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Escape to Black Bear Hollow~Secluded in a Beautiful Aspen Grove & Pet Friendly!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,082 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Hiking out the door to 25 miles of trails in the Nat'l Forest~10 min to fishing!

Black Bear Hollow is a peaceful & romantic oasis nestled in a gorgeous aspen grove & forest of tall pines, spruce and wildflowers~on more than 2 acres with easy year-round access. Please consider bringing your dogs, we are pet-friendly! Located about 1/2 mile from Beaver Meadows Resort, 10 minutes from Red Feather Lakes, 1 hour scenic drive from Fort Collins, 2 hours from Denver.

You'll love our peaceful and romantic haven because of the wildlife, seclusion, peaceful vibe & quiet tranquility, convenience to shared private access of 25 miles of trails in the Forest right out the front door, abundant fishing opportunities 5-10 minutes away! Our oasis is good for solo travelers, couples, families with dogs (or without~we keep it super duper clean), & small groups of friends.

*Snow Tubing~Just out the front door, head west and around the bend 1/2 mile away~you will find 12 snow tubing runs at the nearby resort! :)

*Fishing~We are 1/2 mile from fishing the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River, about 10 minute drive to 7 public lakes where fishing is FREE, and access to an additional 4 private lakes. The private lakes and the river require a small fee to 3rd party for fishing access--please ask owner for more fishing info.

*Year round availability~This retreat has something for every season. 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 keep your camera handy!

*Relax surrounded by forest~ You may want to just relax, reconnect with nature, hang out on the deck surrounded by forest & stargaze--view the Milky Way in all it's starry splendor away from city lights in this dark sky community. Many activities to choose from when you feel like adventuring out in every season.

*Hiking~ The clean, crisp mountain air is always inviting. Short walk out the front door down the road (1/8 mile) to access of 25 miles of trails in the Roosevelt National Forest.

*More Activities~nearby include bird & wildlife viewing, horseback riding, kayaking, river rafting on the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River, canoeing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and cross-country skiing (the nearby resort 1/2 mile away offers horses, snowshoes, snow tubes and cross country skis for rent). Also, the Fox Acres golf club is open to the public in Red Feathers.

*Cell Service~AT&T, T-Mobile, Consumer Cellular, Metro-PCS & Sprint all typcally work well at our retreat--others work nearby on higher ground.

*Meals~A nearby resort offers a fantastic restaurant, and there are also other 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.

*Fireplace~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 large flat screen TV with DVD player (there is no TV reception-it's for DVDs only, several G & PG13 movies 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 front bedroom. This warm and inviting home is furnished with a clever bear motif, and new super comfy mattresses.

~Disconnect~Recover~Decompress~Reconnect with Nature~

*Intentionally there is no Wifi. (It is free & available nearby--at the library in Red Feathers 24/7 & at two nearby restaurants at the resort and Potbelly for staying in touch.)

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

*Cabin Details: Spacious & full of light modular home with 3 bedrooms with queens (3rd bedroom is den separated by french doors with lined privacy curtains & a pull out queen sofa sleeper with new foam mattress), 2 baths (1 with tub & shower, 2nd with walk in shower), living room, large deck.

*Sleeps 9 as follows: (2 queens in 2 bedrooms, 1 queen sofa sleeper in den serves as 3rd bedroom, common area/living room has air mattress that sleeps 2 & leather couch and loveseat).

*Wood burning fireplace, dishwasher/disposal, microwave, washer/dryer, 2 flat screen TVs with DVD players (some movies provided & can rent movies in Red Feather Lakes Village at the library), big deck in back surrounded by forest with 2 new chaise loungers & 4 new chairs, picnic table with seating benches, 2 portable electric barbecue grills for use on the deck.

*Abundant windows, vaulted ceilings, skylights, propane forced air heat and fireplace. Home is 1082 square feet.

*Kitchen essentials including Belgian waffle maker, electric skillet, new Farberware nonstick pots/pans/skillets, new Gotham large skillet, new 7 qt Crock Pot, new Oster 24 lb turkey roaster oven (18 qt), utensils, 4 cutting boards, plethora of cooking knives, bake ware, dishware, wine glasses/mugs/cups/glasses stocked in the kitchen. Several essential staples & pantry items provided such as spices, oils, vinegars, tea, hot cocoa, coffee, cream, sugar/flour, etc.

*Toiletries Provided~Body lotion, hand/body soap, shampoo/conditioner.

*Paper products are provided (Kleenex, toilet paper & paper towels).

*Wood for the fireplace is often provided but not guaranteed (wood can be purchased on the way up the mountain at the Forks in Livermore or Trading Post in Red Feather Lakes Village on the way to the cabin).

*Please note no outside fires and no fireworks allowed. There is not an approved fire-pit at this time, although we have plans for a very cool one in the near future! :)

*Trading Post in Red Feather Lakes Village has groceries, fuel and fun gifts & souvenirs.

*Getting there~Please note the majority of the access road is a well maintained paved county road.

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

* Dog Friendly! :) Bring your best buddy (or buddies) with you for your vacation! No need to leave Fido behind or arrange for a pet sitter! $25 fee per dog for the length of the stay. Please let owners know when booking your stay how many dogs are in your family that will be joining you. Please bring a blanket for your dog to lay on, as they are not allowed on the beds or furniture. Please pick up after your pup. There are additional doggy blankets in the bottom drawer of the back bedroom that you can feel free to use. Please never leave your pup in the home unattended unless you are sure they won't cause any damages.

*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. There are also several churches in Red Feather Lakes Village.

* Wildlife~Please be aware you are going into wildlife country if you stay at Black Bear Hollow. This is home to a lot of wildlife, including moose, deer, bobcat, elk, eagles, coyotes, marmots, black bears and much more.

*Be bear aware, do not leave any food in your vehicle and no trash can be left outside or it will attract wildlife.

*No Hunting Allowed on Property. No Discharging of Firearms Allowed on Property. No Archery Allowed on Property.

*No Rearranging of Furniture.

*No Smoking inside our outside the home, or anywhere on the property.

*Owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises which includes any damage to any vehicles or trailers, campers, etc. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.

*This cabin works best with 6 or less people. It can hold more but then it starts feeling cramped. It will sleep 9 with the air mattress, couch and/or loveseat in the living room (common area) if guests are okay with limited privacy. Loveseat is typical size, and only suitable for a small child. The 3 queens and air mattress each sleep 2 adults and couch is typical size and long enough for most adults.

*Please keep your pets supervised or on a leash for their safety.

More Details

Owner
Dianne & Mike
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Dianne & Mike

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.

Dianne & Mike purchased this house in 2011

Why Dianne & Mike chose Crystal Lake

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.

What makes this house unique

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! :)

Amenities

Crystal Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1082 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Hunting.
  • No Rearranging Furniture. There are queens in the 2 bedrooms; Den is 3rd "bedroom" with french doors; Living room has air mattress, couch & loveseat
  • Please bring a blanket for your pet(s) to lay on, as they are not allowed on the beds or furniture. Please pick up after your pets.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom #3 (den) - 1 queen , New memory foam mattress in pull out sofa sleeper in den.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - Air mattress, leather couch, & loveseat in living room
  • Two bedrooms have queen beds. The den serves as a 3rd bedroom, with pull out sofa & new memory foam queen mattress. The den is separated with french doors and lined privacy curtains. This cabin works best with 6 or less people. It can hold more but then it starts feeling cramped. It will sleep 9 with the air mattress, couch and/or loveseat in the living room (common area) if guests are okay with limited privacy. No smoking inside the cabin or on the deck or property.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
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.

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Escape to Black Bear Hollow~Secluded in a Beautiful Aspen Grove & Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
4

Black Bear Hollow was easy-going and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The cabin had a warm, inviting feeling. We felt right at home. We were greeted with a special treat in the fridge and a sweet Welcome note from the owners. Thank you for helping us relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful everything was just perfect and our hosts were the Awesome couldn’t of asked for a better weekend!!!! Thank you so so much Dianne and Mike 😃😃😃

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for such a lovely home for our trip. Also for the flowers, fruit & muffins. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Pretty nice, little place.

  • 4 of 5

It was nicely remote, just what we were looking for. We were pleasantly surprised by a friendly card, bottle of wine, and bowl of fruit for a welcome. It was very clean too, and for a place that accepts pets, !!! Yay! The only reason I give it 4 stars is that we love to cook on vacation and the kitchen wasn't very well stocked. What it lacked in cutting boards, knives, and large bowls, it made up for in personality, and we loved having the wood burning fireplace! I would recommend for a couples (plus dog) getaway. :)

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you guys & your pup enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the feedback, we have moved the cutting boards & large bowls to a higher cupboard so they're easier to find. (During this stay there were 2 cutting boards & 7 large bowls, & multiple paring/steak/cooking knives. We have added more of these items.) The kitchen now has 2 more large cutting boards, so 4 total. We added 3 large glass bowls (now there are 5 of these & 5 large plastic ones). We added 10 cooking knives (adding to the ones there). This adds to a well equipped kitchen with all common utensils, dinnerware, Belgian waffle maker, 7 qt Crock Pot, pots/pans/skillets, coffee maker, toaster, colanders, microwave/stove/fridge/dishwasher, blender, 14 qt roaster, bakeware, electric skillet, 2 outdoor electric barbecue grills, & assorted glasses/cups. We also supply a few pantry items such as oils, vinegars, spices, tea, coffee, cocoa, cream, sugar, flour, etc. Kind Regards, Dianne & Mike
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5

Fantastic location, wonderful inviting home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this property and we look forward to coming back again. Owners are super nice and their home is as beautiful as the pictures and description. Deer were seen right off the deck and through the front windows - even with our 4 dogs who barked at them. The deer didn't seem concerned. Too much rain to hike this trip but we enjoyed walks down the road where a moose crossed in front of us. An excellent place to get away from the hustle of daily life and enjoy the peace and quiet. We stayed a week. Wish it could have been a month!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable, and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Black Bear Hollow! It is spacious, lots of light, and very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $100

This cabin works best with 6 or less people. It can hold more but then it starts feeling cramped. It will sleep 9 with the air mattress, couch and/or loveseat in the living room (common area) if guests are okay with limited privacy. Loveseat is typical size, and only suitable for a small child. The 3 queens and air mattress each sleep 2 adults and couch is typical size and long enough for most adults.

Pet fee is $25 per dog for the length of the stay. Please let homeowners know how many dogs are in your family when booking your stay. Please bring a blanket for your dog(s) to lay on, as they are not allowed on the beds or furniture. Please pick up after your pet.

Prices are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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