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Large Mountain Home For Skiiers, Family and Friends

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

5 bed, 3 bath - sleeps 12+ on three levels. 30 mins to ski or 30 min to Denver

Our home is perfect for those coming to the Summit with friends or family. We are within easy distance of 5 ski resorts: Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, Eldora, Winter Park, and Breckenridge. Each is between 30 minutes to 60 minutes away. When you want to get out, we are located just 1 mile off I-70 outside off Idaho Springs with its historic downtown, restaurants, and shopping. While the skiers head to the slopes, others can be in downtown Denver (30 miles) with all it has to offer. Our home sleeps up to 14 people. At 3,700 sq ft spread over 3 floors, it provides families and friends both privacy and plenty of communal gathering places. Amenities include a wood-burning stove, ping pong table and gaming table. Grocery shopping is just 5 minutes away so going out or getting food for a crowd is no problem.

When the ski season is over there is plenty to do. We are minutes away from white water rafting, world-class hiking, zip-lining, stocked fishing ponds, great mountain biking, and other outdoor fun.


The property is not reserved until the owners have received BOTH a rental agreement and half the rental rate. Tenants will pay lodging tax, insurance, and cleaning fees. Half the total is due upon booking, and the other half 30 days prior to booking. Cancellations made more than 60 days out will be refunded 100% percent, 30-60 days will be refunded 50%, and less than 30 days will not be refunded. The cleaning fee is $250 for up to 8 people and $300 for more than 8. We do not accept cash or check.

Please note that holidays are quick to book so request your quote early! We look forward to sharing our home with you!

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Ryan & Liz Hammond
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Ryan & Liz Hammond

Our family of 6 splits time between our new home in Idaho Springs, Colorado and Seoul, South Korea. We figured why not share our home when we are away!

Ryan & Liz Hammond purchased this house in 2014

Why Ryan & Liz Hammond chose Front Range

Originally, we were just looking at the communities here on the Summit to be our new home in the States. When we walked into this house we fell in love with it right away. It is the perfect house for hosting family and friends both in its unique layout and its beautiful but convenient location. It can accommodate so many activities both on and around the property we just had to make it ours. We'd love to share this special place with your family and friends too!

What makes this house unique

Besides the location, what we love is just how functional the house is for our large family gatherings. In the summers, we will often have 10 or more people visiting our family of 6! This house gives plenty of room for fun for the cousins but allows us our privacy as well. We thought this feature would be especially appealing to those looking to reunite with other groups and families. It's also accessible to an ideal amount of various activities for all tastes, close to the airport, and boasts mountain living with modern amenities and easy access to skiing, the airport, and the city. What more could we ask for?


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Large Mountain Home For Skiiers, Family and Friends
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

It was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a better house! The owners were very accommodating and easy to contact. We celebrated our family Christmas and there was room for everybody. It had everything we needed, it was the perfect distance to town, and the ping pong table was a blast.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darien, WI

Great house for our annual family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathers every year for a week long celebration at Thanksgiving. This was our first year to stay at Summit's Gate and we all LOVED our stay. The home was very comfortable and large enough to fit us all comfortably. The location was great for exploring the mountains and yet close enough to 'civilization' to easily shop for everything we needed to feed our crew all week, including Thanksgiving dinner.

Our grandchildren (ages 5, 4, 3, 2 ,and 1 1/2) loved playing in the fenced in yard, the tree house and the downstairs also had a large play area. The adults enjoyed being able to put 'the littles' down for naps in separate rooms so that they all actually took naps!

Besides the great bedroom layout for families, comfortable living room, great deck, and huge dining room table, we appreciated the many 'small touches'. Such as having every light switch labeled so that you did not spend half the week flipping multiple switches trying to remember which one was the one you were looking for. The washer and dryer were also a plus as some of the crew were flying in and could pack more efficiently for the week! Elizabeth was very helpful in answering questions as we were planning our trip and a dream to work with!

We all agreed that 'Turkey Palooza 2016' has been one of our best!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adrian, Missouri

Great space for a family group!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! Plenty of shared space with a family size table, game area with ping pong. Also plenty of privacy with well layed out bedrooms. We would certainly book a return trip in the future. Thanks Liz!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well supplied for our group of 14

  • 5 of 5

Kids loved the treehouse, everything was great.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home for our big family

  • 4 of 5

This was an amazing home away from home for our family of 12. The basement bedroom worked perfectly for the three middle boys. The library room was exactly what the oldest wanted. The upstairs bedroom with the built in twin beds was exactly what we needed for the three girls. The yard was the best babysitter for the littles. And the olders wore out the hill behind the house, and even found a fort! The location was perfect for venturing out on day trips. The kitchen was great for preparing big family meals.

The only thing I would suggest is better locking outdoor trash cans. The bears broke in and scattered the trash twice during our stay.

We highly recommend this home to anyone with a large family. It's awesome.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your suggestion on the Bear Proof trash bins. We ordered three of them and so far we are winning and the bears are losing.
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great for families w/ children

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here and it's a nice place for large groups, including groups w/ children. My preschool (and younger) grandchildren really enjoyed the treehouse and the big yard. We also were pleasantly surprised by all the spices and items in the kitchen that made it feel more like home away from home. Well maintained home! The owner provided helpful information. We all enjoyed a 1.5 mile hike up to St. Mary's lake and glacier that was beautiful! (Take a jacket for when you get to the lake, even in summer.)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tommyknockers or Buffalo Grill
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hiwan Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beau Jo's Pizza
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Loveland also A-Basin, Winterpark, Eldora, Breck
Car: necessary

Idaho Springs is home to the Indian Hot Springs. Located less than 1 mile from our property you can enjoy this world famous hot springs. For a truly unique experience, try their geothermal cave baths or private hot spring baths!


Rates & Availability

Idaho Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Nightly Rate
Jan 20 2017 - Jan 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 5.9%

Linens & towels are provided.

The Cleaning Fee is $250 for the first 8 guests and $300 for more than 8 guests. If you plan to have a party or event with guests, the cleaning fee is $300 regardless of the number of overnight guests. Parties and events are limited to a total of 20 guests on the property.

There will be toilet paper and wood and to get you started, but guest is responsible to provide firewood, toiletries, and consumables. A grocery store is nearby.

Internet is provided but there is no TV cable nor telephone service.

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.
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Idaho Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor 3/4 Master Bath - toilet , shower , This is ensuite with the Master bedroom
    3rd Floor 3/4 Bath - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1st Floor Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    3rd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Room has skylights!
    1st Floor Master Suite - 1 queen , This room has an ensuite bathroom.
    2nd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Reading Room Twin Bed - 1 twin/ single , (1) Twin bed is in this room
    3rd floor second bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin bed and twin futon are in a built in sleeping nook
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting

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