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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:
September 22, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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

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Mt. Evans Cabin with 150 acres, Stream, Forever Views, Relaxing destination
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews
5

Very well kept, secluded property in the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Would definitely recommend and consider staying again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Scenic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Cabin and the area around it were awesome! The views from the back deck were just beautiful. Everything about the cabin was just like advertised.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review! Take care, Carolyn
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5

Would recommend this cabin

  • 5 of 5

Super responsive and they even came up late at night to retrieve the pack and play for my daughter. Loved the cabin and the view was breathtaking

Thank you for your hospitality

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are fantastic guests! The cabin was left in beautiful condition. Thank you for the wonderful review. Have a safe trip home, Eric and Carolyn
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Caledonia
5

Modern and clean

  • 5 of 5

This was the remote cabin I was looking for without skipping modern amenities.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We appreciate your review. Take Care, Eric & Carolyn
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La Porte City
5

Fantastic cabin and amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Mt Evans Cabin was simply fantastic! From the moment we first walked in the door, we knew it was going to be a great week! The cabin was immaculate and had all the amenities needed for our Colorado adventure. Our group consisted of 4 adults and 4 children. We had more than enough room for us all while utilizing the 3 bedrooms and pull out couch in the basement. We ate many meals in the cabin with all dishes and utensils needed available. We were pleased to have a washer/dryer and went home with suitcases full of mostly clean clothes (due to a few rainy afternoons/evenings spent hanging out inside)!

The kids' favorite aspect was the short hike to the waterfall. We all had fun exploring the area...including watching the sneaky little squirrel, which the kids affectionately named Jerry. I myself especially enjoyed the view from the deck as I sipped my hot coffee every morning before the kids got up. It was the perfect start to my day.

The location of this cabin is convenient to the many activities we had planned including a few "easy" hikes to St. Mary's Glacier and Squaw Mountain fire lookout, exploring and lunch at Echo Lake and the drive up Mt. Evans.

I couldn't be happier with our selection of Mt. Evans cabin and appreciate the owner's choice to share it with families like us! Cheers!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome!! Thank you for the Fantastic review! We appreciate you guys leaving the cabin in an amazing condition. Have a Safe trip home, Eric and Carolyn
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5

Great getaway close to Denver

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cabin providing both privacy and beautiful views. The cabin is very spacious for two couples with three floors, comfortable rooms and a great wide deck for watching the sunset over the mountains. We really enjoyed the fire pit during cooler nights and the short hike to the waterfall - a lovely place for a picnic. The cabin is a quick and easy trip from Denver but lightyears away in terms of peace, quiet and seclusion. Thank you Carolyn

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! Thank you for the Awesome review. We'd love to have you book with us again. Thank you again, Eric and Carolyn
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

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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