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Large Mountain Home For Skiiers, Family and Friends

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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, VRBO/Homeaway fees, 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 $300. We do not accept cash or check. (If you choose to bring a pet, please note there is a fully refundable pet damage deposit required.)

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

More Details

Ryan & Liz Hammond
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Ryan & Liz Hammond

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

Ryan & Liz Hammond purchased this house in 2014

Why Ryan & Liz Hammond chose Idaho Springs

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 with 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?


Idaho Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • 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
Dogs are welcome at the house, with a fully refundable pet deposit. Absolutely no cats can stay, due to family allergies.


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Large Mountain Home For Skiiers, Family and Friends
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 42 reviews
freeport, illinois

Lots of bedrooms, but no live tv

  • 4 of 5

The house is clean and has many bedrooms which is great when you have a lot of single people. I've never stayed at a house where a bar of soap isn't included in each shower. I'm sure people would be willing to pay an extra $5 and have that provided for. Also there is no hair dryer on the premises. Usually a rental will provide one, which is adequate, but none here. It would be good to know in advance so we would pack a hair dryer. The directions to the house have you drive up a very steep hill that has two very sharp turns. We were taking a hike one day and walked down the street and we found another road up to the house - not nearly as steep. We could never understand why there was never any traffic past our house. The road is always cleared of snow. The biggest gripe that we had was that there was no actual "live" tv. there is a very small tv in the living room and it is hooked up to a dvd player and there is access to hulu and things like that. Our group always travels this particular time so we can watch the super bowl together - you can imagine that we weren't very happy with having to watch the game on a 12" computer screen. There should be something in the amenities of the house that lists this (I've seen this listed before in other rentals). The ice maker also did not work so we had to purchase ice (another thing that should be listed). I would recommend this rental, but just make sure you know what you are renting. The ping pong table was an added bonus. There were lots of items in the pantry (left by previous renters) which is always nice. Pots and pans were very nice.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! It had more than enough space for our family of 7. The basement is perfect with plenty of games and activities while hanging out at the house! We also loved the fact that the house is so close to EVERYTHING. We've stayed in Brekenridge before and didn't enjoy it as much due to all the driving we had to do. Everywhere we wanted to go was just like one exit away! We will definitely consider staying here again! Thanks so much for welcoming in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Westcliffe, CO

A warm, welcoming home for all!

  • 4 of 5

This was a terrific home with an almost perfect layout for our “blended” family. Along with our six adult children, spouses and 4 grandsons (16 in all), there was plenty of space for fun but a little privacy when desired. The little boys loved the fenced yard and treehouse! Plenty of things to do at the house or in the nearby towns. A great location for our early Christmas and taking in the Georgetown Christmas market and lighted forest train!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful accommodations and lots of room for large gatherings

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for the kids to play in or out. The road was iffy and we were not in snow

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. The place is so cozy and home like. Check in and check out were easy and the place had everything we wanted. We had great intentions of exploring Idaho Springs and Blackhawk, but we had such a great time at the house that we stayed at the house the entire time.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mountain wedding

  • 4 of 5

We rented the house for our family coming from the East to attend our oldest daughter's wedding being held in Evergreen in the mountains. We had our two grown sons, youngest daughter and husband and their two children 2 and 4. The big kids loved the ping pong table. The little ones loved all the space to run around in. The house was really well equipped with all the things we needed. Nice to have the book suggesting things to do and restaurants to go to. The house isn't as fancy as some mountain homes you might see... but it is very comfy and clean. It can sleep a lot of people, and you aren't all on top of each other. It is not very far off I70 which makes it easy to get to places. Idaho Springs is a cute town with nice restaurants and shops.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Insurance $99

Linens & towels are provided.

Parties and events are limited to a total of 20 guests on the property.

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.

Dogs are welcome, and require a refundable pet deposit.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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