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Next to nothing, close to it ALL! 5 min to Lake House! Optional GuestHouse!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,207 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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®!

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. 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

(2 stories)with queen bed plus a sleeping loft with queen bed

• 2 ½ bathrooms

• A fully-equipped kitchen with stainless double oven, single bowl SS sink

• Dining room - table for 10, plus 3 bar stools at the breakfast bar

• Living room - open to dining and kitchen

• UpstairsLoft - a second living space filled with a queen Sleeper, Sofa,

mounted flat screen TV, games, and music options

• Laundry room

• Hot tub

• A VERY 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 have convenient access to grocery stores, shopping or dining at one of the fabulous nearby restaurants. This unique location allows a blend of solitude and opportunities for socialization, making it perfect for you, your family, and friends.

Completed Rental Agreement MUST be returned to the 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 Rental Agreement. WE DO NOT ACCEPT American Express, regardless of options on this website. GUEST HOUSE NOT INCLUDED in this reservation. We will accept reservations less than 5 nights, if only those nights are available. Call or send inquiry!

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 from downtown 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 2 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! All others besides 4 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.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Sandi

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®.

Sandi purchased this house in 1998

Why Sandi chose Evergreen

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! Rest, relax, and breathe deep!

What makes this house unique

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!!?!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you just isn't enough...Beautiful isn't enough....there just aren't human words to describe how wonderful this place and experience was!!! We got the best view of the mountains from the deck and we soaked in every minute if looking at it. The sights were wonderful. It was just an all around awesome vacation...we willl be back!!! The place was so homey, the beds were comfortable, the house was clean, it felt like a home filled with love and peace! Thank you for all you've done to this place and for making it available to other people. I LOVE THIS VACATION!! Thank you!!
Sep 2012
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Evergreen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2207 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Must complete, sign, & return attached Rental Agreement within 24 hours. We do not accept American Express.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Dual Sinks
    Main Level Powder Bath - toilet , Pedestal Sink
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All baths are ample size and well kept.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Guestroom/Indian - 1 queen
    Jarrett's/Kid's - 2 queen , Main Bedroom Queen, Sleeping Loft Queen(in the same bedroom)
  • Main Level: King Bed in the Master Bedroom, Upstairs Level: Queen Bed in Guest room, 2 Queen Beds in Bear room, & Sleeper sofa for 2 in 2nd Living area upstairs, which is between Guest room and Bear room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • 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
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
The property is about 7900 feet. Dogs are welcomed if they are house trained, maximum two please with additional pet fee. 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.


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Next to nothing, close to it ALL! 5 min to Lake House! Optional GuestHouse!!
average rating of 4.89011 based on 108 reviews
Tampa, FL


  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful and just as described. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2008
  • Stayed: February 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marc, We are so glad you had such a great time! Our goal is to deliver more than we promise, and we love having our guests visit over and over. We look forward to having you again soon! We appreciate your business! Sandi
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Wonderful getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very enjoyable and relaxing 8 nights at this great home. Part of the time our 4 adult kids, grandchild, and two grand-dogs joined us, and there was ample room for everyone. The serenity and views were beautiful! We experienced sitting on the deck in 60 degree weather to a 8 inch snowstorm - all breathtaking! Sandi was extremely responsive and helpful and answered all our questions. The kitchen had the best assortment of utensils we’ve experienced in the many properties we’ve rented and we made many meals there. We also enjoyed quite a few local dining options. This home is truly as described - next to nothing, close to everything! It is equipped with many little extras and we had everything we needed. We would highly recommend this gem to anyone looking to get away from it all and hope we get an opportunity to return some day!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our home! We do everything we can to stand apart from the crowd! We love our home, and the location, and especially enjoy sharing it with families like yours!! I'm glad you found the kitchen stocked with everything you needed! We keep it as fresh as possible! And you were there during a good snow storm. They are beautiful, aren't they! The view is so captivating! We can sit memorized for hours! Thank you so much for taking such good care of the house, and we hope you come visit us again! Sandi
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Beautiful and Relaxing Place!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late after all day traveling and were pleased to find ourselves 'at home' in our vacation rental house. Everything was ready for us including the instructions on how to work doors/locks/key/heat/stove/cable... to make this home our home for a week. The home was nice and clean with everything we needed throughout our stay. The property was amazingly beautiful with these views available right through the large windows. We were able to hike around a bit, even the younger kids. The owners provided excellent customer service prior to and during our stay. This home was conveniently located as we had lots we wanted to do in the area. We rode snowmobiles near Copper Mountain and our absolute favorite was Skate the Lake on New Year's Eve!! Highly recommend this activity for the whole family! Our favorite cafe was the Blackbird Cafe & Tavern. Overall our vacation was wonderful! Having a nice comfy house to come home to and relax in was the best. Highly recommend this property! We stayed in the larger home and there were 9 of us. The smaller cabin was also beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, thank you so very much for your warm and hearty review! We are so glad you all enjoyed your visit to the house,and to the Evergreen area! You experienced so much of what makes Evergreen so wonderful, and we hope your family comes back for more! We strive to keep the house every bit as warm and charming as Evergreen, along with being clean and luxurious! The hot tub is welcoming at the end of a sport filled day, such as the one you had on snowmobiles! Making memories at Colorado Dream Vacation is part of our life, and now part of yours! Welcome, and come back soon! Sandi
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Beautiful home with great view

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time in this family house with lots of space and the best location you could wish for. Pure magic.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Saskia, thank you so much for your kind words! I have to add what you sent to me in your parting email: "We want to let you know what a wonderful time we had in your amazing house. We still can't get over the view, every morning we just sat there with our coffee and just stared and stared. We had sun and snow in one week and great sun sets! And the environment, just walking right from the house to the peak. Real quality time at a very special place." I think you love the house as much as we do! Thank you again for your visit, and I sincerely hope to see you again! Sandi
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Great Pet-Friendly Gathering Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this house with our adult kids and their dog! It was very clean, had great views, and the dog loved running around outside. The house had everything we needed and the price was great! Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rene, thanks so much for your review! I'm so glad your family enjoyed the house, and all the location has to offer! The setting is so tranquil and private, yet, we're so close to all there is to do in the area! Just 5 minutes to downtown, the lake, shopping, dining, and hiking right out the front door! I hope you and your family will visit again! Thanks again! Sandi
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Conroe, Texas

Peaceful mountain setting with fabulous views.

  • 4 of 5

We booked this place so our Denver kids could join us on the weekend. Easy drive over for them & a nice respite from their noisy train station apartment. Once they arrived, they didn't want to go anywhere. I enjoyed having them at the kitchen counter while I cooked their favorites. The kitchen had just about every cookware item I needed to make pumpkin bread, yeast bread, chili, roast pork, grilled chicken on the grill I now have on my wish list, chocolate cake, and many other dishes. We only ate out once during our stay. The new stove made cooking fun. And the big picture window in the kitchen brought in those remarkable views!

After the kids left, we really enjoyed all the hiking options nearby. John fished once in Morrison where I could hike as he had fun with his sport.

Sandi was very attentive, calling us on our way with information. Thanks for making this a memorable time with our newlywed Son and his cute Wife.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice, we're so glad you all enjoyed the house! I don't blame your kids at all, not wanting to leave! We feel the same way, and love spending time relaxing and entertaining friends and family! The view is hypnotic! I appreciate so much the way you left the house! No one could have known you did so much cooking! And if you visit us again, you'll find a new 55 inch TV in the living room!! If there's a game on, for example. :) Otherwise, the hiking right from the house is ideal! I hope you will visit us again, and thanks so much for coming!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Denver Intl Airport
Nearest Restaurant
3.25 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
House Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.5%

Completed Rental Agreement MUST be returned to the 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 Rental Agreement. WE DO NOT ACCEPT American Express, regardless of options on this website. GUEST HOUSE NOT INCLUDED in this reservation. Guesthouse $200/night($25 more for Holidays), $75 Cleaning, $300 Refundable damage deposit.
We will consider reservations less than 5 nights, if less than 5 nights are available between reservations.

**If rental is booked within 60 days of arrival, entire payment is due at time of reservation.
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. Guest will receive reservation confirmation from Colorado Dream Vacation's email, only after payment and agreement are 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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