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Unique retreat style mountain lodge. Family and pet friendly, mountain paradise!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private spacious 4+ Bedroom on 14 acres with stream running through the property

The Big Moon Lodge is a unique, private home located on 14 acres that is surrounded by National Forest. Our home is ideal for couples, friends or families (and your pets) to relax in the serenity and heart of the Rocky Mountains. No matter the time of year, you will enjoy the peacefulness, sheer beauty and wildness our forest has to offer. You can hike (all the way to the divide if you want!), bike, snowshoe, ski, ride your horses (we can accommodate your animals), or your ATVs and snowmobiles, right from the front door. The trails are endless. This is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise! The wildlife is abundant up here and you can expect to see anything from our neighborhood foxes to moose, elk, deer, coyotes, bears, wild cats and an array of birds. The hummingbirds are amazing all summer long!

Our home is minutes from Nederland, Eldora Ski area and the Black Hawk/ Central City areas, yet privately nestled in the forest. A spring feed stream runs through the gulch as well as some old growth trees and stunning aspen groves. Ask about massage and spa treatments. Truly a lovely retreat lodge.

Big Moon Lodge is a custom built 2 story log home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, office, sunroom / rec room, mudroom and kitchen and living room. The main level has a beautiful open kitchen and living/ dining room and has a rotatable flat screen tv. Our kitchen has a 6 burner gas stove and oven, refrigerator with ice and filtered water, microwave, kettle, juicer, blender, toaster, the list goes on. There is a bathroom with a shower/ tub, toilet, vanity and laundry facilities and a single bed bedroom on the main level too.

The hallway leads into the sun room full of windows, light and plants. The sun room lower level has a queen sized futon and heated floors as well as the stairs leading to the 2nd level. At the top of the stairs, you are in the office. An L shaped desk allows for plenty of work space surrounded by more windows and plants and a sleep-able couch are there as well. From the office, if you go right, down the hall there are two bedrooms, one to the left (queen / single) and one to the right (bunk single beds), with the large master bedroom (king bed) at the end of the hall. The upstairs bathroom has a large walk in shower, toilet and double sink vanity. You can access the bathroom from the master and the queen/ single room, as well as from the hall. There are two connected large walk in closets upstairs as well. All of the bedrooms have doors that open on to the wrap around deck. There is surround sound in the master bedroom and bathroom and a large TV too (tv's both have apple tv).

This is an amazingly private home, just minutes from town with all the needed amenities to make your holiday one to remember.

More Details

Darragh and Donna O'Nuallain
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2018


Black Hawk Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , laundry facilities in this bathroom, main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , speakers in the shower ;)
  • We have a sensitive well and septic system and ask that you are gentle on the use of water during your stay. Please do not throw anything but toilet paper into the toilets! You can use the old 'if it's yellow, let it mellow and if it's brown flush it down' concept!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen bed is in loft and single bed below
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master room can add a child's bed, bassinet or crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom on main lvl, with nook below, a walk in closet, desk
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
-Can sleep more than 8 people, just ask. -In house massage and customized spa treatments are available upon request


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Unique retreat style mountain lodge. Family and pet friendly, mountain paradise!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

A great base for a quiet getaway filled with hiking and fishing.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at Big Moon Lodge. The home was comfortable and surrounded by quiet nature. We loved the many hummingbirds around the two feeders, the sound of the creek outside and the aspens around the house. This was a great base for the hiking and fishing we had planned and also for a wonderful local hike Donna suggested.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A unique spot to get away

  • 5 of 5

This sweet cabin home was a great way to get away from it all without being too far outside of the city. There was plenty of room for myself and a couple of friends, the house was well equipped, and the wraparound deck was the perfect spot for stargazing at night.

We really enjoyed our stay and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Basically the best cabin ever

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! Super location, very comfortable and spacious, rustic feel but with all the technology you'd need. The house and property are really pretty. Wish we'd stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you! Next time you are in Denver, come stay with us again :-)
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beautiful home - my kids asked if we could buy it!!!

  • 5 of 5

beautiful setting, friendly host, and the most adorable cat! we wished we could stay longer!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful woodland property.

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful house with acres of woodlands surrounding it: a heaven for city folks! We enjoyed our visit very much. Thank you, Donna and Darragh.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's just a perfect gem, away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time up at your property, great host (thanks Donna), all amenities you could want. We'll surely return someday!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
DIA, Denver, CO
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Stage Stop, Rollinsville, CO
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Town of Nederland
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Eldora Mountain
Car: necessary

I am happy to make suggestions based on your desires, so just ask! We have an amazing carousel in Nederland that is fun for all ages. All the unique animals were hand carved by one man and donated to our town! A must see.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $140

Rates are negotiable based on number of people, just ask us!
Rates are subject to change until until reservation is confirmed.

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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