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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! We also have many gardens and a greenhouse outside where we grow culinary and medicinal herbs and as much food as we can grow at our elevation.

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, a play area for children, yoga mats 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 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
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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
  • 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 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

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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Fantastic Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time here so much!

Donna was a great hostess. She never bothered us, but if we needed something, she was there right away!

This was a great place for family to gather....plenty of room and the porch was awesome!

Thank you and your husband were wonderful!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pictures don't do this property justice!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful, quiet place that pictures did not do justice. It was spacious and well taken care of. The creek runs down right in front of the property and you can hear it flowing while resting inside the house. The owners were helpful and this was overall a wonderful place to stay. Thanks, Donna! You were amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

The O'Nuallains' Cabin was an amazing place for a short get away with my family. We instantly fell in love with it and the surrounding area. Donna was very accommodating and the rental process was seamless. This was by far one of the most unique places we have stayed. We didn't want to leave but we will be back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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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
7 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
Tax Rate 2.9%

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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