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Black Bear Hollow is a Dog Friendly Retreat in a Beautiful Aspen Grove

(22 Reviews)

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Black Bear Hollow, with view of Prospect Mountain in the back.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Located on 2 acres a short walk from 25 miles of trail in national forest!

Black Bear Hollow is nestled in a beautiful aspen grove on more than 2 acres with easy year-round access. Please bring your dogs, we are pet-friendly! Located about 1/2 mile from Beaver Meadows Resort, 10 minutes from Red Feather Lakes. About a 1 one hour gorgeous, scenic drive from Fort Collins.

You'll love our peaceful haven because of the wildlife, seclusion, tranquility, + convenience to 25 miles of trails in the Forest right out the front door. Our place is good for solo travelers, couples, families & dogs, & small groups of friends.

The changing aspen leaves are brilliant; wildflowers are abundant; and the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular! It is common to see lots of wildlife around our home so be sure and bring your camera!

This retreat has something for every season. You may want to just relax, reconnect with nature, hang out on the deck & stargaze--view the Milky Way in all it's starry splendor away from city lights. Many activities to choose from when you feel like adventuring out in every season.

The clean, crisp mountain air is always inviting. 1/8 mile to 25 miles of trails in the Roosevelt National Forest. Activities nearby include hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, river rafting, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and cross-country skiing (the nearby resort offers horses, snowshoes, snow tubes and cross country skis for rent). The Fox Acres golf club is open to the public in Red Feathers. Abundant opportunities for fishing--there are many public lakes or you can also fish on the North Fork of the Poudre River just around the bend. Private lakes available for fishing also in Crystal Lakes.

Note: It is a short walk down the road from the cabin to the forest entrance.

Note: There are 6 public lakes in Red Feathers where you can fish for free. Fees apply to fish the river and the private lakes in Crystal Lakes--please ask owner.

AT&T, T-Mobile, Consumer Cellular, Metro-PCS & Spint all work well at our retreat--others work nearby on higher ground.

A nearby resort offers a fantastic restaurant, and there are also great restaurants in Red Feathers. If you prefer, you can prepare your meals in the fully appointed kitchen, or you may choose to grill on the back deck and stargaze while enjoying the cool mountain air.

After the meal, snuggle in front of the wood-burning fireplace in the main living area or settle into the cozy den to watch movies on the TV with built in DVD player (there is no TV reception-it's for DVDs only &, several G and PG13 movies are provided), play games (lots of board games provided) or read (several books provided). You may want to take a relaxing soak in the oversized oval tub off the master bedroom. This warm and inviting home is furnished with a clever bear motif, and new super comfy mattresses.

Disconnect. Recover. Decompress. Reconnect with Nature.

No wifi. It is free & available nearby--at the library in Red Feathers 24/7 & at two nearby restaurants at the resort and Potbelly.

The majority of your neighbors will be deer, moose, elk, black bears, bobcats, birds, eagles, marmots, wild turkeys, grouse, and much more. You may also see antelope, and mountain goats on the scenic drive up the mountain.

Cabin Details: Spacious modular home with 3 bedrooms (3rd bedroom is den separated by french doors with privacy curtains with a pull out sofa--queen size), 2 baths (1 with both tub and shower, 2nd with walk in shower), living room, den (with queen sofa sleeper), sleeps 6 on beds/mattresses (2 queens, 1 queen sofa sleeper) and 1 additional adult if don't mind sleeping on couch; living room with wood burning fireplace, dishwasher/disposal, microwave, washer/dryer, matching leather sofa/loveseat, small flat screen TV with DVD player built in (some movies provided & can rent movies in Red Feather Lakes Village at the library) deck, 2 electric grills. Abundant windows, vaulted ceilings, skylights, propane forced air heat and fireplace. Home is 1082 square feet.

Kitchen essentials including belgian waffle maker, electric skillet, 2 electric grills, pots, pans, utensils and dishes are stocked in the kitchen. Dish soap, hand/body soap, shampoo/conditioner, and paper products are provided. Wood for the fireplace is not guaranteed, but is often provided. Please note no outside fires and no fireworks allowed. There is not an approved fire-pit at this time.

The cabin is used frequently during the winter months, and we clear the driveway of snow routinely. 4 wheel drive is highly recommended during the winter months. The weather can change very quickly on the mountain. Please check weather forecast, contact us if questions and plan accordingly.

Please note the majority of the access road is a well maintained paved county road.

$50 flat fee for up to 2 dogs. Additional dog(s) may be considered on an individual basis @ $25 minimum per dog. Please let owners know when booking your stay how many dogs are in your family.

Fort Collins is about an hour drive away, it's a cool town with lots to do. Check it out at www.visitfortcollins.com.

Shambhala Mountain Center is about a 20 minute drive away, it offers many classes and teaching of paths of personal health, deepened awareness and transformation.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1082 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Ask owner if you have more than 2 dogs....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom #3 (den): 1 queen

    New memory foam mattress in pull out sofa sleeper in den....moreless

  • Both bedrooms have queen beds. The den serves as a 3rd bedroom, with a pull out sofa with new memory foam mattress that is also queen size. The den is separated with french doors and lined privacy curtains. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Direct access available to miles of trails in the Roosevelt National Forest for horseback riding or hiking. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Beaver Meadows Resort is just around the bend with horses for rent, as well as a restaurant and ski/snowshoe rental and tubing hills. Or you can bring your own and have direct access to the trails right from Black Bear Hollow. The home is secluded in the woods with a lot of privacy, yet easy year round access off of the main road to Beaver Meadows Resort....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A few books are provided...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player built into small flat screen tv in den, dvds area available at library in Red Feathers...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, backgammon, chess, checkers, cards, puzzles provided for children and adults...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small stereo CD player provided...moreless

  • Television:

    Small flat screen TV (no reception) with build in DVD player in den...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Several DVDs are provided (PG 13 and G rated). ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Prospect Mountsin from the back deck...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer is provided...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Natural wood burning burning fireplace with fireplace protector....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air propane furnace...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Leather sofa and loveseat, coffee table....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking available in circular drive in back, and one spot in front also....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully appointed kitchen with all essentials. Includes electric skillet, belgian waffle maker, toaster, coffee pot, microwave. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck in back of house surrounded by large mature trees/forest....moreless

  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Lakes available nearby; canoes available to rent in Red Feather Lakes...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor electric grills provided with electric outlet by back deck...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross country skis and snowshoes available for rent at the nearby Beaver Meadows Resort....moreless

 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June Special
Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2017
1 night min stay
$75

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Holidays
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100 $110
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$725

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $125
  • Cleaning Fee $100

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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


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Location

120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Beaver Meadows Resort
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Fox Acres Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Beaver Meadows Resort
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Beaver Meadows Cross Country

Car: Necessary

Direct access available to miles of trails in the Roosevelt National Forest for horseback riding or hiking. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Beaver Meadows Resort is just around the bend with horses for rent, as well as a restaurant and ski/snowshoe rental and tubing hills. Or you can bring your own and have direct access to the trails right from Black Bear Hollow.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Hi! We are Dianne & Mike and we are so happy and deeply grateful to have Black Bear Hollow and the ability to share this fantastic home and peaceful location with our guests. We are animal lovers, and enjoy horseback riding, hiking with our dogs, hanging out with our cats, traveling (especially to non-touristy areas and getting to know the locals), music, yoga, viewing wildlife & marine life, scuba diving, and snorkeling.

Why the Owner Chose Crystal Lake, Red Feather Lakes, CO, USA:
We have been traveling to Red Feather Lakes since the 1980s & we absolutely love it. The tranquility, the forests, the trail riding & hiking trails are spectacular. It's a wonderful property that is so close to the forest trails with a feeling of seclusion & privacy--yet close enough to the village of Red Feathers and Beaver Meadows Resort to be convenient for restaurants, gas & groceries etc.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love this home because we can saddle up our horses and ride straight from the property to 25 miles of trails in the Roosevelt National Forest. (It's like 50 miles of trails because when you turn around they always look different from the other direction, lol!). The trails are also great for hiking with our dog, and snowshoeing which we love. Plus it's close and convenient to Lady Moon, Mount Margaret, Lone Pine and many more trail heads also! The views of wildlife from the home are absolutely breathtaking and we never tire of looking out and seeing the moose and deer visiting and grazing on the grass (and the aspen buds in the spring!). In the summer, the aspen grove that Black Bear Hollow is nestled in just explodes! The aspens leaf out and columbines & other wildflowers are abundant all around the home--it is incredible! In the fall, the gorgeous aspens turn a beautiful gold and watching the leaves fall from the deck is one of our favorite things to do--very relaxing after a day of hiking and/or horseback riding. In the winter, the snow on the pine trees with the sun glistening on the branches are magical....mother nature's Christmas lights. We love snowshoeing on the trails in the winter, and coming back to the cabin to warm up with hot cocoa & the awesome fireplace! :) Overall the peace & quiet of this location, the wildlife, and proximity to the trails are the huge draws of this property. We love being in the mountains--where our neighbors are mostly deer, moose, elk, black bears, marmots, eagles, hummingbirds, grouse, wild turkeys and so much more. Getting to reconnect with nature & getting away from concrete, stress of cities, traffic, noise, neon signs & crowds. We love BBH for disconnecting with wires, decompressing & reconnecting with nature, trees, wildflowers, & the abundance of lakes, rivers & mountains to explore in Northern Colorado with Black Bear Hollow as base camp is simply perfect! Living the dream at Black Bear Hollow! :)


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Photos

  • Black Bear Hollow, with view of Prospect Mountain in the back.

    Black Bear Hollow, with view of Prospect Mountain in the back.

  • This majestic moose visited the cabin on Easter 2017-pic taken from front window

    This majestic moose visited the cabin on Easter 2017-pic taken from front window

  • Master bedroom with queen bed, dresser, nightstand and two lamps.

    Master bedroom with queen bed, dresser, nightstand and two lamps.

  • 2nd bedroom has dresser, queen bed, 2 chairs and gorgeous view.

    2nd bedroom has dresser, queen bed, 2 chairs and gorgeous view.

  • 2nd bathroom with walk in shower.

    2nd bathroom with walk in shower.

  • Moose mama and baby

    Moose mama and baby

  • Hot Chocolate Bar provided & stocked up to warm you up during the winter!

    Hot Chocolate Bar provided & stocked up to warm you up during the winter!

  • Comfortable seating in the living room with natural wood burning fireplace.

    Comfortable seating in the living room with natural wood burning fireplace.

  • Private bath off of master bedroom with large tub and shower.

    Private bath off of master bedroom with large tub and shower.

  • View of the aspens in 2nd bedroom.

    View of the aspens in 2nd bedroom.

  • 2nd bedroom.

    2nd bedroom.

  • Pull out sofa in den & queen memory foam mattress.   Doors have privacy curtains

    Pull out sofa in den & queen memory foam mattress. Doors have privacy curtains

  • Back deck surrounded by trees.

    Back deck surrounded by trees.

  • Moose and deer are common around the home

    Moose and deer are common around the home

  • Washer and dryer

    Washer and dryer

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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