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Majestic Mountain Views - close to both city and mountain adventures

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Recently remodeled 1 bedroom apartment nestled in a Pine forest

Newly remodeled, rustic with modern amenities. This cozy apartment has 1 bedroom, with a sliding door off the bedroom and back patio looking directly into a beautiful pine forest. A small table and gas grill on the back patio make it a perfect place to enjoy a sunset dinner or your morning coffee. Living room area includes a wood stove and twin pull out couch. The apartment comes fully furnished, with a full kitchen and dining table. Completely on it's own, with separate entrances, the apartment shares a driveway and is connected to our family home. We also welcome use of our hot tub, with access outside from your back patio. AWD or 4WD highly recommended.

Sara Merkel
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
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Sara Merkel

Scott is a native to Evergreen, and Sara moved here when she was 9 years old. They both lived in the Northwest in their 20's and then came back to Colorado to raise their family. Having grown up here, we have a unique perspective and knowledge of this area. Scott was a ski instructor and river guide which allowed him to work and play in the most beautiful parts of the state. Both of us now work in public schools on the west side of Denver. We have two children, who are now 13 and 16 years old.

Sara Merkel purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Sara Merkel chose North Central Evergreen

Scott's dad built the house next door in 1968, which is where we lived for 10 years. When this property became available, we knew it was a gem. Four acres of wooded pine and a view of the Continental Divide, combined with an easy commute to both the city and the mountains is a rare and very special combination. We bought the property, completely gutted it, and started from scratch. Five years later, we are ready to share this treasure with others!

What makes this apartment unique

This area is truly a hidden gem. We enjoy incredible sunsets, deep blue skies, quiet snowfall and a variety of wildlife: deer, elk, foxes, wild turkeys, hawks, and sometimes even a bear or two!


North Central Evergreen Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Updated bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Also includes medicine cabinet and shelving.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Cozy bedroom with dresser, queen bed, small closet and sliding door that leads to a back patio with table and grill. Bathroom attached. Beautiful view into the woods from the bedroom.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Four wheel drive vehicle highly recommended during the winter/spring months.


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Majestic Mountain Views - close to both city and mountain adventures
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

Very beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The views are as described, and the accommodations are. excellent. I cannot say enough about the home here in Evergreen, everything exceeded my expectations. I will be back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Perfectly Cozy and Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Sara and her family were great hosts. They were always there if we needed anything. On our check in night, they helped us dig out our car from the snow (which it was stuck in.) A word of advice, definitely get 4 wheel drive if you are visiting in the winter. The place was super cozy and very comfortable for me, my husband, and our small dog. We used the wood fire place almost every night we were there and looked out at the beautiful view. We were also able to use the hot tub during the snow, which was very nice. The hot tub is shared with Sara & her family but it's in a very private area. You just have to let the hosts know that you would like to use it. I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property! Great Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, dog and I had a wonderful time at this home. It was the perfect weekend getaway. Sara really made us feel at home!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Enjoyed the peace and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Cute apartment in a peaceful setting. Sara and Scott were very accommodating. Convenient to get to the things we wanted to do but yet just far enough out we felt like we were in the middle of nowhere.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful and relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My significant other and I absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful place. Makes you feel like you're secluded someplace in the forest. It was fully stocked and had everything we needed. Easily met and succeeded all of our expectations. Owners are very nice and didn't much feel their presence during our stay. Sara was very attentive and was kind enough to introduce her self during check-out. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Sara's VRBO. We greatly enjoyed the wood burning stove and access to the hot tub as well as the beautiful mountain scenery. Sara was a great host and provided the perfect balance of service and privacy. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
El Rancho Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hiwan Golf Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Union Station, downtown Denver
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 70
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
El Senor Sol
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Loveland Ski Area
Car: necessary

Get the best of all that Colorado has to offer within 30 minutes! Our cozy apartment is conveniently located right off Interstate 70 just West of Denver in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado.

Evergreen is a small foothills community with a scenic lake for paddle boarding, canoeing and fishing. In the winter, Evergreen Lake has been rated one of the top 10 ice skating rinks by Sunset magazine. Evergreen also boasts a wide variety of hiking and mountain biking trails. Skiing and Snowboarding is only 30 miles to our West, and downtown Denver is an easy 30 minute drive to the East. We have easy access to the ski areas of Summit County (Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain), as well as Vail and Winter Park. There are several 14ers with a wide range of difficulties for those looking for a majestic hike. If you're not up for a hike, drive the highest paved road in North America to the top of Mount Evans. Downtown Evergreen offers great food, shopping, and beautiful Bear Creek. There is a fabulous winery right on main street with outdoor seating on the river!

Rainbow Hills is a quiet mountain neighborhood, but is only 1.5 miles (walking distance for those up for it!) to a brewery, Starbucks, Mexican food, great burgers, a bike shop and Wal-Mart. There is also very easy access to world class road biking.

There is tons of excellent rock climbing nearby as well as a great indoor climbing gym just 15 minutes away. Fly fishing is abundant as well in nearby Bear Creek and Clear Creek. Rafting is also a favorite summertime activity - Colorado offers a variety of half to multi days trips with differing degrees of excitement.

For the shoppers in your family, the Outlet stores in Silverthorne are only 45 minutes away and in a gorgeous mountain setting. Of course downtown Denver has many shopping areas, including 16th Street Mall, our outdoor walking mall. Light rail service is nearby in Golden, making for a stress free ride to downtown or the airport. Denver has a wealth of incredible museums including the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Modern Art, the Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Colorado History Museum. The Denver Center for Performing Arts hosts Tony winning theater, dance, music and Broadway tours.

If you are in town to enjoy a Broncos, Rockies, or Avalanche game, or any of our other amazing sports teams, there is easy access to all of the sporting venues via light rail or RTD bus.

We are also only 12 miles to Red Rocks Amphitheater - one of the best concert venues in the country! Morrison is also home to two incredible dinosaur museums - Dinosaur Ridge and the Morrison Museum. Check out triceratops fossils found right in Morrison and take a tour up Dinosaur Ridge!

No matter why you decided to visit Colorado, our location will provide you close access to any activity you choose. When you return, you will find a quiet, clean, modern space to rest up and get ready for your next adventure. Or, perhaps will choose to spend a day resting by the wood stove, taking a soak in the hot tub, and watching the snow fall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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