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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A modern mountain home nestled in scenic Boulder Canyon along Boulder Creek.

This is the perfect home away from home for those who want the best of both worlds - a restful getaway in the mountains, yet only a short drive away from downtown Boulder fun.

Open floor plan, beautifully furnished. 10-15 min from downtown Boulder; 25-30 min from Eldora ski resort; 5 min from Wedgewood on Boulder Creek.

The home's open floor plan features a large great room lined with floor to ceiling windows. French doors off the dining area lead to a 700 square foot deck that features a gas fire pit and BBQ.

The spacious and fully equipped kitchen features modern stainless appliances and quartz countertops. A large kitchen window overlooks the deck. The bar seating includes two conveniently-placed electrical outlets for plugging in cell phones, laptops, etc.

The living room features a wood burning fireplace (firewood provided), a leather sofa, and two leather chairs, a comfy LoveSac, and a 58" flat screen TV with cable, Apple TV, and Netflix.

The entry way includes a desk space and leads to the two bedrooms. The bedrooms are small compared to American standards, but they are beautifully appointed with lofted ceilings and skylights that give them a more spacious feel. The guest room includes books and games for use during your stay.

Both bathrooms have heated tile floors. The master bath has a large glass-enclosed shower. The master walk-in closet has a stackable washer/dryer. The guest bath has a claw foot tub with shower surrounded by beautiful epay wood.

NOTE: My husband and I live in a separate garden-level apartment onsite. The apartment has its own exterior entrance and there is no connecting stairwell or door to the main house. The only shared space is the driveway. One parking space is provided for guests in the driveway. Additional parking is available near the bridge.

If you need anything during your stay or would like recommendations, just let us know. Otherwise, we will respect your privacy.


Keypad on front door to check-in/check-out independently and come and go as you wish.


-Pricing varies based upon the number of guests, so please ensure your reservation reflects the correct number of guests.

-There is no cellular service in the canyon; free wifi throughout the house can be used to operate cell phones. There is a land line with free calling throughout the continental U.S. provided for use.

- The driveway is gravel

- There's no food delivery here

- Given it's on Boulder Canyon, there can be traffic noise (especially during commute hours)

-Like the vast majority of properties in the foothills, this one doesn't have central A/C. At 6,300+ feet elevation, the temperature at the house is typically 10 degrees cooler than in the city (5,400') and rarely goes beyond the 80's. We do have an A/C wall unit that can be used to cool the great room on the warm days.

More Details

Joann Nelson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Joann Nelson

Jay and I have a shared passion for the great outdoors, traveling and experiencing new things. We love the active, mountain lifestyle...which is a main reason why we both moved from the Midwest to Colorado after college. Jay is an avid mountain biker and adventure racer (kayak, mountain bike, rappel, trail run, navigation). I'm a distance runner and triathlete. I love running marathons and did my first full distance triathlon at the inaugural Ironman Boulder.

Check out our blog on WordPress...Jay and Joann's Journey.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Joann Nelson purchased this house in 2004

Why Joann Nelson chose Front Range

This is the perfect home away from home for those who want the best of both worlds - a restful getaway in the mountains, yet only a short drive away from downtown Boulder fun.

What makes this house unique

Surrounded by mountains, national forest, and beautiful rock formations, this place will deepen you back into yourself and nature.


Boulder House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No overnight guests who are not part of the reservation.
  • Do not flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet.
  • Do not leave food outside or in cars, this will help keep bears away from the property.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Heated tile floors
    Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated tile floors
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Attached bath
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Detached bath, just a few feet from the bedroom door
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great First Boulder Experience!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful first trip to Boulder and this house was a big part of why we had such a great time. The layout was perfect with thoughtful details and amenities. Joann was very responsive and answered any questions we had before and during our stay. The owners respected our privacy and it was a pleasure to chat with them one night while out on the relaxing deck. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spot on Reviews and Description

  • 5 of 5

I have to agree with all the prior reviews. The house is exactly as advertised. It's a great layout and perfectly provisioned. This was our first trip to Boulder and this was a great home base to explore the city. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay when in Boulder

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while visiting our daughter at CU. It was a perfect distance from downtown, and we loved the beauty of the location. The house was clean, in perfect condition, and well-appointed. Joann went out of her way to welcome us with everything we would need and more. She was always quick to respond when we had questions. Next time we visit, we'll be sure to try and stay again! Thanks for everything!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Thanksgiving Location. Danny & Gail

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon with groceries in tow planning on preparing Thanksgiving dinner at our vacation rental. Of course with my wife always being prepared she had many of the condiments packed in our suitcases not knowing how well equipped the home would be.

Joann and Jay's rental is beautiful and welcoming and the location couldn't be better.

The home was clean and had everything we needed including explicit instructions with all electronics, etc..

Our daughter and son in law visited and we had Thanksgiving dinner here (thanks for the roaster, it really freed up the oven and worked perfectly). They have purchased land and are building a home and when they saw the kitchen and open floor plan they began measuring and formulating ideas. The best comment was "this is how we want our home to feel, welcoming when you enter".

The location is fabulous with the creek and the hiking, we discovered some of the old mines.

Thanks again Joann and Jay.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Joanne 's house on Boulder Canyon was spectacular.

Open, expansive layout with fabulous kitchen and very big-screen Samsung TV in the LR, with the 700 SF deck just outside made for totally relaxed environment, and beautiful.

Boulder Creek, babbling just below made for a wonderful, relaxing extra, there at all times.

The place was neat, VERY clean and and incredibly well equipped with the best in every respect.

We loved the location---

the short ride into Boulder down the canyon was a spectacular drive, every time!

Thanks Joanne!

Phil Howort

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome stay in Boulder

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights this June with our 10-year-old daughter in this terrific house — listened to the creek, took in the canyon and just relaxed out by the gas fire pit. The owners, Joann and Jay, did a great job with the place. While they live on the property in a separate apartment, they are not intrusive at all. In fact, they're wonderful people who are good to get to know. They also know how to take care of their guests and make it a special stay. I should also say that the place is well appointed and has just about everything you could need to cook. Every time we opened a drawer we found more stuff we could use. (Even a pizza cutter!) The house is very spacious and the bedrooms really comfortable.

The house is a short drive from town, and there are a number of great spots to stop off along the way if you want a relaxing walk or a run along the creek. We even saw moose one day.

This has really been one of our favorite locations, and we're hoping to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Many downtown bars
Nearest Golf
9.8 Miles
Flatirons Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
US 36
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Many downtown restaurants
Nearest Ski
14.5 Miles
Eldora Mountain Resort
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Boulder House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
6-night minimum
Aug 10 2017 - Sep 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
3-night minimum
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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