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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 - 6 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, 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
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 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?


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 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

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: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Place for all to enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

A group or friends were in the area for a wedding. This was a perfect location and in addition was a large enough space for all of us. The bedrooms being on different floors allowed everybody their privacy.

The kitchen is well-stocked. There are plenty of games for everybody to enjoy and the wraparound porch was wonderful for relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plenty of space and perfect location for us.

  • 5 of 5

With multiple levels and areas to congregate, inside and out, our large group had plenty of space to spread out and relax. The location was perfect. Just outside of town to feel more private yet close enough to pick up any amenities we needed. Rafting companies right up the road didn't hurt either, great time. Liz was great, very helpful with questions and pointed out a few things to do in the area that we took part in. All in our group we're very pleased and enjoyed the property. Would stay again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Fantastic getaway for large groups

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house, large enough for our family of 15. There kids enjoyed the tree house and having their own spaces. The porch was large and enjoyable in the summer. The house was large enough that every family has their own spaces and didn't feel like they were crammed in. Local river rafting was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Large comfy house

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our group really enjoyed the recent stay. The house was spacious and comfy- particularly the living room and sitting balcony. The house was well stocked and in good order. Plus the nearby town was wonderful. Lots of nice restaurants/breweries for evenings out but also scenic hikes and white water rafting for the days there. Great house and location- Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely time!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and suited for our needs just about perfectly. Plenty of space, and the large dining table and common area made for the perfect gathering places for family meals and games. There were lots of spare blankets for cuddling in the cool evenings or out on the deck in the early mornings, and the large grill worked great for our bbq's every day.

There were a few small maintenance issues (one of the screen doors had a tear in the screen, the internet went out for one of the days, and a towel rack in one of the bathrooms was off the wall), but those are very minor and didn't really affect the quality of our stay at all.

The owners were friendly and quick to respond to our communications. Check in and check out was easy.

Overall, we had a great time and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 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

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

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.