Stunning View, Luxurious Updates, Wifi, 2 Car Garage, on Bus Line, Weekly Deals(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-10 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Mt Vws bus line acre yd 2 decks firepit wood fireplace hottubs&pool wifi garage
There are three renovated bathrooms, two huge decks--view Byers Peak and the sunsets (depending on the time of year) from the western front deck and enjoy your coffee in your pjs among hundreds of pines on the back deck. There are 3 bedrooms downstairs with a 3/4 bath in the master and a full bath next to the bunk bedroom. There is a new double/full-sized bed in the bunk bedroom, along with a full sized futon mattress that folds into a couch and a top twin mattress that comprise the bunk beds. We installed plush new carpeting throughout the downstairs at the end of November 2016.
The oversized 2 car heated garage will keep the fluffy powder off your car and warm your boots so you are ready to hit the slopes.
The Winter Park Ski Bus purple line passes right by the house so flag it down. That way, part of your party can come home when they want and get that fire going or finish the book they started on their last vacation.
We have free high speed wireless internet, and a satellite dish for our large flat screen TV in the Great Room and 2 TV's in the bedrooms. We understand that sometimes you have to get a little work done on vacation (we know!), so there is a desk in the Great Room, along with a printer, and scanner.. It's easy to add the printer to your laptop if needed and get busy for those days you absolutely have to get work done.
On off-ski days or for those who do not ski, the kitchen has the gourmet 'triangle' that is the chef's perfect layout. We have a crockpot, convection oven, deep fryer, blender, food processor, professional knives, professional quality cookware, turkey roaster, and whatever you may need to cook a great meal.
Or, if couch potato fits your mood, get the real wood fire stoked and just lie on the sofa with a good book and stare at the mountains now and then--an excellent way to pass the day. Did you ever notice that you cannot hear the pop and crackle of a real fire from a gas fireplace? A real fire cannot be beat. I leave fire starters for you to make starting a fire as easy as possible.
After a hard day on the slopes or hiking trails, walk 1/2 block (300 steps) to the Meadowridge Club House using the passes (they say they cost money but I've already paid) and soak outdoors in the hot tubs or go for a swim while admiring the amazing mountain views and watch the stars come out. During the summer, the outdoor heated pool helps the kids burn off steam. There's a gym and sauna, along with tennis and basketball courts.
There is a game trail out back so watch for moose, elk and deer. Several fox live nearby, too.
In the summer, there is a fire pit out back to make s'mores and sit around and tell stories. There is also a gas grill that we keep full for your use.
I hope you love the newly-decorated home that I tried to keep rustic-looking. The antique-style light fixtures and furniture arrangement welcome everyone to do their own thing in the Great Room. There is a conversation area for games and reading, a large sofa for watching TV and the fire, and a dining room with a table that comfortably seats 8, along with four leather bar stools at the granite-tiled countertop.
For our guests who stay for the holidays, you will find everything you need for service for 12 and to cook for large groups.
I enjoy top of the line linens and towels and I want you to enjoy them, too. All are 100% cotton with high thread counts. I provide all natural soap and shampoo products from Natural Grocers. I would like you to come on in after your travels and relax, not run to the store so you will find essentials waiting for you. Come on in and get warm by the fire!
This is our home, not a workhorse rental as are other houses on VRBO and it shows the minute you step inside to this quiet getaway.
You can always call me for questions! 303.345.8760. Texting works, too. I hope to hear from you. All the best. Erin
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7 am - 11 pm MDT (Erin's number)
Member since: 2014
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
We will only rent to those who are at least 25. This is a great house for parties, but not a 'party house'. We know the neighbors. Owners live on both sides. This is our home away from home. ...moreless
One room has bunk bed with double futon on bottom and twin mattress on top; new queen sized Serta automatically inflatable air mattress; gate can easily contain small children on main level so they do not trip on the stairs (call if you want it installed). Main level has Great Room, wood fireplace, kitchen, dining room, front deck and gated back deck--perfect for children to play and for pets....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Smokers will be assessed a $250 cleaning fee if there is any evidence of the smell of smoke or cigarette butts on the property. Marijuana smoking outside is acceptable at least 20 feet from the home. The fire pit is an ideal location. The 20 foot rule does not apply if vaporizers are used, but please stay out on the decks....moreless
Pets are welcome! We have two Great Danes and an Iggy who stay upstairs on the floor only. The back deck is gated so they can be outside. We have 3/4 acre for running but please clean up after your pet. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON FURNITURE OR BEDDING! A minimum $150 fee will be subtracted from the damage deposit for cleaning hairs from furniture, cleaning dog 'doo and more for pet damage....moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Towels, dishtowels and linens included; sleds and snowshoes in the garage; we will even leave you some chopped wood for the cozy fireplace. This home feels very private because of all the spruce and pines, but it is on the bus route (purple) and you could walk to Safeway if you did not have a lot to carry. The houses are far enough away that you feel secluded but not alone in the woods. My husband and I have used it for romantic getaways for the weekend to just chill and read books and watch movies. The clean air alone will invigorate you. Please enjoy the privacy, sun-filled Great Room, and the wood fireplace for maximum tranquility....moreless
- Game Room:
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
Beautiful dining room table and chair set with 8 chairs and linens in matching hutch. Granite-tiled counter seats an additional 4 in wrought iron leather covered chairs for a total of seating for 12....moreless
- Dining Room
- Seating for 12 people
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- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Towels Provided:
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- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Perfect cook's kitchen. Granite tile, and Viking hood, top notch stainless steel appliances. NumHeavy duty pots & pans. Spices & herbs. Cook's 'triangle'. Stay involved w/guests due to open floor plan...moreless
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Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 18 - Dec 27, 2016
10 night min stay
Dec 28 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
Prime ski season
Jan 3 - Feb 17, 2017
3 night min stay
Jan 14 - Jan 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Feb 18 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
Prime ski season
Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Mar 4 - Mar 10, 2017
7 night min stay
Mar 11 - Mar 17, 2017
7 night min stay
Mar 18 - Mar 24, 2017
7 night min stay
Mar 25 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Late season skiing
Apr 1 - Apr 15, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning charge $165
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 5.7%
There is a $75 lost key re-key charge
There is a $50 lost Club card charge
There is an automatic $150 fee for failing to comply with the pet policy, plus any additional damage
There is an automatic $100 fee for the smell of cigarette smoke or evidence of cigarette smoking. (Marijuana smoking is allowed.)
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Our home is centrally located. Many great mountain bike rides are accessible by bike from our home. The Tipperary Trail Circuit can be done from our the house and is phenomenal. It is for the most fit. Make it a circuit by coming down Spruce Creek. Fabulous trails into four wilderness areas are in all directions (no bicycles). My favorite is Devil's Thumb Trail down County Road 8. With kids, the paved bike path is tons of fun. The rodeo is truly entertaining and just down the hill and across 40, to the right. In the winter, tubing at night right across the street (highway 40) is really fun. You can see the tubers from the house. We keep missing the sign up for dog sled rides through the trees but it sounds like a ton of fun. Cross country skiing out at Devil's Thumb is always a blast and the views are amazing. The YMCA also has nice trails. Don't miss a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park. Please, the moose there, and that come to the house, are wild. They have killed and maimed several people over the last couple of years. Do not approach them. Heck's, especially for happy hour, is not to be missed. (Sorry--they stopped doing happy hour!) It is the last building at Devil's Thumb Ranch. There is outdoor seating so bring the kids. Happy hour ends promptly at 6. The views of the divide are out of this world. The food is the same as at the formal Ranch House, our nicest restaurant, but a fraction of the price. And wine prices are excellent.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: My husband and I are both avid cyclists. I was a competitive mountain biker for ten years. For both of us, cycling relieved the stress of being city lawyers. He is a partner at a large firm. I ran a large state agency. Our two older sons were in college when we bought this home and our now 7th grader loves to come up and go down the sledding hill. Up until last year, I was a crazy snowboarder, Mary Jane in the trees only, with no friends on powder days. My husband is a backcountry skier, preferring the same trails we bike on to enjoy the quiet and beauty of the forest. Our son inherited our tall genes, especially my husband's and is nearly 6' tall at 12 years old with a size 13 shoe. He is now a basketball player on an elite team. This is our third year renting--we don't want to miss his games, that are in the winter, hence our reason for renting. I was surprised at how popular our home has been. It's been difficult because we love it so much. We hope you will feel at home and treat it as your own home.
Why the Owner Chose Fraser, CO, USA:
We purchased this property because it is close to the best mountain bike trails in Colorado, and because it is only a 10 minute drive to the slopes on powder days. We also LOVE the great room and the way the afternoon sun heats up the entire upstairs, even when it is only 10 degrees outside! One of the best features is the way the kitchen, dining room, family room and play area all 'spill' into each other. Everyone can be doing their own thing yet all be together. The cook can see the TV and hear the conversations while the kids play games. We've hosted numerous parties here. The huge dining room and the bar area provide easy seating for 12. Add the decks and 25 people are very comfortable in our sunny home. Other homes are newer, and fancier, but we have not seen others with the rustic charm and comfort, along with a nearly flat 3/4 acres yard, 2 car heated garage, and views that our Spruce House has. Our back yard actually appears to be 6 acres because there are no fences. For some reason, our Denver friends who have newer fancier homes here always want to come to our house for dinner parties! That says a lot about the spaciousness and ease of movement in the kitchen and Great Room of our home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home has awesome views of Byer's Peak and two Wilderness areas from the whole upstairs. There is nothing as good as sitting on the sofa by the wood burning fire with a book and looking out at the mountains. We are centrally located--just 2 miles from town and 3 from the slopes, and we're on the bus line. As an added bonus, for those who enjoy wildlife viewing, just sit at the kitchen table in your pj's with your coffee and watch for the moose, deer and foxes. Do not leave trash out or you may be surprised by a bear! All of the wildlife photographs in the home are from our property. Our home feels like it is in the forest but it is close to the slopes, sledding hill, and restaurants, including the fabulous Devil's Thumb Ranch. We are in the middle of everything! We get to enjoy the wildlife the in-towners miss, but are only a short drive or bus ride to town. Of all of our friends' homes we have visited up here, we are the only ones with a Great Room that allows about 20 people to be comfortably seated while a couple of people cook and participate in the conversations. The newer homes miss out on the smell of a piñon pine fire burning in the fireplace since they are usually gas. The two huge decks facing east and west easily add another 750 square feet to the house. Even in the winter, especially in March, you can get a suntan on the front deck in the afternoon while lounging in the zero gravity lounge chairs. We have a fire pit out back with wood stumps for chairs for sitting around and making 'smores in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Nothing beats the hammock for a relaxing nap in the Spring and Summer while the pines sway overhead. The home is centrally located for hiking trips to the 5 surrounding wilderness areas, Grand Lake, Estes Park and of course, the ski resort.
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The view from the sofa in the Great Room in April.
Great Room conversation area with view of the mountains & workstation w/modem
View from the living room as the sunset reflects off the clouds over Byers Peak
The dining room w/table for 8 & access to enclosed deck w/gas grill.Acre of pine
This rascal tried to sneak in our back door from the deck while I was cooking!
The powder room on the middle floor by the laundry room, with shower.
Master BR fireplace with door to patio and connected bathroom and closet
Bunk room. Serta electric air mattress is incredibly comfortable.Closet.Window.
2nd bedroom with queen bed, flatscreen TV and closet
The Moose in our backyard. A game trail runs through our yard. No fences-6 acre
ClubHouse w/yr-round heated pool,2 large hot tubs, tennis, gym, bsktball, sau
Sunset from the hot tub over the Continental Divide
Viking stainless hood, stainless appliances, granite counter, leather stool
The Great Room mantle with wood fireplace, HR flat screen TV, mt vws, sunny
Nothing compares to the soothing sounds and light of a real wood fire
The view from the dining room onto the deck & backyard after a snowstorm
Coffee on the large back deck with gas grill
Master bedroom with flat screen TV, door to patio, and attached bathroom.
Renovated master bath with new tiling and double head shower
Full-sized futon folds into sofa. Twin on top. Queen air mattress in same room.
Guest bathroom downstairs with tub and window--for bunk room & 2nd bedroom
View from the Great Room while the moon was setting and the sun was rising.
Female moose standing in front of the club house where the hot tubs and pool are
The front door entrance. Come on in!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016
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