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Mt. Evans Cabin with 150 acres, Stream, Forever Views, Relaxing destination

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Eric and Carolyn Lehto
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

Why Eric and Carolyn Lehto chose Front Range

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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

Amenities

Idaho Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2nd Floor Loft Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    2nd Floor Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Additional pullout sofa available in the downstairs TV room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Mt. Evans Cabin with 150 acres, Stream, Forever Views, Relaxing destination
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
5

Slumber in the snow

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed four nights here. Amazing views with a different sky line every morning. Beautiful property with many small towns just 30 mins away. We had snow daily and explored the property and the near by creek. Very nice romantic get away and will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We're glad you had a wonderful time.- Eric and Carolyn
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5

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked this cabin for our honeymoon, and I have to say that the pictures on HomeAway do not do it any justice. The inside of the cabin is beautifully decorated, but it the outside that will completely take your breath away. The mountain views are amazing. Just know that the cabin itself is about 15 minutes from Idaho Springs up a mountain road with quite a few switchbacks, but if you're up for an adventure, it's an amazing drive! Thanks again Eric and Carolyn for providing us with a stunning place to stay for our honeymoon.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! We're glad you enjoyed the cabin and hope you stay with us again! Congrats, and safe travels home, Eric and Carolyn
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Colorado and have nothing but great things to say about our stay. Carolyn greeted us upon arrival to the cabin wand was extremely helpful. She gave us a walk through of the property and explain everything to us, even showed us how to start a fire which was very helpful considering we are from Miami and had never used a fire place before. Carolyn has a great help especially when we got lost in the mountains one day. :) We will definitely consider staying on the property again if and when we go to Colorado again. Thank you for your warm hospitality. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, It was awesome meeting you and your family. Since you're on vacation and in a new area I try to help out when I can. I'm glad you had a fantastic stay. I hope you can come back sometime. Thank you for the great review! Carolyn
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5

Great cabin & location

  • 5 of 5

Eric & Carolyn's cabin was the perfect secluded weekend getaway. Had all the amenities you could ask for in a beautiful wooded setting!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect! Thank you for your review. Have a safe trip home, Eric and Carolyn
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5

Ladies Weekend at the Cabin

  • 5 of 5

I just spent the weekend with my girlfriends up at the cabin and we had an amazing time. The views are spectacular, the kitchen was amazing, and it was great to have three full bathrooms for use. We spent the weekend working on crafts, cooking and enjoying the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. I would recommend this location for small groups looking for a long weekend! One suggestion - let guests know to bring bath soap and shampoo! Thanks for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review!
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5

Great cabin and very helpful

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin with great views. Very helpful in accommodating our needs.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Safe travels, Eric and Carolyn
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Idaho Springs Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,400
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$260
From
$295
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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