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Everest Lake Lodge: Lake Front Log Home, Amazing Mountain Views, Private Fishing

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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 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.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 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.

THE SPACE

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 catch and release lure or fly fishing right out the door on Lake Quivera, or make the short walk to Silver Lake for keep what you catch bait/bobber 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.

Home Highlights

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. 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 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.

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 bassinette is 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!

More Details

Owner
Marshall and Heather Ulrich
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

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 Front Range

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.

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 TP). 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 2 garage spaces (no parking on the road).

Amenities

Idaho Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Aconcagua master ensuite bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 5 piece bath, 6-foot jetted tub w/heater
    Downstairs full bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Double sinks, 2nd jetted tub/tiled shower, hickory cabinets
    Main level half-bath - toilet , Half-bath w/ pedestal sink & storage cabinet near Denali GR
  • The main level Aconcagua master suite has a 5-piece bath, including a deep, 6-foot, jetted tub with in line heater. Front power room has toilet and pedestal sink. 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Aconcagua Master - 1 king , Gas fireplace, deck access, vaulted cielings, ensuite bath.
    Elbrus Bedroom - 1 queen , Large bedroom w/ dresser and closet; you'll feel at home
    Vinson Bedroom - 1 queen , Lake and mountain vistas from both large windows
    Kosi Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double w/ single trundle is perfect for a couple or the kids
    Kilimanjaro Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large family room for you or the kids, w/ pull-out Queen bed
    Pack and Play with bassinette - 1 baby crib , For babies and toddlers up to 40 pounds. Use at own risk.
  • The main level Aconcagua master suite has vaulted ceilings, king size bed, 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. Large walk-in closet and plenty of dresser drawers. Flat screen with Dish satellite TV. 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 couch pulls out to a comfortable queen bed. 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 items from Europe and the Alps. The corner Vinson bedroom has a queen bed with rare and unique things from Antarctica and southern-most 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 included.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Rooms are themed after the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each continent. Enjoy photo albums, journals, and unique items from each mountain, country, and region. You can 'travel the world' from our home!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Everest Lake Lodge: Lake Front Log Home, Amazing Mountain Views, Private Fishing
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

By far Best VRBO property we have rented to date! Very well maintained, stocked and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing with our friends since 1997. We went from 8 of us to 12 with a marriage, grandchild and a couple of "adopted" kids! We luv Colorado and your home in Idaho Springs was absolutely amazing! We could not have asked for better accommodations and the seclusion was a bonus. Caught lots of trout, hiked lots of miles (well felt like miles) and shared a ton of new memories. Thank u so much for your hospitality and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home with nature's bounty at your doorstep

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a fantastic time! It was perfect for our parents, siblings, and young children. Locking gates at the stairs so little kiddos don't tumble down! Plenty of privacy, comfortable beds and heated dual sided mattress covers were favorite features of the adults. Loved being able to canoe and fish right out the front door! Beautiful, well stocked kitchen made it easy to cook our feasts. And then to eat it at that beautiful round table! It was a really a pleasure! Even my Dad said "this house was perfect for our group!" and coming in he was pretty pessimistic about the altitude (everyone did fine). Big thanks to Heather and Marshall for sharing their home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful families like Lori's are one of the best things about sharing our home on VRBO. We're honored to be a part of creating lifelong memories for families (or groups of friends) that gather together to share time together. We lived in our home for more than ten-and-half years, and mostly left everything in the kitchen so that it feels - and works - just like home. We also upgraded all of the bedding and linens (at 10,400 feet, electric blankets can come in handy even in the summer!) for our guests. Gathering around - literally - the custom-made mesquite table was always one of our favorites too, and now we LOVE hearing about about others stories and shared laughter. And, being on water, in Colorado, with private fishing, is truly unique. THANKS to Lori and her family for taking such GREAT care of our home. It hardly looked like anyone, much less 10 people , stayed.
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5

Beautiful well cared for home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Marshall and Heather home, it is such a nice place and has everything you need. We enjoyed looking at all Marshalls photo albums of his accomplishments, The scenery is beautiful, the Moose paid us a visit one morning , hiked up to St Mary's glacier and beyond another day and was so beautiful up there.

We highly recommend staying there and really hope to come back,

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Everest Lake Lodge in early May. Beautiful home in a great location. Highly recommend giving this property a try. Spacious and well appointed, you will not be disappointed. Short drive from Denver and close to a lot that Colorado has to offer. Thanks Marshall and Heather!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guests have discovered one of Colorado's best kept secrets: the St. Mary's area above Idaho Springs. Only an hour from downtown Denver, yet up in the mountains away from the busy areas right along I-70, it's a beautiful spot. We enjoy sharing our home, right on a small mountain lake, with others that appreciate the location, as well as the unique things our home offers (stroll through each room and take a trip around the world). Thanks for staying!
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5

Beautiful home with the perfect mixture of mountain and modern.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home situated in the perfect location. The home is very clean and well maintained. The owners have it well stocked and great directions on how to use various technology. Also, interesting exhibits and scrapbooks of the owner climbing the Seven Summits.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

A Very Merry, White Christmas...

  • 5 of 5

More than well appointed and clean as described, this home is beautiful and inviting. We were able to enjoy our first white Christmas, a frozen lake, and all the beauty of a Colorado winter from this lovely, lovely home. There is an abundance of wildlife that passes by the cabin, and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. The owners are very kind, quickly responsive, and are delightful to engage in conversation! The cabin is centrally located to many destinations, and close enough to Denver to take in the museums and parks. There is no need to hesitate, if you are considering booking for a true vacation and a break from streaming technology without being cutoff from email and communication. We highly recommend the Everest Lake Lodge, and hope to visit someday in another season!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Idaho Springs
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Evergreen Golf Course (public)
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
I-70
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Check out The Silver Lake Lodge
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Year-round 1 mile; Loveland closest commercial
Nearest Beach
Lakefront right out the door!
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Idaho Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SALE mid Aug, 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
SALE later Aug, 2017
Aug 22 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
SALE fall, 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,500
 
 
2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 1 2019
4 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$425
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $475
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $190
Pet Fee $120

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 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 new 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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