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The Irish Rose - a Colorado Dream Vacation Spot - Secluded!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-9)

'The Irish Rose' - Your Colorado dream vacation get-away!

***Hot Tub installed June 2013!!**

***Compare Properties By Checking the Guestbook! This is the best way to truly determine the quality of what you rent!***

**See our IrishRoseColorado website link below***

Please see the same 'Irish Rose' listing under Breckeridge--it has additional photos! Listing number is 13578.

Completed in May 2002, this mountain cabin is located on the historic Mosquito Gulch Trail. Just 15 miles south of Breckenridge, it is the perfect spot for either a secluded get-away or a ski vacation at a fraction of the cost.

Centered on ten acres of pine and aspen, the Irish Rose was designed to accommodate those who want a true Colorado experience. With Mosquito Creek flowing nearby, you will enjoy spectacular views of Pennsylvania and London Mountains as you relax with family and friends. A seven person hot tub sits out front in the location of an old historic mine if you want to relax and enjoy the view from there!

If summer hiking, biking or four-wheeling is your desire, four of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks are at your doorstep, providing some of the best hiking and driving trails in the world. Tackle the summits of Mount Bross, Mount Democrat, Mount Cameron, and Mount Lincoln... all in a single day!

Gold pan on the local creeks, explore 'Buckskin Joe' trail, and visit the ghost town of Park City. The historic mining towns of Alma and Fairplay are also nearby. Mountain bike to your heart's content or drive the legendary 4x4 'Mosquito Pass' into Leadville. Pick wildflowers and view wildlife--there's something for everyone!

If winter activities are your goal, the beautiful village of Breckenridge is just a short drive north where you can enjoy premier Colorado skiing, dining, and shopping. Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Copper Mountain are also close. Or, stay near home and cross-country ski to your heart's content. We have it all!

The Irish Rose was built with families in mind. The main level has a great room with a gas fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the beautiful mountains and trees. It is surrounded by a huge 32 by eight foot wrap-around deck. A full kitchen and dining area are also on this level to create an open, spacious environment. Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking.

There are two main level bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and one with double bed and trundle geared for up to three kids. The great room sofa also pulls out to a queen-size bed. The master bedroom loft has a queen bed, washer and dryer, along with a small private balcony. There are full baths on both the main level and the loft. The cabin also has a lower level with a private entrance in the back which is occupied by 'Mountain Kay', the landlord. Kay has 30+ years of experience in Park and Summit Counties. She is quiet, very knowledgeable on the local area, and can assist with anything you need. She has two old dogs who will go hiking with you if you like!

Experience the Rocky Mountains in the comfort of the 'Irish Rose.' At over 10,000 foot elevation, it's as close to heaven as you can get!

(Make sure you check out our electronic guestbook link and see what others have said!)

Keywords: Cabin/House

More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Rich

We are a military family who built this home in 2002 and are blessed that we can share it with others!

Rich purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Rich chose Alma

We have long ties to this part of Colorado. The Irish Rose feels wild and secluded but is close to Alma and Faiplay, and a short drive to the mountain ski town of Breckenridge.

What makes this cabin unique

The Irish Rose has 10 acres of total seclusion with pine, aspen, a river, and amazing views. Many houses on the internet may look similar, but very few properties give you the total Colorado experience. Look at our guestbook and see that it will be a unique and memorable experience!


Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Colorado Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Alma's Only Bar
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Breckendridge Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Hoosier Pass
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Fairplay (South Park)
Nearest Point of Interest
Mosquito Pass 4x4 Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Colorado Mining remains
Nearest Point of Interest
Orphan Boy Mine
Nearest Point of Interest
Mosquito Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
The London Mine and Mill
Nearest Point of Interest
Park City
Nearest Point of Interest
Kite Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Mosquito Pass
Nearest Point of Interest
Windy Ridge
Car: necessary

Gold Panning


Alma Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No shooting weapons on the property.
  • Camp fires must be officially approved if during restricted periods based on county directives.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Loft Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , View of River
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Private balcony with view. Full bathroom. Walk in closet.
    Main Level Bedroom - 1 queen , Has private sink and medicine cabinet.
    Great room pull out sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Leather sofa converts to queen bed.
    Kid's Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Kids room with toys, DVD. Single is a pull out trundle.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


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The Irish Rose - a Colorado Dream Vacation Spot - Secluded!!
average rating of 4.905983 based on 117 reviews
Santa Fe, Texas

The Irish Rose Vacation 2013

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the "Irish Rose" was nothing less than spectacular. The Cabin was well maintained and beautiful, and well equiped with anything you needed. The land that it is on was fun for exploring and hiking or just relaxing by the creek.

The area is centrally located for touring the Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak and Brekenridge, along with other scenic sites.

The people of Alma and Fairplay were friendly and respectful and helpful when looking for directions or information. Our Family would gladly stay at the "Irish Rose" again and again whenever possible.

Thank You for a wonderful place for a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

Buddy and Sharmon and family

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning views! We got in a little late so we’re pleasantly surprised the next morning when we woke up to the spectacular view. Loved that we were still close enough to drive into Breckenridge for a day if we wanted but still had our quiet getaway in the mountains. Couldn’t have asked for a better location. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our relaxing get away from Kansas City. The Irish Rose was perfect and the Mountain View and wildlife was breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Irish Rose was the most perfect property! Secluded but close to town, and absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the Irish Rose. Being able to explore the property was great because we were able to have a day without traveling. The scenery was so beautiful and the cabin had everything we could possibly need. It was so great to have the feeling of seclusion but also be close to town if we needed anything. I cannot recommend the Irish Rose enough, it is the perfect Colorado getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Irish Rose was everything described "a Colorado Dream..."

  • 5 of 5

We decided to visit the Irish Rose in late September to see the Aspens change. We loved the cabin. We used it for home base to ride our motorcycles through the mountains. The property that it sits on is amazing and the property keeper Kay was very knowledgeable on the surrounding area and kept the property very clean and fun to look at. The cabin was very easy to book through VRBO. Thanks Irish Rose for the opportunity to share your beautiful cabin with us. It really made memories that will last forever. The pictures I took of the property is amazing. Seeing the Aspens change was a treat and we nailed it perfect on the timing. Thanks again Irish Rose we will defiantly be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD, U.S.

Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

My now fiance booked this place as a surprise Christmas present (friends in tow!) and plans to snowboard at Breckenridge this previous March - where he would then propose.

Aside from the joy of being with friends, family, and becoming engaged, this place brought so much happiness and holds so much beauty - I never wanted to leave.

Shopping, restaurants, outdoor activities, Breckenridge Resort - all within a reasonable distance. If you are looking to get away and feel like you are truly lost in the mountains while being comfortably near civilization and amenities - stay here.

One of the closest towns is Alma, which is a small, uniquely charming place, and the town Fairplay is a short drive and where the show South Park is known to be based (definitely visit!).

It was beautiful, comfortable, and I cannot wait to return (maybe for our anniversary trip once married!).

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.9%

Cleaning fee $120 for group of seven or more. Additional charge of $25 per adult per night for every adult over six in the group (children not included). 10% discount for military active/reserve or retired.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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