stairs queen bedroom suite.

    Down stairs queen bedroom suite.

  • Downstairs shower

    Downstairs shower

  • Upstairs lofts with game table

    Upstairs lofts with game table

  • Propane fire pit on the deck next to the sauna.

    Propane fire pit on the deck next to the sauna.

  • Trail in front of the cabin which leads to the creek.

    Trail in front of the cabin which leads to the creek.

  • One of several waterfalls

    One of several waterfalls

  • Bull elk in the driveway

    Bull elk in the driveway

  • View from upstairs bedroom.

    View from upstairs bedroom.

  • The Cabin

    The Cabin

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Living room with wood burning stove

    Living room with wood burning stove

  • Main floor bathroom with double sink and shower/tub

    Main floor bathroom with double sink and shower/tub

  • Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

    Upstairs bedroom with queen bed

  • Downstairs living room, with queen sofa pull out.

    Downstairs living room, with queen sofa pull out.

  • Kit fox from one of  the two litters born next to the trail. May 2016

    Kit fox from one of the two litters born next to the trail. May 2016

  • View of the house and part of the property

    View of the house and part of the property

  • We get some amazing sunsets over the Continental Divide.

    We get some amazing sunsets over the Continental Divide.

  • Mule buck on the hillside next to the cabin.

    Mule buck on the hillside next to the cabin.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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