About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4BR, 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 10, Kid Friendly, Everest/7 Summits Theme.
Our custom log home on a lake, has unsurpassed mountain vistas, private fishing, great hiking access, and is the perfect blend of privacy and convenience: less than an hour to Denver or major ski areas, but in a small mountain community. We built our home to rejoice in nature and celebrate our love of the mountains. Marshall successfully climbed Mt Everest, and all of the 7 Summits, so each room is filled with photos and treasures from each region. Gourmet kitchen and well appointed throughout. Elevation 10,400 ft.
Dark skies, on privately stocked lake, no AC required, and hiking right out the front door with access to the Continental divide.
Paddle Across the Lake, Enjoy Private Fishing, or Just Soak In the View
Four fishing badges and a boat badge are included with your rental, as well as a canoe. Enjoy fishing right out the door on hundreds of feet of private access to Lake Quivera, or take the canoe out on the lake to chase those fish, or just enjoy the view. You can also make the short walk to Silver Lake for more fishing. Both lakes are private fishing – no state fishing license required – that are stocked two or three times a year with trout.
Outdoor and Neighborhood Activities
Walk to Silver Lake, hike to St. Mary’s lake at the foot of the glacier, or enjoying hiking, snowshoeing, or backcountry skiing on miles of trails; only a couple of miles from the James Peak Wilderness Area. Find historic mining sites, equipment, and buildings; or search for the unmarked graves on Yankee Hill, the “biggest tree in Colorado” near “Table Rock”; or visit “the mail box” at the “rock house.” Watch for fox, moose, chipmunks, pine marten, deer, coyote, muskrats, squirrels, bear, and a plethora of birds, including humming birds (yes, at over 10,000 feet!). Contact us to arrange a visit to the schoolhouse and museum just a couple of miles from the house in our historic mining district, run by the Alice Historical Society.
The Denali great room has vaulted ceilings, custom woodworking, pellet stove, river rock Victorian-style gas fireplace, Brazilian cherry floors, and double 8-foot French doors opening up to a lake view on the deck with customized hand carved animals and railings. Use the gas grill and enjoy your dinner at the comfortable deck table, and turn on the gas fire pit for warmth or roasting marshmallows. The flat screen 3-D TV, with select 3-D movies, is available if you can tear yourself away from the scenery, as well as the photos and native crafts from Alaska and North America.
Our kitchen has three Heartland ovens, plus warming drawer and gas cook top, making it easy for you to cook for your family or group. With granite countertops, Brazilian cherry floors, Asko dishwasher, farmhouse sink, and well-stocked cherry cabinets (cookware, dishes, and staples including spices, cooking oils, and baking supplies) and counter seating, the kitchen is the “heart of our home” where everyone will gather.
The amazing 5-window turret dining room with custom 6-foot round mesquite table is the perfect place to savor delicious food and camaraderie while soaking up the sunshine and lake and mountain views. A well-appointed and easy to operate pellet stove provides extra warmth and comfort.
The Everest loft opens to the great room, with huge windows looking out on the lake – the perfect place to cuddle up with your favorite book or enjoy perusing Marshall’s one-of-a-kind Everest scrapbook and other memorabilia from Nepal, Tibet, and China. A Pack and Play with bassinet in the loft closet for babies and toddlers up to 40 pounds.
The main level Aconcagua master suite has vaulted ceilings, a king size bed, romantic gas fireplace, and access to the deck through your own 8-foot French doors. The 5-piece bath includes a deep, 6-foot, jetted tub with in line heater (that I call “the best thing we did” in the house) where you can soak away all of your worries or enjoy a glass of wine with your sweetheart. There’s a large walk-in closet and plenty of dresser drawers for you to make yourself at home. Watch your own flat screen with Dish satellite TV, enjoy keepsakes from Argentina and South America, or just look out at the stars.
The lower level Kilimanjaro family room has 9-foot ceilings with 7-foot French doors opening to a cement patio just 30 feet from the lake. The patio has additional seating, or enjoy the lake-side swing. With a large screen TV with surround sound, the kids can enjoy their own get away. Lots of books on a wide range of topics and a selection of movies will keep everyone entertained. Pictures and souvenirs from Tanzania and other African countries will fascinate you. The couch pulls out to a comfortable queen bed (towels and bedding included - stored in the closet in the Elbrus bedroom).
The 3 lower level bedrooms all have 9-foot ceilings, large windows, and two have lake views.
The Elbrus bedroom has a queen bed with fascinating Russian photos and collectables, as well as antique climbing gear and other items from Europe and the Alps.
The corner Vinson bedroom has a queen bed with rare and unique things from Antarctica and the southern-most tip of South America.
The Kosi bedroom has a double bed with trundle single bed, perfect for another couple or the kids. Cards, games, and kids books are also provided.
The full downstairs bathroom includes a second jetted tub/tiled shower and dual sinks. The laundry/mud room with extra utility sink is a perfect area to clean your fish. (Half bath is upstairs near the Denali great room).
Deck and patio
Be outside for dinner! On the back deck you can use the gas grill to cook, and gas fire ring to help keep you warm, or let the kids roast marshmallows. Table and chairs (cushions are in the storage box on the deck) provided on the deck, as well another set on the downstairs cement patio, just feet from the lake. Closer to the shore, there's even a swing so you can sit, relax, and enjoy the view.
Town and Tourist Sites
Make the 20 minute drive to Idaho Springs to visit the Argo Gold Mine, Mill and Museum; Heritage Visitor Center and Museum; Underhill Museum; and charming shops and delightful local restaurants. Head to Georgetown and ride the Loop Historic Railroad, including Santa at Christmas time and other special events. Drive up Mount Evans, the highest paved road in the U.S., to enjoy the view and (probably) see big horn sheep and Colorado’s only mountain goats. Enjoy other Clear Creek County attractions and activities: mine tours, zip lines, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and more!
Marshall and Heather Ulrich
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About Marshall and Heather Ulrich
Marshall is the ultimate endurance athlete. He’s run more than 126 ultramarathons averaging over 125 miles each, completed 12 expedition-length adventure races, and climbed the Seven Summits, including Mount Everest, all on his first attempts. I’m his wife, Heather. I’ve been blessed to join Marshall on the summits of Kilimanjaro and Kosi; and have climbed with him on Aconcagua, Elbrus, the Ecuadorian volcanoes, and the Alps. I’ve also shared his adventures on Everest, Denali, and in southern Chile (as close as I could get to Antarctica); and have supported and participated in numerous other adventures around the world. While we have traveled the world, we believe that our Everest Lake Lodge is the most beautiful location for a home, or just a visit. We are so happy to share our home, on Lake Quivera at over 10,000 feet near St. Mary’s Glacier in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, with you. We know you’ll love the beautiful lake view surrounded by granite cliffs, the smell of the pines, the quiet and solitude, and all that St. Mary’s/historic Alice mining district, James Peak Wilderness Area, and Clear Creek County - and beyond - have to offer. Please let us know about your experience by signing our guest book, and posting a review on this booking site.
Marshall and Heather Ulrich purchased this House in 2003
Why Marshall and Heather Ulrich chose Saint Mary's
There is literally nothing in the world to compare to the beauty of the St. Mary's area, especially when you're right on shore of Lake Quivera at just over 10,000 feet. Private lake frontage, with private fishing and majestic mountain views. Fish, paddle, or just relax and soak it all in. Only an hour to Denver or major ski areas. Year round skiing a short hike out the door and outdoor activities abound! Miles of hiking trails on U.S. Forest Service and BLM lands, and only a couple of miles from the national James Peak Wilderness Area. Yet, only 9 miles to I-70, 11 miles to Idaho Springs, and less than an hour to Denver or ski areas. Enjoy all that the St. Mary's/Alice historic mining area have to offer, plus attractions in Clear Creek County: Mount Evans, Georgetown Loop historic railroad, mine tours, shopping, restaurants, museums, zip lines, whitewater rafting, and more!
What makes this House unique
Private fishing 30 yards from our home, year round skiing a short hike out the door, outdoor activities abound! Yet, only 11 miles to Idaho Springs and less than an hour to Denver or Colorado ski areas. Remote and peaceful, yet accessible. The Neighborhood The neighborhood is small but has the conveniences you would expect from city living such as excellent drinking water, Dish TV and satellite (HughesNet) Wi-Fi internet, community sewer (there is a lift pump downstairs, so flush ONLY toilet paper). Saint Mary's is a high altitude mountain community with unparalleled views and ideal spring, summer, and fall daytime temperatures averaging 65 to 75 degrees. Getting Around (and parking) Everest Lake Lodge is only 9 miles to I-70, and approximately 11 miles to Idaho Springs where a grocery store, gas stations, and many restaurants, tourist activities, and shops are available. The glacier trail head is only 1/4 mile away. Ample parking is available, including 1 garage space (no parking on the road).
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The home is beautiful and cozy.
We were there for a few days with our almost grown children over Easter Break. We were looking for a place with the ability to press pause on our busy lives for a little while. The house did just the trick. It was still snowy and cold. Made us all want to hunker down in our jammies and play board games. Loved it!
This glacier lake home is relaxing and has a story in every room!
Our 8 member, 3-generation Iowa family (+ one From Norway) has an adventurous Spring break. We were pleased with the mountains sights & delightful comforts of Everest lake lodge. The owners were kind & easy to work with!
Beautiful scenery, ample room, fully stocked
We stayed here over Christmas with our family to experience a white Christmas. We didn’t plan much and just really wanted to have time together which worked perfectly since we were snowed in a few days. There was plenty of fresh snow for the kids to play in just outside the door. The house was well stocked with everything you could need in the kitchen, linens, including heated blankets which was nice for the cold nights. It was very cozy and comfortable without being cramped. The neighbors were very friendly and took cAre of the driveway a few times for us. We all had a great time and have considered a return visit in the summer for a completely different experience. If going in the winter definitely have a 4WD vehicle as the road up the mountain can be slick. The altitude and dryness of the air caused a few minor headaches and nosebleeds but nothing that inhibited our fun. It was very peaceful and quiet and was the perfect relaxing Christmas vacation.
Beautiful and amazing home, furnishings, and surroundings!! Everything we needed was right here. Owners, Marshall and Heather, extremely helpful and nice. We enjoyed as much time in the gorgeous indoors as the beautiful outdoors. Haven't been in a canoe since a kid at camp - so that was fun!! Enjoyed the swing, view of St. Mary's Glacier, the lake, and plenty of stars at night. And wildlife! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Beautiful and spacious home, well cared for, wonderful owners
Our family of 10 spent 6 days in this beautiful home and had the pleasure of meeting Marshall during our stay. Definitely 5 star property and owners. Walking distance to St. Mary's Glacier and great lake for fishing. Kitchen and family areas are outstanding in this home.
Just an incredible vacation house and surroundings!!!
Breathtaking views...incredible house...many incedentals provided by the owner in the house for your stay. So much to see and do around the area and within a short drive. We would recommend this property to all our friends and relatives and anyone else interested in an amazing vacation spot!!!
Private lake frontage with majestic mountain views right out your door. Fish, paddle, or just relax and soak it all in. Only 10 miles to Idaho Springs and less than an hour to Denver or ski areas, or year-round skiing on the glacier just a mile from the house. Enjoy all that the St. Mary's/Alice historic mining area have to offer, plus attractions in Clear Creek County: Mount Evans, Georgetown Loop historic railroad, mine tours, shopping, restaurants, museums, zip lines, whitewater rafting, and more! Miles of hiking trails on U.S. Forest Service and BLM lands, and only a few miles from the James Peak Wilderness Area.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We reserve the right to cancel any automatic "on line booking" (which is required by VRBO) based upon our requirements for renters, including minimum age, group size, and strict NO smoking and NO pot (including edibles) policies. Flush ONLY toilet paper, as there is a lift pump downstairs and, if it gets clogged, SEWAGE will back up downstairs. Yuck. And, who wants that stink? Dogs require PRIOR approval; fee is $30/dog/night. Required insurance is a one-time fee covering accidental damage; refundable reservation deposit covers other possible issues. Cleaning fee is for all stays. Half of rental, insurance, and VRBO imposed and collected "Service Fee" (we do not get any part of this $ as homeowners) are due upon booking. Second half of rent plus damage deposit, cleaning fee, and any pet fees (if applicable) are due 45 days before check in.