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Welcome to your MOUNTAIN PARADISE!! Secluded rustic cabin sleeps 7!!

Empire, CO, USA
  • House1628 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Mountain Cabin Sleeps 7, Situated close to ALL of the quaint mountain towns

No Hotels in this area?? What are you to do?? Check us out!! Though we're NOT a hotel, we DO offer complimentary toiletries-everything from Bar soap, shampoo/conditioner, Qtips and more. We also give every paid booking a Complimentary Gift Basket complete with your choice of red or white wine- 2 hand painted souvenir coffee mugs and treats (see pics)!! Our guests rave about them!! WE HAVE HOTELS BEAT in many ways, AND we sleep 7!!! The home is equipped with a Keurig and a standard 12 cup coffee pot, and we even supply you with your first 6 coffee pods for the Keurig! If you're looking for a clean, mountain home that has all the features of going back in time...to a more relaxing, slower paced era.....then THIS is the place!! We've turned our vintage, 1,628 sq ft Guest House into just that, the mountain rustic, relaxing home away from home! Opened almost 3 years and we've ALREADY had several repeat guests! Come see for yourself, relax and unwind at our Pennington Mountain Home! Located just 5 miles from the town of Georgetown, CO

.***Our property has 2 homes, attached, similar to a duplex. We live year 'round in one half. If you have a need, we're here for you. Though people will tell you that unless you wish to meet us, we stay completely to ourselves.

Best Stay in the Rockies! Nearby to ALL of the top SKI RESORTS, the Rocky Mtn Towns & Attractions!!!

**The charming old mining town of Empire is Colorado's best kept secret! Located just 3-4 miles from the town of Georgetown, CO. On US 40 (2 miles off of I 70)

Let the peace and tranquility that PMH offers make your family's vacation all the more special! Lion Creek right out your bedroom window, let the soothing sound lull you to sleep at night, or take a nap in the hammock outside by the creek. Eat creekside in the charming setting on the property and enjoy family time roasting marshmallows under the pergola, around the firepit at night! So much fun and beauty awaits you at the PMH!

For WINTER SKIERS just 15 minutes to Loveland Ski Mtn, 20 minutes to several other Ski Mountains including WInter Park, Berthoud, A-Basin, Grandby and Copper Mtn, only 55 minutes to Vail, just 40 mins to Keystone, 45 to Breckenridge!!! SKI a DIFFERENT MOUNTAIN EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

EAT at the first ever Original Hard Rock Cafe(temporarily closed) within walking distance in the quaint town of Empire which also boasts great food from Jenny's Pizza Empire, Mountain press Coffee and Breakfast and Dairy King's Burgers, shakes and Malts are the best that CO has to offer!

For Spring, Summer and Fall Vacationers PMH offers close proximity to all of the best Rocky Mountain towns such as Breckenridge, Estes Park and more! Zipline just 5 miles away, Colorado Whitewater Rafting "put in" just 5 miles away, Mountain Biking and Hiking right out your front door, Gambling Casinos 25 minutes away(Blackhawk and Central City), Fly fishing Clear Creek just a half mile away, Boating and fishing as close as 4 miles away at Lake Georgetown...and oh so much more!

Our property of 1.29 acres has OUR main home AND a 2+ bedroom guest house with and features 1628 sq feet. The guest house is the VRBO rental and features vaulted ceilings, skylights, gas fireplace, 2+ bedrooms that feature 2 Queen beds and one Twin, as well as a sofa sleeper (Full)complete with all the comforts of home including Wifi, Tv's, Directv for all of your movie viewings! Sleeps 7!

We live onsite in our home year round, and when the guest house isn't occupied by our own friends and family, we like to offer it to you. Many vrbo families have really enjoyed their stay in this charming, rustic home.

Come enjoy walking the grounds with the creek, park like setting and the mountain views! Mountain biking Hiking and Cross Country Skiing right out your front door!

This is a NON SMOKING home. Not only in the home, but NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE 1.5 acres. We live in a heavily forested area and we must do our part to keep them green.


Susan and Michael Pennington

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 2018
About Susan and Michael Pennington

Michael is in the computer software business dealing with mining software. After years of having been an underground miner...he always said he wanted to retire in a charming old mining town, which is what brought us to Empire, CO. Suzy is semi-retired after 35 years of banking, management, mortgage lending and real eatate. We absolutely feel like we've found a little piece of heaven up here above the tiny town of Empire! We invite you to read our reviews and hope you choose our clean, mountain-rustic cabin (built in the 70's) as your vacation headquarters!

Susan and Michael Pennington purchased this House in 2015

Why Susan and Michael Pennington chose Empire

Because it's SO PEACEFUL and because it's SO AFFORDABLE!!! The lovely sound of Lion Creek runs right outside your bedroom windows and coupled with the fresh mountain air, you're sure to get a peaceful night's sleep! PLUS, we've priced it right so that if you ARE a large group, we can accommodate up to 7 people, and that makes the avg night's stay per person, just about 28.00 each per person per night on our Peak Ski Season.

What makes this House unique

Hike right out your front door! Situated centrally to SO MANY ski mountains is what makes EMPIRE, COLORADO such a special place! Mt Evans base road is just 10 miles away!! For people who want to SKI many different mountains during their stay, we're PERFECTLY CENTRALLY located to ALL of the favorite mountain resorts! Loveland Ski mountain just 14 miles, Arapahoe Basin 20 mins, Winter Park 25 Mins...and the world renowned Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Ski Mountains between 35 mins to 60 mins! The creek runs right down our entire property and lulls us to sleep every night! The Charming mining town of Empire, CO. has all of the necessities of a small town, 4 restaurants, COLORADO COUNTRY General Store with food, necessities, souvenirs and more, US Post Office and Gas Station yet also gets you away from that fast-paced hustle and bustle of city life!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Queen Bed, TV, Closet and Dresser
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Queen Bed, TV, Closet and Dresser
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single, Twin Bed, Has a Dresser, No TV this room only
      • Bedroom 4 LR Sofa Sleeper
        1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Double Memory Foam Sofa Sleeper, Sleeps 2 in Livingroom
      • 2 Bedrooms with Queen Beds, One Bedroom with Twin Bed and One Sofa Sleeper that sleeps 2, Total Sleeps 7


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Full Bathroom, Large 2 person Shower, Toilet, Closet

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Downtown Empire just 1/2 mile walk!
          • Mountain View
            Stunning Mountain Views from the Cabin! Nestled in the Canyon above the charming, tiny town of Empire, CO., this lovely estate features mountain views and the beautiful serenity of Lion Creek!
          • Ski-In
            Cross country skiing right outside your door!
          • Ski-Out
            Cross country skiing right outside your door!
          • Water View
            Lion Creek right outside your windows, just beautiful!


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        All Linens Provided.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Gas Furnace
                      • Internet
                        Free Wifi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                        Gas Fireplace
                      • Living Room
                        Full Living Room, Large Flat Screen, Direct TV and DVD player
                      • Parking
                        Onsite Parking for up to 6 vehicles, owners use 2 spots which leaves room for up to 4 vehicles in your party.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Stacking Washer/Dryer
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Standard 12 cup coffee maker AND a Keurig Machine, you supply the coffee and pods
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Full Kitchen, Fully Supplied. Coffee Pot, Dishwasher, Stove/Range, Refrigerator, Microwave, Pots/Pans, Dishes, Flatware, Glasses and utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Diningroom Table seats 4 and 2 Bar Stools at Bar . Total Seats 6
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    Many books throughout the home, everything from novels to hiking, mountain biking, skiing, Colorado sites and more....
                                  • DVD Player
                                    DVD in Livingroom
                                  • Games
                                    Some family board games in cabinet,ie Battleship, Trivial Pursuit and more
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Direct TV, DVD player and FREE WIFI
                                  • Television
                                    TV's in LR and both Q BR's
                                  • Toys
                                    Games, Air Hockey Mini Game, Board GAmes, Puzzles, Toddler Toys, Toddler 2 seater table/chairs and more...
                                  • Video Library
                                    A few movies stored in Direct TV DVR


                                      • Boat
                                        Boating all around, nearest at Georgetown Lake 3 miles away....also nearby lakes include Grand Lake, Dillon Lake at Frisco, CO and so many more.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Deck, front porch with Adirodack furniture, 2 seater table and chairs and a rocker
                                      • Golf
                                        Golfing 18 holes within 25 mins
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Nearest rental for kayaks and canoes is in Georgetown 4 miles away, but all over CO. we have kayaking and canoeing. Our own Clear Creek River is just a half mile south, with Lion Creek on our property
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Pergola with evening lighting from dusk + 6 hours every evening, firepit
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Garden, surrounded by Aspen Trees, Pines and Wildflowers. No lawn. Zero Scape Wooded
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas BBQ Grill located on front deck
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Everywhere nearby...see list of amenities from skiing to mountains biking
                                      • Water Sports Gear


                                          • churches
                                          • festivals
                                          • library
                                          • museums
                                          • playground
                                          • recreation center
                                          • restaurants
                                          • winery tours

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • scenic drives
                                              • antiquing
                                              • boating
                                              • gambling casinos
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • photography
                                              • bird watching
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • sledding
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • rafting
                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • jet skiing
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • mountaineering
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • skiing
                                                      • snowboarding
                                                      • snowmobiling
                                                      • spelunking
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • water skiing
                                                      • water tubing
                                                      • whitewater rafting
                                                      • wind-surfing


                                                          • Get away from it ALL!! RIght here in the middle of the Rockies in your own Cabin!! We have all you'll ever need for a perfectly relaxing adventure getaway!

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            31 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Get place amazing location can’t wait to book again next year. Thank you Suzy

                                                            Amy T.Carmel Indiana

                                                            This is a lovely place great location for skiing Loveland and all resorts. We enjoyed visiting with Suzy and her husband. Perfect size for a family of four. We will be booking this place again next year. Thank you


                                                            Venado G.

                                                            We had such a good time at the cabin this winter. It was centrally located close to multiple ski resorts and winter activities. The owners were the kindest people we've ever met in our many VRBO stays and the home is comfortable warm and has beautiful views. We even cracked the window so we could hear the burgling stream while we slept! Absolutely wonderful and we will be back soon.

                                                            Exactly what we needed

                                                            Greg Z.

                                                            December 30, 2017

                                                            As our sons have grown, we have had the opportunity to transition from Christmas gifts to Christmas trips. The Pennington Mountain Home was a perfect location for our family to reconnect over the holidays. The accommodations had everything we needed (included an extra toothbrush to replace the one our son forgot), for a comfortable stay, and the gift basket was a pleasant addition. The kitchen amenities we perfect for our evening meals and we enjoyed sitting around the fire after a long day of skiing. The location (~2 miles off the highway) was ideal and allowed us quick and easy access to the ski slopes. With 4 teenage boys in our group, the washer/dryer was great. We would definitely recommend the Pennington Mountain Home to others looking to get away and enjoy the mountains in a quaint community. We hope to visit again in future year.

                                                            The Zagers – Lincoln, NE

                                                            Great location for complete relaxation!

                                                            We enjoyed our week long stay at PMH. Mike & Suzy are wonderful hosts. We met them briefly but didn’t run into them much again. The cabin is attached to their main home and we did hear steps or movements from inside the back bedroom. That was the only negative. They leave a welcome basket with goodies. They also allowed us to check in early because we had an early flight.

                                                            We had plenty of dishes for our family of six. Loveland Ski was 15-20 minutes away. We went skiing three days out of our stay. We went snow tubing in Fraser. That was fun but we were freezing so we would suggest wearing a face ski mask.

                                                            The town store in Empire had groceries and ski gear and souvenirs. We didn’t go until our last day but I wish we had visited earlier in our visit. Driving around Colorado was beautiful. This home was secluded and beautiful in many ways. I was worried about having only one bathroom but we made it work for us!

                                                            Our kids are already asking when we can go back to Colorado and we will seriously consider staying here again.

                                                            Made some great friends!!

                                                            David P.Shawnee, OK

                                                            Suzy and Mike went out of their way to make sure Christi and I had everything we needed and more!! I received her contact info early in the process and we began texting back and forth before we even arrived at the property. I had asked for early check-in if possible and she was quick to say no issue at all as there was no one staying there the night before. She even asked what type of wine we liked so that she could have a wonderful welcome basket waiting for us with the wine of our choice, some nick-naks, and even 2 coffee mugs that she had hand-painted herself! We had even requested that Suzy turn the heater on to 72 before we arrived to make sure it was nice and cozy when we arrived and she didn't miss a beat. She had the thermostat set exactly where we had asked when we arrived. The first night, the lights on the pergola didn't come on at dusk as they normally would. We texted Suzy and Mike came down right away in his pajamas to track down the power cord that had shorted out, replaced it, and wahla...we were good to go. The living room has a lovely gas fireplace that has a simple remote control on/off switch that we kept on almost the entire time we were in the unit. It was a fabulous touch. We kept in touch with Suzy throughout the stay and we even lamented the loss of her football team as they lost on Sunday. Suzy and Mike stayed out of our hair but were always there when we needed anything. As for the location, it was excellent. We did some skiing at the Loveland Ski area off of I-70 and the drive to the ski area was only about 20-25 minutes straight across I-70. The little town of Empire is only about 2 minutes off of the interstate and the home is only about 5 minutes off the interstate so it's a perfect location away from everything but still close to skiing areas. Suzy even agreed to let us check out late around 4 pm on our last day there as no one was coming in that night and our flight out of Denver wasn't until 8 pm so it was nice to relax that last day without having to rush out for our flight. The only negative, if you even want to call it that, is that the way the host home is designed, Suzy and Mike's home has a portion that is directly over the very back queen bedroom so it has the same feel of being on the bottom floor of an apartment or duplex as you can hear some footsteps as they are walking around before bedtime. Not disturbing at all unless you happen to be one of those that can't sleep with noises above u

                                                            Cozy home with extraordinary hosts. Great location! We will definitely stay again when in the area!

                                                            KIM M.

                                                            Suzy and Mike have made quite a haven here at Pennington Mountain Home. All the comforts of home are provided. If we came up with a need, it was met immediately. The beds were cozy, the kitchen was stocked well. We cooked at least two meals a day at the cabin for our family of 5. Having the washer and dryer was great as we flew on Spirit airlines, so we didn't pack much! We enjoyed the camp fire area and the creek. Hans, the neighbor, Is super friendly as well and provided a lot of information on the area, as well he entertained us for an evening to watch the meteor shower from his overlook! The week spent here flew by! We hiked St. Mary's Glacier (you must see this place!) And drove to the top of Mount Evans (also amazing), both within a very reasonable drive. A wonderful experience, great vacation, perfect cabin. Stay here, you won't be disappointed!


                                                            Empire, CO, USA

                                                            Whitewater Rafting, Zip Lining, Rock Climbing, Boating, Fishing, Snowmobiling, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Many Small Quaint Towns to Tour, Festivals, Cycling,Gambling Casinos, Golfing, Great Eateries, Fly Fishing, Scenic Drives, Gold Panning, Hot Springs, Bird Watching, Wildlife viewing and so much more!

                                                            Rates & Availability

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                                                            Standard Weekly Rates Apply for dates April 1-September 30 each year. Ski Season Weekly Rates Apply for October 1-March 31 each year. Cabin sleeps 7, just an average of 18.00 per person per night standard and only an average of 27.00 per person per night during Ski Season, GREAT Value in our cozy mountain cabin.

                                                            31 Reviews
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