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Next to Nothing, Close to it All! 5 Min to Lake House! Optional Guesthouse!!

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 2 - 10. Optional Guesthouse sleeps 2-4

Welcome to our Next to Nothing, Close to Everything , Rocky Mountain Home in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado! Colorado Dream Vacation®!

You can relax and take in the amazing view! Take a deep breath, and be glad you're here!! The second you climb the stairs into the main living area and set eyes on the view, you'll be mesmerized by the softly swaying green-tipped branches on the trees that give way to the magnificent, huge granite outcroppings, snow-capped mountains, and bright blue skies as far as you can see. Here you can rest, relax, and breathe deep, knowing all you need in order to enjoy yourself is the key! The only other homes you'll see, are on other mountains, not next door!!! Yet you are 5 minutes to town, restaurants, shopping and all kinds of attractions! Not to mention hiking directly from the front door!

The house, over 2200 square feet, sits on a sprawling 4.25+acre estate, joined by over 1100 acres of park land :
• 3 bedrooms, including a master with a king bed and en-suite bath & flat screen TV, guest room 1 with queen bed, guest room 2 with queen bed plus a sleeping loft with queen bed
• 2 ½ bathrooms
• A fully-equipped kitchen
• Dining room - table for 10, plus 3 bar stools at the breakfast bar
• Living room - open to dining and kitchen
• Loft - a second living space filled with a queen Sleeper Sofa,TV, games, and music options
• Laundry room
• Hot tub
• A private breathtaking view of the sun rising and setting over the surrounding mountains!

The main floor features an open-concept design, with the kitchen, dining, and living room areas all connected so you, your friends and family can gather and enjoy each other's company. Also on the main floor is the master suite, laundry room, powder room, and a huge deck with dining table, overlooking the mountains.
Part of the home's charm is it's feeling of tranquility and privacy – you can't see any other homes from your perch on the deck, except for those on other mountains, far in the distance – but you're still close enough to town (about 3 miles) to conveniently attend to grocery stores, shopping or dining at one of the nearby restaurants. This unique location allows a blend of solitude and opportunities for socialization, making it perfect for you, your family, and friends.

Also available, as an option, is the unique guesthouse: an open-loft bedroom upstairs, with a King Bed, provides additional square footage and an overall airiness, mimicking the breathtaking altitude outside. The living area of the guesthouse offers a queen sleeper sofa. From the walls to the ceiling to the bathroom, everything is custom. The guesthouse is heaven with it's own private hot tub, and you're invited.

The outdoor area surrounding the physical property is every bit as enthralling as house and guesthouse. The house sits on 4+ acres and abuts parkland that totals over 1100 acres of gloriously untamed wilderness. One of our favorite things to do is just sit on the deck and relax. It's easy to forget your cares when you feel the pine-scented wind softly ruffling your hair as the sun lazily drifts through the clear, blue sky. The sights and sounds here are second to none, with critters of all shapes, sizes, and colors coming and going as they please. We have elk, deer, chipmunks, fox, and all kinds of birds. In September 2012 we saw a mama bear and her two cubs crossing the road, coming home downtown from Evergreen. Hot tub aficionados take note: while drinking in your share of the cool mountain air, you may be visited by Fox E. Brown. Our resident friendly fox has kept us company through a few hot tub excursions and beautiful sunsets, grooming himself from his perch on the rocky outcrop that juts out over the tub as we soaked. Don't worry, he never jumps in!

While most people think of mountain destinations like Evergreen as a seasonal experience, there are so many things to do and places to go within a short distance that Colorado Dream Vacation® is truly is a year-round destination. Summer time is a great time for fishing, hiking, bike riding, checking out local festivals and mountain parks. Kids have a great time at Dinosaur Ridge, or Heritage Square in Golden! Heritage Square Amusement Park in Golden is about 25 minutes away and has a 220 ft double zip line, go karts, boats, golf, an arcade, and rides including a ferris wheel and tilt-a-whirl, and all kinds of fun things to do! The zoo in Denver is phenomenal too! Right around Evergreen, there's canoeing, paddle boats, and tons of walking/hiking trails in Evergreen and the Lake. In the fall, don't miss the Aspens and the leaves turning to the fire neon gold! Absolutely stunning! There are so many great roads with outstanding scenery to take short trips, up to a full day trip, returning to Colorado Dream Vacation®, and the warmth of the hot tub, with the view! Winter, of course, is skiing for your whole family, about an hour away in Breckenridge, A Basin, Keystone or Winter Park. Nearby Echo Mountain caters to snow boarders, and there's always old fashion sledding on the property. Evergreen Lake is so close and there's still so much to enjoy there! Ice fishing, ice skating, hockey, along with of course snow men, and snow fish, and whatever you can imagine making! Spring brings snow melt, which is a great time for white water rafting! Spring is beautiful with the spring flowers, and the smell of newness in the air! Horseback riding is great fun virtually all year long, and indoor swimming is at Wulf Recreation Center in Evergreen.

Don't forget how close you'll be to downtown Denver too! Professional hockey, football, and baseball are 30-40 minutes away! Red Rocks Ampitheater is about 20 minutes away with a history of world class musicians taking the stage. Don't miss the view of Denver from here, or the museum that in the lower level-it's amazing!
I could go on and on about all the great things there are to see and do in the area, so close to the house and cabin, yet you'll feel a world away, when you get home from the day's activities, slip into the hot tub, with a beverage of your choice, watching the sun go down!
In June 2012 we received the first short-term rental permit issued in Jefferson County. It was a difficult permit to attain, but we managed it, and we work hard to maintain the necessary requirements to keep the permit in effect. To date, there are still only 4 legal short-term rentals in all of Jefferson County, only 4 in Evergreen. We are the only one within 5 minutes of downtown Evergreen and the Lake House! If in doubt, ask for a copy of the permit! Ask us, and ask others! You'll be surprised how many are illegal! Illegal operators can be shut down at any time. Don't risk your valuable vacation, time, and money!

It is necessary to submit the completed Rental Agreement with the payment to confirm the rental reservation. Your Reservation is not complete without the Rental Agreement accepted and receipt of proper payment. Please note that we DO NOT accept American Express, even though this website does.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2207 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:


  • Pets Considered:

    1 or 2 Well behaved HOUSE TRAINED dogs, sorry-no cats...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master: 1 king


  • Guestroom/Indian : 1 queen


  • Jarrett's/Kid's: 2 queen

    Main Bedroom Queen, Sleeping Loft Queen(in the same bedroom)...moreless

  • Main Level: King Bed in the Master Bedroom, Upstairs Level: Queen Bed in Guest room, 2 Queen Beds in Jarrett's Bedroom & Sleeper sofa for 2 in 2nd Living area upstairs....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Dual Sinks...moreless

  • Main Level Powder Bath: toilet

    Pedestal Sink...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • All baths are ample size and well kept.

Other Amenities

  • The property is about 7900 feet. Dogs are welcomed if they are house trained, maximum two please with additional pet deposit. There's a Home Book is in with suggestions on activities. Please let us know if you have special needs and we'll try to accommodate you. There is so much to do here, all within an hour's time. Or you can just come prepared to stay and relax all week. You may not want to leave! There's hiking right out the door, dirt bike and ATV tours, biking, skiing, snowboarding, professional sporting events, gambling, casual and fine dining, museums, theaters, spa, spectacular scenic drives, wildlife viewing. Re-connect with family and friends. This is the place to relax and enjoy life! The views are amazing and truly unique. Join our list of thrilled repeat guests! LEGAL SHORT TERM RENTAL PERMIT #2016 100293 in Jefferson County....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (3) 3 in the Main House and 2 in the Guest House....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games:


  • Video Library


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Amazing Mountain views. Breathtaking! Beautiful! Over 1000 acres to roam!...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Open concept between Kitchen, Dining, and Living. Table will seat 10. Breakfast bar seats 3....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    2 car attached garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All the linens you'll need are provided for you. Sheets are 1000TC, towels are Egyptian cotton!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Central Heat as well....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Just bring the food you want!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Thoughtfully considered. You'll find everything you need!...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Breckenridge is an hour away! Our favorite!...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 78 traveler reviews
The bear loves the spiral staircase up to the master bedroom loft 05/20/2007

VRBO Bear stayed here:

My adventure story experiencing the "Colorado Dream Vacation" still feels like a beautiful dream! I arrived in Evergreen at 9:30 at night in the wilderness dark. It was so fun and exciting to follow the solar powered lights to the magnificent home and cabin on this mountain. It was even more gorgeous than any of the pictures I had seen of this "get into the woods and away from the city" vacation site.

The first sight was the Jacuzzi. It was so warm and cozy. Then I pounced into the amazing cabin and when I looked up, I saw the tin ceilings; and when I looked straight ahead, I saw this huge all natural mountain rock built into the family room. I couldn’t believe it! Then, as I turned to my left, there was this tall spiral wrought iron staircase that let up to the master bedroom. I couldn’t wait to see what was up there, so I climbed as fast as I could, and it was pure Colorado. It had tree trunks for night stands and a big comfy bed and a light with antlers. I felt just at home as any bear would here.

Did I mention the terracotta color slate tiles on the walls in the kitchen, bathroom and on the floor? They were so unique and wonderful, I just loved them. But my favorite was the view out these huge windows at the unforgettable Colorado Dream Cabin. I could see the tops of the trees and the moonlight - and in the morning - the blue sky.

The owner explained to me that there is a honeymoon package available including champagne, strawberries, and massage available for the most romantic getaway. I hope you find this cabin as much of a dream as I did.

The VRBO Bear

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 22, 2017-June 4, 2017
May 22 - Jun 4, 2017
5 night min stay
June 5, 2017 -June 23, 2017
Jun 5 - Jun 23, 2017
5 night min stay
June 24, 2017-July 9, 2017
Jun 24 - Jul 9, 2017
5 night min stay
July 10, 2017-Aug 27, 2017
Jul 10 - Aug 27, 2017
5 night min stay
Aug 28, 2017-Sept 10, 2017
Aug 28 - Sep 10, 2017
5 night min stay
Sept 11, 2017-Nov 17, 2017
Sep 11 - Nov 17, 2017
5 night min stay
Nov 18, 2017-Dec 3, 2017
Nov 18 - Dec 3, 2017
6 night min stay
Dec 4, 2017-Dec 17, 2017
Dec 4 - Dec 17, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 18, 2017-Jan 7, 2018
Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2017
6 night min stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 26 - Dec 26, 2017
6 night min stay
Dec 18, 2017-Jan 7, 2018
Dec 27 - Jan 7, 2018
6 night min stay
Jan 8, 2018-Feb 28, 2018
Jan 8 - Feb 28, 2018
5 night min stay
March 1, 2018-April 30, 2018
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
May 1, 2018-May 22, 2018
May 1 - May 22, 2018
5 night min stay
Memorial Day, 2018
May 23 - Jun 3, 2018
5 night min stay
June 4--June 27, 2018
Jun 4 - Jun 27, 2018
5 night min stay
July 4th, 2018
Jun 28 - Jul 8, 2018
5 night min stay
July 9, 2018-Aug 29, 2018
Jul 9 - Aug 29, 2018
5 night min stay
Labor Day 2018
Aug 30 - Sep 9, 2018
5 night min stay
Sept 10, 2018-Nov 15, 2018
Sep 10 - Nov 15, 2018
5 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 16 - Nov 26, 2018
7 night min stay
Nov 27, 2018-Dec 19, 2018
Nov 27 - Dec 19, 2018
5 night min stay
Christmas/New Year's 2018
Dec 20 - Jan 7, 2019
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • House Cleaning $200 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Guesthouse Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 4.5%


Completed Rental Agreement MUST be returned to the fax number or email address on the form within 24 hours of payment. Reservation confirmation will not be sent, and money will be returned without receipt of the Agreement.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT American Express, regardless of options on this website.

Three total payments: 1) first half of rental fees, cleaning & tax, due to reserve the property. 2) 2nd half of rental fees, cleaning and tax, due 60 days prior to arrival. 3) refundable damage deposit due 15 days prior to arrival. We do not accept American express. **If rental is secured within 60 days of arrival, entire payment is due at time of reservation.

GUESTHOUSE (2-4 people) Available for additional charge of $200/nt Guesthouse Week $1300. ////HOLIDAY RATES//// for House and Guesthouse apply for New Years, Spring Break, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. 5 night minimum Guest House Holiday Dates coincide with House Holiday Dates- Rate $225/nt. Please call with questions! WE DO NOT ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS.

**Check in 4PM Check out 10AM** Exceptions must be approved in advance!

Reservation is complete ONLY when payment AND completed, signed rental agreement is received. Signed rental agreement is required within 24 hours of payment, or reservation will not be confirmed, and any payment will be refunded.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations prior to 60 days of arrival receive 100% refund. No refund within 60 days of arrival, however rebooked nights will be refunded.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Denver Intl Airport
3.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Within 30 minutes to an hour to snow ski or snowboard in Evergreen or world class resorts, fine dining in Denver, Boulder, DIA, shopping in outlet malls, museums, dinner theaters, professional football, hockey, basketball, baseball, and soccer, world class shopping in Denver, or quaint exclusive shops in downtown Evergreen 6-10 minutes away. Ice skate on Evergreen Lake in the winter. Watch ice racing in Georgetown. Enjoy the Rodeos in Denver or Evergreen. Hike right from the house! Motorcycle tours, snowmobile tours. One location to please everyone in the group! And what an extraordinary location! You may not want to leave at all!

Other Activities: ice skating, ice fishing, & snowboarding in the winter

Golf: Yes, Evergreen has a golf course, and you can choose from many in the Denver area!

Ski: Visit Echo Park! Just about 20 minutes away from the house. Ski Loveland, Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin. Ski Winter Park, or Copper. Take your pick or ski all of the slopes! We're an hour away! Plus, plus, plus! Prices are less expensive! If you don't have a pass, get discounted tickets here in Evergreen before you go to the slope, and then there's no waiting in lift ticket lines! Just go ski! Everyone in the group can enjoy the ski trip this year! There is so much to do from this location! you can visit Lodo in downtown Denver. you can ice skate on Evergreen Lake! Shop in Denver or Evergreen. Visit local hot spots and hook up with all of your group after skiing. Enjoy your private hot tub after a day of skiing! Enjoy the whole family or all your friends in a laid back beautiful location with awesome views and a beautiful home as well! This is a great location to do it all!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: You'll be able to tell how much we love our home! It's well maintained, and very much loved! We're pretty sure you'll love it too! Though life eventually called for our relocation away from our lofty oasis, we still take great joy in renting out our beautiful home to guests in search of a respite in the mountains, and away from the daily rigors of city living. We have been renting since 2006, never had a negative review, and have many guests return year after year! Please feel confident, safe and secure, when you spend your vacation with us at Colorado Dream Vacation®.

Why the Owner Chose Evergreen, CO, USA:
We love Colorado and all it offers. Once we looked out the windows and doors, we were hooked! The view was absolutely breathtaking! We still have the same feeling every time we're there! Here you can rest, relax, and breathe deep!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unique and Private! You will love sitting on the deck, listening to the wind blow through the trees, watching to see the next animal, the next cloud or summer storm pass. All furnishings were purchased new especially for this property, to enhance the mountain living feeling and provide the best experience for your visit. Did we mention that the views are Amazing!!?!!

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from the House

    View from the House

  • Kitchen, with wood beamed ceiling, equipped with virtually everything you need.

    Kitchen, with wood beamed ceiling, equipped with virtually everything you need.

  • Dining with a view, at the House

    Dining with a view, at the House

  • The sun about to set while it's snowing!

    The sun about to set while it's snowing!

  • Master bath with dual hammered copper sinks and custom walk-in shower

    Master bath with dual hammered copper sinks and custom walk-in shower

  • Kid's room-2 story bedroom

    Kid's room-2 story bedroom

  • Guest Bath upstairs with 2 bedrooms

    Guest Bath upstairs with 2 bedrooms

  • Hot tub at the house, with a view!  Perfect place to end the day!

    Hot tub at the house, with a view! Perfect place to end the day!

  • The Cabin at Colorado Dream Vacation®

    The Cabin at Colorado Dream Vacation®

  • Downstairs in the Cabin. 21 feet tall windows!

    Downstairs in the Cabin. 21 feet tall windows!

  • Deck at the guesthouse, or Cabin, on the 38 x 12 ft deck!

    Deck at the guesthouse, or Cabin, on the 38 x 12 ft deck!

  • Historic Downtown Evergreen

    Historic Downtown Evergreen

  • The House at Colorado Dream Vacation®

    The House at Colorado Dream Vacation®

  • View from the Kitchen window!

    View from the Kitchen window!

  • Dining and Living, with a view!

    Dining and Living, with a view!

  • Master Bedroom, king size bed, on the main level

    Master Bedroom, king size bed, on the main level

  • Guest room, or Indian room with Queen bed

    Guest room, or Indian room with Queen bed

  • Queen bed in the sleeping loft

    Queen bed in the sleeping loft

  • Open loft with queen sleeper sofa and flat screen TV

    Open loft with queen sleeper sofa and flat screen TV

  • Looking down at the hottub, nestled in the rocks, from the top floor of theHouse

    Looking down at the hottub, nestled in the rocks, from the top floor of theHouse

  • Upstairs at the Cabin in the loft bedroom, with a view!

    Upstairs at the Cabin in the loft bedroom, with a view!

  • LR at the Cabin

    LR at the Cabin

  • There's always something uniquely fun to do in Evergreen!

    There's always something uniquely fun to do in Evergreen!

  • Evergreen-Local Traffic!

    Evergreen-Local Traffic!

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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