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Ideal for reunions, wedding parties, or extended family

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

30'x30' wood floor barn compliments this Mountain home near Golden, CO

This Home and Picnic/Recreation Area makes an ideal location for Family Reunions, Wedding Parties, Charity Fundraisers, and Corporate Meetings. The optional Wood Floor Barn, Picnic Area and large yard are ideal for Organized Group Picnics, Reunions, and other private day-events up to 50 total.

The main Pine Tree Park Home features a large gourmet kitchen/great room where everyone typically gathers to cook and eat meals, and socialize in a common area. Just off the great room/kitchen is a large living room with 2 couches and a love seat surrounding a gas fireplace and large 4K TV for watching sports or just visiting and catching up. The wraparound log porch has more seating, 2 BBQ Grills, and a 24' long picnic table for outdoor meals. There is also a large hot tub which can seat 6-8. 15 picnic tables are available for outdoor gatherings on the property centered around a gas fire pit for evening ambiance and roasting s'mores.

Master Bedroom 1 has a King Size Sleigh Bed plus Futon and it's large en-suite bathroom includes a 2 person jetted tub, dual vanities, and separate 2 headed shower. This bathroom works well for brides getting ready for their wedding day at any of the 6 wedding/reception venues located within 2 miles of the home.

Master Bedroom 2 has a King Bed and Futon and space for a pack n play. It's en-suite bathroom features a double vanity and triple headed shower with seat.

Bedroom 3 has a queen sized log bed plus a futon. It has a full bath with dual vanity just outside the door.

Bedroom 4 has 2 king beds couch, tv, game table and en suite 3/4 bath.

The wood floor party barn is available as an option for gatherings up to 50 people. Includes use of a portable 60's vintage bar, freestanding popcorn machine, upright piano and vintage am radio and modern speaker to play music from your phone. Perfect for rehearsal dinners, parties, graduations, meetings, dances, or group meals indoors.

15 picnic tables are available for picnics on the grounds or can be brought inside the barn to supplement the bench seating around the barn perimeter. The historic wood floor barn (30'x30' recreation building) makes an excellent spot for rehearsal dinners, welcoming dinners, family reunions, parties, graduation parties, dancing, or meetings. Contact us for more pictures and details.

We have 2 horseshoe pits and 2 cornhole games along with plenty of space to play catch or just sit outside and watch the deer and elk graze by among the Ponderosa Pines and meadow areas. Also antique swings, monkey bars, teeter totter, balance beam and tetherball available (for use only with liability release signed. Not ADA accessible. Do not meet modern playground safety standards.) If your family wants to spend a few days or a week bonding and getting to know one another again while reminiscing of the good ole days, this is an ideal place to do it.

The home is a comfortable and inviting place to gather as a family and host additional guests for special gatherings or in support of weddings or events at any of the 6 wedding venues located within 2 miles of this home.

Located just above Denver/Golden in the first row of foothills West of Golden and nearest to the cool western town of Golden. One mile off of I-70, it offers a fantastic jumping off point for all of the Denver Boulder Metro Area and the Mountains surrounding. Heading off to the ski resorts is as short as a 40 Minute drive! 20 minutes to downtown Denver and 10 minutes to downtown Golden. 40 Minutes to Denver International Airport or Boulder.

Also available during vacancy- Picnic grounds and/or Barn for day only gatherings. Call or email me separately about those. Reduced rates or donated space available for qualified historic, cultural, or community service non-profits and their fundraising or organizational meetings.

1. Weekly and monthly rates are not valid for Saturday arrivals or Saturday departures.

2. Monthly Rates applied for 28 days or more.

3. 7.5% Tax is not due for bookings of 30 nights or more.

More Details

John Hermanussen and Amy Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About John Hermanussen and Amy Johnson

I'm a single Golden native who loves Colorado. Career includes engineer, investor, property manager, and real estate broker. I'm a Golden Rotarian and Board Member for Buffalo Bill Days, Inc. I Love to ski/snowboard/tele, bike, hike, golf, hunt, fish, and sample local microbreweries. I have 2 boys in college now. Love to meet new families and make them smile. The best part of being a VRBO host is that I get to meet lots of interesting people from all over the world. I respect my guests privacy and generally don't pester them but if they want to know any locals secret type information, I'm happy to help out and share what I know about the area and things to do in Colorado. My goal is to help you and your family have the most awesome experience possible and create fond memories that will last for many years.

John Hermanussen and Amy Johnson purchased this lodge in 2002

Why John Hermanussen and Amy Johnson chose Mount Vernon

Convenient but peaceful getaway. Really nice home in a rural, rustic setting. It blends the amenities of a luxury home with the feel of camping in the woods but it's only about 5 minutes from the edge of the Denver Metro Area. You can cook like a gourmet or roast marshmallows and make s'mores over the fire pit. You can ski at Vail, Breckenridge, Loveland... or play horseshoes and cornhole in the backyard. Hike, Bike, snowshoe at Apex Park about 1/3 mile up the road. Drop into Denver for more activities than I can even mention here. Head up into the mountains for even more activities and fun. It's a wonderful place to live or visit with over 300 days of sunshine every year. Pine Tree Park invites you to consider it YOUR home, even if it's only for a few days.

What makes this lodge unique

Convenient to City and Mountains. Ideal location. Families and large groups can have quality time together and celebrate weddings or family reunions all onsite. Fire pit, horseshoe pits, Cornhole, hot tub, deer and elk wander around and graze in the 3.3 acres in this property and the large lots surrounding it. Mountain views, Huge Ponderosa Pines...It's up IN the Colorado Rocky Mountains and feels like it's a million miles from everything but just 5 minutes from the edge of the Denver Metro area. Most who have stayed here before wish they had stayed longer!


Mount Vernon Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No Wood are charcoal Burning Fires allowed because of high fire danger.
  • Parking must be on the property, no parking on the road outside the property
  • No additional day guests dropping by unless prior approved. Parties in the barn or on the grounds must be quoted and discussed prior.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master #1 (Main) Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 2 Person Jetted Tub, dual vanities, double shower
    Bathroom 2 for 2nd Master Bedroom 2 - toilet , shower , Nice Bathroom for Master #2, Seated 3 head shower.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 1/2 Bath for guests near the main entertaining area
    Bathroom 3 outside bedroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath with double vanity for bedroom 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large room with King, Futon plus space for Pack n Play
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Master Suite with King bed and futon
    Master Bedroom 4 - 2 king , Bedroom 4 is a master with 2 king beds and couch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom 3 with Queen Bed Log Frame plus a 2 person futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Corn Hole Games, Horseshoe pits and shoes available on the property. up to 15 picnic tables available on request.


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Ideal for reunions, wedding parties, or extended family
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Great house!!, greater location. The area is so beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The only thing this house needs is central air conditioning. Everything else was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Super house for our 4 generations!

  • 5 of 5

John's house was great for the 12 family members in town for our son's new year's eve wedding. The location was beautiful with easy access off the highway. The house was clean and well furnished. The games, books and puzzles made time at the house fun. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, plenty of dining seating. The common areas were comfortable and the hot tub was great for relaxing. If we could rent this house or one like it when we go to the beach in the summer, we would. It was a great place to call our temporary home.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Long-Term Rental

  • 5 of 5

Owner works to accommodate your needs and is pleasant to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Beautiful and spacious home.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and spacious home. Worked very well for our 5-family vacation (19 people). Great location. John is very friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful time creating lasting family memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely. We happened to stay on a week that the temperature was in the 90 degree range, so air-conditioning would have been nice. However, It cooled off nicely in the evenings. Overall, we were very pleased with John and the house. We would stay there again if we vacationed in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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it was a well maintained, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We rented the main house and the Moonshiners cabin. We were on the property for a wedding at The Pines at Genesee. This was an out of town wedding for our family, my granddaughter got married. The home accommodated our large family very comfortably, there were 22 of us. The location was convenient to everything, shopping (even Wal-Mart), Denver and sightseeing adventures.

After a busy day of sightseeing it was a great place to come home to at the end of the day.

John Hermanson, owner, was very accommodating. Any time there was an issue he was right there to fix whatever was happening. There was nothing major that happened that needed repair just some cupboards that needed to be tightened and a couple of other minor things.

My granddaughter and her bridesmaids got ready for the wedding in the Master Suite it fit the 5 of them very comfortably and the photographer was able to capture beautiful pictures because of the background scenery.

We would highly recommend this property for whatever occasion you may need it for.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Denver International Airport DIA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Guido's Pizza
Nearest Golf
7.6 Miles
Fossil Trace Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Golden, CO
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Chart House
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Loveland Ski Resort
Car: necessary

In the foothills just West of Denver and Golden on Lookout Mountain.7 Minutes from Colorado Mills Mall. Very convenient location to Denver Metro and points West via I-70 toward Vail and Breckenridge. 40 Minutes to Denver International Airport or Boulder. 40 minutes to Denver Tech Center. Awesome Hiking and Mountain Biking 1/3 mile up the road is the upper trailhead to the APEX TRAIL which about 10 miles of networked trails with cool views. We are at 7400' and Golden is about 6400' altitude. Near Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum, Boettcher Mansion, Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Museum, road bike riding on the Lariat Loop Scenic Byway goes right by in front. Apex Trailhead is 1/3 mile away and offers hiking, Mountain Biking, Downhill Mountain Biking, and snowshoeing (occasionally). It seems far from civilization but is only 5-7 minutes from Colorado Mills, one of the biggest shopping malls in the state. About 40 minutes to DIA, 40 Minutes to Skiing. Loveland 40 min, A-Basin 50 min, Keystone 1hour, Breckenridge 1:15, Copper Mountain 1:05, Vail 1:40. It's about 20 minutes to Downtown Denver and 40 minutes to Boulder. At the hub of 5 major highways so it's super easy and quick to get to all points in the Denver Metro area or to zip up in the mountains on I-70 for first tracks or early fishing, hiking, biking, climbing, or driving up to Mount Evans at 14,000'..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning & utilities Fee $325 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

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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