About the property
- Cabin1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1-Oversized Sleeping Loft, 2 full Bathrooms With Mountain Views!
Just 32 miles west of Denver, escape to a slower pace of life! Our charming and cozy 1000 sq. ft. cabin is a perfect mountain retreat! Located in Saint Mary's at 10,200 feet and walking distance to the Loch Lomond and James Peak trail head! Perfect for hiking, ATV/4-wheeling, snowshoeing and fishing access to 3 private lakes - 2 badges included (St. Mary's Lake, Silver Lake & Lake Quivera). Enjoy the incredible views and unwind with a glass of wine or your favorite local, beer. Stay for 2 days or a week!
My husband and I found this special get away 5 years ago and fell in love very quickly! Our quaint family cabin isn't meant for a large gathering. It is meant for a couple or a family or a small group of friends. We have made so many memories at our family cabin and I'm sure you will quickly discover the charm it has to offer!!
20 minute access to the quaint mountain town of Idaho Springs (Westbound & Down Brewery, Tommy Knocker Brewery, Beau Joes Pizza and don't forget to take a dip at Indian Hot Springs!). 25 miles to Loveland Ski Area, 34 miles to Winter Park, 40 miles to Copper Mountain and Keystone.
Cabin updates include hand scraped hickory hardwood flooring and Indian slate tile. The kitchen is fully equipped and has knotty alder full overlay cabinetry, chiseled edge granite, stainless steel appliances (5 burner gas range too), wood burning fireplace and extra deep jetted tub in main bath. Central stereo, washer and dryer, and Wi-Fi. Thickly forested property with views of the glacier. Master Bedroom with queen size bed, nonconforming loft with 2 queen size beds (additional sleeping with full size pull out sofa in family room). Well maintained roads in winter; 4 wheel drive recommended during winter months.
Come experience the slower pace of life and enjoy the mountain views year round!
Brent & Lisa Watson
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- Feb 08, 2018
About Brent & Lisa Watson
My husband and I absolutely love the mountains year round! We discovered this little gem 5 years ago during one of our frequent trips to Idaho Springs and further west. We absolutely fell in love with the mountain location. It is up top almost to tree line at approximately 10,200 feet. You can see the Continental Divide from the driveway. We enjoy the wildlife, wild flowers, easy access to hiking trails and access to ski resort during the winter months.
Brent & Lisa Watson purchased this Cabin in 2012
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Did not disappoint. Highly Recommend. Would stay again.
My husband and I wanted some quiet time for the holidays and this space delivered. We shopped in Lakewood before getting to Idaho Springs and never left the cabin. It snowed during our stay which was simply beautiful. The cabin is up the mountain about 20 mins from Idaho springs with a winding road and a couple of sharp curves. I would keep this in mind if traveling up in winter if you don't drive in snow/ice regularly. The owners recommend 4 wheel drive for winter and I think that is a solid recommendation.
Due to weather there were a couple of quick power outages during our stay but the cable TV and Internet access performed up to par except for a brief outage (<1hr) on one day. When this happens at our home in Texas even the quickest blink of power will create a disruption so this was a pleasant surprise. My Verizon cell service worked fine. My husband has ATT and was unable to use his phone most of the stay (to my delight).
The wood burning stove kept the cabin very warm. The only area we couldn't get warm, even with the central heat, was the walk in shower off the bedroom. It is probably fine once you get the hot water going but we never tried. There was only the two of us so we used the one shower which was just fine. There are plenty of towels and linens. I was able to cook any meal with the pots/pans and dishes available.
As stated the cabin has one bedroom and a loft as well as a pullout sofa. the main bedroom is quite comfortable. The two beds in the loft are comfy but anyone taller than 5'2" may find the space a bit claustrophobic. It is a great space for kids. I'm not sure there is a sofa bed in existence that is actually comfortable but most people don't have high expectations so a nonissue.
There is a review that notes a bit of delay in communication with owner. I experienced that too but didn't worry thanks to that review.
This space was lovely for our holiday retreat but I imagine it is equally great any time of year.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. I’m glad you enjoyed your time in the mountains!! Yes you are right that four-wheel-drive is a must in the winter time in our opinion! There are two hairpin turns that can get slick if it’s icy or snowing. Our non-conforming loft is the perfect spot to read, curl up for a nap and yes kiddos absolutely love the loft! I pride myself that I’m quick to respond with any communication regarding inquiries, bookings and follow-up information. I apologize if there was any delay with our communication. Please know you’re welcome back anytime!
Beautiful, just beautiful!
After a little bit of difficulty getting to the property, we had a wonderful time. They are serious when they suggest using a four-wheel drive as we were in a front wheel van and weren't able to access the property in that vehicle the first day because of the snow. The house and view is beautiful. Owners have thought of many amenities that you normally don't get with a vacation rental to include use of the pantry, darts and other games at the cabin. I enjoyed the walks with my dog the most and am most grateful for the allowance of pets in the cabin. Everything was perfect!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. I appreciate your feedback on the 4 Wheel Dr.! It is a must in the winter time! I’m glad you enjoyed the extra amenities at our home and know that you are welcome back anytime! The mountains are magical!
Perfect cabin experience
Our family loved staying at this cabin! Beautiful, serene setting and the cabin was the most well equipped we have ever experienced. We enjoyed the family games, cards, puzzles, PS3, TV's, mini pool, archery, horseshoes, fishing, Cornhole, darts, charcoal grill, hummingbird feeders, whole house audio, wifi, hammock and more. The owners didn't miss a thing! The kitchen is well stocked and we appreciated the nice bedding, towels, toiletries, paper products and cleaning supplies. They thought of everything! The cabin is pretty, modern, and well maintained. Our family biked, hiked, toured St Mary's glacier and a local gold mine. We had a wonderful time at this property and would highly recommend it. The owner was friendly and great to deal with. We'd love to being our family back here again!
Perfect summer getaway
We had the pleasure of staying here in July 2017. Cabin itself is nicely designed with all necessary upgrades. Kitchen was well stocked, so we didn't have any hard time cooking meals here. It's a few miles away from the Glacier trail and it's tucked in the woods. There are other cabins near by but it doesn't feel like it for sure.
The loft was a hit by kids and beds are very comfortable. I ended up sleeping in the loft with my kids every night.
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review. We are so glad you enjoyed our little getaway! You’re welcome back anytime!
Great Get A Way
Great mountain cabin at over 10,000 ft., great hiking, fishing and over all relaxation. Also great location for area attractions such as white water rafting, train rides, mine tours and some great local restaurants in Idaho Springs and Georgetown. Thank you Lisa and Brent for letting my son and I stay at your cabin.
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. We’re so glad you and your son had a great getaway to the mountains! Know that you’re welcome back anytime!
What a weekend! We are already looking forward to another visit. For 4 days we never left the house other than to hike, the ability to walk to amazing lake hikes was very special. The kitchen was wonderfully appointed; we cooked, relaxed on the deck with the hummingbirds and escaped from the realities of the real world. Thank you for sharing your lovely cabin with us!
We are so glad that you had a wonderful stay! You truly enjoyed what is special about this location and our cabin! You are welcome back anytime.
Our cabin is a scenic and true mountain getaway! Quaint community and cozy cabin is in perfect walking distance to trail heads for hiking, snowshoeing or ATV trails. This is truly a peaceful environment where you can soak up the wonders of the mountains.
Additional information about rental rates
$79 cleaning fee; Dogs can be considered and requires prior approval; fee is $50 per booking. Half of rental fee is due upon booking. Cleaning fee, applicable pet fees and second half of rental are due 15 days before check in.