Everest Lake Lodge: Lake Front Log Home, Amazing Mountain Views, Private Fishing(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4BR, 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 10, Kid Friendly, Everest/7 Summits Theme.
Paddle across the Lake, Enjoy Private Fishing, or Just Relax and Soak In the View
Four fishing badges and a boat badge are included with your rental. 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. Bring your belly boat or kayak, or enjoy our canoe included with your rental.
Skiing, Outdoor, and Neighborhood Activities
Ski year-round on St. Mary’s Glacier, or travel less than an hour to world-famous Colorado ski areas. 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. 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 chest 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).
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 historic 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!
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Member since: 2014
- 2900 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Non Smoking Only:
Absolutely no smoking, inside or out. No cigarettes, pipes, cigars, cloves, or marijuana; 'pot' may be legal in CO, but please: not at our home (no edibles, either). We take the risk of forest fires very seriously so, please, NO smoking anything, anywhere. This includes outside, on the deck or patio, the yard, driveway, garage, or by the lake. If someone in your group has to smoke, please consider a different place to stay. ...moreless
Please talk to us first. With permission and a pet fee, dogs with responsible owners may be allowed in the main (wood floor) living area. Doggie gates provided. We love our dogs too, and know it can be hard to leave the 4-legged members of the family at home. But, PRIOR approval is required, as well as strict adherence to all "doggie rules" in the pet addendum. ...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Wide range of books about mountaineering; local history; adventure; running, fitness, and diet; world religions; recent events; art; and more! Some kids books. A copy of Marshall's book included....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Lake Quivera 30 feet outside your door for catch & release fly fishing, Silver Lake (catch what you keep bait fishing) a short walk away, or hike 1 mile to St. Mary's Lake at the foot of the glacier....moreless
Home is at 10,400 feet. Incredible mountain vistas as good as the Alps or any mountains around the world. Enjoy the views from the deck, or wander out on foot to enjoy all nature has to offer....moreless
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Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
Beds in the bedrooms are made. Linens for the pullout queen bed are provided in the Elbrus closet. If you change sheets while you're there, please wash and dry them and put them back on the bed....moreless
The “Denali great room” has vaulted ceilings, custom woodworking, pellet stove, river rock gas fireplace, Brazilian cherry floors, and double 8-foot French doors opening up to a lake view on the deck....moreless
Two stall garage, plus plenty of flat, accessible parking for additional cars. Parking is NOT allowed on the road. There is no parking of trailers or off-loading of ORVs in our community, So.. NO ORVs...moreless
One set of towels per guest provided; if you need to refresh you can use the W&D (detergent etc are provided). Hand towels provided in bathrooms, and dish towels and rags provided in kitchen....moreless
Great washing machine! We even stock detergent, fabric softener, and stain remover! If you change the sheets or want to freshen your towels while you're there you'll have everything you need....moreless
- Wood Stove:
Regular coffee maker, w/ filters, and grinder. Packs of coffee and (dry) cream and sugar provided to get you started. Then, bring your favorite beans, or use the tea pot and tea accessories....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Fully stocked with dishes and utensils. Includes baking pans, cookware, mixer, crock pot, blender, serving dishes, etc. Please clean all dishes (at least load and start the dishwasher) before leaving....moreless
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Kayak / Canoe:
Canoe, or bring your kayak or belly boat. Only one boat badge is included so please only ONE boat at a time. Wear/display the badge when on the lake, then return to the basket in the kitchen....moreless
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $120
- Cleaning Fee $190
- Refundable Damage Deposit $475
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Taxes Not included
Required insurance is a one-time fee covering accidental damage; refundable reservation deposit covers other possible issues. Cleaning fee is for all stays. Dogs require PRIOR approval; fee is $30/dog/night. 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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Idaho Springs, CO, USA:
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 majestic mountain views right out your door. Fish, paddle, or just relax and soak it all in. Only 9 miles to I-70, 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 couple of miles from the national James Peak Wilderness Area.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Private fishing 30 yards from our home, year round skiing a short hike out the door, outdoor activities abound! Yet, only 10 miles to Idaho Springs and less than an hour to Denver or Colorado ski areas. Remote and peaceful, yet accessible.
- Primary: 720-320-2613
Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - Learn more about the home owners. (MarshallUlrich.com)
- CLICK HERE - See http://clearcreekcounty.org/things-to-do/ for adventure, activities, history, scenery and more!
- CLICK HERE - Want more pampering or special meal? Make the short walk to The Silver Lake Lodge.
- CLICK HERE - Go to http://www.coloradoski.com/ to learn more about various ski areas
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Walk out your backdoor to Lake Quivera for private catch and release fly fishing
Incredible south facing 5-window turret dinning room w/ custom table & lighting
Granite counters, cherry cabinets and floors, Asko dishwasher, Heartland fridge
The cozy Denali great room with gas fireplace, pellet stove, deck access & 3D TV
Aconcagua master BR w/ king bed, deck access, gas fireplace & vaulted ceilings
Silver Lake w/ private keep what you catch fishing is a just a short walk away
Denali great room w/ Everest loft and access to the Aconcagua master bedroom
The Denali great room is open to the dinning room and bar seating in the kitchen
The Everest Loft is the perfect place to snuggle up with a book, or just relax
Elbrus Bedroom w/ queen bed and plenty of room and storage so you feel at home
Kosi bedroom w/double bed & single trundle is perfect for a couple or the kids
St. Mary's lake with view of Mnt Evans; compare to the old postcard in our home!
The stunning setting of Everest Lake Lodge in the Colorado Rockies can't be beat
Canoe on Lake Quivera surrounded by dramatic granite cliffs - your backyard!
Grill and enjoy your dinner outside on the deck with lake and mountain views.
St. Mary's Lake at the foot of the glacier is a 1-mile hike from your retreat
The heart of the home kitchen w/ bar seating is open to the great & dining rooms
Double in-wall Heartland ovens plus oven with warming drawer and gas cook top
Sit. Swing. Relax. Smell the pines, watch for fox & moose or just soak it all in
5-piece master bath w/ deep 6-ft jetted tub with in-line heater is 'The best!'
Kilimanjaro family room w/ patio, lake access, & TV/DVD-perfect for the kids
Vinson bedroom w/ queen bed, lake view, & plenty of room for you & your stuff
Full downstairs bath w/ jetted tub/tiled shower double sinks & hickory cabinets
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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